The F365 End Of 2012 Quiz - The Answers

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The Premier League

1) After losing to which team did Roberto Mancini declare the league over in April?

Arsenal

2) Which team were the first to be relegated from the Premier League in 2011/12?

Wolves

3) Who scored the winner for City in the second Manchester derby of last season?

Vincent Kompany

4) And apart from Agueerroooooooooooooooo, who scored City's other goals in their final day win over QPR?

Edin Dzeko and Pablo Zabaleta

5) Which team were relegated on the final day?

Bolton

6) Who beat City on New Year's Day 2012?

Sunderland

7) Who won the PFA Young Player of the Year?

Kyle Walker

8) Who finished the highest of the three promoted clubs last season?

Swansea

9) Who did Manchester United lose to in their first game of this season?

Everton

10) How many current Premier League sides were in the first Premier League (or, if you prefer, when football was invented) in 1992/93?

11 - Manchester United, Aston Villa, Norwich, QPR, Liverpool, Spurs, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton and Southampton


The Cups

11) Who missed the penalty for Cardiff that won Liverpool the Carling Cup?

Anthony Gerrard

12) Which Liverpool player scored in both the final and semi-final of the FA Cup?

Andy Carroll

13) Name the Cypriot team that made the quarter-finals of the Champions League, only to be mullered by Real Madrid?

APOEL Nicosia

14) Which Barcelona player did John Terry knee in the back in their Champions League semi-final?

Alexis Sanchez

15) Who was the only player to miss a penalty for Chelsea in the Champions League final shootout?

Juan Mata

16) Which two Spanish clubs contested the Europa League final?

Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao

17) Who won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy?

Chesterfield

18) Who beat Celtic in the Scottish cup semi-final then went on to win the final?

Hearts

19) Barcelona won the Copa del Rey this year - how many times have they won it now (three either way for half a point)?

26

20) Who won the Copa Sudamericana?

Universidad de Chile


The Football League

21) Name the winners of the Championship, League One and League Two

Reading, Charlton and Swindon

22) And the three playoff winners?

West Ham, Huddersfield and Crewe

23) Who are the Al-Hasawis?

The Kuwaiti family who bought Nottingham Forest in the summer

24) Where is Steve Coppell currently employed?

Crawley Town

25) Which manager described one of his own players as 'the worst professional I've ever seen' after substituting him 21 minutes into a game against Preston?

Paolo di Canio

26) As of the end of 2012, who is the longest serving manager in the Championship?

Kenny Jackett

27) Why were Cardiff owners Vincent Tan and Chan Tien Ghee unpopular in the summer?

They changed the club's colours from blue to red for marketing purposes

28) Which striker did Blackburn buy from the Premier League in July, only for him to knack his cruciate ligaments before being able to play a game?

Leon Best

29) Why was Mark McCammon in court this year?

He sued Gillingham for racial discrimination

30) Who is currently Portsmouth caretaker manager?

Guy Whittingham


Transfers

31) Three players arrived at Premier League clubs on loan from MLS sides in January - can you name them?

Thierry Henry (Arsenal), Robbie Keane (Aston Villa) and Landon Donovan (Everton)

32) Which two 'veteran' players did Spurs sign on deadline day in January?

Louis Saha and Ryan Nelsen

33) To which side did Chelsea sell Alex?

PSG

34) Who was Manchester United's only signing of the January window?

Paul Scholes

35) Which Portuguese player did Spurs narrowly fail to sign on deadline day in August?

Joao Moutinho

36) Which two clubs signed players called Mousa Dembele in the summer?

Spurs and Fulham.

37) Who did Liverpool sign winger Oussama Assaidi from?

Heerenveen

38) Which player went the other way in Manchester City's deal to sign Matija Nastasic from Fiorentina?

Stefan Savic

39) Name the striker signed by Manchester United from Universidad de Chile.

Angelo Henriquez

40) Name the three Champions League winners QPR signed in the summer.

Julio Cesar, Jose Bosingwa and Park Ji-sung


Euro 2012

41) Who scored the first goal of the tournament?

Robert Lewandowski

42) Which two teams lost all three of their group games?

Ireland and the Netherlands

43) "I don't give a sh*t. I'm going on holiday." Who said that after his nation's elimination from the tournament was confirmed?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

44) Which player scored Spain's two goals in their quarter-final against France?

Xabi Alonso

45) Which two England players missed penalties in the shoot-out against Italy?

Ashley Young and Ashley Cole

46) Six players finished joint-top scorer of the competition with three each - name as many as you can.

Mario Gomez, Mario Mandzukic, Mario Balotelli, Alan Dzagoev, Cristiano Ronaldo and Fernando Torres

47) How much was Nicklas Bendtner fined for his famous gambling pants?

£80,000

48) And who was Nicky celebrating scoring against?

Portugal

49) Name all four of Spain's goalscorers in the final.

David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata

50) Who or what was 'Oceana'?

The singer responsible for 'Endless Summer', the theme song to the tournament


Europe

51) Who is the Internazionale manager?

Andrea Stramaccioni

52) Which Spanish team received a huge number of donations from fans around the world after they nearly went out of business?

Real Oviedo

53) Name the former Portsmouth player who won Ligue 1 with Montpellier.

John Utaka

54) Name the Polish trio so instrumental in Borussia Dortmund's second successive Bundesliga title win.

Robert Lewandowski, Lukasz Piszczek and Jakub Blaszczykowski

55) How many Eredivisie titles have current champions Ajax now won (we'll give you two either way)?

31


The World

56) Who won the Africa Nations Cup for the first time in their history?

Zambia

57) In which competition was goalline technology trialled?

The Club World Cup

58) Who won the gold in both men's and women's football at the Olympics?

Mexico and the USA

59) Who announced he would be leaving Boca Juniors after they lost the Copa Libertadores final?

Juan Roman Riquelme

60) Name the Chinese club that Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka currently play for?

Shanghai Shenhua


Managers

61) Name the first Premier League manager to be sacked in 2012, whose successor has subsequently been dismissed.

Neil Warnock

62) Can you name the Dubai-based club who dismissed Diego Maradona as manager in July?

Al Wasl

63) Which manager was caught on tape bad-mouthing his predecessor while in a 'refreshed' state?

Steve Kean

64) Four current Premier League managers used to be assistants at other current Premier League clubs - name them.

Steve Clarke, Chris Hughton, Martin Jol and Harry Redknapp

65) 12 of the Premier League's 20 teams have the same manager (at the time of writing) as they did at the start of 2012 - how many can you name?

Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Everton, West Ham, Stoke, Fulham, Newcastle, Sunderland, Southampton, Wigan and Reading


Quotes - Match the player with the words

66) "I try" - in response to the question "I understand you're a footballer?"

Fabrice Muamba, during his recovery from cardiac arrest

67) "Let's go outside and have a man conversation."

Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin reacts after some robust questioning from a reporter.

68) "When I score, I don't celebrate because it's my job. When a postman delivers letters, does he celebrate?"

Mario Balotelli on his rather glum celebrations

69) "It's true that I don't know much about the players in Ligue 1 but for sure, they know who I am."

Zlatan Ibrahimovic introduces himself to the French public

70) "If we got that number of penalty kicks there would be an enquiry in the House of Commons."

Sir Alex Ferguson on decisions for Manchester City


Twitter - Match the player with the hastag

71) '#lovedmytime'

Grant Holt

72) '#headsgone'

Steven Fletcher

73) '#bunchoftw*ts'

Ashley Cole

74) '#ghettojuice

Nile Ranger

75) '#yourf*ckingnuts'

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