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June 4 - 10, 2010
1. In what American sport is the
Stanley Cup awarded?
2. What number does Mark
Schwarzer wear for the
3. Where did West Adelaide beat
Sturt last weekend?
4. Who is second on the AFL
5. With which club did Jordan
Gysberts debut last week?
6. Who won the recent state
league clash in Perth between
the WAFL and the VFL?
7. What nationality is
Thunderbird Geva Mentor?
8. Who is the Socceroos' first
opponent in the World Cup?
9. Which former Adelaide City
striker now coaches the club?
10. Who hit Mark Webber in the
Turkish F1 grand prix, costing him
11. Who did the Matildas beat to
win the Asian Cup?
12. With which VFL/AFL clubs did
Brian Taylor play?
13. Which southern hemisphere
country is investing in cricket in
the United States, even playing
some matches there?
14. Besides Tyson Edwards,
name the only other player
who made his AFL debut with
Adelaide in 1995?
15. Disregarding the hundreds,
how many thousand people saw
Port lose to Richmond in the
lowest ever AFL attendance at
16. What company was founded
as Blue Ribbon Sports in 1964?
17. Name the apparel supplier
for the Adelaide Crows?
18. What brand of tennis ball is
used at the Australian Open?
19. What did Karhu Sports
sell to Adidas in 1949 for the
equivalent of 1600 Euros (approx
A$2300) and two bottles of
20. What would you find always
standing 6.4m apart?
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 - Ice Hockey. 2
- One. 3 - Mannum. 4 - Fremantle.
5 - Melbourne. TWO-POINTERS:
6 - VFL. 7 - English. 8 - Germany.
9 - Damian Mori. 10 - His team-
mate, Sebastian Vettel. THREE-
POINTERS: 11 - North Korea.
12 - Richmond and Collingwood.
13 - New Zealand. 14 - Andrew
McLeod. 15 - 16 (crowd was
16,694). FOUR-POINTERS: 16 -
Nike. 17 - Reebok. 18 - Wilson.
19 - The three stripes which
appear on their logo. FIVE-
POINTER: 20 - Australian football
Each club has those players that
even neutral fans enjoy watching.
The players that can turn a game
on its head with 10 minutes of inspired
footy. Every club has their worthy
CENTRAL: Scott Dutschke -- Pound
for pound, one of the hardest nuts in
SANFL. Able to play at both ends of
the ground, his work rate inspires
teammates and makes him a difficult
matchup. Has swung forward with
success, and also able to play on the
ball; a real heartbeat for the Bulldogs.
GLENELG: Ty Allen -- Currently
growing one of the most impressive
beards in SANFL, the third place-getter
in the 2008 Magarey Medal continues
to improve every week. One of the
fiercest tacklers, he is also able to fill a
variety of roles. Not the quickest Tiger,
he still has an uncanny ability to work
to the contest and burst through a pack
with the pill. Still hugely underrated.
NORTH ADELAIDE: Cohen Thiele --
An emerging youngster who is
adding weapons to his game, he keeps
improving further every week. While
the pressure is building on him for his
first goal in 2010 after kicking eight
behinds so far, his ability to play either
negating or attacking roles is shifting
him further up the list of players
selected each week by coach Daniel
NORWOOD: Simon Phillips -- His
career looked at the crossroads for a
time with some off-field issues contrib-
uting toward a hand injury. Under new
coach Nathan Bassett, he has become
a very dangerous midfielder/forward
who has a real spring in his step and
is creating headaches for opposition
coaches to contain. Aerobic capacity
keeps building and agility is hard to
stop in full flight.
PORT: Josh Thurgood -- Very injury
prone in the AFL with Hawthorn,
his initial season had some similar
issues, but the pencil thin redhead
is one of the most important parts
of the Magpie structure. Among the
safest pairs of hands in the league,
his fearlessness in the air and on the
ground can make supporters look away
in fear for his safety at times. Building
a reputation in attack at times, he is
also a real leader for the young group.
SOUTH ADELAIDE: Adam Cockshell
-- Arrived at Noarlunga with some
baggage from unfulfilled potential at
Norwood and didn't start well with
an unorthodox injury that set back
his new start. Since then, the example
he sets to teammates with his tireless
ruckwork and ability to play many
roles is inspirational. While not part
of the formal leadership group, there
is little doubt of the growing esteem he
is held in by teammates and opponents
STURT: Nick Wark -- Still only 20
years old, his cool head in defence and
poise with disposal belies his years.
Able to play on the tall forwards or the
resting smalls, he is rarely beaten in
the contest and keeps his feet while
moving the ball forward into centre.
One of Sturt's youngest state players,
there is plenty of upside to his game as
he quietly builds a reputation as one
of the most underrated defenders in
WEST ADELAIDE: Ryan Ferguson --
One of the easiest choices at any club.
The skipper is one of the most fearless
players in the league, with a number
of marks over the years against the
oncoming pack. Able to swing forward
with success, he has been one of the
best Victorian recruits by the Bloods
in the modern era and would be one of
the first picked in any SANFL team.
WOODVILLE/WEST TORRENS: Mark
McKenzie -- Another club captain, his
form this year has been a touch down,
but his stellar standards can be hard
to maintain for such a sustained time
as he has. Devastating at times on the
ball, he is one of the hardest matchups
for any opposition coach, with his
ability to play all over the ground.
Widely respected by opposition fans,
and very fair, will go down as one of the
best of the post 1990 Eagles.
West Adelaide skipper Ryan Ferguson is one of the most fearless players in the league.
Photo: Kate Elmes
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