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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 battle between potential wooden-spoonists Newcastle and Birmingham at Byker last night went the way of the BTS Diamonds as they won a hardfought, thrilling encounter 54-36.
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.
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.
CASTLEFORD v CELTIC CRUS Wheldon Road, 3.30pm THE TIGERS, already assured of their first play-off spot for seven years, welcome back Richard Owen to face the wooden-spoonists.
Les Bleus begin the defence of their crown against a team who are regular 'wooden-spoonists', but who many people acknowledge are beginning to find their feet in the international arena.
And those wins - both over perennial wooden-spoonists Italy in Edinburgh - were sandwiched by the embarrassing 2004 whitewash.
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.
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.
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.
Either Coxhoe Athletic or Gateshead Leam Rangers, who meet today, will end wooden-spoonists. The South Durham side are at the basement, one point behind their rivals and will field a much stronger line-up to the one which conceded seven goals in their last outing.
Runners-up Gresford produced a 7-3 win at last year's wooden-spoonists Llanfairpwll in a 128-152 split.
Gloucester City's 4-1 defeat of wooden-spoonists Northwood on Saturday saw Town, who have won just once in nine starts this season, slip into the bottom two of the Premier Division.