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2 hours ago, M42Owl said:

What do you know about Rochdale?

As there’s not much to know about Rochdale FC, I’ve add some clues for famous people from Rochdale.

I’ll confirm correct answers at full time if I’m in a good mood.

 

  1. Name the player from his career 1977 to 1987.

Wednesday 133 apps 4 goals

Oxford 24 / 1

Chesterfield 7 / 0

Cardiff 25 / 0

Rochdale 97 / 2

2. Rochdale aren’t the most successful of clubs. Arguably their most successful year would be 1962. What happened that year?

3. Rochdale’s manager at the time was Tony Collins. What significant first did he achieve? 

4. A statue of Rochdale legend David Clough has been erected at Spotland. How did he gain legendary status?

5. Which post war Wednesday boss also managed Rochdale?

6. Which record, extending for 36 years, belongs to Rochdale?

Name the famous Rochdalians?

7. Oh goodie, goodie, here’s a grey bearded tit.

8.  This singer, no relation to Gracie, is known all around the world.

9.  She’s no Annie Walker.

10. Brookside actress remembered for a lesbian kiss.

11. Bonus question. Name the other actress in that kiss. She comes from nearby Oldham.

 

1) 3) 4) 9) & 11) still needed.

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1 minute ago, Reesh said:

1) Barry Grant from Brooksides older brother David

3) First black manager in the Football League

4) lifelong fan who raised money for the club and bequeathed his estate to them on his passing.

1) David Grant.
3) Correct. First BAME manager in football league.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59031148 

Interesting read, with Wednesday link.

4) Correct. DC was a long standing fan who raised substantial amounts selling club lottery tickets. When he died he left £250,000 to the club. Fans had a whip round to fund the statue.

https://www.rochdaleafc.co.uk/news/2021/september/davidcloughstatue/

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4 minutes ago, M42Owl said:

1) David Grant.
3) Correct. First BAME manager in football league.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59031148 

Interesting read, with Wednesday link.

4) Correct. DC was a long standing fan who raised substantial amounts selling club lottery tickets. When he died he left £250,000 to the club. Fans had a whip round to fund the statue.

https://www.rochdaleafc.co.uk/news/2021/september/davidcloughstatue/

Actually a couple of Wednesday links to 3)

 

The man he replaced at Dale, Jack Marshall, was our manager for a season

 

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24 minutes ago, EastCraigsOwl said:

Sad fact. I have a signed photo of Anna Friel from her Brookside days 💗

The other famous actress in my mini collection is Daniela Denby-Ashe. Without checking Wikipedia, does anyone know what language she is fluent in (apart from English of course)?

Cockney from her stint in Eastenders?

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34 minutes ago, M42Owl said:

Famous?

Never heard of her. So Welsh?

 

Off to check wiki now.

I thought she was famous but perhaps not?

I stopped watching Eastenders after she left!

She was also in My Family. Oh, and she's not fluent in Welsh.

14 minutes ago, Reesh said:

Cockney from her stint in Eastenders?

Possibly!

I thought you may know the answer... 🙂

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9 minutes ago, EastCraigsOwl said:

I thought she was famous but perhaps not?

I stopped watching Eastenders after she left!

She was also in My Family. Oh, and she's not fluent in Welsh.

Possibly!

I thought you may know the answer... 🙂

She's fluent in Polish and French.

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They’ll be dancing in the streets of Forest Green if Rovers pick up three points tomorrow. 

So what do you know about FGR?

 

  1. Before the FRG questions; the quote used above, “they’ll be dancing in the streets of…” originally referred to where?
  2. Which commentator/ presenter is credited with the original blunder?
  3. When was Forest Green football club formed  (“Rovers” was added bit later)?
  4. Which Gunner is a significant shareholder in FGR?
  5. For a short period in the 1980/90s the club changed its name. What is the town that it was named after?
  6. Quorn is a major sponsor of FGR. Alongside Rank Hovis McDougall, which well known U.K. company initially developed quorn?
  7. In what year did FGR win the FA Vase?
  8. How many times has FGR won the FA Trophy?
  9. Which former FGR manager was poached from the then non-league club by a mediocre Yorkshire club?
  10. Who has managed FGR in the EFL and was once linked with the head coach’s role at Wednesday?
  11. Name the Wednesday legend.

95-02 Plymouth

02-04 Wednesday (11 games)

03 Swindon (loan)

03-04 Macclesfield (loan)

04 Bristol Rovers

04-05 Kidderminster

05 Forest Green Rovers (25 games)

05-08 Salisbury City

12. Who is the chairman of FGR and which “green” energy company did he found?

13. Which diminutive defender effectively ended his career at Forest Green having previously also racked up over 100 premier league appearance for Forest?

14. Which Wednesday trainee made just a single appearance for Wednesday and a single appearance on loan to Forest Green before a nomadic career in the lower leagues, including a season at Forest Green (44 apps), and is now coaching at Exeter?

Famous people from Nailsworth: none, not even former soap stars. Well actually there’s sort of one.

15. Raised in Nailsworth, but born in Seattle, this three times Olympic gold medalist rower shares (almost) a name with the footballer left trailing by Maradona  after the Hand of God.

So what about some famous vegans?

16. Monica’s boss in the big house on Pennsylvania Ave.

17. Manchester Arena artist at the time of the 2017 bombing.

18. 80s/90s Olympic gold medalist in sprint and long jump. 

19. To be frank, this author has a monster reputation.

20. Independienti, Atletico Madrid, Man City, Barcelona.

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8 minutes ago, Andyben said:

My mate missed the final penalty for FGR in what was at the time the longest shoot out in FA Cup history 

Wenzdi link:

He also played for Bristol City v West Ham behind closed doors in a match arranged to get Di Canio fit after his suspension and transfer.

...and got bombed out of City by Pulis who he said is a complete wrong un

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1 minute ago, M42Owl said:

4) 10) Correct

5) No

13) I’m assuming you mean 12). Correct, but what is the energy company?

5) Stroud ?

12) Ecotricity?

 

 

We beat Arsenal to sign Kevin Nicholson and was highly rated in the England set-up at the time, from memory his only league appearance was on Sky v Blackburn in late August 2000?

 

8 including him have played for both teams

 

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1 hour ago, M42Owl said:

 

  1.  
  2. Which commentator/ presenter is credited with the original blunder?
  3. When was Forest Green football club formed  (“Rovers” was added bit later)?
  4.  
  5. For a short period in the 1980/90s the club changed its name. What is the town that it was named after?
  6. Quorn is a major sponsor of FGR. Alongside Rank Hovis McDougall, which well known U.K. company initially developed quorn?
  7. In what year did FGR win the FA Vase?
  8. How many times has FGR won the FA 
  9.  
  10.  
  11.  

12. Who is the chairman of FGR and which “green” energy company did he found?

13. Which diminutive defender effectively ended his career at Forest Green having previously also racked up over 100 premier league appearance for Forest?

14. 

Famous people from Nailsworth: none, not even former soap stars. Well actually there’s sort of one.

15. Raised in Nailsworth, but born in Seattle, this three times Olympic gold medalist rower shares (almost) a name with the footballer left trailing by Maradona  after the Hand of God.

So what about some famous vegans?

16. Monica’s boss in the big house on Pennsylvania Ave.

17. 

18. 

19. To be frank, this author has a monster reputation.

20. 

2, 3, 6-8, 13, 15, 16, 19 remaining.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Reesh said:

5) Stroud ?

12) Ecotricity?

 

 

We beat Arsenal to sign Kevin Nicholson and was highly rated in the England set-up at the time, from memory his only league appearance was on Sky v Blackburn in late August 2000?

 

8 including him have played for both teams

 

Both correct.

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