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by Owen Carroll
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I'm still loving cobra kai. Although desperate for the new season to arrive!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Owen Carroll
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 92)
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 92)

So are you saying that was you? Presumably based on more recent comments ("Will we get 8 octochamps or not? I can tell you if you wish to know"), you're a regular in the audience? I was unfortunately never in the audience for my whole life. I know someone who knows if we get 8 octochamps or not tho...
by Owen Carroll
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 15th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 100)
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 15th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 100)

When was the last series where a 7-time champion didn't make the finals? Was it Series 47? As a wiki/Countdown history geek I should totally remember this... guess I've gotta turn in my card now :mrgreen: Yeah that's right. 3 7 time winners couldn't make the finals. Bad time to be on the show right?
by Owen Carroll
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 15th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 100)
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 15th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 100)

Will we get 8 octochamps or not? I can tell you if you wish to know.
by Owen Carroll
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 13th November 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Spoilers for 13th November 2018

Looks like Alan will get either 5th or 6th seed should he become an octochamp. And if he doesn't he won't make the finals unfortunately. Hope he does though.
by Owen Carroll
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 13th November 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Spoilers for 13th November 2018

Anyone else feel a bit for Lisa there, I thought her letters were quite competent with some decent spots like Neurons, yet had bad luck on Firelog. Her numbers did not appear to be poor, and think studio pressure affected her. On another day against a different player, she would not have scored tha...
by Owen Carroll
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 9th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 86)
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: Wednesday 9th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 86)

Thanks jamesπŸ‘ Sorry if I seemed pushy earlier
by Owen Carroll
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

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

James Robinson wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Owen Carroll wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:47 pm
When are the recaps coming back??????????
Hopefully some time today. I know it must be a pain to be 6 months behind, but feel for me a little bit, I'm a busy, busy man.... :P :P
Sorry. And thanks
by Owen Carroll
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

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

When are the recaps coming back??????????
by Owen Carroll
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)

Elliott Mellor wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Owen Carroll wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Well done on the conundrum Elliott! How long did it take you to spot it?
2 minutes. Quick huh?
Never seen a quicker one.
by Owen Carroll
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)

Well done on the conundrum Elliott! How long did it take you to spot it?
by Owen Carroll
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)

Tom S wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:09 pm
Ah good run Chris, have enjoyed seeing you over your games, and unlucky to lose in such tight circumstances, but it did make for good viewing :). Look forward to a reappearance in 10 years time when you can achieve octochampdom :)
You can come back after 5 years. Zarte did.
by Owen Carroll
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 92)
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 92)

Being a long time countdown fan really pays off when you beat the contestants to the conundrum.
by Owen Carroll
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)
Replies: 15
Views: 1364

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)

Well possibly, but I think what RR said at the end was adequate enough given that there's not much special about celebrating the 36th, though not sure whether you caught it, but the continuity announcer made a reference to it beforehand. What was the reference? She just stated about the anniversary...
by Owen Carroll
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)
Replies: 15
Views: 1364

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)

On Susie's 25 anniversary, Colin showed a clip of Susie's first episode. I hoped that today they'd show when Richard Whiteley said "As the countdown to a brand new channel ends, a brand new countdown begins" Well possibly, but I think what RR said at the end was adequate enough given that there's n...
by Owen Carroll
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)
Replies: 15
Views: 1364

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)

On Susie's 25 anniversary, Colin showed a clip of Susie's first episode. I hoped that today they'd show when Richard Whiteley said "As the countdown to a brand new channel ends, a brand new countdown begins"
by Owen Carroll
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 90))
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 90))

Glad Colin Murray's coming for a special day tomorrow.
by Owen Carroll
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.
Replies: 11
Views: 1204

Re: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.

Sorry dude -- couldn't get access to the subtitles file today, which is usually how I've been transcribing them. Are there subtitles for this episode on 4oD for you? I can't tell if they're down for everyone or just me... Sorry mate but what's 4oD? All 4 , The catch up service. Ah ok. Well I don't ...
by Owen Carroll
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.
Replies: 11
Views: 1204

Re: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.

Johnny Canuck wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:29 am
Owen Carroll wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:18 am
How come the episode ain't on the wiki yet?
Sorry dude -- couldn't get access to the subtitles file today, which is usually how I've been transcribing them. Are there subtitles for this episode on 4oD for you? I can't tell if they're down for everyone or just me...
Sorry mate but what's 4oD?
by Owen Carroll
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.
Replies: 11
Views: 1204

Re: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.

How come the episode ain't on the wiki yet?
by Owen Carroll
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.
Replies: 11
Views: 1204

Re: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.

What was Paul's trick today?
by Owen Carroll
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 88)
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 88)

What was Paul Zenon's trick today. In a hotel which doesn't have channel 4 on the tv for some reason. And can't watch it on channel4's website. His trick involved drawing an outline of his right hand on a piece of black paper, then asked Rachel to pick a finger (She chose the pinky). Susie then dre...
by Owen Carroll
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 88)
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 88)

What was Paul Zenon's trick today. In a hotel which doesn't have channel 4 on the tv for some reason. And can't watch it on channel4's website.
by Owen Carroll
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 87)
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: Spoilers for Monday 29th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 87)

I don't think she was terrible or anything, but I think she'd need to use that game as a starting point to improve upon. Fair enough. I did think she missed an easy enough to spot word or two but I think she's definitely capable of octochampdom. I agree with Gavin here, plus we have our new forum c...
by Owen Carroll
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 87)
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: Spoilers for Monday 29th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 87)

Well done to Georgia. She could give us another octochamp I don't think she was terrible or anything, but I think she'd need to use that game as a starting point to improve upon. Fair enough. I did think she missed an easy enough to spot word or two but I think she's definitely capable of octochamp...
by Owen Carroll
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 87)
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: Spoilers for Monday 29th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 87)

Well done to Georgia. She could give us another octochamp
by Owen Carroll
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 26th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 86)
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 86)

Bradley Horrocks wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:18 pm
Possibly the best game yet from Martin, he'll be a player in the finals!
I thought 49 was really harsh on Dover too, didn't do too much wrong.
AUDITION was the surprising beater in R1, MAEGBOT towards the end.
Do you know if you can have megabot?
by Owen Carroll
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 26th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 86)
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 86)

A very worthy octochamp and number 1 seed Martin. Haven't seen the finals so don't know if it stays that way.
by Owen Carroll
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 22nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 82)
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: Spoilers for Monday 22nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 82)

And having patience is hard when you've been waiting for something for almost two years.
by Owen Carroll
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 22nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 82)
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: Spoilers for Monday 22nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 82)

Tom S wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Owen Carroll wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:07 pm
Today Jodine'smoff the board and I still haven't heard a response from countdown.
Don't know what you mean in the first part- with the second, have patience :)
I meant to say Jodine's off the leaderboard on the countdown wiki as of today.
by Owen Carroll
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 22nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 82)
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: Spoilers for Monday 22nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 82)

Today Jodine'smoff the board and I still haven't heard a response from countdown.
by Owen Carroll
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 22nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 82)
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: Spoilers for Monday 22nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 82)

Bradley Horrocks wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:51 pm
GEONOMA in R12

Another century for Martin, nice work!
Nice word manπŸ‘
by Owen Carroll
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?
Replies: 18
Views: 3286

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Owen Carroll wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:49 pm
You can go back after 5 years.
He can go back to his island any time he wants.
I meant countdown.
by Owen Carroll
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?
Replies: 18
Views: 3286

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

You can go back after 5 years.
by Owen Carroll
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1898
Views: 148630

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Chris Sturdy wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Excellent. Mum's the word (though as a nine-letter equivalent, I imagine MATRIARCH is preferred)

And thanks for the welcome. Yet another disastrously efficient way of procrastinating...
Welcome to the site from me too Chris. You'll love it!
by Owen Carroll
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

Re: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:10 am
Owen Carroll wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Today's episode made me wonder, does anyone know when Martin May will be appearing on the show this series?
How did you know he was going to be on?
It said so on the countdown wiki.
by Owen Carroll
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 15th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 77)
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Spoilers for Monday 15th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 77)

Like Zarte's first ever game. We needed a nine after those other selections. And I'm glad it's common enough for me to spot it on countdown
by Owen Carroll
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 15th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 77)
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Spoilers for Monday 15th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 77)

Not great selections so far. Anyone else agree?
by Owen Carroll
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 56
Views: 3334

Re: Can you swim?

This really hasn't been used in 10 years?
by Owen Carroll
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

Re: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)

Today's episode made me wonder, does anyone know when Martin May will be appearing on the show this series?
by Owen Carroll
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)

I'll be really surprised (and disappointed) if mike doesn't make the 800 club After today, I honestly don't think he's that likely to anymore -- he'd need his highest score so far (115) to qualify. Still doable by all means if he gets a niner, though, and he's also probably going to yet again make ...
by Owen Carroll
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)

I'll be really surprised (and disappointed) if mike doesn't make the 800 club
by Owen Carroll
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)
Replies: 13
Views: 1338

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)

He is scoring well and hopefully may get past the 800 mark, which would be nice to see- he can still play competently too even when filming 5 shows in 1 day, with still 1 more to go in the day. He is consistent in both fields, though if he were to make the finals, then I would expect his numbers to...
by Owen Carroll
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)
Replies: 13
Views: 1338

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)

Wow mike's doing pretty well eh? Could get our 5th octochamp by Friday He is scoring well and hopefully may get past the 800 mark, which would be nice to see- he can still play competently too even when filming 5 shows in 1 day, with still 1 more to go in the day. He is consistent in both fields, t...
by Owen Carroll
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)
Replies: 13
Views: 1338

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)

Wow mike's doing pretty well eh? Could get our 5th octochamp by Friday
by Owen Carroll
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Greatest thing I'll ever do.
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: Greatest thing I'll ever do.

YEEEEEESSSSS! I sent out my application!!!!
by Owen Carroll
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Greatest thing I'll ever do.
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: Greatest thing I'll ever do.

Filled out the application but can't send it out till Monday
by Owen Carroll
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Greatest thing I'll ever do.
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: Greatest thing I'll ever do.

Martin Hurst wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:49 am
Good luck :)
Thanks!
by Owen Carroll
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Greatest thing I'll ever do.
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Greatest thing I'll ever do.

Hey guys. Gonna fill out my application for going onto the show tomorrow!!!! Hope to have all your support and to see some of you in the studio if I get on!!!!!!!!!

Wish me luck!!!!!
by Owen Carroll
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A Word of Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 1524

Re: A Word of Thanks

Sorry to see you go Noel but I understand. I loved seeing you on tv and I can't wait to see you in the coc!
by Owen Carroll
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)
Replies: 11
Views: 1538

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)

Another good play from mike. Octochampdom doesn't sound out of the question with him. Or at least a spot in the finals.
by Owen Carroll
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018

Anyone notice that the round 2 selections were the same ones in round 1 of Zarte's semi final?
by Owen Carroll
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 10835

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

Can't wait to see it in January! Hope everyone's having fun working on it and participating in it!
by Owen Carroll
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 1st October 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Spoilers for 1st October 2018

Congrats Robin. And you got your conundrum! Well done mate!
by Owen Carroll
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 10835

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

Best of luck to you all! Can't wait to see it in January
by Owen Carroll
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 36
Views: 3975

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Also, I'll be filling out my application tomorrow