Danny Hall column: Sports Personality of the Year is a brazen popularity contest. Want personality? Then the ‘Rocket’ should firmly be in the driving seat
He is arguably the greatest player his sport has ever produced; without question the most talented, and almost certainly the most personable. A five-time world champion, he bounced back from losing his third successive world championship final to lift the UK Championship recently in a thrilling final, after making a stunning 147 earlier in the competition. All while playing with a broken ankle.

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