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Quiz Ball (BBC)A quiz programme screened on BBC1 in its evening schedule featured a team of four representing a football team from either the English or Scottish League and were allowed a guest supporter.
There were four routes to goal:
4 easy questions,
3 medium questions,
2 difficult questions
and 1 hard question.
After winning the opening kick off question the player chose a route to goal and answered the questions. The opposing team had one chance to tackle the player going to goal by pressing a buzzer prior to the player answering their last question. If they got it right they won possession but if it was wrong the challenge was unsuccessful and a goal was scored.
The route 1 question was not subject to tackle.
A group of Celtic fans/players won the tournament in 1969-1970 (congratulations lads).
First Round 2nd Match
| Celtic 3 |
|Cairney 2, Craig|
|Jim Craig player||Len Ashurst player|
|Billy McNeill player||Michael McGiven player|
|Willie Wallace player||Richard Pitt player|
|John Cairney guest supporter||James Bolam guest supporter|
Semi Final 1st Match
|West Bromwich Albion 1||Celtic 2|
|Alan Ashman manager||Jim Craig player|
|John Osborne player||Billy McNeill player|
|Ray Wilson player||Willie Wallace player|
|Jeff Smith guest supporter||John Cairney guest supporter|
|after extra time|
|Celtic 3||Heart of Midlothian 1|
|Jim Craig player||Donald Ford player|
|Billy McNeill player||Jim Cruickshank player|
|Willie Wallace player||Alan Anderson player|
|John Cairney guest supporter||Eric Brown guest supporter|
AnecdoteStory taken from John Cairney's new book on his love of Celtic - 'The Sevenpenny Gate'.
Horse racing punters will appreciate Ken Smith’s piece in his diary in The Herald on a tale from Scots actor, John Cairney’s just published book about his lifelong love affair with Celtic FC: The Sevenpenny Gate. Cairney recalls being Celtic’s celebrity team member on BBC sports quiz, Quizball. There were graduates on the Celtic team, but Willie Wallace [former Celtic and Scotland star] had to make up the numbers after someone called off.
Wrote Cairney: “'Wispy' hadn’t opened his mouth, so we arranged to leave one question to him. It was: ‘Who or what is a Garryowen?' “We all knew it was a kick in rugby, but looked at Wispy to respond.
“He gulped, pressed his buzzer, and whispered tentatively: ‘The racing correspondent of the Daily Record?’"
Garry Owen, of course, being a tipster on the Record ...
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