Photos: Quiz photos are 1 to 10, running from top to bottom [PlessPix]
I thought I’d throw in a little quiz for readers of this blog based on yesterday’s pre-season friendly between Metro and Kingborough Lions United at North Chigwell.
The quiz is based on the above photographs taken at the match, so we’ll see how eagle-eyed readers can be.
Before the quiz, however, here are a few sidelights to the game.
The Lions won 4-0, of course, and looked in fine form, despite this being only their second practice match.
Coach Geoff Freeman was absent. He was returning that afternoon from interstate, so his coaching partner, Tim Dale, was in charge.
The Lions’ first-aid man Bernard Siggins was there. He was celebrating his 50th year with the club, if you include Caledonians, who merged with Kingborough a few years ago. Well done, Bernie! That really is a milestone for an individual.
David Abbott has joined the Lions from Taroona and his brother, Will Abbott, from the National Training Centre Tasmania, also played.
Will has been trialling with Brisbane Roar and will be go to the A-League club for another month in July.
It was good to see three officials, including referee Ian Colhoun, in charge of the game. Brad Hughes did a line in the first half, but a third official duly arrived in time for the second half. She had been told the match was at 2pm, whereas in fact, it kicked off at 1pm.
Kingborough won the reserves curtain-raiser 4-1. There were some first-teamers in the reserves, so things are looking good for the Lions in terms of the depth of their squad.
Well, put your specs on and have a look at the photos.
Photos 1, 2, 3 and 4: Kingborough have about six pairs of brothers playing for, or involved with, the club. Can you name four sets of brothers from these four photographs?
Photo 5: Spot two odd things in the respective teams’ strips.
Photo 6: Why could one say this is Marcus Bremner’s ball, despite the attentions of the Metro defender?
Photo 7: Who are the two players performing like seals with the ball while Ryan Bevan watches.
Photo 8: Was this photo taken during the course of the match or in the warm-up? How can you tell?
Photo 9: How many goalkeepers did Metro use in the match?
Photo 10: What’s unusual about the goalposts at North Chigwell? And, for those who regularly attend games at North Chigwell, what was missing from behind the goal at the western end of the ground, at about the spot this photo was taken from?