OK….he got some help from his two mates, but I couldn’t resist using this particular photo.
The lads from Woking defeated the Bard of Barking by 17-13 in a surprisingly low-scoring final in which both held the lead at various stages. I didn’t think back at the Start!, given that The Jam ICA was comprised solely of album tracks, that would they could win the whole thing but the result does go to show just how well their songs have aged and that they still have a special place in the hearts and minds of many of you.
I can’t thank enough all of you for getting involved so much these past few months – the quality across the comments section has been astounding – and of course a very special shout-out to jimdoes who came up with the initial idea. I’m planning, all being well, to having a second ICA World Cup. most likely in 2020 and featuring teams whose ICAs are from #151 and onwards.
But…..and here’s where your voice will really matter, I’d like to run some sort of competition in 2019 along similar but different lines if that makes sense.
It’s an idea which has been mulling around my head for a few months and I have shared it with the likes of Aldo and Jacques, neither of whom were moved to talk me out of it.
Everything to do with the 2018 match-ups came via random selections amd with the use of a coin and a dice. Next time around, I’d like readers to be more involved. I’m looking for folk to volunteer themselves as managers of a squad Once I know how many folk are interested, I can start to flesh out the idea in more detail with those concerned. If nobody is interested, I’ll quietly drop the idea….and wait till 2020 for the next tourney.
If it does go ahead there will a need for a lot of e-mails to kick back and forth and so I’m likely going to set up a separate account for it all as and when the time comes.
In the meantime, I’d be delighted if any of you wanted to give an indication, via the comments section, of your willingness to be a manager……
In the meantime, both of our finalists get to close things off:-