First Round Cup Results and New Cup Favourites

The BeerandBoobs Fantasy Cup first round proper had a mixed bag of results this weekend with some some predictable and some surprising results.

Spiros and the ArgoDwarfs



60 United by Fear

Coops Troop



17 Balo’s Firework

Garbonzo FC



44 Sixteen Samurai

Sticky toffees



63 Steaua Needarest

Dyslexic Untied



38 New Springs 69ers

Who R we playin Now?




Italian Job





Killer Whippet DogBots

Wii Unfit




Morgi’s Miracles

The biggest disappointment of the weekend saw the Killer Whippet Dogbots fall foul of the dreaded “Favourites” curse. After being installed as favourites after the draw the pressure obviously became too much and despite a respectable effort they just couldn’t overcome a BEGD FC side which seems to have finally found its feet.

So the search must shift for a new “victim” of the BBFC curse.

Let’s evaluate the candidates:

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Coops Troops

Having the season of their lives after three or four very average seasons.

The Troops are looking strong for a play-off place this year and many see a bright future in the Troops young manager, although one source close to him continually describes him as “just a lucky fucker”. Is the source correct or have the Troops got what it takes to fight a battle on two fronts? cacsascascasc                                                                                                                                                                                                                             s     sss

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Garbonzo FC

Rookie team of the year without any doubt. We were warned of their manager’s attention to detail by old foe Mollitt before the season started and Big George has not let us down. Third in the league and desperate to stop Mollitt from taking top spot. There is no doubt Garbonzo have the ability to win the cup but we cannot see George being distracted in his pursuit to prevent Steaua achieving their destiny to put enough effort into the cup competition to be considered favourites. dsvsvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv


Dyslexic Untied

Undoubtedly the biggest team left in the competition that has not yet lifted any silverware. There is no doubt this cup could be theirs for the taking if they concentrated solely on it but this team deserves/is capable of much more and the league/play offs is still seen as their primary goal. They will be tough to beat but ultimately they will only divert attention to it if they make the final.



Italian Job

We come to our first real contender for the cup favourites tag. The Italians are languishing just outside the play off places and have been there for most of the season. Their stop start form has kept them from occupying a top eight place all season. Last year it was a similar story and Metcalfe turned his attentions to cup glory instead with great success and he may wish to lift that trophy again this year, but we suspect he may say “been there, done that” and push for the play offs in the remaining weeks.



Wii Unfit

The minnows. Should everyone’s favourite underdogs make the cup final it will be as surprising as Bradford City’s efforts in the Capital One Cup. Unfit are the team everyone wants in the next round and their manager is taking it one game at a time whilst also trying to avoid relegation. Avoiding bottom spot is the primary focus of Blackpool’s finest. A cup final would be a great day out but ultimately victory is unlikely.



Steaua Needarest

The cup couldn’t be further from manager Mollit’s mind as he pushes metronomically on to League glory. Mollitt has turned Steaua into a machine in the league and he is concentrating only on one thing – league victories. Steaua could win this cup and Mollitt wouldn’t even notice. A contender but a unlikely to risk a league win for a cup one at this stage of the season.




Another serious contender for the favourites tag. BEGD are enjoying one of their best seasons to date after under achieving in previous years. Brad has always said that his side are a sleeping giant and this could just be the year for them. Their league form has been better of late but they are placed in 13th at the moment and are at a cross roads turn left to push for the play offs and fail with time running out or turn right and divert all resources to winning the three games left to win the cup which is well within reach now.



Spiros and the ArgoDwarfs

Many would suspect that the Dwarfs, placed as they are in 4th  are well in the running for the league title. We don’t think so. 12 point separates them from the league leaders and this is a gap too big to close for the Dwarfs with Steaua in the form that they are. Play off football is all but assured however, and this could be the time for the Dwarfs to chase the cup knowing that they will still be in the play offs when the league closes leaving them chasing two very achievable trophies. Knowing the Dwarfs love of all things shiny, it is for this reason that they are now installed as the new Cup Favourites. Let the curse live on!

Will the curse strike again?

The cup draw will take place this Sunday at 7pm as usual and Gameweek 28 will see the final eight teams take to the field to determine the semi final line up.


Posted on February 4, 2013, in General News. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Well no surprise there, the Dwarfs are given Brewder’s kiss of death favourites tag, obviously Our Chairman is obviously shitting himself knowing that if Untied draw the Dwarfs he will need some Devine intervention if Untied to progress, I will gladly take on and do justice to the mantle of cup favourites, Beware Greeks Bearing Goals.

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