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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Liquid, May 16, 2012.
Yay . I wasn't sure about the grandfather so that was a slightly lucky guess, but I'll take it.
Need three names though - just one doesn't cut it.
I'm evil, I know.
Hazem emam Sr Sr, Hazem Emam Sr (Hamada Emam)and Hazem Emam JR.
Well, unless Egyptian naming standards are radically different from what I expect (and Spanish ones are - see Marcos Alonso), that's two from three Good enough, I SUPPOSE.
All three played for Zamalek too:
Hazem Emam (attacking midfielder) - Egypt; 87 caps (16 goals) - 1995-2005
Hamada Emam (forward) - Egypt; 5 caps (3 goals) - 1957-1974
Yehia Emam (goalkeeper) - Egypt; unknown caps - 1948-1953
Have we got any regulars in this thread who are Americans?
We've got a few members who have Singapore as their profile location who might be able to get the bonus point answer, although it depends on how interested in football they are. Those with the highest post counts are @FoRiZon @SomePlayaDude and @Taiga...
Edit: No-one's ever going to get the Malta one, so:
Salvinu Schembri - Malta; 3 caps (1 goal) - 1957-58
Eric Schembri - Malta; 3 caps (0 goals) - 1974-80
Andre Schembri - Malta; 84 caps (3 goals) - 2006-present
Welp, looks like no-one's going to get the other two either, so over to @Liquid for the next question.
For reference they are:
Joseph "Nana" Gyau (Ghana) - 1960-68
Philip Gyau (USA) - 1989-91
Joe Gyau (USA) - 2014
Eldest Gyau won AFCON twice, and moved to the USA in the late 1960s, with middle Gyau born there. Middle Gyau coached the US National Beach Soccer team after retiring in 1994. Youngest Gyau - somehow - came through the youth team at 1899 Hoffenheim, then moved to Borussia Dortmund - making one start for the senior side in 2014 - and has since moved to third division Sonnenhof Grossaspach.
The bonus point answer - and the only example I can find of this is:
Ahmad Wartam (Singapore) - 1963-69
Fandi Ahmad (Singapore) - 1979-97
Irfan Fandi AND Ikhsan Fandi (Singapore) - 2016-present
Ahmad was the Singapore national goalkeeper, while Fandi is probably the country's most famous footballer ever, and certainly the national team's highest score with 55 goals from 101 starts. In an exceptionally unusual twist, two of his five children - Irfan and Ikhsan - both currently play for the national team, with Irfan's debut 2016 (12 caps, 1 goal) and Ikhsan's in 2017.
Which is pretty cool - three successive generations of international footballer, and the current generation has two at the same time!
What was used in the 1973 FA Cup Final and never used in any subsequent final since?
Apart from Sunderland's ribbons on the cup?
An orange ball?
For whatever reason, an orange-yellow ball was used in this final, never to be seen again.
Really? That was a complete guess.
Well you were spot on so it's your turn to give us a question.
Which club have spent the longest time in the top division in England without winning it?
Note: this is according to their Wikipedia page that cites a page that no longer exists.
Hmm, good question. I'd think Coventry City might be an answer. They were in the top flight here and there from the 1970s to the early 2000s and I don't think they've ever won it.
That was going to be my guess too.
No to Coventry.
How about Middlesbrough?
No to all.
Are talking total years in the top flight and never winning, or most years in the top flight between wins?
The first one.
They've been in the top flight for a total of 73 seasons (non-consecutive) and never won it. Their best position was 3rd which they've achieved on 3 occasions. This club has been in the top flight recently (within the last 20 years) but most of their appearances in it have been way back.
Although never winning the top division, they did win the FA cup 3 times in the '20s.
They won three league titles in a row.
Yep, that is why I struck them out. I saw 3x ... in the 20's and activated keyboard before brain.
I then looked up the answer, and noted that Huddersfield did actually play the cup final 4 times 1920-1930, winning once.
10 players played every minute of this season's English Premier League.
Five goalkeepers, five outfielders
This is a fact which is easily researchable on the internet from today so please try and answer honestly.
That's all I've got for now, all guesses.