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wooden spoonist

slang The person or team that finishes last in a competition. So-named because the imaginary prize for a last-place finish is a wooden spoon. Primarily heard in UK. Of course Roy was the wooden-spoonist in today's race—I didn't know a person could run so slow!
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The four group wooden spoonists will be relegated to League B for the 2020 tournament.
Koukash is keen to become involved with NRL wooden spoonists Newcastle Knights, Press Association Sport understands, although this will not be at the expense of the Red Devils.
Murton will finish wooden spoonists regardless of today's result at home to Boldon CA and Seaham Red Star Reserves are in danger of ending second-bottom.
Annfield Plain - last season's wooden spoonists - are up to mid-table after hitting Silksworth CW for six courtesy of Jamie Leathard (2), Michael Brown (2), Mark Longstaff and Colin Snailham.
Ireland's defeat against Italy in Rome on Saturday meant they finished fifth in the championship, above wooden spoonists France on points difference.
Catalan Dragons had double cause for celebration after they were named club of the year and Trent Robinson picked up the coach-of-the-year award after turning the team from wooden spoonists to play-off contenders.
On the Premier One front, there was a relegation battle where rock bottom Ford Sports fought out a 1-1 draw with Hartshill Sports, who are one place above their rivals but are five points club of the potential wooden spoonists.
Former England boss Tony guided Warrington to a successful defence of the Challenge Cup while older brother Brian, who is acting as performance advisor to current England coach Steve McNamara, transformed the fortunes of 2009 wooden spoonists Sydney Roosters.
England trailed 12-4 at halftime to the World Cup wooden spoonists, but scored 30 unanswered points after the break.
JOHN Dixon returned to coaching yesterday, just 48 hours after being released by Super League wooden spoonists Celtic Crusaders.
JOHN Dixon was back in coaching today, just 48 hours after being released by Super League wooden spoonists Celtic Crusaders.
Leicestershire took third place by beating hosts Warwickshire 12-5 after East Midlands defeated wooden spoonists Staffordshire 40-16 to record their first win of the season.
Last year: promoted, 2nd Title Odds: 7500/1 Relegation odds: 4/11 Key man: Dave Kitson THE original Football League wooden spoonists have come back for another go - and anything other than a repeat of that first finish will be a bonus.
Wooden spoonists Builth Wells hosted Carmarthen Quins in the very last fixture of the season in the west.
Warwickshire needed some batting fireworks after Northamptonshire, last season's north conference wooden spoonists, piled up 297 for six.