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Games: All the latest release, trailers and news about the beautiful game in it’s pixelated form, with a regular nod to classic football gaming thrown in for good measure. From FIFA and PES all the way back to the glory days of ‘Ally McCoist: Director of Football’.

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

June 27th, 2008

Pit your wits against our final Euro-themed quiz 1. Career path Servette, Tenerife, Hansa Rostock, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Mönchengladbach (current) 2. Multiple choice Before David Villa’s hat-trick against Russia, who was the last man to score a hat-trick in a European Championship finals? a) Michel Platini, b) Patrick Kluivert, c) Marco van Basten, d) Milan […]

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

June 20th, 2008

More Euro 2008-flavoured fiendishness 1. Career path GD Estoril-Praia, Vitória FC, Porto, Chelsea (current) 2. Multiple choice Michel Platini top-scored at Euro 1984, with how many goals? a) Six, b) Seven, c) Eight, d) Nine 3. Picture round Which Euro star? 4. Team-mates How many Juventus players feature in Euro 2008 squads (including those from […]

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

June 13th, 2008

Another Euro 2008-themed quiz to hurt your head 1. Career path Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Werder Bremen (current) 2. Multiple choice Patrick Kluivert and which other player top scored at Euro 2000? a) Nuno Gomes, b) David Trezeguet, c) Thierry Henry, d) Savo Milosevic 3. Picture round Who’s this Euro star? 4. Team-mates […]

Another Euro-themed quiz to get your brains around 1. Career path Trelleborg, Juventus, Djurgarden, Rennes, Man City (current) 2. Multiple choice What are Euro 2008′s two mascots called? a) Zagi & Zigi, b) Flitz & Bitz, c) Trix & Flix, d) Flitz & Flix 3. Picture round Name this Euro 2008 player… 4. Team-mates How […]

Fiendishness with a European flavour1. Career path Boavista, Benfica, Fiorentina, Benfica (current) 2. Multiple choice Euro 2012 will be hosted by which two countries? a) Poland & Hungary, b) Poland & Ukraine, c) Poland & Latvia, d) Poland & Belarus 3. Picture round Who’s wearing shades? 4. Team-mates Roland Linz, Martin Harnik and Ronald Gercaliu […]

Fiendish Friday Quiz

May 23rd, 2008

Flexing your football brain at Friday lunch-time
1. Career path Chelsea, Blackburn, West Ham, Fulham (current)
2. Multiple choice How many of Man Yoo’s 18-man squad for the 1999 Champions League final are still at the club?
a) two, b) three, c) four, d) five
3. Picture round Who’s the chap with mic in the head?

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The Fiendish Friday Quiz

May 16th, 2008

More fiendish than Dr Shinawatra 1. Career path Blackpool, QPR, West Ham, Man City, Cardiff City (current) 2. Multiple choice Who sponsored the FA Cup between 1995-98? a) Axa, b) Carslberg, c) Littlewood’s, d) Nationwide 3. Picture round Who’s this? 4. Team-mates Peter Ndlovu, Dean Windass, Phil Thompson, Chris Kamara and Steve Bruce have all […]

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

May 9th, 2008

Last time I did the Fiendish Friday Quiz your combined total points was probably just shy of Derby County’s haul for the season. Like an A-level maths examiner, I feel inclined to make this one a little easier!
1. Career path Excelsior, Feyenoord, Coventry, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

May 2nd, 2008

1. Career path Napoli, Parma, Internazionale, Juventus, Real Madrid 2. Multiple choice Which team’s motto translates as “More than a club”? a) Barcelona, b) Real Madrid, c) Atletico Madrid, d) Deportivo La Coruna 3. Picture round Who’s this? 4. Team-mates Kevin Campbell, Stan Collymore, Gordon Banks and Dennis Wise all played for which club? 5. […]

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

April 25th, 2008

1. Career path ASEC Abidjan, Beveren, Metalurh Donetsk, Olympiakos, AS Monaco, Barcelona (current) 2. Multiple choice Which of these clubs has Fabio Capello not managed? a) Juventus, b) AC Milan, c) Roma, d) Parma 3. Picture round Who’s got chest control? 4. Team-mates Mido, Frank Stapleton, Benni McCarthy and Jan Molby have all played for […]

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

April 18th, 2008

1. Career path Schalke 04, AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal (current) 2. Multiple choice Who did Liverpool defeat to win their first European Cup, in 1977? a) Malmo, b) Inter Milan, c) Borussia Monchengladbach, d) Club Brugge 3. Picture round Who’s this? 4. Team-mates Johnny Rep, Romario, Mario Kempes, Patrick Kluivert and Didier Deschamps have […]

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It is a big weekend of sport coming up. Not only is it the FA Cup semi-finals but the Grand National is also taking place. A lot of footballing figures take more than a passing interest in the gee-gees. So we are going Through The Stable Keyhole to find out who has invested their football wages in a nag. Who owns a horse like this? Readers, it’s over to you.

Fiendish Friday Quiz

February 29th, 2008

1. Career path
Viking, Manchester United, Viking, Groningen, Fulham
2. True or false
The first English side to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup was West Ham United.
3. Picture round
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The Tuesday Teaser

February 19th, 2008

Three footballers, each one represented by a set of photo clues. Guess who they are (answers after the click). Lateral thinking required… 1. 2. 3.

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

February 15th, 2008

1. Career path Wimbledon, Norwich City, Wigan Athletic, Watford (current) 2. True or false? Tomas Brolin has played as a goalkeeper in Swedish non-league football 3. Picture round Who’s been listening to Wham? 4. Team-mates Ray Wilkins, George Weah, Jay Jay Okocha, Gabriel Heinze and David Ginola have all played for which club? 5. The […]

The Tuesday Teaser

February 12th, 2008

Three footballers, each one represented by a set of photo clues. Guess who they are (answers after the click). Lateral thinking required… 1. 2. 3.

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

February 8th, 2008

Another set of six devilishly difficult football questions, devised by your handsome quizmaster – that’s me btw. 1. Career path Tonnerre Yaoundé, Metz, Salernitana, Liverpool, West Ham, Lens, Galatasaray (current) 2. True or false? The 1994 World Cup is the highest-attended sporting event in United States history. 3. Picture round Who’s kissing the trophy? 4. […]

The Tuesday Teaser

February 5th, 2008

Three footballers, each one crudely represented by a set of photo clues. Guess who they are (answers after the click)… 1. 2. 3. Answers after the click…

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

February 1st, 2008

1. Career path Piacenza, S.C. Leffe, Hellas Verona, Piacenza, Parma, Atalanta, Juventus, AC Milan (current) 2. True or false? Chelsea’s stadium, Stamford Bridge, is not located in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea 3. Picture round Who’s having a laugh? 4. Team-mates Dan Petrescu, Mark Hughes, Kevin Keegan and Eyal Berkovic have all played […]

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

January 25th, 2008

1. Career path Seven Stars, Ajax Cape Town, Ajax, Celta Vigo, Porto, Blackburn Rovers (current)? 2. True or false? David Beckham once played for Preston North End? 3. Picture round Who’s with his WAG? 4. Team-mates Karel Poborsky, Stefan Schwarz, Claudio Caniggia, Pierre Van Hooijdonk and Rui Costa have all played for which club? 5. […]

The Tuesday Teaser

January 22nd, 2008

It’s back! Three footballers, each one crudely represented by a set of photo clues. Guess who they are (answers after the click)… 1. 2. 3.

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

January 18th, 2008

1. Career path Rangers, Coventry City, Dundee Utd, Hearts, Celtic (current)? 2. True or false? Kevin ‘The Messiah’ Keegan’s first name is actually Joseph. 3. Picture round Who can’t hear you? (Click to enlarge) 4. Team-mates Enzo Scifo, Roberto Carlos, Gabriel Batistuta, Mikael Silvestre and Robbie Keane have all played for which club? 5. The […]

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

January 11th, 2008

1. Career path Perugia, Glasgow Rangers, Salernitana, AC Milan (current)? 2. True or false? Ryan Giggs has been mentioned in an episode of The Simpsons. 3. Picture round Who’s the boy wonder? (click to enlarge) 4. Team-mates Ray Houghton, Iain Dowie, Tomas Brolin and Mikael Forssell all played for which club? 5. The fixture Which […]

BRISTOL CITY to beat Middlesbrough City are tough to beat at home and ‘Boro have no form right now. This looks like the most obvious ‘upset’ of the third round. Not that it would be a massive upset, mind. SPURS vs READING to be goal CRAZY! You want goals? You got ‘em with this fixture, […]