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    New Years Honours

    Crikey!!

    What a list


    Knighthoods for Wiggins, Storey & Brailsford

    CBEs for Ennis, Pendleton, Weir & Farah

    MBE for Alistair Brownlee:thumbup:

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    Re: New Years Honours

    Great news for the cycling boys!! Not seen the full list! I've become a bit anti the old honours list in recent years. I think it needs a re-vamp somehow. I don't really like people getting the knighthoods when still in their prime and competeing. Still confused as to why Kelly Holmes became a dame on the back of two golds!?All the 'British Empire' stuff is a bit dated too I think. But hey! Good luck and well done one and all!! :thumbup:
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    Re: New Years Honours

    Agnes Leask was one of the most notable, something real. Great for Bradley, although really thought our Kate Bush would have been a Dame.
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    Please for all who are on the list.
    Must be nice to get an award for doing your job when it happens to be a sport.
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    Re: New Years Honours

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardAThackeray View Post

    Knighthoods for Wiggins
    I actually thought better of Wiggins.

    Mind you, i don't think the establishment would have been too impressed with the reaction, "i'll probably just keep it in the drawer....and not use it in everyday life"

    I have to say, though, it's utter bullshit..... it's 2012 :thunbdown:

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    Re: New Years Honours

    Sir Wiggo of the Shire....its got a nice ring to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danbert Nocurry View Post


    I have to say, though, it's utter bullshit..... it's 2012 :thunbdown:

    Well I dunno. These athletes get paid to train, go to the Olympics, win an event and become famous, never need to do a hard day’s work again and then get a knighthood or some other bauble.

    How can you as a tax payer not support that?
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    Re: New Years Honours

    Quote Originally Posted by Danbert Nocurry View Post
    I actually thought better of Wiggins.

    Mind you, i don't think the establishment would have been too impressed with the reaction, "i'll probably just keep it in the drawer....and not use it in everyday life"

    I have to say, though, it's utter bullshit..... it's 2012 :thunbdown:

    Perhaps he should now ride the T de F in full suit of armour on a horse???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daletownrunner View Post
    Perhaps he should now ride the T de F in full suit of armour on a horse???
    Well he will need some reason for the Great British Public for not winning the Tour again.
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    I have just decided that the first names on the next New Years Honours list should be those of the British Cave Divers, who have used their considerable expertise and bravery, in the extraction of those young footballers and their coach from the caves in Thailand.
    I must be getting soft in my old age, as I felt tears running down my cheeks when watching news of the rescue this lunchtime!
    Proper heroes.

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