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18 minutes ago, Death Impends said:

 

Now that the deadline has passed... the 2-1 verdict was approving Marina Oswald. Fringey name but the historical interest and long-standing Wikipedia article was enough to qualify.

I  was speculating in my mind last night that it was my Divine Brown pick!

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I've seen every single one of my 2-3 unique hopefuls already listed as being picked to other teams.  Will not have any this year and, again, I can foresee all the parody leading to a very unsatisfying conclusion to this year's game.  Was able to somehow win last year without a unique hit or joker hit, though, so I suppose anything's possible.

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1 minute ago, Salmon Mousse said:

I've seen every single one of my 2-3 unique hopefuls already listed as being picked to other teams.  Will not have any this year and, again, I can foresee all the parody leading to a very unsatisfying conclusion to this year's game.  Was able to somehow win last year without a unique hit or joker hit, though, so I suppose anything's possible.

 

TBH I think wins like yours or Dr T are going to be more the norm henceforth than mine or Reptile's. Too many top research games nowadays in contrast to when DDT and later Spade had a clear edge over the rest.

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@Gooseberry Crumble Ah Ron Davies, the famous fox admirer!

 

I was partly through an anecdote about Lynda Chalker when I realised I was thinking of Angela Rumbold, who is older and dead.

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7 minutes ago, Salmon Mousse said:

I've seen every single one of my 2-3 unique hopefuls already listed as being picked to other teams.  Will not have any this year and, again, I can foresee all the parody leading to a very unsatisfying conclusion to this year's game.  Was able to somehow win last year without a unique hit or joker hit, though, so I suppose anything's possible.

Your win was a victory for the "deeper, not wider research". My win before, and Death Impends the year before was a win achieved through unique hits.

I wouldn't call any method preferable. In the end, if you get 20 hits, you win.

And you had, with 2 hits difference, just such a rock solid team, in a year where supposedly safe picks (Tom Parker/Smith/James Whale) failed.

That's a great quality.

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1 minute ago, msc said:

@Gooseberry Crumble Ah Ron Davies, the famous fox admirer!

 

I was partly through an anecdote about Lynda Chalker when I realised I was thinking of Angela Rumbold, who is older and dead.

A moment of madness I believe  he described it as!!

 

Do you think I stand a fair chance of matching or surpassing my unique pick tally of 38 from last year?

 

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Alright my own teams... Shameless isn't quite back, but...

 

Yahoo Will Do (formerly The House of Extravaganza)

1 Fred Claire

2 "SiMan Baby" Silas Alexander

3 Steve Ludzik

4 Anne Parsons - joker

5 Brian Morris

6 Steve Carlson

7 Doug Kuzma

8 Stephen Lewis

9 Dick Vitale

10 Tammy Slaton

11 Israel Dresner

12 Bobby Caldwell

13 Alexis Buchman

14 Tim Keller

15 Dwight Watson

16 Gerald Pizzuto Jr.

17 Larry Pressler

18 Greg Scarpa Jr.

19 David West

20 Roider Cabrera

Subs:Jerry Grey, Kevin Lembo

 

Nancy Worley and Horserace guy had to be subbed out.

 

The B-Team 2022

1Tony Brown

2 Don West

3 Scott Dureau

4 Johnny Ruffo

5 Peter Scott-Morgan

6 Sacheen Littlefeather

7 Allan Peiper

8 Rob Bolland

9 Jimmy Calderwood

10 Ronnie Hellström

11 Charlie Bird

12 Gordon McQueen - joker

13 Jana Bennett

14 Chris Croucher

15 Phil Read

16 Joe Kinnear

17 John Gwynne

18 Clare Marx

19 Justin Yerbury

20 Miguel Van Damme

Subs: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Graeme Pollock

 

The Love Boat

1 Vicky Phelan

2 George Alagiah

3 Bill Turnbull

4 George Perez

5 Steve Woodmore

6 Susie Steiner

7 Catherine Wybourne

8 Deborah James

9 Russell Bishop

10 Tracy Kashi

11 Nigel Starmer-Smith

12 Luis Garavito

13 Frank Field

14 Jerry Lee Lewis

15 Jane "Nightbirde" Marczewski

16 Gary Burgess - joker

17 Steve "Mongo" McMichael

18 Julia Reichert

19 Pelé

20 Gianluca Vialli

Subs:Tony Claypole, Francoise Hardy, Bobby Charlton

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9 minutes ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:

A moment of madness I believe  he described it as!!

 

Do you think I stand a fair chance of matching or surpassing my unique pick tally of 38 from last year?

 

 

Haven't a clue! I start by assuming nothing and being pleasantly surprised!

 

 

You ever see the Stephen Fry/John Bird show Absolute Power take on the Davies incident?

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8 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Yahoo Will Do (formerly The House of Extravaganza)

1 Fred Claire

2 "SiMan Baby" Silas Alexander

3 Steve Ludzik

4 Anne Parsons - joker

5 Brian Morris

6 Steve Carlson

7 Doug Kuzma

8 Stephen Lewis

9 Dick Vitale

10 Tammy Slaton

11 Israel Dresner

12 Bobby Caldwell

13 Alexis Buchman

14 Tim Keller

15 Dwight Watson

16 Gerald Pizzuto Jr.

17 Larry Pressler

18 Greg Scarpa Jr.

19 David West

20 Roider Cabrera

Subs:Jerry Grey, Kevin Lembo

 

Intrigued by this roster and even more so by the team name.  Have the Atlanta-based local radio host on other teams but didn't consider for a second he'd come anywhere near a qualifying DDP obit.  Has yahoo opened up a ton of new options?

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1 minute ago, Salmon Mousse said:

 

Intrigued by this roster and even more so by the team name.  Have the Atlanta-based local radio host on other teams but didn't consider for a second he'd come anywhere near a qualifying DDP obit.  Has yahoo opened up a ton of new options?

 

Mary Fairhurst got a QO. I think that answers your question!

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Had Alexander under consideration for a bit but then a colleague of his died in December without any QO coverage. So yeah, assumed he was no hoper 

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On 31/12/2021 at 13:17, Spade_Cooley said:

Goddamn deadpooling really is a young man's game, how does anyone over the age of 40 find time to research? I've got my 20 together now having discovered that one person who I thought was a 100% guaranteed unique pick death actually has a very treatable form of cancer. Think I might bring back The Rookie Draft as my theme team this year.

Early retirement.

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8 minutes ago, msc said:

 

Haven't a clue! I start by assuming nothing and being pleasantly surprised!

 

 

You ever see the Stephen Fry/John Bird show Absolute Power take on the Davies incident?

No but I look forward to watching that Daily motion video in full a bit later!!

 

Well I certainly  hope to be pleasantly surprised then!

I think after having a read of your teams you look like you  have some good uniques.

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1 minute ago, Salmon Mousse said:

 

Intrigued by this roster and even more so by the team name.  Have the Atlanta-based local radio host on other teams but didn't consider for a second he'd come anywhere near a qualifying DDP obit.  Has yahoo opened up a ton of new options?

If 2021 is anything to go by, probably.

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1 hour ago, Death Impends said:

Also there is no official verdict on Amy Price at the moment.

 

She did count last year when we first rolled out the FFBI ban. I guess double checking can't hurt for a borderline case. But please do not speak for the committee as the last word with pick fame or not rests with us.

I apologise.

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14 hours ago, Eesti said:

DDP Tofoa 

 

Gary Burgess joker.gif

Frank Field

Russell Bishop

George Perez

Robert Durst

Jean-Louis Trintignant

Pele

Ady Barkan

Rob Burrow

Miguel van Damme

George Alagiah

Bill Turnbull

Gavin Robertson

Don West

Tom Parker

Tom Smith

Shannen Doherty

Linda Nolan

Olivia Newton-John

Igor Bogdanoff

 

So what are your thoughts? Any brainfarts or genious picks? Top 10 finish possible?

Solid. Many picks with a ...uuhh.. healthy chance of dying. Some are gambles though, Bogdanoff, Durst, also Don West. ALS types take their time, but could also die tomorrow. Some of these things need to go your way. We will see if they do.

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Main team and a theme team this year - looking at the theme team I'm assuming it'll be bittersweet for anyone else in that competition if a death in my squad means I overtake you

 

DDP

 

Russell Bishop - joker 

Bob Barker

George Boscawen

Gary Burgess – ITV Journo – hpdp

Rob Burrow

Vic Elford

Frank Field

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi

Dame Clare Marx

Brenda Milner – (neuropsychologist)

Pele

Joyce Reynolds (classicist)

Fauja Singh

Tom Smith

Susie Steiner

Kane Tanaka

Norman Tebbit

Jean-Louis Trintignant

Donald Trump

Tom Weiskopf

 

 

 

 

DDP Theme – Kiddyfiddler Harriers (Theme: convicted/suspected child sexual abusers)

 

Russel Bishop – Joker

HRH Andrew Duke of York

Barry Bennell

Sidney Cooke

Chris Denning

Alan Dershowitz

Josef Fritzl

David Fuller

Gary Glitter

Stuart Hall

Rolf Harris

Ian Huntley

R Kelly

Jonathan King

Ghislaine Maxwell

Graham Ovenden

Geoffrey Prime

Fred Talbot

Ian Watkins

Bill Wyman

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14 hours ago, Captain Hemlock said:

Theme team Rolls Off The Tongue (interesting sounding names)
Maude Apatow

Thank you for stepping up again.

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12 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

(Pick 3): Dieter Bohlen: German pop titan, singer turned record producer and TV personality [#4 Brother Louie (Modern Talking)]

Heh, nice one.

He used to be Germany's Simon Cowell for 20 years, then got fired, probably for age reasons, last year.

His most prominent health issue though, is his penis fracture that happened about 20 years ago.

 

That said, he has bonafide star credentials and Modern Talking is HUGE in Eastern Europe.

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16 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Solid. Many picks with a ...uuhh.. healthy chance of dying. Some are gambles though, Bogdanoff, Durst, also Don West. ALS types take their time, but could also die tomorrow. Some of these things need to go your way. We will see if they do.

I would love to hear your brain farts on my three teams GC please !

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Well, here's my apparently very unimaginative 2022 main team entry.  The path forward to any respectability will be via the Drop 40 bonus, apparently.

 

Gary Burgess - JOKER - seemed the safest option for a decent point joker after last year's Parker debacle

Mustafa Kayirici - would have been my joker if I was completely confident the pick would be accepted

Frank Field - "safe" pick, will Drop 40

Susie Steiner - "safe" pick

George Alagiah - "safe" pick, will Drop 40

George Perez - should hit fairly early in the year 

Larry Pressler - not enough points, in all honesty, but I went heavy on pan-can this season

Russell Bishop - prisoners "with weeks/months to live" make be nervous (because they all seem to say that) but I have two on the team anyway

Rob Burrow - reminds be of Marián Čišovský when he neared the end, young, will Drop 40

Tim Bilton - this pick was just lazy, will Drop 40 however

Robert Durst - "safe" pick, potential to Drop 40

Dame Clare Marx - was only mentioned once on the forum prior to picks being revealed, didn't think she'd be unique but figured she wouldn't be shared by many, went heavy on pan-can this season

Sacheen Littlefeather - a very Susan Bayh/Mary Fairhurst name and those are names I gave up on elsewhere and regretted

Tom Smith - "safe" pick, will Drop 40

Bill Turnbull - "safe" pick, will Drop 40

Shannen Doherty - wanted not to pick her but seems her spark is fading now,  too young and too Drop 40 not to roster

James Whale - "safe" pick, will Drop 40

Jane Marczewski (Nightbirde) - a no-brainer really, worth a sizeable chunk of points and the Sun's obsession with her makes an obit a slam dunk

Linda Nolan - ditto Sacheen Littlefeather, also will Drop 40

Pele - this year's Bob Dole, can't imagine he won't Drop 40 so he's an easy 9 pointer

 

Had 15 hits for 144 points last year, which is a 9.6 pph average.  Tried to keep that math in mind.

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My teams

 

Expiry Date -2022

 

Tom Parker (Joker)

Tom Smith

James Whale 

Linda Nolan

Shannen Doherty 

Bill Turnbull

George Alagiah 

Frank Field

Johnny Ruffo

Milos Zeman

Jerry Lee Lewis

Vicky Phelan 

Deborah James

Jana Bennett 

Gary Burgess 

Rob Burrow

Amy Pieters 

Jake Roberts

Trevor A. Toussaint

Tom Weiskopf 

 

There is nothing like a dame (and the women who gives them it.) (Dames and the Queen)

Queen Elizabeth 2 - Joker

Joan Plowright 

Judi Dench

Eileen Atkins

Maggie Smith

Esther Rantzen

Patricia Routledge 

Cleo Laine

Angela Lansbury 

Julie Andrews 

Shirley Basey

Sian Phillips 

Joan Collins

Olivia Newton John

Shirley Porter 

Carmen Callil

Mary Quant

Shelia Hancock

Jill Knight

Beryl Gray

 

 

Not going in a black cab  (Eastenders)

Daniella Westbrook - Joker

Bill Treacher 

Leonard Fenton

June Brown

Elizabeth Kelly 

Sylvia Sims

Mona Hammond 

Derek Martin

Peter Dean

Harry Landis

Rudolph Walker

Arnold Yarrow

Corrine - Skinner Carter 

Pam St Clement 

Elaine Lordan

Anna Karen

Lynda Baron

Leslie Schofield 

Joan Hooley

Leon Lissek 

 

 

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17 hours ago, Sir Cunto said:

I can’t send anything to the email.  Fix that shit.  
No I don’t have Office tools and have no intention of obtaining them.

If there is a new email since the OP then post that goddamn email address.

SirC

Sir Cunto Did you manage to sort your little  problem  out and mount a successful entry in the end?!

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As is customary, here're my teams for this year:

 

time's-up team

  1. Pete Brady             From Magpie & the radio
  2. Patricia Bredin
  3. James Burrows
  4. Phil Coulter            From writing songs
  5. Daphne Fowler
  6. Richard Franklin
  7. William Gaunt
  8. Gerald Harper
  9. Mike Hodges (J)  From the movies
  10. Colin Jeavons
  11. George 'Johnny' Johnson
  12. Jan Jongbloed      From the world Cup
  13. Sarah Lawson        From Within These walls
  14. P.H. Moriarty          From Sherlock Lock, Stock
  15. Tony Murray
  16. Pete Murray
  17. Jim Norton             Len
  18. Robin Parkinson
  19. Jim Parks Jr.
  20. Otto Rehhagel

7 new picks, surprisingly none of whom were picked last year, which, as they're all still alive (afaik) was a good call.

 

...and its goodnight from him and him etc. (theme team of Rons)

  1. Ronnie Blythe
  2. Ronnie Campbell
  3. Ronnie Walter Cunnigham
  4. Ronnie Dawson (J)
  5. Ron Dennis
  6. Ron Ely
  7. Ronald Baron Fearn
  8. Ronald Isley
  9. Ron Jones (DNS)
  10. Ron Kovic
  11. Ronnie milsap
  12. Ron Paul
  13. Ronnie Rees           Former Welsh international footballer, suffered a major stroke in 1995.
  14. Rony Robinson
  15. Ronnie Spector
  16. Ronald Venetiaan
  17. Ronald Wayne
  18. Ronnie Wood
  19. Ron Yeats
  20. Ron Yerxa                US film Producer

A new entry this time round I was looking for entries for the HpDP and got carried away

 

Randoms who might

  1. Bonnie Bramlett (J)            of Delaney & Bonnie fame
  2. Dyan Cannon
  3. Clarence Carter
  4. Jeanette Charles
  5. James Cosmo
  6. Arthur Cox                            Former footballer/manager
  7. Terry Cox                              Pentangle-ist
  8. Bobbie Gentry
  9. John Gorman                       Scaffolder
  10. Ann Hamilton                        M&W player
  11. Ann Jones
  12. Graham Kerr
  13. Jean-Claude Killy                 Downhill Skier
  14. Kris Kristofferson
  15. Bob Langley                           Pebble Mill etc
  16. Louis Mellis                            Sexy Beast
  17. Billy Mills                                Lokota runner
  18. Chita Rivera                       
  19. Yves Saint-Martin                   French Jockey
  20. Peter Shelley                          Not the Buzzcock, the other one.

 

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