Buster

Welcome to the Buster League, run by LUFC Predictor.

Current Game

The ENTIRE PRIZE POT of £322 is now in play. That’s £289.80 for the winner and £32.20 for the wooden spoon winner

The game will now end in one of three ways – 

1) – A team lands on exactly 21 goals this weekend. Whichever day that happens, the Wooden Spoon will also be decided on that day’s results and the whole game will come to an end at that point. 

2) – No-one lands on exactly 21 goals this weekend and we keep playing with just the Premier League teams able to snatch the 21 goal win. If anyone lands on 21 before the end of the season then, we pay out on that day both the winner and the wooden spoon. 

3) – No-one lands on exactly 21 goals between now and the end of the entire season. In this case, the “Most Goals Wins” rule comes into play and we will pay out the final total to the team with the MOST goals regardless of whether they bust or not.

Only Premier League games remain….unfortunately for Oxford United and Lucy Johnston…BUT as it’s the last round of the year and has to be settled on the “21 goals, or Top Scorer” rule, Lucy does still have the opportunity to take home the £289.80 if none of the Premier League teams with games remaining can either land on 21, or score more than 24 in total.

At the bottom, Three teams have only scored 1 goal…but two of them are Premier League teams. Andy Shaw is guaranteed a share of the £32.20 Wooden Spoon prize, for having Bristol Rovers, but he will pick up more than the current 1/3rd share IF Fulham or Sheffield United score any goals in their remaining games.

I have added a short roundup league below with just the teams in it that could win, and below that, the full league

Good luck to you all

League correct at the end of 14/05/2021

Newcastle 3-4 Man City makes things a little more interesting:

Previous games

League Table at end 05/04/2021

WE HAVE OUR WINNER!

Game 1 is over and it’s time to redraw!
On a manic Bank Holiday Monday with Blackpool playing Gillingham and the latter just needing 2 goals and the former needing 4, a 4-1 win for Blackpool brings the game to an end.

Michael Telford picks up the £289.80 first prize and the wooden spoon goes to Sarah Dalziel with Sheffield United who stay on 2 goals.

The new game starts straight away with a brand new draw and everyone getting new teams…you’re all paid up to the end so we go again….we should get to 21 goals again but if we don’t, the highest scoring team that has NOT bust will win.

Prize Money

With 46 players putting £1 a week in, the Prize money rises by £46 every Friday. 90% goes to the winner and 10% to the wooden spoon winner. Here’s a breakdown of the prize money at each week of the game. Once someone hits 21 exactly, we restart from Week 1 again.

Game 1 finished on 5th April, Game 2 started again on 6th April with the first payment in on 9th April and will continue until won.

The Rules

The rules are simple. We split out the 92 League teams across all players. Follow your team’s goals…all you have to do it hit 21 goals WITHOUT going over! Each gameweek ends at the end of each day…so if you hit 21 on a Saturday and someone hits it on Sunday, the team on Saturday wins it.

I will publish the league up here as often as needed and will keep everyone in the loop.

£1 per week, or pay up front if easier for you. Payments by Direct Debit or Paypal. I will keep tabs of who has paid each week.

Ideal player numbers :

92 players (1 team each) – £92 a week into the Prize Fund
46 players (2 teams each) – £92 a week into the Prize Fund
23 players (4 teams each) – £92 a week into the Prize Fund

Any numbers in between those will mean we have “No Player” allocated to some teams, and these ones cannot win…so if we have 30 players, there will be 3 teams per player, with 2 teams allocated No Player. This will mean the Prize Fund will go up £30 per week.

Once the game has been won, all teams are re-drawn for all players and we go again. If a game ends on, say, a Saturday, the new game begins on the Sunday. The Prize Pot gets added to every Friday….there’s the VERY unlikely situation of someone winning on a Saturday and then a team banging in 21 goals before the next Friday so it should be safe to restart the next day.

If no team reaches 21 a decision will be made on the team that scores the most by the end of the season cutoff.

To play:

Set up a £1 Direct Debit recurring on Fridays to the following account:
Sort Code: 04-00-04
Account Number: 47451606

It will need to be made for 14 week to cover 19th February to 23rd May.

Or send £14 to cover up to 23rd May when the last game is played.

Any refunds that need to be made at the end of the game will be returned accordingly.