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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW BILLY WRIGHT?

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You must get 10 or more right to prove you know Billy well. Go here for the answers, and please buy the book for ALL the answers on our hero for ALL seasons.

 

1. Which manager first signed Billy for Wolves and in which year? 2. With which club did he win his first wartime trophy?
3. What rank did he have at the end of his Army service? 4. How many Football League matches did he play for Wolves: 390, 490 or 590?
5. Against which country did he make his official England debut? 6. Against which team did he lead Wolves to victory in the 1949 FA Cup Final?
7. In which Shropshire town was Billy born in 1924? 8. From which goalkeeper did he take over the England captaincy?
9. What was the year of his first appearance in the World Cup? 10. Against which team was he playing when England won10-0 in an away match?
11. Which player was with him throughout his club career and in 12 England matches? 12. Which team-mate always tied his bootlaces for him in a superstitious ritual?
13. How many League goals did Billy score for Wolves: 13, 23 or 33? 14. How many goals did he score for England: 3, 5 or 8?
15. Who was his partner at centre-half in 27 successive post-war international matches? 16. What was the name of the England manager throughout his international career?
17. Against which country did he win his 100th international cap? 18. How many England caps did he win in total?
19. In which year did he become manager of Arsenal? 20. In which South coast town did he marry Joy Beverley?

 

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW BILLY WRIGHT?: Answers:

1. Major Frank Buckley, 1938; 2. Leicester City (wartime regional cup); 3. Sergeant; 4. 490; 5. Northern Ireland (won 7-2 in Belfast); 6. Leicester City (3-1; 7. Ironbridge; 8. Frank Swift; 9. 1950; 10. Portugal; 11. Jimmy Mullen; 12. Johnny Hancocks; 13. 13 goals; 14. 3 goals; 15. Neil Franklin; 16. Walter Winterbottom; 17. Scotland (at Wembley, 1958); 18. 105 caps; 19. 1962; 20. Poole, Dorset.

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