Avenell’s Xmas Quiz..

Here is an idea for a bit of fun for a few days while we wait for the Villa game over Christmas..

10 questions for you to try to answer about Arsenal..
(I don’t know if you can google the answers but it may be fun not to)…

1… Name 5 other sports that have been played at our old Highbury stadium?

2…How long did the emirates take to build? (in weeks and days) not planning time or anything..

3…When was the last time that Arsenal fielded an all English team?

4… What was the common name of the Arsenal North End for the first 50 years of Highbury?

5.. In 2006 Arsenal had more players in the World cup than any other team.. How many players were involved?

6… Name 2 bizarre injuries that David Seaman picked up not playing football?

7… What unusual animal is named after Gilberto in London Zoo? (if it’s still alive)

8…How many Spuds have moved 5 miles down the Seven Sisters Road to play for Arsenal?

9… We all say no player that leaves Arsenal does any good.. How many have left us to go on to win the European Cup/Champions League?

10… The Spuds had an animal given to them on a tour, but on the day Arsenal took their place in the old First Division in 1919 it died and a famous football phrase was started what was it?

To the best of my knowledge I have the correct answers.. I had some fun and learned a bit about our great football club I hope you do too..

It may be a bit of fun to put a question in the comments then whoever answers it asks another question and so on.. If that makes sense.. 🙂

Have a great day Roadsters and stay warm..

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145 Responses to Avenell’s Xmas Quiz..

  1. London says:

    What a great post and being the all knowing Arsenal supporter that I am I could answer…………..none.

  2. Rasputin says:

    Hi ave … excellent fun post…. unlike London, I obviously know all th answers but don’t want to spoil it for the rest of you 🙄

    Here’s some alternative answers..

    Q.1
    Dwarf throwing … won by AA
    Blind man’s buff … Arsene
    Pin the tail on the donkey
    World gurning championship … Keown
    Pocket Billiards … I won 😉

    Q.2
    Too f***ing long

    Q.3
    Arsenal ladies this season

    Q. 4 …. do you want me to carry on …

  3. avenell says:

    Go on then Rasp .. prove it.. 😉

    I have some good news for everyone if you are about..

  4. London says:

    And the good news is?

  5. London says:

    We have signed a new striker

  6. London says:

    The placenta worked after all and Van Persie will be available for the Villa game.

  7. London says:

    Vermaelen has got a brother who is even better.

  8. London says:

    A loop hole has been found in Theo’s contract and he is not really an Arsenal player.

  9. avenell says:

    Er no better than that.. 😉

  10. London says:

    We are moving back to Highbury

  11. London says:

    All the beer is free for the Villa game?

  12. avenell says:

    At the cost of £300 million we are cutting our capacity down by 28,000 lol..

    No London.. Avenell Road’s next post should be featured on NewsNow..

    It should give us access to the same amount of traffic other blogs have had for ages..

  13. London says:

    Frank Lampard has come out of the closet?

  14. London says:

    Well that’s the easy part but now comes the hard bit — someone has got to write it….I’m howling with laughter here.

  15. avenell says:

    Who do you reckon the Premiership manager who visits brothels is?

  16. London says:

    Ave

    I missed the joke: what do you mean cutting the capacity?

  17. avenell says:

    That easy part took 10 months.. 🙂

  18. avenell says:

    Moving back to Highbury..

  19. London says:

    Don’t know, what do you call a Premier manager who visits brothals?

  20. avenell says:

    Hopefully Rafa or Alex.. 😉

  21. London says:

    By the way congratulations on getting the site on News Now, how did you do it?

  22. avenell says:

    rico and me have been emailing them for months in the end they caved in..

    It could change things from a little community to a more open blog..
    I hope that is a good thing..

  23. London says:

    I will be on my best behavour 😈

  24. avenell says:

    Stay off the Emirates warming up fluid.. 😉

    nice smiley.. Is that really you London?

  25. kelsey says:

    1… Name 5 other sports that have been played at our old Highbury stadium?

    croquet,netball,curling,bowls and synchronised swimming.

    2…How long did the emirates take to build? (in weeks and days) not planning time or anything..

    About 2500 years until they ran out of sand

    3…When was the last time that Arsenal fielded an all English team?

    racist

    4… What was the common name of the Arsenal North End for the first 50 years of Highbury?

    Sandbanks

    5.. In 2006 Arsenal had more players in the World cup than any other team.. How many players were involved?

    17.5

    6… Name 2 bizarre injuries that David Seaman picked up not playing football?

    groin strain and hernia

    7… What unusual animal is named after Gilberto in London Zoo? (if it’s still alive)

    The brazilian orungutan

    8…How many Spuds have moved 5 miles down the Seven Sisters Road to play for Arsenal?

    I bag full

    9… We all say no player that leaves Arsenal does any good.. How many have left us to go on to win the European Cup/Champions League?

    655

    10… The Spuds had an animal given to them on a tour, but on the day Arsenal took their place in the old First Division in 1919 it died and a famous football phrase was started what was it?

    The dogs bollocks

    simples

  26. avenell says:

    You was within 1.5 on one of the questions and a thigh muscle away on another..

  27. London says:

    One bag full

    LMAO

  28. rico says:

    Woop Woop Woop

    News Now paid off then ave…. I reckon it was the November posts that clinched it 😉 😉 😉 😉

    Oh,. Hello everyone are we all ready for Santa..

  29. avenell says:

    At last someone sensible.. 😉

  30. rico says:

    ave – many on here have written good posts, many like me have written bad one’s in 2009, London and JJ have many from the heart to cause a ‘mass debate’ but, if ever there is a post that suits the fun, holiday and celebration times it this one….

    Good on you 🙂

  31. rico says:

    Where ave, I thought it was now just you and me 😉 😉

  32. London says:

    By the way Ave, if the next post, which will probably be the Villa report, is going to be the first that goes on News Now I will butt out and leave the honours to you guys who put the work in. I mention this so we don’t double up.

    I love Kelsey’s post, it gets better the more I read it.

  33. avenell says:

    Where’s jonjon?

    He was the one who wanted Newsnow the most.. There will be a few I am sure he would like to read one of his posts.. 😉

  34. avenell says:

    London you can do it if you want you have put a fair shift in too, I have just had to tidy up behind you 😉

    No seriously it isn’t a problem, rico doesn’t do match reports and I don’t mind.

  35. peachesgooner says:

    Hi all

    Kelsey you’re brilliant 🙂

  36. peachesgooner says:

    Look at that – pink sheets London 😆

  37. peachesgooner says:

    Well done ave and rico for all your hard work nagging News Now…….is it tomorrow?

  38. London says:

    It’s a shame this post above couldn’t have been the first, it sets a nice friendly tone.

  39. peachesgooner says:

    I don’t mean is it tomorrow now I mean is it tomorrow that Avenell Rd is featured on News Now…….

  40. London says:

    Hello Peaches

    Nice sheets

  41. avenell says:

    Hi Peaches.. I am hoping it’s the next post.. They emailed me and I have replied, but it is as always in their hands..

  42. avenell says:

    and the next post is when the 10 questions have been answered correctly.. 😉

  43. London says:

    You mean Kelsey’s answers aren’t all correct?

  44. avenell says:

    2 were nearly..

    try and google them, they might be there..

  45. Big Raddy says:

    Errrm.

    Well I know Henry Cooper boxed at Highbury.

    It’s a start 🙂

  46. JonJon says:

    bonjour mon amigos…

    dont know any of those answers..i should go support chelsea..

    is AR really on NN??

  47. London says:

    How many players have gone onto win the Champions League? Two: Silvinho, Van Bronhaust or perhaps three did Hleb pick up a meddle?

  48. avenell says:

    Evening Chav..

    We will find out if we keep posting..

  49. avenell says:

    London.. my book is a couple of years old so I have to guess Henry as being one..

    Don’t forget European Cups are counted too..

  50. London says:

    Opps, I forgot Henry.

  51. avenell says:

    That’s a good point about Hleb.. does it count if you don’t feature?

  52. London says:

    European Cups…..bloody hell….I can’t imagine anyone did that…..well it wasn’t Eddy McGoldrick that’s for sure…..got it…..Ray Kennedy.

  53. London says:

    Hleb must have featured in enough games to have got a meddle.

  54. kelsey says:

    I was there ave, good old ‘enry.

    Do you want me to have another go at the quiz, I have a feeling Phil Brown might be the one i got wrong in London Zoo

    Well done on News Now

  55. rico says:

    Spunky tore his shoulder whilst fishing!!

  56. avenell says:

    He didn’t play in the final.. but I will count him in if you want..

    Ray Kennady makes 5 then a few more..

  57. Big Raddy says:

    Spuds saved.

    Jimmy Robertson, Pat Jennings, Sol in recent years. Must be more

    AFC players at WC 2006. JD, Swiss Phil, Theo, WG, Sol, Jens, Dennis, RvP, TH, , Kolo (?) Ade, Freddie, Lauren, Gilberto, Ashley

    I have 15. Just a guess though

  58. JonJon says:

    well its busier on here than it was yesterday..

    has everyone been doing some last minute xmas shopping??

    thats my excuse anyway.. 😉

  59. avenell says:

    Rico.. that’s half of that question correct. 🙂

  60. Big Raddy says:

    Didn’t Seamo injure himself in the “bathroom” …… a wrist injury?

  61. avenell says:

    Raddy yeah a few more, a few you will have heard of..

    the World cup question.. bloody close..

  62. Big Raddy says:

    Or was it Seamo who damaged his hand prior to a WC…. It hink it was due to catching his wedding ring

  63. avenell says:

    No not in this book Raddy about Seaman..

  64. kelsey says:

    Big Raddy Says:
    December 23, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Didn’t Seamo injure himself in the “bathroom” …… a wrist injury?

    Where are going with that one,raddy. 😉

  65. avenell says:

    A lot of people could discuss that one Kelsey.. 😉

  66. rico says:

    ave – the second has just come back to me as i reached for the tv remote 😉

    That is how he got injured, grabbing the tv thingy to quickly when he saw spurs on the televiaion…

  67. avenell says:

    rico.. yep he damaged his knee ligaments reaaching for the remote control..

  68. rico says:

    Hoorah, I never thought he was a ***K*R anyway 😉 😉

  69. avenell says:

    and he did his shoulder in landing a 26lb Carp.. lol..

  70. Big Raddy says:

    North Bank?

    Gillespie Road Stand ?

    North Terrace?

  71. avenell says:

    Raddy Clue..there was a shop/factory there.. it was named after that..

  72. Big Raddy says:

    OK.

    2. Boxing, Rugby, Cricket, American Football, Darts

  73. avenell says:

    3/5 on that one..

  74. kelsey says:

    2 and baseball and the 1948 olympics which raddy told me was great.

  75. Big Raddy says:

    Not darts then……

    Lacrosse, Netball, Greyhound racing?

  76. Big Raddy says:

    Give up on the stand name. I remember walking passed the factory, but not it’s name. In fact I used to queue up outside it. There was a sweet shop there as well.

  77. rico says:

    Isnt no 4 just the clock end….

  78. avenell says:

    That’s one of the Kelsey Baseball..

  79. Big Raddy says:

    3. 1962

  80. Big Raddy says:

    10. Got to be a parrot, as in “sick as a parrot”.

  81. avenell says:

    The Clock end is the South stand/terrace.. opposite the er North bank..

    No it was before the North bank was called the north Bank..

  82. rico says:

    And when I went to London zoo there was a a Giant Anteater named after Gilberto..

  83. avenell says:

    Sick as a parrot.. spot on Raddy.. 🙂

  84. kelsey says:

    the olympics were partly held at highbury,and stamford bridge and wembley in 1948

  85. avenell says:

    Anteater is correct too rico..

    The answer to 3 is more recent than that..

  86. Big Raddy says:

    3. 1987

  87. Big Raddy says:

    We are flying now…..

  88. Big Raddy says:

    AvWhat is the answer to 5.

    I know I was close, but was unsure about Africans

  89. avenell says:

    3 later still..

    No doesn’t mention the olympics..

  90. Big Raddy says:

    3. 1992

  91. avenell says:

    the answer to 5 is 16 Raddy .. I will have to look it up if you want to know who..

  92. avenell says:

    Raddy 3.. very warm now

  93. Big Raddy says:

    Dinner on the table…..

    Kelsey. Will get in touch tomorrow. No time today……

  94. Big Raddy says:

    Night All

  95. rico says:

    1993? or 1994?

    Anyway, wish you all the best ave now that AR is on Newsnow it should fly…

    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year… be good…

  96. peachesgooner says:

    2.Hockey?

    Hi Raddy – we have masses of snow in north london – you didn’t need to move to Copenhagen after all 😛

  97. avenell says:

    Hockey is right too Peaches.. I think there is one more..
    Rico 1994 was the last all English Arsenal team..

  98. peachesgooner says:

    3.1994?

  99. peachesgooner says:

    I put my 1994 in and hadn’t seen ricos 😦 😦

  100. avenell says:

    You can have the point if you name them.. 😉

  101. peachesgooner says:

    2. 135 weeks and 4 days

  102. avenell says:

    Close but I have a different answer in this book I used.. where did you get that from Peaches..

  103. peachesgooner says:

    I made it up ….. 🙂

  104. peachesgooner says:

    How close?

  105. avenell says:

    Within a few months.. 🙂

  106. peachesgooner says:

    Well I know now cos I’ve looked it up…… 🙂

    How are you ave – all things good in your house?

  107. avenell says:

    Yes not bad thanks.. no snow though.. just a bit of icy hail yesterday..

    Not a good time to have a bad foot.. 😦

  108. kelsey says:

    I won’t give in The Football Olympics wwere held at Highbury.

    This began on July 26, 1948 with a preliminary round of two matches: Luxembourg defeating Afghanistan 6-0 and the Netherlands beating Ireland 3-1, with Faas Wilkes scoring two goals for the Dutch. In the first round, which began five days later, the Netherlands played Great Britain at Highbury,

  109. avenell says:

    You are most likely correct Kelsey..
    But the five other sports were.. Baseball, Boxing, Cricket, Hockey and Rugby..

    Should have saved that question for Avenell’s new years day quiz.. 🙂

  110. Fabregas says:

    Fabregas has been on fire these days. I was really impressed by his performance at the Liverpool match. I heard that he got really mad at the team during half time break.

  111. JonJon says:

    well ive been searching the web high and low for ages and im none the wiser…

    i got more answers from you lot… lol

    im off out for abit xmas shopping cos i hate to leave things last minute.. 😉

  112. avenell says:

    Evening Mr Fabregas.. it’s an honour..

  113. London says:

    Fabregas, may I ask where you are from?

  114. Rasputin says:

    Was it called ‘The Laundry End’ ave?

  115. avenell says:

    Very good Raspno.. 🙂

    We’re nearly there now I think..

  116. JonJon says:

    right ive got one..

    ive been reading through my arsenal history books.. 😉

    and the last time we fielded an all english side was against wimbledon on 19th april 1994

    seaman
    dixon
    bould
    adams
    keown
    parlour
    davis
    selley
    campbell
    wright
    smith

    i know its already been answered but surely for my effort i get extra marks… 😉

  117. peachesgooner says:

    Why was it called the laundry end?

  118. avenell says:

    I was just typing the answers.. I could have saved myself the effort..

    Nice one JJ.. How was shopping?

  119. avenell says:

    Peaches..

    In the early 1960s, the North Bank was simply called ‘The Laundry End.’ That had been its nickname ever since Highbury was built, testament to the steam laundry behind the ground in Gillespie Road.

  120. paul says:

    I think there was a big laundry company there

  121. avenell says:

    Evening Paul… have you any Arsenal quiz questions we can have a go at answering?

  122. paul says:

    Evidently the laundry helped us keep a lot of clean sheets

  123. paul says:

    Who did Bertie Mee replace as Arsenal Manager

  124. Rasputin says:

    Billy Wright? ….

  125. Rasputin says:

    He married Joy Beverly of the Beverly sisters. They lived in Barnet and used to come into my garden centre. She did all the talking, but he was a much greater star in my eyes … wasn’t he the most capped england footballer ever?

  126. paul says:

    Yes but a shite manager nearly got us relegated if i remember rightly

  127. peachesgooner says:

    I saw the Beverley sisters – the twins – at Brent X last year…..

    Get it right rasp 3 E’s………

  128. JonJon says:

    cheers ave.. 😉

    the post is fun..

    shopping was not..its a blizzard up here and everyone was getting in eachothers way and i lost my rag and came home after an hour..

    lmao paul..cleen sheets.. 😉

  129. London says:

    Rasp

    If they lived in Barnet and used to go into your garden centre, said garden centre must have been in or close to Barnet which means you know the area very well. I bet it would take very little to find someone we have in common.

  130. London says:

    Although, admittedly, you might not want to do that lol

  131. London says:

    Hadley, Totteridge or Arkley

  132. London says:

    I wonder

  133. peachesgooner says:

    Silly you London – you both have me in common 😀

  134. Rasputin says:

    Haha London …. no I’m actually from the posh side of lowly old Enfield. I went to the Latymer so mixed with quite a few ‘well off’ kids from the Hadley Wood / Barnet area though.

  135. Rasputin says:

    Was that Tooting Common or Hampstead Common? 😳

  136. peachesgooner says:

    I deny everything – I haven’t been to Tooting Common or Hampstead Common with either of you ……. 😳

  137. London says:

    That was fun, night night

  138. Irishgunner says:

    Agh I missed all the fun 😦

    Question: Name the brother and sister to have played for the Arsenal (evidently one played/plays for the Ladies team)?

  139. kelsey says:

    Morning all,

    The laundry was originally called Gift Day in Gillespie road.

    Here’s another.

    Which player scored against Everton for 5 different PL clubs ?

  140. London says:

    Morning Kelsey

    I think that is Anelka

  141. kelsey says:

    Bloody hell, London that was quick. Your turn 🙂

  142. kelsey says:

    Irishgunner Says:
    December 24, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Agh I missed all the fun 😦

    Question: Name the brother and sister to have played for the Arsenal (evidently one played/plays for the Ladies team)?

    Lady Gaga and Freedie Mercury in a duel sex role 😉

  143. avenell says:

    Morning Roadsters.. I have put the anawers to the quiz up in a NEW POST.

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