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1. Who was sent off in
Australia's World Cup opener
2. Who is bottom of the SANFL
3. Who holds the advantage
in head-to-head AFL coaching
battles bewtween Alastair
Clarkson and Matthew Knights?
4. Which team went one-two at
the Montreal Formula One race?
5. Who did Lleyton Hewitt beat
to win the Gerry Weber Open in
6. Which World Cup team does
Lucas Podolski play with?
7. Who is higher in the FIFA
World rankings, Australia or
8. Against which team does
Port Adelaide have its worst
AFL record in terms of wins and
9. Before Jack Riewoldt, who
was the last Tiger to boot 10
goals or more in a game?
10. Who kicked the tying
goal in the Queen's Birthday
draw between Melbourne and
11. Name the England
goalkeeper who let the ball slip
through his fingers against the
12. Which ANZ Championship
side beat Canterbury Tactix by a
record margin of 43 goals last
13. Which West Indian opening
batsman was known by his
middle name after being named
14. With which international
cricket team does Lonwabo
15. Who was recently appointed
Moroccan football's new
technical director of
16. Which two of the following
four colours made up East
Germany's national football kit
from 1952-90 - blue, white, red,
17. Which AFL footballer did
Lleyton Hewitt share a hospital
ward with in February after
undergoing minor knee
18. Which two teams have won
the most NBA titles?
19. Which golfer is ranked
number three in the world
behind Tiger Woods and Phil
20. Which Hawthorn player has
been caught holding the ball
more times this season than
any other player?
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 - Tim
Cahill. 2 - Panthers. 3 - Knights.
4 - McLaren. 5 - Roger Federer.
TWO-POINTERS: 6 - Germany. 7
- Australia. 8 - Nor th Melbourne.
9 - Matthew Richardson.
10 - Tarkyn Lockyer. THREE-
POINTERS: 11 - Robert Green.
12 - Queensland Firebirds. 13
- Gordon Greenidge. 14 - South
Africa. 15 - Pim Verbeek. FOUR-
POINTERS: 16 - Blue and white.
17 - Joel Corey. 18 - Boston
Celtics and LA Lakers. 19 - Lee
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From leading goal kickers to
leading possession getters, to most
consecutive games played -- fans
and media love statistics. They also
love records. Some SANFL records will
never be bettered and the men whose
names are etched alongside them will
forever stand as "The Untouchables".
Ken Farmer s 1419 goals.
This is, simply, the absolute Bradman
of all SANFL records. No current
goal kicker is even close to breaking
this one, and unless a player spends
15 seasons in the league and kicks 100
goals a year, without being drafted,
it won t happen. The closest present
player is Sturt s Brant Chambers, who
is well short of that tally.
Peter Carey s 448 SANFL matches.
With the bye system, clubs play 20
games a season now and interstate
football is only once every two years,
which reduces the ability to boost the
tally. When "Super" was playing, there
was also a pre-season competition
that could add a number of games to a
player s list. For a modern day player to
get even close to this, they would need
to play around three finals a season, not
miss a game with injury in the minor
round and play interstate football each
year that it is part of the calendar. At
a maximum, therefore, of 47 games
every two seasons, a player would
need to play 19 full seasons and have
every ounce of luck go their way. Tim
Weatherald will play his 300th game
this week, but would be unlikely to add
more than another 40 or so games to
Glenelg s 49 goals in a match record.
Not forgetting the 23 behinds, this
tally is the biggest score ever kicked in
SANFL. Booted in 1975 against Central
District, it seems it will stay that way
forever. The last time 200 points was
hit in SANFL was in round 13, 2007
(Central v Norwood), but even so, that
was still 106 points short of Glenelg s
monster 317 point tally. Even the all
time second best SANFL score, 39.16
(South v Woodville, 1984) still fell over
11 goals short. This one looks fairly safe
to remain at the top of the tree.
Norwood s goalless game.
At the other end of the tree, Norwood s
total score of 0.5 seems safe as the
league s lowest score. Norwood did go
close again in 2008 against Glenelg,
with only one goal at Coopers Stadium
that night. While a day of torrential
rain and flooding of numbers into
defence could lead to a low score, only
two matches have ever gone goalless in
Top SANFL attendance -- 66,897.
The 1976 grand final crowd will never
be bettered. Firstly, the AAMI Stadium
capacity won t allow it. Even with a
complete sell out, no present ground
in South Australia will ever get close
to beating this one. Secondly, with no
grand final crowd passing 40,000 since
1998, the fan level simply isn t there.
A team kicking 30 goals in a grand
final. Amazingly, this one has never
been achieved in SANFL. The closest
score, in 1969 by Sturt, still fell 21 points
short of the 180 point barrier and while
Central routed Woodville/West Torrens
by 125 points in 2004, they still fell 27
points short. Another one that looks an
Everest too far.
Some SANFL records will never be bettered and
the men whose names are etched alongside them will
forever stand as "The Untouchables".
One of the most celebrated photographs of Ken Farmer in action, taken during the 1933
Carnival in Sydney.
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