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#21 Wolford6

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:51 PM

Probably the toughest sporting event there is. Racing against the best in the world.


And followed up by winning the Olympic title a couple of weeks later.

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#22 gingerjon

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

Probably the toughest sporting event there is.


There is the difficulty of staying awake, that is true. ;)

Just because something is harder doesn't automatically make it better though. The rules of rugby union are harder to grasp than those of league but nobody with a brain would claim this makes union better.
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#23 Severus

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

There is the difficulty of staying awake, that is true. ;)

Just because something is harder doesn't automatically make it better though. The rules of rugby union are harder to grasp than those of league but nobody with a brain would claim this makes union better.

Who said anything about it being better? If Weir had ridden the Paralympic marathon every day for three weeks and had the lowest overall time then that could almost be comparable to Wiggins winning the TDF.

This is not taking anything away from those sportsmen and women on the shortlist. Their achievements are incredible and it's fantastic that so many could win it (and tough on Sinfield who probably should be on that list).
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#24 tim2

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

Where's John Terry? I'm pretty sure I saw him lifting the Champions League trophy this year.
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#25 Wolford6

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:32 PM

There is the difficulty of staying awake, that is true. ;)

Just because something is harder doesn't automatically make it better though. The rules of rugby union are harder to grasp than those of league but nobody with a brain would claim this makes union better.


It wight be argued that the unwritten rules of rugby union are such that for somebody with a brain this makes union better than league.

1. Every gets a game every week until they are in their forties. And useless. There is absolutely no shame in being useless.
2. Good pitches, good changing rooms, good food after the game in your own smart clubhouse.
3. Always a good social scene, never any shortage of disco's etc for the younger end and, in my experience, plenty of young women want to attend. For the older end, you need never lose touch with your old mates and it's surprising how many divorcees attend quiz nights, fund-raising events etc.
4. If you have got young kids, junior rugby gives your wife the chance to enjoy some female company every Sunday morning and/or, send you off with them whilst she goes somewhere else (preferable because she'll take the car and you can have a few pints with your mates). If you coach kids rugby, it's not unknown for the odd single mother to take a shine to you.
5. Always a social tour every season ... playing on tour is optional, boozing is compulsory. If you don't normally drink much, so what ... like everybody else you will be expected to make a prat of yourself. What happens on tour, stays on tour.
6.It is very rare (guilty!! :ph34r:) for there to be cheeking of the referee. Players and officials have a chat afterwards to iron out any disagreements.
7. A lot of very nice people play rugby union. If you are of a similar nature, you will always make lasting friends.


To meet all these factors that influence which game our kids will want to play when they are adults, BARLA and the RFL will have to pump money into the grassroots.

Edited by Wolford6, 27 November 2012 - 04:33 PM.

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#26 Jerry the Berry

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

I think it's become a horribly smug self-congratulatory BBC event fronted by the King and Queen of BBC smugness, Gary Lineker and Sue Barker.

The panel of sports 'experts' includes BBC Five Live presenter Eleanor Oldroyd and that pretty much sums it up for me.

I suppose at least this year is the one year in every 4 where the BBC actually has the TV rights to the sports of the majority of SPOTY nominees.

#27 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

Has got to be Wiggins but after Cavendish won it last year it wouldn't be much of a shock to see a non-cyclist win it. Anyone one of the shortlist with the possible exception of McIlroy deserve to win.


That's two things we now agree on.

The other being that the West Country accent is a thing of beauty.

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#28 Wolford6

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:13 PM

That's two things we now agree on.

The other being that the West Country accent is a thing of beauty.


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#29 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

http://www.somersetm...ania-header.jpg

:)


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#30 Jill Halfpenny fan

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

I think it's become a horribly smug self-congratulatory BBC event fronted by the King and Queen of BBC smugness, Gary Lineker and Sue Barker.

The panel of sports 'experts' includes BBC Five Live presenter Eleanor Oldroyd and that pretty much sums it up for me.

I suppose at least this year is the one year in every 4 where the BBC actually has the TV rights to the sports of the majority of SPOTY nominees.


Not watched it in years and don't intend to break the habit this year.

Cringeworthy television at its worst.
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#31 gingerjon

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:31 AM

Who said anything about it being better? If Weir had ridden the Paralympic marathon every day for three weeks and had the lowest overall time then that could almost be comparable to Wiggins winning the TDF.

This is not taking anything away from those sportsmen and women on the shortlist. Their achievements are incredible and it's fantastic that so many could win it (and tough on Sinfield who probably should be on that list).


You don't need to play to the crowd. Sinfield doesn't need to be on the list.
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#32 Severus

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:12 AM

You don't need to play to the crowd. Sinfield doesn't need to be on the list.

Not playing to the crowd. Sinfield deserves wider recognition.
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#33 Scubby

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:46 AM

You don't need to play to the crowd. Sinfield doesn't need to be on the list.

Oh no he doesn't.................. oh yes he does............. sorry that time of year :ph34r:

#34 gingerjon

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:23 AM

Not playing to the crowd. Sinfield deserves wider recognition.


Come back when he's got an international winner's medal.
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#35 flyingking

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

Doesn't the recent series against Wales and France count?
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#36 gingerjon

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

Doesn't the recent series against Wales and France count?


We may have identified why he's not on the SPOTY list.
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#37 back to the future

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

Wiggins wins SPOTY
Strange the team award went to the Olympic and Paralympic squads as they all do different sports,so are hardly a team,just bunch of individuals wearing the same vest

#38 Severus

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

What a year for British sport. Thoroughly enjoyable programme, worth it just for Jessica Ennis in that dress.

Edited by Severus, 16 December 2012 - 11:10 PM.

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#39 back to the future

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:32 PM

What a year for British sport. Thoroughly enjoyable programme, worth it just for Jessica Ennis in that dress.


Agreed,but just seen bbc photo with Wiggins and Willies wife,but Beckham,that man will shove his face on a dog ###### if it gain him publicity,an average footballer with a messi/ronaldo publicity machine.

#40 Old Frightful

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:19 AM

but Beckham,that man will shove his face on a dog ###### if it gain him publicity

Or Victoria Adams as she used to be known by...

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