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Thread: Sports Personality 2019 - Sunday 15th December

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    Re: Sports Personality 2019 - Sunday 15th December

    Quote Originally Posted by Alis View Post
    Hmmm I'm not so sure. I don't think for a moment that Andy will be nominated but - given all that he has been through - I don't know why the h*** not!!
    Given all he's been through? I admire Andy hugely, but putting him on a par with past winners who recently include a 7/7 survivor, Bradley Lowery and a double leg amputee isn't just contentious it's bordering on obscene imo. Can only assume you didn't look at the list.

    Anyway, I've made my point so won't labour it, each to their own views.
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    Re: Sports Personality 2019 - Sunday 15th December

    Quote Originally Posted by RosieBear View Post
    Given all he's been through? I admire Andy hugely, but putting him on a par with past winners who recently include a 7/7 survivor, Bradley Lowery and a double leg amputee isn't just contentious it's bordering on obscene imo. Can only assume you didn't look at the list.

    Anyway, I've made my point so won't labour it, each to their own views.
    I did look at the list. Personally I think AM’s achievements, would fall within the remit. I certainly think the description of the winners doesn’t make the prospect of AM’s inclusion in any way obscene. However, as you say each to their own views.

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    Re: Sports Personality 2019 - Sunday 15th December

    I also can't see anything 'obscene' about it, given the dictionary definition of obscene as 'offensive or disgusting by accepted standards of decency or morality'. Andy certainly fits the remit for 'outstanding achievement in the face of adversity' in my book. He has achieved something no-one has ever achieved before and the vast majority of people believed couldn't be achieved. Still, as you say, each to their own. I'm pretty sure it won't happen anyway!

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    Re: Sports Personality 2019 - Sunday 15th December

    Who will win Team of the Year? It should be between England cricket team (who won the world cup) or the England rugby team (who are expected to win the world cup).

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    Re: Sports Personality 2019 - Sunday 15th December

    Ben Stokes, Dina Asher-Smith, Raheem Sterling, Alun Wyn Jones and Lewis Hamilton are the only nominations so far.

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    Re: Sports Personality 2019 - Sunday 15th December

    Add Katerina Johnson-Thompson to your list and that's the final six.

    Be very surprised (and a bit disappointed) if Stokes doesn't win it.

    The two athletes will be competing for the same votes and I really don't like Hamilton, Sterling or Wyn Jones.

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    Re: Sports Personality 2019 - Sunday 15th December

    KJT for me. Don't like seeing a member of a team win. England's cricket team as team of the year, certainly.
    Hawkeye always has the last word

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    Re: Sports Personality 2019 - Sunday 15th December

    I wouldn't be disappointed with KJT just think the athletics vote will be split slightly. Sort of agree re individual within a team comment but a stellar batting display is more clearly an individual performance than playing or even scoring in football or rugby.

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