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  1. Premier League Leicester City 0-0 Crystal Palace Manchester United 3-0 Bournemouth Wolves 2-2 Arsenal Chelsea 3-1 Watford Burnley 1-0 Sheffield United Newcastle United 1-1 West Ham United Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa Southampton 1-2 Manchester City Serie A Lazio 2-1 AC Milan w/MVP RULZ Napoli 0-1 Roma
  2. The final scores went into the original post on Sunday night, and the table was worked out around the same time too. Apologies for spacing issues and for including the match at The Valley. I should've double checked that kick-off times hadn't changed before I edited the first post. Had I taken a second to look, I'd have swapped that out for the Brum game which ended up 3-all. Anyway, everyone bar Grecian was within two points of each other this week, so there's no movement whatsoever. Stinky Dad is still on for the double as he's through to the FPL Cup final, where he'll face Rory who went through by default since @ultimo the great didn't defend his title. TildeGuy still leads the main competition by two points, however. Two emphatic home wins in Germany saw Werder Bremen save their bacon, but the 6-1 scoreline meant that nobody managed a 3-pointer from that fixture. Three more home victories in the second tier proved fruitful, with the pattern only broken by an eminently foreseeable new manager bounce for Boro. In the FA Cup, all of the favourites progressed away from home, with each success being more comfortable than the last, so all the ties were generally good for at least one-pointers for most participants. A new card to mark, including the penultimate D2D, will be up in the initial post very soon.
  3. FA Cup Quarter-finals Norwich City 0-3 Manchester United Sheffield United 0-2 Arsenal Leicester City 1-2 Chelsea Newcastle United 1-3 Manchester City Championship Charlton Athletic 2-0 QPR Leeds United 1-1 Fulham Stoke City 2-2 Middlesbrough Wigan Athletic 0-0 Blackburn Rovers German Bundesliga Union Berlin 2-1 Fortuna Düsseldorf Werder Bremen 1-0 Cologne
  4. The results went into the opening post on Sunday evening, and the table has since been updated. The minor quibble over the remaining D2D schedule has been sorted out via PM. Everybody who was still playing in March has returned, although Stinky (who was keenest to carry on – and with good reason) posted late and therefore relinquishes top spot to TildeGuy. It looks like ultimo and Rory are straight back into their routine of making their picks on Friday night or Saturday morning, and for once it served them well. They were the only participants into double figures this time, with ultimo also sneakily getting his D2D bet correct by backing a score draw. Only half the other players actually disagreed with that assessment, however, which limited the amount of bonus points he got for it, and keeping him in last place on the 'most exact scores' tiebreaker. Both Championship games also produced 1-1 draws, which proved a mixed bag of guesses alongside a home win at the Bentegodi in the other Italian fixture. The EPL outcomes at Villa Park and the Olympic Stadium proved more fruitful, but heavy reverses for the Cherries and Blades, as well as a last-gasp defeat for Arsenal, turned out to be tougher to foresee. A stalemate in the Merseyside derby worked out well for me, but not for the majority of players. A new card will be up shortly, including four straight knockout ties from real-life football, plus two from our very own FPL Cup competition.
  5. Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Arsenal West Ham United 0-1 Wolves AFC Bournemouth 2-1 Crystal Palace Newcastle United 2-2 Sheffield United Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea Everton 0-0 Liverpool Championship Luton Town 1-0 Preston North End Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Nottingham Forest Serie A Torino 3-1 Parma w/ultimo Verona 2-0 Cagliari
  6. TL;DR – seems like we've got enough people to make it worthwhile carrying on, welcome back everyone, the first post has just been updated, so feel free to return to making your picks as normal. Where we were in terms of D2Ds: Everybody had their initial turn already, and we only had 3 of the second turns left to go. A lot of the more potentially awkward ones (National League, WSL, Maltese League, Macedonian League) had fortunately been got out the way before lockdown. I was trying to squeeze in the MLS round early in what was only matchday 3 of the 2020 season, but to no avail. What we're doing about it: Two of the remaining turns involve Serie A sides, which luckily is also back this week. They aren't the fixtures I initially planned, but they're still decent for the purposes of a bet. The MLS has announced a tournament to take place next month in, inevitably, Florida. At the time of writing, there's a group stage draw made but no schedule announced. We'll try to accommodate an FC Cincinnati match from that and count it as a competitive fixture. Anyone who misses their D2D round will not have any points deducted. If their turn is missed, that's the opportunity gone and no attempt will be made to rearrange it given the tighter schedule. Where no bet is made, anybody who bets against the team in question will still receive 2 bonus points if that side loses. Where we were in terms of the FPL Cup: I had the daft idea of a double group stage. Happily, we'd managed to finish both of them before lockdown struck. The two knockout rounds were set for the March international break and Week 41. What we're doing about it: There now isn't a week 41, or another international round set. The semi-finals will instead take place in Week 34 (weekend of 27th/28th June) and the final in Week 37 (weekend of 18th/19th July). As luck would have it, these are also now the men's FA Cup quarter-final and semi-final weekends, so that's worked out rather nicely. What was meant to happen in general: There were supposed to be 42 rounds, ending on the 17th of May. Matches from Scotland, France, the English men's lower divisions and English women's élite football were all set to be included. Easter weekend was going to be a double round as per usual. The first weekend in May could've contained Monday matches as it was a Bank Holiday. What's going to change: The competition will now end with Week 38, on the 26th of July. That final week might still be a bumper round. I'll decide nearer the time. The only competitions featured will probably be the EPL, Championship, La Liga, German Bundesliga and Serie A, plus the FA Cup and aforementioned MLS tournament. There will not be a double round or any Monday night games. Kick-off times will be listed in the 24-hour clock format, in a planned change brought forward from the start of next season. (And in contrast to my avatar!)
  7. That was effectively what I was suggesting. It was instinctively what I felt like doing, and I hadn't even given it much thought or really missed football massively... but I do enjoy the logistical challenge, so I took a look at my spreadsheet today for the first time in over two months. With the top 4 leagues in Europe plus the men's English Championship rearranging their remaining fixtures to be played behind closed doors, there may be a way of salvaging this competition as well. I want to guage the appetite for that first though. If there's despair at this thread being bumped and people's preference is still to void it, then I'm only too happy to stick to that plan too. If not, the card for an alternative Week 33 (since the original one never actually happened) will go live in a week's time.
  8. It's somehow still the football season, so that means an opportunity to put some numbers next to team names and hope they match the result. This post is once again being updated, so do keep checking back here for all the latest. The most recent table update can be found here. It's a fairly straightforward set of 10 this time, with 8 EPL clashes plus two more from abroad. We're dipping into the Italian league again, because it's a very popular destination for second-choice D2Ds, but also due to two cracking matches on consecutive evenings this weekend. Week 35 fixtures Premier League Leicester City v Crystal Palace Manchester United v Bournemouth Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal (17:30) Chelsea v Watford (20:00) Burnley v Sheffield United (Sunday 12:00) Newcastle United v West Ham United (Sunday 14:15) Liverpool v Aston Villa (Sunday 16:30) Southampton v Manchester City (Sunday 19:00) Serie A Lazio v Milan w/@MVP RULZ (20:45) Napoli v Roma (Sunday 20:45) All games take place on Saturday and kick off at 15:00 unless stated. Start times are listed in BST. ====== FPL Cup Semi-finals Grecian 4-8 Stinky Dad RoryFice 7-0 ultimo the great ====== Week 34 results FA Challenge Cup Sixth Round Norwich City 1-2 Manchester United (AET) Sheffield United 1-2 Arsenal Leicester City 0-1 Chelsea Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City Championship Charlton Athletic 1-0 Queen's Park Rangers Leeds United 3-0 Fulham Stoke City 0-2 Middlesbrough Wigan Athletic 2-0 Blackburn Rovers German Bundesliga Union Berlin 3-0 Fortuna Düsseldorf Werder Bremen 6-1 Cologne (!)
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