Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

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Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

Post by Chobbsy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:54 pm

Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender - discuss?
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Re: Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

Post by Mark62 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:03 pm

Interesting, very much divides opinion.
Not a fans favourite unless you’re Welsh, but the pundits all rave about him.
Not flashy, but old school player who does the basics well

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Re: Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

Post by JP14 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:16 pm

Stats will say he’s one of Wales’ best ever captains, however many people this side of the border believe he recieved 125 caps too many and even in Wales Asher-Smith might be a better nominee, considering she represents the whole of the UK.
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Re: Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

Post by drc_007 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:35 pm

Does he have a personality?

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Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:07 pm

drc_007 wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:35 pm
Does he have a personality?
More than a certain F1 driver & a fair few winners of SPOTY.

He is also a rather good 2nd row & an exceptional captain.
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Re: Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

Post by CitizenSmiff » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:44 pm

I can't stand the man personally, his 'legendary' leadership mostly amounts to trying to bully referees and generally being a bit annoying at breakdowns (plus some admittedly impressive work in the engine room). At least he lives and pays his taxes in the UK though, which puts him a few notches above most other recent winners.

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Re: Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

Post by Cardiff Tig » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:16 pm

JP14 wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:16 pm
Stats will say he’s one of Wales’ best ever captains, however many people this side of the border believe he recieved 125 caps too many and even in Wales Asher-Smith might be a better nominee, considering she represents the whole of the UK.
You rarely win more than 1 international cap without deserving it. At that level its results that matter, not who you may or may not know. Name any international coach who doesn't put results first. No one becomes a 100+ capped international without being excellent.

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Re: Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

Post by Coops » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:21 pm

Just comparing to our own MJ -

Never won a World Cup
Never won anything domestically - league or European Cup
One more Lions Cap than MJ
Granted more International Caps than MJ

Rugby player has only won it once in 2003 - Wilkinson obvs. MJ was 2nd then.

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Re: Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:29 pm

It's very unlikely he will win, but he certainly deserves the nomination.
If he was a) English & b) a Tiger a lot of moaners on here might shut up, they could just go back to picking on Nigel.

There appears to be a few posters on here who might be better spending there time fawning over another Nigel.
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Re: Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

Post by mol2 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:41 pm

I don't know about wining that vote but he's the sort of player and on the field leader that Tigers have very much missed since Corry retired and before that Johnno.

You don't play professional sport to be liked by the opposition fans, but you may win their grudging admiration.

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Re: Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

Post by ay2oh » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:13 pm

mol2 wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:41 pm
I don't know about wining that vote but he's the sort of player and on the field leader that Tigers have very much missed since Corry retired and before that Johnno.

You don't play professional sport to be liked by the opposition fans, but you may win their grudging admiration.
Would be very surprised if anyone outside Wales voted for him
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Re: Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

Post by kk20gb30 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:10 am

mol2 wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:41 pm
I don't know about wining that vote but he's the sort of player and on the field leader that Tigers have very much missed since Corry retired and before that Johnno.

You don't play professional sport to be liked by the opposition fans, but you may win their grudging admiration.
+1

doubt he will win , but would not dispute the nomination.

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Re: Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

Post by sam16111986 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:23 am

Inspirational captain and grand slam winner but at the world cup Wales weren't great and were a bit lucky to scrape past France. If Wales retain the grand slam next year then he'd be more likely because there's also a good chance he'd be the most capped international at the same time. This year I think he'll be edged out.

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Re: Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

Post by Tiger_in_Birmingham » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:32 am

drc_007 wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:35 pm
Does he have a personality?
Far more than most players of any sport that get interviewed

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Re: Alun Wyn Jones named as Sports Personality 2019 contender

Post by ay2oh » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:34 am

Tiger_in_Birmingham wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:32 am
drc_007 wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:35 pm
Does he have a personality?
Far more than most players of any sport that get interviewed
Really :smt005
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