Thursday, 2 January 2014

LBITCR Christmas Quiz Answers

So here we are - the answers to the 6th annual Left Back In The Changing Room Bumper Christmas Quiz. As ever I'm humbled that so many people tweeted me about (or RT'd the quiz), so many people looked over the quiz and so many hardy souls took part in it.

The winner was G. Rhydian Morgan (who you should all Follow on Twitter). He wins a bottle of wine from the Left Back Cellars. Other strong showings included the man behind the Rangers blog Follow Follow, the man behind Celtic tactics site Tictactic, and JP Murphy. A good score was between 30-40, a very good score 40 - 50 and an excellent score anything over 50.

Thanks for continuing to read, and engage with LBITCR. Have a great 2014.

Love, or what you will,



1. The Bantams are Bradford City.

2. Norman Hunter was known as 'Bite yer legs'.

3. Sir Tom Finney was 'The Preston Plumber'.

4. The traditional Scottish club in the nickname section. The Gable Endies are Montrose.

5. Exeter City are The Grecians.

6. I've been told a number of players are 'The Architect'. The most famous - and the one I was looking for - was Andrea Pirlo.

7. The Blood and Gold are RC Lens

8. The Green Crocodiles are Bursaspor

9. 'Little Mozart' is Tomas Rosicky

10. 'The Contortionist' was Rob Rensenbrink

Variations on a theme

The theme was hat-tricks.

11. European Cup Final Hat-Tricks linked Pierino Prati, Ferenc Puskas and Alfredo di Stefano.

12. The next person in the sequence of Townley, Logan... is Stan Mortensen. They are three men to have scored hat-tricks in FA Cup Finals.

13. Turnbull did it 1908, Allen did it 1954, Taylor did it in 1957. The man who did it in 1992 was Eric Cantona and the answer was scoring a hat-trick in a Charity Shield.

 Müller did it in 1976, Alloffs did it in 1980 and Platini did it twice in 1984. What we were looking for was scoring hat-tricks in European Championships, of course. Van Basten did it in 1988. The next three were Patrick Kluivert, Sérgio Conceição and David Villa.

15. Given the theme - Neymar is the only man to have scored a hat-trick in the Copa Libertadores and the Champions League.


16. Surrey was a QI style clanger. The answer in the footballing world is Glentoran.

17. Cambridge United play at Abbey Stadium.

18. The Stadio Olimpico in Turin is the stadium formerly known as the Stadio Municipale Benito Mussolini

19. The stadium previously named after Stalin and Lenin is now named after Tofiq Bahramov (a.k.a The Russian Linesman).

20. The Maracana is actually called 
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho.

Random Trivia

21. Three men have played in the Merseyside, Manchester and Old Firm Derbies: Andrei Kanchelskis (Manchester United, Everton and Rangers), Craig Bellamy (Manchester City, Liverpool, and Celtic), and Michael Ball (Everton, Manchester City and Rangers).

22. The four English clubs have won the UEFA Cup/Europa League: Ipswich Town, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, and Chelsea.

23. The sixth player to win the old First Division Title and the Premier League title was Eric Cantona.

24. The list of players were the 1948 as the Great British Olympic Team.

25. Sir Matt Busby was their manager.

26. Mexico have played at the most World Cups without winning it.

27. The only two players to have scored five goals at two different World Cups are
Teófilo Cubillas and Miroslav Klose. (The QI clangers were Ronaldo and Gerd Muller)

28. The five Germans to have won the Ballon d'Or are Gerd 
Müller, Franz Beckenbauer, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Lothar Matthäus, and Matthias Sammer. (The QI clangers were Oliver Kahn and Jurgen Klinsmann).

29. The last manager to win the 2nd Division Title in one season and win the 1st Division Title with the same two in consecutive seasons was Sir Alf Ramsey with Ipswich Town. (Brian Clough was the QI clanger here - his Nottingham Forest team came third in the 2nd Division before winning the 1st Division title the following year).

30. Most who entered worked out that winning the European Cup Winners Cup which Anderlecht, Dinamo Tblisi and Aberdeen have done but Benfica, Real Madrid and Liverpool will never do.

31. The two players (that I know of) who won three league titles with three different clubs in consecutive seasons in the early 1990s were Eric Cantona (Marseille, Leeds United, Manchester United) and Alexei Mikhailichenko (Dinamo Kiev, Sampdoria, Rangers). No one else came up with a correct answer but they may exist.

32. Mark Hughes played two games in two different countries on 11th November 1987. For Wales against Czechoslovakia in Prague and then in Germany for Bayern Munich against Borussia 

33. The team that was shipwrecked after finishing third in the Scottish league was Raith Rovers.

34. Bolton Wanderers started life as Christ Church FC.

35. In the same vein, Coventry City started life as Singers FC.

Football and music

36. The only footballer on the front cover of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was Liverpool FC man, Albert Stubbins.

37. The football manager which gave his name to the band behind 'Sunchyme' was Dario Gradi (the band was Dario G).

38. Wet Wet Wet sponsored Clydebank FC.

39. The footballer who inspired the Super Furry Animals to write 'The Man Don't Give A Fuck' was Robin Friday.

40. All Half-Man Half-Biscuit wanted for Christmas was a Dukla Prague Away Kit.

Sharp shooters

41. The top scorer in the African Cup of Nations is Samuel Eto'o.

42. The top goalscorers in the Copa America are Norberto Mendez of Argentina and Zizinho of Brazil. (This was the only question - I think - which no one got right).

43. The top goalscorer in the CONCACAF Gold Cup is Landon Donovan of the USA.

44. Joachim Streich is the all-time top goalscorer for East Germany.

45. And Luis Suarez - yes, him - is the all-time top goalscorer for Uruguay.

Handsome devils

Next five points. Name the handsome devils.

46. Zvonomir Boban

47.  Paul Breitner
48. Antonin Panenka (yes, he of the chipped penalty fame)

49. Darko Pancev

50. Tomáš Skuhravý 
Nice and simple... name the person who said each of the quotes below.
51. Socrates said 'Beauty comes first. Victory is secondary. What matters is joy'.
52. Johann Cruyff said 'Speed is often confused with insight. When I start running earlier than the others, I appear faster'
53. Stan Bowles, and not George Best, said 'I blew the lot on vodka and tonic, gambling and fags. Looking back, I think I overdid it on the tonic' (George Best was the QI Clanger)
54. Alfredo di Stefano said 'Football is made of leather, leather comes from cows, cows like grass'
55. Ray Davies, of The Kinks, sang 'I like my football on a Saturday, roast beef on a Sunday is all right'.
56. The only two goalkeepers who have won the PFA Player of the Year Award were Pat Jennings and Peter Shilton. (Peter Schmeical was the QI Clanger)
57. The only two goalies who have won the SPFA Player of the Year Award were Andy Goram and Theo Snelders.
58.The two Spanish keepers who have both won the Zamora Trophy five times are Antoni Ramallets and Victor Valdes. (Iker Casillas was the QI Clanger).
59. The goalkeeper who has scored the most international goals is Jose Luis Chilavert of Paraguay.
60. The goalkeeper holds the record for most goals scored in the Champions League is Hans-Jorg Butt.



dearieme said...

2014: Brazil World Cup. Obviously England should play a 3-5-2 formation. But who should constitute the five?

I reckon Carrick, Lampard, Gerrard, Barry and Parker.

Or maybe Wilshere, Barkley, Henderson, Lalalala, and The Ox.

Wotchoo fink?

James said...

Matthews, Finney, Mannion, Franklin and Beckham.

dearieme said...

Ben Franklin? His "kite and key" tactics might be a clever innovation.

James said...

Neil Franklin to you, youngster.