The Buckets Cup will run over 6 consecutive gameweeks, starting in gameweek 25, with the final taking place in gameweek 30. Teams will be drawn randomly. You’re just going to have to trust me on that one. There will be a preliminary round in order to create a round of 32. Then a round of 16, quarter-final, semi final and final. Teams will go head to head based on their gameweek score. In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided by goals scored in that gameweek, then by most bonus points in that gameweek, then by assist points scored in that gameweek. If we’re still even, it comes down to whoever scored the highest score in the previous round…followed by goals, bonus then assist points. If we’re still equal, which is unlikely, then you will have to fight each other.
We have 61 teams, so 58 teams will go into the preliminary round. 3 teams will receive a bye into the first round proper. Those 3 teams will be The Craggy Islanders, as last years winners, and the 2 highest scoring managers of the week up to and including gameweek 24. Any ties for highest scoring managers of the week will be settled as above – goals, bonus, assists, countback, fisticuffs. Understood?
Gameweek 25 – Preliminary round
Gameweek 26 – Round One
Gameweek 27 – Round Two
Gameweek 28 – Quarter final
Gameweek 29 – Semi final
Gameweek 30 – Final