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Sports quiz of the week: losers, maths and environmentally friendly shirts

Paul Campbell
·5-min read
<span>Photograph: Forest Green Rovers/PA</span>
Photograph: Forest Green Rovers/PA
  1. Liverpool have lost their last four league games at Anfield. When was their last run of four straight defeats at home in the league?

    1. The 1920s

    2. The 1940s

    3. The 1960s

    4. The 1980s

  2. Wayne Pivac has announced his line-up for Wales’ match against England in the Six Nations on Saturday. How many caps have the 15 Wales players won between them going into the game?

    1. 54

    2. 99

    3. 723

    4. 902

  3. What is unusual about the League Two table going into the weekend’s fixtures?

    1. The top five clubs have the same number of points

    2. The top eight teams are all in alphabetical order

    3. The leaders are one point above the team in second, who are one point above the team in third, who are one point above the team in fourth, who are one point above the team in fifth, who are one point above the team in sixth, who are one point above the team in seventh, who are one point above the team in eighth, who are one point above the team in ninth, who are one point above the team in 10th

    4. The newly promoted clubs make up the top three, and the three clubs who were relegated into the division make the up the bottom three

  4. Forest Green Rovers will be wearing a new shirt when they play Colchester in League Two on Saturday. What are the shirts made from?

    1. Pineapples

    2. Recycled plastic bottles and used coffee grounds

    3. Seaweed

    4. The shirts they released last year but didn’t sell (the club has just added a new sponsor’s logo)

  5. Jordan Brown beat six-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan in the Welsh Open final. What odds could you get on Brown to lift the trophy at the start of the tournament?

    1. 45-1

    2. 250-1

    3. 500-1

    4. 750-1

  6. Neil Lennon has left his job at Celtic. How many times has Lennon won the league title with the club (as a player and manager)?

    1. Four

    2. Six

    3. Eight

    4. Ten

  7. Novak Djokovic won the 18th grand slam of his career at the Australian Open, guaranteeing that he will keep his place at No 1 in the world rankings. For how many weeks of his career has Djokovic been world No 1?

    1. 199

    2. 252

    3. 311

    4. 400

  8. Jill Scott won her 150th international cap this week when she played for England in their 6-0 win over Northern Ireland. Who is the only footballer to have won more England caps than Scott?

    1. Fara Williams

    2. Karen Carney

    3. Alex Scott

    4. Peter Shilton

  9. Which city would you have to visit to see Joey Barton and Nigel Pearson lead their teams out on home soil?

    1. Birmingham

    2. Dundee

    3. Nottingham

    4. Bristol

  10. Dillian Whyte is preparing for his rematch against Alexander Povetkin, the heavyweight who knocked him out when they fought last summer. In which British overseas territory is the rematch being held?

    1. Falkland Islands

    2. Bermuda

    3. Gibraltar

    4. Cayman Islands

  11. Alfredo Morelos passed up an opportunity to score for Rangers in their Europa League match against Royal Antwerp. Morelos was on the right wing with only one defender between him and the goal when he stopped in his tracks and walked away from the ball. Why did he not continue?

    1. A Royal Antwerp substitute, who was warming up on the sideline shouted ‘you’re offside’ and Morelos believed him

    2. Morelos thought he heard the referee’s whistle but it was a the sound of a drone above him that was carrying a TV camera

    3. One of the Antwerp players pulled up with an injury

    4. He started his career at Antwerp and said he “could not face the idea of scoring against them”

Solutions

1:A - Liverpool fans had a miserable Christmas in 1923. They lost five games in 18 days, going down to Sheffield United on 8 December, Cardiff City on 15 December and 22 December, and to Newcastle on 25 and 26 December. They finished 12th that season. , 2:D - It is the most experienced Wales team in history., 3:C - It really is strange. Cambridge United are top on 52 points, above Forest Green on 51, Cheltenham on 50, Morecambe on 49, Tranmere on 48, Newport on 47, Exeter City on 46, Salford City on 45, Bolton on 44 and Carlisle on 43. , 4:B - “Our adventure in alternative materials continues,” said the club’s chairman Dale Vince. “It’s time the world of football wakes up and smells the coffee about the future of the planet. The shirts are a combination of coffee grounds and recyclable plastic bottles, which is a special process, so everything in them is recycled or organic. Taking plastic out of the ocean and using it to make clothes is a great thing to do. I don’t think it will be long until all clubs are using recycled materials for their kits.”⁣, 5:D - The world No 81 beat O’Sullivan 9-8 in the final, making him the lowest ranked winner of a ranking title in more than a quarter of a century., 6:D - But not 10 in a row., 7:C - Djokovic has now surpassed Roger Federer’s all-time record for most weeks as world No 1, but he says his real target is to overtake the record of 20 grand slam titles currently shared by Federer and Rafa Nadal., 8:A - Williams has won 172 caps, and counting., 9:D - Nigel Pearson took over as Bristol City manager this week, while Joey Barton became the new Bristol Rovers boss., 10:C - The fight is being billed as 'The Rumble on the Rock'. Gibraltar is playing host because Whyte was struggling to return to the UK from his training camp in Portugal., 11:C - Not all of his teammates looked pleased with Morelos for showing such sportsmanship, but he gets a thumbs up from us.

Scores

  1. 2 and above.

    Not bad. Have a good weekend

  2. 3 and above.

    Not bad. Have a good weekend

  3. 4 and above.

    Good work. Have a good weekend

  4. 5 and above.

    Good work. Have a good weekend

  5. 6 and above.

    Good work. Have a good weekend

  6. 7 and above.

    Great work. Have a good weekend

  7. 8 and above.

    Great work. Have a good weekend

  8. 9 and above.

    Great work. Have a good weekend

  9. 10 and above.

    Great work. Have a good weekend

  10. 11 and above.

    Great work. Have a good weekend

  11. 0 and above.

    Oh dear. Have a good weekend

  12. 1 and above.

    Oh dear. Have a good weekend