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by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 65
Views: 8249

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

What the Dickens happened there, Eoin? ;) In all seriousness, the opposing team were on fire, credit to them for a top-notch performance. They even got all the bonuses on Northern Ireland, so no complaints there! Didn't they miss the Armagh one? But yeah, unlucky lads. Even though it did make me sa...
by Eoin Monaghan
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 65
Views: 8249

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Well we made the Daily Mail so it's only really up from here.
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 65
Views: 8249

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Surprised no posts about Haemangioma being on the show last week, just catching up! The intro mentioned our Rach as an alumna of Oriel College, Oxford as well. Not quite a quattrocento but 150 is a decent score and nice to see Eoin smiling and enjoying the experience as well :). Thanks, Adam! Hope ...
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 65
Views: 8249

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Yep I'm also appearing on UC this series. 8th August as James said.
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Semi-Final 1 Spoilers For Wednesday January 20th 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: CoC Semi-Final 1 Spoilers For Wednesday January 20th 2016

Watched this episode in my college's JCR and by the end of it we had a whopping 4 members of the audience. Great episode and you two were totally inseparable, great to watch. Congrats to Dylan and commiserations to Giles. Interestingly, someone walked in, saw the TV and said "Oh, it's Giles, I went ...
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 29190

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

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Eoin Monaghan wrote:Looks quality!
Were you invited?
I wasn't. Kind of spared me from a tricky decision of having to contest practicing/filming with the first few weeks of uni, anyway.

Seems I was just unlucky to miss out on 30BC due to age! Good luck to everyone.
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66001

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Very sad to hear Clarke Carlisle is in a serious condition following a crash. Was a great contestant on the show, so let's hope he can pull through. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30583740
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 18th 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 18th 2014

Great to see an all-Irish semi-final! These semi-finals have been the first episodes I've watched in a long while but were really good viewing. Congrats to Dan and Antoinette, and commiserations/ congratulations to George and Laurence.
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66001

Re: The C4C Football Thread

http://rhysbenjamin.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/why-liverpool-would-be-mad-to-reject.html And to answer Jono's point from 7 months ago, he now plays for Wimbledon, and his name is Will Mannion. Also, one of my teachers, Robert Rice, plays for Basingstoke. I started with René Meulensteen. Unquestionably ...
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 22340

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Mark James wrote:On the McDonalds' site it says, thanks for registering, come back on June 8th to start selecting your team. It is June 8th and I can't select a team. Anyone know what's going on?
Any further luck? I have my team picked.
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue May 27, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Democracy in action..........
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Democracy in action..........

The biggest party getting almost a quarter fewer seats than the next biggest, still seems a little odd, even allowing for the transferring procedure. However, the most shocking statistic was the poor turnout, just under 52%, maybe it's time to "bribe" people to vote, say £10 worth of scratch cards!...
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu May 08, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1769

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Rhys Benjamin wrote:I can't see anyone but the UK winning now, unless we get screwed over by the producers.
... you are aware of how Eurovision works, right?
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Peter Lee
Replies: 31
Views: 2561

Re: Peter Lee

Very sad news. I never had the pleasure to meet Peter, but our games on Apterous were always friendly and he came across fantastically on screen. RIP.
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2013/2014
Replies: 74
Views: 9347

Re: University Challenge 2013/2014

Bob De Caux wrote:Note to Mr Monaghan. Southampton v QUB on Uni Challenge this Monday.
Oh no! Not only do I not want either team to lose, but I'm also in France next week so will be a whole week behind! :cry:
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Maths vs. English
Replies: 26
Views: 2362

Re: Maths vs. English

All interesting posts so far, with the poll going much the way I expected.
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Maths vs. English
Replies: 26
Views: 2362

Re: Maths vs. English

Matt Morrison wrote:
Eoin Monaghan wrote:Mathmo.
Hi. :roll:
? :?
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Maths vs. English
Replies: 26
Views: 2362

Maths vs. English

As much as Countdown is a words and numbers game - in fact more so a letters game - it seems that all the top players are more mathematically inclined. I guess this is because they have more of an analytic mind, and spotting the words is all about spotting patterns, so it kind of makes sense there. ...
by Eoin Monaghan
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 29190

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

Woo, super news! Much like Oliver, I'm flattered to be considered, and the scrapping of January modules would help too. :)
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 29190

Re: - now a spam thread -

I think due to changes in filming procedure by the time of 30th BC, Eoin wasn't allowed to film unless he'd taken his GCSEs? I've heard it was something convoluted like that, anyway. I don't doubt he would've been invited if not for rules like that. Yeah that's correct. Due to not having taken GCSE...
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 29190

Re: - now a spam thread -

Looking back through Mike's excellent notes (which I bookmarked!) for COC10, the byes weren't randomly decided. I think, looking back through the wiki, the byes were for the unbeaten players, Kate Ogilvie and Scott Mearns. The other four players had all lost - Simon Cooper in the Grand Final, Teren...
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 29190

Re: - now a spam thread -

3. Rhys - your lists don't make sense. Surely byes would be randomly decided (how did you calculate the top 2 seeds for the first list anyway?). Also not sure why you'd have Adam in there over Ed in your second list (surely series winner trumps runner-up?), or invite Heather to a seven-episode CoC ...
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 29190

Re: - now a spam thread -

If that's the case, why therefore would those not invited to the 30th BC now be considered candidates for a future CoC? I think due to changes in filming procedure by the time of 30th BC, Eoin wasn't allowed to film unless he'd taken his GCSEs? I've heard it was something convoluted like that, anyw...
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 4082

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

I'd be inclined to draw mostly from S67 onwards, to make sure as many as possible of the great contestants since then get to be included, but also be open to a few particular contestants from S60-S66 who would have been likely candidates to be invited to a CoC but didn't take part in the 30BC for w...
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect Series 8
Replies: 22
Views: 3962

Re: Only Connect Series 8

Yes just wanted to add my own congratulations. Thought you were particularly entertaining and was very glad you guys won!

Congratulations also to Peter's team for making the final, some of your team's answers were fantastic and I was miles off.
by Eoin Monaghan
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 175
Views: 11474

Re: Music

http://www.last.fm/user/tambotie

Just set up a LastFM account and synced my iTunes.
by Eoin Monaghan
Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 4082

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

FWIW, I completely understand Callum lack of nerves. I reckon, of all my games, I felt the least nervous in my final simply because I knew I was the underdog, and personally didn't expect to win.
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 4082

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

Incredible final lads, barring the 30BC games, I don't think I've ever been as nervous/ excited for a game of Countdown in a long time! It must be said that Dylan has been exceptional throughout his run, dropping next to nothing throughout, and today the standard was just as superb. If you've got an...
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday December 18th 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1145

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday December 18th 2013

Another max-conundrum? Nope, I make that a 12 maxer going by conundrum, PRIMULA and Jack's DC beater. Great standard today, very unlucky to Bradley who kept up with Dylan for more or less the whole show, great to see him come back after so many years and perform so well! Well played also to Dylan, ...
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personality Of The Year
Replies: 85
Views: 3884

Re: Countdown Personality Of The Year

Can I nominate Dave?
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday December 12th 2013 (S69 QF1)
Replies: 30
Views: 1639

Re: Spoilers for Thursday December 12th 2013 (S69 QF1)

MATE, that was too soon. LOTS too soon. Is this a spoiler? Well played Dylan and unlucky on the max. Commiserations to Gemma as well! No spoiler. Just a shit joke. And you're right; let's not drag too much attention away from Gemma. She did brilliantly, and I hope Nick's wish to see her again will ...
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday December 12th 2013 (S69 QF1)
Replies: 30
Views: 1639

Re: Spoilers for Thursday December 12th 2013 (S69 QF1)

Callum Todd wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Callum Todd wrote:James-inspired reply.
Well, Dylan did get a MAX GA- oh wait
MATE, that was too soon. LOTS too soon.
Is this a spoiler?

Well played Dylan and unlucky on the max. Commiserations to Gemma as well!
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2013/2014
Replies: 74
Views: 9347

Re: University Challenge 2013/2014

Bob De Caux wrote:Yes, thank you for reminding me, James! I can't think who else they could have meant though, Eoin.
Sorry, sorry! :oops: Perhaps he had said 'winner' (of a game) or something along those lines! :oops:
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2013/2014
Replies: 74
Views: 9347

Re: University Challenge 2013/2014

Yes Eoin, they were in our filming block for the second round, so we saw them at the hotel and had a chat Ah thought you might have! My mum's friend's son is on the Queen's team, and mentioned to her that there was a Countdown octochamp filming, so I was scratching my head trying to work out who it...
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2013/2014
Replies: 74
Views: 9347

Re: University Challenge 2013/2014

Bob - you didn't happen to get speaking to the QUB team whilst over did you?

PS, QUB on tonight, woop woop! :D
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2013/2014
Replies: 74
Views: 9347

Re: University Challenge 2013/2014

Bob De Caux wrote:Thanks Eoin. Seems that even under pressure, I still find poo jokes funny. Which is worrying!
Haha! Don't worry, I chuckled when I heard it too, and then found it even funnier that you laughed at it! :lol:
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2013/2014
Replies: 74
Views: 9347

Re: University Challenge 2013/2014

I laughed when you laughed at 'Turdus'.

Brilliant stuff Southampton!
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 3152

Re: Countdown Experiences

I did actually intend to do one of these over the summer... but forgot. :oops:
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Getting good at apterous/Countdown
Replies: 17
Views: 1963

Re: Getting good at apterous/Countdown

Not just relevant to Countdown, but one thing I made sure I did when trying to get good at something was hang out with people who were good at it. You've done that already by being here. I found that chatting to, playing against (getting hammered by!) and simply watching/ copying the best from here ...
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 212
Views: 20776

Re: Coincidence

I've just started AS English Literature and had my copy of a play on the table, it was taken by someone so I grabbed the closest one, opened it up to find that the original owner was none other than Edward McCullagh!
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's your Bevins Number?
Replies: 46
Views: 4082

Re: What's your Bevins Number?

Ian Volante wrote:Ian Volante...
• played Amey Deshpande in Series 56...
• ... who played Andrew Hulme in the semi-finals of the Junior Championship...
• ... who played Chris Davies in the final of Series 61...
• ... who played Kirk Bevins in a special episode.
I like this one.
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Congratulations Oliver Garner
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: Congratulations Oliver Garner

Wonderful achievement Oliver! And off to Cambridge now too!
by Eoin Monaghan
Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's your Bevins Number?
Replies: 46
Views: 4082

Re: What's your Bevins Number?

Eoin Monaghan...

... played Jack Hurst in series 63 GF
... who played Conor Travers in the 30BC
... who played Kirk Bevins in the 30BC.

3?

This is awesome.
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 97980

Re: Ask Graeme?

Giles wrote:Octochamps with least disallowed words?
I don't think Julian Fell had any. Dylan only had one.
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2013/2014
Replies: 74
Views: 9347

Re: University Challenge 2013/2014

Bob De Caux wrote:I'll be facing Mr Paxman for Southampton on Uni Challenge tonight
Unlucky tonight Bob, you came up against a strong side! Hopefully you'll be back in as highest scoring losers though, 5 more minutes and you probably could have scraped 200!
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday August 12th 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: Spoilers For Monday August 12th 2013

James Robinson wrote:
Eoin Monaghan wrote:Glen's 945?

(well done Dylan)
Aren't you aware of Glen Webb being the number 1 seed at the moment, Eoin :?: :?
Honestly no! I knew he had been on, didn't realise he had done so bloody well! Thought Jordan had typoed Giles or something.
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday August 12th 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: Spoilers For Monday August 12th 2013

Glen's 945?

(well done Dylan)
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday August 6th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 23)
Replies: 43
Views: 2772

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday August 6th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 2

Excellent stuff Dylan, can safely see you pushing for 900+.

Commiserations to Zarte who I thought was entertaining, shame that the luck of draw saw you knocked off sure octochampdom, but I really hope 5 wins will see you back for what could be an epic quarter-final.
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "8 Out of 10" with real cats?
Replies: 24
Views: 1943

Re: "8 Out of 10" with real cats?

Great thread.
by Eoin Monaghan
Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 22340

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Adam Gillard wrote:I've just gone on the Fantasy Premier League site and it's up and running ready for next season. Has someone set up a c4c league again this year?
Nope, I'll do it now!
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2013/2014
Replies: 74
Views: 9347

University Challenge 2013/2014

New series kicks off tonight, QUB (yay!) against Aberdeen.

My mum knows one of tonight's contestants, any Apterites we should look out for?
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Fifty Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Replies: 36
Views: 2071

Re: Fifty Degrees of Kevin Bacon

(10 to go Ryan, you've missed Kevin Bacon (again) off the bottom) All looking good so far, you've even found a couple of connecting movies I hadn't initially thought of. :-) I'll happily do another (slightly better-researched) one of these if there's demand for it. The one I'm surprised is eluding ...
by Eoin Monaghan
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Fifty Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Replies: 36
Views: 2071

Re: Fifty Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Elijah Wood/ Hugo Weaving/ Ian McKellen is (any of the) Lord of the Rings and then The Hobbit.

I also don't know for sure, but I would assume one of the connections for Leonard Nimoy (not sure which one) would be Star Trek oriented.
by Eoin Monaghan
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Fifty Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Replies: 36
Views: 2071

Re: Fifty Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Mark James wrote:I know the Diaz Cruise one but can't remember the name properly. I'm assuming we're not allowed to google. It's a real cheesy name, Knight and Day or something like that.
Yeah it's Knight and Day.
by Eoin Monaghan
Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 2410

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013

Really tense, super final guys - great to watch! Congrats to Giles who is undoubtedly a worthy and fantastic champion, your word knowledge is second to none! And congrats also to Andy (hey, the coolest people are always runners-up :D ) Roll on the next series! #TeamJen WELL FUCK YOU VERY MUCH! (I w...
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 2410

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013

Jack Worsley wrote:
Eoin Monaghan wrote:(hey, the coolest people are always number 2 seeds :D )
Better. :D
Doesn't take anything away from me so whatever you want! :P