Well, it was not the response I was hoping for, so you’re not likely to see another edition of Prime Minister’s Question Time in the near future. That’s disappointing on a number of levels, but especially because it will not allow me to post that sweet picture of Prime Minister Pete Nice for the foreseeable future.
The good news is that one of you did respond, and it was none other than “Old Reliable” Andrew M., who hasn’t been heard from ’round these parts in quite a while. Needless to say, Andrew swept the board as he usually does so that brightened my day as well. No point in delaying anymore, here are the answers!
1. With the commencement of the 2014-2015 football season, what British club now holds the record for the most consecutive years with the same kit sponsor?
Scottish League One side Stranraer F.C. has now been sponsored by ferry company Stena Lines for 27 years.
2. When did it become legal to play football with a white ball?
3. Ryan Giggs and Jan Heintze both celebrated turning 38 years and 243 days old by doing the same thing- what did they do?
Both scored goals for their countries, Heintze for Denmark and Giggs for the U.K. Olympic team.
4. Who is the only footballer to voice a character (himself) on the Simpsons?
Brazilian international Ronaldo appeared in episode #17 (“Marge Gamer”) of season 18.
5. Aside from goalkeepers, what two captains since 1966 never scored for England?
Mick Mills (42 caps) and Trevor Cherry (27 caps).
6. Who was the first British player to be transferred for a fee in excess of £100,000?
In 1961 Manchester City transferred Scottish international Denis Law to Torino for £100,000.
7. What didn’t football goals have prior to 1875?
8. If a FIFA sanctioned match is forfeited by one side prior to kick off the score is recorded as, 3-0, but what score(s) can the match end in if a team forfeits during the match?
The score will also be recorded as 3-0, unless the remaining team is winning by a larger margin at the time of the forfeit.
See you next time?