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Quick Update

Posted by Sports Snob on August 15, 2006

People tell me they can’t spot the Quiz link.

Its right there on the title Bar! Next to Home and the About Us page!

Anyway, here you go- the football Quiz

You can find our first quiz here- Sports Quiz

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Sports Quiz- I

Posted by Sports Snob on August 1, 2006

Welcome to the first Sports Quiz on this page. I hope you have fun. Give it a shot and leave the answers in the comments section!

Score 1 point for each:

1. Every year during Wimbledon, Hamish is brought thrice a week to the grounds. His role is as important as that of the ground staff and technicians. What is Hamish’s role?

The Hawk that is used to get rid of all the pigeons. Doesn’t kill them! just drives them away.

2. Who had the honour of scoring the 2000th goal scored in all World Cups in the recently concluded edition in Germany.

Marcus Allback of Sweden

3. Named after the American Inventor Thomas Edison, he was originally given the nickname Dico by his family. Identify this Brazilian superstar! Who?

Pele (born Edson Arantes Do Nascimento)

4. During a match in the English County Championship, wicketkeeper Chris Scott dropped a sitter, he solemnly observed “”I suppose he’ll get a hundred now.” The lucky batsman did and went on to score a mammoth score. Who?

Brian Lara- went on to make 501, the highest first class score till date.
2-pointers!

1. Who about what? ( a bit of editing)

Whenever I was in the field, no one really knew I was doing it except one or two friends. When I did my second Test at Edgbaston, in 1985, someone had written in to dear old Brian Johnston ( a commentator)

“I did my little “thing” and there was a titter in the crowd. I thought there must be a streaker on the field but it was Brian telling the world – and the spectators were listening on their radios. I’ve been lumbered with it ever since.”

David Shepherd about his little jump when the score reaches 111 (or multiples of 111)- Read the cricinfo article – here

2. x was drafted by the chicago bulls in 1984. he however did not play for them . In the same year, though x didnt play football, he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. He declined the offer stating that his future lied elsewhere. He is a well known personality and a staunch christian. He has often slated professional athletes who use performance enhancing drugs.the irony is that X himself declared in 2003 that he was guilty of failing a drugs test in his heyday. and that X’s home federation had condoned his lapse , saying that x didnt use performance enhacers and that the drugs injested were inadvertant.

Carl Lewis (thanks V!)

3. Complete this list:

______________, Ai Sugiyama, Elena Likhotseva, Mary Pierce, Daniela Hantuchova and ___________.

Rika Hiraki and Martina Hingis- Bhupathi’s mixed doubles grandslam winning partners.

4. We all remember Rene Higuita’s scorpion kick against England at Wembley in 1995. To get 2 points, you will need to name the guy whose shot he saved!

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See the save here

Jamie Redknapp
5. What is the contribution of Christina Willes to cricket. Super easy actually.

Over-arm bowling. Till then all bowling was under arm but unfortunately her skirt kept getting in the way when she tried to bowl.
6. Who was the chairman of Real Madrid between 1943 and 1978. Infact he died during the 1978 World Cup and FiFA declared 3 days of mourning in his honour.

Santiago Bernabeu!

3 -pointers

1. (these are real names)

In November 2002, Stade Olympique l’Emyrne were held to a 2-2 draw by Domoina Soavina Atsimondrano (DSA) after the referee awardin g a very disputed penalty to DSA.

This meant that Stade Olympique l’Emyrne had failed to retain their title, this led to a very unique protest in their next game against (champions) AS Adema. This protest was orchestrated by their coach Ratsimandresy Ratsarazaka from the stands. What happened?

To protest the decision, Stade Olympique l’Emyrne went on a own-goal scoring spree and ended up scoring 149 own goals. They lost the game 0-149! A record that’ll probably never be broken.
2. Connect:

Jim Laker, Srinivas Venkatraghavan, Geoff Dymock, Abdul Qadir, Waqar Younis and Muttiah Muralitharan.

Guys who have dismissed all 11 members of the opposition in the course of a test match.
3. And finally. Identify:
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Sunil Valson (the only player from the 1983 Indian WC winning team who didn’t get to play a single game)

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Football Quiz (with answers)

Posted by Sports Snob on September 28, 1970

Hope you enjoy this:

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1- pointers:

1. Who is the only Englishman to have won two Champions league titles? ( I don’t mean the European Cup- only Champions league)

Steve Mcmanaman (Real Madrid)
2. The two goal scorers for England in the 1966 final both came from the same club. Which one? (More clues? Prominently appears in a Jeffrey Archer book!)

West Ham United
3. Identify this player and complete this list. –

Watford (Trainee-89)- Liverpool (92-99)- Aston Villa- West Ham United- Manchester City- _______________

David James and Portsmouth
4. Who is the only Englishman on FIFA’s All Star team for the 2006 World Cup?

John Terry

5. Where will this year’s Champions league final be held?

Athens
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2-pointers

1. Footballers are known to be greedy mercenaries (some of them anyway) And then at times chaps like this guy come along: Having suffered a serious injury, he offered his employers (who were severely cash strapped) to sign him at the top-flight pro’s minimum wage amound of $1500 a month during the 2005 season. He even trained with the youth team during his rehabilation period. He came back and made the first team towards the end of the 2005 season. Who?

Damiano Tomassi (Roma)
2. Born in Chingford, England, X had spells with both Milwall and Tottenham. X has also had trials at Bournemouth and Ipswich Town where he won an FA Youth Cup medal as a substitute in 2005. He is now currently playing with Crystal Palace in The Championship and he hopes to impress over the coming season. All of 18, a lot of things are expected from X, his father is a very successful footballer himself and still continues to score goals in the top flight. Identify this
kid.

Charlie Sheringham
3. Born in Morocco, he started his career at USM Casablanca. At the next World Cup, his national team were expected to fare so poorly that all of 200 fans had followed them to the host country. At the team’s final training session, one of his boot’s split open, the team didn’t have a sponsor and he didn’t have an extra pair. He eventually borrowed a pair from one of his teammates, and then went on a scoring spree. Who?

Jus Fontaine (13 goals in the 1958 World Cup)
4. Complete this list : Michel Preud’homme, __________ Oliver Kahn, Gianluigi Buffon ( and don’t Google!)

Fabien Barthez (1998)
5. What is so unique about Cardiff winning the 1927 English FA Cup? A feat which is unlikely to ever be repeated.
Cardiff is a city in Wales.
6. Identify the event: the biggest reason for the Sun selling only 12,000 copies on an average in an English city.

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Hilsborough Tragedy
7. Only case of son replacing the father in an international match when the son came on as a substitute in a friendly replacing his dad. The Father was just 17 when the son was born!

Father: played for Anderlecht

Son: Started with PSV Eindhoven in 1994. Who?

Eidur Gudjohnsen and his father
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3-pointers:

1. Little known fact: In 1974, FIFA actually awarded the 1986 World Cup to Colombia, but a number of infrastructure and logistical problems meant that by 1983, FIFA was looking for a new host for the 1986 World Cup. Brazil, United States, Mexico and Canada put in bids to host the World Cup.
Now, the leader of the U.S. bid X was trying his level best to revive the sport in the country, he was vocally supported by both Pele and Franz Beckenbauer in trying to bring the cup to the U.S. , but FIFA decided to award the rights to Mexico instead. It is said that Havelange wanted to teach U.S a lesson because the U.S football association had changed the offside line and also used shoot outs to decide drawn matches. Now, for 3 points tell me who led the U.S. bid – X?

Henry Kisinger
2. 1950 FA Cup Semi-Final Arsenal Vs Chelsea

Chelsea are up 2-1 and with seconds to go, Arsenal win a corner. X takes the corner and his brother scores the equalizer. Arsenal wins the reply 1-0 and go on to beat Liverpool in the final 2-0. X’s football career was cut short by a knee injury.

X, however was known for his exploits in another sport and also as the brand ambassador for a particular product. After retirement X became a journalist and a commentator for BBC.

Dennis Compton ( and his brother Leslie Compton)

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