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by Tom S
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:57 pm
Tom S wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:01 pm
Adam is not a bad player and capable of some good word spots, but we'll have to see regarding his fate....
What you hinting at?
That I am unsure as to what his outcome will be....
by Tom S
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)

Adam is not a bad player and capable of some good word spots, but we'll have to see regarding his fate....
by Tom S
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)

Tony Atkins wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:58 pm
Mark Kudlowski wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:53 pm
4th numbers alt:

((9 x 6) + 6 + 2) x (10 + 5)
I made 93 and timed it by 10.
((6+5) x 9-6)) x 10?
by Tom S
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)

Rachel could have just subtracted the 8 and 6 to get 561- bit surprised she could not find it, but it was the 4th recording.
by Tom S
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 15th August 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Spoilers for 15th August 2018

Loamiest as r10 alt
by Tom S
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 15th August 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Spoilers for 15th August 2018

Most impressed by Adam's Mailshot declaration.
by Tom S
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Spoilers for 14th August 2018

Commiserations to Steve too, hopefully he enjoyed his run on the show.
by Tom S
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Spoilers for 14th August 2018

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Tom S wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:22 pm
A celebrity in the house- not often see on this show. IIRC his film was well documented on TV. His dad Mark Rolston has also been in some famous films, too.
One of the best films I've seen in the last few years. A cheering tale :)
Yeah might be worth a watch someday...
by Tom S
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Spoilers for 14th August 2018

A celebrity in the house- not often see on this show. IIRC his film was well documented on TV. His dad Mark Rolston has also been in some famous films, too.
by Tom S
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Spoilers for 9th August 2018G

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:37 pm
Tom S wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Can I edit the title? Was a little inconsiderate in checking. TOADIED as a R4 beater.
Edit the title in your opening post. Should work.
Ah thanks :)
by Tom S
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Spoilers for 9th August 2018G

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Tom S wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Good luck to Steve today- a good player and hope he can go on to win a few.
You mentioned him the other day. Where do you know him from? Is he on Apterous?
Yep
by Tom S
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Spoilers for 9th August 2018G

Can I edit the title? Was a little inconsiderate in checking. TOADIED as a R4 beater.
by Tom S
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Spoilers for 9th August 2018

Good luck to Steve today- a good player and hope he can go on to win a few.
by Tom S
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 214
Views: 45324

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Cannot copy and paste pics on my computer, but was watching the show "Celebrity Money for Nothing", and one of the upcyclers, Sarah Peterson bore a striking resemblance to Ann Dibben. Google "Sarah Peterson Upcycling" and you will see what I am on about :)
by Tom S
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 30)
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 30)

How long do you's reckon Eddie will last? I don't know whether he will octo, but he put in a good performance yesterday, not quite as good today, though he solved the conundrum very quick, which stumped me. Well everyone has off days. So if he has any more off days but they don't cost him the game ...
by Tom S
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 30)
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 30)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:38 pm
How long do you's reckon Eddie will last?
I don't know whether he will octo, but he put in a good performance yesterday, not quite as good today, though he solved the conundrum very quick, which stumped me.
by Tom S
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

On the other hand, IMO Matthew's win on Friday can be attributed to just pure luck with his risky words since he genuinely did not know whether it was in or not...but seriously, someone please end the Octochamp drought, we should have had two by now and we have none! :( I don't think so at all. He ...
by Tom S
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:34 am
Also, it's hardly a fail. If someone out there is willing and able to say RELUCTING, they deserve their ten points.
Maybe it would be re-filmed and a new one would be put in place, but agree with your point, nevertheless, Mark.
by Tom S
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

Guess Matt's just an afternoon person, not a morning one (assuming he ended one day and started another). On the other hand, IMO Matthew's win on Friday can be attributed to just pure luck with his risky words since he genuinely did not know whether it was in or not...but seriously, someone please ...
by Tom S
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 970

Re: Susie Dent's Two Words

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Does anybody want a game on the app?
What is your name on there Owen?
by Tom S
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

Another player that looks good briefly and then falls away. I wonder what today's winner will go on to achieve. I kind of had a gut feeling that Matthew was not going to go far, even though he put in a very good debut. Bar the blip on the last numbers, Eddie put in a solidly consistent performance ...
by Tom S
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

I wonder what would have been done though if someone did declare Relucting, as I spotted.
by Tom S
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

Bit surprised that Asocials is not allowed.
by Tom S
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Spoilers for 6th August 2018

Sturdier as a rather common r2 beater.
by Tom S
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 16762

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Barry Chuckle- used to enjoy Chucklevision as a child, so was very sad to hear the news this morning.
by Tom S
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 970

Re: Susie Dent's Two Words

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:26 am
When was this game made.
Quite recently- about 2 mths ago.
by Tom S
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:30 pm
I suspect that Bob could have been weakened by this being the fifth and last game of the recording session, too.
I would agree. I suspect he will come fresh faced in the finals, and as it stands, I still find him a threat to do very well in the finals.
by Tom S
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Poor Bob- was probably his worst showing, but seems to be a recurring theme for people to lose on their 8th game at the moment. Matthew definitely was the better player on the day, so we will see how he does.
by Tom S
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 970

Re: Susie Dent's Two Words

It is a good game- failed to beat Susie Bot yet, though!
by Tom S
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 27)
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 27)

Another solid letters performance from Bob, one more then he can relax! ARGILEH was a beater in R4 Solid player- had a few mishaps on the numbers today, but that could be attributed to fatigue. His conundrums are improving too- could be the quickest of the series so far? Nevertheless, Emily kept Bo...
by Tom S
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 26)
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 26)

I felt for Will today- have played him before- seems like a nice guy and was a good player who fell foul of the draw. Unfortunately for him, Bob was in very fine form and suspect (and hope!) that we'll see him in the finals.
by Tom S
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 21
Views: 4427

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Girlfriend by Christine and The Queens. It is so monotonous and her voice annoys me in the song. A shame because her other song Tilted is really good. Not many songs give me a headache when it is played, but this does a good job.
by Tom S
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 31st July 2018.
Replies: 0
Views: 422

Spoilers for 31st July 2018.

Looked like there were longer words than 7 in R2, but not to be!
by Tom S
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th July 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Spoilers for 30th July 2018

If it was anything, my Mum was playing along last night (and scored 57 v Bob, so an okayish player), also got the same result as Jonathan, and was a bit miffed when the solution was revealed. I just personally think the general "You might kick yourselves" was much more appropriate, though as Zarte p...
by Tom S
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th July 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Spoilers for 30th July 2018

Did anyone think Rachel was a tad on the rude side when she said that "you clearly don't know your 75 x tables" at the end of r14. Yes, it was a bad miss, but still thought it was a little uncalled for (not that she is a malicious individual).
by Tom S
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th July 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Spoilers for 30th July 2018

Declared Grovers myself as well so was a bit surprised it was disallowed.
by Tom S
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th July 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Spoilers for 30th July 2018

Ridgetop as a R1 beater.
by Tom S
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th July 2018.
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: Spoilers for 27th July 2018.

I think Bob had actually improved since his first game, and his numbers are better than I first thought. So yes, he could be an octochamp. I didn't actually think Lewis was really octo potential, but anyone who can win one game could potentially win eight, by just stringing them together and not ge...
by Tom S
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th July 2018.
Replies: 14
Views: 847

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 Tom S
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th July 2018.
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: Spoilers for 27th July 2018.

But what about Lewis? I can say 100% he won't become an octochamp. I meant that at the time Lewis had a good chance of becoming an octochamp Think my point has been slightly misunderstood- was stating that Bob is the best candidate I have seen so far based on ability to become an O-champ this serie...
by Tom S
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th July 2018.
Replies: 14
Views: 847

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 Tom S
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

My initial impression is that he probably won't do it. He had a decent game today, but seemed to fade, so I think his big lead probably came from him "overperforming" relative to his mean. But we'll find out! I would agree that he over performed in the 1st half- he still did a good job, and though ...
by Tom S
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Great game-just the luck of the draw for Brian in the end- as he is a better player than present #1 seed Lewis imo. It was a great game with one of the most high quality I have seen in a prelim in the past few months. If I was a betting man, I would not put it past Bob making it to 8 as he had some...
by Tom S
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Great game-just the luck of the draw for Brian in the end- as he is a better player than present #1 seed Lewis imo. It was a great game with one of the most high quality I have seen in a prelim in the past few months. If I was a betting man, I would not put it past Bob making it to 8 as he had some ...
by Tom S
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Quality of this game has been v good so far-whoever wins is a contender to do well.
by Tom S
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Quantity of letter and number stacks
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Quantity of letter and number stacks

Hi Terence,

Welcome- not sure I can help you out with this subject, but am sure there'll be others who can :)
by Tom S
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 18)
Replies: 4
Views: 845

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

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:20 pm
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).
I did not get that impression, but see where you are coming from.
by Tom S
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 18)
Replies: 4
Views: 845

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

Bryan deserves to give himself a pat on the back after his 7 max performance today- a century on his debut is definitely a good feat. We could be seeing him for a bit longer me thinks. Nevertheless, John had some great letters spots but his numbers were not there, which ultimately led him to prevail...
by Tom S
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 55
Views: 3656

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

Personally, I think there are some individuals who are more worthy than the one's noted on the draw. Nevertheless, the past few series in the criteria for this CoC have been of a high standard imo, so there were always going to be some who would not be able to participate. By having some Series Win...
by Tom S
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 55
Views: 3656

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

Personally, I think there are some individuals who are more worthy than the one's noted on the draw. Nevertheless, the past few series in the criteria for this CoC have been of a high standard imo, so there were always going to be some who would not be able to participate. By having some Series Winn...
by Tom S
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 55
Views: 3656

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

Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:40 pm
How come the moose ain't gonna be there?
Either he could not make the dates, was not invited (which seems highly unlikely) or did not want to participate.
by Tom S
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 1835

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

A most impressive performance in the letters by John today-certainly finding his groove, just unfortunate that his numbers are not up to scratch. Though 114 was a bit of late spot by me today though, but got there in the end :P
by Tom S
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Octoruns
Replies: 9
Views: 877

Re: Octoruns

*cough* not quite Mark's, but Are you trying to point out in a subtle way that yours was hard? Or do you disagree with what I said about James and Elliott, what I consider a hard octoruns is how many crucial conundrums you've had in a run. And you only had one but don't get me wrong, you did very w...
by Tom S
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 14)
Replies: 6
Views: 665

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

R1: Snarlier R2: dines R3: (8+5+1)*25=350 R4: Orange R5: plates R6: (100*5)-(8*8)=436 R7: boosted R8: ranch R9: same as John. R10: steam R11: fiestas R12: sum😭 R13: guilted R14: 480 R15: got dramatise in 3 seconds. Woulda won against Sarah with a score of 83-58. Also got 7 maxes. Good effort Owen.
by Tom S
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Octoruns
Replies: 9
Views: 877

Re: Octoruns

Mark Murray by a country mile-honourable mentions to maybe Michael Pfeffer and Chris Thorn.