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  1. #1 Default Sports personality of the year 2017 
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    Ellie Christie short track speed skating - overcame a difficult championships in 2014 to become a triple world champion
    Mo Farah athletics - one gold and one silver at the world championships
    Chris Froome cycling - third person to get the tour/vuelta double.
    Lewis Hamilton motor racing - f1 champion
    Anthony Joshua boxing - beating Klitschko and world champion
    Harry Kane football - golden boot winner and nominated for the balon d'or
    Johanna Konta tennis - first female to reach the Wimbledon semis since Wade
    Jonnie Peacock para-athletics - won the 100m after suffering from cramp at the world championships
    Adam Peaty swimming - two world golds and broke his record twice on the same day.
    James Rea motor cycling - third successive world super bike championship
    Anya Shrubsole cricket - after taking 5 for 19 and 6 for 46 overall at the world cup final named player of the match in England's victory over India.
    Bianca Walken Taekwondo - forth successive world title.

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    Tom Brady American football - winning the super bowl in over time after his team were 25 points behind.
    Roger Federer tennis - 8th Wimbledon title and 19th grand slam.
    Katie Ledecky swimming - 5 x gold 1 x silver at the world championships
    Tatyana McFadden para-athletics- - 4x titles at the world championships
    Sally Pearson athletics - after 4 years away from a championship due to injury wins gold in the sprint hurdles.
    Michael van Gerwen darts - beat defending world champion to win his second PDCworld championships.
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    Hamilton and Brady for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    Hamilton and Brady for me
    Id agree. . Edit myself there no need.
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    AJ all day long, and he actually has a great personality too
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    For me knowing that Froome had less than a month to recover and win two grand tours he has to be there or close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul143 View Post
    For me knowing that Froome had less than a month to recover and win two grand tours he has to be there or close.
    I'll second that paul143, Froome had an exceptional year and winning two Grand Tours in one season is a tremendous achievement.
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    Anyone but Hamilton.
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    When you see some of those names, and what theyve achieved, then see Harry Kane, it kind of cheapens the whole thing.

    The lad scored some goals in a football team, nothing else. Yet hes alongside genuine masters and legends of their chosen sports, and iconic athletes.

    Farah, Froome, Federer or McFadden to win I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertoBaggio94 View Post
    When you see some of those names, and what they’ve achieved, then see Harry Kane, it kind of cheapens the whole thing.

    The lad scored some goals in a football team, nothing else. Yet he’s alongside genuine masters and legends of their chosen sports, and iconic athletes.

    Farah, Froome, Federer or McFadden to win I hope.
    There's been far less deserving nominees in that past than Harry Kane. And the current list proves that point , it's ok to be not blown away by minority sports . Imo

    Although I'm sure you've been enthralled by McFaddens achievements over the years .
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhoops View Post
    There's been far less deserving nominees in that past than Harry Kane. And the current list proves that point , it's ok to be not blown away by minority sports . Imo

    Although I'm sure you've been enthralled by McFaddens achievements over the years .
    Im not aware of the previous nominations, and I agree theres nothing wrong with somebody not caring about minority sports.

    I just think Harry Kane is the odd one out, and only there as hes British and plays football. I mean, realistically, despite his goalscoring, hes won nothing. But we can just agree to disagree.

    And yes, Ive been not just enthralled, but proper enthralled.
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    The most pointless of all the pointless awards.
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    Got to be between Farah, Froome, Hamilton and Joshua.

    I'll go for Hamilton with Joshua 2nd and Farah 3rd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilbertoSilva View Post
    The most pointless of all the pointless awards.
    'The Pointless Awards.'

    Nice idea, WS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    Anyone but Hamilton.
    This
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    Anyone but Hamilton.
    Why?

    4 time world champion. Deserves it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Chris- View Post
    Why?

    4 time world champion. Deserves it for me.
    "Personality".
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    "Personality".
    It means 'personality' as in 'famous person' rather than their actual character I'm assuming...
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    Quote Originally Posted by steviewonder87 View Post
    It means 'personality' as in 'famous person' rather than their actual character I'm assuming...
    Steve Davis, Nigel Mansell and Michael Owen.

    All former winners, none of them have a personality.
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    Froome and Brady would be my call
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    Steve Davis, Nigel Mansell and Michael Owen.

    All former winners, none of them have a personality.
    Add Andy monotone Murray to that list.

    We should have a sports no personality of the year, I mean Mansell - i remember that boy was he painful to listen to
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    Froome and Brady would be my call
    Him
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    Him
    I just don't feel the general population knows enough about him this year. I had no idea he was still racing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    Steve Davis, Nigel Mansell and Michael Owen.

    All former winners, none of them have a personality.
    I think Steve Davis has personality. Mansell covers up his lack of personality by that stupid moustache to make him seem interesting. Owen doesn't even bother trying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DantesShadow View Post
    I think Steve Davis has personality. Mansell covers up his lack of personality by that stupid moustache to make him seem interesting. Owen doesn't even bother trying.
    Steve Davis is brilliant I love him, hated him in the 80's as fan of Higgins and White but as soon as he went all crap he got a personality and he's really warm and funny
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    "Personality".
    All the other nominations are hardly bundles of laughs
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokintony View Post
    All the other nominations are hardly bundles of laughs
    Probably why they're not up for any 'Comedian Of The Year Awards'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    "Personality".
    As others have said it's not actually about their personality but Lewis certainly does have one anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Chris- View Post
    As others have said it's not actually about their personality but Lewis certainly does have one anyway.
    Agreed as the individuals nominated fall into two areas.

    The Shrubsole's who was instrumental in a batting collapse that saw the Indians being bowled out for 219 after they were on 191/3. When she had a fifer 19 in that period.

    Then we have the Ledecky's, Federer's, and Farah's who have consistently been taking care of business over a number of years and still can achieve the win in the major tournaments.
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    So 'personality' in this context means little, and they basically just mean 'person'. So if it is not about their actual personality, then what? Achievement in sport that year only?

    Surely it is a mix of the two, with the term personality being played up for its dual meaning. Otherwise there are a ton of better titles they could have used that would have been clearer.
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    I'd go for AJ, world champion and against Wlad one of the best fights I've seen for a major event. Plus he has got something of a personality

    I personally hope a cyclist doesn't win it, its a disease and will only lead to yet more people kitting themselves out in 'professional gear' and wobbling all over the roads and pedestrians
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