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Football Club Association

Discussion in 'Quizzes & Games' started by Ivo, 19 Nov 2011.

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  1. Ivo

    Ivo Established Member

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    The Station Assocation game has been a great success over an extended period, and the Settlement Association game, though young, is also looking like a classic thread! Thus, I would like to try another association game!

    This time, you have to name a football club that shares a link with the previous example. Once again, I would like to ask that we restrict ourselves to Great Britain; I would allow Northern Irish clubs but many of us will only know of a select few which may cause problems. And before you ask, I have been careful in my choice of thread name, because "Football Association" - the obvious choice - would need to be accompanied by a playing of the Imperial March theme from Star Wars! :lol:

    Anyhow, on to the game. As ever, an example:

    Person X says Preston North End.
    Person Y says Bury, because it was once suggested that their name be changed to Manchester North End.
    Person Z says Tottenham Hotspur, because their ground's name also ends in "Lane".

    And so, on we go. Who wants to take us on from Spurs?
     
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  3. SS4

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    Cardiff City. The only non-English team to win the FA Cup whilst Spurs are the only non-league club (at the time) to have won it.

    Hope this is good enough :oops:
     
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    'Course it is :) Anything that works. Some of the associations in the other two are far more remote than that!

    Cardiff once came within goal average of winning the title, something they have never managed, but fell at the last (I believe they missed a penalty which would have won them the title! Who says penalty shoot-outs are a recent thing...?). Although not by quite as fine a margin, Rotherham United once failed to attain promotion to the top flight, something they have never managed, due to the same tie-breaker.
     
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    Is it admissable to go from there to Dover Athlitic on the basis of the Vera Lynn song "there'll be Bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover", or does it have to be a strict football club association?
     
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    A football link would be preferred, because otherwise we'll just be copying the Settlement game. In this particular case though, you can't anyway because we're on Rotherham not Cardiff ;)
     
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    Arsenal and Rotherham United have a home strip jersey of a red body with white sleeves. Is this acceptable to the quiz rules?
     
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    Port Vale are the only other League team whose name doesn't contain the name of a settlement.
     
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    Notts County are also the current "lower" team in a city that has two League teams (although Forest are technically on the wrong side of the Trent).

    But of course! Anything football-related is adequate, so long as it is genuine.
     
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    Derby County also have the word "county" in their name ( Last year, I would have been able to post Stockport County, but they are heading to the stage that if their plummet downwards continues, they will be lucky to be playing in the local "Sunday Schools" league)..:roll:
     
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    Back to Nottingham, only this time with Forest - the Rams' arch rivals, and also known for the exploits of Ol' Big 'Ead.
     
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    Liverpool and Nottingham Forest have both been winners of what used to be known as the European Cup.
     
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    Where Liverpool are the true Reds of England, it could be suggested that Chelsea are the true Blues of England.
     
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    Swansea City and Chelsea both have are name suffixes suggesting a maritime connection (but if so, it has been a long time since the tide was lapping around Stamford Bridge)
     
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    If it can be called a suffix! :lol:

    Brighton & Hove Albion also have a bird for a nickname.
     
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    The last clue had a bird as part of its clue, but West Bromwich Albion also have an avian nickname (when was a Throstle last seen flying around The Hawthorns ?) and also are one of the few teams to have the word "Albion" in their name
     
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    West Brom are founder members of the Football League; brainchild of William McGregor, once chairman of Aston Villa
     
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    Everton and Aston Villa are named from districts of the city they are in.
     
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    Aston Villa played Darlington in the FA cup Third Round on the 11th of December 1999. The gane finsihed 2-1 in favour of Aston Villa, thanks to a great gaol by BEnito Carbone and some superb saves form David James to deny fitst Neil Heaney and then Peter Duffield. I was there - Why so special?

    Darlington had been knocked out of the FA Cup in round two by Gillingham ( who drew Walsall - UNLUCKY!). Darlington were the "lucky looser" who stepped into the third round draw to replace Manceshter United ( who were playing in some tin pot cup in Brasil)

    his is the only time in FA Cup history a tram kncoked out has featrued in the next round!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sport/football/fa_cup/560294.stm
     
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    Darlington are one of a small number of clubs to have been relegated to non-league football and later achieve promotion back in to the league. Colchester United have also achieved this feat.
     
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    Darlington are one of an even smaller number of clubs to be relegated out of the league twice, like Lincoln City

    (we also got back the fitst time in only one season AND won the 4th division a year later - heady days! )
     
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    Sheffield United play in red and white striped shirts, as do Lincoln City
     
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    West Bromwich Albion were also (badly) managed by Bryan Robson.
     
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    We had West Bromwich Albion only a short time ago...must be very popular!!!


    West Ham United also have three words in their name
     
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    Burnley also play in claret and blue
     
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    St Johnstone were also previously managed by Owen Coyle.
     
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    St Johnstone's previous manager was Derek MacInnes, who is now manager at Bristol City
     
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    Another English club managed by a Rangers fan is Manchester United.
     
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    Indeed we are, boing boing :lol::lol:

    If I hadn't popped away from my PC for 15 minutes I could have had another, Derek McInnes being a former baggies player :D

    Anyway, on to Man U:

    Manchester United's only season outside the top flight since world war two coincided with Carlisle United's only season in the top flight in their history.
     
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    Carlisle United have a fox on thier badge as do Leicester City
     
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