Right, well we've only got 24 teams so far which means we can do five rounds, but some teams will get first round byes. I was thinking the best way to do it would be to seed the top 8 and give them the byes, then draw the rest of the teams randomly.
I'm not really sure what to do about home/away matches - should I just leave it up to the teams involved to sort out who wants to be at home (and if they can't work it out, I'll arbitrate)? Either that or someone think of something.
I've seeded the top 8 teams based entirely on their ratings from their last competitive match (i.e. league, or cup in nibbs' case). I realise it's a bit unfair on teams who TIE'd or didn't play their best XI, but the seedings aren't really that important.
Anyway, the first round draw:
Viveash is playing Alternative XI, I forgot to include them. Everyone can start organising matches, teams with byes can obviously arrange matches outside of the cup for the first round. We'll use the Saturday 12:00 (BT time) deadline again, any matches not arranged by then are liable to be forfeited.
Edit: in case it takes too long to load, the matches are as follows -
Crusaders v Boulevard Bombers
Got Spin v Central Districts
Pup v Robertinho Select XI
bobisback v Victoria Panthers
Jamees 999ers v Sad Decadent XI
Vindscreen Vipers v Jaffna Jets
Lancashire v Magical Ponies
Viveash v Alternative XI
Everyone else has a bye.