Follow live coverage of the 4th OptaJoe Sports Industry Quiz below. Will The Guardian retain their title for the third year in succession?

4 - Darren Ambrose has scored four goals in five league appearances against Blackpool. Dream. 46 minutes ago

9 - Crystal Palace have conceded 9 set-piece goals under Neil Warnock this season, having shipped 3 during Tony Pulis' tenure. Disorderly. 1 hours ago

4 - Bakary Sako has scored in his last four appearances for @OfficialWolves. Run. 2 hours ago

6 - Harry Kane has scored six goals in his last six appearances for Spurs. Able. 15 hours ago

9 - Graziano Pelle has scored nine goals in his last 10 games for Southampton in all competitions. Update. 15 hours ago

3 - After going 18 games (all comps) without a goal, Erik Lamela has now scored three in his last three for Tottenham. Swagger. 15 hours ago

12 - Shane Long's goal was his first in all comps since April, ending a run of 12 games without a goal for the Irishman. Lengthy. 16 hours ago

525 - Rolando Aarons' strike ended a run of 525 minutes without a goal for Newcastle against Man City. Shock. 16 hours ago

8 - Graziano Pelle has scored eight goals in his last 10 games for Southampton in all competitions. Talisman. 16 hours ago

24 - Tottenham Hotspur have scored in each of their last 24 home games in the League Cup. Routine. 18 hours ago

The OptaJoe Quiz 2013

The OptaJoe Quiz - Tuesday March 19, 2013

The annual OptaJoe Sports Industry Football quiz took place on Tuesday 19th March in central London, attracting a record 27 teams.

You can see the quiz programme, blank question sheets and all of the answers to the right of this page, as well as some images from the night below:

FourFourTwo - concentration.

Aqueduct

Betfair

Bloggers team

BT Sport

CNN

Daily Mail

FourFourTwo

Duncan Alexander, Quizmaster

ECB

ESPN

Football League

The Daily Mirror

Matt Furniss, model Opta employee

Eurosport

Oddschecker

Orange

Premier League

The Racing Post

Sky Sports - Monday Night Football production team

Sporting Index

Sportlobster

Squawka

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph

UEFA

The Guardian

Bill Edgar from The Times (l) with a starstruck Opta employee

WhoScored

UEFA celebrating finishing as top Governing Body

WhoScored

The answers being announced

The Guardian team congratulating the winners (note the forced smiles)

Sky Sports - champions

Sportlobster - bottom of the pile



As-it-happened text from the night's Live Blog:

Tuesday 19th March
2:11
OptaJoe is already en route to the venue to begin the set up for this year's Sports Industry Football Pub Quiz.
2:19
Guardian 2012
2012 Champions
2:21
Last year's champions The Guardian, winners of the last two trophies, celebrating their victory.
2:29
Already some big breaking news coming from pitchside - the Premier League have been confirmed as the final entrants to this year's quiz. Could they shock the world and claim the title at the first attempt?
2:31
Comment From Brian B
Who are the favourites this year?
2:32
Hi Brian, The Guardian are 11/10 favourites to win the trophy for the third successive year.
3:06
A few answers already coming in for OptaJoe's pre-quiz teasers. If you didn't see them on Twitter, I will post them below. Answers will be posted at around 5:30, but please have a guess.
3:07
1) Who are the 3 players to have played for 3 different English teams in the Champions League?
3:08
2) Name the six players that have played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Champions League.
3:51
Remember, you can post questions and comments via the Opta website throughout this evening - keep it clean though!
5:31
Venue
5:32
Today's venue looking spotless as the guests prepare to arrive. Answers to OptaJoe's teasers coming shortly.
5:32
Comment From Guest
Gallas, Batty and Woodgate
5:34
Our guest here has almost nailed question one, he has got two of the three players to have played for three English teams in the Champions League.
5:35
The correct answers are William Gallas, David Batty and Yossi Benayoun.
5:37
Now the slightly trickier question two; the six players to have played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Champions League.
5:40
The answers are Luis Figo, Luis Enrique, Michael Laudrup, Samuel Eto'o, Javier Saviola and Albert Celades - fiendishly difficult from Joe that one.
5:56
The first guests are already arriving with over an hour to go until kick-off - wonder if the free bar has anything to do with that?
6:25
Quick reminder, this is the first place you can have a go at today's questions. The first-half will be posted at about 8pm.
6:26
Comment From Andrew in Brazil
Name the only player to win a Copa Libertadores and Champions League winner's medal in the same year? (Juan Pablo Sorin in 1996)
6:26
Andrew taking on the role of OptaJoe himself there.
6:27
Always nice to have a bit of South American flair.
6:29
Comment From Josh
Will we be putting the questions on here live? Or like last year in a word file at the end?
6:29
I'll post the questions in a PDF at both half-time and full-time. Will try and give a few teasers throughout the competition as well.
6:45
OptaJoe has called for people to take their seats and get going on the opening picture round.
6:48
For question one, he has amalgamated three famous footballers into bitesize images; all the contestants must do is work out which three players make up each monstrosity.
6:52
A glance at the programme shows two-time champions The Guardian as favourites at 11/10. We will try and get a quote from them before the quiz begins.
6:54
Winners of the inaugural quiz, Sky Sports Stats Team, look good value at 9/4 while the Daily Telegraph will see plenty of interest at 12/1. They were 14th last year and will be desperate to improve this time around.
6:57
OptaJoe's getting agitated now. Accuracy is his middle name and he wants to start at 7pm.
7:00

Full Venue

7:02
Confidence from The Guardian ahead of the opening rounds. The reigning champions tell our roving reporter that they "want a third star."
7:06
Five minutes behind schedule - a lifetime for OptaJoe but fairly punctual for us normal folk - and we're away.
7:06
Comment From Dimas
is there any prize for the winner?
7:07
As well as the pride of being the most knowledgeable team in the Sports Industry, the winning team wins a trophy and an array of Opta memorabilia.
7:07
The English football round has started!
7:09
Opta Joe
7:14
Here's one for you guys to have a guess at - answers will come at the half-way stage but let me know what you think. Who are the only two goalkeepers to have played for five different Premier League teams?
7:21
Orange
Orange
7:22
The lads from Orange there, looking confident. 16th place out of 23 last time out would suggest this confidence is mislaid.
7:25
If you want to see today's matchday programme, you can do so via this link:http://www.calameo.com/read/0005195870d1aea18c710
7:27
Let us know your thoughts on the programme. The European football round is underway by the way.
7:27
Remember you can attempt all these questions at about 8pm.
7:28
Sky Stats
Sky Stats Team
7:34
We're now onto the English Stadia round.
7:35
Nobody has answered my first round teaser yet, though a couple of people have it half right.
7:37
Betfair
Betfair
7:38
The guys from Betfair looking pleased with themselves.
7:38
We have our first correct answer! Congratulations to Josh for getting both goalkeepers. Answers to come very soon.
7:40
The ECB are shocked by the fact that the questions are all football, according to our Olwen at pitchside. Probably should have read the invite!
7:41
The final round before the half-way stage is underway. It is a Pointless answer round.
7:42
Three questions have been put to 25 random members of the public, who were given 100 seconds to answer. The teams get to put down three answers to each question, they get a point for a correct answer and a bonus point for a pointless answer - one that none of the 25 people said.
7:48
PL
Premier League
7:49
Today's most glamorous debutants, the Premier League, enjoying the first-half.
7:50
They entered the quiz so late that they haven't even made the programme, but they are surely in with a chance of winning.
7:57
The first-half is over and the teams are swapping sheets ready to mark. You could cut the atmosphere with a knife.
8:01
ECB
ECB
8:02
The ECB claim they are "looking forward to next year's cricket quiz." They will be firm favourites for that one, for sure.
8:03
Answers to the earlier teaser I posted are David James and Scott Carson. Kudos to Josh for getting it right.
8:06
FL
Football League
8:12
Alright, it's time for you guys to have a go - here are the first-half questions.
8:46
For some Opta staff the marking was a tougher challenge than the quiz. Accuracy.
8:46
Apologies for the delay with the questions, they will be posted shortly.
8:53
Apologies for delay again! Here are the first-half questions:/media/438207/ojq4_-_empty_answer_sheets_-_1st_half.pdf
8:53
Let me know what you think.
8:54
Half way results have thrown up some real shocks. The Guardian, twice champions and behemoths of the sporting quiz world, are languishing in fourth place.
8:54
Sky Sports Stats Team are in front at the half-way stage. Told you that 9/4 looked good value.
8:55
Comment From Ben
I got mid 40's marks wise last year I think, which, considering the bottom team got mid 60's and some were far out of my age range, wasn't too bad I don't think
8:55
Brilliant effort in my opinion, assuming no googling.
8:57
Eurosport
Eurosport
8:58
Respectable sixth place from Eurosport last year, they will be hoping to break into the top three in 2013.
9:00
Oddschecker
Oddschecker
9:01
Quote of the night from Oddschecker, who have brought a blend of youth and experience: "At least there's a free bar." Get your money's worth, lads.
9:06
Mail
Daily Mail
9:07
Daily Mail claim that the quiz is "better than doing a football league runner." High praise.
9:08
Domestic cups round is well underway.
9:11
Comment From Jon H
.@jonboy79 and @footballmcd here playing in the @TEAMtalk / @SkyFootball office here in Leeds. Very confident on the stadia round.
9:12
A couple of teams did very well on the stadia round - not many Pointless answers though.
9:16
Sky MNF
Sky
9:16
No Gary Neville in the Sky MNF team tonight, hopefully no tweets to #askgary either. They are still in with a chance of a prize.
9:17
Reminder to any new followers, if you scroll up to 8:53, there is a link to the first-half of the quiz. Have a go and see how you get on.
9:21
Here's a teaser from the earlier Euro 2012 round. Which player has assisted three goals in European Championships, but all have come in finals (as in the final match, not the whole tournament)? Let me know your thoughts.
9:22
Answer will be revealed in about 30 minutes.
9:23
Onto the penultimate round here - it is the "Name That Year" round.
9:25
BT
BT
9:26
BT Vision are another of this year's debutants. A victory in the today's quiz would certainly show they mean business.
9:28
Telegraph
Telegraph
9:28
Daily Telegraph managed a disappointing 14th place last year, they will surely be looking to improve this time around.
9:29
Still no correct answers to the Euro 2012 teaser by the way..
9:31
Comment From pb
bad jumper Mr Telegraph dude
9:31
I think he looks quite dashing.
9:32
Congratulations to Ben by the way. He is the first person to correctly answer the Euro 2012 teaser.
9:32
Comment From Chunt
When will the first half answers be available?
9:33
All answers will be posted on Twitter by @optasuit at Midday tomorrow.
9:34
We're in the final round now, it's the shirt sponsors round.
9:35
Comment From ben
this is the best distraction from essays. was far too happy to get the euro teaser correct!
9:35
Fair play to you Ben - full second-half questions coming shortly. Don't fail that essay though!
9:37
Racing Post
Racing Post
9:38
"It's not going very well," say Racing Post, as we move into the final furlong.
9:43
A couple of other people correctly identifying our European Championships assister now. Well done to the mysterious Chxyz.
9:43
Comment From pb
is there a correlation between good scores and the number of team members wearing glasses?
9:44
I'll ask OptaJoe to put a graph together this evening - that's the kind of thing he likes doing in his spare time.
9:46
That's it, the 2013 OptaJoe Quiz has ended, the teams are about to swap sheets to mark the second-halves.
9:46
Question link will be posted shortly for you guys to have a go.
9:48
Heard it on the grapevine that UEFA went into the second-half of the quiz in the European spots. Appropriate.
9:54
Some cheers and some groans as the second-half answers are read out. Apparently some beer has been spilled on The Guardian's table as well. Has the pressure got to the reigning champs?
9:56
Answer to the second-half teaser, for those who are interested, was Xavi. Very well done to anyone that got that.
9:57
SPIN
Sporting Index
9:58
After 7th and 12th placed finishes in previous campaigns, SPIN have started their own hashtag. #midtablemediocrity
9:59
Slight break now while the second-halves are marked, and then I will post a link for you to have a go.
10:20
Comment From Chxyz
At least they seem to have positioned themselves close to the bar
10:21
The scores have been tallied, and OptaJoe is counting them up - who will be crowned 2013 Sports Industry Football Quiz champion?
10:23
FFT
FourFourTwo
10:23
Some kind words from the guys at FourFourTwo who say they learned a lot about themselves, but the quiz was "very organised."
10:23
But it's time for the results.
10:24
In last place, and winners of a Football for Dummies book... It's SportLobster!
10:25
ESPN claiming that "this one is for Dale" as the results are read out. Not sure what that means..
10:26
BT Sport and the Daily Telegraph amongst a number of teams in joint 12th, with ECB just missing out on the top 10 - very impressive from the cricketers.
10:27
Comment From Dale Johnson (ESPN)
Neither am I.
10:27
The Times missing out on the podium, coming in joint-fifth.
10:27
Dale's ESPN finishing in fourth place.
10:28
Third place, and the bronze medal position, is FourFourTwo.
10:28
Meaning the top two is made up of the usual suspects, and there is only one point in it.
10:29
In second place, I DON'T BELIEVE IT, it's the Guardian.
10:29
Meaning Sky Sports Stats Team have regained the title they won three years ago and have collected their second star.
10:29
Drama at its finest.
10:31
Comment From pb
nice finish that. Tense
10:34
Champions
2013 Champions
10:35
There they are, the 2013 OptaJoe Sports Industry Football Quiz Champions, the Sky Sports Stats Team. Congratulations!
10:36
Now it's your turn - here are the second-half questions.
10:37
The second link!
10:38
Sky Sports won it with a total of 134 out of 167 possible points - a fantastic score. Let us know how you get on.
10:39
Remember, the answers will be posted live by @optasuit at Midday tomorrow.
10:43
That's all from me, hope you've enjoyed the questions and the entertainment. Remember to follow @Optasuit and @Optajoe tomorrow for all of the answers.
10:44
Good Night!