MILK PLATE – ROUND 1 DRAW

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door …… to the Milk Plate!

The Statue of Liberty knows her fantasy football (even if she is French!). She knows the heartbreak of first round cup exits. The agony of one bad gameweek ruining a gamemonth score. Of ghost teams and their lucky captain choices, or coming off second best in the game of Pep roulette.

The Milk Plate is the light! For all the hard-done-by first round losers of the FFUK Cup. F**k the FFUK Cup. They’re the real losers. This is where it’s at! This is where the real teams plays, that live and breathe their fantasy football. Sheffield Wednesday on a cold, snowy January afternoon vs those pampered, prawn sandwich-eating elites in their boxes in the Premier League!

This is the Milk Plate.

It is the very heart of

Fantasy Football

If you lost in the first round of the FFUK Cup, you are automatically entered for the Milk Plate. 128 Managers, including the two byes. The first job then was to decide who should play the byes. This was done using an online draw randomiser, and the two lucky managers were: Lawrence Sprigings and Fabian Mascoll! These jammy so-and-sos get a free pass to round 2!

The next step was to seed all the remaining managers based on their October gamemonth score. Lawrence and Fabian seeded 1 and 2, the Byes seeded 127 and 128. Finally a draw was created for all the rounds through to the final, using a Wimbledon-style approach with the first seed at the top of the draw, the second seed at the bottom, and the third and fourth seeds in the middle, such that the four top seeds couldn’t play each other until the semi finals. And so on and so forth. The full first-round draw is therefore as follows:

SeedManagerSeedManager
1Lawrence Sprigingsvs128BYE
64Mark Leathemvs65Steven Mountford
33Chris Normanvs96Kevin Trotter
32Ian Gallowayvs97Neil Sutherland
17Lei Caovs112Ana Pascual-Leone
48Neil Gordonvs81Mark Beaumont
49Malachi Benjaminvs80Glenn Johnson
16Adam Whitevs113Ian Saunders
9Richard Harrisonvs120Andrew Bryan
56Tom Newmanvs73Louise Wilcockson
41Eoin Reynoldsvs88Dylan Fjellstrom
24Joseph Mulhernvs105Luay Alfaham
25Ben Pyczvs104Philip Dewsnap
40Nick Johnsvs89Sam Crabbe
57Jonty Cookevs72James Nalepa
8James Page-Chattonvs121Alexander Thomas
5Mark Storrarvs124Danny Burgess
60Craig Sharmanvs69Joseph Colliass
37Jonny McEwanvs92Seb Klyen
28Aggie Fordvs101Thomas Hagerman
21Chris Eleyvs108Kingsley Goodridge
44Toby Jonesvs85Pete Cronin
53Daniel Shawvs76Ben Tiffin
12Jack Clarkevs117Duane Anderson
13John Parkinsonvs116Jack Wilson
52John Harpervs77Chris Webb
45Allan Tomkinsvs84Yabah Turnbull
20Jamie Davisvs109Simon Cockram
29Oliver Hillvs100Franklyn Sams
36Steven Coffenvs93Jim Wheat
61Jack Lowthervs68Jake Walker
4Damian Willis-Hutchinsonvs125Steve Smith
3Steven Almondvs126Matt Packham
62Karl Weymanvs67Stuart Bennette
35Jonathan Britchervs94Matthew Lucas
30Andrew Fogatyvs99Paul Monger
19Dan Hardwickvs110Nathan Ennis
46David Harrisonvs83Scott Volker
51Tom Nealvs78Jamie Allaway
14Sam Douglasvs115Ian Saunders
11Marko Sudarvs118Douglas Wilson
54Andrew Clarkevs75Jordan Davison
43Andy Caulfieldvs86Andy Heath B
22Ben Cartervs107Phil Andrews
27Mike Croninvs102Jacob Drant
38Liz Colmanvs91Ashley Read
59Scott Hassellvs70Marcus Blowers
6Dean Collinsvs123Dan Mogridge
7Ross Smithvs122James Sheridan
58Stewart Thomasvs71Josh Kelly
39Haroon Rashidvs90Vladimirs Voronkovs
26Mark Turnbullvs103Tom Spicer
23Max Walkervs106James Downie
42Chris Hoerdervs87Aaron Smith
55Tom Pricevs74Mark Tarbox
10James Amarvs119Dexter Smith
15Jimmy Spencevs114Chris Galloway
50Andrew Russellvs79Matt Frost
47Chris Lovegrovevs82Louis Dowling
18Peter Hayesvs111David Petts
31Tina Whitehousevs98Joe Hammond
34Rob Latuskevs95Stephen Fielden
63Alan Dvs66Jason Phillips
2Fabian Mascollvs127BYE

Good luck to everyone in the Milk Plate. The first round will be played over the 4 game weeks of the November gamemonth. With the final being played in May.

Bakes

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