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so who would your greatest ever sportsmen in there fields be?



Formula One : Ayrton Senna in my lieftime as a pure driver followed by the late Ronnie Pettersson ( rip ) and then Micheal Schumacher


Tennis : Andre Agassi is the only man to win grand slam titles on all surfaces but for me JP McEnroe was the most talented player I ever saw.


Track and Field : the great Carl Lewis, too me he was the first true track mega star


Swimming : not Phelps no, another American called Matt Biondi who had the same talent just not the same work ethic :wink:


Football : Diego Armando Maradonna, big fish in every pool he swam in be it Argentinian, Spanish, Italian, World not just a Brazilian one :roll:


Cricket : for me bowling would be Warney as he was the best for so long and at the crease Tendulkar


Boxing : p4p is a hard topic but the best fighter I have ever seen on tape is Henry Armstrong and the best I have ever seen in a ring in my lifetime in his prime was Roy Jones Jr from Middle to Heavy and maybe 9 moths after that untill father time came calling.


Golf : has to be Tiger Woods does it not


GP / SuperBikes : Valentino Rossi has so much ability but you wonder about the oppo and I would of loved to see him take on KR senior and his ilk to see if he could of done what he has in that era?


Olympian : Sir Steven Redgrave for me he gave every last breath in 3 olympics and won over 5 in total and is the equal of any olympian who medals in onr or two however many medals they pedals they posses

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Cracking topic Mol will spark some debate:

Formula 1 - Have to say Schumacher most successful in my lifetime unfortunately I only started watching just after Senna's untimely death

Tennis - Sampras was a different class for me had an aura about him and think half of his opponents were beaten before going on court (although Agassi was my personal favourite)

Track and Field - Can only think of Michael Johnson on the track side again Lewis was a bit before me.

Swimming - Have to say Phelps so dominant

Football - Zidane was a genius everytime I saw him I was amazed straight away his volley in the Champions League final comes to mind. Shame about how he bowed out though.

Cricket - Am going to agree with Warne on the bowling side batting though for me is Lara

Boxing - Sure many will saw Ali but in my lifetime two greats for me are Lewis and Calzaghe

Golf - Again will agree with Tiger

GP/Superbikes - For me Carl Fogarty, true talent backed up with true determination if given a true chance in GP's he would have won that aswell I have no doubt

Olympian - Again Redgrave but a small mention for Pinsent aswell


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Formula One :apart from mansell and the self driving motor :wink: my heros would be Fangio and a guy named Willy Grover (also known as Willy Williams) who had a short racing career pre WWII before living a life James Bond would have been proud of, eventually dying at the hands of the gestapo (or not) could have been 'champion of the world without a doubt.

Tennis : Borg, Navratilova

Track and Field : Jesse Owens

Swimming : the Irish drugs cheat girl

Football : Pele he didn't cheat or take perfomancxe enhancing drugs like a certain argie spotty frog

Cricket : Bradman bat
Larwood ball
Botham bat and ball and pot smoking (although lamby tokes well)

Boxing : Marciano

Golf : Niklaus ( http://www.tigerwoods.com/defaultflash.sps )

GP / SuperBikes : Hizzy

Olympian : Redgrave
but honourable mention for that swimmer from Guinea Eric Moussambani
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crack and field =carl lewis
swimmin= mark spits
football= george best
cricket= shane warne
boxing = tough one this... sugar ray leonard? rocky marciano?i'll go leonard
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Football - Ryan Giggs

Tennis - Sampras

Formula 1 - Schumacher

Boxing - Lennox Lewis

Swimming - Phelps

Cricket - Shane Warne

Golf - Tiger Woods

Bikes - Lance Armstrong

Olympian - Kelly Holmes

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Football - Kenny Hibbit

Tennis - Jimmy Connors

Formula 1 - Emerson fittipaldi

Boxing - Tefilio stephenson

Swimming - Mark Spitz

Cricket - Michael Holding (whispering death) / Bradman

Golf - Sevvy

Bikes - Geoff Thomas

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Olympian - Redgrave


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Football - Zinedine Zidane

Tennis - JP McEnroe

Formula 1 - Lewis Hamilton

Boxing - Marvin Hagler

Swimming - Ian Thorpe

Cricket - Bat Brian Lara / Ball Wasim Akram

Golf - Has to be Peter Baker :wink:

Bikes - Barry Sheene

Olympian - Michael Johnson


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Football - Paul Gascoigne

Tennis - Samprass

Formula 1 - Schumacher

Boxing - Lennox Lewis

Swimming - Phelps

Cricket - Shane Warne

Golf - Tiger Woods

Bikes - Lance Armstrong

Olympian - Redgrave

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Formula One :Ayrton Senna his endless conflicts with other stars impresses me (alhough irvine is a close second - didn't do much on track but what a guy - unlapped senna on his first race and then said "Well if he hadn't have been going so fucking slow there wouldn't have been a problem - cocky irish git lol)

Tennis : Sampras (don't follow much tennis - but if i recall he did win almost everything)


Track and Field : watch this even less than tennis but would have to say jessie owen


Swimming : Eleanor Simmonds (but again i don't watch much swimming)


Football : David Beckham (hear me out - plays his heart out every game and ALWAYS comes in for stick, but he still has it even at 34 i think)


Cricket : botham - end of - probably the finest all rounderer you will ever see.


Boxing :(as previously mentioned i have no love of boxing but bruno all the way)

Golf : faldo ( up until his ryder cup fiasco)


GP / SuperBikes : rossi - pure class


Olympian :Sir Steve Redgrave - the man needs no explanation!

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so who would your greatest ever sportsmen in there fields be?



Formula One : Michael Schmacher always was the man to beat, unstoppable, do anything to win, great driver and a sad loss for the sport when he retired, after taking F1 to the next level

Tennis : Roger Federer when he was in his prime truly unstoppable, was the man to end the Samparas Reign and has been going on since then, dropped these past few years but in his prime was the best I’ve ever seen – took tennis to the next level


Track and Field : [color=orange]Michael Johnson 400m
countless 400m records, great professional who always left his heart out on the track


Swimming : Phelps it simple really that many medals you have to be something special – another who has taken his sport to the next level


Football : Zinedene Zidane One of a few footballers I would actually pay to see train/play where ever whenever, the ball seemed to be glued to him, great team player, great work rate, never in the press for the wrong reasons. Great pro!


Cricket : Warney un-playable simple!


Boxing : Flloyd Mayweather maybe the cockiest sportsman a live, but he is untouchable, to see him fight is like a sweet dream with him just floating around the ring and sticking to basics ie jabs. He obviously takes his profession very serisouly and trains like mad 24/7 365 days a year (great watching hatton v mayweather 24/7) He’s beaten the best in his era, still undeafted, still fighting the best, still will be the best when he retires


Golf : Tiger Woods no contest


GP / SuperBikes : Valentino Rossi the best


Olympian : Sir Steven Redgrave great pro, only person win gold at 5 olympics (wow) he even had half the country and team doubting him in the run up to the 5th Gold – Truly remarkable to see them come away with the gold and that moment will always stay a fond memory within me

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Not surprisingly no one has mentioned perhaps one of the UK's most successful sportsmen, Dougie Lampkin. Just take a look at his trophy cabinet then search for him on you tube. Here's a link to his trophy cabinet...http://dougielampkin.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=24&Itemid=74

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Football - bergkamp

Tennis - Lendl just my personal tennis favourite,

Formula 1 - Senna, genius, when he died i stopped watching F1 i was so gutted

Boxing - Benn, still my personal favourite

Swimming - Phelps

Cricket - Tendulkar with a bat, Warne with the ball

Golf - Tiger Woods

Bikes - Foggy, for me gave me some of the most exciting racing in my lifetime

Olympian - Michael Johnson, amazing athlete tht did things his own way. Got alot of stick years ago having been brave enough to speak out about loads of enhancing drugs in american athletics, and was found to be correct.

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Not surprisingly no one has mentioned perhaps one of the UK's most successful sportsmen, Dougie Lampkin. Just take a look at his trophy cabinet then search for him on you tube. Here's a link to his trophy cabinet...http://dougielampkin.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=24&Itemid=74

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Dougie is as well known as David Knight, and both are genius in there field

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Difficult questions.. I took out swimming because I don't give a dam..

Formula One : Ayrton Senna, grew up watching him.. not seen a more exiting driver since

Tennis : Federer has taken it this year really.. you can't argue with facts.. although wouldhe have won so many if he was around in Beckers era?


Track and Field : Always a massive admiration for Michael Johnson, his 19.32 was the greatest thing i'd ever seen on the track until that freak of nature last year..


Football : Have to say Maradonna too.. altho I am a lover of the not so pretty side of the game, so Beckenbauer also..


Cricket : Viv Richards was pulsating... Warne is a true legend!


Boxing : Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Marvin Haggler provided the greatest contests of all time.. Calzaghe deserves a mention for beating everything put in his way!


Golf : Tiger or Big Jack.. was great to see Watson still playing so well though


Basketball: MJ no questions asked..

Gridiron: I grew wanting to be Joe Montana.. Walter Payton too.


Olympian : Jesse Owens, for how he did it, when he did it and where he did it.. true inspiration!

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Football - Maradona
Cycling - Bernard Hinault
Cricket - Mike Procter
Boxing - Thomas Hearns
Formula 1 - Ayrton Senna
Track & Field - Daley Thomson
Olympian - Sir Steve Redgrave
Rugby - Serge Blanco
Moto Gp - Valentino Rossi
Tennis - Jimmy Connors
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One to add to my list. Probably the greatest unheralded endurance athlete ever. John Stamstadt. Google his name and get some idea of the mental things he has done. Very inspirational to me when I don't feel like going out for a run or a bike ride in shitty weather.

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Thought he was guilty of match fixing in the Eygypt v Israel Red Sea race.

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Thought he was guilty of match fixing in the Eygypt v Israel Red Sea race.


No you're getting confused,the game you're on about was to do with Egypts new overseas manager Mickas Mcarethias and him fielding a weakened side against Israel because they had a bigger game against Jordan a few days later.
God was found not guilty after an opposition side lost 10-0 and were found to be pissed out of their heads.He was accused of turning their water bottles into wine but the case couldn't be proved.

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Decathletes participate in ten sports. At the top for so long and a real gent and he did it when there was little money on the table... Daley Thompson - no other.

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