FFS Cup

FFS Paddy Power Cup VII – Entry Reminder

Just a reminder that this weekend’s fixtures provide the qualifying round for our seventh FFS Paddy Power Cup. The tournament is free to enter and there are prizes for top three teams, plus the Quarter Finalists will qualify for our first Fantasy Football Scout Shield later in the season.

The Paddy Power Cup is our version of the Fantasy Premier League’s Fantasy Cup game. Entrants who qualify for the first round will be randomly drawn against each other and the winner of the tie is whoever has the highest score from that Gameweek, minus points spent on transfers (like in the original game and in head-to-head scores). In the event of a tie, the Manager highest in the overall standing will progress.

Read on for details on the Paddy Power cup but, if you’re a veteran, you can go straight here to make your entry.

When does it start?

The qualifying round takes place in Gameweek 10 but you can enter after the Gameweek is played out. All entries received before Monday November 5 will be entered into the qualifying round. In this first cup competition we will have 1024 qualifiers for the first round – those 1018 (plus 6 previous winners who earn a bye) with the top scores in Gameweek 10 will progress to the first round proper to be played in Gameweek 11. Again, FPL standing will decide who progresses in the event of tied positions.

How do I enter?

Simply fill out the entry form here. You will be sent a confirmation email to verify your entry. You can also check that you are entered via this list.

When will I find out if I’ve qualified?

Results from the qualifying round will be published on Tuesday November 6

What is the Gameweek Schedule

Each round of the Paddy Power Cup will be played out over the following schedule:

  • Qualifying – Gameweek 10
  • Round 1 – 1024 teams – Gameweek 11
  • Round 2 – 512 teams – Gameweek 12
  • Round 3 – 256 teams – Gameweek 13
  • Gameweek 14 – Break
  • Round 4 – 128 teams – Gameweek 15
  • Round 5 – 64 teams – Gameweek 16
  • Round 6 – 32 teams – Gameweek 17
  • Round 7 – 16 teams – Gameweek 18
  • Gameweek 19 – Break
  • Quarter-Finals – 8 teams – Gameweek 20
  • Gameweek 21 – Break
  • Semi-Finals – 4 teams – Gameweek 22
  • The Final – 2 teams – Gameweek 23

When are the fixtures released?

The fixture list for each round will be published a day or two before each Gameweek deadline.

Are there prizes?

Sponsors Paddy Power are supplying the competition with some great prizes and we’re supplementing these with Amazon Vouchers. The prizes break down as follows:

Winner – £100 worth of free bets. £100 Amazon Voucher
Runner-up – £50 worth of free bets. £50 Amazon Voucher
3rd Place – £50 worth of free bets. £25 Amazon Voucher

In addition, the Quarter-Finalists from this tournament will gain entry to the Fantasy Football Scout Shield where they will play the eight Quarter-Finalists from this season’s Members Cup. Should any team qualify for the Shield from both Cup tournaments, then the highest scoring losing team from the last sixteen of either cup will gain entry to complete the FFS Shield entries.

Cup Entrants will need a Paddy Power account and be aged 18 or over to be eligible for some of the above prizes. Prizes are also subject to Paddy Power’s terms and conditions. You can, of course, enter without being over 18 and without a Paddy Power account but will not be eligible for the free bet prizes.

If you’ve yet to register a Paddy Power account, then you can sign up via this site and get a free £20 when you register and bet £10.

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  1. Sess! Team San Jose Holebas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 1 month ago

    Chances of aguero playing tomorrow?

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    1. King Nemanja
        4 years, 1 month ago

        had a look at a man city forum yesterday (desperate times), and 80% or so seem to think he'll start

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        1. Sess! Team San Jose Holebas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 1 month ago

          It's his last game, RVP will be in next week. Been torture last couple of weeks without him.

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        2. EmreCan Hustle
            4 years, 1 month ago

            what about tevez?

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        3. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
            4 years, 1 month ago

            Who cares now? Mata is injured... 🙁

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            1. Pap Le Cissier - another po…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 years, 1 month ago

              Quit your moping! 😉

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        4. Reed_Rothchild
            4 years, 1 month ago

            I'm still waiting for the premium article on Michael Kightley.

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          • Optimus.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 years, 1 month ago

            finally might be able to save a transfer

            --------bego
            baines cuellar hughes
            mata bale michu cazorla
            ---rvp ba berba

            jussi demel kacan wilson

            good to go?

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            1. beric
                4 years, 1 month ago

                haha

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                1. beric
                    4 years, 1 month ago

                    Why couldn't i be playing you this week!??

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                    1. Optimus.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 years, 1 month ago

                      😉

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                2. 4vets
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 years, 1 month ago

                  Ouch!

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                  1. Optimus.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 years, 1 month ago

                    nice right?

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                    1. 4vets
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 years, 1 month ago

                      Foster, Begovic
                      Baines, Rafael, Cuellar, Davies, Demel
                      Mata, Santi, Bale, Morrison, Guthrie
                      RVP, Ba, Berbs

                      Almost as bad...

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                      1. Optimus.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        4 years, 1 month ago

                        we are in for a good week

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                3. Sess! Team San Jose Holebas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 years, 1 month ago

                  Apart from the fact you'll only have 10 players, yeah.

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                  1. Sess! Team San Jose Holebas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 years, 1 month ago

                    or 9.....or 8 😉

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                  2. Optimus.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 years, 1 month ago

                    ba/mata/cuellar..more like 8

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                4. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                    4 years, 1 month ago

                    Does it matter? Mata is injured now... 🙁

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                    1. beric
                        4 years, 1 month ago

                        Mata is??? Great news.

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                  • China Mag
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 years, 1 month ago

                    I've hardly been on here for the past few weeks. I'm sure i've missed out on plenty of debate about whether Rooney is a good option to cover man utds nice run of fixtures. Anybody care to help me out and give me a quick summary? I could do Kolarov + Suarez to Nelson + Rooney next week (4pt hit). Cheers

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                    1. King Nemanja
                        4 years, 1 month ago

                        They look like good moves to me, thinking of getting Roon myself, to go along with RVP

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                      • Kostja
                          4 years, 1 month ago

                          I will get Rooney if that is any help 😀

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                        • Eddie
                            4 years, 1 month ago

                            Rooney looks like scoring as many if not more than RVP at home/easy games, but significantly less away. Question is whether the price makes up the difference.

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                        • Saint Tim
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 years, 1 month ago

                          Hi guys - which one to bench out of O'Shea, Baines, Rafael and Nelsen please.

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                          1. beric
                              4 years, 1 month ago

                              Nelsen

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                              1. The EJJ
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                O'shea

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                                1. beric
                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                    Nelsen.

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                              2. Andrew
                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                  Nelsen

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                                • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                    None of them...

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                                • Sweetpea
                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                    A. Sagna and Valencia or

                                    B. Rafael and Walcott?

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                                    1. The EJJ
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                      B.

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                                    2. beric
                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                        B

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                                      • thegame
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                        ooo tastey i would say B.

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                                      • Giggs Boson
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                        Nice question, nice boobs. I'd say B, but i'd wait until we see whether Walcott is nailed on.

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                                      • Jafooli
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                        This will be the big question all next week.....Valencia vs Walcott.

                                        I'd go A as Utds def is real pony and Sagna & Walcott have about the same attacking pot. Also Utd have RvP to score goals and Arsenal have....

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                                      • Pap Le Cissier - another po…
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                        Or, wait to see whay happens with Walcott as GB says. If not nailed on, then how about Cameron and Valencia and use the spare cash elsewhere

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                                      • Sweetpea
                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                          Cheers. I actually fancy B but with Evans but wont pull the trigger just yet

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                                      • Public user
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                        Valencia or Walcott FT this week ?

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                                        1. King Nemanja
                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                            Val

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                                          • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                              What does it matter? Mata is injured now... 🙁

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                                              1. isacki: full casual
                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                  Because it would be for Mata probably

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                                              2. heartsattack
                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                  If Walcott stars he could light up that game. Very tough choice and I don't know the answer.

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                                                • The EJJ
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                  Valencia imo.

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                                              3. Panos
                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                  Mata -> Bale for FT

                                                  Sterling 1st sub

                                                  Do or Don't?

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                                                  1. Old School - Absinthe makes…
                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                      for free I would definitely do this

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                                                    • Acquafresca
                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                        Yes malaka do it already 😉

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                                                    • Jeremiah
                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                        Is Vermaelan to Huth/Shawcross worth a hit ? Any advice is appreciated!

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                                                        1. Andrew
                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                            No

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                                                        2. Public user
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                          Santi -> Valencia or Walcott this week for FT?

                                                          Walcott have been scoring goals

                                                          Valencia play for manu , good fixture

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                                                          1. WDT
                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                              Save it for this week, Caz could well outscore both of them, and that logic would usually convince me to hold

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                                                          2. Old School - Absinthe makes…
                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                              ok couple of questions

                                                              with cuellar a doubt I have Hangeland ahead of clyne on the bench.. agree?

                                                              I am playing mcAnuff ahead of Sterling.. agree?

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                                                              1. beric
                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  Agree with Hang, not with McAnuff

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                                                                • thegame
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  i agree hangers ahead of clyne

                                                                  But i would play sterling ahead of McAnuff

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                                                              2. Dr Drip Fed O'Wakey
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                i notice Torres is due another drop...not flavour of the month at the moment...well not for two years now...but at 9.8 surely even he can notch plenty in front of the Chelsea team this season...can't he ???

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                                                              3. Public user
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                Suarez berbatov ba , am I mad to consider suarez(c) ? He is scoring in ccup , league and natiOnal ?

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                                                                1. Dr Drip Fed O'Wakey
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  no...i have him and i'm considering moving on for Torres...He is down as a bad finisher because he needs a lot of attempts to convert...but surely that just means the goals will come...eventually..and plenty of them. I'd be more worried about Ba drying up than Torres or Suarez taking off...or maybe not...

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                                                              4. rogerrapid
                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  Is Invanovic banned for the Swansea Game or not??

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                                                                  1. Pasqualinho
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    Not

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                                                                • SpinyNorman [*_*]
                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    Fed*
                                                                    Vertonghen(vc) | Baines | Riise
                                                                    Sterling | Bale(C) | Pienaar | Cazorla
                                                                    Torres | Ba | Jelavic

                                                                    Subs: Foster | Maloney, Clyne, Reid

                                                                    Good to go?

                                                                    For GW12:
                                                                    Vertonghen > Cuellar/O’Shea/Gorkss
                                                                    Torres > Rooney/RVP

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                                                                  • Confucius
                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      new post

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                                                                    • Eunuch Jelly
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      I reckon there might be one or two in this position, so I'm going to set out my problem and subject my thinking to the abuse and mockery it probably deserves:

                                                                      Problem:

                                                                      1. If I keep Mata and he does not play then one of Britton, Gorkss, or Clyne will: 2 points at best.

                                                                      2. I have earned 0.1 on Mata and bought him at 9.2; chances are he will be back at 9.2 by next Friday (he has dropped from 95% to 86% on Fiso in the last few hours).

                                                                      Solution:

                                                                      Switch Mata for Valencia (whom I want in anyway). If he scores 6 or more I pay for the hit, and I can get Mata in next week for Cazorla without a loss of value (assuming Cazorla does not come good this weekend). The only loss in that scenario is that it will claim next week's FT, but of course I was likely to use it to get Valencia anyway. Downside, of course, is that Valencia could return a 2.

                                                                      Thoughts?

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                                                                    • Jaswarbrick
                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                        So after I do Vorm > Julio Cesar tonight, team will be:

                                                                        Julio Cesar - (Begovic)
                                                                        Baines - Walker - Hughes - (McCartney) - (Stam)
                                                                        Cazorla - Morrison - Walters - Noble - (Pienaar)
                                                                        RVP (C) - Aguero - Berbatov

                                                                        Good to go? Any other suggestions?

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                                                                      • Bébé on Board
                                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                          What you do think

                                                                          Begovic

                                                                          Baines, Rafael, Hangeland

                                                                          Pienaar, Michu, Hazard (vc), Nolan, Sterling

                                                                          RVP (C), Tevez

                                                                          Subs: Jussi, Lambert, Clyne, McCartney

                                                                          My 2 FT's will be (Friedel --> Begovic and Lescott --> Lescott) - sound ok?

                                                                          Good to go?

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                                                                        • alfaraby
                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            No RvP or Bale and I can't decide who to captain among Tevez, Ba, Berba, Caz, Haz, Michu, Pienaar.

                                                                            Any thoughts?

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                                                                          • Sweetpea
                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                              Play Sterling or Barfa?

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                                                                            • Pamino
                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                Just entered. Considering I have endured a woeful season up till now, can't see me pulling up too many trees with this. Nevertheless, appreciate the competition.

                                                                                Good luck all!

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