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by Thomas Carey
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 16th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 101)
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Spoilers for Friday 16th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 101)

Yeah whoops got confused by him being 6th seed
by Thomas Carey
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 16th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 101)
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Spoilers for Friday 16th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 101)

And Alan makes it six octos! Can one of the TWO NEW CONTESTANTS be our 7th?
by Thomas Carey
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 99)
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Spoilers for Wednesday 14th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 99)

Alan Duval is still here, having destroyed his opponent yesterday. Can he win a 7th?
by Thomas Carey
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 12th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 97)
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Spoilers for Monday 12th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 97)

After Elliott's brief cameo we're back with Alan for game 5.
by Thomas Carey
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 188
Views: 34547

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Anyone seen the German film "Look Who's Back" ("Er ist wieder da")? It's pretty dark, but really funny (if you like that kind of humour) and I think has some interesting points to make. It's basically "what if Hitler came back in the present day and what would he do" and while they milk it (Hitler ...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 92)
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Spoilers for Monday 5th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 92)

Bonfires and ting. Chris is going for his 5th win here, let's see how he fares.
by Thomas Carey
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)
Replies: 15
Views: 1307

Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)

Happy 36th birthday Countdown! Chris is going for his 4th win, and most people who have got that this series have done pretty well. Hit it.
by Thomas Carey
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 90))
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Spoilers for Thursday 1st November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 90))

Chris Sturdy got a spooky win yesterday, let's see how his third game goes.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 88)
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Spoilers for Tuesday 30th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 88)

Continuing the large run of recognisable people, it's Georgia Goulding vs Chris Sturdy. How will they fare?
by Thomas Carey
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you think it is wrong ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: Do you think it is wrong ?

At a co event recently with very few "proper countdown players" the few of us decided to not take the piss, i.e. if there was a lot of spottable 7s and one obscure bullshit 8 to declare 7 if the opponent did. Obviously there's nothing you can really do if they declare like 5 but eh I think it helped
by Thomas Carey
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 87)
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Spoilers for Monday 29th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 87)

For the 7th time this series, we have two new contestants! Let's see what else happens.
by Thomas Carey
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 25th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 85)
Replies: 0
Views: 629

Spoilers for Thursday 25th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 85)

Martin May has hit 6 wins by now. Let's see what today's challenger can do.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 84)
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Spoilers for Wednesday 24th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 84)

Can Vicki win 6 games? No, but Martin May. Findoutifhedoesshortly.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 8072

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

Rip Mo Farah. Gone too soon </3
by Thomas Carey
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 65
Views: 14029

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:16 am


Like, who is Anoush? I don't think this is a standard Countdown person.
Khachik, according to somebody else's list. He's fairly regular on apterous. Edited/updated my post.
by Thomas Carey
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 11934

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

any of you lovely experienced brave travelodge warriors able to get discount codes or something? i know there's the big one on right now but it only goes up to december so who fucking cares amirite,,,,, yeah anyway is there gonna be summat like that coming up in the near future for january? i'm read...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 79)
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Spoilers for Wednesday 17th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 79)

79, 79. Paul Hollidge won a closely fought battle yesterday so now he's the man to beat.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 78)
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Spoilers for Tuesday 16th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 78)

Andy Wedlake sure did win a game yesterday and if his shirt is half as good this time I can't wait to see what he's got
by Thomas Carey
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 15th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 77)
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Spoilers for Monday 15th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 77)

Five octochamps in quick succession now. Will we get another soon? Will someone break that successive #1 seeds record Johnny was on about? Whatever man two new contestants here glhf
by Thomas Carey
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)
Replies: 8
Views: 1489

Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)

Mike's going for the octochamp.

A win with at least 60 points puts him top seed, which surely must be doable. He needs 49 points for seed 2 and 30 for seed 3. Should he lose, 41 points puts him at seed 5, else he'll stay in 6th. Let's go
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 141629

Re: Ask Graeme?

Lowest debut score for an octochamp? (57 happened recently which must be close to the 15 round record. I guess do whatever with previous runs). Series champ?

How many games (that we know of) have not had GO available as a valid 2?

Looking forward to some very meaty stats after coc
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)
Replies: 13
Views: 1296

Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)

That was one of the weirdest episode openings ever, according to Zarte. Im not really watching. Mike's won a few, how's he gonna do today?
by Thomas Carey
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A Word of Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 1480

Re: A Word of Thanks

Yeah great to briefly meet you, you were definitely 'kind of cool' in our weird group as you kept saying. You brought so much to the game. Top lad, good luck with all your shite :)
by Thomas Carey
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 5th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 71)
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Spoilers for Friday 5th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 71)

Mike Daysley bàck for a third game what's he gonna do
by Thomas Carey
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)

welp coc's over that was cool

Mike Daysley beat Tealin Glenn in a very good game yesterday what's he gonna do now
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 10542

Re: C of C Draw......

bradley won 10 :(
by Thomas Carey
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 36
Views: 3858

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

callum todd to beat bradley horrocks over t'noggin
by Thomas Carey
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 65)
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Spoilers for Thursday 27th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 65)

You wouldn't have thought it from his first couple games, but Robin looks hard to beat now. How's he gonna fare in his sixth game?

(Stats people: may be getting ahead of myself here, but does anyone know the lowest debut score for an octochamp? 15 round era, obviously)
by Thomas Carey
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 155
Views: 17089

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Graeme Cole wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:45 pm
I wonder if anyone's been to the Vatican City but not to Italy?
Maybe someone who got airlifted in and out for a big popey thing, but I doubt it

Feels annoying to have been to Italy for the second time, and still not 'completed' it in terms of countries because San Marino
by Thomas Carey
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 155
Views: 17089

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Add the Vatican for me
by Thomas Carey
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 25th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 63)
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Spoilers for Tuesday 25th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 63)

Robin Johnson's just got better and better in his 3 wins so far. How's he gonna do now?
by Thomas Carey
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 590
Views: 120876

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:35 pm
Tom and I decide to try to blend in with the tramps
You picked the right man for the job :D
by Thomas Carey
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 60)
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Spoilers for Thursday 20th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 60)

Let's hope I haven't mangled the thread this time

Greg Purling got a decent win yesterday. Can he make it two? I have no idea but the episode's nearly over so you might
by Thomas Carey
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)

two new contestants. are we gonna get back to back to back to back octochamps? that'd be well good wouldn't it
by Thomas Carey
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: REPLIESVIEWS LAST POST Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)
Replies: 1
Views: 677

REPLIESVIEWS LAST POST Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)

two new contestants. are we gonna get back to back to back to back? that'd be well good wouldn't it
by Thomas Carey
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)

Oh cool I'm awake in time this time

Uh yeah Dave's on game six now. Can we get a third back to back octo? Find out Monday at the latest I guess
by Thomas Carey
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 7th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 52)
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Spoilers for Friday 7th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 52)

Friday already. Mad stuff. Dave's back after a strong 95 point performance yesterday. Whack on't telly right now for more Dave.
by Thomas Carey
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)

It's two new contestants. Will one of them octo again? Probably not
by Thomas Carey
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 50)
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Spoilers for Wednesday 5th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 50)

We had a pair of back to back octochamps last series. Can Tony complete another here, or will he fall victim to the 7 time winner's curse this series? A win with only 17 points puts him ahead of Adam at #1 seed. Should he lose, he needs a score of 32 to beat Lewis for #3 and a whole 93 to beat Bob f...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 48)
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

Spoilers for Monday 3rd September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 48)

Tony's still at it. Can he get one step closer to octochampdom today? Probably but who knows really
by Thomas Carey
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 1041

Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)

Tony got another good performance yesterday, getting only the fifth century of the series. How's he gonna do today?
by Thomas Carey
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)

Tony Manwani proper smashed it yesterday. Can he do it again?
by Thomas Carey
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you watch foreign language movies ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

yeah, a lot. Don't mind subtitles (much prefer them over a bad dub), to the point where I often subtitle stuff in languages I can understand in case I miss a word or something to save me scrolling back a few seconds or whatever every time How many languages can you understand?! I often watch stuff ...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

How's Adam going to end his run? Another 7 time winner? The first octochamp of the series? Will he score more than 74 with a win to avoid the unfortunate record? Find out in like an hour I guess
by Thomas Carey
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you watch foreign language movies ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

yeah, a lot. Don't mind subtitles (much prefer them over a bad dub), to the point where I often subtitle stuff in languages I can understand in case I miss a word or something to save me scrolling back a few seconds or whatever every time
by Thomas Carey
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)

Well that was painful at the end. No offence to Adam but I kind of want there to be three 7 time winners just because it's such a weird thing to happen. If Adam wins tomorrow, a score of 74 would make his octotal match the lowest 15-round one so obviously anything below takes the record. (Love the s...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)

Adam's back for game 7 of what could potentially be a very low scoring octorun. Tune in, or something.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How often do you go to the toilet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1700

Re: How often do you go to the toilet?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Also whilst we are talking toilet habits.
Am I the only one who can take a shit and then after I have wiped and washed my hands, can then immediately take a piss.
Maybe it's an age thing
I piss when I shit
by Thomas Carey
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 40)
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Spoilers for Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 40)

It's Adam Rolston's sixth game. Will he be the first octochamp of the series? Will he lose his last heat game like those other guys? Who knows. Might not even get there. Whack on channel 4 right now to see how he does today.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How often do you go to the toilet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1700

Re: How often do you go to the toilet?

Probably a similar amount to you Mark. I don't drink as much (water) as I probably should though.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 10542

Re: C of C Draw......

Nah, it will only offend 15 people. Anyway I didn't exactly put an enormous amount of thought into it, just looked at the basic stats, and tweaked them a little bit to allow for dictionary updates and progress in their series finals. Wouldn't have bothered at all if it hadn't been for the outcry ab...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2018: Announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 2487

Re: Apterous World Cup 2018: Announcement

Didn't think you were gonna accept the faceless :(
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 16
Views: 2489

Re: FOCAL scoring system

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=11281&p=165157#p162047

This was Gev's thing. Quite liking the idea of your first suggestion atm Graeme (would need to run it with past events obvs)
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie coming to town!
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: Susie coming to town!

Would recommend. Went to a talk by her at Huddersfield uni in May which wasn't this tour, she was a guest speaker of some language society, but it was a similar two hour thing. Genuinely was really interesting all the way through (was a lot better than a very long origins of words would be I imagine...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?
Replies: 26
Views: 2185

Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

2 (that I can think of), both from school :( Both went to 'remembering' profiles. Not unfriending cause there'll be memories of them on their pages, and one of them died recently so people keep tagging her in fundraising things in her memory. Also still have one (a countdowner) coming up in the sugg...