From Roma to Karen Brady – How the Birmingham City Mastermind contestant got on
A Birmingham City boffin appeared on Mastermind on Friday night – and scored a total of 13 points.
Bluenose Tom Niblett chose Blues as his specialist subject and fired home seven correct answers out of 12 questions posed by legendary host John Humphrey.
The senior media officer was, though, left kicking himself, jokingly admitting after getting one wrong: “I’ve heard of him, yeah!”
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Here’s how Tom got on after his two-minute BCFC grilling which was aired on BBC Two.
By what name was the club originally known
Small Heath Alliance. Correct
When the club was bought in 2003, which 23-year-old was named managing director?
Karen Brady. Correct
One of the club’s mascots is called Beau Brummie. What is the other called?
Beau Belle? Wrong, it’s Belle Brummie.
Which former Birmingham player was manager when the club won promotion to the Premier League in 2002 and 2007?
Steve Bruce. Correct
Before leaving for Nottingham Forest for £1m, Trevor Francis played on loan in America for which team?
Tampa Bay Rowdies? Wrong, it’s Detroit Express.
Which member of the board took over as caretaker manager in 1977?
Pass. It was Sir Alf Ramsey
Who should play alongside Ivan Sunjic when all Birmingham City’s options are fit?
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The club’s ground from 1877 to 1906 is generally known by what name?
Muntz Street? Correct
Who replaced Gianfranco Zola as manager?
Harry Redknapp. Correct
The adoption of Keep Right On To The End Of The Road is credited to which Scottish winger?
Alex Govan. Correct
Who beat Birmingham in the Fairs Cup Final in 1961?
Which keeper is Birmingham’s most capped England player winning 25 caps between 1929 and 1936?
Gill Merrick? Wrong, it was Harry Hibbs.
And that was time up for Tom, who scored seven points before getting six right in the general knowledge round to take his Mastermind total to 13 points, finishing in last place.
History teacher Julie Bungey claimed the win with an impressive 20 points. Her chosen subject was Plantagenet Queens Consort 1154-1485, whatever that is!