England One Cap Wonders

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  1. littleDinosaurLuke

    littleDinosaurLuke Well-Known Member

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    How many can you name? (It's easy to look up the answers - so don't!)

    I'll post the answers sometime tomorrow.

    1. Current Championship manager who played in midfield v Portugal in 2002
    Lee Bowyer

    2. Keeper whose only cap was one week before he won the European Cup
    Alex Stepney


    3. Name the three current Burnley players capped once
    Pope, Cork, Rodriguez

    4. Current Rangers defender capped once in 2014
    Jon Flanagan

    5. One of three brothers who all played together for the same club who scored v Egypt in his only game in 1980s
    Danny Wallace

    6. Double European Cup winner whose only cap came as an Arsenal player in 1976
    Jimmy Rimmer

    7. Half back who scored in his only game v Portugal in 1951 and who won something as a manager!
    Sir William Nicholson

    8. Brighton striker who played once in 1980 - for a total of six minutes. The team he joined that year won the European Cup three days before he was capped!
    Peter Ward

    9. Name the three players to win their only caps so far last season
    Cholobah, Dunk, McCarthy

    10. Now a regular TV celebrity who was given his only cap by his former club manager in 1994 when playing for Liverpool
    Neil " Razor" Ruddock
     
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  2. humanbeingincroydon

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    1.) Lee Bowyer

    3.) Nick Pope, Jack Cork, perennial Spurs linkee Jay Rodriguez

    4.) Jon Flanagan
     
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  3. "Thanks for that Brian"

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    2. Nigel Spink

    7. Bill Nick

    8. Peter Ward
     
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  4. bigsmithy9

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    Harry Clarke. George Robb (picked v Hungary when Tom Finney couldn't play...and partially blamed for England 3 v Hungary 6. It wasn't his fault.It was an old English team!) . Ron Henry. (Probably blamed for France 5 v England 2!). Bill Nick (scored with his first kick in an England 5 v Portugal 2 win and wasn't picked again!)
    Harry Clarke was a winner. They never picked him again,either!
     
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    5 - Danny Wallace

    9 - Dunk, McCarthy + 1

    10 - Razor Ruddock
     
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  6. C. Kane

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    9 - Nathaniel Chalobah came on as a sub in that wonderfully entertaining win over Spain last season.
     
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  7. Spurf

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    Even getting a cap has changed as have most things in football. Go back to the 50's & 60's and even later and there were far less international games. You were less likely to be picked to play until you had a substantial track record in club football. A single cap in those times represents an achievement whereas in present times even novices get tried out, winning caps in 'friendlys' with experimental teams. This very rarely if ever happened before the modern proliferation of games.
     
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    A chunk of recent caps seem to be first and foremost about cap locking players due to other nations registering an interest, for example Hudson-Odoi
     
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    littleDinosaurLuke Well-Known Member

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    7 & 8 spot on.
    I can understand the reasoning for 2, but he won his only cap in 1983
     
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  10. littleDinosaurLuke

    littleDinosaurLuke Well-Known Member

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    Very true, but 95% of the players were English.
    Now it's what? 30%?
    If you're English and playing for a top 10-12 PL club, you've got a cap!
     
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    Yes that's true as well.
     
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  12. bigsmithy9

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    Well.if they are giving them away,can I have one?
     
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    Who did Jimmy Rimmer get a 2nd European Cup Winners medal with? 1 with Villa, was he in the United Squad in 68?
     
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  14. littleDinosaurLuke

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    Yes
     
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