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Walcott Is Top Youngster

Walcott Is Top Youngster

Theo Walcott has been voted 'BBC Young sports Personality Of The Year'

The 17 year old won the gong after a whirlwind 12 months which saw him move from Southampton to the mighty Arsenal, selected for the England world cup squad and him finally handed his debut for the Gunners.

Walcott has since become a regular substitute for Arsenal and even though he is yet to bag his first goal in a red and white shirt, his performances have been nothing short of spectacular and has a number of vital assists to his name.

Theo scooped the award after missing out on the same gong to Harry Aikines-Aryeetey just 12 months ago.

Well done Theo.

In the main catergory Zara Phillips won the main award for sports personality of the year. No, seriously, it's true!! What the fu.... is that all about?!?!?

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday December 10 2006
Time: 9:11PM


Congrats, Theo! Just looking at his age makes me feel so old. >_<;
10/12/2006 21:39:00
What has he exactly done ? He hardly plays for Arsenal, didnt play for england ? What has he achieved ? Compared to who he ws up its embarrasing
10/12/2006 22:07:00
How is it embarrasing, he got called up for england at 16! He had his debut and now plays for one of the best clubs in the world. He desereves the young award fully.
10/12/2006 22:33:00
many congratulations...has a very bright future ahead of him.....
10/12/2006 23:16:00
He was also top scorer for England under 21's in their qualifying campaign.
10/12/2006 23:22:00
I dont particularly think he deserved it, but then again I can't think of a young sportsman who does off the top of my head. Theo Walcott was the safe option i guess. well done.
11/12/2006 00:58:00
personally as much as i am happy for him, i think Rocky even though he may have scored goals, and plenty of kids have in the past without winning this award, you have to say the who media hype around him during the world cup has probably propelled him to this award and maybe a few gooners voting ;) i think the whole awards is a shame, i mean who the hell had heard of that gymnast, not exactly what i would call personalities, i don't like the way we award people for limited success, nobody gives me awards and i actually do something ! world titles, european glory, world cups, sure , zara phillips prob got awarded becuase the palace had a say in it ;) ooh now theres a story !
11/12/2006 09:48:00
Limited success in who's eyes PG? Just because you don't know anything about it doesn't mean they haven't been successful. There is life beyond football!
11/12/2006 10:13:00
ys but rocky, my interpretation of personality, is that they are in the media eye and known with most people, when flintoff won it last year, you may not follow cricket but would be hard pushed not to have heard of him and know what he and the england team achieved. what I mean is that a personality is a character in their sport, you only have to look back, people like Mcenroe, Botham, Frank Bruno, Henry Cooper, Ali and many more.. these people were more than sports people, they had a presence in the media world and were known not only for their acheivements in sport but because of their personality away from sport and how they were in the public forum.
11/12/2006 12:33:00
In that case Walott was perfect for the award and the decision should not be in doubt. Walcott is known by everyone now, he's in the papers everyday and certainly knows how to conduct himself and is a perfect role model for all aspiring young footballers. So in one breath you are 'critisisng' for want of a better word, the decision to award Walcott this acolade based on the premis that he has falsely rising to fame through the hype of the papers and in the next your saying that an award winner of this type should be well known to the public and know how to conduct him/herself
11/12/2006 12:39:00
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