Waiting for X-Mas Cup
Where were you this friday? Did you join this amazing big cup? I was doing the cup report with adib
dips in with his betting odds, scrooge
doing his commentary :), while many of other manager helped too on reporting the cup.
credits to you guys :)
Pre Draw Report :
This must be the biggest cup ever held with most participant on managerleague history.
joint force Sir Johnny (Vartdal), Ca2 (Unreal Betis) and SirLance (Blackpool)
and held this huge cup this holiday season with some help from the ML HQ.
The extra Prize money complements the big cup with mind whooping (is this word exist at all?)
50 mils for the winner and 20 mils for the runners up. And the best thing there are additional prizes
for teams that do well by advancing to later rounds in the cup, based on their division,
they each deserved 10 mils each (10 credits bonus for 3rd and lower division teams).
What if there's two or more team achieve the same rounds? no problemo, they will still each had 10 mils
and no sharing needed.
the detailed additional prize money + credits distribution would be like these (quoted from Ca2):
WINNER: 50 millions
RUNNER UP: 20 millions
BEST PLACED DIV. 1 TEAM: @10 mill (added to the 50 or 20 mill if he's also the winner or runner up)
BEST PLACED DIV. 2 TEAM: @10 mill (added to the 50 or 20 mill if he's also the winner or runner up)
BEST PLACED DIV. 3 TEAM: @10 mill (added to the 50 or 20 mill if he's also the winner or runner up) + 10 creds
BEST PLACED DIV. 4 TEAM: @10 mill (added to the 50 or 20 mill if he's also the winner or runner up) + 10 creds
BEST PLACED DIV. 5 TEAM: @10 mill (added to the 50 or 20 mill if he's also the winner or runner up) + 10 creds
BEST PLACED DIV. 6 TEAM: @10 mill (added to the 50 or 20 mill if he's also the winner or runner up) + 10 creds
Teams flooded in and the cup is already full hours before the draw starts.
Division 1 : all division 1 teams are represented (16 teams)
Division 2 : 50 teams
Division 3 : 125 teams
Division 4 : 249 teams
Division 5 : 338 teams
Division 6 : 246 teams
ML HQ express their delight of this amazing cup, shown at this official statement released just before the draw is made:
"First of all, I have to thank the people organising and sponsoring this very special cup. I hope that the best team win. I can guarantee that it won't be Spinner nor myself. My bet is Spinner leaving the cup in 3rd round and myself the round after. It is obvious that I am a better player in ML than Spinner, even though I have sold 9 of my best players this season.
The team who will win today needs to have a fit team with good tactics and performance. I think we will be surprised when we see who is standing on the podium this afternoon.
I wil also use the oppurtunity to thank all of you for playing Managerleague and for helping us bringing our wonderful game out to the world. There are still around 6 billions people not knowing about Managerleague, so we still have a bit of a marketing job to do. The help I am getting from you here is the finest Christmas present I can possibly get. I hope that you all get what you want for Christmas, and we from the ML HQ wish you a happy Christmas and New Year.
I wish everybody good luck and play the cup in true ML spirit. Everybody should remember that the most important is to participate, not to win. So to start this fine Waiting for X-Mas-cup, I would like to quote Mr Juan Antonio Samaranch: LET THE GAME BEGIN"
A very nice statement including some inside information/prediction on the cup from the HQ.
Here's some manager's statement before the draw, some pesimistic, some optimistic, and some threatening :p
NiickBrocklehurst (Arctic Penguins) wrote:
"I'll get stuck with a D1 team straight away knowing my luck!"
Torstein Krokstad(Det Sugne Laget) wrote:
"Ow... Im going to be one of the best 5. division team then"
Spinner (The Spinners) wrote:
"If I meet you this time, Johnny, I won't back down, so be warned!"
Ca2 (Unreal Betis) wrote:
"that goes for you as well spinner, this is not your cup, it's MINE!!! i'm gonna beat anyone that tries to com in my way this time"
well being friendly are we? lol
and mord provides us with betting odds :
Joint favourites at 1-2
Unreal Betis at evens
Lightning at 5-1
StovnerMassive at 9-1
1st div team to win trophy 3/9
2nd div team to win trophy 2/1
3rd div team to win trophy 6/1
4th div team to win trophy 200/1
5th div team to win trophy 500/1
6th div team to win trophy 100/1
now let's go to round 1!
Round 1, not much surprises here, i can barely found upsets from teams with 2 div difference (apologies to spinner cos i wrongly report him kicked out from the cup)
CF Realcipri 3 / 15 Jake the Peg 5 / 22 0 - 2
zimmes team 4 / 20 PumaKings 6 / 695 0 - 1
Big Scoring Games (provided by Adib):
Elka FK 0-8 Indianerne
Gabby Shark 0-9 Benkern Valerenga
Pompel og Pits 8-0 Gauchos de Porto Alegre
The boosh 0-8 Cm United
OmenMordociousKickers 9-0 King Magic
A-tack 8-0 los gavilanos
Reca Masters 8-0 Vaughansville
Gamers Club 10-0 Pikara
nicks hotspurs 9-0 RMadridCF
The Evil Empire 10-2 hostle
Tacolneston FC 2-12 Spartacus
Now we advance to the 2nd round
, more surprises in store
Orc Warriors is out from the cup having an unfortunate fixture
Malmö FF 1 / 1 Orc Warriors 2 / 3 3 - 2
seventgv 5 / 136 Bedford Massif 3 / 7 3 - 2
Alta_Hechiceria 5 / 245 Far East Movement 3 / 6 1 - 0
lardyuk fc 2 / 1 Heracles Almelo 1 / 1 3 - 2
PGIR - Bretonnia 5 / 141 Søndre Land 3 / 3 2 - 1
The-Thypies 6 / 119 Liverpudlians 3 / 7 1 - 0
Pompel og Pilts 3 / 11 Nordic Vikings 5 / 187 1 - 2
KJAPPFOTGUTTA 2 / 4 Schorpes Bandits 4 / 17 1 - 2
Puerto Banus 3 / 5 Media Blitz SK 1 / 1 2 - 1
Media Blitz is the first 1st div to be eliminated, Puero Banus played superbly
2nd Round High Scoring Games:
Loucas Team 0-10 Sleivdal il
Hleblostar 11-0 Troclors
Everton 9-0 Bykle FC
Superducks 10-0 Jostventus
9 div 6 teams left on the third round, how will they do? here's the report on round 3:
there are some big match fixture on this round
Malmö FF 1 / 1 the superducks 2 / 1 2 - 4
OmenMordaciousKickers 1 / 1 DLBS1STS 2 / 1 2 - 4
The Penguin Conspiracy 1 / 1 The Spinners 3 / 3 7 - 0
Skjoldar 1 / 1 Lavras City 2 / 1 3 - 0
fk krakra 1 / 1 Malmheim 2 / 2 3 - 1
team reelar 2 / 2 ddude 1 / 1 1 - 4
Jailhouse_gangs 1 / 1 SnowstormJr 3 / 10 3 - 1
New Zealand Knights FC 4 / 29 Fifth Season 2 / 3 2 - 0
Red Star FC 5 / 20 Vartdal FK 1 / 1 0 - 6
Sparta Rotterdam 2 / 4 Blackpool 2 / 4 1 - 2
Fabulous Baker Boys 3 / 4 Unreal Betis 2 / 1 1 - 6
sees chairman, spinner, mord, adib and me going out from the cup. it's goodbye for the HQ and the reporters team :(
while 3 div 6 teams do very well in their games
here's the upsets :
SuitedAces 2 / 4 40 Hf Utd 4 / 25 2 - 3
Ringnesklanen 6 / 784 The Sheds 3 / 8 2 - 1
Arctic Penguins 6 / 95 Spanish Lords 4 / 17 2 - 1
21S2005 6 / 17 FcLynOslo 4 / 30 1 - 0
Big Scoring games :
Dethknights 10-0 arsenal1886
Stovner Massive 9-1 Atletic de Madric
comes and what do we get?
well 6th div teams finally leave the cup, but not empty handed. Each team has 10 mils + 10 creds.
The lucky teams are :
21S2005, Arctic Penguins, Ringnesklanen
lardyuk fc 2 / 1 Buster FC 2 / 3 4 - 0
TIBURON 2 / 2 Blackpool 2 / 4 3 - 2
Snowstorm 2 / 2 Unreal Betis 2 / 1 0 - 5
Barca FC 2 / 4 DLBS1STS 2 / 1 0 - 4
FC Den Bonk 2 / 1 Sleivdal il 2 / 2 0 - 3
One of our cup sponsor finally lose, thanks SirLance (blackpool)
Big scoring game :
Only one win bigger than 7-0!
Saints 0-8 TBG Bylag
Heblostar 7-0 TRISK
Eggs Army 6-0 40Hf Utd
the Superducks 6-0 Juve FC
and one massive upset : ddude 1 / 1 Gentelman Bastards 5 / 211 0 - 2
Gentelman Bastards knocks 1st division ddude, very impressive indeed.
now 5th round
, halfway through the cup
Black Sheep United 5 / 21 Elysium 3 / 8 1 - 0
Black Sheep United surprised everybody by advancing to the 6th round automaticly claiming 10 mils + 10 creds, congrats! :)
Gentelman Bastards 5 / 211 Galatasaray FC 3 / 5 1 - 10
Gentelman bastards got hit quite hard by Galatasaray FC
BISON FC 2 / 3 Stranna FC 5 / 97 4 - 1
Stranna ends their campaign, losing 4-1
TBG Bylag,Sugarboys and The Evil Empire will try to advance to the next round, or maybe all will stop at this round and that will make all three of them have 10 mils + 10 creds each!
Big Scoring Games:
fk krakra 6-0 Spirit FC
Gentelmen Bastards 1-10 Galatasaray FC
FC HAZLEMERE 0-6 the super ducks
The vegetables 6-0 DEI98
Most of the big teams are still on though
Div 1 : 8
Div 2 : 13
Div 3 : 7
Div 4 : 3
Div 5 : 1
Galatasaray FC will claim the 10 mils + 10 creds
while TBG Bylag and The Evil Empire have a strong chance to claim the prize as well after beating their opponents 4-0 each.
black sheep united finally lost to A-tack, unreal betis advanced after beating skjoldar, Vartdal FK is still on the cup, The Penguin Conspiracy will face another div 2 team lardyuk fc. Stoyner Massive came out winning against Team Villa Service. Lightning wins over CS Cizme Rupte in a very very close match (5-4) in match time. fk krakra advanced after a 2-1 win
Big Wins :
Unreal Betis 2 / 1 wycombe fc 2 / 1 5 - 0
Nabolaget 2 / 4 A-tack 2 / 4 5 - 1
7 Stovner Massive 1 / 1 the superducks 2 / 1 5 - 0
2 teams from 4th division left, while surprisingly only 1 of the 3rd div teams survive
div 1 : 5
div 2 : 8
div 3 : 1
div 4 : 2
the cup is nearing the end :)
contains quite a surprise
TBG Bylag will claim their 10 mils prize by advancing to the next round beating fc krakra 4-3 on a very exciting and intense match ad TBG made a glorious comeback from 1-3 to 4-3, with only ten man on the field on the 36th minute!!!
the loss cause more controversy as krakra sacked his goalkeeper right after the match. It's also means that SirJohnny will claim 50 credits from krakra as they made personal bet a day earlier.
Unreal Betis win against wycombe fc 5-0
Vartdal won 5-2 against the only div 3 team galatasaray fc
Nabolaget 2 / 4 A-tack 2 / 4 5 - 1
Nabolaget won convincingly
Stovner Massive 1 / 1 the superducks 2 / 1 5 - 0
Stoyner had a very good game
Team El Greco 2 / 3 Lightning 1 / 1 1 - 2
Lightning show their power by winning this fixture
The Evil Empire 4 / 28 DLBS1STS 2 / 1 2 - 3
The Evil EMpire almost claim the 10 mils + credits if DLBS1STS didn't stop them
lardyuk fc 2 / 1 The Penguin Conspiracy 1 / 1 1 - 4
Favorites The Penguin Conspiracy is looking very very strong
this was my review before the QF :
next round fixtures
Unreal Betis 2 / 1 The Penguin Conspiracy 1 / 1
This is gonna be a tricky fixtures, both teams has played so well. I'm betting on Penguin Conspiracy though.
TBG Bylag 4 / 6 Stovner Massive 1 / 1
I hope TBG will make another shock and dump Stovner out of the cup
Vartdal FK 1 / 1 Nabolaget 2 / 4
Nabolaget has been playing well, but can they stop Vartdal FK?
DLBS1STS 2 / 1 Lightning 1 / 1
DLBS1STS could get Lightning in some trouble
the div 1 teams have the chance to make it all div 1 semifinals, or maybe the opposite no div 1 semifinals. Let's wait to see what comes up
and the results :
Big scores we have tonight on quarterfinals!
Unreal Betis played all-out and win 4 - 1 against favorites The Penguin Conspiracy
TBG Bylag knocked out by Stoyner 0-4
Nabolaget failed to stop Vartdal from advancing to the semis losing 1-4, after the game nabolaget's manager singing vartdal praise:
"Vartdal is your name,
congrats with a fairly good game
I leave the cup but not in shame,
all are happy, there's no blame"
DLBS1STS surely gives Lightning trouble, they won by a massive score 4-1
i have 50 % right -implicitly- :p
so the semis left us with div 1 vs div 2 fixtures, it's all div 1 final or all div 2 final or maybe the battle against two top division
looking at the possibilities :
if unreal betis won and vartdal won, it would be the battle of cup sponsors.
Can Stovner or DLBS1STS stop them?
Stovner top scorer is still 99 percent fit, one middie and one deffy 100%, while Unreal Betis first team seemed to be not too fit.
Vartdal has his best middie fit and ready, DLBS1STS has his keeper and one middie are fully fit. will fitness be a deciding factor?
and the result!
Stovner Massive 1 / 1 Unreal Betis 2 / 1 4 - 1
it was a one sided game, fitness really counts as i said earlier that Stovner has a more fit team, Torfinn Monge scored the hattrick for Stovner Massive and gets MOM aswell.
Vartdal FK 1 / 1 DLBS1STS 2 / 1 0 - 2
it was an even game although DLBS1STS shows more edge than Vartdal FK. a change of tactics on the 60th minute proved to be lethal, DLBS1STS score their two goals and win the match
The game we all waiting for, Stovner Massive from 1st division meet the black horse DLBS1STS from 2nd division.
Well everyone's kinda predicted that Stovner will win, and they did. The scores is a bit surprising as Stovner wins by a massive (like their team name) margin 5-0.
Lethal finishing is the key for Stovner, Tevez their star player scored an amazing hattrick, Torfinn Monge who scored a hattrick at the semis adds 2 goal for his team. And don't forget Stovner amazing goalkeeper 5500000 made 6 amazing saves.
DLBS1STS made enough chances but the keeper seemed to be a strong brick wall.
So Congrats To Stovner Massive for the win, enjoy the prizes :)
Cup Summaries :
Winner : Stovner Massive (Stovner will get an additional 60 mils (50+10))
Runner Up : DLBS1STS (DLBS1STS will get an additional 30 Mils (20+10))
Best Placed 1st Div : Stovner Massive (prizes is included above)
Best Placed 2nd Div : DLBS1STS (prizes is included above)
Best Placed 3rd Div : Galatasaray FC (10 Mils + 10 creds)
Best Placed 4th Div : TBG Bylag (10 Mils + 10 creds)
Best Placed 5th Div : Black Sheep United (10 Mils + 10 creds)
Best Placed 6th Div : 21S2005, Arctic Penguins, Ringnesklanen (@ 10 Mils + 10 Credits)
In total the cup additional prize : 150 mils + 60 creds
Fave Teams : TBG Bylag for doing so well on the cup, Black Sheep United, three 6th div for their impressive performance (ps: arctic penguin, it seems that your luck has changed :p)
Thanks for Ca2, SirJohnny, and SirLance for this amazing cup. Thanks for the ML HQ for making this cup available for 1024 teams. Thanks to Adib, Mord, scrooge and everybody else that participate in the cup and the thread as well.
Once Again many thanks to all of you, hope you all got a blast on this cup
philry4n signing off, Happy Holidays :) Merry X-Mas. See you next time
PS : sorry if it's a little bit messy, 3:36 AM here