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by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)

I'm guessing that Emma may have been the reserve contestant they needed to bring in after Bradley octoed and they needed an extra person for the session. Still, she quite narrowly escaped a single-digit score here. I should be able to remember if she was in the green room or not, with her pink hair...
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 9424

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Martin Hurst wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:26 pm
Summary for Bradley Horrocks.........
I've been looking forward to this, cheers Martin :)
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 108)
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 108)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:26 pm
Congrats Bradley on fluking your way to 8 wins;-)
Seriously though, some very impressive spots in your run - you've certainly taken a fair few rounds of me - PIENETA was lovely!
PEINETA was a nice dazza, yes. :P
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 108)
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 108)

Thank you both! I did better than I expected and enjoyed the whole occasion (game 4 was a bit hairy though!). I had a whopping 1 day's rest between game 8 and QF. How that impacted me, we'll see.
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 107)
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 107)

Jason declared PISSER in R1 but was asked to retake with a nicer word! Hence the bad cut where Nick told Jason his gamble paid off. Surely they could have just bleeped it, like with GOBSHITE a few weeks ago (and it was shown on the board), or have Channel 4 had their knuckles wrapped for it? The di...
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 107)
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 107)

I must have been switched on that round, I had an obscure 8 in PEASECOD before seeing the 9.

Jason declared PISSER in R1 but was asked to retake with a nicer word! Hence the bad cut where Nick told Jason his gamble paid off.
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 30th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 106)
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 30th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 106)

Saw RECITATOR out of time. Didn't know of the others.
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 30th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 106)
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 30th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 106)

Any my dream of making the finals is over!! (in TV time anyway) Well played Bradley, I guess it will take something special to stop you making the finals from here. And well done and good luck to everyone in the finals. I'm sorry Phil to be the person who relegated you into 9th seed, had Graeme los...
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 105)
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 105)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:43 pm
FLOURLIKE in r2. I don't care that it's not valid, it should be.
I knew it wouldn't be in, but I said ‘stick with a 7’ as a tribute to your love of flour :)
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th November 2017.
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th November 2017.

Martin Hurst wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:38 pm
Surprised Bradley could concentrate with all the hotties on the show today.
If hotties had come up, I should have done an Eoin
"This one's for all of you ladies, hotties"

Her boyfriend might have punched my lights out after though :lol:
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 101)
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 101)

All my beaters have been said :( I don't know who thought Bradley was good enough for the show, can't believe he didn't spot RAMPANTLY and as for only getting a 6 when there was QUINELLA and ALLUMINE.... :P Seriously though one of the best debuts I've seen, massive congrats :) Bradley's also the on...
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 9424

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Summary for Graeme Staples......... Wins: 8 Points: 678 Current seed: 7 678 is quite low for an Octochamp. I wondered if this might be the lowest in the new 15r era but I see James Slater has the record, scoring 672 last series. Not surprising that it’s lower since an average of just over 80 would ...
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.

Another point worth considering is indeed that Graeme was going to buzz in with a different answer, maybe say IMMIGRANT at first, which is what my tired self thought of first. Then after the mishap and he'd had time to digest it fully he realised it was MIGRATING, though I'd like to think this isn'...
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.

If I remember rightly Richard Whitely established a very clear routine with it, said the same thing every day, bar the insertion of the word "crucial" as necessary. Something like "fingers on buzzers" followed by a pause of a couple of seconds and then "Please reveal today's crucial countdown conun...
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.

Interesting. Were Damian etc. aware of what happened? Was it obvious that they'd both tried to buzz already before the clock began or was this just something you found out afterwards? Well the floor manager went up to the contestants and was communicating to the production team for a good few minut...
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.

Yeah she did to be fair, she was visibly upset in the green room though. She might get invited back next series perhaps, who knows?
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.

I was in the studio for this one, the conundrum was actually very controversial. I think Nick said 'good luck to you both' or something on those lines after asking to roll the crucial conundrum. So the board flipped a good second or two before the clock began, and I think they both tried to buzz. Gr...
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)

Would have had the lovely 9 PELOBATID (cheers Bra for teaching me!) if a final vowel had been picked r1. Won the duel on 11 Nov. due to learning this word -- thanks a million! Haha I have Brad to thank for teaching me this one, thanks technically due to him :) If only it hadn’t come up in that game...
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:26 am

Would have had the lovely 9 PELOBATID (cheers Bra for teaching me!) if a final vowel had been picked r1.
Yeah saw that, I was annoyed that he picked a final consonant!
by Bradley Horrocks
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)

Ell! I nicked your new word for the 9 :P
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:22 pm
He could have continued and fudged from there too if he'd added the 50 for 425 and taken away the others for 407.
Yeah, don’t know why you’d give up so soon. As for James, maybe it was nerves.
by Bradley Horrocks
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)

Close game but failing to score on any numbers round is usually unforgivable. If someone can get all the numbers against him, then James will be stopped.
by Bradley Horrocks
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)

GINESTRAS as an alternative nine in R13

Got to feel for Dan there. He could’ve declared 400 and would’ve got over the line.
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 61)
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 61)

Anyone notice that Rachel wrote 5+7x10 instead of 5x7x10? That one slipped through the editing!
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 9424

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

I think we're slowly moving away from the possibility of nine octochamps. We've had a few octochamp contenders recently, but they've all fallen away. We've had a long gap now. Possibly, the potential ones have always found someone stronger in their run. It'll require some hard and fast octochamps n...
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 9424

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

I will be on 2 months from today, the last of Gyles' episodes. It will also be Rachel's 1999th episode!
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter Distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 2350

Re: Letter Distribution

Out first too, strange. 16 episodes now with no K.
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter Distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 2350

Re: Letter Distribution

As a side note, I do find it strange that K has not appeared for FIFTEEN episodes in a row. It's like it was lost for a whole filming week. It will be interesting to see if it appears tomorrow.
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter Distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 2350

Re: Letter Distribution

See ^^^ that's the sort of shit I love. Great analysis. Now, in an ideal world, the Apto/CD fandom would have a resident nerd who does a full letters analysis per series, every series, so we can spot trends and pinpoint when distribution policy changes take place. Also, this could be useful for kee...
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter Distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 2350

Re: Letter Distribution

Quite funny I found this thread, as I do have some sort of data on this. I took 25 episodes of S77 so far, as well as 25 15 rounders which I have took part in on Apterous (this probably wasn't the wisest idea but I just wanted some rough data). To get the sums of consonants/vowels from Apto and the ...