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By Celine Dion
December 25 2012

Hi everyone, seasons greetings, and welcome to the 2012 Arsenal Times Christmas quiz. I may have been abroad, but nothing will prevent me from posting up this years installment of brain teasing Arsenal related tedium. There are only 42 questions this year, because that is how many questions it has taken for my family to get extremely p*ssed off.


As usual, its just for fun, I will put the answers up when I can get round to it. Eduardo normally beats me to it in any case.

Train spotter types, please feel free to do your own quiz instead of contacting me with minor quibbles about this one.

cheers, Celine Dion

 

Xmas Quiz 2012

1) Name 3 players who appeared for both Arsenal and West Ham between 1980 and 1990

2) What connects Arsenals victory over Liverpool in the 1950 FA Cup final and our title clinching victory at Old Trafford in 2002?

3) In the twilight of their careers Paul Davis and Graham Rix both appeared for which lower league London Club?

4) How many Arsenal players has Arsene Wenger sold to Barcelona in total?

5) Arsenal have lost two domestic cup finals to Leeds by the same score line. Which ones? Who were the scorers?

6) When Arsenal lost to Tottenham 3-1 in the FA cup semi final in 1991, who won the other semi final later that afternoon, and by what score line?

7) And when Arsenal beat Tottenham 1-0 two years later, what had been the score in the other semi final the day before?

8) Name three strikers who have played for both Arsenal and Manchester United since 1979

9) Alan Sunderland’s winning goal in the 1979 FA Cup final is well known but who had equalised for Manchester United seconds earlier?

10) Name three Arsenal players in the modern era who joined Arsenal straight from Southampton.

11) Winger Jimmy Carter joined the club in 1991 but where from?

12) How many clubs did Dennis Bergkamp play for in total?

13) Who was he named after?

14) The 1991-2 ‘prison arrow’ away strip attracted criticism for its garish yellow and blue design but what colour was the JVC logo on the shirt?

15) How many times did Arsenal contest the Makita tournament?

16) In the 1988 Makita tournament, Arsenal beat Tottenham 4-0, but who did they also play in the same weekend? What was the score?

17) Who scored two goals against Arsenal in a cup final and was then released at the end of that season by his club?

18) Who beat Arsenal by the heaviest margin in the 1971 Double season?

19) Who did Herbert Chapman play for between 1905 and 1907?

20) How many starters in our 1998 cup final side had joined the club from French clubs, and which ones?

21) Arsenal reached the FA cup quarter final in both 1987 and 1988 but which clubs knocked them out at this stage, both home ties.

22) How did the first of these matches finish controversially?

23) What was significant about Emmanuel Adebayor’s penalty in last seasons North London derby at the Emirates, from his point of view?

24) What was unique for Alan Smith about his appearance in the 1993 FA Cup final replay?

25) Apart from playing for Arsenal, what links Gilberto Silva and Quincy Owusu Obeye?

26) Which team do Arsenal play in the 1939 film ‘ The Arsenal Stadium Mystery’

27) Against which club did Kevin Campbell score his first league goal?

28) What scoring distinction do Kevin and Paul Vaessen both share?

29) Gael Clichy shares his name with an area of which city?

30) Whose goal clinched our 1991 title win?

31) When Arsenal played France in a prestigious friendly in the 1988-89 season, what was peculiar about the choice of kit?

32) What is Bacary Sagna’s wife called?

33) What colour were the goal stanchions at Highbury pre 1991

34) What colour did they then change to before they were got rid of altogether?

35) When did they get rid of coloured stanchions altogether?

36) Arsenal and Everton were the first two clubs to appear in three consecutive FA cup finals, but what do they also share in terms of their three final appearances?

37) What was John Jensen’s rather inappropriate nick name? Why was it inappropriate?

38) The ‘I’ in the seminal comedy film ‘Withnail and I’ shares his name with which old Arsenal favourite?

39) Against whom did David Platt score his league debut goal for Arsenal?

40) Armand Traore was once removed from White Hart Lane as a spectator for bringing WHAT with him?

41) After giving up football, Kevin Campbell once signed which jailbird R&B star to his new record label?

42) Which club, (clue, sounds a bit like ‘Toulouse’) did Arsene Wenger play for between 1973 and 1975?

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2012:12:30:00:20:54 by Padre Pio.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 10:47
I'll start it off with he answer to no 18, pretty certain it was Stoke away, possibly 5-1. Imagine Stoke ever scoring 5 ha ha. Anyway it was just the kick up the bottom the team needed, they hardly looked back after that. Now that was mental strength



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 11:04
4) arsene has sold 7 players to barcelona henry overmars syilvinho hleb giavanni cesc and song

barca love our players



http://giant.gfycat.com/DistantVastGuanaco.gif http://164.177.157.12/img/teams/13.png
The future is now!!!!!!!

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
eduardo (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 11:14
32) mrs sagna



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
plonky (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 11:15
Quote:
Jack_is_the_truth
4) arsene has sold 7 players to barcelona henry overmars syilvinho hleb giavanni cesc and song
barca love our players

plus Emmanuel Petit which makes 8

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 11:17
Plus van Bronchurst which makes 9



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Indiangooner (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 11:30
29) Paris??? thrs a metro station named Porte de Clichy in Paris

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Shane (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 11:35
40) His boots.

25) They both scored against Doncaster in Carling Cup one year.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Indiangooner (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 11:36
12) Ajax, Inter n Arsenal.... 3 in total

13) Denis Law



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2012:12:25:11:37:15 by Indiangooner.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Indiangooner (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 11:42
42) Mulhouse

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 11:44
Denis Law had only one N in Denis,aparently vicar insisted on two "N" s



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
karl16 (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 11:46
We sold Silvinho to Celta vigo.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Shane (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 11:50
23) First yellow card?
24) It was his birthday and I suspect added his name to an elite list of people to score for both in an NLD.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
eduardo (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 12:31
1) Name 3 players who appeared for both Arsenal and West Ham between 1980 and 1990 - Stewart Robson, Lee Chapman, Steve Walford

2) What connects Arsenals victory over Liverpool in the 1950 FA Cup final and our title clinching victory at Old Trafford in 2002?

3) In the twilight of their careers Paul Davis and Graham Rix both appeared for which lower league London Club? - Brentford

4) How many Arsenal players has Arsene Wenger sold to Barcelona in total? - Petit, Overmars, van Bronckhorst, Hleb, Cesc, Henry, Song

5) Arsenal have lost two domestic cup finals to Leeds by the same score line. Which ones? Who were the scorers? - 68 league cup final and Fa cup final of 1972, lost 1-0 in both

6) When Arsenal lost to Tottenham 3-1 in the FA cup semi final in 1991, who won the other semi final later that afternoon, and by what score line? - Nottingham forest beat west ham

7) And when Arsenal beat Tottenham 1-0 two years later, what had been the score in the other semi final the day before? - think it was a 2-1 win for Sheffield Wednesday over Sheffield United,

8) Name three strikers who have played for both Arsenal and Manchester United since 1979 - Frank Stapleton, Andy Cole and RVP

9) Alan Sunderland’s winning goal in the 1979 FA Cup final is well known but who had equalised for Manchester United seconds earlier? - Sammy Mcilroy

10) Name three Arsenal players in the modern era who joined Arsenal straight from Southampton. - Steve Williams, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

11) Winger Jimmy Carter joined the club in 1991 but where from? - Liverpool

12) How many clubs did Dennis Bergkamp play for in total? - 3, Ajax, Inter, Arsenal

13) Who was he named after? - Denis Law

14) The 1991-2 ‘prison arrow’ away strip attracted criticism for its garish yellow and blue design but what colour was the JVC logo on the shirt? - Red

15) How many times did Arsenal contest the Makita tournament? - four or five time

16) In the 1988 Makita tournament, Arsenal beat Tottenham 4-0, but who did they also play in the same weekend? What was the score? - we beat AC Milan in the final

17) Who scored two goals against Arsenal in a cup final and was then released at the end of that season by his club? - Brian Stein of Luton - gus ceasar you knob how did you let him

18) Who beat Arsenal by the heaviest margin in the 1971 Double season? - Stoke 5-0

19) Who did Herbert Chapman play for between 1905 and 1907? - was it spurs

20) How many starters in our 1998 cup final side had joined the club from French clubs, and which ones? - 3, Petit and Wreh from Monaco and Anelka from PSG

21) Arsenal reached the FA cup quarter final in both 1987 and 1988 but which clubs knocked them out at this stage, both home ties. - Watford and Forest

22) How did the first of these matches finish controversially? - linesman flagged for an Arsenal penalty, play went on and watford scored

23) What was significant about Emmanuel Adebayor’s penalty in last seasons North London derby at the Emirates, from his point of view? - did it make him top NLD scorer

24) What was unique for Alan Smith about his appearance in the 1993 FA Cup final replay? - he got booked for the first time

25) Apart from playing for Arsenal, what links Gilberto Silva and Quincy Owusu Obeye?

26) Which team do Arsenal play in the 1939 film ‘ The Arsenal Stadium Mystery’ - Trojans

27) Against which club did Kevin Campbell score his first league goal? - think it was Forest, made his debut v Everton last game of previous season

28) What scoring distinction do Kevin and Paul Vaessen both share? - did they both score CWC semi final winners

29) Gael Clichy shares his name with an area of which city? - will guess Paris

30) Whose goal clinched our 1991 title win?

31) When Arsenal played France in a prestigious friendly in the 1988-89 season, what was peculiar about the choice of kit?

32) What is Bacary Sagna’s wife called? - Mrs Sagna

33) What colour were the goal stanchions at Highbury pre 1991 - Black?

34) What colour did they then change to before they were got rid of altogether? - Blue?

35) When did they get rid of coloured stanchions altogether?- 98?

36) Arsenal and Everton were the first two clubs to appear in three consecutive FA cup finals, but what do they also share in terms of their three final appearances? - well we only one won of the three so maybe same for everton

37) What was John Jensen’s rather inappropriate nick name? Why was it inappropriate? - Faxe, think he is called it after a strong beer

38) The ‘I’ in the seminal comedy film ‘Withnail and I’ shares his name with which old Arsenal favourite?

39) Against whom did David Platt score his league debut goal for Arsenal? - Everton

40) Armand Traore was once removed from White Hart Lane as a spectator for bringing WHAT with him? -knuckle duster

41) After giving up football, Kevin Campbell once signed which jailbird R&B star to his new record label?

42) Which club, (clue, sounds a bit like ‘Toulouse’) did Arsene Wenger play for between 1973 and 1975?



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2012:12:25:12:34:40 by eduardo.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 12:59
Quote:
Padre Pio
Plus van Bronchurst which makes 9

that who i ment by giovanni. i couldnt spell his surname, (Not that i got his first name correct)



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The future is now!!!!!!!

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
plonky (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 13:09
2) What connects Arsenals victory over Liverpool in the 1950 FA Cup final and our title clinching victory at Old Trafford in 2002?

I,m guessing that as Liverpool and ManU both play in red shirts we played in yellow for both games.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
bp27 (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 14:24
Question 1 Name 3 players who appeared for both Arsenal and West Ham between 1980 and 1990 - Stewart Robson, Liam Brady, Steve Walford. Lee Chapman joined West Ham in late 1993

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Flava (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 15:38
38. The 'I' is Marwood so Brian Marwood.

I forgot Brady played for West Ham.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Flava (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 15:46
25) Apart from playing for Arsenal, what links Gilberto Silva and Quincy Owusu Obeye?

Both played for Panithinaikos?

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
weedz (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 18:41
29) Gael Clichy shares his name with an area of which city?

(Windy) Wellington (NZ)

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 19:11
The answer to Q3 is Brentford



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 19:12
Q5 1972 Centenary final, Clarke



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 19:14
Three strikers arsenal and man U Andy cole, Frank stapleton and RvP



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
eduardo (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 19:15
yes padre it is, and a brother of mine has never forgiven Bob McNab for that goal, always says he should have stopped the cross
was it jack charlton that scored the goal in the league cup final of 68



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
eduardo (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 19:16
padre try answering some of the questions I have not already posted the answers to,(Sm126)



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 19:18
Two out of three from southampton, Ox and Theo



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 19:19
11. Liverpool



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 19:20
10 Chapman played for Spurs



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 19:21
Q23, he had scored in every NLD he has played in



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 19:23
26 Corinithians



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
eduardo (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 19:24
Ball, Boa Morte, Groves, all were sold by Arsenal to southampton



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
eduardo (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 19:28
we also signed David Madden from southampton back in the early 80's, he played 2 games for us



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 19:32
Q38 - "I" was played by Paul Mcgann - no Arsenal player ever had the surname McGann, so are we referring Paul Merson and old favourite who could drink?



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
eduardo (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 19:37
PP the "I" is Marwood



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/12/2012 20:35
Ive watched the film enough times but forgot he was Marwood, always thought of him as I



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Simon68 (IP Logged)
26/12/2012 10:55
Q41 is Mark Morrison I'm pretty certain.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Flava (IP Logged)
26/12/2012 13:30
Quote:
Simon68
Q41 is Mark Morrison I'm pretty certain.

The other day I say Mark Morrison take his laptop back to the Apple shop.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Shane (IP Logged)
26/12/2012 14:24
That's a late contender for joke of the year. It has my vote.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Flava (IP Logged)
26/12/2012 16:01
Thanks Shane, I liked it.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
RadioFreeArsenal (IP Logged)
27/12/2012 17:40
Quote:
Padre Pio
I'll start it off with he answer to no 18, pretty certain it was Stoke away, possibly 5-1. Imagine Stoke ever scoring 5 ha ha. Anyway it was just the kick up the bottom the team needed, they hardly looked back after that. Now that was mental strength

Actually was 5-0. But think it was that kick up the backside you refer to.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
karl16 (IP Logged)
27/12/2012 21:41
Quote:
Flava
Thanks Shane, I liked it.

pity about the spelling.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
eduardo (IP Logged)
27/12/2012 21:56
Looks like celine does not have the answers and is waiting for others to answer them all and then he'll put up the answers



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Indiangooner (IP Logged)
28/12/2012 02:11
i'd take it as no free time away from the extended family during the festive season

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
Shane (IP Logged)
28/12/2012 02:21
Bullshit, he knows nothing about Arsenal. Those questions were actually posted on another Arsenal forum and Celine is simply using us to get the answers so he can go back with an impressive score of 42/42 and look like a real fan.

Don't be fooled by all this 'I've stopped going to the Emirates' lark.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2012:12:28:03:38:01 by Shane1988.

 
Re: Arsenal Times bumper Xmas quiz
celine dion (IP Logged)
29/12/2012 11:01
actually I have been very ill with flu, but now I am feeling a bit better I will try and put the answers up later today.

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