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Craig Forrest
14-12-17, 05:31 PM
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CHRISTMAS BONUS SCRABBLE CHALLENGE

Hey CM0102 peeps

It's that time of year again..... so we've decided to throw you a super short, fun challenge :D

It's Christmas, so you need to load Russia (land of snow and ice) and you need to take control of Lokomotiv Moscow (because they have Christmas colours)

Your formation has to be in the shape of a Christmas tree. 1 goalie, 4 defenders flat across, 3 DMCs, 2 MCs, and 1 AM. No striker. Looks like a Christmas tree, right?

You can wib/wob, but no arrows

You only have to play your first league game, and that's it

It's all about the last names of your starting XI

Using scrabble letter values, add up the points for your starting XI's last names

http://www.dvorkin.com/scrabscor.php

Bonus points

200 extra points if you win the game
100 extra points for a draw
50 extra points if any of your players have Christmassey names (or DOB of December 25th) - we'll judge on a case by case basis, but feel free to try and justify why it should count :ok:
25 extra points if your screenshot of the starting XI has a Christmas background or menubar.

Enjoy!

Your challenge mods

baw
15-12-17, 10:08 AM
Too bad not games more Antonio Di Natale (https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Di_Natale) (Natale=Christmas) would have been the top :becky:

AJ
15-12-17, 10:21 AM
Romano Denneboom wouldve been a winner as well.

evesham
15-12-17, 02:11 PM
its only surnames you plonkers :P

Craig Forrest
15-12-17, 03:07 PM
Denneboom wouldn't score many points..... it's the scrabble letter values...... Q, J, Z, V, K, etc..... all high scoring letters..... in my tests I signed a Vazquez..... that name got me 37 points alone! :lol:

Dermotron
15-12-17, 03:13 PM
An ODB version of the same challenge would be mental with all the Greeks and Belarusians. Well you'd end up with a high score and amazing team to start the first match

Craig Forrest
15-12-17, 03:44 PM
I don't believe I specified what DB you need to use..... :D

GFRay
15-12-17, 04:42 PM
Denneboom wouldn't score many points..... it's the scrabble letter values...... Q, J, Z, V, K, etc..... all high scoring letters..... in my tests I signed a Vazquez..... that name got me 37 points alone! :lol:

But Denneboom would score 50 points for being 'Christmassy' + the value of the letters which is 14. So he would get 64 points which is considerably more than 37 for Vazquez. ;)

Dermotron
15-12-17, 05:06 PM
How is that name Christmassy?

Genuine query

Craig Forrest
15-12-17, 05:08 PM
Yeah, I'd like to hear his justification for that one :D

Dermotron
15-12-17, 05:25 PM
Denneboom = Pine Tree

https://www.google.ie/search?q=dutch+to+english&oq=dutch+t&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j69i60j0l4.2055j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

:lol:

GFRay
15-12-17, 05:53 PM
Yeah and pine trees are used as Christmas trees!

Craig Forrest
15-12-17, 06:09 PM
Valid. 50 points for Denneboom :ok:

Redknapp69
16-12-17, 02:12 AM
do you just use players who are currently in squad or you can buy in players?

Erkifino
16-12-17, 04:21 PM
Looking at the team that exists:
Alexey Miranchuk - gold frankincense and 'myrrh-anchuk'?
Igor Portnyagin - Port and gin. Helluva lot of alcohol consumed at Christmas.
Delvin N'Dinga - Ndinga linga ling a ling. Sleighride by the Ronettes.
Anton Shitov - Another Christmas song? Turn that Shitov!

:P

Erkifino
16-12-17, 05:00 PM
do you just use players who are currently in squad or you can buy in players?

Struggling to get players as there is a limit to FGN players.

Craig Forrest
16-12-17, 08:39 PM
You can buy players :ok:


Looking at the team that exists:
Alexey Miranchuk - gold frankincense and 'myrrh-anchuk'?
Igor Portnyagin - Port and gin. Helluva lot of alcohol consumed at Christmas.
Delvin N'Dinga - Ndinga linga ling a ling. Sleighride by the Ronettes.
Anton Shitov - Another Christmas song? Turn that Shitov!

:P

Zero points. Go sit in the corner and think about your terrible attempt at humour.

Redknapp69
21-12-17, 12:24 AM
ODB

Couldn't be bothered to scout and get loads of players in so just got these 2


2 x Player Names with Christmas Names "Jesus" and "Pope" for the Popescu chap! - 100 points?

https://s10.postimg.org/486x3f8hl/loko.png (https://postimages.org/)


Players Points from Last Names in first XI

35
12
24
29
30
13
21
24
23
30
23


Total - 264 points


25 points for a makeshift background?! ;) :lol:


https://s10.postimg.org/cdoz1mmgp/xmas.png (https://postimg.org/image/4kyb9nghh/)




The feckers superkeepered me and we did NOT deserve to lose :frusty: :mad: :rant:


So - POTENTIAL points (depending on Challenge Mods!) is 100+264+25 = 391 points

Fun little challenge chaps - Merry Xmas! :party: :tea:



https://s10.postimg.org/xal768n1l/image.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://s10.postimg.org/cdoz1khax/image.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://s10.postimg.org/5n8hs4mfd/image.png (https://postimages.org/)

pyromyst
21-12-17, 09:45 AM
Using Apr 17 Database
https://www.sendspace.com/file/7y7e3m Save game..

https://s6.postimg.org/f0ojvoktd/scrabble.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

https://s6.postimg.org/3obydwju9/Challenge.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

Starting 11 points = 222

win bonus 200

422

evesham
21-12-17, 10:53 AM
nice jobs pyro and redders, although I'm calling a stewards enquiry on your xmas background and "Pope"scu :P

Craig Forrest
21-12-17, 03:01 PM
Redders - I'll give you the points for Jesus and the Xmas background :lol: ... but the Pope has nothing to do with Christmas so zero points there - 341 points

Redknapp69
21-12-17, 03:13 PM
The Pope's "Christmas Message"?!

Craig Forrest
21-12-17, 03:22 PM
No. Every leader of a mainly Christian country gives a Christmas message :P

ebfatz
21-12-17, 03:53 PM
So the Christmas related bits need to be part of the surname?

Because Redders has a glaring Gabriel missed there if not.

Craig Forrest
21-12-17, 03:59 PM
Gabriel is an angel...... you can't just lump everything Christian in and hope you score points :lol:

Redknapp69
21-12-17, 04:30 PM
All I say is BAH HUMBUG MR SCROOGE!

Craig Forrest
21-12-17, 04:41 PM
See, if your guy's last name was Scrooge, I'd count that :P

evesham
21-12-17, 05:05 PM
Here's my attempt, I signed 4 players none of which were xmas themed :( I searched for ages but no decent players were interested like Billy Tinsel or Jason Turkeyleg!!


https://s13.postimg.org/z6i0y94ef/Capture26.jpg
https://s13.postimg.org/srj01ukwn/Capture27.jpg

https://s13.postimg.org/dit2o2yxz/Capture28.jpg

My points
Medvedev 18
Pejcinovic 26
Gadzhibekov 34
Mykhalyk 27
Kvirkvelia 24
Aleksey Miranchuk 20
Anton Miranchuk 20
Al Marzooqi 30
Zhivoglyadov 35
Kolomeytsev 23
Zemlyanskiy 32 = 289 Points
Getting the win = 200 points
TOTAL POINTS = 489 :fencing:

colml
21-12-17, 06:34 PM
Gabriel is an angel...... you can't just lump everything Christian in and hope you score points :lol:

I'm on Redders side with this one. Without "Gabriel" there would be no "Christmas".

Craig Forrest
21-12-17, 07:07 PM
Gabriel is simply a messenger angel..... he gave many other messages in both Jewish, Christian, and Muslim stories..... Jesus would still have been born and his birthday celebrated without Gabriel talking to Mary

Of course, Christmas is also a bastardized version of the old Norse/Germanic celebration of Yule, and the Roman Saturnalia.... so don't feel limited to Christian stories only :D