Andy Murray for SPOTY

He did it!!!

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11/09/2012 at 18:16

So many possibles to chose from - I'd almost rule out Rutherford as it was "only" a single gold - then again that goes for Jess too.  I think it'll probably be decided by who gets the most exposure in the lead up.

 

I can see a surprise winner because the athletics and cycling vote will be split between several candidates

 

I'd struggle to come up with a list of ten without leaving out someone I felt had done something that in another year made them a potential winner

11/09/2012 at 21:16

Wiggo all the way - with unprecedented tour win AND olympic gold AND he is such a big personality too. could be pelnty of people though

11/09/2012 at 22:11
I like the idea of the volunteers winning
12/09/2012 at 11:27
XFR Bear wrote (see)

So many possibles to chose from - I'd almost rule out Rutherford as it was "only" a single gold - then again that goes for Jess too.  I think it'll probably be decided by who gets the most exposure in the lead up.

  

I see your point, but then Jess had to perform well in multiple events to win her gold medal whereas Rutherford "only" had one event. It's going to be an interesting night anyway!

12/09/2012 at 11:33
It's got to be Tom Daley. He's been on every programme going. So much exposure. Documentaries. Former winner of young sports personality. Great bronze from the tanned budgie smuggler
12/09/2012 at 13:23

I think you're all missing the 'elephant in the room' ... tis but a foregone conclusion ... there can be only one winner and that is the phenomenon that is David Beckham !!

Why if it wasn't for 'Becks' we wouldn't have even had the 'lmpics here in the first place.

12/09/2012 at 13:38
Beckam v Daley - thats a close call. Both had lots of media coverage. Wiggins may have won the TdF but how many pages in Grazia did he make?
12/09/2012 at 17:01

I have a feeling after this weekend that Murrays might have it in the bag. Olympic singles gold, mixed doubles silver, finalist at Wimbledown & winning US Open, can;t really argue with that record. Wiggins definitely in with a shout though

12/09/2012 at 17:26
Dude.........Middle aged shout out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Blisters    pirate
16/09/2012 at 23:23

I just heard that Murray was in Dunblane doing a signing session and tennis knockabout. He spent FIVE HOURS with his fans. There can't have been so much as a bus ticket left unsigned.

05/10/2012 at 14:11

Murray is a great tennis player.

 

However, the words Murray and personality do not sit comfortably together.But then again.. Ryan Giggs, even tho he was popular with the inlaws.   Many contenders... but not Murray for me.

05/10/2012 at 20:09

Throw Ian Poulter into the mix?

for me.....FRANKEL!!

 

05/10/2012 at 23:26
Blisters wrote (see)

I just heard that Murray was in Dunblane doing a signing session and tennis knockabout. He spent FIVE HOURS with his fans.

What did the three of them talk about for five hours?

05/10/2012 at 23:42

I think the words "sports personality" get in the way a bit. What it's really about is sporting achiever of the year. Some years, nobody really deserves it - hence the likes of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs or Tony McCoy win on the basis of popularity or  "lifetime achievement".

This year however, there are so many who genuinely deserve it. Comes down to preference I suppose, so for me:

3. Mo Farah

2. Andy Murray ("in any other year...")

1. Bradley Wiggins

PSC    pirate
06/10/2012 at 06:39

No mention of Vickie Pendleton. I want her. (.....to win obviously).  Lets face it, she has a great track record of world champs, olympic results etc and far more likely to attract the eye of the judging panel who are all golfing mag editors or soccer pundits aren't they?

Edited: 06/10/2012 at 07:08
06/10/2012 at 11:31

she's good kid, real good. but not this time.

08/07/2013 at 13:11

How about this year then?

Tommygun2    pirate
08/07/2013 at 13:16

I think all bets are off for this years SPOTY now

08/07/2013 at 13:19

think so, and with the Lions looks likes the team award is sorted too (unless of course we hand the Aussies a 5-0 in the Ashes) so may be we should just get the show over and done with now and free up a bit of time in the Christmas schedules.

 

 

08/07/2013 at 13:30

Chris Froome, for me, was heroic this weekend. 

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