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 If you make an error when submitting your team id on the entry form, you may be withdrawn from the tournament so please take care when completing the form.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.

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  1. 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!

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  2. 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.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. That should be pig, not pig

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Pog! Bloody corrective text...

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. Thanks for clearing that up.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
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      3. 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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  3. How many using Wild Card next week? I think its more brainer?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
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      1. 18 IMO, but we are all allowed to have different opinions.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. easily 16

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
  4. What a Djoke

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  5. The Djoker is gifting this set to Andy.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  6. Anyone going with P5 + RVP and fletcher ?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. 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.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Comment Fail?

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  7. how about Silva+Dzeko vs Kun+Fellaini?

    providing that both starts

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
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    1. The latter

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. The latter imo

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Kun Fella.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  8. Leagues Update

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

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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  9. 1. Begovic + Rafa
    2. De Gea + Azpil

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. That was meant to be a question.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. 2 and get wilson soon for stoke coverage

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Wilson is earmarked a spot. Just hesitant about Azpil.. and de Gea for that matter. Can see both missing games.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  10. Murray takes 1st set. Game on.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Get in Murray, come on...

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. why do they have murray as GBR and not as SCOTLAND?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Cause he may win. If he loses, its Scotland.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. :) i thought so :)

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
  11. Morning lads!!

    C'mon Murray !!!!

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Only 2 sets to go.....

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Morning mate! :) Since there is no Björn Borg anymore I might as well say "Go Murray!" :)

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  12. silva gerrard fellaini or bsle ??

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. sy

      Bale

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    2. Jim

      Def Bale

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  13. 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. :)

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
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    1. B, A's defence is too weak, switch gibbs>Nasty and they are equally as good

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  14. Murray!! get in!

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
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  15. K lets all take a deep breathe and feck off with the RMTs...

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Agree with this.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. erm why? isn't the whole point of the community to help each other??

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. +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. :roll:

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Chrissy, shut up, go watch some tennis and get on with the wc at a later time. Thanks.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. 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.

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. Yeah guys, stop it. Tired of it,

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  16. 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)

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. 1) Zabaleta

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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  17. Jim

    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?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  18. Which one would you have guys:

    A. Rafael Felliani

    B. Clyne Bale

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Jim

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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Rafa always risk of rotation. Would rather have bale than Afro.

        Kinda makes your decision easier doesn't it?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. tough one. All of them.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. It is Tough Eddie, and doin' my head in. Felliani playing deep yesterday as me favouring B.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. 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)...

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  19. 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.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. The donkeysimulator clearly gives:
      Bale 32
      Silva 28
      Michu 27
      Fellaini 25 (despite fixtures)

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  20. Wow. Murray playing amazing.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Yep. Full of confidence atm.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  21. What's the latest on Kompany?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. definately out for qpr, maybe for liverpool too

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Read the home page..

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  22. Get a move on, ladies.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. NEW POST

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  23. Bale and a 7m striker or Aguero and a 6m midfielder? Also can you please suggest the striker or midfielder too

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  24. Guys quick question should i trade michu or fellani for Demsey and Suarez for sturridge? is it worth it? thanks

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  25. 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.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  26. Has anyone here run a "Tough Mudder"?

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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago

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  • Clichy
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  • Hazard
  • Sterling
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  • Austin
  • Kane
  • Aguero
  • Yun
  • Ozil
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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 11:08am
Player Club Factors
Up Foster WBA A, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN B, Vs
No Change Ospina ARS B
Up Lloris TOT C, Vs
Down Hart MCI C, Vs
Up Green QPR C, Vs
Down Guzan AVL C, Vs
Up Speroni CPL C

Defenders

Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 2:23pm
Player Club Factors
Up Ivanovic CHE A
No Change Bellerín ARS A, Rest, £
Up Dawson WBA A, Vs, £
Up Rose TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Naughton SWA B, Vs, £
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Down Bertrand SOT C
Down Réveillere SUN B, Vs, £
Down Kompany MCI C, Vs
Down Wollscheid STO C
Down Skrtel LIV B
Down Cresswell WHM C, VsX
Up Dann CPL C, Vs
Down Vlaar AVL C, Vs, Inj

Midfielders

Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 11:33am
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A
No Change Silva MCI A, Vs
Up Eriksen TOT C, Vs
Up Ozil ARS A, Vs
Up Sterling LIV B, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS C, Vs
Up Phillips QPR B, Vs
Up Puncheon CPL B, VsX
Down Mane SOT C, Vs
No Change Sinclair AVL B, Vs, £
Down Walters STO B
Down Di María MUN B
Down Downing WHM C
Up Ki SWA B, Vs

Forwards

Last updated: 3 Mar, 2015 7:05pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Kane TOT A, Vs
Up Austin QPR B, Vs
Down Giroud ARS B, Vs
Up Rooney MUN B
Down Diego Costa CHE C
Down NDoye HUL B, £
Up Cissé NEW B, Vs, £
Up Gomis SWA C, Vs
Down Sturridge LIV C, VsX, Rest
Down Lukaku EVE C
No Change Defoe SUN C
Up Benteke AVL C, Vs
Down Berahino WBA B

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Clark AVL 9
Barry EVE 9
Bardsley STO 9
Larsson SUN 9
Taylor SWA 9
Cleverley AVL 8
Diego Costa CHE 8
Fábregas CHE 8
Besic EVE 8
Livermore HUL 8
Gerrard LIV 8
Barton QPR 8
Pellè SOT 8
Wanyama SOT 8
Reid WHM 8
Chambers ARS 7
Agbonlahor AVL 7
Okore AVL 7
Matic CHE 7
Henderson LIV 7
Skrtel LIV 7
Kompany MCI 7
Fernandinho MCI 7
Janmaat NEW 7
Dunne QPR 7
Fonte SOT 7
Schneiderlin SOT 7
Shelvey SWA 7
Mason TOT 7
Gardner WBA 7

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