Sporting New Years Honours ..

#1
Have seen that Flintoff and Co have all got MBE's for winning the Ashes .. because England havent won it for a while.

So how come the Welsh Rugby Squad got sod all for Winning the Six Nations ?? .. they hadnt won that for a while and probaly sweated a bit more doing it .. thought they played some cracking Rugby this Year .. Gavin Henson in particular deserves something for the way he managed to play in between keeping Charlotte serviced .. good effort .. :p

Seems a bit unfair that .. recognising One Home Nations achievement over another.

And for the record .. I am not a Taff, Im a Jock and have no complaints that we got sod all .. hardly surprising considering we were s**t at everything .. :oops:
 
#2
Hmmmm, slight English imbalance in the recent awards. ( In case no one has noticed)

Personally i think Henson is a pric_k but the welsh management might well have got some award for winning the 6 nations for the first time in years.

Cannot fathom why the WHOLE England squad recieved the MBE (less vaughn).
 
#3
Mike Ruddock was awarded the OBE - didn't get much publicity in amongst the fuss for the cricket team and Sir Tom Jones (for services to the lingerie industry).
 
#4
Times on Saturday made a good point as well:

Paul Collingwood - Ashes 'hero' - 1 Ashes Test - 98 mins played - 17 runs - MBE

Steven Gerrard - Wins European Champions League - Scores vital goal - Shortlisted as FIFA Player of the Year - NOTHING.

And I'm not even a Liverpool fan!
 
#5
hurryupandwait said:
Times on Saturday made a good point as well:

Paul Collingwood - Ashes 'hero' - 1 Ashes Test - 98 mins played - 17 runs - MBE

Steven Gerrard - Wins European Champions League - Scores vital goal - Shortlisted as FIFA Player of the Year - NOTHING.

And I'm not even a Liverpool fan!
Would you like to expand om why Stevie G (La) should awarded the MBE. Presumably every other player shortlisted as FIFA player of the year (and who has scored a goal) should get an MBE too..??
 
#6
Merely highlighting the fact that by giving a 'blanket' MBE for all team players can, I feel, degrade an Honours System that has already received criticism for dishing out gongs for that who have not necessarily made an 'exceptional contribution to Britain'.
Do you feel that Collingwood is deserving of an MBE? Personally, I would say no.

Ricky Hatton has also missed out on any award, despite winning 2 x World Light-Welterweight Titles. Compard Gerrard and Hatton with Collingwood and I think it is clear who are more deserving. :lol:
 
#7
Santa_Sunday said:
hurryupandwait said:
Times on Saturday made a good point as well:

Paul Collingwood - Ashes 'hero' - 1 Ashes Test - 98 mins played - 17 runs - MBE

Steven Gerrard - Wins European Champions League - Scores vital goal - Shortlisted as FIFA Player of the Year - NOTHING.

And I'm not even a Liverpool fan!
Would you like to expand om why Stevie G (La) should awarded the MBE. Presumably every other player shortlisted as FIFA player of the year (and who has scored a goal) should get an MBE too..??
Not compulsory, however, the last time an English team won the European Cup (Champions League) it was recognised in the new year list.
With the management being spanish, IMHO Gerard would be have been a good candidate (as good as some of the ashes players) to recieve some reward for his efforts last season. :D
I don't expect a Blue nose to agree with me though 8O :D :D
 
#9
James Toseland won World SBK in 2004 and got nothing. Youngest ever World Champion in SBK - nothing.

Gavin Henson is an arrse BTW. Thats not anti-Welsh because they fully deserved 6 Nations, but one tackle and one penalty does'nt make an award. (This point applies equally to Paul Collingwood)
As for Gerrard, he should be ade to pay for all the burnt shirts the redshite fans ignited when he stuck in his transfer request.
 
#10
Ha Ha.....

1305 hrs Anfield:

Chelsea can have him -- traitor. Pass me away shirt and the matches.

1307hrs Anfield (Stevie G La has a change of heart):

Stevie G is de gear.... We luv im...!! Worth every penny of his new contract
 
#11
But we won't talk about Shreks (Rooney) loyalty :oops:
Hatton should have been a banker award.
I would never burn a football shirt, don't you know how much they cost :lol:
 
#12
No-one is talking about an award for Rooney. Gerrard is a hank
 
#13
CAARPS said:
But we won't talk about Shreks (Rooney) loyalty :oops:
Hatton should have been a banker award.
I would never burn a football shirt, don't you know how much they cost :lol:
Rooney asked for a transfer and got one.

Stvie G la has asked TWICE now.

What's your point...??
 
#14
CAARPS said:
But we won't talk about Shreks (Rooney) loyalty :oops:
Hatton should have been a banker award.
I would never burn a football shirt, don't you know how much they cost :lol:
I do mate, they are half the price they were a fortnight ago.
 
#15
My point is, like him/his team or not. He is the Captain of a team that won the European cup. Winning the competition is not very easy, others have been rewarded for similar sporting achievements, therefore he, in my opinion (my opinion, which obviously doesn’t count otherwise this thread would be WHY THE F**K HAS THAT T**T GERARD GOT A GONG) is as deserving as others on the list of an award.
But I am writing this through Red tinted spectacles!!!!
 
#16
But I am writing this through Red tinted spectacles!!!!


Yep...

Have you been reading the Liverpool (FC) Echo...?? Aldridge and St John are demanding the WHOLE squad get an MBE apiece. They also claim that it is the southern bias towards Liverpool as a city that has excluded them...!!

In other words, Chelsea WOULD have got MBEs if they had won it.....

Jesus - and they wonder why poeple laugh at us....
 
#17
He's got a Champions League winners medal. That should be enough. Hopefuly he'll have a World Cup winners one later this year. BTW Owen out for three months, Given broken thumb. Watch out the Toon, for you are going out of the cup on Sat.
 
#18
St John lost the plot years ago.
I agree with the earlier statement that gongs are given to easily and that Hatton probably has more of a shout than most.
Lets hope the whole England team are in the frame for awards next year, will have been a really good summer then.
 
#20
I dont even see why sports players should get them. Fcuk them they get paid enough to do it so why the fcuk do they need gongs. Give them to the cnuts who deserve them!!!
 
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