Something For The Weekend: 10/12/2011


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Red Devils in peril?

Wolves at home: the sort of fixture Manchester United have been able to sneer through for years, but which must now be worrying because of just how bad a bad result would be.

United have had more traumas in the last two months than they usually have in two years: the 6-1, the Champions League exit, the loss of Nemanja Vidic. Suddenly the heart-warming investment in young players, rather than a midfield worthy of the shirt, looks like a bizarre arrangement of priorities, given the financial restrictions. For the first time since 2006, United have a spiral to pull out of, and a win is non-negotiable.

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From Brad to worse

Craig Fagan has declared that he wants to lift the gloom at Bradford. The 28-year-old says he has a wide repertoire of goal celebrations to please fans. There are a couple of holes in his grand goal gala though. The Bantams have failed to score in five of their last nine games and Fagan has found the net only nine times since 2007.

Have you been paying attention?

1. How much of Virender Sehwag's record ODI innings of 219 came from boundaries?

2. And whose recently-set record did he overtake in the process?

3. Which was the last season in which Mancester United failed to qualify from the Champions League group stages?

4. Which former World No 1 won for the first time in 749 days?

5. Who won the Varsity match for a third time in four years?