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1. In what country is cricket's
Champions Trophy being held?
2. Who is the defending
3. Who inflicted Chelsea's first
EPL defeat of the season?
4. Which AFL team has won
the most premierships of the
5. Who won last Saturday's Norm
6. Who kicked the first and last
goal of the AFL grand final?
7. To which club is Brock McLean
seeking a trade?
8. Who was runner-up to Gary
Ablett (pictured above) in the
9. Who scored his first goal for
Adelaide United in their 2-0 win
over North Queensland Fury?
10. Who has made the last two
Champions Trophy finals?
11. Which NRL team is playing
in its fourth consecutive grand
12. Who had the most
possessions in the AFL Grand
13. How many goals did
Tottenham's Robbie Keane score
against Burnley last weekend?
14. Who has become the first
Australian to win a gold medal in
the men's road race at the World
Championships in Switzerland?
15. On which neutral venue
have New Zealand agreed to
play three one-day matches and
two Twenty20 matches against
Pakistan in November? United
Arab Emirates, England or
16. Before last Sunday, in what
year did Sturt last beat Glenelg
in a final?
17. Just two points separate
the top seven teams in the
A-League. Name the three sides
18. After seven rounds and 65
EPL matches so far this season,
how many have been drawn?
Four, 14, 24 or 34?
19. How much did Tiger Woods
win after claiming the PGA's
FedEx Cup despite being beaten
in the Tour Championship by Phil
Mickelson last weekend?
20. What is the name of the
Cup presented to the SANFL
0-10 Sporting dunce.
11-20 Need more work.
21-30 Strong showing.
31-40 Bright spark.
41-45 Borderline genius.
46+ Sporting guru!
HOME DELIVERY 8224 1600
ONE-POINTERS: 1. South
Africa. 2. Australia. 3. Wigan.
4. Brisbane. 5. Paul Chapman.
TWO-POINTERS: 6. Max Rooke.
7. Carlton. 8. Chris Judd.
9. Lucas Pantelis. 10. West
11. Melbourne Storm.
12. St Kilda's Jason Gram.
13. Four. 14. Cadel Evans.
15. United Arab Emirates.
FOUR-POINTERS: 16. 1980.
17. Wellington, Newcastle and
North Queensland. 18. Four.
19. US $10m . FIVE-POINTER:
20. Thomas Seymour Hill Cup.
Tonight s Adelaide Club Champion
is a real toss of the coin between
Goody and Bernie Vince, which is
only fair I suppose given the relationship
between the two.
Goody and I sat Bernie down at the
end of 2006 to have a chat about his
fitness and preparation. I saw a lot of
similarities between him and myself
when I came down from the country as
young bloke. Bernie had all the traits of
a country boy. He loved a drink, a good
time, his mates and his sport, but his
fitness level was letting him down.
Goody took him under his wing and
while many other players spent two
months holidaying in the off season,
for six of those he d take Bernie for four
runs a week as well as a few weights
sessions. While Bernie deserves a
huge wrap for taking the next step as
footballer, Goody deserves one too for
Season 2009 was good to both of them,
or rather they ve both been good to 2009.
Goody picked up his fifth All
Australian guernsey this year and would
overtake myself and Andrew McLeod as
Adelaide s most-prolific Club Champion
winner should he win the Malcolm
Blight Medal tonight.
Goody s career has always been an
"under the radar" type career. Unless
you showed them his achievements,
most people would struggle to rate him
in the top echelon of the AFL. But, to the
better players out there and the coaches,
he s rightly known as one of the best.
Despite being Adelaide s only 2009 All
Australian, I think Vince will follow on
from Nathan Bock last year, as another
first-time Gold Jacket recipient.
There will however, be a few other
names to that will be up there.
Jason Porplyzia is one of them. He s
had a career best year in 2009 kicking
57 goals to become one of Adelaide s
X-factors and a reason why the Crows
could win the premiership next year.
Forwards traditionally don t poll well
at the best and fairest, but I hope he s
rewarded for his sensational season
because, as a forward, the game is
getting harder and harder.
If Scott Thomson s year wasn t the
best he s had it d be pretty close. He was
heavily tagged but handled it better than
he has. His disposal has improved as has
his leadership. Expect him to poll well.
Michael Doughty overtook Robert
Shirley and will enter 2010 as Adelaide s
number one tagger. He claimed some big
scalps this year, including that of Chris
Judd. For the last three or four years
Dogga has taken his game to the next
level so he ll be up there tonight.
Mr Reliable Tyson Edwards will
feature in the top five again this year,
making it the ninth season he s done so.
Astonishing effort. He played his 300th
game this year and will probably break
my game s record next year.
Andy Otten could well have won
the NAB Rising Star award this year.
An outstanding year from an already
outstanding player, but one who will
prove to be a superstar. With no Bassett
or Hart, Otten has picked up the slack
and then some. He s a great find.
The man on everyone s lips at the
moment is Kurt Tippett. He had the
footy world talking this year and let s
just hope he puts pen to paper shortly --
whatever the cost. He plays the two most
important positions on the ground in
ruck and the big forward, and he plays
them both very, very well.
Nathan Bock should round out the
top 10, after personal issues and injury
interrupted what looked to be another
All Australian season. Having only
played 14 games will cost him on the
leader board, but he should poll well
enough to make a top 10.
When you look at the next five --
Chris Knights, Andrew McLeod, Scott
Stevens, Ben Rutten and Nathan Van
Berlo -- the future is bright. Whether
through good coaching or luck, Knights
has been the find of the season and has
developed into yet another X-factor for
McLeod is an out and out champion.
He was tagged heavily in the first half of
the year, but when he was let of the chain
we saw he s still very capable of ripping
Tonight will wrap up a fantastic year
in 2009 and I, along with all the other
Adelaide supporters, can t wait for 2010.
Roo s Views
to be club's best
Bernie Vince would be a deser ving winner of Adelaide's best and fairest given the steps he
has taken to lift his game to the next level in 2009.
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