Cup 3: FFUK Champions League – Preliminary Round

And so the FFUK Champions League is under way! The first phase takes place in Gameweeks 26 and 27 – the Preliminary Round. As a reminder just four teams take part in this phase, competing in semi-finals and final for one place to join the First Qualifying Round which takes place in Gameweek 28.

Here’s the draw again for the Preliminary Round:

Vince SiracusaSP Tre Penne (SMR)vsSteven CoffenFC Santa Coloma (AND)
Alex KassnerFeronikeli (KOS)vsMarcus BlowersLincoln Red Imps (GIB)
Preliminary Round Draw

As recently noted, managers will now retain their allocated team throughout the competition (no matter which team won the tie in real life) – so we have the real, if unlikely, prospect of Lincoln Red Imps winning the FFUK CL!

With so few matches having been played in GW26 so far it’s very early days for these ties, but for what it’s worth:

  • Vince leads Steve 10-7, but has played 3 players to Steve’s 1 – both have Salah as captain.
  • Alex leads Marcus 9-4. Both have played two players, but while Alex has Salah as captain, Marcus has gone with TAA

A good question was asked in the WhatsApp group regarding whether hits will be subtracted from GW scores to determine winners in the FFUK CL. The answer is: Yes they will!

Finally, as a reminder, here are the Champions League qualifiers, with their assigned teams and the round and Gameweek in which they’ll join the competition.

Vince .SiracusaSP Tre Penne (SMR)Preliminary Round26
Alex KassnerFeronikeli (KOS)Preliminary Round26
Steven CoffenFC Santa Coloma (AND)Preliminary Round26
Marcus BlowersLincoln Red Imps (GIB)Preliminary Round26
sean colohanNõmme Kalju (EST)First Qualifying Round28
Steve CroninSūduva (LTU)First Qualifying Round28
Stuart AllenArarat-Armenia (ARM)First Qualifying Round28
Steven AlmondAstana (KAZ)First Qualifying Round28
Jez PennLudogorets (BUL)First Qualifying Round28
Allan TomkinsCeltic (SCO)First Qualifying Round28
Pete CroninSheriff Tiraspol (MDA)First Qualifying Round28
Matt PackhamF91 Dudelange (LUX)First Qualifying Round28
Damien O’NeillPartizani (ALB)First Qualifying Round28
Fabian MascollSlovan Bratislava (SVK)First Qualifying Round28
Tom AitchisonLinfield (NIR)First Qualifying Round28
Haroon RashidValur Reykjavík (ISL)First Qualifying Round28
Danny BurgessDundalk (IRL)First Qualifying Round28
Jason BealThe New Saints (WAL)First Qualifying Round28
Richard GreenHJK Helsinki (FIN)First Qualifying Round28
David HarrisonBATE Borisov (BLR)First Qualifying Round28
Steven WatsonShkëndija (MKD)First Qualifying Round28
James CoffenCrvena zvezda (SRB)First Qualifying Round28
Nick JohnsAIK (SWE)First Qualifying Round28
Sam BlakeCFR Cluj (ROU)First Qualifying Round28
Paul BakerFerencváros (HUN)First Qualifying Round28
Neill GoodwinSarajevo (BIH)First Qualifying Round28
Robert SimpsonSaburtalo (GEO)First Qualifying Round28
Joe WarringtonValletta (MLT)First Qualifying Round28
Ben PyczQarabağ (AZE)First Qualifying Round28
James DownieSutjeska (MNE)First Qualifying Round28
Mike Cowans-KebbyRosenborg (NOR)First Qualifying Round28
Duncan GallowayMaribor (SVN)First Qualifying Round28
Roni FrielRiga (LVA)First Qualifying Round28
Chris NormanHB Tórshavn (FRO)First Qualifying Round28
Adam VardyPiast Gliwice (POL)First Qualifying Round28
Justin Mc CarthyMaccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)Second Qualifying Round29
Chris GallowayFC Kobenhavn (DEN)Second Qualifying Round29
Duncan HanniganGNK Dinamo (CRO)Second Qualifying Round29
Richard Willis-HutchinsonApoel FC (CYP)Second Qualifying Round29
Daron RussellViktoria Plzeň (CZE)Second Qualifying Round29
Peter HayesPSV Eindhoven (NED)Second Qualifying Round29
Andrew FogatyOlympiacos (GRE)Second Qualifying Round29
Toby GlicherBasel (SUI)Second Qualifying Round29
Lewis BellPAOK (GRE)Third Qualifying Round30
Chris LovegroveAjax (NED)Third Qualifying Round30
David Sullivanİstanbul Başakşehir (TUR)Third Qualifying Round30
Malek MansourKrasnodar (RUS)Third Qualifying Round30
Jamie StewartClub Brugge (BEL)Third Qualifying Round30
Jordan DavisonPorto (POR)Third Qualifying Round30
mark leathemDynamo Kyiv (UKR)Third Qualifying Round30
Jemma GibsonLASK (AUT)Third Qualifying Round30
Scott HassellSlavia Praha (CZE)Playoff Round31
Steven MountfordYoung Boys (SUI)Playoff Round31
Paul BrowneParis (FRA)Group Stage32
Ana Pascual-LeoneReal Madrid (ESP)Group Stage32
Tim McEwanGalatasaray (TUR)Group Stage32
Paul ReidBayern (GER)Group Stage32
Alex SadlierTottenham (ENG)Group Stage32
Joseph MulhernMan. City (ENG)Group Stage32
James AmarShakhtar Donetsk (UKR)Group Stage32
Lawrence SprigingsAtalanta (ITA)Group Stage32
James NalepaJuventus (ITA)Group Stage32
John ParkinsonAtlético (ESP)Group Stage32
Jamie StephensLeverkusen (GER)Group Stage32
Matt ReidLokomotiv Moskva (RUS)Group Stage32
Craig SmithLiverpool (ENG)Group Stage32
Paul AustinNapoli (ITA)Group Stage32
Glenn JohnsonSalzburg (AUT)Group Stage32
Chris WebbGenk (BEL)Group Stage32
Tom NewmanBarcelona (ESP)Group Stage32
Tom Page-ChattonDortmund (GER)Group Stage32
Mark TarboxInternazionale (ITA)Group Stage32
john HarperZenit (RUS)Group Stage32
Ryan CorbettBenfica (POR)Group Stage32
Marc SpeerLyon (FRA)Group Stage32
Dean CummingsLeipzig (GER)Group Stage32
Phil AndrewsChelsea (ENG)Group Stage32
Jake WalkerValencia (ESP)Group Stage32
Sean GriffinLOSC (FRA)Group Stage32
Qualifying Managers, their assigned teams and the stage/gameweek in which they join the competition



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