Angelo commented on the previous entry regarding clubs and footballing names. He wonders how many people would recognise the Maltese teams. If I say Spartans you’d all say Hamrun…. but what about the following… (all MFA & GFA leagues allowed, multiple answers possible) – and enjoy the bonus question…
1. Corinthians 2. Knights 3. Swallows 4. Tigers 5. Athleta 6. Saint Andrew’s 7. Stars 8. Lightnings 9. Saint Peter’s 10. Athletic 11. Spurs 12. Rainbows 13. Youngsters 14. Lions (2) 15. Rovers 16. Rangers 17. Youths 18. Falcons 19. Wanderers 20. Calypsians (defunct) 21. Sirens
And now for the bonus question(s), both deal with Gozitan teams:
A. What is the current name for the Gozitan team that has changed names several times having used the following nicks in its name : United, SK, Wanderers?
B. A Gozitan team made a brief appearance in the early nineties playing two (or maybe three) seasons in the bottom division. Its colours were purple, black and white and the nick they chose was St. Pauli – the inside joke being that this was after the red light district in Hamburg and had nothing saintly about it. From which of Gozo’s villages did this team hail?
C. What is the name of the main stadium in Gozo?
(Additional ridiculous and inconsequential trivia: Registered as a GFA player with team A after a free transfer from Melita FC, your favourite blog author was transferred to Team B together with two other players for the royal sum of Lm70.)