Last week’s preview suggested that the bookies would have had a few teams installed as odds-on favourites; in other words, it looked like there were some mismatches, which turned out to be the case with three games done and dusted before sunrise on Monday morning. The other game, however, did swing back and forth a bit for most of the week, and indeed for most of the time, there was never more than one ‘goal’ separating the teams.
In the end, it came down to Aldo, who was second-last to get involved this week, some six hours prior to the deadline. I know that he doesn’t look at the previous submissions, and so he wouldn’t have known that him typing the words ‘Orange Juice (disputed penalty sends them through)’ would prove to be so prophetic.
Match 25 : The Sweet 31 Chumbawamba 8
Match 26 : The Triffids 10 Soft Cell 31
Match 27: Orange Juice 20 Bauhaus 19
Match 28: Comsat Angels 12 The Breeders 27
And now, it’s the final four match-ups in Round 1.
Elvis Costello (2nd in Group H) v The Who (7th in Group E)
David Bowie (3rd in Group F) v Carter USM (6th in Group G)
Davy Henderson (4th in Group E) v Terry Hall (5th in Group F)
(a match-up between two ICAs in which the featured artist was part of more than one act)
The Cure (1st in Group G) v The Chameleons (8th in Group H)
As ever, thanks for taking part. Voting closes at midnight (UK time) next Friday, which is the 28th of October.