Before we know it the Christmas lights will be twinkling, the heating bills will be going through the roof and the endless Christmas shopping will seem a distant memory as we ring in a new year and with that celebrate all the new Sir’s, Dame’s, OBE’s, CBE’s and every other royal acronym bestowed on the great and the good among us.
In fact, it appears that Coral Bookmakers think every sportsman who won a Gold Medal in the Summer is going to get a knighthood as also on their list of potential recipients is Ben Ainslie (Sailing), Mo Farah (Running), Andy Murray (Tennis), David Weir (Paralympic Marathon), Jason Kenny (Cycling), Alistair Brownlee (Triathlete), Greg Rutherford (Pole vault), Peter Wilson (Shooting) and Ed McKeever (Kayaking).
On the entire list of potential knighthoods, only two are not athletes – Danny Boyle and Dave Brailsford who is the cycling coach. So it would seem that if you didn’t take part in the London 2012 Olympics you’re probably not in with a shout but of course, it’s only for fun and this isn’t an actual list of nominees just odds…
I have absolutely no idea who will be bestowed with Royal honours, which isn’t much help, but Coral Bookmakers have great odds so check them out and maybe have a royal flutter of your own!