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by Elliott Mellor
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:16 pm
After the conundrum went unsolved, Nick rolled it right away. I've often wondered why this sometimes happens - is it because someone in the audience guessed it wrong or some other reason?
Maybe sometimes they can forget?
Could be, just wondered if there was something more.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)

After the conundrum went unsolved, Nick rolled it right away. I've often wondered why this sometimes happens - is it because someone in the audience guessed it wrong or some other reason?
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Special event for former contestants?
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Special event for former contestants?

The only one reservation is that the uptake could well be ridiculously large. If it's open to any and all televised contestants you could well end up at a figure approaching 4,000. Really doubt it'd be even close to that tbh. Most one time winners who were on 12 years ago aren't going to be interes...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

Cannot help but feel the challenger was very similar to James Kennedy :lol:
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1275

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Why particularly if you like football? In your Facebook discussion, I think it was worded as if it was exclusively for people who liked football, so I feel I'm at least allowed to comment here. But I think most of what I'm about to say has been covered on Facebook. Basically, people like the sport(...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 31st July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 25)
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 31st July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 25)

Extending on that, I can see Bob posing at least a bit of a threat in the finals, though his conundrums are definitely a weakness.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 31st July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 25)
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 31st July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 25)

HOMELAND was a fabulous spot today by Bob, beat me completely there.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Looking to sell my laptop prize
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: Looking to sell my laptop prize

Because all of my devices are Windows, and Windows and Apple don't always play together so well when you try to make them talk (At least, they don't when I try and make them - it's probably easy for someone who's less technophobic). Additionally I already have a "serious" laptop for my job, so if I...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Looking to sell my laptop prize
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: Looking to sell my laptop prize

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:21 pm
How come you wanna sell it Zarte?
You could try reading the post, you know.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 576
Views: 103704

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Accidentally quoted instead of edited. Deleted.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 576
Views: 103704

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Very weird one last night...Jeff Clayton had been allowed back on Countdown and was filming his 8th game in his run (his points total was something around 690 so far I believe, I have a feeling it was 694). He was facing some really old geezer who seemed to either win the round or offer an invalid w...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th July 2018.
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: Spoilers for 27th July 2018.

Think Bob is the best bet we've seen for octochampdom so far I think. He has a good wordbank for a non-apterite and his numbers are solid enough. Nevertheless, despite the difference in maxes, Alex put up a good fight and left with a decent losing score. Though , Bob's mannerisms make him remind me...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 18)
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 18)

Well done to Ryan, but he didn't half spend ages declaring (gave the impression he was looking for something longer to declare eg sssssssssssssssssss could have turned into sssssssssssseven has he spotted one).
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 1840

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

The basic rule is that single-syllable adjectives can have ER and EST added by default, whereas with adjectives that have two or more syllables, the comparatives and superlatives have to be explicitly specified. If a cheese is more goaty, then you can call it "more goaty". GOATIER might seem logica...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 1840

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

It'd be interesting to see the verdict of the actual producer on this. I'm happy to concede if wrong but there are certain rules that they apply eg the restaurant rule. If a cheese is more goaty than the other than how do you describe it? GOATIER, GOATIEST seem logical. The basic rule is that singl...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 1840

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

Sarah Millican tried goatier once on Cats Countdown - disallowed When? Don't know. Some time back. U could find it on All4 Then it holds no water. Dictionary updates happen all the time and many words disallowed previously are now valid. The only way to know for sure if it would be allowed is to as...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 1840

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

Steve Hawdon wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:51 pm
Sarah Millican tried goatier once on Cats Countdown - disallowed
When?
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 1840

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

Fred Mumford wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:41 pm
If a cheese can have a goaty flavour, how do you refer to a cheese that is a bit more so?
Repulsive?
*Likes comment*
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 1840

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

It'd be interesting to see the verdict of the actual producer on this. I'm happy to concede if wrong but there are certain rules that they apply eg the restaurant rule. If a cheese is more goaty than the other than how do you describe it? GOATIER, GOATIEST seem logical.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 1840

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

Sorry. Comparative adjective needs to be specified in the OED to be valid. It is not. Therefore invalid It's not specified in the free online dictionary, but it might be in the paid-for version. It's valid on Apterous so it probably is. I'm surprised you can't tell from what I've written that I've ...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 55
Views: 3662

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

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:06 pm
They don't usually have a presentation for the winner of the coc like they do for regular series do they?
They do, actually. Glitter falls from the ceiling and the winner gets a new car, £50000 and a lot of pride. It used to be £100000 but budget cuts reduced this.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Greatest ever Apterites
Replies: 26
Views: 5473

Re: Greatest ever Apterites

Christy Cooper wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Jonathan Wynn is a good player too, I'd definitely place him near the top.
With all due respect to him I'm not sure I'd agree with him being amongst the very top. I don't think he would either in fairness. Top guy though.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 14)
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 14)

I also bought the latest dictionary today. Well, that you can buy. That should help me get better at countdown! It's the 2012 edition. They said in the bookshop that that's the most up to date version that you can buy! I'm hoping that the online version won't be too much different. Although I could...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Special event for former contestants?
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Special event for former contestants?

And if you're the second tallest then who's the tallest? Richard Osman is. It's a little known fact that Richard Osman was on countdown and made the final, losing narrowly to a guy called Harry Peters. However this was never broadcast due to some controversy sadly. The guy on pointless? Yes
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Special event for former contestants?
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Special event for former contestants?

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:57 pm
And if you're the second tallest then who's the tallest?
Richard Osman is. It's a little known fact that Richard Osman was on countdown and made the final, losing narrowly to a guy called Harry Peters. However this was never broadcast due to some controversy sadly.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 16790

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:04 am
Mark James wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:09 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:14 pm
What are we supposed to do here?
Watch for death.
No seriously. Please explain the whole thing
1) Watch to see if anyone notable has died.
2) Feel sad/happy/indifferent
3) Report here who has died.
4) If you predicted said person would die, you gain some points.

There you go.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 11th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 11)
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 11th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 11)

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:43 pm
I know it was "only" a 6, but I genuinely think POIPOI might be one of the best spots I've ever seen...
This. There's nothing in that selection that even hints at a 6 being there - magnificent spot.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th July 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 835

Re: Spoilers for 9th July 2018

d) ...that maybe they're just there to have fun? Fine we may nearly all be dedicated weirdos who want to better our play on a constant basis until we've learnt every word in the dictionary, but for so many people just sitting in the chair once is for an adrenalin buzz, or to knock something off of ...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1893
Views: 139344

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Owen Carroll wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:38 pm
Again, not the place to post it but if I get onto the show, unless I'm coming across one of your family or friends or people who've been on this site longer than me, can I please ask you's to root for me?
:lol:
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thurs 5th July 2018 (S79, prelim 8)
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Spoilers for Thurs 5th July 2018 (S79, prelim 8)

Think Lewis could become an octochamp? I don't think he will, personally, but he seems nice. His average is just below 90 a game, so yeah if he does he won't be one of the best octochamps we've seen. Impossible to really say tbh - we've had contestants better than him who've met their match and los...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 60
Views: 5338

Re: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:35 am
Dour weddings and a funeral
Pretty much sums up most of the soaps that are on TV.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Mon 2nd July 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 982

Re: Spoilers for Mon 2nd July 2018

Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:16 pm
Bad luck Jodine. But I thought that might happen. Well done Lewis. Innis are you two related?

I think you can all guess why I hate that conundrum
Are you related to Lewis Carroll? What about Pete Carroll? Pat Carroll?
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Mon 2nd July 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 982

Re: Spoilers for Mon 2nd July 2018

Adam Dexter wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:30 pm
URINES mass noun... what about the Restaurant Rule?
Not many people order urine at a restaurant, it seems.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: impossible number problems
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Re: impossible number problems

As Elliot Mellor has pointed out, my values were gross over estimates. The correct results appear to be for 6 small, 0 large = 2850 for 5 small, 1 large = 1452*4 = 5808 for 4 small, 2 large = 615*6 = 3690 for 3 small, 3 large = 210*4 = 840 for 2 small, 4 large = 55*1 = 55 total = 13243 This number ...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: impossible number problems
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Re: impossible number problems

A small sample fraction of then solvable and unsolvable problems can be used to study the number problem. It is possible to do (Monte Carlo) simulations without storing much data but the program which classifies the solvable and non-solvable problems has to be 100% accurate. Web based programs are ...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: impossible number problems
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Re: impossible number problems

Thanks for links for solvers. I am interested in analysing (a) impossible problems (b) problems which are solvable but declared as impossible initially (c) problems with unconventional solutions There's such a large volume of numbers games (around 12 million it seems) that could happen that unless ...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th June 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1635

Re: Spoilers for 27th June 2018

I thought Jodine might be a good bet for an Octo champ, but I fear the Maths may be her undoing if she meets a good all rounder Yeah this. Her letters are definitely above average - probably roughly that of a 1350-1400 apterite. Her numbers aren't as strong though - if someone came along who was ab...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Mastermind
Replies: 5
Views: 1544

Re: Mastermind

Very nice, what'll your specialist subject be (if you can say)?
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th June 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1635

Re: Spoilers for 27th June 2018

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:51 am
Phil H wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:27 am
Don't Facebook-stalk Jodine like I did, because you might find spoilers.
Aren't contestants told not to do that?
Just looked and it doesn't appear she put much on there, other than pretty much giving away she was on for more than one show...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th June 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1635

Re: Spoilers for 27th June 2018

Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Elliott when will you be on the show?
Haven't got confirmed filming dates yet so can't answer that really - probably sometime later this series though, or early series 80.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 490
Views: 89384

Re: Best ever contestants

Zarte and Philip definitely make it in my opinion! With all due respect to Philip, and whilst he is a great player and one who is of a much better ability than myself, I would not personally count him as one of the best of all time. If he wins COC, then I'd possibly be willing to consider him up th...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 3406

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

George Pryn wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:20 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:48 pm
and also very very nearly the first max game on screen since 2013
What about when Dan crushed me in 2014
Ah yes, forgot about that!
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 3406

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:17 am
Zarte you'll make the coc right?
No he won't - the producer decided he wasn't good enough sadly.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 576
Views: 103704

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had one last night where Zarte was playing his semi final against Dougie, except he kept coming up with invalid words and only just managed to win. One in particular was something like "ANATTOS, with a Z" and it turns out he'd actually spelt it something like ZYATOS, insisting it was an acceptable v...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Greatest ever Apterites
Replies: 26
Views: 5473

Re: Greatest ever Apterites

That Zarte ain't too bad either.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 490
Views: 89384

Re: Best ever contestants

Zarte surely has to be considered amongst the all the time greatest now...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 3406

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

What. A. Final. That's without doubt the best game of countdown I have ever watched - the standard there was crazy (COWGIRLS is probably my favourite spot - that completely beat me hands down and to spot stuff like that under pressure is phenomenal. Very, very well done to you both!! :) So many reco...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)
Replies: 26
Views: 2623

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)

The trick Paul did is fairly simple to work out, but effective nonetheless :)
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)
Replies: 26
Views: 2623

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)

Dougie was a strong contender, however because of Philip's MONRADITE spot in R2, it was all but impossible to beat him. I disagree. There were a few rounds that he missed gettable maxes on and had Dougie got r14 he'd have forced a crucial. It wasn't the strongest performance we've seen from him, bu...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, SF1)
Replies: 13
Views: 1796

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, SF1)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:27 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:11 pm

What seemed alright? I meant Phil.
Me too. I thought Phil seemed alright.
Phil Davies had a bit of a smug look on his face.
Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:27 pm

I don't mean to sound cocky it's just I'm really good at countdown.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)
Replies: 26
Views: 2623

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)

R14 was interesting - Philip seemed surprised that 84*8 was 672, leading me to believe he'd miscalculated it and just fudged 670 from there (unless you wanted to be further from the target you'd surely stop at 672) . Not that it would have made any difference in the end, but certainly raises the iss...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)
Replies: 26
Views: 2623

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)

Paul's always one of my favourite dc guests - love the involvement of everyone and light heartedness as opposed to just a turgid anecdote about something that happened to them when they were in Aberdeen 6 years ago.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, SF1)
Replies: 13
Views: 1796

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, SF1)

Wow that was a close game! Very well done to Zarte for holding his nerve, disagree being disallowed was very unlucky. Nice to see Zarte go through to the grand final though, it's very well deserved :) Well done to Phil too though, a performance like that would have won most matches...just not agains...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)
Replies: 16
Views: 2785

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)

Thoroughly enjoyable game to watch, one of the best I've ever seen so very well done chaps. :) It's a great shame anyone had to lose that. Firstly, congratulations to Philip - that was excellent play by you, you'd have been a very tough opponent to anyone playing like that (ARONIA under pressure was...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 6899

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

QF1: Zarte to win by 100 points QF2: Philip to win by 100 points QF3: Chris to win by 100 points QF4: Phil to win by 100 points SF1: Zarte to win by 100 points SF2: Philip to win by 100 points GF: Zarte to win by 100 points Mine was very similar to this tbh, except I think the second QF will only b...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 6899

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

The point is that with your current scoring everyone should pick who they think is going to win, and then say that they'll win by infinite points. That way if you're right you get infinite points, and if you're wrong you lose nothing. The system last time was that Martin put some predictions to sta...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 6899

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:14 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:53 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:44 pm

When I said I mean none of them, I meant none of them had been on. The people mark mentioned
What a startling revelation. Also, who is Mark Desks?
A classroom graffiti artist
Have an imaginary post like.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 6899

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

What do you mean would we like his game? I mean if you all would like to play his game which he had in Series 77 which is what I posted. Oh, once the final start airing, you cannot change our predictions as well! What game did he have in s77? If you took time to actually read the thread as opposed ...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 6899

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

I was a bit vague with my wording and I meant to ask whether all the finalists were present at recordings, in case a person had withdrawn for whatever reason, but my comment was a bit of an open goal for joke taking :) I meant the joke. I was asking mark desks if he was joking when he said those na...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 57
Views: 7931

Re: COC timeline

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:56 pm

Yeah I had a feeling moose mightn't show up for the coc! Dunno why cause I thought he enjoyed it. Anyone else think he was a slightly sore loser?
No.