The following 'quiz' round was kindly sent in by Lynne Boston from the UK. Many, many thanks Lynne, a Stirling effort and a very nice idea.
The idea is this. We give you a story where certain words have been left out.
Fill in the words or blanks with names of British Football teams so that the story makes some sort of sense.
The sun shone BRIGHTON the day we set sail for the ____________ in a ship with a ______ riddled with holes.
We sailed down the river which _______ to the sea.
We waved to the fair maiden leaning against the __________.
The _______ was made up of Scots, Irish and others of the ________ race.
The exception was the cabin boy named _________________ whose job was to _________ the boilers.
He was illiterate, but won our _________ with his ___________ efforts to improve his _________.
He was sent to ___________ by the villains on board, who had brought their _________ of weapons.
They were a rowdy lot and, when drunk, they did in fact __________ furniture.
The voyage made my _____________, who had not had a holiday ________ too long.
We landed ________ in the day on the ___________ of the island, below where the locals ______ their dead.
We crossed a stream and entered a dense forest where the ________ roamed freely.
We __________ regardless and eventually met a group of __________ dressed in __________ green.
After a days journey we caught some black fish in a ___________ and tried to get milk from a herd of cows, but they objected to having their _______________ (sorry about this one!)
At last we came to our destination, the home of the Hawaiian monarch, the ________________.
She greeted us with a friendly _________, but was obviously upset, as her _______________________had been smashed when the __________ fell down.
While her ____________ was being built she had to live in a sumptuous _______.
When we found the treasure we put the ________ the ship, determined to put it straight in the ________________ when we got home.
That night we ate some ____________ cake and some ____________ buns for tea, also some __________ which made us feel ill.
To make you work for it, here is a list of the answers. I was going to list them out of sequence, but then I thought that was a bit too devious. Just put them in the spaces as they appear and it should (hopefully) all become clear.
- BRIGHTON ? this one is already in
- PORTS MOUTH or ORIENT
- MILL WALL
- PETER BOROUGH, DON CASTER, BRAD FORD (take your pick) or LEICESTER even
- WREXHAM ? wreck some (I know, I know)
- MOTHER WELL
- HUDDERSFIELD (hey, whaddya expect, Einstein it ain?t)
- QUEEN OF THE SOUTH
- ALLOA (as in Aloha, get it?)
- CRYSTAL PALACE
- WALSALL - Walls all (what can I say?)
- NEW CASTLE
- CLYDEBANK or HALIFAX (either one is good)
- OLD HAM
There you are, simple when you see it written down, isn?t it? I hope you had a bit of fun with it. Who knows, there could be another one on its way to you, even as I speak.