Welcome back everyone to Part II of the Soccer Board's 2012/13 EPL Survivor contest. Our week 1 begins with the matches on Dec. 22nd. The midweek matches played on Wednesday, Dec. 26th will serve as the mulligan round. If you choose incorrectly in week one you can survive by choosing correctly on Wed. in the mulligan round. If you choose correctly in week 1 and on the midweek game, then you have a mulligan to save until you need it later in the contest. I'll list both sets of matches below, please select a winner for each (your post should contain 2 team names). Good luck and let the fun begin again.
The rules are as follows:
- Select a team from the matches listed for that week.
- Home wins and away draws provide immunity to the next round. Home losses, away losses and home draws result in elimination.
- Each team may only be used once during the competition with the exception of the mulligan round. Teams used in the mulligan round are still available to be used later in the contest.
-Failure to pick a winner by the deadline each week will result in either the loss of a mulligan or elimination from the contest.
Week 1 matches Saturday, December 22nd
Wigan v Arsenal (The DW Stadium)
Manchester City v Reading (Etihad Stadium)
Newcastle v QPR (St. James' Park)
Southampton v Sunderland (St. Mary's Stadium)
Tottenham v Stoke (White Hart Lane)
West Brom v Norwich (The Hawthorns)
West Ham v Everton (Upton Park)
Liverpool v Fulham (Anfield) Sunday, December 23rd
Swansea v Manchester United (Liberty Stadium)
Chelsea v Aston Villa (Stamford Bridge)
Mulligan Round Wednesday, December 26th
Arsenal v West Ham (Emirates Stadium)
Everton v Wigan (Goodison Park)
Fulham v Southampton (Craven Cottage)
Manchester United v Newcastle (Old Trafford)
Norwich v Chelsea (Carrow Road)
QPR v West Brom (Loftus Road)
Reading v Swansea (Madejski Stadium)
Sunderland v Manchester City (Stadium of Light)
Aston Villa v Tottenham (Villa Park)
Stoke v Liverpool (Britannia Stadium)
The deadline for submitting picks for matches played on Saturday, December 22nd is 6:15 am CST.
The deadline for submitting picks for matches played on Sunday, December 23rd is 7:00 am CST.
The deadline for submitting picks for matches played on Wednesday, December 26th is 8:30 am CST.