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by Rob McKay
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co-Blackpool The Big One - Saturday 13th October 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 13407

Re: Co-Blackpool The Big One - Saturday 13th October 2018

What are taxi prices from the station to the regal like?
by Rob McKay
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 10468

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

Good Evening, I don't often post on this forum but I've seen things about CoC on here and as my name was mentioned, felt I needed to respond. Firstly, I will admit openly I am disappointed I didn't make it to the CoC as I am sure others were who didn't qualify, but the truth is, from my POV, I didn'...
by Rob McKay
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 10468

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

Personally, I think there are some individuals who are more worthy than the one's noted on the draw. Nevertheless, the past few series in the criteria for this CoC have been of a high standard imo, so there were always going to be some who would not be able to participate. By having some Series Win...
by Rob McKay
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever televised game?
Replies: 19
Views: 3255

Re: Best ever televised game?

Thomas Carey wrote:Best one I've seen in the studio (and presumably the best recent one) has got to be Ann vs Tim
I agree Tom, that was an absolute cracker.
by Rob McKay
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday June 23rd 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Spoilers For Thursday June 23rd 2016

Hi Jojo - I thought emphysema was spelt en-physema and it never occurred to me to try it with em-physema. That said, it was such a fantastic game and I was honoured to be a part of it and am so pleased for Ann. Seriously, I couldn't have lost to a nicer lady.
by Rob McKay
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday June 13th 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: Spoilers For Monday June 13th 2016

I wouldn't have seen GOUTINESS as its not a word that has come up enough for me to remember it. As a non-apterite I find that fascinating. You're actually saying that you've had this exact combination of letters on more than one occasion? Having spent about 25 seconds re-cycling -ING, OUT-, -EST, -...
by Rob McKay
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday June 23rd 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Spoilers For Thursday June 23rd 2016

Thank you Jojo, that means a lot. I am so pleased you enjoyed that game. #CountdownClassic
by Rob McKay
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday June 13th 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: Spoilers For Monday June 13th 2016

Sean

If you're reading this, vwp on the show today mate - you're a great player and person. All the best.

Robin
by Rob McKay
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd June 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd June 2016

Can only hope longer series lav
by Rob McKay
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday June 13th 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: Spoilers For Monday June 13th 2016

Thanks everyone for all your support today - it was much appreciated. I wouldn't have seen GOUTINESS as its not a word that has come up enough for me to remember it. I hope you all enjoyed today's Quarter Final.
by Rob McKay
Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd June 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd June 2016

I heard the horses may be going off at this time soon. Please let this be true. Round 2 had an obscure 9, too. PRODELTAS.
by Rob McKay
Fri May 27, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 76)
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 76)

The thing is, when people blank you afterward, or seemingly so, you feel like the bad guy so I had a word with Amanda and she said I did nothing wrong, but there was definitely a feeling of being ignored. At the end of the day, it is just a game but I can understand how people may feel disappointed.
by Rob McKay
Fri May 27, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 23rd 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 23rd 2016

I did spot breadline but far too late and told Susie but they didn't decide to include it in the recording in the end.
by Rob McKay
Fri May 27, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 27th May 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1397

Re: Spoilers for 27th May 2016

Thank you Samir and also for your support. Much Appreciated.
by Rob McKay
Fri May 27, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 27th May 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1397

Re: Spoilers for 27th May 2016

I was pleased to get a studio-max game, but then found there are three beaters including an obscure 9... Really? Lexplorer seems to disagree. Only 8s to be had today as far as I know. Two very nice 8-letter beaters for PEWTER/REPENT, including the futuristic-sounding POWERNET, which sadly just turn...
by Rob McKay
Fri May 27, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 27th May 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1397

Re: Spoilers for 27th May 2016

Jojo Apollo wrote:Well done Robin on becoming an octochamp, many congrats, excellent set of games there. :)
Thanks Jojo and for the support, much appreciated. :)
by Rob McKay
Fri May 27, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 27th May 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1397

Re: Spoilers for 27th May 2016

Tony Atkins wrote:Well done that man, as they say.

I was pleased to get a studio-max game, but then found there are three beaters including an obscure 9...
Many Thanks, Tony. :D
by Rob McKay
Fri May 27, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 27th May 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1397

Re: Spoilers for 27th May 2016

You be sure of it!
by Rob McKay
Fri May 27, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 76)
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 76)

Hi Johnny

What I normally do is just select 5 consonants and 4 vowels and let fate takes its course. Just the way my mind works.

Best,
Rob
by Rob McKay
Wed May 25, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 25 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 75)
Replies: 16
Views: 832

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 75)

On another note, I'm famous the web over now on the Countdown website and the history of the show, and that to me means a great deal.
by Rob McKay
Wed May 25, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 25 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 75)
Replies: 16
Views: 832

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 75)

Missing 4 9's yesterday, haha, but they were hard spots and some I am led to understand were new ones, too.
by Rob McKay
Wed May 25, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 25 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 75)
Replies: 16
Views: 832

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 75)

You'll have to wait and see JC but thanks for the support. Its appreciated.
by Rob McKay
Tue May 24, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 24 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 74)
Replies: 12
Views: 1339

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 24 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 74)

On yesterday's show, Apterite Robin McKay rounded off the first half of what we can only assume will be a magnificent octorun. Today is also a landmark day for Robin as if he wins with at least 93 points, he will be a confirmed finals qualifier. Join Tim Down for the recap later to see whether he c...
by Rob McKay
Thu May 19, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 19 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 70)
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 19 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 70)

Hi Jim, I remember in that round seeing pootlers so I had to make the choice, risk or not. I decided not to and thankfully it paid off. Wasn't even within a whisker of seeing portholes or potholers lol. The thing is if words don't appear often, I have a tendency to forget them and these two words do...
by Rob McKay
Thu May 19, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)
Replies: 30
Views: 1469

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)

I don't mind either Tom. One thing that does get under my skin is when people call me Robert, lol. Its Robin haha. :)
by Rob McKay
Thu May 19, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)
Replies: 30
Views: 1469

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)

Tim Down wrote:STEPSON in round 5 and OPERATIST in round 8. I was pretty pleased with those until I missed INCREASED.
I felt a bit cheated with OPERATIST as it was a new word. Nah I'm only joking. :D :D :D :D
by Rob McKay
Thu May 19, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)
Replies: 30
Views: 1469

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)

Thomas Carey wrote:Top job Rob. Hope to see you at a co-event again soon!
Thanks Thomas/Tom - which do you prefer to be called, btw? Always meant to ask. Yup I am going to defo try and get up for Co:Hud this year. Been too long since my last Co:Event. :)
by Rob McKay
Thu May 19, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)
Replies: 30
Views: 1469

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)

Great debut welcome to the teapot club Thanks Tracey and can I just say thanks to you and Mark for helping me find my feet in Manchester and also it was a delight to meet you both again. It was great fun seeing you, hopefully at a Co:Event :D :D :D :D :D :D You too Trace, I am going to try and penc...
by Rob McKay
Wed May 18, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)
Replies: 30
Views: 1469

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)

Tracey Anne Mills wrote:Great debut welcome to the teapot club
Thanks Tracey and can I just say thanks to you and Mark for helping me find my feet in Manchester and also it was a delight to meet you both again.
by Rob McKay
Wed May 18, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)
Replies: 30
Views: 1469

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)

Tony Atkins wrote:Hurray it's Robin McKay day! And the "strange" Wigan United has only been mentioned once so far...
Strange, haha.
by Rob McKay
Wed May 18, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)
Replies: 30
Views: 1469

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)

I did have a little giggle to myself when you said "should be entertaining" in our chat yesterday Johnny. Haha, entertaining it was indeed! Only realised after the show that you equalled the highest début score ever. Permanent congratulations. I actually thought it took me longer to get telephone, ...
by Rob McKay
Wed May 18, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)
Replies: 30
Views: 1469

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)

I'm glad they kept the "Wigan are better than Man Utd" part in, haha.
by Rob McKay
Wed May 18, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)
Replies: 30
Views: 1469

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)

I did have a little giggle to myself when you said "should be entertaining" in our chat yesterday Johnny.

Thank you all for the incredibly kind comments.
by Rob McKay
Tue May 17, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 16th 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1049

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 16th 2016

Wahey!! Countdown has returned to something along the lines of regular this week :!: :!: :!: We have 5 shows and one DC guest this week!! Definitely sounds good to me. ;) :) :D We have Tony Lock in the champions' chair after winning the only 2 games last week. With just 18 preliminaries left, time ...