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    I expect AJ to win.

    Must be the first time in close to a decade (maybe more?) that Andy Murray isn't on the list.

    I don't know who any of the last three on there are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    I expect AJ to win.

    Must be the first time in close to a decade (maybe more?) that Andy Murray isn't on the list.

    I don't know who any of the last three on there are.
    I see your 3 and raise it to 6, plus the first one too.
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    Only 3 that I am looking at & thinking 'who?'

    Hamilton the other possible contender
    This year we will mainly be conquering Europe

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    Shrubsole is the bowler who had a 6 for in the World Cup Final

    Froome should win it, but there's too much 'speculation' about Team Sky and is seen as being Kenyan. People rightly or wrongly don't like Hamilton, personally I think F1 has become quite niche to those who only like the sport rather than the mass appeal it had 20/30 years ago.

    AJ will win it.

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    Odd that Mark Selby isn't on there. Won the UK Championship and the Worlds since SPOTY was last held. BBC events as well.

    Also got the record amount of prize money in a year and equalled Hendry/Ding's record for most ranking events won in a season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parkins left foot View Post
    Only 3 that I am looking at & thinking 'who?'

    Hamilton the other possible contender
    Good job it isn't based on personality as Hamilton's a right twat.

    Adam Peaty has broken every single record and is the fastest swimmer ever at the 50 and 100m owning the fastest 10 times set. He's scarily good at his discipline, the Usain Bolt of his sport.

    AJ will win it with hopefully Froome and Peaty top 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny75 View Post
    Good job it isn't based on personality as Hamilton's a right twat.

    Adam Peaty has broken every single record and is the fastest swimmer ever at the 50 and 100m owning the fastest 10 times set. He's scarily good at his discipline, the Usain Bolt of his sport.

    AJ will win it with hopefully Froome and Peaty top 3.
    Peaty won't come that high as it's a minority sport from the TV schedule
    This year we will mainly be conquering Europe

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    Should be Froome

    It won't be.
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    Endurance cycling is a seriously terrible spectator sport if you have no proper understanding of what's going on. So for any cyclist to win they need to be a bit extrovert, like Wiggins. Froome is not that man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    Endurance cycling is a seriously terrible spectator sport if you have no proper understanding of what's going on. So for any cyclist to win they need to be a bit extrovert, like Wiggins. Froome is not that man.
    I would say the sport is no worse than cricket to understand and miles easier than something like rugby or American football. Watching the Tour and other events roll through the mountains and countryside is awesome and if you like your history then all 3 grand tours are stunning to watch.
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    It's the fact that unless you're engaged in it, or understand the tactics, essentially nothing seemingly happens for entire hours at a time. I am well aware there is more to it than that but it is not a sport that is ever going to capture mass attention. Vast swathes of France are fucking boring to look at as well.

    Cricket is more engrained in the national psyche, or at least was. Drifting away now that everything is behind the paywall but that's another argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny75 View Post
    I would say the sport is no worse than cricket to understand and miles easier than something like rugby or American football. Watching the Tour and other events roll through the mountains and countryside is awesome and if you like your history then all 3 grand tours are stunning to watch.
    Rugby is the only one of those I can watch for any period of time, I've no real understanding of any of them but at least with Rugby there's fairly solid action to keep you enthused even without knowing exactly what's happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    I expect AJ to win.

    Must be the first time in close to a decade (maybe more?) that Andy Murray isn't on the list.

    I don't know who any of the last three on there are.
    Johnathan Rae won the World Superbikes. Not sure who the last two are.

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    Typically vile, ultra PC list. Wouldn't expect anything different from the BBC.

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    Can't stand SPOTY, but if you're going to have unknown minority sport types, I'm going to pretend to be outraged that sprint kayaker Liam Heath, current European and World Champion and holder of world record over 200m (after winning gold in Rio) isn't included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal_Warrior View Post
    Typically vile, ultra PC list. Wouldn't expect anything different from the BBC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal_Warrior View Post
    Typically vile, ultra PC list. Wouldn't expect anything different from the BBC.
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    Hmm, it would seem I have been out-gifed

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    SPOTY used to be one of my favourite television events of the year but I think that its gone downhill a bit of late. I pray that you don't get every Tottenham fan voting for Kane and he ends up with the title like Giggs did a few years back.

    1.Joshua
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    How Konta got on the list when she's barely won a game since Wimbledon is beyond me.

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    It's all a bullshit popularity vote anyway.

    Just ignore it all, like the Royal Wedding shite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer Grouse View Post
    How Konta got on the list when she's barely won a game since Wimbledon is beyond me.
    Is it cos she's black?

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    I always used to watch SPOTY but haven't for a good few years now. I find it a bit tedious and overblown now TBH.

    Henman to win.
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    Pointless pandering bullshit. Fuck it off.
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    Peaty should win imo. His achievements across a few years merit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langers View Post
    I always used to watch SPOTY but haven't for a good few years now. I find it a bit tedious and overblown now TBH.

    Henman to win.
    Aye 20 years ago, it was a programme I would go out my way to see, now its just a pile of shite.

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    Just the way media has changed really, 20 years ago and more if you wanted to see a rundown of a load of sports through the year, it was the only place to get it. If I want to catch all that these days I can do it right now, it'll take me seconds to find.

    It's in that odd niche where it's too much of an anachronism and should probably just be quietly shuffled off, but you'd have endless complaints if you did that. As I end up saying every single year when Wimbledon is on, there is absolutely no need whatsoever for BBC One to show news bulletins at 1, 6 and 10pm. They have a news channel that everyone in the country receives for free which simulcasts the exact same programme. But try getting rid of it.
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    AJ not even in the top three

    This is why you shouldn't let the public vote on anything.
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    That shocked me. Well deserved for his career as he's been unlucky to miss out in previous years.

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