The final sampled whistle has been blown and the record crowd is streaming out of the stadium digesting this extraordinary result: Switzerland have won Europop 2008. The game was an incident packed one, thanks in part to 15 extra Italian votes flooding in after a football website (presumably an Italian one!) linked to us. It looked like hard cheese for Switzerland but their overwhemling support among registered users has made the difference, and manager Pete Baran can proudly hold Europop’s trophy aloft, or he could if it existed. As for Italy, they played some amazing games through this tournament but, like Germany and Portugal before them you can’t help but feel they underestimated the Swiss will to win. Congratulations to both managers for getting to the final and watch this space for news of future pop orgafun.