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#1147689 - Tue Oct 18 2016 05:44 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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FA Cup
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2017
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The FA Cup, which started in 1872, is the world's oldest football knock-out competition .. season 2017 is the 136th edition. The preliminary qualifying rounds started in mid-August. The Football Association has accepted entries from 736 teams for this season's FA Cup, comprising 644 non-league teams plus the 92 league teams. The all-time record field is 763 teams, which was set in 2012. The league teams are the 44 teams in the FAPL (20) and FLC (24), and the 48 teams in League One and League Two (24 each).
  • the 4th and last qualifying round for the 644 non-league teams was played last weekend Saturday 16th October.
  • the 32 survivors from the qualifiers progress to the First Round where they join the 48 teams in L1 and L2 (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 final in May.
This year's FA Cup tipping comp will run for a bit over 6˝ months over 10 rounds from Saturday 5th November 2016 until Saturday 27th May 2017 (First Round 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, gives us 10 tipping rounds.
  • we also have advance picks thrown in so that all 10 rounds are worth 16 pts each.

The dates for each round in this year's comp are as follows:
    1st Round : Saturday 5 November 2016
    2nd Round : Saturday 3 December 2016
    3rd Round : Saturday 7 January 2017
    4th Round : Saturday 28 January 2017
    5th Round : Saturday 18 February 2017
    6th Round : Saturday 11 March 2017   quarters
    7th Round : Saturday 22 April 2017     semi-finals
    8th Round : Saturday 27 May 2017      FA Cup Final
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; penalty-shootout lotteries are ignored.
    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 ws score. 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 if we
    have 10+ runners; or one of three if we have 18 or more runners.
    one bonus point for 11+/16;
    14/16 or higher receives a further bonus point (plus a knighthood from HM).
    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
    are identical, bonus pts will be used.

This year's comp is the 15th edition of the FA Cup tipping comp. Last season's comp was won by N-Bomb .. srini701 is the only person to have won this three times and the only person to have retained his title (when he won it in 2009 and 2010). He's had three podium finishes in this comp, all gold. Howie72, paper_aero and gtho4 have also had three podiums, but none are gold. PaulE holds the record for podium finishes with four (two were gold) .. and paper_aero will be hoping it's third time lucky: he's had back-to-back bronze medals for the last two comps.
    .Previous winners & medallists:
    .2003
    2004
    2005
    2006
    2007
    2008
    2009
    2010
    2011
    2012
    2013
    2014
    2015
    2016.
    silverginger
    halfbakedangi
    Sypher
    halfbakedangi
    PaulE
    LeoDaVinci
    srini701
    srini701
    KrivoyRog
    superhooppete
    PaulE
    KrivoyRog
    srini701
    N-Bomb
    gtho4
    manvinder01
    treble99
    Sypher
    Howie72
    gtho4
    LeoDaVinci
    paper_aero
    triviapaul
    trev1
    George95
    dg_dave
    dg_dave
    Sypher
    Dazzy_D
    Sypher
    ElfTwinkle
    PaulE
    gtho4
    Howie72
    PaulE
    Howie72
    BxBarracuda
    illiniman14
    illiniman14
    PaulE
    paper_aero
    paper_aero
    .
The draw for the First Round took place earlier this week on Monday 17th October at 7:10pm local time. The tipping thread for the First Round will be posted later in the week. If you'd like to have a go at this year's comp, please sign-in and have a go!


Edited by gtho4 (Sat Nov 05 2016 08:08 AM)

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#1147690 - Tue Oct 18 2016 05:45 AM FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Edited by gtho4 (Sat Oct 22 2016 05:24 PM)

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#1147696 - Tue Oct 18 2016 08:52 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Sun Feb 13 2011
Posts: 23908
Loc: New South Wales
Australia
I'm in

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#1147729 - Tue Oct 18 2016 03:01 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2008
Posts: 441
Loc: Sheffield
Yorkshire UK
Count me in

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#1147761 - Tue Oct 18 2016 10:37 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
Sypher Offline
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Posts: 15926
Loc: East London
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Yep
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#1147764 - Tue Oct 18 2016 10:40 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23942
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia
Back again.
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The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1147775 - Wed Oct 19 2016 02:01 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Wed Feb 09 2000
Posts: 4370
Loc: Leeds Yorkshire
England UK
I'm in again.

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#1147781 - Wed Oct 19 2016 04:31 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Fri Mar 16 2007
Posts: 22710
Loc: Buckhaven Fife
Scotland UK
Usually awful at this one, but I'll have another go

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#1147929 - Thu Oct 20 2016 07:33 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
Posts: 14926
Loc: Crazy Canuck   

In again

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#1148118 - Fri Oct 21 2016 10:33 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Tue Sep 07 2010
Posts: 1061
Loc: Manitoba Canada
I'll have a go.
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#1149189 - Mon Oct 31 2016 03:35 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
FussBudget Offline
Prolific

Registered: Wed Mar 23 2005
Posts: 1991
Loc: Brisbane
QLD Australia
I'm in to be fodder, but maybe not

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#1149552 - Thu Nov 03 2016 10:00 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Posts: 51352
Loc: Sydney
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ditto!

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#1149909 - Sun Nov 06 2016 08:14 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 51352
Loc: Sydney
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Football Association Challenge Cup

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FA Cup
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2017
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Saturday 5th November
1st Round
    18 of 18 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    18-0-00
    13-2-30
    13-4-10
    5-6-70
    13-2-30
    4-5-90
    9-5-40
    8-6-40
    2-1-15
    16-1-10
    3-2-13
    2-4-12
    18-0-00
    14-2-20
    3-6-90
    18-0-00
    1-0
    1-2
    7-0
    2-2
    1-1
    3-1
    1-1
    1-2
    1-1
    0-0
    3-6
    1-3
    2-2
    2-1
    1-2
    3-2
    18
    3
    13
    6
    2
    4
    5
    4
    1
    1
    13
    12

    0

    14
    9

    18
    Bolton Wanderers v Grimsby Town
    Bradford City v Accrington Stanley
    Braintree Town v Eastbourne Borough
    Bury v Wimbledon
    Cambridge United v Dover Athletic
    Charlton Athletic v Scunthorpe United
    Cheltenham Town v Crewe Alexandra
    Colchester United v Chesterfield
    Crawley Town v Bristol Rovers
    Dagenham & Redbridge v Halifax Town
    Dartford v Sutton United
    Exeter City v Luton Town
    Gillingham v Brackley Town
    Lincoln City v Altrincham
    Mansfield Town v Plymouth Argyle
    Milton Keynes Dons v Spennymoor Town

    dg_dave ozzz2002 wwe84


    srini701  FussBudget
    George95 FussBudget wwe84 N-Bomb
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Dizart toocool4u nasty_liar N-Bomb
    George95
    George95



    dg_dave FussBudget nasty_liar ElfTwinkle

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    123
Round 1a
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1-1 George95 ss 0 9 11 1 2
2 2 2 FussBudget s 0 8 9 1
3 3-3 paper-aero 0 8 8
3 3-3 LeoDaVinci 8 8
3 3-3 illiniman14 0 8 8
3 3-3 gtho4 0 8 8
7 7-7 srini701 s 0 6 7 1
7 7-7 nasty_liar 7 7
7 7-7 Sypher 0 7 7
7 7-7 ozzz2002 0 7 7
7 7-7 Dizart 0 7 7
12 12-12 N-Bomb 0 6 6
12 12-12 wwe84 0 6 6
12 12-12 PaulE 0 6 6
12 12-12 Howie72 0 6 6
12 12-12 dg_dave 0 6 6
12 12-12 toocool4u 6 6
18 18-18 ElfTwinkle 0 4 4 1
late starters 6
123 1 1 4
home 0 5 5
draw 0 6 6
away(default) 0 5 5
wooden spoon 0 4 4
best picks 0 9 9
perfect 0 16 16
bonus pts 0 4 4

 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 two.
 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
1b
2.
3a
3b
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.



week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
    H-x-A  avge bp
1a 5-6-5 42.7% 4 9/16 George95 4/16 ElfTwinkle
1b .
2 .
3a .
3b .
4 .
5
6
7
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4 1 1

Last year's FA Cup comp had a field of 15 runners. This year there were 18 runners at the gate when the starter fired his gun. We had zero no-shows: all 15 returned for another dose, plus three extras: LeoDaVinci, after an absence of one season, and two first-timers: toocool4u and nasty_liar.

Three games were picked by everyone ... we hit pay dirt with two but we all missed the game at Gillingham, who play in League One (the 3rd tier of English football, below the FAPL & FLC). They were held to a draw by Brackley Town, who play in National League North (formerly Conference North), the sixth tier.

Cambridge United (League Two) were held to a draw at home by Dover Athletic from the fifth tier .. srini701 & FussBudget picked this upset, and scored a bonus point each.

There were two other upsets. Both of them were draws and both of them were solo picks by George95, who's our early leader. He picked 9/16 which, with two bonus points, sees him skip away to a 2pt lead at the end of the first round.

Nobody was able to reach double digits with correct picks; the first spoon goes to ElfTwinkle; and Round 1b will be completed on Sunday.



Edited by gtho4 (Mon Nov 07 2016 07:55 AM)
Edit Reason: to fix srini701 add error

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#1149952 - Sun Nov 06 2016 10:06 PM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Posts: 10155
Loc: Hyderabad India           
errr...6 + solo should be 7 for me??
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#1149954 - Sun Nov 06 2016 10:51 PM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Posts: 51352
Loc: Sydney
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yep, fixed

The printouts are with me. I brought them to work, just in case!

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#1150078 - Tue Nov 08 2016 07:49 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 51352
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder
Football Association Challenge Cup

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FA Cup
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oo
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2017
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Saturday 5th November
1st Round
    18 of 18 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    4-1-13
    17-0-10
    3-2-13
    17-1-00
    2-1-15
    2-4-12
    16-2-00
    6-3-90
    18-0-00
    8-7-30
    18-0-00
    17-0-10
    15-1-20
    0-2-16
    5-8-50
    1-2-15
    1-1
    2-0
    2-2
    3-0
    1-1
    1-1
    6-0
    2-1
    2-1
    1-0
    1-2
    6-0
    3-0
    3-5
    2-4
    2-2
    1
    17
    2
    17
    1
    4
    16
    6

    18

    8

    0

    17
    15
    16
    5
    2
    Alfreton Town v Newport County
    Blackpool v Kidderminster Harriers
    Boreham Wood v Notts County
    Hartlepool United v Stamford
    Maidstone United v Rochdale
    Morecambe v Coventry City
    Northampton Town v Harrow Borough
    Oldham Athletic v Doncaster Rovers
    Peterborough United v Chesham Utd
    Port Vale v Stevenage
    Portsmouth v Wycombe Wanderers
    Sheffield United v Leyton Orient
    Shrewsbury Town v Barnet
    St Albans City v Carlisle United
    Stockport County v Woking
    Taunton Town v Barrow
    N-Bomb
    nasty_liar
    Sypher toocool4u
    FussBudget
    ElfTwinkle
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    wwe84 nasty_liar




    wwe84
    FussBudget srini701 toocool4u
    wwe84 LeoDaVinci

    nasty_liar ozzz2002 .
    145
Round 1b
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1 1-1 George95 11 9 20 1 2
2 12 2-12 N-Bomb bs 6 11 19 1 2
3 7 3-7 Dizart b 7 10 18 1
4 7 4-7 Sypher s 7 9 17 1
4 7 4-7 ozzz2002 s 7 9 17 1
4 3 3-4 illiniman14 8 9 17
7 7 7-7 nasty_liar s 7 8 16 1
7 3 3-7 paper_aero 8 8 16
7 3 3-7 gtho4 8 8 16
10 12 10-12 toocool4u s 6 8 15 1
10 3 3-10 LeoDaVinci 8 7 15
10 2 2 10 FussBudget 9 6 15 1 1
13 12 12-13 PaulE 6 8 14
14 12 12-14 Howie72 6 7 13
14 12 12-14 dg_dave 6 7 13
14 18 14-18 ElfTwinkle s 4 8 13 1 1
14 7 7-14 srini701 7 6 13 1 1
18 12 12-18 wwe84 6 6 12 1
late starters 1
145 2 4 12
home 5 8 13
draw 6 5 11
away(default) 5 3 8
wooden spoon 4 6 10
best picks 9 11 20
perfect 16 16 32
bonus pts 4 8 12

 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 two.
 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
1b +1 George95
2.
3a
3b
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.



week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
    H-x-A  avge bp
1a 5-6-5 42.7% 4 9/16 George95 4/16 ElfTwinkle
1b 8-5-3 67.1% 8 11/16 N-Bomb 6/16 FusBudget srini701 wwe84
2 .
3a .
3b .
4 .
5
6
7
8
12 2 4

Once again one game picked by no-one. Nonetheless, our picks in the bottom half of the First Round draw (R 1b) were better than the top half (R 1a), 145 correct v 123 correct.

Apart from the leader, nasty_liar was the only player to retain his spot .. the rest of us moved up or down a spot or two, or ten!

N-Bomb picked 11/16 and flew up the table from 12th all the way to 2nd to slot in behind behind George95, who retains his lead from Round 1a. Dizart also reached double figures; he also scored a bonus point with 10/16 .. he moved up from 7th to 3rd, to complete the first three placings.

FussBudget collected a wooden spoon, and tumbled down the ladder from 2nd all the way down to 10th. The other two spoons were awarded to srini701 and wwe84, who both fell to the rear of the field.

The draw for the Second Round took place last night (they will played Sat 3rd Dec). As there are 13 replays from Round One to come, the tipping thread will not go up until the end of next week.


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#1153936 - Sun Dec 18 2016 06:19 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 51352
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder
Football Association Challenge Cup

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FA Cup
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oo
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2017
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Saturday 3rd December
2nd Round
    18 of 18 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    17-1-00
    7-6-50
    16-2-00
    3-5-10
    7-7-40
    13-4-10
    8-6-40
    1-3-14
    14-2-20
    17-1-00
    3-3-12
    17-1-00
    17-1-00
    12-3-30
    5-5-80

    4-5-90
    1-0
    3-2
    1-2
    4-0
    0-2
    0-0
    0-5
    3-4
    3-3
    6-2
    5-2
    2-2
    0-0
    4-0
    0-0

    3-2
    17
    7

    0

    3
    4
    4
    4
    14
    2
    17
    17
    3
    1
    12
    5

    4
    Blackpool v Brackley Town
    Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield United
    Bristol Rovers v Barrow
    Cambridge United v Coventry City
    Carlisle United v Rochdale
    Charlton Athletic v Milton Keynes Dons
    Chesterfield v Wycombe Wanderers
    Curzon Ashton v Wimbledon
    Eastleigh v Halifax Town
    Luton Town v Solihull Moors
    Millwall v Braintree Town
    Notts County v Peterborough United
    Plymouth Argyle v Newport County
    Port Vale v Hartlepool United
    Shrewsbury Town v Fleetwood Town
    Stourbridge v Northampton Town

    Lincoln City v Oldham Athletic
    nasty_liar

    wwe84 George95
    FussBudget Dizart N-Bomb

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


    wwe84 srini701
    wwe84
    FussBudget
    ElfTwinkle gtho4 illiniman14
    George95



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    114
    Stourbidge v Northampton was postponed - replaced by Lincoln v Oldham
Round 1b
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 3 1-7 Dizart b 18 10 29 1 2
2 1 1-2 George95 ws 20 5 27 1 4
2 2 2-12 N-Bomb 19 8 27 1 2
4 4 3-4 illiniman14 17 8 25
5 4 4-7 Sypher 17 6 23 1
5 7 3-7 gtho4 16 7 23
7 10 7-12 toocool4u 15 7 22 1
7 7 3-7 paper_aero 16 6 22
7 13 7-13 PaulE 14 8 22
7 14 7-14 srini701 s 13 8 22 1 2
11 4 4-11 ozzz2002 17 4 21 1 1
12 10 3-12 LeoDaVinci 15 5 20
12 10 2 12 FussBudget 15 5 20 1 1
12 14 12-18 ElfTwinkle 13 7 20 1 1
12 7 7-12 nasty_liar 16 4 20 1 1
12 18 12-18 wwe84 ws 12 6 20 1 2
17 14 12-17 Howie72 13 5 18
17 14 12-17 dg_dave 13 5 18
late starters 19
114 3 6 18
home 13 7 20
draw 11 5 16
away(default) 8 4 12 48
wooden spoon 10 4 14
best picks 20 10 30
perfect 32 16 48
bonus pts 12 6 18

 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 two.
 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
1b +1 George95
2. +2 Dizart
3a
3b
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.


Round 6 is the quarter-finals


week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
    H-x-A  avge bp
1a 5-6-5 42.7% 4 9/16 George95 4/16 ElfTwinkle
1b 8-5-3 67.1% 8 11/16 N-Bomb 6/16 FusBudget srini701 wwe84
2 7-5-4 39.6% 6 10/16 Dizart 4/16 naty_liar ozzz2002
3a
3b
4
5
6
7
8
18 3 6

Once again one game picked by no-one but, between us we averaged 39.6% correct, our lowest strike rate so far.

N-Bomb and illiniman14 were the only players to retain their spot from the previous round. The rest of us moved down or up a spot or two, or seven!

Dizart picked 10/16 and takes over front-running duties from George95.

ozzz2002 collected one of the wooden spoons, and tumbled down the ladder from 4th all the way down to 11th. The other spoon was awarded to nasty_liar, who fell 5 places to 12th.

The draw for the Third Round took place on Monday 5th Dec (they will played Sat 7th Jan 2017). The tipping thread is up, even though there are still two more replays to be decided.

Please note that The FA have scheduled one game for Friday night 6th Jan 2017.


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#1155607 - Sat Jan 07 2017 06:19 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 51352
Loc: Sydney
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Football Association Challenge Cup

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FA Cup
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oo
o
o
2017
oo
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Saturday 7th January
3rd Round
    17 of 18 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    5-6-60
    3-1-13
    1-1-15
    3-4-10
    3-5-90
    17-0-00
    16-1-00
    14-2-10
    12-4-10
    17-0-00
    5-6-60
    17-0-00
    17-0-00
    2-3-12
    3-4-10
    0-1-15
    2-1
    0-2
    1-1
    0-0
    0-0
    5-1
    2-0
    0-0
    1-2
    4-0
    2-0
    2-2
    4-0
    3-0
    2-2
    0-5
    5
    13
    1
    4
    5

    17

    16
    2
    1

    17

    5

    0
    17

    2
    4
    15
    Accrington Stanley v Luton Town
    Barrow v Rochdale
    Birmingham City v Newcastle Utd
    Blackpool v Barnsley
    Bolton Wanderers v Crystal Palace
    Brentford v Eastleigh
    Brighton & Hove Alb v MK Dons
    Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town
    Everton v Leicester City
    Huddersfield Town v Port Vale
    Hull City v Swansea City
    Ipswich Town v Lincoln City
    Manchester United v Reading
    Millwall v Bournemouth
    Norwich City v Southampton
    West Ham Utd v Manchester City

    dg_dave George95 ElfTwinkle FussBudget
    FussBudget
    srini701 Howie72 illiniman14 LeoDaVinci
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    dg_dave
    wwe84 toocool4u
    dg_dave




    ozzz2002 PaulE
    srini701 toocool4u ElfTwinkle FussBudget
    srini701 .
    124
    N-Bomb missed WHU v Manch City which was played Friday night
Round 3a
.
Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1 1-7 Dizart 29 6 35 1 2
2 2 2-12 N-Bomb 27 7 34 1 2
3 7 3-12 toocool4u s 22 9 32 1 2
3 2 1-3 George95 27 5 32 1 1 4
3 4 3-4 illiniman14 25 7 32
6 7 6-13 PaulE s 22 8 31 1
6 5 4-7 Sypher 23 8 31 1
8 12 8-18 wwe84 s 20 9 30 1 1 3
8 7 7-14 srini701 22 8 30 1 2
8 11 4-11 ozzz2002 s 21 8 30 1 2
11 5 3-11 gtho4 23 6 29
11 12 2 12 FussBudget s 20 8 29 1 2
13 7 3-13 paper_aero 22 6 28
14 17 12-17 Howie72 18 9 27 1
14 12 3-14 LeoDaVinci 20 7 27
14 12 12-18 ElfTwinkle 20 7 27 1 1
17 17 12-17 dg_dave s 18 6 25 1
17 12 7-17 nasty_liar 20 25 1 1
late starters 26
124 6 7 24
home 20 7 27
draw 16 6 22
away(default) 12 3 15 48
wooden spoon 14 5 19
best picks 30 9 39
perfect 48 16 64
bonus pts 18 6 24

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 two.
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
1b +1 George95
2. +2 Dizart
3a +1 Dizart
3b
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.


Round 6 is the quarter-finals


week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
    H-x-A  avge bp
1a 5-6-5 42.7% 4 9/16 George95 4/16 ElfTwinkle
1b 8-5-3 67.1% 8 11/16 N-Bomb 6/16 FusBudget srini701 wwe84
2 7-5-4 39.6% 6 10/16 Dizart 4/16 nasty_liar ozzz2002
3a 7-6-3 45.6% 6 9/16 Howie72 toocool4u wwe84 5/16 George95
3b
4
5
6
7
8
24 6 7

Four games were unanimous picks, and we hit pay dirt with three of them .. we all missed Ipswich being held to a draw at home by non-league team Lincoln (they're leading the Football Conference, now known as the National League).

Three players scored the weekly win, the first for the season for each of them. George95 collected the wooden spoon, also a first for the season.

The first two, plus dg_dave at the rear, were the only players to retain their spot from the previous round. The rest of us moved down or up a spot or two, or six!

New highs: toocool4u, PaulE, wwe84
New lows : George95, gtho4, paper_aero, LeoDaVinci nasty_liar

Everyone has now scored a win, collected a spoon or scored a bonus point except four. They have blanks in all those columns: illiniman14, gtho4, paper_aero and LeoDaVinci .. George95 and wwe84 have one of each, or more.

The remaining half of Round Three will be competed on Monday night.



Edited by gtho4 (Mon Jan 09 2017 04:44 AM)

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#1155725 - Mon Jan 09 2017 06:24 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Football Association Challenge Cup

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FA Cup
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oo
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2017
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Saturday 7th January
3rd Round
    17 of 18 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    0-1-16
    3-9-50
    17-0-00
    17-0-00
    7-7-30
    0-1-16
    6-8-30
    7-6-40
    16-0-10
    8-5-40
    3-4-10
    17-0-00
    15-1-10
    12-3-20
    8-5-40
    16-0-10
    1-2
    1-2
    4-1
    0-0
    3-0
    1-2
    1-2
    2-3
    0-2
    0-0
    0-0
    2-0
    2-0
    1-2
    2-0
    2-1
    16
    5

    17
    0

    7
    16
    3
    4
    1
    5
    4

    17

    15
    2
    8
    16
    Cambridge United v Leeds United
    Cardiff City v Fulham
    Chelsea v Peterborough United
    Liverpool v Plymouth Argyle
    Middlesbrough v Sheff Wednesday
    Preston North End v Arsenal
    Queens Park R v Blackburn Rovers
    Rotherham United v Oxford United
    Stoke City v Wolverh Wanderers
    Sunderland v Burnley
    Sutton United v Wimbledon
    Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa
    Watford v Burton Albion
    West Bromwich Alb v Derby County
    Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest
    Wycombe Wanderersv Stourbridge
    illiniman14
    ozzz2002 N-Bomb srini701 LeoDaVinci Sypher


    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    FussBudget
    ozzz2002 N-Bomb srini701
    illiniman14 Howie72 wwe84 LeoDaVinci
    dg_dave
    ElfTwinkle paper_aero PaulE LeoDaVinci toocool4u
    ElfTwinkle Howie72 George95 gtho4

    ozzz2002 wwe84
    ozzz2002 Howie72

    FussBudget .
    136
    Cambridge United v Leeds United was played on Monday night
Round 3b
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 2 1-12 N-Bomb b 34 10 45 1 3
2 1 1-7 Dizart 35 6 41 1 2
3 14 3-17 Howie72 bs 27 11 40 2 2
3 3 3-12 toocool4u 32 8 40 1 2
3 3 1-3 George95 32 8 40 1 1 4
3 6 3-7 Sypher 31 9 40 1
3 8 3-11 ozzz2002 s 30 9 40 1 3
8 3 3-8 illiniman14 32 7 39
8 8 7-14 srini701 30 9 39 1 2
10 14 3-14 LeoDaVinci b 27 10 38 1
10 6 6-13 PaulE 31 7 38 1
12 11 3-12 gtho4 29 8 37
13 8 8-18 wwe84 30 6 36 1 1 3
14 14 12-18 ElfTwinkle 27 8 35 1 1
15 17 12-17 dg_dave s 25 8 34 2
15 13 3-15 paper_aero 28 8 34
17 11 2 17 FussBudget 29 4 33 2 2
18 17 7-18 nasty_liar 25 32 1 1
late starters 36
136 7 8 30
home 27 6 33
draw 22 3 25
away(default) 15 7 22 80
wooden spoon 19 4 23
best picks 39 11 50
perfect 64 16 80
bonus pts 24 6 30

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 two.
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
1b +1 George95
2. +2 Dizart
3a +1 Dizart
3b +4 N-Bomb
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.


Round 6 is the quarter-finals


week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
    H-x-A  avge bp
1a 5-6-5 42.7% 4 9/16 George95 4/16 ElfTwinkle
1b 8-5-3 67.1% 8 11/16 N-Bomb 6/16 FusBudget srini701 wwe84
2 7-5-4 39.6% 6 10/16 Dizart 4/16 nasty_liar ozzz2002
3a 7-6-3 45.6% 6 9/16 Howie72 toocool4u wwe84 5/16 George95
3b 6-3-7 50.0% 6 11/16 Howie72 4/16 FussBudget
4
5
6
7
8
30 7 8

N-Bomb, the 2016 TC champion, starts off he new year with a bang. He displaces Dizart as leader and is now 4 pts in front of the pack, which is the biggest lead so far in this tipping comp. The next 4 pts cover 11 players!

Not to be outdone Howie72, the other Kiwi amongst us, scores back-to-back weekly wins and flies 11 places up the table from 14th to 3rd .. two rounds back he was equal last, 11 pts behind the leader!

The 2nd half of the Third Round was almost a perfect game of musical chairs .. only two players retained their position. Nine players set new personal highs or lows (that's half the field):

New highs: N-Bomb, Sypher, ozzz2002 and Howie72.
New lows : illiniman14, gtho4, FussBudget, paper_aero and nasty_liar.

We had three unanimous picks and we hit pay dirt with two of them .. we all missed the upset at Anfield. Liverpool fielded a team of youngsters and were held to a 0-0 draw by Plymouth Argyle, who play in League Two, the 4th tier of English football. It was the youngest-ever side fielded by Liverpool.

dg_dave was the only player to pick Stoke City, who play in the FAPL, to lose at home to FLC side Wolves. The other outrageous pick was West Brom, also from the FAPL, to lose at home to FLC side, Derby County .. somwehow ozzz2002 and Howie72 picked this upset.

Four players still have no weekly wins, no wooden spoons & no bonus points. They still have blanks in all those columns: illiniman14, gtho4, paper_aero and LeoDaVinci .. George95 and wwe84 remain the only players with a digit in each.


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#1157024 - Mon Jan 30 2017 03:23 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Football Association Challenge Cup

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FA Cup
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2017
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Saturday 28th January
4th Round
    17 of 18 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    13-2-10
    15-0-10
    16-0-00
    0-0-16
    5-5-50
    7-7-20
    0-0-16
    16-0-00
    15-1-00
    16-0-00
    2-8-50
    0-1-15
    2-5-90
    2-5-90
    0-0-16
    16-0-00
    2-0
    2-0
    4-0
    0-3
    2-2
    4-1
    3-1
    1-2
    4-0
    1-0
    1-0
    3-0
    0-4
    0-5
    1-0
    4-3
    13
    15

    16
    16

    5
    7

    0
    0

    15

    16

    2

    0

    9
    9

    0
    16
    Blackburn Rovers v Blackpool
    Burnley v Bristol City
    Chelsea v Brentford
    Crystal Palace v Manchester City
    Derby County v Leicester City
    Fulham v Hull City
    Lincoln City v Brighton & Hove Alb
    Liverpool v Wolverh Wanderers
    Manchester United v Wigan Athletic
    Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley
    Millwall v Watford
    Oxford United v Newcastle United
    Rochdale v Huddersfield Town
    Southampton v Arsenal
    Sutton United v Leeds United
    Tott Hotspur v Wycombe Wanderers
    dg_dave srini701 Sypher
    ozzz2002

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    ElfTwinkle George95 FussBudget illiniman14
    paper_aero


    ElfTwinkle

    Dizart George95
    ElfTwinkle



    .
    139
    dg_dave missed Derby Co v Leicester City played on Friday night
    PaulE did not lodge a pick for Millwall v Watford
Round 4
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1 1-12 N-Bomb 45 9 54 1 3
2 2 1-7 Dizart bs 41 10 53 2 4
3 3 1-3 George95 bs 40 10 52 2 1 6
4 3 3-7 Sypher 40 9 49 1
4 3 3-11 ozzz2002 40 9 49 1 3
6 3 3-17 Howie72 40 8 48 2 2
6 3 3-12 toocool4u 40 8 48 1 2
6 12 3-12 gtho4 b 37 10 48 1 1
6 8 3-8 illiniman14 39 9 48
10 10 6-13 PaulE 38 9 47 1
11 8 7-14 srini701 39 6 45 2 2
12 13 8-18 wwe84 36 8 44 1 1 3
12 14 12-18 ElfTwinkle w 35 8 44 1 2
14 10 3-14 LeoDaVinci 38 43 1
14 15 3-15 paper_aero 34 9 43
16 15 12-17 dg_dave 34 8 42 2
16 17 2 17 FussBudget 33 9 42 2 2
18 18 7-18 nasty_liar 32 37 1 1
late starters 46
139 10 9 36
home 33 11 44
draw 25 1 26
away(default) 22 4 26 96
wooden spoon 23 6 29
best picks 50 10 60
perfect 80 16 96
bonus pts 30 6 36

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 two.
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
1b +1 George95
2. +2 Dizart
3a +1 Dizart
3b +4 N-Bomb
4. +1 N-Bomb
5.
6.
7.
8.


Round 6 is the quarter-finals


week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
    H-x-A  avge bp
1a 5-6-5 42.7% 4 9/16 George95 4/16 ElfTwinkle
1b 8-5-3 67.1% 8 11/16 N-Bomb 6/16 FusBudget srini701 wwe84
2 7-5-4 39.6% 6 10/16 Dizart 4/16 nasty_liar ozzz2002
3a 7-6-3 45.6% 6 9/16 Howie72 toocool4u wwe84 5/16 George95
3b 6-3-7 50.0% 6 11/16 Howie72 4/16 FussBudget
4 11-1-4 54.3% 6 10/16 Dizart George95 gtho4 6/16 srini701
5
6
7
8
36 10 9

No change out front. The first three are unchanged, but are now covered by a mere 2 pts (it was a 5 pt spread last round). From there we now have a gap of 3 pts to the peloton, where seven players are covered by 2 pts.

New high: no-one
New low : same again, no-one!

In a round of upsets, three players scored 10/16 for the weekly win and there was just the one wooden spoon. Between us we had seven unanimous picks, and we failed with four of them! Liverpool (FAPL) lost at home to Wolves from downstairs (FLC). Non-league teams Lincoln City and Sutton Utd beat Brighton & Hove Albion and Leeds Utd respectively (both FLC), and Oxford United (L1) beat Newcastle United (FLC).

For the first time since 1921, when the Football League expanded to four Divisions, the 5th Round of the FA Cup will see *two* non-league teams in the last 16. Some in the media are reporting this feat as the first since the formation of the Football League in 1888 e.g. espn and bbc, which is incorrect.

There were only two divisions in the Football League prior to WW1 and two non-league teams reached the last 16 on more than one occasion e.g. 1901 and 1902 .. 1901 saw three non-league teams in the last 16: Reading, Kettering and Spurs .. 1902 saw five non-league teams in the last 16 : Bristol Rovers, Lincoln City, Reading, Portsmouth and Southampton. Spurs won the FA Cup in a replay (they joined the Football League in 1908) and Southampton lost the Final (they joined the Football League in 1920).

Lincoln and Sutton are the 8th and 9th non-league teams to make it though to the last 16 since 1921:

1948   Colchester United
1949   Yeovil Town
1978   Blyth Spartans
1985   Telford United
1994   Kidderminster Harriers
2011   Crawley Town
2013   Luton Town
2017   Lincoln City
2017   Sutton United

The draw for the 5th Round was held overnight. If Lincoln City and Sutton United had been drawn against each other we would've had a non-league quarter-finalist, but it wasn't to be:

Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United
Burnley v Lincoln City
Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur
Huddersfield Town v Manchester City
Middlesbrough v Oxford United
Millwall v Derby County/Leicester City
Sutton United v Arsenal
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea

Two players still have no weekly wins, no wooden spoons and no bonus points. They still have blanks in all those columns: illiniman14 and paper_aero. George95 and wwe84 remain the only players with a digit in each.


1
2
3
4
5
6
FAPL
FLC
L1
L2
NL
NL2
FA Premier League
Football League Championship
League One
League Two
National League (formerly Football Conference)
NL South and NL North
non-league team = level 5 and lower

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#1157025 - Mon Jan 30 2017 03:36 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Advance Picks : Semi-Finalists x4
lodged in Round 4
             ------- ------- -------- ------- ------- ------- ------- --------
dg_dave Arsenal Chelsea Man City Man Utd
Dizart Arsenal Chelsea Man Utd Liverp
ElfTwinkle Arsenal Chelsea Man City T Hotsp
FussBudget Chelsea Man Utd T Hotsp Newc U
George95 Man City T Hotsp BHA Newc U
gtho4 Chelsea Man Utd T Hotsp Newc U
Howie72 Chelsea T Hotsp Liverp Leeds U
illiniman14 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Newc U
N-Bomb Chelsea Man City Man Utd Liverp
ozzz2002 Arsenal Man Utd Leeds U Leic C
paper_aero Arsenal Chelsea Man City Man Utd
PaulE Chelsea Man City Man Utd T Hotsp
srini701 Chelsea Man Utd Hull C Newc U
Sypher Arsenal Chelsea Man Utd T Hotsp
toocool4u Chelsea Man Utd T Hotsp Liverp
wwe84 Arsenal Chelsea Man Utd BHA
------- ------- -------- ------- ------- ------- ------- --------
64 8 14 7 12 8 4+1 2+2 5+1

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


Chelsea 14
Manchester United 12
Arsenal 8
Tottenham Hotspur 8
Manchester City 7
Newcastle United 5
Liverpool 4
Brighton & Hove Alb 2
Leeds United 2
Hull City 1

Leicester City 1
64



16 of 18 players lodged
advance picks



Advance Picks : Quarter-Finalists x8
lodged in Round 4


------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------ ------- ------- ----- ------ ------
dg_dave Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Man Utd T Hotsp Newc U Hudd T
Dizart Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Man Utd T Hotsp Leeds U Burnley
ElfTwinkle Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp T Hotsp Leeds U BHA Leic C
FussBudget Arsenal Chelsea Liverp Man Utd T Hotsp Leeds U Newc U BHA
George95 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp T Hotsp Midd Newc U BHA
gtho4 Chelsea Man City Liverp Man Utd T Hotsp Leeds U Newc U BHA
Howie72 Chelsea Man City Liverp T Hotsp Leeds U Newc U BHA Southm
illiniman14 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Man Utd T Hotsp Newc U BHA
N-Bomb Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Man Utd T Hotsp Midd Newc U
ozzz2002 Arsenal Man Utd T Hotsp Midd Leeds U BHA Leic C Fulham
paper_aero Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Man Utd T Hotsp Leic C Everton
PaulE Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Man Utd T Hotsp Leeds U Newc U
srini701 Chelsea Man City Man Utd T Hotsp Hull C Leeds U Newc U BHA
Sypher Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Man Utd T Hotsp Newc U BHA
toocool4u Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Man Utd T Hotsp Hull C Leic C
wwe84 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Liverp Man Utd Newc U BHA Derby
------- ------- -------- ------ ------- ------- ------ ------- ------- ----- ------ ------
128 13 15 14 14 13 15 3+2 8 11 10 4 6x1

QF x8 picks x1 pt each addded into Round 6

    Quarter-Finalists

    Chelsea 15
    Tottenham Hotspur 15
    Liverpool 14

    Manchester City 14
    Arsenal 13
    Manchester United 13
    Newcastle United 11
    Brighton & Hove Alb 10
    Leeds United 8

    Leicester City 4
    Middlesbrough 3
    Hull City 2

    Burnley 1
    Derby County 1
    Everton 1

    Fulham 1
    Huddersfield Town 1
    Southampton 1

    128

    16 of 18 players lodged
    advance picks

    . .

    • 16 of 18 players lodged advance picks.
    • LeoDaVinci and nasty_liar are MIA.

    • only six players have a full set of semi-finalists.
    • The remainder have lost one .. and some have lost two of them.

    • no-one has a complete set of eight quarter-finalists.
    • Some of us have lost four .. and one has lost five of them!

    • semi-finals: of the 64 advance picks lodged 50 are still live.
    • quarters: 128 advance picks lodged just 81 are still live.

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#1158726 - Tue Feb 21 2017 05:43 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Finalists x2 plus Winner
lodged in Round 5

               | ------- ------- ---------- ---------- | ------- ---------- ----------
dg_dave | Chelsea Manch City | Chelsea
Dizart | Tott Hotsp Manch City | Manch City
ElfTwinkle | Chelsea Manch City | Chelsea
FussBudget | Burnley Chelsea | Chelsea
George95 | Chelsea Manch City | Manch City
gtho4 | Chelsea Manch City | Chelsea
Howie72 | Chelsea Tott Hotsp | Chelsea
illiniman14 | Chelsea Tott Hotsp | Chelsea
LeoDaVinci | |
nasty_liar | |
N-Bomb | Chelsea Manch City | Chelsea
ozzz2002 | Manch U Arsenal | Arsenal
paper_aero | Chelsea Manch City | Chelsea
PaulE | Chelsea Manch City | Chelsea
srini701 | Manch U Manch City | Manch City
Sypher | Chelsea Tott Hotsp | Tott Hotsp
toocool4u | Chelsea Manch City | Chelsea
wwe84 | Arsenal Manch City | Arsenal
| ------- ------- ---------- ---------- | ------- ---------- ----------
48 | 2+1 12+2 4+2 11 | 10 2+1 3

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


Chelsea 12
Manchester City 11
Tottenham Hotspur 4
Arsenal 2
Manchester United 2
Burnley 1

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16 of 18 players lodged advance picks
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winner


Chelsea 10
Manchester City 3
Arsenal 2
Tottenham Hotspur 1
16



16 of 18 players lodged advance picks
  • all of us have a complete set of three live picks except one.
  • FussBudget has lost one of his finalists.

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#1158730 - Tue Feb 21 2017 05:47 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Football Association Challenge Cup

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FA Cup
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2017
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Saturday 18th February
5th Round
    16 of 18 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    0-3-13
    1-1-14
    7-9-00
    14-2-00
    3-5-80
    0-6-10
    0-3-13
    0-0-16
    8-8-00
    14-2-00
    1-1140
    5-4-70
    0-3-13
    0-0-16
    0-2-14
    0-0-16
    1-1
    1-2
    0-0
    0-1
    0-1
    0-3
    0-0
    0-0
    2-0
    3-2
    0-0
    1-0
    0-1
    0-2
    0-0
    0-2
    3
    14
    9

    0

    8
    10
    3

    0

    8
    14
    11
    5
    13

    16

    2

    16
    HT
    FT
    HT
    FT
    HT
    FT
    HT
    FT
    HT
    FT
    HT
    FT
    HT
    FT
    HT
    FT
    Blackburn Rovers v Manch Utd
    Blackburn Rovers v Manch Utd
    Burnley v Lincoln City
    Burnley v Lincoln City
    Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur
    Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur
    Huddersfield Town v Manch City
    Huddersfield Town v Manch City
    Middlesbrough v Oxford Utd
    Middlesbrough v Oxford Utd
    Millwall v Leicester City
    Millwall v Leicester City
    Sutton United v Arsenal
    Sutton United v Arsenal
    Wolverh Wanderers v Chelsea
    Wolverh Wanderers v Chelsea
    ElfTwinkle FussBudget Howie72
    ElfTwinkle FussBudget
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    ozzz2002 paper_aero


    dg_dave gtho4 srini701


    George95 toocool4u
    FussBudget paper_aero wwe84 ozzz2002 Howie72
    George95 toocool4u Dizart srini701 wwe84
    FussBudget paper_aero wwe84

    ElfTwinkle Howie72
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    132
    Sutton United v Arsenal was played on Monday night
Round 5
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1 1-12 N-Bomb 54 9 63 1 3
2 2 1-7 Dizart 53 9 62 2 4
3 4 3-7 Sypher b 49 10 60 2
4 3 1-4 George95 52 7 59 2 1 6
5 4 3-11 ozzz2002 w 49 8 58 1 4
6 6 3-17 Howie72 s 48 8 57 2 3
6 6 3-12 gtho4 48 9 57 1 1
6 6 3-8 illiniman14 48 9 57
9 6 3-12 toocool4u 48 8 56 1 2
10 16 10-17 dg_dave b 42 11 54 1 3
10 10 6-13 PaulE 47 7 54 1
10 11 7-14 srini701 45 9 54 2 2
12 12 12-18 ElfTwinkle s 44 8 53 1 3
14 12 8-18 wwe84 44 8 52 1 1 3
15 14 3-15 paper_aero w 43 7 51 1
16 14 3-16 LeoDaVinci 43 50 1
17 16 2 17 FussBudget 42 5 47 3 2
18 18 7-18 nasty_liar 37 44 1 1
late starters 50
132 11 10 42
home 44 3 47
draw 26 6 32
away(default) 26 7 33 112
wooden spoon 29 5 34
best picks 60 11 71
perfect 96 16 112
bonus pts 36 6 42

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 two.
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
1b +1 George95
2. +2 Dizart
3a +1 Dizart
3b +4 N-Bomb
4. +1 N-Bomb
5. +1 N-Bomb
6.
7.
8.


Round 6 is the quarter-finals


week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
    H-x-A  avge bp
1a 5-6-5 42.7% 4 9/16 George95 4/16 ElfTwinkle
1b 8-5-3 67.1% 8 11/16 N-Bomb 6/16 FusBudget srini701 wwe84
2 7-5-4 39.6% 6 10/16 Dizart 4/16 nasty_liar ozzz2002
3a 7-6-3 45.6% 6 9/16 Howie72 toocool4u wwe84 5/16 George95
3b 6-3-7 50.0% 6 11/16 Howie72 4/16 FussBudget
4 11-1-4 54.3% 6 10/16 Dizart George95 gtho4 6/16 srini701
5 3-6-7 68.8% 6 11/16 dg_dave 5/16 FussBudget
6
7
8
42 11 10

No change out front. N-Bomb and Dizart continue to lead the way; still separated by just a single point. Two points further back is Sypher, who replaces George95 in 3rd place. From there we have six players covered by a mere three points.

New high: dg_dave
New low : George95 & LeoDaVinci

dg_dave scores his first weekly win and paper_aero collected his first bonus point, leaving illiniman14 as the only player with a blank in all three columns -- no weekly wins and still spoon-less with zero bonus points. George95 and wwe84 remain the only ones with a digit in each.

The 5th Round produced another round of FA Cup upsets. We had two unanimous picks hit pay dirt and two strike out.

For the first time since 1921, when the Football League expanded from two to four divisions, we had two non-league teams in the 5th Round: Lincoln City and Sutton United. They were the 8th and 9th non-league teams to make it though to the last 16 since 1921 (see list above in the Results post for the 4th Round).

Sutton United were beaten by Arsenal, but Burnley (an FAPL team) lost at home to Lincoln City, who became the first non-league team to make it to the quarter-finals since 1921.

The last time a non-league team appeared in an FA Cup quarter-final was 103 years ago when Queens Park Rangers lost 2-1 at Anfield in 1914. At that time QPR were a member of the Southern League.

QPR joined the FL in 1920 when the SL disintegrated. All 22 teams in the SL joined the FL en masse .. 21 in a new Division Three and one replaced Lincoln City, who left the FL as they failed to gain re-election (they were 2nd last in Div Two in 1919-20).  Grimsby Town finished last but escaped the chop and joined the newly formed Div 3 along with 21 ex-SL teams. This annual (re)election for the worst placed clubs in the FL ceased some 30 years ago in 1986, when promotion into and relegation out of the FL commenced.

The draw for the quarter-finals took place on Monday night:

Arsenal v Lincoln City
Chelsea v Manchester United
Middlesbrough v Huddersf Town/Manch City
Tottenham Hotspur v Millwall

Twelve of us have both Chelsea and Manchester United as two of our four semi-finalists; we have just lost a live pick as they will play each other in the quarters. No one has chosen both of them as their two finalists (see post above this one).



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2
3
4
5
6
FAPL
FLC
L1
L2
NL
NL2
FA Premier League
Football League Championship
League One
League Two
National League (formerly Football Conference)
NL South and NL North
non-league team = level 5 and lower (aka below Football League)
The Football League added Division Three (South) and Division Three (North) in 1920 and 1921. The two regional leagues
disappeared in 1958 when the Fourth Division was formed (from the bottom halves of each regional league).
    The FA Cup started in 1872 and the English Football League was formed in 1888
    FA Cup losses at home by teams in the top division
    to a team in the third division, or lower

    (1) 1954 R4 1-2 Arsenal v Norwich City Div 1 v Div 3S
    (2) 1957 R3 0-1 Wolv Wanderers v Bournemouth Div 1 v Div 3S
    (3) 1975 R3 0-1 Burnley v Wimbledon Div 1 v non-league
    (4) 1986 R3 1-2 Birmingham City v Altrincham Div 1 v non-league
    (5) 1989 R3 1-2 Middlesbrough v Grimsby Town Div 1 v Div 3
    (6) 1991 R3 2-4 West Bromwich Albion v Woking Div 1 v non-league
    (7) 2001 R6*1-2 Leic City v Wycombe Wanderers FAPL v L1
    (8) 2006 R3 1-2 Fulham v Leyton Orient FAPL v L2
    (9) 2010 R3 0-1 Manchester Utd v Leeds United FAPL v L1
    (10) 2010 R4 0-2 Wigan Athletic v Notts County FAPL v L2
    (11) 2012 R4 2-4 Queens PR v Milton Keynes Dons FAPL v L1
    (12) 2012 R4 0-1 Norwich City v Luton Town FAPL v non-league
    (13) 2014 R3 1-2 Aston Villa v Sheffield United FAPL v L1
    (14) 2015 R3 0-3 Queens PR v Sheffield United FAPL v L1
    (15) 2017 R5 0-1 Burnley v Lincoln City FAPL v non-league
    * the 6th Round is the quarter-finals
    From 1921, when the English Football League expanded to four divisions, no team
    from the top tier of English football lost at home to a non-league team until 1975.
    Burnley became the 5th team to lose at home to a non-league team.


Edited by gtho4 (Tue Feb 21 2017 01:00 PM)
Edit Reason: fix cross-add error dg_dave

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#1158735 - Tue Feb 21 2017 09:29 AM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Loc: near Stafford, Virginia
If I got a bonus point, 42 + 11 + 1 is 54.
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#1160439 - Tue Mar 14 2017 06:31 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 51352
Loc: Sydney
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. .FA Cup.
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.Advance
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Picks .
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Advance Picks : Semi-Finalists x4
lodged in Round 4

             ------- ------- -------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
dg_dave Arsenal Chelsea Man City Man Utd
Dizart Arsenal Chelsea Man Utd Liverp
ElfTwinkle Arsenal Chelsea Man City T Hotsp
FussBudget Chelsea Man Utd T Hotsp Newc U
George95 Man City T Hotsp BHA Newc U
gtho4 Chelsea Man Utd T Hotsp Newc U
Howie72 Chelsea T Hotsp Liverp Leeds U
illiniman14 Arsenal Chelsea Man City Newc U
N-Bomb Chelsea Man City Man Utd Liverp
ozzz2002 Arsenal Man Utd Leeds U Leic C
paper_aero Arsenal Chelsea Man City Man Utd
PaulE Chelsea Man City Man Utd T Hotsp
srini701 Chelsea Man Utd Hull C Newc U
Sypher Arsenal Chelsea Man Utd T Hotsp
toocool4u Chelsea Man Utd T Hotsp Liverp
wwe84 Arsenal Chelsea Man Utd BHA
------- ------- -------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
64 8 14 7 12 8 4+1 2+2 5+1

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


Chelsea 14
Manchester United 12

Arsenal 8
Tottenham Hotspur 8
Manchester City 7
Newcastle United 5
Liverpool 4
Brighton & Hove Alb 2
Leeds United 2
Hull City 1
Leicester City 1

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  16 of 18 players lodged
  advance picks

Finalists x2 plus Winner
lodged in Round 5

              |---------------------------------------|--------------------| 
dg_dave o | Chelsea Manch City | Chelsea |
Dizart | Tott Hotsp Manch City | Manch City |
ElfTwinkle o | Chelsea Manch City | Chelsea |
FussBudget | Chelsea Burnley | Chelsea |
George95 | Chelsea Manch City | Manch City |
gtho4 o | Chelsea Manch City | Chelsea |
Howie72 | Chelsea Tott Hotsp | Chelsea |
illiniman14 | Chelsea Tott Hotsp | Chelsea |
LeoDaVinci | | |
nasty_liar | | |
N-Bomb o | Chelsea Manch City | Chelsea |
ozzz2002 | Manch U Arsenal | Arsenal |
paper_aero o | Chelsea Manch City | Chelsea |
PaulE o | Chelsea Manch City | Chelsea |
srini701 | Manch U Manch City | Manch City |
Sypher | Chelsea Tott Hotsp | Tott H |
toocool4u o | Chelsea Manch City | Chelsea |
wwe84 | Manch City Arsenal | Arsenal |
|---------------------------------------|--------------------|
48 | 12+2 4+2 11 2+1 | 10+1 3+2 |
|---------------------------------------|--------------------|

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

Chelsea 12
Manchester City 11
Tottenham Hotspur 4
Arsenal 2
Manchester United 2
Burnley 1

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Winner

Chelsea 10
Manchester City 3
Arsenal 2
Tottenham Hotspur 1
16




  16 of 18 players lodged
  advance picks

  o = identical picks

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