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by Tom S
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 69
Views: 23909

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

Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*): 12 Medals (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant or DC on CD before**): 7 Sorry for dredging up an old topic, but... does anyone know - these medals and badges; is there an easy way...
by Tom S
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 44
Views: 2003

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

I was namechecked in an Adam Hills gig.
by Tom S
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 36)
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 20th February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 36)

Strong showing by Ryan again tbh- 10 maxes. Roadsters and Varicose both being great spots.
by Tom S
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoiler for 19th February 2020.
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Spoiler for 19th February 2020.

Solid stuff from C2. Nice 4L solve at the end....
by Tom S
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 26)
Replies: 16
Views: 670

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 26)

Very well played Ian- think John had a shot at winning 8 if he hadn't met you! Good game!
by Tom S
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 25)
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 25)

Good showing from John today- finally breaking the 2/3 win curse!
by Tom S
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 463
Views: 138447

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Ed Balls in Euroland- very insightful programme.
by Tom S
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 18)
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 18)

Can't help but feel like Nick threw it away today. He was a decent player who could have possibly won 8. Thomas was lucky to win given his double blank in the letters, but came across as likeable and could seam his slight inconsistencies in the letters and numbers during the filming break and find h...
by Tom S
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 13th January 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

Re: Spoilers for 13th January 2020

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:51 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:02 pm
Tom S wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:58 am


I admittedly had not even noticed until I was pointed out...... :oops:
But I mean you can still edit it now so it will come up right on the topic list.
Bump!
Sorry- not techy minded= sorted now :)
by Tom S
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 15)
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 15)

Another enjoyable game. Nick seems like quite a good player, too. Dave will be kicking himself for the 1st 3L miss, but at least it did not prove to be critical in the end.
by Tom S
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 13)
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 13)

Good game today played in good spirit. Shame Paul only got 2 wins as had he been on a week or so ago, he'd have probably won a fair few more. But well played to Dave- can see him getting a few more under his belt.
by Tom S
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Contestants by Region: IRELAND
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Contestants by Region: IRELAND

To offer assistance- Ciaran Thompson I'm pretty sure was a Brummie and I believe Chris Kilbride was British too. For 78- only Donal Casey and Gerry Walsh were 100% Irish, unless you discount Gerry for living in the UK. 90% sure Glen Burke was Irish. All the others were British- not sure about Sylvia...
by Tom S
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 13th January 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

Re: Spoilers for 13th January 2020

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:06 pm
Tom S wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:44 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:32 pm
Um. 2019?

Whoops!
You can edit it in the top post. It's better than just changing it in a later post.
I admittedly had not even noticed until I was pointed out...... :oops:
by Tom S
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 13th January 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

Re: Spoilers for 13th January 2020

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:32 pm
Um. 2019?

Whoops!
by Tom S
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 44
Views: 2003

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

Paul Worsley wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:37 pm
Tom S wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:33 am
He was actually quite nice and pleasant, though.
I assumed he would be. What made you think otherwise?
It seems to me that general consensus on Brandreth isn't positive in the Countdown community, so was effectively disproving any doubts people may have had about him.
by Tom S
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 44
Views: 2003

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

Gyles Brandreth shook my hand when I was about 9 or 10 years old when he switched the Christmas lights on in my town. He was actually quite nice and pleasant, though.
by Tom S
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 11)
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 11)

Solid debut by C2. Bromance was a particularly nice spot.
by Tom S
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 13th January 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

Spoilers for 13th January 2020

Ouch- felt for Tara- not the best player but she definitely should not be joining Wendy Cooke in the 6 club when players like Lewis Fortnite exist. Plus in addition, I think she said she was from Iran, so big kudos to her for going on, considering English may have not been her 1st language.
by Tom S
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who are Countdown's unluckiest losers?
Replies: 22
Views: 1487

Re: Who are Countdown's unluckiest losers?

Possibly Stephen Mellor from 81 deserves a mention, despite the letters inconsistency. Arran Cleminson and Harry Clark from S80- both finalist potential. Chris Sturdy from S79 (despite the odd numbers-mishap). His letters were on a par with Martin May in that series. Jason Palmer who lost to Toby M ...
by Tom S
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th December 2019 (Series 81, QF4)
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th December 2019 (Series 81, QF4)

Great game like yesterday. Scoring does not reflect the ability of the 2 players who both had their glory moments at different times.
by Tom S
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 81 Finals Predictions (With Poll)
Replies: 12
Views: 1570

Re: Series 81 Finals Predictions (With Poll)

Whilst I do think that Corrina should be allowed to play again (most suitably in a special), I think that if you are not in the Top 8, then you should not be in the next final. A potential appropriate special ep should perhaps be Corrina v Paul Anderson as they were both in the same series and were ...
by Tom S
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 125
Views: 42701

Re: Countdowners in the news

Martin Hurst wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:33 pm
Richard Brittain

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scot ... s-21012795
What a weird sicko he is.
by Tom S
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 81 finals predictions
Replies: 8
Views: 1065

Re: Series 81 finals predictions

I think it's an interesting series, because I would rank some seeds above others (mainly 6-8). John Osmond would have probably been #9 had he kept playing like he did in his first 3 games, but in his next few, put in some performances which could give some of the top seeds a close game. David was go...
by Tom S
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 3rd December 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Spoilers for 3rd December 2019

Congrats to Jamie on a well-fought and well-deserved octotchamp status. Feel for Corrina who has been eliminated due to there being 9 Octochamps! Series definitely has perked up towards the end.
by Tom S
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 435
Views: 44620

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

Uploader.
by Tom S
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd November 2019.
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Spoilers for Friday 22nd November 2019.

What a cracking game! Great comeback by Paul and conundrum solve. Real shame that he won't be in the finals, as he is better than a fair few of the other octos this series. But Jamie played very well, too, and am sure he will do well.
by Tom S
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 103)
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 103)

I would assume that 7 8s must be a new record, too. Definitely think the series has improved in quality as the series has gone on, with some good octochamps. Paul has been very good so far, and has a good chance of being octo #9 . The chap today was his best opponent, too. What about the guy from t...
by Tom S
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rachel Riley Post
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Re: Rachel Riley Post

I was going to post about this actually. I think Rachel Riley is completely blinkered about Corbyn and plain wrong. I'm not going to call for her to be sacked or anything though. I (as a former Corbynite) think she had overstepped the line in this case in regards to the image used, but the fact tha...
by Tom S
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rachel Riley Post
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Rachel Riley Post

Rachel Riley has seemingly caused upset amongst many as a result of this: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/uk/who-is-rachel-riley-apartheid-jeremy-corbyn-mandela/ (article for image purposes) Given that people are calling for her sacking, I was purely interested as to what the C4C forum thought ...
by Tom S
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 103)
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 103)

I would assume that 7 8s must be a new record, too. Definitely think the series has improved in quality as the series has gone on, with some good octochamps. Paul has been very good so far, and has a good chance of being octo #9 . The chap today was his best opponent, too.
by Tom S
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1356

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019

I thought Rufus played quite well regarding expected standards of his fellow celebs.
by Tom S
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 18th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 100)
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 100)

Twas a very unfortunate ending for Ewen- he looked as if he saw Amortised straight after his dec and looked to just behind Paul on the conundrum. Nonetheless, Paul has had a good run so far with strong scores- on for a nice octototal should he make it, which I hope he will.
by Tom S
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 26
Views: 7827

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

These people are just currently in the news and won't be considered famous in five years. And Strictly contestant? Kind of means she wasn't famous enough to even make the show if that's how people refer to her since it's meant to be for people who are already celebrities. Solely remarked on the Str...
by Tom S
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 26
Views: 7827

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Phil H wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:54 pm
Virginia Roberts/Giuffre/Roberts-Giuffre/Roberts Giuffre has emerged as a contender.
Similarly Jennifer Arcuri is without one. Strictly contestant Saffron Barker is also without a page.
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: 942

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: 676

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: 624

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 Wednesday 30th October 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1981

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 Wednesday 30th October 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1981

Spoilers For Wednesday 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 Tuesday 29th October 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Spoilers For Tuesday 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: 256
Views: 87680

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: 1641

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: 45
Views: 10626

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: 829

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: 74
Views: 10364

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: 683

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: 256
Views: 87680

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: 256
Views: 87680

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: 906

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: 6624

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: 1020

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: 17339

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: 922

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: 624

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: 6306

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: 773

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: 6306

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: 74
Views: 10364

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: 696

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.