Thursday, July 10, 2008

Announcing the FA Cup of British Rock!

July is the cruelest month for football, with no international tournaments and no league matches, just the occasional Steve Sidwell signing. Never fear, we at UF have gotcha covered. Beginning tomorrow, we will be holding our very own football tournament (of sorts) titled:

The FA Cup of British Rock!

What the hell is this that you speak of? More exciting details after the jump.

Okay, the concept is really quite simple. Sixteen teams, each represented by a known supporter who happens to also be a musician or band, each battling it out to be crowned the FA Cup Champion of British Rock. (So, purely by example, you might have Tottenham Hotspur represented by Phil Collins.)

And that’s not even the best part: YOU get to decide! Yes, by taking advantage of the greatest boon to interactivity and democracy in the history of the Internets, we’ll set up polls to let you, our loyal readers, decide which team advances.

The Round of Sixteen starts tomorrow, with all the polls open for around a week and a half. Then there’s the Quarterfinals, Semis to follow, and of course the Final match! If I have calculated correctly, this behemoth of British rock and football should be over at the beginning of August, just in time for the English league season to begin.

Sure, this is a lot to absorb, but trust us it’ll all work out in the end.

Long live rock n’ roll (and football)!!


The Fan's Attic said...


Keith said...

There was also the preseason friendly 6-0 toasting of a second-division Swiss team on the same day as that Sidwell signing. Villa FTW!

Keith said...

Oh, and btw, I totally expect Villa to win this, their only trophy, on the strength of Black Sabbath (before they got Dio and, thus, really, really crappy).

Eladio said...

Arsenal = Radiohead. Often brilliant, but just as often frustrating as hell.

Liverpool = Beck. As a friend of mine once said, "what if Beck was as good as he thought he was?" I've often made the same statement about the Reds from Mersyside.

Everton = The Shins. Understated excellence, but never able to break into the mainstream. Not that that's a bad thing.

Leeds United = REM. Once a great band, went through a horrible stretch of bad form, now trying to claw their way back up.

Tottenham = Dexy's Midnight Runners. 1-hit wonders who should never be heard from again.

Precious Roy said...

Think Dio would be better suited to a Serie A Scudetto of Rock.

"Holy diver..."

Goat said...

I hope Arsenal are represented by the Kinks, or Roger Daltrey, or Roger Waters, or Steve Earle rather than someone like Andrew Ridgeley, for example.

Mike Georger said...

arsenal shouldnt be allowed to get pink floyd because of the kop presence on 'fearless'

liverpool get the beatles or elvis costello

hockalees said...

Arsenal have to get the Who, right? Because of Daltrey.

City would get Oasis because of Noel.

The Fan's Attic said...

you'll just have to wait to find out.

Andrew said...

Shouldn't Liverpool have Gerry & The Pacemakers?

Goat said...

Dear Goat,
Steve Earle is not British.

The Likely Lad said...

contrary to sweetmeat choadaboy's mocking example, phil collins will not be representing spurs.

Mike Georger said...


TIET said...

So, does Mel C get Liverpool?

Kopper said...

Bigus... Who's representing the Canaries?

King Garry I Of Swandanavia said...

No Scottish FA Cup?

I feel deprived.

Celtic get Rod Stewart.

In fact, we'll keep quiet about that I think.

ΓΌ75 said...

Bay City Rollers?