Association Football Trivia Thread

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  1. MUSC4EVER

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    Has Owain Fon Williams ever played for Wales, i know he started in the LOW...
     
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    He started out at Crewe.

    You're getting confused with another Owain who did start in the WPL before capped. ;)
     
  3. MUSC4EVER

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    Ahh Owain Tudor Jones....
     
  4. Liquid

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    Correct! After starting his career in the Cymru Alliance with Porthmadog, he played in 96 games for Bangor City in the top flight between 2000-2005 before moves to Swansea, Norwich and Inverness saw him pick up 13 caps.

    Owain Tudur Jones MUSC4EVER

    A reminder of the question seeing as it has slipped to the previous page.

    As far as my research shows, there are five players who played in the Welsh Premier League BEFORE playing for the Wales national team.

    Who?


    Here are clues for the remaining four. They were or have been active players since the 2000s.

    - A defender who spent 8 years in the Premiership and was an FA Cup runner-up

    - A defender who also became the first professional player to be capped for Wales whilst playing for a non-League team

    - A goalkeeper who gained one cap in 2006 and spent most of his career in the English third and fourth tier

    - A young striker who will probably play for the national team again in the future
     
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    Is that non-league team player Neil Taylor??
     
  6. Liquid

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    It is not Neil Taylor. Neil Taylor did play in the Conference for Wrexham but never played in the WPL and got his first cap playing for Swansea.
     
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    Going back to a recent question.
    I've just spotted this.
    Donald Simpson Bell: Tribute match to Victoria Cross footballer
     
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    What was unique about Tony Cottee's 2000/01 season?
     
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    A different team in each division for a season ?
     
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    Was the previous question answered, about the Welsh Premier League players??
     
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    Correct! Tony Cottee's final season in football was 2000/01. He began the season at Premier League Leicester City, playing twice in August, before dropping down to Division One Norwich City as player-coach, playing seven times, before departing just a month or so later in October to take over at Division Three Barnet, playing sixteen times, before resigning as player/manager in March 2001 and rounding out the season playing in Division Two for Millwall.

    Upon his release that summer, he retired from professional football but was able to secure a place in the record books having played and transferred in all four divisions in one single season.

    It wasn't but enough time had passed without interest that I've let it go. Unless you think you do know the other four?
     
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    Teams Of The Inaugural 1992/93 Premier League

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    1st Manchester United
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    2nd Blackburn Rovers
    3rd Arsenal
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    4th Newcastle United
    5th Aston Villa
    6th Liverpool
    7th ???
    8th Leeds United
    9th ???
    10th Everton
    11th Wimbledon
    12th ???
    13th Sheffield Wednesday
    14th Norwich City
    15th Crystal Palace
    16th Southampton
    17th Middlesbrough
    18th Coventry City
    19th Queens Park Rangers
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    20th Sheffield United
    21st Ipswich Town
    22nd Swindon Town
     
  14. Liquid

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    You have 17 correct answers.

    Newcastle and Swindon were not founding members.

    I'll update the table shortly.


    1st Manchester United
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    2nd Aston Villa
    3rd Norwich City
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    4th Blackburn Rovers
    5th Queen' Park Rangers
    6th Liverpool
    7th Sheffield Wednesday
    8th ???
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    10th Arsenal
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    12th Wimbledon
    13th Everton
    14th Sheffield United
    15th Coventry City
    16th Ipswich Town
    17th Leeds United
    18th Southampton
    19th ???
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    20th Crystal Palace
    21st Middlesbrough
    22nd ???

    Newcastle United
    Swindon Town
     
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  15. polysmut

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    Sunderland?

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Nottingham Forest
    Manchester City
     
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    Fulham, Spurs?
     
  17. MUSC4EVER

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    Were Oldham bottom?

    Also nice to see this thread back in action :tup:
     
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    Surely Sheffield United have to be on that table considering Brian Deane scored the 1st ever premier league goal for them.
     
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    Look at 14th place. They're already in there. :tup:

    Oldham is a great shout but I don't think they were relagated that year, I'd guess they fill the missing 19th spot.
     
  20. Liquid

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    3 correct answers but Sunderland were not founding members.

    Fulham were not founding members and you were slightly too late with Spurs.

    They were not bottom but they were founding members.

    One team left to get!

    1st Manchester United +36 84pts
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    2nd Aston Villa +17 74pts
    3rd Norwich City -4 72pts
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    4th Blackburn Rovers +22 71pts
    5th Queen' Park Rangers +8 63pts
    6th Liverpool +7 59
    7th Sheffield Wednesday +4 59pts
    8th Tottenham Hotspur -7 59pts
    9th Manchester City +5 57pts
    10th Arsenal +2 56pts
    11th ??? -3 56pts
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    Wimbledon +1 54pts
    13th Everton -2 53pts
    14th Sheffield United +1 52pts
    15th Coventry City -5 52pts
    16th Ipswich Town -5 52pts
    17th Leeds United -5 51pts
    18th Southampton -7 50pts
    19th Oldham Athletic -11 49pts
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    20th Crystal Palace -13 49pts
    21st Middlesbrough -21 44pts
    22nd Nottingham Forest -21 40pts

    Newcastle United
    Swindon Town
    Fulham
     
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    How has no-one mentioned Chelsea yet?
     
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    Not that it matters, but I swear @S_Bridge ninja edited Spurs in after I posted :grumpy:
     
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    Sorry about that.

    Because this was a strange time where Chelsea and Manchester City were midtable and pennyless. Chelsea had not long avoided relegation to the Third Division.

    It's also interesting to see Arsenal bang average until Wenger arrived, Liverpool at the start of their slump and defending champions Leeds only avoiding relegation by 3 points.

    Then there are teams like Coventry, Sheffield Wednesday, Wimbledon and Nottingham Forest who at the time were top flight mainstays but nowadays are long gone.

    And how great is it to see only one team going to the Champions League and two teams going to the UEFA Cup? I wish continental football was as selective these days.

    It's interesting to see this table and compare it to today's PL scene:

    1st Manchester United +36 84pts
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    2nd Aston Villa +17 74pts
    3rd Norwich City -4 72pts
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    4th Blackburn Rovers +22 71pts
    5th Queen' Park Rangers +8 63pts
    6th Liverpool +7 59
    7th Sheffield Wednesday +4 59pts
    8th Tottenham Hotspur -7 59pts
    9th Manchester City +5 57pts
    10th Arsenal +2 56pts
    11th Chelsea -3 56pts
    12th Wimbledon +1 54pts
    13th Everton -2 53pts
    14th Sheffield United +1 52pts
    15th Coventry City -5 52pts
    16th Ipswich Town -5 52pts
    17th Leeds United -5 51pts
    18th Southampton -7 50pts
    19th Oldham Athletic -11 49pts
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    20th Crystal Palace -13 49pts
    21st Middlesbrough -21 44pts
    22nd Nottingham Forest -21 40pts

    Newcastle United
    Swindon Town
    Fulham


    With the bulk of the answers it's @S_Bridge's turn.
     
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    Whoah whoah whoah there. One of those teams was in the Championship playoff final last season and is in the playoff positions currently with a 5pt cushion.
     
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    Is it 16 or 17 years since they were last in the Prem? :p
     
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    Haha, it is nobodies fault - there was a matter of seconds involved. There would be no way you could know unless you were mashing F5.
     
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    Yeah, but there's gone (Leeds, Villa, QPR, Forest) and there's long gone (Coventry, Oldham, Charlton).

    And then there's Blackpool.
     
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    I'd love to know how it's possible to come third with a negative goal difference.
     
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    Close wins and blowout losses.
    In the MLB last season, Texas won their division with 97 wins and 65 losses, yet only scored 8 more runs than they conceded (765-757).
     
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    True.

    It's just amusing that during the worst period, Wednesday dropped so low that even I have seen them play. ;) I believe it was Paul Sturrock's first game in charge and you had just signed Chris Marsden. We lost 0-2 thanks to a lovely Chris Brunt free kick.

    Their away form wasn't awful but when they lost, it was 0-4, 0-5, heavy results like that and I think 1-7 once.

    They went on to knock Bayern München out of the UEFA Cup next season. Go figure.