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   Thursday, 12 December, 2002, 02:18 GMT
The name game


The latest of our sporting connections series takes us from Gareth Barry to Greg Norman in six steps.

But what about suggestions for next week's link: Tim FLOWERS - Steve POTTS?

Remember, the best effort wins a mystery prize!

Have your say

BARRY-NORMAN


Gareth Barry
Shares his surname with one of the finest football teams in the League of...

Wales
Whose national team are currently enjoying their most successful spell since the days of Rush, Hughes and...

Neville Southall
Who was a fine example of the theory that all great goalkeepers are a bit mad.

That's mad in a nice way, not in a scary way like...

David Icke
David Icke: Snooker loopy

David Icke
The former Coventry shot-stopper and snooker presenter who decided one day that he was the son of...

God
Who is an omnipresent being, often depicted as having a long white beard.

That's as opposed to Him having any other type of beard, such as a...

Goatee
Which is a rather stylish type of facial hair made fashionable, one assumes, by goats.

Who are particularly popular animals in Manchester, due to their connection with Man City striker...

Shaun Goater
One of many sports stars to take their nickname from an animal.

Others include Peter "The Cat" Bonetti, Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, Tony "Donkey" Adams and The Great White Shark...

Greg Norman.


Congratulations to Oliver Milman for his link from Barry to Norman (see below).

An exclusive mystery prize is on its way!

Gareth Barry
A defender for Aston Villa, a club based in....

Birmingham
England's second city, and also the hometown of rocker-turned-TV star....

Ozzy Ozbourne
The Black Sabbath frontman, who is infamous for biting the heads off live..

Bats
Which are also essential pieces of equipment, along with balls, in the game of...

Cricket
Which has a World Cup, but the pinnacle of the sport is surely....

The Ashes
A competition in which England is routinely humiliated by...

Australia
A country who produce more than their fair share of successful sports stars, none more so than multi-millionaire golfer....

Greg Norman.


Thanks for all your Barry-Norman alternatives - here's a selection of the best:


Will, UK

Gareth Barry
Young Aston Villa defender, originally signed by...

John Gregory
Now the manager of Division One team, Derby, who were relegated last season, which for them was a...

Tragedy
Classic song by ABBA, the foursome from Sweden, the home of...

Ikea
The convenience furniture store, currently on high terrorism alert after bombs were found in two stores in...

Holland
Famous for various objects such as clogs, windmills and Edam cheese, and also partly for sharing it's name with...

Jools Holland
Former Squeeze musician who was born in 1958 in...

London

Capital of England, part of the Commonwealth along with Australia, home of...

Greg Norman.


Paul Markwick, UK:

Gareth Barry
Has a surname which is also a town in...

Wales
Which is home to...

Ivor The Engine
Who was powered by a...

Dragon
Which wasn't as fearsome as the one slain by...

St George
Who famously has his own cross, which would come in handy if he ever met...

Count Dracula
A scary creature with sharp teeth, which could also describe a...

Great White Shark
Which is the nickname of...

Greg Norman.


Paul Donlan, Manchester:

Gareth Barry
Was born on 23 February and shares that birthday with action man...

Rutger Hauer
The star of Bone Daddy, Split Second and Blade Runner who also did a series of adverts for...

Guinness
The drink that's "good for you" tastes even better when mixed with Champagne to form...

Black Velvet
The title of Alannah Myles' 1990 hit record, which although very good turned out to be a...

One-hit wonder
As did the terrible "Barbie Girl" by...

Aqua
Which of course is another word for water, wherein you may find a...

Great White Shark
The fearsome killer of the sea is also the nickname of...

Greg Norman.


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