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by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rachel Riley Post
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Rachel Riley Post

Is it time to start speculating about her replacement? Given the times we live in... it won't be a sexy young girl. Not PC enough. Perhaps, given that it has traditionally been a job given to a woman, they'll Ghostbust a man into the role? Preferably a man who ticks at least one of the following box...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 571
Views: 170511

Re: Is Apterous down?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:02 pm
It might as well be down now (the web side of things anyway - dunno about the game), considering that it's completely illegible with the wonderful Hallowe'en font!
Fixed! :)
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 83)
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 83)

They must be desperate when the "celebrity" is just some hopeful from Dragons Den. Ergo: even Gevin has heard of him... ;) Of the celebs who've appeared so far this series, I'd rank him -on a fame scale- higher than all of Suzi Perry, Michaela Strachan, Charlie Higson, Linda Papadopoulos, Raj Bisra...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 83)
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 83)

Might be imagining it, but didn't Susie seem extra intelligent in this episode?
Like some kind of demure Clark Kent...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 59
Views: 5142

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

Sabrina Grant Anna Richardson Charlie Higson Rufus Hound Stuart Maconie James O'Brien Christine Ohuruogu Colin Murray Jay Rayner Jo Brand Chris Packham Charlotte Hawkins Calling it "Celebrity Countdown" is a bit of a stretch. You could argue Jo Brand was a household name for a period during the 199...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Re: No Shit Sherlock

Just did some googling and it turns out Westmonster was founded by Aaron Banks, who also founded the leave.EU campaign, who have been famously truthful in all of their dealings with the public. :roll: Interesting. So it was idiotic of him to defend them then. Still not a good reason to block someon...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Re: No Shit Sherlock

Anyone can block who they like for whatever reason they like (or no reason at all) - no public justification needed. i know that, but only the worst sorts of people would do it over a difference of opinions... which makes me question the OP. There must have been a very good reason for a sensible pe...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Re: No Shit Sherlock

Matt Morrison wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:51 am
I think you're disappointing.
Likewise.
You disappoint me daily when I tune in to watch Countdown and you're *still* not in the challengers chair.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Re: No Shit Sherlock

The bad person in that scenario is Rachel Riley, unless he was bullying her personally.
If it was purely a block based in a difference of opinion, that's disappointing.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)
Replies: 23
Views: 2101

Re: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)

Two genuine laugh out loud moments. :D #1. ...not being found by employer/crazy ex... I'd've stopped working for them after the relationship ended. Too good! #2. Not that there's such a thing as a "real" name anyway. Names are just arbitrary labels we apply to ourselves, even if some have some legal...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)
Replies: 23
Views: 2101

Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)

Mostly people are respectful of the Gevin and of the Gavin, but every now and then someone outs him. Most recently (and most hilariously) Jason did so on the 'Is Apterous Down?' thread. This got me thinking. Then, as it turns out, I have been playing someone on Apterous who is someone else entirely!...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 571
Views: 170511

Re: Is Apterous down?

Jason William Larsen wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:15 pm
I was trying to reprimand Toby, aka Gavin Chipper, for scolding Ronan.
Do you remember Superman II when Clark Kent revealed himself as Superman to Lois Lane?
Such intrigue!
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 571
Views: 170511

Re: Is Apterous down?

Question then, has Apterous ever been mentioned by name on the show? And if so, when exactly. I don't remember if he used the name, but certainly I became aware that such a thing existed, at the end of October 2010. This was because Jack Hurst went on a massive rant about Apterous and how cool it i...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 571
Views: 170511

Re: Is Apterous down?

Jason William Larsen wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Toby!
Toby? :o
:?: :?: :?:
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 571
Views: 170511

Re: Is Apterous down?

People were commenting -just before this evening's massive crash- on how many players were online at the same time. Maybe around 30 in the room. Would that have contributed to the crash? Excess traffic? And if that is something that's unstable about Apterous (that it cannot handle medium to large nu...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 601
Views: 123415

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who ring you, and lead with "may I ask who I am speaking with?"
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 48
Views: 12951

Re: FOCAL scoring system

lol @ the branded account. Corporate FOCAL has arrived on C4C. :roll: The "Sinclair-McCullagh example" makes it crystal clear the current scoring system must go. It only serves to make big events bigger and small events smaller (assuming players give a crap about FOCAL points... and we have to assum...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 543
Views: 103234

Re: Politics in General

Is "brownface" or "blackface" intrinsically racist, or does intent and context matter? That shit is not racist... Certainly not on this side of the Atlantic. Minstrel shows, segregation, blackface etc etc etc... These are american problems. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and the civil rights movem...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 59
Views: 4479

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

Tom S wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:07 pm
Here for the Eurovision comment- some of the artists mentioned in "2" strike a bit of a nerve though :)
Getting into the spirit of the thread.
#controversial :twisted:
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 59
Views: 4479

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

Ok. This is fun. My contributions:- 1. The Eurovision Song Contest (since c1996) has provided at least one better written pop song per year than 10 or more of the 20 top selling chart singles of the year in question. .............................. 2. The following acts are overrated and some of them...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 59
Views: 5142

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

Great idea - all you need now is someone to do Susie's job while she plays the game, someone to host the show while Nick plays, and someone to do Rachel's role while she plays too. :lol: Yeah... it is a pipe dream. It's the kind of thing that *could* happen were Countdown the sort of programme with...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 59
Views: 5142

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

Ok... if they are gonna feature CD present / former staff members (and they SHOULD!!! :mrgreen: ) then we've got to have Susie vs Rachel... or if they wanted to do teams I think Susie & Jeff Stelling vs Rachel & Nick could make for a close contest.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 101
Views: 33130

Re: Favourite board game

Well, I haven't seen THIS thread before... Choices choices. So many excellent games that have had no mention yet. I voted for "other - please specify", so you did ask for this. ;) If I had to pick just one, ooh... that's hard, but maybe "Absolute Balderdash" would shade it? Other contenders (in decr...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Deliberately misquoting people using homonyms
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: Deliberately misquoting people using homonyms

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:11 pm
You knead a good knight's leap I think.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Shattered Kryptonite
Replies: 8
Views: 1793

Re: Shattered Kryptonite

I wonder is that that then...
If your kryptonite / teapot smashes, C4 would hardly give you a new one?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 456
Views: 38416

Re: Religion

No offence due ,if I see you at a Co event, I will avoid you like the plague The response of the archetypal atheist there... At least agnostics are never smug about their beliefs. You say that and yet Agnosticism is a smarter position than Atheism. That's one of the only definites that can be relie...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 456
Views: 38416

Re: Religion

I entirely agree with your argument. For the record, I am of the "there is definitely no god" persuasion: there has never, ever, been any credible evidence to suggest there was. Millennia of misguided humans claiming otherwise is not evidence. What's as bad -if not worse- than the ones who claim th...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown on YouTube [etc.]
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: Countdown on YouTube [etc.]

Jason William Larsen wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:25 am
You are Eoin Jackson!
Ta-dah!
Wait till you find out who Spike Guthrie, Susan Morton, Sympathetic Jones and Gavin Chipper really are... then you will be truly stunned! :o
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown on YouTube [etc.]
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: Countdown on YouTube [etc.]

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:16 am
Did you make them yourself?
Yes. I'm a bit of a YouTube / video-editing hobbyist.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown on YouTube [etc.]
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: Countdown on YouTube [etc.]

Many people have differing opinions regarding the best game of Countdown of all time...
For me, this is it. No contest:-

Part 1 [https://youtu.be/oOQxfUXypZI]
Part 2 [https://youtu.be/yJFf5yCmtLQ]
Part 3 [https://youtu.be/zkIQKtCRvr4]
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown on YouTube [etc.]
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Countdown on YouTube [etc.]

Having recently uploaded two of the more humorous moments from my CD run to YouTube, I searched the forum to see if there was a "Countdown on YouTube / Dailymotion / Vimeo" thread here. Long story short... there is now! :mrgreen: ----------------------------------------------------------------- Here...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 24
Views: 4840

Re: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)

What a game!

What we've learned from S69 and S80 is: setting a record Octorun mitigates against your prospects of winning the series!
Unlucky Elliott, and well played both! Great dramatic game.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Wat III [July 27th 2019] Countdown in Waterford, Ireland
Replies: 1
Views: 5780

Co:Wat III [July 27th 2019] Countdown in Waterford, Ireland

QUICK LINK https://www.facebook.com/events/345663402817680 That is the event page. -------------------------------------- WHAT IS IT? Based on Channel 4's flagship daytime TV quiz show, this will be a chance to partake in a real life Countdown tournament, in a rural setting. We'll have consonants, w...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon May 27, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 103
Views: 36090

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

12. Or maybe the first member of the 1000 club is someone who has yet to discover the online community? All we can say for sure is… we are living in interesting times. A golden age of Countdowning… that has yet to reach a peak. :mrgreen: This thread started: 08-12-16 EM joins Apterous: 24-12-16 106...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon May 27, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)
Replies: 23
Views: 3371

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)

Jojo Apollo wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:55 pm
He's done it again!!! Magnificent Mellor, smashes the previous world record for 8 games, first one to break the 1000 baririer. :D Simply superb, many congrats Mr Mellor. 8-)
Hear hear!
It was a joy to watch the 8 game display over the last week and a bit.
Peak countdown. :mrgreen:
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat May 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 36
Views: 7787

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:24 pm
I have no evidence to back it up
Someone else will know more, but I was under the impression that Carol and Damian didn't have a falling out, and are on good terms.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat May 25, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 36
Views: 7787

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Or calling the producer a dick , tantamount to the same thing 😀
Are you sure that's true?
I had heard that Carol's beef was with someone other than the crew or production team. (But I don't remember the story fully, and it may not be accurate anyway.)
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu May 23, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)
Replies: 24
Views: 3877

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)

In fact, the vowel pick in the SOLUTION round was for an E in the hope of flattening it out a bit. I have no goat talent, but was surprised at the 5th vowel on the end of that pick... All of your shows have been events in our house, with some animated commentary throughout (often from all 4 of us)....
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed May 22, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 103
Views: 36090

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

Thanks! It truly is. Wonderful too though... ------------------------------ This thread won't be needed soon. Elliott's average score = 135pts. Average score needed over the final 3 games = 108pts. Elliott's lowest score to date = 118pts. I doubt even a villainous ANCHOVETA could stop this freight t...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed May 22, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 103
Views: 36090

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

I suspect Damian would relish the prospect of one of the old guard -from Conor, Kirk and Charlie's vintage- taking 1000's cherry. Based on what exactly, other than your own imagination? :roll: Pretty much that, yep. Damian is the ultimate puppet master and pantomime villain of the Countdown communi...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed May 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 50
Views: 15700

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Sounds promising. Enjoy.
----------------------

Recent nominees for this:-
Jodine Lawrence [S79]
Robin Johnson [S79]
Andrew Jackson [S79]
Maggie Barlow [S80]
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue May 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 50
Views: 15700

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:16 pm
You're not still bitter about the fact I said your avatar looked like the money shot in robot/human bukkake, are you?
A mention of CW put the notion of "bitterness" into your mind. :oops:
I appreciate the simplicity of that.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon May 20, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 103
Views: 36090

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

The odds on a player good enough to do it getting a good enough set of letters with which to do it are very small. The odds on them actually caring enough to try and work towards it is even less likely. Enter Elliott Mellor. inb4 obvious jokes This is probably one of the best posts on the thread as...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun May 19, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 50
Views: 15700

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Yep, "top bloke"
as the Brits or Aussies might say.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun May 19, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 50
Views: 15700

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:48 am
No reason to assume Carl was an Apterite. He knew it about it, sure, but since he admitted to Googling at least me, and no doubt all of us in the QF lineup, that's no great mystery. So yeah. Him.
We need more nice people like Carl in the Countdown community. :mrgreen:
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun May 19, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2968

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

It wasn't so much the song that was crap, it definitely wasn't the worst, it was the fact it was us singing it. I agree Sweden definitely had the better song but even if they'd had our song they'd still have finished respectably. I was quite surprised Australia weren't higher - I expected them to b...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat May 18, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 31
Views: 5628

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)

hahahahaha... 152!!! Crazy shit! :shock:

Very well played. Powerful stuff.
Delighted there's a new game record.
How long will this one last...
Days?* Months? Years?!






.






*On current form, you couldn't completely rule that out.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat May 18, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2968

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

UK's screwed... If ye participated properly (i.e. went through the semis) it'd already be over. I expect you to place no higher than 17th and no lower than 23rd. The song's not terrible, but John Lundvik definitely kept the best one for himself. Netherlands, Switzerland, Iceland, Australia, Russia a...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 103
Views: 36090

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

Remind me not to attempt a mathematical or stats based analysis late at night... This is so error strewn! Dinos has played 4 games and amassed 494pts. Nope, that was Kerry Copland's total. Dinos had 476pts after 4 games. So would need to average 131pts per game... That would require too much luck re...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 103
Views: 36090

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

won't happen If you wanna put your money where your mouth is, €10 says it happens before S80, and €100 says it happens before the end of the year 2020. :) Do your bets still stand? And are they both at evens? Because then I'd like to take you up on the first one. But not the second one. ;) (I'll gi...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 103
Views: 36090

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

Seems like a good time to revisit this... Given that the average octomax for the current series is 1061, surely the very first 1000 scorer (kilochamp?) is due to grace our screens before S80? ^^^I think it's fair to revise the above by removing the word "before" and replacing it with "by the end of"...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 81
Views: 22620

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:25 pm
Another prediction about this Champion of Champions...
...the long standing game high score record of 146 will finally be beaten.
Yep!
It only took 17 years.
My new prediction is that 150pts will remain unbeaten for fewer than 3 years.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)
Replies: 40
Views: 7204

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)

That'll do pig, that'll do. Pure class. That TIRAMISUS twist keeping the game alive as a contest helped boost the excitement levels coming in to the home straight. And the game of rock/paper/scissors (or scissors/paper/stone if you like...) certainly gets my seal of approval as an appropriate manner...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 15th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 2)
Replies: 8
Views: 2341

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 15th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 2)

Cerise!!! :shock: Someone went above and beyond in his efforts to look pretty for CoC today! Tis no wonder he got molested in the first round... #stunner That was one of the most exciting ones so far for me... especially each time Rachel pressed CECIL only to reveal another very gettable numbers gam...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 81
Views: 22620

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

The only bit that's still confusing is this: The -75 thing Actually, never mind. I think I have it now. -75 as a penalty for having both wrong players in a match, but no penalty applies as long as one of the players is the person you predicted to be there. And as that system will carry on all the w...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 81
Views: 22620

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

They basically look the same anyway. Fair point. Paul is the Clark Kent version... Tx for the explanation. Clears up a few things I was unsure about. The only bit that's still confusing is this: The -75 thing Is that an automatic -75 you score if neither of your picks from earlier matches appear op...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 81
Views: 22620

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:32 am
It’s in the OP.
The OP reads like ESL.
There's something about a -75, but it's not explained.
Also, with the margins scoring, it says there is an extra 1pt added per number closer than 10pts out, but in the given example, it seems some sort of exponential method is used...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 81
Views: 22620

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Thomas Carey wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:51 am
me, Lav, Rhys, Eoin and Tim have called 7/8 of the games
Margins are a bitch. :?

So, what happens with the wrong predictions in the next round?
Does Zarte now automatically take Paul's place in my remaining predictions, or is there an ongoing penalty for getting the first result wrong?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 9th January 2019 (COC XV, game 6)
Replies: 11
Views: 3097

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 9th January 2019 (COC XV, game 6)

Tom S wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:51 pm
L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Thomas Carey wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:22 am
wearing red for Zac
Zac Efron?
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/hea ... -year-old/
Ah fair play.
Far less shallow than the thing I said so.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
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Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Thinking some more about the CoC and what might happen over the next few days... ...what was great about Dylan's win in the last one was how there was an element of redemption about his win after the unexpected defeat in S69's final. With that in mind, I'd pick out these players as the most worthy w...