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#141 Octopus of Odstock

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:23 PM

Just looking through the whole thing so far:

No Noose is Good Noose HAS chosen a team full of executions. But I wonder how many will get obits? Only the Iraqis?

Gerald Ford Must Die kept their name.

A candidate I was hoping to keep secret for one more year, Ramiz Alia, was chosen by the Salmon Mousse :o

Above Average for Norfolk, who picked three dead people last year (ie dead before 2006) has done it again - Freddy Fender. :) :lol: Ah well, that's 19 others to choose from...

Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill Kill have switched from obscure superoldies to obscure Iraqis...


Pushing Up the Daisies is not content with accepting Norah Baring is long dead & has chosen her again for 2007...

Dead Excited has also refused to accept Raymond Baxter's death and has named him in their team...

I like the idea of "if one dies, will the other one follow?" team idea

Diepod Shuffle get a beer from me for picking Tommy "cuntface" Burns ;)


Otherwise some great suggestions, some long forgotten names & some new obscurities to think about.


Well, an admin fee would soon stop people who insist on doing no research, like Above Average for Norfolk for one...

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:24 PM

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:26 PM

View Postthemaninblack, on Jan 9 2007, 08:16 PM, said:

On the subject of Smyth, it might be that his death notice maybe in the papers but not on the net. I'm still holding out for an obit (most likely, if at all in the Times/Guardian), but if not on the net, can anyone help by looking at their newspapers from Friday/Saturday. Even dare I say, the Daily Mail/Express. All it needs to be is a little column in the Sports section...thanks! :o


I've checked & checked.
Nothing for him, Bezzerides, IT bloke & Hamilton yet. Sorry.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:29 PM

Yeah, I mean there was one for the drummer from Mud FFS!

We live in hope...
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:30 PM

Oh, and on dead people chosen for 2007 - didn't Ruth Bernhard die towards the end of the year? If so, she's been chosen too.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:34 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Jan 9 2007, 08:26 PM, said:

View Postthemaninblack, on Jan 9 2007, 08:16 PM, said:

On the subject of Smyth, it might be that his death notice maybe in the papers but not on the net. I'm still holding out for an obit (most likely, if at all in the Times/Guardian), but if not on the net, can anyone help by looking at their newspapers from Friday/Saturday. Even dare I say, the Daily Mail/Express. All it needs to be is a little column in the Sports section...thanks! :lol:


I've checked & checked.
Nothing for him
I find this very surprising...they showed a clip of him officiating at a World Snooker final on the local tele on his death day(ok...so I live in Sheffield...and the Crucible is the only claim to fame Sheffield has....but even so..)
I recognised him for goodness sake ...he MUST deserve an obit :o

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:39 PM

Another dead person chosen:

James Brown (including one team that has him as a joker!) :o

I only highlight this as no-one picked Charlie Drake or Saddam Hussein say. (so far)

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:42 PM

I think if John Smyth doesn't get a UK obit, TMIB could count himself as terribly unlucky.

It would be worth sending a few emails to the press. I have every intention of doing that when the King Of Wallis pops his clogs, The Telegraph are suckers for royalty.
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:59 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Jan 9 2007, 08:39 PM, said:

Another dead person chosen:

James Brown (including one team that has him as a joker!) :o

I only highlight this as no-one picked Charlie Drake or Saddam Hussein say. (so far)

Someone chose James Brown and didn't know he died?!?

Unless of course, they sent in a team early (pre-Christmas), buggered off on holiday
or something and probably forgot..
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:14 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Jan 9 2007, 08:30 PM, said:

Oh, and on dead people chosen for 2007 - didn't Ruth Bernhard die towards the end of the year? If so, she's been chosen too.


Yes she did and her picture was on the main page under recent news for quite a bit too.
Alternative 50 in no particular order (13/50)
1.Nelson Mandela 2.Margaret Thatcher 3. Jeremy Thorpe 4. Bill Pertwee 5. John Freeman 6.Guenther Grass 7. Oswald Morris 8. Glynis Johns 9. Zizi Jeanmaire 10. April Ashley
11. Allan Arbus 12. Siegfried Lenz 13. Helmut Kohl 14.Walter Scheel 15.Hywel Bennet 16.Clive James 17. Tamara Press 18.Dave Swarbrick 19. Gretel Bergmann 20. Paul Danquah
21. Fenella Fielding 22. Peter Sallis 23. Dannie Abse 24.Ronnie Biggs 25. Jovanka Broz 26. Bernie Nolan 27. Ron Moody 28. Vivian Pickles 29. Dave Davies 30. Nexhmije Hoxha
31. Doris Lessing 32. Henry Morgenthaler 33. Al Molinaro 34.Gil Taylor 35. Denis Healey 36. Gabriel Garcia Marquez 37. George Blake 38. Brian Cant 39. Fidel Castro 40. Kirk Douglas
41. Aretha Franklin 42. Annette Funicello 43.Bob Godfrey 44. Rev Billy Graham 45.Wojiech Jaruzelski 46.Irving Kanarek 47.Hiroo Onoda 48. Reg Pressley 49. Ariel Sharon 50. Duncan Norvelle.

2014 Alternative 50 in no order (5/50)
1. Jeremy Thorpe 2. Rev Billy Graham 3. Wojiech Jaruzelski 4. Stephen Hawking 5. Ron Moody 6. Jimmy Hill 7. Dora Bryan 8. John Freeman 9. Clive James 10. Fidel Castro
11. Gene Reynolds 12. Stuart Hall 13. Guenther Grass 14. Kirk Douglas 15. Oswald Morris 16. George Blake 17. Valerie Harper 18. Peter Sallis 19.Sugar Pie deSanto 20. Dannie Abse
21. Brian Cant 22. Siegfried Lenz 23.Tim O'Connor 24. Tamara Press 25. Ariel Sharon 26. Jacques Rivette 27. Fenella Fielding 28.James Alexander Gordon 29. John Noakes
30. Klaus Rainer Rohl 31. Helmut Kohl 32. Nexhmije Hoxha 33 Richard Kiel 34 Walter Scheel 35. Hywel Bennett 36. Lynne Reid Banks 37. Gretel Bergman 38.Irving Kanarek
39. John Stride 40Hiroo Onodo 41. Christopher Wenner 42. Clare Torry 43. William Barrington- Coupe 44. Keith Michell. 45 Johnny Hallyday 45. Yvonne Furneaux 47. Jean Alexander
48. Casey Kasem 49. Michael Schumacher 50. Marcia Barrett

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:23 PM

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#152 Handrejka

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:32 PM

View PostTempus Fugit, on Jan 9 2007, 09:23 PM, said:

View PostHandrejka, on Jan 9 2007, 09:14 PM, said:

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Jan 9 2007, 08:30 PM, said:

Oh, and on dead people chosen for 2007 - didn't Ruth Bernhard die towards the end of the year? If so, she's been chosen too.


Yes she did and her picture was on the main page under recent news for quite a bit too.
Anyone with less than 20 living candidates should just be disqualified as a time wasting arse.


Agreed, along with people who don't read the rules and who pick animals and fictional characters.
Alternative 50 in no particular order (13/50)
1.Nelson Mandela 2.Margaret Thatcher 3. Jeremy Thorpe 4. Bill Pertwee 5. John Freeman 6.Guenther Grass 7. Oswald Morris 8. Glynis Johns 9. Zizi Jeanmaire 10. April Ashley
11. Allan Arbus 12. Siegfried Lenz 13. Helmut Kohl 14.Walter Scheel 15.Hywel Bennet 16.Clive James 17. Tamara Press 18.Dave Swarbrick 19. Gretel Bergmann 20. Paul Danquah
21. Fenella Fielding 22. Peter Sallis 23. Dannie Abse 24.Ronnie Biggs 25. Jovanka Broz 26. Bernie Nolan 27. Ron Moody 28. Vivian Pickles 29. Dave Davies 30. Nexhmije Hoxha
31. Doris Lessing 32. Henry Morgenthaler 33. Al Molinaro 34.Gil Taylor 35. Denis Healey 36. Gabriel Garcia Marquez 37. George Blake 38. Brian Cant 39. Fidel Castro 40. Kirk Douglas
41. Aretha Franklin 42. Annette Funicello 43.Bob Godfrey 44. Rev Billy Graham 45.Wojiech Jaruzelski 46.Irving Kanarek 47.Hiroo Onoda 48. Reg Pressley 49. Ariel Sharon 50. Duncan Norvelle.

2014 Alternative 50 in no order (5/50)
1. Jeremy Thorpe 2. Rev Billy Graham 3. Wojiech Jaruzelski 4. Stephen Hawking 5. Ron Moody 6. Jimmy Hill 7. Dora Bryan 8. John Freeman 9. Clive James 10. Fidel Castro
11. Gene Reynolds 12. Stuart Hall 13. Guenther Grass 14. Kirk Douglas 15. Oswald Morris 16. George Blake 17. Valerie Harper 18. Peter Sallis 19.Sugar Pie deSanto 20. Dannie Abse
21. Brian Cant 22. Siegfried Lenz 23.Tim O'Connor 24. Tamara Press 25. Ariel Sharon 26. Jacques Rivette 27. Fenella Fielding 28.James Alexander Gordon 29. John Noakes
30. Klaus Rainer Rohl 31. Helmut Kohl 32. Nexhmije Hoxha 33 Richard Kiel 34 Walter Scheel 35. Hywel Bennett 36. Lynne Reid Banks 37. Gretel Bergman 38.Irving Kanarek
39. John Stride 40Hiroo Onodo 41. Christopher Wenner 42. Clare Torry 43. William Barrington- Coupe 44. Keith Michell. 45 Johnny Hallyday 45. Yvonne Furneaux 47. Jean Alexander
48. Casey Kasem 49. Michael Schumacher 50. Marcia Barrett

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:37 PM

I've paid my first visit to the new site.......awesome, the scale and ambition of the whole thing. My team isn't up yet but I notice that someone else has a unique pick symbol for one of my selections. Will this automatically cancel itself when my pick goes live as well?
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:47 PM

MIB, not just one team chose James Brown - loads did!

Also just noticed someone picked Nizayov, the Turkmenistani bloke.


I do hope that all these who have blundered are not allowed to choose replacements like they did last year & just have to suffer the embarrassment of having less candidates. :o

There's also a few mistakes on there re. Helen Gardiner, Ruby Muhammad etc, but I'll wait until all the teams are in & post the whole lot to them. They'll hate me for it but there you go... :lol:


MPFC, yes. I hope my 5 unique picks stay unique, but we'll see.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:50 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Jan 9 2007, 09:47 PM, said:

MIB, not just one team chose James Brown - loads did!

Also just noticed someone picked Nizayov, the Turkmenistani bloke.


I do hope that all these who have blundered are not allowed to choose replacements like they did last year & just have to suffer the embarrassment of having less candidates. :o

But surely they have suitable substitute candidates, unless they all picked Charlie Drake or something... :lol:
Maybe this will all the sorted by the DDP boys in time...
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:50 PM

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It's been over 10 months since I was last 100% sober, not a day I want to repeat.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:53 PM

Rotten Ali is up to no good too... :o

He said that he chose the boxer Greg Page.

However the Greg Page that he's submitted is the Wiggle.

I think he should confirm once & for all which Greg Page he chose & stick to it. Otherwise that will be cheating if he or anyone else claims points for the wrong Greg Page...

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:00 PM

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It's been over 10 months since I was last 100% sober, not a day I want to repeat.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:08 PM

View PostTempus Fugit, on Jan 9 2007, 10:00 PM, said:

[Agreed, last year you had to submit the date of birth and a brief description of any new picks. That prevented confusion and possible cheating.

That would've also stopped all this dead picks fiasco.


Anyway, to be honest, we're getting far ahead of ourselves and I'm sure the DDP boys are dealing with it anyway.

But you can't help noticing these things.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:16 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Jan 9 2007, 10:08 PM, said:

View PostTempus Fugit, on Jan 9 2007, 10:00 PM, said:

[Agreed, last year you had to submit the date of birth and a brief description of any new picks. That prevented confusion and possible cheating.

That would've also stopped all this dead picks fiasco.


Anyway, to be honest, we're getting far ahead of ourselves and I'm sure the DDP boys are dealing with it anyway.

But you can't help noticing these things.

The Derby Deadpool has become a victim of it's own success...
2004 Entrants - 43
2007 Entrants - 446!
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