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by Paul Anderson
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Countdown App Looking for Beta Testers
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: New Countdown App Looking for Beta Testers

Best of luck with this Jack, and gimme a shout when you're doing IOS
by Paul Anderson
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Don't forget to join us for our 1st Birthday Celebrations tonight
by Paul Anderson
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...
Replies: 24
Views: 1873

Re: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...

So by my count, I've hosted 181 games on ZD and am yet to need hair plugs
by Paul Anderson
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: No More Studio Audience at Countdown Post Covid
Replies: 21
Views: 2106

Re: No More Studio audiece at Countdown post Covid

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:02 pm
What? Ever? Source?
Yeah, he confirmed it to me too. They seem to think we'll never be fully in a post covid situation, so is an audience necessary when it can save costs on staff, insurance etc.
Shame for finals though. Hope they at least increase the +1 to a +3 for finalists
by Paul Anderson
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

JackHurst wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:49 am
7
Deadly sins?
Ways to win?
Holy paths to hell?
by Paul Anderson
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Really looking forward to the Mr & Mrs contest, which was always meant to be its own special, but couldn't get the numbers before.

And we finally get to see Joseph Bartram, who's improved a fair bit.
by Paul Anderson
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Way ahead of ya, that was always the plan if he won.
by Paul Anderson
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Really enjoyed hosting the newbies last night, great craic and some very interesting, if consonant-heavy, selections.
Looking forward to Monday already
by Paul Anderson
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Bank Balance
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Bank Balance

Oh, I thought this was where folk declared their bank balance
by Paul Anderson
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

I really enjoyed that last night, so thanks to the team for arranging. Hopefully my playing experience will serve me well as a host.
by Paul Anderson
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Take Me Out
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

Re: Take Me Out

That Ranganation is pants and a poor use of Zoom
by Paul Anderson
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Dan Byrom wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:05 am
Enjoyed that a lot!
Ah good, glad to hear it
by Paul Anderson
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Documentary's good - really enjoyed it. Expected to find 80 minutes a drag, but it was really well put together and the time flew. Great job Paul. But I've gotta shake off this mumsy image - it's not how I see myself! Gonna get HATE tattooed across my knuckles or something. :D Cheers, glad it was e...
by Paul Anderson
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Page 4 eh?
by Paul Anderson
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 4620

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

Wow, it does seem she won't have much of a honeymoon period
by Paul Anderson
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:14 pm
The documentary was great, even if I did come across as a bit of a tit.
You were great, and got the last word
by Paul Anderson
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 4620

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

Yeah the clips and the humour have not aged well. She'd need to be thick to not realise that and modify her persona
by Paul Anderson
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Yeah I expect this series to be very different, with me or any of us probably not familiar with half of the players. ZD has had a very community feel til now, with all the liberties that go with that.

Cheers on the docu, yeah I’m most pleased I got it to a watchable length, from well over 2.5 hours
by Paul Anderson
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

But thanks for your honesty.
You're correct Tom, it does depend on the level of player and I will naturally tone it down for new players.
by Paul Anderson
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

I take your points, not sure where/when I've misdirected the convo tho. I try to get the players to chat, period. Sometimes this is easy, sometimes not. I'm looking forward to dealing with complete strangers this series, as it's the bit I enjoy most. The other point I feel applies to CD much more th...
by Paul Anderson
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Well, I'd kinda hoped folk would be able to say it all here
by Paul Anderson
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:24 am
Just to say, every time I read the title of this thread - every time, from the first post to now - I always expect it to be a "and that's all folks" thing.
Well, you get your wish Matt.

And that's all folks....
by Paul Anderson
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hate Speech
Replies: 30
Views: 2733

Re: Hate Speech

Yeah, there are no rude words, context is everything.
That said, I'd delete "woke" first
by Paul Anderson
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who should replace Nick Hewer?
Replies: 78
Views: 13813

Re: Who should replace Nick Hewer?

Two points: Firstly, the fact it ain't a done deal already could suggest he may be unable to commit to the role long-term. MOTD looks in need of a refresh and his stock has surely risen since taking over from Nick. Secondly, if the fb group is anything to go by, there will have been a commensurate n...
by Paul Anderson
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who should replace Nick Hewer?
Replies: 78
Views: 13813

Re: Who should replace Nick Hewer?

Yeah, I too was a bit puzzled by him changing up the order of declarations, that seems sacrosanct to ensure fairness, except in the case of a NWD The Countdowners group is quite a good barometer of public opinion, and he has as many fans as detractors at the moment. Nick's return should provide an i...
by Paul Anderson
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Yeah a phone interview, just an Irish online paper, hopefully it gets picked up by a UK one. Have an Irish radio interview for a breakfast show this week too
by Paul Anderson
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

https://extra.ie/2021/01/24/entertainme ... senter-gig

Well? What do ye make? I feared it would be way fluffier, but I'm happy with it
by Paul Anderson
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who should replace Nick Hewer?
Replies: 78
Views: 13813

Re: Who should replace Nick Hewer?

I'll link it when it appears don't worry
by Paul Anderson
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who should replace Nick Hewer?
Replies: 78
Views: 13813

Re: Who should replace Nick Hewer?

Well, I told them that was the case...it'll be light-hearted I assume
by Paul Anderson
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who should replace Nick Hewer?
Replies: 78
Views: 13813

Re: Who should replace Nick Hewer?

Supposedly there'll be an article tomorrow about my candidacy...will link it when I see it.
by Paul Anderson
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 6724

Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Gogglebox eh? How standards have fallen
by Paul Anderson
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 144
Views: 63878

Re: Countdowners in the news

without the H Andy, according to her email
by Paul Anderson
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 379088

Re: Politics in General

Yeah, it's a scandal. So many folk in precarious employment forced to go to work and send their kids to schools that are supposed to be closed just so they can be sure they get a hot meal. Just write the bloody cheques
by Paul Anderson
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Have you put weight on during lockdown
Replies: 16
Views: 4321

Re: Have you put weight on during lockdown

Dunno if it's age just catching up, but I only really started to put on weight when I started playing Apto. I'm much more determined this year to be as active as I used to be. Sitting motionless on the couch is self-evidently gonna increase your waistline.
by Paul Anderson
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Covid 19 roll call
Replies: 12
Views: 2575

Re: Covid 19 roll call

Shit man, sorry to hear that.
Have only heard of a few I know getting it here in Ireland. And those are all since Christmas. Hence the National lockdown
by Paul Anderson
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Happy New Year fellow Countdownites The draw for ZD Numberists S2: Mon 4th January 2021: Thomas Cappleman vs Sam Cappleman-Lynes (The Cappleman-Off) Bradley Horrocks vs Antoinette Ryan Peter Clarke vs Matthew Tassier Elizabeth Beer vs Tim Down Mon 11th January 2021: Noel McIlvenny vs Jon O'Neill (Ul...
by Paul Anderson
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Great stuff last night. Susie was excellent as were both the players. Big congrats to the winner! (Won't name here in case spoilers?) Well I’m sure we can name him now. Ladies and gents, I give you our ZoomDown Series 2 champion, Rob Foster! A very worthy winner indeed. Cracking year’s CD against t...
by Paul Anderson
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Catsdown - Why the Small Dictionary?
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

Re: Catsdown - Why the Small Dictionary?

Na, sorry Jon but Rhys is right...terrible pacing, not enough gameplay and a complete imbalance between the intro and the outro
by Paul Anderson
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Yeah using TCC’s tool, which uses Apto for the maxes, but has links to Premium
by Paul Anderson
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

She sure is! Ok, I guess I should make a rough plan for the chats
by Paul Anderson
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

I wouldn't like to compare, but we've been treated to a whole lot of great CD and are in for a whole lot more
by Paul Anderson
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Susie to tweet the link sometime over le weekend
by Paul Anderson
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

We're finally here!

What a final we have in store. 2 brilliant players to round off the series in style. Bring it on!
by Paul Anderson
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Ha, sure one can only dream eh Tom!

Just chatted to Susie, all good for the final.....just need two players now! Who will they be?
by Paul Anderson
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds
Replies: 40
Views: 5948

Re: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds

Aw thanks guys!

Cinderella United! Love the cup run analogy, hopefully we go far and cover our budget for the next few seasons.
by Paul Anderson
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33750

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Woohoo! Quarterfinals time

Best of luck to all our players tonight
by Paul Anderson
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 10th December 2020 (Series 82, 1st Quarter-Final)
Replies: 19
Views: 2735

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 10th December 2020 (Series 82, QF 1)

David is an Apterite, and showed a nice improvement I thought
by Paul Anderson
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds
Replies: 40
Views: 5948

Re: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds

Yeah, it's just a clickbait type list to get their business advertised in the press
by Paul Anderson
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 10th December 2020 (Series 82, 1st Quarter-Final)
Replies: 19
Views: 2735

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 10th December 2020 (Series 82, QF 1)

Fabulous from LJD! A slight shame they didn't announce his max game
by Paul Anderson
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds
Replies: 40
Views: 5948

Re: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds

Ha, the saga continues!

16's was certainly more enticing...will there be any bites at 8's?
by Paul Anderson
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds
Replies: 40
Views: 5948

Re: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:40 pm
It's not the most, um, robust market to be pinning any sort of hopes on.
Oh for sure, it’s good fun tho if nowt else comes of it.
We’re getting a Xmas boost anyway with her Highness on
Bring it on
by Paul Anderson
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds
Replies: 40
Views: 5948

Re: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds

Ooh? I wonder was that the trigger to suspend? Hers was the most clickbaity name included
by Paul Anderson
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds
Replies: 40
Views: 5948

Re: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds

"Bookmakers will suspend betting on a sporting market when they think the odds are no longer a true reflection of the probability of all possible outcomes" Ha, were they ever? So, they put the names out there in the hope of driving business through getting press coverage....they got that, and some b...
by Paul Anderson
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds
Replies: 40
Views: 5948

Re: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds

Or they suspect a Peter Canavan (Tyrone GAA player who made top 3 in SPOTY voting, as loads of Nordies voted for him)
by Paul Anderson
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds
Replies: 40
Views: 5948

Re: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds

Aye, I wonder what that says?

Market too small?
Or someone is about to be offered the job?
by Paul Anderson
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds
Replies: 40
Views: 5948

Re: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds

I know you're a letters man Jack, but some folk actually like the numbers too. ;-)
by Paul Anderson
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds
Replies: 40
Views: 5948

Re: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds

Thanks Tom, I appreciate it!
Trying the only contacts I have, which are the Irish Times and RTE.
by Paul Anderson
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds
Replies: 40
Views: 5948

Re: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds

Hi guys, thanks for the support, it means a lot! It would surely help my case to get some media coverage to the effect of "Who the hell is this PA chap and why is he on the list of favourites, despite me never having heard of him?" I'm a huge fan of Colin btw, but I'd be a fool to not grasp this ser...
by Paul Anderson
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds
Replies: 40
Views: 5948

Re: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds

Martin Hurst wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:48 pm
That's brilliant. Being officially shorter odds than Richard Osman to be next Countdown host is definitely one to screenshot, print, and frame for the wall 8-)
Not sure what he's done to be longer odds than me tbh