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Old 11-27-12, 08:54
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People or person ?

Because looking at all reactions, Wiggins is people's favourite by a marginal distance over Murray so far.
latest odds suggest otherwise. Wiggins is 2/5, Mo Farah is 5/1 and the rest are 10/1 and up.
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For some reason Andy Murray isn't that popular, though his acheievements are on a similar level to Wiggo

I thought Laura Trott would have made the list though, pesonally I wouldn't mind if Mo Farah or Wiggo won.
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For some reason Andy Murray isn't that popular, though his acheievements are on a similar level to Wiggo

I thought Laura Trott would have made the list though, pesonally I wouldn't mind if Mo Farah or Wiggo won.
Mo is good choice too.
I heard that Andy is not that popular,its interesting.I dont live in GB but maybe its because of scotish origin?No?
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Mo is good choice too.
I heard that Andy is not that popular,its interesting.I dont live in GB but maybe its because of scotish origin?No?
No. Well, maybe an ill chosen joke about the england football team didn't help, but plenty of scots are popular.

He's just kind of moody and doesn't play particularly pretty tennis
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Mo is good choice too.
I heard that Andy is not that popular,its interesting.I dont live in GB but maybe its because of scotish origin?No?
Not sure it is his Scottish origin, people have no problem with Chris Hoy, more his surly attitude.

The only thing about the scottish thing is perhaps comments that he made in the past about England Football team, which some English (though not me) took an exception to me, (if I was scottish I wouldn't want England to win, I would say I don't want Scotland to win, abut as they never do anyway it does not bother me ).
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Old 11-27-12, 14:35
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Given his achievements and the landslide win Cav had last year I expect Wiggins to win. I don't think Murray is that unpopular and expect him to be in the top three along with either Farah or Ennis. Plus a lot of people will have warmed to Murray after his emotional Wimbledon loss.

I'd have had Trott and Brownlee in my top 12 ahead of Grainger, Hoy or even Storey. Its a shame that so many of these sports only get the recognition in Olympic year. Its as if World Champs only count in athletics.
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Being a cycling fan, I think its clear Wiggins should take the Spoty price. TdF win and a Gold medal in the home Olympics. Looks perfect.

Murray relatively close 2nd.
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I don't think Wiggins will get it as you still have the LA fallout fresh in the public's mind and I think Ben Ainsley, David Weir and Mo Farah will get it before another cyclist and if it is a cyclist Chris Hoy

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Old 11-28-12, 10:05
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I've seen plenty of online polls and the only people getting significant votes are Wiggins, Murray, Farah and Ennis. No one else has a chance.

The bookies aren't often wrong. Bet365 have:
Bradley Wiggins 4/11
Mo Farah 9/2
Andy Murray 10/1
Jessica Ennis 10/1
David Weir 33/1
Ellie Simmonds 50/1
Rory McIlroy 100/1
Chris Hoy 125/1
Ben Ainslie 175/1
Katherine Grainger 200/1
Nicola Adams 150/1
Sarah Storey 250/1
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