• He plays in Ligue 1 for Girondins de Bordeaux.
When he moved to the club it was discovered
he had a certain problem which is unique
considering the fact that he plays football. It is
also a career threatening problem
• Jean Tigana manager of Bordeaux has
described this problem as “Embarassing”
• What is this problem?
Allergic to grass
• Yoan Gouffran is allergic to grass and as u can
see this causes him a huge problem.
• This beer earned the
nickname X after X helped his
country qualify for the 2006
football World Cup. In the
proceeding celebrations, X was
seen turning down champagne
and other similar style of drinks
in favour of a 1 Litre Bock. This
public endorsement of the
beer was recognised by the
local population and the beer
earned his namesake.
• Recently a certain section of X’s fans sent
abuse to this person on twitter about a wrong
decision when it was meant for Y who share
similar names. Gimme X and Y
• X-Tottenham Hotspur
• Y-Chris Foy
• The person shown is British Cyclist Chris Hoy.
• Watch this clip and tell me what infamous
• Gary Lineker ended up taking a dump in his
shorts during the WC game against Ireland in
1990.This was due to stomach cramps.
• More Funda on the next slide.
• I’ve never admitted to it, but it’s true. It was a World Cup
game. It’s filmed, I’ve seen it but unless you know (what was
happening) you wouldn’t know.
• “I was not very well, I was poorly at half time but I carried on.
• “The ball went down the left hand side, I did try to tackle
someone, I stretched and then I relaxed myself. I was very
fortunate it rained that night and I could do something about
it. It was messy, it just came out, it happened. How much
detail do you want?
• “It’s true; it was the opening game of the 1990 World Cup
against the Republic of Ireland. You can see me rubbing the
ground like a dog; it was the most horrendous experience of
my life, but I tell you I never found so much space in a game
than I did that night after that happened.”
• Id this Welsh player who was so versatile that in a
single week one of England’s greatest ever forwards
Nat Lafthouse called him the greatest defender he had
ever come across and Wolverhampton Wanderers
legend Billy Wright called him the greatest forward he
had butted heads against. Sir Bobby Robson in his
autobiography even noted that he was probably the
only player to have a world class career in two different
positions. He has never been booked in his entire
• He played in the Serie A and was known to the fans as
Il Gigante Buono. He was so love by the italians that he
was voted as the greatest foreign player to play in the
serie A 40 years after playing there beating greats such
as Zidane and marco van basten.
8)Id the player on the right next to de
• In his obituary in the Guardian they described
him as 'a thick-thighed, blond, muscular,
cheerfully heavy drinker, who allied exceptional
skill with tactical flair and a devastating right-
• A legend for the club Y, his battles with alcohol
created anecdotes that are told to this day. One
of the most popular one being the time he was
asked by a customs official about the
whereabouts of two bottles of whisky he was
declaring and simply pointed to his stomach with
the words: 'Do you want to take an X-ray?'
• X was a keen footballer, having played for Bonnyrigg
Rose in his younger days. He was offered a trial
with East Fife. While on tour with South Pacific, X
played in a football match against a local team
that Matt Busby, manager of Manchester United,
happened to be scouting. According to reports, Busby
was impressed with his physical prowess and offered X
a contract worth £25 a week immediately after the
game. X admits that he was tempted to accept, but he
recalls, "I realised that a top-class footballer could be
over the hill by the age of 30, and I was already 23. I
decided to become an actor and it turned out to be
one of my more intelligent moves."
10)Who on what
• About two years before the European
Championships I began trying it. It worked so well
that I decided that I would use the technique if I
got a penalty at the European Championships. It
was like the will of god. I was 1,000% certain that
I would take the penalty in that way and that I
would score. Several times I've seen a player take
a penalty like that on television, and every
commentator in every country never fails to
describe it as X, which is naturally very
11)Put funda about these teams and
connect to a Football team.
Arsenal Fc. The Invincibles.
• All these teams went unbeaten in their respective
sporting leagues and earned the name The
Invincibles. Arsenal FC did it in the 2003-2004
Preston North End (1888-89)
Australian cricket team (1948)
Australian rugby league team (1982)
All Blacks (1924-25)
12)Who on what
• "I have seldom felt so depressed in my life as I
did that weekend. After 19 years of giving
everything I had to score goals, I have finally
scored one which I almost wished I hadn't."
Dennis Law an the infamous goal that
got Manchester United relegated.
• Though even if the match ended as a draw
Manchester United would get relegated but
his strike sealed the deal for them.
13)What is this? And fill for 2011
• 2004—Nicola Legrottaglie
• 2005—Christian Vieri
• 2008—Ricardo Quaresema
• 2009—Felipe Melo
• These are all various winners of the Bidone
d’Oro, Italian for the "Golden Bin" or "Golden
Trashcan", is a tongue-in-cheek prize given to
the worst footballer in Serie A at the end of
each calendar year. It is a play on Ballon d’Or.
The Spion Kop Hill
• Spion Kop (or Kop for short) is a colloquial
name or term for a number of terraces and
stands at sports stadiums, particularly in
the United Kingdom. Their steep nature
resembles a hill near Ladysmith, South Africa,
that was the scene of theBattle of Spion
Kop in January 1900 during the Second Boer
• Diego Latorre was initially given this term X.
There have been a list of players who have
been called X including the likes of Riquelme,
Pablo Aimar, Carlos Tevez, Aguero, Lavezzi,
Zarate, Ortega. Amongst all these players
Lionel Messi looks like he could be X due to a
lot of similarities. X?
• New Maradona or New Diego is a title given by the
press and public to
promising Argentine football players in reference (and
reverence) to the legendary Diego Maradona as a
• Everyone has referred to Messi as his successor and
the True New Maradonna because of scoring similar
hand of god goal and also scored scored a goal
against Getafe CF, one of which was very similar to
Maradona's second goal against England
• Watch these two vides. Both these videos show
players trying to emulate a move and failing
miserably. Who were the original two players
who did this and succeeded?
Johan Cryuff and Jesper Olsen
• Youtube this goal. Worth watching.
• According to The Cat's
Pyjamas: The Penguin
Book of Cliches this
chant was sung by
Sheffield United fans
towards this player who
was their goalkeeper.
Usually sung to the tune
of Knees Up Mother
Brown. What chant?
• Born in 1946, he played as a goalkeeper in the
Jamaican parish leagues in the 1960s, he
played for Jamaica in a schoolboy
international against Brazil in 1964. He then
turned to refereeing, and even refereed a
world cup qualifier in 1988. He was forced to
retire soon after since the age limit for
referees was lowered. He switched his
profession and achieved legendary status
• This company, which is part of the FTSE 250, was
founded in 1982. Its founder is a former county
squash coach, with an estimated wealth close to
a billion pounds. It expanded rapidly and
acquired Lilywhites and Dunlop Slazenger among
others. Responses to a recent incident which
arguably brings this company more into the
limelight were along the lines of “absolutely
appalling”, “a disgrace”, and “X and Y are together
like black and white.” Give me the name of the
company or the incident. No points for
identifying X or Y.
Sports Direct. St James Park being
renamed to Sports Direct Arena.
• 2002 was the first FIFA World Cup in which
teams were allowed to name 23 players.
However, the first ever player to sport a
number 23 jersey in a FIFA World Cup was
Uruguayan Guillermo Escalada in 1962. Tell
• This was done so as to avoid the number 13
jersey as the Uruguayans were superstitious
about such things.
• His last competitive appearance was for
Garforth Town in 2004. The club chairman
remarked that he had played a key part in
securing promotion from the Northern
Counties East League. The player himself
remembers it as “funny, enjoyable, a fun
• This phrase is believed to be at least as old as
2004; the authors of “Scorecasting: The Hidden
Influences Behind How Sports Are Played And
Games Are Won” attribute this to
‘Crowdsourcing’, implying that the mood of the
crowd may influence decision making, rather
than to other maligned factors. A statistical
analysis by The Times in 2009, suggests the
undertone behind the phrase might be valid, but
also points out that other footballing criteria may
also explain the correlation. What phrase?
• What rather tragic distinction does the
Congolese club Bena Tshadi hold, in the world
• They lost all 11 players on the pitch when
lightning struck during their match in October
1998 against Basanga
• What was the contribution of the dog named
Pickles (pictured) in March 1966 to the
footballing world, which was eventually
undone some 17 years later?
• Recovered the Jules Rimet trophy stolen in
London during the run up to the 1966 world
cup. It was stolen again in 1983 and never
• What twelve letter term describes an
attacking role behind the strikers, “in the
hole”, if you will? This might refer to an
attacking midfielder or a striker who plays
slightly deeper. The literal meaning of the
word would be three fourths, implying he
would be playing three fourths of the way up
• Setting: 1982 FIFA WC match between France
and Kuwait. Result: As routine as you’d expect,
4-1 in France’s favour. Question: Why did the
referee of the match lose his international
• The Kuwait FA president swooped down on
the field and threatened to take his players off
unless a goal scored by France was disallowed.
The referee relented. France went on to score
another goal any way.
• Identify the logo of this club which “created
• FC Kochi, the first professional football team in
• What is (rather inexpertly) blanked out? Give
• Banner at Stretford End in response to
Liverpool being named “European Capital of
Culture 2008”, a year which saw Liverpool go
trophyless and Manchester United secure a
Premier League, Champions’ League double.
• The Wars of the Roses were a series of
dynastic civil wars for the throne of England
fought between supporters of two rival
branches of the royal House of Plantagenet:
the houses of Lancaster and York (the "red"
and the "white" rose, respectively). The legacy
of this war still lives on in a different way.