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Rovers Trivia Quiz

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Rovers Trivia Quiz

1.     Which former Rover never enjoyed his time at Ewood:

"The dourness of the club matched that of the town. I could not shake off the depression that caused me to wake each day regretting that I had to go to the ground. Life was grey and monotonous".

He did, however, withdraw his infamous transfer request after scoring a hat-trick against Manchester Utd on the first day of the 1960-61 series.

 

2.     Which Rover returned to Chelsea in 1997 for a 5 million pound fee to become the most expensive defender in English football.

 

3.     What year did we sign Alan Shearer?

 

4.     Which 3 former Ewood heroes are currently in the Norwich City first team squad?

 

5.     Which former Rover, in 2013, also left for Norwich. Subsequently he moved to Swansea where he became a member of a very select group: “Players who have been relegated from the Premiership FOUR times!”

 

6.     When Rovers sold Colin Hendry in 1989 he immediately became “Player of the Year” for his new club. Which club?

 

7.     Morten Gamst Pedersen is back playing for the club we bought him from! Which club?

 

8.     Which Rovers legend retired from football on 24th May 2009 and was voted the 47th best player in the Premier League for the decade 2000-2009 in the Daily Mail?

 

9.     Who managed Rovers to the Third Division Title in 1974-75.

 

10. Where was former Rovers centre-forward Roque Santa Cruz born?


BONUS QUESTION! only 6 clubs have provided more England internationals than Rovers (48). Which clubs?

 

 

Answers

1.     Derek Dougan

2.     Graeme Le Saux

3.     1992

4.     Grant Hanley, Ben Marshall, Jordan Rhodes

5.     Martin Olsson

6.     Man City

7.     Tromso

8.     Tugay

9.     Gordon Lee

10. Paraguay

Bonus:   Villa 73, Spurs 73, Liverpool 67, Everton 66, Man U 64, Arsenal 63    (This is from a 2015 Daily Telegraph article so not quite up to-date.)

 

Some of these answers I looked up on Wiki……..so I can’t guarantee 100% accuracy!

Edited by tonyoz

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I didn't get Ben Marshall, Man City (didn't look at the year), Tugay, and had Sunderland instead of Man Utd.  Good quiz, Tonyoz. More please.

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Dougan - what a bas***d. Grew up in the stunning urban metropolis that is Belfast and subsequently went to play and live in the ungrey city of Wolverhampton. The all-time biggest hate figure to wear our beloved shirt.

Q: Which famous Rovers player and England international was killed during the Battle of Passchendaele in the first world war? 

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2 hours ago, bazza said:

I didn't get Ben Marshall, Man City (didn't look at the year), Tugay, and had Sunderland instead of Man Utd.  Good quiz, Tonyoz. More please.

Thanks bazza. It’s funny; when I choose the question I’m never sure whether it’s too hard or too easy! I don’t get much feedback so it’s hard to tell!

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14 hours ago, jim mk2 said:

Q: Which famous Rovers player and England international was killed during the Battle of Passchendaele in the first world war? 

Puts it all in perspective!

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10 hours ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

8/10 , not too bad 

 

3 hours ago, DeeCee said:

I got 6, thrilled 

Thanks. I like to know how you went!

 

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