Best list for some time I'd of thought. boxing world heavyweight champion, Ashes winning captain and main contributor. F1 World champion and our highest rated mens tennis player since eons. World champion at athletics have always featured too.
Still a meh-event, but slightly less meh then most years, in my opinion.
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Bit harsh on Giggs, yes winning player of the year was a bit of a joke, but he's a 36 year old guy absolutely tearing the hell out of premiership defences (i'd say he's been better this season than last), and is outperforming some of Englands top stars. I think he deserves recognition for what he's doing and how easy he's making it look despite his age. Not a winner, but worth nomination
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Ennis (Heptathlon), Tweddle (Gymnastics), and Daley (Diving) are all world champions. Though iirc, Ennis pretty much won by default since Kluft opted out (she hadnt lost for 6 years), Daley is only about 6, and Tweddle looks like she's had a few too many arguments with the parralel bars. (World Champ in gymnastics a decent acheivement tho for a Brit)
Cavendish, depends on how you view cycling, but think he won about 4 or 5 stages on the TDF and is maybe the best pure sprinter in cycling.
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Originally Posted by Henk Westbroek
As for cycling, I dont know the name as I dont have an opinion on the sport. I dont view it a particular way, it just isnt on my radar (saying that probably more so than diving).
Surely Button has to win, right?
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Have voted for Strauss, never understood F1 winners, 'tis the car surely.
BTW an heptathlete and a triple-jumper have won this before, so it wouldn't be that odd if either took it out. Ennis would be my second choice.
Personally I don't care in the slightest, the whole award is so full of **** that it makes me mildly angry.
Healy's hardly a shock though, rarely do footballers actually get in the reckoning.
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True, but if an English footballer broke the all-time record for goals in a World Cup Qualifying campaign (including, amongst other things, a hat-trick to beat Spain 3-2) he'd win the award so conclusively it would barely be worth holding a ceremony. Healy did it in a vastly inferior team and didn't even warrant a mention.
I don't overly care in truth, but the people in Norn Iron who take the award seriously do have a pretty legitimate grievance.
Well, it's one of the reason's I wouldn't vote for Giggs and think Ennis is a worthy winner is that she posesses a "personality".
Mind you it's the most tired joke in the world whether this award is an oxymoron or a contradiction in terms, and with the likes of Davis, Mansell, Faldo, Hendry and Damon ****ing Hill, it's hard to argue at times.
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