The Lux Familiar Cup 2019 – The Full Story

The Light at the End of the Tunnel (is the Light of an Oncoming Train)
is our winner!

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The Final

THE FINAL 926 votes
The Light at the End of the Tunnel 493 53%
National Shite Day 433 47%

Despite it being a repeat of 2015’s final, few people thought the result was a foregone conclusion, particularly once the analysts had reminded us that 2015 runner-up Light had actually won that year’s Baguette Dilemma Round. Choosing between these two giants was just as difficult, however. Cuz said: “Based solely on how much effort is required to dance to NSD for what seems like 15 minutes at a gig, I’m going to have to vote Light at the end of the Tunnel.” Parsfan possibly spoke for many by adding: “After listening to them both back-to-back a few times the other day, I’ve gone for Shite. That said, I really don’t care if I’ve backed a winner or not.” In the end, it was a reversal of the 2015 result.

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Semi-Finals: The Four Songs That Shook The Wirral Round

Match 1 842 votes
Twenty Four Hour Garage People 361 43%
National Shite Day 481 57%
Match 2 805 votes
The Light at the End of the Tunnel 441 55%
Every Time a Bell Rings 364 45%

A suitably contrived voting procedure took used football results from five different competitions being played on the same evening, featuring teams from the A-Z of HMHB. And all this just to come up with two fixtures. The 2015 finalists were kept apart, leading Transit Full Of Keith to ask: “Is anyone going to predict anything but Lux 2015 history repeating itself from here? Same final, same winner?” Cream Cheese & Chives didn’t seem concerned, saying: “My favourite songs aren’t going to be in the final but I will try to sit back and enjoy the game as a neutral.”

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Quarter-Finals: The 8 Out Of 205 Cats Round

Match 1 948 votes
For What Is Chatteris… 453 48%
National Shite Day 495 52%
Match 2 892 votes
Twenty Four Hour Garage People 551 62%
Tending The Wrong Grave For 23 Years 341 38%
Match 3 848 votes
Every Time a Bell Rings 492 58%
Them’s The Vagaries 356 42%
Match 4 866 votes
Everything’s AOR 414 48%
The Light at the End of the Tunnel 452 52%

With the World Korfball Championship starting at the same time as the draw, it seemed only right to link the two, and the result was four intriguing ties. Two Fat Feet remarked: “First two are both tough calls for me, although the other two both go quite comfortably the way of the Cammell Laird stablemates.” One of those made it through, but AOR pushed our eventual winner to the limit.

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The 16 Camps of Hope Round

Match 1 672 votes
Bob Wilson – Anchorman 273 41%
Twenty Four Hour Garage People 399 59%
Match 2 614 votes
Them’s The Vagaries 309 50%
Terminus 305 50%
Match 3 640 votes
Joy Division Oven Gloves 285 45%
Everything’s AOR 355 55%
Match 4 623 votes
Every Time a Bell Rings 340 55%
The Trumpton Riots 283 45%
Match 5 606 votes
Turned Up Clocked On Laid Off 181 30%
The Light at the End of the Tunnel 425 70%
Match 6 612 votes
For What Is Chatteris… 352 58%
A Country Practice 260 42%
Match 7 636 votes
All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit 261 41%
National Shite Day 375 59%
Match 8 623 votes
Tending The Wrong Grave For 23 Years 316 51%
Restless Legs 307 49%

Strongly-fancied newcomer Terminus met its match in this round, much to many voters’ dismay. “Clearly stupid people have been duped and have voted on a populist mandate”, said JD O’Gloves. Will of the people an’ all that, I’m afraid. The fixture brought out some of the best discussion of the tournament though. Reflecting the agony of many voters the whole way through, Stevo Orlic said: “The Mrs has threatened to leave me because I voted for National Shite Day over Dukla Praha Away Kit; where will it all end?”

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The Last 32

Match 1 764 votes
Turned Up Clocked On Laid Off 399 52%
Asparagus Next Left 365 48%
Match 2 701 votes
Tending The Wrong Grave For 23 Years 359 51%
Paintball’s Coming Home 342 49%
Match 3 670 votes
Restless Legs 358 53%
Evening Of Swing (Has Been Cancelled) 312 47%
Match 4 656 votes
Westward Ho! – Massive Letdown 212 32%
Everything’s AOR 444 68%
Match 5 684 votes
Descent Of The Stiperstones 193 28%
For What Is Chatteris… 491 72%
Match 6 663 votes
Bob Wilson – Anchorman 343 52%
Rock And Roll Is Full Of Bad Wools 320 48%
Match 7 627 votes
The Light at the End of the Tunnel 430 69%
When The Evening Sun Goes Down 197 31%
Match 8 633 votes
Swerving the Checkatrade 294 46%
Them’s The Vagaries 339 54%
Match 9 561 votes
The Unfortunate Gwatkin 144 26%
National Shite Day 417 74%
Match 10 562 votes
The Trumpton Riots 291 52%
We Built This Village On A Trad Arr Tune 271 48%
Match 11 545 votes
Joy In Leeuwarden (We Are Ready) 200 37%
All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit 345 63%
Match 12 543 votes
Thy Damnation Slumbereth Not 164 30%
Joy Division Oven Gloves 379 70%
Match 13 566 votes
Dickie Davies Eyes 213 38%
Every Time a Bell Rings 353 62%
Match 14 539 votes
Terminus 287 53%
Eno Collaboration 252 47%
Match 15 554 votes
A Country Practice 288 52%
Knobheads on Quiz Shows 266 48%
Match 16 586 votes
Twenty Four Hour Garage People 366 63%
Outbreak of Vitas Gerulaitis 220 37%

The draw was performed by matching songs with riders in an early stage of the Tour de France (oh, our timing is so good), and it didn’t produce too many walkovers, although a couple of decent songs like Damnation never got going. Match 3 was brilliantly dubbed “The Ogwen Valley derby”. Gez (‘Old Biscuit’) came on to lament: “Ah well, old biscuit site’s favourite gets a hammering in the last 32. Not enough Thomas Hardy completists these days”, which made CtSO realise that hmhb.co.uk and this site have one thing very much in common.

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The “Baguette Dilemma” Round

P W D L W%
1 National Shite Day CSI: Ambleside (2008) 3917 2952 141 824 78.2%
2 Everything’s AOR McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt (1991) 3741 2710 191 840 76.3%
3 Evening Of Swing (Has Been Cancelled) CSI: Ambleside (2008) 3926 2814 204 908 75.6%
4 We Built This Village On A Trad Arr Tune Achtung Bono (2005) 3783 2710 191 882 75.4%
5 The Light at the End of the Tunnel (is the Light of an Oncoming Train) Cammell Laird Social Club (2002) 3883 2761 181 941 74.6%
6 Joy Division Oven Gloves Achtung Bono (2005) 3802 2700 165 937 74.2%
7 Twenty Four Hour Garage People Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3837 2738 138 961 74.0%
8 All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit Back In The DHSS (1985) 3785 2651 165 969 73.2%
9 When The Evening Sun Goes Down Cammell Laird Social Club (2002) 3828 2606 223 999 72.3%
10 Every Time a Bell Rings No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub (2018) 3756 2533 219 1004 71.6%
11 Rock And Roll Is Full Of Bad Wools 90 Bisodol (Crimond) (2011) 3896 2608 225 1063 71.0%
12 Restless Legs Achtung Bono (2005) 3872 2596 208 1068 70.9%
13 Tending The Wrong Grave For 23 Years Saucy Haulage Ballads (2003) 3850 2519 198 1133 69.0%
14 The Trumpton Riots Back In The DHSS (1985) 3831 2483 224 1124 68.8%
15 Joy In Leeuwarden (We Are Ready) 90 Bisodol (Crimond) (2011) 3678 2311 301 1066 68.4%
16 Bob Wilson – Anchorman Editor’s Recommendation (2001) 3734 2384 241 1109 68.3%
17 Them’s The Vagaries Cammell Laird Social Club (2002) 3869 2448 281 1140 68.2%
18 A Country Practice Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral (1998) 3771 2344 333 1094 68.2%
19 Thy Damnation Slumbereth Not Cammell Laird Social Club (2002) 3906 2436 331 1139 68.1%
20 For What Is Chatteris… Achtung Bono (2005) 3799 2453 188 1158 67.9%
21 Asparagus Next Left Achtung Bono (2005) 3817 2401 263 1153 67.6%
22 Descent Of The Stiperstones 90 Bisodol (Crimond) (2011) 3803 2368 292 1143 67.4%
23 Knobheads on Quiz Shows No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub (2018) 3805 2392 242 1171 67.1%
24 The Unfortunate Gwatkin Urge For Offal (2014) 3913 2428 275 1210 66.7%
25 Eno Collaboration Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road (1997) 3800 2345 274 1181 66.5%
26 Westward Ho! – Massive Letdown Urge For Offal (2014) 3817 2376 195 1246 65.6%
27 Outbreak of Vitas Gerulaitis McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt (1991) 3883 2266 338 1279 63.9%
28 Dickie Davies Eyes Back Again in the DHSS (1987) 3803 2269 249 1285 63.8%
29 Paintball’s Coming Home Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road (1997) 3883 2306 242 1335 63.3%
30 Swerving the Checkatrade No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub (2018) 3811 2216 310 1285 63.3%
31 Terminus No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub (2018) 3896 2214 396 1286 63.3%
32 Turned Up Clocked On Laid Off This Leaden Pall (1993) 3904 2228 374 1302 63.1%
33 Irk The Purists Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3907 2277 296 1334 63.1%
34 A Lilac Harry Quinn McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt (1991) 3703 2163 271 1269 63.0%
35 Monmore, Hare’s Running Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road (1997) 3846 2159 410 1277 62.8%
36 Took Problem Chimp To Ideal Home Show CSI: Ambleside (2008) 3862 2271 244 1347 62.8%
37 Surging out of Convalescence Achtung Bono (2005) 3857 2205 339 1313 62.7%
38 Fuckin’ ‘Ell It’s Fred Titmus Back In The DHSS (1985) 3766 2231 203 1332 62.6%
39 Running Order Squabble Fest This Leaden Pall (1993) 3791 2165 333 1293 62.6%
40 Uffington Wassail Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3923 2211 342 1370 61.7%
41 Depressed Beyond Tablets Achtung Bono (2005) 3822 2184 275 1363 61.6%
42 The Bastard Son Of Dean Friedman Back Again in the DHSS (1987) 3892 2253 230 1409 61.5%
43 Lord Hereford’s Knob CSI: Ambleside (2008) 3767 2140 264 1363 61.1%
44 L’Enfer C’Est Les Autres 90 Bisodol (Crimond) (2011) 3761 2104 316 1341 61.1%
45 San Antonio Foam Party Cammell Laird Social Club (2002) 3955 2161 414 1380 61.0%
46 Bad Losers on Yahoo Chess CSI: Ambleside (2008) 3848 2154 314 1380 61.0%
47 27 Yards Of Dental Floss Cammell Laird Social Club (2002) 3916 2196 304 1416 60.8%
48 Harsh Times in Umberstone Covert No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub (2018) 3857 2143 329 1385 60.7%
49 Look Dad No Tunes Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3905 2117 398 1390 60.4%
50 Time Flies By (When You’re A Driver Of A Train) Back In The DHSS (1985) 3729 2117 210 1402 60.2%
51 99% Of Gargoyles Look Like Bob Todd Back In The DHSS (1985) 3890 2159 280 1451 59.8%
52 Tommy Walsh’s Eco House 90 Bisodol (Crimond) (2011) 3746 2059 302 1385 59.8%
53 Fix It So She Dreams Of Me 90 Bisodol (Crimond) (2011) 3777 2076 295 1406 59.6%
54 Man of Constant Sorrow (With a Garage in Constant Use) No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub (2018) 3934 2178 267 1489 59.4%
55 Renfield’s Afoot No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub (2018) 3788 2023 337 1428 58.6%
56 Bottleneck at Capel Curig Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3856 2053 353 1450 58.6%
57 4AD3DCD This Leaden Pall (1993) 3881 2089 308 1484 58.5%
58 The Bane Of Constance Urge For Offal (2014) 3802 2005 370 1427 58.4%
59 The Referee’s Alphabet Cammell Laird Social Club (2002) 3844 2069 300 1475 58.4%
60 Adam Boyle Has Cast Lad Rock Aside Urge For Offal (2014) 3921 2143 247 1531 58.3%
61 Shit Arm, Bad Tattoo Achtung Bono (2005) 3736 2006 288 1442 58.2%
62 Little In The Way Of Sunshine CSI: Ambleside (2008) 3843 2048 320 1475 58.1%
63 If I Had Possession Over Pancake Day Cammell Laird Social Club (2002) 3840 1981 418 1441 57.9%
64 Something’s Rotten In The Back of Iceland 90 Bisodol (Crimond) (2011) 3763 1979 340 1444 57.8%
65 Dead Men Don’t Need Season Tickets Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road (1997) 3929 2089 285 1555 57.3%
66 Urge For Offal Urge For Offal (2014) 3784 1946 381 1457 57.2%
67 She’s In Broadstairs Cammell Laird Social Club (2002) 3811 1941 416 1454 57.2%
68 Upon Westminster Bridge Achtung Bono (2005) 3868 2020 302 1546 56.6%
69 It’s Cliched to be Cynical at Christmas Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3854 2011 272 1571 56.1%
70 Alehouse Futsal No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub (2018) 3767 1916 323 1528 55.6%
71 Sealclubbing Back In The DHSS (1985) 3800 1937 318 1545 55.6%
72 Gubba Look-a-likes Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3980 2003 375 1602 55.6%
73 Mod. Diff. Vdiff. Hard Severe No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub (2018) 3839 1937 342 1560 55.4%
74 Vatican Broadside Editor’s Recommendation (2001) 3744 1904 291 1549 55.1%
75 Friday Night And The Gates Are Low Some Call It Godcore (1995) 3866 1884 439 1543 55.0%
76 God Gave Us Life Back In The DHSS (1985) 3853 1961 283 1609 54.9%
77 Hedley Verityesque McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt (1991) 3639 1742 465 1432 54.9%
78 Used To Be In Evil Gazebo Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3868 1882 408 1578 54.4%
79 Totnes Bickering Fair CSI: Ambleside (2008) 3759 1855 345 1559 54.3%
80 This Leaden Pall This Leaden Pall (1993) 3740 1820 373 1547 54.1%
81 P.R.S. Yearbook – Quick, The Drawbridge Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road (1997) 3849 1832 445 1572 53.8%
82 It Makes The Room Look Bigger Saucy Haulage Ballads (2003) 3782 1838 358 1586 53.7%
83 Prag Vec at the Melkweg McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt (1991) 3829 1817 429 1583 53.4%
84 What Made Colombia Famous… No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub (2018) 3797 1866 299 1632 53.3%
85 Ode To Joyce CSI: Ambleside (2008) 3885 1927 255 1703 53.1%
86 Old Age Killed My Teenage Bride Urge For Offal (2014) 3899 1872 362 1665 52.9%
87 CORGI Registered Friends Achtung Bono (2005) 3887 1843 403 1641 52.9%
88 Bad Review Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road (1997) 3771 1745 453 1573 52.6%
89 The Best Things In Life Back Again in the DHSS (1987) 3738 1738 406 1594 52.2%
90 I was a teenage armchair Honved fan Back Again in the DHSS (1987) 3822 1782 395 1645 52.0%
91 Paradise Lost (You’re The Reason Why) Cammell Laird Social Club (2002) 3875 1762 472 1641 51.8%
92 Bladderwrack Allowance No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub (2018) 3838 1772 393 1673 51.4%
93 Baguette Dilemma For The Booker Prize Guy Urge For Offal (2014) 3894 1841 297 1756 51.2%
94 Stuck Up A Hornbeam Urge For Offal (2014) 3900 1790 393 1717 51.0%
95 Improv Workshop Mimeshow Gobshite This Leaden Pall (1993) 3840 1716 477 1647 51.0%
96 Tonight Matthew, I’m going to be with Jesus Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road (1997) 3766 1731 360 1675 50.8%
97 Left Lyrics In The Practice Room 90 Bisodol (Crimond) (2011) 3802 1721 414 1667 50.8%
98 Mathematically Safe Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3785 1720 379 1686 50.5%
99 Twydale’s Lament Achtung Bono (2005) 3778 1698 400 1680 50.3%
100 With Goth On Our Side Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3874 1777 337 1760 50.2%
101 Mate of the Bloke Achtung Bono (2005) 3807 1707 386 1714 49.9%
102 The Announcement No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub (2018) 3866 1748 352 1766 49.7%
103 RSVP 90 Bisodol (Crimond) (2011) 3843 1715 372 1756 49.4%
104 The Coroner’s Footnote 90 Bisodol (Crimond) (2011) 3839 1722 344 1773 49.3%
105 Give Us Bubblewrap CSI: Ambleside (2008) 3813 1668 410 1735 49.0%
106 My Outstretched Arms Urge For Offal (2014) 3760 1645 403 1712 49.0%
107 The Len Ganley Stance Back In The DHSS (1985) 3786 1695 314 1777 48.8%
108 Fear My Wraith Some Call It Godcore (1995) 3777 1628 437 1712 48.7%
109 Petty Sessions CSI: Ambleside (2008) 3762 1629 411 1722 48.6%
110 Lark Descending Editor’s Recommendation (2001) 3778 1642 391 1745 48.5%
111 Letters Sent Achtung Bono (2005) 3783 1626 426 1731 48.4%
112 Reflections in A Flat Back In The DHSS (1985) 3863 1640 432 1791 47.8%
113 I Went To A Wedding… Saucy Haulage Ballads (2003) 3936 1694 384 1858 47.7%
114 Fun Day in the Park 90 Bisodol (Crimond) (2011) 3749 1587 411 1751 47.5%
115 I Love You Because (You Look Like Jim Reeves) Back In The DHSS (1985) 3844 1661 350 1833 47.5%
116 Tyrolean Knockabout Cammell Laird Social Club (2002) 3733 1539 479 1715 47.3%
117 Emerging From Gorse Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3854 1631 405 1818 47.3%
118 Footprints This Leaden Pall (1993) 3751 1550 466 1735 47.2%
119 Floreat Inertia This Leaden Pall (1993) 3754 1544 475 1735 47.1%
120 Venus in Flares Back In The DHSS (1985) 3844 1617 403 1824 47.0%
121 I Hate Nerys Hughes (From The Heart)  Back In The DHSS (1985) 3733 1603 311 1819 46.8%
122 Mileage Chart Urge For Offal (2014) 3921 1627 432 1862 46.6%
123 King of Hi-Vis CSI: Ambleside (2008) 3881 1622 401 1858 46.6%
124 Keeping Two Chevrons Apart Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral (1998) 3868 1612 406 1850 46.6%
125 Four Skinny Indie Kids Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral (1998) 3831 1587 422 1822 46.6%
126 A Shropshire Lad Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road (1997) 3925 1603 478 1844 46.5%
127 Breaking News Cammell Laird Social Club (2002) 3812 1536 486 1790 46.2%
128 Secret Gig Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral (1998) 3866 1546 517 1803 46.2%
129 Yipps (My Baby Got The) McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt (1991) 3779 1511 502 1766 46.1%
130 The Ballad of Climie Fisher Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3881 1589 423 1869 46.0%
131 This One’s For Now Urge For Offal (2014) 3798 1572 376 1850 45.9%
132 Tour Jacket with Detachable Sleeves Some Call It Godcore (1995) 3769 1540 411 1818 45.9%
133 Whit Week Malarkey This Leaden Pall (1993) 3863 1516 548 1799 45.7%
134 I Left My Heart In Papworth General Back In The DHSS (1985) 3849 1581 368 1900 45.4%
135 Ordinary to Enschede B-Side (1990) 3793 1501 470 1822 45.2%
136 Albert Hammond Bootleg Back In The DHSS (1985) 3810 1531 411 1868 45.0%
137 Blood on the Quad Saucy Haulage Ballads (2003) 3779 1493 437 1849 44.7%
138 1966 And All That Back In The DHSS (1985) 3807 1499 447 1861 44.6%
139 Our Tune McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt (1991) 3833 1490 488 1855 44.5%
140 Mars Ultras, You’ll Never Make The Station Peel Session (1992) 3880 1500 494 1886 44.3%
141 Rod Hull Is Alive – Why? Back Again in the DHSS (1987) 3830 1468 514 1848 44.3%
142 Excavating Rita 90 Bisodol (Crimond) (2011) 3933 1525 478 1930 44.1%
143 Blue Badge Abuser CSI: Ambleside (2008) 3861 1521 412 1928 44.1%
144 Turn A Blind Eye Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral (1998) 3855 1488 461 1906 43.8%
145 Deep House Victims Minibus Appeal Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road (1997) 3825 1449 491 1885 43.5%
146 David Wainwright’s Feet Compilation (2006) 3760 1390 556 1814 43.4%
147 Sensitive Outsider Some Call It Godcore (1995) 3779 1387 497 1895 42.3%
148 Even Men With Steel Hearts Some Call It Godcore (1995) 3885 1400 570 1915 42.2%
149 Jarg Armani Saucy Haulage Ballads (2003) 3805 1370 502 1933 41.5%
150 Sponsoring the Moshpits Some Call It Godcore (1995) 3899 1432 444 2023 41.4%
151 Whiteness Thy Name Is Meltonian This Leaden Pall (1993) 3857 1349 601 1907 41.4%
152 Reasons To Be Miserable (Part 10) Back Again in the DHSS (1987) 3895 1409 490 1996 41.4%
153 Lock Up Your Mountain Bikes Look Dad No Tunes (1999) 3753 1379 409 1965 41.2%
154 CAMRA Man Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road (1997) 3699 1301 488 1910 40.5%
155 Emergency Locksmith No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub (2018) 3802 1345 476 1981 40.4%
156 Bogus Official Achtung Bono (2005) 3779 1339 461 1979 40.4%
157 He Who Would Valium Take Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road (1997) 3799 1337 480 1982 40.3%
158 D’Ye Ken Ted Moult? Back Again in the DHSS (1987) 3747 1321 436 1990 39.9%
159 On Passing Lilac Urine Editor’s Recommendation (2001) 3814 1298 532 1984 39.5%
160 Hair Like Brian May Blues Eno Collaboration (1996) 3824 1327 417 2080 38.9%
161 Song of Encouragement for the Orme Ascent Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road (1997) 3858 1277 548 2033 38.6%
162 On The ‘Roids CSI: Ambleside (2008) 3738 1277 412 2049 38.4%
163 M-6-ster This Leaden Pall (1993) 3819 1261 504 2054 38.0%
164 Architecture and Morality Ted and Alice Back In The DHSS (1985) 3924 1297 514 2113 38.0%
165 Quality Janitor This Leaden Pall (1993) 3844 1237 571 2036 37.8%
166 New York Skiffle Editor’s Recommendation (2001) 3853 1266 488 2099 37.6%
167 Let’s Not McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt (1991) 3823 1196 622 2005 37.4%
168 Numanoid Hang-glide This Leaden Pall (1993) 3825 1180 657 1988 37.2%
169 Third Track Main Camera Four Minutes Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3705 1152 580 1973 36.9%
170 See That My Bike’s Kept Clean Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road (1997) 3820 1212 510 2098 36.6%
171 Styx Gig (Seen By My Mates Coming Out Of A) Some Call It Godcore (1995) 3730 1194 460 2076 36.5%
172 Malayan Jelutong This Leaden Pall (1993) 3713 1129 584 2000 36.1%
173 Arthur’s Farm Back Again in the DHSS (1987) 3793 1174 506 2113 35.7%
174 Girlfriend’s Finished With Him McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt (1991) 3822 1128 585 2109 34.8%
175 Doreen This Leaden Pall (1993) 3714 1106 531 2077 34.7%
176 You’re Hard Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral (1998) 3841 1155 500 2186 34.6%
177 Fretwork Homework Some Call It Godcore (1995) 3858 1117 571 2170 34.0%
178 Soft Verges Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral (1998) 3836 1095 613 2128 34.0%
179 On Finding The Studio Banjo Saucy Haulage Ballads (2003) 3818 1143 438 2237 33.8%
180 Nove on the Sly Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3826 1072 609 2145 33.3%
181 Moody Chops Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral (1998) 3892 1060 634 2198 32.5%
182 Ready Steady Goa Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral (1998) 3828 1050 561 2217 32.1%
183 I, Trog Some Call It Godcore (1995) 3799 1015 621 2163 31.9%
184 On Reaching The Wensum Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral (1998) 3692 996 534 2162 31.5%
185 Christian Rock Concert McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt (1991) 3942 1064 528 2350 31.2%
186 Worried Man Blues Editor’s Recommendation (2001) 3793 1020 495 2278 30.9%
187 False Grit Urge For Offal (2014) 3850 999 555 2296 30.3%
188 ITMA Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road (1997) 3708 945 590 2173 30.3%
189 Get Kramer Eno Collaboration (1996) 3850 979 550 2321 29.7%
190 Epiphany Peel Session (2004) 3813 931 603 2279 29.0%
191 Ecclesiastical Perks Look Dad No Tunes (1999) 3953 959 644 2350 29.0%
192 Children of Apocalyptic Techstep Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral (1998) 3842 927 609 2306 28.7%
193 Multitude Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral (1998) 3799 822 645 2332 26.1%
194 Faithlift Some Call It Godcore (1995) 3819 811 686 2322 25.9%
195 Mr Cave’s a Window Cleaner Now Peel Session (1995) 3799 812 640 2347 25.7%
196 £24.99 From Argos Some Call It Godcore (1995) 3786 808 633 2345 25.6%
197 Split Single With Happy Lounge Labelmates Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral (1998) 3774 787 694 2293 25.6%
198 Busy Little Market Town Back In The DHSS (1985) 3740 803 476 2461 24.6%
199 Carry On Cremating ACD (1988) 3841 774 632 2435 24.1%
200 Stavanger Töestub Cammell Laird Social Club (2002) 3906 787 527 2592 23.3%
201 Song For Europe Some Call It Godcore (1995) 3777 628 671 2478 20.2%
202 13 Eurogoths Floating In The Dead Sea This Leaden Pall (1993) 3836 608 531 2697 18.4%
203 Theme Tune For Something Or Other Urge For Offal (2014) 3805 482 526 2797 14.7%
204 Visitor for Mr Edmonds Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3801 303 531 2967 9.3%
205 Slight Reprise Trouble Over Bridgwater (2000) 3814 222 578 3014 6.9%

Much for the studio pundits to chew over. A spreadsheet version can be downloaded here if you so wish, including comparisons to the 2015 tournament. I’m sure if anyone comes up with some intriguing stats, they’ll appear in the tournament discussion here. One obvious spot though was the position of our eventual winner, which has clearly been training for four years to be a knockout specialist.

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