Europop 2008

Jun 08

Europop 2008: The Semi Finals

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A place in the final awaits the winners of each match: Switzerland and Portugal previously drew, and France thumped Italy in their group match, but form counts for nothing now: ONLY THE WILL TO WIN (and a good track). Listen to the tracks, vote in the games, click below the cut for track info, managerial comment etc.

How to vote: just pick the track you prefer in each game. You’ll need to press vote separately on each poll. Polls open until Monday lunchtime.

Switzerland v Portugal: Which track do you prefer?

  • Switzerland: Yves Larock 68%
  • Portugal: Expander and Thinkfreak 32%

Total Voters: 25

Poll closes: 23 Jun 2008 @ 12:26

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France v Italy: Which track do you prefer?

  • Italy: Jovanotti 52%
  • France: Sofia Essaldi 48%

Total Voters: 27

Poll closes: 23 Jun 2008 @ 12:27

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Mar 08

Europop 2008: Group A – Turkey 1 Portugal 2

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The second group A match, between a confident Turkish side and the rudderless Portugese. Can Portugal get it together on the field? Listen for yourself to the MP3s, then look below the cut for managerial comment, analysis and voting details.


Mar 08

Europop 2008: I Should Coco

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If you are the commenter known as COCO, who asked to play in Europop 2008 and was given PORTUGAL, can you send your email to ASAP confirming you still want to join in – we need a track for your opening game next week.

Everyone else – anticipation is HOTTING UP for this festival of pop – join us on Monday for the opening game, hosts Switzerland against Pop World Cup heroes Czech Republic. The Czechs are being managed by the former Swiss boss, to the astonishment of fans who remember his Electroclash tactics in the PWC: “All he could think of was getting the ball out to our icy-voiced winger – her languid Teutonic crosses lacked imagination to say the least.” Are they happier with their new boss? “We’re not sure – we were hoping for a recall for Dieter Meier but the press are saying he’s been fishing around in the MySpace leagues.” It could be an intriguing contest.