SPOTY 2021

Only 6 canditates for the populatity competition this year, and no Cav!
The nominees are Tom Daley, Tyson Fury, Adam Peaty, Emma Raducanu, Raheem Sterling and Dame Sarah Storey.
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  • laurentian
    laurentian Posts: 2,399
    I'd be amazed if Radacanu doesn't win
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,217
    Sterling, surely. One of best players in the whole Euro tournament.
  • It's game set and match for me. Football? I still haven't gotten over Ryan Giggs winning.
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    Tyson Fury :lol:

    I mean, yeh, if that's the kind of personality you want to celebrate...
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  • Hamilton was robbed from being on the list, he deserved the win in Dubai.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,805
    Read this Fury fellow had threatened legal action of some sort vs BBC were he nominated. I assume this was a clickbait generator move.
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,010
    orraloon said:

    Read this Fury fellow had threatened legal action of some sort vs BBC were he nominated. I assume this was a clickbait generator move.

    Was that not last year? Or has he done the same this year too?
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,041
    Yawn.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Three of them didn't have a better year than Cavendish, and one of the others doesn't want to be on the list.
  • Sterling, surely. One of best players in the whole Euro tournament.

    10 goals in the Premier League and losing finalist twice, (and not taking one of the penalties) doesn't scream "massive favourite" to me.
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,010

    Sterling, surely. One of best players in the whole Euro tournament.

    10 goals in the Premier League and losing finalist twice, (and not taking one of the penalties) doesn't scream "massive favourite" to me.
    But in Rick's playstation version, Sterling scored 20 goals at the euros, replaced Kane as captain, and England won the final. B)
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,217

    Sterling, surely. One of best players in the whole Euro tournament.

    10 goals in the Premier League and losing finalist twice, (and not taking one of the penalties) doesn't scream "massive favourite" to me.
    Pfft prem is for people who want to pay £45 a month. Small audience.
  • Sterling, surely. One of best players in the whole Euro tournament.

    10 goals in the Premier League and losing finalist twice, (and not taking one of the penalties) doesn't scream "massive favourite" to me.
    Pfft prem is for people who want to pay £45 a month. Small audience.
    OK, and how does "not winning the Euros" make him a shoo in?
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    Hamilton was robbed from being on the list, he deserved the win in Dubai.

    deserved the win? really?


    but he lost, so there you go

    #jingoism
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,217
    edited December 2021

    Sterling, surely. One of best players in the whole Euro tournament.

    10 goals in the Premier League and losing finalist twice, (and not taking one of the penalties) doesn't scream "massive favourite" to me.
    Pfft prem is for people who want to pay £45 a month. Small audience.
    OK, and how does "not winning the Euros" make him a shoo in?
    It was the one sporting event everyone actually watched, he was the star player in an otherwise very likeable team who got as close as you can get to winning a big tournament. Everyone was buzzing, it was fantastic.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,130

    Sterling, surely. One of best players in the whole Euro tournament.

    Heard his name on the list and assumed it was the token footballer to keep everyone happy.

    Considering it was an Olympic year the shortlist is pretty poor.
  • MattFalle said:

    Hamilton was robbed from being on the list, he deserved the win in Dubai.

    deserved the win? really?


    but he lost, so there you go

    #jingoism
    I would retort, but I know my retortness would be futile in the universal language of deservedness.
  • surrey_commuter
    surrey_commuter Posts: 18,867
    edited December 2021

    Sterling, surely. One of best players in the whole Euro tournament.

    10 goals in the Premier League and losing finalist twice, (and not taking one of the penalties) doesn't scream "massive favourite" to me.
    Pfft prem is for people who want to pay £45 a month. Small audience.
    OK, and how does "not winning the Euros" make him a shoo in?
    It was the one sporting event everyone actually watched, he was the star player in an otherwise very likeable team who got as close as you can get to winning a big tournament. Everyone was buzzing, it was fantastic.
    Surely he was only the star player for people who don’t understand football, right up there with Grealish.

    And you don’t mention bottling the penalty
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,487

    Sterling, surely. One of best players in the whole Euro tournament.

    10 goals in the Premier League and losing finalist twice, (and not taking one of the penalties) doesn't scream "massive favourite" to me.
    A Sterling performance at the biggest tournament of the year! Well deserves his place of the list. Plus his kid is really cute in the Gillet advert, bonus point.
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  • why is Rashford not the only nominee?
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,487

    Sterling, surely. One of best players in the whole Euro tournament.

    10 goals in the Premier League and losing finalist twice, (and not taking one of the penalties) doesn't scream "massive favourite" to me.
    Pfft prem is for people who want to pay £45 a month. Small audience.
    OK, and how does "not winning the Euros" make him a shoo in?
    It was the one sporting event everyone actually watched, he was the star player in an otherwise very likeable team who got as close as you can get to winning a big tournament. Everyone was buzzing, it was fantastic.
    Surely he was only the star player for people who don’t understand football, right up there with Grealish.

    And you don’t mention bottling the penalty
    You do know Rashford and Sterling are two different people??
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  • seanoconn said:

    Sterling, surely. One of best players in the whole Euro tournament.

    10 goals in the Premier League and losing finalist twice, (and not taking one of the penalties) doesn't scream "massive favourite" to me.
    Pfft prem is for people who want to pay £45 a month. Small audience.
    OK, and how does "not winning the Euros" make him a shoo in?
    It was the one sporting event everyone actually watched, he was the star player in an otherwise very likeable team who got as close as you can get to winning a big tournament. Everyone was buzzing, it was fantastic.
    Surely he was only the star player for people who don’t understand football, right up there with Grealish.

    And you don’t mention bottling the penalty
    You do know Rashford and Sterling are two different people??
    maybe I could have phrased that better but if we are talking "sports personality" then it has to be Rashford
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,487

    seanoconn said:

    Sterling, surely. One of best players in the whole Euro tournament.

    10 goals in the Premier League and losing finalist twice, (and not taking one of the penalties) doesn't scream "massive favourite" to me.
    Pfft prem is for people who want to pay £45 a month. Small audience.
    OK, and how does "not winning the Euros" make him a shoo in?
    It was the one sporting event everyone actually watched, he was the star player in an otherwise very likeable team who got as close as you can get to winning a big tournament. Everyone was buzzing, it was fantastic.
    Surely he was only the star player for people who don’t understand football, right up there with Grealish.

    And you don’t mention bottling the penalty
    You do know Rashford and Sterling are two different people??
    maybe I could have phrased that better but if we are talking "sports personality" then it has to be Rashford
    Yes but you mentioned bottling a penalty when Rick was talking about Sterling?
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,487
    seanoconn said:

    seanoconn said:

    Sterling, surely. One of best players in the whole Euro tournament.

    10 goals in the Premier League and losing finalist twice, (and not taking one of the penalties) doesn't scream "massive favourite" to me.
    Pfft prem is for people who want to pay £45 a month. Small audience.
    OK, and how does "not winning the Euros" make him a shoo in?
    It was the one sporting event everyone actually watched, he was the star player in an otherwise very likeable team who got as close as you can get to winning a big tournament. Everyone was buzzing, it was fantastic.
    Surely he was only the star player for people who don’t understand football, right up there with Grealish.

    And you don’t mention bottling the penalty
    You do know Rashford and Sterling are two different people??
    maybe I could have phrased that better but if we are talking "sports personality" then it has to be Rashford
    Yes but you mentioned bottling a penalty when Rick was talking about Sterling?
    Ahh, unless you meant bottling the penalty by not taking it. Jeez, you’re hard work.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn said:

    seanoconn said:

    Sterling, surely. One of best players in the whole Euro tournament.

    10 goals in the Premier League and losing finalist twice, (and not taking one of the penalties) doesn't scream "massive favourite" to me.
    Pfft prem is for people who want to pay £45 a month. Small audience.
    OK, and how does "not winning the Euros" make him a shoo in?
    It was the one sporting event everyone actually watched, he was the star player in an otherwise very likeable team who got as close as you can get to winning a big tournament. Everyone was buzzing, it was fantastic.
    Surely he was only the star player for people who don’t understand football, right up there with Grealish.

    And you don’t mention bottling the penalty
    You do know Rashford and Sterling are two different people??
    maybe I could have phrased that better but if we are talking "sports personality" then it has to be Rashford
    Yes but you mentioned bottling a penalty when Rick was talking about Sterling?
    I count forwards who duck out of penalty shoot out as the lowest of the low bottlers
  • The last Women to have won spoty was Zara Phillips in 2006. If Emma Raducanu doesn't win after getting a Major in a top competitive sport, she's as cheated as Hamilton in not winning his eighth world title.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,217
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    Surely he was only the star player for people who don’t understand football

    Harsh.
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,811

    The last Women to have won spoty was Zara Phillips in 2006. If Emma Raducanu doesn't win after getting a Major in a top competitive sport, she's as cheated as Hamilton in not winning his eighth world title.

    You could make a similar argument about most of the options.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,217
    edited December 2021
    You won't get much money back if you put money on Emma winning, so it seems likely she will.

    1/20 for Emma,

    Meanwhile Sterling coming in at 150/1, so what do I know?
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    Ben6899 said:

    Tyson Fury :lol:

    I mean, yeh, if that's the kind of personality you want to celebrate...

    Maybe if it was Sporting Personality Disorder of the year.