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by Dave Preece
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Quarter-Final 3 Spoilers For Monday January 18th 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 2300

Re: CoC Quarter-Final 3 Spoilers For Monday January 18th 2016

I don't know the outcome but from the stats/probabilities Jen will beat Dan and the winner of Dylan and Giles (probably Dylan) will win the event! I'm hoping the Countdown team also fudge the first round so we start with a nice 18-18 start for the final, and hopefully an ambulance or two too please?...
by Dave Preece
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Preliminary 6 Spoilers For Monday January 11th 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1428

Re: CoC Preliminary 6 Spoilers For Monday January 11th 2016

I bet some do-gooders complained about Rachel.
by Dave Preece
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Preliminary 6 Spoilers For Monday January 11th 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1428

Re: CoC Preliminary 6 Spoilers For Monday January 11th 2016

Some of you have never heard of VD? You geeks need to get out more!
by Dave Preece
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 101
Views: 18533

Re: Countdowners in the news

Oh right! Quite ironic then that Abdiz – or what ever his name was – cheated him to his only defeat?
by Dave Preece
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 101
Views: 18533

Re: Countdowners in the news

"Callum's set the bar pretty high tbf, so who knows" But at least nobody was hurt in the making of the Immoral Octochamp's records. There's misguided, and then there's pure evil. Still, better hadn't say too much given the type of character RB might spend the next few years making friends with.... ...
by Dave Preece
Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 101
Views: 18533

Re: Countdowners in the news

"Callum's set the bar pretty high tbf, so who knows" But at least nobody was hurt in the making of the Immoral Octochamp's records. There's misguided, and then there's pure evil. Still, better hadn't say too much given the type of character RB might spend the next few years making friends with.... ...
by Dave Preece
Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 29477

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

GREAT NEWS!!! Almost, but not quite, makes me want to change the location of my IP address and start pirating the show. ;) Based solely on what we've seen so far, I would choose: S62 - Oliver Garner S63 - either Marcus Hares (had to decline 30BC entry) or Eoin Monaghan... or both, if S71 turns out ...
by Dave Preece
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 29477

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Are there any Apto-high-flying-Pro-rankers due to appear in series 72?

I'd pick all the winners coupled with the remarkable contestants too!
by Dave Preece
Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C4C/Apterous Twitter list
Replies: 17
Views: 1980

Re: C4C/Apterous Twitter list

Mark Deeks wrote:I have no idea what you're referring to, but you're in the list. (Didn't know/notice you were on Twitter.)
I think I'm sometimes a little 'butthurt' aren't I?
by Dave Preece
Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday December 16th 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1644

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday December 16th 2014

George to win on a crucial both scoring high 90s possibly 100+ each?
by Dave Preece
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C4C/Apterous Twitter list
Replies: 17
Views: 1980

Re: C4C/Apterous Twitter list

Please can I be included in the list; you know how mardy and paranoid I get, what was that cute nickname you once gave to me?
;)
by Dave Preece
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday December 10th 2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2517

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday December 10th 2014

I'm hoping for a George v Antoinette final but I think Dan is far too strong... I was amazed both missed the easy first numbers!
by Dave Preece
Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday December 4th2014 (S71 P100)
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Spoilers for Thursday December 4th2014 (S71 P100)

Gutted she didn't make another century today, slightly off form; a definite contender for Miss Steadman's all-time best female ever IMHO!
by Dave Preece
Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday November 28th 2014 (S71 P96)
Replies: 60
Views: 3539

Re: Spoilers for Friday November 28th 2014 (S71 P96)

I must admit, I did expect some stick for my 'sexist' comments...

Oh well... Whatever blows your frocks up!

I also expected some do-gooding Countdown sycophant to point out my misspelling of the curly-haired half-decent-looking Irish bird who is the current Countdown champion!!!

#disappointed
by Dave Preece
Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday November 28th 2014 (S71 P96)
Replies: 60
Views: 3539

Re: Spoilers for Friday November 28th 2014 (S71 P96)

Jennifer, Heather and the other little lady Callum Whatsyername.. Haven't you got any ironing to do or something???

(JOKING)

Seriously, I've been a MASSIVE fan of Antionette in her 6 wins so far, stop getting your knickers in a twist and chill out FFS!!!
by Dave Preece
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday November 28th 2014 (S71 P96)
Replies: 60
Views: 3539

Re: Spoilers for Friday November 28th 2014 (S71 P96)

I reckon she's about 34, I think her hair is nice, she's an amazing talent and I definitely would. Hope this helps!
by Dave Preece
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 17th 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 17th 2014

Nick asked the challenger what his shirt meant, he nervously explaind it was from the episode of the IT Crowd that appeared on Countdown (not strictly correct). Nick wasn't in the least bit interested. :-(

I thought it was an excellent idea for a T-shirt!
by Dave Preece
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday October 24th 2014 (S71 P72)
Replies: 22
Views: 1241

Re: Spoilers for Friday October 24th 2014 (S71 P72)

Did anyone on here genuinely get round 14's number solution in time?

PS well done George — AMAZING!
by Dave Preece
Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 481
Views: 69064

Re: Best ever contestants

My top 8:

Conor Travers X 8.
by Dave Preece
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 29477

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

My 16:

E MANAGHAN
O GARNER
P JAMES
D BARNARD
H STYLES
G HUTCHINGS
A PLATT
E TAYLOR
D TAYLOR
C TODD
J STEADMAN
G WEBB
B CATES
M MURRAY
A NAYLOR
S PILICA
by Dave Preece
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 11506

Re: You Are The Ref

8. Harry Peters is controversially given a return appearance on the show, wins eight games with a record-breaking octototototal of 980, and qualifies for the quarter-finals. He beats the #8 seed in the quarter-final, and beats the #4 seed in the semi-final. In the final he faces the #2 seed Gary Go...
by Dave Preece
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 11506

Re: You Are The Ref

1: Yes
2: Disallow both
3: C2 gets the points
4: Replay the numbers round
5: Replay the round
6: Yes he can keep the notes
7: No don't change; it's luck of the draw
by Dave Preece
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 499
Views: 36309

Re: People you shouldn't trust

[quote="Ian Volante"][quote="James S Roper"][quote="Ian Volante"][quote="James S Roper"] You've offended a fair few on here already Dave, so let's not take this any further. Mkay? Really? I thought we'd got vaguely thick-skinned around here. Not to mention being a bunch of godless heathens. That's t...
by Dave Preece
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 62
Views: 5348

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

The reason they have a rule on having three keepers is exactly the same thinking as having teams from a spread of 5 or 6 continents... It gives all a chance to play not just the superstars!

Crap teams compete in the finals as well as lower ranked squad members including the less-thought-of keepers.
by Dave Preece
Fri May 30, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 499
Views: 36309

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Anyone who believes in any God(s).
by Dave Preece
Sun May 04, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The best films of all-time?
Replies: 102
Views: 6546

Re: The best films of all-time?

You don't rate KB Vol. 2 as high as 1??? I rate them the same. They were both shite. So the above, coupled with this: by Mark James » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:06 pm "Top 20 is too big a list to name definitively. Like all of these kinds of favorite movie, music or whatever kind of lists, they change all ...
by Dave Preece
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The best films of all-time?
Replies: 102
Views: 6546

Re: The best films of all-time?

High Fidelity (1999) 500 Days of Summer (2009) Submarine (2010) Star Wars original trilogy (1977-83) Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010) Amelie (2001) Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) The Graduate (1967) Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001) The Incredibles (2004) Nation...
by Dave Preece
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Desert Island Discs
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Re: Desert Island Discs

Zzzzzzzzzz this site needs cremating!
by Dave Preece
Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 14th 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2022

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 14th 2014

Luck of the draw??? Is it actually drawn — or ever been — random?
by Dave Preece
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 45969

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Heather Styles wrote:"I think it should be made a rule that anyone who hasn't been on the show but still comments negatively about "the standard recently" and that "it must be quite easy to get on" must apply themselves. :-)"

Amen.
15 to 1 must be a tad easy too now-a-days ;-)
by Dave Preece
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 45969

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Can anyone post an example of audition rounds please, as I'm assuming its quite easy to get on judging by the standard recently? Yeah, yesterday's game between Mark and Ciaran was fucking shit. Here's one. My audition was similar, by which I mean the letters weren't your average TV/apterous letters...
by Dave Preece
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 14th 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2022

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 14th 2014

why did James think it important to mention but not the show, how did James know???
by Dave Preece
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 14th 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2022

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 14th 2014

It's not really that important or relevant to mention that someone is a retired civil servant or has a maths degree or like to play golf in their spare time but we get all that info daily?

It's not as if being deaf is something to hide or be ashamed of - like having AIDS or something!
by Dave Preece
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 45969

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Can anyone post an example of audition rounds please, as I'm assuming its quite easy to get on judging by the standard recently?
by Dave Preece
Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: GRAND NATIONAL ADVICE!
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: GRAND NATIONAL ADVICE!

Age and weight are the ONLY things to consider, the probable spread in each dept is amazingly accurate.
by Dave Preece
Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 99650

Re: Ask Graeme?

Scrabble tiles 'luck' evens in no time at all, so that's irrelevant, surely?
by Dave Preece
Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Peter Lee
Replies: 31
Views: 2591

Re: Peter Lee

Very sad news: Peter was one of my favorite contestants, loved watching his games — a legend!
by Dave Preece
Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 99650

Re: Ask Graeme?

Good question!
by Dave Preece
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Awards
Replies: 14
Views: 1742

Re: Apterous Awards

Fine in theory but the categories are a bit obvious and predictable to answer. It needs to be more subjective, like a proper awards show. So, Apterite You'd Most Like To Play Darts With, Apterite You Could Most Envision Setting Up A Small Business With, Best Costume, Apterite Whose Name Could Pass ...
by Dave Preece
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Awards
Replies: 14
Views: 1742

Re: Apterous Awards

Ciaran McCarthy wrote: > Best Female Apterite
Get ready...
by Dave Preece
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I'm not easily shocked...................
Replies: 38
Views: 2556

Re: I'm not easily shocked...................

And the meaning of life.
by Dave Preece
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I'm not easily shocked...................
Replies: 38
Views: 2556

Re: I'm not easily shocked...................

It was all about the 7s
by Dave Preece
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: My Weekly Review Blog
Replies: 59
Views: 6509

Re: My Weekly Review Blog

Jon Corby wrote:Apology accepted.
#funny
by Dave Preece
Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Easy odds puzzle
Replies: 22
Views: 2719

Re: Easy odds puzzle

Then you're obviously clevererer than Jack then? Well done!
by Dave Preece
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Easy odds puzzle
Replies: 22
Views: 2719

Re: Easy odds puzzle

Tricky (for some)?
by Dave Preece
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Easy odds puzzle
Replies: 22
Views: 2719

Re: Easy odds puzzle

Tricky then?
by Dave Preece
Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Easy odds puzzle
Replies: 22
Views: 2719

Re: Easy odds puzzle

Glad one or two got this wrong at first... Just shows what a tricky little puzzle I came up with ;-)
by Dave Preece
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Easy odds puzzle
Replies: 22
Views: 2719

Re: Easy odds puzzle

Oh I see.
by Dave Preece
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 4819

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

I sit down all the time, especially whilst killing two birds with one stone.
by Dave Preece
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Easy odds puzzle
Replies: 22
Views: 2719

Re: Easy odds puzzle

And if you're going to add 24/105 into your answer wouldn't you call it 8/35?

Just asking.
by Dave Preece
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Easy odds puzzle
Replies: 22
Views: 2719

Re: Easy odds puzzle

Correct answer - thick question: how did you arrive at 24/105? 0.23 would have done.
by Dave Preece
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Easy odds puzzle
Replies: 22
Views: 2719

Re: Easy odds puzzle

I make it a lot lower odds than that.
by Dave Preece
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Easy odds puzzle
Replies: 22
Views: 2719

Re: Easy odds puzzle

Can you show me how you got to that please, I've had differing answers from 'clever' people, It looks easy to me, but it obviously isn't???
by Dave Preece
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C4C is a bit dead?
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

Re: C4C is a bit dead?

Beadle!
by Dave Preece
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Easy odds puzzle
Replies: 22
Views: 2719

Easy odds puzzle

8 players left in a randomly drawn straight KO.

4 top players and 4 muppets.

What are the odds of all the top players drawing the muppets?
by Dave Preece
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C4C is a bit dead?
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

C4C is a bit dead?

How come it's not as busy, not much happening at all?