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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1710 on: January 01, 2017, 10:14:27 AM »

The age of celebrity is here and these things are dished out all over the place, . Give them to charitable folk but why honour multi-millionaires from the sporting world?

Well the practice of giving honours to luminaries from the sporting world is, irrespective of its merits or otherwise, not a recent development. Len Hutton got a K over 60 years ago; Roger Bannister got one in the '70s. I think they possibly are getting doled out a bit too easily now but I certainly think the likes of Jackie Stewart, Mary Peters and indeed Andy Murray deserve to be recognised in that way.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXzGI0XP7M

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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1711 on: January 01, 2017, 20:09:06 PM »
Yup. BLiar was the main culprit behind this IMHO giving gongs to the Ashes team. If folk get to 75 then yes, if they're still remembered reward them. Otherwise let them rot.
If Doddy has to wait until he's 89 then these folk can.
I agree. I'm not keen on the giving of knighthoods/damehoods to relatively young sportsmen/sportswomen.
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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1712 on: January 01, 2017, 21:50:39 PM »
I think they possibly are getting doled out a bit too easily now but I certainly think the likes of Jackie Stewart, Mary Peters and indeed Andy Murray deserve to be recognised in that way.

Don't disagree although Stewart and Peters had to wait until they were over 25 years into retirement to get the awards. Andy Murray didn't even get a promotion to a CBE first, which would previously have been seen as the more natural progression to a knighthood, until they started dishing them out willy nilly that is...

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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1713 on: January 08, 2017, 11:27:45 AM »
You wouldn't catch me calling him sir. I'd just ignore the twat.

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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1714 on: January 08, 2017, 12:33:52 PM »
You wouldn't catch me calling him sir. I'd just ignore the twat.
LOL

Can he renounce his knighthood now normal service has been resumed?
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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1715 on: January 08, 2017, 12:35:38 PM »
Disappointed to see that Sir Andy was beaten in the final of the Qatar Open by Novak - but the recently-honoured world number one retains has place at the top of the ladder for now. Doesn't bode well for a good year for him though, given that Novak is now his sole nemesis. The Serb has gone through a difficult patch, but possibly sorted himself out.

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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1716 on: January 08, 2017, 12:38:54 PM »
Heard him called Sir Andy Murray on the radio. Sounds absolutely ridiculous.
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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1717 on: January 08, 2017, 13:04:51 PM »
NO U

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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1718 on: January 19, 2017, 15:48:19 PM »
Novak has been dumped out of the Australian Open by Denis Istomin, currently ranked 117 in the world. So Sir Andy is definitely the favourite to take the Men's Singles title there this year, but perhaps more importantly it points to a continuing lack of consistency on the part of the Serbian tennis ace. Sir Andy might hold onto his #1 rank and pick up another slam or two this year.

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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1719 on: January 19, 2017, 20:12:42 PM »
Federer and Nadal are still lurking aren't they  ?
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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1720 on: January 20, 2017, 07:55:53 AM »
Yes, but while neither can be discounted, neither is the force he once was. Roger in particular hasn't won a slam since 2012,

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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1721 on: January 20, 2017, 14:34:08 PM »
Pity Del Potro pulled out of the Aussie Open - I think when he is fit he will be the biggest threat to Murray this year. Nadal's body is nearly destroyed by over training, think the only chance he has of winning will be on Clay in France. Murray should be number 1 for at least half the year as he started 2016 badly and picked up most of his points from later in the year so as last years points get deducted over this year it won't affect him until later by which time he should have picked up more anyway.

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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1722 on: January 22, 2017, 13:39:22 PM »
and he's out...idiot....
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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1723 on: January 23, 2017, 11:54:46 AM »
Yes, disappointing that he failed to capitalise on Novak's early exit. Rather like the US Open last year (or was it the French? Whatever)

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Re: The Andy Murray thread
« Reply #1724 on: January 27, 2017, 14:00:14 PM »
Federer vs Nadal final - just like old times.