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by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6853

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013

Jack Worsley wrote:
Eoin Monaghan wrote:(hey, the coolest people are always number 2 seeds :D )
Better. :D
Doesn't take anything away from me so whatever you want! :P
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6853

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013

Really tense, super final guys - great to watch!

Congrats to Giles who is undoubtedly a worthy and fantastic champion, your word knowledge is second to none! And congrats also to Andy (hey, the coolest people are always runners-up :D )

Roll on the next series! #TeamJen
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed May 29, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: online Scrabble
Replies: 1
Views: 1613

Re: online Scrabble

ISC?
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon May 20, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3343

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013

No comment.
by Eoin Monaghan
Sat May 18, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3343

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013

UK have a pretty good draw I reckon, with the exception of Denmark there are no real contenders amidst them. Still undecided as to whether last is good for Ireland, but will be interesting to see how we get on, given that Ryan brought a priest with him. You know, because that's the crazy stuff we do...
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri May 17, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3343

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013

Managed 8.
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu May 16, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3343

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013

I generally do watch it on BBC Three! I just like the lack of breaks, although I do like Marty haha.
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed May 15, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3343

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013

I managed 7 out of 10 too.
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 174
Views: 49992

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Looks like a two-horse race now!
by Eoin Monaghan
Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For 8 out of 10 Does Countdown (19th April 2013)
Replies: 23
Views: 2603

Re: Spoilers For 8 out of 10 Does Countdown (19th April 2013

NB: Hansfording/ Gandiseeging is buzzing in almost immediately when the letters reveal themselves, what Lee did has been done countless times on the show. (in the CoC XIII final no less!) I think the fact that he buzzed at the death in a crucial conundrum is pushing it too far. Jon and Stephen were...
by Eoin Monaghan
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Winning "Silver Pencils" declared on Countdown
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Re: Winning "Silver Pencils" declared on Countdown

This looks fun: Prelim 1: PORTIERE; HEPTAGON; FORAGERS (I also had STRAYS, MEMOIR and COLLUDE here, but they weren't maxes.) Prelim 2: ANORTHITE (only time it's ever been on the show :D); Prelim 3: PENDANTS; TONNEAU Prelim 4: GENITOR; FIELDSMAN (another only-timer :) ); INSOURCE; ALLURED Prelim 5: O...
by Eoin Monaghan
Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For 8 out of 10 Does Countdown (19th April 2013)
Replies: 23
Views: 2603

Re: Spoilers For 8 out of 10 Does Countdown (19th April 2013

Thank God for 4 +1. I disagree with Andy, it was better than last week by some considerable margin. Joe Wilkinson looked bored to death though. Glancing over the fact that both Lee Mack and Joe Wilkinson were moonlighting (Joe was on Have I Got News For You from 2100 to 2130, Lee on Not Going Out f...
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Calculating one's own score
Replies: 19
Views: 2809

Re: Calculating one's own score

When I played along, I played against both contestants simultaneously.
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2012/2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6568

Re: University Challenge 2012/2013

Congratulations on what was a fantastic run Thomas, you were great in every episode! :)

I agree with Bob, the Maths question was very dodgy! (and many others have agreed.)
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday April 3rd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 19)
Replies: 25
Views: 3550

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday April 3rd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Superb debut Giles. I think you got 13 maxes (correct me if I'm wrong), which I think is one of, if not the, best debuts ever.

Couldn't help but snigger when Nick said that Jean had "beat off" Peter yesterday. Shame I missed yesterday's show. :lol:
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Meets 8 Out Of 10 Cats
Replies: 35
Views: 6636

Re: Countdown Meets 8 Out Of 10 Cats

Rhys Benjamin wrote:I hope they actually do the Countdown part this time and not fanny about like last time.
Yeah this would be crap if they tried to bring comedy into it.
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 28th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 15)
Replies: 34
Views: 2741

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 28th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Cheers Ryan! Cheers Peter. I just munched a few stats for you from the top secret notes I was keeping. Weirdly, this is normally the sort of thing I'd be all obsessive and bothered about but for some reason I'm actually not: My score: 114+112+108+109+100+116+120+110 = 889. Opponent's combined score...
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 28th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 15)
Replies: 34
Views: 2741

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 28th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Cheers Ryan! Cheers Peter. I just munched a few stats for you from the top secret notes I was keeping. Weirdly, this is normally the sort of thing I'd be all obsessive and bothered about but for some reason I'm actually not: My score: 114+112+108+109+100+116+120+110 = 889. Opponent's combined score...
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday March 25th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 12)
Replies: 35
Views: 3953

Re: Spoilers for Monday March 25th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 12

Unbelievable! After years of trying, we finally have a new high score!
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - voting
Replies: 29
Views: 3937

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - voting

Liam Tiernan wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:I'd love to know who gave the mocktorun 2.
That would be me. But hey, at least I took the time to vote. On a similar note, I'd love to know who gave my game a 10. :?
From his above post, presumably Andy?
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 301
Views: 120990

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Didn't know Neil Zussman did nets for Real Madrid!
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who are the best players not to appear...
Replies: 20
Views: 2329

Re: Who are the best contestants not to appear...

Andy Platt wrote:Anyone know what's up with Rob? He hasn't played since the 12th Feb

Very strong letters & conundrum player, he'd be up there and challenging for any given series.
I asked at the finals and he mentioned how he was now at uni and very busy with that. Said he wouldn't be appearing too soon. :(
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 20727

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

This was an absolute honour to see live. Sitting in the audience with so many terrific legends of the game (Kirk, David (still my hero, never said that to you!), Jack W, Chris Wills are the ones I hadn't met previously) was great in itself, but to see the two best Countdowners of all time compete in...
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6625

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2

Jon Corby wrote:You're 8-) ing yourself for predicting something that you already knew?
I said that way before I'd been to the finals, Kai/Jon was shown before I knew who'd got where...
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6625

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2

Unbelievable. Just unbelievable. The tension in the studio was palpable, I was kinda hoping Conor would win, because I think Jack vs Conor is the perfect final and can't wait to (re)watch it tomorrow! Oh, and: Great game guys! Thought Jon was rock solid and Kai was unlucky with the ECHIDNAS round. G...
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 6788

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th

It was incredible being in the studio for this semi-final (thanks again to the Team for this chance) and to meet so many familiar faces. Was ridiculously nervous going into the conundrum for this one, not really sure who I wanted to win. It clearly meant so much to Jack to get to the final (I know t...
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 6788

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th

Was sitting beside Paul Keane in the studio for this and we both got the first numbers using Zarte's method really quickly and there was a lot of confusion...
by Eoin Monaghan
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013
Replies: 81
Views: 11095

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 201

Just watched this. Super game, to pull out a max game there is phenomonal Jon, one of, if not the, best performances of all time. Kinda disappointed that I already knew the result but it was classic nonetheless. As everyone has said, Jack is a credit to the game and it was great meeting you at the ...
by Eoin Monaghan
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013
Replies: 81
Views: 11095

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 201

Just watched this. Super game, to pull out a max game there is phenomonal Jon, one of, if not the, best performances of all time. Kinda disappointed that I already knew the result but it was classic nonetheless. As everyone has said, Jack is a credit to the game and it was great meeting you at the f...
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 8002

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 201

Oh, I also laughed at the 'I heard he's pretty desperate' bit at the end David - not sure how that will have been interpreted! (is desperate a synonym for bad anywhere other than Northern Ireland?)
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 8002

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 201

Superb game! One of the finest ever. Genuinely gutted to see Chris bow out so early, he is a true champ.

Great to see David keeping our wee island in the running! The last Northern Irishman to face Jack, well, let's not talk about that... :P
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2013
Replies: 66
Views: 8487

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2

@eoin monaghan im sure you liked nicks comments at the end!! I read this before I had got to the end assuming I had got a wee mention but alas, no! :( Other than that, very well played Jack! You seemed much more reserved and calm and this was a very enjoyable game to watch :). Well played too to Ch...
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th 2013
Replies: 44
Views: 7387

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th

Conor <3

Chris played excellently as well!

I sense more max games :D
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 12th 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3434

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 12th 20

Super performance Jon! I stand by my previous statement in your first game! :D

And well played to Daryl too - was secretly hoping you'd get the conundrum for a double century!
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 6th 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 7480

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 6th 2

Superbly played Conor! A 14-max is awesome, only a matter of time before there's another max game!

It was great to see Mark on the TV again and the scoreline really doesn't reflect how much of a true champ he is. Always a pleasure to play on Apterous!
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 86
Views: 16360

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th

Oh no! :(

Very unlucky Jack but also excellently played. Don't beat yourself up over it.
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 86
Views: 16360

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th

Jordan F wrote:....

This may be one of the most insane things I've ever seen on air. 109 points with five rounds to go, and I believe Jack is on a potential max game as well. I'll provide more when I gain the ability to speak again.
He missed POUFIEST. :(

Edit: Lexplorer says it's invalid...
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 86
Views: 16360

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th

Watching this live from the house for once because of a snow day! Yay. :D
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 4th 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4772

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 4th 2

Super stuff David! You're definitely one of my Countdown heroes (hahaha) so it was great to see you back on again and playing so well!

Unlucky too to Tom who put up a great fight!
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 1st 2013
Replies: 62
Views: 8791

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 1st 2

Incredible! Absolutely awesome stuff Kirk. I'd safely say that's the best Countdown performance I've seen on the screen. ALAMEDA and CULTIGEN were excellent and so too was BICONCAVE. Superb! Also thought John was unlucky to lose, he played very well. Ditto Ryan re Nick, thought he was really enterta...
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 24th 2013 (Birthday R32 #5)
Replies: 31
Views: 4236

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 24th 2013 (Birthday R32 #5

Well played Chris! That was almost flawless and you certainly trumped me.
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 23rd 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 5066

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 23rd 2

Adam Gillard wrote:Did anyone watching at home solve the conundrum before Chris? I don't think any of the Countdowners in the audience did.
I did :D /brag
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday January 21st 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3994

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday January 21st 2

Great game guys! Thought Jon was rock solid and Kai was unlucky with the ECHIDNAS round. Great stuff to watch, think Jon could be a dark horse!
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 17th 2013 (Birthday Prelim 9)
Replies: 57
Views: 7012

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 17th 2012 (Birthday Prelim

Incredible game! I was rooting for Ed too (probably for the whole tournament) because we live about half an hour away from each other :p but Jonathan is such a likable contestant too that it was a case of I wanted both to win equally as much. As pointed out, the game was played out in just the right...
by Eoin Monaghan
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP
Replies: 243
Views: 39689

Re: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP

Rhys Benjamin wrote:WARNING: SPOILERS IN THE LINK.

Updated with today's game. POTENTIAL SPOILERS: It just seems tense reading it back. http://rhysbenjamin.blogspot.co.uk/2013 ... -boom.html
Do you not realise some of the stuff you say is offensive?
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 11th (Birthday Prelim 5)
Replies: 46
Views: 10328

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 11th (Birthday Prelim 5)

Absolutely excellent game. All credit to Nick for both playing to an excellent standard and for his attitude towards the conundrum 'fracas' at the end (as Mark mentioned). It was great to finally see such a legend on TV for once and beating Mark for the first time on Apterous was definitely one of m...
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Royal Statistical Society Christmas Quiz
Replies: 64
Views: 9588

Re: Royal Statistical Society Christmas Quiz

I am in awe of you guys here.
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - nominations
Replies: 36
Views: 4962

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - nominations

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Dan McColm wrote:?
Rhys Benjamin wrote:I had an idea of Eurovision voting a few months ago, but I was absolutely stoned to pieces.
I thought you were strongly against cannabis use?
:P
It took me way too long to realise what Rhys actually meant here.
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday December 21st 2012 (Series 67 Final)
Replies: 32
Views: 5878

Re: Spoilers for Friday December 21st 2012 (Series 67 Final)

Congratulations Paul! A worthy winner who was terrific on the day. Commiserations to Heather, but to reach the final is a fantastic achievement and, let's face it, all the cool people are runners up. :D
by Eoin Monaghan
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 20th 2012
Replies: 45
Views: 6219

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 20th 2012

That was absolutely fantastic to watch! Your reaction to winning Heather was absolutely wonderful and reminiscent of the series 65 final. Congratulations to David as well who was very gracious in defeat and clearly a very formidable opponent throughout (I haven't watched any preliminary games this s...
by Eoin Monaghan
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday December 19th 2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3015

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday December 19th 2012

Excellent game! Very enjoyable and unlucky Rose, I was secretly rooting for you, sorry Paul :P
by Eoin Monaghan
Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday December 17th 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2579

Re: Spoilers For Monday December 17th 2012

Well played Heather and Tia! Must admit I have rarely watched this series but I really enjoyed yesterday's game and thought it was a great standard! Here's hoping for a female champ :D (sorry David/Paul/Grant)
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 174
Views: 49992

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Lasted 14 weeks. It's been fun.
by Eoin Monaghan
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2012/2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6568

Re: University Challenge 2012/2013

Well done Thomas!

Check 'Cappleman' in the search bar on Twitter :D
by Eoin Monaghan
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP
Replies: 243
Views: 39689

Re: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP

Adam Gillard wrote:Thanks Marcus and Innis for your kind words. I feel so privileged to be taking part in this historic Championship and I hope we can put on a good show. A real shame for Marcus though :(
But Adam... who can sympathise with me now? :(

Just kidding... really happy for you!
by Eoin Monaghan
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 94646

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Question on Pointless to name any of the Countdown hosts: (along with other game shows)

Richard Whiteley - 29 (3rd highest overall)
Des O'Connor - 10
Des Lynam - 7
Jeff Stelling - 6
Nick Hewer - 1