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Off Topic => Sports Arena => Topic started by: Jon Crofts on November 25, 2019, 07:41:10 PM

Title: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: Jon Crofts on November 25, 2019, 07:41:10 PM
It's that time again to look at the list of contenders and think 'how the hell is he/she on the list?'

The contenders.

Ben Stokes
Dina -Asher-Smith
Raheem Sterling (how the hell is he on the list?)
Alun Wyn Jones
Lewis Hamilton (good god no)
Katarina Johnson-Thompson
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: luke:lamf on November 25, 2019, 08:40:33 PM
Well, that is a singularly uninspiring list.

Stokes or KJT for me (Clive). Sterling done nothing amazing.

Hamilton is very impressive in his dominance, but not a particularly interested in F1 and think he has won it before (?).

Asher-Smith won gold but in a field missing the very best.

So, Stokes won WC and some totemic individual performances. KJT won world gold, but IIRC Thiam was carrying an injury so could have been different.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: paul_e on November 25, 2019, 09:54:37 PM
Asher-Smith for me,  she's had a superb season.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: Somniloquism on November 25, 2019, 10:01:46 PM
Have to agree on your Sterling question. For the umpteenth year no British footballer has really done anything that deserves a nomination, yet they have to try to get one in.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 25, 2019, 11:08:02 PM
I think Ellen White is unlucky seeing as she was top scorer at the World Cup.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: usav on November 26, 2019, 06:51:08 PM
I think Ellen White is unlucky seeing as she was top scorer at the World Cup.

or Lucy Bronze - UEFA Player Of The Year.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: UK Redsox on November 26, 2019, 08:34:07 PM
Id like to see Alun Wyn Jones win but he wont
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: dcdavecollett on November 28, 2019, 12:46:49 AM
And the winner is.....Jack Grealish!!!

Thank you for voting!
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: manic-road on December 03, 2019, 04:31:29 PM
1st Stokes, 2nd Dina 3rd Lewis H.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: Damo70 on December 03, 2019, 04:35:54 PM
It's that time again to look at the list of contenders and think 'how the hell is he/she on the list?'

The contenders.

Ben Stokes
Dina -Asher-Smith
Raheem Sterling (how the hell is he on the list?)
Alun Wyn Jones
Lewis Hamilton (good god no)
Katarina Johnson-Thompson



Stokes or Hamilton. Preferably Stokes.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 03, 2019, 04:57:15 PM
Anyone but Hamilton.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: paul_e on December 03, 2019, 06:56:13 PM
For me you can split the list into 3:

People who shouldn't be on it - Sterling and Wyn-Jones
People in a sport where they're set up to dominate - Hamilton
and
People who actually deserve to be included - Asher-Smith, Stokes and Johnson-Thompson.

I'd be happy for any of those 3 to win but I'm slightly uncomfortably picking a cricketer in a year when we failed to claim the ashes at home and whilst DAS and KJT were both incredible KJT was treading a well-worn path whilst DAS is in an event where we've been under-represented for years.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 03, 2019, 07:19:04 PM
England won a World Cup. Moore won SPOTY it in 1966, Wilkinson won it in 2003. Stokes has a claim in 2019 regardless of The Ashes.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: paul_e on December 03, 2019, 07:22:25 PM
England won a World Cup. Moore won SPOTY it in 1966, Wilkinson won it in 2003. Stokes has a claim in 2019 regardless of The Ashes.

I know, as I said, he deserves to be in the mix but There's just a little black mark for me.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 03, 2019, 10:33:36 PM
Probably best just to give it to KJT or her mate from Killing Eve will murder the judges.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on December 03, 2019, 11:41:50 PM
When does voting open?
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: Jon Crofts on December 08, 2019, 07:27:12 AM
When does voting open?

During the show for the main award.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: paul_e on December 15, 2019, 09:02:42 PM
So  team of the year is the England T20 squad, moment of the year was the winning run out in the final. I suspect we're heading to a cricket hat-trick, and I will understand it if Stokes gets the win but giving all 3 trophies for the same match (effectively) seems like a slap in the face to the rest of the contenders.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: Risso on December 15, 2019, 09:04:28 PM
Ben Stokes
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: olaftab on December 15, 2019, 09:06:06 PM
Well deserved Ben. Feel for Dina but Stoksey can not be denied. 
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: paul_e on December 15, 2019, 09:06:50 PM
Hamilton in 2nd and KJT not in the top 3 shows that the British public can't be trusted to vote for things!
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: Lizz on December 15, 2019, 09:13:56 PM
Voted for Dina, so obviously she was never going to win. I'd love to know what it's like, just once, to vote for a winner.
Title: Re: BBC SPOTY 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on December 15, 2019, 09:19:27 PM
Well done Ben, fully deserved and nice to see Sir Ron get a mention in the Sports stars, who have passed away.