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Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:09 am
by Phil Collinge
From a little known Scottish football blog by Pat Anderson.

"I see my favourite quiz, The £100k Drop, is back on, but they’ve fucking ruined it. It looks like they’ve weeded out all the thick cunts that made the show so entertaining. It’s boring as fuck now. It’s the opposite problem with Countdown. There seems to be a conveyor belt of sad fuckers these days, whose whole lives have been devoted to appearing on the programme. No Harry Potter or anything for these cunts; they’ve been reading nothing but the dictionary since they were children. The guy that’s on it just now is like a fucking machine with the words he comes up with. They should give the cunt a good slap and throw him out the studio by the scruff of the neck."

James Haughton is the damned recipient of this faint praise.

https://paddyontherailway.wordpress.com ... can-share/

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:03 am
by James S Roper
Am I being stupid but surely what he's just described is the same problem, rather than the opposite problem? If he's saying that there's not enough 'thick people' on the 100k drop anymore, and then complains the standard on Countdown is too high.

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:15 am
by Mark Deeks
I think his point is that both are problems. Countdown is rendered unplayable by the high standard, and the drop is unwatchable because of the low one.

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:33 pm
by Martin Hurst

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:58 pm
by Tom S
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.

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:04 pm
by Ben Wilson
:shock:

Jesus... The article mentions he's in a psychiatric ward, and I really hope he gets all the help he needs, as judging by the article, he has a long, long way to go.

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:32 pm
by Thomas Carey
Can't believe nobody posted this. Stop the fucjing presses.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/real-life/m ... 152079.amp

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:58 am
by Johnny Canuck
Slow news day I suppose!

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:17 pm
by James Robinson
Thomas Carey wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:32 pm
Can't believe nobody posted this. Stop the fucjing presses.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/real-life/m ... 152079.amp
I did on my channels at the time, I think you’ll find...😛😛🍆🍆

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:15 pm
by Matt Morrison
I find it really strange - but maybe I shouldn't - that Robbo's tweet got covered by at least two news sources, with links, yet the tweet still has absolutely no likes or retweets, and just one comment (someone telling him it isn't funny). Mad disparity.

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:20 pm
by Mark Deeks
On Christmas Day, too.

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:46 pm
by Ian Volante
Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:15 pm
I find it really strange - but maybe I shouldn't - that Robbo's tweet got covered by at least two news sources, with links, yet the tweet still has absolutely no likes or retweets, and just one comment (someone telling him it isn't funny). Mad disparity.
Desperation for content trumps pretty much anything nowadays...

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:01 am
by Tom S
https://twitter.com/mattletiss7/status/ ... 2738713601 Seems a bit like Matt Le Tissier has gone off his rocker.

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:28 am
by Noel Mc
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/darts/53536189

You can discern who this mentions without even clicking the link.

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:08 am
by Martin Hurst
Noel Mc wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:28 am
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/darts/53536189

You can discern who this mentions without even clicking the link.
Was watching this live last night. Appalling behaviour by Van der Voort and apologising saying it was a misunderstanding is bllx also as Kirk clearly told him what the issue was at the time. Also credit to Kirk for standing there and just taking the gammon shouting and pointing at him after the match - I would have told him to bugger off.

Van der Voort comes out of this looking like a proper tool, while Kirk (as always) acted correctly and professionally throughout.

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:21 pm
by Gavin Chipper
There's a video here of the incident and another shorter one but with English commentary where you can hear Kirk more clearly.

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:14 pm
by Tom S
Not necessarily "news", but forgot to mention that Elliott Mellor came up as a potential candidate on this year's edition of The Masked Singer ;) https://twitter.com/markgrimshaw16/stat ... 1869405184

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:54 am
by Mark James
https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/04/countdow ... -13370774/

Just wanted to mention this article as we finally get to learn Susie's real name. Fabulous investigative journalism there from the Metro.

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:06 am
by Jon O'Neill
Mark James wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:54 am
https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/04/countdow ... -13370774/

Just wanted to mention this article as we finally get to learn Susie's real name. Fabulous investigative journalism there from the Metro.
Wow

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:16 pm
by Mark Deeks
I always thought it was short for Sushmita. Good to know.

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:33 pm
by Gavin Chipper
I always assumed it was Charlie, like as in Soosie Reams.

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:10 pm
by Andy McGurn
Her name is actually Susannah, she said it aloud during this episode: http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_1812

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:08 pm
by Rhys Benjamin
Forgot to mention that Phil Makepeace has stood down as the scorer of Surrey County Cricket Club: he's also done 2 test matches in that time.

Re: Countdowners in the news

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:39 pm
by Paul Anderson
without the H Andy, according to her email