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   Wednesday, 22 January, 2003, 16:35 GMT
The name game


The latest of our sporting connections series takes us from Tony David to Craig Bellamy in six steps.

Most readers will remember David Bellamy as the bearded botanist who rose to TV stardom during the 1980s.

And what about suggestions for next week's link: Mark VENUS to Mark WILLIAMS?

Remember, the best effort wins a mystery prize!

Have your say

DAVID-BELLAMY


Tony David
Is among an elite band of people who have a surname that can also be a Christian name.

Such monikers are particularly popular with pop stars, such as Cliff Richard (born Harry Webb) and...

Elton John
Whose real name is Reg Dwight, meaning he already had two Christian names in the first place (although it's not difficult to see why he changed).

Another middle-of-the-road crooner to follow the path of the double-Christian name is Georgios Panayiotou, aka...

George Michael
Stubble-faced toliet criminal who made his name as the main man in 1980s pop giants, Wham!, a group he formed with his great mate...

Andrew Ridgeley
A grinning, enigmatic figure who was always hanging around without anyone knowing what he actually did, a bit like...

Peter Stringfellow
A ladies' man with ladies' hair

Lady Victoria Hervey
All that we know about her is that she's rich, blonde and glamorous, like...

Peter Stringfellow
Who has slept with around six million women, proving that age is no barrier as long as you've still "got it". Another person to have proved this is...

Sir Bobby Robson
Who, although he has not bedded nearly as many lap-dancers as Stringfellow, has shown he can still compete will the game's top young managers.

He was the only person, for instance, willing to risk paying £6m for Coventry flop turned Geordie hero...

Craig Bellamy.


Congratulations to Alex Robinson for his link from David to Bellamy (see below).

A mystery prize is on its way!

Tony David
Spends a lot of his time firing arrows into cork while being surrounded by large men, as did England¿s premier outlaw...

Robin Hood
Who used to reside in an Oak tree in...

Nottingham Forest
Name of the club that won the European Cup in 1979 and 1980, when they were managed by that jolly old man...

Brian Clough
The greatest English manager never to become England gaffer who once spent 44 long days as manager of Leeds United, the Yorkshire side that are currently hoping to offload England¿s best finisher...

Robbie Fowler
An ex-Liverpool striker who, like Michael Owen and many other Liverpool youngsters, actually grew up supporting the other club on Mersyside called...

Everton
In 1998 the Toffees paid Perugia £3m for the services of the classy Italian defender...

Marco Materazzi
Who is now back in Italy playing for Inter Milan and recently faced Newcastle United in the Champions League.

The cheeky Italian defender wasted no time in getting one of the Magpies¿ players sent off, and the unlucky man was everybody¿s favourite Welsh forward...

Craig Bellamy.


Thanks for all your David-Bellamy alternatives - here's a selection of the best:


Mark Bonsall, France

Tony David
Shares a surname with pop star Craig David, who is famous for being a...

Bo Selecta
Which could be on occupation of someone involved in...

Archery
A sport in which the aim is to hit the...

Bull
Which is the nickname of any player who plays rugby league for Bradford, which used to be a venue for first class cricket in...

Yorkshire
Which is also a brand for...

Teabags
Which are used to make a hot cuppa when dipped in piping...

Hot water
Which is where, after elbowing an Italian footballer in the Champions League, we could have found...

Craig Bellamy.


Paul Markwick, UK:

Tony David
Has the surname of a character in the Bible, as does...

Yannick Noah
Who once won the French Open at...

Roland Garros
Where they play on...

Clay
Which is the former surname of...

Muhammed Ali
Who fought the Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire, which is now the...

Democratic Republic of Congo
Whose most famous footballing son is probably the gloriously named...

Tresor Lomana Lua Lua
Who plays up front for Newcastle, occasionally alongside...

Craig Bellamy.


Fred Gilder, England:

Tony David
Has won the World Darts Championship, and likes hitting the...

Doubles
Famous doubles include Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Laurel and Hardy and Woodford and Woodbridge, who won the Wimbledon doubles title six times while playing together. They both come from...

Australia
A country renound for its sporting prowess, espescially in cricket where the Aussies recently retained the Ashes by defeating England...

4-1
Odds you can get on the 2003 FA Cup winners being...

Man Utd
The richest club in English football, they've had some great players over the years, including Bobby Charlton, George Best and the prolific goalscorer Denis...

Law
Breaking the law is something that footballers seem to be good at, both on and off the field.

During a match, referees have to stick to their laws by sending off a player if they are using...

Violent conduct
An offence that has, on a few recent occassions, been committed by Newcastle's...

Craig Bellamy.


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