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I had the temerity to create a mini-league on the Halfords TdF game called "road.cc ex-pats", password is "clenbuterol".

If anyone is going to win their Boardman bikes then it might as well be one of us. They only have one transfer window a week so it won't clash with the _real_ league on road.cc.

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 8 years ago
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Ah, well sorry Geraint, good luck in first week!

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dave atkinson [6525 posts] 8 years ago
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i'm glad someone else has taken the time to read the rules of the halfords one, i know a lot more about it now  4

so far my team is just a lucky dip... doubt i'll be troubling the leaders.

thanks for all the positive comments on the road.cc game. Any suggestions to make it better are also welcome!

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 8 years ago
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Just a thought (shamelessly nabbed from the Premier League's fantasy football game from last season):

How about the ability to carry over one of your daily transfers to the next day if you don't use them both (up to a maximum of 1 carry-over, so you only ever get a maximum of 3 transfers for one day).

It could lead to a bit more strategic thinking (or am I the only Tinkerman round here who uses both transfer options every day).

Timbo

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 8 years ago
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i'm in the queue, but using "still think its the mince"
not "this years no hopers"

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JAndrewHill [1225 posts] 8 years ago
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I quite like the idea in the fantasy game, that the points you get for the GC classification are all based on the team as it stood on the day the tour started . . . so the purists get a bit of help there. . .
but the daily stage points are gained for the team after all the transfers . . . so the non-purists with their expertise can get extra points for knowing that Contador is better going up hills than Cavendish, but Cash might beat him of a flat stage. . .

What do you think?

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drheaton [3323 posts] 8 years ago
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I know that my purist team is never ever going to compete for the top prizes but I like the separate challenge of trying to pick the best, most balanced, team across the whole race. It's really a totally different game to the main competition and I like both challenges equally.

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Argy [138 posts] 8 years ago
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Sanderville, just applied for your league. Thanks  4

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 8 years ago
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Hurumph, at least we know our scores in the roadcc, even if there is a problem. 21.30 and still no scores in the halfords, knew it would be crap.  2

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 8 years ago
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scores up. I was crap.

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sanderville [349 posts] 8 years ago
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The road.cc ex-pats leagues is currently 5th in the Halfords league of leagues. Hooray for us!

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Gkam84 [9138 posts] 8 years ago
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No bad considering my scores dont seem to be moving at all

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dave atkinson [6525 posts] 8 years ago
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my lucky dip team isn't exactly upping the average  1

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JAndrewHill [1225 posts] 8 years ago
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I reckon your road.cc team might be a lucky dip, but I could not find the option when I was picking my team. lol  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 8 years ago
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I dont understand the scoring for it, as i had 3 of the top 6 in my team and it didnt seem to help my scoring, infact i just keep dropping down after being 2nd after the 1st satge (although that was my bonus stage)

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dave atkinson [6525 posts] 8 years ago
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JAndrewHill wrote:

I reckon your road.cc team might be a lucky dip, but I could not find the option when I was picking my team. lol  4

cheeky bugger. i'm seventh in the south west, i'll have you know.

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sanderville [349 posts] 8 years ago
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The scoring on Halfords is all to cock. At one point it said I was #1 overall, but on some screens my scores aren't updated so I'm way down the list, on other screens I've got all my points but my ranking is off, and I assume it's the same for everyone else so no one will know who really won.

And to think little old Dave is running this more complicated game so much better all on his lonesome.

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Gkam84 [9138 posts] 8 years ago
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Yeah i'm the same Sanderville, i've had 48 points since stage one and not moved for some reason, i think its a game where things are fixed and it will be a "no one" account that wins so they dont have to give away prizes, cause it is Halfords after all, i wouldn't go near them for anything bike related  19

Ok just checked it, my points have moved, there are 2 guys will full teams in the league still on 0 points  13

Dave, you might wanna go make a couple of transfers as you have 3 non riders  19

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Noriko [19 posts] 8 years ago
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My current best rider in the Halfords game is Tyler Farrar, except he isn't in my team. And neither is my worst rider HTC-Highroad, which isn't a rider but a team, and not my team.  7

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dave atkinson [6525 posts] 8 years ago
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Okay i've *finally* made some changes to my team so i'll be swanning up the league now  1

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JAndrewHill [1225 posts] 8 years ago
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How can my best league position be 551 and my current position 469 ???
Surely 469 is better than 551. . . .

At this rate they may need to give a bike to everyone !!

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 8 years ago
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I find it takes a while for everything to get updated. Not as good as the roadcc game as well.

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 8 years ago
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Re the Halfords game:
Anybody have any idea how to:
1.check your scores for a specific day
2.see how others did that day
3.see who won the daily prize

It's not good, is it?

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STEVESPRO 79 [551 posts] 8 years ago
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Crap is a word that springs to mind....

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Noriko [19 posts] 8 years ago
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Timbo13 wrote:

Re the Halfords game:
Anybody have any idea how to:
1.check your scores for a specific day
2.see how others did that day
3.see who won the daily prize

It's not good, is it?

1. no
2. no
3. no

"It's not good, is it?"
no

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 8 years ago
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even in the road.cc league i was 3rd yesterday and now having had 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th all in my team ive somehow managed to drop to 5th or something and my rank overall has dropped even further  17

im just confused by it

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 8 years ago
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Finding transfers is a nightmare amongst other things. I think i'm maybe going to let it drop.

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 8 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

even in the road.cc league i was 3rd yesterday and now having had 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th all in my team ive somehow managed to drop to 5th or something and my rank overall has dropped even further  17

im just confused by it

I'm assuming that someone has played their joker for that day's stage.

It's going to be a long wait till Alpe d'Huez, when I've got the chance of a double pointer.

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 8 years ago
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i guess so, but knowing me i will move up 2moro and have done rubbish

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dave atkinson [6525 posts] 8 years ago
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You're all enjoying *our* game though, right?  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 8 years ago
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ye of course we are dave

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