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NOSTALGIA QUIZ

1. Who was the last player to be sent off for England at Wembley?

2. Which year saw professional football in England be played on a Sunday for the first time?

3. How many International caps did Duncan Edwards gain before his sad death?

4. What year did Liverpool win their first European Trophy?

5. How many years did it take Arsene Wenger to win the Championship after joining Arsenal as Manager?

6. Who was Manager of Chelsea during their 1967 FA Cup final defeat against Tottenham Hotspur?

7. Who scored the winning goal in the 1999 European Cup final?

8. Which team became the first to be automatically promoted into the football league?

9. Who Managed England as they failed to reach the 1976 European Championships finals?

10. What year was the yellow card introduced?

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Nostalgia’s top ten British Managers

1 Alex Ferguson
2 Brian Clough
3 Bill Shankly
4 Alf Ramsay
5 Matt Busby
6 Bob Paisley
7 Herbert Chapman
8 Bill Nicholson
9 Don Revie
10 Stan Cullis

Nostalgia’s top ten British Players

1 George Best
2 Bobby Charlton
3 Stanley Matthews
4 Bobby Moore
5 Paul Gascoigne
6 Duncan Edwards
7 Ryan Giggs
8 John Charles
9 Danny Blanchflower
10 Jimmy Greaves

Believe it or not: Frank Clark is the only English born non Liverpool player to win a European Cup and UEFA Fairs Cup. But who did he achieve it with?

FNA CHALLENGE CUP

The Football Nostalgia Association Challenge Cup is the oldest and most original of all the FNA tournaments. To qualify, teams must have won the football league or premier division championship, although winners of more than one title can only enter one team from there past success in to the competition at one time. For example, Chelsea have won the league on three separate occasions. 1954/55, 2004/05 and 2005/06 and can only enter a side from one of these years (i.e., their 2004/05 squad) to participate in the cup.

Teams are randomly drawn out of a hat from the first round to the final match, although a preliminary round is made up of the sides who have won the league the least amount of times.

It is a straight knockout competition with replays (and extra time) until the tie is won. The semi finals and final are to be played on traditional neutral venues, with a �500,000 prize on offer as well as the FNA Challenge Cup being awarded to the winner.

Should any player from a  team face a side he also plays for, he will be excluded from the team sheet and will not be able to take part in that game.

Normal Association Football rules apply. With any player sent from the field of play ineligible for their sides next game.

Click here To find out details on the clubs involved and for the full Preliminary Round draw.

FNA Challenge Cup Preliminary Rond Draw

Sheffield United (1898) v Portsmouth (1949)
Manchester City (1968) v Ipswich Town (1962)
Blackburn Rovers (1995) v Huddersfield Town (1925)
Tottenham Hotspur (1961) v Leeds United (1969)
Nottingham Forest (1978) v Preston North End (1889)
West Bromwich Albion (1920) v Burnley (1960)
Wolverhampton Wanderers (1954) v Derby County (1975)

Ties to be played Saturday April 4th.

FNA EURO SUPER LIGA

The Football Nostalgia Association European Super League takes place between the best sides of the past winners of the European Cup. Like the FNA Challenge Cup, only one team can enter a squad from its previous success into a tournament, the league is drawn up of two mini leagues, the top two in each playing off in a two legged semi final with the winners facing each other in the �1,000,000 final showpiece on neutral territory.

 
FNA LEAGUE TROPHY

For the best of the rest, the sides that have played top flight football in England but have failed to win a championship can use there best finishing season’s squad in the Football Nostalgia League Trophy. These are randomly drawn ties over two legs until a neutral venue final is played, the trophy features more teams than any other FNA rules competition and offers a �10,000 prize pot to the winners.

 
FNA CHARITY VASE

The winners of both the Football Nostalgia Association Challenge Cup and the Football Nostalgia Association  League Trophy playoff in a one off show-piece event in aid of charity, raising 5,000 for the winners charity of their choice. This is a single ninety minute game that if tied goes to a friendly penalty shootout, although this does not effect the result as should the scores be level at the end of play, the trophy is shared with each side splitting the prize pot.

 
THE FNA WORLD CUP

The only International tournament on the planet worth winning. A twelve team final’s championship with the seven previous winners all receiving a bye in to the group stages of the competition. With 5 Qualifying places on offer (two from Europe, 1 from the Americas, 1 from Africa & 1 from Asia / Oceania). The final’s have four groups of three teams, playing a one off game in a host nation. The Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Final are all played in a single match through seeding, if the result ends in a tie, extra time golden goal follows a penalty shoot out.

THE FNA HOME CHAMPIONSHIPS

The only competition played using a selection of players with international caps from any era. England, Scotland, Wales and the Unified Ireland do battle in one off league games each season, the winning team receiving the Home Championships Cup and a best temporal thermometer for baby and holding bragging rights over its bitter rivals. There are also further cups given towards the winning team in each game, should it be tied the trophy would be shared. The list of Cups follow:

England v Ireland (The Atlantic Cup)

Scotland v Wales (The Celtic Cup)

Scotland v Ireland (The Celtic Shield)

Wales v England (The Nefyn Trophy)

England v Scotland (Hadrians Vase)

Ireland v Wales (The Peace Cup Jug)