SPotY

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Who should win SPotY

Andy Murray
15
34%
Nicola Adams
1
2%
Gareth Bale
3
7%
Mo Farah
6
14%
Jason Kenny
1
2%
Laura Kenny
2
5%
Max Whitlock
1
2%
Kadeena Cox
1
2%
Alistair Brownlee
5
11%
Gavin Henson
9
20%
 
Total votes: 44

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Post by pigsy »

What no SPotY page yet?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sports-personality/38128822

Only Jamie Vardy really stands out in that list as not worthy to win, the rest all are groundbreakers in some form or other


Would give it to Max Whitlock meself, although Kadeena Cox winning in 2 different sports is amazing too
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Farah for me, utterly dominant for years, the double double, even Bekele didn't manage that.
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Sefton wrote:Farah for me, utterly dominant for years, the double double, even Bekele didn't manage that.
Can't argue with any on that list (except Vardy).

Remember when we seriously considered David Walliams only for Zara Phillips to pull out a world title at the last minute?
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I'd be delighted if Whitlock or Farah won.

It will be Murray though I'm sure.
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Murray, Kenny(s) Or Farah.

Although how one of Owen Farrell/Billy V/Itoje isn't shortlisted in beyond me.
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Is there a young Spoty?

Itoje would be a very strong contender for that.
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vardy would have been a shout for 2105 shirley

its all about who comes second or third
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Laura (Trott) Kenny ftw
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fisgard792 wrote:vardy would have been a shout for 2105 shirley

its all about who comes second or third
He'll be retired by then
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Danny Willett's brother would have been a better shout.
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I question a few of the choices for example Nicola Adams, Willet and a few of the disability athletes. Though great achievements in their respective sports this year!

It just seems a hell of a big list when there's only three or four who would be justified winners.
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Dai another day wrote:I question a few of the choices for example Nicola Adams, Willet and a few of the disability athletes. Though great achievements in their respective sports this year!

It just seems a hell of a big list when there's only three or four who would be justified winners.
You think a double olympic champion isn't a deserving choice. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fuckwit, I wish you'd never escaped from CP.
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:((

Not even a "Hello, Northern Ireland" nomination.

:roll:
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How many did she have to beat to get her hands on that second gold? Two or three underprepared and underfunded boxers if memory serves.

Not the sort of Olympic heroism you see in other Olympic sports.
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Dai another day wrote:How many did she have to beat to get her hands on that second gold? Two or three underprepared and underfunded boxers if memory serves.

Not the sort of Olympic heroism you see in other Olympic sports.
Idiot, they have to go through qualifying tournaments just to get an olympic spot.
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Sefton wrote:
Dai another day wrote:How many did she have to beat to get her hands on that second gold? Two or three underprepared and underfunded boxers if memory serves.

Not the sort of Olympic heroism you see in other Olympic sports.
Idiot, they have to go through qualifying tournaments just to get an olympic spot.
I was wincing at the standard in the final so I dread to t'ink how bad the qualifying standard was!
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Dai another day wrote:
Sefton wrote:
Dai another day wrote:How many did she have to beat to get her hands on that second gold? Two or three underprepared and underfunded boxers if memory serves.

Not the sort of Olympic heroism you see in other Olympic sports.
Idiot, they have to go through qualifying tournaments just to get an olympic spot.
I was wincing at the standard in the final so I dread to t'ink how bad the qualifying standard was!
Is she the only woman to have retained her title?
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Murray by a country mile.
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BlackMac wrote:Murray by a country mile.
Feck off with your parochialism.
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I'm voting for Jim Crowley.
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No love for Brownlee?
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Turbogoat wrote:No love for Brownlee?
Just the one.
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henry wrote:Danny Willett's brother would have been a better shout.
What's the general opinion on him?

Amusing twitterer or gobshite?
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MaccTaff wrote:
henry wrote:Danny Willett's brother would have been a better shout.
What's the general opinion on him?

Amusing twitterer or gobshite?
I find him funny. They said, he shouldn't attempt a career out of it.
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BlackMac wrote:Murray by a country mile.
Murray has won it twice already and I think he'll have an even better season next year.......
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Sefton wrote:
BlackMac wrote:Murray by a country mile.
Feck off with your parochialism.
Sefton wrote:Farah for me.
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dargotronV.1 wrote:
Sefton wrote:
BlackMac wrote:Murray by a country mile.
Feck off with your parochialism.
Sefton wrote:Farah for me.
I'm not claiming it by a country mile.
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Tough on Chris Froome; guess the Kenyan accent and the suspicions around Team Sky don't really help, but he's increasingly in rarified company in TdF history.
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Some initial thoughts: It seems slightly ridiculous to have 16 nominiees. As much as I admire them, I genuinely can't say the para-athletes are really as elite as the fully abled. A lot of te nominations are politics though, Kate Richardson-Walsh is a fine Captain, but one of the most mistake prone players and gave away the lead in the Olympic final. How Maddie hinch didn't get the nimonation is ridiculous given her heroics. Nicola Adams proably shouldn't be there given the number of other multiple gold medalists, it can't be denied her tournament was weak looking. Charlotte Dujardin who has basically re-set what the boundaries in her sport are should probably be nominated. The New Yorker did a great piece on her prior to the Rio Olympics. A shame the Glover-Stanning combo can't be nominated in the mass of golds, both undefeated since London 2012 and world record holders. One of the greatest all time rowing teams in the sport.

Though I'd crack up if the Olympic vote was split and football fans all pushed for Vardy :lol:
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pigsy wrote:
Dai another day wrote:
Sefton wrote:
Dai another day wrote:How many did she have to beat to get her hands on that second gold? Two or three underprepared and underfunded boxers if memory serves.

Not the sort of Olympic heroism you see in other Olympic sports.
Idiot, they have to go through qualifying tournaments just to get an olympic spot.
I was wincing at the standard in the final so I dread to t'ink how bad the qualifying standard was!
Is she the only woman to have retained her title?
The horse dancer retained her individual title and Laura Trott retained both of hers.
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And much, much more deserving of nomination. I guess certain people didn't get shoved down our throats on the numerous tacky TV shows over the year to get recognised.
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camroc1 wrote::((

Not even a "Hello, Northern Ireland" nomination.

:roll:
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Winnie wrote:
camroc1 wrote::((

Not even a "Hello, Northern Ireland" nomination.

:roll:
?
A token one to keep you chaps happy.

But your lot redefined ineptitude.
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A5D5E5 wrote:
pigsy wrote:
Dai another day wrote:
Sefton wrote:
Dai another day wrote:How many did she have to beat to get her hands on that second gold? Two or three underprepared and underfunded boxers if memory serves.

Not the sort of Olympic heroism you see in other Olympic sports.
Idiot, they have to go through qualifying tournaments just to get an olympic spot.
I was wincing at the standard in the final so I dread to t'ink how bad the qualifying standard was!
Is she the only woman to have retained her title?
The horse dancer retained her individual title and Laura Trott retained both of hers.
I meant female boxer
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Two-weight world champ Carl Frampton doesn't quite manage to break into the BBC/Olympics love-in.

There are some incredible athletes nominated from Rio to be fair but the full list is an embarrassment.
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pigsy wrote:
A5D5E5 wrote:
pigsy wrote:
Dai another day wrote:
Sefton wrote: Idiot, they have to go through qualifying tournaments just to get an olympic spot.
I was wincing at the standard in the final so I dread to t'ink how bad the qualifying standard was!
Is she the only woman to have retained her title?
The horse dancer retained her individual title and Laura Trott retained both of hers.
I meant female boxer
Sorry - crossed wires.
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Has to be Jason Kenny.

Pity Froome wasn't considered. His performance on the stage of Tourmalet was epic and effectively put him in a position where he wouldn't be caught. Not to mention his breakaway sprint into Montpellier with Sagan. Balls of steel.
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Dai another day wrote:
Winnie wrote:
camroc1 wrote::((

Not even a "Hello, Northern Ireland" nomination.

:roll:
?
A token one to keep you chaps happy.

But your lot redefined ineptitude.
Cool
Nice to know if I'm looking for an explanation of what a moron posts I can turn to you to translate
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Armchair_Superstar wrote:Two-weight world champ Carl Frampton doesn't quite manage to break into the BBC/Olympics love-in.

There are some incredible athletes nominated from Rio to be fair but the full list is an embarrassment.
There's ineptitude right there from The Jackal
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Sefton wrote:
dargotronV.1 wrote:
Sefton wrote:
BlackMac wrote:Murray by a country mile.
Feck off with your parochialism.
Sefton wrote:Farah for me.
I'm not claiming it by a country mile.
Farah would win if it was raced over a country mile

As it goes, I agree anyway I think Mo would be a deserving victor, but Andy will prevail probably
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