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Postby Deleted User 3289 » 11 Dec 2019, 19:57

SPOTY 2019

A shortlist of six contenders has been announced for the 2019 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award this Sunday 7pm.
The nominees are:

1. Dina Asher-Smith
2. Katarina Johnson-Thompson
3. Ben Stokes
4. Lewis Hamilton
5. Raheem Sterling
6. Alun Wyn Jones.

Here’s my top 3:

3) Dina Asher-Smith: First British woman to win a major Championship sprint title in the 200m and also won a Silver Medal in the 100m & 100m Relay.

2) Katarina Johnson-Thompson: She broke Jessica Ennis-Hill's British record in the Heptathlon. A fantastic achievement over 7 events that’s why she just pips Asher Smith into 2nd.

1) Ben Stokes: It’s hard to remember a time when Sport had me on the edge of my seat like watching Stokes in the summer. He Scored 84 in the World Cup Final and then was integral in that dramatic Super Over to lift England’s first World Cup. And then in the 3rd Test at Headingley he scored that magnificent 135 last wicket stand to see England home when it looked nigh-on impossible.

Kudos to the other 3 competitors. The only one i can’t comment on is Alun Jones as I’m not a Rugby fan.

Will anyone else be voting?
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Re: SPOTY 2019

Postby NottinghamWhite » 12 Dec 2019, 11:14

As a cricket fan I hope it’s Ben Stokes.
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Re: SPOTY 2019

Postby Barlow Boy » 12 Dec 2019, 11:59

NottinghamWhite wrote:As a cricket fan I hope it’s Ben Stokes.

So do I, I backed him each way at 11/2 in the summer :thumbup:
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Re: SPOTY 2019

Postby Selby White » 12 Dec 2019, 13:06

Sports like Athletics usually do well because the fans tend to vote.
However the fact there is two in the hat will split the vote so suspect Stokes is in with a great chance.

Don't count out Hamilton, motor racing fans also usually vote in droves. Don't get it as to me its 90% the car that wins.

Other than Man City fans and Welsh Rugby fans I can't see the other two getting too many votes.
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Re: SPOTY 2019

Postby johnh » 12 Dec 2019, 14:12

Never watch it. I find it embarrassing with a studio audience of bored looking sports people who know they have no chance of winning.
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Re: SPOTY 2019

Postby rigger » 12 Dec 2019, 14:18

johnh wrote:Never watch it. I find it embarrassing with a studio audience of bored looking sports people who know they have no chance of winning.


This.
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Re: SPOTY 2019

Postby Deleted User 3289 » 12 Dec 2019, 14:59

Selby White wrote:Sports like Athletics usually do well because the fans tend to vote.
However the fact there is two in the hat will split the vote so suspect Stokes is in with a great chance.

Don't count out Hamilton, motor racing fans also usually vote in droves. Don't get it as to me its 90% the car that wins.

Other than Man City fans and Welsh Rugby fans I can't see the other two getting too many votes.


I agree about Hamilton and the car you get to drive. I think he will be in with a chance when he breaks Schumacher's record in a few years time.
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Re: SPOTY 2019

Postby Wigan White » 15 Dec 2019, 19:32

A good friend of mine is up for the unsung hero award at tonight's SPOTY.

His name is Peter Hill.
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Re: SPOTY 2019

Postby Wigan White » 15 Dec 2019, 20:00

Wigan White wrote:A good friend of mine is up for the unsung hero award at tonight's SPOTY.

His name is Peter Hill.


Well, he didn't win it, but a least being on that stage gives him some recognition for all the great work he does.
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Re: SPOTY 2019

Postby Deleted User 3289 » 15 Dec 2019, 21:29

Wigan White wrote:
Wigan White wrote:A good friend of mine is up for the unsung hero award at tonight's SPOTY.

His name is Peter Hill.


Well, he didn't win it, but a least being on that stage gives him some recognition for all the great work he does.


Great honour to be recommended WW. To give up your time, encourage & coach people to try and realise their full potential is the best of human nature.

The Obituary bit at the end always get me.

Gary Lineker predicting the winner early in the show proved to be prophetic. :shifty: BB must have been rubbing is hands together.
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