So, I left for work without putting together the answers post for this week’s edition of PMQT- my apologies. I’m going to try and do them from memory, so I’d appreciate any slack you might be able to cut me.
1. This English club, despite being around for over 100 years, has only been relegated or promoted a total of five times, has never been out of “league football,” and has never won a league title or a major cup title?
Rochdale A.F.C. have spent most of their history in the fourth tier of English football.
2. What California-born goalkeeper has been on the books at Manchester United, Royal Antwerp, Oldham Athletic, Charlton Athletic, Burnley, Huddersfield Town (x3), Milton Keynes Dons, Northampton Town, Peterborough United, Blackpool (x2), Leeds United, Tranmere Rovers, Leyton Orient, Accrington Stanley (x2), and is still only 31?
3. Which of the following is a football player and not a mineral: Ruizite, Analite, Barazite, Kankite, or Fergusonite?
Nacer Barazite is not a mineral, rather, he is a Dutch midfielder of Moroccan descent who plays for Austria Wien
4. What current Sky Sports broadcaster and Celtic legend suffers from myalgic encephalomyelitis?
5. What country’s top league features a club named after the dynasty that once ruled Bohemia, Lithuania, Poland, and Hungary?
Jagiellonia Bialystok of the Polish Ekstraklasa are named for the Jagiellon Dynasty which ruled these countries from 1377 until 1572.
6. What country’s national team is comprised of approximately equal parts native born players and Californians?
Guam. And most of the Californians are from the metro San Diego area- including the New England Revolution’s Ryan Guy.
7. What active player has signed for the same club on seven different occasions (none of them on loan)?
English midfielder Dean Martin has played football year-round for his entire career, playing fall to spring in England, Ireland, and Hong Kong, and during the summers, in Iceland. He has signed for Knattspyrnufelag Akureyrar on seven different occasions. He has also played for Iceland’s IA Akranes multiple times
8. Players at this amateur club have included two current Premier League managers, a television commentator, the scorer of one of the best World Cup goals ever, and a star of Escape to Victory?
Drumchapel Amateurs F.C. was once the club of Alex Ferguson, David Moyes (his father was the manager at one time), Andy Gray, Archie Gemmill, and John Wark among others.