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Euler
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Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:08 pm

When AP won, it was mainly thanks to a concerted campaign by the supporters of racing. TBH I think the voting system is flawed.

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LeTiss
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Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:11 pm

Euler wrote:In recent years it's always been the case that the public vote for somebody other than who really should have won. McIllroy should have won a couple of years ago but somehow it was Lewis Hamilton instead.
That's because the public have never warmed to Rory.

Murray has already won it twice, and this year has been his greatest ever

I'd be staggered if he doesn't breeze it

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Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:54 pm

Euler wrote:When AP won, it was mainly thanks to a concerted campaign by the supporters of racing. TBH I think the voting system is flawed.
I think the public still try and find a sports personality to vote for, not necessarily the highest acheiving sportsperson of the year.

It was Juvenal who said ...
"Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses"

Nothing much has changed.

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Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:34 pm

After Brexit and Trump i for one won't be voting for Murray

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Euler
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:00 pm

Murray 1.14 ahead of Sunday night

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Dublin_Flyer
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:48 pm

Any interest in Mo?
Regarding the "Liberal PC" LeTiss referred to, he's non-UK born, black, Muslim, vegetarian. Ticks all the boxes for an inclusive progressive society or whatever voiceover you want to put on it.

Comes across as a friendly happy chap in interviews and face is well known for tv ads for pretend mince or pretend sausages made out of sawdust and toilet paper. Looks overpriced at 75ish to me.

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Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:41 pm

Dublin_Flyer wrote:Any interest in Mo?
Regarding the "Liberal PC" LeTiss referred to, he's non-UK born, black, Muslim, vegetarian. Ticks all the boxes for an inclusive progressive society or whatever voiceover you want to put on it.
You're right Dublin, but thankfully the liberal nutters with their minority agendas they are determined to inflict upon the rest of us, are starting to wake up and smell the coffee and realise that it no longer washes to dismiss genuine concerns by name-calling (homophobe, racist, bigot, etc etc).

Brexit, Trump, Le-Pen in France, Wilders in Holland etc etc - people have had enough and are pushing back now. Therefore I doubt anyone called Mohammed has much of a chance at any price this year, frankly.

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Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:34 pm

Crazyskier wrote: Therefore I doubt anyone called Mohammed has much of a chance at any price this year, frankly.
I honestly never knew Mo in his name was short for Mohammed, I thought he was just Mo. I used to have a dog called Mo, a Cav King Charles beauty. Called Mo because his hairline was a big M, plus when we got him he slept in a little basket, so Mo was short for Moses! :lol: :lol:

I never and still don't take much of an interest in SPOTY but the stand-out thing in my mind was one of the RP guys tipping Giggsy for it in 2009 at 16/1 I think. Can't remember the exact details but I remember seeing the result and thinking...Fxxk me...RP actually got an ante post tip up!

I've thrown a few fivers on Mo, Mo (W/O Andy), Andy/Mo forecast, not in any great hope.....but for the upset to happen and me to be the guy that said Told You So.... :roll:

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Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:42 am

Haven't checked this years rules but I think the vote can be manipulated?

Stick a few quid on an outsider then vote for him and get others to do so.

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LeTiss
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Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:46 am

You heard it here first folks..........Peter Webb promoting manipulation!! :lol:

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