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Friday, February 04, 2011

Nobes' Trivia 4: solutions

At the beginning of the month Soccer AM/MW's Nobes set you three football posers. Here are the the solutions.

Question 1: Mystery Numbers

There are 11 of these clubs in the Championship, five in League One, and a couple of such teams in League Two. What links all 18 of them?

Solution: Teams who have won the FA Cup.

The 11 in the Championship are: Barnsley, Burnley, Cardiff, Coventry, Derby, Ipswich, Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Portsmouth, Preston, and Sheffield United.

The five League One teams are: Charlton, Huddersfield, Notts County, Sheffield Wednesday, and Southampton.

The two currently plying their trade in League Two are Bradford and Bury.

Question 2 - Cryptic Connection

Plymouth are to Boston, as Hull are to Gloucester, as Scunthorpe are to which Non League side?

Solution: Braintree Town, of the Conference South who, like Scunthorpe, are nicknamed the Iron.

Both Plymouth and Boston are nicknamed the Pilgrims, and the Tigers is the nickname shared by Hull and Gloucester.

Question 3: Where's Nobes?

Which Football League ground is Nobes at?

This ground hosted football at the 1948 Olympics - one of only two places used outside London.

It was the first ground to stage a Football League game under floodlights in 1956.

This Championship ground is actually situated on an island.

Solution: Nobes was at Fratton Park, home of Championship side Portsmouth.

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