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by Tom S
Tue May 22, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 95)
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 95)

Some obscure maxes there today, and a close contest between the two players. Hard luck to Rosie who led for most of the game and fought well and hard!
by Tom S
Mon May 21, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 21st May 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Spoilers for 21st May 2018

Good standard for 2 newbies today...
by Tom S
Sat May 19, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 18th May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Spoilers for 18th May 2018

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Only just got chance to watch this....think VETTURINO is there in one round?

Anyways, congratulations to Paul on octoing, a thoroughly likable contestant:D
Only one T :)
by Tom S
Fri May 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 18th May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Spoilers for 18th May 2018

Ah well done Paul- an octochamp-worthy game there. Some very nice letters spots in there too- particularly Barefoot, Pastimes and Transpire to name a few....
by Tom S
Fri May 18, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 18th May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Spoilers for 18th May 2018

Come on Gerry!- supporting the local. Did not know Boatsmen was in and declared Boatmen instead.....
by Tom S
Thu May 17, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 17th May 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Spoilers for 17th May 2018

Personally do not think Paul is a worthy finalist, ability wise as seeds 7 and 8 who sit below him are better all rounders, but he definitely deserves to be there if it was based down to Mr Nice Guy :)
by Tom S
Thu May 17, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 17th May 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Spoilers for 17th May 2018

Definitely unusual about Paul and the letters. Phobia was a vg spot given that awful selection-only managed a 4 myself. Nevertheless, this is a good game on the letters front by both players.
by Tom S
Wed May 16, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1433

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Just heard the UK entrant and it ain't too bad. Mind you ,Ed Sheeran could perform with Adele and we still wouldn't get in the top ten. Still gonna watch it. Might make it interesting this year by running a sweepstake. The BBC actually rejected the Austrian song which topped the jury vote. They obv...
by Tom S
Tue May 15, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 15th May 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Spoilers for 15th May 2018

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 1:54 pm
Tom S wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 1:21 pm
Very nice spot by Paul in Round 1.
Very strange game from him, pretty much alternating good spots with average ones.
Don't know whether he was playing the "kindness card" at times....
by Tom S
Tue May 15, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 15th May 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Spoilers for 15th May 2018

Very nice spot by Paul in Round 1.
by Tom S
Mon May 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 14th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 89)
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: Spoilers for Monday 14th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 89)

Yeah was unlucky for Curtis there but the standard was quite good today. Padrino as a R11 alternative...
by Tom S
Sun May 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1433

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

She did fab fending off that stage invader tosser.
by Tom S
Sat May 12, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1433

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Think Cyprus may be taking the crown this evening. She seems incredibly popular.
by Tom S
Wed May 09, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1433

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 4:39 pm
Is it supposed to be a SuBo reference or something
It is a combo of her names Susanna Marie.
by Tom S
Wed May 09, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1433

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Lots of my faves were given the boot last night- FYR Macedonia, Switzerland (in particular whom I voted for several times as she delivered a great performance with a great song, and plus they have been underrated for a few years now) and also sad that Azerbaijan and Belgium did not pass. Most shock...
by Tom S
Wed May 09, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1433

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Lots of my faves were given the boot last night- FYR Macedonia, Switzerland (in particular whom I voted for several times as she delivered a great performance with a great song, and plus they have been underrated for a few years now) and also sad that Azerbaijan and Belgium did not pass. Most shocki...
by Tom S
Tue May 08, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)

Vwd Toby. Great total! Will look forward to seeing you in the finals :)
by Tom S
Sat May 05, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 11
Views: 1507

The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Clarkson is being a knob, but he is actually quite good in doing so because this chap is quite hopeless.
by Tom S
Fri May 04, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: App.terous
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: App.terous

I would vouch for this but it would be a large hassle to make I'd imagine. It definitely would. What would be more feasible would applying a responsive design to the existing web version, by which I mean a design that adapts the layout to the screen size of the device. Still not a small job but mas...
by Tom S
Thu May 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: App.terous
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: App.terous

I would vouch for this but it would be a large hassle to make I'd imagine.
by Tom S
Wed May 02, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd May 2018

I publicly apologise for cheating on this thread.
by Tom S
Wed May 02, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 81)
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 81)

At this rate scores wise, we could be getting a new member of the 900 club!
by Tom S
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th April 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Spoilers for 30th April 2018

Well played again today Toby- another century to add to the list :) Maxim was a good player and certainly had it in him to win a few more games.
by Tom S
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CoC XV
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

CoC XV

There could be something going on-John Cowen seems to have confirmed that we will be getting a new Champion of Champions Series........

https://www.apterous.org/chat.php?base= ... ir=earlier
by Tom S
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)
Replies: 13
Views: 1215

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)

Absolute cracker of a game- was nowhere near on that conundrum. Think Jason has joined Ciaran McCarthy in the highest losing score category, nevertheless brilliant play by both. Shall look forward to seeing many more games!
by Tom S
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th April 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Spoilers for 25th April 2018

Poor Maria had a bit of a mare today, felt for her....
by Tom S
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Book recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Book recommendations

Anxiety for Beginners by Eleanor Morgan- totally enlightening.
by Tom S
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 46
Views: 7493

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

There'd be a fair few good'uns to update this list with....
by Tom S
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 9832

Re: Deathwatch 2018

The way I feel about his passing is the same as my parents when they heard of George Michael's death- like a part of their childhood had been taken away.
by Tom S
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 9832

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Tbh the news of Avicii's death made me feel physically sick because he is probably the first artist to die who I have seen evolve musically and then this happens- completely shocked me. Avicii is very well known amongst the teenager/young generation community and will forever have some great songs....
by Tom S
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 203
Views: 31609

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Dale Winton to add (rather shockingly) to the list. RIP.
by Tom S
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 72)
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 72)

Very good standard again today- Masha putting on a super performance considering English is not her first tongue. Mac on the other hand did beat me twice in the letters, and is probably kicking himself for missing 399 earlier on, but he got the win. After that show, think he can definitely go on to ...
by Tom S
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 71)
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 71)

Don't think that Mr Mac will become an octochamp because he faces someone familiar to this thread and forum in his 7th or 8th show should he make it. But the standard was good, Dougie deserves to be in the final-seems like a nice and likeable chap. We will have to see regarding Mack....
by Tom S
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: (SPOILERS) The Countdown Scoring System.
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

Re: (SPOILERS) The Countdown Scoring System.

If number of points were used, I think the finals stages would be too predictable. "Twists" like that generated by the current system are what make Countdown finals stages all the more exciting, IMO. I suppose if it did come down to the unlikely situation that only one makes it through- would the p...
by Tom S
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: (SPOILERS) The Countdown Scoring System.
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

(SPOILERS) The Countdown Scoring System.

Hi all, this has probably been mentioned before, but today we saw Dougie Mackay eliminated in an unfortunate fashion, giving him a new record of the highest 7-time winner score. Although it is very likely we will be seeing him in the finals, it would not be impossible to see him not make it given th...
by Tom S
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)
Replies: 17
Views: 1541

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

There are no vowels in RHYTHM Thanks. Nick should be explaining these though. Same here! I had no idea what was the relation until I had a closer look at the word and thought to myself "Oh yeah..." Alternative to R3 if you want to use all the Numbers: (10 x 7) + 50 + 9 - 6 + 4 Good job on both cont...
by Tom S
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)
Replies: 17
Views: 1541

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:29 pm
Bizarre teatime teaser - I don't really see the connection between rhythm and vowelless.
Agreed
by Tom S
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 548
Views: 88453

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a dream recently which featured a young, mid 20-s to mid 30-s Asian male player, who on his debut beat Joyce Phillips, despite playing rather averagely (which is no representation of Joyce's real ability :) ). However, the day after he smashed it beating Ray Wilding with a score in the 120s to R...
by Tom S
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 11th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 67)
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 11th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 67)

First draw against a player in what seems like forever for me....
by Tom S
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 11th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 67)
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 11th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 67)

Knew there was that 9 in R4, just could not remember what :)
by Tom S
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th April 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Spoilers for 9th April 2018

Although the scores don't suggest it, the play today was of a very nice standard, and I believe that Dougie has the potential to go and make it 8....
by Tom S
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "First Ever Song" Recollection.
Replies: 13
Views: 1389

Re: "First Ever Song" Recollection.

At the risk of derailing this thread slightly, at the same time our family car was one of these, a Volkswagen Variant: http://www.fahnn.co.uk/images/vwv.jpg I only mention it because they seem to be completely forgotten now. I remember when my mum once completely demolished part of the garden wall ...
by Tom S
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 207
Views: 38197

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

It was good to see Stephen Mulhern give George a good run for his money today....
by Tom S
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "First Ever Song" Recollection.
Replies: 13
Views: 1389

Re: "First Ever Song" Recollection.

If it is of any interest, the car was a Red Passat Estate. I can also remember Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve being blasted around the car frequently as a youngster, too...
by Tom S
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 61)
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 61)

Very good game today, unlucky for Michael to lose on that score, but both played very well, good game to watch (maybe George is going up in my estimations).....
by Tom S
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 61)
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 61)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:16 pm
OUTRANTED to beat OUTRATED in R1.
OSETROVA an alt to ROOTAGES in R5.
Toyed with OUTRANTED, but played safe with OUTRATED in the end.
by Tom S
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Easter Monday 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: Spoilers for Easter Monday 2018

Tom S wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:54 pm
Good game today, with 2 good players, but I felt as if Noel was the better player overall...
And he was, with 5 maxes to 3 (for the 15 rounds).
by Tom S
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Easter Monday 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Spoilers for Easter Monday 2018

Good game today, with 2 good players, but I felt as if Noel was the better player overall...
by Tom S
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 154
Views: 4701

Re: While y'all wait...

It has risen! Many thanks to Charlie for his work to reboot the site.
by Tom S
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 154
Views: 4701

Re: While y'all wait...

Dan Byrom wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:40 am
:ugeek: Decided against UNFOUND and SHAPELY... Was that a mistake?
I went for them purely because word 1 I have heard in a song, and I am sure you can be more ******* than another person.
by Tom S
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 154
Views: 4701

Re: While y'all wait...

BANDIEST
WEAVING
(9X8+6) x (5 x 2) -3 = 777
BOUNCIER
TAONGA?
(6+3) x 100 - (7+7) + 3 =889
OHMIGAWD
DROOLS
(6+(6/2) x 9 x 10 + 2=812
UNFOUND
SHAPELY
ABSORBS
PROSOMA
(8+5+2) x 25=375
UNBERATED?
by Tom S
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: A Conundrum Alphabet... while you wait
Replies: 8
Views: 1930

Re: A Conundrum Alphabet... while you wait

A Tokoloshe is some type of African mysterious creature iirc which scares the shit out of them
by Tom S
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 154
Views: 4701

Re: While y'all wait...

INSIPIDLY in R5
by Tom S
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 154
Views: 4701

Re: While y'all wait...

R7 max was RIPRAP
by Tom S
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 154
Views: 4701

Re: While y'all wait...

Ray Wilding wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:55 am
Tom S wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:54 am
BTW the OED accepts GAMBIERS, but the app max only had MIRAGES....
GAMBIER is a mass noun: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/gambier
oops :)
by Tom S
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 154
Views: 4701

Re: While y'all wait...

Any guesses (a R8 max :) ) for the 6?
by Tom S
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 154
Views: 4701

Re: While y'all wait...

BTW the OED accepts GAMBIERS, but the app max only had MIRAGES....