Away From The Numbers


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To recap for those of you that don't know……

AFTN's other team of choice are the mighty Vancouver Whitecaps of the North American USL Division One.

Inaugural Whitecaps Prediction League Winner Eugene Clarke With His Prize
Eugene Clarke with his prize
Why? Well, having a Vancouverite for a wife, coupled with how boring the close season is to Scottish football fans, we decided to run our popular Prediction League contest over the summer of 2004 and give it a Canadian theme and it proved very popular. So much so that the biggest Vancouver tabloid, The Province, picked up on it and ran a story (see HERE).

EUGENE CLARKE was the inaugural winner in 2004 and received a Vancouver Whitecaps baseball cap as his prize.

Fife historian extraordinaire, JIM CORSTORPHINE, took the title in 2005, beating off 27 challengers from both sides of the Atlantic.

Jim's prize for his triumph was a Whitecaps training top.

Due to the World Cup and AFTNs Prediction League for that, the Whitecaps Prediction League was rested for the 2006 season but when it returned in 2007 it was won by MICHAEL McCOLL in a close run thing with Jim Corstorphine again.

Whitecaps Prediction League Winner Jim Corstorphine With His Prize
Jim Corstorphine with his prize
Remember, you can keep up to date with all things Whitecaps by checking out their official website

Don't forget to read AFTN's own Whitecaps articles. Our Whitecaps History one and our Matchday Experience one, along with the article from the Province newspaper.

It's an exciting time for the Whitecaps at the moment as they are pushing secure one of the last two Major League Soccer franchises for 2011 or 2012.

The Prediction League has been rested again for 2008 to concentrate on the Euros. We may return in 2009 or that might be the end of the League, but whatever happens, Go Whitecaps!