Cup 3: FFUK Champions League – How TO QUALIFY
In my previous post I described how the third FFUK Cup, the FFUK Champions League, will work this season. It’s fiendishly complicated – don’t blame me, blame UEFA! Check out the how it works post to find out more, but beware, it’s long and may take a few read-throughs to follow it (I did my best)!
As 79 teams qualified for the Champions League in 2019/20, so 79 teams will qualify for the FFUK Champions League:
Qualification for the FFUK Champions League will finish at the end of January (GW24). We will make the draw in GW25, with associated announcements about when each team will enter the competition, ahead of the competition starting in Gameweek 26 (when the Champions League returns).
There are several ways to qualify for the competition, with inspiration taken from the notion of a “Champions” League – i.e. you need to have won something, accomplished something or contributed something in order to qualify:
- The top 20 managers from last season’s FFUK
- The two cup winners (FFUK Cup and Milk Plate) from last season’s FFUK
- Top 5 new entrants to FFUK this season as at GW24
- The six managers of the month for August to January
- The highest points scorers in each Gameweek (up to Gameweek 24)
- Up to ten teams will qualify among those left in the FPL Cup at Gameweek 24 (last season eight teams were left at this stage). If more than 10 teams are left in the FPL Cup at Gameweek 24, the ten places will go to those with the highest overall scores
- Top Junior in FFUK at GW24
- Writing a post on the FFUK website this year (2019)
In the event of a tie, all teams qualify. All scores are taken direct from the FPL website. Gameweek high-scores therefore do not include hits, and hits taken in the first week of a Gamemonth are not recorded in Gamemonth scores.
You can, of course, only qualify once and you need to qualify by right. Qualification DOES NOT pass to the next highest scorer by any of the above routes. After the above there will likely still be around 10 places left. The remaining places will be filled by the corresponding number of teams as determined by the highest scorers in GW24.
The draw will take place shortly after GW24 has concluded (date/time TBC). All qualifiers will be listed in descending order according to their position in FFUK (total) at the time of the draw taking place and each will be drawn one of the 79 Champions League qualifiers from “the hat”.
42 managers have already qualified and are listed below (in italics if already qualified by another route). Duncan Galloway is in the esteemed position of having already qualified three times! That still only means one entry though Duncan!
|Allan Tomkins||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Jordan Davison||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Nick Johns||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|sean colohan||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|john Harper||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Neill Goodwin||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|mark leathem||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Vince .Siracusa||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Tim McEwan||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|James Amar||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Jamie Stewart||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Lewis Bell||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Paul Reid||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Damien O’Neill||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Marcus Blowers||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Daron Russell||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Lawrence Sprigings||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Steve Cronin||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Chris Galloway||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Ben Pycz||Top 20 from 2018/19|
|Allan Tomkins||FFUK Cup Winner from 2018/19|
|Tom Newman||Milk Plate Winner from 2018/19|
|Steven Mountford||Manager of the Month (August)|
|David Sullivan||Manager of the Month (September)|
|Duncan Galloway||Manager of the Month (October)|
|Peter Hayes||Manager of the Month (November)|
|Chris Galloway||Post writer|
|Pete Cronin||Post writer|
|Paul Baker||Post writer|
|Matt Reid||Post writer|
|Damien O’Neill||Post writer|
|Duncan Hannigan||Post writer|
|James Downie||Post writer/Logo designer|
|Jamie Stewart||Post writer|
|Stu Allen||Post writer|
|Justin McCarthy||Post Writer|
37 places remain. Good luck to all those that qualify!