Quiz 60 - Football on the Box - Answers

How well did you do?

10 correct
You are the perfect armchair football fan.

7, 8 or 9 correct
Above average, there are some tough questions.

4, 5 or 6 correct
I guess you fall asleep watching tele more than most.

1, 2 or 3 correct
Ok, you obviously watch a different channel.

0 correct
So for you watching football on TV also
 involves alcohol?


After a successful period as pundits for the On the Ball section of ITV's World of Sport which two ex-international footballers combined their talents to present a sports show (mainly football) which ran on ITV from 1985 to 1992?
Ian St John and Jimmy Greaves in Saint and Grievsie


The highest British TV audience for a football match was not surprisingly the 1966 World Cup final but which 1970 match (not played at Wembley) had the highest viewing figures for a meeting of two English club sides?
The 1970 FA Cup final replay between Chelsea and Leeds which was played at Old Trafford. (Football in the media)


You probably won't recognise the face of Len Martin but from 1958 to his death in 1995 the Australian
was an important part of the BBC Grandstand programme on Saturday afternoons. Doing what?
He read the classified football results (as well as the horse racing results) on the Grandstand programme




Alf Garnett was a character in the BBC comedy Till Death Us Do Part - which football club did he support in that programme?
West Ham United


In October 2010 the sixth series of which TV programme started that brought together for the first time the former chairman of Spurs and the former MD of Birmingham City?
The Apprentice (Alan Sugar and Karen Brady)


Which Ian Rankin detective who supported Hibs was played on TV by Ken Stott, a Hearts supporter?


Which long-time presenter of the Grandstand sports programme and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show  is pictured alongside.

Frank Bough


An article in the Sun in May 1996 saw Nottingham Forest striker Jason Lee accuse two people of wrecking his career by poking fun at him in which TV programme?

Frank Skinner and David Baddiel in Fantasy Football


Who hosted A Question of Sport from 1979 to 1997 when Sue Barker took over the job?

David Coleman


Also in A Question of Sport which ex-international footballer was a team captain from 1996 to 2007?
Ally McCoist



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Earls Park FC - nicknamed the Sparks - was a fictional club in which football-based soap opera broadcast on ITV between 2002 and 2006?

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