The 2018 Nostrademon competition

The Questions

Here they are football fans. Get your selections in before the start of round one in season 2018.

Thirteen questions in all. Add your predictions in the comments section (and if you could number your predictions to match the questions that would be a big help):

Q1 Name your top 8? Every team right 2pts (every team you pick right that finish in the exact position you predicted bonus 2pts)

Q2 Name you bottom 8? Same rules apply as top 8

Q3 Which team will finish minor premiers? 10pts

Q4 Which 2 teams will play in the grand final? 5pts each

Q5 Which team will win the Grand Final? 10pts

Q6 Which team will receive the wooden spoon? 10pts

Q7 Which team will win the state of origin series? 10pts

Q8 Who will win Dally M player of the year? 10pts (if no one picks the winner the next highest player selected wins)

Q9 Who will win Captain of the year? 10 pts

Q10 Who will win coach of the year? 10 pts

Q11 Who will be the top try scorer? 10 pts

Q12 Who will be the highest point scorer? 10pts

Q13 Make a bold prediction for the 2018 nrl or state of origin series? First your prediction has to come true then I will judge it on its boldness out of 10

The Prizes

1st prize – a football jersey of your choice

2nd prize – a team polo of your choice

3rd prize – a team scarf and cap of your choice

Much thankfulness to The Annoying Devil for donating the prizes. It's ridiculously generous. I will make some sort of contribution to TAD too.

Comments

a's picture

Sounds like a good comp just need more details

Mary S's picture

Looking forward to the new comp TAD, as well as yours 'a'.

Checking to see if my sign on 'glitch' has been rectified!!!
Cheers to all

NRL FAN's picture

I too have a concept (which I think) is rather outstanding.

Would like to discuss....

The Annoying Devil's picture

Gday Nrl Fan
I’m new to this site but it’s really friendly and open
Let’s hear what you got and I’m sure people will comment and then it would come down to the Thinker to make the final decision as it’s his domain
I know the comp I’m doing is in the background as you don’t have to do anything during the season and the winner is decided after the grand final
Also A runs a 3 strike comp which looks fun so yeah interested to know

a's picture

I just need this comp explained

Baggy_Gee's picture

Right-o TAD, Its top eight, top four, Origin, Rookie of the year and Dally M. Is that all I have to get right?

The Annoying Devil's picture

No Baggy
There’s a bit more to it than that
All will be revealed soon
Let me guess
Parra to win the comp
Gutherson player of the year
Nathan Brown coach of the year
Rookie of the year has been replaced by bold prediction as rookies can come in after round 1 when entries close
A bold prediction is something like gutherson to play origin not something obvious like Hayne has asked his kids for Xmas for plenty of jocks as he keeps misplacing them

Baggy_Gee's picture

Ahhhh I'm touched TAD that you know me so well. Bold prediction, Manly to be stripped of points and players lol. Ok waiting to see the roll out have a good new year.

a's picture

I cant wait to join this comp

The Thinker's picture

Happy New Year everyone

TAD,

Now that it's 2018 I might get you to spell out the rules and prizes (if any) for your comp. Once we've got that nutted out I'll add the details to the page above.

All the best

Mary S's picture

Happy New Year to all - may your respective clubs do well this coming season - but not as good as the Cowboys!!!!!
Cheers
Mary

The Annoying Devil's picture

Hi everyone
You know through out the season and usually at the end of the competition your mates start telling you “I told you they were going to win” and “I knew that was going to happen “
and you don’t remember them saying it !
Well that’s all about to change here’s your chance to prove your skill of predicting the 2018 season before it starts.
2018 in the Chinese horoscope is the year of the Dog....so if your Chinese your off to a bad start.
The comp will test you in 2 sections 1 being teams and 1 being individual players
All entries must be in prior to kick off round 1.
You can’t change your entry and there will be updates how people are going every week
The person with the most points at the end of the nrl season wins.
I will enter but I can’t win a prize
Prizes are
1st football jersey of your choice
2nd team polo of your choice
3rd team scarf and cap of your choice
The points system will be in my next post
Good luck

The Annoying Devil's picture

Points system
There are 2 sections of questions
The first 7 questions are team related
The second 6 questions are individual related. Get your thinking caps on because 1 team out of your top 8 could be the difference.
Q1 Name your top 8?
Every team right 2pts
Every team you pick right that finish in the exact position you predicted bonus 2pts
Q2 Name you bottom 8?
Same rules apply as top 8
Q3 which team will finish minor premiers? 10pts
Q4 which 2 teams will play in the grand final? 5pts each
Q5 which team will win the Grand Final? 10pts
Q6 Which team will receive the wooden spoon? 10pts
Q7 which team will win the state of origin series? 10pts
Q8 who will win Dally M player of the year? 10pts
If no one picks the winner the next highest player selected wins
Q9 who will win Captain of the year?
10 pts
Q10 who will win coach of the year? 10 pts
Q11 who will be the top try scorer? 10 pts
Q12 who will be the highest point scorer? 10pts
Q13 Make a bold prediction for the 2018 nrl or state of origin series?
First your prediction has to come true then I will judge it on its boldness out of 10
Pls let me know if any thing needs to be clarified
Again good luck

a's picture

Sounds good TAD I will enter the comp proparably tom

a's picture

Okay here we go

Q1
1 Cowboys
2 Roosters
3 Storm
4 Broncos
5 Dragons
6 West Tigers
7 Sharks
8 Panthers

Q2
9 Bulldogs
10 Knights
11 Warriors
12 Eels
13 Titans
14 Rabbitohs
15 Manly
16 Raiders

Q3 Cowboys
Q4 Cowboys vs Storm
Q5 Cowboys
Q6 Raiders
Q7 QLD
Q8 Jonathan Thurston
Q9 Jonathan Thurston
Q10 Ivan Cleary
Q11 James Tedesco
Q12 James Maloney
Q13 QLD to win the series 2-1

The Annoying Devil's picture

Like your style a
I know your a cowboys supporter and if you can keep Thurston fit thru out the season he’s bound to feature in the Dally M and a premiership for the cowboys
Well played and good luck

Baggy_Gee's picture

Q1 Name your top 8? Storm, Roosters, Eels, Raiders, Panthers, Cowboys, Dragons, Sharks
Q2 Name you bottom 8? Broncos, Rabbits, Manly, Knights, Bulldogs, Titans, Tigers, Warriors
Q3 which team will finish minor premiers? Melbourne Storm
Q4 which 2 teams will play in the grand final? Parramatta Eels NQ Cowboys
Q5 which team will win the Grand Final? Parramatta Eels
Q6 Which team will receive the wooden spoon? NZ Warriors
Q7 which team will win the state of origin series? NSW
Q8 who will win Dally M player of the year? Corey Norman
Q9 who will win Captain of the year? Cam Smith
Q10 who will win coach of the year? Nathan Brown
Q11 who will be the top try scorer? Jordan Rapana
Q12 who will be the highest point scorer? Jarrod Croker
Q13 Make a bold prediction for the 2018 nrl or state of origin series? 3 coaches from the bottom eight teams will be fired with the Warriors to pull the trigger first and Wayne Bennett will smile in the coaches box.

The Annoying Devil's picture

Nice Baggy I like your bottom 8
Especially if manly and broncos are both there.
Even if you don’t win and Bennett cracks a smile I’ll get you an eels cap
Coz that’s bold!

Baggy_Gee's picture

Thanks TAD, I just think that there are a few teams that have been at the top for too long without making the appropriate personnel changes. Its all going to come crashing down on them like the Ivan Henjack era, they were terrible and he and Griffin built up a good bunch of younger players who are starting to fragment and move. Of course I could be horribly mistaken and Wayne has found that missing link which causes him to smile as he beats Bellamy in the GF. But that can't happen.

tigerholic's picture

Gidday Folks, Hapoy New Year, will try and catch up with the changes.
Hi Thinker, would love to be involved in the comp again this year, let me know if I am in . Bring on the footy.
Tigerholic

The Thinker's picture

Greetings folks...apologies for my general slackness. I've been away and kids and blah blah blah excuses blah

I'll add the competition details to the top of this page as spelled out by TAD.

And welcome back Tigerholic....you're a certain starter (as is anyone else who took part last year...all year)

All the best

Baggy_Gee's picture

Yay, i get a start.

a's picture

Yep me too

Mary S's picture

To "The Thinker",
I would like to participate in the comp on your site this season if there any places available.
Cheers,
Mary

The Thinker's picture

Happy New Year Mary S

Welcome aboard. You are in.

All the best

Tailspin's picture

Hello everyone, hope you all had a great Australia day.
Lets bring on 2018, ye ha.
I hope I am still welcome Thinker.

Here are my picks TAD. Great little comp to get the juices flowing for the big comp.

Q1. Cowboys
Roosters
Storm
Dogs
Broncos
Eels
Dragons
Sharks
Q2.
Panthers
Rabbits
Warriors
Knights
Raiders
Eagles
Tigers
Titans
Q3.
Cowboys
Q4.
Cowboys
Roosters
Q5.
Cowboys
Q6.
Tigers
Q7.
QLD
Q8.
JT
Q9.
Cameron Smith.
Q10.
Greeny
Q11.
Sulasi Vunivali
Q12.
JT
Q13.QLD 2-1 win, Man of the 2 QLD wins is Munster and the most tries scored for the series by Billy the Kid.

The Annoying Devil's picture

Hi Tailspin
Dogs top 4 and panthers out of the 8 is interesting you’d thing Foran would have to stay physiological and injury free and Maloney going to panthers would strengthen them but I wouldn’t rule out that Freddie may use him and Cleary in origin so this could be a master stroke
2 bold predictions in 1 I like it good luck mate

Tailspin's picture

Just throwing it out there TAD. I think Maloney is a grub and will be the down fall for the Panthers, Also I like the way the dogs are looking on paper and I think the new changes will be good for the club.

The Annoying Devil's picture

Fair call it’s just Maloney is renowned for getting teams into grand finals though you can’t deny his bbq skills.

Baggy_Gee's picture

Not a bad idea for a new prime time show TAD, the Great NRL, AFL, ARU BBQ Cook off.

The Annoying Devil's picture

You’d only need Karmichael Hunt and Israel Folau to cover all the sports too

Baggy_Gee's picture

LOL, I was thinking Phil Kearns and his 2 sausage request during that great win over the all blacks in 1990. Israel is a bit too classy for Maloney and Hunt's company.

The Thinker's picture

Welcome back Tailspin....great to have you here.

Hardyards's picture

Happy New Year Thinker/All,
I would also like to participate in your Comp if there is any room left please. Cheers.
TAD – My extrapolations for the coming season in regard to your queries.
Q1 Name your top 8?
NORTH QUEENSLAND, ROOSTERS, PENRITH, STORM, CRONULLA, BRISBANE, MANLY, CANTERBURY
Q2 Name you bottom 8?
CANBERRA, PARAMATTA, KNIGHTS, TIGERS, DRAGONS, TITANS, RABBITOHS, WARRIORS
Q3 Which team will finish minor premiers? COWBOYS
Q4 Which 2 teams will play in the grand final? ROOSTERS/COWBOYS
Q5 Which team will win the Grand Final? COWBOYS
Q6 Which team will receive the wooden spoon? WARRIORS
Q7 Which team will win the state of origin series? QUEENSLAND
Q8 Who will win Dally M player of the year? JASON TAUMOLOLO
Q9 Who will win Captain of the year? JOHNATHAN THURSTON
Q10 Who will win coach of the year? PAUL GREEN
Q11 Who will be the top try scorer? JOSH ADDO-CARR
Q12 Who will be the highest point scorer? NATHAN CLEARY
Q13 Make a bold prediction for the 2018 nrl or state of origin series?
Cameron Munster will start at no 6, and QLD will lose first game. There will be calls to play Thurston, but Michael Morgan replaces him and QLD will go on to win the series.

The Annoying Devil's picture

Hey Hardyards
It wouldn’t be a bold prediction to guess where your from
Everyone so far has picked their own team to win the comp.....and so they should!
Nice prediction Morgan for Munster...mazing

a's picture

I guessing you're picking Rabbitohs to win the comp TAD

The Annoying Devil's picture

A
I’ll probably be the only one who doesn’t as we only win around every 40 years
My heart says yes but my head says don’t be an idiot
I only think 5 teams can win and unfortunately Souths ain’t one of them

kempysdragons's picture

q1 roosters manly storm broncos cowboys eels raiders dragons q2 panthers sharks knights bulldogs titans rabbitohs tigers warriors q3 roosters q4 roosters v eels q5 roosters q6 warriors q7 nsw q8 c. smith q9 c. smith q10 paul green q11 v. holmes q12 v. holmes q13 nsw to win every game by 12 or more points.

The Annoying Devil's picture

Hey Kempy
Manly top 2 then lose both finals to go out in straight sets and the eels coming from 6th spot to meets the chooks in the big one that alone could of been your bold prediction .
Holmes is a good call after his World Cup form and if nsw win every game by 12 or more I’ll be cheering with ya.

kempysdragons's picture

Hi annoying devil
I didnt even think about that, you analysed that well, i was only filling in teams to join the comp, (in a hurry, first year in). Do you know if i can join the actual tipping comp?? Anyway go the blues.

ESRA STAR 's picture

Hi think,,,can you add me to your comp as well mate. Thanks.

ESRA STAR 's picture

Hi mister devil.
Here are my answers.
Q1;Storm,Roosters,Broncos,Cowboys,Dogs,Sharks,Eels,Knights.
Q2; Warriors,Tigers,Eagles,Panthers,Dragons,Titans,Rabbits,Raiders.
Q3: Roosters
Q4;Broncos and Storm.
Q5;Broncos.
Q6; Rabbits.
Q7;N.S.W. (OOOOW,I HATE SAYING THAT!!!)
Q8; Clint Gutherson
Q9; Cameron Smith
Q10; Nathan Brown
Q11; James Roberts
Q12;Jonathon Thurston.
Q13; Qld win the first game and N.S.W. win the next two.
Good luck all you punters. :)

a's picture

ERSA star you picked Roosters to win minor premreship but have Storm on top if you have noticed

The Annoying Devil's picture

Hey Esra
Mr A is right you can’t come second and win the minor premiership and why were at it you have raiders last but rabbits (poor choice) as wooden spooners.
I think I’m going to bring in My random drug tester.

ESRA STAR 's picture

"Every team you pick right that finish in the exact position you predicted bonus 2pts"
Well,,my reading of this question says that it is possible. Maybe not?

kempysdragons's picture

Hi thinker
Can i join the tipping comp?

The Annoying Devil's picture

Ok one more time
It is impossible to finish first on the nrl ladder before the finals and not be minor premiers. Even if you finish on the same points as another team the team first would be because of a better points differential
The same with the bottom teams finish on the same points the team finishing last is the team with the poorer points differential therefore get the dreaded spoon
I can see why the horse esra star had only one win and then put down...only joking

ESRA STAR 's picture

Ooow,,it's too complicated for this old brain.lol. Maybe i should just stick to the normal comp.

The Annoying Devil's picture

Esra
Don’t worry this isn’t mastermind
Let’s just go with your answers
You got to be in it to win it
I actually don’t mind your answers

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