Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)

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Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)

Post by Ray Wilding » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:11 pm

Jeff Clayton vs Moose Rosser

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:38 pm

3rd Numbers Alt.: ((10 - 1) * (5 + 5) + 7) * 8
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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)

Post by Peter Mabey » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:47 pm

I was hoping to beat RELATER with AXLE-TREE, but it's only in (with the hyphen) as an obsolete version of AXLE. :(

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:03 pm

There were also only 2 Es....
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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:06 pm

KIDULT as a beater in the FLOUT/FLUID/"OMG, Arsène Wenger!" round.
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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)

Post by Mark Murray » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:53 am

Only the 2nd game i have watched on telly this series . fantastic semi final game and very close. unlucky Jeff

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)

Post by David Williams » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:11 pm

How many tributes to a 25th anniversary do you need in a single programme, particularly when there's a nail-biting series semi-final going on in the background? Rachel's bit at the end was fine - short, sincere and sufficient. Alternatively, if Susie really does follow Arsenal home and away, the Arsene Wenger card would have been fine. (Strange that we never heard anything about this for her first 24 years in DC.) But to have both, as well as Colin Murray's dreadful 'poem' that he appeared to be seeing for the first time as he read it out . . .

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)

Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:09 pm

David Williams wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:11 pm
How many tributes to a 25th anniversary do you need in a single programme, particularly when there's a nail-biting series semi-final going on in the background? Rachel's bit at the end was fine - short, sincere and sufficient. Alternatively, if Susie really does follow Arsenal home and away, the Arsene Wenger card would have been fine. (Strange that we never heard anything about this for her first 24 years in DC.) But to have both, as well as Colin Murray's dreadful 'poem' that he appeared to be seeing for the first time as he read it out . . .
I thought it was quite right that that much of a fuss was made of it, irrespective of what the game being played was. The players themselves were, I believe, pleased to be a part of it.

Her support of Arsenal has been mentioned frequently in that time, I'm unsure where you get the idea it hasn't been.

Colin only became aware of the occasion on the day I believe, but wanted to do something for it. It may have been underrehearsed, but it was clearly meant, as the two of them get on well. Even if I'm mistaken and he did have more warning, I would rather dictionary corner guests who make an effort to get involved and have a genuine affection for the show and its staff than the ones who just turn up and gurn for 5 days.
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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:00 pm

I have to say one thing about the gushings of how they'd be "lost without Susie" and how she's "one in a million" and much loved etc etc...
It is alleged that just before the fractious departure of Carol Vorderman, one of the producers is supposed to have delivered the classic line "The show survived Richard's death, it can survive without you" If that is true... then all that obsequiousness, and fawning over Susie reeks to high heaven of insincerity.
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