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#EngVBelgium a sideshow to Octane Capital World Cup

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Posted on Jun 30, 2018 | in Blog

What football, what a day. No, I'm not talking about the England v Belgium game (a resoundingly dull affair that was) but the 57 matches played at the inaugural Octane Capital 5-a-side #OctaneCapitalCup. 

The matches, played at Powerleague Wembley in the shadow of the great stadium on Thursday night, had everything:

  • Goalkeeper heroism
  • Sublime touches up-front
  • Bone-crunching tackles (well, shoulder barges if you want to get technical)
  • Plenty of 'come on refs' and a number of expletives (usually from the lawyers)
  • Probably one or two mini-strokes looking at the state of some of the players being subbed 

Around 200 people from the industry attended, with 20 teams of lawyers, brokers and packagers competing in their own branded (and often very stretched) strips. Note to self: more XXL kits next time, please.

Since Team Octane were on strict orders not to win our own World Cup, the trophy went to Sirius Property Finance, who were admittedly devastating up-front and in defence. Their keeper, Nick, would be on a flight to Russia if Gareth Southgate had been watching on.

Around 6:30pm, with the beers flowing (many paid for by the generous Capital Value Surveyors) and braai being warmed up, industry celebrity Rebekah Commane, editor of Mortgage Strategy, handed out the cup and other trophies (begrudgingly, admittedly) to the sweat-soaked winners on what was a furiously hot day.

Winner Octane Capital Cup - Sirius Property Finance

Golden Boot – Michael Olasanoye, Weightmans

Golden Glove – Nick ChristofiSirius Property Finance

Winner Octane Capital Plate - SPF 

Winner Octane Capital Spoon - Bespoke Business Finance

I'd like to personally thank everyone who turned up for making it a truly great and entertaining day — and indeed evening, as all the teams settled down to watch England deliberately lose to get an easy route to the Semi’s of Russia 2018.

It goes without saying that we're already firming up a date for the next Octane Capital Cup although it’s hard to imagine it could be a better day. But as ever we’ll give it our best shot.

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