Sports Personality Of The Year 2018

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Sports Personality Of The Year 2018

Postby LustForLeith » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:13 pm

Hi folks,

This is a nightmare of a field to predict. It seemed that Antony Joshua was favourite right up until Mo Farah was announced as the surprise winner this year!

Losing track of days but I’m sure very recently Phil Taylor was about 50/1. As he’s about to play in the final of his final ever championship he’s now down to 4/1.

However darts doesn’t tend to feature highly in the awards. Wouldn it be unfair to say they might create a Lifetime Achievment award for Taylor instead?

If you’re feeling brave you can still get 10/1 in some places.

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Re: Sports Personality Of The Year 2018

Postby garlicsauce » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:49 pm

Crazy SPOTY last year lustforleith, it will be interesting this year to see what happens.

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Re: Sports Personality Of The Year 2018

Postby stereoman » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:00 pm

Would be stunned if Phil Taylor went 'wire-to-wire' and won this although 2018 is only 20 hours old (GMT!) and obviously would be the outstanding candidate if he beats Rob Cross.

It's a World Cup and Winter Olympics year so the random person who manages to snag a gold medal in Pyeongchang, South Korea will very likely be amongst the nominees but will not win.

A lot of snooker fans were not pleased when Ronnie O'Sullivan was snubbed in 2017. Win a sixth world title an then launch a campaign for him to win BBC SPOTY then! :lol:

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Re: Sports Personality Of The Year 2018

Postby LustForLeith » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:23 pm

Taylor didn’t get the fairytale win.

But you’d be hoping that his dominance of the sport gets him some sort of recognition?

I dint think the actual ceremony really knows what it is. Okay, it’s a popularity contest but are they right candidates being shortlisted in the first place?!

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