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Chix & Dave's Pompey Quiz Challenge

Well the waiting is over.

Listed below is the first set of questions in;
Chix & EastneyDave's Pompey Quiz Challenge

To find out exactly how the quiz works click here , but in summary, remember:

A. Not all questions carry the same points value

You can gain extra points by testing Chix and Dave's knowledge.

A 'mystery prize' will be awarded to the person with the most points.

There are four parts to the Quiz. 25 questions will be issued each week

You can submit your answers a section at a time or all at once, anytime before the closing date of Midnight on 1st August 2009

All answers must be sent to the Vital Pompey Office by clicking the submit answer link.

I think that's it, except to say if anybody has any questions whatsoever please let us know by leaving a comment below and remember you have to be 'in it to win it` so get your thinking caps on.

Good Luck !

Chix & EastneyDave's Pompey Quiz Challenge
Questions 1 to 25
(50 points available)

Q1. Who are 'The Axe', 'The Torpedo', 'The Undertaker' and 'The Wardrobe'?

Q2. Who was Pompey's first million pound signing?

Q3. True or False - Pompey were runners-up in the Football League War Cup in 1942?

Q4. Which German born player was the only non-British member of The News all-time best Portsmouth XI compiled at the end of the 2007-08 season?

Q5. True or False? - Despite being born in Italy Pompey Midfielder Richard Hughes has represented Scotland at full international level.

Q6. At 'six foot two with eyes of blue' which big centre-half was 'after you' according to the Fratton End in the mid 1970's?

Q7. What name was Predrag Radosavljević better known as ?

Q8. Who was Pompey's groundsman between 1959 and1978?

Q9. Who was the first Pompey player to score at Fratton Park in the 21st century?

Q10. Which club did Pompey sign Mick Kennedy from in 1984?

Q11. Fill in the blanks: 13,__, 17, __, 8, 14

Q12. Which player was allocated squad number 26 for the 2008/09 season?

Q13. Why was the away fixture at Aston Villa on Boxing Day 1955 significant in the career of Jimmy Dickinson?

Q14. When Luton manager Joe Kinnear said "at least Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask" to what was he refering?

Q15. Which former Pompey player won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics?

Q16. Which unfortunate, yet unique fact do Jamie Ashdown and Noe Pamarot share?

Q17. Which Pompey legend had the nickname 'Farmers Boy'?

Q18. Who provided the 'Foreword' for Alan Knight's autobiography 'Legend'?

Q19. Which current squad member makes no secret of the fact that he collects Raleigh Chopper bicycles and Action Men

Q20. Which former Weymouth player did Pompey sign on the Summer transfer deadline day in 2008?

Q21. Who was Pompey's club Captain`s prior to Sol Campbell?

Q22. Svetoslav Todorov signed for Pompey from which club?

Q23. Who is Gary Sadler?

Q24. What is the postcode of Fratton Park?

Q25. How many League goals did Peter Crouch score during his first spell with Pompey?


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Writer: Chix Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 5 2009

Time: 8:48PM

Your Comments

There you go people get your thinking caps on and get quizzing.. and remember if you can stump me and Eastneydave with a Pompey related question then there's and extra 10 points on offer.

Any questions whatsoever - Just ask
wow some impressive questions..... so can we use google :D
M@ You can use whatever you can get your hands on, fair means or foul.. Clever searches using Google will unearth a fair few I'm certain, but some I'm sure you won't find on the net... anywhere !! Bear in mind though when Dave & I research stuff for our various projects we are constantly surprised how often google and (in particular) Wiki is wrong so check and double check... Good Luck!
Blimey there are a fair few toughies there. Looks like I may have to look for a new job whilst I am researching!
Fear not Sneaks I did say that I reckon anybody who can answer over half will be in with a chance.. I reckon if you can get 25 points from the 50 on offer then you'll be doing brilliantly..
Yes use any source you can - even buying me a drink on Saturday might work ;-). Google some of the questions and you will probably come back to an article in Vital Pompey!! As we are THE source of all things Pompey.
I can't believe we haven't had at least one question to challenge us yet Dave. I've been sat here pen poised.. but nothing. All it'll take is for somebody to stump us, gain 10 bonus points and they would immediately go into the lead...
Fantastic Quiz, and seen as nobody has asked any questions yet, I'll have a pop, and I'll do it in a Chixy kind of way. Who am I? 1. I am a midfielder. 2. I am from the continent of Europe. 3. I have played for Pompey in the Premier League. 4. I have also played in Scotland. 5. I have only ever scored twice for the club. 6. I am now retired. 7. I played over 75 games for my country, but was left out of the World Cup squad. I'm not sure if I made that too easy or too hard, but I guess if you want a few extra questions of your own choosing (say 3), I will oblige.
Nice one to warm us up Frippy .. I think if I'm not mistaken it can only really be Eyal Berkovic ... but I wondering if Israel is in Europe.. but hey they take part in the Eurovision Song Contest (so I'm told) so that's good enough for me .... The only other thing that is worrying me is that Eyal scored three goals for Pompey .. Did you forget the one in the League Cup against Leeds ?... I wait to see what Dave reckons before we say Final Answer but I reckon this is ya man.

What do ya think Dave?
Can't disagree Chix. He was left out of the Israel squad by none other than Avram Grant. The only interesting point is is Israel in mainland Europe?
Well I've spoken to my local Rabbi and asked him if Israel is in Europe and he said "No. It's in the Middle East... however, in a few aspects it is considered as if it was part of Europe, like in sports" Well I reckon that's good enough for me so Frippy Were gonna say Final Answer: Eyal Berkovic Are we correct?

Anybody else wanna try and earn some bonus points Just type your question below
You are indeed correct, even though I was unclear with the questions. I did mean to write league goals, but it didn't stop you guys. Well done.
Hmmm... Chix/Dave are you allowed to be looking up the answers to the questions we set you, in the same way we are allowed usage of Google?
Either way here's a cracking one for you, in the spirit of question 11. Fill in the blanks: 16, __, 4, __, 11 P.S. There is no particular order of these numbers!
Pretty tough questions there guys, there's only two or three I'm sure of so far.
Gino I think we are allowed the same resources as you guys don't you? Afterall we are setting ourselves up to answer every question and you can't expect everything to be in our heads!. That said (and I'm sure Frippy will back this up) the speed at which I initally answered the Berkovic question (five minutes) probably indicates that I didn't look it up - Where would I have started ?.. Must admit I needed Daves clarification and the use of The Rabbi though! Anyway.. let's not be picky we got it right so its Chix & Dave 1, The rest of Vital 0 (lol).

Now on to your question Gino I must admit I'm a bit stumped when it comes to understanding the question .. as if there is no order to the numbers then the blanks can appear anywhere (is that right?) and it also presumes that there are only five numbers in total rather than it being a sequence (Is that right also ?) That might very well be the case but I think we need some clarification (not clues.. mind) before we think any further..
That's right Chix the blanks can go anywhere.... it's 5 numbers essentially that are all connected in some way. If you find the meaning of the numbers on show, then the other two numbers should be a doddle. I'm pretty sure that's given the blasted answer away!!!!
Tracyc In a similar context to what I said to Gino above - You can use whatever means necessary to answer them. 'Most' can be found on t'internet if you look hard enough and don't forget, this set of questions is the first of four so you have approx a month to answer before the closing date (should you need it).
Not sure it has Gino(lol) but thanks for the clarification - So any order but only five numbers .. that's cool .. my thinking cap is on !.. I just wish EastneyDave would come back from the pub !
(five mins later) Got it .. ! I think it's 25 & 32 but I'm gonna have a fag and check something in the garage ..
Right I'm back.. and yep I am right. The missing numbers are 25 & 32 and together they represent the 2008/9 squad numbers of the five players who were not offered new contracts when their existing one expired on 30th June.. Get in !2-0 up !.. Strange thing was that I keep looking at 11 and thinking Sulley Muntari and then went along the lines of the last five players we sold it was only when I realised that Noe had been 16 for a couple of years that I clicked to Lauren then of course Jerome Thomas.. As you said once they were solved the others were easy.. Good question though .. I liked that one.
Oh! Dave You can stay in the pub for the time being.. Next question?
I had just written a response but it disappeared - oh well I'll write it again. Well done Chixy, you are, as always spot on! I honest to God thought I had you stumped there!! I'm going to seriously get my thinking cap on because I reckon the only way to catch you two out will be puzzle-style questions like that! Bring it on.... those ten bonus points WILL be mine (Lord knows I'm going to need them)!
As long as there is clarity in the question Gino I'm sure we will be up for it .. but do you know the hardest question I have ever faced on PFC.. Pompey4me once asked if we had ever had a player called Simon... I had virtually every book, every website, every journal I possess out and was (eventually) confident enough to answer ... Dave has had some crackers to answer too only last week (when referring to these challenges) I joked that somebody might ask us "How many first half goals have been scored in the Fratton End goal on wet Mondays since the war !" - Do ya know what he could answer it !!

Right who wants to try their luck at Ten Bonus Points More often than not what appear to be the easiest questions to ask are sometimes the most difficult to answer.
Chix you asked me for the Milton End!!

Does that mean we have 20 points already? Been busy last 24 hours but here now but you have coped OK methinks.
Just about...Although Gino got me thinking !

The first entries have been received and we have a leader! I'm not going to tell you how many points they have or who it is but I will say that I have been impressed with all the entries so far. The important thing to remember is that you don't need to provide 'Final Answers' until the closing date so if you need to change any of your answers you can by just resubmitting your entry. Obviously I'm not going to tell you which ones are right or wrong so far but it is an option open to you should you wish to use it
Right! Does anybody want a crack at adding 10 extra points to their score ? .. Just submit your question below to see if you can stump me & Dave or should that be Dave & I?...
Dave and me is correct!!
Dave and me is correct!!
Here is my question! What row was I sitting at in Wembley for the FA Cup final?
Hi ya Sneaks .. now I would normally say that this question isn't 'really' about Pompey is it ... let's be honest ... but seeing as I think know the answer I'll let it stand.. Noow if memory serves me correctly .. for the final you were in 'Up in the gods' as you have somewhere to hang your flag.. now if I'm not mistaken you were in block 503... row..... umm was it 17?.. I can just imagine the look on you face right now ..But please don't ask me what you were wearing, eating or who you were sitting next to...
I knew you would be able to locate the answer somewhere Chix as I am sure I posted it in the forum on more than one occassion! I will have to get home to confirm with you, as my ticket is in a frame on the wall. I'm sure however you searched the forum with great ease and you are correct1 lol
Would a better question be more along the lines of, what colour boots was John Utaka wearing against Wigan for the final game of the season?
ohh.. now that's quite a difficult one Sneakay so I will await Dave's help (for clarity). I do know what shade of boots he was wearing but it's how best to describe them.. my (not final) answer (and this isn't wriggling out of being specific) is that they were a dark bluey, greyie, purpley colour for the Wigan match.. Now... You may claim they were either of those colours and I couldn't really argue .. But it might be easier to tell you that they weren't a bright red or a bright blue or yellow or gold or orange or green to be honest Sneaks to me they were pretty non-descript .. although they were not balck!.. but as I said I'll wait for Mr EastneyDave to see what he thinks.. unless of course you are gonna let me have dark bluey, greyie, purpley ....
They were some disgusting unnamed colour. But would not disagree with Chix. He wore them against Sunderland too.
Nice one Dave Come on then Sneaks What colour would you describe them as ... and don't forget if you think you have a claim to the ten bonus points we are gonna want a reliable source to back you up...
Chix and Dave, Chix and Dave, Chix and Dave. I reckon this one will have you squirming: What unique fact do John Utaka, Papa Bouba Diop, Angelos Basinas, Nadir Belhadj and N*****wo Kanu all share? Thinking caps on guys! I know it's another puzzle-style one but as I said before it'll be the only way to catch you out. If you want a clue, then so be it, but I reckon it'll cost you 5 bonus points!!
Gino Right .. I've spent half an hour thinking and I've drawn blanks whichever avenue I've gone down .. I don't want a clue but I do want some clarity/confirmation of the question.. Unique to me means that it is just those five players that share the same fact.. i.e. nobody else before or after in a Pompey shirt can lay claim to the same fact... Right? .. I'm expecting a 'yes' here Gino .. and if you say 'yes' it means I am stumped (for the time being) and might even have to sleep on it .. but you do have me annoyed .. I can link four of the five in many different ways .. but not all five.. umm good question methinks
I have a good one for you guys; Complete this list;- Richard Hughes, Lassana Diarra, N*****wo Kanu, N*****wo Kanu, Papa Bouba Diop, N*****wo Kanu, Papa Bouba Diop, ...? There is only one name missing. Best of luck.
Well I am not going to except your dark bluey, greyie, purpley colour as an answer as they were lightish blue with a hint of green in them (what I would guess as the logo). I have photo evidence if you require it though.
Which ex-pompey player now only has one leg?
Chix - I'll define unique as they are unique at the current time, not taking into account any past players. But yes, in the current squad it is just those five players that share that fact.
To be clearer - they are unique only within the current Pompey squad - past players have definately fallen within these limits before, however at the CURRENT TIME, these five players are the only members of the CURRENT squad to share this 'fact'.
Right .. lets sort this little lot out ..

First off the answer to Nodsters question which is Dario Silva A beter example of determination and bravery I've never seen.. That's Silva.. not Nodster..(lol)

Next up Gino Thanks for the clarity.. it helps but I am no nearer an answer .. but I'll keep thinking and see if Dave can come up with anything.. A tough one Gino... that's for sure..

FrippyJust a question of clarity needed from you... Is it an 'ordered' list i.e. First Hughes, then Diarra.. etc and is the blank at the end... Again not after a clue just clarity...

Now we come onto Sneakay Umm well Sneaks you have a picture and so do I and I've also watched the highlights of the Wigan game and freeze framed a couple of times... IMO there's no way they are a 'light' colour . the predominate shade is 'dark' .. from the picture I've seen anyway... This is gonna be a hard one to prove unless you have a manufacturers description (only joking!) .. tell you what send me the picture you have (use the link above) .. I have an idea..
Yes Chix, the order is important.
Dario Silva is actually back playing football again!! We covered it is Toast a couple of months ago. As to other answers I am up to the neck in it at moment but will get back on the case.
Thanks for sending the photo through Sneakay but (and I serious) whch one is Utaka .. I can't even identify him let alone the colour of his boots... At the moment my evidence which I will share with you (unless you have something else) is far more conclusive and I have have both checked by somebody who knows nothing and although it was hard for them to agree that either description was actually correct .. when pushed the answer contained the words.. Dark & Purple.. You tell me which player in your picture is Utaka ... is he to the right of Crouchy ?
Gino You still have me stumped but I don't wanna take too long before conceding so I might negotiate for a clue after the weekend .. but I won't pay 5 points for it... I'll let you run the risk of not being able to submit another question ..;)

Frippy All I wanna do with yours is put GOAL !!! at the end of it .. I'll spend some time on it over the weekend but may have to 'buy' a clue... But I'm am still thinking.. I just hope these aren't unanswerable questions .. i.e. the last five players to leave the tunnel at Fratton Park when we played Bristol City in the 3rd round of the cup !! .. I'm trusting you both ;)..
Chix - my question is definately answerable - it's obscure enough to be a great little teaser but not so obscure that you'll never ever get it. A bit of lateral thinking will get you my answer. Frippy's is certainly tough and I would LOVE to know the answer!!
I shouldn't think mine is unanswerable. Definitely not as tough as your example!
Cheers fellas .. thinking cap is well and truly on, although I keep getting names from each question muddled up .. I spent a good hour yesterday with Ginos question on a sticky in front of me only to later realise that Hughes and Diarra where part of Frippy's question !!.. As I said I'll give it ths weekend as not to keep you hanging on too long .. otherwise that'll inhibit you asking another question and 'potentially' gaining more bonus points...
New quiz going up tonight fellas.. keep em peeled..

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