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Author Archive for Paul Campbell

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Football quiz: globetrotting players

With various footballers in isolation or training at home, let’s celebrate the players who have travelled the globeI have won the European Cup with a Dutch club, an Italian club and a Spanish club. On which continent was I born?EuropeSouth AmericaAsiaA…

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Sports quiz of the week: high feet, wandering hands and flying fists

Enjoy this week’s quiz. We may be gone for some timeLiverpool have only lost two games at Anfield in the last 19 months. Who was on the winning team on both occasions?Kieran TrippierDiego CostaJoão FélixÁlvaro MorataThe Six Nations was meant to be reac…

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Sports quiz of the week: whiskey, football history and archery mystery

Who had a tipple? Who couldn’t watch? Who said goodbye?According to PSG goalkeeper Marcin Bulka, what can his teammate Ángel Di María not bear to watch on television?Weather forecasts Anyone speaking in French Manchester United gamesPerfume advertsMari…

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Sports quiz of the week: animals, animosity and a new world record

Who bared his teeth? Who was on the pull? Who fell over?Andy Farrell asked a couple of famous Irishmen to talk to his players before their big match against England in the Six Nations on Sunday. Paul O’Connell, who won 108 caps for Ireland, spent a few…

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Boxing quiz: Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and the history of rematches

Warm up for the big rematch with Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Jake LaMotta, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Lennox LewisTyson Fury and Deontay Wilder meet on Saturday night for one of the most intriguing rematches in boxing history. Wilder’s most recen…

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Which players scored their country’s first goal in the Premier League? – quiz

Mbwana Samatta became the first Tanzanian to score in the league on Saturday. Who broke that ground for other countries?Who was the first player from England to score in the Premier League (in 1992)?Micky Quinn for CoventryAlan Shearer for BlackburnBri…

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Sports quiz of the week: power, money, fame and snooker

Who started quickly? Who is loaded? Who was not amused?Why was there a brief delay during the Masters snooker final between Stuart Bingham and Ali Carter on Sunday?Midway through a frame the players realised there were not enough balls on the table Car…

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Sports quiz of the week: Conor McGregor, cows, cricket and a crash

Who keeps scoring? Who keeps driving? Who keeps playing?Conor McGregor is back in action this weekend in Las Vegas. When did he last win a fight (in UFC or boxing)?2019201820172016JS Saint-Pierroise are playing in the last 32 of the French Cup this wee…

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Sports quiz of the week: generosity, injury, thuggery and history

Who loves a new decade? Who can’t speak? Who shouldn’t speak?How did tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas injure his father this week?His dad helped him warm up and was knocked out by a 140mph serve He lost a set, smashed his racket in frustration and smac…

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Sports quiz of the week: goals, gifts, gaffes and a garden fence

Who dominated the decade? Who is acing it? Who lost his way? How did cricketer Rory Burns injure his ankle before England’s match against South Africa?Playing cricket Playing football Playing touch rugby Playing the drums It’s the FA Cup third round th…

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Sports quiz of the week: clothes, coins and a heavyweight contest

Who is flying the flag? Who lost his job? Who is a hypocrite?Duncan Ferguson will take charge of Everton for their match against Chelsea this weekend after Marco Silva was sacked. Which of these statements about Ferguson is false?He once scored a hat-t…

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Sports quiz of the week: betrayal, vandalism and embarrassment

Who said goodbye? Who showed quick wits? Who was prepared? Unai Emery’s career at Arsenal ended the way it started: with a defeat at the Emirates. Who beat Arsenal in Emery’s first game in charge?Tottenham Hotspur EvertonManchester CityLeicester City …

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Sports quiz of the week: songs, animals, goals and sex tips

Who has no champagne? Who loves poultry? Who is punching? Wales fans sang “Wales, golf, Madrid” to Gareth Bale during their Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday night. What did they sing to Joe Allen?“Wales, Pirlo, Stoke” “Wales, chickens, Stoke”“Wales, snoo…

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Football quiz: José Mourinho v Tottenham Hotspur

Mourinho has won more games against Spurs than any other club. Can you remember his victories, defeats and moans?What happened the last time José Mourinho led out a team against Tottenham?He suffered the biggest home defeat of his whole career He won h…

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Sports quiz of the week: comebacks, knockouts and cock-ups

Who travels well? Who missed their mark? Who won again?Nicola Adams retired from boxing this week due to concerns over her eyesight. Which of these statements about Adams is not true?She worked as a builder before boxing She has worked as an extra on E…

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Football quiz: managers who won trophies … then got sacked

Niko Kovac was sacked months after he won the double at Bayern. He’s not the first manager who has been treated harshlyClaudio Ranieri was sacked in February 2017, nine months after he led Leicester to their first ever league title. Where was his final…

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Quiz: how much do you know about Rugby World Cup finals?

Who won by a point? Who switched teams? Who didn’t watch?Four countries have won the Rugby World Cup. Which of them has won a final by a single point?EnglandNew ZealandAustraliaSouth AfricaThe semi-finals at the first Rugby World Cup, in 1987, were hel…

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Sports quiz of the week: winners, losers, movers and history makers

Who is in Sydney? Who is in Leicester? And who is at home?Liverpool have started the season with eight wins in a row. Which club once began a top-flight campaign with 11 straight victories?Manchester United ArsenalTottenham HotspurChelseaWhich of the q…

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Sports quiz of the week: love, revenge, scoring and the sack

Who was up early? Who has new blood? Who couldn’t keep up? Romelu Lukaku scored his 50th and 51st goals for Belgium this week. Which of these countries has never produced a striker with as many international goals?EnglandNetherlandsArgentinaRepublic of…

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Sports quiz of the week: deception, humiliation, theft, hurt and crisps

Who scored eight? Who didn’t score? Who took a wrong turn?Tottenham were humiliated by Bayern Munich this week but, incredibly, it wasn’t their biggest ever defeat at home. Which team beat them 8-2 in 1888?Old Etonians Newton HeathWoolwich ArsenalNotts…