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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #60 on: December 29, 2012, 08:38 PM »
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Congratulations to Andy. I too was a bit surprised that he didn't get the same as Jess Ennis, Mo Farah etc, but suppose he probably has more opportunities to add to his sporting achievements than they do. I'm pretty sure he'll get an upgrade at some point.

BBC report says " ... there were four criteria in deciding which athletes should be awarded including longevity in the sport, general performance and how much they give back to the sporting community.

The sporting honours committee also assesses what stage the individual is in their career in terms of whether they are likely to be competing for a further number of years".

It looks quiye funny in a tweet: First official match of the new season sees @andy_murray (OBE) play Ito/qualifier @BrisbaneTennis. Then possibly Klizan, Dolgopolov, Raonic. (Piers Newbury)
lol  Thanks for the info.  I was sure a parliamentary committee was inolved but didn't know how they assessed who gets what medal.  Andy's could be upgraded to a CBE (at least that's my understanding) at some point, possibly at the end of his career, although I'm keeping quiet on the subject of a knighthood because it's way too soon to even think about it.  

The Queen merely acts on the advice of her ministers and so her only involvement is to present the awards, although she sometimes hands this duty over to either Prince Charles or Princess Anne.  For those interested in the Awards Ceremony, or Investiture, to give it its proper name -

Each year, around 2,600 people receive their awards personally from The Queen or a member of the Royal Family. Approximately 22 investitures are held annually in Buckingham Palace, one or two at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and one in Cardiff. There are approximately 120 recipients at each Investiture. The Queen usually conducts the investitures, although the Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal also hold some investitures on behalf of the Queen.

During the ceremony, the Queen enters the ballroom of Buckingham Palace attended by two Gurkha orderly officers, a tradition begun in 1876 by Queen Victoria. On duty on the dais are five members of the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard, which was created in 1485 by Henry VII; they are the oldest military corps in the United Kingdom. Four gentlemen ushers are on duty to help look after the recipients and their guests.

The Queen is escorted by either the Lord Chamberlain or the Lord Steward. After the National Anthem has been played, he stands to the right of the Queen and announces the name of each recipient and the achievement for which they are being decorated. The Queen is provided with a brief background for each recipient by her equerry as they approach to receive their award.

Those who are to be knighted kneel on an investiture stool to receive the accolade, which is bestowed by the Queen using the sword used by her father, George VI as Duke of York and Colonel of the Scots Guards. Occasionally an award for gallantry may be made posthumously and in this case the Queen presents the decoration or medal to the recipient's next-of-kin in private before the public investiture begins.

After the award ceremony, those honoured are ushered out of the Ballroom into the Inner Quadrangle of Buckingham Palace, where the Royal Rota of Photographers are stationed. Here recipients are photographed with their awards. In some cases, members of the press may interview some of the more well-known people who have received honours.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders,_decorations,_and_medals_of_the_United_Kingdom
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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #61 on: December 29, 2012, 10:22 PM »
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Andy's reaction, posted today on Facebook -

"It is with incredible pride that I have been named in the New Years Honours List to receive an OBE from Her Majesty the Queen for Services to Sport. 2012 has been an amazing year for British sport and I am proud to have been able to play my part. I reached my first Wimbledon final, competed and won gold at the London 2012 Olympics with Team GB at Wimbledon, and then won my first grand slam title at the US Open. Being recognised in such a way at the end of such a great season is the finishing touch on 2012. Thank you all for your support, I hope everyone has a very happy New Year.....and here’s to 2013!"


And here's to 2013 to you Andy!   cheers   yay
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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #62 on: December 30, 2012, 02:24 AM »
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Well it had to happen.  I don't know who this stupid Psuedo-Queen ***** is, but she hasn't even got Andy's honour right, and I've left a comment to that effect. Whistle - http://news.uk.msn.com/socialvoices/new-years-honours-the-queen-explains And in case you can't be bothered looking at this, what she says is "Andy Murray has been awarded an MBE for services to acting following his emotional interview after losing at Wimbledon."  Even more disgracefully that comment is the only one quoted in large letters at the side of the article.
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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #63 on: December 30, 2012, 02:30 AM »
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Well it had to happen.  I don't know who this stupid Psuedo-Queen ***** is, but she hasn't even got Andy's honour right, and I've left a comment to that effect. Whistle - http://news.uk.msn.com/socialvoices/new-years-honours-the-queen-explains And in case you can't be bothered looking at this, what she says is "Andy Murray has been awarded an MBE for services to acting following his emotional interview after losing at Wimbledon."  Even more disgracefully that comment is the only one quoted in large letters at the side of the article.

It looks like that Debra Cowan got it pretty much sorted for you. Her rant is comedy gold.
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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #64 on: December 30, 2012, 02:33 AM »
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OMG I clicked on the name of the author and it took me to the Queen's twitter. I always knew she was a Wiggins ******!
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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #65 on: December 30, 2012, 02:46 AM »
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How many has Wiggo won ?

7 medals in total and my mistake, again, Sir Chris also has 7 - I didn't realise he had a silver medal. Yes, Sir Chris is the most successful with 6 golds, but equal with the number of medals.


Read Andy's comments on FB last night, great end to the year indeed.
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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #66 on: December 30, 2012, 02:49 AM »
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Did you notice my comment at the top Aileen.
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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #67 on: December 30, 2012, 02:56 AM »
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It looks like that Debra Cowan got it pretty much sorted for you. Her rant is comedy gold.
It is brilliant, I agree - but I'm not so taken with the response to her from Sara Bell though.  I don't know if my comment will appear, but I've looked quickly through them all and I'm glad to say that the greater majority are behind Andy.
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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #68 on: December 30, 2012, 02:59 AM »
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Well it had to happen.  I don't know who this stupid Psuedo-Queen ***** is, but she hasn't even got Andy's honour right, and I've left a comment to that effect. Whistle - http://news.uk.msn.com/socialvoices/new-years-honours-the-queen-explains And in case you can't be bothered looking at this, what she says is "Andy Murray has been awarded an MBE for services to acting following his emotional interview after losing at Wimbledon."  Even more disgracefully that comment is the only one quoted in large letters at the side of the article.

What I find more disgraceful is the standard of spelling in the comments! Jeez, what is the country coming to!

There are numpties everywhere Aileen. retard
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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #69 on: December 30, 2012, 02:59 AM »
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Did you notice my comment at the top Aileen.
It wasn't at the top when I first looked at the comments, that was from a lady in NZ, but if you used your real name I don't know it anyway!

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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #70 on: December 30, 2012, 03:07 AM »
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It wasn't at the top when I first looked at the comments, that was from a lady in NZ, but if you used your real name I don't know it anyway!

Yeah my bad, I'm Connor.
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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #71 on: December 30, 2012, 03:16 AM »
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Hi Connor!  No I don't remember seeing your name, but I did go through it all very quickly.



What I find more disgraceful is the standard of spelling in the comments! Jeez, what is the country coming to!

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Bad spelling sadly isn't all that uncommon in these sort of comments - not that I often look at them.  In fact I only looked at this because the big photo of Andy just happened to catch my eye, along with the accompanying words "Don't worry Andy, that interview won you a gong - for acting!"  I guess I chose totally the wrong moment to look at the MSN homepage. Frown   But why, of all others who got honours and who she insulted, was Andy the one they chose to highlight?  I just don't get it.
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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #72 on: December 30, 2012, 03:18 AM »
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Hi Connor!  No I don't remember seeing your name, but I did go through it all very quickly.


Bad spelling sadly isn't all that uncommon in these sort of comments - not that I often look at them.  In fact I only looked at this because the big photo of Andy just happened to catch my eye, along with the accompanying words "Don't worry Andy, that interview won you a gong - for acting!"  I guess I chose totally the wrong moment to look at the MSN homepage. Frown   But why, of all others who got honours and who she insulted, was Andy the one they chose to highlight?  I just don't get it.

I read through the article and it seems that the author only insults Andy and not the rest.
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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #73 on: December 30, 2012, 03:26 AM »
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Hi Connor!  No I don't remember seeing your name, but I did go through it all very quickly.


Bad spelling sadly isn't all that uncommon in these sort of comments - not that I often look at them.  In fact I only looked at this because the big photo of Andy just happened to catch my eye, along with the accompanying words "Don't worry Andy, that interview won you a gong - for acting!"  I guess I chose totally the wrong moment to look at the MSN homepage. Frown   But why, of all others who got honours and who she insulted, was Andy the one they chose to highlight?  I just don't get it.

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Re: Murray awarded OBE in New Year's Honours « Reply #74 on: December 30, 2012, 04:13 AM »
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I read through the article and it seems that the author only insults Andy and not the rest.
It's pretty obvious she's a dedicated Murray hater, and admittedly I only skim-read the article after seeing the marginal quote.  She may not have been particularly insulting to most of the others but I didn't find her attempts at humour all that clever.

More to be pitied than scorned.
I agree.  Just wish I'd never seen it, that's all.  That pic of Andy almost in tears really got me going.
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