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21 hours ago, Salmon Mousse said:

 

Steve Carlson?


Fuck you're good.

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Alright then, my co-host TJS team is as follows:

 

Gary Burgess JOKER
George Alagiah
Russell Bishop
Ricou Browning
Jimmy Carter
Frank Field
Johnny Gilbert
Clarence "Frogman" Henry
Jerry Lee Lewis
Linda Nolan
Tom Parker
Pelé
George Perez
Larry Pressler
Gavin Robertson
Tom Smith
Susie Steiner
Harrison Ruffin Tyler
James Whale
Milos Zeman

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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

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Pan Breed 2022 then

 

Gary Burgess (JOKER)

Vicky Phelan

Susie Steiner

Russell Bishop

Jana Bennett

George Perez

Frank Field

Pele

Khaleda Zia

Vic Elford

Tom Weiskopf

Julia Reichert

Larry Pressler

Ronnie Hellstrom

Nightbirde (Jane Marczewski)

Steve "Mongo" McMichael

Dame Clare Marx

Antonio Russo (artist)

Rob Bolland

Tony Brown (NBA referee)

 

 

My 11th year in the competition. Back in 2012, that was veteran status. 

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Hoped for uniques:

Bill Steel: former Corrie actor and continuity announcer in the Tyne Tees region. Has been in end-of-life care since at least last March, and not mentioned on this forum so far. Could easily fall shy of some Corrie theme team picking him though.

Alyson Williams: R&B singer, thought I'd take a punt on one COVID intensive care type. Been mentioned on SoulStrut though so probably won't unique.

Isabel Torres: maybe the only QO risk I've got, Spanish actress and trans rights activist. Her show, Veneno, is showing on HBO Max globally though and I think the trans angle will get her a QO. Again, her cancer has been discussed on some English-language websites so could easily be on 3/4 teams.

Sister Catherine Wybourne: Old school DQSP pick, but those who follow her on Twitter will know she is "cleaning up her sock draw", slang term for getting your affairs in order prior to an imminent death. Will not see April.

Traci Braxton: If I call this right it'll be one of my best picks ever, saw one reference to her being in hospice care on Twitter, from someone who further research suggests does know her. Didn't appear in a Braxton family group Zoom chat over Christmas, and her Instagram photos haven't shown any fresh photos of her for months.

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Surprised cyclist Amy Pieters didn’t get more mentions on here. But my main hope for an Unique is Trevor A Toussaint. Hollyoaks actor whose character has been absent since September and who has been mostly silent on social media since June. Just a punt pick.

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Ok here we go for year 17

 

Seems like I've missed a sitter in Gary Burgess but who knows.

 

Russell Bishop (JOKER)   Convicted murderer
Frank Field   MP
George Perez   Artist
Jane Marczewski   Nightbirdie (singer)
Mike Mora   Photographer
Ted Kaczynski   Una Bomber
Joe Exotic   Nutter
Amy Priice   Proud Mother of Katie
Tom Smith   Rugby 
Rob Burrow   Rugby League
Bill Turnbull   TV
James Whale   Radio
Tim Keller   US Pastor
George Alagiah   Newsreader
Mike Bossy   NHL
Tom Weiskopf   Golfer
Charlie Bird   Journalist
Doddie Weir   Rugby Union
Nathaniel Ian Wynter   AKA Natty Wailer
Ronnie Atkins   Pretty Maids Singer
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Just now, Going Underground said:

Ok here we go for year 17

 

Seems like I've missed a sitter in Gary Burgess but who knows.

 

Russell Bishop (JOKER)   Convicted murderer
Frank Field   MP
George Perez   Artist
Jane Marczewski   Nightbirdie (singer)
Mike Mora   Photographer
Ted Kaczynski   Una Bomber
Joe Exotic   Nutter
Amy Priice   Proud Mother of Katie
Tom Smith   Rugby 
Rob Burrow   Rugby League
Bill Turnbull   TV
James Whale   Radio
Tim Keller   US Pastor
George Alagiah   Newsreader
Mike Bossy   NHL
Tom Weiskopf   Golfer
Charlie Bird   Journalist
Doddie Weir   Rugby Union
Nathaniel Ian Wynter   AKA Natty Wailer
Ronnie Atkins   Pretty Maids Singer

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

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Always at least one major names/update I miss, this time it’s the news that Vicky Phelan is in palliative. I’m not expecting to win, I’m just hoping that this team will go far better than my abysmal performance last year: 

  1. Gary Burgess (joker)

  2. Pele

  3. John Ashton (Psychedelic Furs guitarist)

  4. George Perez 

  5. Frank Field

  6. Linda Nolan

  7. Steve Lieberman

  8. Russell Bishop

  9. Susie Steiner

  10. Gavin Robertson

  11. Jana Bennett 

  12. Tony Brown

  13. Julia Reichert

  14. James Whale

  15. Larry Pressler

  16. Vic Elford

  17. Kenneth Mitchell 

  18. Jake “The Snake” Roberts

  19. George Alagiah

  20. Bobby Caldwel

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12 minutes ago, Going Underground said:

Ok here we go for year 17

 

Seems like I've missed a sitter in Gary Burgess but who knows.

 

Mike Mora   Photographer

 

Unfortunately the committee has already ruled against Mike Mora as a pick.

 

Even though he is a professional photographer, we simply could not find any evidence of him getting news coverage or renown for his photography work. Merely being called the "photographer husband of Kelis" seemed moreso to be flavor text as he has only ever seemed to be mentioned in context of his far more famous wife.

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13 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

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

 

Ah well... so be it.  Think I've got Merlin, the first dates barman guy as my first sub

 

Although Amy Price mother was known to the public before she got "ill".  Not opening a can of worms as the organizers have enough to deal with.  It is what it is :)

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4th year for Smart Beta

 

1. Gary Burgess (JOKER)

2. Frank Field

3. Larry Pressler

4. Tom Weiskopf

5. Mustafa Kayirici

6. Isabel Torres

7. Russell Bishop

8. Mike Mora Bill Turnbull

9. Susie Steiner

10. Jana Bennett

11. Zhang Zhan

12. Vicky Phelan

13. Igor Bogdanoff

14. George Perez

15. Bruno Latour

16. Nigel Starmer-Smith

17. George Alagiah

18. Deborah James

19. Shannen Doherty

20. James Whale

 

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My proposed theme team didn't make it - I'm still stuck at just 19 eligible members.

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The Kevorkian Clinic

 

Tom Parker
Rob Burrow
Tom Smith
Tim Bilton
Shannen Doherty
Doddie Weir
Lenny Johnrose
Vicky Phelan
Russel Bishop
John Pender
Linda Nolan
Jana Bennett
Bill Turnbull
Joe Exotic
George Perez
James Whale
Tim Keller
David Butler
Ozzy Osbourne
Frank Field
 
Julie Goodyear
Duke of Kent

George Alagaih

 

Shot in the Dark 

 

Johnny Rotten
Alfie Templeman
James Newman
Olivia Rodrigo
Carrie Johnson
Boris Johnson
Tom Hanks
Samuel L Jackson
Peter Jackson
David Beckham
Lauren Laverne
Andy Murray
Julie Goodyear
June Brown
Danny Boyle
Frankie Boyle
Mick Jagger
Ray Reardon
Ronnie O'Sullivan
David Walliams
 
Mary Berry
Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse
 
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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.

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On 21/12/2021 at 12:27, Spade_Cooley said:

There's a couple of borderline names I think a few top-level players will be considering this year (an artist whose very minor fame is dwarfed by that of their musician partner, and someone who made only one TV appearance - not related to their health - but would be guaranteed a QO when passing). 

 

Skipped both of these, they were the already disqualified-in-thread Mike Mora and Robyn Free, who won top prize on game show Beat the Chasers earlier this year.

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8 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

 

Skipped both of these, they were the already disqualified-in-thread Mike Mora and Robyn Free, who won top prize on game show Beat the Chasers earlier this year.

 

New name for me but yeah, my "one appearance on a game show" bar is pretty high. The only one I can think of that I'd count is Michael Larson if not for the whole dying 20+ years ago thing.

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59 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Isabel Torres: maybe the only QO risk I've got, Spanish actress and trans rights activist. Her show, Veneno, is showing on HBO Max globally though and I think the trans angle will get her a QO. Again, her cancer has been discussed on some English-language websites so could easily be on 3/4 teams.

 

Didn't believe she'd have any chance of a UK obit so she was relegated to my teams in more accepting pools.

Just scanning over some of the revealed teams and I honestly think this year might end in a tie.  So much overlap.  Will reveal my picks when I know whether or not my one borderline pick is accepted or not.

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Posted (edited)

My first ever go: 

 

Bucket Kickers 79

 

1. Boris Pahor (Novelist)
2. Marsha Hunt (Actress, 1917)
3. Art Rupe (Record Producer, Music Industry Executive)
4. June Spencer (Actress)
5. Nehemiah Persoff (Actor)
6. Eleanor Collins (Canadian First Lady of Jazz)
7. Elizabeth Kelly (Actress)
8. Luis Echeverria (former Mexican President)
9. Ray Anthony (Last surviving musician of Glenn Miller Orchestra)
10. Henry Kissinger (Politician, Diplomat)
11. Vic Seixas (Tennis, oldest surviving Grand Slam winner)
12. Dame Angela Lansbury (Actress)
13. Mel Brooks (Film producer)
14. Harry Belafonte (Singer, Actor)
15. Gina Lollobrigida (Actress, Photojournalist)
16. Bernie Ecclestone (former Formula 1 Chief Executive, business magnate)
17. Don King (Boxing Promoter)
18. Loretta Lynn (Singer, Songwriter)
19. Yoko Ono (Widow of John Lennon)
20. Roman Polanski (Film Director)

Happy New Year

Edited by Pop_Zeus
Clarify right Marsha Hunt
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On 28/12/2021 at 07:59, Death Impends said:

 

As stands I don't know who picked any names subject to committee rulings, just who the picks are.

 

Not gonna say who, or even what the ruling was, but I was part of a 2-1 verdict on a name a week or so back and it was one of those cool little "oh eck, I really am a co-host now" moments!

 

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.

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Here are my three theme teams.

 

Well Done it you got these at home

Theme - People who have been on Pointless Celebrities

1 Michael Fish

2 Amanda Barrie

3 Barry Cryer

4 Bernard Cribbins

5 Dean Sullivan

6 Simon Groom

7 Duncan Norvelle

8 Bridget Forsyth

9 Jean Boht

10 Victor McGuire

11 Tommy Cannon

12 Syd Little

13 Roy Wood

14 Zandra Rhodes

15 John Craven

16 Anna Karen

17 Derek Martin

18 Henry Kelly

19 Linda Nolan

20 Gwen Taylor

 

Theme 2 - Protectors, Persuaders and Prisoners in a Suitcase (Deceased)

Theme  - Actors from ITC Shows

 

1 John Savident

2 Ron Pember

3 Jean Marsh

4 Christopher Benjamin

5 Norman Bowler

6Millicent Martin

7 William Gaunt

8 Kenneth Cope

9 Sylvia Sims

10 Donald Sutherland

11 Derren Nesbitt

12 Gerald Harper

13 Joss Ackland

14 Vernon Dobtcheff

15 Caroline Blakiston

16 Peter Bowles

17 Rachel Herbert

18 James Bolam

19 Wanda Ventham

20 Ernst Walder

 

Theme Team 3

Lost of the Lost.

Theme - People involved with the BFI's most wanted lost films.

 

Bruce Robinson

Priscilla Morgan

Lulu

John Castle

Ian McKellan

John Scott

Angela Pleasence

Mike Grady

Denise Coffey

Hugh Futcher

Alan Rothwell

David Kernan

Gudrun Ure

Sarah Lawson

Peter McEnery

Colin Jeavons

Michael Deeley

David Weston

Judy Huxtable

Linda Gastoni

 

I actually started compiling this in the summer. Tony Selby was going to be on it.

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Ten years since I last won the DDP, but I feel a deep sense of peace as I slip back from the peloton towards the grupetto.

 

The Living End

 

Russell Bishop (Joker)

David J Linden

Cornelius Price

Milos Zeman

Frank Field

George Perez

Bernadette Mayer

Ronnie Atkins 

Robert Durst

Shannon Doherty

Bill Turnbull

Tom Weiskopf

Martha Sepulvida 

Bruno Latour

Jana Bennett

James Whale 

Pele

Allan Peiper

Tom Parker

Tom Smith

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Sorry @Spade_Cooley I also picked Bill Steel (not in a Corrie theme team though). Could still be a good differential for you.

 

My team.

 

1. George Alagiah: One of four returnees. A D40 certainty.

2. Ady Barkan: Has had ALS for a long time now. Never had him before, so not tired of him unlike others.

3. Michel Bouquet: Hasn't been picked in the DDP since 2015, but I'll be stunned if that streak continues. Especially with a French theme team around. Whatever the case, I don't think he'll see 2023.

4. Gary Burgess (joker): Just a matter of time.

5. Frank Field: Same.

6. Sacheen Littlefeather: She is special to me, because I was the first one to pick her in DDP. She has been a unique for me twice. She has been sick for a long time now. If she is a winning pick for me, then I should get a spokesperson for a random cause to accept the prize for me. Maybe someone from the oppressed group of gamers?

7. Clare Marx: Was a bit unsure about her obit chances. But being the first female something does increase the chances. Also, there is QO precedent in Norman Browse.

8. Linda Nolan: My only returnee from last year. I was very undecided on this one.

9. Pele: I don't think he is a dead cert, but a high enough likelihood. Edit: Ok, maybe he is a dead cert.

10. George Perez: Seems like an almost guaranteed points for this year. Just to be sure regarding QO, I saw that Dennis O'Neil got a Daily Mail obit in 2020.

11. Bill Steel: More specific than just Alzheimers, which means that he won't be around that much longer.

12. Susie Steiner: Another likely death for 2022. Unsure about D40.

13. Jean-Louis Trintignant: Returnee who I'm surprised is still alive. Second French male actor on my team.

14. Bill Turnbull: Was either him or Weiskopf. Turnbull is a more likely D40.

15. James Whale: Another mainstream pick.

 

Risky unique hopefuls:

 

Ed Gale (b. 1963): A few days ago, I started reading about studio executive Frank Price. That led me to the film Howard the Duck, which led me to discover Ed Gale. Who? He's an actor with dwarfism who played Howard (in the duck costume). He was also the doll Chucky in the horror franchise Child's Play. So that's the main character in two 1980s cult classics. Why him? Well, I don't want to link his Facebook page (feels too intrusive), but he has stated in one of the livestreams that he is terminally ill (hint: 4 June 2021). I think it's lung-related because he has one of those oxygen tubes. He hasn't been active in a while, so I hope he is still alive. If he isn't, then that's just sad on so many levels. Cross that, definitely still alive. Obit is uncertain but his resume makes it worth the risk. Very headline-friendly for the likes of Guardian.

 

Eoghan Harris (b. 1943): Irish writer with returning prostate cancer. Felt a bit too local, but the recent Twitter scandal, which cost him his job, made its way to some British newspapers. Self-described as having "terminal cancer" and "limited time left" in an article from May 2021. He said that Sinn Fein had an even more malignant cancer, which made me think "dunno who that is, but maybe I can add both to my team". Lol...

 

Mosharraf Hossain (b. 1981): Brain cancer, hospitalized in October. Major QO risk. I reasoned that cricket is big enough a sport in the UK that maybe he'll get a mention somewhere. He also had an arguably better international career than Tahir Mughal (just 5 ODIs but still). His last ODI was in 2016 against England. Bangladesh is one of the top teams in the world, so what would that be the equivalent of in different sports? A Finnish ice hockey player with a few caps getting Canadian obits? Btw, got picked in Deathrace so looks like not only on my radar...

 

Eric Lamaze (b. 1968): Horse jumping Canadian. Was picked by someone in Scavenger game in June. A recent update from November seems to indicate that he is still struggling. How fatal it is, I have no clue. Wouldn't have gambled if he didn't win gold in Beijing.

 

Bill Spence (b. 1923): British writer. I was looking for someone who was just below centenarian (for 5+ points), with decent likelihood of obit (the reveal made the news), and with some degree of health problems. All the while being unmentioned around here, but maybe Biblio has him? Also, I just think he is a really fascinating person. Was tempted to add all his pen names and disguise it as a full team. So when Bill Spence dies, so does Jessica Blair, Duncan Spence, Jim Bowden, Floyd Rogers, Kirk Ford & Hannah Cooper, and I get points for each one. Alas, for a pseudonymoholic, he didn't have nearly enough names for a team.

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Here are my three Crumble  Teams!

 

Apricot Crumble 

 

Luke Halpin 

Christina Crawford 

Maggie Dence -australian actress played serial killer Bev Baker in Prisoner Cell block H

Ronnie Knight 

Wayne Dobson - magician

Ron Davies - fmr Welsh Secretary under Blair govt

George Carey 

Dick Fosbury - US Olympic athlete

Caroline O'Shea - contestant Original UK Big Brother series

Brian Jackson - man from Del Monte tv adverts

Patrick Moberly - fmr british ambassador

Sheila Kennelly -Original cast member Home and away

Ron Ely 

Pope Benedict 

John Houghton -  british author  Hagbanes doom

Baroness Lynda Chalker 

The Duchess of Kent 

Richard Seed  - controversial  US physician

Peter Moore - Welsh serial killer

Ugo Mifsud Bonnici - Fmr President of Malta 

 

Subs 

 

Terry Kilburn 

Shirley Bassey 

 

Blueberry Crumble 

 

 

Rosie Gaines  - US singer 

Mike Hodges 

Tony Martin  - defendant in controversial  UK Court  case in early 2000s

Dickie Rooks  - - ex footballer 

Vera Miles 

Carleton Carpenter 

Loretta Lynn 

Clark Datchler  - singer 1980s band Johnny hates Jazz

Barbara Amiel  - journalist and wife of disgraced  press baron Conrad Black 

Gary Myers  - Original milk tray man in famous TV adverts 

Lady Annabel Goldsmith 

Brian Park  - tv producer dubbed the axeman when he took over Corie in the mid 1990s 

Laurie Taylor 

Angelo Badalamenti 

Ed Fury  - bodybuilder  hunky film extra in old Hollywood 

Phil Creswick  - member of boyband  Big Fun 

Fred Talbot 

Ann Leslie  - journalist 

Noeline Donaher- matriarch in australian  1990s reality tv show  Sylvania Waters 

John Reid  - fmr Labour Home Secretary 

 

Subs  Leo Scullion 

Rosemary Squires 

Sally Kellerman 

 

Gooseberry Crumble 

Jacqueline White 

Daniel Dennett  - philosopher and polemicist 

Liza Minnelli 

Richard Beymer 

Ron Morris  - US Olympic pole vaulter 

Asil Nadir 

Susan Howard 

Chris Sarandon 

Fernando Jose De Franca Dias Van Dunem  - former vice president and prime minister of Angola 

Queen Margrethe the second of Denmark 

Donald Wetzel-  engineer and businessman with key role in making and distributing  ATMs 

Barrie Rutter  - british actor 

Malcolm Thornton  -fmr tory mp 

Alana Stewart 

Duggie Brown 

Julie Goodyear 

Gerry O'Hara  - british film director  of The Stud  , film credited with  helping to revive Joan Collins career in the 1970s 

Ron Russell  - military veteran  who rescued Princess Anne from  IRA kidnappers in the 1970s 

Divine Brown- infamous prostitute and fmr minor media personality  caught being naughty with Hugh Grant!

Jack O'Halloran- US actor and boxer. A baddie in a black costume invading earth in Superman two!

 

Subs 

David Ogilvy 

Elizabeth Kelly 

Piper Laurie 

 

Given you said how interesting you find my DDP Crumble  teams  to read!

Enjoy  @msc

 :D

I hope and suspect you'll find it's a list teeming with decent unique picks!

 

 

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