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Predictions for 2012 that didn't come true


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#1 Martyn Sadler

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

In April the Environment Agency predicted that drought conditions could last until Christmas.

http://www.environme...ews/138916.aspx

Any other examples of predictions that didn't quite work out?

#2 Futtocks

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:01 PM

Those Mayans are looking a bit foolish right now, wherever they are.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:35 PM

I know it's shooting fish in a barrel but the Daily Express predicted the coldest weather for 20 years
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

And "Business Insider" seemed a bit wide of the mark with this one
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#5 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

Of course the environment agency didn't actually predict that it wouldn't rain till Christmas, they just said it would take till Christmas for water levels to recover if we had average rainfall. We had a bit more than average rain so recovered slightly quicker.

Plenty predicted that the Arctic was recovering....till this year.

And everyone predicted the Olympics would be a shambles.... ;)
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#6 Wolford6

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

Yorkshire didn't win all the British medals at the Olympics.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

My brother-in-law predicted that Wigan would make a clean sweep of the trophies. Anything the Daily Express predicts goes pear-shaped. I predict that the said newspaper will continue its over the top coverage on its front page concerning the weather, pensions, health (satins, diabetes, arthritis etc) and EU.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

Wasn't Facebook valued at something like $150 Billion dollars and ended up being about $50B?
Which isn't really worth getting out of bed for.....

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#9 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

Someone must of predicted that Leeds couldn't win the Grand Final from 5th again.

#10 Wolford6

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:16 PM

I'll predict it for next year.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

I'll predict it for next year.

Did you predict it for 2012?cos I did,but I wont do it again
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
The hour is getting late
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

My brother-in-law predicted that Wigan would make a clean sweep of the trophies. Anything the Daily Express predicts goes pear-shaped. I predict that the said newspaper will continue its over the top coverage on its front page concerning the weather, pensions, health (satins, diabetes, arthritis etc) and EU.


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#14 Wolford6

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

Did you predict it for 2012?cos I did,but I wont do it again


I predict every year that Leeds won't win Superleague. For us Bulls fans, it's a point of principle.
:D

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#15 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

I predict every year that Leeds won't win Superleague. For us Bulls fans, it's a point of principle.
:D

But you never do it just before you cry the poverty tale and come out with the begging bowl. :)
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
The hour is getting late
FROM 2004,TO DO WHAT THIS CLUB HAS DONE,IF THATS NOT GREATNESSTHEN i DONT KNOW WHAT IS.

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#16 Wolford6

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:39 PM

But you never do it just before you cry the poverty tale and come out with the begging bowl. :)


Caused by Leeds sueing us over our signing of a rugby union player that they didn't want back.

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#17 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

Caused by Leeds sueing us over our signing of a rugby union player that they didn't want back.

What about all the other times?
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
The hour is getting late
FROM 2004,TO DO WHAT THIS CLUB HAS DONE,IF THATS NOT GREATNESSTHEN i DONT KNOW WHAT IS.

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#18 Wolford6

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

I was still at Junior School in Wales in 1963, so can't comment. However, it would be fair to say that, down my years since 1975: -
- We've rarely had an outstanding Board of Directors ... most of those years few if any fans knew who had the most shares or the true financial state of the club. For example, in the 1980's our most successful coach, Peter Fox, was never given any money, then as soon as Barry Seabourne came in, we signed John Woods, Terry Holmes, David Hobbs and Brendan Hill. Phil Ford and Steve Donlan also came but that was part of the Ellery Hanley transfer to Wigan.
- Losing Peter Deakin was a disaster
- Moving to Valley Parade was an unmitigated failure
-The Steve McNamara coaching era was a conspicuous failure that, in my opinion, has set the team back at least five years.

But it's never boring.
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#19 Just Browny

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

Most of those made by Hull FC and Wigan fans during the preseason. :) All the best for 2013 chaps.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#20 Methven Hornet

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

"Any other examples of predictions that didn't quite work out?"

I think George Osborne could come up with a few. :lol:
"There are now more pandas in Scotland than Tory MPs."




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