Curse of the Cup Strikes Again!!

This weekend saw some scintillating Cup Quarter Final action with the final eight teams slugging it out for a semi final spot.

The quarter final stage was simply a stage too far for the newly installed cup favourites as the dreaded “favourites curse” struck once more. The Dwarfs wilted in the face of a vicious offensive by the Troops who look in good fettle with just two rounds to go.

Spiros took defeat in strangely magnanimous fashion declaring himself worthy of the tag of loser having left 14 points on his bench, a mistake also made by Brewder’s Untied which allowed BeerandBoobs’ very own Bradford City, Wii Unfit to sneak past a shocked Untied team.

Full results are below.

Steaua Needarest 81 v 56 Italian Job
Coops Troops 55 v 50 Spiros and the ArgoDwarfs
Garbonzo FC 71 v 69 BEGD FC
Dyslexic Untied 42 v 52 Wii Unfit

In the other games the league leaders, Steaua Needarest,  are still on course for an unprecedented treble as a masterful display saw them breeze past Metacafe’s Italian Job who, in true Italian fashion, simply raised the white flag in putting up a pathetic effort to win their match.

BEGD FC put up a much more spirited fight and must be feeling mightily unlucky after looking to be in a strong position going into the final game saw a certain buck toothed Uruguayan wearing the Garbonzo FC captains armband run riot to take a narrow win.

So we are now left without a cup favourite and tradition dictates that another must be independently selected. Who must now carry the burden of the “Favourites Curse”?

Wii Unfit can be instantly discounted as their appearance in the semi finals is simply down to a bad week by Dyslexic Untied and they cannot be truly considered to stand any chance. Coops Troops must be a real contender with the experience they have but manager Cooper’s attention span is still a little suspect and there are two stronger candidates left.

Garbonzo have been the surprise of the season so far although major rival Mollitt did suggest that FC’s manager Big George was quite a handy fantasy manager as the season kicked off so his second place in the league and semi final birth should not be so surprising. Could they be our new favourites with no weight of expectation to hold them back?

We don’t think so.

Steaua Needarest are attempting the leagues first ever triple as they lead the league by a considerable margin and cant seem to help but score anything less that 80 points each week at the moment. Mollitt has his eyes on the prize and beating Garbonzo FC in a final would be the cherry on the cake for BeerandBoobs most decorated manager.

Steaua therefore will be duly installed as the new cup favourites and must attempt to shake off the dreaded curse!

The semi finals will be held over gameweek 31 and the draw for the semi final lineup will be made this Sunday as usual live on twitter at 7pm

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Posted on March 5, 2013, in Cup News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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