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Analyse this – Euroguff Day 23

No games today, so in Test Match Special stylee, I shall guff on about something tangential whilst alternating between an unfathomably posh voice and a heavily accented one. 

Here at Prediction Towers we love bit of nerdery, so away with anecdotes about cake, pigeons or passing buses, here’s a trip into the Euroguff analytics.

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Left to my own devices
42% of predictors used a mobile phone to get their hands on Euroguff news. That over-indexes against the expected platform distribution.
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Truly an international event
Visitors from fifteen countries have had their passports stamped with the Euroguff logo. I am particular intrigued to see that the game was accessed once from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

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Social media
62% of visits came via social referral, with Twitter being eight times more potent than facebook
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 – Mark Zuckerberg buying a commemorative plate for $1bn, yesterday

Who’s the Linux user!?
Bill Gates will not be happy that 78% of visits come from Euroguffers rocking Apple operating systems. Just 29% from Windows and there was one sweaty boffin using Linux lentilware.

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 – Bill Gates with the new Microsoft Surface tablet, yesterday

Euroguff archive

The self preservation society – Euroguff day 22

Well done Balotelli
Are Italy peaking at the right moment?

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Spain v Italy – the Final
How Euroguffers see it. Not many had the Italians getting all the way to the final.
  • Spain: 37% to win the final and 31% to lose the final
  • Italy: 2% to win the final and 3% to lose the final
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Penultimate table after the two semi-final exits
Super Name Super Mario Name
1 Paulo Di Harringtonio Paul Harrington 76
2= Vuvuzela???? Sandra Benfer 64
2= Fabio Crapello Martin B 64
2= Stevie's Wunders Steve Andrews 64
5= Tim Henman david hickson 62
5= roy the hodgson harvey 62
5= Brown Fox Jim Chambers 62
5= Swiss T Thomas Angst 62
9= Ronaldo McDonald?? Cephas Howard?? 60
9= Yankee's Spankers Dave Robertshaw 60
9= Christophe Woodini Chris Wood 60
9= Anjusha Klins-Morinho Anna Wilson 60
13= Sepp Bladder Carl Mesner Lyons 58
13= Simon Grayson Paul Revy 58
13= Arsenedof Nowhere Darren Hanson 58
13= Simoneo Huesserelli Simon Huesser 58
13= Gazza Gary Taylor 58
13= Hansi Mueller Bernd Friedle 58
19= B B Foot Rory 56
19= Mrs Euroguff Mrs Carlosfandango_ 56
19= Canary Simon Barnes 56
19= Wheat Dodger Leanne McGirr 56
19= Hatch's Heros Chris Matthews 56
19= The Special [Measures] One Tim Donnelly Smith 56
19= Letina lotagoals?? Berry 56
26= DK Willy DK 54
26= Earsane Wanger Paul Shaw 54
26= Harry Redface Dan McGrath 54
26= Naven Johnson Eddie Vassallo 54
26= Kicker Conspiracy Tim Fiddies 54
31= Andy Grey Darren Holdaway 52
31= Scotty McNasty Andrew Robb 52
31= Mozzer Paul Conroy 52
31= Del Garnett Darren Gavigan 52
35= Roy Hodgson John Catterfeld 50
35= Benny The Ball Nick Townend 50
35= Don revie Simon Andrews 50
35= Jigsaw (goes to pieces in the box) Matt Brooke-Smith 50
35= Tom Laidlaw Tom Laidlaw 50
35= Toy Dodgson Kelsey O 50
35= Ivor Greatidea Steve Edney 50
35= Bring Back Bobby Robson Dan Jamieson 50
35= Is Pele Playing? John Orta 50
35= Wicked Woy Wodgson David Patterson 50
35= Trap A Tony Tony Power 50
46= Dario Made-the-Gradi David of Crook 48
46= Steve Mclaren JT 48
46= Mr. Awesome Geroge Pokorny 48
46= Toy Bodgson Tom Barton 48
46= Big Ron Colonel Saunders Andrew Hartland 48
46= Dirk Diggler Nik Goodman 48
52= 2012sheds Pete smith 44
52= El Pringle Keith Pringle 44
52= Normski Gunner Norman House 44
52= Claudio Inglesias Failte Claude Tonna-Barthet 44
56= Bayer Neverlusen Rob Broome 42
56= Mike Bassett Eamonn Newell 42
56= McFuddle 'O Toole Gordon?? 42
56= George Osborne is a twat Andy Young 42
56= Lorem Ipsum Jon D 42
56= Bill Shankly Bob Steadman 42
62= Strev87 dave strevett 40
62= Septic Tank Charlton Jeremy Crisp 40
64 Messi Gardener Johnny T?? 38
65 Soccer Sage Mike Xenakis 36

How long does it take to make a piece of string?
Brilliant Euro 2012 animation
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX-2dVgo0eY&w=500&h=417]

Tweet to the beat

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Paying the ultimate penalty – Euroguff day 21

People are ready to put Ronaldo on trial for Portugal's penalty exit, but he has declined to answer questions and has taken the fifth.

Either way, the Portugese are homeward bound,??so who gets to play Spain in the final?

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Semi Final 2: Germany v Italy
More guffpoints up for grabs tonight. 22% have Italy crying onto their carpaccio whereas 17% have the Germans weeping on their weisswurst????

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??-??Mario Ballotelli's hair farm, yesterday

Points with only two matches left

Fourth penalty Fifth penalty
1 Paulo Di Harringtonio Paul Harrington 76
2= Fabio Crapello Martin B 64
2= Stevie's Wunders Steve Andrews 64
4= Tim Henman david hickson 62
4= Brown Fox Jim Chambers 62
4= Swiss T Thomas Angst 62
7= Ronaldo McDonald?? Cephas Howard?? 60
7= Yankee's Spankers Dave Robertshaw 60
7= Vuvuzela???? Sandra Benfer 60
7= Anjusha Klins-Morinho Anna Wilson 60
11= Sepp Bladder Carl Mesner Lyons 58
11= Simon Grayson Paul Revy 58
11= roy the hodgson harvey 58
11= Arsenedof Nowhere Darren Hanson 58
11= Simoneo Huesserelli Simon Huesser 58
11= Gazza Gary Taylor 58
11= Hansi Mueller Bernd Friedle 58
18= B B Foot Rory 56
18= Mrs Euroguff Mrs Carlosfandango_ 56
18= Canary Simon Barnes 56
18= Christophe Woodini Chris Wood 56
18= Hatch's Heros Chris Matthews 56
18= The Special [Measures] One Tim Donnelly Smith 56
18= Letina lotagoals?? Berry 56
25= DK Willy DK 54
25= Harry Redface Dan McGrath 54
25= Naven Johnson Eddie Vassallo 54
25= Kicker Conspiracy Tim Fiddies 54
29= Scotty McNasty Andrew Robb 52
29= Mozzer Paul Conroy 52
29= Wheat Dodger Leanne McGirr 52
29= Del Garnett Darren Gavigan 52
33= Benny The Ball Nick Townend 50
33= Don revie Simon Andrews 50
33= Jigsaw (goes to pieces in the box) Matt Brooke-Smith 50
33= Earsane Wanger Paul Shaw 50
33= Tom Laidlaw Tom Laidlaw 50
33= Toy Dodgson Kelsey O 50
33= Ivor Greatidea Steve Edney 50
33= Bring Back Bobby Robson Dan Jamieson 50
33= Is Pele Playing? John Orta 50
33= Wicked Woy Wodgson David Patterson 50
43= Andy Grey Darren Holdaway 48
43= Dario Made-the-Gradi David of Crook 48
43= Toy Bodgson Tom Barton 48
43= Dirk Diggler Nik Goodman 48
47= Roy Hodgson John Catterfeld 46
47= Trap A Tony Tony Power 46
49= 2012sheds Pete smith 44
49= El Pringle Keith Pringle 44
49= Steve Mclaren JT 44
49= Mr. Awesome Geroge Pokorny 44
49= Big Ron Colonel Saunders Andrew Hartland 44
49= Normski Gunner Norman House 44
49= Claudio Inglesias Failte Claude Tonna-Barthet 44
56= Bayer Neverlusen Rob Broome 42
56= Mike Bassett Eamonn Newell 42
56= McFuddle 'O Toole Gordon?? 42
56= George Osborne is a twat Andy Young 42
56= Lorem Ipsum Jon D 42
56= Bill Shankly Bob Steadman 42
62= Strev87 dave strevett 40
62= Septic Tank Charlton Jeremy Crisp 40
64 Messi Gardener Johnny T?? 38
65 Soccer Sage Mike Xenakis 36

Archive of all Euroguffery??

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Mano-a-mano – Euroguff day 20

NEW GIMMICK – Euroguff Quiz!
As every 1940s public schoolboy knows, the Iberian Peninsula is located in the extreme southwest of Europe and includes the modern-day sovereign states of Spain, Portugal and Andorra, as well as the British Overseas Territory Gambling Capital of Gibraltar.

As such, Iberia is the westernmost of the three major southern European peninsulas. But what are the other two? Answer at the end of this post.

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Semi Final 1: Spain v Portugal
29% of Euroguffers have Spain losing in the semi finals and 14% have Portugal going out tonight. Let's hope they play fair. We don't want to see anyone jamon it up.

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??- Ronaldo, with another new hairstyle, yesterday

Secrets of a WINNER
Paulo Di Harringtonio, currently leader of the pack (but not in that way) shares his prediction methodology. Paulo, an IT whizz-boffin linked up an authentic WWII Enigma machine to a ZX81 and a Microsoft Zune to compute all the permutations and spill out his match predictions.

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Quiz answer
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