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Mr Larrington

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SPOTY 2017
« on: November 27, 2017, 08:21:17 pm »
Short-list just announced:

Elise Christie - Short Track Speed Skating
Mo Farah - Athletics
Chris Froome - Cycling
Lewis Hamilton - F1
Anthony Joshua - Boxing
Harry Kane - Football
Johanna Konta - Tennis
Jonnie Peacock - Para-athletics
Adam Peaty - Swimming
Jonathan Rea - Motorcycling
Anya Shrubsole - Cricket
Bianca Walkden - Taekwondo
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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 08:22:47 pm »
Andy Murray been robbed! His tweet had more personality than this sorry lot!!


*Froome!

Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 08:33:28 pm »
I'm suffering from a bit of Wowbaggeritis, as I've of not heard of serveral of those people.

I say go for Mo. He's long overdue a SPOTY win....

Edit: I do feel the need to argue about whether running is a sport or not. It is traditional after all  :P
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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 10:39:34 pm »
Much as as I'd like our tremendously successful women's cricket team to get recognition, Shrubsole won't podium.
I give you the more realistic shortlist.

Mo Farah - Athletics
Chris Froome - Cycling
Lewis Hamilton - F1
Anthony Joshua - Boxing
Harry Kane - Football
Johanna Konta - Tennis
Jonnie Peacock - Para-athletics

Probably the Lewis Hamilton bloke.
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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 07:48:08 pm »
Fergawd's'ake get everyone you know to vote for ANYONE but the Stevenage Massive.*







*Not quite as colossal a bell end as everyone's favourite but bloody close!
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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 07:58:14 pm »
When is the vote? Is there time for our Ashes team to win the next 3 tests and sneak in??

My predictions, in order:
Joseph to win [he's the flipping World Heavyweight Boxing CHamp! and seems very likeable]
Hamilton - multiple WDC after a "setback" last year. And he has a following, like him or not ...
Mo - since 2012 athletics has been popular again in Briton. And Mo is our big star currently
Froome - as the people-who-dont-really-like-sport [aka Cyclists] don't have anyone else to vote for. but he won't win, too dull.

In reality, someone else will win who I've never heard of, from a sport I don't watch.

Note that Hemingway would only approve of the top two. #justsaying
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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 08:17:27 pm »
Phone vote. On the night. Something like a 30 minute period.

Sadly 'they' nominate the short list, proles don't get a look in.

Pity we can't get Rick Astley, that might be fun.  :)
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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 12:34:08 pm »
Edit: I do feel the need to argue about whether running is a sport or not. It is traditional after all  :P
Yes it is. But driving a car is not.
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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2017, 05:37:25 pm »
Given that he's actually Kenyan, shouldn't Froome be considered for 'Overseas SPOTY'?

How BBC is that? Nothing screams 'Old Skool BBC prejudice' than the title of 'Someone who isn't British but actually might quite good at something despite that'.
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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2017, 09:06:29 pm »
And the winner is SM Farah.  No great surprise.
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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 12:12:33 am »
How BBC is that? Nothing screams 'Old Skool BBC prejudice' than the title of 'Someone who isn't British but actually might quite good at something despite that'.

 ???   What prejudice ?  I don't get your comment at all.

I wanted Shrubsole to get it based on the late night preview show I caught the other night to wind down after working late.

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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 12:38:01 am »
She got it with her team though.

83,000 votes gets you a 2017 chartopper. That’s fewer than the no 1 single needs in a single week.
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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 02:34:09 am »
Andy Murray won his 3rd spoty with a mere 247,000 odd votes.

Not bad for someone with no personality.

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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 02:55:12 am »
More than a little surprised that Motorbike Bloke I've Never Heard Of got second.  Someone must have mobilised the bikers.
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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 07:15:36 am »
I didn't watch it but turned over with 15' to go after something we were watching had finished and rewarded with seeing a reference to a relative, albeit it the sportspeople who died this year section..  :'(

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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2017, 10:05:48 am »
The "Passed away this year" section also featured Mike Hall. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sports-personality/42182257


What a strange set of results. I'm not tooo surprised by the Farah win, but 2nd & 3rd are a surprise.
Biggest shock was the horrendous sponsors logos on Mo's socks. Total lack of class  :facepalm:



If I was Chris Froome, AND if I cared about SPOTY, AND if I reckoned I had any chance of winning ... I'd be a bit peeved that noone else got a live grilling over indiscretions. Strange decision by the Beeb there (and I'm no Froome fan).
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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2017, 03:41:20 pm »
He got off very lightly though. A grilling by Clare Balding is hardly  the Spanish Inquisition is it?
She spends the whole of her life being nice to people. Listen to her radio stuff- all cucumber sandwiches and lashings of tea.
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Re: SPOTY 2017
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2017, 04:21:53 pm »
The "Passed away this year" section also featured Mike Hall. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sports-personality/42182257


What a strange set of results. I'm not tooo surprised by the Farah win, but 2nd & 3rd are a surprise.
Biggest shock was the horrendous sponsors logos on Mo's socks. Total lack of class  :facepalm:



If I was Chris Froome, AND if I cared about SPOTY, AND if I reckoned I had any chance of winning ... I'd be a bit peeved that noone else got a live grilling over indiscretions. Strange decision by the Beeb there (and I'm no Froome fan).

Not so strange.  He was front page news a few days ago for his failed test/adverse whatever.  Not very ignoreable.   

Concur on the "LOOK AT MY SOCKS"