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2007 Sports Personality of the year
« on: December 09, 2007, 02:10:48 AM »
This year’s sports personality of the year is almost upon us and I thought I would mention that a couple of women footballers received nominations. Listed below is a detailed account of who received nominations taken from the BBC website.

Sports Personality nominations

A range of newspapers and magazine sport experts, plus a BBC panel, determined the shortlist of 10 contenders for the 2007 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

They were collated into lists of 10 candidates, which are published below. Each name counted as one vote towards the final shortlist.

A public vote by phone will decide the winner during the show on BBC One, which is being broadcast from 1900 GMT on Sunday from the NEC in Birmingham.

The nominations are listed in alphabetical order by surname.

Belfast Telegraph
Joe Calzaghe
Lewis Hamilton
David Haye
David Healy
John Higgins
Tony McCoy
Rory McIlroy
Paula Radcliffe
James Toseland
Jonny Wilkinson

Daily Express
Joe Calzaghe
Nicole Cooke
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Christine Ohuruogu
Andrew Priaulx
Jason Robinson
Justin Rose
Seb Sanders
Jamie Spencer

Daily Mail
Joe Calzaghe
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Jamie Murray
Paula Radcliffe
Jason Robinson
Justin Rose
Seb Sanders
Jamie Spencer
James Toseland

Daily Mirror
Joe Calzaghe
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Amir Khan
Andy Murray
Christine Ohuruogu
Paula Radcliffe
Justin Rose
Seb Sanders
Jonny Wilkinson

Daily Post
Joe Calzaghe
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
James McFadden
Andy Murray
Christine Ohuruogu
Paula Radcliffe
Wayne Rooney
Justin Rose
Jonny Wilkinson

Daily Record
Joe Calzaghe
Dario Franchitti
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
James McFadden
Andy Murray
Jamie Murray
Chris Paterson
Justin Rose
Jonny Wilkinson 

Daily Star on Sunday
Joe Calzaghe
Alistair Cook
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Amir Khan
Andy Murray
Jason Robinson
Wayne Rooney
James Toseland
Jonny Wilkinson

Daily Telegraph
Joe Calzaghe
Paul Collingwood
Nicole Cooke
Ricky Hatton
Lewis Hamilton
Tony McCoy
Andy Murray
Paula Radcliffe
Jason Robinson
Justin Rose 

Evening Standard
Joe Calzaghe
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Tony McCoy
Andy Murray
Paula Radcliffe
Justin Rose
Andrew Sheridan
John Terry
James Toseland

Guardian
Rob Burrow
Joe Calzaghe
Nicole Cooke
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Victoria Pendleton
Paula Radcliffe
Cristiano Ronaldo
Justin Rose
Seb Sanders

Independent
Joe Calzaghe
Paul Collingwood
Cesc Fabregas
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Mark Ramprakash
Jason Robinson
Cristiano Ronaldo
Seb Sanders
James Toseland

Independent on Sunday
Joe Calzaghe
Nicole Cooke
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Amir Khan
Christine Ohuruogu
Monty Panesar
Paula Radcliffe
Wayne Rooney
Jonny Wilkinson

Mail on Sunday
Joe Calzaghe
Ryan Giggs
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Paula Radcliffe
Jason Robinson
Justin Rose
Kelly Smith
James Toseland
Jonny Wilkinson

News of the World
Sam Burgess
Joe Calzaghe
Cesc Fabregas
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
David Haye
Jason Robinson
Andy Murray
Cristiano Ronaldo
Jonny Wilkinson

Nuts
Joe Calzaghe
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
David Healy
James McFadden
Andy Murray
Wayne Rooney
Justin Rose
James Toseland
Jonny Wilkinson

Observer
Joe Calzaghe
Dario Franchitti
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
David Haye
Andy Murray
Christine Ohuruogu
Paula Radcliffe
Justin Rose
Seb Sanders

Scotland on Sunday
Joe Calzaghe
Julie Fleeting
Katherine Grainger
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Chris Hoy
James McFadden
Jamie Murray
Victoria Pendleton
Paula Radcliffe

Scotsman
Joe Calzaghe
Dario Franchitti
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
James McFadden
Andy Murray
Paula Radcliffe
Justin Rose
Seb Sanders
Jamie Spencer

Sport magazine
Joe Calzaghe
Frankie Dettori
Aaron Hadlow
Ricky Hatton
Lewis Hamilton
Christine Ohuruogu
Paula Radcliffe
Cristiano Ronaldo
Justin Rose
Andrew Sheridan

Sunday Express
Joe Calzaghe
Ryan Giggs
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Andy Murray
Victoria Pendleton
Paula Radcliffe
Jason Robinson
James Toseland
Jonny Wilkinson

Sunday Mirror
David Beckham
Joe Calzaghe
Nicole Cooke
Frankie Dettori
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Andy Priaulx
Paula Radcliffe
Jason Robinson
Justin Rose

Sunday Telegraph
Joe Calzaghe
Nicole Cooke
Lewis Hamilton
Paula Radcliffe
Mark Ramprakash
Jason Robinson
Justin Rose
Seb Sanders
Kelly Smith
Jonny Wilkinson

Sunday Times
Joe Calzaghe
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Christine Ohuruogu
Victoria Pendleton
Paula Radcliffe
Mark Ramprakash
Justin Rose
Jamie Spencer
Johnny Wilkinson 

The Herald
Joe Calzaghe
Frankie Dettori
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
John Higgins
James McFadden
Colin Montgomerie
Andy Murray
Jamie Murray
Seb Sanders

The People
Joe Calzaghe
Cesc Fabregas
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Kevin Pietersen
Paula Radcliffe
Cristiano Ronaldo
Justin Rose
James Toseland
Jonny Wilkinson

The Voice
Joe Calzaghe
Alistair Cook
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
David Haye
Amir Khan
Frank Lampard
Christine Ohuruogu
Justin Rose
Junior Witter

Times
Joe Calzaghe
Steven Gerrard
Ryan Giggs
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Andy Murray
Monty Panesar
Paula Radcliffe
Justin Rose
Jonny Wilkinson

Wales on Sunday
Joe Calzaghe
Mark Cavendish
Ryan Giggs
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Andy Murray
Christine Ohuruogu
Jason Robinson
Justin Rose
James Toseland 

Western Mail
Joe Calzaghe
Ryan Giggs
Ricky Hatton
Lewis Hamilton
James Hook
Enzo Maccarinelli
Andy Murray
Paula Radcliffe
Justin Rose
JamesToseland

Zoo
Joe Calzaghe
Frankie Dettori
Andy Gomarsall
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Christine Ohuruogu
Paula Radcliffe
Cristiano Ronaldo
Justin Rose
James Toseland 

Panel of Experts*
Joe Calzaghe
Frankie Dettori
Lewis Hamilton
Ricky Hatton
Andy Murray
Jamie Murray
Victoria Pendleton
Paula Radcliffe
Justin Rose
Jonny Wilkinson

*Experts' Panel - Dame Kelly Holmes, Nick Faldo, Sir Steve Redgrave, Alan Hansen, Lord Seb Coe, Clare Balding, Jonathan Davies, Barry McGuigan, David Coulthard, Sir Trevor Brooking, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Greg Rusedski

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_radio/sports_personality_of_the_year/7096040.stm
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Re: 2007 Sports Personality of the year
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2007, 02:22:15 AM »
It’s good to see that the Mail on Sunday, Scotland on Sunday and Sunday Telegraph handed nominations to the Arsenal duo of Kelly Smith and Julie Fleeting.  A good sign that the British press are starting to sit up and take notice of women’s football in this country.

In Kelly Smith’s recent email interview with the Independent, she was asked the following question:
You're joint-15th favourite to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. Who do you think will win it? "Will Arsenal Ladies win anything? Lewis Hamilton is the favourite and I can see why; he's done fantastically and as the only black driver. So he'll probably do it. But I'd like to see it go to Joe Calzaghe. I've heard we might be nominated for the team award. Just a nomination would be great."
http://sport.independent.co.uk/football/comment/article3174405.ece

In terms of the trophy, I would personally like to see the exceptional Joe Calzaghe win the prestigious award after he produced a marvellous display in defeating fellow undefeated champion Mikkel Kessler to become the undisputed super-middleweight champion of the world. I would put Hatton in second place, if he wins the big fight out Las Vegas this morning. The immensely talented Lewis Hamilton would be my choice for third. I don’t think Calzagie stands any chance of winning the award if I’m honest as in my opinion he should have won it in 2006 after he totally outclassed the highly rated American Jeff Lacy in a classic but he didn’t even make the top 3.  Many Welsh people believe it is because he is Welsh and doesn’t go out of his way to seek all the limelight. Hopefully one day he’ll get the true recognition he so richly deserves.  Sir Joe Calzagie sounds great!

I was confused when I noticed foreign sports stars on the list like Cristiano Ronaldo and Cesc Fabreagas but I found the following explanation in the rules:

People are eligible to win Sports Personality of the Year if:- They are British or all three of the following criteria apply:
  • They play a significant amount of their sport in the UK
  • Their core achievements that year were achieved in the UK, and not with a non-UK based team (in which case they would more likely qualify for the Overseas award)
  • They are residents in the UK
I’ve counted up all the votes and find below the full rundown of how many votes each of the 53 nominees received:


Joe Calzaghe - 31
Lewis Hamilton - 31
Ricky Hatton - 29

Justin Rose - 23
Paula Radcliffe - 22
Andy Murray - 16
Jonny Wilkinson - 15
James Toseland - 12
Jason Robinson - 11
Christine Ohuruogu - 10

Seb Sanders - 9
Nicole Cooke - 6
James McFadden - 6
Cristiano Ronaldo - 6
Frankie Dettori - 5
Ryan Giggs - 5
Jamie Murray - 5
Victoria Pendleton - 5
David Haye - 4
Amir Khan - 4
Wayne Rooney - 4
Jamie Spencer - 4
Cesc Fabregas - 3
Dario Franchitti - 3
Tony McCoy - 3
Mark Ramprakash - 3
Paul Collingwood - 2
Alistair Cook - 2
David Healy - 2
John Higgins - 2
Monty Panesar - 2
Andrew Priaulx - 2
Andrew Sheridan - 2
Kelly Smith - 2 (equal 27th placed)
David Beckham - 1
Sam Burgess - 1
Rob Burrow - 1
Mark Cavendish - 1
Julie Fleeting - 1 (equal 35th placed)
Steven Gerrard - 1
Andy Gomarsall - 1
Katherine Grainger - 1
Aaron Hadlow - 1
James Hook - 1
Chris Hoy - 1
Frank Lampard - 1
Enzo Maccarinelli - 1
Rory McIlroy - 1
Colin Montgomerie - 1
Chris Paterson - 1
Kevin Pietersen - 1
John Terry - 1
Junior Witter - 1
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Re: 2007 Sports Personality of the year
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2007, 02:38:02 AM »
A couple of awards that women's football might have nominations in are Coach of the Year and Team of the Year.

The judging panel for both awards consists of: Lord Sebastian Coe, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Sir Trevor Brooking, Clare Balding, Alan Hansen, Greg Rusedski, Nick Faldo, David Coulthard, Sir Steve Redgrave, Dame Kelly Holmes, Jonathan Davies, Barry McGuigan.

The Coach of the Year is judged on who has made the biggest impact in British sport.
The 12 sporting greats listed above decide the winner by voting for their top 1-2-3.
The judging panel was given a review of the year by the Sports Personality production team which highlights the main contenders but they were still open to vote for anyone of their choice that fits the criteria.
They had until 22 November to make its decision.
Three points will be awarded for first place, two points for second place, one point for third place. The winner is the selection with the most points.
In the unlikely event that they had a tie, the selection with the most first places would be named the winner.

The Team of the Year is limited to the (British only) team that has achieved the most notable performance in British sport.
It was judged as per Coach of the Year process.

Think the British rugby league side might get the team of the year award by the sounds of it.


Got to say that I found the some of the nominations by the press really strange.
Sorry for really long posts btw lol.
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Re: 2007 Sports Personality of the year
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2007, 10:56:14 AM »
Kelly Smith beat David Beckham.  Julie Fleeting beat Frank Lampard.  That's a couple of results.


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Re: 2007 Sports Personality of the year
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2008, 01:41:45 AM »
I'd have hoped that Arsenal ladies had a chance after they won everything they entered.

But GB RL team won a test series, so should have had a good chance if it was going to a men's team.

But - typical British style - it went to a bunch of losers - England RU just improved - didn't win anything.
Looking at judges - I'm not surprised.
I doubt if anyone except Jonathan Davies has heard of Rugby League, and wonder if any have ever watched women's footie.

Any committee with Seb Coe on it (Lord Coe, sorry, touch my forelock, and beg forgiveness to my Tory master) is bound to get things wrong.
We'll probably see that in the London Olympics  ;D
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Re: 2007 Sports Personality of the year
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2008, 11:46:18 AM »
Kelly Smith beat David Beckham.  Julie Fleeting beat Frank Lampard.  That's a couple of results.




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