Something For The Weekend: 17/11/2011


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Martin Jol's Fulham

At the risk of running counter to the festive spirit, the holiday is over now at Fulham.

After Wednesday night's Odense trauma, there are no more fun trips across Europe, no more eyes on Bucharest, no more dreams of rekindling the spirit of Roy Hodgson's 2010 team. Instead, they have a fairly important Premier League campaign to focus on: Fulham are averaging one point per game, leaving them behind all three promoted teams. Their England striker, Bobby Zamora, is unhappy. Jol has some serious issues to confront. Christmas may be coming, but the real work starts here.

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Have you been paying attention

1. What Premier League goalscoring milestone could be achieved this weekend?

2. How many appearances did Jonny Wilkinson make for England?

3. In what year did Carl Froch's opponent tonight, Andre Ward, win an Olympic gold medal in the light-heavyweight division?

4. How many British clubs were knocked out of the Europa League this week?

5. Which Barcelona forward suffered a broken leg?