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  • jamievilla 11 Sep 2012 21:47:21 535 posts
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    Admit I'm being aggressive but I'm tired of the anti-Murray bullshit, he makes one throw away comment and people just hammer him constantly. He's an awesome player, light years from anyone we've had for aeons and people still can't appreciate him.

    And trying to use band-wagon jumping politicians as another stick to beat him with? Fuck off.
  • jamievilla 11 Sep 2012 21:48:49 535 posts
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    Oh and I don't think he should win SPOTY, Wiggins should. Winning the Tour is a massive achievement.
  • Syrette 11 Sep 2012 21:51:06 43,503 posts
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    jamievilla wrote:
    light years from anyone we've had for aeons and people still can't appreciate him.
    uh oh

    Edited by Syrette at 21:51:18 11-09-2012

  • monkman76 11 Sep 2012 22:01:54 4,269 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    monkman76 wrote:
    Surely not Hamilton? I mean I really hope he wins the WDC, but that achievement pales next to Wiggins, Farah and Murray to name but three. He's won the WDC before for one thing.
    How does it "pale next to xxx"? Do you think it's easy winning in Formula 1?

    For one thing - surely winning the WDC twice (should he do so) would make him even more deserving? Not the opposite which for some reason you've gone with.
    It's sports personality OF THE YEAR. The other three I mentioned (among many others) have won more than one thing THIS YEAR. See?
  • Syrette 11 Sep 2012 22:06:53 43,503 posts
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    No, I still don't see how it "pales" next to anything. And I'm not saying they're not bigger achievements than Hamilton's possible one (this is all subjective by the way).

    Just think your hyperbole is a little unwarranted is all.

  • monkman76 11 Sep 2012 22:10:12 4,269 posts
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    Pale may be a bit strong, but then so is claiming what I said is hyperbole! In a normal sporting year becoming f1 world champion would make you a major contender, but this isn't a normal year by any shot. Hard luck for Hamilton maybe, since as you say he can only win one thing, but that's just the way it is.
  • SolidSCB 11 Sep 2012 22:11:37 6,725 posts
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    If Hamilton were to win from the position he was in before this weekend, it would be a hell of an achievement.
  • Armoured_Bear 11 Sep 2012 22:13:42 11,268 posts
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    They really should rename it to Sportsperson of the year.
    Personality has nothing whatsoever to do with it.

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  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 11 Sep 2012 22:19:57 6,654 posts
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    Murray or Wiggins IMO. Either would be ok with me.
  • SolidSCB 11 Sep 2012 22:20:33 6,725 posts
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    I have always assumed the 'Personality' bit is more about their personality on the field of play in their chosen sport (passion, desire, determination, winning mentality etc.)
  • Trane 11 Sep 2012 22:43:32 4,052 posts
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    Is F1 considered a sport?

    /runs.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 11 Sep 2012 22:57:11 6,654 posts
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    F1 is basically a dangerous videogame.
  • Triggerhappytel 11 Sep 2012 23:01:07 2,695 posts
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    What about Ben Ainslie - isn't he the most successful British Olympian ever now? Probably won't happen though as sailing isn't as popular as athletics and the like. I wouldn't mind seeing Murray or Mo Farah win it. And how about Jess Ennis? Those multi-discipline sports must be some of the hardest events of the Games.

    I still think a Team GB accumulative commemoration would be appropriate.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 11 Sep 2012 23:03:25 6,654 posts
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    That's a good idea.
  • HiddenAway 12 Sep 2012 07:01:14 14,894 posts
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    Triggerhappytel wrote:
    What about Ben Ainslie - isn't he the most successful British Olympian ever now? Probably won't happen though as sailing isn't as popular as athletics and the like. I wouldn't mind seeing Murray or Mo Farah win it. And how about Jess Ennis? Those multi-discipline sports must be some of the hardest events of the Games.

    I still think a Team GB accumulative commemoration would be appropriate.
    Most successful Olympian in sailing.

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  • LetsGo 12 Sep 2012 07:34:59 5,217 posts
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    Triggerhappytel wrote:

    I still think a Team GB accumulative commemoration would be appropriate.
    They will, TeamGB will win 'Team of the Year'.
  • Fab4 12 Sep 2012 09:02:35 6,077 posts
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    A separate show TeamGB Personality of the Year :D
  • Fozzie_bear 12 Sep 2012 09:04:53 15,530 posts
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    First choice for me would be mo farah for two out of two golds in an event we've had nobody at the top level at for years.

    Second - Jessica Ennis because she's hot.

    Last choice - Murray because he's a foul, obnoxious cunt. Nothing to do with being Scottish. He's just a cunt.

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  • Fozzie_bear 12 Sep 2012 09:06:02 15,530 posts
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    Foreign sports dude of the year - you just know that there'll be an online campaign to vote for Louis Suarez.

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  • Trane 12 Sep 2012 09:09:54 4,052 posts
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    Fozzie_bear wrote:
    First choice for me would be mo farah for two out of two golds in an event we've had nobody at the top level at for years.

    Second - Jessica Ennis because she's hot.

    Last choice - Murray because he's a foul, obnoxious cunt. Nothing to do with being Scottish. He's just a cunt.
    Murray post match interview - Such a cunt right?

    I'm glad you're not in charge of the voting. Wiggins will win, we've never had a TDF winner from Britain, never mind anyone 'at the top level for years'.
  • roz123 12 Sep 2012 09:13:14 7,113 posts
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    I like Murray but he has the ability to win Wimbledon, let's not reward him yet.

    Edited by roz123 at 09:13:43 12-09-2012
  • Armoured_Bear 12 Sep 2012 10:22:31 11,268 posts
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    Trane wrote:
    Fozzie_bear wrote:
    First choice for me would be mo farah for two out of two golds in an event we've had nobody at the top level at for years.

    Second - Jessica Ennis because she's hot.

    Last choice - Murray because he's a foul, obnoxious cunt. Nothing to do with being Scottish. He's just a cunt.
    Murray post match interview - Such a cunt right?


    This always amazes me, in every interview he is modest, polite, intelligent and respectful with flashes of humour yet gets so much bile from morons who think he's a cunt because he doesn't smile enough when he's working his arse off to win at the top level.

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  • Alastair 12 Sep 2012 10:38:22 15,760 posts
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    Trane wrote:
    Murray post match interview - Such a cunt right?
    Nice interview, thanks for the link.
  • Ka-blamo 12 Sep 2012 11:14:11 7,351 posts
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    It'll be Murray or Wiggins, for their Olympic golds PLUS winning big outside it with the Tour de france and the US Open.

    But then how can you begrudge if Mo won or Jess won, you just can't. They all deserve it.
  • elstoof 12 Sep 2012 11:32:08 7,368 posts
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    I generally support anyone but England when it comes to football, and I'm English.
  • Widge Moderator 12 Sep 2012 11:34:53 13,593 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Trane wrote:
    Fozzie_bear wrote:
    First choice for me would be mo farah for two out of two golds in an event we've had nobody at the top level at for years.

    Second - Jessica Ennis because she's hot.

    Last choice - Murray because he's a foul, obnoxious cunt. Nothing to do with being Scottish. He's just a cunt.
    Murray post match interview - Such a cunt right?


    This always amazes me, in every interview he is modest, polite, intelligent and respectful with flashes of humour yet gets so much bile from morons who think he's a cunt because he doesn't smile enough when he's working his arse off to win at the top level.
    Probably been linked before:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/08/andy-murray-not-miserable-just-normal

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  • RedSparrows 12 Sep 2012 11:39:56 22,735 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    I generally support anyone but England when it comes to football, and I'm English.
    This :D
  • RedSparrows 12 Sep 2012 11:42:17 22,735 posts
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    Widge wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Trane wrote:
    Fozzie_bear wrote:
    First choice for me would be mo farah for two out of two golds in an event we've had nobody at the top level at for years.

    Second - Jessica Ennis because she's hot.

    Last choice - Murray because he's a foul, obnoxious cunt. Nothing to do with being Scottish. He's just a cunt.
    Murray post match interview - Such a cunt right?


    This always amazes me, in every interview he is modest, polite, intelligent and respectful with flashes of humour yet gets so much bile from morons who think he's a cunt because he doesn't smile enough when he's working his arse off to win at the top level.
    Probably been linked before:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/08/andy-murray-not-miserable-just-normal
    And this. I despise the emotionalism of popular press coverage.
  • Alastair 12 Sep 2012 11:51:36 15,760 posts
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    Widge wrote:
    Probably been linked before:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/08/andy-murray-not-miserable-just-normal
    Heh! I remember this moment
    After trying and failing to get him to describe the match as a rollercoaster of emotions, Richardson brought up Murray's mum and dad, who'd been sitting in the audience. "What can it possibly have been like, Andy, for your parents watching there?" he asked, presumably hoping to prompt a moment of choked-up pride. Murray handed him a cold stone in return.

    "I've no idea," he replied, deadpan. "I'm not really that bothered. It's a lot harder for me, that's for sure."

    And I remember thinking it was one of the best interview answers I'd ever heard. I like Murray's sense of humour. Shame so many people can't see it.
  • nickthegun 12 Sep 2012 11:54:42 59,937 posts
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    I would rather Joey Barton won than Murray.

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