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Report cnman December 14, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
WOW Rory GUBBED
Report Benjy December 14, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
It is Hamilton! Laugh Well in lads
Report Dementieva December 14, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
Get in Lewis GrinGrinGrin
Report johnnyrant December 14, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
Hamilton wins, surely Grin
Report Darlo Bantam December 14, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
That's what you get for ditching your bird by text.
Report GREEDISGOOD December 14, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
Bale wins
Report Rodan December 14, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
Ive done my bollocks Cry
Report Froggitt December 14, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
backable at 10s 30 mins ago
Report hemsby December 14, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
Winner is CDJ
Report Darlo Bantam December 14, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
Come on Dujardin.
Report bearcub December 14, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
froch Shocked
Report Benjy December 14, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
Laugh Would have loved that to be Bale
Report Darlo Bantam December 14, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
Can I be first to ask if he only won cos he's ...
Report five leaves left December 14, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
Well that was a rather night end to the weekend Grin
Report hemsby December 14, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
VWP Lewis backers
Report cnman December 14, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
well done lads. Didn't have a bet on it since my Murray post-Wimbledon bet lost, glad to see lots of regulars do well though
Report GREEDISGOOD December 14, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
done my 40 quid
Report five leaves left December 14, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
nice*
Report GREEDISGOOD December 14, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
let;s all laugh at me!
Report bearcub December 14, 2014 10:28 PM GMT

Dec 14, 2014 -- 4:28PM, GREEDISGOOD wrote:


done my 40 quid


Best news of the weekend

Report Dementieva December 14, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
yeehaa

Didn't expect that but was madness at/around 7/1 Happy
Report Asparagus Man December 14, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
Fantastic!
Report Rodan December 14, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
** hugs greed **
Report GREEDISGOOD December 14, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
he doesn;t even live in the UK FFS
Report GREEDISGOOD December 14, 2014 10:29 PM GMT
avoids paying 50 % tax rate
Report bearcub December 14, 2014 10:29 PM GMT
Rory looks sick Laugh
Report GREEDISGOOD December 14, 2014 10:29 PM GMT
glad i cheered you up bear
Report mach December 14, 2014 10:29 PM GMT

Dec 14, 2014 -- 4:28PM, GREEDISGOOD wrote:


he doesn;t even live in the UK FFS


Oh dear greedLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

Report five leaves left December 14, 2014 10:29 PM GMT
Even with the bbc trying to rig it the petrol heads came good, as did twitter
Report Benjy December 14, 2014 10:29 PM GMT

Dec 14, 2014 -- 3:21PM, Benjy wrote:


**** it, laid McIlroy a little.Come on Bale!


Got my Bale top 3 money back at least.

Should have gone for more. Silly

Report Platini December 14, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
LOL  knew it, another Mr Dull wins SPOTY Laugh
Report a bitofinterest December 14, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
721K
Report salmon spray December 14, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
Sick as a parrot is Rory.
Report superbigal December 14, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
Laid the Rory/Lewis/Pavey tricast large under 1.6   Pavey 3rd ripped up my betfair ticket   then boom
Report five leaves left December 14, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
nice win bit Cool
Report nigelpm1 December 14, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
Lewis nailed it again!
Report mugptr December 14, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
Unbeliveable
Report hemsby December 14, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
Laugh Fig
Report Asparagus Man December 14, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
Good speech
Report Sekt10ned December 14, 2014 10:31 PM GMT
Specials betting is the most awesome form of  betting. God how I love it. X factor flips flops, Jake out of Strictly and now this :-)
Report GREEDISGOOD December 14, 2014 10:31 PM GMT
keep laughing at me.
Report Dementieva December 14, 2014 10:31 PM GMT
just nicked 4k there. pleasing end to the evening
Report betfair123 December 14, 2014 10:31 PM GMT
http://sports.betfair.com/?mi=116502164&ex=1&origin=MRL
Report Platini December 14, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
Rory not best pleased is he?  Shocked
Report Kriskin December 14, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
Rory aint a popular lad for some reason.  Is it due to him chossing to represent Ireland at the Olympics?
Report mecca December 14, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
Not even a 'sportsman' IMO.
Report The Special One™ December 14, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
Hes got as much personality as a lampost LaughLaugh
Report GREEDISGOOD December 14, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
wozniacki's leftovers got what he deserved tonight. c unt
Report Sekt10ned December 14, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
the Ireland factor is surely a part
Report kevinglass December 14, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
Lewis is proud to fly the Union Jack, but obviously not too proud to pay his taxes like the rest of us.....
Report bearcub December 14, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
Great night for the good guys Love
Report The Special One™ December 14, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
BBC got their "politically correct" winner
Report timbuctooth December 14, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
Pleasing, Dementieva? Most, MOST pleasing, I`d say.
Report GREEDISGOOD December 14, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
R1gged because of the bbc connection
Report mecca December 14, 2014 10:34 PM GMT
Does formula 1 get lottery funding?   ExcitedGrin
Report andyc2000 December 14, 2014 10:35 PM GMT
Is there a cleaner market than SPOTY? Relentless money for Rory, 1.6 into 1.2 before phone lines opened then into 1.1.
Report bearcub December 14, 2014 10:36 PM GMT
The bull ring, my mates got a new broom Cool
Report Sekt10ned December 14, 2014 10:37 PM GMT
It's a very dangerous market to be too strongly in given that it is decided on the night. The price drop may have let some of those who had been too into Rory to get out
Report Dementieva December 14, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
Not MOST pleasing, Tim. Nice though. Small bet
Report Darlo Bantam December 14, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
Market up for next year already. Early £160 on Lewis at 3.
Report betfair123 December 14, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
someone no doubt backing hamilton thinking he's won for 2015 market
Report mugptr December 14, 2014 10:40 PM GMT
Very strange , I got spooked and wasted £200 on rory , mental note have convictions with your owns belief and certain polls
Report Dementieva December 14, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
Tbf, It is MOST pleasing for a Specials market, Yes Happy
Report SamH_123 December 14, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
Ian Poulter running his mouth on Twitter Laugh
'complete joke', even @ signed Lewis in the tweet
Report Sekt10ned December 14, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
most of the money to make on McIlroy was to be had earlier in the year and those who went in for him then must have done ok. I reckon the rise back up to 1.6 ish must have trapped some people though
Report Darlo Bantam December 14, 2014 10:45 PM GMT

Dec 14, 2014 -- 4:43PM, SamH_123 wrote:


Ian Poulter running his mouth on Twitter 'complete joke', even @ signed Lewis in the tweet


To be fair, they've both done incredibly this year, so he's talking sh!te. I'm stunned Rory didn't win, but you could have made a very genuine case for all 10 imo.

Report bardo December 14, 2014 10:45 PM GMT
i told you lot that the Telegraph poll for SPOTY that I posted on this thread always has it spot on.

every year it calls it spot on... well done lewis baackers
Report Sekt10ned December 14, 2014 10:46 PM GMT
I also found it pleasing having read this awful article in the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/24/lewis-hamilton-lack-popularity-black-formula-1-champion#comments

Basically the author was attacking the British public for being too racist to like Hamilton
Report donny osmond December 14, 2014 10:48 PM GMT
well done winners

well done lewis,



unlucky stevie gee backers at evens, and johnny wilk backer, ....ouch
Report Darlo Bantam December 14, 2014 10:49 PM GMT

Dec 14, 2014 -- 4:48PM, donny osmond wrote:


well done winnerswell done lewis, unlucky stevie gee backers at evens, and johnny wilk backer, ....ouch


Lol. I'd forgotten all about the Steven Gerrard money.

Report cnman December 14, 2014 11:06 PM GMT
#SPOTY2014 votes: Hamilton 209,920, McIlroy 123,745, Pavey, 99,913.
Report andyc2000 December 14, 2014 11:08 PM GMT
wow. 1.66 into 1.1 and losing 2 votes to 1 to lewis.
Report five leaves left December 14, 2014 11:10 PM GMT
Pavey would have been 2nd but for the Rory pimpage
Report Dementieva December 14, 2014 11:11 PM GMT
blimey Shocked
Report timbuctooth December 14, 2014 11:14 PM GMT
STILL no 2015 thread?  Most unusual. GB?
Report bearcub December 14, 2014 11:14 PM GMT
Start it Tim Cool
Report denson December 14, 2014 11:14 PM GMT
Hamilton 209,920
McIlroy 123,745
Pavey 99,913
Dujardin 75,814
Gallagher/Evans 35,871
Yarnold 23,188
Whitlock 17,219
Bale 13,747
Froch 11,616
Peaty 9,899
Report Darlo Bantam December 14, 2014 11:16 PM GMT
That's an incredible result for Dujardin. I think her achievements shone above pretty much above all 10 but you'd be doing a great job to convince enough people it's a sport.
Report timbuctooth December 14, 2014 11:17 PM GMT
I don`t know anything about it, couldn`t write any sense on it.  Best left to someone more knowledgeable. You do it.
Report donny osmond December 14, 2014 11:17 PM GMT
driving a car, driving a little white ball, driving a horse,

only jo did it solo of top 4.
Report denson December 14, 2014 11:18 PM GMT
McIlroy-Bale 1-2 if they were both English?
Report bearcub December 14, 2014 11:20 PM GMT
I'll leave it to hems

They will probably cancel the show
Report timbuctooth December 14, 2014 11:21 PM GMT
bear, I watched that film. Three quarters of the way through, I realised I had already seen it! Watched til the end, though, enjoyable.
Report donny osmond December 14, 2014 11:22 PM GMT
bale didnt do very well in welsh spoty vote



Cyclist Geraint Thomas has been voted the BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality 2014 at an awards ceremony in Cardiff.
The Team Sky rider succeeds rugby union star Leigh Halfpenny, who won in 2013.
Results of a public vote were revealed at the Wales Sport Awards,  in which BBC Cymru Wales and Sport Wales celebrated Welsh sporting success.
Jo Coombs took the Coach of the Year award after leading the Welsh rhythmic gymnastics squad to eight medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Thomas, 28, went straight from his highest-placed finish in the Tour de France to the Commonwealth Games, where he won a bronze in the Time Trial and then claimed gold in the Road Race in dramatic fashion - overcoming a late puncture and a wheel change to cross the finish line first.
Those performances helped Thomas, who won Olympic gold in 2012, secure the public vote just ahead of second placed gymnast Frankie Jones and mountain biker Manon Carpenter in third.




The other seven nominees chosen by an expert panel for BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality 2014 were footballer Gareth Bale, cyclists Elinor Barker and Rachel James, swimmers Jazz Carlin and Georgia Davies, golfer Jamie Donaldson and Judoka Natalie Powell.
Report bearcub December 14, 2014 11:25 PM GMT
Three quarters of the way through, I realised I had already seen it!


Laugh Tim
Report five leaves left December 14, 2014 11:34 PM GMT
Laugh
Report TheBetterBettor December 15, 2014 1:27 AM GMT
No mention of the Ultimate Warrior in the memorial montage Cry
Report Tattcorner December 15, 2014 2:16 AM GMT
Didn't participate, but noticed this afternoon reading the RP in the bookies, they recommended a bet at 13/8 Jo Pavey to be 3rd.  Better bet than lumping on the fav in hindsight....
Report ahorsewithnoname December 15, 2014 6:56 AM GMT
For reference, price movements on the final day:

Rory McIlroy - having been matched as low as 1.09 after he won the PGA Championship (having already won The Open), he then slowly drifted the more likely Hamilton's chance of winning the F1 title became. During the week leading up to the show, he was around 1.5, On the day of the show, he was mostly trading in the 1.6s but then there was a sudden shortening of price in the half hour before the show started at 8pm. He was low 1.4s at 8pm and then constantly shortened during the show (even though the phone lines hadn't yet opened) and eventually hit a low of 1.1 before then bouncing a little to 1.2. His last price matched was 1.15

Lewis Hamilton -
Spent most of Sunday trading in the 2.6 to 2.9 range. Upon McIlroy's shorting, he obviously drifted. He was 3.4 at 8pm and hit a high of 10 before shortening a little. His last price matched was 6.6.

Jo Pavey - as third fav outright (with Bale not far behind) had spent the final week shortening from around 2.5 to near Evs for a Top 3 place, then during the show shortened again down to low 1.6s


Highest prices matched on Hamilton (his lowest price matched all year was 2.48):
20    £26
21    £48
22    £15
23    £13
24    £36
25    £17
26    £6
27    £18
28    £15
29    £4
30    £27

Lowest prices matched on McIlroy (1.1 being hit back in August and again during the show):
1.09    £444
1.10    £7,535
1.11    £18,098
1.12    £22,897
1.13    £28,414
1.14    £21,869
1.15    £13,925
1.16    £30,372
1.17    £33,339
1.18    £37,768
1.19    £29,254
1.20    £35,298
1.21    £19,902
1.22    £16,056
1.23    £17,001
1.24    £14,890
1.25    £10,624
1.26    £11,643
1.27    £6,962
1.28    £13,269
1.29    £11,013
1.30    £13,642
Report bearcub December 15, 2014 10:42 AM GMT
Sunday ratings:

#SportsPersonality - 6.00m/23.8% (up 280k).
Report CLYDEBANK29 December 16, 2014 1:27 PM GMT
James Corrigan in The Telegraph


"At least we now can be clear that it is too dangerous to allow the public to decide upon two things - the death penalty and Sports Personality of the Year.


Golf is less annoyed and more befuddled by the Rory Mcllroy snub in the BBC “show” on Sunday. The pros who took to social media to express their bafflement at the world No 1 being outvoted by Lewis Hamilton told their own story.


Could the UK public not understand the magnitude of what McIlroy achieved in the summer? Could they not see that in that remarkable run from the Open through to the USPGA, McIlroy produced a stretch of form that was perhaps of a higher quality than any produced by any UK sports person in any era? What exactly does he have to do to win it? Invent penicillin?


Luke Donald hit the balata on the head when saying that as long as SPOTY is a public vote such farces will be replayed. Let’s face it, the public are fools when it comes to weighing up excellence. They do not judge dispassionately. If they did Hamilton would not have a sniff of beating McIlroy in a poll. And that is whether the award is based on performance or personality.


If I was McIlroy I would not bother turning up again. He does not need it, certainly not for his ego. Hamilton turned up at the Glasgow Hydro with his dog. McIlroy turned up with the responsibility of being No 1 in his sport. Golf is struggling with its participation levels and McIlroy saw an opportunity to spread the gospel to a wider audience.

But no, it seems that this wider audience prefers fast cars to a sport in which integrity is at its core. It seems that this wider audience do not grasp the fact that Hamilton essentially had one serious rival to beat on his way to the world title, while McIlroy had at least 70 serious rivals, as well as so many more invariables, to conquer on his way to becoming the first European golfer to win three different majors.

When McIlroy tees off at the Masters in April in his bid to become just the sixth player in history to complete the career Grand Slam he will not have superior equipment than the other golfers, he will simply have a far superior talent. No doubt, Hamilton is more talented than the rest as well. But that would mean nought if his car was not up to scratch.

So, yes, it is a disgrace that McIlroy did not win SPOTY. It is easy to see why. Golfers did not vote for him, because, well, golfers are not the type to switch on to a “show” which long ago traded in its dignity to appeal to the common denominator addicted to all that reality guff.

If you want to know how far SPOTY has descended since the days when it was an understated appreciation of the UK sporting year then look no further than Simple Minds opening the “show”. By the time the credits rolled - it has to be said, with no credit whatsoever - the booking of that band appeared so appallingly appropriate."
Report bearcub December 16, 2014 1:47 PM GMT
At least we now know who was backing McIlroy at 1.1
Report armagnac December 16, 2014 1:59 PM GMT
Laugh
Report TheBetterBettor December 16, 2014 2:12 PM GMT
James Corrigan from the telegraph...should really know better

No one is going to vote for someone who has opted to play for ireland in the next olympics.
Report five leaves left December 16, 2014 2:50 PM GMT
Golf rage
Report armagnac December 16, 2014 3:24 PM GMT
irish not allowed to vote though are they ?
there not allowed in big brother i think
Report CLYDEBANK29 December 16, 2014 4:48 PM GMT
Even in the days when it was an understated appreciation of the sporting year Princess Anne and David Broome won.  Not forgetting dual wins for both Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill.  Dressage is hardly a "plebs" sport, it's about as stuck up a sport as you could possibly get. The "Simple Minds" are more from the Telegragh demographic than The Sun
Report timbuctooth December 16, 2014 5:16 PM GMT
Bitter, snotty, broke, loser. Did he not believe his own paper`s polling? Muppet!
Report mach December 16, 2014 9:10 PM GMT
I think the forum must have James Corrigan's shirtLaughLaughLaugh
Report Jim Duncan December 18, 2014 8:22 AM GMT

Dec 14, 2014 -- 4:18PM, Rodan wrote:


How long before they pay out on Rory? I want to get some kip!


..have they paid out yet?

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