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No K for Becks or Andy Murray I see.
Clearly it would be beyond ridiculous to knight a tennis player for being quite good at tennis.
Beckham receiving a knighthood would be a sad, sad day for this country/humanity.
despite both being quite young (and Murray hasn't even retired yet).
He's the most iconic British footballer since, well, Gazza? Bobby C? No-one?
He's done more to spread football ("soccer") in America than anyone else, single handedly. He's set up loads of youth schemes here and abroad for kids in sport, he's been - in his time - an amazing player, and also went from most hated man in England after 1998 to one of the most respected, all through his performances.
I think he deserves a knighthood much more than some bellends. Remember Savile was a Sir. Cyril Smith was a Sir. Fuck those nonces.
Even Brucey, love the guy, but Beckham deserves a knighthood much more than an old sing and dance guy who's presented shit on TV for the last 30 years.
Give him an MBE.
(Also not sure he was ever an 'amazing' player, but don't particularly want to hurt peoples butts)
Or an OBE, can't remember which.
In any event, if you were going to knight a footballer of recent years it would have to be Giggs wouldn't it?
all behind his wife's back? Couldn't think of a better candidate.
... not for his private life.
all gossip and tittle tattle.
Maybe she was telling porkies, but you'd think he would have spoken out if so.
of something that hasn't existed for over half a century.
and, er, um.
Don't know why they don't rename it as the Order of Britain or similar (as they've in fact done in Austrailia and New Zealand).
it is that these things are watchlists for the future paed*redacted*
given the inevitability of Scottish independence.
"Dr Amelia Fletcher. Formerly chief Economist, Office of Fair Trading. For services to Competition and Consumer Economics."
For Services to Twee
What with the Turner Prize & all
Who saw that coming in the indie discos of the very early 90s ?
She was a founding member of Talulah Gosh, the band that preceded Heavenly.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM GBE AC QSO CD PC
Charles, Prince of Wales
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
Princes among men (literally).
to sportsmen/women for one or two good performances has cheapened the honour. In days gone by a Knighthood/Damehood(?) was only granted for exceptional long-term achievement. Steve Redgrave is a good example of this - he did something no one have ever done before. The rot set in with Kelly Holmes being made a dame for two wins in Athens. Once that was done, anyone achieving something greater was an automatic shoo-in
as now people like Mo Farah don't get a knighthood for bagging two Olympic gold medals but Kelly Holmes did so all the consistency has gone out of the window.
Worth nothing that Virginia Wade has never been made a Dame, nor has Ann Jones. But I guess in the media's eyes winning the women's title at Wimbledon doesn't really count.
Even I could manage a couple of straight sets at Wimbledon.
Martina Navaratilova won so many matches in straight sets
Official Bell End
they discuss the meanings of the various titles;
Bernard: In the civil service, CMG stands for Call Me God.
Hacker: And KCMG?
Bernard: That means Kindly Call Me God.
Hacker: What does GCMG stand for?
Bernard: God Calls Me God.
so I shouldnt need to knock them, but the smuggery involved in it does sort of motivate people to want to have a little knock, but little effort is required to do this when one notices that Pete Tong and Karen Brady are on the list.
The Apprentice would get a good shot in the arm if the contestants had to refer to her as Lady Brady.
Does anyone remember the sunday sport?
she got ahead by winning over the semi pornographer osullivan propriator of the sunday sport