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#1246976 - Thu Oct 24 2019 09:21 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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The FA Cup is the world's oldest football knock-out competition (started in 1872). The 2020 comp will be the 139th 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 645 non-league teams plus the 92 league teams. The all-time record field is 763 teams, which was set in 2012. The 92 league teams are the 44 in the FAPL (20) and FLC (24), plus 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 19th 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 tipping comp will run for a bit over 6½ months over 10 rounds from Saturday 9th Nov 2019 until Saturday 23rd May 2020 (First Round through to the FA Cup Final). Although there are 10 rounds in the tipping comp, we only lodge picks on 8 occasions, as follows:
  • 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 Football Association have, for the first time, moved a
    round from the weekend to mid-week. The dates for each
    round in this year's comp are as follows:

      1st Round : Saturday 9 November 2019
      2nd Round : Saturday 30 November 2019
      3rd Round : Saturday 4 January 2020
      4th Round : Saturday 25 January 2020
      5th Round : Wednesday 4 March 2020
      6th Round : Saturday 21 March 2020   quarters
      7th Round : Saturday 18 April 2020     semi-finals
      8th Round : Saturday 23 May 2020      FA Cup Final
The rules for the FA Cup tipping comp are simple. They're the same as last year and the
years before, but with these two changes:
o  default is now the wooden spoons core for all rounds (not just the semis and the final);
o  ineligibility for bonus pts if you pick all home, or all bar one or two, has been removed.
    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, you will receive the wooden spoon score (this includes
    advance picks).
    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 10+/16;
    13/16 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.
    weekly wins vs. wooden spoon countback determine podium finishes; if they
    are identical, bonus pts will be used.

This year's comp is the 18th edition of the FA Cup tipping comp. Last season's comp was won by N-Bomb, who became the second player to retain his title. The first was srini701 in 2009 and 2010. With his win in 2016, N-Bomb became the second player to win this comp three times ... srini701 was the first to win this three times (2015). He's had three podium finishes in this comp, all gold. PaulE, Sypher and Howie72 hold the record for most podium finishes with five each (two were gold for PaulE, one was gold for Sypher and zero for Howie72).
    .Previous winners & medallists:
    .2003
    2004
    2005
    2006
    2007
    2008
    2009
    2010
    2011
    2012
    2013
    2014
    2015
    2016
    2017
    2018
    2019.
    silverginger
    halfbakedangi
    Sypher
    halfbakedangi
    PaulE
    LeoDaVinci
    srini701
    srini701
    KrivoyRog
    superhooppete
    PaulE
    KrivoyRog
    srini701
    N-Bomb
    ozzz2002
    N-Bomb
    N-Bomb
    gtho4
    manvinder01
    treble99
    Sypher
    Howie72
    gtho4
    LeoDaVinci
    paper_aero
    triviapaul
    trev1
    George95
    dg_dave
    dg_dave
    Sypher
    Howie72
    Sypher
    Howie72
    Dazzy_D
    Sypher
    ElfTwinkle
    PaulE
    gtho4
    Howie72
    PaulE
    Howie72
    BxBarracuda
    illiniman14
    illiniman14
    PaulE
    paper_aero
    paper_aero
    N-Bomb
    ozzz2002
    LeoDaVinci
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The draw for the First Round took place earlier this week on Monday night 21st October. There were 47 instead of 48 teams from L1 and L2 as Bury were expelled by the EFL from L1 and the FA then booted them out of the FA Cup. Chichester City from the Isthmian League received a bye. The tipping thread for the First Round will be posted over the weekend. 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 09 2019 06:59 AM)

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#1246977 - Thu Oct 24 2019 09:21 PM FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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#1246978 - Thu Oct 24 2019 09:38 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Nice to see I'm the "first" for a couple of things here smile I'll have a go...
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#1246981 - Thu Oct 24 2019 09:51 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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#1246984 - Thu Oct 24 2019 09:55 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Me too
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#1247032 - Fri Oct 25 2019 03:06 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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#1247064 - Fri Oct 25 2019 11:31 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Originally Posted By: srini701
Nice to see I'm the "first" for a couple of things here smile I'll have a go...


Usually, wwe84 gets first post, so nice going, srini!

Also, I'm in and the break coincides with my wedding day.
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#1247171 - Sat Oct 26 2019 01:16 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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  Congratulations, and all the best for the big day!

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#1247227 - Sat Oct 26 2019 01:27 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Count me in. And congratulations on your big day, all the very best to you dg_Dave
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#1247346 - Sun Oct 27 2019 10:34 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Originally Posted By: dg_dave
Originally Posted By: srini701
Nice to see I'm the "first" for a couple of things here smile I'll have a go...


Usually, wwe84 gets first post, so nice going, srini!

Also, I'm in and the break coincides with my wedding day.


LOL, yeah...wwe84 usually "appropriates" the first post in all threads...we need to do something about this smile

Congratulations on your big day, Dave!
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#1247479 - Tue Oct 29 2019 01:49 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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#1248133 - Sat Nov 02 2019 01:53 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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  ditto

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#1248327 - Mon Nov 04 2019 11:01 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Ill have a bash.....thanks
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#1249227 - Mon Nov 11 2019 07:10 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Football Association Challenge Cup

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FA Cup
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Saturday 9th November
1st Round
    14 of 14 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    12-1-10
    14-0-00
    5-7-20
    3-7-40
    1-3-10
    2-7-50
    4-2-80
    6-4-40
    5-4-50
    2-1-11
    10-4-00
    13-0-10
    0-1-13
    2-0-12
    13-1-00
    10-2-20
    0-2
    4-1
    0-1
    1-1
    1-4
    1-1
    0-2
    4-1
    1-1
    2-3
    4-0
    1-1
    1-3
    1-0
    1-0
    0-1
    1
    14

    2
    7
    10
    7
    8
    6
    4
    11
    10

    0

    13
    2
    13
    2
    L1 v L2
    L1 v L2
    L1 v L2
    L2 v L2
    IL v NN
    L2 v L2
    L2 v L1
    L2 v L2
    L2 v L2
    NL v NL
    L2 v NS
    L1 v L1
    NL v L1
    NS v NL
    L2 v NL
    L1 v L2
    Accrington Stanley v Crewe Alexandra
    Blackpool v Morecambe
    Bolton Wanderers v Plymouth Argyle
    Cambridge United v Exeter City
    Carshalton Athletic v Boston United
    Cheltenham Town v Swindon Town
    Colchester United v Coventry City
    Crawley Town v Scunthorpe United
    Grimsby Town v Newport County
    Ebbsfleet United v Notts County
    Forest Green Rovers v Billericay Town
    Ipswich Town v Lincoln City
    Maidenhead Utd v Rotherham United
    Maidstone United v Torquay United
    Mansfield Town v Chorley
    Milton Keynes Dons v Port Vale
    PaulE

    Llynfi N-Bomb



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


    gtho4 Howie72 Sypher

    ozzz2002
    Llynfi
    dg_dave wwe84
    Llynfi
    Llynfi PaulE .
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Round 1a
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1-1 PaulE bss 0 10 13 3
2 2-2 paper_aero b 0 11 12 1 1
3 3-3 George95 b 0 10 11 1
3 3-3 LeoDaVinci b 0 10 11 1
5 5-5 Llynfi ss 0 8 10 2
6 6-6 N-Bomb s 0 8 9 1
6 6-6 wwe84 s 0 8 9 1
6 6-6 Dizart 0 9 9
9 9-9 srini701 0 7 7
9 9-9 Sypher 0 7 7
11 11-11 Howie72 0 6 6
11 11-11 gtho4 0 6 6
11 11-11 ozzz2002 o 0 5 6 1 1
11 11-11 dg_dave s 0 5 6 1 1
110 1 2 12
home 0 5 5
draw 0 4 4
away(default) 0 7 7
wooden spoon 0 5 5
best picks 0 11 11
perfect 0 16 16
bonus pts 0 12 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.
ineligible for bonus pts if picks are all home or all bar one (or all bar two for R1 to R4).
default is WS score last two rounds (semis and final) and for advance picks.

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Weekly Leaders


1a +1 PaulE
1b
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3b
4.
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week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
    H-x-A  avge bp
1a 5-4-7 49.1% 12 11/16 paper_aero 5/16 dg_dave ozzz2002
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2 .
3a .
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4 .
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12 1 2

Two years ago the FA Cup comp had a field of 17 runners (down by one on the previous year's 18, nasty_liar being the no-show). Last year we had 14 runners at the gate when the starter fired his gun; all of us returned for another dose apart from three no shows: FussBudget, illiniman14 and toocool4u.

This year we again have 14 runners: we lost ElfTwinkle but we gained Llynfi. It's been many moons since we had a new starter. Welcome aboard!

Just one game was picked by everyone and we all hit pay dirt with Blackpool winning at home. Nobody picked the draw at Ipswich Town (ozzz2002 scored a bonus pt for picking Lincoln City to win).

Accrington Stanley (L1) lost at home to Crewe Alexandra (L2); PaulE jagged this upset and scored a bonus point. The second L1 v L2 upset saw MK Dons lose at home to Port Vale. PaulE picked this together with Llynfi. The third L1 v L2 upset loss at home was Bolton Wanderers v Plymouth Argyle. Llynfi picked this together with N-Bomb.

paper-aero was this round's winner but ends up in 2nd place behind PaulE, who scored those two bonus pts for those solo picks. The two wooden spooners, ozzz2002 and dg_dave, are equal 11th; as they both scored a bonus point to join Howie72 and gtho4 in a four-way tie.



Edited by gtho4 (Tue Nov 12 2019 06:21 AM)

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#1249486 - Wed Nov 13 2019 05:56 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Football Association Challenge Cup

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FA Cup
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2020
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Saturday 9th November
1st Round
    14 of 14 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    1-4-90
    4-1-90
    3-1-10
    11-2-10
    1-3-10
    2-7-50
    2-1-11
    14-0-00
    0-0-14
    1-3-10
    13-1-00
    14-0-00
    1-6-70
    13-1-00
    0-1-13
    0-0-14
    0-1
    1-5
    1-1
    1-1
    2-2
    1-0
    0-2
    1-1
    0-3
    1-2
    1-2
    0-4
    0-0
    0-1
    0-2
    1-2
    9
    9
    1
    2
    3
    2
    11

    0
    14

    10

    0
    0

    6

    0

    13

    14
    NP v NL
    NS v NL
    L2 v L1
    L1 v L2
    SL v NL
    NL v L1
    NL v L1
    L1 v NL
    NS v L2
    NN v L2
    L2 v IL
    L2 v IL
    NL v L1
    NN v NN
    SL v L1
    NL v L1
    Nantwich Town v AFC Fylde
    Oxford City v Solihull Moors
    Salford City v Burton Albion
    Shrewsbury Town v Bradford City
    Stourbridge v Eastleigh
    Dover Athletic v Southend United
    Barnet v Fleetwood Town
    Bristol Rovers v Bromley
    Chippenham T v Northampton T
    Gateshead v Oldham Athletic
    Leyton Orient v Maldon & Tiptree
    Macclesfield Town v Kingstonian
    Wrexham v Rochdale
    York City v Altrincham
    Hayes & Yeading v Oxford United
    Harrogate Town v Portsmouth

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Howie72
    srini701 Sypher
    dg_dave Llynfi ozzz2002
    dg_dave gtho4
    srini701 Llynfi ozzz2002



    dg_dave


    srini701
    wwe84
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Round 1b
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1 1-1 PaulE 13 7 20 3
2 2 2-2 paper_aero 12 7 19 1 1
2 3 2-3 George95 11 8 19 1
2 3 2-3 LeoDaVinci 11 8 19 1
5 11 5-11 dg_dave ws 6 9 17 1 1 3
5 6 5-6 Dizart 9 8 17
7 9 7-9 Sypher s 7 8 16 1
7 6 6-7 N-Bomb 9 7 16 1
9 11 9-11 Howie72 s 6 8 15 1
9 11 9-11 gtho4 s 6 8 15 1
11 5 5-11 Llynfi 10 4 14 2
12 9 9-12 srini701 ws 7 4 13 2
13 6 6-13 wwe84 9 3 12 1 1
14 11 11-14 ozzz2002 6 5 11 1 1
late starters 12
94 2 3 19
home 5 1 6
draw 4 5 9
away 7 10 17 32
wooden spoon 5 3 8
best picks 11 9 20
perfect 16 16 32
bonus pts 12 7 19

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 the WS score.
ineligible for bonus pts if picks are all home or all bar one (or all bar two for R1 to R4).

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FAPL
FLC
L1
L2
NL
NN/NS
NP/SL/IL
 
FA Premier League
Football League Championship
League One
League Two
National League
NL North/NL South
Northern Premier League/
Southern League/Isthmian League







Weekly Leaders


1a +1 PaulE
1b +1 PaulE
2.
3a
3b
4.
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week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
    H-x-A  avge bp
1a 5-4-7 49.1% 12 11/16 paper_aero 5/16 dg_dave ozzz2002
1b 1-5-1041.9% 7 9/16 dg_dave 3/16 wwe84
2 .
3a .
3b .
4 .
5
6
7
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19 2 3

A round of upsets saw nobody reach double digits .. four games were picked by nobody and another three were picked by one or two .. that's 7 of 16 down the gurgler.

There was just one home win and ten away! Fortuitously, default for this comp was changed this year .. from the away teams to the WS score.

dg_dave was best with 9/16. He jumped up six places from 11th to 5th.

PaulE and paper_aero, in 1st & 2nd place, were the only players who kept their spot from the previous round. The rest of us won 12 Academy Award nominations for serving up a perfect rendition of musical chairs.

The first four are separated by a single point. From there there's a gap of 2 pts to the next four runners, who are also separated by a single point. The remaining six at the rear of the field are separated by 4 pts.




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#1251574 - Mon Dec 02 2019 01:56 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Football Association Challenge Cup

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FA Cup
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2020
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Saturday 30th November
2nd Round
    14 of 14 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    11-1-20
    9-1-40
    5-2-70
    2-0-12
    13-0-10
    14-0-00
    10-4-00
    1-2-11
    1-3-10
    14-0-00
    9-4-10
    3-7-40
    2-3-90
    11-1-20
    3-6-50
    11-2-10
    1-3
    2-2
    0-2
    0-1
    3-0
    2-1
    2-0
    0-1
    1-1
    3-1
    1-1
    1-1
    1-2
    2-2
    3-0
    3-1
    2
    1
    7
    12
    13

    14

    10
    11
    3

    14

    4
    7
    9
    1
    3
    11
    L2 v L2
    L2 V L2
    IL v NL
    L2 v L1
    L1 v NL
    L1 v NN
    L1 v L2
    L2 v L1
    NL v L2
    L1 v NS
    L1 v L2
    L1 v L1
    L2 v L1
    L2 v NL
    L1 v L1
    L2 v NL
    Cheltenham Town v Port Vale
    Forest Green Rovers v Carlisle Utd
    Kingstonian v Fylde
    Oldham Athletic v Burton Albion
    Peterborough Utd v Dover Athl
    Portsmouth v Altrincham
    Shrewsbury Town v Mansfield T
    Walsall v Oxford United
    Eastleigh v Crewe Alexandra
    Blackpool v Maidstone United
    Bristol Rovers v Plymouth Argyle
    Coventry City v Ipswich Town
    Crawley T v Fleetwood Town
    Exeter City v Hartlepool United
    Gillingham v Doncaster Rovers
    Northampton Town v Notts Co
    dg_dave Llynfi
    LeoDaVinci
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    ozzz2002 srini701
    ozzz2002


    Sypher   srini701 Llynfi
    Howie72 srini701 George95




    LeoDaVinci
    LeoDaVinci wwe84 Dizart
    ozzz2002   wwe84 Llynfi .
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 2 1-3 George95 b 19 12 32 1 2
1 2 1-3 LeoDaVinci ssb 19 10 32 4
3 2 2-3 paper_aero b 19 11 31 1 2
4 1 1-4 PaulE 20 8 28 3
4 5 4-6 Dizart b 17 10 28 1
6 9 6-11 Howie72 b 15 11 27 2
6 7 6-9 Sypher b 16 10 27 2
8 5 5-11 dg_dave s 17 8 26 1 1 4
8 9 8-11 gtho4 b 15 10 26 2
10 7 6-10 N-Bomb 16 9 25 1
11 11 5-11 Llynfi s 14 6 21 3
12 12 9-12 srini701 13 6 19 2
12 13 6-13 wwe84 12 7 19 1 1
14 14 11-14 ozzz2002 11 4 16 2 1
late starters 19
122 3 4 30
home 6 6 12
draw 9 5 14
away 17 5 22 48
wooden spoon 8 4 12
best picks 20 12 32
perfect 32 16 48
bonus pts 19 11 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 the WS score.
ineligible for bonus pts if picks are all home or all bar one (or all bar two for R1 to R4).

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FAPL
FLC
L1
L2
NL
NN/NS
NP/SL/IL
FA Premier League
Football League Championship
League One
League Two
National League
NL North/NL South
Northern Premier League/
Southern League/Isthmian League







Weekly Leaders


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



week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
    H-x-A  avge bp
1a 5-4-7 49.1% 12 11/16 paper_aero 5/16 ozzz2002 dg_dave
1b 1-5-1041.9% 7 9/16 dg_dave 3/16 wwe84
2 6-5-5 54.4% 11 12/16 George95 4/16 ozzz2002
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3b .
4 .
5
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30 3 4

There were fewer upsets in Round 2 than the previous round. Every game was picked by someone and seven players reached double digits.

PaulE has been pushed aside by George95 and LeoDaVinci. He falls off the podium form 1st to 4th. George95 is this round's winner with 12/16 and LeoDaVinci scored two bonus points for solo picks.

The first three are separated by just one point (it was the first four in the previous round). From there there's a gap of 3 pts to the next seven runners (that's half the field), who are separated by 3 pts. The remaining four are 4 pts adrift of the peloton.

The draw for the 3rd round has just been completed. The games will be played on Sat 4th Jan 2020.



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Saturday 4th January
3rd Round
    14 of 14 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    5-5-40
    12-2-00
    13-1-00
    13-0-10
    0-0-14
    3-7-40
    11-1-20
    11-2-10
    5-5-4
    0
    13-1-00
    6-4-40
    12-2-00
    3-4-70
    12-1-10
    13-0-10
    13-0-10
    13-1-00
    2-1
    1-1
    4-2
    3-0
    1-1
    2-3
    1-0
    0-1

    2-2
    2-1
    4-1
    2-4
    2-2
    2-0
    3-3
    4-0
    5
    2
    13
    13

    0

    4
    11
    1

    1
    6
    12
    7
    1
    13

    0

    13

    FLC v FLC
    FLC v L1_
    FAPL v L1 _
    FLC v L2_
    _ L1 v FAPL
    _L1 v FLC
    FLC v FLC
    FAPL v FLC_
    L1 v L1

    FLC v L2_
    _FLC v FAPL
    L1 v NL
    _FLC v FAPL
    FLC v L1_
    FAPL v FLC_
    FAPL v L1 _
    FAPL v FLC_
    Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers
    Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town
    Burnley v Peterborough United
    Millwall v Newport County
    Rochdale v Newcastle United
    Rotherham United v Hull City
    Brentford v Stoke City
    Brighton & Hove Alb v Sheffield Wed
    Bristol Rovers v Coventry City

    Cardiff City v Carlisle United
    Fulham v Aston Villa
    Oxford United v Hartlepool United
    Preston North End v Norwich City
    Reading v Blackpool
    Southampton v Huddersfield Town
    Watford v Tranmere Rovers
    Bournemouth v Luton Town

    Llynfi wwe84
    ozzz2002
    Llynfi
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Llynfi ozzz2002 dg_dave
    ozzz2002

    wwe84

    Llynfi ozzz2002

    Llynfi
    dg_dave
    ozzz2002
    ozzz2002 .
    102
    Bristol Rovers v Coventry City was rescheduled to Sunday, switched to Round 3b and replaced
    by the next Saturday game, Bournemouth v Luton Town, the first game in Round 3b
Round 3a
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1 1-3 George95 32 7 39 1 2
1 3 1-3 paper_aero 31 8 39 1 2
3 1 1-3 LeoDaVinci 32 6 38 4
4 4 1-4 PaulE 28 7 35 3
4 6 4-9 Sypher 27 8 35 2
4 8 4-11 gtho4 26 9 35 2
7 6 6-11 Howie72 27 7 34 2
7 4 4-7 Dizart 28 6 34 1
9 10 6-10 N-Bomb 25 8 33 1
10 12 6-13 wwe84 bss 19 10 32 1 1 4
11 8 5-11 dg_dave 26 5 31 1 2 4
12 11 5-12 Llynfi ss 21 7 30 5
13 12 9-13 srini701 19 7 26 2
14 14 11-14 ozzz2002 os 16 7 25 2 3
late starters 29
102 4 5 37
home 12 8 20
draw 14 5 19
away 22 3 25 64
wooden spoon 12 5 17
best picks 32 10 42
perfect 48 16 64
bonus pts 30 7 37

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 the WS score.
ineligible for bonus pts if picks are all home or all bar one (or all bar two for R1 to R4).

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FAPL
FLC
L1
L2
NL
NN/NS
NP/SL/IL
 
FA Premier League
Football League Championship
League One
League Two
National League
NL North/NL South
Northern Premier League/
Southern League/Isthmian League







Weekly Leaders


1a +1 PaulE
1b +1 PaulE
2. +1 George95 LeoDaVinci
3a +1 George95 paper_aero
3b
4.
5.
6.
7.
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week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
   H-x-A  avge bp
1a 5-4-7 49.1% 12 11/16 paper_aero 5/16 ozzz2002 dg_dave
1b 1-5-10 41.9% 7 9/16 dg_dave 3/16 wwe84
2 6-5-5 54.4% 11 12/16 George95 4/16 ozzz2002
3a 8-5-3 45.5 7 10/16 wwe84 5/16 dg_dave
3b
4
5
6
7
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37 4 5

It's as you for the first three, with LeoDavinci pushed down from equal first to third pace. They're still separated by a single point. The gap back to a pack of four remains at 3 pts .. they're also separated by a single point (it was 2 pts last round).

Juts one game out of 16 was a unanimous pick of 0-0-14 and all of us got it wrong. Rochdale, who are near the bottom of League One, earnt themselves a replay against Newcastle Utd (FAPL) when they equalised with 11 minutes to go.

Rochdale joined the Football League in 1921 and have played every season outside the top two tiers of English football; and have never won a title. They've been relegated three times to the bottom tier (1959, 1974 and 2012) and promoted three times (1969, 2010 and 2014).

Brighton & Hove Albion (FAPL) lost at home to Sheffield Wed- nesday (FLC) .. ozzz2002 earnt himself a bonus point for this outrageous pick. Cardiff City (FLC) were at home to Carlisle United, who are near the bottom of League Two. They were down 0-2 at half time and scored twice early in the second half .. wwe84 scored a bonus point for this flamboyant pick.

The other solo pick was by Llynfi, who consulted his Ouija board and saw an upset coming in the Reading v Blackpool game (FLC v L1) .. srini701 was the outlier: he picked an away win by Blackpool!

The Third Round will be completed on Monday night, when Arsenal host Leeds United. The draw for the Fourth Round will be held on Monday night before the last game.



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#1254738 - Tue Jan 07 2020 02:15 AM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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yep, I've switched it to Round 3b (see post below)

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#1254739 - Tue Jan 07 2020 02:16 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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3rd Round
    14 of 14 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    5-5-40

    5-5-40
    14-0-00
    14-0-00
    4-5-50
    12-2-00
    1-2-11
    14-0-00
    1-9-40
    12-1-10
    0-0-14
    6-3-50
    14-0-00
    14-0-00
    0-0-14
    11-2-10
    2-2

    1-2
    2-0
    4-1
    0-0
    2-4
    0-1
    2-0
    1-3
    0-1
    1-1
    5-1
    2-1
    1-0
    0-2
    1-0
    5

    4

    14
    14

    5

    0

    11

    14

    4
    1

    0

    6

    14
    14
    14

    11
    L1 v L1

    L1 v L1
    FAPL v FLC_
    FAPL v L2 _
    FAPL v FAPL
    L1 v L2
    FLC v FLC
    FAPL v FLC_
    _L2 v FLC
    FAPL v FLC_
    _FLC v FAPL
    FLC v FLC
    FAPL v NL _
    FAPL v FAPL
    _ L1 v FAPL
    FAPL v FLC_
    Bristol Rovers v Coventry City
    Bournemouth v Luton Town
    Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth
    Leicester City v Wigan Athletic
    Manchester City v Port Vale
    Wolv Wanderers v Manch United
    Burton Albion v Northampton T
    Charlton Ath v West Brom Alb
    Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
    Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley
    Crystal Palace v Derby County
    Middlesbrough v Tottm Hotspur
    Queens Park R v Swansea City
    Sheffield United v Fylde
    Liverpool v Everton
    Gillingham v West Ham United
    Arsenal v Leeds United
    PaulE Sypher paper_aero Howie72 gtho4

    Llynfi Sypher dg_dave ozzz2002

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Llynfi George95 dg_dave Howie72 gtho4
    Llynfi wwe84
    Llynfi wwe84 Dizart

    PaulE wwe84 srini701 dg_dave
    ozzz2002





    Llynfi wwe84 Howie72 .
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    Bournemouth v Luton Town was switched to Round 3a to replace
    Bristol Rovers v Coventry City, which was rescheduled to Sunday
Round 3b
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1 1-3 George95 39 9 48 1 2
1 1 1-3 paper_aero 39 9 48 1 2
3 4 1-4 PaulE b 35 10 46 4
3 4 3-9 Sypher b 35 10 46 3
3 4 3-11 gtho4 b 35 10 46 3
3 3 1-3 LeoDaVinci 38 8 46 1 4
7 7 6-11 Howie72 b 34 10 45 3
8 11 5-11 dg_dave b 31 12 44 2 2 5
9 9 6-10 N-Bomb 33 9 42 1
9 7 4-9 Dizart 34 8 42 1 1
11 10 6-13 wwe84 w 32 8 41 1 2 5
12 12 5-12 Llynfi w 30 8 39 1 6
13 14 11-14 ozzz2002 bs 25 11 38 2 5
14 13 9-14 srini701 26 9 35 2
late starters 38
131 5 9 46
home 20 7 27
draw 19 3 22
away 25 6 31 80
wooden spoon 17 8 25
best picks 42 12 54
perfect 64 16 80
bonus pts 37 9 46

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 the WS score.
ineligible for bonus pts if picks are all home or all bar one (or all bar two for R1 to R4).

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FAPL
FLC
L1
L2
NL
NN/NS
NP/SL/IL
 
FA Premier League
Football League Championship
League One
League Two
National League
NL North/NL South
Northern Premier League/
Southern League/Isthmian League







Weekly Leaders


1a +1 PaulE
1b +1 PaulE
2. +1 George95 LeoDaVinci
3a +1 George95 paper_aero
3b +1 George95 paper_aero
4.
5.
6.
7.
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week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
   H-x-A  avge bp
1a 5-4-7 49.1% 12 11/16 paper_aero 5/16 ozzz2002 dg_dave
1b 1-5-10 41.9% 7 9/16 dg_dave 3/16 wwe84
2 6-5-5 54.4% 11 12/16 George95 4/16 ozzz2002
3a 8-5-3 45.5% 7 10/16 wwe84 5/16 dg_dave
3b 7-3-6 58.4% 9 12/16 dg_dave 8/16 wwe84 Dizart LeoDaVinci Llynfi
4
5
6
7
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49 5 9

Seven of the 16 games were unanimous picks .. six were a hit and we all missed the upset in Middlesbrough. We also missed the upset in Burton. Of the other 14 games, dg_dave picked all but two for a 12/16 win. In the previous round he collected a wooden spoon with 5/16.

wwe84 went in the opposite direction. He collected a wooden spoon vs. the previous round where he was the winner.

The two out front retained their spots. LeoDaVinci collected a wooden spoon, which allowed three others to join him in 3rd place in a four-way tie, aka the first six are now separated by a mere 2 pts (down from 4 pts in the previous round).

New high: Sypher, gtho4
New low : Dizart, srini701

Crystal Palace (FAPL) lost at home to Derby Co (FLC): ozzz2002 earnt himself a bonus point for this outrageous pick. It was the only solo pick of the round. He's now off the bottom rung of the ladder.

That completes the first half of the tipping comp .. another five rounds of picks (total of 80 pts) and we greet the judges at the finish post in May.




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#1256699 - Tue Jan 28 2020 02:43 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Saturday 26th January
4th Round
    14 of 14 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    0-0-14
    6-4-40
    0-1-13
    10-2-20
    2-8-40
    1-1-12
    14-0-00
    7-4-30
    7-5-20
    1-6-70
    10-0-40
    0-0-14
    13-1-00
    13-0-00
    0-0-14
    2-2-10
    0-0
    1-2
    0-1
    1-2
    0-0
    0-2
    0-0
    4-2
    1-1
    1-1
    0-1
    1-2
    4-0
    0-6
    2-2
    1-2
    0
    4
    13
    2
    8
    12

    0

    7
    5
    6
    4

    14

    13

    14
    0

    10
    _L2 v FLC
    FLC v FLC
    _FLC v FAPL
    FAPL v FAPL
    _L1 v FLC
    _FLC v FAPL
    FAPL v L1 _
    _L1 v FLC
    FLC v FLC
    FAPL v FAPL
    FAPL v FLC_
    _FLC v FAPL
    FAPL v FLC
    _ L1 v FAPL
    _ L1 v FAPL
    FAPL v FAPL
    Northampton Town v Derby County
    Queens Park R v Sheff Wednesday
    Brentford v Leicester City
    Burnley v Norwich City
    Coventry City v Birmingham City
    Millwall v Sheffield United
    Newcastle United v Oxford United
    Portsmouth v Barnsley
    Reading v Cardiff City
    Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur
    West Ham U v West Bromwich Alb
    Hull City v Chelsea
    Manchester City v Fulham
    Tranmere Rovers v Manch United
    Shrewsbury Town v Liverpool
    Bournemouth v Arsenal

    dg_dave N-Bomb ozzz2002 PaulE
    srini701
    dg_dave Sypher
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    LeoDaVinci paper_aero




    srini701 Howie72 wwe84 George95

    ozzz2002


    srini701 Howie72 wwe84 Llynfi .
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    the first two games were b/f to Friday night and Bournemouth v Arsenal was rescheduled to Monday night
    ozzz2002 forgot to lodge a pick for the Tranmere Rovers v Manchester United game but received a gimme
 Round 4
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 3 1-9 Sypher sb 46 10 58 1 5
2 3 2-11 gtho4 b 46 10 57 1 4
2 1 1-3 George95 48 9 57 1 2
2 1 1-3 paper_aero 48 9 57 1 2
5 3 1-5 PaulE 46 9 56 4
6 8 5-11 dg_dave s 44 8 53 2 2 6
6 3 1-6 LeoDaVinci 46 5 53 2 4
8 7 6-11 Howie72 45 7 52 3
9 9 6-10 N-Bomb 42 8 50 1
9 9 4-9 Dizart 42 8 50 1 1
11 11 6-13 wwe84 41 6 47 1 2 5
11 12 5-12 Llynfi 39 8 47 1 6
13 13 11-14 ozzz2002 38 7 45 2 5
14 14 9-14 srini701 35 8 43 2
late starters 47
112 7 10 50
home 27 2 29
draw 22 6 28
away 31 8 39 96
wooden spoon 25 5 30
best picks 54 10 64
perfect 80 16 96
bonus pts 46 4 50

  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 the WS score.
ineligible for bonus pts if picks are all home or all bar one (or all bar two for R1 to R4).

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FAPL
FLC
L1
L2
NL
NN/NS
NP/SL/IL
 
FA Premier League
Football League Championship
League One
League Two
National League
NL North/NL South
Northern Premier League/
Southern League/Isthmian League







Weekly Leaders


1a +1 PaulE
1b +1 PaulE
2. +1 George95 LeoDaVinci
3a +1 George95 paper_aero
3b +1 George95 paper_aero
4. +1 Sypher
5.
6.
7.
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Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
   H-x-A  avge  bp
1a 5-4-7 49.1% 12 11/16 paper_aero 5/16 ozzz2002 dg_dave
1b 1-5-10 41.9% 7 9/16 dg_dave 3/16 wwe84
2 6-5-5 54.4% 11 12/16 George95 4/16 ozzz2002
3a 8-5-3 45.5% 7 10/16 wwe84 5/16 dg_dave
3b 7-3-6 58.4% 9 12/16 dg_dave 8/16 LeoDaVinci wwe84 Dizart Llynfi
4 2-6-8 50.0% 4 10/16 Sypher gtho4 5/16 LeoDaVinci
5
6
7
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50 7 10

Five of the 16 games were unanimous picks .. two were a hit and we all missed the other three: Derby County were held to a draw by fourth-tier Northampton Town, Newcastle Utd were held to a draw by third-tier Oxford Utd; and Liverpool were held to a draw by third-tier Shrewsbury Town. Liverpool rested their first-team players and fielded an entire team of reserves (their U23 side).

Sypher and gtho4 picked seven of the remaining 11 games for a 10/16 win. LeoDaVinci collected the wooden spoon, which earnt him back-to-back spoons. The first five are separated by a mere 2 points (previously the first six were separated by 2 pts).

New high: Sypher (again), gtho4 (again)
New low : PaulE, LeoDaVinci

Burnley lost at home to Norwich City, who are running last in the FAPL: dg_dave and Sypher scored a bonus pt for this courageous pick. It was the only solo pick of the round.




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#1257879 - Sun Feb 09 2020 02:04 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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The replays from the Fourth Round were decided last
week. The 16 survivors into Round 5, to be played
mid-week in the first week of March, are as follows:
    Chelsea
    Derby County
    Leicester City
    Portsmouth
    Reading
    Sheffield Wednesday
    Tottenham Hotspur
    West Bromwich Albion
    v Liverpool
    v Manchester United
    v Birmingham City
    v Arsenal
    v Sheffield United
    v Manchester City
    v Norwich City
    v Newcastle United


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Advance Picks : Semi-Finalists x4
lodged in Round 4
             ------- -------- ------- ------ ------- ------- ------- 
dg_dave Chelsea Man City Tott H Liverp
Dizart Chelsea Man City Liverp Leic C
George95 Man City Liverp Leic C Sheff U
gtho4 Man City Liverp Leic C Sheff U
Howie72 Man City Liverp Leic C Burnley
LeoDaVinci Man City Man Utd Liverp WHU
Llynfi Chelsea Man City Tott H Liverp
N-Bomb Chelsea Man City Newc U Liverp
ozzz2002 Chelsea Arsenal Liverp Leic C
paper_aero Chelsea Man City Tott H Liverp
PaulE Man City Tott H Liverp Leic C
srini701 Chelsea Man City Liverp Burnley
Sypher Man City Tott H Liverp Leic C
wwe84 Man City Tott H Liverp Leic C
------- -------- ------- ------ ------- ------- -------
56 7 13 1+1+1 6 14 8+1 2+2

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

Liverpool 14
Manchester City 13
Leicester City 8
Chelsea 7
Tottenham Hotspur 6
Burnley 2

Sheffield United 2
Manchester United 1
Arsenal 1
West Ham United 1

Newcastle United 1

56


14 of 14 players lodged
advance picks




Advance Picks : Quarter-Finalists x8
lodged in Round 4


------- -------- ------- ------- ------ ------ ------- -------- ---- ------- ------- ------
dg_dave Chelsea Man City Tott H Liverp Leic C Derby Co Sheff W Sheff U
Dizart Chelsea Man City Arsenal Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C Sheff U
George95 Chelsea Man City Arsenal Man Utd Liverp Leic C WBA Sheff U
gtho4 Man City Arsenal Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C Derby Co Newc U Sheff U
Howie72 Man City Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C WBA Burnley Reading
LeoDaVinci Chelsea Man City Arsenal Man Utd Tott H Liverp WHU Millwall
Llynfi Chelsea Man City Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C Cardf C Newc U
N-Bomb Chelsea Man City Arsenal Man Utd Tott H Liverp Burnley Newc U
ozzz2002 Chelsea Arsenal Man Utd Liverp Leic C Southmp Newc U Fulham
paper_aero Chelsea Man City Arsenal Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C Wolves
PaulE Chelsea Man City Arsenal Tott H Liverp Leic C Burnley Sheff U
srini701 Chelsea Man City Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C Burnley Sheff U
Sypher Chelsea Man City Arsenal Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C Newc U
wwe84 Chelsea Man City Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C WBA Bournem
------- -------- ------- ------- ------ ------ ------- -------- ---- ------- ------- ------
112 12 13 9 12 11 14 12 2+1+1+1 3 4 5+1+1+1 6+1+1+1

QF x8 picks x1 pt each addded into Round 6
    Quarter-Finalists

    Liverpool 14
    Manchester City 13
    Chelsea 12
    Manchester United 12
    Leicester City 12
    Tottenham Hotspur 11
    Arsenal 9
    Sheffield United 6
    Newcastle United 5
    Burnley 4

    West Bromwich Albion 3
    Derby County 2
    Bournemouth 1
    Cardiff City 1
    Fulham 1
    Millwall 1

    Reading 1
    Sheffield Wednesday 1
    Southampton 1
    West Ham United 1
    Wolverh Wanderers 1

    112
    14 of 14 players lodged
    advance picks
    . .

      We had 14 of 14 players lodge advance picks, which means
      we had a full set of picks; there were no MIAs.

      Unlike last year's comp, when no-one had a complete set of
      eight quarter-finalists, and only two players had a complete
      set of semi-finalists, we have heaps of players this year with
      complete sets of both.

      semi-finals: of the 56 advance picks lodged 53 are still live.
      quarters: 112 advance picks lodged 101 are still live.


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#1259960 - Fri Mar 06 2020 05:17 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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5th Round
    13 of 14 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    2-9-20
    5-2-60
    0-3-10
    0-1-12
    9-4-00
    12-1-00
    0-3-80
    0-0-11
    1-8-40
    3-3-70
    0-1-12
    0-0-13
    9-4-00
    12-0-10
    3-8-20
    7-4-20
    1-0
    2-0
    0-2
    0-3
    0-0
    1-0
    0-1
    0-2
    1-1
    1-1
    0-0
    0-1
    1-0
    1-1
    0-2
    2-3
    2
    5
    10
    12
    4
    12
    8

    13

    8
    3
    1

    13

    9

    0

    2
    2
    FAPL v FAPL

    FLC v FAPL

    FAPL v FLC
    _

    _ L1 v FAPL

    _FLC v FAPL

    _FLC v FAPL

    FAPL v FAPL


    _FLC v FAPL
    `
    HT : Chelsea v Liverpool
    FT : Chelsea v Liverpool
    HT : Derby County v Manchester United
    FT : Derby County v Manchester United
    HT : Leicester City v Birmingham City
    FT : Leicester City v Birmingham City
    HT : Portsmouth v Arsenal
    FT : Portsmouth v Arsenal
    HT : Reading v Sheffield United
    FT : Reading v Sheffield United
    HT : Sheff Wednesday v Manchester City
    FT : Sheff Wednesday v Manchester City
    HT : Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City
    FT : Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City
    HT : West Bromwich Alb v Newc United
    FT : West Bromwich Alb v Newc United
    ozzz2002 Dizart

    Howie72 Llynfi paper_aero
    srini701

    LeoDaVinci

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

    ozzz2002 dg_dave Howie72
    ozzz2002


    wwe84
    ozzz2002 N-Bomb
    ozzz2002 N-Bomb .
    104
    Portsmouth v Arsenal was b/f to Monday night .. George95 and PaulE missed this game but
    receive a gimme for FT result .. Derby Co v Manch Utd was rescheduled to Thursday night
    Spurs v Norwich finished 1-1 aet Norwich won 3-2 in penalty shootout lottery
    Reading v Sheffield United finished 1-2 aet
 Round 5
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 13 1-14 ozzz2002ssssxb 45 15 66 1 2 11
2 2 2-11 gtho4 57 7 64 1 4
2 2 1-3 George95 57 7 64 1 2
2 2 1-3 paper_aero 57 7 64 1 2
5 1 1-9 Sypher 58 63 1 5
5 9 5-10 N-Bomb ssb 50 10 63 4
7 6 5-11 dg_dave 53 9 62 2 2 6
7 5 1-7 PaulE 56 6 62 4
9 8 6-11 Howie72 52 8 60 3
9 9 4-9 Dizart s 50 9 60 1 2
9 6 1-9 LeoDaVinci 53 7 60 2 4
12 11 6-13 wwe84 o 47 6 54 1 2 6
13 11 5-13 Llynfi 47 5 52 2 6
14 14 9-14 srini701 43 8 51 2
late starters 54
104 8 11 61
home 29 4 33
draw 28 5 33
away 39 7 46 112
wooden spoon 30 7 40
best picks 64 5 69
perfect 96 16 112
bonus pts 50 11 61

  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 the WS score.
ineligible for bonus pts if picks are all home or all bar one (or all bar two for R1 to R4).

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FAPL
FLC
L1
L2
NL
NN/NS
NP/SL/IL
 
FA Premier League
Football League Championship
League One
League Two
National League
NL North/NL South
Northern Premier League/
Southern League/Isthmian League







Weekly Leaders


1a +1 PaulE
1b +1 PaulE
2. +1 George95 LeoDaVinci
3a +1 George95 paper_aero
3b +1 George95 paper_aero
4. +1 Sypher
5. +2 ozzz2002
6.
7.
8.



Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
   H-x-A  avge  bp
1a 5-4-7 49.1% 12 11/16 paper_aero 5/16 ozzz2002 dg_dave
1b 1-5-10 41.9% 7 9/16 dg_dave 3/16 wwe84
2 6-5-5 54.4% 11 12/16 George95 4/16 ozzz2002
3a 8-5-3 45.5% 7 10/16 wwe84 5/16 dg_dave
3b 7-3-6 58.4% 9 12/16 dg_dave 8/16 LeoDaVinci wwe84 Dizart Llynfi
4 2-6-8 50.0% 4 10/16 Sypher gtho4 5/16 LeoDaVinci
5 4-5-7 50.0% 11 15/16 ozzz2002 5/16 Llynfi
6
7
8
61 8 11

In the previous round, Round 4, we had an average strike rate of precisely 50.0% .. 14 players lodged 16 picks = 224 picks, and 112 of them were correct. In this round, R5, we also had a strike rate of 50.0% precisely .. 13 players lodged 16 picks = 208 picks, and 104 of them were correct.

What are the odds of an average strike between us being 50.0% for two straight weeks? Who knows! But it's safe to say that it hasn't happened in any FT tipping comp, over the last 20 years (the first-ever comp was the NRL in 2000).

If those odds are astronomical, what are the odds of someone picking 15/16 in a soccer comp, where each game has three results (home, draw or away)? In the FAPL, where there are 10 games, there are 59,049 ways you can lodge 10 picks. In the FLC there are 531,441 ways you can lodge 12 picks .. 10/10 has been achieved 8 times in the FAPL comp and 7 times in the FT-PL comp. The odds of picking 10/10 are 59,049 to one.

In the FLC comp, no-one has achieved 12/12. The odds of picking that are 531,441 to one .. or half a million to one, rounded to the nearest 100k. Three players have gone close, with picks of 11/12 : srini701 in 2008-09, FussBudget in 2013-14 and N-Bomb in 2016-17. There are 24 ways of picking 11/12, which is odds of 22,143 to one.

In the FA Cup comp, there are 43,046,721 ways of picking 16 games. The odds of picking that one set of 16 correct picks are 43m to one, rounded to the nearest 100k (see post below for a summary of the odds in each of these three soccer comps).

New high: ozzz2002, N-Bomb
New low : PaulE (again), LeoDaVinci (again), Llynfi

ozzz2002 is this round's winner with picks of 15/16. He missed the full-time result Spurs v Norwich (Norwich equalised in the 76th minute). In other words, he came within 14 minutes of picking the holy grail 16/16 at odds of 43m to one!

There are 32 ways you can pick 15/16, which means the odds of picking 15/16 are 1.3m to one .. and four of his picks were solo picks! At the end of the previous round he was running 2nd last 2 points off the bottom and 13 pts behind the leader. With his 15 correct picks and *six* bonus points, he climbs all the way up the top. He's now our leader!

Behind him 2 pts in arrears is the peloton of ten players, separated by a mere 4 points .. the first five of those ten are separated by just one point.

LLynfi collected the wooden spoon with 5/16 and drops to 2nd last, which is where ozzz2002 was at the end of the previous round.

With the elimination of Liverpool and Spurs, we lost a truckload of advance picks for the quarters, semis and final .. wwe84 & Llynfi lost both finalists plus the winner (see post below for a summary of all advance picks).

FT HoF Record book: ozzz2002 picked 15/16 in R5 at odds of 1.34m to one


Edited by gtho4 (Mon Mar 09 2020 02:36 AM)
Edit Reason: typos (plural)

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#1259961 - Fri Mar 06 2020 05:18 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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FAPL 10 games, 3 picks each game = 59,049 combinations or possible picks x10
FLC   12 games, 3 picks each game = 531,441 combinations or possible picks x12
FA Cup 16 games, 3 picks each game = 43,046,721 combinations or possible picks x16

    FAPL .

    no. of no. of
    correct correct
    picks picks
    possible %







    10 1 0.00
    9 20 0.03
    8 180 0.31
    7 960 1.63
    6 3,360 5.69
    5 8,064 13.66
    4 13,440 22.76
    3 15,360 26.01
    2 11,520 19.51
    1 5,120 8.67
    0 1,024 1.73
    ------ ------
    59,049 100.00
    FLC .

    no. of no. of
    correct correct
    picks picks
    possible %





    12 1 0.00
    11 24 0.00
    10 264 0.05
    9 1,760 0.33
    8 7,920 1.49
    7 25,344 4.77
    6 59,136 11.13
    5 101,376 19.08
    4 126,720 23.84
    3 112,640 21.20
    2 67,584 12.72
    1 24,576 4.62
    0 4,096 0.77
    ------- ------
    531,441 100.00
    FA CUP .

    no. of no. of
    correct correct
    picks picks
    possible %

    16 1 0.00
    15 32 0.00
    14 480 0.00
    13 4,480 0.01
    12 29,120 0.07
    11 139,776 0.32
    10 512,512 1.19
    9 1,464,320 3.40
    8 3,294,720 7.65
    7 5,857,280 13.61
    6 8,200,192 19.05
    5 8,945,664 20.78
    4 7,454,720 17.32
    3 4,587,520 10.66
    2 1,966,080 4.57
    1 524,288 1.22
    0 65,536 0.15
    ---------- ------
    43,046,721 100.00

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#1259963 - Fri Mar 06 2020 05:24 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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The draw for the quarter-finals has taken place. These matches
will be played later this month on on Saturday 21st March:

Leicester City v Chelsea
Newcastle United v Manchester City
Norwich City v Manchester United
Sheffield United v Arsenal



. .FA Cup.
o
.Advance
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. 2020 . .
Picks .
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Advance Picks : Semi-Finalists x4
lodged in Round 4
                |--------- -------- ------- ------ ------- ------- --------|       
dg_dave | Chelsea Man City Tott H Liverp |
Dizart | Chelsea Man City Liverp Leic C |
George95 | Man City Liverp Leic C Sheff U |
gtho4 | Man City Liverp Leic C Sheff U |
Howie72 | Man City Liverp Leic C Burnley |
LeoDaVinci | Man City Man Utd Liverp WHU |
Llynfi | Chelsea Man City Tott H Liverp |
N-Bomb | Chelsea Man City Newc U Liverp |
ozzz2002 | Chelsea Arsenal Liverp Leic C |
paper_aero | Chelsea Man City Tott H Liverp |
PaulE | Man City Tott H Liverp Leic C |
srini701 | Chelsea Man City Liverp Burnley |
Sypher | Man City Tott H Liverp Leic C |
wwe84 | Man City Tott H Liverp Leic C |
|--------- -------- ------- ------ ------- ------- --------|
56 | 7 13 1+1+1 6 14 8+1 2+2 |

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

Liverpool 14

Manchester City 13
Leicester City 8
Chelsea 7
Tottenham Hotspur 6
Burnley 2

Sheffield United 2
Manchester United 1
Arsenal 1
West Ham United 1

Newcastle United 1

56


14 of 14 players lodged
advance picks



Advance Picks : Quarter-Finalists x8
lodged in Round 4


------- -------- ------- ------- ------ ------ ------- -------- ---- ------- ------- -------
dg_dave Chelsea Man City Tott H Liverp Leic C Derby Co Sheff W Sheff U
Dizart Chelsea Man City Arsenal Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C Sheff U
George95 Chelsea Man City Arsenal Man Utd Liverp Leic C WBA Sheff U
gtho4 Man City Arsenal Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C Derby Co Newc U Sheff U
Howie72 Man City Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C Burnley WBA Reading
LeoDaVinci Chelsea Man City Arsenal Man Utd Tott H Liverp WHU Millwall
Llynfi Chelsea Man City Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C Cardf C Newc U
N-Bomb Chelsea Man City Arsenal Man Utd Tott H Liverp Burnley Newc U
ozzz2002 Chelsea Arsenal Man Utd Liverp Leic C Southmp Newc U Fulham
paper_aero Chelsea Man City Arsenal Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C Wolves
PaulE Chelsea Man City Arsenal Tott H Liverp Leic C Burnley Sheff U
srini701 Chelsea Man City Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C Burnley Sheff U
Sypher Chelsea Man City Arsenal Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C Newc U
wwe84 Chelsea Man City Man Utd Tott H Liverp Leic C WBA Bournem
------- -------- ------- ------- ------ ------ ------- -------- ---- ------- ------- -------
112 12 13 9 12 11 14 12 4+2 3+1 7x1 5 6+1

QF x8 picks x1 pt each addded into Round 6

Quarter-Finalists


Liverpool 14

Manchester City 13
Chelsea 12
Manchester United 12
Leicester City 12
Tottenham Hotspur 11

Arsenal 9
Sheffield United 6
Newcastle United 5
Burnley 4
West Bromwich Albion 3
Derby County 2
Bournemouth 1
Cardiff City 1
Fulham 1
Millwall 1
Reading 1
Sheffield Wednesday 1
Southampton 1
West Ham United 1
Wolverh Wanderers 1


112


14 of 14 players lodged
advance picks
. .
Finalists x2 plus Winner
lodged in Round 5

            | --------- ------- ---------- ---------- | --------- ---------- |  
dg_dave | Liverpool Manch City | Manch City |
Dizart | Arsenal Manch City | Manch City |
George95 | T Hotspur Manch City | Manch City |
gtho4 | Manch U Manch City | Manch City |
Howie72 | Liverpool Manch City | Liverpool |
LeoDaVinci | T Hotspur Manch U | Manch Utd |
Llynfi | T Hotspur Liverpool | Liverpool |
N-Bomb | Leic City Manch City | Manch City |
ozzz2002 | Newc Utd Arsenal | Arsenal |
paper_aero | Liverpool Manch City | Manch City |
PaulE | Liverpool Manch City | Liverpool |
srini701 | T Hotspur Manch City | Manch City |
Sypher | | |
wwe84 | Liverpool WBA | Liverpool |
| --------- ------- ---------- ---------- | --------- ---------- |
39 | 4+1 2+2 6+1 9+1 | 4+1 7+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-final, and 1 pt if they lost their quarter-final.

Finalists


Manchester City 9
Liverpool 6
Tottenham Hotspur 4

Manchester United 2
Arsenal 2
Newcastle United 1
Leicester City 1
West Bromwich Alb 1
26

13 of 14 players lodged advance picks
. . . . . . . .
Winner


Manchester City 7
Liverpool 4

Manchester United 1
Arsenal 1




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13 of 14 players lodged advance picks

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