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The Official 'Better Than All The Rest'
FA Cup Prediction Game
The Rules
This FA Cup prediction game is an off-shoot of the Premier League Prediction Game Of Destiny And Doom, which is itself unashamedly ripped of from Lawro‘s Predictions on the BBC Sport website.
The premise of the game is very simple. Predict the score for each game and for each correct score you gain 3 points, and for each correct result (win/lose/draw) you gain 1 point.
The game begins with a group stage, with players split into eight groups, with the top two from each group qualifying for the knockout stages of the tournament. The group stage covers predictions for the 3rd and 4th rounds of the FA Cup, including replays. The knockout stages then cover each of the remaining rounds of the FA Cup competition. There is no limit to the number of players in the group stage. Late entries are allowed, though they will obviously be at more and more of a disadvantage the longer the delay in entering.

However, due to the peculiarities of running a knockout prediction league predicting a knockout tournament, some specific rules are needed for each stage of the competition, to cover tie-breaks, replays and penalty shoot-outs.
Group Stage Rules
Knockout Stage Rules
The Final Rules
For the full breakdown of the rules, as they appear on the original game thread, click the not606 football forum graphic below to be taken to the game thread on not606.