Championship Personality of the Year

by admin

Monday, December 20th, 2010

This years BBC Sports Personality of the Year, known on Twitter as #spoty, did not feature a single footballer.

We had a boxer, a golfer, a very good darts player nick-named ‘The Power’ and some Olympians. All lovely people I’m sure but there was nobody representing the nation’s favourite sport. Or rugby.

Not even a snooker player.

Looking at the most exciting league in England, where short-sleeve shirts and playing in poor conditions are the norm week in and week out, who would win The Championship Personality of the Year?

People of the internet, I present to you my top three contenders:

Robbie Savage
Still sporting the long hair, this Welsh loud-mouth is one of the most popular footballers on Twitter. And despite what you might think, he doesn’t take himself too seriously. The other week I even watched a video of him rapping along to the Black Eyed Peas in his own car. Watch it here

On weekends he plays football for Derby County and then gets behind the mic to host BBC Radio 5Live phone-in show ‘6-0-6’. You may have seen him on Match of the Day or even ESPN recently. For a Championship player, his profile is still massive.

Robbie is also the Third most booked player in Premiership history and an ambassador for an Alzheimers charity. Read more here

Love him or hate him, Robbie Savage is an important figure in football, especially The Championship.

Sven Goran Eriksson
Just when we were beginning to wonder where Sven was going to end up after Notts County, Mexico and Ivory Coast, he pops up in little old Leicester. decent move considering he probably could have taken millions to coach the Chilean Miners.

And, unlike some managers, he knows how to give the media a cracking quote of two. For example, on Saturday after Leicester’s 3-0 loss at Ipswich, “Well… At least I know Leicester can’t play in snow”.

An experienced International manager, Sven looks like he’s got his groove back and Leicester City once again look like a dormant giant. If Sven stays and can nail some big-name signings (currently, quite a few are loanees) then look for the Foxes to come out of hibernation next month to fight for a place in the top flight.

He could even be the man who finally brings David Beckham back to English football.

Neil Warnock
My personal choice as the next England manager, the QPR boss feels like one of the last of a ‘dying breed’.

A leader who isn’t afraid to take a so-called ‘difficult’ player under his wing and nurse him back to health and can pull a team together under the watchful eye of super-rich owners.

A man who will always wear his heart on his sleeve and, like most decent Sheffield United fans, the pain of a politically messy relegation still burns deep down in his soul.

Plus he’s called Neil. What better message to send to FIFA, Spain, Brazil, Italy and Germany that we’re going to win the next World Cup than by employing a British manager called “Neil”.

Got a nomination for ‘Championship Personality of the Year’? Let me know.

Oh and happy Christmas!

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  • Mystical Mike

    Cabbage has actually won me over, he’s a prat but he knows it.

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