The Buckets Cup will run over 6 **(15 actually)** consecutive **(not quite)** 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.

The score that counts is the score you see on the league table at the end of the gameweek. This is the total score of your playing XI (or XV if you’re bench boosting), not taking into consideration any transfers you may have made. So, yes – you can – if you wish, take a 60 point hit. It’ll murder your league position, but may see you through to the next round.

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**

**INIT FC 59**v 50 Geordie Pride- Perfidious Albion 47 v
**61 King Ragg** - Upper Bullens 53 v
**63 Atletico Chappers** - Your Ad Here 36 v
**66 Neil Madrid** **Alisson Wonderland 65**v 53 Reluctant Soldier- Shoelace Untied 55 v
**70 DaSilvaortheFred** - Red Five 44 v
**54 But Da Pitch Ain’t 1** **Romeoshondavan 62**v 36 Pretty Schitty City- Game of Stones 57 v
**71 Bielsa Ringing** - Greeenteeaaam 57 v
**67 Rip Roaring Reds** - Crazylegs XI 66 v
**67 Soup-or-Boom** - Chef Utd 46 v
**64 FC Caligula** **Genial Plodders 58**v 45 Cookie FC**So Klose, Yet So VAR 70**v 35 Real Jorvik- FTM 63 v
**78 Rock Ya-Sin** **Queen Of The North 61**v 57 Edgbaston**Kante fit my Willian 72**v 27 Deeney in a Bottle- Buffoon United 49 v
**62 Stranger Mings** - Rico United 52 v
**67 Relegation Material** **Mister D 68**v 36 The Mindless Morons**Ole’s Revival 63**v 26 GingerFizz- Stupendous Confectio 58 v
**61 Forshaw Bielsa’s God** **Red n White 46**v 35 Hemel Hotspur**Sterling Silva 68**v 56 Kebab Eaters United- Morningblues 66 v
**69 Nashton Villa** **Shakeutupanddown 56**v 30 Musttryharder FC**Basham’s Arriving 60**v 58 To Do Is To Dare**Getthebubbleonbud 66**v 39 Shakeitdown- Giroud Are You? FC 57 V
**63 Pukki Blinders**

**Gameweek 26 – Round One**

- INIT FC 53 v
**54 King Ragg** - Atletico Chappers 43 v
**61 Neil Madrid** - Alisson Wonderland 52 v
**53 DaSilvaortheFred** **But Da Pitch Ain’t 1 55**v 39 Romeoshondavan**Bielsa Ringing 73**v 45 Rip Roaring Reds**Soup-or-Boom 63 (9bp)**v (4bp) 63 FC Caligula**Genial Plodders 62**v 47 So Klose, Yet So VAR- Rock Ya-Sin 71 v
**84 Queen Of The North** **Kante Fit My Willian 77**v 61 Cook Pass Babtridge**Stranger Mings 58 (8bp)**v (7bp) 58 Relegation Material**Mister D 55**v 47 Locky Bauer Bowyer- Ole’s Revival 46 v
**57 Forshaw Bielsa’s God** **Red n White 63**v 57 Sterling Silva**Nashton Villa 77**v 45 Shakeutupanddown- The Craggy Islanders 49 v
**60 Basham’s Arriving** - Getthebubbleonbud 44 v
**63 Pukki Blinders**

**Gameweek 27 – Round Two**

- King Ragg 33 v
**47 Neil Madrid** - DaSilvaortheFred 49 v
**53 But Da Pitch Ain’t 1** - Bielsa Ringing 39 v
**55 Soup-or-Boom** - Genial Plodders 49 v
**66 Queen of the North** - Kante Fit My Willian 58 v
**61 Stranger Mings** **Mister D 72**v 34 Forshaw Bielsa’s God- Red n White 34 v
**61 Nashton Villa** **Basham’s Arriving 62**v 51 Pukki Blinders

**Gameweek 28 – Quarter final**

**Neil Madrid 31**v 28 But Da Pitch Ain’t 1- Soup Or Boom 23 v
**44 Queen of the North** - Stranger Mings 37 v
**44 Mister D** **Nashton Villa 29**v 24 Basham’s Arriving

**Gameweek 29 – Semi final**

**Neil Madrid 41**v 37 Queen Of The North**Mister D 50**v 46 Nashton Villa

**Gameweek 30+ – Final**

- Neil Madrid 95 v
**105 Mister D**

When is this cup starting Strong??