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SPOTY 2016

awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
edited December 2016 in Pro race
No room for Froome :shock:

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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,583
    Froome's had, like, 3 attempts and has never got off the bottom rung. Time for a change.

    I don't think he cares too much to be honest...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,902
    They put the wrong hockey player on there too.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,583
    Quek is going to be Queen of the Jungle 'kay... ;)

    Jason and Laura should be there as a pair too*

    (* yes I know, who cares!)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,902
    ddraver wrote:
    Quek is going to be Queen of the Jungle 'kay... ;)
    Not her. Maddie Hinch. Us goalkeepers need to stick up for each other.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,583
    Yeah I suspected you meant her. I agree with you tbh.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,902
    Fun fact: Since the nominees have been chosen by a committee rather than sports editors summitting lists there have been more nominees from paralympic sport than football, cricket, rugby union and rugby league combined.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,416
    Judy_Murray_tweete_3535324b.jpg
    Wimbledon, Olympic Gold and ends the year as
    number one.
  • I can only assume the shortlisting committee think Downhill is just for larks

    NO ROOM FOR RACHEL ATHERTON


    Anyways, Ali Brownlee for meeee out of that list
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,443
    Murray should win that easy.

    Team of the Year a more interesting category
    Leicester v GB Hockey v Wales Football v GB Cycling
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,443
    No Will Grigg?
    Travesty
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,709 Lives Here
    Murray should win that easy.

    Team of the Year a more interesting category
    Leicester v GB Hockey v Wales Football v GB Cycling

    Between Leicester & Wales, surely?

    I'd go for Wales because I think that iteration of the team is as good as their cup run would suggest. Leicester are struggling somewhat since.
  • Murray should win that easy.

    Team of the Year a more interesting category
    Leicester v GB Hockey v Wales Football v GB Cycling

    Between Leicester & Wales, surely?

    I'd go for Wales because I think that iteration of the team is as good as their cup run would suggest. Leicester are struggling somewhat since.

    Only in the league, doing OK in Europe. There's only one winner of that.

    Froome shows how far UK cycling has come that winning the Tour de France is greeted with a "yeah, but we always do that. Do something impressive."
    and then the next thing you know
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,709 Lives Here

    Froome shows how far UK cycling has come that winning the Tour de France is greeted with a "yeah, but we always do that. Do something impressive."

    Still treated as a novelty.

    Can't imagine any other European nation rating a TdF win as low as the UK does.
  • I'd have though Laura Kenny will be pretty much favourite won't she? She's got all bases covered - tremendous success, role model, attractive, personable, female vote .... she'd be an excellent winner.

    I know Olympics year always skews things, but its incredible that Froome winning his third TDF after the front page stories of him running up Ventoux doesn't even get nominated.
  • carbonclem wrote:
    I'd have though Laura Kenny will be pretty much favourite won't she? She's got all bases covered - tremendous success, role model, attractive, personable, female vote .... she'd be an excellent winner.

    No, if Murray doesn't win again I'll be amazed. He'd be a worthy winner.
    and then the next thing you know
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,390
    Does Team GB Cycing all get lumped together. The track cycling team came away from the Olympics with medals for every cyclist, the road/MTB didn't fare so well. Did anyone see the support team taking a bow for the fans on the last night of the Track events at Rio? They would be worthy of a gong of some sort.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,709 Lives Here
    carbonclem wrote:
    I'd have though Laura Kenny will be pretty much favourite won't she? She's got all bases covered - tremendous success, role model, attractive, personable, female vote .... she'd be an excellent winner.

    No, if Murray doesn't win again I'll be amazed. He'd be a worthy winner.

    Yes.

    Men's singles tennis is significantly more competitive than women's track endurance cycling.
  • DL1987DL1987 Posts: 204

    Froome shows how far UK cycling has come that winning the Tour de France is greeted with a "yeah, but we always do that. Do something impressive."

    Still treated as a novelty.

    Can't imagine any other European nation rating a TdF win as low as the UK does.

    Yeah, but he speaks in a funny way.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,709 Lives Here
    Not that it is the deciding factor, but how deep is the competition for Paralympic equestrian, out of interest?
  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,735
    Murray will win as his success is fresh in the memory too.

    I agree that Hinch is the right Hockey player too. She was immense in winning gold.
  • carbonclem wrote:
    I'd have though Laura Kenny will be pretty much favourite won't she? She's got all bases covered - tremendous success, role model, attractive, personable, female vote .... she'd be an excellent winner.

    I know Olympics year always skews things, but its incredible that Froome winning his third TDF after the front page stories of him running up Ventoux doesn't even get nominated.


    Nah, dont think she'll get the nod. Dont think any of the cyclists will

    Re Froome and his running man antic, no one outside the cycling fraternity would have clocked it
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,902
    Not that it is the deciding factor, but how deep is the competition for Paralympic equestrian, out of interest?
    I had a look and was surprised by how many entrants there were (twenty something). But it's dominated by GB. A GB rider was second in Christiansen's events. And they won seven of the eleven golds
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Tashman wrote:
    Murray will win as his success is fresh in the memory too.

    I agree that Hinch is the right Hockey player too. She was immense in winning gold.


    Murray to win for a 3rd time in 4 years? Not so sure about that. No slight on him, he's an incredible athlete playing at a time when the mens game has never been stronger, but I think a lot of people will fancy opting to ring the changes and go for someone else
  • Tashman wrote:
    Murray will win as his success is fresh in the memory too.

    Well, one of his three big achievements of the year is fresh in the memory.
    and then the next thing you know
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,263
    Tashman wrote:
    Murray will win as his success is fresh in the memory too.

    Well, one of his three big achievements of the year is fresh in the memory.

    I forgot he'd won Wimbledon, to be honest. He'll win it I expect.

    No Froome is fallout from the TUE stuff, no question.

    And Wales won't win the team one, too many people upset by them celebrating England losing to Iceland :lol:
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • salsiccia1 wrote:
    Tashman wrote:
    Murray will win as his success is fresh in the memory too.

    Well, one of his three big achievements of the year is fresh in the memory.

    I forgot he'd won Wimbledon, to be honest. He'll win it I expect.

    No Froome is fallout from the TUE stuff, no question.

    And Wales won't win the team one, too many people upset by them celebrating England losing to Iceland :lol:


    I celebrated that!
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,281
    RichN95 wrote:
    Fun fact: Since the nominees have been chosen by a committee rather than sports editors summitting lists there have been more nominees from paralympic sport than football, cricket, rugby union and rugby league combined.

    I liked SPOTY when someone like Frankie Dettori (an Italian) could be nominated, or when Mansell could win by losing. The technical analysis of sporting success omits the all important panache amongst other elements.
  • Re Froome and his running man antic, no one outside the cycling fraternity would have clocked it

    They wont have remembered it is probably more the thing. The day it happened I was driving and it was making mainstream radio news bulletins, and it was front page news in the papers the next day ... it was out there.
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,390
    I can't believe Mo Farrah or Laura Kenny haven't picked it up before.
  • carbonclem wrote:
    Re Froome and his running man antic, no one outside the cycling fraternity would have clocked it

    They wont have remembered it is probably more the thing. The day it happened I was driving and it was making mainstream radio news bulletins, and it was front page news in the papers the next day ... it was out there.


    Well something either catches the imagination or it doesnt, I guess. When I say 'clocking it', I was meaning sinking into your consciousness. Gotta be a strong pull if it's be related to something in which you have no interest
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