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Friday, March 05, 2010

Nobes' Trivia Question 14 solution

A couple of weeks ago we asked that old chesnut of a question:


He told you that:

The ground I'm at this week was named after a royal occasion and attracted its highest ever attendance when Matt Busby's Manchester United were in town.

It's staged both football and rugby games in the past and one of the stands is named after a former manager of the club.

It was also bombed in both the First and Second World Wars.

Did you work out where he was though? Nobes was actually visiting Hartlepool United's Victoria Park.

The stadium actually takes its name from the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897.

And the stand named after a former manager is the Cyril Knowles Stand - named in recognition of the man who led Pools to promotion from the basement division in 1991.

It was indeed used to stage both rugby and football and over 17,000 crammed in to see Matt Busby's Manchester United in an FA Cup game in 1957.

In the First World War it was damaged by a German Zeppelin and it was similarly damaged in the Second World War too.

Congratulations if you got the solution. Nobes will have another poser for you soon.

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