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    World Cup Competition!

    Hello Edugeekers!

    As I'm sure the vast majority of you are aware... it all kicks off tomorrow! So to get the ball rolling I present you with Silicon Alley's World Cup Competition! I'm afraid this is limited to the UK-livers amongst us to make it nice and easy to get the prizes out and will be England focused.

    What we are looking for is the scores for the first (and perhaps only) three England group games starting with:

    England v Italy: Saturday 14th June 11pm

    If you would like to enter, please email me (for ease of recording the guesses) your score predictions to ssuthurst@siliconalley.co.uk including your Edugeek screen-name, name, job title and place of work! You may also include some entertaining football puns, if we get enough of these I may be tempted to add an additional "Punniest Pun of World Cup 2014" prize to the mix. Emails received after 1pm on Saturday 14th June will not be accepted.

    There will be a prize given to whoever guesses the correct score. If there are multiple correct guesses, a name will be pulled from a football boot!

    The prize for each match will be an ASUS MemoPad ME173 and there will be a special, bonus prize given to anyone who manages to correctly score a hat-trick (predict all three matches)!

    To begin with we are only accepting guesses for the first England game against Italy, we will post here when we open score predictions for the next match against Uruguay.

    Just one guess per individual/institution, please! Trying to trick me with multiple guesses will result in a red card.

    Any questions? Please don't hesitate to ask!

    Many thanks,

    Sam of the Silicon Alley.
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    Entered by email!

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    Thank you @nephilim!

    Also just to let you all know that we will be running a separate but almost identical competition for our existing and prospective customers. If you get an email from us tomorrow about it, you can enter both if you wish!

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    Prize for the hat-trick has been confirmed as a Samsung Ativ Tab 3! I am jealous. Very tempted to get one for myself.

    Could you also please make it VERY clear when you email me your score predictions in terms of which team gets which score. I am football literate/not a numpty, just making sure that my behind is covered and there can be no situations as follows:

    "I said 7-1 and I was right!"
    "Yes but you (stupidly) said 7-1 England not 7-1 Brazil."
    "I didn't specify actually!"

    So if you could pretend you're talking to an idiot, that would be fantastic!

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    Email sent

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    Oooo rush of entries there.

    Thanks everyone and best of luck!

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    Entered thanks

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    Thank you, keep 'em coming guys!

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    Whats been the most outragious score you've seen so far?

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    Nothing outrageous as of yet.

    Best pun/joke to date though courtesy of @JamesBanks7:

    [News Report] In an effort to win this years world cup England's manager Roy Hodgson has stated all his players will now play with a Brazilian style; in other reports sales of razors have mysteriously soared in the weeks leading up to the world cup...

    Still chuckling to myself!
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    Two jokes that filled the office with chuckles from @nephilim

    The England team visited an orphanage in Rio today. “It’s heartbreaking to see their sad faces with no hope” said Pablo, age 6.

    Steven Gerrard reveals that England are preparing for world cup penalty shootouts by practising shaking their heads while looking dejected

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    Glad I could assist...more will come later.

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    Pfft and my Mystic Octopus didn't even get a mention

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Pfft and my Mystic Octopus didn't even get a mention
    I thought we were keeping that on the down low so you weren't flooded with people wanting betting advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiliconAlley_Sam View Post
    I thought we were keeping that on the down low so you weren't flooded with people wanting betting advice.
    I will put him to work for £1 a time

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