He did it!!!
I think SPOTY will be a hard one this year due to Team GB and Paralympic GB.
Not only that but you have Wiggo winning the TdeF too
Very hard one, a lot of people who maybe previously have never considered it will now take part and vote, so it could throw up a loose one.
True, well Wayne Rooney it is then
Bradley Wiggins, Mo Farah, or maybe even Seb Coe?
Wiggo or Farah. Has Coe got a personality?
Murray??? You are having a bloody laugh. Weir, Storey, Wiggins, Farrah all are far higher up the pecking order than Murray.
Wiggo for me. If its not it would be a travesty
it is good to have so many sporting winners to choose from.
a big change from the days where main contenders for the SPOTY hadn't actually won anything.
There will be losers this year that would have won it hands down in the past 20 years, which is unlucky but great for British sport. My vote would be for Bradley Wiggins, for his overall personality, quirky style and his dominance of the event, agree with The Vicar and others, however I fully expect (as does Sussex Runner by the looks of it) that sentiment will take over. My own personal view is that true sporting excellence is about being the best overall, and not just being the best in your category.
I've done a list this morning of potentials....14 names !!!
Not one footballer or cricketer.
How about Laura Trott ?
With only 2 races left in the ITU series...Jon Brownliee is on course for world champ plus bronze olympic ?
Also Rory Mcllory. Us open major, world number 1, more US tour wins than anyone else, and quite likey to be part of Ryder cup winning team in two weeks time !!
too many good people...well done
There are many far more deserving people than murray.
Like most awards, it will go to whoever has spent the most time in the limelight in the run up to the voting opening.
It's a close call between Wiggo and Mo for me. It's almost impossible to call on the achievement/landmark front - first ever British Tour winner + Olympic gold medallist vs. first ever British Olympic long distance champion/double Olympic gold medallist. Wiggo possibly edges it for me but I wonder if he's at a disadvantage with Cav having won it last year?
And the thread was about Murray - hats off to the fella, great achievement. He's not necessarily up there in the public's eye on the "personality" front, although he did come out with some quality blubbing at Wimbledon.
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
The BBC will be under pressure to give it to Jess Ennis after having no women on the list last year
Its voted for by the public.Going to be a tough tough one this year, I think Jess is in with a shout, she's got the personality and appeal that the award needs (completely opposite to Murray).I was also thinking about this last night there are so many contenders its going to be very very interesting who wins.From the top of my head the shortlist shoud include:Mo FarrahBradley WigginsAndy MurrayJess EnnisLaura TrottChris HoySarah StoreyDavid WeirEllie SimmondsTheir are a lot more worthy winners like Alistair Brownlee but they/their sports are not high profile enoughIf I was pushed to choose, I think Mo Farrah deserves it most, he also has the appeal and personality.
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