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#664182 - Sat Oct 29 2011 08:15 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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FA Cup
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This year's edition of the FA Cup tipping comp runs for 7 months over 10 rounds from 12th November 2011 until 5th May 2012 (FA Cup Round 1 through to the Final). The Football Association has received entries from 763 teams for this season's FA Cup, comprising 671 non-league teams plus the 92 league teams. The league teams are the 44 teams in the FAPL and FLC, and the 48 teams in League One and League Two.
  • the qualifying rounds for the 671 non-league teams will be completed today and tomorrow.
  • the 32 survivors from those qualifiers join the 48 teams in L1 and L2 in the First Round (equals 80 teams).
  • the 20 survivors from the Second Round will join the FAPL and FLC teams in the Third Round (equals 64 teams).
  • from there it's a straight knock-out through to the FA Cup Final.
Although there are 10 rounds in the tipping comp we only lodge picks on 8 occasions:
  • the First Round of 40 games will be split into two rounds of 16 games each by ignoring 8 games.
  • the Second Round has 20 games .. 4 games are ignored.
  • the Third Round of 32 games is be split into two rounds of 16 games each.
  • that's 5 tipping rounds which, with the remaining 5 rounds of the FA Cup, gives us the 10 tipping rounds!
  • we also have advance picks so that each round is worth 16 pts.

The dates for each round are as follows:
    1st Round : Saturday 12 November 2011
    2nd Round : Saturday 3 December 2011
    3rd Round : Saturday 7 January 2012
    4th Round : Saturday 28 January 2012
    5th Round : Saturday 18 February 2012
    6th Round : Saturday 17 March 2012
    7th Round : Saturday 14 April 2012
    8th Round : Saturday 5 May 2012
The rules for the FA Cup tipping comp are simple (they're the same as last year):
    points

    default


    upsets
    perfect picks

    other bonus pts


    dead-heats
    one point for each correct pick .. home win, draw, away win
    in other words, it's always at 90 minutes.
    if you forget to pick, the away teams are all yours (ineligible for bonus pts);
    but if the wooden spoon score is higher, default is the wooden spoon;
    default for the semi-finals, the final and advance picks is the wooden spoon score.
    you score a bonus point if you pick a game solo .. or one of two players.
    one bonus point for 11+/16;
    14/16 or higher receives a further bonus point (plus a knighthood from Her Majesty).
    no one picks win, whoever picks a draw;
    no one picks draw, whoever picks the upset win;
    if you pick all home teams (or all bar one), ineligible for bonus pts.
    weekly wins vs. wooden spoon countback determine podium finishes;
    if they're identical, bonus pts will be used.

This year's comp is the 10th edition of the FA Cup tipping comp. Last season's comp was won by KrivoyRog.
    .Previous winners & medallists:
    .2003
    2004
    2005
    2006
    2007
    2008
    2009
    2010
    2011
    silverginger
    halfbakedangi
    Sypher
    halfbakedangi
    PaulE
    LeoDaVinci
    srini701
    srini701
    KrivoyRog
    gtho4
    manvinder01
    treble99
    Sypher
    Howie72
    gtho4
    LeoDaVinci
    paper_aero
    triviapaul
    Dazzy_D
    Sypher
    ElfTwinkle
    PaulE
    gtho4
    Howie72
    PaulE
    Howie72
    BxBarracuda
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The draw for the First Round takes place tomorrow, Sunday. If you'd like to have a go at knocking KrivoyRog off his perch, please sign-in!


Edited by gtho4 (Sat Nov 12 2011 11:11 AM)

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#664184 - Sat Oct 29 2011 08:17 AM FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: gtho4]
gtho4 Offline

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Edited by gtho4 (Fri Nov 11 2011 05:44 AM)

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#664208 - Sat Oct 29 2011 11:58 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: gtho4]
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I am in

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#664212 - Sat Oct 29 2011 12:42 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: BxBarracuda]
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I'll guess as well
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#664213 - Sat Oct 29 2011 01:21 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: paper_aero]
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Posts: 2316
Loc: Southn Highlands NSW Australia
i'm in

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#664270 - Sat Oct 29 2011 06:24 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: wwe84]
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I'll have another go
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#664343 - Sun Oct 30 2011 03:59 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: N-Bomb]
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763 teams? I am glad that we do not have to tip 381.5 games in Round 1. smile

I am in, by the way.
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#664364 - Sun Oct 30 2011 07:52 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: ozzz2002]
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I'm back.

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#664461 - Sun Oct 30 2011 02:30 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: George95]
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Posts: 12346
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I'm in

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#664571 - Mon Oct 31 2011 03:56 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: Dizart]
PaulE Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 09 2000
Posts: 2944
Loc: Leeds Yorkshire England       
I'll have another crack at it.

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#664576 - Mon Oct 31 2011 06:11 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: PaulE]
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Me too please

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#664617 - Mon Oct 31 2011 12:09 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: FussBudget]
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I'll have a bash, thanks.
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#664787 - Tue Nov 01 2011 10:06 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: KrivoyRog]
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Trying again...
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#665676 - Fri Nov 04 2011 08:27 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: triviapaul]
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 2262
Loc: Champaign Illinois USA        
I've always got room for improvement

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#666109 - Sun Nov 06 2011 07:13 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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Loc: Atlanta Georgia USA           
Due to my increadible success with the premier leauge, I am optomistic at my chances here. I'm in for a go!
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#666168 - Sun Nov 06 2011 11:50 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: rxbigdawg]
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Registered: Thu Jun 30 2011
Posts: 85
Loc: England UK
I will give it a go!

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#667150 - Fri Nov 11 2011 08:30 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: superhooppete]
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Registered: Fri Nov 06 2009
Posts: 313
Loc: Surrey UK
Count me in please!

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#667421 - Sat Nov 12 2011 10:15 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet [Re: trev1]
rxbigdawg Offline
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Ran out of time this week. Maybe the away teams will have a good showing and I'll catch up next time!
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#667726 - Sun Nov 13 2011 03:33 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup [Re: gtho4]
gtho4 Offline

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Posts: 40224
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
Football Association Challenge Cup

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FA Cup
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Saturday 12th November
1st Round
    20 of 21 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    3-5-11
    16-1-30
    10-3-70
    17-2-10
    4-1060
    5-9-60
    11-4-50
    0-7-13
    17-0-30
    2-1-17
    10-9-10
    0-0-20
    12-4-40
    7-9-40
    19-0-10
    10-8-20
    1-2
    3-3
    1-0
    1-0
    0-2
    2-2
    1-3
    1-4
    1-1
    0-3
    1-1
    0-4
    0-1
    0-3
    3-0
    1-0
    11
    1
    10
    17
    6
    9
    5
    13

    0

    17
    9

    20

    4
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    19
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    Barrow v Rotherham United
    AFC Bournemouth v Gillingham
    Bradford City v Rochdale
    Brentford v Basingstoke Town
    Bury v Crawley Town
    Cambridge United v Wrexham
    Chesterfield v Torquay United
    Crewe Alexandra v Colchester Utd
    Dagenham & Redbridge v Bath City
    East Thurrock Utd v Macclesfield T
    Exeter City v Walsall
    Halifax Town v Charlton Athletic
    Hartlepool United v Stevenage
    Hereford United v Yeovil Town
    Leyton Orient v Bromley
    Luton Town v Northampton Town

    triviapaul




    triviapaul George95 ozzz2002 srini701 KrivoyRog
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    dg_dave N-Bomb wwe84
    dg_dave gtho4 ozzz2002


    BxBarracuda George95 Howie72 srini701
    BxBarracuda N-Bomb superhooppete Sypher
    wwe84
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    Cambridge United v Wrexham played Friday night and
    FC Halifax Town v Charlton Athletic played Sunday
    no tip lodged by ozz2002 for the first game
Round 1a
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
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1 1-1 triviapaul bs 10 12 1 2
1 1-1 N-Bomb bo 10 12 1 2
3 3-3 srini701 b 10 11 1 1
4 4-4 George95 9 9
4 4-4 BxBarracuda 9 9
4 4-4 superhooppete 9 9
4 4-4 Sypher 9 9
4 4-4 PaulE 9 9
9 9-9 FussBudget 8 8
9 9-9 LeoDaVinci 8 8
9 9-9 Howie72 8 8
9 9-9 rxbigdawg 8
13 13-13 wwe84 o 6 7 1
13 13-13 dg_dave o 6 7 1
13 13-13 KrivoyRog 7 7
13 13-13 trev1 7 7
13 13-13 gtho4 7 7
13 13-13 Dizart 7 7
19 19-19 ozzz2002 6 6
20 20-20 paper-aero 5 5 1
20 20-20 illiniman14 5 5 1
late starters 5
155 3 2 7
home 0 4 4
draw 0 4 4
away(default) 0 8 8
wooden spoon 0 5 5
best picks 0 10 10
perfect 0 16 16
bonus pts 0 7 7

b = bonus point for picking 10/16 or better.
x = perfect picks or near miss 13+/16.
s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of three.
w = bonus for picking a draw, no one picked winner.
o = no one picked draw. Bonus for picking upset win.
bp= total bonus points for the year
default is WS score if it's more than the aways
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Weekly Leaders


1a +1 N-Bomb triviapaul
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Hall of Fame
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H-x-A avge bp
1a 4-4-8 48.4% 7 10/16 N-Bomb srini701 trivipaul 5/16 illiniman14 paper_aero
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The first ever FA Cup tournament was held back in 1872. It is the oldest knock-out football tournament in the world (known as soccer to the rest of us) .. 16 years later the oldest league in the world was formed (everyone plays everyone else home and away), when The Football League was formed in 1888. The record number of entrants for the FA Cup was 656 set back way back in 1922 comp; it remained unbroken for 83 years, when 660 teams entered the 2005 comp. The record has been broken each year since .. the 763 teams in this year's comp is a new record.

The draw for each round of the entire comp is unseeded, and the balls are redrawn from the barrel for every round .. anyone can play anyone. The 671 non-league teams played through Preliminary Rounds x2 and Qualifying Rounds x4 for the 32 spots available in the First Round, alongside the 48 teams in League One and League Two. The 20 survivors from these 80 teams join the 44 FAPL and FLC teams in the Third Round, as follows:

teams
44 + 20 64 7-Jan-12 Third Round (KO from here to the final)
+ 40 40 3-Dec-11 Second Round (20 progress to Third Round)
48 + 32 80 12-Nov-11 First Round (40 progress to Second Round)
24 + 40 64 1-Nov-11 Fourth Round Qualifying* (32 progress to First Round)
+ 80 80 15-Oct-11 Third Round Qualifying (40 progress to 4RQ)
44 + 116 160 1-Oct-11 Second Round Qualifying (80 progress to 3RQ)
65 + 167 232 17-Sep-11 First Round Qualifying (116 progress to 2RQ)
130 + 204 334 3-Sep-11 Preliminary Round (167 progress to 1RQ)
408 408 20-Aug-11 Extra Preliminary Round (204 progress to PR)
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763
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1st column = the 763 entrants and where they enter the comp
2nd column = survivors from previous round
3rd column = number of teams playing in this round
* the 24 teams that enter at 4RQ are the Football Conference teams.

Last year's tipping comp had 18 runners; all of us except one are back for another dose. We have four runners this year: Dizart, rxbigdawg, superhooppete and wwe84. Welcome aboard! The record number of entrants for the FA Cup tipping comp was 18 set in 2004 (equalled last year). We have broken that record with 21 runners this year.

The first round of the tipping comp produced two upsets (one was picked by no-one and one was a solo pick by triviapaul), and one game was picked by everyone. Three players picked 10/16 for a bonus point, and two of them our are early season leaders: N-Bomb and triviapaul. Results for Round 1b will be posted later today.



Edited by gtho4 (Sun Nov 13 2011 11:32 PM)

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#667740 - Sun Nov 13 2011 04:39 PM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup [Re: gtho4]
Dizart Offline
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What about the other games????

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#667744 - Sun Nov 13 2011 04:46 PM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup [Re: Dizart]
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Dizart, read the last sentence again. smile
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#667749 - Sun Nov 13 2011 04:57 PM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup [Re: ozzz2002]
Dizart Offline
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OK, not sure what the point is in dividing it in two though.

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#667772 - Sun Nov 13 2011 05:27 PM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup [Re: Dizart]
ozzz2002 Offline
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I think gtho likes building up the suspense...
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#667792 - Sun Nov 13 2011 06:14 PM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup [Re: ozzz2002]
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Loc: Champaign Illinois USA        
Had a feeling I dropped an egg on this round

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#667825 - Sun Nov 13 2011 11:17 PM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup [Re: illiniman14]
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rxbigdawg will only be included when he lodges tips? He said he hoped he would get the away teams' score this round as he missed tipping?
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