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posted Dec 19, 2010

Great result, deserved it...quite puzzled as to how McDowell didn't get into the top 3?!?! Holloway should have won the coach though!

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posted Dec 19, 2010

At least that is the long term winners/ lifetime achievers like McCoy and Taylor out of the way for the foreseeable future.

Maybe the award gain get some sanity back next year and actually be about the big sporting achievements in 2011 rather than the past 15 years.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Maybe you can try waking up at 6/7 in the morning to ride a horse every day of your life being at least a stone under your natural body weight, winning 15 champion jockey titles, win everything there is to win including the people's race the national, maybe you could break most bones in your body falling from 5ft + fences get up and ride winners the same day.....It is your opinion but do not denounce him for being a true champion of the second most attended sport in Britain behind football....

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posted Dec 19, 2010

What a joke! A fat pub personality beaten by a horse wipper.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Horse racing would barely exist without gambling

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comment by MGUK82 (U4314603)

posted Dec 19, 2010

I suppose I should give congrats to McOy for his achievement but it would only been a lukewarm one. I've never been a horse racing fan and the fact that a darts player was second tells you all you need to know about the lack of achievement in British sport this year.

OK, not a total lack of achievement, Jessica Ennis has been awesome the last couple of years and given that I'm not a cricket, golf, boxing or horse racing fan was the best of the bunch from my POV. However, I had a hunch she wouldn't win.

Biggest surprise was the Lee Westwood(who, credit where it's due is world number 1 in his sport) not making the top three.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

SP0RTSB0Y (U14669625); Seriouslyfolks (U14553791);BackfromtheBurgh (U6264873) + any other detractors:

I suppose you all wanted footballers (?) to win.
These guys who did win are top of their sports, and it is worth remembering, the public voted for them, so crawl away and get lives. (Or submit your own votes, but you will still not get your candidates in!)

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comment by JW41 (U14467216)

posted Dec 19, 2010

The horse does most of the work so hardly a worthy winner

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posted Dec 19, 2010

I wanted Jessica Ennis to win. She's the best in the world at a global and hugely demanding sport.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

MGUK82 Why even bother watching the "sports personality" award show with your huge list of dislikes.
Credit where it is due, he was voted by Joe public so congratulations.
Sorry you are probably one of the sad few who watch and whinge when "our boys/girls" don't win everything in sight. Take a step back, in this day and age the difference between greatness and excelling in a chosen sport is infinitesimal, you are up against a true "world" of competitors.
Phil should have won... ;)

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Horse racing is a global and hugely demanding sport

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comment by phillip (U2615853)

posted Dec 19, 2010

Surely every gambler wouyld have taken a good pric eon McCoy and then hit the phones tonight? Talk about a self-forefilling prophecy!

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Awesome to see darts getting some recognition, even if some dumb idiots still fallibly claim it isn't a sport.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

comment by Seriouslyfolks (U14553791)
posted 31 Minutes Ago

What a joke! A fat pub personality beaten by a horse wipper.
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Spot on my friend<ok>

You have got to be the best at what you do WORLD WIDE!!!!

So the Olympians and Lee Westwood have to take the First 3 places or the whole competition is a joke(like its been for the last 3 years)

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comment by Bob (U3660990)

posted Dec 19, 2010

A great sportsman but I thought you had to be British to win it.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

About Time Phil Taylor got some regonition and I felt that like Robbie Williams, its a travesty that he had not won SPOTY but 2nd is great for him, 15 times Champion.
But Tony McCoy was a great winner, I bet Jess Ennis is wondering how she can get better then 3rd after comning 3rd last year bout at least someone who won something won it this year...unlike the joke last year with Giggs.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Who the hell is A P McCoy? Does he do more than one event?

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Buttonisuseless....Have you ever ridden a horse for 3 miles and more over fences ?????

It's a highly skillful sport

Tony McCoy deserved the award, and everyone in Britain knew this, the guys a genius in the saddle <ok>

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Artist...Lee Westwood hasn't even won a major. Yes he is world number 1, but let's be honest has there ever been a worse World number 1, I can't think of one <ok>

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posted Dec 19, 2010

I shadow that Shergar. Not only a horse cannot guide itself round Aintree on National day nor can a horse guide itself round Kempton or Cheltenham. Even in flat racing You will see alot of horses drift to the left or right or even stop if they feel there too far out. Steadying the horse and guiding it to victory is a tough job for a jockey. The behind the scene stuff which goes off away from the track is as tough as any sport if not tougher. Being a stone under your natural weight for the best part of 19 years is some task. AP McCoy fully deserved...

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Horse racing is more of a sport and tough physical excercise than darts of golf TBF...

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posted Dec 19, 2010

nickdriver

You totally miss the point. I am not saying McCoy isn't a great jockey or doesn't deserve recognition but I feel he and Taylor came 1st and 2nd because of their 15 year career.

These top reached the top of their sports, won titles, broke records in other years.

Whereas some of the other candidates achieved heights in their sport that they haven't done before.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

SP0RTSB0Y (U14669625)

Taylor broke records THIS YEAR!

He got a 118 average, something never achieved by anybody before, nobody had ever came close.

He got 2 darters in the same match, something that has never been done before, and almost got a 3rd.

He won a 15h world championship!

He won a 11th World Matchplay!

He won a 5th Premier League!

His achievements this year are the best he has ever done. He did it all at the age of 49! He had never reached these heights previously!

To discredit the year he has had and say he was nominated for his previous 20+ years is ignorant.

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comment by cheeky (U6670740)

posted Dec 19, 2010

well deserved

Darts isnt even a sport it's a pub game played by boozers

Would have been an even bigger joke than Ryan Giggs winning it with a few cameos from the subs bench if Taylor had won

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comment by Redman (U9884310)

posted Dec 19, 2010

42% of the vote for McCoy !!!

good to see the british public recognise a genuine sporting superstar.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

never mind it's only Ray Parlour (U6670740)

Another idiot. If it's as easy as it sounds, why don't you get in the PDC, beat Taylor with a 167 average, earn tons of money and reture within 2 years.

Oh wait, you're probably rubbish at darts and probably can't even hit the board, would struggle to get close to T20 after a week's practice and would never hit a 180 in your entire life.

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comment by chabal (U14727343)

posted Dec 19, 2010

So 4 of the 10 Lifetime Achievement winners have been Man Utd stalwarts. Hmmm.....Manchester United Broadcasting Commission? BBC has always been uncomfortably pro United but it is getting a bit embarrassing now. After plugging Ryan Giggs for the Personality Award last year one can only assume that Paul Scholes will win it next year. Perhaps it isn't too late for Ralph Milne to win the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

If McCoy's Northern Irish, isn't that part of the British Isles ?

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Is the 'British' question a joke, I really hope so, McCoy is from Northern Ireland.

Some seriously clueless people on here. McCoy more than worthy winner.

And Taylor a legend too, no problem with result at all.

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comment by PNkt (U9804482)

posted Dec 19, 2010

You need to be insanely fit to be a jockey - how many people here could control 3/4 of a ton of horse on a diet that would put a supermodel to shame?!

Racing is the 2nd most attended sport in the country, after football.

Jockeys put their lives on the line every single day, very few sportsmen/women can say the same.

Well done AP - long overdue and thoroughly deserved.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Taylors a great Darts player, if only people knew how much he practises to maintain his dominance, the first 2 fully deserved there positions <ok>

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comment by cheeky (U6670740)

posted Dec 19, 2010

maybe if i was a boozer had no life and dedicated my life to throwing arrows at a circle i could of been

I never said it was easy, just that it's not a sport

compare Taylors sacrifice to McCoy, the effort he has to put in to keeping his weight down, and the fact he has to stay fit

hardly playing a game is it

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posted Dec 19, 2010

firstky someone said 'Ithought you had to be british to win' well ge is british.. secondly it is still a joke that someone who is the best in the world at what they do is beaten by someone who is on the best horses and who has beaten a whole load of irish jockeys and a few brits to win eavery week.. how many yanks, chinese, indians, south africans, does Mc Coy compete against,, none he isnt even the best jockey on the circuit,m that belongs to ruby walsh and everyone knows it. Grame Mc dowell beat the whole when it mattered. in the US Open. Made the vital swings in the Ryder cup and beat Tiger Woods from 4 shots back, the only person to ever do that.. Lee westwod world number 1 whilst tiger was not around and never won a mjor,, sorry Westy but bi cigar..

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posted Dec 19, 2010

comment by Shergar Denman (U14275396)
posted 10 Minutes Ago

Artist...Lee Westwood hasn't even won a major. Yes he is world number 1, but let's be honest has there ever been a worse World number 1, I can't think of one
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With all due respect my friend i'm going to disregard your last point <ok>

worst world number 1 hmmm.... not sure how that works.

But lets not kid ourselves here the BBC do like to look after there own don't they, seeing as its the only live sport they have some kind of rights to nowadays. If this Trophy was organisied by Sky for example Horse Racing wouldn't get a look in.

In my opinion this award needs to be acknowleged for WORLDWIDE domination, not just for national and a handfull of countries participation.

So an Oylmpian or world no.1 in its relative sport is a worthy winner in my book!

Anyone who disagrees with that needs there head testing <ok>

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comment by Bob (U3660990)

posted Dec 19, 2010

Northern Ireland is not part of Britain.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Forcing horses over fences with a whip at hand in my view is not to be admired despite all the hard work and danger invloved.

Also Horse racing is pants and only for gambling.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

comment by Badger (U11228721)
posted 2 Minutes Ago

Forcing horses over fences with a whip at hand in my view is not to be admired despite all the hard work and danger invloved.

Also Horse racing is pants and only for gambling.

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comment by PNkt (U9804482)

posted Dec 19, 2010

Badger, do you ride? Have you ever tried to make a horse do something that it doesn't want to do?! 9 times out of 10 the horse will win!

Take a look at the slow motion footage of AP after he crossed the finish line at Aintree. Look at how much his whip bends as he waves it in the air. It is very difficult to get any real force behind a racing whip and jockeys that are found guilty of whip offences (overuse, striking the horse in the wrong place, etc) are hit with lengthy bans.

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comment by plimuff (U1898203)

posted Dec 19, 2010

McCoy by a distance... how appropriate

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Bob, McCoy is British, to answer your question, I'm not going to get into the issue any further.

Regarding McCoy not beating the world's best, and I'll bow to much more knowledgable people on here on this, but I'm pretty sure the British and Irish horse racing scene is regarded as being the best in the world, with the best horses, riders and trainers around, so dominating it is to be of a world class standard

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posted Dec 19, 2010

never mind it's only Ray Parlour (U6670740)

And do you know how much darts players have to put in to be as good as they?

Do you know how much skill and mental toughness it takes to be at the top end of the darting world?

You don't have a clue, so stop hammering away at your keyboard like a Neanderthal and recognise that darts IS A SPORT.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Won by a jockey. What a load of rubbish. All that AP won this for is choosing the best horse for this years national, which he;s had a go at doing about 15 times and chosen badly. Even with darts, golf or any of the other sports it's down to the individual and not sitting on top of a horse.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Thoroughly deserved winner - a real champion in one of the toughest sports around. Of course some people on here will only ever be happy if its won by a footballer...

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Lets be honesthe folks the BBC like to look after there own <ok>

Horse Racing how can this be a sport when they put a bullet through the horse if it gets injured!!

Hard luck Jess, Tom, Lee and Amy

True WORLD NUMBER 1's <ok>

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comment by cheeky (U6670740)

posted Dec 19, 2010

i really seem to of upset you mancfan

judging by the fact you cant stop calling me childish names, then telling me to stop typing away

how old are you 145 or something

Yes Taylor is highly skilled at darts, i dont doubt he practises a lot.

if someone dedicated there life to i dont know tidleywinks, and got insanely good at it, would it then become a sport

as sooon as you resort to name calling your argument loses all credibility, it really does

McCoy's sacrifice has been far greater, and whilst he might not be more talented in his chosen profession, he actually partakes in a sport, where as the guy who comes 2nd dont.

i cant understand why you are coming across all lemony with me tbh,

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Well that was a waste of time....even a more pathetic result than last year!!!
Don't think I will even bother next year....

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comment by cheeky (U6670740)

posted Dec 19, 2010

i really seem to of upset you mancfan

judging by the fact you cant stop calling me childish names, then telling me to stop typing away

how old are you 14 or something

Yes Taylor is highly skilled at darts, i dont doubt he practises a lot.

if someone dedicated there life to i dont know tidleywinks, and got insanely good at it, would it then become a sport

as sooon as you resort to name calling your argument loses all credibility, it really does

McCoy's sacrifice has been far greater, and whilst he might not be more talented in his chosen profession, he actually partakes in a sport, where as the guy who comes 2nd dont.

i cant understand why you are coming across all lemony with me tbh,

from the dictionary

sport
&#8194; &#8194;/sp&#596;rt, spo&#650;rt/ Show Spelled[spawrt, spohrt] Show IPA
–noun
1.
an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.
2.
a particular form of this, esp. in the out of doors.

game
1 &#8194; &#8194;/ge&#618;m/ Show Spelled [geym] Show IPA noun, adjective, gam·er, gam·est, verb, gamed, gam·ing.
–noun
1.
an amusement or pastime: children's games.
2.
the material or equipment used in playing certain games: a store selling toys and games.
3.
a competitive activity involving skill, chance, or endurance on the part of two or more persons who play according to a set of rules, usually for their own amusement or for that of spectators.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Your argument lost credibility when you said darts isn't a sport.


"judging by the fact you cant stop calling me childish names, then telling me to stop typing away"

I haven't even started yet.


Your whole argument is flawed. Darts isn't a sport yet riding a horse is.

McCoy makes "sacrifices" but Taylor hasn't? You obviously don't have a clue what you are talking about so I'll stop talking to you.

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posted Dec 19, 2010

Princess Newmarket....

You ask if I ride,no I dont but have ridden a horse. Im sure Horse riding is very enjoyable as a pastime and I take your point about the whip but I do question how much the horse gets out of it. Only a few years ago Zara won it and at the time I was not convinced the horses want to be doing life threatening stunts

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