FFS Cup

FFS Members Paddy Power Cup III – Entry Now Open

With Cup football all the rage and, quick on the heels of Wild Rover’s FFS Paddy Power Cup triumph, our second free cup tournament of the season, is now open for our members. With Fuzzy Dunlop and Kippax Kikkers already in the hall of fame for their victories in this tournament, we’re looking for our third winner, with the Quarter-Finalists of this cup also taking their place in the first ever FFS Shield where they will face the likes of FFS Cup finalists Wild Rover and MileHigh over the final four Gameweeks of the season.

Read on for details on the Members Paddy Power cup but, if you’re a member and a veteran of such tournaments, you can go straight here to make your entry. Members will need to log in first.

What is the Paddy Power Members Cup?
The Paddy Power Members Cup is our version of the Fantasy Premier League’s Fantasy Cup game available to our members. 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 FPL standings will progress.

Do I have to be a Member to take part?
Yes. This annual tournament is provided as part of our offering to members. Obviously it’s not too late to register as a member or upgrade your account. Details on how this is done is available right here.

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.

What do I do if I run into a problem with my entry?
Please contact support@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk and we will look into any issues with your entry. Please note, we can only do this prior to the Qualifying Round. If you make an error when submitting your team id on the entry form, you may be withdrawn from the tournament so please take care when completing the form.

When does it start?
The qualifying round takes place in Gameweek 25 but you can enter after the Gameweek is played out. All entries received before 9am on Monday February 4 will be entered into the qualifying round. In this first cup competition we will have 512 qualifiers for the first round: the 512 with the top scores in Gameweek 25 will progress to the first round proper to be played in Gameweek 26. Again, FPL rank will decide who progresses in the event of tied positions.

When will I find out if I’ve qualified?

Results from the qualifying round will be published on Wednesday February 6.

What is the Gameweek Schedule
Each round of the Members Paddy Power Cup will be played out over the following schedule:

  • Qualifying – Gameweek 25
  • Round 1 – 512 teams – Gameweek 26
  • Round 2 – 256 teams – Gameweek 27
  • Round 3 – 128 teams – Gameweek 28
  • Round 4 – 64 teams – Gameweek 29
  • Round 5 – 32 teams – Gameweek 30
  • Round 6 – 16 teams – Gameweek 31
  • Quarter-Finals – 8 teams – Gameweek 32
  • Semi-Finals – 4 teams – Gameweek 33
  • The Final – 2 teams – Gameweek 34

When are the fixtures released?
The fixture list for each round will be published a day or two before each Gameweek deadline – the draw for the First Round will be expected on Thursday February 7.

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 earlier Paddy Power Cup. The shield tournament will start in Gameweek 35.

Cup Entrants will need a Paddy Power account and be aged 18 and 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.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. DanDaManUFan
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Mignolet Federici
    Wilkinson Hughes R.Martin Davies Demel
    Bale Mata Walcott Michu Fellaini
    Berbatov RVP Lambert

    I feel that my defense is strong enough considering I'll only ever play 3 at the back.
    I'll be rotating my front 8 based on fixtures.

    An alternative was Puncheon and Suarez for Bale and Lambert, with Puncheon benching the majority of the games.

    What would you change?
    Would really appreciate your help! 🙂
    Thanks peeps!

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  2. bennydebull
    4 years, 8 months ago

    First to three votes:

    A)
    bunn, fed
    Zab, Rafael, Davies, Demel, Mariappa
    Bale, Mata, walcott, Fellaini, Michu
    Rvp, Suarez, pig

    Or

    B)
    Bunn, fed
    Azpil, nastasic, Davies, mariappa, demel
    mata, walcott, fellaini, michu, Guthrie
    Rvp, aguero, Suarez.

    Much appreciated fellas.

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    1. bennydebull
      4 years, 8 months ago

      That should be pig, not pig

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      1. bennydebull
        4 years, 8 months ago

        Pog! Bloody corrective text...

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      2. Alan The Llama
        4 years, 8 months ago

        Thanks for clearing that up.

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        1. DanDaManUFan
          4 years, 8 months ago

          A

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      3. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 8 months ago

        I think you mean Pog.. 🙂

        It's Bale vs. Aguero, I think.

        B looks really tempting. But I'm now set my WC team on the fundamental of Rafa + Zab, so A.

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    2. Manani
      4 years, 8 months ago

      A

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  3. El Zurdo
    4 years, 8 months ago

    How many using Wild Card next week? I think its more brainer?

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    1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      17

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      1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
        4 years, 8 months ago

        18 IMO, but we are all allowed to have different opinions.

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        1. 1874FC
          4 years, 8 months ago

          easily 16

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  4. Elniñorules
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    What a Djoke

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  5. Lateriser 12
    4 years, 8 months ago

    The Djoker is gifting this set to Andy.

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  6. blooggg
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Anyone going with P5 + RVP and fletcher ?

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    1. Elniñorules
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      So…. a man walks to the grocerie store, with his wife waiting back home. He goes into the store, and up to the condom section, he grabs a a few packs and then go to buy them at the counter.
      The salesman says: “That will be 13 dollars”,
      The man says: “Here you go”
      Then the salesman goes: “Oh, I forgot, do you want a bag with that?”
      The man replies: “No, she’s not that ugly..”

      Don't forget it gets funnier in Norwegian.

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      1. blooggg
        4 years, 8 months ago

        Comment Fail?

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    2. WDT
      4 years, 8 months ago

      yip

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  7. Manani
    4 years, 8 months ago

    how about Silva+Dzeko vs Kun+Fellaini?

    providing that both starts

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    1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
      4 years, 8 months ago

      SD

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    2. blooggg
      4 years, 8 months ago

      The latter

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      1. super zlatan
        4 years, 8 months ago

        The latter imo

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    3. Acquafresca
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Kun Fella.

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  8. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Leagues Update

    FPL Open : 281 entered, 256 spots, 256th spot @ 200K.

    Elite 64 : 215 entered, 64 spots, 64th spot @ 1843th overall.

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  9. Eddie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    1. Begovic + Rafa
    2. De Gea + Azpil

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    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      That was meant to be a question.

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    2. Messi & fabregas
      4 years, 8 months ago

      2 and get wilson soon for stoke coverage

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      1. Eddie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 8 months ago

        Wilson is earmarked a spot. Just hesitant about Azpil.. and de Gea for that matter. Can see both missing games.

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  10. Acquafresca
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Murray takes 1st set. Game on.

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    1. Stern John Terry Wilson Pal…
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Get in Murray, come on...

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    2. Messi & fabregas
      4 years, 8 months ago

      why do they have murray as GBR and not as SCOTLAND?

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      1. Chrissy Waddle - 2017/18
        4 years, 8 months ago

        Cause he may win. If he loses, its Scotland.

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        1. Messi & fabregas
          4 years, 8 months ago

          🙂 i thought so 🙂

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  11. super zlatan
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Morning lads!!

    C'mon Murray !!!!

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    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Only 2 sets to go.....

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    2. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Morning mate! 🙂 Since there is no Björn Borg anymore I might as well say "Go Murray!" 🙂

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  12. Menace 1888
    4 years, 8 months ago

    silva gerrard fellaini or bsle ??

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    1. sy
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Bale

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    2. super zlatan
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Bale

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    3. Jim
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Def Bale

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  13. Mak_Gold
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Team A:

    Bunn, Federici,
    Gibbs, Harte, Davies, Clyne, Demel,
    Bale, Mata, Walcott, Michu, Guthrie,
    RVP, Agüero, Sturridge. (0.0m)

    Or team B:

    Bunn, Federici,
    AZPILI, NASTASIC, CUELLAR, Harte, Demel,
    Mata, Walcott, Michu, FELLAINI, Guthrie,
    RVP, Agüero, Sturridge. (0.2m)

    Thanks in advance. 🙂

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    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      B

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    2. Stern John Terry Wilson Pal…
      4 years, 8 months ago

      A for me, I think

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    3. Messi & fabregas
      4 years, 8 months ago

      b

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    4. Manani
      4 years, 8 months ago

      B, A's defence is too weak, switch gibbs>Nasty and they are equally as good

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  14. Chris_White
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Murray!! get in!

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    1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      -1

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      1. Stern John Terry Wilson Pal…
        4 years, 8 months ago

        -1 to you. 👿

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        1. Chris_White
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 8 months ago

          +1 😉

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      2. Acquafresca
        4 years, 8 months ago

        +1 😀

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    2. blooggg
      4 years, 8 months ago

      +1

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  15. Acquafresca
    4 years, 8 months ago

    K lets all take a deep breathe and feck off with the RMTs...

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    1. super zlatan
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Agree with this.

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    2. Tadic is the new Eriksen
      4 years, 8 months ago

      erm why? isn't the whole point of the community to help each other??

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      1. Chrissy Waddle - 2017/18
        4 years, 8 months ago

        +1

        The effort to write the RMT is not yours, so if you don't want to reply, where's the harm?

        It's WC time. 🙄

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        1. Acquafresca
          4 years, 8 months ago

          Chrissy, shut up, go watch some tennis and get on with the wc at a later time. Thanks.

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          1. Chrissy Waddle - 2017/18
            4 years, 8 months ago

            FFS policing of other posters is not your responsibility.

            Don't RMT, shut up, go watch Tennis, WC later....

            I'll do all of those things if and when I want too.

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    3. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Yeah guys, stop it. Tired of it,

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  16. donkey73
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    2 questions honourable gentlemen:

    1) Rafael for the fixtures or Zaba for MCI safer defence? (Main opponent has rafa)

    2) Keep Caz or switch to Bale (-4 hit means I need him to outscore caz by 5pt at least in the next few GW)
    (main opponent has caz)

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    1. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      1) Zabaleta

      2) Don't know... If free, yes, since it is not, maybe...

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  17. Jim
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Morning lads

    Bego
    Davies Gibbs Luiz
    Walcott Mata Michu Fell Bale
    RVP Fletcher

    Pog Demel Mariappa

    1 FT with 1.6m in the bank...Luiz > Baines or Zab or Raf

    Thinking a two Week punt on Baines

    Any thoughts?

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  18. Chrissy Waddle - 2017/18
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Which one would you have guys:

    A. Rafael Felliani

    B. Clyne Bale

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    1. Jim
      4 years, 8 months ago

      That is tough, B I would say. Bale is awesome away from home, potential to score massive

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      1. super zlatan
        4 years, 8 months ago

        Rafa always risk of rotation. Would rather have bale than Afro.

        Kinda makes your decision easier doesn't it?

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    2. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      tough one. All of them.

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      1. Chrissy Waddle - 2017/18
        4 years, 8 months ago

        It is Tough Eddie, and doin' my head in. Felliani playing deep yesterday as me favouring B.

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    3. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Hey Chrissy Waddle! Don't know if you missed it but you were absolutely right when you got Sherlock Holmes on me... 🙂 In my dizzy state of mind I mistook Suarez for Sturridge, which equals 2.5 m and then it makes sense... I truly apologize... Honest mistake... And for your question I would say B)...

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  19. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    guys, what do you make of the rate my team tool in the members area?

    Although I think its good, i found it quite odd that Silva came out on top from the below MID's from GW 25 to 31.

    Silva 31.91
    Bale 30.96
    Fellaini 28.33
    Michu 26.07

    On my own workings out I had Silva at the bottom & the other 3 pretty much tied.

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    1. donkey73
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      The donkeysimulator clearly gives:
      Bale 32
      Silva 28
      Michu 27
      Fellaini 25 (despite fixtures)

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  20. super zlatan
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Wow. Murray playing amazing.

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    1. Acquafresca
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Yep. Full of confidence atm.

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  21. Demelbrush
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    What's the latest on Kompany?

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    1. Tadic is the new Eriksen
      4 years, 8 months ago

      definately out for qpr, maybe for liverpool too

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    2. Acquafresca
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Read the home page..

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  22. Elniñorules
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Get a move on, ladies.

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    1. Elniñorules
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      NEW POST

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  23. Mr.B
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Bale and a 7m striker or Aguero and a 6m midfielder? Also can you please suggest the striker or midfielder too

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  24. bluehulk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Guys quick question should i trade michu or fellani for Demsey and Suarez for sturridge? is it worth it? thanks

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  25. Elwood
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Anyone in the Members Cup got a worse rank than 123,905?

    I hope I don't get anyone who is WCing for GW 25.

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  26. Elwood
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Has anyone here run a "Tough Mudder"?

    Any tips/lessons learned from your training/the race?

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