Last.fc win the World Cup (almost)!

Thursday, 21 June 2012
by Michael Coffey
filed under About Us and Lunch Table
Comments: 16

Last weekend we decided to take a break from counting your scrobbles and spend our time playing a bit of football instead. It was a chance to swap our football table for a football pitch and take on a few other music related entities at the 6th annual Big Scary Monsters 5-a-side tournament. I was suffering from a hurty knee, but went along to inspire the team Coach Taylor style. “CLEAR EYES, FULL HEARTS!”

Top L>R: Ben Spittle, Michael Horan, Michael Coffey, Sven Over, Paul Blunden

Bottom L>R: Dan Sleath, Matt Clark, Dom Amodio, Nick Calafato

There were 24 teams competing, first in a group then a knockout stage. Last year we went out in the group stage, but felt we’d had a tough group and were eager to prove we could do better this time. However, not even me shouting “man on”, “down the line”, or “well played, that’s liquid” could stop us losing our first game to a fantastic Abeano 7-0. Not a great start, but we followed it with a 2-2 draw against Fanzine about Rocking and then two wins against The Xcerts and Hassle, both 2-1, mainly thanks to the amazing Dan “The Cat” Sleath in goal. Our final group game was against our old friends Drowned in Sound. We’d lost to them at last year’s tournament and were outplayed in a friendly we’d arranged in the meantime, but neither team could break the deadlock and the game ended goalless.

Coach Coffey was an inspiration to his team.

This all meant we were through to the knockout stage where in round 1 we were up against Punktastic, which we’d heard were “pretty handy”. Both teams were tired, but another two late goals from Last.fm meant we were through to play Tall Ships in the quarter-finals. It was another tough game, but a clean sheet and a last minute goal amazingly put us through to the semi-finals. Something none of us really believed was possible at the start of the day.

Last.fc warming up on Wembley’s doorstep.

We were on a high, dreaming of an open top bus tour of the “Shoreditch Triangle” upon our return, but next up were last year’s champions, Old Blue Last. It was clear straight away that these guys had played football before and not even our star goalkeeper could stop the onslaught. The dream was over, but we felt the 4-0 scoreline was respectable against a team of such quality.

Finally, Old Blue Last beat Abeano 2-0 in a rather exciting and closely fought final. We took solace in the fact these were the only teams we’d lost against, claimed third place having beaten the other semi-final loser, and went home looking forward to next year after a great time was had by all.

Comments

  1. Angry Person
    21 June, 17:16

    Cool! What about my ipod scrobbling?

    Angry Person – 21 June, 17:16
  2. calm person
    21 June, 21:28

    the guy on the left looks fucked

    calm person – 21 June, 21:28
  3. Fiona
    22 June, 10:24

    CAN’T LOSE!

    Fiona – 22 June, 10:24
  4. Martin
    24 June, 23:27

    http://i47.tinypic.com/1iy5oh.jpg <- please theck this picture and make it happend /THANKS MARTIN

    Martin – 24 June, 23:27
  5. Another Angry Person
    25 June, 13:48

    Nice stuff, what about facebook integration?

    Another Angry Person – 25 June, 13:48
  6. Graham
    25 June, 17:12

    Martin, there is a Last.fm app for Spotify that will turn your 50 most listened and loved tracks to a playlist.

    http://www.spotify.com/uk/about/spotify-on-the-web/spotify-last-fm/

    Graham – 25 June, 17:12
  7. daniel
    28 June, 17:31

    @ yuwa hotel guangzhou: do you have a football pitch and serve oranges?

    daniel – 28 June, 17:31
  8. Me
    1 July, 08:27

    But a playlist with my 50 most listened tracks is nothing but a joke. I have hundreds of loved tracks, and I want to listen to them all! Why did they even get rid of the loved tracks stations in the first place?

    Me – 1 July, 08:27
  9. Gustavo Campos
    1 July, 21:34

    You should really stop playing soccer and start working. Last.fm feels like abandonware.

    Gustavo Campos – 1 July, 21:34
  10. Larissa Sene
    2 July, 12:38

    Well, that’s really cool but I think that you guys are missing time to confer things on last.fm, I’m trying to change my avatar already makes 1 week, and i’m not the only one. Please, try it to fix this soon, it’s so frustrating.

    Larissa Sene – 2 July, 12:38
  11. Renegade-Industrialist
    4 July, 11:51

    And yet still no updates on that massive security leak you had…

    Renegade-Industrialist – 4 July, 11:51
  12. mr ianbell
    8 July, 18:55

    Thanks for the pointer to your post! So true. The conference was inspiring and great reminder about making time and space for mindfulness. It sounds like you’re much better about that than me!

    mr ianbell – 8 July, 18:55
  13. Amir
    15 July, 19:40

    I’m glad you guys had fun! :)

    but is this why the servers crashed last week?!?!

    Amir – 15 July, 19:40
  14. Строитель
    22 July, 16:21

    Cool!!!

    Строитель – 22 July, 16:21
  15. Sam W.
    26 July, 00:49

    Is it possible to get a last.fc shirt?

    Sam W. – 26 July, 00:49
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