Weekly Blog wk06 2024 – including a FREE Football themed quiz

Hi there, there is a FREE Football themed quiz included this week. Welcome to WEEKLY BLOG, available online and as a pdf download that you can print and take with you. Packed with additional content to assist quiz hosts, DJs and presenters.

Mid-week football taking place this week

Mon 5 Feb
8.00 Brentford v Manchester City

Tue 6 Feb
7.45 Coventry City v Sheffield Wednesday
7.45 Plymouth Argyle v Leeds United
7.45 Southampton v Watford
8.00 Rangers v Aberdeen

Wed 7 Feb
7.45 Nottingham Forest v Bristol City
8.00 Aston Villa v Chelsea
8.00 Hibernian v Celtic

Football themed quiz

Each week there is a great themed quiz , so you can include an extra round or simply use as additional quiz content. The answers are on the PDF download, just click the download button at the bottom of this page.

1     European Champions, the England women’s football team go by which nickname?

2     Which footballer turned TV pundit is Frank Lampard’s cousin?

3     England’s most-capped footballer in the men’s game has scored how many goals during his international career?

4     What was the name of Celtic’s home ground before it was changed to Celtic Park?

5     Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly, the goal scorers in England’s win in the 2022 Euro Final, both play their club football in which city?

6     In which year was the first floodlit football match played at Wembley Stadium? Was it 1925, 1935, 1945 or 1955?

7     Who was the last male footballer to win the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year?

8      In which city would ‘The Owls’ play ‘The Blades’ in their local football derby match?

9      The face of which footballer appeared on 2.5million Newcastle Brown Ale bottles in 2006 to mark his retirement?

10    Which football manager arrived at his current club in October 2015 and has steered the team to win all major trophies?

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This week's favourite one-liner

Why does my dog always think its for him when the doorbell rings?

This week in History

04 Feb 1971     Alan Shepard became the first to hit a golf ball on the moon.
04 Feb 1977     Fleetwood Mac released their 11th studio album ‘Rumours’.
04 Feb 2004     Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room.

05 Feb 1869     The largest gold nugget, called the ‘Welcome Stranger’, was found in Moliagul, Australia.
05 Feb 1907     Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland created Bakelite, the world’s first synthetic plastic.
05 Feb 1919     Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and DW Griffith launched United Artists.
05 Feb 1924     The Royal Greenwich Observatory began broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal.
05 Feb 1939     Generalísimo Francisco Franco became the 68th leader of Spain.
05 Feb 1958     A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb was lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, and never found.
05 Feb 1969     The population of the USA past the 200 million mark.
05 Feb 1971     Astronauts from the Apollo mission landed on the Moon.
05 Feb 1971     Judi Dench married Michael Williams.
05 Feb 1982     Laker Airways went bust.
05 Feb 1990     Rowan Atkinson married Sunetra Sastry in New York.
05 Feb 2020     President Donald Trump was acquitted by the United States Senate in his first impeachment trial.
05 Feb 2020     Kirk Douglas died.

06 Feb 1819     Stamford Raffles founded Singapore as a British trading port.
06 Feb 1935     The Monopoly board game went on sale for the first time.
06 Feb 1948     Donald Bradman retired hurt in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia.
06 Feb 1952     Elizabeth II became Queen of the United Kingdom following the death of King George VI.
06 Feb 1958     Eight Manchester United players and 15 other passengers were killed in the Munich air disaster.
06 Feb 1959     Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments filed the first patent for an integrated circuit.
06 Feb 1988     Michael Jordan made his signature slam dunk from the free throw line inspiring Air Jordan and the Jumpman logo.
06 Feb 2005     Tony Blair became the longest-serving Labour PM, marking 2,838 days in the job.
06 Feb 2006     Stephen Harper became Prime Minister of Canada.
06 Feb 2018     SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch vehicle made its maiden flight.

07 Feb 1940     Walt Disney’s second full-length animated film, ‘Pinocchio’, had its premier.
07 Feb 1964     The Beatles landed at New York’s JFK airport, for their 1st US tour.
07 Feb 1969     The Who recorded ‘Pinball Wizard’ at Morgan Studio’s, London.
07 Feb 1979     Pluto moved inside Neptune’s orbit for the first time since either was discovered.
07 Feb 1984     Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L Stewart made the first untethered space walk using the Manned Manoeuvring Unit.
07 Feb 2005     Ellen MacArthur became the fastest person to sail solo around the world.

08 Feb 1926     Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio became Walt Disney Studios.
08 Feb 1960     The Hollywood Walk of Fame was founded.
08 Feb 1965     Motown Records released The Supremes’ single ‘Stop In the Name of Love’.
08 Feb 1968     ‘Planet of the Apes’ had its premiere in New York City.
08 Feb 1980     Angie Bowie divorced David Bowie after just under 10 years of marriage.
08 Feb 1983     Irish race horse Shergar was stolen.

09 Feb 1539     The first recorded race was held on Chester Racecourse.
09 Feb 1900     The Davis Cup competition was established.
09 Feb 1964     The Beatles made their first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’.
09 Feb 1972     The government declared a state of emergency after a month-long coal miners’ strike.
09 Feb 1986     Halley’s Comet last appeared in the inner Solar System.
09 Feb 1995     ‘Riverdance’ first opened in Dublin with lead dancer Michael Flatley.
09 Feb 1997     The 167th episode of ‘The Simpsons’ aired on US TV and became the longest-running animated series in cartoon history.
09 Feb 2018     The Winter Olympics opened in South Korea.

10 Feb 1840     Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
10 Feb 1940     ‘Tom & Jerry’ made their debut.
10 Feb 1942     Glenn Miller was awarded the first ever gold disc for selling 1 million copies of ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’.
10 Feb 1996     IBM supercomputer Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov in a chess match.
10 Feb 2021     The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro was cancelled for the first time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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FREE Table Top Quiz

FREE Face Race Picture Quiz

WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Rick Astley 58
Axl Rose 62
Ashton Kutcher 46
Chris Rock 59
Garth Brooks 62
Big Show 52
Curtis Pritchard 28
John Williams 92
Seth Green 50
Tom Hiddleston 43
Oscar De La Hoya 51

Joe Pesci 81
Carole King 82
Holly Willoughby 43
Jennifer Aniston 55
Kelly Rowland 43
Sheryl Crow 62
Christina Ricci 44
Greg Norman 69
Jimmy Tarbuck 84
Calum Best 43
Jennie McAlpine 40

Eddie Izzard 62
Mick McCarthy 65
Trinny Woodall 60
Holly Johnson 64
Steve McManaman 52
Steve Hackett 74
Steve Backley 55
Naseem Hamed 50
Mike Posner 36
Christiano Ronaldo 39
Neymar 32

 

THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR

Here’s one that made me laugh but didn’t  make it onto this week’s quizzes and was left on the cutting room floor. (answer on the pdf download)

If you spell “sitting in the tub” s-o-a-k, and you spell “a funny story” j-o-k-e, how do you spell “the white of an egg”?



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Make sure to check back next week for a brand new Weekly Blog post. In the mean while check out this week’s quizzes. Brand new quiz content all ready to download and use on your quiz event.

Mega Quiz 20
Mega Quiz 40
Mega Quiz 40
Table Top Quiz A
Table Top Quiz B
Table Top Quiz C

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