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  1. 20 points
    China releases the name of its first corona virus victim. Ah Chu.
  2. 20 points
    Front page is up Yep, we know about the various anomalies in the text that can be fixed in a quiet week in March. The team descriptions will be updated, the names all standardised (though those with a capital surname were last picked in 2017!), and so on. Oh and if it says on the List of Teams your email doesn't work, ignore that... Obviously the LOTL and LOTM pages revert to 2019 because there isn't officially any yet. (Well, there are for the Missed but let's let Reptile sleep for a bit...) All up to date bar Samantha Last who will be in the next update. All thats left for now is to thank Grim for all the data processing over the Christmas holidays, Spade Cooley for hanging around and Agony Uncle-ing every single issue possible, and the man Reptile who sat for 4 days and worked through every single bug and fixed them. Legends, all of them.
  3. 19 points
    INVERSE DEAD POOL 2020 Another new year arrives, and with that comes another round of reckoning the lingering prowess of the DDP's most popular selections. Of the 16 expiries throughout 2019, drol only selected 3 and notched his second win in the process. Rules From the list of the 50 most popular DDP picks of 2020, pick a team of 25 names who you think will survive the year. Rank your list in order of least likely to die to most likely to die. Post your team in this thread. If someone dies and they are listed on your team, then you will receive points according to their position. If your #1 pick dies you'll receive 25 points, whilst if your #25 pick dies you'll receive 1 point. If someone dies and they are not on your list, then you receive no points. In case one of the names available for entry dies before the submission deadline, you are allowed to have one sub. The sub can be anyone from the top 50 or the 51st most popular name, who will be revealed alongside the top 50. The 51st name can not be part of the original 25 if no one dies. In the case of one of your original team dying pre-deadline, the sub goes into 25th place by default, but if the sub was previously the 51st, you are allowed to change the position of the new pick. If the above scenario happens, you are also allowed to name a new sub and I will reveal the 52nd most popular name. Whoever has the lowest score at the end of the year is the winner. If two or more teams are tied at the end of the year, the tie will first be decided by who has less hits. If they have an equal amount of hits, then whoever among the teams died latest in the year, and thus came closest to being a correct prediction, will decide the winner. If said name was on multiple teams in the tie, whoever had said name lowest will win. If multiple teams had said name in the same position, the second most recently-deceased name will be referred to, and so on, until a winner is found. If, by some alignment of the stars, the tie is of either no hits or of all of the exact same hits in the exact same positions, all teams in the tie share victory. Credit to Toast for inadvertently coming up with a peach of a topic description, and of course, credit to Spade for creating this wonderful game. Credit to Dead Cow for his job as previous host, laying the framework for the Inverse Dead Pool's OP, and the idea for a "dies during entry period" rule. Credit to machotrouts for the suggestion of the latest hits factoring into tiebreakers. Previous Winners 2019 - drol 2018 - machotrouts 2017 - drol 2016 - Pedro67 2015 - Death Impends 2014 - Bibliogryphon 2013 - N/A 2012 - Esturian Float 2011 - Garn2 Top 50 George Alagiah John Andretti Frankie Banali Bob Barker Susan Bayh Pope Benedict XVI June Brown Jimmy Carter Billy Connolly Olivia de Havilland Bob Dole Chris Doleman Kirk Douglas Queen Elizabeth II Paul Gascoigne Jill Gascoine Greg Gilbert Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mikhail Gorbachev Jimmy Greaves David Gulpilil Rolf Harris Terry Jones Lee Kerslake Henry Kissinger Angela Lansbury John Lewis Vera Lynn Stirling Moss Olivia Newton-John Linda Nolan Genesis P-Orridge Prince Philip Leslie Phillips Little Richard Michael Robinson Yoo Sang-Chul Prunella Scales Tom Smith Pat Smullen Leon Spinks Nobby Stiles Alex Trebek Jean-Louis Trintignant Bill Turnbull Dick Van Dyke Gianluca Vialli Doddie Weir Betty White Barbara Windsor #51 Sam Lloyd
  4. 17 points
    Come on, is this ‘Bring your parents to DeathList day’? Cunts.
  5. 15 points
    I am not the Duke of Edinburgh. Please desist from spreading unfounded rumours.
  6. 14 points
    Ok, for newcomers and nostalgists, I present The Deathlist Cup... the story so far. Deathlist Cup 2017 Round 1 1. Young Willz 0-4 Captain Chorizo 2. Maryportfuncity 2-8 Morbid Kid Maryportfuncity wins by DQ. 3. Grim Up North 8-4 Joey Russ 4. Deathray 2-8 Heef 5. Chopped Liver 2-9 Garn 6. Shaun of the Dead 2-4 RadGuy 7. Charon 2-9 The Dead Cow 8. Switch 4-2 Rockhopperpenguin 9. Pedro67 7-2 Jiroemon Kimura 10. msc 4-7 gcreptile This Round was surprisingly controversial. Toast had avoided the Cup, predicting a whole host of nasty FFBI picks and proved to be 100% accurate with coma victims and other non-entities gaining points (Norma Cook – who?), and creating the FFBI Ban now in place. Chopped Liver predicted success, got gubbed, and flounced off the forum. The Kid got banned off the forum for a month at an inappropriate time (3 days before Round 2) and was unable to get a team in in time, leaving Maryport to sneak into Round 2. Elsewhere Joey and Grim trade insults for a month before that game was decided on the death of Sir Gerald Kaufman late on, whilst Willz’s sterling defence against the 2016 DDP runnersup was ended by the death of actress Sara Coward. There was a bit of a to do when The Dead Cow’s pick, da Silva, was brain dead, but she was dead dead soon enough. Forum newcomer Heef showed promise. The first hit in Cup history was confirmed at 1.40am on the 1st February 2017 – Bernie Portenski – and provided point for Reptile and Heef. Yer host did level later that day with the demise of Desmond Carrington, but was soon outgunned by one of the forums better researchers and his pick of Trinidadian historian Angelo Bissessarsingh. Yes, that explains that running reference… Oh, and DDT had mutant sheep to deal with, thus instantly being a far more interesting character than some of the actual hits… Round 2 1. RadGuy 1-0 Bibliogryphon 2. The Dead Cow 8-9 Death Impends 3. Heef 4-3 Garn 4. Maryportfuncity 0-3 Spade Cooley 5. Captain Chorizo 1-1 Grim Up North, Grim Up North won on penalties 6. Switch 0-2 DDT 7. Deadsox 0-0 Pedro67, Deadsox won on penalties 8. Roverandout 2-8 gcreptile Biblio was later to say losing to a FFBI pick was like Rad diving for a penalty! Lisa Magill, for the record. DDT and Spade were, perhaps unfairly, expected to cruise through, but both did just enough and no more, both advancing through the death of Tania Dalton. Deadsox and Pedro deadlocked, with Deadsox advancing on penalties, with no sign of what was to come. Rover bounced into Round 2 on a BYE and swiftly bounced back out again by Reptile (who went ahead less than 30 minutes into the month!). Also, Heef contained to show promise by easing out well respected DDP regular Garn (that’s top 20 regular Poochie…), another match Dalton proved crucial in deciding. The headlines came from a hard fought clash between forum assassin Death Impends, and young up and comer Dead Cow. “Hoping to avoid a massacre” said the Cow pre-game, and he did, only to lose in heartbreaking circumstances. Both scored early with Tania Dalton (2-2), journalist May Johnson (4-4) and Cardinal Vlk (6-6). Then, on the 26th March, comic book artist Oliver Nome died, and Cow took the lead 8-6. He missed the unique point as Reptile (miles ahead and looking forward to a Quarterfinal with the winner of this tie) also had him.That proved crucial as football coach Ken Sparks died on the 29th and that unique point was the difference between the two, with DI winning 9-8. Quarterfinals 1. DDT 3-1 RadGuy 2. gcreptile 2-16 Death Impends 3. Spade Cooley 2-4 Deadsox 4. Grim Up North 6-6 Heef, Heef advances on "away goals". Heef took out another victim, Grim, in a high scoring game, with horse racing Tony Kaye providing the crucial assist. Rad momentarily had the shock on with a FFBI pick, before DDT won with Bishop Perham. DDT v Spade came up as a provisional Semifinal, but deadsox had other ideas. Spade took the lead with SF academic Michael Levy, before deadsox levelled with Emma Morano, before winning with Sasha Lakovic. Elsewhere, the only shock in DI v Reptile was how one sided it was, with DI gaining hits off a spree killer, academic Levy, John Vennari, Tom Modrak, Barry Marshall-Everitt, Lucky Ackhand and a priest. Semifinals 1. DDT 0-2 Deadsox 2. Death Impends 11-8 Heef Deadsox followed up his Spade shocker, by beating deadpoolings own GOAT, via a FFBI pick. Meanwhile, it was the end of the road for Heef in another exciting tie. Bishop Niederauer gave DI a 3-0 lead, before Vicki Letele made it 3-3. (Originally 3-2, but Heef made a compelling case with evidence for her not being a FFB case.) Then Earl Sinks died to make it 6-3 DI, before Dina Merrill made it 6-6 again. All this time we were awaiting a LOTL obit, but Earl Hagman’s death made it crucially 9-6 DI, with Kiwi Heef beaten by a New Zealand pick! Noriega provided points for both teams late in the month. Final 1. Deadsox 5-2 Death Impends Deadsox had been tough opposition, and this looked set to come down to 1 pick. And it did, only it was Julia Perez, whom Deadsox had. And so, Deadsox won the 1st DL Cup, beating Spade, DDT and DI in consecutive rounds to do so. 2018 Deathlist Cup Round One 1. Charon vs Maryportfuncity 6-0 2. Pedro vs The Dead Cow 3-13 3. Young Willz vs The Engineer 0-0 *Willz won 3-2 on pens 4. Grim Up North vs Yorkshire Banker 6-3 5. Msc vs Wormfarmer 3-0 6. Spade Cooley vs Roverandout 3-9 7. Joey Russ vs Garn 7-0 8. Bibliogryphon vs Phantom of the Midway (AKA Rad Guy) 0-6 9. Sean vs Fixed Business 9-0 10. Gcreptile vs John Key 7-3 11. Deathray vs Sir Creep 0-3 12. Captain Chorizo vs Book 3-3 The first DL Cup hit of 2018 was rapper Mowzey Radio with Joey scoring early and easing comfortably past Garn. Johnnie Lindsay was enough for Reptile. Barys Kits death put Yorkshire Banker and Pedro into somewhat shock leads, before Grim and Cow pulled back. Liam Miller produced leads for charon and Rad. Author Bill Crider’s death was the diference between Wormfarmer and yours truly, and also produced the age difference decider for Chorizo. Spade took the lead with Prince Henrik, only for Morgan Tsvangirai to nod in the instant equaliser, and Catherine Nevin gave Rover the lead, before Billy Graham sealed the deal on the biggest Cup shock to date. That also took Sir Creep into the 2nd Round. Willz won a best of 5 coin toss. Round 2 Death Impends vs Heef 9-10 Gcreptile vs Sir Creep 6-14 Joey Russ vs Grim Up North 6-6 Phantom of the Midway vs The Dead Cow 10-13 Sean vs Charon 0-0 Roverandout vs DDT 0-6 Captain Chorizo vs Young Willz 0-4 msc vs Deadsox 6-7 Marieke Vervoort was on every single fucking team. And lived. Vanessa Lafaye died too early, and that, and dropping Bernie De Koven provided killer blows for myself. I was facing the holder, however, who scored with Carlo Ripa di Meana. Rover’s chances of a second upset came to nowt via author Emma Hannigan, whereas Willz told everyone he stood no chance against Chorizo, only for Ken Dodd to have his say. Joey and Grim proved difficult to separate again. Sir Creep d. Reptile. Sir Creep went 4-0 up early on. Both had Emma Hannigan (7-3). Sir Creep then sealed the deal with his own personal hero Tom Benson. DI and Heef both had Goodwin (3-3), and Emma Hannigan (6-6). A man called Ed wound up being recinded from DI’s tally and Warren Grant died, so we had a disallowed goal and then Heef went 10-6 up. Rad and Cow both had Goodwin (3-3), and Emma Hannigan (6-6), before football coach Shaun Bailey produced the killer blow for Dead Cow. Well, until Tony Kleese levelled it (10-10), before Bishop Lafoya DID seal it for the Cow. Controversy everywhere. Multiple picks died in February, QOs were questioned, and the host quit… only to do a Roz Doyle and return and pretend nothing had happened. “Tripping off his tits” said one Highlander, probably close to the mark… Quarterfinal 1. The Dead Cow vs Sean 9-0 2. Heef vs DDT 6-9 3. Deadsox (reigning champ) vs YWillz 9-3 4. Sir Creep vs Joey Russ 9-3 Cow took an early lead via Ray Wilkins and never looked back. Willz run ended against the holders, deadsox advancing on Ernie Thacker and, both having Mitzi Shore. Meanwhile Sir Creep continued to impress, easing past Joey. Joey took the lead with Wilkins, before Sir Creep levelled with Ernie Thacker, and took the lead with Bishop Foley. Heef put up a good challenge against DDT, coming up short. Both had Wilkins and Fergie McCormack, but DDT had Foley and Heef didn’t. Nabi Tajima sealed the deal against Willz and Joey. Semis Dead Cow v Sir Creep 4-7 DDT v Deadsox 7-0 Larry Hunter’s early death put Cow into a 4-0 lead. Once again Sir Creep suffered to a late breaking health issue he missed on one of his 40 hour rig jobs. David Goodall brought it back to 4-3, before the great Ted Dabney died late on, sending Sir Creep into the final at his first attempt. Elsewhere, Morgan Job and David Goodall meant that deadsox’s reign was ended by the great deadpooler DDT. 3rd place Dead Cow v Deadsox 7-3 Jon Hiseman proved crucial. Both sides had Matt Cappotelli. Final DDT v Sir Creep 11-3 It was the old guard vs the new. Ignore for narrative purposes that Sir Creep is actually older than DDT. Ralph Santolla provided DDT with the 4-0 lead, and Fu Da Ren made it the quick 8-0. “You live by assisted suicide you die by assisted suicide” said the wise Sir. Both teams had Cappotelli, and that was that. Sir Creep did well, but found the old master too tough in the final. DDT won the 2018 Cup! 2019 Deathlist Cup With 47 teams in, the largest Cup to date. Round 1 1. JoeMoneyPenny 3-3 Pedro (Joe wins on penalties, Pedro advances on DQ) 2. Nantonian 2013 0-3 Maryportfuncity 3. Gooseberry Crumble 0-3 John Key 4. Spade Cooley 16-0 Squonk 5. Markb4 0-10 Dr T 6. Banana 12-3 Great Uncle Bulgaria 7. Yorkshire Banker 9-9 Skinny Kiltrunner (Banker won on penalties) 8. Alt Obits Guy 13-0 Time 9. Clorox 16-3 Fixed Business 10. Mad Hatter 9-0 Exu 11. Master Tech 0-0 Bibliogryphon (Biblio won on penalties) 12. The Unknown Man 0-3 Boudicca 13. Torva Messor 10-3 Old Crem 14. The Quim Reaper 6-3 Buffalo Phil 15. Wormfarmer 6-7 Old Lady The round started in controversy as Dr T’s team got lost and he was DQ’d. A stewards enquiry, and the fair play of his opponent, got the 2018 DDP winner back into the tournament, and he swiftly thumped poor old Mark. Andew McGahan was the first Cup hit of 2019, but nearly everyone had him. This did prove to be the game winners for Maryport and John Key right off the bat, however. Early joker hits for Torva and Dr T meant they were never looking back. Torva’s unique on John Cocks (sN-word) just extended (guffaw) her lead. “Awesome tactical masterclass” was how forum vet MPFC called Torva’s victory. Banana took the lead with Democratic Nebraskan Party chair Anne Boyle, and with each successive pick new host Joey Russ’s face got paler and paler at a 2nd round fight. Spade Cooley got hits off Boyle, Frank Robinson, Paul Cain and Walter Jones., and his 16-0 victory not only produced the term “squonking” for Deadpool massacres, but chased the new guy off the forum! Skinny Kiltrunner was heavily fancied but shared McGahan and jokers on Walter Jones, so it went to penalties and the Yorkshire Banker won. Unknown Man v Boudicca was a tense battle of Cup newbies settled on Walter Jones’s death. Clorox already looked a newcomer to beat and a unique on Rocky Lockridge gave him an unassailable lead on Fixed Business. Time said he’d join in as long as he didn’t have to put in teams every month, and Allen made quick promise on that, Emily Levine being a key decider for his promising team. Another Cup newcomer, TQR broke a tight deadlock with Buffalo Phil on the sad death of lefty Welsh legend Paul Flynn. Wormfarmer fancied his chances with McGahan and Walter Jones, 6-0 lead with half the month gone. Nobody had ever recovered from a 6 point deficit. The Old Lady got a unique hit with old commie Li Rui. 6-4. Then Peter Tork went and died, and my mum was sad. But Wormfarmer was even sadder, as Old Lady completed the stunning comeback to win a spot in Round 2! Round 2 1. RadGuy 9-0 Yorkshire Banker 2. Chorizo 12-9 Grim up North 3. Clorox 9-6 Alt Obits Guy 4. Maryportfuncity 3-6 The Quim Reaper 5. DDT 15-15 Death Impends 6. The Dead Cow 3-3 Deadsox 7. Charon 3-0 Engineer 8. Deathray 3-6 Mad Hatter 9. Gcreptile 19-12 msc 10. Joey Russ 15-22 Banana 11. Sir Creep 7-15 Spade Cooley 12. Torva Messor 15-3 Dr T 13. Bibliogryphon 0-6 Book 14. John Key 4-3 Heef 15. Young willz 0-3 Pedro 16. The Old Lady 0-0 Boudicca (Boudicca won on penalties) Round 2 saw many top contenders facing off and a lot of bruised egos and big scorelines. It also saw The Old Lady and Boudicca take a wee nap in the corner for the entire month, before Boudicca won the coin toss late in the month. TQR announced he was definitely going to lose his tie, and MPFC did take the leader with Eusebio Pedroza, but hits with Berne Torme and Billy Clayton suggested otherwise. The boxer also settled The Mad Hatter’s win. Manohar Paririkar was also the killer blow for Engineer. John Key went 3-0 down on the same day to much fancied former Semifinalists Heef, but a unique hit with Bishop Quinn saw the biggest shock of the round . There was to be no repeat of the Young Willz heroics as Pedro won on Edmund Capon’s demise. Spade opened up an early 8-0 lead on Sir Creep with aide of Joe Scarborough’s charity CEO mum. Torva went to town on Dr T with Manohar Parrikar the pick of a thumping, and msc thought he was doing well until Reptile’s unique hit with local singer Caroline Isachsen. And when Barbara Hammer got points, I was, to quote Biblio, MSC Hammer-ed. Or as I put it after my second Cup thumping in 2 years to my now DDP co-host, he’s fine deadpooler and deserves this success…damn him. All eyes were on Joey v Banana. They shared Pedroza points, and Banana took a narrow lead (via joker points) on equally shared Rob Restuccia, but it was Luke Perry’s death which opened up a chasm in the tie. Joey did well to come back to a highly respectable points tally, but the 7 points gap turned out crucial. DDT and DI went to war in the Admin battle and Barbara Hammer provided joker points for DDT to make it level. It came down to a late lead for DDT with Parrikar, but DI’s smart pick of singer Billy Clayton meant he equalised and had the lowest age marginal, so advanced by the slimmest possible margin. Clorox did an Old Lady falling 0-6 behind to Allen (Parrikar and Hammer), before Capon and Torme equalised, and then Clayton sealed the comeback. Allen had to make do with another Alt Obits victory… Round 3 1. The Mad Hatter 0-0 Boudicca (Boudicca won on penalties) 2. Rad 12-13 Banana 3. John Key 0-21 Death Impends 4. The Quim Reaper 3-0 Book 5. Gcreptile 9-0 Pedro 6. Chorizo 3-3 Torva Messor (Chorizo won on penalties) 7. Bibliogryphon 0-21 Spade Cooley 8. Deadsox 0-16 Clorox Thanks to unfortunate events, Bibliogryphon won a lucky loser spot. Luigi wins by doing absolutely nothing. After another loss, he won the toss for lucky loser for Round 4 too, but that wasn’t needed. Although, unlucky loser perhaps, as he had to face Spade Cooley who was in no charitable frame of mind. Rabbi Yisroel had Spade 8-0 up in hours of the month starting, John Key had pulled off a huge upset, but DI was in no mood for cup shocks, going 11-0 up early with Vonda McIntyre and Mahendran. By April 2nd we already seemed to have a quarterfinal set. Clorox had the lead early from Mahendran’s death, but the manner of victory over the 2017 Cup winner was astounding, with Ly Tung another hit, followed by Paul Severs unique. The director also gave an early lead to Banana in a highly closely fought tie with Rad Guy. Both had Bill Heine. Rad had Ly Tong to go 9-6 up. Banana had Keith Cass, a unique hit, and that was the crucial difference. Bill Heine also settled the Reptile/Pedro tie via way of being Reptiles joker. “I am totally losing this tie, arse burgers!” said TQR, before beating Book with a Bill Heine pick. Meanwhile Boudicca and The Mad Hatter had a wee sleep in the corner, with Boudicca winning on the coin toss. This meant she beat Willz’s record for longest cleansheet in cup history, 90 days by end of April. Quarterfinals 1. The Quim Reaper 9-12 Boudicca 2. Spade Cooley 17-13 Death Impends 3. Reptile 6-21 Banana 4. Clorox 19-9 Chorizo Death Impends vs Spade Cooley, the most anticipated battle since Mayweather v Pacquiao, said TQR! He also said “I am totally going to lose this tie, arse burgers!” and this time he was right, as Boudicca woke up after a nice 2 month nap. Both had musician John Starling, ending Bou’s new cleansheet record at 92 days. But it was Subir Nandi who ended TQR’s long run, and kept unfancied (in the Cup, Sir Creep!) Bou in it to win it another day. Clorox scored early with Bill Fleischman and Rachel Held Evans. Anyhow, DI v Spade. Spade went up early with GRT racing CEO Joe Garrison 8-0. Points for Spade on Subir Nandi, before shared points on Jean Vanier and Cecila Huerta. Sprent Dabwido produced a minor comeback, but this one was over. Although Milton Born with a Tooth narrowed the gap. Reptile’s usual thing of folk raising their game to play him saw him out via Held Evans, Nandi and joker Vanier. Semifinals 1. Spade Cooley 13-12 Banana 2. Boudicca 17-9 Clorox Everyone scored hours in with Yudhonoyo, with Banana and Boudicca taking joker points to lead 6-3 each. Boudicca then took a surprising 7 point lead with Brian Doherty of Big Wreck. Spade then took the lead on Banana with David Powlison to go 7-6 up. Everyone got 3 points for Bushwhacker Bill. Boudicca’s unique hit with footballer Steve Essex finished off a stunning victory. Cypriot President Demetris Christofias was points for everyone except Bou, so Powlison turned out crucial for Spade, for whom Banana had given the biggest test to date. Final 1. Spade Cooley 19-11 Boudicca Once more the final produced an unfancied team against a forum heavyweight, but this time there was no Deadsox style shock on the cards. A unique Jared Lorenzo put Spade 4-0 up, before Sutopo Nugroho made it 8-0, then Sam Bass made it 12-0. Ershad made it 4-12, and Inspector Montalbano creator Andrea Camilleri made it 8-12, but Cardinal Ortega made it 8-16 and despite Kevin Roster producing three points a piece, the tie was dead. Hall of Fame 2017 - Deadsox 2018 - DDT 2019 - Spade Cooley The "Heef Award" Winner for Best Newcomer 2017 - Heef 2018 - Sir Creep 2019 - Boudicca The "Sqounk Award for Worst Squonking" 2017 - Reptile (14) 2018 - Pedro (10) 2019 - John Key/Bibliogryphon (21) - yes Squonk never even won his own award... Highest Scoring Match Joey Russ v Banana 2019, 37 points shared Top Scorers (to date) 1. Spade 109 2. DI 96 3. Banana 80 4. Clorox 69 5. Dead Cow 66 6. Reptile 64 7. DDT 53 8. Heef 45 9. Rad 43 10. Sir Creep 43 11. Boudicca 43 12. Grim 36 So in 2020… Cup upsets, but from who? Joey v Grim part 3? msc v Reptile part 3? (Please god no!) Do DDT and Spade finally meet? Who will be the Boudicca of 2019? Or indeed the Squonk? This and more in the coming months!
  7. 14 points
    I'm not surprised, stupid place to stand.
  8. 13 points
    Alright fellows, the first version of the 2020 site is up, scoreboard here: http://www.derbydeadpool.co.uk/deadpool2020/scores.html At the bottom are the links to other relevant pages. The links on the homepage still link to the 2019 standings, it will be worked on shortly. By the way, yes, we know some birthdays are wrongly set at 1905. It's an excel/access issue... Also the spelling system is not streamlined. As a new committee, we focused on getting the process done for the first time on our own as quickly as possible..... substance first, the style will come! Expect some major improvements over the weekend, and check out your teams and the competition in the meantime! Edit: Current hits are processed, except for Samantha Last (yes, the birthday will be changed). Second Edit: Ah yes, the months in the "hits so far" page are in german. I think I need to get a language pack there.
  9. 13 points
    Alright guys. I've noticed that nobody has appeared to continue the cup for action in 2020. I couldn't let this behemoth of a dead pool die by the wayside, so I've decided to step up to the plate and host the Deathlist Cup in 2020. I do plan to be an interim host, and hopefully we can find someone willing to host this long term starting in 2021, but for now, the cup is safe for another year. See you around after the new year...
  10. 12 points
    In related news, COVID-19 has announced it also plans to self-isolate, after possibly being exposed to Ted Cruz.
  11. 12 points
    Greetings. Long time lurker from Ireland decided to finally take the plunge
  12. 12 points
    17-year-old on your Derby Dead Pool team? Disgusting. Depraved. Consider psychiatric help you fucking freak. Absolutely no place for that kind of sick fucking shit here. 18-year-old on your Derby Dead Pool team? MAXIMUM POINTS, BABY! YEAH! WORTH FOUR SUPERCENTENARIANS! SNATCH THOSE 12 POINTS OUT OF THAT DEAD TEEN ASS! CHECK OUT THE SIZE OF THESE HOT YOUNG TUMOURS! ALL GROWN UP!
  13. 12 points
    DDP latest (in terms of being open and try and stop the annual "whens the update? Its 3rd January already!" moaners): Grim has been going through all the new celebrities added in 2020. There was 300 on the database from the pre-Christmas period, and another 620 to process of which 154 were dealt with today. This includes checking to see if they are actually alive first - more difficult than it looks for some of the obscure sods chosen! Once added to the big excel thing, me and Reptile have been going through that and actually adding the information to each name. Gender, DOB, are they alive, descriptions, etc, that sort of thing. Again, some folk (Jim Steinman) are easier to cover than others (some random Princess of no place, Europe...). Work is moving steadily onwards.
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  15. 12 points
    Thanks to Spade for his exceptional running of the game in the last couple of years and thanks to everyone else who has contributed in the 5 years or so that I have been participating. I have decided not to field a team in next year's DDP and to stop (or at least dramatically reduce) my interest in deathlisting for the forseeable future. I have had a couple of great sadnesses in my life in the last couple of weeks. Firstly my dog died after an operation. The short story was that he had an operation for a liver problem which went well initially but after about a day he developed serious complications from which he could not recover. I am absolutely heartbroken. He was only 17 months old and he was my best friend. A few days later my uncle committed suicide. He had some very very serious health problems in 2017 and was in hospital for some months. At a few points he wasn't expected to live but he pulled through and then lived with my wife and I for about 6 months afterwards. He had become low dealing with the after-effects of his illness and trying to cope with financial and residential insecurity at the age of 64. After these events I have no interest in taking even the smallest amount of joy, pride, or satisfaction out of anyone's death. I don't feel like spending the last few hours of 2019 trawling the internet to see who might not see out 2020. I want to spend that time watching cricket, playing bridge and training my new puppy. I still understand the interest in deathlisting and I certainly do not want to diminish anyone else's enjoyment of the game, I just know that it is not for me at the moment. Good luck to everyone in the various deadpools. I will probably check back in time to time-I'll certainly be interested to see who makes the 2020 list and I'll pop back in to congratulate 2019's very worthy DDP champion. Thanks to everyone who has helped me enjoy the site and especially to those who spend their spare time to make it all possible. Kindest Regards Dr T
  16. 12 points
    @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper @The Quim Reaper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. 12 points
    BELOVED FORUM POSTER DIES 11/50 6th September 2019 Robert Mugabe, best known for his many years of insightful posts on Deathlist forums, has sadly died at 95 to give another crowdsource score. He was a familiar and loved figure on the forums, with his wit, anti-racism posts, and long friendship with Deathray who recently married Neil Kinnock’s Welsh Constituency. He also had a bit of a tenuous relationship with your crowdsource host, but you can't please everyone. In these sad Post Hein days, this is the first time we’ve had 100% confirmation of the death of a Deathlist poster, since the death of forum admin Paul Bearer in 2013. Mugabe will be fondly remembered by all fans of his Swingtime Band. PS It has just reached us that Robert Mugabe was in fact a mass murdering embezzling dictator who ran roughshod over his own people for nearly 40 years. The things that people can get away with, while pretending to be a friendly member of the online community, never cease to shock. Side note: apart from a few minor tweaks this obit was the work of msc, not me. Since he clearly wanted this obit published for the longest time and I did one of his obits for Stan Lee back in 2018, I decided to give him one obit. Now I'm waiting for the why are you so racist comments...
  18. 11 points
    I've done this as a separate topic from the Time Added thread, because the Time Added thread is very catch-all, as a football thread will be. I can only go by the English Football League, as I don't have access to the Scottish records, but hopefully someone can copy and paste the Scottish only players for reference here. There are a number of people definitely alive and they come in the first set of information. Of those that I'm not certain of, there will definitely be some alive but there's no report recently on them to confirm that, or no general "oldest player" posts or snippets on the web. Barry Hugman's Footballers was the backup source for the list and basically it's been going through Google, BHF, UK and Ireland Family Records, Scottish Death Indexes and Probate searches to eliminate other possibilities. Some footballers I couldn't find death records for but when some clubs have gone "such and such is our oldest player" then it's made life easier. Hopefully having this will actually help confirm some others off the list. The likelihood is that the top four are indeed the oldest four, but you never know... So here, you go; DEFINITELY (OR ALMOST CERTAINLY BELIEVED TO BE) ALIVE: First Name Surname DoB Clubs Arthur Smith 08/05/1915 Bury, Leicester City William Simpson 02/10/1919 Carlisle, Tottenham wrexham, Rochdale, Blackpool Alf Patrick 25/09/1921 York Jack Vitty 19/01/1923 Workington, Brighton, Charlton, Boldon Villa Reg Harrison 22/05/1923 Derby County, Boston U Bob Gray 14/12/1923 Gateshead, Newcastle Albert Bateman 13/06/1924 Huddersfield, Yorkshire Iron and Steel Eric Dale 06/07/1924 Shrewsbury, Irlam Daniel Flanagan 24/11/1924 Manchester City, Bradford, Notts County Walter Jones 04/04/1925 Blackpool, York, Grimsby, Doncaster John Watling 11/05/1925 Bristol Rovers Jock Aird 18/02/1926 Burnley, Scotland Tony Collins 19/03/1926 Crystal P, Watford, Rochdale, Torquay, Norwich, York, Sheff W Trevor Hitchen 25/09/1926 Southport, Wigan, Oldham, Notts Cty, Wellington, Halifax Bill Holmes 29/10/1926 Southport, Morecambe, Bradford C, Blackburn, Wolves, Doncaster Sam Burton 10/11/1926 Swindon George Derek Holt Hawksworth 28/02/1927 16/07/1927 Halifax Bradford, Lincoln, Huddersfield, Sheffield United Charlie Heffron 13/08/1927 Bradford PA, Belfast Celtic Gordon Astall 22/09/1927 Birmingham, Torquay, Plymouth, Southampton Frank O'Farrell 09/10/1927 Preston, West Ham Sid Watson 12/12/1927 Mansfield Town Jimmy Billy Elder Murphy 05/03/1928 22/03/1928 Portsmouth, Colchester, Yeovil Bristol Rovers, Exeter, Stirling Albion Derek Ufton 31/05/1928 Charlton, England Dick Taylor 21/08/1928 Southport, Everton Con Sullivan 22/08/1928 Arsenal, Bristol City, Horfield Tommy Docherty 24/08/1928 Arsenal, Chelsea, Scotland Harry Jarvis 08/10/1928 Notts County, Worksop Cecil Steeds 11/01/1929 Bristol City, Bristol Rovers Joe Boyden 12/02/1929 Walsall John Core 29/03/1929 Halifax Len Fletcher 28/04/1929 Ipswich, RAF Didcot Don Gibson 12/05/1929 Leyton O, Sheff W, Man U Ron Baynham 10/06/1929 Luton, England Polly Ward 15/06/1929 Bradford PA, Bradford C, Kings Lynn Roy Killin 18/07/1929 Lincoln, Man U Eddie McLaren 08/09/1929 Reading, Blackpool Terry Robinson 08/11/1929 Brentford, Northampton, England Amateur Maurice Leather 09/11/1929 Portsmouth Tommy Banks 10/11/1929 Bolton, England Ron Harbertson 23/12/1929 Lincoln, Darlington, Wrexham, Grimsby, Bradford, Brighton, Newcastle Ron Phoenix 30/06/1929 Rochdale, Man City PROBABLY ALIVE First Name John Graham Surname Lavery Bailey DoB 24/11/1919 22/03/1920 Clubs Halifax, Bradford City Huddersfield, Sheffield United Google alive 2016? alive 2019? Maurice Leslie 19/08/1923 Swindon, India, 53rd infantry division alive 2011 Tom Docherty 15/04/1924 Norwich, Lincoln, Reading, Newport County alive in 2010 Peter Joe Greenwood Lancaster 11/09/1924 28/4/1926 Chester, Burnley, Todmorden Accrington, Manchester United alive in 2009 alive in 2016 Terry Regan 26/06/1926 Bradford City Alive in 2012 Russell Crossley 25/06/1927 Shrewsbury, Liverpool Alive in 2012 John Scott 18/07/1928 Leeds, Workington alive in 2011 Bobby Bruce 14/10/1928 Leicester, Leyton O Alive in 2012 Keith Francis 22/07/1929 Leyton O, Yeovil Alive in 2012 George Price 02/12/1929 Crewe Alive in 2017 CANNOT CONFIRM IF ALIVE OR NOT: First Name Surname DoB Clubs Jerry Jones 28/09/1918 Hartlepool, Belle Vue Congs Billy O'Neill 29/01/1919 Walsall, Burnley, Chelmsford Dewis Brown 04/06/1919 Stockport, Rotherham Jim Smith 01/01/1920 Leyton O, Burnley William Reid 13/01/1920 Newport, Cumnock Juniors Mike Kelly 30/11/1920 Crewe, Wolves Eddie Martin 30/03/1921 Accrington, Alloa Alec Jackson 02/10/1921 York, Huddersfield Eric Hampson 11/11/1921 Stoke, Stafford Rangers Reg Hipkin 31/12/1921 Brighton, Charlton, Wolves, Norwich John McCarthy 22/01/1922 Cork United, Bristol City Ken White 15/03/1922 Hull, Selby Town Herbert Robinson 30/04/1922 Accrington, Barnoldswick John O'Sullivan 30/05/1922 Swansea, Aldershot, Waterford, Lovells David Lindsay 29/06/1922 Southend, Sunderland, Blantyre Victoria David Gray 13/04/1923 Bradford City Andrew Jack 30/06/1923 Tranmere, Wishaw Frank Winters 30/10/1923 Torquay, Clyde Trevor Churchill 20/11/1923 Reading, Swindon, Rochdale, Leicester, Sheff U Syd Ward 26/11/1923 Bradford, Upton Colliery John McBride 31/12/1923 Third Lanark, Reading, Shrewsbury Fred Sharpe 26/01/1924 Wrexham Sam Parker 05/04/1924 Crewe, Accrington, Barnsley Tommy Moran 31/05/1924 Accrington, Ayr John Taylor 24/06/1924 Bradford, Kilmarnock Ray Ruffett 20/07/1924 Luton Ernie Butler 28/08/1924 Darlington, Southend, Stockton Johnny Jones 31/10/1924 Milwall, Larne, Fulham Henry Potts 23/01/1925 Northampton, Pegasus James Kelly 16/02/1925 Carlisle, Tottenham, Glenavon Tommy Carpenter 11/03/1925 Watford, Harrow John Ollerenshaw 03/04/1925 Oldham, Hartelpool, Arsenal Ted Harding 05/04/1925 Crystal P, Coalville James Taylor 07/04/1925 Crewe, Man City Ron Mitchell 27/05/1925 Celtic, Exeter Bert Williams 19/06/1925 Newport, Wales Amateur Bill Mellor 29/06/1925 Accrington, Droyslden Eric Searle 20/07/1925 Aldershot Bill Parker 15/08/1925 Reading, Swindon, Exeter Eryk Kubicki 18/08/1925 York, Polish Army Ambrose Wilson 10/10/1925 Swansea, Glenavon Arnold Jackson 10/11/1925 Shrewsbury, Stockport Jimmy Kirk 12/11/1925 Aldershot, Torquaym, Colchester, St Mirren, Bury Johnny Williams 21/11/1925 Blackburn, Southport Eddie Lewis 21/01/1926 Leyton O Jim Jowett 27/01/1926 York, Sheffield United Joe Houston 27/02/1926 Aldershot, Dunfermline Fred Smith 07/05/1926 Bradford, Grimsby, Man City, Sheff U, Derby C, Draycott Joe Slattery 03/06/1926 Accrington, Hexham Ray McKee 16/06/1926 Northampton, Finchley Alf Horne 06/09/1926 Northampton Alec Montgomery 16/09/1926 Walsall, Baddesley Bill Anderson 06/11/1926 Southend, Hibs Les Dicker 20/12/1926 Southend, Tottenham Ken Williams 07/01/1927 York, Doncaster Phil Turner 20/02/1927 Chester, Accrington, Scunthorpe, Bradford PA, Carlisle George Davies 01/03/1927 Chester, Sheff W, Oswestry John Brooks 08/03/1927 Stoke Jack Ritchie 31/03/1927 Accrington, Crossgates Prmirose Henry Wood 08/04/1927 Chesterfield, South Liverpool Norman Lewis 28/05/1927 Gravesend, Newport, Shrewsbury, Oakengates Chris Leonard 11/07/1927 Darlington, South Sheilds Robert Slade 15/07/1927 Millwall, Acton Town Harry Simpson 02/08/1927 Accrington, Lytham Graham Miller 25/08/1927 Aldershot, Workington Gordon Revel 19/09/1927 Mansfield Bryan Williams 04/10/1927 Liverpool, South Liverpool, Crewe Robert Williams 25/10/1927 Liverpool, Shrewsbury, Wrexham Tom McGairy 25/11/1927 Walsall, Dumbarton Albert Capstick 02/01/1928 Accrington, Fleetwood Robert Godwin 03/02/1928 Swindon, Old Headlandians Ken Maxwell 11/02/1928 Bradford PA, Northampton, East Stirling, Kilmarnock Charles Campbell 27/02/1928 Oldham, Rutherglen Glencairn Jack Street 30/05/1928 Barrow, Bootle, Southport, Tranmere Geoff Steiner 08/06/1928 Watford, Barnet Reg Chapman 14/06/1928 Crewe, Hereford Chris Conway 23/07/1928 Bury, Ayr Utd Andy Mullen 28/07/1928 South Sheilds, Aston Villa, Scunthorpe, Workington, Brighton Bernard Kelly 21/08/1928 Brentford, Bath City Denis Howe 14/09/1928 Aldershot, Southend, Darlington, West Ham Alan Layton 27/11/1928 Barrow, Bolton Ronnie Codd 03/12/1928 Barrow, Sheff W, Bolton, Meynell Herbert Jones 20/01/1929 Wrexham, Colwyn Bay Willie O'Brien 26/01/1929 Darlington Ron Evans 21/02/1929 Stockport, Bolton Harry Williams 24/02/1929 Swindon, Bury, West Ham, Man U Kenny McDevitt 04/03/1929 Tranmere, Unity BC Arthur Bramley 25/03/1929 Mansfield, Bentick Collery Welfare Joe Harris 08/04/1929 Oldham, Blackburn Ernie Bond 04/05/1929 Carlisle, Man Utd Louis Bimpson 14/05/1929 Rochdale, Bournemouth, Blackburn, Liverpool, Burscough Roy Martin 16/05/1929 Chesterfield, Derby, Birmingham Ron Steel 03/06/1929 Darlington, Bishop Auckland John Cook 26/06/1929 Bristol Rovers Keith Thomas 28/07/1929 Cardiff, Plymouth, Exeter, Oswestry, Sheff W Billy Molloy 28/08/1929 Newport, Southampton, Lockheed, Ludgershall Geoff Hill 31/08/1929 Carlisle Bernard Shaw 04/09/1929 Goole, Lincoln, Hull Tom McGoldrick 20/09/1929 Chesterfield, Rotherham Roy Evans 07/10/1929 Watford, Millwall David Proctor 10/10/1929 Barrow, Blackpool, Portadown, Wrexham, Norwich, Northwich Ray Ratcliffe 03/11/1929 Stockport John Clowes 05/11/1929 Stoke, Wellington, Crewe, Shrewsbury Johnny Langland 09/11/1929 hartlepool, Blyth, Chesterfield, Sunderland, Silksworth Jimmy Forrest 14/11/1929 Accrington, Leeds, Musselburgh John Yates 18/11/1929 Chester, Sheff Utd John Babes 20/11/1929 Scunthorpe, Arsenal, Glentoran Johnny Simm 24/11/1929 Bolton, Bradford C, Bury Frank Varney 27/11/1929 Lincoln, Hull, Oxford Liam Coll 16/12/1929 Accrington Johnny Moffatt 22/12/1929 Brighton, Bellshill Jim Storey 30/12/1929 Darlington, Rochdale, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Exeter
  19. 11 points
    Here is 4 generations of my family (c.1910). They were engineering pioneers in Bristol. They essentially changed the working conditions for ship engineers in Bristol by starting a union there. Youngest is my great grandad. Oldest is my great x4 grandad. From left to right - James H.E Flowers (1884-1944) James A. Flowers (1905-1984) Charles H Flowers (1834-1916) James G.E Flowers (1861-1943)
  20. 11 points
    Oh, wow... I'd intended to - at least temporarily - quit the forum (lot of stuff going on in my personal life, deadpooling a big distraction) after my previous post 2 weeks ago. But then this morning something told me to log back on one last time and at first I thought "wow, my spidey senses wanted me to know that Deathray reacted assholishly to my tattoo? greeeat LOL" until I realized I was also a hair away from winning the Deathrace! Now, back from classes, check Twitter to see Andretti's died... fuck sake I really won it a second time in a row?
  21. 11 points
    Look, you'd have been disappointed if this open goal had been missed...
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    No, you're full of shit. Don't presume to tell us Brits whether a British personality is a household name in British households, because you are not in a position to judge. Whether they are known to Americans is irrelevant.
  24. 11 points
    Currently sitting on the work network googling porn stars to check they are spelt correctly and are alive - not sure the IT Dept will buy that excuse!
  25. 11 points
    The dead centre of Derby no less. Hi - I'm the idiot who thought the easy bit would be taking all the entries and entering them into the spreadsheet etc - once that's done in about July though (although perhaps I shouldn't joke till I've successfully loaded a few) I get to put my feet up and leave it to the other two. As I'm going to be seeing everyone's teams and entering them into the spreadsheet I've already sent my team to YW. Wish us luck (and accuracy and attention to detail and humorous obit writing and a solid IT platform...…)
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