Monday, 29 December 2014

Christmas Quiz 2014

(scroll down for answers)


  1. Jim O'Brien has played in every league game this season but which player has been involved in all but one of City's league games?

  1. Who scored City's only goal in the League Cup this season?

  1. Which club were the visitors for the lowest league crowd in Coventry since 1986, just 7,708?

  1. Who were City's opponents in the final game at Sixfields?

  1. Which club did Josh McQuoid play for at Wembley last season?

  1. The attendance of 27,306 for the Gillingham game was not the highest for a league game. Which club were the visitors in 2010 when the record, 28,184 was set?

  1. Which former loanee scored against the Sky Blues for Oldham this season?

  1. Two City players had received red cards in league games before Boxing Day. Reda Johnson is one, who is the other?

  1. Which City player made his first senior appearance when he came on as a sub at Wycombe in the JPT?

  1. Which club attracted a crowd of under 3,000 for the visit of City, the lowest away league crowd since 2002?


  1. Who was the last Coventry City homegrown player to win full international honours for England?

  1. Which non-league club were, in 1935, the last to knock City out of the FA Cup before Kings Lynn in 1961?

  1. In 1997 which club were forced to play in City's away kit at Highfield Road after failing to bring their own change kit?

  1. Which player, last season, achieved a feat only done by three other players, scoring for the Sky Blues without starting a game?

  1. In 2005 v Stoke City at Highfield Road why did Stephen Hughes go into goal?

  1. The lowest league crowd for City games at Sixfields was set in February when only 1,603 attended. Who were the visitors?

  1. Which Coventry City manager led the club into Europe in 1970?

  1. Name the only Ukrainian to play for Coventry City. He made 3 appearances in 1997.

  1. Prior to Callum Wilson scoring 21 league goals last season, who was the last City man to score 20 league goals in a season?

  1. In 1995-96 City's away kit was two-tone purple & yellow. How many games did they win wearing it?



  1. ...scored against the Sky Blues last Boxing Day for Peterborough?

  1. ...was appointed manager of Nuneaton Town earlier this season?

  1. ...played for Wigan in the FA Cup semi final last season?

  1. ...was appointed manager of Tamworth earlier this season?

  1. ...has recently joined Exeter City on a non-contract basis?

  1. ...played for Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup final last season?

  1. ...scored against the Sky Blues for Oldham last season?

  1. ...was appointed manager of Tranmere Rovers recently?

  1. ...played in a League Cup final for three different clubs?

  1. first choice goalkeeper for Middlesbrough this season?


  1. ...knocked City out of the FA Cup last season?

  1. ...were promoted from Division Three with the Sky Blues in 1964?

  1. ...did the double over City last season but were relegated to League Two?

  1. ...sacked former City player & manager Terry Butcher last summer?

  1. ...gave Reda Johnson his chance in English football?

  1. ...were the last team to win the League Cup after defeating the Sky Blues in the competition?

  1. ...sold Darren Huckerby to City in 1996?

  1. ...were promoted to League One via the play-offs last season?

  1. ...attracted a record crowd of 19,095 to Highfield Road in 1910 for an FA cup tie?

  1. ...were the first to defeat John Sillett's City side in an FA Cup tie after the 1987 triumph.


  1. Which club in 1974 pulled out of a deal to buy City's Willie Carr after a medical?

  1. In 1979 City were outbid by Nottingham Forest for Britain's first £1m player. Name him.

  1. Which current Cardiff striker was on the verge of joining the Sky Blues in 2011 before Reading outbid City?

  1. Name the foreign player signed by City in 1998 only to have the player (or his wife) decide days later that he would prefer to play for Real Madrid.

  1. Which Welsh international defender chose Blackburn over the Sky Blues in December 1995?

  1. Which current Middlesbrough midfielder was strongly linked to City in 2009 when playing for Rushden & Diamonds?

  1. Name the USA defender who looked set to join City after the 1994 World Cup but changed his mind & went to Italy instead.

  1. Which City player failed a medical & torpedoed a £440,000 move to Manchester United in 1978?

  1. In 2000 City & Glasgow Rangers agreed a fee of £5m for this Scottish international winger but then Rangers got cold feet.

  1. In 1979 which City striker looked set to join Ipswich only to score four goals against them & cause Gordon Milne to keep him.


All of these players have made first team appearances for the club in the last 35 years.




Section 1

  1. John Fleck
  2. Shaun Miller
  3. Crawley Town
  4. Barnsley
  5. Peterborough
  6. Leeds United
  7. Danny Philliskirk
  8. Jack Finch (v Crewe)
  9. Kyle Spence
  10. Scunthorpe United

Section 2

  1. Chris Kirkland
  2. Scunthorpe United
  3. Chelsea
  4. Mathieu Manset
  5. City's keeper Ian Bennett was sent off & City had no substitute goalkeeper
  6. Carlisle
  7. Noel Cantwell
  8. Alex Evtushok
  9. Ian Wallace
  10. None

Section 3

  1. Shaun Jeffers
  2. Liam Daish
  3. Gary Caldwell
  4. Andy Morrell
  5. Clinton Morrison
  6. Willo Flood
  7. Jonson Clarke-Harris
  8. Micky Adams
  9. Kevin Richardson
  10. Dimi Konstantopoulos

Section 4

  1. Arsenal
  2. Crystal Palace
  3. Tranmere Rovers
  4. Hibernian
  5. Plymouth Argyle
  6. Sheffield Wednesday
  7. Newcastle
  8. Fleetwood
  9. Everton
  10. Watford

Section 5

  1. Wolves
  2. Trevor Francis
  3. Adam La Fondre
  4. Robert Jarni
  5. Chris Coleman
  6. Lee Tomlin
  7. Alexei Lalas
  8. Jim Blyth
  9. Neil McCann
  10. Mick Ferguson

Section 6 (Pictures)

  1. Kevin Kyle
  2. Dave Bamber
  3. David Bradford
  4. Wayne Turner
  5. Denzel Slager
  6. Trond Soltvedt
  7. Jen-Guy Walleme
  8. Michael Cook
  9. John Hendrie
  10. Neil Wood

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