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31st August 2011:

Q: What was unique about Manchester City's relegation from the First Division in season 1937-38?

A: Manchester City were reigning League Champions and scored more goals that season (80) than any of the other 21 teams in the First Division.
    Football League Tables 1919-20 to 1939-40


30th August 2011:

Q: Who were the only team to lose to Derby County during the 2007-08 Premier League season?

A: Newcastle United lost 1-0 away to Derby County - this was Derby's only Premier League win in 2007-08.
    Premier League Season 2007-08


29th August 2011:

Q: If Manchester United was 2862 (later 61662) and Liverpool was 2864 (later 61664), what was West Ham United?

A: West Ham United was 2872 (later 61672) - the number of the specially named LNER (later British Railways) "Footballer" class B17/4 locomotive.
    LNER / BR 'Footballer' B17/4 Locomotives


28th August 2011:

Q: Who was the first substitute to be used in a Football League match?

A: Keith Peacock of Charlton Athletic at Bolton Wanderers in a Football League Division Two match on the first day substitutes were allowed -
    Saturday 21st August 1965.


27th August 2011:

Q: Which of the previous 19 Premier League seasons produced the highest average goals per match?

A: Season 2010-11 produced 1,063 goals in the 380 matches played - an average of 2.8 goals per game.
    Premier League Goal Statistics from 1992-93 to 2010-11


26th August 2011:

Q: What was the highest number of goals scored in a FIFA World Cup Finals tournament match?

A: The 12 goals scored during Austria 7-5 Switzerland at the 1954 World Cup Quarter Final in Lausanne, Switzerland.
    FIFA World Cup Finals Switzerland 1954


25th August 2011:

Q: Who was the only non-British player to make the Top 20 goalscorers list in the first season of the Premier League in 1992-93?

A: France's Eric Cantona, who scored 15 goals with Leeds United (6) & Manchester United (9).
    1992-93 Premier League Season Statistics
   

24th August 2011:

Q: Who was the first used substitute in a FIFA World Cup Finals Tournament?

A: Anatoli Pusach came-on at halftime for the USSR against Mexico in the opening match of the 1970 World Cup Finals.
    FIFA World Cup Finals Mexico 1970


23rd August 2011:

Q: Which club holds the English Top Flight record for the most consecutive wins from the start of a season?

A: Tottenham Hotspur won their first 11 consecutive matches of the 1960-61 season.
    Tottenham Hotspur Team Sheets 1931-1965


22nd August 2011:

Q: Apart from Wembley, which three other stadiums which hosted 1966 FIFA World Cup Finals matches are no longer football venues?

A: White City Stadium (ex-QPR) in London, Ayresome Park in Middlesbrough and Roker Park in Sunderland.
    Wembley Stadium was demolished and re-developed and Goodison Park, Old Trafford, Villa Park and Hillsborough are still in regular football use.
    1966 FIFA World Cup Finals Tournament


21st August 2011:

Q: Southampton's Matt Le Tissier scored 48 out of the 49 career penalties he took - who was the only goalkeeper to save one?

A: Nottingham Forest's Mark Crossley on 24th March 1993. The Saints lost at home 1-2 to Forest.
    Statistical Analysis of  Top 100 Premier League Goalscorers 1992-93 to 2010-11


20th August 2011:

Q: Which football competition was featured in the Michael Caine film "The Italian Job"?

A: The 1968 UEFA European Football Championship, held in Italy.
    European Football Championships Finals  1960-2012


19th August 2011:

Q: Which four companies have sponsored the FA Cup since 1994?

A: Littlewoods (1994 to 1998), AXA (1998 to 2002), E.ON (2006 to 2011) and Budweiser (2011 to 2014)
    FA Cup Facts & Statistics 1871-72 to 2011-12


18th August 2011:

Q: Prior to Ally McCoist's appointment in 2011, which two Rangers managers failed to win a major trophy?

A: David White (1967-69) and Paul Le Guen (2006-07).
    Old Firm Manager's Records 1897-2011


17th August 2011:

Q: Which four passenger car manufacturers have sponsored Premier League club's shirts?

A: Peugeot & Subaru (both Coventry City), Rover (Aston Villa) and Proton (Norwich City).
    Premier League Shirt Sponsors 1992-93 to 2011-12


16th August 2011:

Q: Who are the two Welshmen who have played in the Italian Serie A?

A: John Charles with Juventus & AS Roma (1957-63) and Ian Rush with Juventus (1987-88).
    Serie A Foreign Players 1929-30 to 2010-11


15th August 2011:

Q: Which country reached the FIFA U-20 World Cup Semi-Finals for the first time in 2011?

A: France. The other three Semi-Finalists have all made the last four on previous occasions - Brazil 10 times, Portugal 3 times and Mexico once.
    FIFA Youth (U-20) World Cup Finals 1977-2011


14th August 2011:

Q: Which players have scored goals for six different clubs in the Premier League?

A: Nick Barmby, Craig Bellamy, Marcus Bent, Andy Cole and Les Ferdinand.
    Statistical Analysis of  Top 100 Premier League Goalscorers 1992-93 to 2010-11


13th August 2011:

Q: Which three English managers are the only ones to have won all three major English domestic trophies?

A: Bill Nicholson (League Championship, FA Cup x 3, League Cup x 2), Don Revie (League Championship x 2, FA Cup, League Cup)
    and Joe Mercer (League Championship, FA Cup, League Cup x 2).
    English Domestic Football Major Trophies Winning Managers 1871-72 to 2010-11


12th August 2011:

Q: Who are the only two managers to have won the "Grand Slam" of all three of UEFA's major club competitions?

A: Giovanni Trapattoni and Udo Lattek both won the European Cup/Champions League, European Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Cup/Europa League.
    Major European Trophies Winning Managers 1955-56 to 2010-11


11th August 2011:

Q: Which four managers won the European Cup Winners' Cup twice each?

A: Alex Ferguson (Aberdeen & Manchester United), Johan Cruyff (Ajax & Barcelona), Nereo Rocco (AC Milan) & Valeri Lobanovsky (Dynamo Kyiv).
    UEFA European Cup Winners' Cup Winning Managers


10th August 2011:

Q: Who were the last two English managers to win the Football League (Carling) Cup?

A: Steve McClaren with Middlesbrough in 2004 and Brian Little with Aston Villa in 1996.
    Football League Cup Winning Managers 1960-61 to 2010-11


9th August 2011:

Q: Which two footballers can be found on the Oasis "Definitely Maybe" album cover?

A: Manchester City's Rodney Marsh and Manchester United's George Best.
    Legendary Football Player: George Best


8th August 2011:

Q: Which two players were sent-off in the first FA Charity Shield match played at Wembley?

A: Leeds United's Billy Bremner and Liverpool's Kevin Keegan in 1974.
    FA Charity & Community Shield Matches 1908-2011


7th August 2011:

Q: Which two Football League clubs were originally known as the Eagle Cricket Club and Riverside AFC?

A: Leyton Orient and Cardiff City.
    English Football League Clubs Details


6th August 2011:

Q: Who was the only Italian player affiliated with an English club to appear in a FIFA World Cup Final tournament?

A: Roberto Di Matteo with Chelsea at the 1998 Finals in France.
    Players from English Clubs who have Participated in FIFA World Cup Finals


5th August 2011:

Q: Which five countries affiliated to FIFA will not be participating in the 2014 World Cup Qualification Tournament?

A: Brazil, as host nation who automatically qualify plus Brunei, Bhutan, Guam and Mauritania who did not enter.
    AFC 2014   CAF 2014   UEFA 2014   CONMEBOL 2014   CONCACAF 2014   OFC 2014


4th August 2011:

Q: In what country, apart from England, do Arsenal and Chelsea regularly meet in the Top Flight?

A: They are both teams in the Ghanaian Premier League.
    World Football Leagues: Ghana


3rd August 2011:

Q: Which rival Leagues were absorbed into the Football League to form the Second and Third Divisions?

A: The Football Alliance formed Division Two in season 1892-93 and the Southern League formed Division Three in 1920-21.
    Football Alliance  and Southern League 


2nd August 2011:

Q: Which Premier League club had shirts sponsored by Whyte and Mackay?

A: Leeds United in season 2003-04.
    Premier League Shirt Sponsors 1992-93 to 2011-12  


1st August 2011:

Q: What was England's best Performance in the FIFA Youth (U-20) World Cup Finals prior to 2011?

A: Third place in the 1993 Finals in Australia.
    FIFA Youth (U-20) World Cup Finals 1977-2011


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