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The League 1 match between Bradford City and Bristol Rovers on
September 17th 2016 was held up for several minutes when ref Andy Haines
took the players off the pitch because of health and safety fears. What was
causing the problem?
Earls Park FC - nicknamed the Sparks - was a fictional club in
which football-based soap opera broadcast on ITV between 2002 and 2006?
When the President of China, Xi Jinping, made a state visit
to Britain in October 2015 you just knew that there would be photos of him
and PM David Cameron in a pub and at a football ground! Both happened -
but which footballer took a selfie with the political duo?
In 1972 which player missed out on a transfer from Huddersfield to
Liverpool when he failed a medical because of high blood pressure -
allegedly the result of excessive sexual activity?
Which former England striker made his acting debut in the 2011
film Gun of the Black Sun about a Second World War Luger pistol
which was found to have dark and mystical powers?
Which former international footballer released a 14-song CD in
2002 titled Respect?
There was a time when Bobby Charlton's daughter - Suzanne Charlton
- was seen more often on television than her dad. What was she doing?
In February 2015 it was revealed that Chelsea's John Terry had
spent something like £145,000 over the previous 8 years - on what?
Sir Alex's son, Darren Ferguson, was on the front cover of the
Wolves v Oldham Division One programme in April 1995. Which one-time England
manager was boss at Molineux at the time?
2015 didn't start too well
for Arsenal 'keeper Wojciech Szczesny. His two errors saw Arsenal lose 2-0
at Southampton in the Premier League on New Years Day and then he was caught doing what in
the showers after the match which resulted in a £20,000 fine?
On October 7th 2013
Polytechnic beat Civil Service 2-1 in a Southern Amateur League match. Why
did the match make the national headlines?
the Tyrell Project 34 cars - which competed in Formula One Grand Prix in 1976
and 1977 - unique?
Which former Coronation Street actor
Premier League club?
In the 2013 UEFA European
Women's Championship finals which country beat Germany in a Group match,
the first time the Germans had been beaten in the competition for 59
matches dating back to May 1996?
On a Saturday in September
2011 this club had a 3-1 home League 1 victory over Bournemouth. They
then jetted off to Turin to provide the opposition on Thursday to Juventus in the first match at that clubs' new ground, drawing 1-1 with
the Italian giants. Two days after that match they were back on their
own ground, beating Walsall 2-1 in another League 1 fixture. Name the
When the Queen met this former player in 2004 she asked him 'Have you
still got that pain in your neck?'
Who was she talking to?
The pictured statue is on the site of a former Football League ground -
In January 2013 which British Olympic medallist said
'I can't tell you how
many times you slide down the beam and your leotard's up your bum'?
Virginia Wade was Wimbledon champion, Geoff Boycott scored his 100th
hundred at Headingley, Red Rum won the Grand National for the third time
and Liverpool won the European Cup for the first time. All in the same
year - which year?
was the thing that Millwall's Jon Moore did to be voted Nottingham
Forest's 'Player of the Year' for 1976/77?
The programme cover of the April 2009 Premier clash between
Newcastle and Chelsea had a picture of the new Newcastle manager with a
quote of 'It's a big job - but I'm
confident'. A month later they were relegated - name the manager.
the former Scottish international footballer with the Christian names of
During the 1991 England cricket tour of Australia David Gower and
John Morris were each fined £1000 for an incident during a match against
Queensland. What did they do?
When first opened this stadium was
likened to a bed pan. Although not an English ground, Manchester United
were the visitors for the first football match played there - in August
2010. In 2011 the ground hosted the Europa League final. Name the
No League club could do
it until 1981/82 and it's doubtful whether any Premier club will ever do it.
It was done for the first time by York in 1983/84 and the last time by
Leicester and Wolves in 2013/14. In between it was done by Charlton, Swindon, Sunderland,
Plymouth, Wigan, Reading, Newcastle and a couple of times by Fulham. What?
May 1996 what brought together Dixie Dean, Bobby Moore, Duncan Edwards,
Billy Wright and Danny Blanchflower?
He played for 14 clubs
(including Doncaster, Crewe and Plymouth) before becoming assistant
manager of Colchester, manager of Norwich and then manager of his
national side. Who?
was a Liverpool fanatic whose four children had the Christian names
of William Anfield, Alexandra Anfield, Thomas Dalglish and Florence
Shankly. By what name was John Ravenscoft better known as?
On January 13th 2004 former
England goalkeeper David Seaman announced his retirement from football
because of a recurring shoulder injury. Which club was he playing for at
Queen of the South's programme for the visit of Kilnockie in August 1999
three pages were devoted to a biography of Kilnockie's world-famous
manager. Who was he?
is the only person to have played first-class County cricket and won a
World Cup winners medal at football?
Richard Attenborough was a world-famous actor and film director
and was also a Vice-President of which football club?
Brothers have often played together
for the same country but at the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa and
again at the 2014 finals in Brazil two
brothers played in the same match - but for opposing sides. Kevin-Prince Boateng played for Ghana and was up against his brother Jerome Boateng who
was playing for which country?
Rooney's on a hundred grand a week. Mind you, so was I until the police
found my printing machine.'
That was a favourite after-dinner joke given
by a former Welsh international who played for Manchester United in an FA
Cup final before being sentenced to 18 months in prison for his part in a
counterfeit currency scam. Who?
Which former Football League ground had three
traditional floodlight pylons and then this one, attached to the top of
'I'm calling you Edward because that's what it says on your
Brian Clough said that to which player when he signed him for Nottingham
Forest from Millwall in 1991?
In 1969 Wolves player
Peter Knowles retired from football in order to do what?
Which famous English
international footballer had the Christian names 'Robert Frederick
Name either of the Newcastle strikers who between them scored 55 Premier
League goals in 1993/94.
was the goalkeeper in the team that included Pele, Bobby Moore, Ossie
Ardiles, Mike Summerbee and Russell Osman?
In an interview in February 2014 David Beckham announced to the world what
'therapeutic' activity he did to help him calm down. What?
Rearrange the letters into the names of Premier League/Football League clubs -
Cow With Spin -
Tuned Diesel -
Synthetic Cream -
Vital Loans -
Back in the late 1980's which club got into
the Guinness Book of Records when the roof
of one of its stands (pictured) with two giant 'Heritage Hampers' ads on
it was considered the largest advertising
hoarding in the country?
At which ground did
Eric Cantona launch his kung-fu attack on a fan in 1995?