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#41 DevonDeathTrip

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 06:42 PM

View PostTempus Fugit, on Jan 1 2007, 06:18 PM, said:

View Postfootball_fan, on Jan 1 2007, 06:15 PM, said:

View PostTempus Fugit, on Jan 1 2007, 01:09 PM, said:

Just been to look up Mehmed Uzun, how bad is his cancer? Wiki doesn''t say.

Just found the answer given 6 months to live back in May, so on borrowed time already.

Will he get a UK obit, probably if only from The Guardian.
He has previously been mentioned on the BBC website as well, so I am sure that he will get a UK obit.
I was going to have Yahweh Ben Yahweh, but I think he'll struggle to get a UK obit as I can't find any mention of him by the BBC or a UK newspaper.

I picked him, the Guardian will give him his dues.

Here is my team, The Living End:

Nick Du Toit
Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria
Steve Prescott
Jesus Polanco
Tommy Makem
Hilly Kristal
Ayatollah Ali Meshkini
Janez Drnovsek
Tammy Faye Messner
Yaweh Ben Yaweh
Lee Hazelwood
Fidel Castro
Abu Hamza al-Muhajir
Shih Ming Teh
Girija Prasad Koirala
Lansana Conte
Amrozi bin Nurhasyim (joker)
Ali Ghufron aka Mukhlas
Iman Sumudra
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 07:57 PM

DDT; I count 19, has your undoubted out of body experience following Exeter's demolition of Oxford distracted you?
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:32 PM

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Jan 1 2007, 07:57 PM, said:

DDT; I count 19, has your undoubted out of body experience following Exeter's demolition of Oxford distracted you?
I know this is off topic (cant be bothered to find the correct thread)...but ARE YOU WATCHING THE DAGGERS GO :)

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:46 PM

View Postgrobler, on Jan 1 2007, 08:32 PM, said:

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Jan 1 2007, 07:57 PM, said:

DDT; I count 19, has your undoubted out of body experience following Exeter's demolition of Oxford distracted you?
I know this is off topic (cant be bothered to find the correct thread)...but ARE YOU WATCHING THE DAGGERS GO :party:

and neither can I, but remember MPFC said Oxford were too good for that league?! :party: :party:
Reading won 6-0 today. Very good. :party:

DDP team to be revealed shortly.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:48 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Jan 1 2007, 08:46 PM, said:

View Postgrobler, on Jan 1 2007, 08:32 PM, said:

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Jan 1 2007, 07:57 PM, said:

DDT; I count 19, has your undoubted out of body experience following Exeter's demolition of Oxford distracted you?
I know this is off topic (cant be bothered to find the correct thread)...but ARE YOU WATCHING THE DAGGERS GO :party:

and neither can I, but remember MPFC said Oxford were too good for that league?! :party: :party:
Reading won 6-0 today. Very good. :party:

DDP team to be revealed shortly.
you will soon see , OoO , that my footy allegience bounces between the Mighty Daggers , and the not so Mighty Hammers , depending on the results....

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:49 PM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Jan 1 2007, 07:42 PM, said:

Here is my team, The Living End:
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Girija Prasad Koirala
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Damn, not a unique pick. :party:

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DDP 2014 team The Grey Horde:
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Lys Assia, Sister Wendy Beckett, Ryan Buell Posted Image,Jacques Chirac, Felix Dennis, Aretha Franklin, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Marilyn Horne, Clive James, General Wojciech Jaruzelski, Wilko Johnson, Helmut Kohl, Joseph Kony, Misao Okawa, Bernie Madoff, Robert Mugabe, Julie Newmar, Michael Schumacher

DDP 2014 theme team Minions of Xuleneb:
King Albert II, Princess Beatrix, Prince Bernhard jr, Elco Brinkman, Corry Brokken, Dick Bruna, Raymond Ceulemans, Godfried Danneels, Piet de Jong, Mark Eyskens, Queen Fabiola Of Belgium Posted Image, Jan Janssen, Grand Duke Jean I of Luxembourg, Wubbo Ockels, Fernando Ricksen, Kees Rijvers, Wim Ruska, Toots Thielemans, Martinus J. G. Veltman, Geert Wilders

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:49 PM

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Jan 1 2007, 07:57 PM, said:

DDT; I count 19, has your undoubted out of body experience following Exeter's demolition of Oxford distracted you?

It has!! I missed out Pavarotti.
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 10:41 PM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Jan 1 2007, 06:39 PM, said:

View PostWindsor, on Jan 1 2007, 05:32 PM, said:

I may as well revoke my team now.
If I knew we were playing execution watch, I would have been in with a chance...

Thus spake Windsor (who has just scored 5 DDP points with the execution of Saddam Hussain :party: )

Indeed.
When I chose Saddam Hussein back in 2005, we did not know how long the trial would last, there was no known sentence, and no given date or span of execution.
As it happens, he was only just executed in 2006 thus it was a gamble.

My other argument would be that Saddam Hussein is at least going to be noted in history. Not just a footnote like those who will meet their maker in 2007.

Thridly, I'm a bad loser.
Shadow List 2014.

Wilko Johnson, Muhammed Ali, Helen Fawkes, David Norris, Flora Fraser, Stephen Lewis, Jim Bowen, John Bardon, Albert Reynolds, Rev Billy Graham, Daisy Berkowitz, Wojciech Jaeuzelski, Clive James, Robert Mugabe, George H. W. Bush, Leslie Phillips, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Stephen Hawking, Nancy Reagan, Jeremy Thorpe, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Tariq Aziz, Murray Walker, Stuart Hall, Luise Rainer, Liz Dawn, Bob Dole, Edgar Ray Killen, Prince Philip, Paul O'Grady, Arthur Scargill, Jalal Talabani, Iain Paisley, Mikhail Gorbachez, Sean Connery, Jimmy Greaves, Sir Nicholas Winton, Sam Simon, Derek Fowlds, Pope Benedict XVI, Richard Attenborough, Harlan Ellison, Fidel Castro, Valerie Harper, Saif al-Isam Megrahi, Queen Fabiola, Ariel Sharon, Liz Smith, Bruce Forsyth, Fred Phelps.

2009: 13/50, 2010: 10/50, 2011: 9/50, 2012: 15/50, 2013:16/50, 2014: 7/50 Winner of the 2010 Dustpool.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:29 AM

I thought Janez Drnovsek would be unique pick for me but turns out everybody knows he has cancer.
I think he will survive 2007, I just wanted a Unique pick. I thought I had one with Bruce Shand last year but no... :party:
Shadow List 2014.

Wilko Johnson, Muhammed Ali, Helen Fawkes, David Norris, Flora Fraser, Stephen Lewis, Jim Bowen, John Bardon, Albert Reynolds, Rev Billy Graham, Daisy Berkowitz, Wojciech Jaeuzelski, Clive James, Robert Mugabe, George H. W. Bush, Leslie Phillips, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Stephen Hawking, Nancy Reagan, Jeremy Thorpe, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Tariq Aziz, Murray Walker, Stuart Hall, Luise Rainer, Liz Dawn, Bob Dole, Edgar Ray Killen, Prince Philip, Paul O'Grady, Arthur Scargill, Jalal Talabani, Iain Paisley, Mikhail Gorbachez, Sean Connery, Jimmy Greaves, Sir Nicholas Winton, Sam Simon, Derek Fowlds, Pope Benedict XVI, Richard Attenborough, Harlan Ellison, Fidel Castro, Valerie Harper, Saif al-Isam Megrahi, Queen Fabiola, Ariel Sharon, Liz Smith, Bruce Forsyth, Fred Phelps.

2009: 13/50, 2010: 10/50, 2011: 9/50, 2012: 15/50, 2013:16/50, 2014: 7/50 Winner of the 2010 Dustpool.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:29 AM

Happy New Year all! Thanks for all the DDP2007 entries - we've received about 450, and have processed just over a third of those so far, slowed down of course by most people needing to amend their teams at the last minute as a result of Saddam's demise.

The current plan is to bung up on the website in the next couple of days what we've got so far, and keep updating it as we process more teams. In the meantime, if you can't remember who you picked, post your team name up here and I'll list it for you. My 20 are as follows:

1) Awad Hamed al-Bandar
2) Muhammad Ali
3) Henry Allingham
4) Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti (JOKER)
5) Tammy Faye Bakker Messner
6) Fidel Castro
7) Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
8) Louis Farrakhan
9) Farrah Fawcett
10) John Forsythe
11) Estelle Getty
12) Rev Billy Graham
13) King Harald V of Norway
14) Tony Hart
15) George Melly
16) Emiliano Mercado del Toro
17) Ariel Sharon
18) Suharto
19) Brian Wilson
20) Amy Winehouse
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:30 AM

I expected better of you... :party:
Shadow List 2014.

Wilko Johnson, Muhammed Ali, Helen Fawkes, David Norris, Flora Fraser, Stephen Lewis, Jim Bowen, John Bardon, Albert Reynolds, Rev Billy Graham, Daisy Berkowitz, Wojciech Jaeuzelski, Clive James, Robert Mugabe, George H. W. Bush, Leslie Phillips, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Stephen Hawking, Nancy Reagan, Jeremy Thorpe, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Tariq Aziz, Murray Walker, Stuart Hall, Luise Rainer, Liz Dawn, Bob Dole, Edgar Ray Killen, Prince Philip, Paul O'Grady, Arthur Scargill, Jalal Talabani, Iain Paisley, Mikhail Gorbachez, Sean Connery, Jimmy Greaves, Sir Nicholas Winton, Sam Simon, Derek Fowlds, Pope Benedict XVI, Richard Attenborough, Harlan Ellison, Fidel Castro, Valerie Harper, Saif al-Isam Megrahi, Queen Fabiola, Ariel Sharon, Liz Smith, Bruce Forsyth, Fred Phelps.

2009: 13/50, 2010: 10/50, 2011: 9/50, 2012: 15/50, 2013:16/50, 2014: 7/50 Winner of the 2010 Dustpool.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:41 AM

How do you mean? Picking the low-hanging fruit of al-Bandar and al-Tikriti? I'm claiming the moral high ground by not having gone for Josie G though! My principles are worth more than 24 points. :party:
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 01:09 AM

My principles are only worth 12.
I think I buggered up my joker.

Who is my joker?
Shadow List 2014.

Wilko Johnson, Muhammed Ali, Helen Fawkes, David Norris, Flora Fraser, Stephen Lewis, Jim Bowen, John Bardon, Albert Reynolds, Rev Billy Graham, Daisy Berkowitz, Wojciech Jaeuzelski, Clive James, Robert Mugabe, George H. W. Bush, Leslie Phillips, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Stephen Hawking, Nancy Reagan, Jeremy Thorpe, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Tariq Aziz, Murray Walker, Stuart Hall, Luise Rainer, Liz Dawn, Bob Dole, Edgar Ray Killen, Prince Philip, Paul O'Grady, Arthur Scargill, Jalal Talabani, Iain Paisley, Mikhail Gorbachez, Sean Connery, Jimmy Greaves, Sir Nicholas Winton, Sam Simon, Derek Fowlds, Pope Benedict XVI, Richard Attenborough, Harlan Ellison, Fidel Castro, Valerie Harper, Saif al-Isam Megrahi, Queen Fabiola, Ariel Sharon, Liz Smith, Bruce Forsyth, Fred Phelps.

2009: 13/50, 2010: 10/50, 2011: 9/50, 2012: 15/50, 2013:16/50, 2014: 7/50 Winner of the 2010 Dustpool.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 01:32 AM

There are probably few noble souls among us who didn't pick at least one of al-Bandar, al-Tikriti or Grove, but I heartily applaud those who did.

I sold out on al-Tikriti and made him my joker. I still stand by that I knew who he was from my studies.

I'll post my list in a day or two, not that I think anyone will want to steal any of my sh*t picks. :party: I aim not to win, since I feel that'll be next to impossible without choosing all three of the above, but only to approve my position from last year.
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:17 PM

View Postfootball_fan, on Jan 1 2007, 06:05 PM, said:

Here is my 2007 DDP entry

Team: Meet Your Maker
  • Tammy Faye Messner
  • Mehmed Uzun (Joker)
  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
  • Benny Parsons
  • Yahweh Ben Yahweh
  • Barzan Hassan al-Tikriti
  • Kai Johansen
  • Patricia Dunn
  • Luciano Pavarotti
  • Bill Walsh
  • Awad Hamed al-Bandar
  • Eddie Thompson
  • Janez Drnovsek
  • Jack Ramsay
  • Josie Grove
  • Lee Hazlewood
  • Yitzhak Shamir
  • Jack Kevorkian
  • George Melly
  • Ariel Sharon
Good luck to all the teams

Regards,

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Congratulations Football Fan AKA Meet Your Maker... good luck with the defence! :D
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:22 PM

Right here goes, here's mine....

They're Dead Y'Know! DDP 2007

Muhammad Ali
Captain Beefheart
Fidel Castro
Cahal Daly
Basil D'Oliveira
Estelle Getty
Billy Graham
Larry Hagman
Lee Hazlewood
Jessie Helms
John Freeman
Charlton Heston
Deborah Kerr
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Tammy Faye Bakker Messner (Joker)
Harold Pinter
Jesus de Polanco
Ariel Sharon
John Smyth
Robert Anton Wilson

Good luck everyone, especially me! :D :) :)
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:20 PM

View Postthemaninblack, on Jan 2 2007, 12:22 PM, said:

Right here goes, here's mine....
John Smyth

Is that the Scottish artist or the DUP guy?

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:26 PM

View Postthemaninblack, on Jan 2 2007, 12:22 PM, said:

Right here goes, here's mine....

They're Dead Y'Know! DDP 2007

Muhammad Ali
Captain Beefheart
Fidel Castro
Cahal Daly
Basil D'Oliveira
Estelle Getty
Billy Graham
Larry Hagman
Lee Hazlewood
Jessie Helms
John Freeman
Charlton Heston
Deborah Kerr
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Tammy Faye Bakker Messner (Joker)
Harold Pinter
Jesus de Polanco
Ariel Sharon
John Smyth
Robert Anton Wilson

Good luck everyoen, especially me! :D :) :)
I see just about everyone has this Lee Hazelwood chappie (apart from me....) . He clearly is slightly more famous than I thought....

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:28 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Jan 2 2007, 06:20 PM, said:

View Postthemaninblack, on Jan 2 2007, 12:22 PM, said:

Right here goes, here's mine....
John Smyth

Is that the Scottish artist or the DUP guy?

Neither Octo my good friend, he's a snooker referee from the Golden age. He was ref at the first
Crucible final in 1977, Alex Higgins' greatest moment in 1982 and was famously embraced by Kirk Stevens in 1984 when the Canadian did his memorable 147 at the Masters.

Whilst watching the snooker in December, Willie Thorne mentioned that he was 'very poorly' Did a bit of research, thinking that he was a current ref. Lo and behold turns out he retired ions ago, so I took a chance... :D

I'm hoping he's my 'Kenneth Griffith' for 2007...

Where's your list Octopus? I looking forward to yours.... :)
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:31 PM

View Postthemaninblack, on Jan 2 2007, 06:28 PM, said:

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Jan 2 2007, 06:20 PM, said:

View Postthemaninblack, on Jan 2 2007, 12:22 PM, said:

Right here goes, here's mine....
John Smyth

Is that the Scottish artist or the DUP guy?

Neither Octo my good friend, he's a snooker referee from the Golden age. He was ref at the first
Crucible final in 1977, Alex Higgins' greatest moment in 1982 and was famously embraced by Kirk Stevens in 1984 when the Canadian did his memorable 147 at the Masters.

Whilst watching the snooker in December, Willie Thorne mentioned that he was 'very poorly' Did a bit of research, thinking that he was a current ref. Lo and behold turns out he retired ions ago, so I took a chance... :)

I'm hoping he's my 'Kenneth Griffith' for 2007...

Where's your list Octopus? I looking forward to yours.... :)

Yeah...John Smyth...snooker ref...name rings a big bell :D missed him .




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