FA Cup Upsets Game – Round Four One-off Weekend Game Here’s a fun competition, and it’s a one-off game, so make a prediction and then sit back and enjoy! It’s a game orientated to your forum, but it’s a game orientated to a few special friendly forums, namely: Reading - Royals Rendezvous Blackpool - Back Henry Street Peterborough – The Posh Forum Sunderland – Black Cat Chat Newcastle – Toon Forum Watford – WFC Forums WBA – Baggies Zone Leeds – LUFC Talk Liverpool – Talk the Reds Bournemouth - CourtOffside How do I play, you’ll ask?! Well, have a look at the teams on the FA Cup Round FOUR programme below - I’d like to invite you to call for just FOUR matches where you see a possible upset on the cards! By upset, it must obviously be a lower league side winning (or at least drawing) against a higher league side. You haven't got to give any score, simply guess the match of the successful 'smaller clubs' or ‘minnow’ teams! If you get it wrong doesn’t matter at all, you don’t get awarded points for that particular game or games – and that will surely apply to all of us. So … how do you get points? If in your selected games a lower league side does indeed win you have 3 points. If the lower league side force a replay then it is 1 point (note - doesn’t matter if they later lose the replay). But ... bonus - if you choose an real ‘upset’ (win/draw) – a team from a league TWO tiers OR MORE lower their opponents then those points are DOUBLED. To help you, use the asterisks by the games list to make an easy-peasy selection: one asterisk (*) = one tier difference / two asterisks (**) = two or more tier differences / Meanwhile “ --- ” on the list of matches means this prediction is not valid, don’t include these options as it’s no cup upset if teams are from the same tier league! This is the real betting man's stuff - the more you risk with tier difference the more points you get, but there again, an upset is much less likely!! So you need to weigh things up!! + NEW! Postponed or Abandoned? In this unlikely event the game is void, but you are awarded one point for the inconvenience! FOURTH ROUND DRAW FRIDAY - 29TH JANUARY * Derby v Manchester United SATURDAY - 30TH JANUARY * Arsenal v Burnley * Bury v Hull City ** Colchester v Tottenham --- Crystal Palace v Stoke City --- Bolton v Leeds United --- Liverpool v West Ham * Reading v Walsall ** Portsmouth v Bournemouth * Nottingham Forest v Watford ** Oxford United v Blackburn * Shrewsbury v Sheffield Wednesday ** West Bromwich v Peterborough --- Aston Villa v Manchester City SUNDAY – 31ST JANUARY ** Carlisle v Everton * MK Dons v Chelsea Have fun - answers on this thread please - CAREFUL closing time BEFORE KICK-OFF of the first match [ FRIDAY 29th January - 7.55 pm ] Points and the placings for this comp will appear on this thread within a couple of days after the last match for this round has been played … I’ll give both the complete points for your forum, and the top dozen overall positions on all forums together for even more prestigious bragging rights! Good luck! daib0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- My selection is: ** Oxford United v Blackburn * Derby v Manchester United * Nottingham Forest v Watford * Shrewsbury v Sheffield Wednesday Likewise, you just give your FOUR upsets matches!