Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust Quiz

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Congratulations to Trust member Peter Charles of Penarth who successfully cracked the quiz published in the recent Trust newsletter. Peter received his £50 prize from chairman Keith Morgan at the Trust Office prior to the Crystal Palace home game.

So, how did you get on in the quiz ? Here are the questions again with the answers.

Q1. Which Cardiff City striker of the 1990s shares a surname with the leader of the Trumpton Firemen?

Older members who recall the stop motion animation childrensprogrammeTrumpton will, no doubt, have been chanting the famous mantra “Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb” to try and answer this question. Well, the answer lies, not in this well known list of fireman but in the name of the character who was performing the roll-call – Captain Flack- the Commander of the Trumpton Fire Brigade. In November 1995 we paid Cambridge City £10,000 for the services of striker Steve Flack. He only played 11 games for us scoring one goal but later went on to play nearly 400 games for Exeter City

Q2. Who scored City’s last goal in their first stint in the Premier League?

The last game of our first season in the Premier League was at home to Chelsea. City took the lead after 15 minutes with a goal that was initially credited to Craig Bellamy. However, after subsequent review it was given as a César Azpilicueta own goal. Cityeventually  lost to 2 Chelsea  goals in the 72nd and 75th minutes, a Chelsea side that also contained Mo Salah now banging them in for Liverpool. It is interesting to note that the only 2 City players who played that day in May 2014  have played in the 2018/09 Premier League, they  are Aron Gunnarsson ( unsurprisingly) and Rhys Healey (surprisngly).

Q3. Which Nigerian International made his City debut in August 2010?

Seyi Olofinjana, on season long loan from Hull City, made his debut against Derby County in a 2-1 victory. His final appearance for us was the nightmare Championship play off second leg in May 2011  when we lost 3-0 to Reading. Is Seyi the brainiest  person to play for Cardiff City with his  Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering? Who knows but  he is currently applying his in depth knowledge of chemistry in a coaching role with the Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy.

Q4. Who was manager when City last won the Welsh Cup?

The City last won the Welsh Cup in May 1993 beating Rhyl 5-0 at the National Stadium (as it was at the time) with a hat-trick by Phil Stant and two goals by Cohen Griffith. The manager – of course it was Eddie May. 1993 saw him managing Cardiff City to a “Double” of sorts – the Welsh Cup and Third Division champions.

Q5. Which member of the City 2003 play off final squad was later a member of the England Coaching staff?

A memorable day at the Millennium Stadium with a dramatic extra time winning goal for Andy Campbell. An unused substitute that day was reserve goalkeeper MartynMargetson. After finishing playing he became goalkeeping coach for Cardiff City and Wales and was later appointed by Sam Allardyce to the same role for West Ham, Crystal Palace, Everton, and England.

Q6. He played for Cardiff City and his namesake was nominated for an Oscar for playing the Apache Leader Cochise – who is he?

The 1950 film “Broken Arrow” featured James Stewart in the lead role and also, playing the part of Geronimo, was Jay Silverheels later to star as Tonto alongside Clayton Moore in the long running TV series “The Lone Ranger”. However, to much critical acclaim an actor named Jeff Chandler took the role of Apache Leader Cochise for which he was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. In November 1989 Len Ashurst paid Bolton Wanderers £15,000 for 30 year old Republic of Ireland International Jeff Chandler. He played less than 30 games for us but perhaps his most memorable (?) contribution was scoring 5 in a pre season friendly in an 8-1 victory against Cardiff Civil Service.

Q7.  He played for City in 2004 , his first name was Joel and he was a Jamaica International – who is he?

Joel Joshua Frederick Melvin McAnuff known as Jobi. Given our financial difficulties at the time it was a bit of a surprise that we could afford to pay £250,000 for anyone but that is what happened when he joined us from West Ham United. He was virtually an ever present and impressed in his only season with us but, with HMRC knocking at our door for outstanding debt, he was sold to Crystal Palace for a fee of £600,000. Still going strong at 37 this season has seen him captain Leyton Orient to the top of the National League and promotion to League 2.

Q8. Who were the opposition in the last league game at NinianPark ?

The end of the final season at Ninian Park was approaching with a top 6 finish very much on the cards. Then came the infamous visit to Deepdale where Preston managed to destroy our superior goal difference with a totally unexpected 6-0 win. In the final home game of the season  atNinian Park  the City lined up against an Ipswich team that were comfortably top half but going nowhere.  A City team that seemed to have lost all its confidence lost 3-0, the final league goal at Ninian Park ironically scored by Jon Stead who always seemed to score against us whoever he was playing for. We only needed to avoid defeat in the final game of the season to make the play offs. We didn’t losing 1-0 at Sheffield Wednesday and missing out on the play offs by finishing 7th on goal difference to Preston North End.  The season ended up like a damp squib just like the fireworks seemed at the end of the last game at Ninian Park. Not the send off we were  hoping for.

Q9. This City legend was signed from Worcester City in 1960 – who is he?

With the word “Legend” bandied about far too freely these days Peter King definitely fits the description. 477 appearances in total and 111 goals between 1960 and 1974 exemplifies a career of professionalism, dedication and  loyalty, words which sometimes do not apply to some players who have been accorded the title “Legend”. Older members will remember his stunning goal in a 4-3 home defeat to Middlesbrough in 1970. It can be seen here on this Youtube  link

Q10. Two Welshmen started for City in the 2008 FA Cup Final – one was Joe Ledley who was the other ?

Welsh International Paul Parry  started up front alongside 36 year old Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and it seemed for most of the game it was his role to do all the chasing that JFH could no longer do. In fact aged legs amongst the City’s strike force was a feature of that season with 35 year old Trevor Sinclair and 35 year old Robbie Fowler appearing to be more successful in increasing the average age of the team rather than finding the back of the net.