FA Cup Upsets Game – Round 4 (Jan 2016)

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  1. daib0

    daib0 Reservist

    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

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    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!
     
  2. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    * Bury v Hull City
    * Reading v Walsall
    * Nottingham Forest v Watford
    ** Oxford United v Blackburn
     
  3. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    ** West Bromwich v Peterborough
    * Nottingham Forest v Watford
    * Reading v Walsall
    ** Carlisle v Everton
     
  4. Beekayess

    Beekayess Reservist

    * Bury v Hull City

    * Reading v Walsall

    * Nottingham Forest v Watford

    * MK Dons v Chelsea
     
  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    * Derby v Manchester United
    ** Portsmouth v Bournemouth
    * Nottingham Forest v Watford
    ** Oxford United v Blackburn
     
  6. daib0

    daib0 Reservist

    great start lads ..


    remember it's a one-off... doesn't accumulate at all from the last round

    And advanced nrews - from the 5th round it'll be an exact score thing (I'll explain it in due course but will also be fun) as there simply aren't enough surprises!
    At end of season I could do a mini-review of each round, a sort of 'Hall of Fame' !!
     
  7. daib0

    daib0 Reservist

    * Reading v Walsall (potentially a upset here in my book too)

    I really considered it ...

    but could not bring myself to do it at the end!! :D
     
  8. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason The One and Only

    * Derby v Manchester United
    ** Portsmouth v Bournemouth
    * Nottingham Forest v Watford
    ** Oxford United v Blackburn


    PS thanks for the rule adjustment re posponments etc.
     
  9. feliuk

    feliuk First Year Pro

    * Derby v Manchester United
    * Reading v Walsall
    ** Portsmouth v Bournemouth
    ** Oxford United v Blackburn
     
  10. Godfather

    Godfather bricklayer extraordinaire

    * Derby v Manchester United
    * Reading v Walsall
    ** Portsmouth v Bournemouth
    ** Oxford United v Blackburn
     
  11. jon_e_lee

    jon_e_lee Old Git!

    * Derby v Manchester United
    ** Portsmouth v Bournemouth
    ** Oxford United v Blackburn
    * Shrewsbury v Sheffield Wednesday
     
  12. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    * Derby v Manchester United
    * Reading v Walsall
    ** Oxford United v Blackburn
    ** West Bromwich v Peterborough
     
  13. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    * Derby v Manchester United
    ** Portsmouth v Bournemouth
    ** Oxford United v Blackburn
    * Shrewsbury v Sheffield Wednesday
     
  14. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    * Derby v Manchester United
    ** Portsmouth v Bournemouth
    ** Oxford United v Blackburn
    ** Carlisle v Everton
     
  15. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    * Derby v Manchester United
    ** Oxford United v Blackburn
    ** West Bromwich v Peterborough
    ** Carlisle v Everton
     
  16. Alban Hornet

    Alban Hornet Squad Player

    * Reading v Walsall
    * Nottingham Forest v Watford
    ** Oxford United v Blackburn
    ** West Bromwich v Peterborough
     
  17. daib0

    daib0 Reservist

    Update on entries

    Here’s the totting up at present, I really would like minimum of six per forum! If you’ve passed that, great and of course any other participants equally welcome - and statistically your site will then have more chances of carrying off the overall top placings, –

    Watford – WFC Forums 13
    Reading – Royals Rendezvous 8
    Leeds – LUFC Talk 6
    Newcastle – Toon Forum 6
    Peterborough – Posh Forum 4
    Blackpool – Back Henry Street 3
    Liverpool – Talk the Reds 3
    Bournemouth – CourtOffside 2
    Sunderland – Black Cat Chat 2
    W.B.A. - Baggies Zone 1


    In your hands! Closing date is FRIDAY before the first kick-off !
     
  18. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Top of the league, were top of the league etc etc.
     
  19. daib0

    daib0 Reservist

    Last chance today. all entries in before kick-off 'por favor' ...

    Current count as of last night -

    Watford – WFC Forums 13
    Reading – Royals Rendezvous 9
    Leeds – LUFC Talk 8
    Newcastle – Toon Forum 8
    Peterborough – Posh Forum 6
    Blackpool – Back Henry Street 5
    W.B.A. - Baggies Zone 4
    Bournemouth – CourtOffside 3
    Liverpool – Talk the Reds 3
    Sunderland – Black Cat Chat 3
     
  20. Simmos

    Simmos First Year Pro

    * Bury v Hull City
    ** Portsmouth v Bournemouth
    ** Oxford United v Blackburn
    * Shrewsbury v Sheffield Wednesday
     
  21. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    * Derby v Manchester United

    ** Portsmouth v Bournemouth

    * Nottingham Forest v Watford

    ** Oxford United v Blackburn
     
  22. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Reservist

    * Derby v Manchester United
    ** Reading v Walsall
    ** Portsmouth v Bournemouth
    ** Oxford United v Blackburn
     
  23. daib0

    daib0 Reservist

    Been a terrible game this time around, hardly any surprises.

    Still waiting for tomorrow so don't get excited anyone, but at this minute I believe bristleposh from the Posh Forum to be the only candidate from the whole country who correctly guessed both upsets!
     
  24. daib0

    daib0 Reservist

    Wotta let down! We’ve never had such a boring Upsets games in the several seasons doing this on and off. Never have I known so few upsets! Not even draws, well just one.

    Only two games punctuated – they were:
    * Shrewsbury v Sheffield Wednesday*** THREE POINTS
    ** West Bromwich v Peterborough*** TWO POINTS
    Well done Shrewsbury and Peterborough …

    It only leaves me with the task of showing who actually scored something, most were at ‘0’ I’m afraid:
    Overall winner was bristleposh from The Posh forum, the only person who predicted both upsets so finished on FIVE points!

    These following people were the only people who scored SOMETHING on your forum (alphabetical order on same points) - well done these lads and lasses:

    THREE POINTS
    jon_e_lee
    Legskeattch
    Simmos

    TWO POINTS
    Alban Hornet
    Diamond
    miked2006
    Otter

    No-one else punctuated!






    For the 5th Round a rather different format is used; given that upsets are becoming increasingly unlikely we are going to go for an exact score prediction of FOUR matches of your choice – more of that a week to ten days before the event!

    Enjoy your footie meanwhile and keep a smile!!
     

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