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2 hours ago, Miguel Sanchez said:

Week 44 update

 

Literally nothing. 

A f**k-up free week :lol:

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1 hour ago, Bishop Briggs said:

Yet another of last year's team croaks a year late! 😶

Don't understand why anyone drops team members. If someone was a good bet last year, surely they're nearly always an even better bet the next? It's not like your chances of dying decrease as you get older!

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1 hour ago, Cardinal Richelieu said:

Don't understand why anyone drops team members. If someone was a good bet last year, surely they're nearly always an even better bet the next? It's not like your chances of dying decrease as you get older!

Others may be more death worthy/new illness/completely forgot someone on their death bed and someone needs to be dropped to accommodate. Hence provisional lists (that reminds me of that brilliant post regarding the death of the IRA guy. Excellent bit of patter.

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3 hours ago, Karpaty Lviv said:

Others may be more death worthy/new illness/completely forgot someone on their death bed and someone needs to be dropped to accommodate. Hence provisional lists (that reminds me of that brilliant post regarding the death of the IRA guy. Excellent bit of patter.

I've learned a valuable lesson this year, I took the gamble that the low hanging fruit that is Sir Stirling Moss would get more points than the lassie with the new lease of life that WAS Marieke Vervoort. 😠 If the selfish auld git is still going next year I'll be looking to drop him for someone more points worthy, been lining up a few young(er) thrusters to take his place. Got a couple others who could be replaced with potentially more pointsworthy subs although its all a gamble, Leah hung on for longer than expected.

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Week 45 update

One death this week, Irish broadcaster Gay Byrne: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/nov/05/gay-byrne-obituary

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The TV and radio broadcaster Gay Byrne, who has died aged 85, leaves a unique legacy in Irish life. Byrne is sometimes credited with changing Ireland over several decades, but it is truer to say that he facilitated its transformation, giving citizens a voice to tease out the nation’s rebirth as the forces of conservatism crumbled and the grip of the Catholic church loosened. During his 37 years from 1962 as presenter and producer of the state broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann’s flagship The Late Late Show, he allowed the sun to break through and illuminate some hard truths.

On the Late Late and in his daily radio shows he broke the silence in which these changes were taking place and mediated a national discourse about them. Byrne helped the Irish people establish who they now were, and who they could be, and in allowing public discussion became a potent liberator of the collective psyche. At exactly the moment Ireland needed him, he stepped up.

I've said it before, but one of the nicest surprises of running the Dead Pool has been learning about people I had never heard of. Or in the case of Gay Byrne, someone I had heard of because of people picking him in the Dead Pool but still knew nothing about. Additionally in this case, someone who was so ubiquitous for so long in a country so near ours. With that in mind, an Irish obituary is perhaps more appropriate, certainly more detailed. Whatever you read or whatever you know, the consensus is that this was a man universally respected, who was arguably the most important figure in a country's drastic and positive social changes.

He was also only picked twice, so he gets a Deadly Duo bonus. He was 85 so he's worth 40 Base Points, with an additional 25 for the Deadly Duo bonus. @gkneil and @weirdcal are the beneficiaries in this case, with 65 points each. As a result, the standings now look like this:

1. Oooooft 728
2. alta-pete 715
3. chomp my root 601
4. sparky88 550
5. Ned Nederlander 545
6. Bishop Briggs 494
7. DBA 469
8. Indale Winton 456
9. Once A Rover always a Rover 427
10. The Naitch 410
11. Mark Connolly 399
12. cdisaaccie 378
13. The DA 373
14. peasy23 372
15. Savage Henry 371
16. JustOneCornetto 370
17. Fuctifano 369
18. RadgerTheBadger 361
19. gingette 339
20. lichtgilphead 335
21. JamieStevenson 329
22. weirdcal 328
23. lolls 323

24. Lex 309
25. Karpaty 307
26. Miguel Sanchez 294

27. 10menwent2mow 276
28. Sweaty Morph 274
29. psv_killie 268
30. Meden89 264
31. Arabdownunder 253
32. Melanius Mullarkey 250
33. HI HAT 240
34. Ross. 233
35. Ziggy, gkneil 217
36. Blootoon87, ICTJohnboy 213
37. qos_75 209
38. Bert Raccoon 206
39. LoonsYouthTeam, choirbairn  201
40. nessies long lost ghost 194
41. statts1976uk 190
42. atfccfc 179
43. Arbroathlegend36-0 165

44. microdave, sleazy 164
45. Musketeer Gripweed, Sloop John B 152
46. Billy Jean King 145
47. Gareth_Glasgow 140

48. cambozpar 139
49. Willie adie 128
50. weejack 123
51. thisal 111
52. mathematics 109

53. Ben Twilly 93
54. wellinwigan, BWAClyde 92
55. Lofarl 84
56. AyrTroopMajor 82
57. The Master 70

58. Bold Rover 69
59. Sergeant Wilson 49
60.  killiefan27, Henderson to Deliver..., Kilbowie's Finest 46
61. expatowner 45
62. Eednud, ToBeSomeone 36
63.  pub car king 30
64. MixuFixit 27

65. Everyone else 0

The spreadsheet has also been updated with these scores: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NlaNlT-7ZGlQGqszGFfBb49tVzFpWITUAR7BUjApJUc/edit?usp=sharing

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On 04/11/2019 at 17:09, Cardinal Richelieu said:

Don't understand why anyone drops team members. If someone was a good bet last year, surely they're nearly always an even better bet the next? It's not like your chances of dying decrease as you get older!

Aw ffs

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