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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Liquid, May 16, 2012.
France v Spain?
Belgium v Netherlands?
Edit: I don't think it will be right but Wales is always a possibility when you have a question, so how about Wales v England?
Austria v Hungary have played 130 odd times I think the commentator said last night. ?
England v Wales?
Germany v Poland?
No to all of these.
But this is the right answer. Eagle-eyed posters will now note that I posed this question an hour or two before the Austria-Hungary game kicked off and I wanted to see how observant people are.
They have now met 137 times, a European record, with 67 Hungary wins, 40 Austria wins and 30 draws. The reason they have played each other so frequently is quite simply due to their proximity. In the days before the European Championship and even the World Cup they would play each other in friendlies on a half-annual basis. Twice or thrice per year wasn't unusual.
For those curious, England-Scotland has been played 112 times with 47 England wins, 41 Scotland wins and 24 draws.
I did suspect that the answer might have matched up with the current fixtures. I just haven't been paying enough attention to the tournament to know what any of the fixtures du jour have been.
Donald Bell, a former Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Bradford Park Avenue player, is the only professional footballer to have won what?
Uneducated guess: The University Boat Race?
No. But you're correct in sussing out that it is a non-football related.
I would be quite surprised if there was only one person who won the Ashes and played football professionally in the late 19th/early 20th century.
Even later than that. Willie Watson was in the England squad for the 1950 world cup (didn't get a game) and was part of the 1953 Ashes winning team. (There's a future question for someone)
My guess for the question would be an individual Olympic medal of some sort.
By the way, the answer to that last question was that Donald Bell is the only professional footballer to have won a Victoria Cross; the highest of all British orders, decorations and medals. He won it for his actions at the Somme taking down an enemy machine gun location and its trench, including disabling the machine gunner with a revolver.
Unfortunately, he was killed five days later and was posthumously awarded his VC, which now sits on display at the National Football Museum in Manchester.
If someone has a question, feel free to post.
I read an interesting article about him after my guess at the question. I googled him so was ineligible to give the answer.
Alright, here's an easier one for you:
Which is the only club to have played in:
Division Three North
Division Three South
The north/south thing leads me to guess Derby County?
Afraid not; Derby were never in Division Four nor Division Three South.
But you're thinking along the right lines; it has to be a team which can straddle a North/South division line.
In my head, I've decided on what I think are the three most likely. I'll just guess at one of them for now.
Stoke City have never been in Division Three, Division Three South or Division Four.
Hull City have never been in Division One or Division Three South.
Portsmouth are on the south coast and there is no way they ever played in Division Three North. They have been in all of the others, though.
Just to uncomplicate things, Divisions One-Four means the four divisions of the football league before 1992/93. Championship, League One and League Two do not count.
So we're looking for a team which has been in all four national Football League divisions, the North and South Division Three and subsequently the Premier League as well.
I'm guessing that Villa, Birmingham City, West Brom & Wolves have never been as low as Div 4.
Mansfield have certainly never been Premier League & I don't think Notts County have either.
Which leaves Coventry & Leicester as my next ideas.
Unless MK Dons have somehow played in Div 3 North having been Wimbledon? for the rest of their history who I'm confident will have played in at least most of the other leagues mentioned?
If anyone wants to guess at the ones I've ruled out, give them the point.
I'll have my final guesses on this question with Leicester City & Coventry City. Leicester being my more confident of the two because Coventry were top flight for such a long time.
Norwich or Ipswich?
Too far south. Neither have been in Division Three North; neither were ever in Division Three or Division Four too.
A big team! Never in Division Three, Division Three North/South or Division Four.
And this is the right answer!
Coventry City were accepted into Division Two in 1919/20.
Then relegated to Division Three North for the only time in 1925/26.
From 1926/27 until 1935/36 they were in Division Three South.
And again between 1952/53 and 1957/58, until they founded the Fourth Division in 1958/59.
Then thanks to Jimmy Hill, they steadily climbed back up the leagues and into Division One and ultimately the Premier League.
S_Bridge's turn to ask us a question.
They were probably the first club to come to mind actually before I stepped back as I realised I wasn't sure.
Change of plan on the next question, I don't have one ready.
Anyone else have one...?
Name the 2 British players who have scored in 2 different European Cup/Champions League finals?
British sounds like a clue here. Did John Robertson score in both of Forest's wins?
He scored in one of them but not the other.
One Englishman. One Scotsman.
Steve McManaman might be the English fella, doing it for Madrid in 2000 and 2002.
The Scottish bloke might be Dalglish for Liverpool.