Prediction League The Official 'Better Than All The Rest' FA Cup Prediction Game 2015-16

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  1. Mbemba You're A Womble

    Mbemba You're A Womble Pointing Out That Pouchy Is A Cnut Since 2011
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    It's that time again......


    The Official 'Better Than All The Rest' FA Cup Prediction Game


    As Christmas approaches it is the time of year for all those struggling with league mediocrity to suddenly wake up and discover that it was the Cup they were interested in all along! With only three weeks to go until the 3rd round ties of The FA Cup it is time to announce the long- awaited, much anticipated, soon to be dreaded, return of the FA Cup Prediction Game.

    Last year Nolbert's Salso Inferno won the competition. Can he hold onto his trophy again this year or will the rest of you finally discover that you were meant to be predicting the CORRECT results??

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    All 34 players who are currently active, so far (by mid December), in The Premier League Prediction Game Thread Of Destiny And Doom!!! will automatically be entered into the FA Cup Game. However, ANYBODY CAN JOIN and there is no need to take part in the league to play the Cup competition (although you are welcome to do so) - as we all know that non-league teams are an important part of the FA Cup!

    There is also no limit to the number of players who can join, up until the knockout stages.

    This competition will not be seeded and so anybody can be drawn against anybody else at all stages of the competition.

    The Website

    Just like the Premier League Prediction Game Of Destiny And Doom!!!, The Official 'Better Than All The Rest' FA Cup Prediction Game will also have its own dedicated website section with up to date group standings and draw details.

    The link for the FA Cup game website shows last year's format and results. You can get an idea of how the game works here:

    http://www.footballblogdirectory.co.uk/FA Cup Prediction Game.php <--These are last year's tables!

    The website will be (hopefully) updated after each day of FA Cup action.

    The Format

    The competition will start with predictions for the 3rd round of the Cup (ties taking place from the 8th to the 10th of January). There are currently more teams left in the FA Cup than there are likely players participating in the prediction game. Therefore, the first round will be a group stage tournament that will take place over the 3rd and 4th rounds of the competition - including replays.

    Players will be divided into 8 groups (unseeded) and will compete against other players in their group. There is no limit to the number of people who can enter as this will just add to the numbers in each group. At the moment it is likely that most people will be in groups of four - though hopefully that will grow if we can persuade more people to join.

    The top two from each group (sixteen in total) will progress to the unseeded 2nd round draw which will be the beginning of the knockout stages (predicting 5th round results).

    The eight winners of those predictions will then enter the 3rd round draw (predicting the quarter finals), and then the four winners will predict the semi finals, and the remaining two will predict the final.

    Scoring

    For the group stages:

    The point scoring system is exactly the same as it is for the league games. There is no difference. You are predicting the result at the end of 90 minutes. In the case of replays this is still the case. Extra time and penalties are disregarded.

    Correctly guessing the score: 3 points

    Correctly guessing the result: 1 point


    Predictions will be for all Cup games played from the start of the game. If any 2nd round replays happen to take place on the 3rd round weekend then these games will count. If any 4th round replays are still to play after the cut off point for the end of the group stage (the end of Wednesday before the 5th round ties) then that replay will form part of the 5th round predictions. This will apply to each round of the game.

    In the event of a tie then the player who is closest to predicting (with their original predictions) the total number of goals scored across every game will qualify.

    In the event of it still being a tie then the person ahead at the previous points update will qualify. If this is still level then lots will be drawn.

    For the knockout stages:

    The point scoring system will remain the same, with results counting at the end of 90 minutes. However, in the event of a tie the first tie-break will be to extend all replays to include extra time (using the original predictions) to see if this produces a clear winner. In the event of this happening then players who predicted a draw at the end of 90 minutes could lose points for the tie-break if a team wins in extra time. Penalties will not count towards the prediction game.

    If the game is still tied after this then the tie breaks revert to the same order as the group stages.

    For the Final

    Again the prediction is for 90 minutes. If there is a clear prediction winner after 90 minutes (even if the real final is tied after 90 minutes) then the prediction competition is over and we have a champion.

    The scoring and tie breakers will be exactly the same, with the exception that there will be no drawing of lots. Finalists will be asked to predict the time of the first goal (including the possibility of predicting no first goal) - to be used only in the event of both predicting the same score/result. Finalists can predict the same score if they want but cannot predict the same time for the first goal. The second prediction must be different in that respect only.

    Players signed up so far: (40)

    cbrad -
    Jurgenmeister
    Sissokay -
    Neville -
    Lawro - predictions automatic
    Nolberto -
    Gerrez -
    JPF -
    Biscan -
    Tash -
    Dimi -
    Obi -
    Mitro -
    Chaos -
    Trev -
    BobbyD -
    Jakarta -
    Lawro's Guest -
    The Evil Red Devil -
    Philhul -
    Beardsley's Shimmy
    Leez -
    Fez -
    Musty -
    Paul Merson - predictions automatic
    Funky -
    Heed -
    Tasty Magpie
    Paul Power's Left Foot -
    ACS -
    Nobbys Trumpet
    kiwiqpr
    Magic Moussa
    Silky Sammy -
    Beardsley's Tackle -
    Rolando -
    Spurs Disciple -
    No Kane, No Gain -
    Grimsby Mackem -
    Darlo Geordie -


    * Lawro, Lawro's Guest and Paul Merson are very unlikely to be predicting all of the games and so will be at a huge disadvantage.

    If you would like to join up then post below so that you can join the list of players who will be drawn into groups prior to the 3rd round. Please only join up if you intend to participate so that we avoid the possibility of a group with lots of people on zero while other active players get eliminated. The game is open to players from other boards. The more the merrier.

    Remember - it's the non-league teams that make the FA Cup great, so please spread the word on your respective boards and get as many signed up as possible!!

    The draw for the groups will take place in the week leading up to the first game, once we have a better idea of numbers playing again this year.

    Updates

    Updates will be posted as soon as possible at the end of each day of games. However, with more games involved this will take longer than it does with the Premier League game.


    Good Luck Everyone <ok>


    The Group stages have now been drawn

    http://www.footballblogdirectory.co.uk/FA Cup Prediction Game - Group Stages - Group A-2016.php#table1

    (Late entires will still be accepted and added)

    Last 16 Draw

    Beardsley's Tackle v Big Funk Allerdyce
    Philhul v Neville Hope
    BobbyD v Rolando
    Paul Power's Left Foot v Sissokay
    Jakarta v Albert's Chip Shop
    Boro Gully v Grimsby Mackem
    Mr Right v AllAboutGerrez
    No Kane No Gain v DimiNUFC
     
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  2. Mbemba You're A Womble

    Mbemba You're A Womble Pointing Out That Pouchy Is A Cnut Since 2011
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    Friday 8th January

    Exeter v Liverpool

    Saturday 9th January

    Wycombe v Aston Villa
    Arsenal v Sunderland
    Birmingham v Bournemouth
    Brentford v Walsall
    Bury v Bradford
    Cardiff v Shrewsbury
    Colchester v Charlton
    Doncaster v Stoke
    Eastleigh v Bolton
    Everton v Dagenham & Redbridge
    Hartlepool v Derby
    Hull v Brighton
    Ipswich v Portsmouth
    Leeds v Rotherham
    Middlesbrough v Burnley
    Newport v Blackburn
    Northampton v MK Dons
    Norwich v Man City
    Nottingham Forest v QPR
    Peterborough v Preston
    Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham
    Southampton v Crystal Palace
    Watford v Newcastle
    West Brom v Bristol City
    West Ham v Wolves
    Manchester United v Sheffield United

    Sunday 10th January

    Oxford United v Swansea
    Carlisle v Yeovil
    Chelsea v Scun.thorpe
     
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  3. I am Groot

    I am Groot I insist on a ban NOW please mods!!
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    Rules seem a bit short! Are you sure you've put them all down?
     
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  4. Question; is this based on the first game / ninety minutes only? Not replays / extra time
     
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  5. Beardsley's Stylist

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    Can I sign up?
     
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  6. Mbemba You're A Womble

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    Any replays will be included for predictions too.
     
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  7. Mbemba You're A Womble

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    Yes, all welcome. The more the merrier!! <ok>
     
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  8. So everyone must predict these games and all replays before getting their total score for the round?
     
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  9. Mbemba You're A Womble

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    Yes. The group stages work the same as the league game. Then when it is the knockout rounds, all replays count before the winner is decided.
     
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  10. Friday 8th January
    Exeter 0-2 Liverpool

    Saturday 9th January
    Wycombe 2-1 Aston Villa
    Arsenal 4-0 Sunderland
    Birmingham 0-2 Bournemouth
    Brentford 1-0 Walsall
    Bury 2-0 Bradford
    Cardiff 2-0 Shrewsbury
    Colchester 0-1 Charlton
    Doncaster 0-2 Stoke
    Eastleigh 0-1 Bolton
    Everton 3-1 Dagenham & Redbridge
    Hartlepool 0-2 Derby
    Hull 1-2 Brighton
    Ipswich 2-0 Portsmouth
    Leeds 0-0 Rotherham
    Middlesbrough 2-1 Burnley
    Newport 0-2 Blackburn
    Northampton 1-2 MK Dons
    Norwich 0-2 Man City
    Nottingham Forest 0-2 QPR
    Peterborough 1-1 Preston
    Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Fulham
    Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace
    Watford 2-2 Newcastle
    West Brom 2-0 Bristol City
    West Ham 2-0 Wolves
    Manchester United 3-0 Sheffield United

    Sunday 10th January
    Oxford United 0-2 Swansea
    Carlisle 0-0 Yeovil
    Chelsea 2-0 Scun.thorpe


    No idea on most of them <laugh>
     
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  11. Group stages?

    #mustreadnevsrules
     
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  12. Mbemba You're A Womble

    Mbemba You're A Womble Pointing Out That Pouchy Is A Cnut Since 2011
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    Yes <laugh>

    Very unlikely to get exactly 64 entries to the game!!
     
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  13. Ever heard of byes? <doh>
     
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  14. Mbemba You're A Womble

    Mbemba You're A Womble Pointing Out That Pouchy Is A Cnut Since 2011
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    No - but Jose Mourinho has!! <laugh>
     
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  15. Just in case you don't know who I am btw...

    #allaboutgerrez <ok>
     
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  16. Mbemba You're A Womble

    Mbemba You're A Womble Pointing Out That Pouchy Is A Cnut Since 2011
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    If you can stand the competition, you should see if a few more of your red friends would like to join in!
     
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  17. Feel free to harass them <ok>
     
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    I'm in

    Friday 8th January
    Exeter 1-3 Liverpool

    Saturday 9th January
    Wycombe 1-1 Aston Villa
    Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland
    Birmingham 0-2 Bournemouth
    Brentford 2-1 Walsall
    Bury 2-1 Bradford
    Cardiff 3-0 Shrewsbury
    Colchester 0-1 Charlton
    Doncaster 0-2 Stoke
    Eastleigh 0-1 Bolton
    Everton 4-1 Dagenham & Redbridge
    Hartlepool 0-3 Derby
    Hull 1-2 Brighton
    Ipswich 2-0 Portsmouth
    Leeds 0-0 Rotherham
    Middlesbrough 2-1 Burnley
    Newport 0-2 Blackburn
    Northampton 1-2 MK Dons
    Norwich 0-3 Man City
    Nottingham Forest 0-2 QPR
    Peterborough 1-1 Preston
    Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Fulham
    Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace
    Watford 1-2 Newcastle
    West Brom 2-0 Bristol City
    West Ham 2-0 Wolves
    Manchester United 1-0 Sheffield United

    Sunday 10th January
    Oxford United 0-2 Swansea
    Carlisle 1-0 Yeovil
    Chelsea 2-0 Scun.thorpe
     
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    Friday 8th January

    Exeter 0 Liverpool 3

    Saturday 9th January

    Wycombe 2 Aston Villa 1
    Arsenal 2 Sunderland 1
    Birmingham 1 Bournemouth 1
    Brentford 1 Walsall 2
    Bury 1 Bradford 2
    Cardiff 2 Shrewsbury 0
    Colchester 1 Charlton 1
    Doncaster 1 Stoke 3
    Eastleigh 1 Bolton 0
    Everton 3 Dagenham & Redbridge 0
    Hartlepool 1 Derby 2
    Hull 1 Brighton 1
    Ipswich 2 Portsmouth 0
    Leeds 1 Rotherham 0
    Middlesbrough 1 Burnley 1
    Newport 1 Blackburn 2
    Northampton 1 MK Dons 3
    Norwich 0 Man City 2
    Nottingham Forest 1 QPR 1
    Peterborough 0 Preston 1
    Sheffield Wednesday 2 Fulham 2
    Southampton 1 Crystal Palace 1
    Watford 2 Newcastle 2
    West Brom 3 Bristol City 1
    West Ham 2 Wolves 1
    Manchester United 1 Sheffield United 0

    Sunday 10th January

    Oxford United 1 Swansea 3
    Carlisle 2 Yeovil 2
    Chelsea 1 Scunthorpe 0

    Nev - if I get eliminated the way I did last year I wont be playing in 2017 - be warned!
     
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  20. Albert's Chip Shop

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    Friday 8th January Exeter 0 Liverpool 3

    Saturday 9th January

    Wycombe 2 Aston Villa 1
    Arsenal 2 Sunderland 1
    Birmingham 1 Bournemouth 1
    Brentford 1 Walsall 2
    Bury 1 Bradford 2
    Cardiff 2 Shrewsbury 0
    Colchester 1 Charlton 1
    Doncaster 1 Stoke 3
    Eastleigh 1 Bolton 0
    Everton 3 Dagenham & Redbridge 0
    Hartlepool 1 Derby 2
    Hull 1 Brighton 1
    Ipswich 2 Portsmouth 0
    Leeds 1 Rotherham 0
    Middlesbrough 1 Burnley 1
    Newport 1 Blackburn 2
    Northampton 1 MK Dons 3
    Norwich 0 Man City 2
    Nottingham Forest 1 QPR 1
    Peterborough 0 Preston 1
    Sheffield Wednesday 2 Fulham 2
    Southampton 1 Crystal Palace 1
    Watford 2 Newcastle 2
    West Brom 3 Bristol City 1
    West Ham 2 Wolves 1
    Manchester United 1 Sheffield United 0

    Sunday 10th January

    Oxford United 1 Swansea 3
    Carlisle 2 Yeovil 2
    Chelsea 1 Scunthorpe 0
     
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