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FFS Paddy Power Cup IX and Members Cup IV – Eighth Round Draws

We roll out the draw for the Eighth Round of the Fantasy Football Scout Cup IX and Members Cup IV, as sponsored by Paddy Power, this afternoon, with the finishing line almost in sight:

In the former competition, we’re now down to the last eight competitors. One of the remaining ties see two of the top 10,000 FPL managers, Rozzop and Gribude, go head-to-head, with the former, who sits in 2,727th spot, the highest-ranked manager remaining.

Attila the Bum squares up to rank outsider xildor (sitting in 36,111th position spot) in fine form, with the former serving up 95 points in the previous Gameweek.

The other two ties see manehi and Woeisme and caio89 and 1nozza battle it out for a place in the final four, with the latter’s 74 point-haul in Gameweek 35 the lowest tally of any of our last eight.

A full list of last week’s results is here, and the draw for the Eighth Round, which kicks off this Saturday lunchtime at St Mary’s and lasts right through to Monday evening, when Arsenal welcome out-of-sorts Newcastle to the Emirates, can be found here.

In the FFS Members Cup IV, we’re now down to the last four managers. Spencer – the highest ranked remaining manager in 554th spot overall – takes on Sandgrounder, who was late week’s top-scoring manager with 80 points, for a place in the final. The other semi-final sees old-school poster Shipsontrev take on Trigg – despite the difference in their ranks (689 v 99,744) this looks a close one, given that the pair progressed with 75 points and 74 points respectively last weekend.

You can click here to check out the Eighth Round draw, which gets underway this weekend, whilst the full list of Seventh Round results can be found here.

As always, good luck to all those still in with a shout of the silverware.

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  1. FACUPARSE
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Would you be happy with this for this gw??

    Mannone (CARDIFF)

    Shaw (EVERTON) /// Coleman (southampton) /// Demichelis (palace)

    AJ (CARDIFF) /// Ramsey (NEWC) /// Gerrard (CHE) /// Eriksen (stoke)

    Suarez (CHE) /// Aguero (palace) /// Lukaku (southamton)

    SUBS: MARSHALL / AZPI / WARD / GNABRY

    Should i do a -4 to bring in an Arsenal defender/forward?

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    1. Marouane Fellatio
      3 years, 6 months ago

      A stronger defence than most.

      Pretty template midfield.

      Very vunerable if Man Utd score goals. That would be my main concern.

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      1. FACUPARSE
        3 years, 6 months ago

        The template has been working for some time, have held onto AJ for fixtures like this... Not many others have him around here. He's gonna do soemthing big this GW I think.

        Not worried by Man U.

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        1. Marouane Fellatio
          3 years, 6 months ago

          If you're not worried by Man Utd then fine but its risky as loads will captain Rooney.

          I've got the same front 7 but with Lallana instead of Gerrard. I'll also be getting Rooney in for Lukaku for a -4.

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    2. flipperallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 6 months ago

      AJ is a good differential, plus DGW next week

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  2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    3 years, 6 months ago

    err has down voting made a comeback

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      3 years, 6 months ago

      no.
      -1

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      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        3 years, 6 months ago

        i have a down vote for my comment "foot like a traction engine" on the bottom of the prev page ..........

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        1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
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          3 years, 6 months ago

          Mods remove votes sometimes.

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          1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
            3 years, 6 months ago

            🙄 i see.

            TM about?

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        2. Maestro Arango
          3 years, 6 months ago

          I see it. 😆

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        3. GreenWind101Million
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          3 years, 6 months ago

          Not me, I would never downvote a Partridge reference 🙂

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    1. disable
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      • Has Moderation Rights
      3 years, 6 months ago

      May of been me by accident. Bloody fiddly android phone!

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      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        3 years, 6 months ago

        didnt even know it was possible until now 😉

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      2. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
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        3 years, 6 months ago

        Reported.

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    3 years, 6 months ago

    chiellini shank

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    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      3 years, 6 months ago

      Blew it

      Numpty

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  3. danishdynamite
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Evenin all

    Play Gerrard + Sterling or sterling + yaya (-4)

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    1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 6 months ago

      A

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    2. wedgec
      3 years, 6 months ago

      A

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    3. danishdynamite
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      3 years, 6 months ago

      Ta muchly, A it is then

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  4. Dušan Citizen
    3 years, 6 months ago

    I think its better to play Azpi than Chester in DGW..but I have a big dilema who to bench:

    Harper,Speroni
    Azpi,Smalling,Demichelis,Vlaar,Chester
    Mata,Nasri,Ramsey,Eriksen,Puncheon
    Suarez,Aguero,Rooney

    I think I will bench Chester,Puncheon and Suarez 🙂

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  5. Maestro Arango
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Benfica 2-1 Juventus. Full time.

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  6. Mithrandir, the Grey Pilgri…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Lukaku to Rooney for -4?

    Rooney 3 home games next 2 GW vs Lukaku 2 games, 1 being against Man City.

    My reasoning Roo should score more points surely?

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    1. ZICO SENNA
      3 years, 6 months ago

      yep, all day.

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    2. wedgec
      3 years, 6 months ago

      Yes

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    3. Mílanista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 6 months ago

      Yes

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      1. Mithrandir, the Grey Pilgri…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 6 months ago

        I think I'm going to do it. Lallana to Ramsey would be the first FT.

        Thanks all.

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  7. wedgec
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Is dumping Eriksen wise for the greater good?

    GW36: Eriksen > Ramsey
    GW37: Lukaku > Rooney, Coleman > 5.1m (Smalling, Evans, Flanagan)

    Giving me:

    Mannone (Marshall)
    Zabaleta Azpilicueta Chester (5.1m Ward)
    Mata Nasri Ramsey Sterling (Adam)
    Suarez Rooney Aguero

    Thanks

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    1. Marouane Fellatio
      3 years, 6 months ago

      I was toying with the same thing considering the two away games. I've got bigger fish to fry though. Definitely wouldn't have him top of the watchlist although the watchlist selections have been pretty poor for some time now.

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      1. wedgec
        3 years, 6 months ago

        Stoke conceded 1 in last 4 at home and only Liverpool have better home form in last 6. Eriksen quite likely to blank this week.

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  8. Villan
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Is it worth going double City defence for the run in? Demi and Zaba? I don't trust the midfield atm with the injury concerns but want 3 for the DGW

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    1. wedgec
      3 years, 6 months ago

      No clean sheet in 5 :s

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    2. Jönny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 6 months ago

      Considering it...They've been a bit shonky recently though.

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    3. Villan
      3 years, 6 months ago

      I already have Zaba and Demi has a good ppg score and can grab the odd goal. But the no clean sheet in 5 stat is definitely putting me off...

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  9. waltzingmatildas
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Have I got the right starting 11 and subs bench?

    Boruc
    Ward Coleman vlaar
    Eriksen yaya Nasri Ramsey
    Suarez (c) aguero lukaku

    Speroni puncheon bardsley MOlsson

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    1. Mílanista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 6 months ago

      I'd play Bardsley over Ward or Vlaar.

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      1. Villan
        3 years, 6 months ago

        I'm a Villa fan and agree with this. Bony will score I think

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    2. waltzingmatildas
      3 years, 6 months ago

      Cheers guys

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  10. Jönny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Just looking back at Southampton's results this season...Pochetino has had a lot of praise, and they've got some eye catching players, but how many truly impressive results have they pulled off? Not many, to my mind. And they spent big too. They've been overrated for my money.

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    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      3 years, 6 months ago

      started strongly but have really come up short in matches they should have controlled or won.......expect them to do better tho

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    2. Maestro Arango
      3 years, 6 months ago

      They were sublime earlier in the season. Could say they've been on their holidays since then, as they've been around 8th for so long.

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      1. Villan
        3 years, 6 months ago

        This is true

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      2. Jönny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 6 months ago

        Played some good stuff, but check out the actual results. Drew at home to Sunderland and West ham early on, lost at Norwich. GW5-7 was their longest winning run all year, then they didn't win more than one in a row until 29 and 30.

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    3. Villan
      3 years, 6 months ago

      It's all about their style of play and the amount of academy players they've played. I can understand what you're saying but they've done brilliantly in my eyes seeing as they were in league 1 not too long ago! Norwich, Cardiff etc also spent big....

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      1. Jönny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 6 months ago

        Yeah maybe I phrased it wrong. Where they are is amazing considering where they were, and didn't intend to take anything from the CLUB. It was more questioning Pochetino as the Hipster's Favourite.

        Next season will show whether he is really as good as a lot of people think. And who knows, maybe he is...

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    4. Scroobius Mac
      3 years, 6 months ago

      Such revisionist tosh. If he's overrated why were people mad that Adkins was sacked? He's improved the team loads. He's spent money, yes but only comparable to those around him. He may not have got many impressive results but winning the majority of matches you are expected to win is hardly easy.

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      1. Jönny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 6 months ago

        I'm not saying he's necessarily a bad coach, far from it. I just see a lot of people hyping him up, talking about him as a candidate for Spurs etc, and I just think the jury is still out.

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    5. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      3 years, 6 months ago

      Loadsa money, but they still dipped into the championship to pull JRod out of the hat.

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      1. Scroobius Mac
        3 years, 6 months ago

        Signed by Adkins

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      2. Villan
        3 years, 6 months ago

        And all the academy players! A club with a great philosophy in my view. Already produced Bale, Walcott and Ox, then add Shaw, Lallana, Chambers etc to that mix and they really deserve some credit! I love how they trust and play their youngsters rather than loan them out and have them play a completely different brand of football

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  11. Mílanista
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 6 months ago

    My team took a bit of a battering at the weekend. Currently have this:

    Mannone
    Baines, Kolarov, Ivanovic
    Mirallas*, Silva*, Mata, Sterling
    Suarez, Aguero, Lukaku

    3.9m, Azpi, Olsson, Noone*

    1 FT but with the injuries and DGWs next week with swings in the fixtures this week for Utd and Sunderland I have to spend some points.

    Silva and Mirallas must go, I think for Nasri and Ramsey
    On top of this I have double Chelsea defence, think I sell Ivan for Alonso, which in turn finances Lukaku to Rooney

    So this would be -12 and sets me up for the doubles. I could just do the 2 midfield transfers for -4 but would prefer Rooney to Lukaku.

    Thoughts would be appreciated

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    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      3 years, 6 months ago

      well theyre all solid transfers.......id just do the -4, but if you must, go for broke

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      1. Mílanista
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 6 months ago

        At the weekend Ivanovic will probably get 1 point and rabies from Suarez, Alonso has 3 good homes games and finances Rooney who should outscore Lukaku with the extra game. I think the extra -8 can pay off.

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    2. Carrick Doesn't Deserv…
      3 years, 6 months ago

      i would just lose the two mids this week. nasri and ramsey sounds good.

      would wait to see the lay of the land under giggs before getting rooney and a hit for a defender is never good

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      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        3 years, 6 months ago

        lay of the land under giggs............. must. resist. joke.......

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      2. Mílanista
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 6 months ago

        Yeah I'm wondering if its best to wait on Utd for a week. Thing is, at home to Norwich after the players seem to have received a morale boost could be a points bonanza.

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        1. Carrick Doesn't Deserv…
          3 years, 6 months ago

          its where rooney will play that is the issue for me. I think welbeck will go up front the stories from the weekend.

          also norwich looked good for large periods vs liverpool. not sure it will be the walkover people are expecting

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          1. Mílanista
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 years, 6 months ago

            I'd be tempted to get Welbeck and save on the defender transfer but with Rooney he's pretty much guaranteed to start and has pens and some set pieces with RVP out. Even if he's playing deeper there are several ways he can score points.

            I'm not confident in Welbeck starting every game. As a Utd fan, do you think he will?

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    3. Mithrandir, the Grey Pilgri…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 6 months ago

      Good moves but I baulk at -12.

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      1. Mílanista
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 6 months ago

        So do I, 3 midfielders injured for the season though (maybe Silva returns GW38 but he can't be held)

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  12. boyler
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Is it worth doing Collins to koscienly for -4 ?

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    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      3 years, 6 months ago

      yes

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    2. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 6 months ago

      No

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  13. CptCrunch OF FASHANU ZEALAN…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Any love for this lot?

    Mannone
    Bardsley, Coleman, Ivan
    Ramsey, Mata, Nasri, Gerrard
    Aguero, Rooney, Podolski

    Seems a bit ordinary

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  14. Sergeant Slaughter
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Ozil.

    This is the week.

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  16. The Enlightener
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Sometimes, before a Prem game, they show the players warming up doing routines with some kind of band around their legs. Seems to me that that is utterly silly and useless. Discuss....

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    1. The Enlightener
      3 years, 6 months ago

      And...............................................nevermind.

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      1. The Enlightener
        3 years, 6 months ago

        It is silly and useless though.............ha, ha. I'm having my own dialogue.....so I guess it's a monologue......which tells me maybe I should just "logue" off. Out to some yard work.

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  17. flipperallstars
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Just mulling over line up and currently going with this -

    Mannone (Adrian)
    Baines shaw kosc (Coleman ward)
    Eriksen mata nasri Johnson (mutch)
    Rooney (c) Suarez aguero

    4 pt hit taken and ml rival (31 behind) has gone minus 8.

    Don't like not owning Ramsey and think rival will have got rid of silva, mirallas and Sturridge to Ramsey plus maybe Rooney and mata/eriksen but thinking Davies (hull) in next week for Coleman for DGW.

    Any thoughts appreciated as I can almost feel the cash coming my way

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  18. izy
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Play Azpi or Bardsley?

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