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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 12:30 pm

First topic message reminder :

I am sure the exists somewhere already but the idea is that you post quiz questions for the rest of us to tackle.


To get us going I will go for a gentle question from yesterdays pointless.

The concept of pointless is that the question is given to 100 people before the show, and each correct answer is accompanied by the number of people in the 100 test group who gave that answer.

The more obscure answer score lower points and are therefore better.


The question was,

Name any UK golfer who has represented Europe in the Ryder cup since 1979? Can anyone get a pointless answer. I will restrict this to one name per poster.


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Post by Nay on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 4:34 pm

A long time ago in a galaxy far away?

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Post by McLaren on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 4:37 pm

No, in the script. Not the bit at the start.
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Post by SmithersJones on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 5:57 pm

I've got a bad feeling about this.
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Post by golfermartin on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 6:51 pm

Is it the whistling sound that R2D2 makes?

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Post by McLaren on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 6:58 pm

Smithers

Well done Smithers.


It is now your turn to set a question.
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Post by SmithersJones on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 7:05 pm

Only knew that because I watched the first six all in a row a couple of weeks ago.

An old question but hopefully everyone's either forgotten it or is young enough not to have seen it before; Fill in the blank:

79 - Sunderland
80 - ?
81 - Villa
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Post by ralphjohn69 on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 7:27 pm

Brooking

Wink

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 7:41 pm

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Maybe an oldie but definitely a goodie . . . . .


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Post by hogie on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 8:47 pm

Portrush.

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Post by hogie on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 8:50 pm

Doh! ignore me I was answering the question from page on didn't even realize we were on page 3. Rolling Eyes

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Post by McLaren on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 9:18 pm

hogie wrote:Doh! ignore me I was answering the question from page on didn't even realize we were on page 3. :roll:

I don't think we exhausted the list of courses to have only hosted one major. Portrush is correct but we already had it.

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Post by McLaren on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 12:37 pm

Smithers

Is ralphjohn correct?
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Post by Nay on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 12:45 pm

He is indeed

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Post by McLaren on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 12:46 pm

What was the connection?
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Post by Nay on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 12:50 pm

Its the players who scored the winning goal in the 79,80 and 81 FA Cup finals

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Post by McLaren on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 1:00 pm

OK, on a similar theme, who scored the winning goal in the 2008 FA cup final?
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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 1:05 pm

You need a canoe to paddle in those waters Mac. PUP

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Post by McLaren on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 1:20 pm

Wink
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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 1:31 pm

Which FA Cup winning team has held the trophy for the longest consecutive time?

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Post by I'm never wrong on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 1:37 pm

Is that another Pompey record because of the war?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 1:41 pm

The Team of the 40's, two League Championships and held the Cup for seven years!

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Post by raycastleunited on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 3:22 pm

McLaren wrote:OK, on a similar theme, who scored the winning goal in the 2008 FA cup final?

That was a really strong Portsmouth team. And I mean physically strong as well, you wouldn't want to get in an argument with those guys. The likes of Sol Campbell, Distin, Muntari, and of course Diarra, who went on to be the rock around which the galacticos were built. Quite a lot of league championship medals in that list.

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Post by Nay on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 4:37 pm

Only one team of the 92 english leagues clubs name does not directly relate to the location of the club. Can you name the club?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 4:51 pm

Arsenal?

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Post by Davie on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 4:52 pm

Arsenal does but only historically - I think the answer is Port Vale

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Post by Nay on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 4:58 pm

Davie, that is correct

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Post by McLaren on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 5:02 pm

I would have guessed Arsenal but there is actually an arsenal tube stop suggesting the location may have been known arsenal as well as the team.


Are Port Vale not from Port Vale?
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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 5:14 pm

Mac, the stop was originally named Gillespie Road and was changed to Arsenal in the 1930s at the request of Herbert Chapman, the Arsenal manager of the time.  In some parts of the station you can still see the original name in the tile work.

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Post by McLaren on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 5:19 pm

1GG - Interesting, thanks.
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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 5:23 pm

Arsenal's original location was in Woolwich, "Woolwich Arsenal", hence the Gunners.
When they took the tube across London they dropped the Woolwich, sensibly you'd think.
But if "Arsenal" is a geographic location courtesy of London Transport, it certainly is a case of the horse following the cart.
So Arsenal would be a correct answer.


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Post by raycastleunited on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 5:44 pm

I've heard this one before.

But there is a place in Stoke called Port Hill, and at the bottom of the hill is a valley or vale, and nearby is a place called Cliffe Vale, so I reckon the name Port Vale has its roots in geographical location.

Whereas Arsenal is definitely not a location (despite inspector mac's tube map analysis). Woolwich Arsenal was, but the club is called Arsenal FC. So Arsenal is a more correct answer.

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Post by McLaren on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 5:46 pm

So highbury wasn't actually near the munitions factory?
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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 5:50 pm

Agree ray, I'd read that Port Vale was named as such after the number of mini (my word) ports along the rivers there in Burslem. But "Port" is kinda generic so would think that's an equally accurate answer.
A friend of mine used to be a significant investor there - should have got the full lowdown from him!

Mac, NO!!

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Post by raycastleunited on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 5:51 pm

You could apply this to location thing to other London clubs:

Chelsea FC has never played in Chelsea. Stamford Bridge is in Fulham.

QPR is not from Queens Park. Furthermore, the players have never been rangers of the Queen's park.

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Post by McLaren on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 6:01 pm

Heart of midlothian are not really from the heart of midlothian. Which is on the royal mile somewhere.

Actually Hibbs are from leith and not Hibernian, which is the roman name for ireland.
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Post by raycastleunited on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 6:03 pm

Mac, you can live in the old Highbury stadium now. Emirates is next door.

Here is a picture:
http://www.sir-robert-mcalpine.com/projects/?id=3659

Let's go back to the house price debate. This makes a big house in Elie look cheap. I'm not sure your income stretches to living there:
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52151686.html


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Post by raycastleunited on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 6:03 pm

I don't think Celtic or Hibs relate to location, but the question was English clubs

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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 6:19 pm

ray,
Is Queens Park still a decent park? Used to play tennis up there and hang around to watch the bike racing. Once upon a time . . . . . .

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Post by Davie on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 8:03 pm

The story I heard was that Port Vale was the name of a B+B hotel that workers lived in who formed a football team - so they named the club after their "home"

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Post by McLaren on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 8:39 pm

There is also the airbus team in wales.
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Post by Roller_Coaster on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 8:57 am

and who can forget Total Network Solutions of Wales (now The New Saints I believe).

Formed in the town at the mouth of the Network Solutions river I guess...

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Post by super_realist on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 9:02 am

McLaren wrote:Heart of midlothian are not really from the heart of midlothian.  Which is on the royal mile somewhere.

Actually Hibbs are from leith and not Hibernian, which is the roman name for ireland.

There's a tradition of spitting on the Heart of Midlothian location Mac, not sure what it's all about, but it's always covered in gob.

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Post by raycastleunited on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 9:49 am

super_realist wrote:
McLaren wrote:Heart of midlothian are not really from the heart of midlothian.  Which is on the royal mile somewhere.

Actually Hibbs are from leith and not Hibernian, which is the roman name for ireland.

There's a tradition of spitting on the Heart of Midlothian location Mac, not sure what it's all about, but it's always covered in gob.

Isn't the whole royal mile covered in gob, and cigarette ends, and spilled drinks, and urine and vomit?

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Post by super_realist on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 10:06 am

Bit harsh Ray. I used to live on the Royal Mile. Definitely one of the loveliest cities in Britain.

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Post by raycastleunited on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 10:28 am

I like Edinurgh too, but isn't the Royal Mile full of people getting drunk?

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Post by super_realist on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 10:32 am

NOt really, there's a few pubs, but it's more of a tourist street enroute to the Castle.

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 10:38 am

In other tenuously related news, 20 years since Trainspotting was released in cinemas.

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Post by Davie on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 11:13 am

Time for another question? This was one of my favourite football trivia questions for many years though it's got easier in recent years - you'll see why when you read on...

You need to name 5 footballers who have played for England .. one whose surname ends in A, one in E, one in I, one in O and one in U

Try to guess some of the answers as they were a few years ago - the A was the hardest though that has become much easier in recent years. Obviously there are many ending in E but it's interesting to see who people choose for that one ... there are two names come up more often than most.

Bonus points for anyone who gets the A not including more recent players

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 11:36 am

For I, my first thought was Dele Alli, a line of thought which led me to his club teammate Harry Kane for E. You could also have Danny Rose, who I think played for England once or twice, Wayne Bridge is another, various people called Cole, Nathan Clyne, etc. of the more recent players. Slightly older generation you have Paul Gascoigne and Stuart "Psycho" Pearce, Paul Ince, etc. And many many others, E is easy enough.

For A, I have Jagielka, no idea about older ones.

Don't know about O and U...

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Post by McLaren on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 11:39 am

Had to go new with most of them and can't think of one ending in O.

Adam LallanA
Lee SharpeE
Deli AllI
O ?
john fashanU
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