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Posted by: promotion plaice, September 7, 2014, 12:12am
Nearest professional football ground to the river Mersey ?
Posted by: Abdul19, September 7, 2014, 12:12am; Reply: 1
Do Stockport count as professional these days? (If that's the answer!)
Posted by: promotion plaice, September 7, 2014, 12:14am; Reply: 2
Correct
Posted by: LH, September 7, 2014, 12:18am; Reply: 3
World's quickest quiz.
Posted by: promotion plaice, September 7, 2014, 12:23am; Reply: 4
Quoted from LH
World's quickest quiz.


You can ask other questions, unless said format a little bit complicated !
Posted by: pizzzza, September 7, 2014, 8:54am; Reply: 5
County are part-time nowadays so therefore are not the nearest 'professional' ground to the Mersey. Our budding quizmaster should check his questions before posting.
Posted by: GrimRob, September 7, 2014, 9:26am; Reply: 6
What's the nearest professional ground to the River Thames? (I don't know)
Posted by: cjbill, September 7, 2014, 9:28am; Reply: 7
Quoted from GrimRob
What's the nearest professional ground to the River Thames? (I don't know)


Got to be Fulham hasn't it?
Posted by: Mariner Ronnie, September 7, 2014, 10:00am; Reply: 8
Quoted from cjbill


Got to be Fulham hasn't it?


Or notts forest
Posted by: KingstonMariner, September 7, 2014, 10:02am; Reply: 9
Quoted from pizzzza
County are part-time nowadays so therefore are not the nearest 'professional' ground to the Mersey. Our budding quizmaster should check his questions before posting.


They get paid so they're professional. Didn't say "full time" did he.  :)
Posted by: KingstonMariner, September 7, 2014, 10:03am; Reply: 10
Quoted from Mariner Ronnie


Or notts forest


Sorry, I don't get that.
Posted by: pizzzza, September 7, 2014, 10:28am; Reply: 11
Quoted from KingstonMariner


They get paid so they're professional. Didn't say "full time" did he.  :)


Hmmmm, I'm sure most would consider professional football clubs to be full time only. Let's just say that it is a grey area, which does not a good quiz question make.
Posted by: promotion plaice, September 7, 2014, 4:17pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from pizzzza


Hmmmm, I'm sure most would consider professional football clubs to be full time only. Let's just say that it is a grey area, which does not a good quiz question make.


Quizmaster here, I might have made a mistake and if so I apologise, maybe Stockport are now classed as semi-professional !
Posted by: grimsby pete, September 7, 2014, 4:20pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from KingstonMariner


Sorry, I don't get that.


I think he got mixed up with the Thames and the Trent.
Posted by: Mariner Ronnie, September 7, 2014, 4:21pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from KingstonMariner


Sorry, I don't get that.


oops! somehow i had the trent in my head  :B sorry!
Posted by: mimma, September 7, 2014, 4:57pm; Reply: 15
I've got one for you;

What current English league team are named after a river, not a place town village etc.

There is no such place, just a river.
Posted by: FishOutOfWater, September 7, 2014, 5:03pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from mimma
I've got one for you;

What current English league team are named after a river, not a place town village etc.

There is no such place, just a river.


Just clicked with me....

Hull

Because that is the river and the city is Kingston upon Hull
Posted by: mimma, September 7, 2014, 5:26pm; Reply: 17
Correct.

Once asked this question to a group in Mallorca, nobody got the answer. A member of that group was from....

...yes you've guessed it, Hull!!
Posted by: KingstonMariner, September 7, 2014, 5:34pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Mariner Ronnie


oops! somehow i had the trent in my head  :B sorry!


Ha ha! I get like that with a lack of sleep.  :)

OK, just for you, which professional English football club is closest to the Trent?
Posted by: FishOutOfWater, September 7, 2014, 5:57pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from KingstonMariner


Ha ha! I get like that with a lack of sleep.  :)

OK, just for you, which professional English football club is closest to the Trent?


Fulham?  ;)

Could be a trick question but unless I'm mistaken you'd have to go with Forest
Posted by: FishOutOfWater, September 7, 2014, 5:58pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from mimma
Correct.

Once asked this question to a group in Mallorca, nobody got the answer. A member of that group was from....

...yes you've guessed it, Hull!!


;D  

Posted by: chaos33, September 7, 2014, 6:39pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from KingstonMariner


Ha ha! I get like that with a lack of sleep.  :)

OK, just for you, which professional English football club is closest to the Trent?


Is it Notts County?  ;)
Posted by: Mariner Ronnie, September 7, 2014, 7:38pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from KingstonMariner


Ha ha! I get like that with a lack of sleep.  :)

OK, just for you, which professional English football club is closest to the Trent?


Stoke city
Posted by: Lincoln Mariner 56, September 7, 2014, 7:55pm; Reply: 23
One for older guys, or football nerds of a younger age, what player scored 3 goals against the same goalkeeper in 12 months in 3 different games all played at Wembley?
Posted by: wigworld, September 7, 2014, 8:37pm; Reply: 24
An old one this - though no older than some of the others I've seen on this thread.  :P

Name three England captains who've played for Scunthorpe United.
Posted by: rancido, September 7, 2014, 8:41pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from Mariner Ronnie


oops! somehow i had the trent in my head  :B sorry!



Geography not your strong point then ? ;)
Posted by: mimma, September 7, 2014, 8:43pm; Reply: 26
Ray Clemance, Kevin Keegan & the trick one, Sir Ian Botham, captained the England cricket team.
Posted by: Sigone, September 7, 2014, 8:47pm; Reply: 27
Which English league sides are the furthest north, east, south and west?
Posted by: Tom13, September 7, 2014, 8:50pm; Reply: 28
Probably not the most difficult but still an interesting one:

Who scored the first goal and the first hat-trick at the New Wembley?
Posted by: promotion plaice, September 7, 2014, 8:55pm; Reply: 29
Which European football club has the same vowel in every other letter running through it's name five times  ?
Posted by: crusty ole pie, September 7, 2014, 9:00pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from Sigone
Which English league sides are the furthest north, east, south and west?


North Newcastle East Norwich South Plymouth and west Plymouth
Posted by: mimma, September 8, 2014, 1:02am; Reply: 31
Is the answer to the one about vowels Herenveen?
Posted by: Mariner Ronnie, September 22, 2014, 8:56pm; Reply: 32
Quoted from promotion plaice
Which European football club has the same vowel in every other letter running through it's name five times  ?


What's the answer to this?
Posted by: Barrattstander, September 22, 2014, 9:12pm; Reply: 33
How many UK cities have got two different teams which have reached the semi-finals of the European Cup/Champions League ?
Posted by: promotion plaice, September 22, 2014, 9:14pm; Reply: 34
Quoted from Mariner Ronnie


What's the answer to this?


Galatasaray of Turkey
Posted by: Mariner Ronnie, September 22, 2014, 9:21pm; Reply: 35
Quoted from promotion plaice


Galatasaray of Turkey


Ah! Thanks
Posted by: Mariner Ronnie, September 22, 2014, 9:35pm; Reply: 36
Quoted from Barrattstander
How many UK cities have got two different teams which have reached the semi-finals of the European Cup/Champions League ?



Glasgow:
Celtic, rangers

London:
Chelsea, arsenal


Posted by: BIGChris, September 22, 2014, 9:51pm; Reply: 37
Quoted from Mariner Ronnie



Glasgow:
Celtic, rangers

London:
Chelsea, arsenal




3.

The third one is Dundee
Posted by: Barrattstander, September 23, 2014, 6:03pm; Reply: 38
Quoted from BIGChris


3.

The third one is Dundee


Correct.
Posted by: moosey_club, September 23, 2014, 6:28pm; Reply: 39
Quoted from Tom13
Probably not the most difficult but still an interesting one:

Who scored the first goal and the first hat-trick at the New Wembley?


Mark Bright
Posted by: Tom13, September 23, 2014, 7:49pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from moosey_club


Mark Bright


Not in a competitive match!
Posted by: Abdul19, September 23, 2014, 9:50pm; Reply: 41
Am I right in thinking it was an Italian in an under 21 game?
Posted by: pizzzza, September 23, 2014, 10:24pm; Reply: 42
I think it was Giampaolo Pazzini.
Posted by: TownSNAFU5, September 23, 2014, 11:39pm; Reply: 43
Dundee is hard to get for the the "2 clubs" question, unless you have a good memory.  Dundee were in the semi's in the early 60s I think. Glasgow Rangers also "qualified" about the same time.
Posted by: KingstonMariner, September 23, 2014, 11:48pm; Reply: 44
Didn't Liverpool also get 2 clubs into the European Cup semis? Liverpool FC certainly, but didn't Everton get that far in the mid-80s?
Posted by: FishOutOfWater, September 24, 2014, 12:16am; Reply: 45
Quoted from KingstonMariner
Didn't Liverpool also get 2 clubs into the European Cup semis? Liverpool FC certainly, but didn't Everton get that far in the mid-80s?


Everton won the Cup Winners Cup as far as I can recall  (probably 1985 as they beat Watford to win the FA Cup in '84)

But even though that season they also won the old 1st division (which was the only way to get in to the European Cup back then, unless like Forest you were holders) they didn't get their rightful place in Europe again for this as this would have been for the 85-86 season which is when all English clubs were banned from Europe after the Heysel incident

This is all from memory but I think I'm right in what I've written
Posted by: moosey_club, September 24, 2014, 12:34am; Reply: 46
Quoted from Tom13


Not in a competitive match!


Then ask the right question!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Tom13, September 24, 2014, 11:18am; Reply: 47
Quoted from moosey_club


Then ask the right question!!!!!!!!!!!


I thought it'd be presumed it was a competitive game, otherwise the first goalscorer would probably have been a builder who was putting the goals up who technically scored the first goal ever!  :P
Posted by: Tom13, September 24, 2014, 11:19am; Reply: 48
Pizzzza got it, it was Pazzini when England U21s played Italy U21s.
Posted by: grimsby pete, September 24, 2014, 12:05pm; Reply: 49
Why are Accrington called Stanley ?
Posted by: pizzzza, September 24, 2014, 12:19pm; Reply: 50
Quoted from grimsby pete
Why are Accrington called Stanley ?


Some kid from Liverpool came up with it while drinking some milk in the 80s and it stuck.
Posted by: Grimal, September 24, 2014, 12:31pm; Reply: 51
Quoted from grimsby pete
Why are Accrington called Stanley ?


Named after another club in Accrington called Stanley Villa and their ground was in Stanley Street Accrington. The original club was Accrington and was one of the original members of the football league but they resigned after about 5 yrs, so Stanley Villa  added the Accrington name and became known as Accrington Stanley..  Or something like that.



Posted by: grimsby pete, September 24, 2014, 1:47pm; Reply: 52
Quoted from Grimal


Named after another club in Accrington called Stanley Villa and their ground was in Stanley Street Accrington. The original club was Accrington and was one of the original members of the football league but they resigned after about 5 yrs, so Stanley Villa  added the Accrington name and became known as Accrington Stanley..  Or something like that.





According to my book you are close,

It's says when Accrington went bust a new Accrington was formed and funded by a certain Stanley Villa,

They took his name and became Accrington Stanley,

It might have been Accrington Villa if they chose his surname .

Posted by: Abdul19, September 24, 2014, 2:40pm; Reply: 53
Who is the only player to score at the World Cup (in the finals, not qualifiers) for 2 different countries?

(Fairly sure this has cropped up before)
Posted by: pizzzza, September 24, 2014, 4:10pm; Reply: 54
Quoted from Abdul19
Who is the only player to score at the World Cup (in the finals, not qualifiers) for 2 different countries?

(Fairly sure this has cropped up before)


Is it a trick question by any chance, I'm thinking a player who scored for his country and also scored an OG for the opposition?
Posted by: Tom13, September 24, 2014, 4:23pm; Reply: 55
Shot in the dark - Kevin Prince Boateng?
Posted by: Grimal, September 24, 2014, 4:24pm; Reply: 56
Quoted from Abdul19
Who is the only player to score at the World Cup (in the finals, not qualifiers) for 2 different countries?

(Fairly sure this has cropped up before)


Is it Robert Proseneki,he played for Yugoslavia and after the breakup of the country he then played for Croatia.

Posted by: grimsby pete, September 24, 2014, 4:29pm; Reply: 57
Was it Robert Prosinecki or something like that,?

Played and scored for Turkey and Croatia,

I did not see Grimal's post above.
Posted by: Abdul19, September 24, 2014, 4:31pm; Reply: 58
Quoted from Grimal


Is it Robert Proseneki,he played for Yugoslavia and after the breakup of the country he then played for Croatia.



Spot on Grimal :)
Posted by: Abdul19, September 24, 2014, 4:35pm; Reply: 59
It should also be said of course, that the most notable thing about Prosinecki's career was fouling Ben Chapman to give us a penalty ;)
Posted by: Grimal, September 24, 2014, 5:11pm; Reply: 60
Quoted from grimsby pete


According to my book you are close,

It's says when Accrington went bust a new Accrington was formed and funded by a certain Stanley Villa,

They took his name and became Accrington Stanley,

It might have been Accrington Villa if they chose his surname .



The guy you are talking about Pete is a Stanley Wotherington. After AS had gone into liquidation in1966 it was started up again in 1968 by this Stanley Wotherington. The Stanley name of the club goes much further back.
  In 1888 the town had two clubs,Accrington and Stanley Villa, Accrington playing in the football league for five years before disbanding.It was at this time Stanley Villa took on the Town name and became Accrington Stanley and they dropped the Villa part.

Posted by: moosey_club, September 25, 2014, 10:29pm; Reply: 61
Quoted from Tom13


I thought it'd be presumed it was a competitive game, otherwise the first goalscorer would probably have been a builder who was putting the goals up who technically scored the first goal ever!  :P


A poorly written question if its open to presumption and interpretation  :P
Posted by: bobbyturtle, September 25, 2014, 10:40pm; Reply: 62
Quoted from Lincoln Mariner 56
One for older guys, or football nerds of a younger age, what player scored 3 goals against the same goalkeeper in 12 months in 3 different games all played at Wembley?


ian botham, kevin keegan and ray clemence,

have not look yet to see if anyone got it yet
Posted by: bobbyturtle, September 25, 2014, 10:42pm; Reply: 63
Quoted from bobbyturtle


ian botham, kevin keegan and ray clemence,

have not look yet to see if anyone got it yet


doh  ??)
Posted by: Tom13, September 26, 2014, 1:09pm; Reply: 64
Quoted from moosey_club


A poorly written question if its open to presumption and interpretation  :P


Touché  :P
Posted by: grimsby pete, September 26, 2014, 2:03pm; Reply: 65
Quoted from Grimal


The guy you are talking about Pete is a Stanley Wotherington. After AS had gone into liquidation in1966 it was started up again in 1968 by this Stanley Wotherington. The Stanley name of the club goes much further back.
  In 1888 the town had two clubs,Accrington and Stanley Villa, Accrington playing in the football league for five years before disbanding.It was at this time Stanley Villa took on the Town name and became Accrington Stanley and they dropped the Villa part.



You are right Grimal, I must have had too much wine when I read about that,

Just read,       1891 Stanley Villa formed,

This  club renames itself Accrington Stanley 1893,

000PS !!!!!!!
Posted by: Mariner Ronnie, November 19, 2014, 9:22pm; Reply: 66
name the only player to score a hatrick in the premier league, championship, league 1, league 2 and his national side?
Posted by: jock dock tower, November 19, 2014, 9:37pm; Reply: 67
Two of the greatest goal scoring forwards ever, Alberto di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas both played for Real Madrid when they were winning European Cups for fun in the late 1950's.

What unique international experience did they share, and why?
Posted by: LH, November 19, 2014, 9:40pm; Reply: 68
Both played for two countries? (Argentina? and Spain/ Hungary and Spain).
Posted by: pizzzza, November 19, 2014, 9:59pm; Reply: 69
Quoted from Mariner Ronnie
name the only player to score a hatrick in the premier league, championship, league 1, league 2 and his national side?


Robert Earnshaw
Posted by: pizzzza, November 19, 2014, 10:00pm; Reply: 70
Quoted from jock dock tower


What unique international experience did they share, and why?


How can they have shared it if it was unique?
Posted by: Mariner Ronnie, November 19, 2014, 10:07pm; Reply: 71
Quoted from pizzzza


Robert Earnshaw


Well done, did you google it? ;)
Posted by: pizzzza, November 19, 2014, 10:12pm; Reply: 72
Quoted from Mariner Ronnie


Well done, did you google it? ;)


Nope, but I must confess that I have heard the question before  :)
Posted by: Abdul19, November 19, 2014, 10:18pm; Reply: 73
Di Stefano played for 3 countries I think (Colombia too). No idea if this is relevant to the answer though!
Posted by: Mariner Ronnie, November 20, 2014, 12:23am; Reply: 74
Name the only player to have played in the Tyne and wear, auld firm, merseyside, Manchester and Welsh derbies.
Posted by: Abdul19, November 20, 2014, 12:31am; Reply: 75
Craig Bellamy?
Posted by: Mariner Ronnie, November 20, 2014, 9:53am; Reply: 76
Quoted from Abdul19
Craig Bellamy?


Yes :)
Posted by: jock dock tower, November 20, 2014, 10:40am; Reply: 77
Di Stefano and Puskas did play for more than one country. Puskas was, of course, part of the 1953 Hungarian team who gubbed England 6-3 at Wembley - the Magic Magyars as the press dubbed them. Puskas was known as the Galloping Major, and went to Real Madrid after the Communist uprising in Hungary in 1956, hence his turning out for Spain for a handful of games because his former international career was effectively finished because if he returned to Hungary he would not have been allowed to leave again.
Posted by: Barrattstander, November 20, 2014, 10:55am; Reply: 78
Who was the last England captain to wear the Grimsby Town shirt in a league match ?
Posted by: WOZOFGRIMSBY, November 20, 2014, 11:02am; Reply: 79
Which town ;)
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 20, 2014, 11:33am; Reply: 80
Quoted from Barrattstander
Who was the last England captain to wear the Grimsby Town shirt in a league match ?


Terry Butcher.
Posted by: Barrattstander, November 20, 2014, 11:40am; Reply: 81
Quoted from Les Brechin


Terry Butcher.


Correct, well remembered Les.
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 20, 2014, 11:42am; Reply: 82
Quoted from Barrattstander


Correct, well remembered Les.


Shaun Cunnington wore the Mariner shirt too, even though he'd left us a while earlier, and what a lovely fetching pink it was.  ;D
Posted by: pizzzza, November 20, 2014, 12:06pm; Reply: 83
There is one team in the top 4 divisions in England or Scotland whose name’s last letter is unique. No other team’s name ends in this letter. Who is it? (And I’m not including the ‘Football Club’ part of team’s names :) ).
Posted by: LH, November 20, 2014, 12:12pm; Reply: 84
Quoted from jock dock tower
Di Stefano and Puskas did play for more than one country. Puskas was, of course, part of the 1953 Hungarian team who gubbed England 6-3 at Wembley - the Magic Magyars as the press dubbed them. Puskas was known as the Galloping Major, and went to Real Madrid after the Communist uprising in Hungary in 1956, hence his turning out for Spain for a handful of games because his former international career was effectively finished because if he returned to Hungary he would not have been allowed to leave again.


I think there has been a few more since. Diego Costa was born in and played for Brazil before playing for Spain at the World Cup.
Posted by: mariner tommy, November 20, 2014, 12:36pm; Reply: 85
Quoted from pizzzza
There is one team in the top 4 divisions in England or Scotland whose name’s last letter is unique. No other team’s name ends in this letter. Who is it? (And I’m not including the ‘Football Club’ part of team’s names :) ).


Is it Falkirk ?

UTM
Posted by: pizzzza, November 20, 2014, 12:47pm; Reply: 86
Quoted from mariner tommy


Is it Falkirk ?

UTM


Nope, there is also Kilmarnock ending in 'K'.
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 20, 2014, 1:13pm; Reply: 87
Quoted from pizzzza
There is one team in the top 4 divisions in England or Scotland whose name’s last letter is unique. No other team’s name ends in this letter. Who is it? (And I’m not including the ‘Football Club’ part of team’s names :) ).


Tottenham Hotspur?

Can't think of another team ending in R.
Posted by: pizzzza, November 20, 2014, 1:18pm; Reply: 88
Quoted from Les Brechin


Tottenham Hotspur?

Can't think of another team ending in R.


Sorry Les.... Stranraer, Stenhousmuir.
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 20, 2014, 1:23pm; Reply: 89
Quoted from Les Brechin


Tottenham Hotspur?

Can't think of another team ending in R.


Ah, didn't read the Scotland bit as well. Thinking cap back on.
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 20, 2014, 1:26pm; Reply: 90
Think I've got it...Reading!
Posted by: pizzzza, November 20, 2014, 1:33pm; Reply: 91
Quoted from Les Brechin
Think I've got it...Reading!


Correct!  :)
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 20, 2014, 1:59pm; Reply: 92
Who scored the quickest ever Premier League goal after coming on as a substitute?
Posted by: biggles9999, November 20, 2014, 2:30pm; Reply: 93
Bendtner against Spurs.
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 20, 2014, 3:16pm; Reply: 94
Quoted from biggles9999
Bendtner against Spurs.


Correct. 1.8 seconds from when play restarted after coming on!
Posted by: Lincoln Mariner 56, November 20, 2014, 5:00pm; Reply: 95
Quoted from Lincoln Mariner 56
One for older guys, or football nerds of a younger age, what player scored 3 goals against the same goalkeeper in 12 months in 3 different games all played at Wembley?


Obviously a question that failed to grab reader's attention!!. Anyway the answer was Dennis Law who scored for Man Utd v Leicester; Scotland v England and Rest of the World v England all in 1963 & Gordon Banks in goal for all 3
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