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Hello and welcome to A Question Of Sport. We have a packed show for you
tonight so let's get on with the game.
Joining Matt is world snooker champion Mark Selby and England all-rounder
There you are. Come on. Eh?
And on Phil's team are Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington and world
Champion hurdler Dai Greene.
And we're going to start with a Picture Board.
Matt, you are up first.
Time will start when you pick the first number.
Number four, please, Sue.
-Oh, er, Jonny Brownlee.
Oh! Tony Jackson.
-Tony, Jacklin, Tony... Oh, my goodness me, it's nearly...
Move on. Oh, who was that, Tony...? Seven.
-Good shout. Nine.
-Yes, it is.
-Stephens, well done. Ten.
Oh, it's um...
Yes, it is!
-Not Tony Jacklin, Tony Jarrett.
-Yes, Tony Jarrett it was.
Commonwealth gold medallist.
But well done, you scored 11 points.
Well done. Told you...
Don't let that intimidate you, team, come on.
Switch on now, we can do this.
-Yeah, put some points on the board.
-Ready to go.
One, please, Sue.
-Yes, the rower, Andrew Hodge.
-Yes, we'll take that.
-Yes, yes, yes, four.
-Oh, Toby Roland-Jones.
-Er, Emily Seebohm?
-Yes, 12! Itoje.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Well done, team.
There's a long way to go.
I know but that's a good start.
-We gave you Andrew Hodge. Andrew Triggs Hodge.
You know, that's fine.
So what a start.
Matt on 11 but Phil in front on 12.
In this round you'll need to keep a close eye
on the people you see but also when you think the action
is taking place. OK?
-He's not going to need him, is he?
Frank Lampard has done it! Blue is the colour,
Chelsea is the name on the Premiership trophy.
Good speed, good rhythm, and it's longer, it is long.
Edwards is number one.
Game, set and match to Agassi.
Andy Farrell watches on,
his son gives England the first points
and he's sending England towards victory here at Murrayfield.
That is absolutely marvellous.
What a tremendous reception.
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.
The man with the peculiar hairstyle, Audley Harrison,
has made it four golds for England.
Barry Geraghty steals a look over his shoulder...
Now, in this one, you both are playing along,
you just need to write down the year you think the action was taking place.
And for every year you're out,
we add up your total.
So first up you have tennis.
When was Andre Agassi winning the Wimbledon final?
Was that '90s or '80s?
-I think was 1990s.
I was only born in '89, I don't know!
-Can't help you out too much here.
I mean, I don't mind that.
-Don't mind that.
Yeah, well, I know, I need help.
Have you not seen the show, Becky?
I need all the help I can get.
-Right we're in.
-Let's have a look at the two answers.
'92 for Daws, '91 for Tuffers.
The right answer is 1992.
Spot on. Well done.
So Phil is plus one.
Plus one. Er, next, we have your favourite, Phil.
-Barry Geraghty was winning the Grand National on Monty's Pass
in which year?
-Wow. Good luck.
-No clue. No clue.
-No clue, no clue.
So it looks like I'm on my own.
Was it 2010 for AP?
Let's go there. Happy with that-ish?
Happy with your answers?
Let's have a look.
The right answer is
Six out, three out.
So Matt's on three and Phil plus seven.
And now we're going to change, we're going to give you a chance to pick
a sport each now.
And so tactics might come into play.
And, Phil, as you're trailing in this round, what would you like?
-What are you trying to work out?
Right, we're going to go...
We don't even know.
What are they talking about?
No, no, no, no, he'll probably get that.
Can I join you?
Tuffers, what sport are you going with?
We're going to go with Jonathan Edwards.
In which year was Jonathan Edwards in action?
And we're not sure, so give us another couple of minutes!
Right? What year? Perhaps that, for the world?
He won the championship. Yeah, he was definitely part of the world record...
-I don't think so.
-Are we happy with that?
Yeah. Yeah, let's go for it.
-There we go.
-Just let them back in there, Sue.
Oh, do you think so?
-I think we've let them back in.
-Let's have a look.
It wasn't Gothenburg.
Ah. It was 2000, year 2000.
-I thought it was world...
-Not to worry.
On my right, plus 12.
Oh, OK, we need a biggie here.
Yeah. But it's Matt's choice.
-We're going with the golf, Sue. Rory.
-Right. Going with Rory.
In which year was Rory McIlroy winning the silver medal
-at the Open Championship?
-Do you think?
-Yeah. It's not bad.
-Something around that?
-Not a bad shout.
they've got to sort of get the wrong century for us to win,
All of a sudden, Sue, lost a bit of confidence.
OK. We ready? Locked in?
Matt has put...
The correct answer is 2007.
So Matt is on plus six, Phil on plus 15, the two points go to Matt.
And now it's a choice of Home or Away.
And, Mark, coming to you first.
Who won the Masters in the 1990s and lost in his third
World Championship semifinal in 2016?
-Yes, it was, yes.
You hadn't finished writing down even 1990s, had you?
Straight in there, brilliant. Well done.
-Well done. Rebecca, over to you. What would you like?
Home question. Take your time. At the 2017 World Championships which
Australian won medals in the women's 200 metres freestyle,
100 metres butterfly, and in the four relays?
-Well done. Good work.
Samit, Home or Away?
Champions Essex provided the only two bowlers
to take over 70 wickets in this year's County Championship.
Jamie Porter, with 75, and which South African spinner?
Yes, it was.
It feels more comfortable now.
Dai, Home or Away?
-Er, home, please.
-Home. Since 2016,
which man has won 400 metre hurdles medals at the Europeans, Olympics,
and World Championships?
-So it's not necessarily the winner, right?
Yes, it was, yes,
Yasmani Copello Escobar.
We are testing your memory now.
But before we start, can you put your pens, pads away, down?
Keep your eyes peeled and take a look at this.
The clock is on.
Three, two, one, gone.
OK. I hope you can remember who was where
as I'm going to ask a series of questions
and you need to give me the two numbers that pair up
to give the correct answer.
So, Matt, we're starting with your team.
Here's your first question.
Behind which numbers
are the two BBC Sports Personality Of The Year winners?
-What about him?
Michael Owen? I think, I don't think he's won it, has he?
-Top three, but I don't think...
Did he win when he scored that goal in '98?
OK, so we're going to go with...
Numbers, numbers we need.
Three or six?
Six is that one.
Let's have a look.
That is not a correct match.
It was the other one you were talking about, it was five and six,
Michael Owen, not Jessica Ennis, so no points there.
Which two numbers are concealing the people who have won exactly
four Olympic gold medals?
-Has he won more than four in that?
Ben Ainslie's got four, hasn't he?
That's Venus Williams, so no.
Jess Ennis, she hasn't got four...
Exactly four gold medals.
-Oh, exactly four?
I would say Ben.
Number nine. Which Williams sister? Serena?
-Did she do Olympics?
-Nine and eight.
Nine, Ben Ainslie.
Surprisingly, it isn't a match.
It was Ben Ainslie and number one, Serena Williams.
Two singles, two doubles.
So, Matt, what are the numbers of the two people
that were born after 1985?
After 85, so that's 32.
-And he, I think he could be.
And we're saying, I mean Tevez, he's got to be more than 32,
he looks about 50.
Tevez is about...
Tevez, he's got four gold medals, though!
Four gold medals.
-We're pretty confident with seven.
Because we don't want to insult her in any way because she is the darling
of British sport, we're going to go with number three.
OK. Ah, gone with seven, Usain Bolt, and three, Jessica Ennis Hill.
And you are correct.
Well done. Well done.
Only three numbers left here.
-Got to pick two of them.
-And one, we don't know who...
-Does it matter?
You're looking for the two numbers hiding stars
to have played in a World Cup final.
I think it's hard because we don't know who number two is.
If we knew who number two was...
I know, it's so frustrating.
Did Tevez play in a World Cup final?
Would've played in the World Cup final?
He could have done. Yeah.
But I don't... But I would have remembered him if he was a cricketer.
It's not two.
Well, four definitely has, because that's Dan Carter...
-..and it's whether...
-Two or eight?
-It's got to be eight.
We're going to go four and eight
because we don't know who the other bloke is, do we?
I mean it could be anything! You know what I mean?
It could be... Humpty Dumpty could be under there, you know what I mean?
He ain't playing in a World Cup final, is he?
We're going to have to plump for Tevez playing in a World Cup final.
-Four and eight, Sue, please.
Four and eight. Four.
Samit, who's two?
-Oh, it was Mitchell Johnson!
You're not really into your cricket, though, Phil, are you?
How have I forgotten the cricket?
You said he was a cricketer...
And there was that famous line you used,
"I would have remembered it, if it was a cricketer."
Will come back to haunt you.
So two and four were the right answer.
And at the end of that fun round,
Phil is on 14,
Matt's in front on 16.
And, Matt, you're up first in this round.
Who is getting back in the saddle?
OK, come on.
Oh, my goodness me.
-Is it Zoe Smith?
-Going with Zoe?
Let's have a look.
No, over it goes.
Chance to steal.
We've got Tammy Beaumont, Amy Tinkler.
Or, um, Fragapane.
So I'm going to go with Tammy Beaumont.
OK, let's see. Are you right?
Oh! No, you're not.
It was the Commonwealth gold medal winning gymnast Claudia Fragapane.
-You had it.
Had it. Anyway, it's your team's turn now.
-Ready for the next one?
-Who is this down on the farm?
-It's not him.
-It's not, is it?
-No, it's not.
Big tall lad. Nothing.
No, no. Sue, were going to go with Liam Plunkett.
OK, let's see, are you right?
-It isn't. Over it goes.
Why did you write that down?
-What's he written down?
-He's written down Kevin Davies.
-And you had?
We'll go with Mike Phillips, please.
Going with Mike Phillips, let's have a look.
No. Listen to your teammate. Premier League striker Kevin Davies!
-Bad luck to both teams in that round.
-We had them both.
-Scores are still the same.
Phil's on 14, Matt's on 16.
I'm now going to test your knowledge of sports teams.
Here are parts of nine logos.
You take it in turns to give me the name of one of the teams on the board.
If you get it right you'll earn a point
and a chance to answer a bonus question.
So tactics may come into play.
And, Phil, as you are behind, you get to go first.
Warwickshire Bears, top left.
-Warwickshire Bears, top left.
You're going for Warwickshire, top left.
And it is the right answer.
Yes. Yes! We've got something right!
And your bonus question.
Brian Lara scored a world-record 501 for Warwickshire against which county?
-Er, bottom left.
Bottom left, yeah.
Is the Chicago White Sox.
Which is correct. Your question is, true or false,
the Chicago White Sox have appeared in the World Series more times
than their cross city rivals the Chicago Cubs?
I'm tempted to say that they have been in more than the Cubs.
Go on, then.
We'll say the White Sox have been in more World Series, yes, true.
You're going true.
-Er, it is false.
-Sox five, Cubs 11.
-Back to Phil.
-Go on, mate, bottom right, go on.
Er, bottom right, I'm going to say PSG.
And I can give you a bonus question, as well.
Paris Saint-Germain have won the Ligue 1 title six times,
which team has won the title on the most occasions?
You reckon Monaco?
Monaco have been in the Champions League a lot.
Shall we just go with that one?
Could do. Shall we have a go with Monaco?
Ah. Didn't know that.
Didn't know that!
Right, keep thinking. Keep thinking.
We'll go for the middle, Bradford Bulls.
Which is correct. Your question is,
who has scored more points for the Bulls, Henry or Robbie Paul?
I don't know this. Robbie? Robbie.
How did you get on here?
So, last pic, Phil.
-Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
-In the middle, bottom.
That is correct, yes.
Is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers mascot called Captain Fear or Jolly Roger?
Please let it be Jolly Roger.
-It's a better name.
-What do you reckon? Captain Fear?
I like Jolly Roger, let's go for it.
You're going for it. I like that, too, but, sadly, it's Captain Fear.
Go on, Daws, which one are you going for?
-Sydney Swans? On the middle right...left.
Yes, it is. And how many onfield players are there
in an Aussie rules team?
I mean, there are loads of them.
-Did you...? What did you...? You just said the same number.
What number did you both say?
-Go on, go for it. Come on.
Samit, Mark, you are spot on.
It is 18.
Well done, boys, well done.
Another bonus point.
And at the end of the round
Phil is on 18, Matt in front on 20.
We are finishing the show with a sprint finish.
And it's down to the captains to describe sporting terms to their teams.
-And, yes, Tuffers, you are up first.
-Yeah, come on, let's go, come on.
How are you?
OK. Your time starts now.
-Oh, what's this?
Oh, in your sport, when you get to the end you...
Yes, yes. Oh! In darts, three of the best are...
Um, oh! When you're doing that...
-Yeah, and the colour of turf is...
Um, rugby side. Rrrr! Stripy, stripy.
But not a lion.
Where do they come from?
Yes. Oh, you get up on the...and get your medal.
Yes. Oh, breaststroker, bald head, won gold.
Um, Duncan Goodhew?
No, the other one.
Yes. Um, in American football, you give it to the bloke, and he...
Oh! If you're rubbish at that, you play in not professional...
-No. Lower leagues.
Good work. Sorry, non-league football.
Becky, Dai, that's one of the best performances we've seen.
You just ran out of time on non-league football.
You said lower leagues but you have
scored a magnificent nine points.
-Up you comes.
-Come on, Daws!
Here you go, time starts now.
Er, OK, I'm playing golf, I use it out of the bunkers...
-The club. The club.
Good. Oh, you play it, it goes round the table and comes all the way back.
White ball? Cue ball.
-No, the type of...
And it goes all round the table and comes back, it's a very good shot.
It comes all the way back and goes right behind the yellow...
-Oh! move on! move on!
Oh, he hosts Match Of The Day.
Oh, I'm like this and it's the first words I say
when I go like that.
-It was the first words.
What does the umpire say?
-I'm a soldier, I'm a soldier looking after something...
I'm a soldier!
Oh, what you are doing!
Move on, move on, move on, move on!
Oh, a little cricket position, very close...
-Slip. Short leg.
-No, the other side.
Oh, um, you wear a top hat and tails and watch the horses at...
-Yeah, very special place in Berkshire.
What was the fencing?
En garde! En garde!
What's the first thing you say?
Er, safe to say you didn't get close.
You needed eight to win.
You scored four. Tuffers's team
are the winners. Oh, dear.
And somehow, I feel that this debate
is going to continue for many hours
after the show. But a huge thank you
to all of our guests,
to Mark and Samit,
they're still talking,
and to Becky and Dai.
We will see you very soon.
From all of us here, goodnight.