JUDGE: No. Sunderland-born Ernie Taylor played for four League clubs:
Newcastle United, Blackpool, Manchester United and his hometown club
Sunderland. He played for three clubs in three FA Cup Finals, winning
with Newcastle in 1951 and as inside-forward partner to Stanley
Matthews for Blackpool in 1953. In 1958 he was given special
dispensation to join Manchester United after the Munich disaster, and
got a runners-up medal in the Final against Bolton. The ex-submariner
had played in an early round for Blackpool. A little Napoleon of an
inside-forward, he was a gifted pass master, but was unfortunate to win
his one and only England cap in the 6-3 thrashing by the
Puskas-propelled Magical Magyars of Hungary at Wembley in 1953.
Who captained Celtic when they won the European Cup in 1967, and who scored the winning goal?
Jim Anderson, Corby. Northants
JUDGE: Billy McNeill was the Celtic skipper of the first British side
to win the European Cup. The winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Inter
Milan in Lisbon was scored by Steve Chalmers, who deflected a shot from
Bobby Murdoch past the Milan goalkeeper in the 84th minute.
Did George Graham or Herbert Chapman have the better record as Arsenal manager?
Bill Hoskyns, Finsbury Park
JUDGE: George Graham won six major trophies in eight seasons: two
League titles, the FA Cup, the Littlewoods Cup, the Coca-Cola Cup and
the European Cup Winners' Cup. Chapman, who took over at Highbury in
1925, won the League title in successive seasons and Arsenal were on
the way to a hat-trick when he died in January 1934. His team also
lifted the FA Cup in 1930. He had earlier guided Huddersfield to two
consecutive championships and the FA Cup. The Judge's verdict: 'Graham
is the more successful on paper, but remember that Chapman did not have
the League Cup or Europe to aim at.'
Did Kenny Dalglish ever play a competitive game for Blackburn Rovers?
V. Smith, Macclesfield
JUDGE: Kenny DaIglish played his last 'proper' game of football with
Liverpool at Coventry on 5 May 1990 in his role as player-manager, and
had retired before taking over as manager of Blackbum. He scored 118
goals in 355 League matches for Liverpool, adding to his 112 Scottish
League goals with Celtic.
For which clubs did Steve Bruce play, and was he capped by England?
Jack Friend, Stoke-on-Trent
JUDGE: Bruce, one of the best uncapped defenders in modem football,
served his apprenticeship with Gillingham and then played 203 League
games for the Kent club. Norwich City signed him in 1984 and he made
141 League appearances for the Canaries before moving on to Manchester
United in 1987 for his greatest days as Old Trafford captain. He joined
Birmingham in the summer of 1996 after skippering the United 'double
double' team. He returned to Birmingham as manager after a short spell
as player-manager with Sheffield United followed by an acrimonious
split with Crystal Palace.
Did Joe Mercer play more matches for Everton or Arsenal?
Sid Peterson, Toxteth
THE JUDGE: Joe Mercer played 184 League and FA Cup games for Everton and 273 League and Cup games for Arsenal.
Is it correct that Tottenham and Arsenal both played their wartime home matches at White Hart Lane?
Nick Chadwick, Edmonton
JUDGE: Correct, and to prove it there is a plaque in the Spurs
boardroom from the Arsenal directors thanking Tottenham for letting
them use White Hart Lane while Highbury was converted into an Air Raid
Precautions centre during the Second World War.
Which footballer was said to be 'ten years ahead of his time'?
T. Watson, Gillingham, Kent
Did Terry Venables ever play in the European championship finals fo England?
Cyril Holland, Norwich
JUDGE: Terry Venables won just two caps for England in 1964, and
neither game was in the European championships. His first cap completed
a unique record. He is the only person to have played for England at
schoolboy, amateur, youth, Under-23 and full level.
Was Bryan Robson the first million-pound player when he joined Manchester United from West Brom?
Alan Brown, Birmingham
fee was £1,500,000 when Bryan Robson signed for United in 1981. Trevor
Francis was the first British player to move for £1,000,000 when
manager Brian Clough bought him for Nottingham Forest from Birmingham
City in 1979.