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Sports personality of the year, I hardly think so.

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bmx_bandit
11 Dec 2006 - 12:29 PM

All i can say is who voted for her? and why oh why......

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JohnHawthorne
11 Dec 2006 - 12:32 PM

Not much competition this year though was there?

It was either Andy Murray or Nicole Cooke for me with Andy Murray just coming out on top.

keithh
keithh  1022788 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2006 - 12:32 PM

People.

Because she's a World and European Champion.

culturedcanvas
11 Dec 2006 - 12:33 PM

Should have been Joe.

Dan

stevekhart
11 Dec 2006 - 12:35 PM

Since when has a relative of the royal family had "personality"?!

cameracat
cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2006 - 12:35 PM

In Answer to thread, NOT ME, my money was on Homer Simpson.

mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2006 - 12:42 PM

Interesting choice wasn't it? A low voting year I suspect, although in some respects it's nice to see one of the less mainstream sports getting reconised.

Anyway, when has it EVER been about personality?

Andy Prialux was also a world champion, and no I didn't vote for him either.

Mattw

bmx_bandit
11 Dec 2006 - 12:46 PM

It's because shes more of a celebrity out of her sport and thats what people are obsessed with.
Nicole Cooke would have been my choice but, im into cycling so i would say that.

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014728 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2006 - 12:48 PM

Phil THE POWER Taylor!

he's won more world championships than Hendry and Davis combined!

Greg Rusedski got it and won nowt - he waws runner un in a major..... big deal!

JohnHawthorne
11 Dec 2006 - 12:53 PM

Yes, but darts?! As they say where I'm from ... catch yourself on! There's no way that's a proper sport in my opinion. Phil 'THE POWER' Taylor - ROFLMAO!

GlynB
GlynB  729 forum posts
11 Dec 2006 - 12:54 PM

Agree with John's comments about lack of choice - it's not been a brilliant year for British success in the 'majority' sports. ZP actually won sommat so I won't begrudge her no matter how posh she is!
And I think the personality thing is a misnomer anyway - some very boring (but very talented) people have won this in the past (Mansell, Davis, Owen?).
The one choice that did rile me was the youngsters award to Theo Walcott - barely touched a ball in public since leaving Soton, but a WC call up plus a ridiculous transfer fee seems to have got him a trophy (although I don't know how this award was decided)


Quote: It's because shes more of a celebrity out of her sport and thats what people are obsessed with. Nicole Cooke would have been my choice

probably true, but knowing not a lot about either sport, they seem to have both achieved about the same this year, so personally I couldn't choose one over the other


Quote: Greg Rusedski got it

now that was based purely on personality!

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014728 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2006 - 12:58 PM


Quote: Yes, but darts?!

Davis got it - Snooker?

There's a lot more walking in Darts

Smile

culturedcanvas
11 Dec 2006 - 1:01 PM

Ade

I'd actually argue theres more walking in snooker !!

However as already said .. Joe Calzaghe should have won it without a doubt!

Smile

starstriders
11 Dec 2006 - 1:02 PM


Quote: There's a lot more walking in Darts

Yeah, to the bar and back Wink



Nice to see equestrian sport getting recognised for something. It's one of the few sports we actually shine at as a nation so I'm glad ZP got it, regardless of the "posh factor" or anything else the grumblers have to say.

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014728 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2006 - 1:06 PM


Quote: I'd actually argue theres more walking in snooker !!

when you get stuck on double 1 for 1/2 an hour, there's a lot of walking

Smile


Freddy got it last year, that was the main thing.

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