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33 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

 

Player I can see how there would be an argument over (although I would campaign for "wife of Gary Player and perhaps the most recognisable golf WAG for 50 years" is a bit above, say, Lisa Maffia's mum or that guy from Strictly's dad). Davison on the other hand, although not the most successful trainer in history, has a lengthy career as a horse-racing trainer and has been mentioned in numerous news reports in racing sections before her cancer diagnosis. I'd argue she's even more famous than Club Brugge's former third-choice, uncapped goalkeeper.

 

See, this was the sort of rebuttal I was looking for. I found a reference to her training in the Guardian archives from 2004, so I went looking up her Racing Post stats and see she's trained circa 40 winners in the last 5 years.

 

It's a split decision, but as I've been asked to make the decision... she's in. EDIT Reptile would like me to add he agrees with the evidence uncovered so its not a split decision, more an informed one.

 

Not keen on Vivienne Player though, tbh.

 

 

(And thanks for snarking on MvD and not the award winning journo. Hah)

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Worth noting here this will be Shot in the Dark's last year in the DDP. As fun as the idea is it's getting a bit old.

 

Too many ideas for theme teams and intend to use one it's place (Is there an expenses scandal theme team yet? A lot of those guys most be coming up to daisy pushing age now. ) 

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Looks like Nicked But Not Dead won the theme team league (pick scrapers)

 

The moral winner being The Sick Bed of Cucchulian (an Irish theme team I think)

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I have to say it's always reassuring when you recognise the names on Spade, Death Impends and DDT's teams and even have a few on your own (and a few others but those are the ones I check first)....

 

Means you can't be completely off the mark - although it looks like the crossover is frankly the bleeding obvious (of which there was more this year, and of course last years sick-bed method not an option this year) 

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10 minutes ago, time said:

Ronnie Atkins was originally in the team, and joker, but died a couple of days too early; Fearn is hence promoted to joker and Wood comes into the team

 

No doubt I'll find out halfway through the year which one of them is already dead.
 

 

 

Are we sure Ronnie Atkins is dead?

 

I cant find any reports on him dying?

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4 minutes ago, Moaning Minnie said:

Looks like Nicked But Not Dead won the theme team league (pick scrapers)

Thankfully they’re banned as a theme team next year...

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Just now, Joey Russ said:

Thankfully they’re banned as a theme team next year...

 

This year, Joey. :lol:

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Just now, Going Underground said:

 

 

Are we sure Ronnie Atkins is dead?

 

I cant find any reports on him dying?

Yeah, can’t find anything on his demise either

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1 minute ago, Going Underground said:

 

 

Are we sure Ronnie Atkins is dead?

 

I cant find any reports on him dying?

Wait, I think he confused Ronnie Atkins with Ronald Atkins. That’s probably it

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Cheers for clearing up the Atkins conundrum guys

 

Phew!!

 

Having said that, my Ronnie Atkins is releasing a new solo album so not overly confident anyway.

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Just now, Joey Russ said:

Wait, I think he confused Ronnie Atkins with Ronald Atkins. That’s probably it

I didn't confuse anyone with anyone; its possible that GU assumed I meant a different Ronnie Atkins to the former MP who is dead, possibly compounded by my use of a diminutive with which he wasn't usually addressed.

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Reaper had to half the number of Ronnie Atkins in the world for the DDP clearly. He went on the Ronnie Atkins Die-it.

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1 minute ago, msc said:

Reaper had to half the number of Ronnie Atkins in the world for the DDP clearly. He went on the Ronnie Atkins Die-it.

I'm actually going to hand you your coat.....:lol:

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Vivenne Player is replaced then by Milford Graves

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That's my best pun of 2021, @The Quim Reaper - be afraid! Or not. :lol:

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3 hours ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Time to be annoyed at few uniques we've got then? OK, here's David Quantick's Showbiz Pals for 2k21

 

  1. Tom Parker (joker)
  2. Gary Burgess
  3. Criscilla Anderson
  4. Lee Noble
  5. Tom Smith
  6. Zoe Davison
  7. Susie Steiner
  8. Michael Caputo
  9. Leon Spinks
  10. Jana Bennett
  11. Litsa Menounous
  12. Ezra Nawi
  13. Julia Reichert
  14. Rush Limbaugh
  15. Floyd Little
  16. Dai Davies
  17. James Whale
  18. John Harvey
  19. Vivienne Player
  20. Carlos Menem

 

So I almost drop Jana Bennett on your advice, and you pick her anyway. Glad I saw through that one. 

 

 

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438 teams all entered in now and 60 emails still to go through over weekend - some will have multiple entries so numbers definitely up on last year's 484.

 

Just a quick message to some of you who will have sent teams in on multiple emails and haven't received an acknowledgement for your later emails.

 

I think this is because I had set up an auto reply and it only sends to each email address the first time it receives an email so subsequent team entries will have not received an acknowledgement. Sorry I never thought of that and to be honest it has saved me some time so I (or whoever I am next year) will be doing the same thing again.

 

Cheers, GUN

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1 hour ago, DevonDeathTrip said:

Here's mine, feeling quietly confident of a place in the top 200 ^_^

 

The Living End

  1. Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi

 

And awaiting a QO obit already. A return to form for the Devonian Prince of Darkness?

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Main Team: The Salmon Mousse

Tom Parker - Joker
Floyd Little
James Whale
Rush Limbaugh
David Gulpilil
Sarah Harding
Gerd Müller
Dai Davies
Lee Noble
Brian Henderson - Aussie TV presenter
Litsa Menounos
Tom Smith
Yoo Sang-chul
Peter Angelos
Bob Dole
Leon Spinks
Julie Strain
Pat Martino
Shannen Doherty
Carlos Menem
 
Murderers theme team: Man-Erg
Michel Fourniret
Levi Bellfield
Moses Sithole
Peter Tobin
Rodney Alcala
Hu Wanlin
Brett Peter Cowan
Issei Sagawa
Harvey Carignan
Sidney Cooke
James Holmes
Joseph Kony
Leonard Peltier
Billy Mansfield
Rosemary West
Robert Maudsley
Charles Sobhraj
Theodore Johnson
Joseph James DeAngelo
Neddy Smith

 

Hu Wanlin was a substitution for Samuel Little

 

 

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I passed on a few names that I probably should have selected.

Lee Noble, Litsa Menounos, Gary Burgess,  and Carlos Menum!

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