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1. In what country is clothing
giant Nike based?
2. What colours does Sri Lanka
wear in one-day cricket?
3. Who is vice-captain of
Australia's Twenty20 team in the
4. Where is the Women's World
Twenty20 currently being held?
5. Where did Robert Allenby
(pictured) finish at the Players
Championship in Florida?
6. Does Carsten Ball play right or
7. Which country did Australia
defeat to advance to the Davis
Cup World Group playoffs?
8. Which Crow celebrated his
50th match with his team's
first win of the season against
Richmond last weekend?
9. Does Thunderbird Erin Bell
play in attack or defence?
10. Which team beat the
Thunderbirds by 16 goals
last Sunday in the ANZ
11. How many times has Mark
Webber now won a
Formula One Grand Prix?
12. Which Adelaide
team will sell fans
the chance to
have their name
their team's playing
strip next season?
13. Who leads the
14. Who scored the most goals
for Chelsea in their final day 8-0
rout of Wigan Athletic in the EPL?
15. Which colour represents the
nickname of Adelaide United's
round of 16 opponents in the
ACL, Jeonbuk Motors?
16. How many times have
Chelsea been English Champions
(in the top division)?
17. In which year did the AFL last
hold a lightning premiership and
who won it?
18. In which Australian town was
Mark Webber born?
19. What happened last week
for just the 19th time in Major
League Baseball history?
20. What do the initials NASCAR
0-10 Sporting dunce.
11-20 Need more work.
21-30 Strong showing.
31-40 Bright spark.
41-45 Borderline genius.
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ONE-POINTERS: 1. US. 2. Blue
and yellow. 3. Cameron White.
4. West Indies. 5. Second.
TWO-POINTERS: 6. Left. 7. Japan.
8. Kur t Tippett. 9. Attack.
10. NSW Swifts. THREE-
POINTERS: 11. Three.
12. Adelaide 36ers. 13. The
Eagles' Nick Salter. 14. Didier
Drogba. 15. Green (The Greens).
FOUR-POINTERS: 16. Four times.
17. 1996 and Essendon.
18. Queanbeyan. 19. A perfect
game was pitched (by Oakland's
Dallas Braden). FIVE-POINTER:
20. National Association for
Stock Car Auto Racing.
Recently, I looked at the three
suburban grounds that host
night football -- Elizabeth,
Norwood and Richmond, and their
relative conditions, access, family-
friendly features, amenities and car
parking. Now it s time to look at some
of the other grounds in the SANFL.
For: Difficult to think of many
grounds more steeped in history than
Alberton. As soon as you walk through
the gates, the years of tradition just
hit you. Plenty of food and drink
outlets scattered around the oval, and
the bowling club remains a popular
viewing point for the locals. Excellent
licensed club on-site, which can be
accessed with ease during a game
without losing proximity to the match.
Car parking next to the ground among
the best in the league.
Against: Not many major drawbacks
here. There aren t a lot of areas
designed specifically for younger fans
with wide grassed areas. Can be a little
congested around the streets when
leaving quickly after a game.
For: The upgrade to the licensed club
has made this one of the best in the
league for on-site premises. It s a very
family-friendly ground with plenty of
space for younger fans to congregate
while still offering areas for the adults.
Very "spacey" ground, in terms of lots
of room for the fans to move and find
vantage spots at all levels around the
Against: Less on-site parking than
some grounds. Media facilities can be
cramped, particularly when sharing
with other organisations. Being on a
main road (Brighton Road) leaving the
ground can be difficult, particularly
with weekend traffic.
For: The only ground able to have cars
parked around the oval makes this an
excellent family-friendly experience,
with parents able to watch from the
car and set up a picnic nearby while
watching the kids. This creates a
unique SANFL atmosphere with
cars honking after goals -- similar to
country football. The Jimmy Deane s
Club is a top-class facility for enter-
tainment and after-game functions and
only a few steps from the oval. The oval
surface is in top shape nearly all year
Against: The volume of the P.A.
system. For fans and media, at times,
it is simply too loud. The idea of
involving the fans is excellent, but
there are times where it s nearly
impossible to hear, if sitting nearby.
Need more food and drink outlets, as
the main one is a walk from the stands.
For fans in the cars, it becomes a lot
longer and can detract from what is
otherwise an excellent experience.
For: Fairly close to the CBD, and easily
accessible from Main North Road, it
is not far for many fans to travel. Its
licenced club is steeped in history,
with many fantastic historical items
on display. Car parking around the
ground is good, provided fans get there
early. Lots of vantage points to give top
views in most areas.
Against: A lot of concrete doesn t
really lend itself to family areas. It s
simply not the best ground to take
the kids if they want to play while
mum and dad watch the game. The
licensed club is great from a historical
perspective, but can get crowded
quickly post-game. Need some more
food outlets, as the main ones near the
stands can get crowded quickly.
For: A good family ground, with the
playground and grassed areas for the
kids giving a top atmosphere. Food
and drink areas are fairly accessible,
and Jack s Bar is very quick to get to
for a post-match beer. Lots of seating
in the stands for the fans, and loads of
standing areas also.
Against: While there is street
parking, this can go fairly quickly
for the big games. Can be a bit
cramped getting in and out if close to
match start, or finish. Media facilities
can be little difficult, with radio
more open to the elements than most
For: Lots of parking nearby, and very
accessible from main roads. One of
the best grounds to take the kids -- lots
of grassed areas to kick the footy and
let them run around. Sound variety
for food and drink and a very good
licensed premises for catching up after
Against: The club probably doesn t
maximise the family side as well as it
could, with no food/drink outlets near
the southern grassed area. Marketed
correctly, that could become a premier
area for families. Otherwise, few
negatives for an, overall, excellent
A few grounds
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