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Quiz about English Football Teams Called Town
Quiz about English Football Teams Called Town

English Football Teams Called "Town" Quiz


Can you match each English football club whose name contains the word "Town" with the clue given?

A matching quiz by Dizart. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Dizart
Time
4 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
402,899
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
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Avg Score
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1. Lincolnshire club who were members of the top tier of English football for a number of seasons either side of World War Two.  
  Northampton Town
2. Somerset club who gained a reputaion as non-league F.A. Cup giant-killers over a number of years, eventually gained Football League status in 2003.  
  Luton Town
3. Nottinghamshire club nicknamed "The Stags", play home games at Field Mill.  
  Fleetwood Town
4. With a nickname derived from the local shoe industry, they spent a single season in the top flight in the early 1960s.  
  Ipswich Town
5. Won the League Cup in the late 1980s with a victory over Arsenal at Wembley.   
  Cheltenham Town
6. Gloucestershire club nicknamed "The Robins", play home games at Whaddon Road.  
  Grimsby Town
7. Won the League Cup as a third tier team in the late 1960s, beating Arsenal in the final at Wembley.  
  Mansfield Town
8. Shropshire club, used to play home games at a ground called Gay Meadow.  
  Yeovil Town
9. Play home games at Highbury Stadium, and wear red shirts with white sleeves.  
  Swindon Town
10. Under the managership of Alf Ramsey, they were league champions in the early 1960s in their first season as a top-flight team.  
  Shrewsbury Town





Select each answer

1. Lincolnshire club who were members of the top tier of English football for a number of seasons either side of World War Two.
2. Somerset club who gained a reputaion as non-league F.A. Cup giant-killers over a number of years, eventually gained Football League status in 2003.
3. Nottinghamshire club nicknamed "The Stags", play home games at Field Mill.
4. With a nickname derived from the local shoe industry, they spent a single season in the top flight in the early 1960s.
5. Won the League Cup in the late 1980s with a victory over Arsenal at Wembley.
6. Gloucestershire club nicknamed "The Robins", play home games at Whaddon Road.
7. Won the League Cup as a third tier team in the late 1960s, beating Arsenal in the final at Wembley.
8. Shropshire club, used to play home games at a ground called Gay Meadow.
9. Play home games at Highbury Stadium, and wear red shirts with white sleeves.
10. Under the managership of Alf Ramsey, they were league champions in the early 1960s in their first season as a top-flight team.

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Lincolnshire club who were members of the top tier of English football for a number of seasons either side of World War Two.

Answer: Grimsby Town

Grimsby Town were formed in 1878 and moved into Blundell Park in the adjoining town of Cleethorpes in 1898. Nicknamed "The Mariners", they joined the Football League in 1892. The club enjoyed a golden era in the years either side of the Second World War, winning promotion to the top flight in 1934 and remaining there until 1948 (there was no league football played between 1939-40 and 1945-46).

Their best season was 1934-35, when they finished in fifth place. Two F.A. Cup semi-finals were reached during this era, with Arsenal and Wolves defeating them in 1936 and 1939 respectively. Sadly for Grimsby, their fortunes declined over the ensuing decades, and they even lost their league status in 2010 before being promoted back into the fouth tier in 2016.
2. Somerset club who gained a reputaion as non-league F.A. Cup giant-killers over a number of years, eventually gained Football League status in 2003.

Answer: Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town were founded in 1895 under the moniker of Yeovil Casuals. They were later known as Yeovil and Petters United after an amalgamation, adopting their present name in 1946. They played at Huish Athletic Ground from 1920 until 1990 when they moved into the new Huish Park.

The club earned a reputation as F.A Cup giant-killers over the decades, most notably in 1949 when first division Sunderland were defeated. Yeovil finally achieved Football league status in 2003, ten years later, and spent a single season in the second tier in season 2013-14 before being immediately relegated.
3. Nottinghamshire club nicknamed "The Stags", play home games at Field Mill.

Answer: Mansfield Town

Mansfield Town were formed in 1897 and were elected to the Football League in 1931. They moved into Field Mill in 1916, and are nicknamed "The Stags" after the deer which roam nearby Sherwood Forest. The club has spent much of their history in the bottom two tiers of the Footbball League, but did make it to the second tier for a single season in 1977-78, where they twice held Tottenham Hotspur to a draw.
4. With a nickname derived from the local shoe industry, they spent a single season in the top flight in the early 1960s.

Answer: Northampton Town

Northampton Town were fpunded in 1897, and take their nickname of "The Cobblers" from the local shoe-making industry. For much of their history they shared the County Ground with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, before moving into Sixfields Stadium in 1994.

The club has spent most of their history in the bottom two tiers of the Football League, but, in 1965, they were promoted to the top flight as runners-up in Division Two. Although their spell at the top table was abrief one, they did claim a few notable scalps, including victories over Aston Villa, Newcastle United and West Ham United.
5. Won the League Cup in the late 1980s with a victory over Arsenal at Wembley.

Answer: Luton Town

Luton Town were founded in 1885, moving into Kenilworth Road in 1905. After a brief spell as Football League members between 1897 and 1900, they rejoined in 1920, and eventually reached the top tier in 1955. In 1959, they reached the F.A Cup final, losing to Nottingham Forest.

In 1988, they won their first major trophy, Brian Stein scoring a last-minute winner against Arsenal at Wembley to secure the League Cup. Twelve months later, they made it all the way to the final again, but fell at the last hurdle, to their 1959 nemesis Nottingham Forest.
6. Gloucestershire club nicknamed "The Robins", play home games at Whaddon Road.

Answer: Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham Town were formed in 1877, but had to wait over a century to acquire Football League status, eventually making the step up in 1999 by winning the Conference title. The club moved into Whaddon Road in 1937 and take their "Robins" nickname from their red shirts.

They were promoted to the third tier for the frst time in 2002, after defeating Rushden & Diamonds in the play-off final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
7. Won the League Cup as a third tier team in the late 1960s, beating Arsenal in the final at Wembley.

Answer: Swindon Town

Swindon Town were founded in 1879 and moved into the County Ground in 1896. After a number of good F.A. Cup runs as a non-league team, they were elected to the Football League in 1920. In season 1968-69, whilst members of the third tier, they reached the League Cup final, and shocked Arsenal on a mudbath of a pitch at Wembley, with Don Rogers a two-goal hero. Swindon finally reached the top tier of English football in 1993, but were relegated at the first attempt.
8. Shropshire club, used to play home games at a ground called Gay Meadow.

Answer: Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury Town were founded in 1886, and played in various local leagues until being elected to the Football League in 1950. They moved into Gay Meadow, on the banks of the River Severn, in 1910, and remained their until 2007 when they relocated to the New Meadow. The club's most successful spell came in the 1980s when they spent ten seasons in the second tier of English football.
9. Play home games at Highbury Stadium, and wear red shirts with white sleeves.

Answer: Fleetwood Town

Although the clues may point you towards Arsenal, the famous London team left Highbury some years ago, moving into the new Emirates Stadium, although they do still wear red shirts with white sleeves. Fleetwood Town have a somewhat more modest history, having been founded in 1997 as the fourth incarnation of the club, previous versions having folded due to financial problems.

The present club were promoted to the Football League in 2012, and were pronoted to the third tier in just their second season as a league team.
10. Under the managership of Alf Ramsey, they were league champions in the early 1960s in their first season as a top-flight team.

Answer: Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town were formed in 1878, and played in local leagues until being elected to the Football League in 1938. Alf Ramsey was appointed manager in 1955, and he led them to the top division for the first time in 1961. They incredibly won the league title at the first attempt in season 1961-62, although that success was short-lived, and they were relegated two seasons later.

The club had another successful spell in the late 1970s/early 1980s, under the managership of Bobby Robson, when the F.A. Cup and UEFA Cup were both won.
Source: Author Dizart

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