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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:05 pm    Post subject: What? No SPOTY thread? Reply with quote

And someone trotting out the "but he/she's not much of a personality are they?" line. (Like I did one year, I think)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To quote a famous tennis player: "you cannot be serious"
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why the surprise?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
Why the surprise?

It's a TT tradition. Moaning about the lack of personality and the pointless debate of who has and hasn't got a personality.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TransitionTed wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
Why the surprise?

It's a TT tradition. Moaning about the lack of personality and the pointless debate of who has and hasn't got a personality.


Does any sportsperson have a personality?

I felt sorry for Ali coming second....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
TransitionTed wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
Why the surprise?

It's a TT tradition. Moaning about the lack of personality and the pointless debate of who has and hasn't got a personality.


Does any sportsperson have a personality?

I felt sorry for Ali coming second....


I reckon AB benefited from the fact that the "short list" was 16 names long. Andy Murray was always going to be a hot favourite after the year that he's had, but the vote for the other contenders would have been so thinly split that a bit of concerted effort would have made it relatively easy for a sport to get its' contender "on the podium"
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who wins it next year? I reckon Joshua or Farah.

Not sure what Froome has to do to get on the shortlist.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Who wins it next year? I reckon Joshua or Farah.

Not sure what Froome has to do to get on the shortlist.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A professional football team winning team of the year is just wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A professional football team winning team of the year is just wrong.


As opposed to what - a professional rugby team, a professional cricket team, a professional tennis team (Davis Cup)?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkyMark76 wrote:
A professional football team winning team of the year is just wrong.


I mean, imagine, a team playing the most popular and competitive team sport in the world winning a sports team competition. Ridiculous.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KingstonGraham wrote:
Who wins it next year? I reckon Joshua or Farah.

Not sure what Froome has to do to get on the shortlist.


Was Farah in the running? No pun intended...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

renaming it "Sports Person of the Year" would overcome many objections to Murray winning this. he's no personality but you can't deny he is a superb sports person who has had a superb year.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really surprised that Laura Kenny didn't place higher to be honest.
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