Four upcoming Premier league fixtures not to be missed

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The Premier league season is now in full swing, and as expected already seems to be about the duel between defending champions Manchester City and Liverpool for the title. Many punters expected this and used the bet calculator, when selecting them both pre-season. As we draw nearer to Christmas there are several must see fixtures for fans. Here we cover each of them.

ARSENAL V TOTTENHAM – SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER

In what is set to be a fantastic day of football, kicks off with a big London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham. Both clubs have started off the season in sparkling form, and will both be expecting to finish in the champions league spots come the end of the season. Under new manager Emery, Arsenal have continued their attacking flair, while also looking more assured at the back. This sets up for very exciting times for the club moving forward. Arsenal have now extended their unbeaten run to 17 in all competitions, which shows how far the club has come this season.

Tottenham continue to wait to move into their new stadium, but it does not seem to be troubling them on the pitch. They are coming off the back of ending Chelsea’s unbeaten league run, following their comprehensive 3-1 success. Kane continues to lead the line, so this sets up for one of the most anticipated games of the season. A must watch for sports fans.

LIVERPOOL V EVERTON – SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER

Later on that afternoon sees the big Merseyside derby, as Liverpool and Everton face off, with both in fantastic form. Liverpool continue to go from strength to strength following on from their run to last seasons champions league final. They continue to keep the pace with Manchester City, as the only two remaining unbeaten clubs in the league.

Everton on the other hand continue to improve under Silva. They are now a very exciting team to watch and themselves are pushing for European places. The blues are on an impressive run of form, which makes this derby all the more exciting. Could Everton be the side to end Liverpool’s unbeaten start?

MANCHESTER UNITED V ARSENAL – WEDNESDAY 5TH DECEMBER

A fixture that has always provided a stunning spectacle over the years. United are really in troubled times as they continue to drop points this season. They sit in seventh and seven points off the top four, so this will be seen as a game they need to win. United have had a lot of success against Arsenal in recent years, so could this continue?

As mentioned previously, Arsenal have transformed under Emery which is shown in their impressive unbeaten run. Can they push back into the champions league places this season? They will likely start as favourites to defeat the struggling Manchester United at Old Trafford.

CHELSEA V MANCHESTER CITY – SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER

The final fixture not to be missed is the top of the table clash between Manchester City and Chelsea. Manchester City are playing possibly the best football we have ever seen in the premier league and are not only the strong favourites for the premier league, but for the champions league also. Pep has transformed City into one of the best footballing sides the sport has ever seen. Could they yet go the entire premier league season without defeat?

Chelsea have made a very impressive start to the season themselves but put in a very poor showing most recently against Tottenham. They currently sit in fourth as they continue to push for the champions league places. Hazard has made a breath taking start to the season and could yet land the PFA Players’ Player award, come the end of the season. If Chelsea bring their A game, this could be a fascinating contest and what that cannot be missed for football fans.

Premier league – 2018/19

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As we near the Christmas period the premier league has continued to provide some stunning entertainment for fans. The Genting sports app makes the defending champions Manchester City the short odds on favourites to do it again. This is no surprise as they ominously look to have improved even further this season. This was again shown as they put on a clinic in the Manchester derby most recently, dominating United to win comfortably by 3-1.

There nearest challengers in both the league and betting are Liverpool, who have been on an upward curve in recent seasons. This was shown in their run to last seasons champions league final before being defeated by Real Madrid. They have one of the most dangerous attacking lines in world football, which was why they were being muted pre season as the big threat to City.

12 games in and Manchester City already have amassed 32 points with ten wins and two draws. This is also backed with an incredible goal difference of plus 31, having scored 36 goals and conceded just five. Liverpool are also unbeaten with 30 points, having won nine games and drew three. They have also conceded just five premier league goals so far but scored 23 putting them on plus 18-goal difference. Both sides are on a remarkable run of form as they continue to dual at the top of the table.

Is it just a two-team race? Chelsea are the only other side yet to taste defeat in the premier league. They currently sit in third and just four points off the top, with a point’s total of 28. This is due to them having won eight of their twelve games. They were held most recently to a 0-0 draw with Everton, who themselves continue to go from strength to strength. Chelsea have transformed their style of play and are a very difficult team to break down, which is why they have conceded so little goals. There passing football under the new manager has enabled them to challenge for the league again so could they surprise the top two?

The other sides in the reckoning are London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal.  Spurs are going through a difficult period with the wait for the new stadium, which now seems it could go on until next season. Arsenal have transformed under Emery following their opening defeats to the league. They are now on an unbeaten run of 16 matches without defeat in all competitions. This all sets up for a fascinating season ahead in not only the title but for the coveted champions league spots.

What we expect to see from online football quizzes

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After originally using the internet to look up the next set of fixtures or place a bet on a tip you’ve picked up somewhere along the way, a lot of people are now using it for entertainment, where they will spend a lot of their spare time testing their wits with online football quizzes. Although it might sound like a waste of time to some, these football brain teasers are extremely addictive, and they always use up any time where you were trying to run down the clock over a boring afternoon, or left waiting for a delayed train.

As the demand continues to grow, more football fans opt to get involved with online football quizzes rather than merely placing bets, and they certainly know what they want from what they’re attempting to identify.

Statistics-based footy quizzes 

In visiting your favourite football betting website for a quiz, it’s likely that you’ll be met by a lot of options that are built on statistics. Not only does this include things like the number of goals in specific competitions and how many goals specific players were able to score compared to others, but also things like having to identify past nominees for the Ballon d’Or, World Cup runners-up, and the current top scorers from all major leagues.

Starting XI or squad 

Despite not appearing on most football sites, the starting XI quiz is a way of pointing out which players featured in a memorable or notably poor team from the past. Online football quizzes come in many shapes and sizes, but this is one that arguably comes as the most difficult, as you need to remember every single player – both obvious and vague – or you won’t be able to successfully complete the quiz. 

Individual players or managers 

Also dipping into the line of statistics-based football brain teasers, the individual players and managers are a factor that most football fans are interested in, so it’s unsurprising to see them covered in so many quizzes. This can include the specific players who’ve scored in a popular fixture over past years, or the managers with the most first division wins throughout Europe, with a lot of top 10s being made to amuse visiting guests. 

Football trivia 

It’s hard to not mention the option of football trivia quizzes, as it’s easily where the concept of online football quizzes first started. Through playing a football trivia quiz, you’ll be pitted with a variety of questions based around Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United managerial career, Steven Gerrard’s playing days at Liverpool, and famous moments that occurred in the last Premier League campaign.

1990’s Football Quiz

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Here at Footie Quiz we like to think of ourselves as the go to place for free football quizzes. However we recently came across a cracking 90s football quiz that a) was a big challenge and b) is worthy of a mention in our blog.

So credit to My Betting Sites for: The Hardest 90s Football Quiz

Being in my late 30s the 1990s was ‘my era’ so to discover this quiz was great and an absolute joy. I found some of them easy, esp my old favourite player Rob Jones.

Rob JonesAs a player his career was cut brutally short due to persistent shin splint problem. However after his move from lowly Crewe Alexandra he spent 4 solid seasons a Liverpool going on to win England caps along the way. In my opinion one of the best right backs of the 1990s.

Other easy ones: Ian Marshall, Julien Dicks (oh why oh why did Souness buy him for LFC?), Choccy, Batty, Sirnicke (sp?),  Stevie Stone, Dublin and Tim Flowers.

While there are some easy ones there are also some really tough ones. I can’t for the life of me remember the chap from Sheff Wed – I think he was Dutch! Or the Arsenal player – think he is also foreign.

Wimbledon’s Dean Holdsworth (possible run close by the Spurs chap) was clearly the best looking chap of 1990s football and the prize for the ugliest footballer went to this chap – no idea who he is:

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Only because there was no Iain Dowie or Beardo in the quiz!

What I also like about the quiz is the array of old kits, as a Liverpool fan I can recall our old kits but over time you forget about other teams. Spurs had some nice kits, so did Chelsea but that Kasey Keller Leicester top is shocking!

If you have 15 minutes spare and are prepared to get frustrated by not remembering ‘what a thingys’ name then you really should play this quiz.

 

 

Amazing Football Trivia

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Sometimes you hear a fact about a footballer, or a team, or an occasion and it just astounds you so much you have to tell everyone. For your pleasure and mine, let us look at a few examples of football trivia that will BLOW your mind….

*The last time that the Netherlands played any international match without a ‘van’ in their starting line up was way back against France during Euro 2000. 17 years! (There was an unused “van” sub that day!)

*Look away now fans at Pride Park – Derby hold the record for the biggest FA Cup Final defeat (6-0 by Bury), and the biggest home defeat by a non-league team (6-1 by Boston).

*Andy Selva holds the rather impressive distinction of being the only man to ever score a winning goal for San Marino, having scored in their 1-0 victory against Liechtenstein in 2004 (in 121 games, San Marino’s record is 1 win, 3 draws and 117 losses). The nation celebrated….their only other notable football moment was their 18 second goal against England in the famous 1994 World Cup Qualifier!

*Yossi Benayoun is the only to have scored a hat-trick in the Champions League Premier League and FA cup – what a career this guy had!

More Football Trivia

*No country has ever won the World Cup during the papacy (term) of a Pope from the same country – That’s Argentina not winning in 2018 then!

*More than 80% of the world’s footballs are manufactured in Pakistan. – admit it, 200 guesses and you still wouldn’t have known that! Test your mates down at the pub

*Perhaps an apt fact considering Father’s day has just been and hone – Eidur Gudjohnson is the only player to come on in an international game as a substitute for his own father, Arnór, in a friendly vs Estonia.

*Prior to 2017, there were only four players who have won consecutive Champions League titles:

Marcel Desailly (Marseilles and AC Milan)
Paulo Sousa (Juventus and Dortmund)
Gerard Pique (Man Utd and Barcelona)
Samuel Eto’o (Barcelona and Inter Milan)

Real Madrid proceeded to ruin this bit of brilliant trivia!

*In Mexico’s 2002 World Cup squad, numbers 2,3 and 4 were Gabriel, Garcia and Marquez

*Swindon Town is the only league football club in England or Scotland that doesn’t contain any letters that appear in the word mackerel. This is one of the oldest pub quiz questions in the book so well work remembering!

*Two players have scored Premier League penalties with both feet: Bobby Zamora and Obafemi Martins. Whoever worked this out needs some credit!

*Speaking of the dreaded penalty…Alan Shearer has missed the most Premier League penalties (11). In fairness, he’s also scored the most (56).

*Darius Vassell scored in 46 different Premier League games – and didn’t lose any of them (still a record). Remember good old England superstar Darius!

*Ryan Giggs is the most substituted player in Premier League history!

* Gareth Bale and Kevin Davies are the only players to score, assist and score an own goal in a single Premier League game.

 

Why is Footie Quiz the best football quiz site on the Internet?

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For years, Footie Quiz has been providing avid football fans with the very finest in trivia and football quiz questions and as the site continues to grow and grow, its time you hopped on board! Why should you use Footie Quiz ahead of the other sites out there? We are going to tell you why!

The internet is awash with all sorts of Trivia sites and non-more so popular than football sites. The problem is with various sites out there the quality differs greatly so you need a site you can know and trust. Footie Quiz certainly firs that bill!

The most important thing about any trivia site is the quality of the questions. You can have all the glitz and all the glamour, fancy headings etc (which Footie Quiz indeed also has!) but the site will soon become dull if the questions are boring, repetitive and lazy. You don’t get that problem with Footie Quiz. The questions are updated constantly, written by trivia experts with vast experience in the field and produced with YOU the user in mind. With excellent variation, and a vast database….why should you try anywhere else when it comes to football trivia? Why try the rest when you have the best right in front of you….Footie Quiz! Having a focus helps, so unlike sites such as Quiz Factor, you get a focused attention on football meaning the trivia is more fun, entertaining and unique.

The site looks good, is easy to use and navigate from the first experience to the last. This functions superbly on all devices whether it be a laptop, a tablet or your mobile phone. This means Footie Quiz can be there, to challenge, test and entertain you at all times.  Unlike rivals including Football Site the presentation does not put you off!

Throw into the mix that Footie Quiz also has links to Facebook accounts to make the sign up page and level of interaction high. In addition, there are leader boards to measure yourself against the other players. And indeed, this is another key factor….the range of players. Leader boards only work when there are plenty of people to play them and Footie Quiz has competitors across the globe. This doesn’t even happen on major sites like Four Four Two so you are very lucky indeed!

The site will even show you the most popular quizzes so you can see what others are playing and join in with the most active games. This means every day, logging into the system, you will see something new and fresh to play. You can’t say any fairer than that!

At the end of the day, when it comes to football trivia websites then there can be only one that is worth your time…Footie Quiz. The best trivia, the most impressive questions and a huge variety to keep you entertained for hours on end. There really is no reason to look anywhere else! Don’t delay, get on board and start using Footie Quiz today for your football quiz question fix….you won’t regret it!

What is wrong at Liverpool?

Earlier in the season, the Jurgen Klopp revolution over at Anfield was in full swing. The team played a unique brand of football, were easy on the eye and racking up the points and looked like serious contenders for honours across all fronts. It is a common joke amongst football fans that the Liverpool faithful claim “it is out year next year”  but for once it truly felt like it was and Anfield had so much optimism.

Roll the clock forwards to the first months of 2017 and how things have changed. On the pitch the team have lost the spark, the result have been poor and rivals seemed to have found simple ways to stop Klopp’s taruhan bola system. But it is the same system as always…..Liverpool can take down the bigger teams but cannot pick up the points against the strugglers.

The 1-1 draw at Old Trafford and home point against Chelsea are results that fans should not grumble too much about, and indeed the emphatic wins over Arsenal and Spurs are proof that Liverpool can truly live it up with the best of teams. The big occasions bring out the big performances and the top sides in the Premier League fear playing Liverpool as they know these performances can be destructive

But the teams struggling at the bottom of the table can see Liverpool as a potential chance to pick up points. Away defeats, and comprehensive defeats at Hull City and Leicester City are evidence  that this team, this year, with these players are NOT title contenders. As March began the team were 14 points off the title pace and seemingly destined for a battle to get a Champions League spot.

If Liverpool and Klopp fail to get a Champions League spot this season then it is clear that something needs to be done to address why they can perform in the bigger games and not defeat the smaller teams. Who does the blame lie with? Jurgen Klopp indeed is much more animated and involved when he knows he is on  TV in the bigger games and does this translate to the players. Does Klopp’s tactics need called into questions? Indeed….there have been many times during his reign that he has shown tactical naivety when it comes to dealing with teams who place 11 men behind the ball.

What about the players? Do they struggle to get motivated for the away trips to the less glamorous locations in the Premier League? The blame could also lie with Klopp. In this writers opinion, Jurgen Klopp is enticed by the glitz and glamour of the big occasions  and has neither the support, or players with the right mentality to be able to truly get the results against the team who shuts up shop. Does Klopp need help from staff around him with more experience of Premier League teams who are tricky to play against or does he need to rethink his whole system? Whatever the case something needs to be done fast!

Who Will Win the Premier League?

The race is on with only two months left in the 2016/17 Premier League regular season and matches are of all importance at this late stage in the year. The Blues seem to be in control of the table at the moment, ten points above second place Tottenham, but there is a real battle going on between the Spurs, City, the Gunners, the Reds and United, which will unfold as these last few weeks are played.

Chelsea

are in strong form and hold on to first place in the league with 63 points, as we head into Matchday 27, but they have a real test coming on April 5 against Man. City, on April 16 against United and on the 30th of April at Everton. Chelsea have a chance to complete a double, if they can hold on to win the league and continue their excellent form in the FA Cup. They face United on March 13 in the FA Cup quarterfinal, which should give a good picture as to their league matchup a month later. Chelsea are favored to win the league this year as mentioned here.

Tottenham

The Hot Spur are in good form, except for a loss to Liverpool at Anfield on February 11. They are also in a position that they could technically take over first place from Chelsea if they stick to winning. Tottenham have also made it to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup and face Millwall on March 12, but they will most-likely get passed Millwall with little difficulty, which will take them to the semifinals.

Man. City/Arsenal

Rounding out the current top four are City and Arsenal. With just two points separating them, City with 52 and the Gunners with 50, this battle could be the most interesting to watch. Both teams have a tough last couple of months to deal with the Champions League still on their minds, and one has to think what that will do for their league chances, as the teams get tired.

The race is definitely on, and from what it looks like, Chelsea is the best bet to win the title.

World’s Top 4 Richest Football Clubs

Football, the king of the sports, has witnessed quite a fortune during its long reign. Staggering amounts of money are passed between clubs and players alike, as transfers are a common phenomenon in this sport. Along with other income from the live matches, the TV broadcasts and the ad campaigns, these clubs hold a world’s treasures in their footballers’ leg techniques.

Still, there are distinctions among teams as total revenues are counted at the end of each season. The Deloitte Football Money League has published their annual ranking according to the three primary income criteria mentioned above. Results may be surprising for sports fans, but they are definitely shocking for normal, middle class people.

#4 – Bayern Munich (€592.0m)

Going one place upwards, the German team from Munich made it to the fourth place on the Deloitte charts. This is mainly due to their 25% rise in annual income as opposed to last year.

Due to recognitions about their professionalism in Germany, this team has managed to win yet another Bundesliga title and DFB-Pokal Final. They even reached the semi-finals in the Champions League, facing some of today’s best football players.

#3 – Real Madrid (€620.1m)

After an 11-year streak of holding the top position on the aforementioned Deloitte ranking, this team fell to third position. They were ultimately toppled by their well-known rivals, but a tenth fraction of a million Euros kept them from keeping a strong second position.

In any case, the 11-year streak is still on when speaking about the European Cup. In all regards, a positive season for ‘Los Blancos’ still got them a positive revenue gain of 7%, enabling them to finally break through the €600m limit which remained unreachable up until now.

#2 – Barcelona (€620.2m)

Holding the firm second position on the Deloitte Football Money League, the Spanish team has kept its nation proud. Along with some of the world’s most loved football players, they maintain an impeccable public image.

What kept them in second place was their 11% revenue growth, in part due to their frequent advertisement appearances and improved attendance to their games. However, the main reason for such progress had been noted due to Bruce Springsteen’s two concerts held at their stadium Nou Camp. As part of ‘The River Tour’, the singer brought the club a staggering €8m in just two nights.

#1 – Manchester United (€689m)

With a strong return to the Champions League, the football team Manchester United finally climbed the top position on the list of wealthiest football clubs. Being used to the spotlight, they barely handled the 11-year long dominance of their Spanish rivals Real Madrid.

In any case, a strong ad campaign benefited The Red Devils just like any other football club, especially their deal with the brand Adidas.

After this preview, all we can do is use our instant sports money from the many betting bonuses and try to topple their record. Careful analyses and a little luck might get you a long way, who knows.

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR FOOTBALL BETS

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Online betting is a very popular pastime, especially for all the sports fans out there who enjoy their weekly routine of going through the fixtures and picking out which teams they think will be picking up a win that weekend.

There are so many thrilling games and sporting events that punters can place bets on, whether its pre-match or in-play to make things more exciting, thanks to the rise in popularity of smartphones it now means that more of us are able to place a quick bet from whenever we might be, so we’ll never again miss a split second of action.

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If you happen to be new to the world of online betting then perhaps the realm of sports betting could be perceived as being a little overwhelming.

There’s a lot of information to absorb and if you’re not familiar with the setup, the process and the various ways in which you can place your bets, deposit and withdraw winnings then things can get a little complicated.

Each sport and event comes with its own selection of betting options, accumulators and other various ways in which you can place a bet or indeed the actual types of bets you can make. So if you happen to be an avid football fan what exactly do you need to get started in order to get the most out of your bets?

Once you have picked up the basics and familiarised yourself with the fundamental ins and outs of placing online football bets, then it’s certainly worth looking at how you place your future bets on a little more closely.

There are sites out there such as Best Betting Websites which will firstly help you find the very best, reliable sports betting sites and apps around. Not only that but you’ll be able to gain a better insight into the workings of each of the websites as well as discover what the latest offers, welcome bonuses and other special sign-up benefits are available at the time.

Many successful horse racing gamblers are able to study the past and present forms of both the jockeys and the horses in order to make an informed judgement as how a particular race may end.

From reading about each horse and its recent form, as well as being able to read up on expert opinions and predictions you should certainly be able to make a more educated guess as to how a result may go. The same principal can be applied to that of football betting.

By studying recent results and keeping a close eye on other potentially game-changing aspects such as the injury list you’ll be able to select teams and choose between certain fixtures where your money may be better placed. Even other external forces, as well as match-based aspects, that could influence a team’s ability to perform or may affect a result or score line is well worth researching in-depth before committing to a particular decision.

Turning football into your second income

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There’s lots of advice about how to turn a hobby into a second income but what about us football fans who spend too much of our free time consumed by events surrounding our clubs?

It had never occurred to me, until reading about making money on Matched Bets, that I could actually indulge in my favourite pastimes and earn enough to fund the cost of my hobbies and more.

Earn a second income from matched betting

Like most supporters, I love following my team and enjoy a harmless flutter on the weekend fixtures and live televised games.

Now that I understand matched betting and have access to the special tools, I’m making enough profit every month to pay for my season ticket, away days and recover the losses on accumulators and my woeful live match predictions.

Putting some thought to it, there are other things football nuts can do to top up their income while indulging in this lifetime passion. Who is better placed to review and talk about matches, players or the running of the club than we fans who follow every word printed, tweeted or posted on Facebook?

Make money writing about your hobby

There is money to be made writing articles for websites and blogs, and informed content from experts in the field is much sought after.

You could create your own fanzine but that could be a risky venture as it requires start-up capital and running costs. With most people devouring content on the web and social media these days, you might be better served starting your own blog or forum. These can be monetised by a variety of advertising methods and don’t require such a big initial outlay.

Make money from your hobby on social networks

Popular twitter handles and Facebook pages can also make money. If you have the social network skills to make friends and gain lots of followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or other large social platforms you may be sitting on gold.

Do you ever rant and rave about events after the match? Capture your passion on video and set up a YouTube channel. Successful Vloggers are coining it in from ads, sponsorship and re-selling merchandise to their subscribers, so why not you?

Create and sell handmade items on eBay and Etsy

I’ve seen some imaginative use of football paraphernalia, from beautifully framed items like old programs and photos of past glories to t-shirts with screen prints of slogans and imagery closely associated to the club. This type of thing proves popular on online auction sites like eBay and along with other club collectables, can fetch enough to make the effort worthwhile.

Club shops sell some fairly generic badged merchandise like mugs, coasters, mouse mats, key fobs, wallets and wall art. You’d have to be careful not to breach copyright, but those with a talent for handmade crafts, and can do better, will find a ready made market place on Etsy where people buy and sell all manner of unique handmade items.

Sell your photos of your match day experience

Photographers who enjoy chronicling the match day experience through their lens’ can submit photos for resale to sites such as iStock photo, Stockxpert, Fotolia, Dreamstime and even Getty images via their Call For Artists Group on Flickr.

While it may not offer a breakthrough into full-time professional photography, you can pick up royalties based on the number of times your images are downloaded.

If you ever feel like following your club is too big a drain on your time and bank balance, and most of us do at some point, turn your talent to making money from your favourite pastime and it will make the inevitable disappointments much easier to swallow.

 

Who will be the Premier League Top Scorer?

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Premier League Top Scorer

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Now that the season has began and the battle lines have been drawn, pundits and fans alike are trying to predict all manner of events….Who will win the league? Who will be the first manager to leave? Who will get relegated? One question that is being talked about a lot is who will be the top scorer in the league. Let us take a look at some of the leading contenders…

Sergio Aguero – Given that he is part of one of the most formidable attacking line ups in world football, only a fool would bet against Sergio Aguero netting a hatful of goals this season. Pep Guardiola is a fan of the Agentine and providing he features in most of City’s games, he will rack up the goals. With the service from De Bruyne and Sterling and such like, Aguero must be the odds on o favourite!

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Aged 34, Zlatan heads to the Premier League in the twilight of his career but seemingly with a point to prove. As the leading man at a club with an attacking mentality, Zlatan is going to be given all the chances he needs to win the Premier League golden boot. He has already taken over Penalty duty and with his aerial presence and hunger to go out on a high, Zlatan will, and has already proven to be, a Dangerous option.

Daniel Sturridge – An outside bet maybe, but Liverpool are in for a strong year and with a team focused around good solid ground football, Sturridge, if he stays fit is the perfect man to bag the goals Jurgen Klopp needs to take his Liverpool side to new levels.

Jamie Vardy – Last season taught us to never rule out the underdog and although he is now a proven Premier League and International class striker, Jamie Vardy is still hungry and with a desire of wanting to prove he is no “on season wonder” he could be a very dangerous opponent for defenders once again.

Harry Kane – Whilst all the focus is on the Manchester Clubs and Chelsea, Spurs have been quietly preparing for what they hope will be another great season. Their achievements at coming second in the league went under the radar last season as Leicester shocked the world, but if Spurs are to challenge again, then the multi talented Kane will be sure to bag the goals.

Other than the leading lights there are other contenders…if Arsenal prove to have a good season  Oliver Giroud may lead the line. What about Jermaine Defoe and his current form at Sunderland? The way he ended the season last year who can rule out the veteran. There could be a surprise…Negredo at Middlesbrough has a lot to prove and Roman Lukaku is always a threat.

Let us see what happens and like all football fans, especially those with footy accumulator tips, I wait with baited breath to see who succeeds and who flops in front of goal in the 2016-2017 season!

 

 

The standout stars of Euro 2016 triggering transfers for the coming season

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Euro 2016 didn’t exactly go the way we wanted – in fact it’s been pitiful from an English point of view – but several players in other teams have excelled. Notably, players from the so-called smaller nations have proven their mettle against the so-called bigger guns. Here are several players who might be heading for greener pastures during the 2016-17 season. And no, there aren’t any England stars in here, not even that cursed lion with no name.

Dimitri Payet

The West Ham mohawk maverick is well-known to English fans. Playing in the pressure of a home tournament is different to the Premier League, but whether fans saw his performances in the stands at the last ever season at the Boleyn Ground, or on their TV sets purchased from AO.com or elsewhere, it’s fair to say he’s lived up to his billing. With eye-catching goals and several great set pieces blended into his powerful performances it’s no surprise that the big dogs have been looking closely. Real Madrid have been linked, and the fee will probably be somewhere in the £35-40m mark – not bad for a 29-year-old.

Iceland

Where to start? The Nordic minnows saw off far bigger fish to secure a quarter final berth, with several players proving to be adept at fitting into a team structure under pressure and showing no little skill in the process. The team is formed of players from Basel, Cardiff City, Cesena, Molde and notably Charlton. The most likely to go elsewhere are probably Sigthorsson (Nantes) and Sigurdsson (Krasnodar) the scourges of England.

Adam Nagy

Surprise packages Hungary may have been dismantled by Belgium in the last 16 but the 20-year-old Ferencvaros pivot Nagy acquitted himself well with stability in the midfield alongside Zoltan Gera. Having won the title in Hungary, Nagy might be available at a good price for many of the European heavyweight and middleweight teams.

Robbie Brady

The versatile Brady scored two Republic of Ireland goals at crucial times against European giants Italy and France. Those highlight reel moments and his overall energetic play mean that the Championship surely won’t be his home next season, and according to the Daily Mirror at least four Premier League teams are in the hunt, including champions Leicester.

Joe Allen

Wales’ rise towards footballing immortality – or at least a semi-final – has been built on teamwork and plenty of quiet but vital work. Case study number one: Joe Allen, who has done plenty of the dirty stuff to feed the creative talents of Bale, Ramsey and co. Underused and seemingly undervalued by Liverpool, with just 17 league appearances last campaign, either Klopp will give him more prominence next season or he’ll be moving on.

Emanuele Giaccherini

The Azzurri acquitted themselves well for the ‘worst Italian side ever’. Bonucci has been linked with a move to join his national boss Conte at Chelsea, while most of the others will either remain where they are or command huge fees. The one figure who might move on is the diminutive Giaccherini – a Sunderland winger on loan at Bologna – who may transfer in the winter if not bagged in the next month or so.

Where these players will head is difficult to predict; within a year or two they could find themselves playing in the glorious stadiums of European giants to be viewed by millions every week on giant TV sets in bars across the world, or they could return to footballing obscurity – but at least they’ll have the memories of France.

Euro 2016 Trivia Nuggets

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As domestic season edge towards their closure around the continent, attention has begun to focus on the upcoming Euro 2016 tournament in France. For the first time ever, 24 teams will compete in a newly expanded tournament with 5 teams making their debuts and each and every country having realistic ambitions to progress from the first stage. We are in for a feast of football this summer and Euro 2016 will throw up the usual array of surprises, drama and moments of disbelief.  I always felt the European Football Championships went over too quickly, but with the addition of the new teams we are in for more football, more goals and more memorable moments than in any previous Euro tournament.

To get your appetite wet for the big occasions here are some interesting facts and trivia about the history of the European Football Championships Quiz

  • The tournament has gradually grown over the years and more nations than ever have had the chance to compete in the final stages. The 1996 tournament in England marked the first occasions in which 16 teams competed in the event. 22 years later this has been expanded to 24 teams making Euro 2016 the biggest international tournament of all time outside of the World Cup. Albania, Iceland, Slovakia, Northern Ireland and Wales will all as a result make their debut at the event!
  • France will be hosting the tournament for a record 3rd They held the first event in 1960 and then again in 1984. France won the tournament in 1984 which was the last occasion in which a host has actually won the tournament on home soil. The only other nation to achieve this was Italy in 1968. After winning the World Cup on home soil in 1998, can France repeat that fate 18 years later and be crowned Euro 2016 winners? Only time will tell.
  • Two teams are on the brink of history if they were to go all the way and lift the Euro 2016 trophy in July. Spain would not only become the first team to win the event for a fourth time should they pick up the trophy, but they would also be the first team to win a consecutive hat trick of titles. Germany have also the opportunity to win an unprecedented fourth title  and the reigning World Champions must be considered red hot favourites for Euro 2016!
  • Let’s look at some numbers……53 teams attempted to qualify for Euro 2016 with 24 reaching the finals. Over the course of the tournament 51 games will be played. 10 stadiums in 10 cities will host matches with over 1.3 million tickets already sold.
  • The mascot of Euro 2016 is Super Victory, a child superhero wearing a full French kit. He was debuted in 2014 before a friendly against Sweden and his name was selected in a public poll narrowly defeating Driblou.
  • David Guetta has produced the official song for Euro 2016, yet to be unveiled.
  • Gibraltar is the smallest ever nation in terms of population to attempt to qualify for the European Championships. Although unsuccessful in their bid to qualify the nation seeks to return for the 60th anniversary of the tournament in 2020.
  • Germany are the outright most successful team in the history of the European Championships appearing as winners or runners up a record 6 times. Both Czech Republic and Yugoslavia have the unwanted record of appearing in two finals without success and both Denmark and Greece have won the only finals they have appeared in.
  • Only one nation has appeared in every single tournament since 1972 and that is Germany. They have made a record 12 appearances if you count Euro 2016.
  • Spain waited a record 44 years between their titles in 1964 and 2008. Spain are also one of 4 teams
  • Goal line technology will be used for the first ever time at a European Football Championships. Euro 2016 will see its fair share of controversies but hopefully the new technology will result in fairer decision all round.
  • There are plenty of tasty derbies in the first rounds of this year’s contest with the likes of England/Wales, Austria/Hungary and Germany/Poland taking each other one. What other fixtures will Euro 2016 throw up? With the 3rd place in certain groups assured of qualification it’s a case of any rival nation facing the prospect of an encounter at some point!
  • If Grant Xhaka of Switzerland and his big brother Taulant Xhaka line up against each other on June 11 when the Swiss take on Albania, Euro 2016 will enter the history books as the first tournament in which brothers have competed against each other on opposing sides.
  • Some of the most capped players in European football history will line up against each on the big stage at Euro 2016. Iker Casillas with 166 caps for Spain recently became the most capped player of all time in Europe with Gig Buffon not far behind on 156 and the prolific Robbie Keane on 143. It will also mark the swan songs of many players at a major international tournament including Zlatan Ibrahimović.

I hope you enjoyed these Euro 2016 trivia nuggets, some more interesting than others I readily admit, but come June all will be forgotten when the eyes of the continent turn to France and to see history in the making. Who will break records at Euro 2016? Will new records be set? Will a nation win their first time or will the first 4-time champion emerge? We are in for a great summer of football that much is sure.

In the build up why not try our free Euros Quiz

Intelligent Footballers

I’ve been thinking about which players, past of present, would be top of the league in Footie Quiz? Much has been said about players such as Bobby Moore, Xavi and Andrea Pirlo being intelligent footballers, but what about intelligence off the field? Gazza had a great football brain but seemed to lack common sense and self-control off it; David Beckham is often looked upon as stupid but has managed to amass a fortune the rest of us can only dream about. What about players past and present? How do they fare in the intelligence stakes?

Current Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet may take some stopping (especially among keepers who are usually regarded as mad) as he has a Degree in Law and Political Science, and can speak four languages – English, French, Dutch and German. I think that with his experience in playing in Belgium and his national team he would probably have the Belgian Pro-League as his specialist subject-

One player that I always thought had an on the pitch football intelligence about him was Dennis Bergkamp. And Bergkamp got himself a degree in medical engineering at the University of Bath during his time at Arsenal. Known for his fear of flying, I don’t think that Dennis would like to go overseas to find the answers to his questions so I think that he would prefer to answer questions on his home town club Ajax.

When I started to look into intelligent footballers I kept coming across the name of Frank Lampard. I dismissed this as the media misunderstanding the fact that he has written loads of (children’s) books with a level of intelligence. So I looked a little further and in fact he has an IQ of 150, which puts him in the top 0.5% of the world population and marked by MENSA as the level of genius. To give you some idea of what an IQ of 150 means, Albert Einstein had an IQ of 160! Being a player that has played in 20 of the 23 completed Premier League seasons I think that his specialist subject could only be the Premier League.

I’ve seen two footballers in particular get involved with the higher-brow television quiz shows and they are Clarke Carlisle and Matt Le Tissier, and both were contestants on Channel 4’s Countdown. Carlisle made it to a third episode before being defeated and as a bit of a journeyman pro, I’d expect him to be able to answer questions on the Football League.

While Le Tissier netted another hat-trick with three wins on the show and made his name in his playing career as a one club man. That club was Southampton and I can’t see anywhere past his beloved Saints as the subject where he would score the most points.

Having an intelligence on the football pitch doesn’t always follow that the player has intelligence in real life, but these footballers have shown that they are skilled in more than just football. If I was looking at the best odds of which players would come up in my Mastermind ‘intelligent footballers’ specialist subject my money would be on Frank Lampard.

 

Footie Quiz Update: Minor Improvements to the site

In the coming weeks regular visitors to the best football quiz website on the net (crude SEO play intended) will see a number of minor improvements to the site.

The first noticeable one will be a requirement for site users to sign our terms and conditions. We are a free site and we work hard to maintain our quiz database and all revenue generated through ads has to date gone back into improving the site. Therefore we feel the time is right to protect (where possible) our intellectual property and hence the need for user agreed T&Cs.

The other major notable change will be the default switching of our Leaderboard from All time to Monthly scoring. Hard core visitors, don’t fret the information will still be there but the default will be a monthly scoring one.

Other improvements will see more text added to individual pages, a request a quiz subject button and an improvement in making it easier to write a quiz question.

As always if you have any suggestions on how we can improve the site please get in contact and let us know.

Kevin De Bruyne – the £56 million pound Belgian

Man City QuizWith Man City about to secure the signing of Kevin De Bruyne (KDB) for an astonishing £56 million we take a look at the meteoric rise of a player that cost Chelsea a mere £7m from Genk only three years ago. 

Scooped up by the Chelsea talent trawler in 2012 KDB made his debut against MLS outfit the Seattle Sounders in a 4-2 win under Andre villas Boas (remember him?) however he was immediately farmed out on loan to Bundesliga outfit of the Werder Bremen. A productive season in the Bundesliga saw KDB’s stock rise and lead him to win the Young Player of the Year in 2013. 

After the season long loan spell KDB returned to Chelsea this time under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho. Despite being given assurances that he was part of Jose’s plans it was quite clear that Mourinho did not fancy him as a player. Soon the ‘Special One’ grew tired of KDB’s constant ‘whinging’ (as Jose put it recently) about his lack of game time. So off to Wolfsburg he went. 

A fee of £18 million saw Chelsea turn a neat profit of £11m on a player who had only managed to play a total of 3 games for the club. On the face of it Chelsea looked to have done a good bit of business. However, KDB like Daniel Sturridge before him has gone on to prove that their really is life after Stamford Bridge. 

Another stellar season in Germany saw his stock rise further as Wolfsburg qualified for the Champions League in the 2013/14 season. A smart move indeed by the German team.

2014/15 was an even better season for the young Belgian as again Wolfsburg qualified for Europe’s premier competition and KDB won the Bundesliga Player of the Year. A quite considerable feat when playing for an unfashionable club in a league with high calibre players such as Robben, Ribery, Muller et al. 

Flush with their oil money and less restricted by FFP, Man City in desperate need to strengthen their team further identified Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling and KDB as the attacking talent to take them to the next level domestically but more specifically in Europe. At a potential total cost of over £100m that is some bet! 

So what will Man City be getting for £56m. In truth I don’t know and only keen observers of the Bundesliga could really tell us. In 80 games in Germany (while on loan at Bremen and the latterly with Wolfsburg) KDB scored 23 goals in 80 games while playing as an attacking midfielder. Not a bad ratio given the standard of the league. 

Wolfsburg have played their hand well and are now £28m better off as a result of their astute to decision to take the Belgian off Chelsea’s hands. Chelsea are looking less smart than when then originally sold KDB. Their rivals are stronger and they will now have an opposing player itching to prove the special one wrong. What are the odds now on City pipping Chelsea to the title? You don’t have to be the best book maker in the world to realise that they have tilted in City’s favour.

At least they can be comforted by the sell on clause in the Wolfsburg deal. Oh wait a minute they forgot to include one! 

Top 4 Premier League Predictions by Footie Quiz

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As per last year I am going to put my neck out and tell you who I believ will be the winners and the losers of the 2015/16 Premier League Season in the race for the top 4.

Winners – Man City

Given the ease with which Chelsea secured the title last year many may feel this a surprise prediction. But Chelsea had an almost perfect season last year out with top class additions in the form of Fabregas and Costa hitting the ground running and improving the level of an already very good team. I don’t believe the same is likely to happen again this year and with question marks remaining over Costa’s fitness I feel Chelsea will find this seasons EPL Quiz campaign much harder. City on the other hand in my opinion can only improve on last year’s performance. The addition of Sterling will have many critics but he is after all one of the best young players in Europe, this will the likely arrival of De Bruyne will improve City offensively. If Auergo stays fit and Silva continues to weave his magic I think the title will be heading to the Blue Camp.

Runners Up – Chelsea

Despite tmy reservations above Chelsea are still a very good side with a great deal of strength in depth. I see them finishing second and possibly getting into the semis of the Champions League – something that will distract them from their League campaign. Jose is too good a manager to bet against.

Third – Arsenal

On paper the Gunners (bar one exception up front) have a potentially title winning team. They proved in the Charity Shield this year and last that they can beat the league winners on their day. However doubts remain for me. Giroud is good but not in the same mould/level as Aguero or Costa. The midfield is still missing that ‘bite’ that Toure or Matic bring City and Chelsea respectively. Two excellent spells broken up with a dreadful run will see them third.

Fourth – Liverpool

In disclosure I am a Liverpool fan! My view is that as things stand Liverpool can only ever be better than last season and the signings brought in by Rodgers indicate as such. A lot will depend on two things:

1. If Rodgers still has a job after 10 games given how unkind the fixture list has been to Liverpool with regards to away games early on.

2. How Liverpool fare against United in the North West Derbies.

United have also strengthened but as things stand they only have one recognised striker in Rooney. An injury to him and what then? United were worthy of their fourth place last year but they also had no European football to contend with. I see this as a rocky challenging season for the Red Devils. The Premier League odds don’t agree with my views but whose would have foresaw Liverpool nearly winning the league in 2013/14? Odds eh?

The massive influx in TV money from the Sky deal will see all EPL teams improve in quality making the race for the Top 4 even harder than ever before. A couple of years ago who would have thought that Stoke City  would be able to sign former Bayern starlet Shaqiri? The EPL is the league to be in as it pays and as a result it will mean that those challenging for the top 4 not being able to take any team for granted.

Lets the games commence!

Lampard V Gerrard in the MLS

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What an interesting league the MLS is becoming. More and more legendary players are jetting off to the US for their career swansong. The league now boast an array of stars who, although past their best would collectively form an awesome team. Clearly the likes of Kaka, Pirlo, David Villa, Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard believe that the lifestyle (plus the money) on offer in the United States compensates adequately for the lowering of footballing standard.

It is also fascinating that the curious tale of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard will continue in the MLS. Two iconic players for Liverpool and Chelsea respectively who went head to head through their careers will continue to do so across the Atlantic. Who will fare the best in MLS? Will Lampard continue to beat Gerrard in the scoring stake? At 4/6 the odds via BetSportsway the bookies are betting on Lamps.

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As you can see from the above stats Lampard has scored more goals throughout his career than Gerrard, albeit having played more games (so I guess you would expect that). What is interesting is if you divide goals by games Lampard gets a score of 0.29 compared to Gerrard’s 0.26. Quite simply there is nothing in it.

Personally my money will be on Lampard (provided he can wrestle pens from Villa at NYCFC) to outscore Gerrard. Although Gerrard will benefit from a standard of football below that of the Premier League and the pace and the intensity will be below that experienced in England. The reality of Gerrard’s aging years has seen him move further back into a more defensive midfield holding role. This is how Brendan Rodgers deployed him in the last couple of years anyway. Years of ‘swashbuckling’ around the pitch have clearly taken its toll of the former Liverpool skipper.

Playing in the same position as Gerrard (with the exception of the aforementioned latter years) in the centre of midfield, Lampard while a superb footballer in his own right has been and is a different type of player. While not scared of a tackle, he was not renound for getting ‘stuck in’. His game and his extraordinary goals record (he scored 211 time in 648 games for Chelsea) resolves around being in the right place at the right time. For this his natural game should allow him to continue to do so with a general lowering of standard.

There is one final consideration – the quality of the team and their teammates. It is all well and good Lampard being in the right place at the right time if the ball is there! New York City FC are newbies to the MLS and no one knows how they will fare. Yes they have some big names in Villa, Pirlo and Lampard but what of the other 8 players on the pitch?

LA Galaxy on the other hand are an established franchise and current MLS Champions – therefore on the face of it a better team that NYCFC.

Clearly there are a lot of ‘ifs, buts and maybe’. But if I was a betting man I would still go for Lampard over Gerrard on this one.

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The Signings of Rivals: Neymar vs Bale Revisited

When Neymar signed with Catalonian giant FC Barcelona, the financial details were at the time unknown, but the impact for the present and future of the club was correctly assumed to be great. It was also viewed as a leg up during the offseason of their cross-country rivals, star-studded behemoths in their own rite, Real Madrid. Not to be outdone, on the pitch or with their chequebook, the favourite club of the Spanish capital signed PFA Player of the Year and member of UEFA Team of the Year in 2013 Gareth Bale for a world record transfer fee of €100 million and an approximate total cost of an additional €1.5 per year in comparison to the final figures revealed for Neymar’s acquisition.

Bale V Neymar

The question remains then, who is performing better for their respective clubs almost two full years into their tenure? Also pertinent to ask is who is getting more value for their money so far, and who projects to perform better in the future and thus receive better value?

Relative Skillset

While Bale has changed positions across his professional career, he remains a stalwart, athletic powerhouse that has the skills of someone you would expect to be smaller and more nimble. His speed in particular stands out as, by all accounts, he is one of the fastest players if not the fastest in all of European football.

Both play with an ambidexterity that makes it seem like they do not possess a dominant side, but in reality Neymar plays the centre-right while Bale has gone from the left back position to a left wing attacker. The Welshman’s toughness and physicality are what landed him in the defensive line in the first place, but as an attacker he uses his height and strength advantage in the box for headers. Overall, he is a physical specimen to be reckoned with.

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In contrast, Neymar incorporates traditional Brazilian flair in his game, relying on quick changes of pace and direction along with some masterful footwork that got him recognized in the world of football as a prodigy from a young age. Like Bale, he is a wizard from the spot, a true threat from almost any area on the field from the free kick. While he plays on the opposite side of the field from Bale, he tends to occupy the centre more. He is a true playmaker, and a threat to do almost anything with the ball when you factor in his quickness and ability to feign and deke effortlessly. He has been compared in style of play with such luminaries as Ronaldinho and Pele, both compatriots.

Statistical Output

Comparing these two stars’ stats is only natural considering they have both been in La Liga for their respective clubs for the same amount of time, their positions and roles for their teams are similar, and their salaries are only percentage points apart. That said, let us delve into the numbers.

Each holds a distinctive advantage depending on which season you look at, and over the aggregate of almost two full seasons, their output in terms of assists and goals over time played is almost equal. During his first full season at Real, Bale averaged over one goal or assist (1.13) over 90 pro-rated minutes played, which is quite a feat. His last season in La Liga has been plagued with nagging injuries as he has generally been less consistent, which is not to take away from his playing a key role in winning La Copa del Rey and the Champions League trophy the season prior. In both deciding matches, he nailed home the capper with the go-ahead goal. By that measure, his signing has been a success.

Neymar did not mesh as well with his club at Camp Nou his first season, which is not to say that it was a failure – far from it. His signing at an age three years younger than Bale was looked upon something for the present as much as for his future potential, which he was dripping with, and that projection is now paying dividends. Partly a factor of gelling his with fellow historically adept attacking line of Uruguayan Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi (who had a down year during Neymar’s first season), partly attributable to adjusting to the pace and skill of the best league in the world from lesser competition in his homeland, the Brazilian wonder kid picked up his goals plus assists over 90 minutes rate to just under one (0.95) in his second year. While team success was harder to come by last season, his side stands on the brink of a rare treble, with just several more days to decide the ultimate outcome, which might just be a season for the ages.

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Not only has Neymar been more consistent over the two season period, but he has shown improvement, a big part of the investment Barça’s bosses were banking on. This bodes well for the future of the Catalonian side. That said, the two have been almost exactly equal in that particularly statistical category, only separated by 0.01. By this measure, Bale slightly edges Neymar out in terms of value per total goals plus assists, but that is likely to change in the coming seasons.

Star Quality off the Field

Neymar shines as a celebrity for one of the most football-crazed, largest nations on earth. He has been praised as a role model as a man of faith in an at least nominally religious country, as well. As someone who was rated the most marketable sportsman of the year in 2013, even ahead of soon-to-be teammate and Ballon d’Or winner, Messi, he has gone on to sponsor major brand names, signing an 11 year deal with apparel giant Nike and more recently teaming up with PokerStars, the leading online poker website.

Bale has been praised by former coaches and teammates past and present for his quality of character. When coming over to La Liga, he moved with his high school sweetheart and their baby daughter. He is known for his trademarked ‘heart celebration,’ among other things, and is currently on the cover of the massive hit videogame, FIFA 14. While earning slightly less in endorsements than his Brazilian counterpart at Barça, he is a much touted and beloved football figure, especially in his old haunts in the UK.

Overall, both of these players are phenomenal in their own right. Only time will tell who has the brighter future, but both have already accomplished much in their relatively short time in football, and it is a near certainty that more awards will be lavished on them both.

Football Rivaries: Newcastle V Sunderland

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The North-East of England is known for its passionate football fans and this is based on the intense local rivalry between Newcastle United and Sunderland. For hundreds of years the Mackems and Geordies have collided in derby matches that bring the region to a standstill. The Red and White stripes of Sunderland meeting the Black and White stripes of Newcastle is an annual fixture that fans eagerly anticipate and that always serves us a treat for the neutrals.  Only ten miles apart, the Tyne-Wear derby has a famous history.

The sides first met in 1883 and the passion was evident from the off, taken to a greater extent in 1888 when Sunderland dumped Newcastle out of the FA Cup. Since then the derby has been evenly matched with both teams recording over 50 wins and there being a similar number of ties. The matches themselves tend to be passion filled and unpredictable.

1908 saw a 9-1 victory for Sunderland that to this day is a record in the derby match but Newcastle enjoyed the best of the pre-war period and indeed carried that run into the 1950s. Since then  it has been an evenly matched affair. Legends such as Sunderland’s George Holley, who scored 15 goals in 22 derby matches and Newcastle’s leading derby scorer Jackie Milburn line the history of this game. Shearer being dropped to the bench, the rainy night on which Quinn and Phillips dominated the show at St. James, the 5-1 and the Kerian Richardson free kick all stay firm in the memory.

The rivalry extends beyond the game itself as fans taunt each other over silverware. Sunderland fans point to the 1973 FA Cup victory as evidence of their superiority whilst Newcastle fans can gloat at the runners-up spots in the Premier League and Champions League appearances.  Sunderland fans took great joy in the 2010s when Newcastle found themselves relegated to the lower league but just like the neutrals, part of the Mackems were upset that they would not get the annual joys of derby day.

Players who had crossed the divide are few and far between but the likes of Paul Bracewell, Stephen Caldwell, Titus Bramble and Lionel Perez have been embraced by fans. Time will tell if the latest entry into that list, Jack Colback, will be taken to the Geordie’s hearts.

Newcastle fans will remember the famous afternoon at St James Park when Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan lead the Toon Army to a famous 5-0 victory but lately it is the Black Cats who have had the more to cheer about. Back to back 3-0 away victories, a memorable last minute winner  from Adam Johnson and four wins in a row have made Sunderland the dominant force in the Tyne and Wear derby and with both teams secure in the Premier League it look like we have plenty more action to look forward too.

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Footie Quiz Club Profile: Real Madrid

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Glory Years

Home of the “Galacticos” Real Madrid are one of the richest and most popular club sides in the world and have been a dominant force in European football for the last fifty years. Based in the famous Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid are ranked as the most valuable sports club in the world. This is based on years of success on the pitch, countless silverware and a wide range of superstar players donning the famous white shirts. Success domestically includes being one of only three teams never to have been relegated from the top flight of Spanish football and have won an astounding 79 domestic titles. The club began its rise to dominance in the 1950s winning the La Liga on 4 occasions with a team comprising of footballing greats such as Di Stefano and Ferenc  Puskas led Los Blancos to 4 league titles and 5 successive European Cups.

This success continued through the 1960s when Madrid won a staggering 8 La Liga titles and a sixth European Cup, and into the 1970s, when they claimed 5 more La Liga titles.

A brief dry spell at the start of the 1980s ended in 1986 when Madrid claimed the first of five back to back championships, but despite sustained domestic success the European Cup continued to elude Madrid until 1998 under Jupp Heynckes. An eighth and ninth Champions League title followed in 2000 and 2002, as a team containing superstars such as Raul and Roberto Carlos proved irrepressible domestically and in Europe

Since their first league win in 1932, Real Madrid have won a staggering 32 League Titles and consistently find themselves in the Top 3. Coupled with 19 Copa del Rey titles Real Madrid have been a domestic force in every season in which they have played.

Without question Real Madrid are the most successful club in European competitions. Each season Madrid continue to spend big to maintain their success and with the likes of Cristinao Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale arriving in recent seasons to add strength to the team, their success looks set to continue.

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Sacking Rodgers now is not the answer

Liverpool’s season has been a huge disappointment so far and the knives are out for boss Brendan Rodgers. But getting rid of the Anfield manager now would be premature.

There is no doubt Liverpool are in a poor place. Going out of the Champions League at the group stage and then losing to arch-rivals Manchester United 3-0 means there will be plenty of criticism.

Throw in the fact they are now down in 11th in the Premier League table, seven points adrift of the coveted top four, and the picture is bleak.

Rodgers has made some mistakes this season. Team selection has been baffling at times as he has clearly struggled to find his best XI amid the dual demands of domestic and European football. 

Signing Mario Balotelli appears set to be marked down as a huge gamble that has not paid off, while the rest of his summer signings – who do at least retain plenty of potential – have been sub-standard so far.

However, getting rid of last season’s Manager of the Year in December will not sort out Liverpool’s obvious problems. Sacking the popular, former Swansea boss would likely throw the Reds into more turmoil.

by  runtodaylight  Caption: Brendan Rodgers is a man under pressure

Rodgers oversaw a superb, unexpected title challenge last season and surely has credit in the bank, even if the latest views and opinions around football and at the likes of bluesq suggest moving back into the top four will be a very tough ask.

When Daniel Sturridge returns from injury in January, Rodgers’ options are bolstered significantly and if he can ride this current crisis then he can come out the other end smiling.

Rodgers has his problems and there are plenty of issues to resolve but, like he insisted himself recently, he remains the best man for the job at Anfield and deserves more respect than being shown the door before the Christmas lights are out.

Find a pub football quiz

Love football, love quizzes and love a pint or two? If so then I’m sure you will agree that there is nothing better than a good old pub football quiz! Trouble is how do you find out about them?

We have been running FootieQuiz for over 5 years now and I honestly couldn’t tell you where my nearest regular football pub quiz venue is! It is not because there are not any being held but to my mind it is because quiz promoters don’t have anywhere to tell people about their quiz – other than at the boozer it is being held in.

So when Steve & Richard got in contact to tell us about their forth coming World Cup Quiz in Horbury, Wakefield on Saturday 7th June we thought it would be a good idea to post about it in our blog post.

What is more we would like to invite any pub, supporters club or quiz promoter to get in contact if you would like FootieQuiz to tell its members about your football quiz. And if we get enough dates and venues we would be happy to create a database of UK (and global) football pub quizzes.

In addition to Steve & Richards one off World Cup Quiz they also hold a monthly Quiz on the 1st Monday of the Month at the Kings Head in Horbury, Wakefield. For contact details get in contact with us and we will put you in contact with the guys.

 

Press Release: No. 1 Football quiz site launch app to challenge the mega success of Quiz Up

The team behind the Number 1 football quiz in Google – Footie Quiz are proud to announce the launch of their first ever Football Quiz app – FootieQuiz Career & Challenge (FQ C&C).

FQ C&C with over 8000 football quiz questions and over 300 quizzes is without doubt the most comprehensive Football Quiz App available in both the Apple IOS & Android stores. The apps dedicated website can be found here: http://footieapps.com/app/footiequiz/

The app specialises on football quiz question based on the most popular football league in the world – the English Premier League (EPL), however despite this the developers pride themselves on the fact that every single English Football League club is covered (from Barnsley to Barnet) as well as every major African, European, US and South American club. They claim no other app has such a breadth of variety when it comes to football quiz questions.

When asked why they developed a football quiz app when there are already 100’s of these types of quizzes in app stores, developer and co-owner of Footie Quiz Chris Ashwell stated “Yes there are lots of football quiz apps out there – far too many are poor logo or picture quizzes. But none of them are as detailed and comprehensive as FQ C&C. Not only do we have the largest question database of any football quiz app in the world we also have functionality and social media integration that other apps simply don’t offer”. Fellow designer Gordon Kearney follows this up by stating that just like the hit quiz app Quiz Up which has had over 5 million downloads, FQ C&C allows you to go head to head with your mates and find out who truly knows the most about the world greatest game. Kearney states “Quiz Up validates everything we knew about the popularity of quizzes.  However, Quiz Up is a generalist quiz app built from the top down and the quality of the football questions within it simply don’t compare to our bottom up user built quiz and app”.

So the question is with football popularity set to sour even further in a World Cup year can the team at Footie Quiz replicate their online success into the app world?

 

ENDS

Contact: Gordon Kearney

Telephone: 44 (0) 7525 726592

Email: footiequiz@gmail.com

Gordon Kearney is a co designer and a founder of www.footiequiz.co.uk

 

Finding a Top site – Best Football Apps

Today saw FootieQuiz ‘quitely’ launch our first football quiz app – FootieQuiz: Career and Challenge into the Android app store. I say quietly as we wanted to soft trail it before it is ready in the IOS app store.

In building the app three things occurred to me.

Number 1 – How can there be so many Football Quiz app that are so.. well… crap? Honestly the app stores are littered with them yet there appears to be none of any real quality! Lets home ‘cream rises’ and we quickly surpass them all!

Number 2 – How can Apple produce such great products but have such a cumbersome app submission system? Between Apple and Android to my amazement Android wins hands down. It takes less than half the time at half the costs. Never thought I’d say it but ‘hats off to the little green robot’.

Number 3 – App review sites – how come there are 100’s of them yet none dedicated to football apps only. Well so I thought until I saw what Ben and the guys are doing over at Best Football Apps. The site is in its infancy but from what they have done so far I think they are going to have a top website.

Well fingers crossed we will have the app submitted into Apple tomorrow and will no doubt have to wait 8 days for them to approve it!

Gordon

Quizdown to the World Cup!

2014 is literally just around the corner and to add to the excitement we have added over a hundred to World Cup quiz questions to our database. Do you know your Zico from your Zidane? Your David Beckham from your David Ginola?

Currently topping the table is AC Milan fan Total Football who has answered 317 out of 344 world cup quizzes correctly – that is an impressive 92.15% success ratio. So the question is have you got what it takes to knocked him off top spot? If so get quizzing.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our members.

The FootieQuiz Team (Chris & Gordon) would like to wish all our members and guests a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

2013 has been an extremely exciting year for us with the re-skin of our site and the addition of new quizzes, features and playability. We now have over 12,000 football quiz questions, 7000 members and have had 1000’s of guests visit our site throughout the year. A fantastic platform from which to grow our site further.

We believe that 2014 promises to be even more exciting with the launch of our App – FootieQuiz – Career and Challenge on both Apple and Android. We have spent the last 12 months designing an app that we truly believe will be the best football quiz app around. Our plans are to release the app over the course of 2014 in all the countries where there is a real love and passion for football taking our time to understand the local markets so that we deliver a football quiz app that is relevant to your country.

We are proud of the fact that FootieQuiz is one of the world’s most popular Football quiz sites – demonstrating the appeal and success of the English Premier League across the globe. But we want to be more than just the best English football quiz site – we want to be the best Football Quiz site for all football quizzes. So following on from the success in introducing major European quizzes we will be adding as many major global clubs as we can throughout 2014. So if you want your club added – get in contact and let us know.

Cheers

Gordon

For our French fans and members:

Joyeux Noël et une Heureuse Nouvelle Année à tous nos membres.

L’équipe FootieQuiz (Chris & Gordon) vous souhaite à tous nos membres et clients un joyeux Noël et une nouvelle année heureuse et prospère.

2013 A été une grande année passionnante pour nous avec le re-peau de notre site et l’ajout de nouveaux questionnaires, fonctionnalités et sa jouabilité. Nous en avons maintenant plus de 12 000 football quiz questions, 7000 membres et avons eu 1000’s de vous pourrez visitez notre site tout au long de l’année. Une formidable plate-forme pour développer notre site.

Nous pensons que 2014 promet d’être encore plus passionnant avec le lancement de notre App – FootieQuiz – Carrière et Défi à la fois Apple et Android. Nous avons passé les 12 derniers mois la conception d’une application que nous croyons vraiment sera le meilleur football quiz app autour. Nos plans sont de libérer l’application au cours de l’année 2014 dans tous les pays où il existe un véritable amour et passion pour le football en prenant notre temps de comprendre les marchés locaux, afin que nous livrer un football quiz app qui est pertinent pour votre pays.

Nous sommes fiers du fait que FootieQuiz est l’un des le plus populaire de la planète Football quiz sites – démontrant l’appel et le succès de la Premier League anglaise dans le monde entier. Mais nous voulons être plus que juste la meilleure anglais football quiz site – nous voulons être le meilleur Football Quiz site pour tous les quiz de foot. À la suite du succès en présentant le grand quiz européen nous seront ajout comme de nombreux grands clubs mondiaux comme nous pouvons ensemble 2014. Donc, si vous voulez que votre club ajoutée – entrer en contact et laissez-le nous savoir.

Gordon Cheers

For our German fans and members:

Frohe Weihnachten und ein Gutes Neues Jahr an alle unsere Mitglieder.

Die FootieQuiz Team (Chris & Gordon) Wünschen allen unseren Mitgliedern und Gästen ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und ein glückliches und erfolgreiches Neues Jahr.

2013 war ein äußerst spannendes Jahr für uns mit dem re-Haut auf unserer Website auf, und das Hinzufügen von neuen Quiz, Funktionen und Spielbarkeit. Wir haben jetzt über 12.000 Fußball Quiz Fragen, 7000 Mitglieder und haben 1000 Gäste besuchen Sie unsere Website über das ganze Jahr. Eine tolle Plattform, um unser Wachstum weiter vor Ort weiter.

Wir sind der Meinung, dass 2014 verspricht noch spannender mit dem Start der App – FootieQuiz – Karriere- und Herausforderung auf beiden Apple und Android. Wir haben in den vergangenen 12 Monaten das Design einer Anwendung, dass wir wirklich glauben werden die besten Fußball-quiz app um. Unsere Pläne sind, lassen Sie die App im Laufe von 2014 in allen Ländern, in denen es nur eine wirkliche Liebe und Leidenschaft für den Fußball nehmen sie teil an unserer Zeit zu verstehen die lokalen Märkte, so dass wir bieten Ihnen eine Fußball quiz app, die sich für ihr Land.

Wir sind stolz auf die Tatsache, dass FootieQuiz ist eins der weltweit beliebtesten Fußball Quiz – welche die Attraktivität und den Erfolg der Englischen Premier League auf der ganzen Welt. Aber wir wollen mehr sein als nur das beste Englisch Fußball quiz site – wir wollen der beste Fußball Quiz site für alle Fußball Quiz. So nach dem Erfolg bei der Einführung von großen Europa-quiz wir so viele große, globale Clubs wie können wir im gesamten Jahr 2014. Wenn Sie also möchten, dass ihre club hinzugefügt – in Kontakt zu kommen und lassen Sie es uns wissen.

Viele Grüße

Gordon

For our Italian members:

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo a tutti i nostri soci.

Il Team FootieQuiz (Chris e Gordon) vorrei augurare a tutti i nostri soci e ospiti un buon Natale e un felice e prospero Anno Nuovo.

Al 2013 è stato un anno molto eccitante per noi, con la pelle del nostro sito e l’aggiunta di nuovi quiz, caratteristiche e la giocabilità. Ora abbiamo oltre 12.000 football quiz, 7.000 membri e hanno avuto 1000 ospiti visitano il nostro sito per tutto l’anno. UNA fantastica piattaforma da cui far crescere il nostro sito web.

Riteniamo che nel 2014 si preannuncia ancora più interessante con il lancio del App – FootieQuiz – Carriera e sfida sia Apple e Android. Abbiamo trascorso gli ultimi 12 mesi la progettazione di un’applicazione che noi crediamo veramente sarà il miglior calcio quiz app. I nostri piani sono di rilasciare l’applicazione nel corso del 2014 in tutti i paesi in cui vi è un vero amore e la passione per il calcio che il nostro tempo per capire i mercati locali in modo da offrire un quiz sul calcio app che è relativo al vostro paese.

Siamo orgogliosi del fatto che FootieQuiz è uno dei più popolari quiz sul calcio, a dimostrazione della popolarità e successo della Premier League inglese in tutto il mondo. Ma vogliamo essere più di un semplice quiz sul calcio inglese migliore sito – vogliamo essere i migliori Quiz calcio calcio sito per tutti i quiz. Così dopo il successo di un grande quiz Europea verrà aggiunta come molti grandi global club come possiamo in tutto nel 2014. Quindi, se volete che le vostre club aggiunto – entrare in contatto e facci sapere.

Ciao

Gordon

For our Turkish members:

Merry Christmas ve Yeni Yılınız Kutlu Olsun tüm üyelerimizin için.

Bu FootieQuiz Ekibi (Chris & Gordon) istiyor istiyor tüm üyelerimizin ve misafirlerimize keyifli bir Yılbaşı ve mutlu ve Müreffeh Bir Yeni Yıl.

2013, Bizim için son derece heyecan verici yıl, yeniden-cilt sitemizde ve ayrıca yeni testleri uygulayın, özellikleri ve oyun oynama. Şu anda 12.000 ‘in üzerinde futbol testi sorular, 7000 üyeleri ve zorunda kaldı 1000 ‘un konuk yıl boyunca sitemizi ziyaret edin. Fantastik bir platform sitemizde büyütmek için daha fazla.

Inanıyoruz ki 2014 daha da heyecanlı piyasaya sürülmesi ile bizim App – FootieQuiz – Kariyer ve Yarışma her iki Elma ve Android. Biz son 12 ayda bir uyg tasarlamak bu gerçekten iman, en iyi futbol testi uyg. Bizim serbest bırakmak için planlar içinde app 2014 tüm olduğu ülkelerde gerçek bir aşk ve tutku alan futbol için anlamak için bize zaman, yerel pazarlar sunmak ilgili bir futbol test kullanımı, ülke.

Gurur duyuyoruz FootieQuiz gerçeğini, dünyanın en popüler futbol testine siteleri – itiraz sergilenmesi ve başarılı Premier League karşılaşması. Ancak istiyoruz daha fazlasını en iyi Ingilizce futbol test sitesi – istiyoruz için en iyi futbol Test sitesi tüm futbol testleri uygulayın. Aşağıdaki on tanıtımı başarılı olacağız Avrupa’nın önemli ders olarak eklemek çok önemli küresel kulüpleri boyunca elimizden 2014. Bu nedenle isterseniz club eklenen – ve bize bildirin.

Kişinin tezahüratıyla

Gordon

For our Chinese members:

快乐的圣诞节和新年快乐,所有我们的成员。

footiequiz的团队(Chris&戈登)谨祝全体会员和客人有一个愉快的圣诞节及新年快乐,万事如意新的一年。

2013是一个非常令人兴奋的一年,我们以重整皮肤的我们的网站和新添加的测验、功能和可玩性。 我们现在已经有超过12000足球测验问题,7000名成员,并进行了1000的客人访问我们的网站在这一年里。 一个非常好的平台,可以进一步发展我们的网站。

我们认为,承诺是2014甚至更多令人兴奋的与我们的应用程序-footiequiz-职业和挑战Apple和Android。 我们花了12个月的最后一个设计一个应用程序,我们真的相信将会是最佳足球测试应用程序。 我们的计划,是以释放应用程序在2014的所有国家中,有一个真正的爱心和对足球的热情要考虑我们的时间来了解当地市场,因此我们提供了一个足球联合总会官方网站测试应用程序有关,您所在的国家/地区。

我们感到自豪的是,一个是footiequiz世界最受欢迎的足球问答站点-表明吸引力和成功的英超联赛在世界各地。 但是,我们要将不仅仅是足球的最好的英语问答站点-我们希望被评为最佳足球联合总会官方网站问答网站所有足球测验。 这样的成功在介绍主要欧洲测验我们将添加为许多重大全球性俱乐部,我们可以在整个2014。 因此,如果您想要增加您的俱乐部–联系人,让我们知道。

胡应湘爵士欢呼

For our Thai Members:

Merry วันคริสต์มาสและสวัสดีปีใหม่กับสมาชิกทั้งหมดของเรา.

footiequiz ทีม( Chris & amp ;กอร์ดอน)ที่ต้องการให้สมาชิกและผู้ใช้บริการของเราทั้งหมดวันคริสต์มาสที่ร่าเริงและมีความสุขและปีใหม่เจริญ

ปี 2013 ได้รับการปีที่น่าตื่นเต้นเป็นอย่างมากสำหรับเราด้วยอีกครั้งที่ผิวในเว็บไซต์ของเราและการตอบปัญหาชิงรางวัลใหม่และโดดเด่นไปด้วยความสามารถในการเล่นได้หลาก ในตอนนี้เรามีมากกว่า 12,000 คำถามสุดฮอตฟุตบอล 7000 สมาชิกและมี 1000 ของของผู้ใช้บริการเยี่ยมชมเว็บไซต์ของเราได้ตลอดทั้งปี แพลตฟอร์มที่น่ามหัศจรรย์ใจซึ่งจากการขยายตัวของไซต์ของเราต่อไป.

เราเชื่อว่า .2014 ขอให้คำมั่นสัญญาถึงความน่าตื่นตาตื่นใจมากยิ่งขึ้นด้วยการเปิดตัวของแอปพลิเคชันของเรา – footiequiz – อาชีพและความท้าทายในแอปเปิลและ Android Market แล้วทั้งสอง เราจะได้ใช้ช่วงเวลา 12 เดือนที่ผ่านมาที่การออกแบบแอปพลิเคชันที่เราอย่างแท้จริงเชื่อว่าจะมีแอปพลิเคชันและฟุตบอลที่ดีที่สุดที่อยู่โดยรอบ แผนการของเรามีการปลดล็อคแอปพลิเคชันที่มากกว่าของ .2014 ในประเทศที่มีความรักและความปรารถนาที่แท้จริงสำหรับการเล่นฟุตบอลการสละเวลาของเราในการทำความเข้าใจตลาดในท้องถิ่นเพื่อที่ว่าเราจะให้แอปพลิเคชันและฟุตบอลที่มีความเกี่ยวข้องกับประเทศของคุณ

เรามีความ ภาคภูมิใจ ในความเป็นจริงแล้วที่ footiequiz เป็นหนึ่งในสถานที่และนักฟุตบอลได้รับความนิยมอย่างสูงสุดของโลก – การแสดงให้เห็นความสำเร็จและความน่าสนใจของพรีเมียร์ลีกของอังกฤษได้ทั่วทั้งโลกได้ แต่เราต้องการให้ได้มากกว่าที่จะเป็นเพียงแค่เว็บไซต์ ภาษาอังกฤษ ที่ดีที่สุดฟุตบอลแบบทดสอบ – เราต้องการเป็นนักฟุตบอลและเว็บไซต์ที่ดีที่สุดสำหรับคำถามทดสอบนักฟุตบอลทั้งหมด ดังนั้นต่อไปนี้จากความสำเร็จในการแนะนำตอบปัญหาชิงรางวัลสำคัญในทวีปยุโรปเราจะได้รับการเพิ่มสโมสรระดับโลกที่สำคัญจำนวนมากเช่นเราสามารถ .2014 ตลอดทั่วทั้งพื้นที่ ดังนั้นหากคุณต้องการสโมสรของคุณเพิ่มขึ้น – ได้รับในการติดต่อและปล่อยให้เราทราบ

เสียงเชียร์

กอร์ดอน

For our Malaysian members:

Selamat natal dan bahagia Tahun Baru kita semua ahli.

Yang FootieQuiz Tim (Chris & AmpStencils; Gordon) akan berharap semua ahli dan tamu yang selamat Natal dan Gembira dan Prosperous Tahun Baru.

2013 Telah yang sangat menarik tahun untuk kita dengan semula kulit kita laman dan tambahan baru quizzes, dan playability. Sekarang kita mempunyai 12,000 sepak bola soalan kuiz, ahli utamaberita berkumpul dan memiliki 1000’s dari tamu lawat laman sepanjang tahun. Yang fantastis platform dari yang tumbuh kita laman lebih jauh.

Kami percaya bahwa 2014 janji akan bahkan lebih menarik dengan lancar kita Aplikasi – FootieQuiz – karir dan mencabar pada kedua apel dan Android Phone 1.. Kami telah menghabiskan 12 bulan merekacipta sebuah aplikasi yang kami percaya akan menjadi yang terbaik sepak bola kuiz aplikasi di sekitar. Rencana kita untuk melepaskan aplikasi di dari 2014 di semua negara mana ada sebenarnya cinta dan gairah untuk sepak bola mengambil masa kita untuk mengerti setempat-pasar jadi kita hantar sepak bola kuiz aplikasi itu untuk memahami negara anda.

Kita bangga fakta bahwa FootieQuiz adalah salah satu yang paling populer sepak bola kuiz laman web – mendemonstrasikan efek banding dan berjaya dari Inggris berhubungan dengan …… perdana menteri liga di seluruh dunia. Tapi kami ingin menjadi lebih dari hanya yang terbaik Inggeris sepak bola kuiz laman – kami ingin menjadi yang terbaik sepak bola Kuiz laman untuk semua sepak bola quizzes. Jadi berikut dari kejayaan dalam memperkenalkan Mayor European quizzes kita akan menambah sebagai banyak Mayor global klub seperti yang kita bisa seluruh 2014. Jadi, jika anda ingin kelab ditambah – mendapatkan dalam hubungan dan mari kita tahu.

Cheers

Gordon

For our Korean members:

메리 크리스마스와 새해 모든 회원.

크리스는 footiequiz & 고든) 팀은 모든 멤버들이 메리 크리스마스와 행복하며 풍요로운 새해 소망하겠습니다.

2013년은 매우 흥미로운 우리 사이트와 새 퀴즈를 추가, 기능과 조작성을 다시 피부에 있습니다. 우리는 이제 12,000 축구 퀴즈 질문이 있을 경우, 7000 멤버들과 고객들의 방문 1000’s 우리의 사이트는 일년 내내 있었습니다. 우리의 사이트 더 성장할 수 있는 환상적인 플랫폼.

2014 우리 보다 신나는 – – 경력과 도전 footiequiz 우리의 애플리케이션의 애플과 안드로이드의 출시와 함께 될 것을 약속드립니다. 우리는 지난 12개월 동안 우리는 진정으로 최고의 축구 퀴즈 app에 될 것이라고 믿는 App 설계. 2014 우리의 계획의 과정을 거치는 App는 로컬 시장 귀하의 국가와 관련되어 있는 축구 퀴즈 응용 프로그램을 신속하게 이해하기 위해 시간을 내고 축구에 대한 진정한 사랑과 열정이 있는 곳에 모든 국가에 출시.

우리는 footiequiz는 영국 프리미어 리그의 호소 및 성공이 전 세계 전반에 걸쳐 세계에서 가장 유명한 축구 퀴즈 – 사이트의 하나로 보는 사실에 자부심이 있습니다. 그러나 우리는 단지 최고의 영어 축구 퀴즈 사이트보다 더 많은하려는 우리 모두 축구 퀴즈의 최고의 축구 퀴즈 사이트이기를 바랍니다. 그래서 주요 유럽 퀴즈 도입의 성공에서 우리로 다음과 같은 주요 글로벌 클럽 2014 할 수 있는 한 동안 추가할 예정입니다. 경우 클럽 추가 – 연락 및 저희에게 알려 주십시오 원하so

응원

고든

For our Bengali speaking members:

শুভ বড়দিন ও সুখী নতুন বছর আমাদের সব সদস্য।

এই footiequiz দল (ক্রিস ও গর্ডন) ইচ্ছা মত আমাদের সব সদস্য ও অতিথি একটি শুভ বড়দিন ও একটি সুখী ও সমৃদ্ধ নতুন বছর।

2013 সালে একটি অত্যন্ত উত্তেজনাকর বছর সঙ্গে আমাদের Re-চামড়া এবং আমাদের নতুন মধ্যে রয়েছে মাপেট শো, ফিচার ও playability। আমরা এখন আছে 12,000 ফুটবল প্রতিযোগিতার প্রশ্ন, 7000 সদস্য ও ছিল 1000’র সফর অতিথিদের আমাদের সারা বছর। চমত্কার প্লাটফোর্মের যা থেকে আমাদের আরো বড়।

আমরা বিশ্বাস করি যে ওয়াদা 2014 সালের আরো উত্তেজনাপূর্ণ লঞ্চ সঙ্গে আমাদের app – footiequiz – পেশা ও চ্যালেঞ্জ দু’আপেল ও android। আমরা গত 12 মাস একটি ডিজাইন app আমরা সত্যিই বিশ্বাস হবে ফুটবল প্রতিযোগিতার app। আমাদের পরিকল্পনা গ্রহণ করে মুক্তি app কোর্স সব 2014 সালের যেখানে আসল প্রেম ও উচ্ছ্বাস ফুটবল আমাদের সময় নিয়ে স্থানীয় বাজার বুঝতে যে ভাষণ দেবেন ফুটবল প্রতিযোগিতার app, আপনার দেশে প্রাসঙ্গিক।

আমরা গর্বিত যে footiequiz হচ্ছে বিশ্বের সবচেয়ে জনপ্রিয় সাইট – বিক্ষোভ করছেন ফুটবল প্রতিযোগিতার আপিল ও সাফল্য ইংলিশ প্রিমিয়ার লীগের জান্যে জুড়ে। কিন্তু আমরা বেশি হবে মাত্র দাবী ইংলিশ ফুটবল প্রতিযোগিতার সাইটটি – আমরা চাই শ্রেষ্ঠ ফুটবল প্রতিযোগিতার জন্য সব ফুটবল মধ্যে রয়েছে মাপেট শো। সুতরাং সাফল্য থেকে এেলােমেলা মেজর ইউরোপীয় মধ্যে রয়েছে মাপেট শো হিসেবে যোগ হবে আমরা অনেক বড় বিশ্ব ক্লাব যায় 2014 সালের জুড়ে। আপনি যদি আপনার ক্লাবের সাথে যোগাযোগ আরো – পেতে এবং আমাদেরকে।

For our Japanese members:

メリークリスマスおよび明けましておめでとうのすべてのメンバーにします。

のfootiequiz(クリス&ゴードン)チームのすべてのメンバーとゲストのクリスマスとは、幸せと豊かな新しい年をお迎えしたいと思います。

2013は、非常にエキサイティングな年に当社のサイトや新しいクイズのほか、機能、および互換性の皮膚にされています。 私たちは、今では12000のサッカークイズの質問があり、7000メンバーとゲストの1000の訪問のサイトは、年間を通していたています。 当社のサイトは、成長するからの素晴らしいプラットフォームです。

我々は、2014よりもエキサイティングな–キャリアとチャレンジfootiequizアプリケーションの両方のアップルとAndroidでは、起動をすることを約束していると考えています。 我々は、過去12ヶ月間は私達が偽りなく最高のサッカークイズappのされていると思われる、アプリケーション設計時間があります。 当社の計画2014のコースでは、アプリケーションには、ローカル市場を国に関連しているサッカークイズアプリケーションを提供するように理解するには、時間をサッカーの真の愛と情熱であるすべての国でリリースしています。

私たちはfootiequiz、イングランドのプレミアリーグの魅力と成功は、世界中のデモは、世界で最も一般的なサッカークイズ-サイトの一つであることは、実際の誇りに思っています。 しかし、我々は最高の英語サッカークイズサイト以上にするのはすべてのサッカークイズのための最高のサッカークイズサイトにしたい。 そのために欧州の主要クイズの紹介での成功から次のは、多くの主要なグローバルクラブは、2014で追加されます。 場合は、クラブ-追加された連絡先に、私たちを知っててみましょうするSO

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For our Greek Friends:

Καλά Χριστούγεννα και ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος με όλα τα μέλη μας.

Η FootieQuiz Team (Chris & Γκόρντον) θα ήθελα να ευχηθώ σε όλους τους συναδέλφους και επισκέπτες Καλά Χριστούγεννα και ένα ευτυχισμένο και ευημερούσα Νέο Έτος.

Μέχρι το 2013 υπήρξε μια εξαιρετικά συναρπαστική χρονιά για εμάς με το re-δέρμα της τοποθεσίας μας και η προσθήκη του νέου κουίζ, χαρακτηριστικά και δυνατότητες αναπαραγωγής. Τώρα έχουμε πάνω από 12.000 περίπου ποδοσφαιρικά κουίζ ερωτήσεων, 7000 μέλη και είχαμε 1000 επισκέπτες επισκεφτείτε την ιστοσελίδα μας καθ’ όλη τη διάρκεια του έτους. Ένα φανταστικό πλατφόρμα από την οποία να καλλιεργήσουν τοποθεσία μας περαιτέρω.

Πιστεύουμε ότι μέχρι το έτος 2014 υπόσχεται να είναι ακόμη πιο συναρπαστικά με την έναρξη της μας App – FootieQuiz – καριέρα και πρόκληση στην Apple και Android. Έχουμε περάσει τους τελευταίους 12 μήνες στο σχεδιασμό μιας app που πραγματικά πιστεύουμε ότι θα είναι η καλύτερη ποδοσφαιρικά κουίζ app γύρω. Τα σχέδια μας είναι να απελευθερώσετε το app κατά τη διάρκεια της μέχρι το έτος 2014 σε όλες τις χώρες όπου υπάρχει πραγματική αγάπη και το πάθος για το ποδόσφαιρο να μας τον χρόνο να κατανοήσουν τις τοπικές αγορές, ώστε να μας παραδώσει ένα ποδοσφαιρικό κουίζ app που είναι αρμόδιες για τη χώρα σας.

Είμαστε υπερήφανοι για το γεγονός ότι FootieQuiz είναι μία από τις πιο δημοφιλείς Football quiz τοποθεσίες – επίδειξη των προσφυγών και η επιτυχία της βρετανικής Ρremier League σε ολόκληρη την υφήλιο. Εμείς όμως θέλουμε να είμαστε περισσότερο από ακριβώς το καλύτερο στην Αγγλική football quiz τοποθεσία – θέλουμε να είναι τα καλύτερα ποδοσφαιρικά κουίζ τοποθεσία για όλα τα ποδοσφαιρικά κουίζ. Έτσι, μετά από την επιτυχία της εισαγωγής σημαντικών ευρωπαϊκών κουιζ θα προσθέτοντας όπως πολλές μείζονες παγκόσμιες συλλόγους όπως μπορούμε να σε ολόκληρη μέχρι το έτος 2014. Έτσι, αν θέλετε η λέσχη πρόσθεσε – έρθει σε επαφή και να μας ενημερώσετε.

Επευφημίες

Gordon

Question Bank update – Russian Football Clubs plus more

Following on from our recent European clubs update we moved into Russia. A little known league in a vastly populated country. Historically dominated by Spartak Moscow recent years have seen CSKA, Zenit St Petersburg and Rubin Kazan all win the league.

In this update we have added quizzes for CSKA Moscow, Zenit St Petersburg and the Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Dontetsk. There is also a general quiaz about the Russian Championship.

Closer to home we have another exciting Premier League schedule to look forward to with a an epic encounter at the Emeriates between Arsenal and Chelsea – my money is on Chelsea. I also see wins for City, Liverpool (poor Malky), Newcastle and a draw at St Mary’s between managerless Spurs and the impressive Saints. If you fancy a flutter then check out the latest Premier League odds

 

 

Question Bank update – Serie A update

Since we launched our new site back in November we have noticed an increase in demand for our European Clubs section. So we have taken the time to increase this adding an Ajax, AS Roma and PSG Quiz to our ever increasing database.

At the same time we have increased our Serie A question bank to well over 80 questions – so do you know your Stadio Giuseppe Meazza from your Stadio San Nicola?

Why not find out by trying our Serie A Italian football quiz

FootieQuiz is having a makeover!

FootieQuiz is having a makeover and we want you to tell you all about it. But we also want our users to tell us what enhancements and improvements you would like to see to the world’s best free football quiz website. So get in contact with us or simply leave your comments in this post.

So what will be new and better about the new FootieQuiz site?

  • Well for a start our new skin will move away from our 2005 style to a fresh clean style reflecting the latest web styling – including responsive design so mobile applications can get the best out of FootieQuiz.

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  • Each users individual profile will also be updated and branded in their favourite club colours.
  • We have hugely enhanced our member experience by improving the attributes sections. So as you make your way through our quizzes you can improve your personal attributes such as Speed, Passing and Shooting – much like a footballer training improves their skills.

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  • Brand new to FootieQuiz will be our levels feature, which will make visiting our site more like playing a challenging game. Just like the life of a footballer you will start out as a trainee and have to work your way through the ranks to the ultimate goal of being part of the 10% of users who achieve World Class status. Here is a list of all the levels that will be within our new site:
    • World Class Superstar
    • International Star
    • International Player
    • International Rookie
    • Premier League Standard
    • First Teamer
    • First Team Rookie
    • Trainee
    • Social media will also feature more prominently in the new site allowing you to Facebook and tweet about your achievements
  • We will also be introducing separate leaderboards for those users who have submitted questions to the site. Instead of our standard 10 points awarded per question, we will be introducing a range of 5,10 and 20 points to be awarded depending upon the category and the quality of the submitted question.
  • In due course we will also be adding prize quizzes to incentivize you ‘know it alls’ to compete for more than just bragging rights!
  • In anticipation of the arrival of the FootieQuiz App we will also be giving visitors the opportunity to have a quick look at our much-anticipated app.
  • Our new dedicated app section will also be reviewing the best free and paid football apps for Google Android and Apple IOS with the aim of having a FootieQuiz Top 10 Best Football Apps chart.
  •  Quizzes – our raison d’etre! We have been busy behind the scenes writing a whole load more new quizzes. Below is a list of some of the new quizzes you will find in the new site:

International League Quizzes

Major European Club Quizzes

Football Superstar Quizzes

  • Steven Gerrard Quiz
  • Lionel Messi Quiz
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Quiz
  • Gareth Bale Quiz


Random Football Quizzes

  • England U21 Quiz
  • Sir Alex Ferguson Quiz
  • Football Hardmen Quiz
  • Final we have fixed the bug that allows crafty ‘little buggers’ to cheat!

Well that is it for now. We are very excited by these developments and we hope it will enhance your user experience. But if you have any great ideas please get in contact and share them with us.

Gordon

 

Premier League Predictions

FootieQuizes Gordon Kearney gives his predictions for 2012-13

Premier League top six: Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham.

Premier League bottom three: Southampton, Wigan, Notts Forest

Leading Prem scorer: Sergio Aguero – Manchester City.

First Prem manager to be sacked: Steve Clark WBA

Biggest Prem flop: Giroud- Arsenal.

FA Cup winners: Arsenal

Capital One Cup winners: Arsenal

Champions League winners: Real Madrid.

Europa League winners: Liverpool

Championship top six: Bolton, Cardiff, Middlesbrough, Blackburn, Nottingham Forest, Birmingham .

Leading Championship scorer: Kevin Doyle – Wolves

League One champions: Sheffield United

League Two champions: Rotherham.

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Euro 2012 Predictions

With the Euro 2012 now underway I thought I would take the time to give you my predictions for the Competition.

Winners: Holland – Despite last nights performance!

Runners Up: Germany

Top Scorer: Fernando Torres!

Group A Winners: Russia
Runner up Poland

Group B Winners:Holland
Runner up Germany

Group C Winners: Spain
Runner up Italy

Group D Winners: France
Runner up England

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