The (almost) impossible WFC New Year geographical quiz

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Stevohorn, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Happy New year everyone! To get the old brain cells moving again after the festive period i've come up with a cunningly difficult wfc geographical quiz. There's only 3 questions but they get harder to answer with each question. Actually for the 3rd question i'm not sure i have the correct answers myself so i can double check the answers you come up with.

    1. Wfc have naturally had most manager that were born in England. But can you name which other nationalities our managers have been and how many managers we've had from those countries. That includes the home nations as being separate.
    2. On the world map what are the furthest compass points that we have played matches? ie which games have we played furthest North, South etc. I include all 1st team games + friendlies in this but not reserves youth etc.
    3. Similar question.. but which wfc players over the years were born at the compass extremes?


    Good luck. You'll need it! or at least some skilled internet searching techniques.
     
  2. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    3. Helguson furthest north? And Richard Johnson as furthest South?
     
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  3. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Helguson is correct.. i think! Johnson not quite furthest South.... but, i believe he might be furthest East.
     
  4. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Paul Okon then?
     
  5. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Lucas Neill furthest south?
     
  6. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Question 1)

    4 Italian
    2 Welsh
    4 Scottish
    1 Northern Irish
    3 Spaniards
    1 Snake
    1 Serb
     
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  7. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    What about Jay Demerit for furthest West?
     
  8. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Neil and Okon i believe are 2nd and 3rd furthest South but i'd be mighty impressed if anyone got the player born further South. A long way back.
     
  9. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    3rd furthest West by my calculations.
     
  10. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    We had a Canadian defender called Mark Watson who was born in Vancouver. Think that would be hard to beat going west...
     
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  11. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Very close. But i think only one Welsh and possibly 5 Scots?
     
  12. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Mark Watson furthest West? He's the only one I could get further west than Jay Demerit!

    I'll not be getting the furthest south though!
     
  13. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Ron Burgess and Kenny Jackett were Welsh.

    Neil McBain
    Malkay McKay
    Billy McKinlay
    Johnny Paton

    were Scottish.
     
  14. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    I missed him! But i think we have had 1 players born further West.
     
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  15. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    I included Jackett as being English.. born in Watford.
     
  16. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    The question said nationality.
     
  17. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Is he not English?
     
  18. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    He played for Wales.
     
  19. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Englishman who played for Wales :)
     
  20. As was Bill Findlay. Do McBain and Mackay both count as two as they both managed twice?
     
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  21. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Smallprint huh...
     
  22. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

  23. RMT79

    RMT79 Academy Graduate

    Douglas Rinaldi - furthest south ?
     
  24. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

  25. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Got to be Canadian or born in Alaska then, surely? Only other Canadian born player I could remember was Elliot Godfrey but turns out he was born in Toronto on the other side of the country.
     
  26. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Sydney is further south, as are Pereyra, Britos and Forestieri off the top of my head
     
  27. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Long time ago :) I reckon you have all the managers now though so that questions answered.

    Players.. Helguson North, Johnson East (i think) South is a player from the 50's.. and West, if my geography is correct was born in the US?
     
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  28. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Bits of California are further West than Vancouver...
     
  29. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Miguel Layun was also born further west than Jay Demerit, though not as far west as Mark Watson.
     
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  30. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Thought I had it with Espen Baardsen but not as far west according to the longitude
     
  31. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    Baardson?
     
  32. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Wow, there is a very random player born in California... but it's marginally to the east of Vancouver.

    Edit: I was referring to Baardsen, didn't realise he'd already been named by Norniron
     
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  33. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Ok ive got my geography wrong because i thought it was Espen Baardsen. The other player that was in the frame was Lars Melvang but he was born in Seattle which is further East than Vancouver.
     
  34. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    You did say it was impossible
     
  35. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Question 2 - presumably one of the games we played in China on the 80s tour is further east - Beijing was it? Decent shout for furthest south too I'd have thought.
     

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