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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 Davie on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 12:28 pm

Good stabs all so far - though Alli, Lalana and Jagielka all fall into my "more recent" category.

I always found people thought of Gazza or Bobby Moore for E!

Fashanu is good for U and I don't know of any others

Don't bother too much about E but we still need an O and the more challenging I and A from before the last few years .. I have a suspicion Kwini may be the only one to get the bonus for the original A!

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Post by kwinigolfer on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 12:42 pm

Jimmy Melia?
Peter Bonetti
Ken Shellito
John Atyeo
Salako
Dorigo
Ehiogu?
I'll go with one of the great pre-Gascoigne entertainers for my E: Johnny Byrne

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Post by Davie on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 12:45 pm

My faith in Kwini was justified! Jimmy Melia was the difficult A before the days of Lalana etc. I think Melia won one cap though I've not checked

Bonetti good too - the only I that I know of

Salako and Dorigo were the two Os I was thinking of - not sure of the others

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Post by McLaren on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 12:46 pm

kwini
Your knowledge of football is supreme.
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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 12:49 pm

Kwini notworthy notworthy

can't believe I missed Bonetti though...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_England_international_footballers_%28alphabetical%29

All of them are correct.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 12:58 pm

I can only say that it helps to be ancient enough to have seen most of these guys play . . . . . .

Two other top players from one's youth are Tony Macedo (goalie of the fine Johnny Haynes Fulham teams late 50's/early 60's - might have played for Gibraltar, not sure but was mildly surprised he hadn't played for England) and Tony Marchi (wing-half for Spurs behind Blanchflower & Mackay).

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Post by LadyPutt on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 1:25 pm

raycastleunited wrote: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

Blimey - that's cheap for London! How about this for size  - right near where I work:
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/new-homes-for-sale/property-43449052.html
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Post by McLaren on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 1:46 pm

Which seven English players have missed in World Cup penalty shoot outs?
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Post by Roller_Coaster on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 1:51 pm

Waddle
Southgate
Ince
Pearce
Batty

Then 2 from google?

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 1:51 pm

2006: Lampard, Gerrard, Carragher I think.
98: Ince and Batty
90: Pearce and Waddle

Southgate was Euro 96 BTW.

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Post by McLaren on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 1:57 pm

MFC

Correct.

Now you post a question.
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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 2:04 pm

Tennis 2011 saw a remarkable year from Novak Djokovic, but also of dominance from the top 4 (Djokovic, Federer, Nadal and Murray). Of all ATP tournaments that year in which at least one of the top 4 was playing, only one tournament was won by a member outside the top 4. Who won that tournament? (bonus point if you can say which tournament it was)

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Post by kwinigolfer on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 2:48 pm

MfC,
I follow the circuit closely and have no idea! Not google-free anyway. My two best guesses were two years adrift . . . . .

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Post by McLaren on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 3:22 pm

MFC

Del Potro?
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Post by super_realist on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 3:29 pm

I'd guess Soderling.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 4:02 pm

Sorry, tricky question, but couldn't think of any other off-hand.

SR is correct with Soderling (it was in Rotterdam, where Murray crashed out in R1 in his then usual post-AO flunk).

over to you

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Post by raycastleunited on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 4:56 pm

McLaren wrote:Which seven English players have missed in World Cup penalty shoot outs?

Which English players have scored in World Cup penalty shoot outs? It's not a longer list than those who missed!

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Post by McLaren on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 5:41 pm

During my career I was a team mate of Vincent Kompany, Brad Friedel, Duncan Ferguson, Jurgen Klinsmann & Louis Saha. Who am I?
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Post by MustPuttBetter on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 9:32 am

I wanted to say Ugo Ehiogu and, even though that question's now finished, I will Very Happy
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Post by McLaren on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 2:21 pm

One from Kwini


Complete the WGC sequence:
McIlroy
Lowry
Knox
. . . . . .
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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 2:53 pm

Isn't that being determined this weekend?

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Post by McLaren on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 3:04 pm

Yes.

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 3:09 pm

Ah, I see, rhetorical and hopeful from Kwini. I hadn't read his thread when I posted my response.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 3:46 pm

Mac,
No clues for the Kompany etc question?
Thinking there's a trick in there somewhere; Tim Howard?
(Incidentally Tourettes Tim does a very creditable job on Prem commentaries from time to time on NBC TV.)

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Post by McLaren on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 3:51 pm

Kwini

I think he played with Big dunc while at Newcastle.
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Post by Nay on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 5:47 pm

McLaren wrote:During my career I was a team mate of Vincent Kompany, Brad Friedel, Duncan Ferguson, Jurgen Klinsmann & Louis Saha. Who am I?

Didi Hamann?

All though i cant think of a Louis saha link

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 7:12 pm

LL could they have played together at Fulham?

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Post by Nay on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 7:42 pm

I dont know if hamann has ever played for Fulham, i know saha played for newcastle briefly.

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 8:00 pm

Hamann was definitely at Newcastle so it could have been them rather than Fulham. Fulham was just a guess at the link

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 8:09 pm

I think you cracked it Grump, nice one!

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Post by McLaren on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 8:34 pm

Hamman is correct.

clue was too easy
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Post by Nay on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 8:49 pm

Who is the only player to score a hat trick in the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League for the same club?

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Post by McLaren on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 9:00 pm

Dwight Yorke?
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Post by Nay on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 9:13 pm

No

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 9:36 pm

Andy Cole?

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Post by Nay on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 9:45 pm

Not Andy Cole either i'm afraid

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Post by McLaren on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 10:39 pm

Rooney?
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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 10:51 pm

Didier Drogba? I'm sure he scored one in the CL against Levski Sofia, and he must have scored one or two in the prem, not sure about FA cup though?

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 10:52 pm

or Cristiano Ronaldo? he must have scored a few in his time for man u...

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Post by Nay on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 11:00 pm

Not Ronaldo, rooney or drogba.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 11:22 pm

someone more left field then...

didn't Giroud score a hattrick in the CL recently? could well have scored one in the prem too, not sure about FA cup?

Alan Shearer? He'll almost certainly have some in the Prem and FA Cup, and played the odd CL season, not sure if he scored a hattrick though...

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 11:25 pm

ok as not knowing was driving me crazy and I feared I would never sleep I cheated and googled the answer. I would never have guessed that in a million years...

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Post by BlueCoverman on Thu 03 Mar 2016, 11:36 pm

Me too MFC...good question and good luck to anyone still trying to work it out!

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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 12:33 am

Mike Newell?

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 2:36 am

Nope, google or a family member will be the only ones to know that.

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Post by Nay on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 6:32 am

None of the above sorry

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Post by beninho on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 7:46 am

Tino asprilla?

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Post by Nay on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 7:59 am

Its not Asprilla

If no ine has by lunch i will give a clye

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Post by MustPuttBetter on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 9:12 am

Paul Scholes?
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Post by MustPuttBetter on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 9:16 am

Oh gees, I've cheated with google too now and no, no one's getting that
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