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by Tom S
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 97)
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 97)

Morgan was a solid player- well done to him. C2 was not too bad either. He has had to work his way during his run. It's all looking a bit precarious for Corrina at the moment- I would not rank her in #8 in terms of ability of the octos so far- maybe #6.
by Tom S
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 94)
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 94)

Made for a good game, today. Nick's general "2 good players" term was well used today.
by Tom S
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 7th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 93)
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 7th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 93)

Yes, I could get why people saw Rachel as being a bit OTT in tone in R3, but no malice was intended. On a separate note, that was a pretty stong showing from Morgan. Looks like he could become an octochamp-his conundrum skills are particularly strong.
by Tom S
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th October 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 832

Re: Spoilers for 30th October 2019

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:32 pm
That's seven octochamps before October is out...
Certainly looking plausible...
by Tom S
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th October 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 832

Spoilers for 30th October 2019

Congrats to John. For a non-apterite, his word knowledge was strong and he may be a dark horse if he works on his numbers....
by Tom S
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 29th October 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Spoilers for 29th October 2019

Ouch! Tough ending on Mike there. He would have easily won 8 if he kept playing like he did today. Very good game.
by Tom S
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 254
Views: 80825

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

https://www.aussievision.net/post/the-f ... cides-2020

Eddy Byrne spotted at a Eurovision Party.
by Tom S
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 83)
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 83)

"Levi Roots Reggae Reggae Crisps" are very nice I'll have you know! I think he justifies his position on the show as he also does some radio presenting...
by Tom S
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 36
Views: 7231

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Has no one seen a report that Countdown is taking a break in the New Year. Can't remember where I saw it now but it was within the last two weeks. I believe that was in reference to filming, not production. There are already episodes registered as being on come New Year. Not totally sure how they w...
by Tom S
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 78)
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 78)

Or (25-7)*(50-7+1) Can anyone tell me if Gloria Hunniford is really good at Countdown or a shameless cheat. Most people I think I can read, but not her. I don't think Gloria is a shameless cheat, I think she just meets in the middle a bit. If she was shamelessly cheating, then she would not be decl...
by Tom S
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 54
Views: 3779

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

Looking like a good line-up! Look forward to seeing it all- only Sabrina Grant is a new name on me.
by Tom S
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 14th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 75)
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Re: Spoilers for Monday 14th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 75)

2 good games in a row. Shame someone had to leave in both of them, but it made for good viewing.....
by Tom S
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 254
Views: 80825

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Last week's champ Paul Nixon and S76 champ Stephen Read are a bit alike in both appearance and demeanour.
by Tom S
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 254
Views: 80825

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Didn't notice that. Good spot.
by Tom S
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 9th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 72)
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 9th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 72)

893 is a very healthy total. The series is not looking 1 sided now in regards to the contention for the win. Quite heavy on the Octochamp table already, too.....
by Tom S
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 19
Views: 5703

Re: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)

HI Carl- Many thanks for the kind comments, but I think on this occasion I will have to hand the baton over to anyone who wants it, as I am a bit booked up with other events at the moment. But it's always good fun to do for a statto like myself :)
by Tom S
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 7th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 70)
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: Spoilers for Monday 7th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 70)

Any more than 5 in Round 4? Could not get past it myself... Round 3 alt= (7 x 6 +2) x 3 and Round 9 alt= 50 x 4 - 10 x 2 - 3 - 2
by Tom S
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 50
Views: 15177

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Paul Nixon should qualify for this on the same basis that Mike Daysley qualified for it....
by Tom S
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 67)
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 67)

Hello again everyone from Neil B. I may have imagined it, but there was a 1st October Countdown shown sometime on Tuesday (I don't think I am allowed to begin a Spoiler page by myself) ? That's because on my 'workings' I had written (8*4)-3=29*25=725-(9/9) and as I mentioned many moons ago when I f...
by Tom S
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd October Series 81, Prelim 68
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd October Series 81, Prelim 68

Impressive play Paul- well done on the performance.
by Tom S
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 59
Views: 3808

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

I saw the Stereo MCs a few years ago. The chap's vocals weren't fab and he was high as a kite, but it was still one of the best gigs I've personally seen due to his stage presence. Not sure whether it's controversial to say that sometimes it's stage presence>vocals for me at a gig....
by Tom S
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 30th September 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Spoilers for Monday 30th September 2019

Good debut by C2 today. Looks octo material...
by Tom S
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 59
Views: 3808

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

Ok. This is fun. My contributions:- 1. The Eurovision Song Contest (since at c1996) has provided at least one better written pop song per year than at least 10 of the top 20 best selling chart singles of the year in question. .............................. 2. Each of the following acts are overrate...
by Tom S
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 54
Views: 3779

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

Maybe it could be an introduction to a potential maternity statistician, so folks get to know them better....
by Tom S
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 57)
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 57)

Enjoyable game. 2 good players- nice 6S solve by Gerry at the end, too.
by Tom S
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1301
Views: 256435

Re: Ask Graeme?

Both of the losers of the S80 semifinals never declared a 9 during their time on the show. Is this the furthest any player has advanced without doing so, or do some runners-up (even winners?) fit the bill? (exc. CoC, Masters or special games). It's happened before many times. Joyce Cansfield, Darry...
by Tom S
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 59
Views: 3808

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

Seeing as I highly doubt that the members of the Pet Shop Boys will not be reading this thread, I shall state some reasons why I dislike their music: A. The music is monotonous. B. Really not a fan of Neilbot Tennant's voice. C. The majority of their songs are annoying. D. I could go on.... I'm not...
by Tom S
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 59
Views: 3808

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

Seeing as I highly doubt that the members of the Pet Shop Boys will not be reading this thread, I shall state some reasons why I dislike their music:
A. The music is monotonous.
B. Really not a fan of Neilbot Tennant's voice.
C. The majority of their songs are annoying.
D. I could go on....
by Tom S
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 56)
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 56)

Good debut Andy, nice to see a score back in the 100s again after not having one in a month. Came across well, too.
by Tom S
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 55)
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 55)

Unlucky Sarah. Had a rather lucky run in my opinion, but still came across well. Always enjoy a tie-breaker, and it made for an exciting finish today.
by Tom S
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 59
Views: 3808

Controversial Musical Opinions.

Apols if there is a similar thread.

I'll start by saying that the Pet Shop Boys are seriously overrated.
by Tom S
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 586
Views: 119943

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Would Mr Eadie be willing to reveal what proportion of Countdown applicants fail the audition? And how come the postal address is still in Leeds? Perhaps another one to add to this (though it does not appear under always wanted to know) was as to why Robin Johnson was not present in the S79 finals-...
by Tom S
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 586
Views: 119943

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Would Mr Eadie be willing to reveal what proportion of Countdown applicants fail the audition? And how come the postal address is still in Leeds? Perhaps another one to add to this (though it does not appear under always wanted to know) was as to why Robin Johnson was not present in the S79 finals-...
by Tom S
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1301
Views: 256435

Re: Ask Graeme?

Both of the losers of the S80 semifinals never declared a 9 during their time on the show. Is this the furthest any player has advanced without doing so, or do some runners-up (even winners?) fit the bill? (exc. CoC, Masters or special games).
by Tom S
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Spoilers For Tuesday 3rd September 2019

R6 alt from my Mum: 100 × 3 + (25 × 10) + 10 - 7.
by Tom S
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 2nd September 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Spoilers For Monday 2nd September 2019

Bar 1 or 2 rounds, Liam put in a very good performance with some good word spots. Suspect it will have been worth the flight as I can see him staying for a few more games....
by Tom S
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 42)
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 42)

Congratulations to David on winning 8. With some numbers work he could certainly have a chance to advance beyond the QFs pending on who he would face. However, the series has been quite octo heavy already- so someone like Stephen probably will not stand a chance of being a finalist....
by Tom S
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 28th June 2019 (Series 80, Grand Final)
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Friday 28th June 2019 (Series 80, Grand Final)

Great recap James for a great game!
by Tom S
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1301
Views: 256435

Re: Ask Graeme?

1. In light of today's players scoring 0 on the numbers rounds overall, is this a new record? Today was the first 15 rounder with no points scored on numbers. This applies to both 15-round formats - previously the lowest total numbers score for an episode was 7 for the current format (four numbers ...
by Tom S
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1301
Views: 256435

Re: Ask Graeme?

2. What is the longest string of centuries in preliminary games?- I would have thought that 9 in a row starting from Elliott Mellor's 1st game would be a contender. Zarte's first run + Dylan's octorun + Gemma's first game (14 games total) is most likely I reckon. I've had a look at all the octocham...
by Tom S
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1301
Views: 256435

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme, Sorry if these Qs have been asked before, but I have 2 questions which I am intrigued about. 1. In light of today's players scoring 0 on the numbers rounds overall, is this a new record? 2. What is the longest string of centuries in preliminary games?- I would have thought that 9 in a row...
by Tom S
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 38)
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 38)

Good game. Whilst his numbers are still a tad patchy, I do think David can win 8 as his letters are much better than the average player. Felt for Martin, judging by his expressions during r14, I reckon he had it and then went wrong..... Definitely could have won himself a few v different players....
by Tom S
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th August 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Spoilers for Tuesday 20th August 2019

A good quality game today. I thought Nina was better than David on the letters but he was the more rounded player in the end. I did not think the conundrum was that hard today, maybe pressure got to them....
by Tom S
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 19th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 35)
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

Re: Spoilers for Monday 19th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 35)

The quest for nine octochamps in a series took a hit today. Stephen was a good player, but his letters were nowhere near as good as his numbers. If he was better at them, I woukd have no doubt that he would win 8. However, David could make up for Stephen's loss if he keeps up neat performances like...
by Tom S
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 12th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 30)
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: Spoilers for Monday 12th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 30)

I enjoyed today's game- Colin seemed to play at his best, with some nice spots like Gamiest and in particular, Nosegay, but Stephen deserved to win it based on numerical strength. May be in for a good few more games if he keeps it up.....
by Tom S
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1926
Views: 214900

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Welcome Danny and William :)
by Tom S
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 18th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 13)
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 18th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 13)

James seems to have a habit of making good players look awful with his performances. Sonia was probably a better player than the 2 gents before her, and got some good letters spots (even if they were beaten from time to time!)
by Tom S
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 16th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 11)
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th July 2019 (Series 81, prelim 11)

Thought James played very well, with some strong spots. Also felt for his opponent who was better than what his score suggested imo....
by Tom S
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday 10th July 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Spoilers For Wednesday 10th July 2019

Thought that was a good quality game, possibly Tom's best showing- however I think Aaron may have beaten him if he kept his composure cool throughout- could tell he was really nervous. Nevertheless, I'd guess that Tom has a good shot at making the finals, even if he does not get 8...
by Tom S
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Tom S wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:06 pm
Tom got some decent enough letters spots today, but don't feel he is octochamp material.....
Decent letters spots...
What I was meaning but was too slack to change it :)
by Tom S
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)

For the avoidance of confusion, I am not Tom SIlverlock in case anyone was thinking that :P
by Tom S
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)

Tom and Marwan would make an excellent Countdown team! Even for the last letters and numbers rounds they just swapped! Ouch! That was a really painful ending- did feel for Marwan- I reckon he would have solved the last numbers had the pressure not got to him.... Tom got some decent enough spots tod...
by Tom S
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: Spoilers for Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

Bit of a tedious comment but I think the "crucial conundrum" lighting has changed. I quite enjoyed today's game- likeable contestants and a bit nip and tuck.....
by Tom S
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 36
Views: 7231

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Congratulations to the new husband and wife :)
by Tom S
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 24
Views: 4607

Re: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)

Cracking final. Dinos you played your socks off today. Elliott you are undoubtedly one of the best of the best. Really good series, congrats to Team Countdown for it....
by Tom S
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 24
Views: 4607

Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)

Undoubtedly a battle hetween the 2 big guns of the series, Elliott and Dinos, who have both played superbly in the series, leading me to suspect that we are in for a masterclass of displays. The stats undoubtedly point in Elliott's favour, but anyone who says that Dinos has no chance at providing co...
by Tom S
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 50
Views: 15177

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Technically, Brendan had a very solid run (which was done on no apto practise), though given that he igned up after his octorun, any performance from then on discounts him. He was very nervy on his QF game, yet still got some good numbers spots though.....
by Tom S
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 50
Views: 15177

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Sounds promising. Enjoy. ---------------------- Recent nominees for this:- Jodine Lawrence [S79] Robin Johnson [S79] Andrew Jackson [S79] Maggie Barlow [S80] Jodine showed some promise but does not deserve to be in the same league as others. I would rate Robin more over Andrew despite his debut. Ma...
by Tom S
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)
Replies: 8
Views: 2563

Re: Spoilers for 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:01 pm
A great semi final!! Congrats on making the final Elliott but well done to Maggie who's been very enjoyable to watch and played so well. Hope to see Maggie again!! A couple of words I gambled in today's gamethat I'm curious about. Isolator and agames?
Yes to 1, No to Agames.