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#1031826 - Sun Jan 26 2014 05:28 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52219
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder
Football Association Challenge Cup

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FA Cup
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2014
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Saturday 25th January
4th Round
    16 of 17 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    16-0-00
    2-6-80
    2-6-80
    0-1-15
    15-1-00
    11-2-30
    16-0-00
    14-2-00
    2-3-11
    0-7-90
    4-6-60
    16-0-00
    2-1-13
    0-0-16
    13-3-00
    9-5-20
    4-0
    1-2
    0-1
    0-2
    1-0
    0-1
    4-2
    0-0
    1-3
    1-2
    1-1
    2-0
    0-2
    0-4
    1-0
    2-1
    16
    8
    8
    15
    15
    3

    16

    2
    11
    9
    6

    16

    13

    16

    13
    9
    Arsenal v Coventry City
    Birmingham City v Swansea City
    Bolton Wanderers v Cardiff City
    Bournemouth v Liverpool
    Chelsea v Stoke City
    Huddersf Town v Charlton Athletic
    Manchester City v Watford
    Nottingham Forest v Preston N End
    Port Vale v Brightn & Hove Albion
    Rochdale v Sheffield Wednesday
    Sheffield United v Fulham
    Southampton v Yeovil Town
    Southend United v Hull City
    Stevenage Borough v Everton
    Sunderland v Kidderminstr Harriers
    Wigan Athletic v Crystal Palace


    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    KrivoyRog
    wwe84
    dg_dave George95 N-Bomb

    KrivoyRog wwe84




    dg_dave George95 FussBudget

    wwe84 BxBarracuda FussBudget
    .
    176
    Chelsea v Stoke and Sheffield Utd v Fulham were played on Sunday
Round 4
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1 1-10 PaulE b 47 12 60 2 5
2 3 1-6 KrivoyRog bs 46 11 59 1 1 9
2 3 1-3 George95 bs 46 11 59 8
4 6 4-12 srini701 b 43 12 56 1 1 5
4 1 1-4 wwe84 s 47 8 56 2 3 9
6 11 6-14 N-Bomb xbs 39 13 55 2 4
6 5 4-13 illiniman14 b 44 10 55 1 4
8 11 3-11 Sypher xb 39 13 54 1 3
8 8 3-9 Howie72 b 42 11 54 4
10 10 4-13 dg_dave bs 40 11 53 2 6
11 6 4-16 FussBudget 43 9 52 1 1 6
11 9 9-16 gtho4 b 41 10 52 4
13 16 13-17 ozzz2002 xb 36 13 51 2 1 6
14 15 8-15 paper-aero b 37 12 50 1 2
15 16 13-16 Dizart b 36 12 49 3
16 11 4-16 BxBarracuda 39 8 47 4 6
17 14 3-17 LeoDaVinci 38 46 1
late starters 45
176 13 14 85
home 37 6 43
draw 21 2 23
away(default) 22 8 30
wooden spoon 24 8 32
best picks 50 13 63
perfect 80 16 96
bonus pts 64 21 85


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 +2 George95 wwe84
1b +1 George95 KrivoyRog
2 +1 George95
3a +1 wwe84
3b +1 PaulE wwe84
4 +1 PaulE
5
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week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
H-x-A avge bp
1a 5-5-6 50.7% 9 11/16 wwe84 3/16 ozzz2002
1b 9-3-4 74.5% 9 11/16 illiniman14 KrivoyRog PaulE 6/16 wwe84
2 9-4-3 52.7% 17 12/16 FussBudget 6/16 BxBarracuda dg_dave
3a 4-6-6 30.8% 16 7/16 wwe84 srini701 3/16 BxBarracuda KrivoyRog
3b 10-3-3 60.9% 13 9/16 N-Bomb ozzz2002 PaulE 6/16 BxBarracuda dg_dave wwe84
FussBudget paper_aero srini701
4 6-2-8 68.7% 21 13/16 N-Bomb ozzz2002 Sypher 8/16 BxBarracuda wwe84
5
6
7
8
85 13 14

In a repeat performance, ozzz2002 and N-Bomb score back-to-back weekly wins .. both of them move up to their highest positions for the season.

BxBarracuda and wwe84 collect a wooden spoon each; and fall to their lowest position for the season .. ditto LeoDaVinci, who's running default fuel.

PaulE retains the lead .. the first three have skipped away to put three points between themselves and the peleton.

Those of who have the big four as our advance picks as semi-finalists have already lost two of those four picks. The draw for the 5th Round has the big four playing each other: Manchester City v Chelsea and Arsenal v Liverpool (we've also lost two of our eight advance picks for the quarters).



Edited by gtho4 (Sun Jan 26 2014 06:25 PM)

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#1035113 - Wed Feb 19 2014 06:36 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52219
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder



. .FA Cup.
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Picks .
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Advance Picks : Semi-Finalists x4
lodged in Round 4
             ------- ------- -------- ------ ------- ------- 

BxBarracuda Arsenal Chelsea Liverp Southmp
dg_dave Arsenal Chelsea Man City Everton
Dizart Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
FussBudget Arsenal Chelsea Man City CPalace
George95 Man City Liverp Everton Swansea
gtho4 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
Howie72 Chelsea Man City Liverp Southmp
illiniman14 Arsenal Man City Liverp Everton
KrivoyRog Chelsea Man City Everton Hull C
LeoDaVinci
N-Bomb Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
ozzz2002 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
paper_aero Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
PaulE Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
srini701 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Everton
Sypher Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
wwe84 Wigan A Man City Everton Fulham
------- ------- -------- ------ ------- -------
64 12+1 13 15 12 6+2 1+1+1+1

Semi-Finalists x4 picks x1 pt each addded into Round 7 (2nd last round)
Semi-Finalists


Manchester City 15
Chelsea 13

Arsenal 12
Liverpool 12

Everton 6
Southampton 2
Crystal Palace 1
Fulham 1

Hull City 1
Wigan Athletic 1
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16 of 17 players lodged advance picks



Advance Picks : Quarter-Finalists x8
lodged in Round 4


------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------- ------- -------- -------- -------
BxBarracuda Arsenal Chelsea Liverp Everton Southmp N Forest Cardiff Sheff U
dg_dave Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Everton Southmp Wigan A Sunderl
Dizart Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Southmp Swansea Hull C Sunderl
FussBudget Arsenal Chelsea Man City Everton N Forest Swansea C Palace Fulham
George95 Chelsea Man City Liverp Everton Southmp Swansea Brighton Southend
gtho4 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Everton Southmp N Forest Sunderl
Howie72 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Everton Southmp N Forest Hull C
illiniman14 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Everton Southmp N Forest Swansea
KrivoyRog Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Everton Southmp Hull C Sunderl
LeoDaVinci
N-Bomb Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Everton Southmp Swansea Brighton
ozzz2002 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Everton Southmp Cardiff Hull C
paper_aero Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Everton Southmp Swansea Sunderl
PaulE Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Everton N Forest Hull C C Palace
srini701 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Everton Southmp N Forest Hull C
Sypher Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Everton Southmp N Forest Brighton
wwe84 * Chelsea Man City Everton Southmp Wigan A Hull C Fulham
------- ------- -------- ------ ------- ------- -------- ------- -------- -------- -------
127 14 16 15 14 15 14 8+2 6+2 7+3 5+2 2+1+1

* wwe84 lodged 7 picks
QF x8 picks x1 pt each addded into Round 6

    Quarter-Finalists
      
    Chelsea 16

    Manchester City 15
    Everton 15
    Arsenal 14
    Liverpool 14
    Southampton 14
    Nottingham Forest 8

    Hull City 7
    Swansea City 6

    Sunderland 5
    Brighton &H Albion 3

    Wigan Athletic 2
    Cardiff City 2
    Fulham 2
    Crystal Palace 2
    Southend United 1

    Sheffield United 1
    127

    16 of 17 players lodged
    advance picks


    . .

    • 16 of 17 players lodged advance picks.

    • no-one has a complete set of advance picks for the 8 quarter-finalists.

    • ditto the semis, no-one has a complete set of four.

    • two games from the 5th Round remain, which will eliminate one more team:
      BHA v Hull requires a replay and Sheffield Wed v Charlton was postponed
      (no one has an advance pick which relies on the postponed game).

    • semi-finals: of the 64 advance picks lodged 29 (almost half) of them are
      now dead. Some players have lost three of their four semi-finalists.

    • quarters: 128 advance picks lodged and 68 (more than half) of them are
      now dead. Some players have lost five of their eight quarter-finalists; one
      player has lost six of his eight.

    • Results 5th Round: will be posted after the last game is played on Monday
      25th February (being Sheff Wed v Charlton).


Edited by gtho4 (Tue Feb 25 2014 05:38 AM)
Edit Reason: BHA eliminated by Hull

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#1035423 - Sat Feb 22 2014 01:18 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52219
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder




. .FA Cup.
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.Advance
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Picks .
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Finalists x2 plus Winner
lodged in Round 5

               | ------- -------- ------- ------- | ------- -------- -------

BxBarracuda | Arsenal Hull C | Arsenal
dg_dave | Arsenal Man City | Man City
Dizart | Man City Everton | Man City
FussBudget | Arsenal Man City | Arsenal
George95 | Man City Everton | Man City
gtho4 | Liverp Man City | Man City
Howie72 | Liverp Man City | Liverp
illiniman14 | Man City Everton | Man City
KrivoyRog | Everton Southpm | Everton
LeoDaVinci | Arsenal Everton | Arsenal
N-Bomb | Liverp Man City | Man City
ozzz2002 | Arsenal Chelsea | Arsenal
paper_aero | Arsenal Man City | Man City
PaulE | Man City Everton | Man City
srini701 | Man City Everton | Man City
Sypher | Liverp Chelsea | Liverp
wwe84 | Man City Wigan A | Man City
| ------- -------- ------- ------- | ------- -------- -------
51 | 6+4 12+2 7 1+1+1 | 4+2 10 1

Finalists x2 picks x2 pts each added into Round 8 (last round)
Winner x 6 pts also added into Round 8 .. being 6 pts points if they win the final, 3 pts if they're
the losing finalist, 2 pts if they lost their semi, and 1 pt if they lost their quarter-final.

Finalists


Manchester City 12
Everton 7
Arsenal 6
Liverpool 4
Chelsea 2

Wigan Athletic 1
Hull City 1
Southampton 1


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17 players lodged advance picks
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winner


Manchester City 10
Arsenal 4
Liverpool 2

Everton 1





17

17 players lodged advance picks


  • five players have lost one of their two finalists (Chelsea and Liverpool).
  • one player has lost both his finalists (and the winner).
  • another player has lost his advance pick for the winner (Liverpool).
  • eleven players have a complete set of three live picks (with BHA v Hull replay to come).

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#1035845 - Tue Feb 25 2014 05:52 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52219
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder
Football Association Challenge Cup

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FA Cup
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oo
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2014
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Saturday 15th February
5th Round
    17 of 17 players lodged tips

    H-x-Acorrect picks
    312-20
    9-3-50
    510-20
    6-4-70
    9-5-30
    10-3-40
    10-6-10
    16-0-10
    210-50
    4-2-11
    7-8-20
    12-2-30
    9-8-00
    12-4-10
    1-9-70
    4-4-50
    1-0
    2-1
    1-0
    1-1
    1-2
    1-2
    1-1
    3-1
    0-1
    3-1
    1-0
    2-0
    0-1
    1-2
    0-0
    1-0
    3
    9
    5
    4
    3
    4
    6
    16
    5
    4
    7
    12

    0

    1
    9
    4
    HT : Arsenal v Liverpool
    FT : Arsenal v Liverpool
    HT : Brighton & Hove Alb v Hull City
    FT : Brighton & Hove Alb v Hull City
    HT : Cardiff City v Wigan Athletic
    FT : Cardiff City v Wigan Athletic
    HT : Everton v Swansea City
    HT : Everton v Swansea City
    HT : Sheffield United v Nottm Forest
    FT : Sheffield United v Nottm Forest
    HT : Manchester City v Chelsea
    FT : Manchester City v Chelsea
    HT : Sheffield Wed v Charlton Athletic
    FT : Sheffield Wed v Charlton Athletic
    HT : Sunderland v Southampton
    FT : Sunderland v Southampton
    ozzz2002 dg_dave srini701


    Dizart PaulE KrivoyRog Howie72
    LeoDaVinci dg_dave illiniman14
    LeoDaVinci dg_dave illiniman14 N-Bomb
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    dg_dave

    LeoDaVinci BxBarracuda George95 wwe84



    LeoDaVinci

    LeoDaVinci dg_dave PaulE wwe84 .
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    Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton Athletic was played on Monday night 25th February
Round 5
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1 1-10 PaulE 60 7 67 2 5
2 2 1-6 KrivoyRog 59 6 65 1 1 9
2 2 1-3 George95 59 6 65 8
4 6 4-13 illiniman14 s 55 7 63 1 5
5 8 3-9 Howie72 54 8 62 1 4
5 10 4-13 dg_dave ss 53 7 62 2 8
7 4 4-12 srini701 s 56 4 61 1 1 6
7 4 1-7 wwe84 56 5 61 2 3 9
9 6 6-14 N-Bomb 55 4 59 2 4
10 11 4-16 FussBudget 52 5 57 1 1 6
10 11 9-16 gtho4 52 5 57 4
12 13 12-17 ozzz2002 s 51 4 56 2 1 7
12 17 3-17 LeoDaVinci ss 46 8 56 1 3
12 8 3-12 Sypher 54 2 56 1 1 3
12 15 12-16 Dizart 49 7 56 3
16 14 8-16 paper-aero 50 2 52 2 2
16 16 4-16 BxBarracuda 47 5 52 4 6
late starters 51
92 15 16 92
home 43 8 51
draw 23 3 26
away(default) 30 5 35
wooden spoon 32 2 34
best picks 63 8 71
perfect 96 16 112
bonus pts 85 7 92


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
.
Weekly Leaders


1a +2 George95 wwe84
1b +1 George95 KrivoyRog
2 +1 George95
3a +1 wwe84
3b +1 PaulE wwe84
4 +1 PaulE
5 +2 PaulE
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week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
H-x-A avge bp
1a 5-5-6 50.7% 9 11/16 wwe84 3/16 ozzz2002
1b 9-3-4 74.5% 9 11/16 illiniman14 KrivoyRog PaulE 6/16 wwe84
2 9-4-3 52.7% 17 12/16 FussBudget 6/16 BxBarracuda dg_dave
3a 4-6-6 30.8% 16 7/16 wwe84 srini701 3/16 BxBarracuda KrivoyRog
3b 10-3-3 60.9% 13 9/16 N-Bomb ozzz2002 PaulE 6/16 FussBudget paper_aero srini701
BxBarracuda wwe84 dg_dave
4 6-2-8 68.7% 21 13/16 N-Bomb ozzz2002 Sypher 8/16 BxBarracuda wwe84
5 8-3-5 33.8% 7 8/16 Howie72 LeoDaVinci 2/16 paper_aero Sypher
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7
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92 15 16

The weather in the UK is creating havoc .. this round has dragged out across 10 days.

The first three players were the only ones who kept their spot from the previous round .. biggest movers were LeoDaVinci and dg_dave .. both of them moved up *five* places.

LeoDaVinci and Howie72 scored their first weekly win.

Sypher collected his first spoon and paper_aero his second .. both of them moved down to their lowest position for the year .. ditto wwe84. On the other hand, ozzz2002 and Dizart moved up to their highest positions for the season.

That completes the 7th tipping round (7x16=112 pts). There are three rounds left (48 pts), and each one will see our advance picks start to bear fruit (or die). Our advance picks are listed in the two posts above this one .. admire them, or read them and weep.


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#1035911 - Wed Feb 26 2014 12:22 AM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10543
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Originally Posted By: gtho4
admire them, or read them and weep.


Weep it is cry ...Krivoy has 5 but NO one has more than 4 left in quarters....
_________________________
"Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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#1037350 - Mon Mar 10 2014 01:48 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52219
Loc: Sydney
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. .FA Cup.
o
.Advance
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. 2014 . .
Picks .
o


Advance Picks : Semi-Finalists x4
lodged in Round 4
             ------- ------- -------- ------ ------- ------- 

BxBarracuda Arsenal Chelsea Liverp Southmp
dg_dave Arsenal Chelsea Man City Everton
Dizart Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
FussBudget Arsenal Chelsea Man City CPalace
George95 Man City Liverp Everton Swansea
gtho4 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
Howie72 Chelsea Man City Liverp Southmp
illiniman14 Arsenal Man City Liverp Everton
KrivoyRog Chelsea Man City Everton Hull C
LeoDaVinci
N-Bomb Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
ozzz2002 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
paper_aero Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
PaulE Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
srini701 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Everton
Sypher Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
wwe84 Man City Fulham Everton Wigan Ath
------- ------- -------- ------ ------- -------
64 12 13 15 12+1 6+2 1+1+1+1

Semi-Finalists x4 picks x1 pt each addded into Round 7 (2nd last round)
Semi-Finalists


Manchester City 15
Chelsea 13

Arsenal 12
Liverpool 12
Everton 6

Hull City 1
Wigan Athletic 1
Southampton 2
Crystal Palace 1
Fulham 1


64



16 of 17 players lodged advance picks

  • no-one picked all four semi-finalists.
  • two players picked none.
  • the rest of us (14) picked one each!

Finalists x2 plus Winner
lodged in Round 5

               | ------- -------- ------- ------- | ------- -------- -------

BxBarracuda | Arsenal Hull C | Arsenal
dg_dave | Arsenal Man City | Man City
Dizart | Man City Everton | Man City
FussBudget | Arsenal Man City | Arsenal
George95 | Man City Everton | Man City
gtho4 | Man City Liverp | Man City
Howie72 | Man City Liverp | Liverpool
illiniman14 | Man City Everton | Man City
KrivoyRog | Everton Southpm | Everton
LeoDaVinci | Arsenal Everton | Arsenal
N-Bomb | Man City Liverp | Man City
ozzz2002 | Arsenal Chelsea | Arsenal
paper_aero | Arsenal Man City | Man City
PaulE | Man City Everton | Man City
srini701 | Man City Everton | Man City
Sypher | Liverp Chelsea | Liverpool
wwe84 | Man City Wigan A | Man City
| ------- -------- ------- ------- | ------- -------- -------
51 | 6 12 7+4 2+1+1+1 | 4 10 2+1

Finalists x2 picks x2 pts each added into Round 8 (last round)
Winner x 6 pts also added into Round 8 .. being 6 pts points if they win the final, 3 pts if they're
the losing finalist, 2 pts if they lost their semi, and 1 pt if they lost their quarter-final.

Finalists


Manchester City 12
Everton 7

Arsenal 6
Liverpool 4
Chelsea 2

Wigan Athletic 1
Hull City 1
Southampton 1


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17 players lodged advance picks
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winner


Manchester City 10
lost QF
Arsenal 4
Liverpool 2
Everton 1
lost QF





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17 players lodged advance picks


  • ten players have lost both their finalists (and the winner).
  • BxBarracuda is the only player with a complete set of three live picks.
  • the remaining six players have one or two live picks remaining.
  • there are just four players with a live pick left for the winner! They will
    collect either 6 pts or 3 pts for their advance pick.

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#1037351 - Mon Mar 10 2014 01:50 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
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Football Association Challenge Cup

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FA Cup
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2014
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Saturday 8th March
6th Round
    16 of 17 players lodged tips

    H-x-Acorrect picks
    7-8-00
    9-2-50
    1-1230
    9-2-50
    2-8-60
    8-4-40
    16-0-00
    16-0-00


    last
    eight
    lines
    are
    advance
    picks
    .
    1-1
    4-1
    0-0
    3-0
    0-0
    2-0
    0-1
    1-2







    .
    8
    9
    12
    9
    8
    8

    0
    0

    14
    15
    7
    5
    1

    0

    15
    2
    HT: Arsenal v Everton
    FT: Arsenal v Everton
    HT: Hull City v Sunderland
    FT: Hull City v Sunderland
    HT: Sheff Utd v Charlton Athletic
    FT: Sheff Utd v Charlton Athletic
    HT: Manch City v Wigan Athletic
    FT: Manch City v Wigan Athletic
    Arsenal
    Everton
    Hull City
    Sunderland
    Sheffield United
    Charlton Athletic
    Manchester City
    Wigan Athletic



    Sypher George95 illiniman14 dg_dave


    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    wwe84 George95
    Dizart

    Dizart gtho4 KrivoyRog paper_aero dg_dave
    BxBarracuda

    BxBarracuda
    wwe84 dg_dave .
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    Arsenal v Everton was played on Saturday, the other three on Sunday
    advance picks were lodged on 25th January in Round 4
    KrivoyRog lodged no pick for HT Arsenal v Everton
Round 5
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1 1-10 PaulE 67 9 76 3 5
2 2 1-6 KrivoyRog 65 7 72 1 1 9
3 5 3-9 Howie72 62 9 71 2 4
4 2 1-4 George95 65 5 70 8
4 5 4-13 dg_dave s 62 7 70 2 9
6 7 1-7 wwe84 s 61 7 69 2 3 10
7 4 4-13 illiniman14 63 5 68 1 5
7 7 4-12 srini701 61 7 68 1 1 6
9 9 6-14 N-Bomb 59 6 65 2 4
9 12 9-16 Dizart 56 9 65 1 3
9 10 4-16 FussBudget 57 8 65 1 1 6
12 12 12-17 ozzz2002 56 8 64 2 1 7
12 10 9-16 gtho4 57 7 64 4
14 12 3-17 LeoDaVinci 56 60 1 3
14 12 3-14 Sypher 56 4 60 1 2 3
14 16 8-16 paper-aero 52 8 60 2 2
14 16 4-16 BxBarracuda s 52 7 60 4 7
late starters 60
113 18 17 95
home 51 3 54
draw 26 3 29
away(default) 35 2 37
wooden spoon 34 4 38
best picks 71 9 80
perfect 112 16 128
bonus pts 92 3 95


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
.
Weekly Leaders


1a +2 George95 wwe84
1b +1 George95 KrivoyRog
2 +1 George95
3a +1 wwe84
3b +1 PaulE wwe84
4 +1 PaulE
5 +2 PaulE
6 +4 PaulE
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week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
H-x-A avge bp
1a 5-5-6 50.7% 9 11/16 wwe84 3/16 ozzz2002
1b 9-3-4 74.5% 9 11/16 illiniman14 KrivoyRog PaulE 6/16 wwe84
2 9-4-3 52.7% 17 12/16 FussBudget 6/16 BxBarracuda dg_dave
3a 4-6-6 30.8% 16 7/16 wwe84 srini701 3/16 BxBarracuda KrivoyRog
3b 10-3-3 60.9% 13 9/16 N-Bomb ozzz2002 PaulE 6/16 FussBudget paper_aero srini701
BxBarracuda wwe84 dg_dave
4 6-2-8 68.7% 21 13/16 N-Bomb ozzz2002 Sypher 8/16 BxBarracuda wwe84
5 8-3-5 33.8% 7 8/16 Howie72 LeoDaVinci 2/16 Sypher paper_aero
6 3-3-2 44.1% 3 9/16 Howie72 Dizart PaulE 4/16 Sypher
7
8
95 18 17

We had three weekly winners for the FA Cup quarter-finals, all with 9/16:
  • PaulE doubles his lead out front to 4 points.
  • Howie72 scores back-to-back wins to climb
    up into the 3rd podium spot, which is where
    he was at the start of the season.
  • Dizart climbs up into 9th, a new high for the
    season.
Sypher falls to 14th place, under the weight of back-to-back wooden spoons. This is a new low for the season.

Manchester City lost! This upset home loss to Wigan Athletic has decimated our advance picks. BxBarracuda is now the only one with a complete set of live picks: two finalists and the winner. Ten of us are running dead, with zero live! See post above this one for the complete list.

PaulE may have enough of a lead, at 4 points, to win this. Those of us who are close enough to mow him down may fail, due to a lack of advance picks which will are live; and available to bear fruit.

The semi-finals draw was announced yesterday:
  • Sheffield United v Hull City
  • Wigan Athletic v Arsenal
Hull City have never won the FA Cup. Next month will see them play in their second-ever FA Cup semi .. their first was in 1930. Sheffield United last played in an FA Cup final in 1936 (lost to Arsenal) and last won it in 1925 (their 4th ever win). If they do overcome Hull City, they will become the first-ever team from the third tier to play in an FA Cup final (the one below the FAPL and FLC).

Sheffield United are the 9th team from the third tier to play in an FA Cup semi-final. The previous teams were: 1937 Millwall, 1954 Port Vale, 1955 York City, 1959 Norwich City, 1976 Crystal Palace, 1984 Plymouth Argyle, 1997 Chesterfield and the eighth was 2001 Wycombe Wanderers.

The odds are against both Hull and Arsenal losing .. from the day the Football League was formed in 1888, the FA Cup final has never been contested by two teams from outside the top tier of English football.

Some trivia to ponder - what are the odds of Wigan, a team outside the top tier, winning the final? This feat has happened eight times: 1894 Notts County, 1901 Tottenham Hotspur, 1908 Wolverhampton Wanderers, 1912 Barnsley, 1931 W Bromwich Albion, 1973 Sunderland, 1976 Southampton & 1980 West Ham United. All of these winners were in the Second Division except for Spurs (they weren't even a member of the Football League).

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#1041827 - Mon Apr 14 2014 06:23 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Posts: 52219
Loc: Sydney
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. .FA Cup.
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Picks .
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Advance Picks : Semi-Finalists x4
lodged in Round 4
             ------- ------- -------- ------ ------- ------- 

BxBarracuda Arsenal Chelsea Liverp Southmp
dg_dave Arsenal Chelsea Man City Everton
Dizart Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
FussBudget Arsenal Chelsea Man City CPalace
George95 Man City Liverp Everton Swansea
gtho4 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
Howie72 Chelsea Man City Liverp Southmp
illiniman14 Arsenal Man City Liverp Everton
KrivoyRog Chelsea Man City Everton Hull C
LeoDaVinci
N-Bomb Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
ozzz2002 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
paper_aero Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
PaulE Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
srini701 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Everton
Sypher Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp
wwe84 Man City Fulham Everton Wigan Ath
------- ------- -------- ------ ------- -------
64 12 13 15 12+1 6+2 1+1+1+1

Semi-Finalists x4 picks x1 pt each addded into Round 7 (2nd last round)
Semi-Finalists


Manchester City 15
Chelsea 13

Arsenal 12
Liverpool 12
Everton 6

Hull City 1
Wigan Athletic 1
Southampton 2
Crystal Palace 1
Fulham 1


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16 of 17 players lodged advance picks

  • no-one picked all four semi-finalists.
  • two players picked none, aka zilch.
  • the rest of us (14) picked one each!

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#1041828 - Mon Apr 14 2014 06:29 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52219
Loc: Sydney
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Football Association Challenge Cup
semi-finals


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FA Cup
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Saturday 12th April
7th Round
    17 of 17 players lodged tips 16 of 17 lodged advance picks

    H-x-Acppts cp = correct picks
    6-5-60
    2-1-13
    7-0-10
    2-6-90
    1-4-12
    1-2-14

    last four
    lines are
    adv picks
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    Half Time: Sheffield United v Hull City
    Full Time : Sheffield United v Hull City
    First Goal: Sheffield Utd/none/Hull City
    Half Time: Wigan Athletic v Arsenal
    Full Time : Wigan Athletic v Arsenal
    First Goal: Wigan Ath/none/Arsenal
    Sheffield United
    Hull City
    Wigan Athletic
    Arsenal

    N-Bomb paper_aero KrivoyRog FussBudget

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    N-Bomb paper_aero dg_dave Howie72
    N-Bomb

    KrivoyRog
    wwe84
    wwe84 George95 KrivoyRog Howie72 .
    88
    one semi-final was played on Saturday and one was played on Sunday
    advance picks were lodged on 25th January in Round 4. LeoDaVinci didn't lodge advance picks &
    receives default zero (George95 and Howie72) .. see post above this one for a complete list
Round 7
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 4 1-13 dg_dave b 70 11 82 1 2 10
2 2 1-6 KrivoyRog s 72 7 80 1 1 10
3 1 1-10 PaulE 76 3 79 3 5
4 3 3-9 Howie72 71 6 77 2 4
5 7 4-12 srini701 68 7 75 1 1 6
6 6 1-7 wwe84 s 69 3 73 2 3 11
7 4 1-4 George95 70 2 72 1 8
8 9 6-14 N-Bomb s 65 5 71 2 5
8 7 4-13 illiniman14 68 3 71 1 5
8 12 8-16 gtho4 64 7 71 4
11 9 9-16 Dizart 65 5 70 1 3
12 12 12-17 ozzz2002 64 5 69 2 1 7
13 9 4-16 FussBudget 65 3 68 1 1 6
14 14 3-14 Sypher 60 7 67 1 2 3
14 14 8-16 paper-aero 60 7 67 2 2
16 14 3-17 LeoDaVinci 60 4 64 1 3
17 14 4-16 BxBarracuda 60 3 63 4 7
late starters 00
113 19 18 99
home 54 54
draw 29 29
away(default) 37 37
neutral 12 12
advance 8 4 12 144
wooden spoon 38 2 40
best picks 80 11 91
perfect 128 16 144
bonus pts 95 4 99


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 +2 George95 wwe84
1b +1 George95 KrivoyRog
2 +1 George95
3a +1 wwe84
3b +1 PaulE wwe84
4 +1 PaulE
5 +2 PaulE
6 +4 PaulE
7 +1 dg_dave
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week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
H-x-A avge bp
1a 5-5-6 50.7% 9 11/16 wwe84 3/16 ozzz2002
1b 9-3-4 74.5% 9 11/16 illiniman14 KrivoyRog PaulE 6/16 wwe84
2 9-4-3 52.7% 17 12/16 FussBudget 6/16 BxBarracuda dg_dave
3a 4-6-6 30.8% 16 7/16 wwe84 srini701 3/16 BxBarracuda KrivoyRog
3b 10-3-3 60.9% 13 9/16 N-Bomb ozzz2002 PaulE 6/16 FussBudget paper_aero srini701
BxBarracuda wwe84 dg_dave
4 6-2-8 68.7% 21 13/16 N-Bomb ozzz2002 Sypher 8/16 BxBarracuda wwe84
5 8-3-5 33.8% 7 8/16 Howie72 LeoDaVinci 2/16 Sypher paper_aero
6 3-3-2 44.1% 3 9/16 Howie72 Dizart PaulE 4/16 Sypher
7 33.8% 4 11/16 dg_dave 2/16 George95
8
99 19 18

There was just one weekly winner for the FA Cup semi-finals: dg_dave with a score of 11/16. He scored only one point with his advance picks, but 10 pts came from five correct picks out of six .. he picked HT and FT and the first goal in *both* semis except for the first scorer in the Arsenal game! He's come out of nowhere, six pts behind the leader, pushes the leader down to 3rd, and ends up 2 pts in front of second.

George95 collects the wooden spoon with 2/16 and falls down to 7th place 8pts behind 3rd place. He was previously just one point off the podium.

BxBarracuda is still the only one with a complete set of three advance picks: the two finalists and the winner. Eleven of us are running dead, with zero live. See post below this one for the complete list .. and see how these advance picks will play out in the final round. They may (not) determine the 3 podium spots.

A year ago we had the Wigan Athletic fairy tale. They played in their first-ever FA Cup Final; and beat Manchester City.

This year we have a Hull City fairy tale. Their appearance in the semi-finals over the weekend was their second-ever (their first was 84 years ago in 1930). Next month they will walk out onto the Wembley pitch for their first-ever FA Cup Final appearance, on Saturday 17th May.

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#1041829 - Mon Apr 14 2014 06:29 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52219
Loc: Sydney
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Finalists x2 plus Winner
lodged in Round 5

               | ------- -------- ------- ------- | ------- -------- -------

BxBarracuda | Arsenal Hull C | Arsenal
dg_dave | Arsenal Man City | Man City
Dizart | Man City Everton | Man City
FussBudget | Arsenal Man City | Arsenal
George95 | Man City Everton | Man City
gtho4 | Man City Liverp | Man City
Howie72 | Man City Liverp | Liverpool
illiniman14 | Man City Everton | Man City
KrivoyRog | Everton Southpm | Everton
LeoDaVinci | Arsenal Everton | Arsenal
N-Bomb | Man City Liverp | Man City
ozzz2002 | Arsenal Chelsea | Arsenal
paper_aero | Arsenal Man City | Man City
PaulE | Man City Everton | Man City
srini701 | Man City Everton | Man City
Sypher | Liverp Chelsea | Liverpool
wwe84 | Man City Wigan A | Man City
| ------- -------- ------- ------- | ------- -------- -------
51 | 6 12 7+4 2+1+1+1 | 4 10 2+1

Finalists x2 picks x2 pts each added into Round 8 (last round)
Winner x 6 pts also added into Round 8 .. being 6 pts points if they win the final, 3 pts if they're
the losing finalist, 2 pts if they lost their semi, and 1 pt if they lost their quarter-final.

Finalists


Manchester City 12
Everton 7

Arsenal 6
Liverpool 4
Chelsea 2
Wigan Athletic 1

Hull City 1
Southampton 1


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17 players lodged advance picks
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winner


Manchester City 10
lost QF
Arsenal 4
Liverpool 2
Everton 1
lost QF





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17 players lodged advance picks


  • eleven players have lost both their finalists (and the winner).
  • BxBarracuda is the only player with a complete set of three (he picked both finalists).
  • the remaining five players correctly picked one finalist.
  • of those five, only three have a live pick left for the winner (the 4th is BxBarracuda).
  • these four will collect either 6 pts or 3 pts for their advance pick. Eleven of us will
    collect 1 pt as our winner lost the QF, and the remaining two who picked Liverpool
    as their winner score zilch (out of 6 pts)

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#1046338 - Sun May 18 2014 08:50 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52219
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder

Football Association Challenge Cup
FINAL


.
FA Cup
o
oo
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2014
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Saturday 17th May
8h Round


17 of 18 players lodged tips and 17 of 18 lodged advance picks

H-x-Acppts cp = correct picks
8-8-10
14-0-30
12-0-50
adv picks
finalists x2

advance
pick
winner
1-2
2-2
Hull









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Half Time: Arsenal v Hull City
Full Time : Arsenal v Hull City
First Goal: Arsenal/none/Hull C
Arsenal
Hull City
Winner (6 pts): Arsenal
Lost final (3 pts): Hull City
Lost semi (2 pts): Sheff Utd
Lost semi (2 pts): Wigan Ath
Lost quarter (1 pt): Everton
Lost quarter (1 pt): Charlton Ath
Lost quarter (1 pt): Sunderland
Lost quarter (1 pt): Manch City
KrivoyRog
BxBarracuda Howie72 runaway_drive
BxBarracuda Howie72 runaway_drive KrivoyRog srini701
BxBarracuda FussBudget LeoDaVinci ozzz2002 dg_dave
BxBarracuda . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . paper_aero
BxBarracuda FussBudget LeoDaVinci ozzz2002
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


KrivoyRog


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advance picks were lodged on 15th Feb in Round 5. N-Bomb lodged advance picks but
none here for the final, runaway_drive lodged picks for the final but no advance picks

Round 7
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 2 1-6 KrivoyRog s 80 5 86 1 1 11
2 1 1-13 dg_dave 82 3 85 1 2 10
3 3 1-10 PaulE 79 1 80 3 5
3 4 3-9 Howie72 o 77 2 80 2 5
5 5 4-12 srini701 75 3 78 1 1 6
5 17 4-16 BxBarracuda bso 63 12 78 1 4 10
7 12 7-17 ozzz2002 69 8 77 2 1 7
8 13 4-16 FussBudget 68 8 76 1 1 6
9 6 1-9 wwe84 73 1 74 2 3 11
10 7 1-10 George95 72 1 73 1 8
11 8 6-14 N-Bomb s 71 1 72 2 5
11 8 4-13 illiniman14 71 1 72 1 5
11 16 3-17 LeoDaVinci 64 8 72 1 3
11 8 8-16 gtho4 71 1 72 4
15 11 9-16 Dizart 75 1 71 1 3
16 14 8-16 paper_aero 67 3 70 2 2
17 14 3-17 Sypher 67 0 67 1 3 3
18 18 18-18 runaway_drive o 63 2 65 1
late starters 00
61 20 18 105
home 54 54
draw 29 29
away(default) 37 37
neutral 12 6 18
advance 12 10 12 160
wooden spoon 40 0 40
best picks 91 12 103
perfect 144 16 160
bonus pts 99 6 105


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 +2 George95 wwe84
1b +1 George95 KrivoyRog
2 +1 George95
3a +1 wwe84
3b +1 PaulE wwe84
4 +1 PaulE
5 +2 PaulE
6 +4 PaulE
7 +1 dg_dave
8 +1 KrivoyRog




week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
H-x-A avge bp
1a 5-5-6 50.7% 9 11/16 wwe84 3/16 ozzz2002
1b 9-3-4 74.5% 9 11/16 illiniman14 KrivoyRog PaulE 6/16 wwe84
2 9-4-3 52.7% 17 12/16 FussBudget 6/16 BxBarracuda dg_dave
3a 4-6-6 30.8% 16 7/16 wwe84 srini701 3/16 BxBarracuda KrivoyRog
3b 10-3-3 60.9% 13 9/16 N-Bomb ozzz2002 PaulE 6/16 FussBudget paper_aero srini701
BxBarracuda wwe84 dg_dave
4 6-2-8 68.7% 21 13/16 N-Bomb ozzz2002 Sypher 8/16 BxBarracuda wwe84
5 8-3-5 33.8% 7 8/16 Howie72 LeoDaVinci 2/16 Sypher paper_aero
6 3-3-2 44.1% 3 9/16 Howie72 Dizart PaulE 4/16 Sypher
7 33.8% 4 11/16 dg_dave 2/16 George95
8 22.4% 6 12/16 BxBarracuda 0/16 Sypher
105 20 19

KrivoyRog bolted along the rails to snatch gold from dg_dave by a single point. PaulE kept third spot to collect the bronze medal (he was tied for third with Howie72 but won the bronze medal on a countback).

PaulE was the *only* player who kept his spot from the previous round! Musical chairs is expected in the early rounds of a tipping comp, but highly unusual for the final round.

BxBarracuda is this round's winner with a score of 12/16. He flew down the middle of the track with a withering finish and, physically exhausted and breathless, collapsed on the finish line a mere two points off the podium! He picked the winner with his advance pick, he picked *both* finalists with his advance picks (the only tipster to achieve this feat, which included picking Hull City to make their first ever appearance in an FA Cup Final and earnt him a bonus pt); he also picked Hull City to score first.

Sypher collects the wooden spoon with stupendous picks of 0/16 scored. He picked nothing, zilch .. even his advance pick for the winner failed to make the quarter-finals, which would've earnt him a point. If he did earn a point, eight of us would've collected a wooden spoon each!

ozzz2002 finished in seventh place, his highest position all season. Sypher, George95 and wwe84 all set new low points for the season. Everyone scored a weekly win or a wooden spoon during the comp except one .. gtho4 took no risks with his picks, and duly finished in the bottom half of the table.

runaway_drive joined as a late starter. Welcome aboard! Now that he's tested the water and whet his appetite, let's see if he'll join us from the start of a comp .. the World Cup comp, which starts next month on 12th June, might be a goer!

Arsenal came from 0-2 after 8 minutes to beat Hull City 3-2 in extra time. It was a 2-2 draw at full-time, a scoreline which was picked by no-one .. the three players who picked Hull City to win scored a bonus pt for a near miss: Howie72, BxBarracuda and runaway_drive. KrivoyRog was the only player who picked the 1-2 scoreline at half time.

This was Arsenal's 11th FA Cup triumph, the same number of wins as Manchester United. Next on the all-time winners list is Spurs with 8 wins, followed by Liverpool, Chelsea and Aston Villa with 7 apiece, Newcastle and Blackburn with 6 each, and three teams with 5 each: Newcastle, WBA and Manch City (these ten teams have won 62 of the 133 FA Cups contested since the first one in 1872).
    1. KrivoyRog
    2. dg_dave
    3. PaulE
This year's FA Cup competition was the 12th edition here at FT. The defending title holder was PaulE and George95 was last year's silver medallist (illiniman14 collected bronze). Congratulations to the three medallists .. and commiserations to the rest of us.

ADVANCE PICKS: Finalists x2 plus Winner
lodged in Round 5
               | ------- -------- ------- ------- | ------- -------- -------
BxBarracuda | Arsenal Hull C | Arsenal
dg_dave | Arsenal Man City | Man City
Dizart | Man City Everton | Man City
FussBudget | Arsenal Man City | Arsenal
George95 | Man City Everton | Man City
gtho4 | Man City Liverp | Man City
Howie72 | Man City Liverp | Liverpool
illiniman14 | Man City Everton | Man City
KrivoyRog | Everton Southpm | Everton
LeoDaVinci | Arsenal Everton | Arsenal
N-Bomb | Man City Liverp | Man City
ozzz2002 | Arsenal Chelsea | Arsenal
paper_aero | Arsenal Man City | Man City
PaulE | Man City Everton | Man City
srini701 | Man City Everton | Man City
Sypher | Chelsea Liverp | Liverpool
wwe84 | Man City Wigan A | Man City
| ------- -------- ------- ------- | ------- -------- -------
51 | 6 12+2 7+4 1+1+1 | 4 10 2+1

Finalists x2 picks x2 pts each added into Round 8 (last round)
Winner x 6 pts also added into Round 8 .. being 6 pts points if they win the final, 3 pts if they're
the losing finalist, 2 pts if they lost their semi, and 1 pt if they lost their quarter-final.

Finalists


Manchester City 12
Everton 7

Arsenal 6
Liverpool 4
Chelsea 2
Wigan Athletic 1

Hull City 1
Southampton 1


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17 players lodged advance picks
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winner


Manchester City 10
lost QF
Arsenal 4
Liverpool 2
Everton 1
lost QF





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17 players lodged advance picks

FT HoF Record Book: Sypher 0/16

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