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Vital Pompey Competition - The Result

And the winner is …

Wow what a week I've had reviewing at all your answers to the questions I set.

But we do have an outright winner.

Well done to ..
wait for it !

The questions were varied as I said they would be. Some hard some not so hard and on the whole most of you got some pretty impressive scores except perhaps PompeyMad who only got one correct answer, although he may claim that he only answered one question!

The question that stumped most people was Q3 'The odd man out' Some of the answers were feasible (ish); Sulley Muntari being the only African, or Noe Pamarot as the only defender whereas some were just wrong; Sea-Juicer was convinced Jerome Thomas was the only loanee .. (erm Michael Brown anybody?), but two people were correct to spot that in fact it was Richard Hughes as the 'odd man out' …although not for the reason PFCBlue gave!

Q4. 'The Dickens Quote' was another that stumped a lot of people. Most guessed at David James but despite Jason R's reasoning that "he's a boring shite who does stuff like that" were marked wrong. As we know England's No.1 is a collector of Action Man rather than a reader of classics

Another question that got you thinking was Q9. The 'True of False non-league opposition question' Most were right, but some guessed wrong but one answer from PFCBlue had me running to the history books - Newton Heath indeed!

Anyway, enough of this commentary, let's look at the scores.
Notable applause should go to Olir01 (previously Pompeychimes), Pastyman72 and Wellyit for a highly commendable score of 9 out of 10. PompeyCarpet would have also made that list had he been able to add up. (Carps you forgot to add in this seasons goals scored !)

Others on 8 out of 10 included PFCBlue, pompeymart1965 and the entire Toast Team (including Eastneydave) - A morale victory for me there I think !

Those on 7's included PFC Gino who used a recent illness to try a sway my good nature over a couple of incorrect answers, BarneyArmy who acted as my 'hardness barometer' throughout the quiz, Jason R who wanted to change his answers and Sea-Juicer who had he not got bored of looking for the answer to Q10 could have gained another point.

A whole host scored 6 or below and fair few failed to submit ten answers - Still it's the taking part that counts and a good number of you took part.
So all that remains is to announce that the winner of the ticket to accompany the lovely Gandor to Fratton Park on Saturday and share champagne on arrival, roast lunch and a seat on the Fratton End 18 Yard box is ….Sneakay with a remarkable 10 out of 10 but I won't share the fact that he told me he spent five hours trying to work out Q4 before submitting his answer.

So well done Sneakay in fact well done everybody.

All that remains to do is thank Gandor for donating the prize, thank everybody for taking part and wish Sneakay and Gandor a great day on Saturday. Let's hope Pompey get the three points.

Finally, I should state that all the answers will be available on a thread in the forum later today - I do not publish them on the front page as they end up copied and pasted into other publications with somebody else's name on them.

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The Journalist

Writer: Chix Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 14 2010

Time: 12:41PM

Your Comments

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The brain ache was worth it after all! Well done to everyone else who came close to pipping me to the post, and thank you again to Gandor for donating the prize. I look forward to accompanying you on Saturday.
sneakay
Congratulations to Sneakay and thanks to Gandor and Chix. I think that I should try and get on with some work now!
wellyit
That odd man out was a killer - although I still maintain Muntari was the only one on the list who played in a winning Pompey F.A. Cup Final team! Lol! So why was Hughes odd man out?
pastyman72
Pastyman.. I'm just about to post the answers in the forum... give me ten minutes and all will be revealed.. but you are gonna kick yourself !
Chix
well done sneaks and well done everyone that entered - i know it is a cliche but it was a shame that there could only be one winner...
pompeyrug
this is certainly a winning formula and is the way forward for future competitions!
pompeyrug
well done sneakey - it was the "odd one out" that left me stumped - the others were all fine (apart from me forgetting to add this seasons goals... aparantly. I'm sure i did add them, I made notes and everything!)
pompeycarpet
now, i have 20 hours before an exam, and havn't started revising for it yet. thanks chix. :-)
pompeycarpet
Well done Chix, Great questions - I'm sure we've all learned something ??? Well done Sneakay good knowledge.....can't wait to see how stupid I've been. I must say, I've never been a "Hardness Barometer" before - I will wear that as a badge of honour !! PUP
BarneyArmy
..and so you should Barney.. All questions are in the forum now .. and threads are un frozen ! - Carps.. you'll pass easy just go for a beer and let the words flow across the exam paper... That's how I got my GCSE (lol)
Chix
I did only answer one though lol.
PompeyFcMad
Well done Sneakay and thanks to Gandor and Chix for this interesting interlude. btw Chix Pompey were knocked out by Newton Heath in 1900 - I didn't realise that NH were a league team in those days :-(
PFCblue
right... that's the plan then chix. it does work for university courses too right?
pompeycarpet
Well done Chix! and especially to sneakay as well. The Toast team had a quick stab and the odd one out threw us because you could argue a case for quite a few of them - Pamarot was a loanee too - and he was the only one who played in the last century - and as to the Dickens question??

Non league clubs in the FA Cup is a slightly misleading question as it should say 'After Pompey gained league status in 1920 ...

Now had the Toast team won they would have passed the prize on as we have season tickets and thought it unfair but we needed to have a go.

Once again well done sneaks!!
eastneydave
Well done Sneaks! And well done Chixy! Great little quiz, I want more of them!!
PFCGino
Well Done Sneakay
PompeyFcMad
Well done Sneakay. I must admit to giving up very early on - far too hard for me
UKTony
As a "noob" on the site, I have to say brilliant quiz and well done Sneakay! I'll be gunning for you next time! Lol! Glad I found the site and as a warning: now I've started, you'll have a hard time shutting me up!
pastyman72
Pastyman .. you'll always find a warm welcome on Vital Pompey .. we are after all the best Pompey site on the web (as voted for by members of the Vital Pompey network) .. Seriously the more you contribute the more you'll get out of it .. and they have never managed to shut me up ......... yet !
Chix
Dave Michael Brown played last century too..... I looked that one up - I did think shirt numbers but geniunely couldn't be bothered to check that - should've done I suppose....
PFCGino
Well done Sneakay. For some reason I didn't think anyone had entered the competition, so I was pleased to see that quite a few of you did. Well Sneakay, there is some bad news I'm afraid. You have to wear trousers, as opposed to jeans and you need to wear a shirt (not tee shirt), but no jacket or tie is necessary. Its your day, just tell me where you want picking up, what time you would like to dine (you may like to dine early and go an watch the march). Whatever, its your day and by the sounds of it, you worked bloody hard for it!
gandor1
Commiserations to all of you who did not win. I feel rotten now. If I had gone to FP on Wednesday with my shovel and broom (no jokes please), I could have got a couple of runners up tickets. Good on ya Chix, you have worked you socks off as usual.
gandor1
Well done Sneakay!
tracyc
Gino of course you're right about Brown!
eastneydave
 

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