Cross British Sports Book Awards 2016 - Best Autobiography

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Cross British Sports Book Awards 2016 - Best Autobiography

Postby stereoman » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:03 am

Have seen this up on bet365 for ages since December and was wondering what was up but the shortlist launch is on Thursday 28th April with the winner announced on Wednesday 1st June.

http://sportsbookawards.com/

The longlist and the odds as suggested by bet365 are:

My Story (Steven Gerrard) 9/4
Winner: My Racing Life (Tony McCoy) 3/1
Last in the Tin Bath (David 'Bumble' Lloyd) 4/1
Big Sam (Sam Allerdyce) 11/2
Staying on Track (Nigel Mansell) 6/1
Where Am I (Phil Tufnell) 10/1
Bomb (Adam Jones) 12/1
The World of Cycling According to G (Geraint Thomas) 12/1
Second Innings (Andrew Flintoff) 16/1
Formula One and Beyond (Max Mosley) 20/1
Carry Me Home (Ben Cohen) 25/1
Interesting (Steve Davis) 25/1

They've already announced the shortlist of six last month ahead of next week's launch though...

Steve Davis – Interesting
Steven Gerrard – My Story
David Lloyd – Last in the Tin Bath
Nigel Mansell – Staying on Track
A.P. McCoy – Winner
Max Mosley – Formula One and Beyond

http://sportsbookawards.com/2016/03/twe ... shortlist/

List of previous winners:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_S ... obiography

Last year's shortlist and winner...
http://sportsbookawards.com/award/autob ... he-year15/

First thoughts? I think it's oddly easy to dismiss the biggest selling book of the six which is Steven Gerrard. Footballers have dominated this category but I do have the strange feeling that they will go for David Lloyd instead ahead of some mighty opposition even ahead of Tony McCoy.

The others would provide some interesting (no pun intended) spoilers. They do tend to go for confessional revelatory 'overcoming demons and life events' more often than not which might give Max Mosley a chance...probably worse 20/1 shots out there.

Not scientific but stuff I've noted from reviews...

David Lloyd is probably too frivolous.
Nigel Mansell seems rehashed from two previous biographies with added opinions.
Steve Davis is all about the snooker.
Steven Gerrard doesn't seem that revelatory.
Max Mosley seems hampered by lawyers.
Tony McCoy gives more than you'd read in the Racing Post.

...someone of these six has to win though. I think it's between David Lloyd and Tony McCoy with Max Mosley as a very lively outsider...I could be very very wrong though and that they just give this to Steven Gerrard just because they want to spite me.

Will be rooting for David Lloyd. Time to ditch the misery and go a bit more light-hearted, guys and gals. The awards ceremony being at Lord's has nothing to do with it.

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Postby stereoman » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:09 pm

bet365 have finally readjusted the market:

Steven Gerrard – My Story 7/4
A.P. McCoy – Winner 7/4
David Lloyd – Last in the Tin Bath 7/2
Nigel Mansell – Staying on Track 9/1
Max Mosley – Formula One and Beyond 12/1
Steve Davis – Interesting 14/1

Nigel's odds have lengthened even though half the field have been removed!? OOOF!!

It may be between the two big hitters of Stevie G and Tony McCoy as it were but my pick of David Lloyd is more an optimistic hit and hope rather than anything concrete.

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Postby stereoman » Tue May 24, 2016 11:16 pm

Hmmm. Max Mosley's odds have come in a bit...he's now 8/1. Gerrard & McCoy both 15/8, Lloyd 7/2, Mansell 9/1 and Davis 14/1.

It wouldn't surprise me if it won but most of the juicy bits of 'what really happened' aren't in Max Mosley's book.

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Postby stereoman » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:12 pm

Meh. The Max Mosley book did indeed win. It was backed into 6/4 as well.

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Postby nors » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:45 am

Has anyone read the Moseley book?

A good example stereoman of following a betting market from start to finish.

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Postby stereoman » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:06 pm

It's generally what I do.

Had forgotten it was yesterday and forgot to post the odds movement. Seems like a simple enough case of someone already knew the result and bet accordingly here...it happens a lot with award shows.

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Postby nors » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:22 pm

Just had a look at website, was it decide by general public vote or jury?

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Postby stereoman » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:03 pm

Definitely a panel not a public vote. Not sure how many or who was on it though.

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