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Post by McLaren Thu Feb 25, 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 McLaren Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:09 pm

Westi i already said ww should ignore years 1 and 2.
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Post by westisbest Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:13 pm

Ok, didn't read properly.

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Post by raycastleunited Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:01 pm

Considering Tiger has won $10m more than anyone else you would think this translates into more points than anyone else.

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Post by kwinigolfer Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:56 pm

Not likely; there's no real correlation between the two, though the points may be distorted because of the change of system six or seven years ago.
Remember, Woods has won very few points most of the time he hasn't won the whole shebang.

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Post by McLaren Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:45 am

Kwini

The thing with Tiger is that his records are usually so far out in front that it wouldn't surprise me if he had been good enough in his limited appearances to be the top fedex points scorer since its inception.
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Post by pedro Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:31 am

Points system was changed in 2009 or 2010 I think. So you can't really compare.

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Post by MustPuttBetter Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:28 pm

Was the points system changed?
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Post by McLaren Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:03 pm

pedro wrote:Points system was changed in 2009 or 2010 I think. So you can't really compare.

Are you kidding me?

I have covered this about 50 times.
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Post by kwinigolfer Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:31 pm

Changed twice in 2008, and again in 2014, perhaps tweaked again in between.

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Post by pedro Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:32 pm

McLaren wrote:
pedro wrote:Points system was changed in 2009 or 2010 I think. So you can't really compare.

Are you kidding me?

I have covered this about 50 times.
So what's the point (!) in your previous post?

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Post by MustPuttBetter Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:33 am

So it was changed?
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Post by raycastleunited Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:06 am

Did they change the points system?

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Post by kwinigolfer Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:33 pm

Cool stat following Alex Levy's win:
He becomes the second golfer on the European Tour to win a 72-hole tournament, plus one shortened to 36 holes and this one shortened to 54 holes.
But he's not the first to do this. Who is??!!??

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Post by super_realist Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:23 pm

Monty?

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Post by pedro Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:56 pm

Paul Lawrie

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Post by kwinigolfer Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:10 am

Spot on pedro!

Would never have got that!! clap

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Post by SetupDeterminesTheMotion Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:53 pm

Without googling what does JB stand for in JB Holmes ?
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Post by super_realist Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:05 pm

Probably something like Jim Bob, or Jesus Bornhooter or something like that.

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:07 pm

The J is John. Don't know the B. He was advised to think about changing his name so he wouldn't be confused with an actor.

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Post by SetupDeterminesTheMotion Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:44 pm

You mean big bad John Holmes ?? Whistle
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Post by BlueCoverman Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:51 pm

Showing off your dodgy video collection there Grumps? Laugh

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:23 pm

I read about his name thing in a golf magazine Blue. I not sure if I know the actor you're referring to; should I google him from my work PC Whistle

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Post by SetupDeterminesTheMotion Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:32 pm

1GrumpyGolfer wrote:I read about his name thing in a golf magazine Blue.  I not sure if I know the actor you're referring to; should I google him from my work PC Whistle

Should that not read : I read about his name thing in a Blue magazine, Blue

Bradley was his second name.... Doh
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Post by I'm never wrong Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:06 am

Name the footballer who has played (first team) games for Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool and Everton. (Source - a quiz on the BBC website, so no cheating Very Happy )

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Post by McLaren Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:34 am

If it's the answer I got googling it then good luck getting this.
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Post by Eyetoldyouso Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:48 am

Peter Beardsley - doesn't everyone know this?

I didn't cheat, the chap sitting opposite me in the office told me.

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Post by I'm never wrong Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:53 am

Correct

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Post by McLaren Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:01 am

He probably got it from the BBC quiz.
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Post by raycastleunited Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:00 pm

I think you'll find the correct answer is Wor Peter Beardsley

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Post by kwinigolfer Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:12 pm

Anagrams:

This year we have Na and An on Tour.

We also had an anagram on Tour last year. Who are the golfers? (May actually be more than one . . . . )

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Post by Plunky Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:08 am

I don't suppose you're thinking of R. Moore and Romero ?!

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Post by kwinigolfer Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:22 am

No!
But that's a good one! I miss the Grauniad crossword.

There is Slocum and molusc, but that's more a resemblance than another golfer. One or two others of similar ilk!

The one I've mentioned is pretty obscure, last name only.

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Post by kwinigolfer Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:03 pm

92 Club Managers in the Prem and Football League: Only three have played for England.
Who are they?

(Quick, before someone gets fired.)

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Post by EmmDee57 Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:31 pm

kwinigolfer wrote:92 Club Managers in the Prem and Football League: Only three have played for England.
Who are they?

(Quick, before someone gets fired.)

Steve Bruce?
Mike Phelan?
Nigel Clough?

Was thinking Justin Edinburgh or Keith Curle may have been capped at some point but maybe only at U21 level.

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Post by SetupDeterminesTheMotion Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:36 pm

I don't think Steve Bruce ever got capped
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Post by kwinigolfer Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:38 pm

I believe you have two out of three, EmmDee, Steve Brucey never made it.
And one of your reserves is the third, Keith Curle. clap

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Post by EmmDee57 Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:45 pm

I'm amazed that Steve Bruce was never capped!!!

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Post by kwinigolfer Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:08 pm

Probable up there with Howard Kendall among the top half dozen players to have been ignored . . . . . .

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Post by McLaren Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:14 pm

Steve Bruce never capped! England really don't like winners do they?
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Post by raycastleunited Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:40 pm

McLaren wrote:Steve Bruce never capped! England really don't like winners do they?

It is surprising, given than Pallister got quite a few caps, but Bruce was never in the same class as Des Walker (nor were any other England defenders) so Bruce was always battling with Pallister, Mark Wright, Adams and Butcher for one spot.

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Post by McLaren Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:15 pm

ray

I am only really familiar with Bruce's Man Utd days but it would seem obvious that if you have an English CB winning the premier league (3 times) - and being a crucial part of that success - then you pick him, especially given the national teams lack of understanding of how to win trophies.

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Post by JAS Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:54 pm

raycastleunited wrote:
McLaren wrote:Steve Bruce never capped! England really don't like winners do they?

It is surprising, given than Pallister got quite a few caps, but Bruce was never in the same class as Des Walker (nor were any other England defenders) so Bruce was always battling with Pallister, Mark Wright, Adams and Butcher for one spot.

Easy to say with hindsight but would it have produced better results if a club central defensive pairing were kept together at international level i.e. Pallister/Bruce? Especially as they were more often than not champions. Having said that us Jocks did that with the Aberdeen pairing of Miller/McLeish and restricted the apparently classy Alan Hansen to a meagre haul of caps. Didn't really do us much good though I suppose.

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Post by Roller_Coaster Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:49 am

The understanding of a pairing familiar with each other shouldn't be underestimated. I still think Terry should have been persuaded back to play with Cahill in the last WC in 14.

That said, what I couldn't quantify is how much the centre back's reputation and ability is bolstered by having (in the case of Pallister and Bruce at Utd) say Keane in front of them, who obviously couldn't turn out for England (or even by simply being in the best team who spent most of their time attacking).




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Post by raycastleunited Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:52 pm

McLaren wrote:ray

I am only really familiar with Bruce's Man Utd days but it would seem obvious that if you have an English CB winning the premier league (3 times) - and being a crucial part of that success - then you pick him, especially given the national teams lack of understanding of how to win trophies.


Bruce / Pallister was a solid combo. It wasn't a world class combo though - in the late 80's / early 90's Man U wasn't the same team that went on to Champions League success, and the Premier League (or actually Division 1!) wasn't loaded with global talent. Arsenal were winning the title playing long ball under George Graham, Wimbledon won the FA Cup with a route one strategy, and the less said about Graham Taylor the better. Pallister was the better ball player so he got the England caps, but during that era England only had one world class defender - Des Walker - so it would have been crazy to leave him out.

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Post by McLaren Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:19 pm

Ray

Bruce won the Pl three times and within the same period England failed to qualify for a world cup.
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Post by westisbest Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:34 pm

Bruce & Pallister were quality.

Also Adams/Bould
And

McGrath/Teale.

Some great centre backs in those days.

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