1 – As of December 2018, name the four football managers to manage in the Premier League at the age of over 70? 2 – Which two clubs play in the M23 derby? 3 – In the 2018/19 Premier League, starting with the lowest, which three clubs had the smallest stadium capacities? 4 – Which British team defeated Barcelona both home and away in a 1966/67 European Cup competition and also reached the semi-final of the 1984 European Cup? 5 – Who once said: “Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win”? 6 – If it was Naranjito in 1982, and Juanito in 1970, what was it in 1966? 7 – Billy Wright, the first footballer in the world to earn 100 international caps, spent his whole career at which club? 8 – Three teams have sat at the top of the Premier League only to be relegated in the same season; can you name them? 9 – Name the top Premier League goalscorer to never have been capped for his country? (Hint: he now has a son named Tyrese playing for Stoke City) 10 – Four Manchester United players have won the European Footballer of the Year award; can you name them? 11 – What was introduced for the first time by trainer Donald Colman in the 1920’s at Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen? 12 – As of 2017, which European football club has supplied a player in the starting line-up of every World Cup final since 1982? 13 – What’s different about the recently launched limited edition Subbuteo table football set featuring Arsenal and Chelsea teams? 14 – England first entered the Football World Cup in 1950; how many tournaments have they failed to qualify for since then? 15 – Name the football club with which Jose Mourinho first became a top-tier manager? 16 – Jamie Carragher made his first team debut for Liverpool under which manager? 17 – Ryan Giggs is the new Wales football manager, but in which sport was his father Danny Wilson a Welsh international? 18 – Which Russian footballer, nicknamed the “Black Panther”, is widely regarded as the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the sport? 19 – Which adhesive manufacturer sponsors two English association football leagues at levels 7-8 of the English football league system? 20 – Can you name the only footballer born before 1960 to score a Premier League hat-trick (Hint: The Premier League was founded in 1992)? 21 – Which retail billionaire became the owner of Newcastle United in 2007? 22 – in 2005, which two Newcastle United team-mates were sent off for fighting against each other in United’s Premiership match with Aston Villa?
Answers to be submitted by Saturday 18th April
Quiz 2 Answers:- A – Aguero; B – Darren Bent; C – Andy Cole; D – Defoe; E – Euell; F – Fowler; G – Gerrard; H – Henry; I – Ince; J – Andy Johnson; K – Kane; L – Lampard; M – Mane; N – Nolan; O – Owen; P – Phillips; Q – Quinn; R – Rooney; S – Shearer; T – Torres; U – Unsworth; V – Van Persie; W – Wright; X – Xhaka; Y – Yorke; Z – Zola.
As the current situation of no league games and no training sessions means we can neither train or play walking football together the Boss (Keiran) has been thinking (not always a good thing) of what we could do to keep the team spirit going until everything returns to normal again (hopefully). Keiran says “The banter on the WhatsApp group is brilliant with quite a few of you enjoying the Quiz items so I have decided to do a weekly RELICS quiz.” The quiz is open to all Relics and also honorary Relics. The first set of questions are shown on the left, you have until next Saturday 4th April to send in your answers.
Coronavirus update. On Tuesday 17th March the GMWFL published the statement below (which they received Monday 16th March 2020 18:33) from Simon Gerrard the Chief Executive Officer of the Lancashire FA
“Following the Government’s announcement today (16.03.20), for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in Lancashire is postponed for the foreseeable future. Throughout this period, we have taken Government and FA advice with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all. We will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time. We are in regular communication with the FA/Government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review.”
GMWFL further added … “The GMWFL which takes place at the Heywood Sports Village is affiliated to the Lancashire FA and we must follow guidance given by the FA to protect the health and well being of all participants taking part in the league. It is with regret that for this reason the GMWFL will be postponed until advice is received from the Lancashire FA that it is safe to resume.“
The Relics finished in first and second places in the mini tournament organised by Leeds Titans. Two Relics teams travelled to Leeds to take part in the mini tournament with Leeds Titans and Halifax. Both Relics teams were unbeaten on the day, the Relics Blues (Ken, Keith S, Keith B, John H, Tony, Stewart, and guest Ray) topped the league with 2 wins and a draw. The Relics Whites (Keiran, Gaz, Tex, Bob, John W, John M, Graham) finished runners up with one win and two draws.
It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Dave Seel. Dave was one of the founder members of the Bury Relics. He played in the first Relics games in the Greater Manchester Walking Football League in September 2017 and helped the Relics achieve the over 60’s Division 3 runners up spot that season in what was the Relics first season in the league. Dave has been a regular in the squad ever since then including being a member of the over 65’s squad that won the League Title in the Spring 2019 season. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
Relics President Keiran Tilley said, “I’ve known Dave for a number of years, since before the Relics were formed, I recruited him into the Relics. He was a great guy, good player, solid and reliable. He will be missed by all of us at the club” Fellow players had their own memories of Dave … “I have had the pleasure of playing with Dave right from the start at Bury Leisure Centre he was one of the first to wear a Bury Relics shirt. A very quiet man but also very funny, its so sad” … Andy Quayle “A very quiet unassuming man, he will be missed by all who played with him” … Gary Lomax “Sad and shocked, He was a lovely man with a down to earth outlook and a sharp sense of humour. Like a few others I had the pleasure of playing with him in the early days, a tough opponent and a solid teammate” … Charlie Nangle “I also had the pleasure of playing with Dave in the early days. A solid, honest and sporting player and a nice bloke as well, very sad and shocked” … Tony Marsden
Over 50 people including players, family, and friends, attended the first ever Relics presentation night at Radcliffe Borough Football Club. A wonderful evening of laughter, entertainment, and good food culminated in the award of four trophies, over 60’s player of the year went to Graham Walton, over 65’s player of the year was awarded to John Morris, and the over 70’s player of the year was won by Bob Daniels. The Players player of the year went to John Wardle. Two other, comic awards, were presented to Mr Chatty Man – Graham Walton and our resident male chauvinist – John Wardle. The entertainment was provided by Relics players JoMo (Guitar and vocals) and Dr John (drums) and even photographer Keith Hayes got in on the act.
Going into the last game day of the season (3 games) the Relics over 70’s were written off as certainties for relegation. Five points adrift at the foot of Division 1 the task to avoid relegation did seem impossible.
However the Relics defied everyone with a remarkable display on the day. Following the first two round of games the Relics found themselves just two points behind Tameside, their opponents for the final game, knowing that a win for the Relics would keep the Relics in Division 1 and send Tameside into Division 2.
The Relics were on top in a tense game that seemed to be heading for a 0 – 0 scoreline until the Relics were awarded a penalty in the last minute. John Wardle stepped up and calmly sent the keeper the wrong way to secure Division 1 football for the Relics over 70’s next season.
What a year 2019 has been for the Relics over 65’s team. Following on from winning the 2019 Spring Season League Title, The Relics over 65’s team has now added the Autumn Season Division 1 title to their silverware, making it back-to-back league title wins in 2019. The Relics started the last round of four games eight points clear of Man City at the top. The Relics played City in the first game knowing that a win would secure the title. A superb chip over the sprawling City goalkeeper by Ken Buggie gave the Relics a 1 – 0 win and secured the title.