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#558276 - Sun Oct 17 2010 11:01 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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FA Cup
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2011
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This year's edition of the FA Cup tipping comp runs for 7 months over 10 rounds from the 1st weekend in November until the middle of May 2011 (FA Cup Round 1 through to the Final). The Football Association has received entries from 759 teams for this season's FA Cup, comprising 667 non-league teams plus the 92 league teams. The league teams are the 44 teams in the FAPL and FLC, and the 48 teams in League One and League Two.
  • the qualifying rounds for the 667 non-league teams will be completed later this month.
  • the 32 survivors from those qualifiers join the 48 teams in L1 and L2 in the First Round (equals 80 teams).
  • the 20 survivors from the Second Round will join the FAPL and FLC teams in the Third Round (equals 64 teams).
  • from there it's a straight knock-out through to the FA Cup Final.
There are two changes from last year's tipping comp: (a) any and all replays will be excluded, and (b) each tipping round will be of equal weight with 16 picks. To tip all 10 rounds you will only need to lodge picks 8 times, 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 .. we will ignore 4 games.
  • the Third Round of 32 games will be split into two rounds of 16 games each.
  • that's a total of 5 tipping rounds so far which, with the remaining 5 rounds of the FA Cup, gives us the 10 tipping rounds!
  • we will also have advance picks, same as last year.

The dates for each round of the 2011 FA Cup are as follows:
    1st Round : Saturday 6 November 2010
    2nd Round : Saturday 27 November 2010
    3rd Round : Saturday 8 January 2011
    4th Round : Saturday 29 January 2011
    5th Round : Saturday 19 February 2011
    6th Round : Saturday 12 March 2011
    7th Round : Saturday 16 April 2011 [2nd semi on Sunday 17th]
    8th Round : Saturday 14 May 2011
The rules for the FA Cup tipping comp are simple:
    points

    default


    upsets
    perfect picks

    other bonus pts


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

This year's comp is the 9th edition of the FA Cup tipping comp. Last season's comp was won by srini701, who became the first tipster to retain his title and the 2nd to win this comp twice. Most podiums: PaulE and gtho4 have been on the podium three times during those 8 years; PaulE has won it once, and gtho4 is still looking for his first gold medal.
    .Previous winners & medallists:
    .2003
    2004
    2005
    2006
    2007
    2008
    2009
    2010
    silverginger
    halfbakedangi
    Sypher
    halfbakedangi
    PaulE
    LeoDaVinci
    srini701
    srini701
    gtho4
    manvinder01
    treble99
    Sypher
    Howie72
    gtho4
    LeoDaVinci
    paper_aero
    Dazzy_D
    Sypher
    ElfTwinkle
    PaulE
    gtho4
    Howie72
    PaulE
    Howie72
    .

Will this year's comp produce a three-peat for srini701, or will one of [LeoDaVinci][PaulE][Sypher] win this for a 2nd time .. or will 2011 see see a new name etched on the trophy? If you're interested in playing, please sign-in!

The fixtures for the First Round will be known after the 4th qualifying round is completed at the end of the week, on Saturday 23rd October.


Edited by gtho4 (Sun Jan 23 2011 05:03 PM)

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#558291 - Mon Oct 18 2010 12:00 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Spurs to win the Cup !!
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#558300 - Mon Oct 18 2010 12:27 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Posts: 10142
Loc: Hyderabad India
Originally Posted By: Sypher
Spurs to win the Cup !!


...And srini to lose his cry
All these changes and no replays will surely see me bring up the rear and not a three-peat this year cool
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#558301 - Mon Oct 18 2010 12:27 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Thu Sep 09 2010
Posts: 4465
Loc: New Zealand
Arsenal to knock out spurs like in the Carling Cup! I'm in

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#558304 - Mon Oct 18 2010 12:53 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Wed Feb 09 2000
Posts: 4367
Loc: Leeds Yorkshire
England UK
I don't care who wins it as long as Leeds get to win at Old Trafford again! cool

Oh, and count me in too.


Edited by PaulE (Mon Oct 18 2010 12:54 AM)

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#558310 - Mon Oct 18 2010 01:25 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Posts: 20120
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I have been trying for eight long years. I just want to see what this mysterious podium thingy is!

Is Rushden & Diamonds playing? I nominate them as a super-advance pick for the FA Cup. smile
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#558342 - Mon Oct 18 2010 07:37 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Wed Mar 23 2005
Posts: 1991
Loc: Brisbane
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FussBudget is in please

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#558345 - Mon Oct 18 2010 08:25 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Wed Sep 05 2007
Posts: 5117
Loc: Bronx
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I'll try, thats a lot of teams.

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#558349 - Mon Oct 18 2010 08:54 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Sat Apr 24 2010
Posts: 10050
Loc: Ontario Canada
I'll give it a go.

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#558350 - Mon Oct 18 2010 09:10 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Manchester United to go all draws...
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#558422 - Mon Oct 18 2010 02:39 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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I'll be giving it a go
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#558796 - Wed Oct 20 2010 04:43 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Thu May 22 2008
Posts: 998
Loc: Delft<br>TheNetherlands
The podium is like the Loch Mess Monster: I don't believe it actually exists, but I'll keep trying to find it anyway.
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#559361 - Fri Oct 22 2010 05:36 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Fri Nov 06 2009
Posts: 313
Loc: Surrey UK
I'd like to sign up for this one please.

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#559802 - Sun Oct 24 2010 09:15 AM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Tipping thread for the first round has been posted.

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#559894 - Sun Oct 24 2010 08:24 PM Re: FA Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Having played FIFA 10, I... sort of know about this. What the heck, I'll give it a go

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#563800 - Sun Nov 07 2010 08:54 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 51328
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder


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FA Cup
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2011
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Saturday 6th November
1st Round
    18 of 18 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    4-2-12
    2-0-16
    11-7-00
    16-1-10
    18-0-00
    511-20
    7-7-40
    2-3-13
    12-3-30
    15-2-10
    0-3-15
    7-7-40
    0-0-18
    7-2-90
    2-2-14
    1-5-12
    3-2
    0-0
    5-3
    1-1
    0-0
    1-0
    2-0
    0-0
    1-0
    4-3
    1-1
    1-1
    2-1
    1-1
    0-3
    0-5
    4
    0
    11
    1
    0
    5
    7
    3
    12
    15
    3
    7
    0
    2
    14
    12
    Accrington Stanley v Oldh Ath
    Barnet v Charlton Athletic
    Bournemouth v Tranmere Rov
    Brentford v Aldershot Town
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Woking
    Burton Albion v Oxford United
    Bury v Exeter City
    Cambridge Utd v Huddersf Town
    Cheltenh Town v Morecambe
    Colchester Utd v Bradford City
    Corby Town v Luton Town
    Dagenh & Redbr v Leyton Orient
    Darlington v Bristol Rovers
    Fleetwood Town v Walsall
    Forest Green v North'ton Town
    Guiseley v Crawley Town
    dg_dave FussBudget KrivoyRog ozzz2002
    ConzaBhoy N-Bomb

    triviapaul



    dg_dave srini701 trev1

    George95 srini701 triviapaul
    dg_dave BxBarracuda ozzz2002


    Howie72 triviapaul
    FussBudget ozzz2002 PaulE trev1
    68
    Burton Albion v Oxford United played Sunday
Round 1a
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1-3 Howie72 s 8 9 1 1
2 2-2 triviapaul ss 6 8 2
3 3-3 ConzaBhoy o 6 7 1
3 3-3 illiniman14 7 7
5 5-5 N-Bomb o 5 6 1
5 5-5 PaulE 6 6
5 5-5 srini701 6 6
5 5-5 Sypher 6 6
5 5-5 gtho4 6 6
10 10-10 trev1 5 5
10 10-10 dg_dave 5 5
10 10-10 KrivoyRog 5 5
10 10-10 LeoDaVinci 5 5
10 10-10 ozzz2002 5 5
10 10-10 paper_aero 5 5
16 16-16 BxBarracuda 4 4
17 17-17 George95 3 3 1
17 17-17 FussBudget 3 3 1
96 2 2 5
home 00 7 7
draw 00 7 7
away(default) 00 2 2
wooden spoon 00 3 3
best picks 00 8 8
perfect 00 16 16
bonus pts 00 5 5

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 +1 Howie72
1b
2
3a
3b
4
5
6
7
8




week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
H-x-A avge bp
1a 7-7-2 33.3% 5 8/16 Howie72 3/16 FussBudget George95
1b
2
3a
3b
4
5
6
7
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This year's comp is the 9th edition of the FT tipping comp. Last year we had 13 runners; and this year we have a field of 18 runners, which equals the all-time record set back in 2004 .. eleven are back for another dose, and we welcome aboard 7 new players!

Back again for
another dose
No shows from
last year
New entries
this year
FussBudget
gtho4
Howie72
KrivoyRog
LeoDaVinci
ozzz2002
paper_aero
PaulE
srini701
Sypher
triviapaul
ElfTwinkle
JaneMarple
BxBarracuda
dg_dave
ConzaBhoy
George95
illiniman14
N-Bomb
trev1

The first ever FA Cup tournament (officially the Football Association Challenge Cup) was held back in 1872. It is the oldest knock-out football tournament in the world .. 16 years later the oldest football league in the world was formed (everyone plays everyone else home and away), when The Football League was formed in 1888. The record number of entrants for the FA Cup was 656 set back way back in 1922 comp; it remained unbroken for83 years, when 660 teams entered the 2005 comp. The record has been broken each year since .. the 759 teams in this year's comp is a new record.

Although league and non-league teams are exempt until certain rounds (the FAPL and FLC teams until the 3rd round, L1 and L2 teams until the 1st round), the draw for each round ofthe entire comp is unseeded.

Anyone can play anyone, form doesn't mean much on the day, and picking the winners is not easy .. of the 16 games in Round 1a we all failed to pick the result in 3 of the games! Only one of those three games saw any bonus pts awarded: ConzaBhoy and N-Bomb picked Barnet to win! Barnet are running stone cold motherless last in League Two, and Charlton Athletic (a former FAPL team) are near the top of League One, chasing promotion to the FLC.

Brentford v Aldershot Town (League One v League Two). All of us were safe picking the League One team to win at home, but that's not what happened. They were held to a draw; a result picked by triviapaul (he also collected a bonus point for a solo pick) ... ozzz2002 went for the doctor. He picked an away win!

Howie72 is our first weekly winner, and our first leader. Results for Round 1b will be posted soon.



Edited by gtho4 (Tue Nov 16 2010 04:23 PM)

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#564097 - Mon Nov 08 2010 08:33 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 51328
Loc: Sydney
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FA Cup
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2011
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Saturday 6th November
1st Round
    18 of 18 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    1-1-16
    17-1-00
    7-8-30
    0-2-16
    18-0-00
    11-5-20
    412-20
    15-2-10
    6-8-40
    15-2-10
    4-6-80
    17-0-10
    0-2-16
    5-5-80
    1-4-13
    14-2-20
    0-2
    0-0
    0-2
    1-2
    5-1
    2-2
    0-1
    2-0
    0-4
    0-0
    0-1
    2-0
    2-5
    0-0
    1-1
    0-0
    16
    1
    3
    16
    18
    5
    2
    15
    4
    2
    8
    17
    16
    5
    4
    2
    Harrow Borough v Chesterfield
    Hartlepool United v Vauxhall Motors
    Havant & Waterlooville v Droylsden
    Hayes & Yeading v Wycombe Wand
    Hereford United v Hythe Town
    Macclesfield Town v Southend Utd
    Mansfield Town v Torquay United
    Notts County v Gateshead
    Plymouth Argyle v Swindon Town
    Rotherham United v York City
    Rushden & Diamonds v Yeovil Town
    Southampton v Shrewsbury Town
    Southport v Sheffield Wednesday
    Stevenage Borough v MK Dons
    Stockport Co v Peterborough Utd
    Wimbledon v Ebbsfleet United
    gtho4 ozzz2002
    George95
    srini701 illininman14 KrivoyRog
    srini701 trev1


    PaulE triviapaul
    George95 dg_dave KrivoyRog
    George95 triviapaul Howie72 ConzaBhoy
    srini701 trev1

    ozzz2002
    LeoDaVinci KrivoyRog

    BxBarracuda KrivoyRog Howie72 srini701
    BxBarracuda trev1
    134
    Southport v Sheffield Wednesday played Sunday
Round 1b
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1 1-1 Howie72 b 9 10 20 2 2
2 2 2-2 triviapaul s 8 8 17 3
3 10 3-10 trev1 ss 5 8 15 2
3 5 3-5 PaulE s 6 8 15 1
3 5 3-5 srini701 s 6 8 15 1
3 3 3-3 illiniman14 7 8 15
7 3 3-7 ConzaBhoy 7 7 14 1
7 16 7-16 BxBarracuda s 4 9 14 1
7 5 5-7 Sypher 6 8 14
10 5 5-10 N-Bomb 6 7 13 1
10 10 10-10 paper_aero 5 8 13
10 5 5-10 gtho4 6 7 13
13 10 10-13 dg_dave 5 7 12
13 10 10-13 KrivoyRog 5 7 12
15 10 10-15 LeoDaVinci 5 6 11
15 17 15-17 George95 s 3 7 11 1 1
17 17 17-17 FussBudget 3 7 10 1
18 10 10-18 ozzz2002 5 4 9 1
late starters 9
134 2 3 13
home 7 3 10
draw 7 6 13
away(default) 2 7 9
wooden spoon 3 4 7
best picks 8 10 18
perfect 16 16 32
bonus pts 5 8 13

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 +1 Howie72
1b +3 Howie72
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3a
3b
4
5
6
7
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week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
H-x-A avge bp
1a 7-7-2 33.3% 5 8/16 Howie72 3/16 FussBudget George95
1b 3-6-7 46.5% 8 10/16 Howie72 4/16 ozzz2002
2
3a
3b
4
5
6
7
8
13 2 3
The Howie72 show continues. It's another weekly win and he skips away to a 3 pt lead and, ominously, he's already 5 pts in front of third. For those of you unfamilar with his tipping form, be aware he has a withering finish. He usually leaves his best to last .. he flies along the rails in the home straight, and hits the finish post at full bore to win in a photo!

His 5 pts margin back to 3rd is the same as the 5 pts that separate the *fifteen* players running 3rd to 17th place.

Our strike rate jumped from 33.3% to 46.5% .. there were no games this time picked by no one. One game was picked by everyone, for our first 100% game.

The Second Round will be played in 3 weeks time, on the last Saturday in November. The tipping thread will open in the middle of next week when the truckload of replays have been decided. There are 20 games in the Second Round (we tip 16 of them) but 55 teams had their names in the barrel!


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#571327 - Tue Nov 30 2010 04:49 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 51328
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder
interim

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FA Cup
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2011
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Saturday 27th November
2nd Round
    16 of 18 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    3-3-10
    1-4-11
    16-0-00
    13-2-10
    12-3-10
    3-4-80
    3-3-10
    9-7-00
    3-2-11
    8-6-20
    3-7-60
    10-1-40
    15-0-10
    15-0-10
    11-4-10
    13-2-10
    3-1
    1-2
    3-2
    2-2
    1-0
    1-1
    2-0
    0-2
    1-1
    2-2
    xx
    1-0
    3-2
    3-0
    1-0
    3-1
    3
    11
    16
    2
    12
    4
    3
    0
    2
    6
    xx
    10
    15
    15
    11
    13
    Burton Albion v Chesterfield
    Bury v Peterborough United
    Carlisle United v Tamworth
    Charlton Athletic v Luton Town
    Colch Utd v Swind Supermarine
    Crawley Town v Swindon Town
    Dover Ath v Aldershot Town
    Darlington v York City
    Droylsden v Leyton Orient
    Hereford United v Lincoln City
    Notts County v Bournemouth
    Port Vale v Accrington Stanley
    Sheff Wed v North'ton Town
    Southampton v Cheltenham T
    Torquay United v Walsall
    Wyc Wand v Chelmsford City
    FussBudget George95 N-Bomb


    BxBarracuda triviapaul
    FussBudget ozzz2002 George95 BxBarracuda

    dg_dave ozzz2002 paper_aero
    dg_dave srini701 Howie72 George95 BxBarracuda
    gtho4 srini701. . . . .. . . . . . . . .trev1 triviapaul



    George95
    ozzz2002

    George95 dg_dave Fussbudget
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    Crawley Town v Swindon Town and Port Vale v Accrington Stanley played Friday
    night, Droylsden v Leyton Orient played Monday night and
    Notts County v Bournemouth rescheduled to Tuesday 7th December
Round 2
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ----------hf ws
1 1 1-1 Howie72 w 20 9 30 2 3
2 2 2-2 triviapaul sw 17 8 27 5
3 3 3-10 trev1 w 15 9 25 3
3 3 3-5 PaulE 15 9 24 1
3 3 3-5 srini701 sw 15 8 25 3
3 3 3-3 illiniman14 15 9 24
7 7 3-7 ConzaBhoy 14 18 1
7 7 7-16 BxBarracuda sw 14 7 23 3
7 7 5-7 Sypher 14 18
10 10 5-10 N-Bomb 13 7 20 1
10 10 10-10 paper_aero 13 9 22
10 10 5-10 gtho4 s 13 9 23 1
13 13 10-13 dg_dave w 12 7 20 1
13 13 10-13 KrivoyRog 12 9 21
15 15 10-15 LeoDaVinci 11 7 18
15 15 15-17 George95 w 11 4 16 2 2
17 17 17-17 FussBudget 10 6 16 1
18 18 10-18 ozzz2002 9 6 15 1
late starters 14
123 2 4 24
home 10 3 10
draw 13 6 13
away(default) 9 7 9
wooden spoon 7 4 7
best picks 18 10 18
perfect 32 16 32
bonus pts 13 11 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 +1 Howie72
1b +3 Howie72
2 + Howie72
3a
3b
4
5
6
7
8




week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
H-x-A avge bp
1a 7-7-2 33.3% 5 8/16 Howie72 3/16 George95 FussBudget
1b 3-6-7 46.5% 8 10/16 Howie72 4/16 ozzz2002
2 - - . % 11 /16 /16 George95
3a
3b
4
5
6
7
8
24 2 4
This post is incomplete as it's missing one game, which has been rescheduled to next month due to the weather in England.

The sequence in the standings has been left as is from the end of Round 1b .. that's why TW and LW are identical. The table will be resorted and the TW column updated after the reschedule game is played .. the table below shows the interim standings, in sequence.

The result of the last match will have no bearing on who's leading after Round Two .. Howie will still be our leader. This is a summary of our picks forthe rescheduled match:
    Picks for the rescheduled game are in
    the first column, being 3-7-6 H-x-A.
    The second column is current pts.

    A 30 Howie72
    x 27 triviapaul
    x 25 trev1
    H 25 srini701
    A 24 PaulE
    x 24 illiniman14
    H 23 BxBarracuda
    A 23 gtho4
    x 22 paper_aero
    A 21 KrivoyRog
    x 20 N-Bomb
    x 20 dg_dave
    18 ConzaBhoy
    18 Sypher
    A 18 LeoDaVinci
    H 16 FussBudget
    A 16 George95
    x 15 ozzz2002
A home win will see 8 players share the weekly win and Howie72 out front with a 3 pt lead. A draw will see his lead cut to 2 pts, and an away win will stretch it to 4 pts.

The fixtures for the 3rd Round have been announced. Six of the games have three team names as there are 5 replays and one game has not been played. The tipping thread is here: FA Cup - 3rd Round - Sat 8 Jan.

This post will be updated and resorted in a fortnight's time; to include the result of the rescheduled match.



Edited by gtho4 (Tue Nov 30 2010 10:34 AM)

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#580225 - Mon Dec 27 2010 05:04 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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FA Cup
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2011
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Saturday 27th November
2nd Round
    16 of 18 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    3-3-10
    1-4-11
    16-0-00
    13-2-10
    12-3-10
    3-4-80
    3-3-10
    9-7-00
    3-2-11
    8-6-20
    3-7-60
    10-1-40
    15-0-10
    15-0-10
    11-4-10
    13-2-10
    3-1
    1-2
    3-2
    2-2
    1-0
    1-1
    2-0
    0-2
    1-1
    2-2
    3-1
    1-0
    3-2
    3-0
    1-0
    3-1
    3
    11
    16
    2
    12
    4
    3
    0
    2
    6
    3
    10
    15
    15
    11
    13
    Burton Albion v Chesterfield
    Bury v Peterborough United
    Carlisle United v Tamworth
    Charlton Athletic v Luton Town
    Colch Utd v Swind Supermarine
    Crawley Town v Swindon Town
    Dover Ath v Aldershot Town
    Darlington v York City
    Droylsden v Leyton Orient
    Hereford United v Lincoln City
    Notts County v Bournemouth
    Port Vale v Accrington Stanley
    Sheff Wed v North'ton Town
    Southampton v Cheltenham T
    Torquay United v Walsall
    Wyc Wand v Chelmsford City
    FussBudget George95 N-Bomb


    BxBarracuda triviapaul
    ozzz2002 FussBudget George95 BxBarracuda

    ozzz2002 dg_dave paper_aero
    srini701 dg_dave Howie72 George95 BxBarracuda
    srini701 gtho4. . . . .. . . . . . . . .trev1 triviapaul

    srini701 BxBarracuda FussBudget

    George95
    ozzz2002

    George95 dg_dave Fussbudget
    126
    Crawley Town v Swindon Town and Port Vale v Accrington Stanley played Friday night,
    Droylsden v Leyton Orient played Monday night and Notts County v Bournemouth
    rescheduled to Tue 7th Dec, postponed again, finally played Tue 14th Dec
Round 2
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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 Howie72 w 20 9 30 3 3
2 2 2-2 triviapaul sw 17 8 27 5
3 3 3-5 srini701 sw 15 9 26 1 3
4 3 3-10 trev1 w 15 9 25 1 3
5 3 3-5 PaulE 15 9 24 1 1
5 3 3-5 illiniman14 15 9 24 1
5 7 5-16 BxBarracuda sw 14 8 24 3
8 10 5-10 gtho4 s 13 9 23 1 1
9 10 9-10 paper-aero 13 9 22 1
10 13 10-13 KrivoyRog 12 9 21 1
11 10 5-11 N-Bomb 13 7 20 1
11 13 10-13 dg_dave w 12 7 20 1
13 7 3-13 ConzaBhoy 14 18 1
13 7 5-13 Sypher 14 18
13 15 10-15 LeoDaVinci 11 7 18
16 17 16-17 FussBudget 10 7 17 1
17 15 15-17 George95 w 11 4 16 2 2
18 18 10-18 ozzz2002 9 6 15 1
late starters 15
126 10 4 24
home 10 10 20
draw 13 4 17
away(default) 9 2 11
wooden spoon 7 4 11
best picks 18 9 27
perfect 32 16 48
bonus pts 13 11 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
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Weekly Leaders


1a +1 Howie72
1b +3 Howie72
2 +3 Howie72
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3b
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week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
H-x-A avge bp
1a 7-7-2 33.3% 5 8/16 Howie72 3/16 George95 FussBudget
1b 3-6-7 46.5% 8 10/16 Howie72 paper-aero 4/16 ozzz2002
2 10-4-2 49.2% 11 9/16 Howie72 gtho4 PaulE srini701 4/16 George95
trev1 illininman14 KrivoyRog
3a
3b
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5
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24 10 4
Round 2 finished with 8 weekly winners and one wooden spoon. Howie72 continues to lead, with the same margin back to second; triviapaul continues to retain second spot.

The fixtures for the 3rd Round are now complete except for onegame -- the Lincoln City v Hereford United replay has beenpostponed-rescheduled-postponed, then rescheduled andpostponed yet again, because of a frozen pitch.

The replay is now scheduled for Saturday 8th January 2011, and the 3rd Round match Wycombe Wanderers v Lincoln/Hereford will be played on Tuesday 11th January. The tipping thread is here: FA Cup - 3rd Round - Sat 8 Jan.



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#584402 - Sat Jan 08 2011 09:01 AM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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we survived!

Arsenal v Leeds United 1-1

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#584420 - Sat Jan 08 2011 10:59 AM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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For now...isn't there a replay for those who tie?
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#584525 - Sat Jan 08 2011 06:56 PM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Yes there is but Leeds were unlucky not to win.
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#584529 - Sat Jan 08 2011 07:10 PM Re: Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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It was shown live downhere on cable tv .. finger nails were disappearing over the last few minutes, waiting for the whistle!

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#585410 - Tue Jan 11 2011 01:12 AM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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FA Cup
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2011
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Saturday 8th January
3rd Round
    17 of 18 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    14-2-10
    7-6-40
    17-0-00
    7-3-70
    10-6-10
    15-1-10
    0-1-16
    16-0-10
    8-5-40
    2-3-12
    0-7-10
    16-0-10
    12-1-40
    3-7-70
    0-1-16
    13-1-30
    1-1
    1-0
    2-0
    3-1
    0-3
    4-2
    2-1
    7-0
    2-1
    2-1
    2-2
    6-2
    2-0
    2-3
    2-2
    1-0
    2
    7
    17
    7
    1
    15
    0
    16
    8
    2
    7
    16
    12
    7
    1
    13
    Arsenal v Leeds United
    Blackburn Rov v Q Park Rangers
    Bolton Wanderers v York City
    Brighton & Hove Alb v Portsmth
    Bristol City v Sheff Wednesday
    Burnley v Port Vale
    Burton Albion v Middlesbrough
    Chelsea v Ipswich Town
    Coventry City v Crystal Palace
    Crawley Town v Derby County
    Doncaster Rov v Wolv Wanderers
    Fulham v Peterborough United
    Huddersf Town v Dover Athletic
    Hull City v Wigan Athletic
    Leicester City v Manchester City
    Manchester United v Liverpool
    gtho4 KrivoyRog



    ozzz2002
    ozzz2002 KrivoyRog
    BxBarracuda
    ozzz2002
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    ozzz2002 BxBarracuda

    ozzz2002
    BxBarracuda dg_dave George95 FussBudget
    LeoDaVinci
    triviapaul
    paper_aero KrivoyRog George95 gtho4
    131
    Manchester United v Liverpool, Chelsea v Ipswich Town
    and Leicester City v Manchester City played on Sunday
    and Crawley Town v Derby County on Monday night
Round 3a
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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 Howie72 30 9 39 3 3
1 2 1-2 triviapaul bs 27 10 39 1 7
3 8 3-10 gtho4 bs 23 10 35 2 3
3 5 3-5 illiniman14 b 24 10 35 2 1
5 3 3-5 srini701 26 8 34 1 3
6 5 5-16 BxBarracuda ws 24 7 33 5
7 4 3-10 trev1 25 7 32 1 3
8 5 3-8 PaulE 24 7 31 1 1
9 10 9-13 KrivoyRog s 21 8 30 1 1
10 9 9-10 paper-aero 22 7 29 1
11 11 5-11 N-Bomb 20 8 28 1
12 11 10-13 dg_dave 20 7 27 1
13 13 5-13 Sypher 18 8 26
14 13 10-15 LeoDaVinci 18 7 25
15 18 10-18 ozzz2002 ss 15 7 24 1 2
16 13 3-16 ConzaBhoy 18 23 1
17 16 16-17 FussBudget 17 5 22 2
17 17 15-17 George95 16 6 22 2 2
late starters 21
131 13 5 34
home 20 11 31
draw 13 3 20
away(default) 11 2 13
wooden spoon 11 5 16
best picks 27 10 37
perfect 48 16 64
bonus pts 24 10 34

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 +1 Howie72
1b +3 Howie72
2 +3 Howie72
3a +4 Howie72 triviapaul
3b
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week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
H-x-A avge bp
1a 7-7-2 33.3% 5 8/16 Howie72 3/16 George95 FussBudget
1b 3-6-7 46.5% 8 10/16 Howie72 paper-aero 4/16 ozzz2002
2 10-4-2 49.2% 11 9/16 Howie72 PaulE srini701 trev1 4/16 George95
illiniman14 gtho4 KrivoyRog
3a 11-3-2 62.4% 10 10/16 illiniman14 gtho4 triviapaul 5/16 FussBudget
3b
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34 13 5
The first half of Round 3 saw three weekly winners with 10/16, and one wooden spoon at 5/16.

Howie72 is no longer on his lonesome out front .. he's joined by triviapaul. The two leaders have opened up a 4 point gap back to 3rd place, where there's another dead-heat. From there each rung of the ladder has just one occupant until we reach the tail-enders. Last week 3rd to 12th were separated by 6 pts .. this margin is now out slightly to 8 pts.

BxBarracuda and ozzz2002 picked Crawley Town to beat Derby County, who play in the FLC .. this game, played on Monday night, completed the first half of Round Three. Crawley Town are a non-league team playing in the Football Conference (which feeds into League Two).

KrivoyRog, triviapaul and gtho4 picked an FLC team to hold an FAPL giant to a draw and succeeded, with their solo picks.

No one picked Burton Albion (who play in League Two) to beat their superior opponents, the FLC team Midlesbrough. All of us except one picked Middlesbrough to win .. BxBarracuda picked a draw; and collected a bonus point for a near-miss pick!

The other half of Round Three will be completed tonight, when Wycombe Wanderers play Hereford United.



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#585803 - Tue Jan 11 2011 11:38 PM Results & Standings .. FA Cup
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Round 2 replay played Saturday 8th January:
Lincoln City v Hereford United 3-4

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FA Cup
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2011
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Saturday 8th January
3rd Round
    17 of 18 players lodged tips

    correct picks
    6-4-70
    15-0-20
    0-7-10
    3-5-90
    1-0-16
    1-4-12
    3-3-11
    1-0-16
    10-5-20
    15-1-10
    14-1-20
    4-7-60
    16-1-00
    14-1-20
    12-4-10
    13-1-1*
    1-4
    0-1
    1-2
    1-0
    1-5
    1-3
    2-0
    3-1
    1-1
    1-2
    4-0
    1-0
    3-0
    4-1
    2-0
    0-1
    7
    2
    10
    3
    16
    12
    3
    1
    5
    1
    14
    4
    16
    14
    12
    1
    Millwall v Birmingham City
    Norwich City v Leyton Orient
    Preston Nth End v Nottm Forest
    Reading v West Bromwich Albion
    Scunthorpe United v Everton
    Sheffield United v Aston Villa
    Southampton v Blackpool
    Stevenage Borough v Newc Utd
    Stoke City v Cardiff City
    Sunderland v Notts County
    Swansea City v Colchester Utd
    Torquay United v Carlisle United
    Tott Hotspur v Charlton Athletic
    Watford v Hartlepool United
    West Ham United v Barnsley
    Wycombe Wand v Hereford Utd

    ozzz2002 BxBarracuda

    LeoDaVinci Howie72 Sypher
    ozzz2002

    ozzz2002 Howie72 Sypher
    ozzz2002
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    ozzz2002
    ozzz2002 BxBarracuda George95
    gtho4 illiniman14 LeoDaVinci Sypher
    ozzz2002
    ozzz2002 KrivoyRog N-Bomb

    KrivoyRog
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    Tott Hotspur v Charlton Athletic played on Sunday and
    Wycombe Wanderers v Hereford Utd on Tuesday night
    * two players chose Lincoln City
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 1-1 Howie72 b 39 10 50 4 4
2 1 1-2 triviapaul 39 7 46 1 7
3 3 3-10 gtho4 35 8 43 2 3
4 6 4-16 BxBarracuda s 33 8 42 6
5 3 3-5 illiniman14 35 6 41 2 1
5 7 3-10 trev1 32 9 41 1 3
7 5 3-7 srini701 34 5 39 1 3
8 9 8-13 KrivoyRog s 30 7 38 1 2
8 8 3-8 PaulE 31 7 38 1 1
10 13 5-13 Sypher b 26 10 37 1 1
11 10 9-11 paper-aero 29 6 35 1
12 14 10-15 LeoDaVinci 25 9 34
12 15 10-18 ozzz2002 sss 24 7 34 1 5
14 12 10-14 dg_dave 27 5 32 1
14 11 5-14 N-Bomb 28 4 32 1 1
16 16 3-16 ConzaBhoy 23 30 1
17 17 16-17 FussBudget 22 7 29 2
17 17 15-17 George95 22 6 28 2 2
late starters 27
121 15 6 41
home 31 8 39
draw 20 1 21
away(default) 13 7 20
wooden spoon 16 4 20
best picks 37 10 47
perfect 64 16 80
bonus pts 34 7 41

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 +1 Howie72
1b +3 Howie72
2 +3 Howie72
3a +4 Howie72 triviapaul
3b +4 Howie72
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week
Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
H-x-A avge bp
1a 7-7-2 33.3% 5 8/16 Howie72 3/16 George95 FussBudget
1b 3-6-7 46.5% 8 10/16 Howie72 paper-aero 4/16 ozzz2002
2 10-4-2 49.2% 11 9/16 Howie72 PaulE srini701 trev1 4/16 George95
illiniman14 gtho4 KrivoyRog
3a 11-3-2 46.4% 10 10/16 illiniman14 gtho4 triviapaul 5/16 FussBudget
3b 8-1-7 44.4% 7 10/16 Howie72 Sypher 4/16 N-Bomb
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41 15 6

Howie72 collects yet another weekly win, and skips away yet again. He's been our leader from the moment the flag dropped .. triviapaul momentarily had a share of the lead last week, but falls back to his customary 2nd place. No one else has occupied 1st or 2nd place all season .. 6 different players have had a go in 3rd place.

Sypher is the other weekly winner; his first for the season. N-Bomb collects the wooden spoon, his first for the season.

Four games were solo picks .. and ozzz2002 picked three of them! He had the hide to pick Sunderland, who are in the top half of the FAPL (the top tier of English football), to lose at home to Notts County, who are in the bottom half of League One (the third tier ofEnglish football). Back in 1921 the Football League expanded tothree divisions .. over the next 110 years, how many times did atopflight team lose at home in the FA Cup? Ten times, that's how many .. and ozzz2002 had the hide to pick the 11th one! (see table below for a complete listing of these losses x11 at home)

For good measure, he also picked Stevenage Borough (who are down in League Two) to win at home, against Newcastle United (who are in the FAPL)!

We've reached the half-way point of this tipping comp .. 80 picks gone, and another 80 picks to come.

    The FA Cup started in 1872 and the Football League in 1888. This was the 11th occasion a top flight
    club had lost at home to a team from the third tier of English football (or lower) since 1921, when
    the Football League expanded to three divisions. Division One became the FAPL in 1992.

     (1) 1954 R4  1-2 Arsenal v Norwich City        Div 1 v Div 3(S)
    (2) 1957 R3 0-1 Wolv Wanderers v Bournemouth Div 1 v Div 3(S)
    (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 FL1
    (8) 2006 R3 1-2 Fulham v Leyton Orient FAPL v FL2
    (9) 2010 R3 0-1 Manchester Utd v Leeds United FAPL v FL1
    (10) 2010 R4 0-2 Wigan Athletic v Notts County FAPL v FL2
    (11) 2011 R3 1-2 Sunderland v Notts County FAPL v FL1

    * quarter-finals

    That's eight in 88 years (from 1921 to 2009) .. and then three in
    two seasons!

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