James Malin

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Name: James Malin
Date registered: January 3, 2017
URL: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/darts

Latest posts

  1. The Agenda: Chelsea await verdict; EFL Cup semis; Andy Murray’s opponents — January 8, 2017
  2. Giantkiller or early bath? Test your FA Cup knowledge – quiz — January 6, 2017
  3. Darts quiz: how much do you know about the PDC World Championship? — January 3, 2017

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Jan 08

The Agenda: Chelsea await verdict; EFL Cup semis; Andy Murray’s opponents

Chelsea’s redevelopment plan for Stamford Bridge to be considered by local council and the final four in the EFL Cup do battle

Chelsea are expected to discover if their planning application to remould Stamford Bridge into a 60,000-seat stadium will be approved on Wednesday. Hammersmith and Fulham council’s planning and development control committee should announce its verdict after the meeting, which is due to begin at 7pm. The council has recommended the application be approved but the complexity of the project means it would just be one significant step in the transformation of Chelsea’s home .

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Jan 06

Giantkiller or early bath? Test your FA Cup knowledge – quiz

Who won it seven times? Who scored after 25 seconds? And who won 6-0?

• The FA Cup third-round tie that was replayed after a fan injured a player

Which player has won the FA Cup more than any other?

Ashley Cole

Wayne Rooney

Jimmy Greaves

Sir Tom Finney

Who was the last player-manager to feature in an FA Cup final?

Dennis Wise

Garry Monk

Kenny Dalglish

Ryan Giggs

Who are the lowest ranked side in this year’s third round?



Sutton United


Who was the last English manager to lead a team to victory in a Cup final?

Roy Hodgson

Joe Royle

Howard Wilkinson

Harry Redknapp

Who is the youngest ever scorer in an FA Cup final?

Jesse Lingard

Cristiano Ronaldo

Jack Grealish

Norman Whiteside

When was the last time a Manchester United FA Cup game was not televised?





Which of these clubs has won an FA Cup final 6-0?

Manchester United



Preston North End

Roberto Di Matteo set the record for the quickest goal in an FA Cup final in 1997 when he scored for Chelsea against Middlesbrough after 42 seconds. Who has since broken that record?

Jesse Lingard

Aaron Ramsey

Louis Saha

Frank Lampard

How many clubs were accepted into the FA Cup this season?





Who were the last team to play in a Cup final and be relegated in the same season?


Wigan Athletic


Brighton & Hove Albion

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/06/football-quiz-fa-cup-third-round

Jan 03

Darts quiz: how much do you know about the PDC World Championship?

Michael van Gerwen became a two-time world champion when he beat Gary Anderson at Alexandra Palace on Monday. Do you know your darts history?

Where was the PDC World Darts Championship held every year before it moved to Alexandra Palace in 2008?

Wembley Arena

Circus Tavern

Riverside Sports Arena

Swan Hall

No one pulled off a nine-dart finish at this year’s PDC World Championship. Who threw one in the semi-final last year on his way to winning the tournament?

Jelle Klaasen

Raymond van Barneveld

Gary Anderson

Adrian Lewis

How many times has Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor won the PDC World Darts Championship?





What is the highest possible checkout to win a game of darts?





How old was Michael van Gerwen when Phil Taylor won his first PDC World Darts Championship trophy?





Which of these is a genuine Sid Waddell quote?

‘He had it on a plate, he had the sausage, bacon and eggs on it as well, but he couldn’t take it’

‘Braver than a matador in a pink tutu he was’

‘They tell me that all men are equal in God’s eyes, this player makes you seriously think about those words’

‘The atmosphere is so tense, if Elvis walked in, with a portion of chips, you could hear the vinegar sizzle on them’

When was the first PDC World Darts Championship?





Phil Taylor won the championship in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Who broke his chain of consecutive victories by winning the title in 2003?

Dennis Priestley

John Part

Gary Anderson

Raymond van Barneveld

Which player has the nickname ‘The Menace’?

Michael van Gerwen

Gary Anderson

Andy Jenkins

Dennis Priestley

Who used Tony Christie’s song Is This the Way to Amarillo as his entrance music?

Peter Manley

Vincent van der Voort

Andy Smith

Steve Hine

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