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    So the shortlist is going to be shorter this year (and only announced on the day to stop the organised campaigns voting). Hopefully DAS will make it.

  • #2
    great to see alist announced on the night and more time spent on the years achievements

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
      So the shortlist is going to be shorter this year (and only announced on the day to stop the organised campaigns voting). Hopefully DAS will make it.
      she has a lot of competition.. e. g. Joshua,kane??, peaty, muir,Hamilton??,

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      • #4
        I hope she makes the list, little chance of winning though surely? Will be interesting to see whether the "leave it late" approach does make any difference to the outcome. Might be overly influenceable by the quality of the editing on the piece summarising their achievements, or how they come across as an interviewee etc.

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        • #5
          Or one of our grand tour winners. I can see the Welsh really uniting behind G.

          Hope the Ryder Cup collection of individuals doesn’t win the team award.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ursus View Post
            Or one of our grand tour winners. I can see the Welsh really uniting behind G.

            Hope the Ryder Cup collection of individuals doesn’t win the team award.
            completely overlooked Thomas great win in the tour. Clearly a senior moment!!

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            • #7
              Max Burgin on the shortlist for Young SPOTY

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sports-personality/45834257

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              • #8
                Announcing the shortlist on the night means that nominees in sports that don't get much media coverage won't get the chance to raise their profile and their sport's profile in the build-up. I can't see that there'll be much of a build-up at all. But it will be good to have fewer of those hideous little videos about the contestants - like the time a very grumpy Ben Ainslie was asked to jump into freezing water in a dinner suit. I'm amazed he agreed, but I suppose he must have felt he didn't have much choice.

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                • #9
                  So there’s a new award this year - Greatest Sporting Moment. And the shortlist is....

                  England’s Netball Commonwealth Gold. Didn’t even register with me and I don’t recall the country going into meltdown. Televised on the Beeb per chance?

                  England beating Columbia on pens to reach the.....wait for it.....quarter finals no less of the Wendyball World Cup. In terms of achievement, meaningless, but it was slightly exciting and got the whole country overheated for a while.

                  Alastair Cook’s farewell century. A nice end to a fine career, even if it was a dead rubber and he’d been pants for the previous year.

                  Tiger Woods first tournament win in 5 years. Old bloke wins minor tournament somewhere else isn’t edge of the seat stuff for me.

                  Tyson Fury drawing with Wilder at the weekend. Sounds like a decent tear up with a bit of a back story and some interesting characters.

                  Chris Froome’s 50 mile solo attack on the Finestre to come from nowhere to win the Giro.

                  OK it’s a fair cop, I made that last one up. Yep Froome’s attack, one of the highlights of this or any year for its audacity, planning, execution and sheer physical brilliance over some of the nastiest terrain imaginable to win a Grand Tour can’t even make the list. Dear Auntie, he rides for SKY. Get over it.

                  I won’t be bothering to watch again this year.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ursus View Post
                    So there’s a new award this year - Greatest Sporting Moment. And the shortlist is....

                    England’s Netball Commonwealth Gold. Didn’t even register with me and I don’t recall the country going into meltdown. Televised on the Beeb per chance?

                    England beating Columbia on pens to reach the.....wait for it.....quarter finals no less of the Wendyball World Cup. In terms of achievement, meaningless, but it was slightly exciting and got the whole country overheated for a while.

                    Alastair Cook’s farewell century. A nice end to a fine career, even if it was a dead rubber and he’d been pants for the previous year.

                    Tiger Woods first tournament win in 5 years. Old bloke wins minor tournament somewhere else isn’t edge of the seat stuff for me.

                    Tyson Fury drawing with Wilder at the weekend. Sounds like a decent tear up with a bit of a back story and some interesting characters.

                    Chris Froome’s 50 mile solo attack on the Finestre to come from nowhere to win the Giro.

                    OK it’s a fair cop, I made that last one up. Yep Froome’s attack, one of the highlights of this or any year for its audacity, planning, execution and sheer physical brilliance over some of the nastiest terrain imaginable to win a Grand Tour can’t even make the list. Dear Auntie, he rides for SKY. Get over it.

                    I won’t be bothering to watch again this year.
                    What, you didn't hear the netball commentators screaming and shouting all the way from the Gold Coast? It was Matt Baker style times two.

                    Yes, I'd give it to "Froome's moment." My old Ma & Pa avidly watch all the cycling on TV and they loved that too.

                    If there has to be a "foreign moment", wouldn't something like Simona Halep winning her first Grand Slam in her 4th final be greater than Tiger Woods' moment? She was the sentimental favourite but most had written off her chances of ever winning one after she gave up such a big lead in the final a year earlier. A real triumph for perseverance. Perhaps ITV are asking too much for the rights to the footage though?

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                    • #11
                      The netball moment was quite something actually. Track it down on youtube, it was pure sporting gold.

                      Froome's Giro stage was immense, but probably lacks the "leap out of your seat" factor for many sports fans. As an overall achievement thought it was immense.

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