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3 hours ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Here goes the failed drive for five:

Gary Burgess (Joker)
Alyson Williams
Bill Steel
Billy Turner (DNS)
Deborah James
Dick Vitale
Don West
Frank Field
George Perez
Isabel Torres
Jana Bennett
Jane Marczewski
Julia Reichert
Russell Bishop
Sister Catherine Wybourne
Susie Steiner
Tom Parker
Tom Weiskopf
Traci Braxton
Vicky Phelan

Sub 1: Pele

Reading this list is always a highlight. It's like the exit poll in an election. This tells me if my team will be ok or not. I have 4 of Spade's picks, including my joker Deborah James, so I'm feeling confident.

Just one thing, why is everyone picking Tom Parker? I thought his tumour stopped growing and he's playing with his band again.

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1 hour ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:

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

Hm, well the french COVID Bogdanoff. We only know between the lines that he possibly has COVID. But how ill is he exactly? Is he on a ventilator or not? And COVID treatment is making progress, the probability of this death is lower than maybe some other cancer cases.

Don West has brain lymphoma, not glioblastoma, but a different kind of brain cancer. Maybe it's just some spots that have returned, nothing serious? But now, I do think that the cancer must be surprisingly aggressive.

Robert Durst is just very ill in the mind. I could believe he got COVID on purpose just to get out of jail. He's a twisted person.

 

Edit: Oh sorry, my opinions on your team!!! takes a bit. Next post.

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3 hours ago, The Old Crem said:

Pretty sure going by earlier posts Amy Price will be DQ.

I certainly hope so, I dropped her on the basis of those posts

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What put me off answering the call from on Bogdanoff II was the fact that some French press articles were talking about how shocked he will be waking up from a coma to find his brother dead, which means they must expect him to regain consciousness at some point.

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My team (You Dirty Rotten Swine, You Deaded Them!)

 

1 Matt Stevenson (JOKER) - TT Racer

2 Bill Steel -Tyne-Tees Presenter/Coronation Street

3 Frank Field - Former MP

4 Rose Tremain - Author

5 Joe Kinnear - Football player/manager

6 Dame Clare Marx - General Medical Council

7 Nigel Starmer-Smith - Rugby Commentator

8 Françoise Hardy - French Singer

9 Henry Marsh - Leading brain surgeon

10 Pelé 

11 Phil Collins 

12 John Savident - Actor

13 Milos Zemen - Czech President

14 Lech Wałęsa - Former Polish President

15 Gary Burgess - Jersey journalist

16 Rick Davies - Supertramp vocalist

17 Simon Cowell 

18 Mohamed Al Fayed - Harrods

19 Jerry Lee Lewis 

20 George Alagiah 

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1 minute ago, ethnic cleansing said:

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I approve of the Rick Davies pick. 

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7 minutes ago, time said:

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.

 

A decent list with lots of variety. 

I see you have deprived me of a unique pick with Mike Hodges but that's just the way the cookie crumbles! Nature of the game. 

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5 hours ago, machotrouts said:

 

Nice to see a US #1 hits team that has zero crossover with my UK #1 hits team.

 

(Also the first time I don't have any mutual picks with Hits of 36 Years Ago since 2016, the debut year of both teams.)

I'll be intrigued to see your team.

 

Yeah, I mainly avoided #1 UK hits this year. The sickest/illest/tour cancelling lot were in the lower echelons of the 1986 Top 30.

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5 minutes ago, JQW said:

My team (You Dirty Rotten Swine, You Deaded Them!)

 

1 Matt Stevenson (JOKER) - TT Racer

2 Bill Steel -Tyne-Tees Presenter/Coronation Street

3 Frank Field - Former MP

4 Rose Tremain - Author

5 Joe Kinnear - Football player/manager

6 Dame Clare Marx - General Medical Council

7 Nigel Starmer-Smith - Rugby Commentator

8 Françoise Hardy - French Singer

9 Henry Marsh - Leading brain surgeon

10 Pelé 

11 Phil Collins 

12 John Savident - Actor

13 Milos Zemen - Czech President

14 Lech Wałęsa - Former Polish President

15 Gary Burgess - Jersey journalist

16 Rick Davies - Supertramp vocalist

17 Simon Cowell 

18 Mohamed Al Fayed - Harrods

19 Jerry Lee Lewis 

20 George Alagiah 

I think you will do well.  A nice bit of spread betting or punts alongside some near certain hits.

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@Gooseberry Crumble

 

I do see some familiar names. Ugo Mifsud Bonnici, made me smile. Either I or Spade picked him in the Scavenger Hunt pool (there are two Bonnicis!). He seemed a plausible pick to me.

I see a Home and Away actress. Well, it's the curse isn't it?

Luke Halpin, Ron Ely, Pope Benedict, Duchess of Kent, solid picks, I'd say.

 

Fred Talbot! Been on my longlist for ages. Phil Creswick, too. But I forgot about him. I think you picked some ripe berries, so to say.

Divine Brown - ha!

I'd be sad to see Liza go, but it's getting time.

 

So yeah, I know more of your time than I did in previous years, without googling too much. Still many new and interesting names. And I think there'll be quite a few unique hits coming your way. On average maybe one more per team than last year?

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1 minute ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:

A decent list with lots of variety. 

I see you have deprived me of a unique pick with Mike Hodges but that's just the way the cookie crumbles! Nature of the game. 

Sorry about that, but it goes both ways. I checked back a few years and was surprised he doesn't appear to have ever been picked, then like buses, two at once.

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Just now, gcreptile said:

@Gooseberry Crumble

 

I do see some familiar names. Ugo Mifsud Bonnici, made me smile. Either I or Spade picked him in the Scavenger Hunt pool. He seemed a plausible pick to me.

I see a Home and Away actress. Well, it's the curse isn't it?

Luke Halpin, Ron Ely, Pope Benedict, Duchess of Kent, solid picks, I'd say.

 

Fred Talbot! Been on my longlist for ages. Phil Creswick, too. But I forgot about him. I think you picked some ripe berries, so to say.

Divine Brown - ha!

I'd be sad to see Liza go, but it's getting time.

 

So yeah, I know more of your time than I did in previous years, without googling too much. Still many new and interesting names. And I think there'll be quite a few unique hits coming your way. On average maybe one more per team than last year?

Thank you!

Sounds like I'm on the right trajectory!

I do like your turn of phrase ripe berries and not just because I have an overly naughty and erotic mind!:D

 

I too will feel very sad when Liza  goes but I think so many of us choosing her is a form of recognition and thus a strange back handed compliment. 

Better than being on the list of the missed. 

 

I picked Fred Talbot because  I saw media reports of  him sitting on his own in local pubs were he has lived for a good while but being totally shunned by locals refusing to speak with him or engage in any conversation with him.

The reasons for his pariah status are well known but I think someone like him who seems to crave  interactions socially being totally rejected and clearly looking  totally devastated  by the rejection.. Well I think such situations often don't end well and their decline is often speeded up by being a social outcast. 

Thanks for replying. 

Happy New Year and thanks for your passionate dedication to this pool and death by numbers. 

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5 minutes ago, time said:

Sorry about that, but it goes both ways. I checked back a few years and was surprised he doesn't appear to have ever been picked, then like buses, two at once.

No need to apologise  I ain't  grumbling it's totally the nature of the game. I am sure I have inadvertently thwarted other people's unique picks both this year and previously!

He is a worthy pick regardless of unique status or not.

The director of Flash  Gordon!!! Absolutely  worthy choice !

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9 minutes ago, time said:

Sorry about that, but it goes both ways. I checked back a few years and was surprised he doesn't appear to have ever been picked, then like buses, two at once.

We have deprived each other of a unique for Sarah Lawson. Sorry.

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1 hour ago, gcreptile said:

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.

Dieter Bohlen was my "he's going to be unique, his strops indicate perhaps mental health issues, type to top himself in a Diva-ish fashion or perhaps accidentally overdose on sleeping pills" pick. Health isn't always physical.

 

That said, I doubt he'll die and nobody will be more surprised than me if he does.

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2 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

 

Deadpoolers' dilemma.

Limmy's with me!

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40 minutes ago, Youth in Asia said:

Reading this list is always a highlight. It's like the exit poll in an election. This tells me if my team will be ok or not. I have 4 of Spade's picks, including my joker Deborah James, so I'm feeling confident.

Just one thing, why is everyone picking Tom Parker? I thought his tumour stopped growing and he's playing with his band again.

 

Most as a block, I presume.  A lot of points to miss out on, and see go to others, should his tumor decide to start killing him again in 2022... because it will eventually

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7 minutes ago, Handrejka said:

We have deprived each other of a unique for Sarah Lawson. Sorry.

No apology necessary but sorry too. Still, half a loaf is better than none. Strangely enough I think I found her via a convoluted route from an ITC show - UFO.

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I’ve been getting a sudden death vibe from Tom Parker recently. Some people even with stable tumours suddenly die from haemorrhage and such like.

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To the very end, I hoped I'd get a QO for Philipp Mickenbecker. Alas, it was not meant to be.

 

Fade to Black 2022 team:

 

1. Russell Bishop (joker)

2. George Alagiah

3. Ronnie Atkins

4. Jana Bennett

5. Tony Brown

6. Gary Burgess

7. (Baron) Frank Field

8. Janey Godfrey

9. Deborah James

10. Tim Keller

11. Dan Lacey

12. Linda Nolan

13. Tom Parker

14. George Perez

15. Cornelius Price

16. Tom Smith

17. Peter Tobin

18. Gianluca Vialli

19. James Whale

20. Slick Woods

 

 

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5 hours ago, msc said:

 

Worry not, you do a good job and it'll look good when its ready. 

Am I all good to go do I just need to wait? or have I not joined yet

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