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  • ecu 1 Oct 2012 00:01:47 77,020 posts
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    What an incredible year.

    First ever British Tour de France winner, incredible Olympics and Paralympics in our own country, English team wins Champions League, Premier League is decided with the last kick of the entire season, Murray wins first British tennis major for 76 years, best European Ryder Cup win ever, John Terry retires from England duty. Britain will not have a better year of sport for a very long time.

    Edited by ecureuil at 00:29:48 01-10-2012
  • Syrette 1 Oct 2012 00:23:24 43,753 posts
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    Man Utd get embarrassed in Europe, Man Utd get beaten by their little neighbours, Man Utd win no silverware, Man Utd still can't do anything without Scholes and Giggs...

  • ecu 1 Oct 2012 00:26:05 77,020 posts
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    No, Man Utd can't do anything with Scholes and Giggs now. Get it right.
  • Syrette 1 Oct 2012 00:26:59 43,753 posts
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    @ecureuil

    And on a more serious note, don't forget that Hamilton can still win the F1 Driver's Championship.

  • SuperCoolEskimo 1 Oct 2012 00:28:35 9,933 posts
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    I'd be surprised if he finishes a race from here on in ;)
  • FogHeart 1 Oct 2012 14:40:07 953 posts
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    BBC Sports Unsung Hero Award: Award to someone who "has given their time and talents for free to enable others to participate in sport"

    Well, that's just set up for all the Olympics/Paralympics volunteers, isn't it?
  • JuanKerr 1 Oct 2012 14:44:33 36,311 posts
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    Team of the year has just got a bit more interesting ...
  • Tom_Servo 1 Oct 2012 14:46:21 18,005 posts
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    EVERYONE WINS EVERYTHING!
  • FogHeart 1 Oct 2012 15:29:35 953 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    EVERYONE WINS EVERYTHING!
    Heh, you may mock, but that's a good summary of this Summer.
  • DaM 1 Oct 2012 15:51:07 13,329 posts
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    FogHeart wrote:
    BBC Sports Unsung Hero Award: Award to someone who "has given their time and talents for free to enable others to participate in sport"

    Well, that's just set up for all the Olympics/Paralympics volunteers, isn't it?
    Most grassroot coaches are volunteers - if they stopped the whole shebang would collapse.
  • Mattuk123 22 Oct 2012 17:10:50 140 posts
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    John Terry has got to win it
  • senso-ji 26 Nov 2012 19:30:31 5,959 posts
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    BBC has published the list (top 12 instead of top 10 this year):

    Bradley Wiggins

    Ben Ainslie

    Ellie Simmonds

    Jessica Ennis

    Sir Chris Hoy

    Rory McIlroy

    Nicola Adams

    David Weir

    Mo Farah

    Andy Murray

    Sarah Storey

    Katherine Grainger
  • X201 26 Nov 2012 19:33:39 15,577 posts
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    What!!!! (insert favourite sports person here) isn't on the list?!!!! :eek: :mad:
  • roz123 26 Nov 2012 19:43:43 7,113 posts
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    Wow they really are taking the special olympics seriously
  • Deleted user 26 November 2012 19:45:46
    Good list.

    Only person i think should be there who isnt is alistar brownlee.

    Wiggo for me!

    Edited by joelstinton at 19:46:44 26-11-2012
  • monkman76 26 Nov 2012 20:00:15 4,729 posts
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    Got to be the miserable Scot for me. Was a cyclist last year. Poor reason but it's the only way I can split Murray and Wiggins!
  • cubbymoore 26 Nov 2012 20:13:05 36,501 posts
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    Such a hard list to pick the best out of. Most of them have completely dominated their disciplines.

    Personally, I'd pick Weir, what he managed to do probably won't ever be repeated.
  • ltbobby 26 Nov 2012 20:16:31 317 posts
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    Andy Murray has to win. Olympic Gold, Wimbledon finalist and U.S. Open champion! This together outweighs Wiggo
  • Deleted user 26 November 2012 20:23:28
    Yeah but he's Scottish and a cunt.
  • Psychotext 26 Nov 2012 20:28:03 54,391 posts
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    ltbobby wrote:
    Andy Murray has to win. Olympic Gold, Wimbledon finalist and U.S. Open champion! This together outweighs Wiggo
    It's really not as impressive as what Wiggins achieved (in terms of their sports that is).

    Murray would have to have won Wimbledon and got the Olympic gold medal.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 26 Nov 2012 21:14:59 9,933 posts
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    SuperCoolEskimo wrote:
    I'd be surprised if he finishes a race from here on in ;)
    Hehe, I got pretty close with this.

    I'd give the award to Rory McIlroy. He's been outstanding this season. As good as the Olympics were, that Ryder Cup was just something else. The most amazing sequence of sport I've ever seen.

    He's number 1 by a distance. Topped the earning rankings on the US and European Tours. And I'd say his personality beats anyone else on the list. He seems a lovely guy.

    Edited by SuperCoolEskimo at 21:17:03 26-11-2012
  • TheSaint 26 Nov 2012 21:15:53 14,606 posts
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    Anyone but Murray.
  • RobTheBuilder 26 Nov 2012 21:17:23 6,521 posts
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    If it was me it would be Ellie Simonds
  • jonsaan 26 Nov 2012 21:17:41 25,360 posts
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    Is having a personality a pre requisite of winning Sports Personality of the Year?

    If so,that kind of rules Andy Murray out, but I still think he has achieved the most.

    FCUTA!

  • ltbobby 26 Nov 2012 21:34:58 317 posts
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    You know its so weird with Andy Murray. For some reason people dont like him and i just dont get it. When we had Henman everyone said he was posh snd boring! Then Andy comes along with a much more interesting personality and much less "posh" and yet he is slated.

    I really like the fact that he is not that media savvy. He is honest and funny...and please dont even mention the World cup comment he made in jest and which was tsken out of context. How does Wiggy have a bigger personality? Or Mo? Or Ennis? They are maybe a bit more smiley but that isnt personality!
  • dufftownallan 27 Nov 2012 00:44:20 4,725 posts
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    I agree with bobby, it's baffling the amount of ire thrown at Murray simply because he doesn't play along with the media, you get the same kind of comments about kimi raikonnen in f1. for me it's a personality trait that elevates them far above anyone else!

    can't see past wiggo for this, in my humble opinion anyway; great achievement and good personality, captured the british imagination in a year overflowing with incredible sporting moments.
  • Youthist 27 Nov 2012 00:49:07 10,027 posts
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    ltbobby wrote:
    You know its so weird with Andy Murray. For some reason people dont like him and i just dont get it. When we had Henman everyone said he was posh snd boring! Then Andy comes along with a much more interesting personality and much less "posh" and yet he is slated.

    I really like the fact that he is not that media savvy. He is honest and funny...and please dont even mention the World cup comment he made in jest and which was tsken out of context. How does Wiggy have a bigger personality? Or Mo? Or Ennis? They are maybe a bit more smiley but that isnt personality!
    Well, you know Murray is Scottish, right?

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • Deleted user 27 November 2012 00:59:52
    It isn't a contest to see which sportsman has the best personality.
  • Youthist 27 Nov 2012 01:08:26 10,027 posts
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    I thought it was a contest to see who has the least worse?

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • oceanmotion 27 Nov 2012 01:08:29 16,001 posts
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    Wiggins is a bit grating. He comes across as someone desperate to act a certain way to fight the system or some bollocks, being down on it, indie look is fucking annoying too.

    Great achievement but more of a team effort so Murray gets the nod for me.
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