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Have we done "Pointless"?

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07 Feb 2013 14:21 #760017 by Crystal Staples
I got nine pointless answers on the football managers round yesterday. It should've been even more but missed the detail about caretakers being allowed.
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08 Feb 2013 17:16 #760469 by Kryvbas Gripper Rih

frontier psychiatrist wrote: I got nine pointless answers on the football managers round yesterday. It should've been even more but missed the detail about caretakers being allowed.

What was the question?
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08 Feb 2013 17:20 #760471 by Gangster Octopus
Name nine pointless football managers...
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08 Feb 2013 18:58 #760501 by Southport Zeb
It was name managers of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester City during the time that Alex Ferguson has been in charge at Manchester United.
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08 Feb 2013 19:01 #760502 by Squarewheelbike

Gangster Octopus wrote: Name nine pointless football managers...


Gordon Fucking Strachan for a start!
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08 Feb 2013 19:03 #760503 by Squarewheelbike

southportzeb wrote: It was name managers of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester City during the time that Alex Ferguson has been in charge at Manchester United.


Going to have to catch up on iplayer, though I would have gone for Bobby Campbell.
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24 Mar 2013 11:33 #778563 by Evariste Euler Gauss
Watched a Pointless from a few days ago on catch-up last night, to witness what Richard Osman said was probably his favourite answer ever. Picture question in the H2H round, five images supposed to indicate signs of the zodiac. One pair of contestants opted for the picture of old-fashioned balancing scales, and did some slightly too-subtle thinking. Brilliant.
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24 Mar 2013 15:31 #778615 by Wyatt Earp
I've just done the "When it it good tactics to deliberately mess up your first go in hope that the jackpot goes up?" calculation. The answer is that it depends on the size of the jackpot, how confident you are of getting to the final and how often jackpots get won. If you're 50% certain or less of getting to the final it's never in your interests to play that trick, but if you're more than 50% certain it can be, depending on those three factors. The tactic is favoured by low jackpots, low jackpot winning frequencies and high confidence of getting to the final.
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27 Mar 2013 07:27 #779747 by EIM
Who are those two brothers who tuck their bad shirts in to their bad jeans? They gave me the creeps.
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27 Mar 2013 08:05 #779750 by Diable Rouge
Not being sartorially-inclined to any degree, I never noticed, but how unlucky were that Round 1 team to go out on 7 - everyone else appeared to be geographic geniuses?
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27 Mar 2013 09:13 #779766 by Mumpo
I think it was more the case that they'd familiarised themselves with the Pointless roster of tiny countries.
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27 Mar 2013 23:42 - 27 Mar 2013 23:42 #780061 by Crystal Staples
A few weeks back there was a round of "Fictional Mothers" - name any offspring of any of the characters from this list. A round where there are few enough correct answers for Richard to read each one out along with the score it would have got, all except my answer of Hugo Simpson, evil conjoined twin of Bart.
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25 Apr 2013 19:39 #790787 by Gangster Octopus
I hadn't a fucking clue as to who plays at the "Matchroom Stadium"...
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26 Apr 2013 00:00 #790868 by Levin
Orient?
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26 Apr 2013 10:15 #790938 by tracteurgarçon
Could a man who's spent 23 years in the Metropolitan Police really not know what a consonant is?

If so, wow.
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26 Apr 2013 10:18 #790940 by Gangster Octopus

10^7 guests wrote: Orient?

Whenever I've been, they've played at Brisbane Road...
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26 Apr 2013 10:21 #790943 by tracteurgarçon

Gangster Octopus wrote:

10^7 guests wrote: Orient?

Whenever I've been, they've played at Brisbane Road...


It's the official name due to Barry Hearn's sponsorship.
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26 Apr 2013 10:40 #790946 by slackster
Indeed. Has been for over a decade now. But even Hearn never calls it anything other thn Brisbane Rd publicly.
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05 Jun 2013 17:59 #806246 by cantagalo
Bloody hell. The couple today chose 'Scandinavian Playwrights' - plays by Henrik Ibsen. One answer with one point and two pointless answers.

They were good.
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05 Jun 2013 20:53 #806294 by Taylor
They were good, yeah, but at the same time it's a bit of a know-it-or-you-don't thing, isn't it? You either say "who's Henrik Ibsen?", or you say "ummm I only know Hedda Gabler, Peer Gynt and A Doll's House", or you actually know about Ibsen, in which case almost any of his other plays will be pointless. Happy to see them win, rather than the copper, though.
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