Sports Personality

Sports Personality

Joined: 02 Apr 2009, 12:57

02 Dec 2016, 10:15 #1

Its a sad state of affairs when they increase the nominations to 16 - and we still cant get a single cricketer on the short list.....?

I would have thought Joe or Jonny might have made the long list...
Just goes to show how far cricket has fallen in the public consciousness.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

02 Dec 2016, 11:15 #2

Would have being very difficult in an Olympic year for any cricketer to make it you'd have to feel. They only ever come into consideration in Ashes years too, don't they?

When World Champions like Anthony Joshua, Carl Frampton and TdeF winner Chris Froome don't make the shortlist am not sure any cricketer can have too many complaints.
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Joined: 24 May 2016, 21:00

02 Dec 2016, 11:49 #3

Alistair Brownlee deserves it.
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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

02 Dec 2016, 12:04 #4

If helping your brother over the finishing line was the main criteria!

Travesty if Murray The GOAT British sportsman doesn't hack up.
My darling Maxi
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Joined: 24 May 2016, 21:00

02 Dec 2016, 12:57 #5

Murray won it last year and in 2013. Triathlon also struggles to be acknowledged, Alistair won back to back Olympic titles this year.
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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

02 Dec 2016, 13:20 #6

This is a new year and Murray has been the best sportsman.

Brownlee will do well because of helping his brother, the Strictly, Im a celeb reality crowd will lap up his story. But won't be based on his achievements as a Triathlete.
My darling Maxi
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

02 Dec 2016, 13:22 #7

Agreed, Murray is the GOAT and it wouldn't surprise me if he won it next year aswell as this.
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Joined: 24 May 2016, 21:00

02 Dec 2016, 13:51 #8

Federer and Nadal fading away has helped him reach the levels he has.
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Joined: 28 Apr 2014, 00:12

02 Dec 2016, 13:51 #9

Agreed, Murray is the GOAT and it wouldn't surprise me if he won it next year aswell as this.
Since it's based on achievement, not personality then Murray (quite rightly) should be a shoo-in.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

02 Dec 2016, 14:55 #10

Sorry, but what does GOAT stand for.

It is time it was re-named and "personality" got rid off and replaced by "achievment". That would rule out 90% of the candidates.
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