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Wednesday, 6 November, 2002, 17:30 GMT
Ask Albert - Number 80
Match of the Day's footballing sage Albert Sewell is poised to answer your queries on the beautiful game.

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Davey, England

What is the highest-scoring game in England, and what is the highest-scoring game ever?

Seventeen goals in one match is the record aggregate in an English League match. The result: Tranmere 13, Oldham 4 in Division Three North on December 26, 1935.

Highest-scoring British club match was Arbroath 36, Bon Accord 0 in the Scottish Cup first-round on September 12, 1885.


Matt Cunningham, UK

Which club does Robbie Mustoe play for?

Robbie (34) joined Charlton from Middlesbrough on a free transfer this summer and has played in their last six matches. He began his career with his hometown club Oxford United and moved to 'Boro for the start of the season 1990-91.


Adam Forsyth, UK

Is it true that in one Premier League season Manchester United conceded just three goals at home?

The 'fewest home goals conceded' record in the Premiership does belong to Man Utd. The figure was four in season 1994-95, when they finished runners-up to Blackburn Rovers.


Dean, UK

What is the lowest number of points it has taken to win the League Championship, and what is the most number of games a team has lost in a title-winning season?

The smallest points total by a League Championship-winning team since the days of a 42-match programme was 52 by three clubs: Sheffield Wednesday 1928-29, Arsenal 1937-38, and Chelsea in 1954-55.

Most defeats by League Champions: 12 by Everton in season 1931-32.


Doug, Worcestershire

How did Leicester City get in such a financial mess as they are in now?

There were a combination of reasons last May; collapse of the transfer market; loss of ITV Digital money this season; and paying players wages they could not afford.


Luke, UK

What is the CIS Insurance Cup known as?

It's the Scottish League Cup, and has three sponsors - first it was the Skol Cup, then the Coca-Cola Cup and, since 1999, the CIS Insurance Cup.


Roy, UK

Who is the shortest-ever professional footballer?

The likeliest claimant to that title was Frederick "Fanny" Walden, a right-winger who played 236 games for Tottenham from 1913-24. He described his own height as "5ft 2.5in. - 5ft 2in after a haircut." Legend has it that he once ran between the legs of giant full-back.


Paul Branton, UK

Can you tell me how old Chris Waddle is now?

Chris will be 42 on December 14. He won 62 England caps with Newcastle, Tottenham and Marseille, and played in the 1990 World Cup semi-final.

He turned out for Worksop in the Unibond Premier Division in season 2000-2001/2001-02 and has been playing for Glapwell in the Northern Counties East League this season.

He is also a match summariser for Radio Five Live.


Angus, Edinburgh

In order of appointment, who is the longest-serving current manager of the four Home Countries?

Mark Hughes holds that distinction - appointed by Wales in August 1999. Northern Ireland's Sammy McIlroy comes second in the list (January 2000), then Sven-Goran Eriksson (England, January 2001) and Berti Vogts (Scotland, February 2002).

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