A couple of Bangor City questions

11 07 2011

Question number 1

On Wednesday Bangor City will have something in common with the following list of clubs, what is it?

  • Sturm Graz, Rapid Wien, Tirol Innsbruck, SV Austria Salzburg, Austria Wien, LASK Linz.
  • KS Dinamo Tirana, KF Partizani Tirana.
  • F.C. Dinamo Minsk.
  • Royal Antwerp, Standard Liège, K.A.A. Gent, K.R.C. Genk.
  • CSKA Sofia.
  • NK Zagreb, HNK Rijeka.
  • Apollon Limassol, Anorthosis Famagusta FC.
  •  AaB Aalborg, OB Odense, AGF Arhus, Esbjerg, Lyngby Boldklub, FC København
  • Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur.
  • B36 Tórshavn, HB Tórshavn.
  •  TPS Turku, MyPa 47, HJK Helsinki,
  • Lens, Auxerre, Marseille, RC Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Marseille, , Paris Saint-Germain F.C., AS Saint-Étienne, FC Nantes Atlantique, Olympique Lyonnais, OGC Nice.
  • FC Dinamo Tbilisi.
  •  Stuttgart, Hamburger SV, Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund Hamburger SV, FC Schalke 04, FC Koln, Kaiserslautern, Werder Bremen.
  • Budapest Honvéd, Vasas SC.
  • Keflavík.
  • Bohemians, Sligo Rovers, , Shamrock Rovers F.C., Shelbourne F.C.
  • Napoli, Sampdoria, Lazio, Bologna, Juventus, Maccabi Haifa F.C.
  • Floriana, Hibernians FC.
  • FK Ekranas
  • Union Luxembourg, CS Grevenmacher.
  • FK Vardar
  • FC Twente, SC Heerenveen, Willem II,
  • Cliftonville, Ards.
  • Rosenborg, Lillestrøm, Kongsvinger,
  • Górnik Zabrze, Lech Poznań, Ruch Chorzów,
  • Rapid Bucharest, Dinamo Bucharest, Universitatea Craiova,
  • Torpedo Moscow, Dinamo Moscow, FC Spartak Moscow,
  • Hibernian F.C.
  • Slovan Bratislava, MŠK Žilina, Košice.
  • NK Maribor, Olimpija Ljubljana.
  • Deportivo, Atlético Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Valencia CF, Atlético Madrid, RCD Mallorca, RCD Espanyol.
  • AIK Solna, Kalmar FF, Djurgården IF, Halmstads BK, IFK Göteborg, Malmö FF.
  • Grasshopper Club, Neuchâtel Xamax, FC Basel, FC Luzern, FC Aarau, BSC Young Boys, FC Zurich, St. Gallen.
  • Trabzonspor.
  •  Shakhtar Donetsk.

Well the answer is quite simple - These clubs have played in all four of UEFA competitions (European Cup / Champions League – Cup Winners’ Cup – Inter-Cities Fairs Cup / UEFA Cup / Europa League – Intertoto Cup). Bangor City will become the first Welsh Club to achieve this feat.

Incidentally here’s the proof for Wednesday;

Question Number 2.

What does Bangor City player Mark Smyth have in common with the following list of players? 

Wayne Rooney, Gaël Clichy, Cristiano Ronaldo, Philippe Senderos, David Silva, Lukas Podolski, Mario Gómez, Łukasz Fabiański, Tranquillo Barnetta

Again the answer is very simple – All of those players played in the 2002 Under 17 European Championships and Mark played for England in those championships.

Incidentally, it’s funny how all players sound the same before the hype sets in;

“……when Mark Smyth found Rooney in acres of space and the Everton FC man had no trouble completing his hat-trick.”

 

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