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Tony McCoy...

by MarktheHorn (U14097659) 19 December 2010
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wins Sports Personality 2010.

Well done to him on a great career and adding the Grand National this year no doubt helped him achieve the award tonight

2nd - Phil Taylor
3rd - Jess Ennis (Good for her...winner in 2012?)

Votes for all 10:

1. Tony McCoy 293,152 (41.98%)
2. Phil Taylor 72,095 (10.33)
3. Jessica Ennis 62,953 (9.02)
4. Lee Westwood 58,640 (8.4)
5. Graeme McDowell 52,108 (7.46)
6. Tom Daley 50,763 (7.27%)
7. Mark Cavendish 44,170 (6.33)
8. Amy Williams 43,056 (6.17)
9. Graeme Swann 13,767 (1.97)
10. David Haye 7,538 (1.08)

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posted Dec 20, 2010

In my view before you get a racing licence ( or whatever) you should be made to run around Aintree with a small bloke on your back being forced to jump high fences, then whipped repeatedly, then forced to break your leg or neck and then shot! That would make them think twice wouldnt it eh !!

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posted Dec 21, 2010

Verzino (U971888)

Yeah, because Phil Taylor didn't break world records and make history, he didn't win numerous major's including a 15th world championship, and was in no way dominant in an ever improving darting field.... (sarcasm here, in case you are struggling).

Nothing better than a whiny rant though, eh?!

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posted Dec 21, 2010

comment by redderstb (U14637254)
posted 17 Hours Ago

how could Mark Cavendish be beaten by jessica Ennis who has only become european champion. Cav is well on his way to becoming the best sprinter of all time, british people are so ignorant of the fact that he is up there with the alltime great of cycling like armstrong and indurain

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a completely ludicrous statement - like comparing henman to sampras or federer.

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comment by Tim (U14728969)

posted Dec 21, 2010

People seem to forget the title of this award - Sports 'PERSONALITY' of the year.

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posted Dec 21, 2010

I read this with great amusement. Those of you who are old enough cast your minds back to 1971 when HRH Princess Anne won.(there were no phone votes then) The sycophancy was awful. She had only won the European Champonship at Burghley and yet the media were in a frenzy. At least her daughter Zara, when she won, was World Champion.My point being that the British public are manipulated by the press.There was an active campaign, certainly amongst the racing fraternity,to get AP recognised for the award, and as with HRH it worked.

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posted Dec 21, 2010

@ bigauntlaurie

Strictly speaking, no coming from northern ireland does not make you british

Since when? the dark ages?
Born in England makes you british
Born in Wales makes you british.
Born in Scotland makes you british.
Born in N Ireland makes you british.
Channel islands also british.
If Andy Murry had won wimbeldon or another major and won it would you also say that he is not british and Scottish?
Born

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posted Dec 22, 2010

Ulstermax, would that be the same Andy Murray that wore a Bulgarian football shirt to a press conference when they were playing against England? ;)

He's definitely a Scot when he wins!

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posted Dec 22, 2010

Born anywhere in the world seems to make you British these days :(

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posted Dec 22, 2010

McCoy was voted SPOTY because he deserved it, it was no fix, Obviously supporters of Horse racing will vote for him, just like supporters of Golf, football, athletics etc will all vote for one of there guys. The fact is McCoy won so get over it <ok>

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