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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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A PLAY-OFF between Dukes North East Premier League Division One wooden-spoonists South Hetton and Readers Durham Cricket League runners-up Mainsforth will take place tomorrow at South Hetton.
Regardless of the outcome of their final game at Easington Colliery this afternoon, Annfield Plain are the wooden-spoonists.
The playing department and its support go far beyond next year's salary cap of PS1million, which we are spending right up to in order to get a large Super League standard squad," said Green, ahead of the trip to wooden-spoonists London.
Minydon put last season's wooden-spoonists to the sword with a 165-95 surge, Craig Richardson 21-4 the pick of four single-figure winners.
Crusaders, who have gone from wooden-spoonists to Grand Final contenders in just 12 months, are taking more than 1,000 spectators to Huddersfield to witness their play-off debut and Robinson insists his side will not be taking them lightly.
The doomed wooden-spoonists, whose only win of the season - against Northop Hall - back on July 17, were last night celebrating victory number two after defeating Hightown by three wickets at Beach Close.
The Wrexham team, last season's wooden-spoonists, conceded 72 points to Leeds and Noble's former club Wigan in their opening games but gained an impressive 36-16 win over a Salford side who were booed off at The Willows last night.
30pm THE TIGERS, already assured of their first play-off spot for seven years, welcome back Richard Owen to face the wooden-spoonists.
The biggest shock, however, is a the other end of the table, where Trojans II sit without a win in five attempts, and they lost last week by one to former wooden-spoonists Westwood Anchors.
Last week's setback will have woken up Bernard Laporte's side and, faced with an under-strength All Black team, the best of the northern hemisphere can beat the Tri-Nations wooden-spoonists.
It is a better system,' said Coventry co-promoter Colin Pratt, whose team finished as 2004 wooden-spoonists.
Triple Crown winners Ireland face South Africa, the United States and Argentina in November, with Six Nations wooden-spoonists Scotland meeting Japan, Australia and South Africa.
Either Coxhoe Athletic or Gateshead Leam Rangers, who meet today, will end wooden-spoonists.
Newcastle team manager George English said: "The Leicester promoters did not like being wooden-spoonists in what was their first year of PL racing and have reacted positively by building a side to challenge for honours this season.
Runners-up Gresford produced a 7-3 win at last year's wooden-spoonists Llanfairpwll in a 128-152 split.