What a crazy time it’s been in Fantasy Football these last few weeks! After the annual tail-chasing of the Christmas period, we dived headlong into the blanks and doubles of gameweeks 18 and 19. You’d be forgiven for forgetting about something as trivial as the FFUK Cup and FFUK Milk Plate …. I certainly did, hence why it’s been so long since I’ve done one of these updates. Which isn’t ideal as I’m supposed to be running the things! In my defence I’m not in either any more ….
So after an over-long hiatus, let’s have a look at the current situation. We’re currently at the FFUK Cup 4th Round/FFUK Milk Plate 3rd Round stage. For both competitions this is the round of 32 with matches being played over the January gamemonth. January has five gameweeks this season, and at the time of writing three of those gameweeks have been completed.
So, without further ado, here’s where things stand in the FFUK Cup:
|Michael Moors||155||vs||Dean Cummings||205||Dean Cummings|
|Vince .Siracusa||225||vs||chris galloway||234||chris galloway|
|Ameet Shah||202||vs||Matt Packham||183||Ameet Shah|
|Jack Mosley||198||vs||Andy Jackson||203||Andy Jackson|
|Daron Russell||225||vs||jim Wheat||168||Daron Russell|
|Andy Caulfield||172||vs||James Downie||225||James Downie|
|Malek Mansour||246||vs||Neil Gordon||182||Malek Mansour|
|Tom Galloway||115||vs||Clayton Deakin||182||Clayton Deakin|
|Chris Webb||202||vs||Danny Burgess||203||Danny Burgess|
|Kevin Trotter||208||vs||Stuart Allen||223||Stuart Allen|
|Dave Windsor||228||vs||Steve Cronin||227||Dave Windsor|
|Andrew Fogaty||247||vs||Liz Colman||200||Andrew Fogaty|
|Alex Sadlier||232||vs||mark leathem||225||Alex Sadlier|
|Jez Penn||184||vs||Tina Whitehouse||192||Tina Whitehouse|
|Sam Blake||198||vs||John Willson||231||John Willson|
|Joe Warrington||215||vs||Mark Harrison||194||Joe Warrington|
And what a mixed bag that little lot is! Five matches are being led by 47+ points and quite frankly these can probably be called. Those gaps look too big to be hauled back across what should be two fairly “normal” gameweeks. Some of the matches are ever so tight though! Our glorious leader Steve “244th in the world” Cronin is right on the precipice trailing Dave Windsor by a single point! Come on Dave …..
Danny Burgess leads Chris Webb by the same margin while four other pairs of managers are separated by less than ten points. Among them co-Chairman Chris Galloway with a slender nine-point advantage over Vince .Siracusa (you may be wondering why I write his name like that – well that’s how his name appears in FPL and my vlookups wouldn’t work if I corrected it in my spreadsheets ….. and now it’s kind of stuck!). A last mention to the reigning FFUK Cup champion John Willson who looks all set for a fifth round berth leading Sam “Blakey” Blake by 33 points.
Mark your cards for Monday 1st February when the draw for the last 16 will take place.
Over in the FFUK Milk Plate the third round currently looks like this:
|Round 3 (in progress)||Round 4 (as it stands)|
|Justin Mc Carthy||214|
Most ties are still in the balance to varying degrees being led by less than 30 points. Robert Simpson does have a mammoth 63-point advantage over Daron Taylor, while at the other end of the spectrum Jamie Davis holds an oh-so-tight 1-point lead over Max Walker. After sneaking through the last round with a score of 277 which was the amongst the lowest in the whole of FFUK for December, Craig Sharman (220th for January) is at it again in a basement battle with Oliver Gordon (190th for January). Craig squeezed through by three points last time. 21 points is certainly do-able to turn this one around as well!
For those still in the cups (and even for those who are not, but hold a morbid fascination for competitions they’ve been knocked out of), you can find all the details on the cup pages on the FFUK website, and at the google sheets for the competitions linked to below:
Good luck to all remaining entrants, and to those still in the FPL Cup (like me!). Qualifying for the FFUK Champions Leagues continues apace and I’ll update on this soon.
This is the way.