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January 8 - 14, 2010
1. Where will the FIFA World Cup be held
later this year?
2. Which city hosts the deciding third
Test against Pakistan?
3. Which country won the Rugby League
Four Nations tournament in England in
4. Who captains Pakistan's Test cricket
5. Under what name did he originally
6. Flashback -- who won the 2009
7. Roberto Mancini replaced Mark
Hughes last month as manager of which
8. What was that club's result on the day
of Hughes' dismissal -- a win, a draw or
9. Socceroo Jason Culina captains which
10. Kiwi Shane Bond recently quit Test
cricket, having played how many Tests --
18 or 38?
11. Who is Pakistan's bowling and
12. Which country swept the Czech
Republic 5-0 to retain last year's Davis
13. On which two grounds did Australia
lose Test matches in the 2009 Ashes
14. Which former Central District player
is general manager of the Port Magpies?
15. Which Lebanese-born player became
the NRL's highest points scorer in his
final season last year?
16. How many half-centuries did Australia
score in the three-Test series against
West Indies without making a ton?
17. In what year did five boats sink and
six people lose their life because of wild
weather in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht
18. In what Olympic sport is Wolfgang
19. Name the four winners of the Grand
Slam tennis tournaments in 2009.
20. What sport did the UFL play in its
inaugural season last year?
0-10 Sporting dunce.
11-20 Need more work.
21-30 Strong showing.
31-40 Bright spark.
41-45 Borderline genius.
46+ Sporting guru!
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ONE-POINTERS: 1 - South
Africa. 2 - Hobart. 3 -
Australia. 4 - Mohammad
Yousuf. 5 - Yousuf Youhana.
TWO-POINTERS: 6 - Shocking.
7 - Manchester City. 8 - A win.
9 - Gold Coast United. 10 - 18.
THREE-POINTERS: 11 - Waqar
Younis. 12 - Spain. 13 - Lord's
and The Oval. 14 - Greg
Edwards. 15 - Hazem El Masri.
FOUR-POINTERS: 16 - 15.
17 - 1998. 18 - Ski Jumping.
19 - Rafael Nadal, Roger
Federer (two) and Juan Martin
Del Potro. FIVE-POINTER: 20 -
The 2010 off-season has been
one of the busiest in recent
SANFL memory. A high
number of transfers between
clubs; the ongoing saga of the
Port Magpies; coaching changes;
two clubs deep into progress for
night football in 2010 -- and all
before the first bounce of the
Port Magpies difficulties are
close to flashpoint, with the Port
Adelaide Football Club proposing
a merger with the Port Magpies.
The Magpies would continue to
compete in the SANFL under
the PAFC banner and it has been
proposed that the iconic "prison
bars" jumper of the Magpies be
Players currently aligned
with Port Adelaide would not
play with the Magpies, ending
speculation that the SANFL
arm would become a Port
reserves team, but it would also
end the brand confusion that
exists between the separate
clubs. There would be one
administration arm and the club
would exist as a whole.
The proposal is to be voted
upon by the other eight
SANFL clubs and the SANFL
Commission. North Adelaide has
already voiced its disapproval
with the proposed model but
many other clubs are yet to
publicly declare their hand.
If the proposal is not passed,
it is entirely possible that the
Magpies will cease to exist
after the 2010 season, with the
SANFL reverting to an eight
team competition -- the first time
this has occurred since the 1963
Passing the move would end
the current financial crisis
gripping Alberton, which is
draining the other clubs by
virtue of approving advances of
SANFL dividends for cash flow.
It is, undoubtedly, the biggest
decision facing the SANFL for
nearly a generation.
A number of clubs will be
welcoming recruits from other
SANFL clubs in 2010, with Sturt
and the Eagles being particularly
Disgruntled former Adelaide
and Glenelg midfielder John
Hinge, and ex-Port and Central
ruckman Jonathan Giles will
both wear the Double Blue
Former West midfielder Salim
Hassan, who walked out on
the club midway through 2009,
will also front at Unley, adding
potency to the centre square and
offsetting the AFL drafting of
Jack Trengove and Michael Coad.
welcome new coach, former
Glenelg reserves mentor, Michael
Godden, as well as AFL-delisted
forward Scott Welsh, former
Magpies and South ruckman
Craig Parry and ex-Glenelg key-
position player Aaron Day. Other
players to switch clubs include
2008 Magarey Medal runner-up
James Boyd (South to Central),
Daniel Elstone (Magpies to
North), and Ben Hanna (Norwood
After retiring at the end of the
2009 season, few expected to see
ex-Eagles mentor Ron Fuller back
in the coaching box this year.
Fuller was appointed by South
Adelaide to work on a steering
committee to find a new coach
to replace the outgoing Clay
Sampson, but after some time
looking at aspects of the process,
he opted to lodge an expression
of interest for the job.
Swiftly appointed to a five-year
term by the Panthers, he is
already making his mark with a
number of fringe players shown
the door, and sound performers
Parry and Boyd cleared. Norwood
fans will eagerly await the
beginning of Nathan Bassett s
coaching career, with the mood
among players at pre-season
training one of great optimism.
The former Crow is realistic
about his task but the vigor he
is approaching the role with is
giving quiet confidence at the
The Magpies named Tony
Bamford as their new mentor,
but his task will be made all the
greater by the departure of a
number of key players, such as
Brad Murray, Joel Perry, Corey
AhChee, Elstone and the likely
defection of James Miekeljohn.
Their spine looks very
vulnerable, but if the hoped-for
merger occurs, their biggest
issue -- finances -- will be behind
West Adelaide is set to host the
season opener under their new
lights against North Adelaide
on March 26, becoming the third
club to host night football in the
SANFL. Night football is also set
to make a return to Thebarton
Oval, provided the new lights are
up to standard, for the first time
since the 80s.
The Eagles are unlikely to be
able to get Woodville Oval lit to
standard in the next few seasons,
so being able to host games at
Thebarton will be a great boost
to the youth market, particularly
with the close proximity to the
With Central, Norwood, West
and the Eagles all able to host
night football after the latest
projects, the pressure will
increase upon the Holdfast Bay
Council to approve long-wished-
for lights at Glenelg.
An off-season of change
Tim Weatherald leads Norwood players at pre-season training this week. Photo: Kate Elmes
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