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Re: BBC SPOTY 2015
« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2015, 10:43:27 pm »
You mean there is actually a place called Newport Pagnell and it's not just a piss stop on the M1?
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Re: BBC SPOTY 2015
« Reply #51 on: December 23, 2015, 12:50:35 am »
You mean there is actually a place called Newport Pagnell and it's not just a piss stop on the M1?

Aston Martin were based there for many years.
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Re: SPOTY
« Reply #52 on: December 23, 2015, 07:28:43 pm »
I think the correct term is "bucket of wank". However I think it should be Sportsperson of the year and I think Andy Murray deserved that this year.

Why..apart from the Davis Cup final, he didn't win any major tournaments. I'd argue that Fury's achievement as a sportsperson was much more significant.

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Re: BBC SPOTY 2015
« Reply #53 on: December 23, 2015, 07:38:13 pm »
It's tougher to win the Davis Cup.

It wasn't just the Final either, you cannot have missed that  ???
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Re: BBC SPOTY 2015
« Reply #54 on: December 23, 2015, 11:52:25 pm »
It's tougher to win the Davis Cup.

It wasn't just the Final either, you cannot have missed that  ???

The highest ranked opponent he faced was Tsonga(10th). Murray was, on paper at least, supposed to win all his matches.
Nobody really expected Fury to win, even against an aging Klitschko.

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Re: BBC SPOTY 2015
« Reply #55 on: December 24, 2015, 07:44:30 am »
Fury is feted for winning one match. Murray won eleven in the Davis Cup alone. Nine of those matches were played in sets of three consecutive days. Between the Davis Cup Matches Murray largely carried onsite his day job. Murray joins John MAcenroe and Mats Wliander as the only Davis Cup players to win all eight of their singles matches.

He reached a Final, two Semi finals and a fourth round of the grand slams and became only the third player ever to reach at least every semi-final stage in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments. You can probably guess  the other three. He finished second in the world in his sport.

Sorry, Fury doesn't come near.

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Re: SPOTY
« Reply #56 on: December 24, 2015, 09:02:49 am »
I think the correct term is "bucket of wank". However I think it should be Sportsperson of the year and I think Andy Murray deserved that this year.

Why..apart from the Davis Cup final, he didn't win any major tournaments. I'd argue that Fury's achievement as a sportsperson was much more significant.

Fury's error was confusing having a personality with simply acting like a dickhead.   

I'm glad he didn't Trump Murray's ace.
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Re: BBC SPOTY 2015
« Reply #57 on: December 24, 2015, 12:05:50 pm »
Fury is feted for winning one match.

Far be it for me to sound like a Fury supporter but winning the World Title in boxing is far from a one match thing.
It's years on a knife-edge. 

If Murray loses concentration for a second here or there then he gets many chances during a match to put it right.

If a boxer loses concentration, even several fights away from a World Title shot, it could spell the end of a career as they tumble down the pecking-order.
Winning the World Title is regularly the culmination of 15 years unbeaten boxing.
Ultimately that's the excitement of Boxing, even the greatest are only one lucky punch away from defeat. 

Having said all that... Fury is a Nobber and I'm hoping for Anthony Joshua to help remove him from any future SPOTY nominations.
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Re: BBC SPOTY 2015
« Reply #58 on: December 24, 2015, 12:12:02 pm »
A year or two ago noted dickhead Pat Cash opined that tennis players were surely the tuoughest athletes in The Wuurrrrld.  I think he is this: wrong.
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Re: BBC SPOTY 2015
« Reply #59 on: December 24, 2015, 10:19:12 pm »
Having said all that... Fury is a Nobber and I'm hoping for Anthony Joshua to help remove him from any future SPOTY nominations.

This I don't disagree with at all.