Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

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Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by James Robinson » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:23 pm

Thursday and the Pope seem to have arrived on our shores, but also making an impression, probably a much bigger one than Benedict XVI is our very own Eoin Monaghan, who put in a very polished performance in dispensing of David Rayner yesterday.

How long will this boy wonder last before he's Eoin, Eoin, gone :?: :lol: :oops: (It's been done plenty of times, so I couldn't resist.)

Something else you shouldn't resist is the Robinson Recap, which'll be around later on. ;) :) :D
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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Michael Wallace » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:26 pm

They should have made a condition of the Pope's visit being him appearing on Countdown. Although given the current champion...maybe not.




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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:36 pm

I'm most interested in seeing how Alastair and Jeff manage to mispronounce Eoin's name today. I mean really, how hard is it to say "ee-oin" ?

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:33 pm

Fucking awesome 9. If a little annoying for me, was well proud at spotting TENTORIA for the first time ever!
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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Matt Coates » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:33 pm

ANORTHITE lol quality

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Post by Innis Carson » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:33 pm

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:42 pm

When I saw ANORTHITE I was just hoping that he'd seen it and you saw his face during the 30 seconds and you knew he had 9 - he was looking all round the studio lol. Sounds so sad but it made me so happy when he said "9" I actually did a fist pump in the air. Awesome Eoin!

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:58 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:When I saw ANORTHITE I was just hoping that he'd seen it and you saw his face during the 30 seconds and you knew he had 9 - he was looking all round the studio lol. Sounds so sad but it made me so happy when he said "9" I actually did a fist pump in the air. Awesome Eoin!
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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Matt Coates » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:08 pm

Taxi for Hansford!!!

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:13 pm

Matt Coates wrote:Taxi for Hansford!!!
Yeah I really don't see the point in buzzing that quickly unless you're trying to go down in countdown history for the fastest solve or something.
I mean surely no non-apterite has ever buzzed before about 3 seconds, so you don't gain anything points-wise by buzzing that early.
That said, Eoin is no doubt confident he'll win the series so I guess he doesn't care about maximising points for seedings, and record-hunting means more.

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Tim » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:14 pm

Spoiler for round 14:

25*100 = 2500
-1 = 2499
/ 3 = 833
+75-50 = 858

In the time!!

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:17 pm

Tim wrote:Spoiler for round 14:

25*100 = 2500
-1 = 2499
/ 3 = 833
+75-50 = 858

In the time!!

Tim.
Seriously? That's bloody awesome if so. Also, I wonder if they purposefully put a teacher against a student today as that always makes good TV - it happened with Kai too I think. Don't think they made a big deal of it though. Yeah, not sure why Eoin buzzed in instantly when he clearly solved it like 2 seconds in and was gutted. I buzzed in because I thought ENSCONDED was a word and then after I was told I was wrong I saw CONDENSED and was pretty annoyed but I only ever buzzed if I thought I knew the answer - did you think it was PARTRIDGE, CIGARETTE, GERIATRIC or something Eoin?

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by David O'Donnell » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:35 pm

Awesome stuff Eoin. That's the first opportunity I have had to see you on the show. I was nowhere near ANORTHITE ... and thought you had made it up :?

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Eoin Monaghan » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:42 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Tim wrote:Spoiler for round 14:

25*100 = 2500
-1 = 2499
/ 3 = 833
+75-50 = 858

In the time!!

Tim.
Seriously? That's bloody awesome if so. Also, I wonder if they purposefully put a teacher against a student today as that always makes good TV - it happened with Kai too I think. Don't think they made a big deal of it though. Yeah, not sure why Eoin buzzed in instantly when he clearly solved it like 2 seconds in and was gutted. I buzzed in because I thought ENSCONDED was a word and then after I was told I was wrong I saw CONDENSED and was pretty annoyed but I only ever buzzed if I thought I knew the answer - did you think it was PARTRIDGE, CIGARETTE, GERIATRIC or something Eoin?
I thought it was GRACIATED for some reason and felt really stupid when I realised it wasn't, sorry about that but I geniunely did think I had it and wasn't doing a Hansford.
Thanks again for the nice comments anyway.

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:01 pm

Eoin Monaghan wrote:
I thought it was GRACIATED for some reason and felt really stupid when I realised it wasn't, sorry about that but I geniunely did think I had it and wasn't doing a Hansford.
Thanks again for the nice comments anyway.
Don't feel stupid mate - it happens to us all. I learnt that my opponents were unlikely to get it instantly so I could spend a fraction of a second checking (I didn't do this on a crucial though). You're coming across really well. Hope your teachers and mates love it too.

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Robert Baxter » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:02 pm

I was having a bad day - the an F1 reference!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D
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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:12 pm

Robert Baxter wrote:I was having a bad day - the an F1 reference!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D
Trust me, if a reference can F1 can completely turn your day around, then it really wasn't a bad day. Wait til you experience some of what life has to offer. At some point you'll experience a day so bad that it might take upwards of three or four F1 references to sort it out.
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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Jon O'Neill » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:13 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Robert Baxter wrote:I was having a bad day - the an F1 reference!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D
Trust me, if a reference can F1 can completely turn your day around, then it really wasn't a bad day. Wait til you experience some of what life has to offer.
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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Oliver Garner » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:19 pm

Haven't seen all of it, but ANORTHITE was quality. Didn't know it at all. As for the conundrum, I thought nerves or adrenaline made you hit the buzzer by mistake; I was scared of doing that
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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Innis Carson » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:21 pm

Matt Morrison wrote: Yeah I really don't see the point in buzzing that quickly unless you're trying to go down in countdown history for the fastest solve or something.
I mean surely no non-apterite has ever buzzed before about 3 seconds, so you don't gain anything points-wise by buzzing that early.
Probably also comes down a lot to force of habit from apterous, where you usually need to buzz as soon as you can to avoid getting beat. I doubt there was any kind of strategical thinking in it.

Very well played again Eoin, this series has been brilliant to watch so far.

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by James Robinson » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:57 pm

Very good performance again, Eoin.

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Also thought the same as Ryan in round 2, although I thought you'd get TENTORIA minimum anyway.
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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Ben Hunter » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:03 pm

SPROILER as an equaller in round 11.

Well done again Eoin 8-)

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Joyce Phillips » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:12 pm

After Daniel's performance, I'm not sure that Eoin can be sure of winning the series.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:15 pm

Joyce Phillips wrote:After Daniel's performance, I'm not sure that Eoin can be sure of winning the series.
:? I'm not sure anyone's sure that he's sure he can win the series.

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:25 pm

Joyce Phillips wrote:After Daniel's performance, I'm not sure that Eoin can be sure of winning the series.
Nobody can ever be sure of winning a series. Eoin is a better player than Daniel (in my opinion) despite Daniel being quality but anything can happen head-to-head. We don't know who else is to come yet and Eoin might not even make the finals.

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Jon O'Neill » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:50 am

anorthiteis easy, anyone whos done 5minutes study will get it, kids shit, hes not a natural countdown player

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Conor » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:39 pm

ANORTHITE was fantastic. Knew it, but was nowhere near it. Great to see someone young tearing it up again - reminds me of that time Lewis Hamilton came second in the F1 drivers' championship in his rookie season!

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Re: Spoilers For Thursday September 16th 2010

Post by Eoin Monaghan » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:49 pm

Conor wrote:ANORTHITE was fantastic. Knew it, but was nowhere near it. Great to see someone young tearing it up again - reminds me of that time Lewis Hamilton came second in the F1 drivers' championship in his rookie season!
You could have some long talks with Robert Baxter.

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