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!
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Chances of aguero playing tomorrow?

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      1. King Nemanja
          3 years, 8 months 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!
              3 years, 8 months ago

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

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            • EmreCan Hustle
                3 years, 8 months ago

                what about tevez?

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            • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                3 years, 8 months ago

                Who cares now? Mata is injured... :(

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                1. Pap Le Cissier - do what Ga…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 years, 8 months ago

                  Quit your moping! 😉

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            • Reed_Rothchild
                3 years, 8 months ago

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

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              • Optimus.
                  3 years, 8 months 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
                      3 years, 8 months ago

                      haha

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                      1. beric
                          3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                          1. Optimus.
                              3 years, 8 months ago

                              😉

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                        • 4vets
                            3 years, 8 months ago

                            Ouch!

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                            1. Optimus.
                                3 years, 8 months ago

                                nice right?

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                                1. 4vets
                                    3 years, 8 months 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.
                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                        we are in for a good week

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                                2. Sess!
                                    3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                    1. Sess!
                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                        or 9.....or 8 😉

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                                      • Optimus.
                                          3 years, 8 months ago

                                          ba/mata/cuellar..more like 8

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                                      • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                          3 years, 8 months ago

                                          Does it matter? Mata is injured now... :(

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                                          1. beric
                                              3 years, 8 months ago

                                              Mata is??? Great news.

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                                        • China Mag
                                            3 years, 8 months 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
                                                3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                              • Kostja
                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

                                                  I will get Rooney if that is any help 😀

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                                                • Eddie
                                                    3 years, 8 months 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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                                                • No F In Clue
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                  1. beric
                                                      3 years, 8 months ago

                                                      Nelsen

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                                                      1. The EJJ
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                                        O'shea

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                                                        1. beric
                                                            3 years, 8 months ago

                                                            Nelsen.

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                                                      2. Andrew
                                                          3 years, 8 months ago

                                                          Nelsen

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                                                        • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                            3 years, 8 months ago

                                                            None of them...

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                                                        • Sweetpea
                                                            3 years, 8 months ago

                                                            A. Sagna and Valencia or

                                                            B. Rafael and Walcott?

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                                                            1. The EJJ
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

                                                              B.

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                                                            2. beric
                                                                3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                B

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                                                              • thegame
                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                  ooo tastey i would say B.

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                                                                • Giggs Boson
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  3 years, 8 months 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
                                                                  3 years, 8 months 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 - do what Ga…
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  3 years, 8 months 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
                                                                    3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                                • Public user
                                                                    3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                    Valencia or Walcott FT this week ?

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                                                                    1. King Nemanja
                                                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                        Val

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                                                                      • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                          3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                          What does it matter? Mata is injured now... :(

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                                                                          1. isacki: full casual
                                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                              Because it would be for Mata probably

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                                                                          2. heartsattack
                                                                              3 years, 8 months 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
                                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                              Valencia imo.

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                                                                          3. Panos
                                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                              Mata -> Bale for FT

                                                                              Sterling 1st sub

                                                                              Do or Don't?

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                                                                              1. Old School - Absinthe makes…
                                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                  for free I would definitely do this

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                                                                                • Acquafresca
                                                                                    3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                    Yes malaka do it already 😉

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                                                                                • Jeremiah
                                                                                    3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                                                    1. Andrew
                                                                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                        No

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                                                                                    2. Public user
                                                                                        3 years, 8 months 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
                                                                                            3 years, 8 months 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…
                                                                                            3 years, 8 months 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
                                                                                                3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                Agree with Hang, not with McAnuff

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                                                                                              • thegame
                                                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                  i agree hangers ahead of clyne

                                                                                                  But i would play sterling ahead of McAnuff

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                                                                                              • Dr Pyckle O'Wakey
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                3 years, 8 months 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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                                                                                              • Public user
                                                                                                  3 years, 8 months 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 Pyckle O'Wakey
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    3 years, 8 months 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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                                                                                                • rogerrapid
                                                                                                    3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                    Is Invanovic banned for the Swansea Game or not??

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                                                                                                    1. Pasqualinho
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                      Not

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                                                                                                  • SpinyNorman [*_*]
                                                                                                      3 years, 8 months 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
                                                                                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                        new post

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                                                                                                      • Eunuch Jelly
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        3 years, 8 months 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
                                                                                                          3 years, 8 months 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
                                                                                                            3 years, 8 months 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
                                                                                                              3 years, 8 months 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
                                                                                                                3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                                Play Sterling or Barfa?

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                                                                                                              • Pamino
                                                                                                                  3 years, 8 months 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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