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Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 11:11:42 AM   
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After what can only be described as the most amazing Summer of sport that Great Britain has ever witnessed, this award is going to mean so much more this year. In an average year, Andy Murray winning his first Grand Slam would have made him the automatic winner but the sheer amount of personalities that we have met in the world of sport this year means that the competition is going to be hotly contested. Who do you think should get it? Should it be split into categories this year so we can truly celebrate all of the amazing athletes that have enthralled us?

A few names and strong contenders.

Andy Murray - After having everyone on the edge of their seats in that amazing Wimbledon final, the Great British public finally opened their hearts to the normally closed off 25 year old when he broke down in tears in his post-match interview. The public warmed and not even a month later we are witnessing a rematch with Roger Federer on the very same court only with very different results. Andy Murray wins Gold in the mens singles tennis at the Olympics! If that wasn't enough, he has just scored his very first Grand Slam victory at the US Open last night. An incredible year for this young man who in any year would have tied this award up back in July.

Bradley Wiggins - The first British man to win the Tour de France. Enough said. Not only that but he becomes the first man ever to win the TdF and an Olympic Gold in the same year. In personality stakes (and I know a lot of people believe that this is what the award should be based on) - for me, he would win hands down. He perfectly encapsulates the very essence of sportsmanship.

Sir Chris Hoy - Our most decorated Gold medallist. We all had high hopes and I think we all knew that he was never going to disappoint. Hoy along with the entire GB cycling team - both track and road - have made our tiny little country absolutely unbeatable at the sport. An amazing inspirational figure for our younger generations to take up a sport that isn't football. A hero.

I haven't included the Paralympians that should be counted due to being busy, I barely got to watch any of it sadly so hopefully someone can fills us in on their amazing achievements.

Its safe to say that it isn't going to be an easy decision. What do you think? Who should win?

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 11:16:48 AM   
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I think it'll be between Mo and Wiggins with Mo Farrah taking it.

I'd like to see Murray win it but I just can't see it happening. I won't be too disappointed if either of the above win it though, especially Mo who provided my 2 best moments of the Olympics.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 11:25:29 AM   
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As well as those mentioned, Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah, Rory McIlroy, David Weir, Sarah Storey, Ellie Simmonds and Sophie Christiansen must all be in the running for a nomination at least.

Personally, I would love to see it going to one of the paralympians - the Weirwolf would be a very worth recipient, and it would be nice to see Sarah Storey's overall medal haul of 11gold, 8 silver and 3 bronze getting some recognition

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 11:49:19 AM   
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As Steffols rightly says, any normal year and Murray takes if for winning a slam.

But, I suspect that most voters will reckon that he could do that again, whereas there will be much less chance of Ennis or Farah winning golds again - even Wiggins may pull off another Tour de France.

So, I'd say its between those two.

And as sharky says there's also still the Ryder Cup to go, which could make things even more interesting.

Usain Bolt for overseas personality must be a shoe-in though.

I think if the BBC were bright they'd do an Olympics / Paralympics special and one for then one for other sports. Too much to cram into one evening.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 11:57:44 AM   
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quote:

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Personality

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?

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 12:20:26 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Personality

Andy Murray


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That's a bit old hat after his post-Wimbledon interview, isn't it?

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 12:31:53 PM   
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clearly John Terry is the only reasonable candidate this year.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 12:45:02 PM   
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clearly John Terry is the only reasonable candidate this year.

Agree.

Wonder if this will be the first time a footballer isn't in the candidates list.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 12:46:20 PM   
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Luis Suarez for Overseas Sports Personality of the Year?

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 12:46:23 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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quote:

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Personality

Andy Murray


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That's a bit old hat after his post-Wimbledon interview, isn't it?


I would say so. I've always liked Murray, I've never understood the apathy surrounding him. He can be a grump, sure, but he has had a lot of pressure to deal with since he was a teenager and I think right now we're seeing the turning point where he uses it to win rather than working against it.

His post-match interview changed things. We seen just how much that final meant to him, much more than I thought it did. I can't watch it without welling up myself, it's just so emotional. Now we know he has emotion and isn't a robot, the public love him, and thats nice to see.


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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 12:48:09 PM   
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Give it all to Michael Phelps. What that man has achieved will never be equalled in Olympic history. It all even took place on our soil.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 12:52:07 PM   
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quote:

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Luis Suarez for Overseas Sports Personality of the Year?


That's going to Usain Bolt, surely?

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 12:53:25 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Luis Suarez for Overseas Sports Personality of the Year?


That's going to Usain Bolt, surely?


but Luis is just so likeable. Like the genetic offspring of Freddie Mercury and one of those bubonic plague rats.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 12:59:31 PM   
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quote:

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Luis Suarez for Overseas Sports Personality of the Year?


That's going to Usain Bolt, surely?


Sshh, it would break Luis' heart to lose out to a 'negrito'.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 1:01:31 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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quote:

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Luis Suarez for Overseas Sports Personality of the Year?


That's going to Usain Bolt, surely?


Sshh, it would break Luis' heart to lose out to a 'negrito'.


This is the best post I've read on this forum in about three months. bravo sir.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 1:32:13 PM   
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I'd venture the following the following eight..

Nicola Adams
Jessica Ennis
Mo Farah
Chris Hoy
Rory McIlroy
Ellie Simmonds
David Wier
Bradley Wiggins

The last two could possibly come from the trio of Kat Grainger, Sarah Storey or Laura Trott - but another one of those may be edged out should Lewis Hamilton snatch the F1 Championship.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 1:34:38 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Personality

Andy Murray


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That's a bit old hat after his post-Wimbledon interview, isn't it?


Nah, years of being a miserable bastard can't be undone by one interview in my eyes. I've never been able to root for him. There's others far more deserving.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 1:48:42 PM   
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Ellie Simmonds should have Young Sports Personality Of The Year - I can't think of any other name who deserves it more.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 2:01:36 PM   
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I wouldn't be surprised if there was a separate Olympians award. But even then it would be impossible to pick just one. Could a cyclist win it two years in a row? A grandslam, and two Olympic medals, has to have Murray as favourite?

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 2:06:50 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief


quote:

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Personality

Andy Murray


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That's a bit old hat after his post-Wimbledon interview, isn't it?


Nah, years of being a miserable bastard can't be undone by one interview in my eyes. I've never been able to root for him. There's others far more deserving.


To me I see Andy Murray attitude of someone who just wants to be a Good/Great Tennis player.He doesn't want all this BS of being a great personality or a Marketing Sportsman he just wants to do what he loves.
Now people might think that his attitude rarely resembles someone who 'loves' the Sport he's in,but what we see on the court and in interviews is his own brute aggressive-determination.And even in games he's won I can get a sense of someone who is so intune with perfecting his game that there is a ,somewhat, sense of disappointment in his mind.

But his attitude has changed alittle these past few weeks,what with his positive Wimbledon displays that coincided with a terrific win in the Olympics and now with the brilliant accolade of US Open champion.The monkey-off-his-back of winning a major Open will have lifted his spirits and confidence no-end but when it comes to coming back to the drawing board then I can still see the true Andy Murray coming back,but with more confidence and respect for his ownself,which I think above all else he has been lacking.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 2:16:38 PM   
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I've been a fan of Murray since day one. His refusal to pander to the media makes him even more endearing to me. I wish more sportsmen would have his attitude rather than have to listen to a stream of tv friendly sound bites polished to within an inch of their life by some PR prick in a shiny suit. I like my sportsmen like Chief's mum likes her men, rough and ready. Plus I've always found his dry sense of humour pretty funny anyway. He's never come across as properly miserable to me.

Still, what a year, to win your first Slam and an Olympic gold and still not be favourite for the award (trivial as it is) is pretty mindblowing. With any luck his Olympic medals will tip the award in his favour but I just can't see it happening. I reckon Mo is a shoo-in for it.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 2:22:37 PM   
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I should think it will be an Olympian, probably Mo Farah but I'm hoping it's Jessica Ennis. She was the poster girl, she had more pressure on her than any other sportsperson, she trounced the opposition and everyone loves her. That and the fact we haven't had a female win it since 2006.
I'd like to see Ben Ainsley on the list though.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 3:04:48 PM   
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Doesn't Ennis have a stand named after her at Bramall Lane.

After that, surely any form of award or recognition pales into insignificance

I bet Bob's been in the Ennis End

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 3:05:37 PM   
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How about team of the year? Manchester City (Football), England (Football) or Team GB (Olympics/Paralympics). That's a tough one...

This has to be the hardest one to call ever. Has GB ever had a better sporting year? I think Wiggins will win it but I really have no idea who I would choose personally. If they nominated 30 and gave it to 10 people equally I'd still struggle to choose.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 3:34:51 PM   
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How about team of the year? Manchester City (Football), England (Football) or Team GB (Olympics/Paralympics). That's a tough one...

This has to be the hardest one to call ever. Has GB ever had a better sporting year? I think Wiggins will win it but I really have no idea who I would choose personally. If they nominated 30 and gave it to 10 people equally I'd still struggle to choose.


Nope,its an easy one

Manchester City: no disrespect but you can pump money into any team in England and you'll be competitive ie you can bring in the best players,best coaches and so fourth.
Now don't get me wrong what they have achieved in the past two seasons has been very good but its not unexpected and you/they are working in a Sport that,generally, favors the financial teams than that of the not-so wealthy clubs.

England (football) : Although I'm really positive about England under Hodgson and the fact we finally look to be heading in the right direction,both on and off the pitch,the standards of which the England squad set in the Euro's (interms of succuss) pales in-comparison to what the Olympic squad achieved.

Olympic/Paralympic Squad: Just out-right front-runners in my opinion.29 in Gold,17 in Silver,19 in Bronze equals to 65 Medals in the Olympic sqaud and in the Paralympic GB squad we had 34 in Gold,43 in Silver and 43 in Bronze equaling in an amazing 120 Medals.
No contest.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 3:44:24 PM   
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I'm next to positive LEEJGM was being sarcastic

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 3:47:38 PM   
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I'm next to positive LEEJGM was being sarcastic



Wouldn't surprise me as I've missed the boat these past few days.

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 3:52:20 PM   
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I'm next to positive LEEJGM was being sarcastic



Wouldn't surprise me as I've missed the boat these past few days.


I'm surprised by your restraint if you thought he was being serious.

Under the same circumstances I probably would have told him to get to fuck with his nonsense


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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 4:42:05 PM   
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In any other year; the likes of Hoy, Wiggins, Ennis, Farah, Weir or Murray would have ran away with it.

But yeah, this hasn't been an average one.

Any of the above 6 would fully deserve it.


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Nah, years of being a miserable bastard can't be undone by one interview in my eyes. I've never been able to root for him. There's others far more deserving.


And I completely resent this media savvy bullshit...

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RE: Sports Personality Of The Year - Who should it be? - 11/9/2012 6:24:50 PM   
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Personality

Andy Murray


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That's a bit old hat after his post-Wimbledon interview, isn't it?


Nah, years of being a miserable bastard can't be undone by one interview in my eyes. I've never been able to root for him. There's others far more deserving.


I appreciate that a sports star needs to connect with the audience, but I do find it a bit sad that to many Murray will be judged on his ability to give interviews rather than play tennis.


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