Sand League 2023-2024 - Chit Chat

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  1. Norm Coyle

    Norm Coyle Member+

    Jul 14, 2015
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here are the 8th Annual Sandy Cup matchups:

    (1) Revealed:Starboy XI vs (8) Zico Freako FC
    (2) Parraraiders vs (7) The Javelinas
    (3) BiggerBoat vs (6) Stormin Gunners
    (4) Soccer Steve vs (5) FC Epikoinos

    Good luck to all, games start tomorrow with the Boxing Day matches!
     
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  2. Norm Coyle

    Norm Coyle Member+

    Jul 14, 2015
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Also here is the tournament format:

    Quarterfinal round is 2 legs (gameweek19,20)
    Semifinal round is 2 legs (gameweek 21,22)
    Final is single gameweek (23)

    About 9 hours to the start of the tournament, and then it’s game on!
     
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  3. SaudiCash

    SaudiCash Member

    Liverpool FC
    Australia
    Jul 21, 2023
    Australia
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Bring it!
     
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  4. Norm Coyle

    Norm Coyle Member+

    Jul 14, 2015
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    First leg results are in, with some potential upsets in first round (especially with the 2 vs 7 seed matchup):

    (1) Revealed: Starboy XI {52 points} vs (8) Zico Freako {24 points}
    (2) Parraraiders {19 points} vs (7) The Javelinas {45 points}
    (3) Bigger Boat {51 points} vs (6) Stormin Gunners {41 points)
    (4) Soccer Steve {27 points) vs (5) FC Epikoinos {29 points}

    Good luck to all in the second legs games starting this Saturday!
     
  5. Norm Coyle

    Norm Coyle Member+

    Jul 14, 2015
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Also wanted to mention that there are three teams who have either won or have been runner-up in this tournament. Soccer Steve is the lone Sandman who has won the title previously, and Bigger Boat and I have had the heartbreak of getting to the final and coming up short. Only one of us will advance out of the first round (and I’m hoping it’s me;)). But I also know that Soccer Steve is looking for his second title so watch out FC Epikoinos in the second leg. Looking like it will be a great tournament with a lot of parity in this very competitive Sand League, game on:thumbsup:
     
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  6. Norm Coyle

    Norm Coyle Member+

    Jul 14, 2015
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Results are in for the Sandy Cup quarterfinals:

    (1) Revealed: Starboy XI (52+68=120) wins vs (8) Zico Freako FC (24+35=59)
    (7) The Javelinas (45+30=75) wins vs (2) Parraraiders (19+52=71)
    (3) Bigger Boat (51+52=103) wins vs (6) Stormin Gunners (41+53=94)
    (4) Soccer Steve (27+43=70) wins vs (5) FC Epikoinos (29+36=65)

    I’ll post the Semifinals matchups later this week (these matches will be taking place on the weekend after next, since this weekend there are no epl matches due to international break). Stay tuned!
     
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  7. Norm Coyle

    Norm Coyle Member+

    Jul 14, 2015
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here are the Semifinals matchups:

    (1) Revealed: Starboy XI vs. (4) Soccer Steve
    (3) Bigger Boat vs. (7) The Javelinas

    Both are very interesting matchups, the first is a matchup of the #1 seed and favorite to win the tournament vs the only previous Sandy Cup champion from this year’s Sand League. The second matchup is a battle between a previous Sandy Cup runner-up and the cinderella team of the tournament at a #7 seed. The games start on 13th due to the international break this weekend, and like the quarterfinals it will a two-leg semifinal (and then followed by a single gameweek final to decide this season’s champion. Stay tuned true believers:thumbsup:
     
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  8. Norm Coyle

    Norm Coyle Member+

    Jul 14, 2015
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’ll post the Sandy Cup 1st leg semis results later today. 2nd leg starts on the 30th. Stay tuned:thumbsup:
     
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  9. Norm Coyle

    Norm Coyle Member+

    Jul 14, 2015
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here are the results from the Sandy Cup semifinal first leg:

    Revealed: Starboy XI(82) vs Soccer Steve(18)
    Bigger Boat(54) vs The Javelinas(73)

    Second leg starts on the 30th, Soccer Steve and Bigger Boat have some considerable ground to make up to pull off the upset. If not this will be a unique final which has never happened in the Sandy Cup, with a 1 seed vs 7 seed final. But as the late great Yogi Berra said, it’s not over til it’s over. Also the triple captain and bench boost options are available (unless already used) to shorten the gap. So we’ll see what happens in the second leg which will show who are our SC finalists. Good luck to the final four in the second leg!
     
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  10. Norm Coyle

    Norm Coyle Member+

    Jul 14, 2015
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The results are in for the second leg of the Sandy Cup semifinals:

    Revealed: Starboy XI (82 + 29 = 111) vs Soccer Steve (18 + 49 =. 67)

    Bigger Boat (54 + 63 = 117) vs The Javelinas (73 + 54 = 127)

    Bigger Boat and Soccer Steve had more points in the second leg but it wasn’t enough to make up the deficit from the first leg. So for the first time in the Sandy Cup tournament we have a one seed vs a seven seed. The final is a single gameweek, starting this Saturday and ending on Monday. Should be a great finish and good luck to the finalists!
     
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  11. EFC MXM

    EFC MXM Member

    Everton
    United States
    May 3, 2022
    #86 EFC MXM, Feb 5, 2024
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  12. Norm Coyle

    Norm Coyle Member+

    Jul 14, 2015
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    After racking up 30 pts today from Foden and Haaland, this season’s Sandy Cup champion is Revealed: Starboy XI! The Javelinas were the surprise of the tournament though, the first time a 7 seed has ever made it to the final. So both finalists deserve a round of applause. I’ll have the updated Sandy Cup trophy posted this week, my 8yr old son made it a few years ago and I’ve been using it ever since. Thanks all for a great tournament:thumbsup:
     
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  13. Norm Coyle

    Norm Coyle Member+

    Jul 14, 2015
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. Norm Coyle

    Norm Coyle Member+

    Jul 14, 2015
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Congrats again to Revealed:Starboy XI and to all of you Sandies for an exciting Sandy Cup tournament!
     
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  15. EFC MXM

    EFC MXM Member

    Everton
    United States
    May 3, 2022
    Thanks @Norm Coyle! Love the trophy too!
     
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