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Title: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 09, 2007, 01:13:57 PM
Graeme Dott v Ian McCulloch
Anthony Hamilton v Marco Fu
Stephen Maguire v Joe Perry
Mark Williams v Joe Swail
John Higgins v Michael Holt
Barry Hawkins v Fergal O'Brien
Neil Robertson v Ryan Day
Ronnie O'Sullivan v Ding Junhui
Ken Doherty v Mark Allen
Matthew Stevens v Joe Delaney
Steve Davis v John Parrott
Shaun Murphy v Judd Trump
Peter Ebdon v Nigel Bond
Stephen Lee v Mark Selby
Ali Carter v Andy Hicks
Stephen Hendry v David Gilbert


The first round draw. Easy draw for most of the seeds. Ronnie has a hard game :-\
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Spiritof98 on April 09, 2007, 02:56:51 PM
tough luck on Mark Allen to Ken Doherty in the 1st round, probably his idol.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: tyroneboi on April 09, 2007, 10:03:58 PM
i know it is a bit of a cliche for him, but if Ronnie can keep his head then he will surely be champion. If he isnt then 10-12 players have a really good chance. The Worlds bring out the best in so many players - Stevens, Ebdon, Murphy, Doherty, Hendry, Dott etc. It should be a really good tournament - looking forward to the first round battle between the BBC pundits Davis v Parrott. Also look out for Ryan Day and Judd Trump, 2 really exciting young players!!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: magpie seanie on April 10, 2007, 11:24:15 AM
Its just not the same without the Whirlwind.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 10, 2007, 04:52:43 PM
if ronnie beats ding junhui i think he will get far. easier second round game
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Deal_Me_In on April 10, 2007, 04:56:29 PM
Does anyoner have the betting odds? Can't access them from work. Fancy Allen to beat doherty myself.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 10, 2007, 04:59:17 PM
www.toals.co.uk/odds/snooker/0/0

O' Sullivan 10/3
Junhui 10/1
Hendry 10/1
Murphy 10/1
Higgins 11/1
Ebdon 12/1
Dott 14/1
Robertson 16/1
Maguire 20/1
Stevens 20/1
Doherty 22/1
Williams 28/1
Selby 33/1
Day 40/1
Lee 50/1
Trump 50/1
Fu 66/1
Carter 66/1
Hawkins 66/1
Allen 66/1
Perry 80/1
Mcculloch 100/1
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Square Ball on April 10, 2007, 05:02:11 PM
Ladbrooks go

G Dott vs I McCulloch
   2/5  G Dott    7/4  I McCulloch   10:00      
  
  P Ebdon vs N Bond
   1/5  P Ebdon    10/3  N Bond   10:00  
...              
  M Fu vs A Hamilton
   8/13  M Fu    6/5  A Hamilton   "    
  
  M Stevens vs Joe Delaney
   2/9  M Stevens    3/1  J Delaney   14:30  
  
  S Davis vs J Parrott
   4/9  S Davis    13/8  J Parrott   19:00   
Sunday 22nd of April, 2007    
 
 
  B Hawkins vs F O'Brien
   8/15  B Hawkins    11/8  F O'Brien   10:00  
  
  R O'Sullivan vs Ding Junhui
   4/9  R O'Sullivan    13/8  D Junhui   14:30    
  
Monday 23rd of April, 2007    
 
 
  S Murphy vs J Trump
   3/10  S Murphy    12/5  J Trump   10:00      
  
  K Doherty vs M Allen
   4/11  K Doherty    2/1  M Allen   14:30  "    
  
  S Maguire vs J Perry
   4/9  S Maguire    13/8  J Perry   19:00      
  
Tuesday 24th of April, 2007    
 
 
  M Williams vs J Swail
   8/13  M Williams    6/5  J Swail   10:00  Ľ    
  
  S Hendry vs D Gilbert
   1/7  S Hendry    4/1  D Gilbert   14:30     
  
  M Selby vs S Lee
   4/6  M Selby    11/10  S Lee   19:00
 
 
  N Robertson vs R Day
   4/7  N Robertson    5/4  R Day   10:00  Ľ   
  
  J Higgins vs M Holt
   2/9  J Higgins    3/1  M Holt   14:30  
 
  A Carter vs A Hicks
   2/5  A Carter    7/4  A Hicks   19:00  

  
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Hardy on April 10, 2007, 05:44:19 PM
I thought Doherty was world No. 1? Ten ahead of him in the betting?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: The Bottom Brick on April 10, 2007, 11:38:48 PM
Williams must be worth a few quid e/w at 28s??
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Bogball XV on April 10, 2007, 11:50:35 PM
Ding for me.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: blasmere on April 11, 2007, 08:44:13 AM
absolutely wide open, anybody could win it.

best value bet Robertson at 16/1
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 11, 2007, 10:34:31 AM
top side of the draw looks easier on form at least
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: TORGAEL on April 11, 2007, 03:32:37 PM
Ronnie v ding.............a real ding dong battle there !
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 15, 2007, 08:23:07 PM
how did doherty get to no 1 in the world. dont remember him winning lately.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: tyroneboi on April 16, 2007, 12:32:03 PM
think it has more to do with dohertys consistency more than anything. he never seems to get beat in many first round matches and tends to take all tournaments more seriously than a lot of the other top players. he has had many semi finals and final appearances over the past few seasons and this bumps his ranking up considerably. i think this is the case because like you say portmor he hasnt won many tournaments.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 16, 2007, 04:12:48 PM
never thought of that tyrone. i think he will get far in the wc as well
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 17, 2007, 04:10:33 PM
Ronnie thinks the draw for the World Championship is fixed


O'Sullivan's match-up with Ding, a repeat of January's Masters final, was the stand-out tie of the draw.

Ding has soared up the world rankings in the last two seasons, and is rated among the favourites for the title in Sheffield on his Crucible debut.

 'Whoever is doing the draw is trying to stitch me up'

Ronnie O'Sullivan

O'Sullivan, who won at The Crucible in 2001 and 2004, has faced tricky opponents in his first-round matches in recent years.

He lost to Marco Fu in the opening round of the 2003 tournament, and had to beat Scotland's Stephen Maguire in 2004 and 2005.


Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: cavanmaniac on April 18, 2007, 02:57:53 PM
Any of you read the piece in the Sindo about Dubliner Joe Delaney, 34-year-old former talent who slightly pissed it away in last few years but battled back somewhat and has made it to the Crucible this year?

Could be a big story waiting to happen.

Or alternatively, he could go on the lash and get mashed in the first round by Matthew Stevens. :-\
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 18, 2007, 07:21:12 PM
ive never heard of him before but id say he would have a good chance against matthew stevens because he hasnt been playing that well lately
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: tyroneboi on April 18, 2007, 08:06:05 PM
matthew stevens is a different player when he plays at the world championship what with the longer frames etc. he will easily beat delaney and he has got a good chance of winning it. even says it himself, he is terrible at shorter events but always plays well at the longer frame matches.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 19, 2007, 05:21:18 PM
www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker    and predict the winner of each match in the world championship
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 21, 2007, 11:45:59 AM
Peter Ebdon (Eng) 3-0 Nigel Bond (Eng)
70-37 88-20 70-54

Graeme Dott (Sco) 2-1 Ian McCulloch (Eng)
43-71 64-37 71-17 (61)

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 21, 2007, 12:51:51 PM
Peter Ebdon (Eng) 4-1 Nigel Bond (Eng)
70-37 88-20 70-54 65-62 (Bond 62) 41-71

Graeme Dott (Sco) 3-2 Ian McCulloch (Eng)
43-71 64-37 71-17 (61) 1-63 74-41
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Uladh on April 21, 2007, 01:01:54 PM

Graeme Dott is the world number one in the latest rankings on the back of having won the last tournament (china open).
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 21, 2007, 01:58:24 PM
latest

Peter Ebdon (Eng) 4-4 Nigel Bond (Eng)
70-37 88-20 70-54 65-62 (Bond 62) 41-71 17-74 0-69 (68) 18-90

Graeme Dott (Sco) 4-4 Ian McCulloch (Eng)
43-71 64-37 71-17 (61) 1-63 74-41 68-37 61-65 32-85 (51)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 21, 2007, 02:57:13 PM
joe delaney from dublin just started his debut match in the wc against matthew stevens
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 21, 2007, 04:08:05 PM
Delaney missing a few easy chances 4-0 to stevens at the interval
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 22, 2007, 12:46:51 PM
latest

Peter Ebdon (Eng) 6-5 Nigel Bond (Eng)
70-37 88-20 70-54 65-62 (Bond 62) 41-71 17-74 0-69 (68) 18-90 0-115 (114) 110-7 70-33

Barry Hawkins (Eng) 2-0 Fergal O'Brien (Ire)
75-47 (58) 85-1

Result:

Graeme Dott (Sco) 7-10 Ian McCulloch (Eng)
43-71 64-37 71-17 (61) 1-63 74-41 68-37 61-65 32-85 (51) 57-62 46-58 59-28 31-67 20-68 101-8 (85) 17-110 (110) 85-20 24-71

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 22, 2007, 01:00:10 PM
Peter Ebdon (Eng) 7-6 Nigel Bond (Eng)
70-37 88-20 70-54 65-62 (Bond 62) 41-71 17-74 0-69 (68) 18-90 0-115 (114) 110-7 70-33 9-67 (60) 50-32

Barry Hawkins (Eng) 3-2 Fergal O'Brien (Ire)
75-47 (58) 85-1 57-58 60-56 5-63

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 22, 2007, 01:03:08 PM
no i hate it  :D
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 22, 2007, 01:31:25 PM
Peter Ebdon (Eng) 8-6 Nigel Bond (Eng)
70-37 88-20 70-54 65-62 (Bond 62) 41-71 17-74 0-69 (68) 18-90 0-115 (114) 110-7 70-33 9-67 (60) 9-67 (60) 50-32 68-55

Barry Hawkins (Eng) 3-3 Fergal O'Brien (Ire)
75-47 (58) 85-1 57-58 60-56 5-63 29-69
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 22, 2007, 03:11:07 PM
Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) 2-0 Ding Junhui (Chn)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 22, 2007, 03:49:34 PM
Steve Davis (Eng) 4-6 John Parrott (Eng)
34-90 (90) 60-12 1-126 (126) 48-71 (65) 59-72 (55, 65) 29-63 33-72 111-4 (100) 81-13 65-58

Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) 3-0 Ding Junhui (Chn)
84-36 (58) 99-3 (50) 110-1 (109)

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 22, 2007, 05:00:50 PM
Steve Davis (Eng) 6-8 John Parrott (Eng)
34-90 (90) 60-12 1-126 (126) 48-71 (65) 59-72 (55, 65) 29-63 33-72 111-4 (100) 81-13 65-58 70-0 (69) 77-15 (70) 28-79 (79) * frame score to follow

Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) 6-1 Ding Junhui (Chn)
84-36 (58) 99-3 (50) 110-1 (109) 84-41 123-0 (66, 63) 32-104 (103) 70-69

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: tyroneboi on April 22, 2007, 05:12:03 PM
Looks like John Parrot is gonna beat Davis. 9-6 up now and playing quite well.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 22, 2007, 05:25:09 PM
most people thought it was going to be a tight game but looks like ronnie o'sullivan is going to stuff ding junhui 7-1 up now
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 22, 2007, 05:57:02 PM
davis pulled one back 9-7 to parrot now
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 22, 2007, 06:09:20 PM
Steve Davis (Eng) 9-9 John Parrott (Eng) nervy finish
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: tyroneboi on April 22, 2007, 06:10:07 PM
you gotta love these last frame decider matches really is 50/50 this one!!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 22, 2007, 07:34:12 PM
Steve Davis (Eng) 9-10 John Parrott (Eng) what a match
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: deiseach on April 22, 2007, 09:53:51 PM
Thought Parrott was trying to pull a fast one at the end there. He said he was trying to move the red hanging over the pocket but it didn't look like he hit it hard enough if that was his intention. Davis looked a wee bit cool at the handshakes . . .
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 23, 2007, 08:53:17 AM
Hendry wants 'greatest ever' win  
 
Hendry will start his 22nd Crucible campaign on Tuesday
Snooker legend Stephen Hendry believes winning this year's World Championship would be the most impressive feat of his illustrious career.
The 37-year-old has won seven world titles, with the last coming in 1999.

"Winning any competition these days is so special but to be world champion again would be my greatest ever achievement," said Hendry.

"This year's world title could be won by anyone from a bunch of four or five - and I believe I'm one of them."

Hendry, who has not won a ranking tournament since the Malta Cup in 2005, started the season as world number one, but he is down to eighth in the provisional list.

"Being world champion is more important to me than being number one in the world," said Hendry.

"I hope that if my record of winning the title seven times is beaten, it's beaten by me.

"The number one ranking proves you are perhaps the most consistent player over one or two seasons.

 
Stephen Hendry on his practice routine

"But I was number one for eight years in the 1990s and it doesn't hold the same special feeling as being world champion."

Hendry will be embarking on his 22nd Crucible campaign when he gets under way against Dave Gilbert on Tuesday, but the Scot insists he has lost none of his will to win.

"My practice regime is the same in time and length as that for any other tournament but I think when you are approaching the World Championship you unconsciously put a little bit more effort in," he said.

"You concentrate a little bit harder because you know the tournament coming up is the big one.

"At the moment I'm practising on my own. I used to play against people a lot but at this point of time it's more beneficial to me to play on my own. It makes me concentrate better.

"Sometimes, when I play against people, after a couple of hours, my mind is starting to wander, I'm not concentrating properly.

"But now, I'm playing four or five hours a day on my own. I put on my iPod, listen to music and play all day."

 
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Fiodoir Ard Mhacha on April 23, 2007, 09:14:10 AM
Thought Parrott was trying to pull a fast one at the end there. He said he was trying to move the red hanging over the pocket but it didn't look like he hit it hard enough if that was his intention. Davis looked a wee bit cool at the handshakes . . .




Remember the way Davis reacted when this happened.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Hardy on April 23, 2007, 09:23:20 AM
What happened with the red ball? I just heard them talking about it after,  but I didn't get it.

Steve Davis is an incredibly nice fella, though. (Goes into Fearon mode). I sat across the aisle and one row behind him on a plane once. Unlike Fearon (imagine what the poor man would have had to endure), I didnít bother him or speak to him, but throughout the flight there were people coming to him to talk, ask for autographs, etc. and he was not just professionally pleasant, but genuinely nice to everybody. He came across as bright, intelligent and a good conversationalist. His wife and two young lads of about 8 and 10 were directly in front of me and Iíve never encountered better behaved or mannered kids. A very positive (and not at all boring) impression, all round.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: downredblack on April 23, 2007, 09:36:48 AM
Couldn't stand him in the 80's when he was robotically winning all in front of him , used to love it when Higgy or White would on those rare occasions turn him over . But watching him do the commentary now he comes across very well and doesn't take himself too seriously .
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 23, 2007, 12:03:33 PM
latest

Shaun Murphy (Eng) 3-1 Judd Trump (Eng)
82-21 131-0 (96) 64-0 (52) 15-74

Barry Hawkins (Eng) 5-7 Fergal O'Brien (Ire)
75-47 (58) 85-1 57-58 60-56 5-63 29-69 79-46 27-90 (63) 9-120 (120) 17-97 (51) 70-1 (70) 28-80 (80)

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: full back on April 23, 2007, 12:11:55 PM
Hendry will start his 22nd Crucible campaign on Tuesday
The 37-year-old has won seven world titles, with the last coming in 1999.

Does that mean Hendry first played aged just 15!!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 23, 2007, 12:15:07 PM
Hendry will start his 22nd Crucible campaign on Tuesday
The 37-year-old has won seven world titles, with the last coming in 1999.

Does that mean Hendry first played aged just 15!!

i think he was 16 when he made his debut
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 23, 2007, 12:44:15 PM
Shaun Murphy (Eng) 5-4 Judd Trump (Eng)  trump really making a game of it. dont rule him out of beating the 05 champ yet
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 23, 2007, 01:19:07 PM
Barry Hawkins (Eng) 7-9 Fergal O'Brien (Ire)
75-47 (58) 85-1 57-58 60-56 5-63 29-69 79-46 27-90 (63) 9-120 (120) 17-97 (51) 70-1 (70) 28-80 (80) 19-68 (68) 69-64 (O'Brien 64)

great match
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 23, 2007, 01:38:25 PM
Barry Hawkins (Eng) 8-9 Fergal O'Brien (Ire)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 23, 2007, 02:09:21 PM
9-9 final frame decider.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 23, 2007, 02:32:11 PM
hawkins 9-10 o'brien first irishman through to the last 16
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: TG4 on April 23, 2007, 02:35:50 PM
who does people think will win this copetition? i wouldnt follow the snooker that greatly but i would always watch the world snooker championship. i saw the odds for winning the competition last friday and noticed that mark williams was 33/1 2 win it outright. are those pretty good odds or has williams form dipped alot from a few years ago wen he was always in the top 4 or 5 favourites 2 win it?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: SlimShady on April 23, 2007, 02:38:20 PM
what price is that smug wee barsteward Hendry? He's on the better side of the draw and you can never rule him out.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 23, 2007, 02:41:48 PM
hendry is 9/1 along with higgins and murphy. o'sulliven favourite 15/8
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: full back on April 23, 2007, 02:44:46 PM
O Sullivan would be a f**king nightmare to back
He could implode at any given time, bad enough hoping your selection will play well never mind hoping your selection doesnt admit himself to the f**king nut house
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 23, 2007, 02:59:40 PM
8-2 to o'sullivan the comeback is on
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: blasmere on April 23, 2007, 03:49:06 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/snooker/6581657.stm

I don't think the BBC are quite sure who won this game!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: tyroneboi on April 23, 2007, 04:05:09 PM
mark allen 4-0 up against ken doherty!!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Spiritof98 on April 23, 2007, 04:45:19 PM
4-1 scrapy frame, allen showing some signs of nerves
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 23, 2007, 05:10:31 PM
Ken Doherty (Ire) 2-4 Mark Allen (NI)

bad match alot of missed chances
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 23, 2007, 06:21:44 PM
Ken Doherty (Ire) 3-6 Mark Allen (NI)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 24, 2007, 04:03:32 PM
Stephen Hendry (Sco) 1-1 David Gilbert (Eng)
83-25 (51) 38-77


Mark Williams (Wal) 5-4 Joe Swail (NI)
64-39 68-23 80-36 72-14 29-66 (59) 34-78 (53) 26-69 (62) 22-71 (71) 75-58 (Williams 52)

decent comeback by swail to give himself a chance tonight
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 24, 2007, 04:32:23 PM
hendry 1-3 gilbert
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 24, 2007, 04:50:53 PM
if hendry gets past gilbert he could get to at least the semi-finals on the easy side of the draw
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 24, 2007, 06:30:40 PM
Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry staged a recovery to end the first session of his match against underdog Dave Gilbert only 5-4 down.
Hendry, playing with a new cue, started with a 51 break to go ahead, but his form deserted him for long periods as the world number 66 soared ahead.

Gilbert took four scrappy frames in a row as Hendry missed a series of pots.

A break of 100 in the sixth put Gilbert 5-1 up, but Hendry made breaks of 68 and 76 as he clawed his way back.

The world number one will be relieved to have escaped with only a one-frame deficit after a prolonged spell of poor form threatened to derail his hopes of an eighth title.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: deiseach on April 24, 2007, 07:53:27 PM
What happened with the red ball? I just heard them talking about it after,  but I didn't get it.

Parrott potted a red but the only colour he could hit - the black - had the pot blocked by a red hanging over the bottom right pocket (as you watch it on the telly). He had no safety shot and Willie Thorne suggested he might pot the red via the black, taking the seven point penalty but knowing Davis would have an easy shot and eight points would be knocked off the points remaining. Terry Griffiths thought (and I agree) that the ref would have called a deliberate miss. As it happens, Parrott did hit the black against the red but neither went in. He claimed afterwards that this was what he wanted, but he didn't seem to me to have hit it with enough venom if he wanted the red to cannon away. Not one you'd see very often.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 24, 2007, 09:57:08 PM
Mark Williams (Wal) 9-8 Joe Swail (NI)
64-39 68-23 80-36 72-14 29-66 (59) 34-78 (53) 26-69 (62) 22-71 (71) 75-58 (Williams 52) 38-74 90-39 (85) 0-114 (114) 78-1 55-42 (71) 52-63 0-69 87-34
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Redgreenery on April 24, 2007, 09:59:15 PM
Hard luck to Doherty today.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 24, 2007, 10:03:50 PM
yes, hendry came back well
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: deiseach on April 24, 2007, 10:29:07 PM
I see Joe Swail has beaten Mark Williams. Well done Joe, he's given great entertainment over the years at the Crucible. Maybe he can do a Dott on it?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Hardy on April 24, 2007, 10:59:50 PM
Thanks Deiseach.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 25, 2007, 04:17:20 PM
John Higgins (Sco) 1-2 Michael Holt (Eng)
24-81 19-100 (82) 66-57

Stephen Lee (Eng) 5-7 Mark Selby (Eng)
76-28 126-0 (126) 80-5 (74) 76-36 (67) 71-0 (71) 0-73 (51) 1-89 (84) 49-74 13-47 10-67 (52) 5-91 (56) 20-63

what a comeback by selby he was 5-0 down
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 25, 2007, 04:26:42 PM
Stephen Lee (Eng) 5-8 Mark Selby (Eng)
76-28 126-0 (126) 80-5 (74) 76-36 (67) 71-0 (71) 0-73 (51) 1-89 (84) 49-74 13-47 10-67 (52) 5-91 (56) 20-63 37-56
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: The Claw on April 25, 2007, 04:32:00 PM
What the hell is Lee at, he's losing me money
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Deal_Me_In on April 25, 2007, 05:20:11 PM
you can watch the snooker at http://worldtvpc.com/tvinfo.php?id=sports if the BBC coverage on the internet is not working
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 25, 2007, 09:30:49 PM
Neil Robertson (Aus) 9-5 Ryan Day (Wal)
60-37 86-23 79-0 (79) 64-56 8-66 18-86 75-0 1-117 (100) 67-60 76-30 20-75 9-50 63-47 58-25

Ali Carter (Eng) 4-2 Andy Hicks (Eng)
76-14 (51) 17-67 (53) 112-0 (112) 28-94 79-5 (79) 135-0 (129)

Stephen Lee (Eng) 7-10 Mark Selby (Eng)
76-28 126-0 (126) 80-5 (74) 76-36 (67) 71-0 (71) 0-73 (51) 1-89 (84) 49-74 13-47 10-67 (52) 5-91 (56) 20-63 37-56 79-26 (55) 0-73 (73) 55-47 0-58


Latest score:

John Higgins (Sco) 6-3 Michael Holt (Eng)
24-81 19-100 (82) 66-57 64-48 1-76 (65) 59-53 67-24 81-12 (53) 104-0 (104)

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 26, 2007, 05:24:59 PM
John Higgins (Sco) 10-4 Michael Holt (Eng)
24-81 19-100 (82) 66-57 64-48 1-76 (65) 59-53 67-24 81-12 (53) 104-0 (104) 99-4 57-65 74-11 (52) 84-4 (57) 94-0 (88)

Second round (best of 25 frames):

Score:


Shaun Murphy (Eng) 5-3 John Parrott (Eng)
65-32 (55) 66-1 (65) 100-0 (100) 108-24 34-84 5-75 (74) 4-83 75-37 * resumes on Friday 1000 BST

1900 BST:


First round (best of 19 frames):


Ali Carter (Eng) 7-2 Andy Hicks (Eng)
76-14 (51) 17-67 (53) 112-0 (112) 28-94 79-5 (79) 135-0 (129) 77-22 71-49 79-9

1900 BST:
Anthony Hamilton (Eng) v Ian McCulloch (Eng)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 28, 2007, 03:22:45 PM
Latest:

Stephen Maguire (Sco) 11-7 Joe Swail (NI)
0-104 (104) 22-70 85-5 67-54 79-19 75-12 (61) 56-42 64-29 56-47 100-0 (52) 0-81 9-82 (73) 0-75 (75) 70-35 80-3 60-8 101-0 (101) 6-82 (82) 0-128 (72, 56)

Stephen Hendry (Sco) 1-1 Ali Carter (Eng)
34-69 (68) 92-0 (92)

1900 BST:

Matthew Stevens (Wal) 9-7 Mark Allen (NI)
78-1 83-34 (83) 65-16 84-21 (56) 18-101 (101) 0-105 (63) 0-118 (118) 112-22 (85) 101-0 (101) 76-9 71-6 0-85 (83) 79-57 (73, 57) 1-90 (78) 11-76 27-64

John Higgins (Sco) v Fergal O'Brien (Ire)


Result from morning session:

Anthony Hamilton (Eng) 13-8 Ian McCulloch (Eng)
8-75 (68) 63-42 55-79 69-9 (60) 25-70 73-57 55-62 70-1 (61) 71-20 72-14 32-58 53-64 (64) 64-62 (63) 51-62 26-74 (56) 61-18 65-40 (65) 111-0 (111) 54-43 107-25 (107) 91-5 (91)


Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 30, 2007, 06:44:14 PM
Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) 8-8 Neil Robertson (Aus)
0-119 (87) 104-0 (104) 58-57 72-48 69-23 82-23 0-94 (70) 105-23 (100) 6-74 98-0 (68) 105-0 (105) 41-55 0-68 18-70 0-77 (77) 0-140 (140)

Peter Ebdon (Eng) 6-10 Mark Selby (Eng)
54-63 57-50 6-85 (57) 1-100 (76) 72-0 (66) 71-0 (62) 89-1 (60) 0-69 (57) 38-68 0-121 (100) 0-126 (122) 0-123 (119) 76-20 (69) 54-59 79-16 45-57

Results:

Stephen Hendry (Sco) 6-13 Ali Carter (Eng)
34-69 (68) 92-0 (92) 98-0 0-78 (78) 0-72 (72) 52-72 (72) 39-61 3-136 (111) 1-59 69-41 0-66 (66) 0-136 (53, 83) 71-31 (57) 0-61 0-74 12-116 (83) 78-1 65-32 7-63

John Higgins (Sco) 13-4 Fergal O'Brien (Ire)
6-67 (54) 89-0 (89) 81-21 28-68 70-36 60-20 52-18 70-50 8-109 (85) 67-6 98-0 (98) 23-68 75-0 135-0 (135) 85-0 120-1 (100) 103-20




 

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Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 30, 2007, 06:45:33 PM
Ali Carter ended Stephen Hendry's dreams of an eighth world title as he sealed a deserved 13-6 win to reach the quarter-finals at The Crucible.
Hendry had put himself in an impossible position, going into the final session 12-4 behind and needing to launch an unprecedented fightback.

The Scot, who switched to a new cue just before the tournament, showed commendable attitude to close to 12-6.

But Carter clinched the inevitable win with runs of 35 and 20 in the last.

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 30, 2007, 07:47:27 PM
Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) 9-9 Neil Robertson (Aus)
0-119 (87) 104-0 (104) 58-57 72-48 69-23 82-23 0-94 (70) 105-23 (100) 6-74 98-0 (68) 105-0 (105) 41-55 0-68 18-70 0-77 (77) 0-140 (140) 0-117 (52) 129-0 (129)

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: deiseach on April 30, 2007, 08:23:54 PM
Jaysus, anportmorforjfc, you clearly like snooker so could you not give us some opinions on what's going down in Sheffield rather than just cut 'n' pasting stuff that is FREELY AVAILABLE WITHOUT SUBSCRIPTION from the BBC?

That was some blowout this afternoon, all of four frames for the punters. O'Sullivan and Robertson seem to be more on message this evening.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on May 02, 2007, 09:52:46 PM
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Higgins ends O'Sullivan title bid 
 
Higgins gained revenge for his defeat in the 2001 final
Ronnie O'Sullivan's bid for a third world title ended as he lost 13-9 to John Higgins in the quarter-final.
The Scot dominated the morning, going 11-5 up in the best-of-25-frame game to stand just two frames from victory.

After the restart O'Sullivan hit breaks of 48 and 70 as he took three of the first four frames to stay in the game.

A 93 break cut the gap to three frames but when he missed a long red in the next Higgins made no mistake and gained revenge for his 2001 final defeat.

From the outset, Higgins had the upper hand, with breaks of 91 and 73 as he opened up an early 3-1 lead.

But O'Sullivan struck back with breaks of 54 and 60 in a high-scoring match.

Higgins replied by notching the 350th competitive century of his career with a 110 clearance in the seventh frame for a 4-3 lead, although O'Sullivan won the next to ensure he ended the day on equal terms.

When the match resumed, once again Higgins was quickest out of the blocks, winning four in a row to go 8-4 up.

A 75 break gave O'Sullivan the next, but despite good starts in the next three frames, one of them with a break of 58, Higgins won them all to stretch his advantage.

A 62 clearance in the final frame of the morning meant the Scot had a long wait until the evening for the two frames he needed to secure his place in the last four.

It looked like nerves might be getting the better of him as O'Sullivan hinted a dramatic comeback could be on the cards, winning three of the first four frames of the evening session and ensuring play went on beyond the break.

But when they returned to the table, a missed long red let in Higgins and he made the most of his chance to advance to the semi-finals.

 
 
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on May 02, 2007, 10:03:48 PM
Shaun Murphy won six successive frames in a brilliant comeback to beat Matthew Stevens 13-12 in the quarter-final. What a comeback murphy higgins final  :-\
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: anportmorforjfc on May 06, 2007, 02:04:30 PM
whats all your predictions for the final higgins could win easily if hes on form, but hope selby gives him a game
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: deiseach on May 06, 2007, 03:09:37 PM
I'm going to plump for Selby. We saw with Graham Dott last year that the notion that newbies freeze on the final stage is an outdated concept (Hendry used mow them down, but in his pomp Hendry was a class apart). Higgins may have won it before but that was nine (!) years ago and the manner in which Selby overtook Shaun Murphy was most impressive.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: turk on May 06, 2007, 05:03:14 PM
The snooker is excellent this year.

I note a lot of people have lost interest in the sport - i think myself as it is not being dominated by any one player who clashes in interesting rivalries like in the 80s. To me there are just far more class players now.

I hope Selby goes on and does it - marathon stuff ahead.

Also hats off to eurosport for showing far more actual live snooker from this tournament than the bbc
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ExiledGael on May 06, 2007, 07:41:32 PM
You haven't been pushing your red button as Ray and Hazel have been telling you to do Turk!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: turk on May 06, 2007, 08:41:00 PM
Not everyone has the red button!

I have the red button myself but that willie thorn sickens my arse.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ExiledGael on May 06, 2007, 08:47:09 PM
Tell me about it, I don't have the stupid red button. Don't mind Willie Thorne, think he has the best idea of them all, especially in relation to breaking into a pack of reds. He always knows the best way to build a high break, ie developing reds, wheras Virgo just repeats evertything he says, any statement he says he will repeat the last few words again! starting to annoy me. Like old Dennis for the Dungannon factor, just a likeable character.
Couldn't listen to those Eurosport boys at all!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: turk on May 06, 2007, 09:40:38 PM
Thorne's modus operandus (see) is

"ooh that was clumsy"
"ooh he got lucky there"
"careless"
"lucky again"

as bitter Willie watches one of the stars of today build up an easy break! I can't stand him.

Eurosport's lads are Joe Johnson and Mike Hallett!! At least Joe can pull the "show me your medals" line on Thorne!!

Anyways, higgins is gone in a good lead
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Galwaybhoy on May 06, 2007, 09:56:46 PM
Selby has won his first frame in ages.  Badly needed and he needs to continue to add to that or this could turn out to be a hammering.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ExiledGael on May 07, 2007, 04:45:08 PM
Selby has come out flying today, he's laughing with the crowd relaxed and has taken the first four frames in a row before the mid session interval! Hope he can make it go the distance, probably just a case of no pressure and he's playing well. What then usually happens is the comeback player starts to realise he has a chance again, the pressure builds, he starts crapping it again and blows it!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ExiledGael on May 07, 2007, 05:39:53 PM
Higgins is on the ropes big time, could be a piece of history here, it's 12-9 now from 12-4 earlier, Higgins got in there and missed a total sitter! Selby back in with a great chance of going 12-10
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Spiritof98 on May 07, 2007, 05:51:08 PM
Bout of safety at the minute, 12-9 to higgins but he's 8-56 down, a BIG frame.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Spiritof98 on May 07, 2007, 06:18:30 PM
Selby gets it, What a final
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ExiledGael on May 07, 2007, 06:20:35 PM
Just called the session to an end, I'd say Selby will be a bit annoyed, you would have fancied him to add the last two frames as well the way things were going. He'll obviously be delighted with that session, but Higgins needed the break to get his head in order, he probably can't believe what's happened
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Galwaybhoy on May 07, 2007, 07:27:17 PM
Higgins will be relieved to get the break.  The final session should be very interesting.  I hope Selby goes on to win it.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: tyroneboi on May 07, 2007, 10:53:48 PM
Gonna be a long night i reckon. Think Higgins might just sneak this one.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Gaoth Dobhair Abu on May 07, 2007, 10:57:14 PM
Hopefully the Wishaw wizard can keep his cool and claim his second title.

It would be nice to see the trophy paraded at Parkhead next week (against Aberdeen) again!  ;D
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: FermPundit on May 07, 2007, 11:22:42 PM
How late could this snooker go to? If it goes to 4 or 5 in the morning is there any chance of them stopping play and coming back later in the morning. I think I hear Vrigo say the latest finish in the crucible's history was 3.50am.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Spiritof98 on May 08, 2007, 09:00:58 AM
Great win for Higgins, if it had went to the wire they would still be there.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Hardy on May 08, 2007, 10:26:00 AM
I decided to keep one eye on Betfair while I was watching the final session last night and the odds fluctuations on the overall winner market were crazy. At one stage, during the 23rd frame, Selbyís price went from 3.8 out to 7 Ė this for the man with the momentum, two frames behind and with 13 frames left. So I had a bet at 7. A few minutes later, during the same frame, he was back down to 4. So I laid him at 4, setting up a win-win. Itís lovely when that happens. If only it would happen more often.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Boycey on April 25, 2015, 12:36:18 PM
Jaysus 8 years since this thread was live, does nobody follow the old snooker anymore?? While it'll never get back to the 1980s interest levels I always regard the World Championships as compulsory viewing..

Current champion Selby gone already, Ronnie obviously will feature if he can be arsed... but I think Ding is playing well enough to win it out.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on April 25, 2015, 01:43:34 PM
Enjoy the snooker although not to the same extent as years ago. Like to see the irish lads go well. Yer man allen is decent though too much to say at times. Find Ronnie a bit boring too and that socks stunt was a bit of a joke
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: SHEEDY on April 25, 2015, 10:44:32 PM
Mark Allen beaten 13-11 by Barry Hawkins. Allen was 11-8 up.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 26, 2015, 08:38:24 PM
Mark Allen beaten 13-11 by Barry Hawkins. Allen was 11-8 up.

He would need to get his act together soon as time running out, he hasn't the best personalities in fairness, have a bit of it but not as good as years gone by
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: mouview on April 27, 2015, 12:06:59 AM
Quietly turning out to be a very interesting and open c'ship, and one which will get better and better in the later rounds. All the attacking players are making progress; any of Robertson, Junhui, Trump, O'Sullivan and my tip, Murphy, could win it.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on April 27, 2015, 06:36:38 PM
Bring the old theme music back. New version is brutal. That's why interest is waning.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: SHEEDY on May 02, 2015, 10:34:12 PM
Brilliant climax to the 2nd semi final. Stuart Bingham beating Judd trump 17-16. Would love to see him win it now, Shaun Murphy always seems like a real smug bollox.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: macdanger2 on May 02, 2015, 10:59:59 PM
Bingham will be knackered after tonight, would like to see him win it though
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Agent Orange on May 04, 2015, 08:57:38 PM
Bingham's Bangors have gone, still hope he wins it.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Syferus on May 04, 2015, 09:06:14 PM
Great match.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyHarp on May 04, 2015, 09:58:44 PM
Murphy having a mare with this snooker!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Orior on May 04, 2015, 10:16:19 PM
Brilliant climax to the 2nd semi final. Stuart Bingham beating Judd trump 17-16. Would love to see him win it now, Shaun Murphy always seems like a real smug bollox.

Looking at his Wiki page, I would say Murphy has had a tough enough life.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on May 04, 2015, 10:36:29 PM
This is looking like a late one
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyHarp on May 04, 2015, 10:45:23 PM
Bingham's safety play is superb.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: SHEEDY on May 04, 2015, 11:07:12 PM
Well deserved win by Bingham. Beating ronnie o'sullivan, judd trump and shaun murphy along the way, he certainly didnt get the easy route.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on May 04, 2015, 11:14:32 PM
Saw Jimmy White in the background watching Bingham kiss the trophy. I'm sure he's thinking - how the feck.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Hardy on May 04, 2015, 11:28:16 PM
I doubt that's what's on his mind, looking at the quare wan with him.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on May 04, 2015, 11:39:46 PM
Delighted for Bingham. If I'm honest I'd have to say I was rooting for Trump in the semis cause I thought Bingham would have no chance v murphy. Fair play though. Not a fan of Murphy either. He has that smug look about him but maybe he's the nicest fella on the tour!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: macdanger2 on May 04, 2015, 11:46:48 PM
Great match
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on May 05, 2015, 09:52:54 AM
Saw Jimmy White in the background watching Bingham kiss the trophy. I'm sure he's thinking - how the feck.

The grumpy shit didn't give him a standing ovation whereas everyone else did!!!  Tough shit Jimmy,  maybe she said to him that she'd rather f**k a World Champion than f**k his saggy old hairy arse!!!  Or maybe he had a shit load of money on Murphy to win!

Bingham played seriously well for someone who had never been in a Final before.  His play during that monster frame was outstanding and the way he held his nerve was brilliant!  Gotta love the underdog!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: magpie seanie on May 05, 2015, 09:59:32 AM
Saw Jimmy White in the background watching Bingham kiss the trophy. I'm sure he's thinking - how the feck.

The grumpy shit didn't give him a standing ovation whereas everyone else did!!!  Tough shit Jimmy,  maybe she said to him that she'd rather f**k a World Champion than f**k his saggy old hairy arse!!!  Or maybe he had a shit load of money on Murphy to win!

Bingham played seriously well for someone who had never been in a Final before.  His play during that monster frame was outstanding and the way he held his nerve was brilliant!  Gotta love the underdog!


What did Jimmy ever do to you?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: tbrick18 on May 05, 2015, 10:01:22 AM
Great final, great to see Bingham win.
Jimmy's missus.....and Bingham's missus......feck, I must take up snooker.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on May 05, 2015, 10:08:53 AM
Saw Jimmy White in the background watching Bingham kiss the trophy. I'm sure he's thinking - how the feck.

The grumpy shit didn't give him a standing ovation whereas everyone else did!!!  Tough shit Jimmy,  maybe she said to him that she'd rather f**k a World Champion than f**k his saggy old hairy arse!!!  Or maybe he had a shit load of money on Murphy to win!

Bingham played seriously well for someone who had never been in a Final before.  His play during that monster frame was outstanding and the way he held his nerve was brilliant!  Gotta love the underdog!


What did Jimmy ever do to you?

He didn't even clap...and he broke the dreams of a starry eyed young boy who loved watching him play the game!!  He bottled it I tell ye, bottled it!!!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: screenexile on May 05, 2015, 10:11:15 AM
Good enough to see that Mark Allen twat getting plenty of stick on Twitter too. . . Who's the bottler now??
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Walter Cronc on May 05, 2015, 10:12:31 AM
Speaking of bottling interesting to see Bingham quote that it was Mark Allen saying he had no bottle before the Australian Open in 2011 that inspired him to change his game.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/snooker/32586734

Mark Allen must be a right mouth.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Walter Cronc on May 05, 2015, 10:12:51 AM
Beat me to it SE.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: magpie seanie on May 05, 2015, 11:20:24 AM
Saw Jimmy White in the background watching Bingham kiss the trophy. I'm sure he's thinking - how the feck.

The grumpy shit didn't give him a standing ovation whereas everyone else did!!!  Tough shit Jimmy,  maybe she said to him that she'd rather f**k a World Champion than f**k his saggy old hairy arse!!!  Or maybe he had a shit load of money on Murphy to win!

Bingham played seriously well for someone who had never been in a Final before.  His play during that monster frame was outstanding and the way he held his nerve was brilliant!  Gotta love the underdog!


What did Jimmy ever do to you?

He didn't even clap...and he broke the dreams of a starry eyed young boy who loved watching him play the game!!  He bottled it I tell ye, bottled it!!!


I still love the man. Was such an exciting player to watch and constantly picked himself up after getting kicked in the balls. He wasn't far away from qualifying this year either. It may have broken him but he never gave in. He was grossly unfortunate to run into the borg like Hendry at the height of his powers. When you look at it he didn't really "bottle" too many - the 14-8 to 14-18 one could only have been done by Hendry. That was just pure awesomeness.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Walter Cronc on May 05, 2015, 11:56:53 AM
Saw Jimmy White in the background watching Bingham kiss the trophy. I'm sure he's thinking - how the feck.

The grumpy shit didn't give him a standing ovation whereas everyone else did!!!  Tough shit Jimmy,  maybe she said to him that she'd rather f**k a World Champion than f**k his saggy old hairy arse!!!  Or maybe he had a shit load of money on Murphy to win!

Bingham played seriously well for someone who had never been in a Final before.  His play during that monster frame was outstanding and the way he held his nerve was brilliant!  Gotta love the underdog!


What did Jimmy ever do to you?

He didn't even clap...and he broke the dreams of a starry eyed young boy who loved watching him play the game!!  He bottled it I tell ye, bottled it!!!


I still love the man. Was such an exciting player to watch and constantly picked himself up after getting kicked in the balls. He wasn't far away from qualifying this year either. It may have broken him but he never gave in. He was grossly unfortunate to run into the borg like Hendry at the height of his powers. When you look at it he didn't really "bottle" too many - the 14-8 to 14-18 one could only have been done by Hendry. That was just pure awesomeness.

Met him years ago in Spain when he was out for a family meal. A real gent!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: mikehunt on May 05, 2015, 12:01:44 PM
Saw Jimmy White in the background watching Bingham kiss the trophy. I'm sure he's thinking - how the feck.

The grumpy shit didn't give him a standing ovation whereas everyone else did!!!  Tough shit Jimmy,  maybe she said to him that she'd rather f**k a World Champion than f**k his saggy old hairy arse!!!  Or maybe he had a shit load of money on Murphy to win!

Bingham played seriously well for someone who had never been in a Final before.  His play during that monster frame was outstanding and the way he held his nerve was brilliant!  Gotta love the underdog!


What did Jimmy ever do to you?

He didn't even clap...and he broke the dreams of a starry eyed young boy who loved watching him play the game!!  He bottled it I tell ye, bottled it!!!


I still love the man. Was such an exciting player to watch and constantly picked himself up after getting kicked in the balls. He wasn't far away from qualifying this year either. It may have broken him but he never gave in. He was grossly unfortunate to run into the borg like Hendry at the height of his powers. When you look at it he didn't really "bottle" too many - the 14-8 to 14-18 one could only have been done by Hendry. That was just pure awesomeness.

Met him years ago in Spain when he was out for a family meal. A real gent!

mate of mine was walking down Temple Bar one night and seen Jimmy p!ssing up against a wall and not in the best of shape. mate goes "Go on Jimmy, you good thing" to which he replied "fak off u paddy cnut". gotta love him.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 16, 2016, 12:07:53 AM
Ronnie's 146 has made him look like a bit of a c**k. Is it the snooker equivalent of Messi's pen.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: stew on February 16, 2016, 12:13:17 AM
Ronnie's 146 has made him look like a bit of a c**k. Is it the snooker equivalent of Messi's pen.

Nah, he is just the best player ever at one of the toughest sports in history, the man is a savant
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: rrhf on February 16, 2016, 06:32:37 AM
Saw Jimmy White in the background watching Bingham kiss the trophy. I'm sure he's thinking - how the feck.

The grumpy shit didn't give him a standing ovation whereas everyone else did!!!  Tough shit Jimmy,  maybe she said to him that she'd rather f**k a World Champion than f**k his saggy old hairy arse!!!  Or maybe he had a shit load of money on Murphy to win!

Bingham played seriously well for someone who had never been in a Final before.  His play during that monster frame was outstanding and the way he held his nerve was brilliant!  Gotta love the underdog!


What did Jimmy ever do to you?

He didn't even clap...and he broke the dreams of a starry eyed young boy who loved watching him play the game!!  He bottled it I tell ye, bottled it!!!


I still love the man. Was such an exciting player to watch and constantly picked himself up after getting kicked in the balls. He wasn't far away from qualifying this year either. It may have broken him but he never gave in. He was grossly unfortunate to run into the borg like Hendry at the height of his powers. When you look at it he didn't really "bottle" too many - the 14-8 to 14-18 one could only have been done by Hendry. That was just pure awesomeness.

Met him years ago in Spain when he was out for a family meal. A real gent!

mate of mine was walking down Temple Bar one night and seen Jimmy p!ssing up against a wall and not in the best of shape. mate goes "Go on Jimmy, you good thing" to which he replied "fak off u paddy cnut". gotta love him.
Anybody having a pee would take exception to being heckled.  A paddy would have flattened your mate. 
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: cadhlancian on February 16, 2016, 07:39:04 AM
It was bad form to deliberately miss out on a 147. Fabulously talented, but hard to like. Paying customers would be entitled to be mad, asking what money was for a 147 and then doing that? Give the money to charity?
I personally think Hendry in his prime was unbeatable, whilst from a pure talent point of view , jimmy White was tops for me.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: winghalfun on April 30, 2016, 08:30:36 PM
Unusually quiet on this thread at such a late stage of this year's competition.

Anyway, that last frame of Fu's and Selby . Is Mark Allen now vindicated for his cheat accusation?

I played a wee bit of snooker in my time and Steve Davis was right.  Anyone involved in the game of snooker knows when they have touched a ball during a shot.
Stephen Hendry also amazed that he didn't call the fowl on himself.
And the boys in the box (John Parrot and Denis Taylor) also speechless for a minute or so.

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Tony Baloney on April 30, 2016, 09:15:28 PM
Not calling a foul in snooker is just not cricket.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on May 02, 2016, 02:29:32 PM
Just watching bits n pieces of the snooker this year but I don't think it has been that good.  I don't like watching matches that are all about big breaks but this year there has been too much safety n tactical frames
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rufus T Firefly on May 02, 2016, 03:15:15 PM
Stephen Hendry also amazed that he didn't call the fowl on himself.

I wonder will the chickens come home to roost?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: mikehunt on May 02, 2016, 10:19:02 PM
Selby's personality much like his snooker, is hard to like. Thought he got the rub of the green in a lot of the frames. Hope Ding wins it one day. Fantastic player.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: longballin on May 02, 2016, 11:22:54 PM
I'm guessing he's called the Jester from Leceister because it rhymes  :-\
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: No wides on May 03, 2016, 08:21:45 AM
Selby's personality much like his snooker, is hard to like. Thought he got the rub of the green in a lot of the frames. Hope Ding wins it one day. Fantastic player.

You couldn't like him if you reared him.  In saying that Steve Davis had that persona also in his playing days and is one of the most likable characters away from the table.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Orior on May 03, 2016, 08:41:42 AM
After winning the World Championship, Selby looked as dull as dish water.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: lurganblue on May 03, 2016, 02:35:57 PM
i had given up on watching snooker for a long time but decided to watch the end of it last night. Boring... i'll not be rushing back to see more of it any time soon.  Selby barely cracked a smile when he won it ffs.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: From the Bunker on May 03, 2016, 02:52:38 PM
The problem is the players are too good anymore. In order to be that good a lot has to be sacrificed, including personality. What made it good in the past was players were more erratic. So you have see saw frames. Now you have frames finished at one visit! Also the Competition from other sports on TV was low, so snooker could be afforded more time from sports viewers. This has changed dramatically in the last two decades.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: balladmaker on May 03, 2016, 03:53:42 PM
It all went down hill after drinking and smoking were banned from the floor of the Crucible ... those were the days.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: winghalfun on May 03, 2016, 03:53:48 PM
Quote
I wonder will the chickens come home to roost?

Well spotted Rufus - the deliberate mistake I mean.   ;)

I suppose your enjoyment of any television sport is relative to how much you actually like the game.


I really do get the mental strength needed for this particular tournament and I think Selby was absolutely drained at the end.

I think he knew he wasn't fit for much more as Ding was coming back strong and only for Selby's flying start, Ding would have won.

Ding deserved to win because he played the better snooker throughout the whole tournament.


Selby dragged the game right down to a slow level Ding had not been used to and it worked.


This year a lot of players fell way behind in the first couple of sessions and there was no way back despite some valiant efforts.







Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: winghalfun on May 03, 2016, 06:26:35 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/36191466 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/36191466)

He seems to have relaxed a bit afterwards.

Stick to the snooker son.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on April 23, 2017, 12:08:14 AM
What do you make of the lad Mark Allen? Watched him with Davis earlier and he's hard to warm to.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: mrdeeds on April 23, 2017, 12:11:34 AM
What do you make of the lad Mark Allen? Watched him with Davis earlier and he's hard to warm to.

He's opinionated to say the least. Always having a go at Barry Hearn.

Shaun Murphys shot now that was something else.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on April 23, 2017, 12:17:40 AM
Yep, caught most of it. Did Davis start on the offensive - as in you're not really a top level player? The comment about the oul lad on the side of the road not having 'long left' was a bit dickish

Ronnie, on the other hand, is trying hard to show that snooker isn't all that important in his life. I think that's his only way of coping.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 23, 2017, 12:41:49 AM
I'm completely bored to death of Ronnie saying he hates snooker, well feck off ya dick
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on April 30, 2017, 09:29:33 PM
Selby looks like a Disney villain.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: From the Bunker on April 30, 2017, 09:39:43 PM
I'm completely bored to death of Ronnie saying he hates snooker, well feck off ya dick

Yeah, nobody is asking you to play the fecking game.................well only the odd couple of thousand!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on April 30, 2017, 10:02:03 PM
Donegal fan in the front row. Does Higgins have Donegal connections?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Boycey on April 30, 2017, 10:19:05 PM
I've never really warmed to Higgins since that whole match fixing episode. Anybody clued up enough on snooker to know the ins and outs of it, was he up to his neck in it or not?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on April 30, 2017, 10:35:32 PM
Higgins lucky it's bedtime.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: From the Bunker on May 01, 2017, 01:03:12 AM
I've never really warmed to Higgins since that whole match fixing episode. Anybody clued up enough on snooker to know the ins and outs of it, was he up to his neck in it or not?

The time he lost to Davis in the World Championships! Does not give a fcuk!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HzmZtEiB5g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HzmZtEiB5g)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on May 01, 2017, 01:29:31 AM
As much as I support any Irishman playing mark Allen is a knob.
Higgins is a decent fella as is Selby but love to see Higgins do it.  Must have been some price at the start of the tournament
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: From the Bunker on May 01, 2017, 01:37:55 AM
As much as I support any Irishman playing mark Allen is a knob.
Higgins is a decent fella as is Selby but love to see Higgins do it.  Must have been some price at the start of the tournament

 ;D
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on May 01, 2017, 03:24:55 PM
Donegal woman is back.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on May 01, 2017, 08:59:39 PM
Selby in the zone.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on May 01, 2017, 09:47:46 PM
Big call on the black there by the ref.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: From the Bunker on May 01, 2017, 09:49:36 PM
Last replay there showed he hit the black!  :-\
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on May 01, 2017, 09:49:57 PM
Selby rolled the cue ball right up against the black. Ref says it didn't hit. Selby said it did. Then some video fella said it did, then said he can't be sure. So ref stuck with his initial decision. I thought it did.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on May 01, 2017, 09:51:04 PM
Last replay there showed he hit the black!  :-\

Hawkeye says ta
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: armaghniac on May 01, 2017, 10:00:51 PM
I don't think it hit the black, it was just the reflection.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on May 01, 2017, 10:01:43 PM
Higgins having a dream session
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: armaghniac on May 01, 2017, 10:02:37 PM
Higgins having a dream session

Great to see an oul fella with no hair doing the job.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on May 01, 2017, 10:08:07 PM
Quick re-rack there.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 01, 2017, 10:13:07 PM
Time one of these hoors smashed into the pack. Something bound to go in.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on May 01, 2017, 10:14:49 PM
Time one of these hoors smashed into the pack. Something bound to go in.

That's how I met the wife.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 01, 2017, 10:23:37 PM
Time one of these hoors smashed into the pack. Something bound to go in.

That's how I met the wife.
;D
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on May 01, 2017, 10:28:40 PM
Great response from that controversial frame. Higgins must win the last 3.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on May 01, 2017, 10:38:46 PM
Being schooled in the rules the night.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on May 01, 2017, 10:41:36 PM
John 'Too Much Haggis' Higgins.

I'd love a decider.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 01, 2017, 10:44:31 PM
Has he money on himself to win? To lose? Both?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Orior on May 01, 2017, 10:51:11 PM
Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that the position of the balls when Selby was potting the seventh red in the twenty ninth frame, was exactly the same as the position of the balls when Davis played Griffiths and Davis was potting the seventh red in the ninth frame of the third round match of the 1979 world championship? No?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: armaghniac on May 01, 2017, 10:52:30 PM
Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that the position of the balls when Selby was potting the seventh red in the twenty ninth frame, was exactly the same as the position of the balls when Davis played Griffiths and Davis was potting the seventh red in the ninth frame of the third round match of the 1979 world championship? No?

Balls?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on May 01, 2017, 10:54:30 PM
Higgins knew if he makes one mistake it's game over.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on May 01, 2017, 10:57:30 PM
Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that the position of the balls when Selby was potting the seventh red in the twenty ninth frame, was exactly the same as the position of the balls when Davis played Griffiths and Davis was potting the seventh red in the ninth frame of the third round match of the 1979 world championship? No?

Are you Rain Man?!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on May 01, 2017, 10:58:28 PM
Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that the position of the balls when Selby was potting the seventh red in the twenty ninth frame, was exactly the same as the position of the balls when Davis played Griffiths and Davis was potting the seventh red in the ninth frame of the third round match of the 1979 world championship? No?

Was thinking about oul Griffiths and Werbenuik early. Great men. The former as slow as Bellew. The latter pissed. 
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rufus T Firefly on May 01, 2017, 11:08:27 PM
Probably been mentioned before, but the 'Jester From Leicester'? Jester suggests some form of fun, or are nicknames now solely based on finding a rhyming word with the place where you're from? 
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on May 01, 2017, 11:11:42 PM
A feckin' Tyronie behind the presentation!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on May 01, 2017, 11:12:08 PM
Probably been mentioned before, but the 'Jester From Leicester'? Jester suggests some form of fun, or are nicknames now solely based on finding a rhyming word with the place where you're from? 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/snooker/10817637/Mark-Selby-snookers-so-called-Jester-from-Leicester-is-having-a-laugh-with-his-nickname.html
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Orior on May 02, 2017, 08:09:09 AM
Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that the position of the balls when Selby was potting the seventh red in the twenty ninth frame, was exactly the same as the position of the balls when Davis played Griffiths and Davis was potting the seventh red in the ninth frame of the third round match of the 1979 world championship? No?

Are you Rain Man?!

I'm an excellent driver.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on January 21, 2018, 07:47:44 PM
Not a big fan of Allen but hope he wins this tonight
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 21, 2018, 08:23:26 PM
I find his attitude has changed lately, last couple of years heís been more focused and this has been a decent run of form, though Wilson is no slouch either
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Orior on January 21, 2018, 08:40:13 PM
Not a big fan of Allen but hope he wins this tonight

I know a few lads that play golf with Mark Allen. Seems a decent bloke, and good crack.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: longballin on January 21, 2018, 09:05:12 PM
Wilson got very careless... is Allen's to lose now as they say. Good to see an Irish lad on the way to a major trophy in the tradition of Doherty, Taylor, Higgins...
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: bannside on January 21, 2018, 09:08:47 PM
I used to work in a shop in Antrim and Mark Allen's two uncles were regulars, and one day they brought this wee lad in who looked around six or seven, and told me this wee lad was their nephew and one say he would be world snooker champion.That was about 24 years ago and tonight they could be right.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Minder on January 21, 2018, 09:14:51 PM
I used to work in a shop in Antrim and Mark Allen's two uncles were regulars, and one day they brought this wee lad in who looked around six or seven, and told me this wee lad was their nephew and one say he would be world snooker championship. That was about 24 years ago and tonight they could be right.

Eh ?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: longballin on January 21, 2018, 09:16:56 PM
I used to work in a shop in Antrim and Mark Allen's two uncles were regulars, and one day they brought this wee lad in who looked around six or seven, and told me this wee lad was their nephew and one say he would be world snooker championship. That was about 24 years ago and tonight they could be right.

Eh ?

 :D   I know what you mean Bannside... not quite world champion but is a major win for him! ...if he wins that is.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: bannside on January 21, 2018, 09:19:47 PM
Sorry if i worded that wrongly.....but you get the gist. His uncles were Adrian or Alvin or maybe it was Manny...they were all snooker and gambling mad.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: mrdeeds on January 21, 2018, 09:54:58 PM
His fans behaviour hasn't being great. Allen during week called Ronnie's fans idiots.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: thebar on January 21, 2018, 10:06:14 PM
take er home Mark!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Orior on January 21, 2018, 10:27:33 PM
How much did he win?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: michaelg on January 21, 2018, 10:28:59 PM
How much did he win?
200 grand
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: SHEEDY on January 21, 2018, 10:47:25 PM
Want to cheer on Allen but those NI flags and all that green and white army stuff make it hard. Says a lot about me maybe  8)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: longballin on January 21, 2018, 10:52:09 PM
 Fair play to him ... good to see local lad do well.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on January 21, 2018, 10:52:48 PM
I agree, cheered Allen in all week in the same way as Higgins was cheered many years ago.  Those flags would turn ye tho.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 21, 2018, 11:04:42 PM
Bring on the haters ! Couldnít make it up
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on January 21, 2018, 11:14:19 PM
Delighted for him in much the same way I am delighted when McIlroy wins.  Find it hard to stomach when they're draped in their flag
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Orior on January 21, 2018, 11:36:57 PM
Bring on the haters ! Couldnít make it up

Please desist from making something out of nothing. Nobody said they hated him.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 21, 2018, 11:40:06 PM
Delighted for him in much the same way I am delighted when McIlroy wins.  Find it hard to stomach when they're draped in their flag

You do understand that people are brought up different to yourself and thus have  a different perspective on things, rightly or wrongly thatís the way it is, and having said fled draped over someone will offend some people having another flag draped over someone else will offend them!

Jesus wept!

If he was from the Falls youíd be delighted for him, now just read that back
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 21, 2018, 11:41:06 PM
Bring on the haters ! Couldnít make it up

Please desist from making something out of nothing. Nobody said they hated him.

Watcher finds it hard to stomach, is it a back handed compliment ?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Avondhu star on January 22, 2018, 10:39:19 AM
Delighted for him in much the same way I am delighted when McIlroy wins.  Find it hard to stomach when they're draped in their flag
Then you have scrotes like McGregor pals dragging the Tricolour along the ground and you find nothing wrong with that. Move on FFS. Think of Best McIlroy O Neill Higgins AP McCoy Dunwoody Joey and Robbie Dunlop and all the other great sportsmen that came out the North and consider yourself lucky to have seen them compete.
Allen deserves his success and Wilson will have his day too
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: paddyjohn on January 22, 2018, 01:42:21 PM
I've had personal experience of Mark Allen with a charity I'm involved with, he's an absolute gentleman.

Fair play to him.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Franko on January 22, 2018, 01:53:31 PM
Fair dues to him indeed.  Would be great to see him push in and add a world title to the cabinet.  With his current form and the doubts about Ronnie, this could be the year.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Therealdonald on January 22, 2018, 08:52:55 PM
I've had numerous run-ins with Mark Allen and he's a complete bell end. Forgetting the whole GAWA and the flags, he's just not a nice guy. Someone mentioned a list of sport stars from the North earlier and tellingly there wasn't a GAA player mentioned.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Minder on January 22, 2018, 08:56:28 PM
He was playing an exhibition game on the Shankill tonight if anyone is interested
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 22, 2018, 10:00:02 PM
He was playing an exhibition game on the Shankill tonight if anyone is interested

Busy watching the Liverpool game so Iíll get to the next one
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Avondhu star on January 23, 2018, 09:56:29 AM
I've had numerous run-ins with Mark Allen and he's a complete bell end. Forgetting the whole GAWA and the flags, he's just not a nice guy. Someone mentioned a list of sport stars from the North earlier and tellingly there wasn't a GAA player mentioned.
Get the chip off your shoulder
 If you want to be pedantic O Neill played gaa for Derry but all the names mentioned won fame at international level. Of course there are certain gobshites who spout equality bullshit but won't recognise any achievement unless they are from their own narrow minded community
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: playwiththewind1st on January 23, 2018, 08:01:18 PM
He was playing an exhibition game on the Shankill tonight if anyone is interested

They probably have different use for a snooker cue on the Shankill.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Therealdonald on January 23, 2018, 08:25:01 PM
I've had numerous run-ins with Mark Allen and he's a complete bell end. Forgetting the whole GAWA and the flags, he's just not a nice guy. Someone mentioned a list of sport stars from the North earlier and tellingly there wasn't a GAA player mentioned.
Get the chip off your shoulder
 If you want to be pedantic O Neill played gaa for Derry but all the names mentioned won fame at international level. Of course there are certain gobshites who spout equality bullshit but won't recognise any achievement unless they are from their own narrow minded community

McIlroy O Neill Higgins AP McCoy Dunwoody Joey and Robbie Dunlop...out of that list only Rory McIlroy and Martin O'Neill would be known at international level. I've no chip on my shoulder, just merely pointed out that there wasn't a GAA player in that list when there are numerous examples as equally successful as some mentioned on that list. Mark Allen is a complete bollicks, nothing to do with his religion or anything, he's just a hateful count.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 23, 2018, 08:39:04 PM
Michael OíNeil played for Ballymena GAA, his da did nets for Naomh Gall to! Place coming down with GAA stars that are brilliant at other sports on an international stage
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Hound on January 24, 2018, 10:26:12 AM
McIlroy O Neill Higgins AP McCoy Dunwoody Joey and Robbie Dunlop...out of that list only Rory McIlroy and Martin O'Neill would be known at international level. I've no chip on my shoulder, just merely pointed out that there wasn't a GAA player in that list when there are numerous examples as equally successful as some mentioned on that list.

Jeez, that some nonsense. Alex Higgins not known internationally??

Joey Dunlop was 5 time world champion in Formula One TT. Events held all over Europe and in Japan.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: johnneycool on January 24, 2018, 10:47:12 AM
McIlroy O Neill Higgins AP McCoy Dunwoody Joey and Robbie Dunlop...out of that list only Rory McIlroy and Martin O'Neill would be known at international level. I've no chip on my shoulder, just merely pointed out that there wasn't a GAA player in that list when there are numerous examples as equally successful as some mentioned on that list.

Jeez, that some nonsense. Alex Higgins not known internationally??

Joey Dunlop was 5 time world champion in Formula One TT. Events held all over Europe and in Japan.

Johnny Rea evidently is better known worldwide than he is here.

Played a bit of hurling for All Saints in Ballymena.  8)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Avondhu star on January 24, 2018, 12:12:10 PM
I've had numerous run-ins with Mark Allen and he's a complete bell end. Forgetting the whole GAWA and the flags, he's just not a nice guy. Someone mentioned a list of sport stars from the North earlier and tellingly there wasn't a GAA player mentioned.
Get the chip off your shoulder
 If you want to be pedantic O Neill played gaa for Derry but all the names mentioned won fame at international level. Of course there are certain gobshites who spout equality bullshit but won't recognise any achievement unless they are from their own narrow minded community

McIlroy O Neill Higgins AP McCoy Dunwoody Joey and Robbie Dunlop...out of that list only Rory McIlroy and Martin O'Neill would be known at international level. I've no chip on my shoulder, just merely pointed out that there wasn't a GAA player in that list when there are numerous examples as equally successful as some mentioned on that list. Mark Allen is a complete bollicks, nothing to do with his religion or anything, he's just a hateful count.

You really haven't got a clue. Stick to your little Junior B world
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: johnneycool on January 24, 2018, 01:11:57 PM
He was playing an exhibition game on the Shankill tonight if anyone is interested

They probably have different use for a snooker cue on the Shankill.

Put up a 147 with a brush shaft I heard there this morning.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Therealdonald on January 24, 2018, 04:05:19 PM
McIlroy O Neill Higgins AP McCoy Dunwoody Joey and Robbie Dunlop...out of that list only Rory McIlroy and Martin O'Neill would be known at international level. I've no chip on my shoulder, just merely pointed out that there wasn't a GAA player in that list when there are numerous examples as equally successful as some mentioned on that list.

Jeez, that some nonsense. Alex Higgins not known internationally??

Joey Dunlop was 5 time world champion in Formula One TT. Events held all over Europe and in Japan.

Go to an American and ask about Alex Higgins? Go to a German ask about Tony McCoy. Even go over to England and ask about Joey Dunlop....the looks of confusion will soon make my point.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 24, 2018, 04:17:23 PM
McIlroy O Neill Higgins AP McCoy Dunwoody Joey and Robbie Dunlop...out of that list only Rory McIlroy and Martin O'Neill would be known at international level. I've no chip on my shoulder, just merely pointed out that there wasn't a GAA player in that list when there are numerous examples as equally successful as some mentioned on that list.

Jeez, that some nonsense. Alex Higgins not known internationally??

Joey Dunlop was 5 time world champion in Formula One TT. Events held all over Europe and in Japan.

Go to an American and ask about Alex Higgins? Go to a German ask about Tony McCoy. Even go over to England and ask about Joey Dunlop....the looks of confusion will soon make my point.

Would an english man know all the top class line backers in the NFL? but Americans would find it strange you dont know any! When you are winning things internationally like Higgins (twice world champion) and Joey Dunlop multiple world champion then I think and just hear me out, the clue is in World  ;)

Not to mention our famous racing driver in Eddie Irvine! probably Americans wouldnt know him but hey Americans voted in Trump
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Therealdonald on January 24, 2018, 04:22:57 PM
McIlroy O Neill Higgins AP McCoy Dunwoody Joey and Robbie Dunlop...out of that list only Rory McIlroy and Martin O'Neill would be known at international level. I've no chip on my shoulder, just merely pointed out that there wasn't a GAA player in that list when there are numerous examples as equally successful as some mentioned on that list.

Jeez, that some nonsense. Alex Higgins not known internationally??

Joey Dunlop was 5 time world champion in Formula One TT. Events held all over Europe and in Japan.

Go to an American and ask about Alex Higgins? Go to a German ask about Tony McCoy. Even go over to England and ask about Joey Dunlop....the looks of confusion will soon make my point.

Would an english man know all the top class line backers in the NFL? but Americans would find it strange you dont know any! When you are winning things internationally like Higgins (twice world champion) and Joey Dunlop multiple world champion then I think and just hear me out, the clue is in World  ;)

Not to mention our famous racing driver in Eddie Irvine! probably Americans wouldnt know him but hey Americans voted in Trump
He'd know who Tom Brady is. Or Michael Jordan is. Supposed world class names. You're getting being a World Champion mixed up with being Worldwide known. Truth be told, the North has only produced 3 at most World-wide known sportspeople...Georgie Best and Rory McIlroy are the only certainties but I'm sure someone will come up with another one....This is all still off topic. Mark Allen is a bell-end.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: oakleaflad on January 24, 2018, 04:29:28 PM
McIlroy O Neill Higgins AP McCoy Dunwoody Joey and Robbie Dunlop...out of that list only Rory McIlroy and Martin O'Neill would be known at international level. I've no chip on my shoulder, just merely pointed out that there wasn't a GAA player in that list when there are numerous examples as equally successful as some mentioned on that list.

Jeez, that some nonsense. Alex Higgins not known internationally??

Joey Dunlop was 5 time world champion in Formula One TT. Events held all over Europe and in Japan.

Go to an American and ask about Alex Higgins? Go to a German ask about Tony McCoy. Even go over to England and ask about Joey Dunlop....the looks of confusion will soon make my point.

Would an english man know all the top class line backers in the NFL? but Americans would find it strange you dont know any! When you are winning things internationally like Higgins (twice world champion) and Joey Dunlop multiple world champion then I think and just hear me out, the clue is in World  ;)

Not to mention our famous racing driver in Eddie Irvine! probably Americans wouldnt know him but hey Americans voted in Trump
Was he? Genuine question as it wouldn't be my thing and never looked him up. From what I'm reading it seems like he was a TT champion but not on the list of World Champions I recognize (Valentino Rossi etc.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Grand_Prix_motorcycle_racing_World_Champions_by_year (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Grand_Prix_motorcycle_racing_World_Champions_by_year)

Maybe he was a road racing champion as opposed to tracks if that's the possible difference?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 24, 2018, 04:34:45 PM
McIlroy O Neill Higgins AP McCoy Dunwoody Joey and Robbie Dunlop...out of that list only Rory McIlroy and Martin O'Neill would be known at international level. I've no chip on my shoulder, just merely pointed out that there wasn't a GAA player in that list when there are numerous examples as equally successful as some mentioned on that list.

Jeez, that some nonsense. Alex Higgins not known internationally??

Joey Dunlop was 5 time world champion in Formula One TT. Events held all over Europe and in Japan.

Go to an American and ask about Alex Higgins? Go to a German ask about Tony McCoy. Even go over to England and ask about Joey Dunlop....the looks of confusion will soon make my point.

Would an english man know all the top class line backers in the NFL? but Americans would find it strange you dont know any! When you are winning things internationally like Higgins (twice world champion) and Joey Dunlop multiple world champion then I think and just hear me out, the clue is in World  ;)

Not to mention our famous racing driver in Eddie Irvine! probably Americans wouldnt know him but hey Americans voted in Trump
He'd know who Tom Brady is. Or Michael Jordan is. Supposed world class names. You're getting being a World Champion mixed up with being Worldwide known. Truth be told, the North has only produced 3 at most World-wide known sportspeople...Georgie Best and Rory McIlroy are the only certainties but I'm sure someone will come up with another one....This is all still off topic. Mark Allen is a bell-end.

Mary Peters? Pat Jennings (he play any Gaa)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 24, 2018, 04:37:18 PM
McIlroy O Neill Higgins AP McCoy Dunwoody Joey and Robbie Dunlop...out of that list only Rory McIlroy and Martin O'Neill would be known at international level. I've no chip on my shoulder, just merely pointed out that there wasn't a GAA player in that list when there are numerous examples as equally successful as some mentioned on that list.

Jeez, that some nonsense. Alex Higgins not known internationally??

Joey Dunlop was 5 time world champion in Formula One TT. Events held all over Europe and in Japan.

Go to an American and ask about Alex Higgins? Go to a German ask about Tony McCoy. Even go over to England and ask about Joey Dunlop....the looks of confusion will soon make my point.

Would an english man know all the top class line backers in the NFL? but Americans would find it strange you dont know any! When you are winning things internationally like Higgins (twice world champion) and Joey Dunlop multiple world champion then I think and just hear me out, the clue is in World  ;)

Not to mention our famous racing driver in Eddie Irvine! probably Americans wouldnt know him but hey Americans voted in Trump
Was he? Genuine question as it wouldn't be my thing and never looked him up. From what I'm reading it seems like he was a TT champion but not on the list of World Champions I recognize (Valentino Rossi etc.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Grand_Prix_motorcycle_racing_World_Champions_by_year (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Grand_Prix_motorcycle_racing_World_Champions_by_year)

Maybe he was a road racing champion as opposed to tracks if that's the possible difference?

When you were looking at it did it not say Formula 1 TT World Championships 5 in a row?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Therealdonald on January 24, 2018, 04:41:56 PM
McIlroy O Neill Higgins AP McCoy Dunwoody Joey and Robbie Dunlop...out of that list only Rory McIlroy and Martin O'Neill would be known at international level. I've no chip on my shoulder, just merely pointed out that there wasn't a GAA player in that list when there are numerous examples as equally successful as some mentioned on that list.

Jeez, that some nonsense. Alex Higgins not known internationally??

Joey Dunlop was 5 time world champion in Formula One TT. Events held all over Europe and in Japan.

Go to an American and ask about Alex Higgins? Go to a German ask about Tony McCoy. Even go over to England and ask about Joey Dunlop....the looks of confusion will soon make my point.

Would an english man know all the top class line backers in the NFL? but Americans would find it strange you dont know any! When you are winning things internationally like Higgins (twice world champion) and Joey Dunlop multiple world champion then I think and just hear me out, the clue is in World  ;)

Not to mention our famous racing driver in Eddie Irvine! probably Americans wouldnt know him but hey Americans voted in Trump
He'd know who Tom Brady is. Or Michael Jordan is. Supposed world class names. You're getting being a World Champion mixed up with being Worldwide known. Truth be told, the North has only produced 3 at most World-wide known sportspeople...Georgie Best and Rory McIlroy are the only certainties but I'm sure someone will come up with another one....This is all still off topic. Mark Allen is a bell-end.

Mary Peters? Pat Jennings (he play any Gaa)

They're not world-wide known. No point trying to argue with you MR. You're like a dog with two tails running in circles
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 24, 2018, 04:47:33 PM
Oylmpic Gold medalist is not world wide known? You are a clown, oh are you just looking at people who are famous from about 10/15 years ago? ah! I get it, you're still at school
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: oakleaflad on January 24, 2018, 04:52:03 PM
McIlroy O Neill Higgins AP McCoy Dunwoody Joey and Robbie Dunlop...out of that list only Rory McIlroy and Martin O'Neill would be known at international level. I've no chip on my shoulder, just merely pointed out that there wasn't a GAA player in that list when there are numerous examples as equally successful as some mentioned on that list.

Jeez, that some nonsense. Alex Higgins not known internationally??

Joey Dunlop was 5 time world champion in Formula One TT. Events held all over Europe and in Japan.

Go to an American and ask about Alex Higgins? Go to a German ask about Tony McCoy. Even go over to England and ask about Joey Dunlop....the looks of confusion will soon make my point.

Would an english man know all the top class line backers in the NFL? but Americans would find it strange you dont know any! When you are winning things internationally like Higgins (twice world champion) and Joey Dunlop multiple world champion then I think and just hear me out, the clue is in World  ;)

Not to mention our famous racing driver in Eddie Irvine! probably Americans wouldnt know him but hey Americans voted in Trump
Was he? Genuine question as it wouldn't be my thing and never looked him up. From what I'm reading it seems like he was a TT champion but not on the list of World Champions I recognize (Valentino Rossi etc.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Grand_Prix_motorcycle_racing_World_Champions_by_year (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Grand_Prix_motorcycle_racing_World_Champions_by_year)

Maybe he was a road racing champion as opposed to tracks if that's the possible difference?

When you were looking at it did it not say Formula 1 TT World Championships 5 in a row?
Is a Darts player the 'World Champion' if he wins the BDO championship? Is a Formula E World Champion as good as a Formula 1 one?  I've stated it was a genuine question, I know feck all about motorcycles so this TT championship to me could be the same as saying someone who owns one of those secondary boxing titles is a 'World Champion'.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Therealdonald on January 24, 2018, 05:10:27 PM
Oylmpic Gold medalist is not world wide known? You are a clown, oh are you just looking at people who are famous from about 10/15 years ago? ah! I get it, you're still at school

Yeah looking at people from 10/15 years ago with George Best  ::) think before you type. I'm just saying don''t be calling people world superstars or whatever you called them previously when they are not. I keep going back to Joey Dunlop and especially Richard Dunwoody. They aren't well-known outside of here. How often is TT racing on TV even here in the North? Where's the world-wide exposure?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 24, 2018, 08:24:36 PM
Oylmpic Gold medalist is not world wide known? You are a clown, oh are you just looking at people who are famous from about 10/15 years ago? ah! I get it, you're still at school

Yeah looking at people from 10/15 years ago with George Best  ::) think before you type. I'm just saying don''t be calling people world superstars or whatever you called them previously when they are not. I keep going back to Joey Dunlop and especially Richard Dunwoody. They aren't well-known outside of here. How often is TT racing on TV even here in the North? Where's the world-wide exposure?
Maybe you flew from Georgeís airport and ask the teacher who was George Best
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 24, 2018, 08:31:14 PM
Graham McDowell? Darren Clarke?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: dec on January 24, 2018, 08:34:29 PM
Rinty Monaghan
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 24, 2018, 08:46:58 PM
Magee! World champion
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: magpie seanie on January 24, 2018, 11:19:05 PM
It's funny how some of these threads go.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 24, 2018, 11:43:58 PM
It's funny how some of these threads go.

Carl Frampton ?  ;)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 24, 2018, 11:45:45 PM
It's funny how some of these threads go.
You mean all of them.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on April 15, 2018, 09:42:44 PM
Ken Doherty one win away from a 1st Crucible appearance since 2014 after a 10-4 win over Gerard Greene.

Plays either Matthew Stevens or Yuan SiJun in the final qualifying round.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on April 15, 2018, 10:19:58 PM
Nice one.  Gentleman Ken.
Did Mark Allen make it to the crucible?  I know he was struggling to be top 16
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on April 15, 2018, 10:29:21 PM
Always liked Ken. One of my favoutites. Plays Matthew Stevens who won 10-9

Mark Allen sneaked in as the 16th seed. Could potentially face a difficult 2nd round against Mark Selby though.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on April 19, 2018, 05:47:16 PM
Sadly Ken never made it. Stuffed 10-2 by Stevens  :(

First round draw was made today. O'Sullivan v Maguire the standout tie.

Full first round draw
Mark Selby v Joe Perry

Mark Allen v Liam Highfield

Kyren Wilson v Matthew Stevens

Shaun Murphy v Jamie Jones

John Higgins v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Stuart Bingham v Jack Lisowski

Luca Brecel v Ricky Walden

Judd Trump v Chris Wakelin

Ding Junhui v Xiao Guodong

Anthony McGill v Ryan Day

Marco Fu v Lyu Haotian

Barry Hawkins v Stuart Carrington

Mark Williams v Jimmy Robertson

Neil Robertson v Robert Milkins

Ali Carter v Graeme Dott

Ronnie O'Sullivan v Stephen Maguire
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on April 21, 2018, 09:05:26 PM
Mark Selby out. Beaten 10-4 by Joe Perry.  ;D
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Insane Bolt on April 21, 2018, 09:09:24 PM
Must be getting very old......I hardly know half the players
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on April 21, 2018, 09:23:11 PM
John Higgins' opponent sounds like a noise you'd make if suffering from mild constipation.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Avondhu star on April 21, 2018, 11:53:37 PM
What about the Kettering lad Wilson?
33/1 worth a fiver each way?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: David McKeown on April 22, 2018, 06:22:56 AM
Selby out and O'Sullivan 6-3 down in the first round. Makes for an exciting tournament but potentially a lack of star power
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on April 22, 2018, 12:56:15 PM
Glad to see Ronnie go through. Could be very hard to stop now.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Boycey on April 28, 2018, 05:03:55 PM
Ronnie out, very open now...
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rufus T Firefly on April 28, 2018, 05:16:20 PM
Ronnie out, very open now...

Threatened to get quite heated there. A 'coming together' moment. Ali Carter's clearance in the second last frame was a break based on bottle.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Boycey on April 28, 2018, 05:52:12 PM
Ronnie was very gracious in his interview after it and played down the coming together despite the best efforts of the BBC interviewer..
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on April 28, 2018, 07:49:17 PM
Never liked O'Sullivan so glad to see him out.  There's no doubting his talent but some of the crap he comes out with really annoys me.  Good riddance
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on May 01, 2018, 02:58:02 PM
If Trump wins the world title, would that be as big a shock as Trump winning the US election?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on May 07, 2018, 08:20:24 PM
Williams ahead 15-14, after being 14-7 ahead. Cracking final.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Seany on May 07, 2018, 08:58:41 PM
What do they mean when they say john Higgins is a great Ďmatchplayí snooker player?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Maiden1 on May 07, 2018, 09:29:53 PM
What do they mean when they say john Higgins is a great Ďmatchplayí snooker player?
Matchplay is winning frames especially tight tactical frames. Judd Trump can make 100 look easy but the best players play the right shot at the right time. Things like putting a ball on cushion when 50 up. Taking them away from cushion when 50 down. Going for a shot and leaving white in place that nothing on if miss.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on May 07, 2018, 09:39:28 PM
Massive clearance!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: armaghniac on May 07, 2018, 09:53:10 PM
Good to see an oul fellow come back after a gap.
I haven't been following the snooker as much in recent years. but there was some great play.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Insane Bolt on May 07, 2018, 09:59:57 PM
Great final.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 07, 2018, 10:03:59 PM
The lads rolling back the years. Great to see.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Seany on May 08, 2018, 09:46:14 AM
What do they mean when they say john Higgins is a great Ďmatchplayí snooker player?
Matchplay is winning frames especially tight tactical frames. Judd Trump can make 100 look easy but the best players play the right shot at the right time. Things like putting a ball on cushion when 50 up. Taking them away from cushion when 50 down. Going for a shot and leaving white in place that nothing on if miss.
Thanks for that Maiden.  Very clear explanation. 
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rufus T Firefly on May 08, 2018, 03:28:25 PM
Good to see an oul fellow come back after a gap.
I haven't been following the snooker as much in recent years. but there was some great play.

Very entertaining battle, although unlike many close finals and rather unusually, this one actually appeared to end earlier than expected, as many frames were won quite quickly.

I heard Davis refer to this as the greatest final of all time. I know that is an entirely subjective judgment, but surely the black ball final which he lost out on to Dennis Taylor has to be the greatest? It crossed my mind that his willingness to label last night as the greatest might be more to do with the pain of having lost in 1985.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on May 08, 2018, 03:46:48 PM
Good to see an oul fellow come back after a gap.
I haven't been following the snooker as much in recent years. but there was some great play.

Very entertaining battle, although unlike many close finals and rather unusually, this one actually appeared to end earlier than expected, as many frames were won quite quickly.

I heard Davis refer to this as the greatest final of all time. I know that is an entirely subjective judgment, but surely the black ball final which he lost out on to Dennis Taylor has to be the greatest? It crossed my mind that his willingness to label last night as the greatest might be more to do with the pain of having lost in 1985.

There have been a few close finals over the years which equally would have been the best.. Hendry v White think it was the 4th/5th final in a row.. Higgins final v Ray Reardon Joe jonston's flash in the pan win and John Parrot who beat Jimmy White when everyone wanted White to win

That was a good final last night but, there has been better
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on May 08, 2018, 06:45:37 PM
Good to see an oul fellow come back after a gap.
I haven't been following the snooker as much in recent years. but there was some great play.

Very entertaining battle, although unlike many close finals and rather unusually, this one actually appeared to end earlier than expected, as many frames were won quite quickly.

I heard Davis refer to this as the greatest final of all time. I know that is an entirely subjective judgment, but surely the black ball final which he lost out on to Dennis Taylor has to be the greatest? It crossed my mind that his willingness to label last night as the greatest might be more to do with the pain of having lost in 1985.

Yes I was thinking that myself. He's been hoping for 33 years that people will talk about another final. To be fair though, Davis is quite a character. Such a change from his playing days.

Taylor said on commentary too, that not many players come back from 7 frames down in the final. He probably had a smug look on his face saying that, as he did exactly that in 85.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: mrdeeds on May 08, 2018, 06:58:00 PM
I never knew Mark Williams was such a personality. He drank all night long then. Funny on Twitter.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Insane Bolt on May 08, 2018, 07:01:24 PM
85 will always be my favourite because I had Taylor backed at 33/1. This years final was top notch also.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: upmonaghansayswe on November 18, 2018, 12:39:47 AM
If you have never seen, or even if you have, Ronnie playing competitively he is in the NI Trophy final at the waterfront tomorrow against judd trump at 1pm. I don't know how many other sports have their greatest ever talent playing currently, but snooker does. I was at his semi today against Selby and the standard and drama was top class but the crowd was disappointing. Tomorrows match should be a cracker. So change your sporting plans and go watch a living legend.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Orior on April 23, 2019, 03:36:01 PM
GAA boyo in the front row today.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on May 03, 2019, 12:00:40 AM
Mayo man at the Trump-Wilson match.

I wonder when weíll see a ĎMayo for Samí banner?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: macdanger2 on May 03, 2019, 12:05:54 AM
Mayo man at the Trump-Wilson match.

I wonder when weíll see a ĎMayo for Samí banner?

It's Mayo Day this Saturday, that'll be the start of it
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Insane Bolt on May 04, 2019, 06:40:49 PM
John Higgins through to third final in a row....feel sorry for Gilbert.....but Higgins was teak tough.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Boycey on May 04, 2019, 06:43:22 PM
Some match player is Higgins..   
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on May 05, 2019, 12:28:55 PM
Some match player is Higgins..

Aye, so good is John Higgins, that he rose from the dead to reach the final.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wBDD7y1i990
 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wBDD7y1i990)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Boycey on May 05, 2019, 09:22:06 PM
Serious standard of snooker so far in this final, Trump looking like forging ahead presently. 
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on May 05, 2019, 10:48:56 PM
Trump playing great stuff. 12-5 up. But things can be so different the second day.

By the way, why do we never see this any more? I used to love this:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4pbqZC8lCaU
 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4pbqZC8lCaU)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on May 05, 2019, 11:55:47 PM
Yup. Was nearly the best bit of watching it!

Used to do one on the evening of the final i think
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Square Ball on May 06, 2019, 04:45:43 PM
Trump playing some snooker, and 11 centuries in the 25 games so far
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Captain Obvious on March 18, 2020, 08:34:31 PM
Best wishes to Willie

https://amp.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/former-snooker-star-willie-thorne-diagnosed-with-leukaemia-988764.html
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on March 18, 2020, 08:46:35 PM
Willie has had his troubles!

He seems a decent fella, does Willie. Hope he gets through this.

On a similar note, I suppose the Snooker World Championships will be cancelled too?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on March 20, 2020, 04:47:44 PM
World championship postponed now.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on March 21, 2020, 03:44:50 AM
Devastating
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: rodney trotter on July 30, 2020, 01:09:54 PM
World Championship starting tomorrow. A limited number allowed in attendance. Will Trump be able to retain it, or Ronnie reach number 6?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on July 30, 2020, 05:38:05 PM
World Championship starting tomorrow. A limited number allowed in attendance. Will Trump be able to retain it, or Ronnie reach number 6?

If Trump loses, will he give up the trophy, or refuse to leave the theatre?  ;)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on July 30, 2020, 07:00:34 PM
He'll blame it on fake blues

Ill get me coat...
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 02, 2020, 10:37:38 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00tmzfb/alex-higgins-the-peoples-champion

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 02, 2020, 11:03:13 PM
Some Norwegian boy going for the 147 gets an unlucky kiss on 2nd last red. Gives white ball the middle finger on live tv 😂😂😂
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 07, 2020, 10:49:43 AM
147 for old man Higgins. Didn't get him through though.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: imtommygunn on August 07, 2020, 11:33:30 AM
Some Norwegian boy going for the 147 gets an unlucky kiss on 2nd last red. Gives white ball the middle finger on live tv 😂😂😂

That's hilarious ;D
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on August 07, 2020, 11:46:23 AM
147 for old man Higgins. Didn't get him through though.

Nice pay day though
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 07, 2020, 11:50:54 AM
Some Norwegian boy going for the 147 gets an unlucky kiss on 2nd last red. Gives white ball the middle finger on live tv 😂😂😂

That's hilarious ;D

Twas. Was like somethin youd do yerself in the pub/snooker hall. Same boy now through to the quarters.

Re; Higgins, nice pay day surely....unless some boy does same then he'll have to share her.

Could never warm to Higgins even before the bribe scandal, great player that he is
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on August 07, 2020, 12:01:16 PM
Some Norwegian boy going for the 147 gets an unlucky kiss on 2nd last red. Gives white ball the middle finger on live tv 😂😂😂

That's hilarious ;D

Twas. Was like somethin youd do yerself in the pub/snooker hall. Same boy now through to the quarters.

Re; Higgins, nice pay day surely....unless some boy does same then he'll have to share her.

Could never warm to Higgins even before the bribe scandal, great player that he is

Even though heís a big Celtic man?  ;)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 07, 2020, 12:01:52 PM
Some Norwegian boy going for the 147 gets an unlucky kiss on 2nd last red. Gives white ball the middle finger on live tv 😂😂😂

That's hilarious ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2g7KrR0X0w
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 07, 2020, 12:19:35 PM
MR2 - ach i tried, mainly based on that id say lol. Just didnt happen. Im sure hes in a pickle about me lol.

Williams and Bingham in a fair oul tussle here.

That video gets funnier every time ONeill 😃😂
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: tbrick18 on August 07, 2020, 12:25:36 PM
Some Norwegian boy going for the 147 gets an unlucky kiss on 2nd last red. Gives white ball the middle finger on live tv 😂😂😂

That's hilarious ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2g7KrR0X0w

That's brilliant.
I love to see a bit of antics from players as otherwise they can come across as boring cnuts.
He's playing well that lad though.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on August 07, 2020, 01:16:54 PM
I still enjoy the snooker even though the mates gave up on it years ago. The matches yday with Higgins and Selby were top class. Not the same as years ago but still enjoyable. Could do with a Ken Doherty or Dennis Taylor coming through again for added interest
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: square_ball on August 07, 2020, 01:54:49 PM
Mark Allen the best of the local lot but I just canít bring myself to cheer for him. Something unlikeable about him. Not too disappointed heís out. Now if Selby could get knocked out as well I donít mind who wins it though preferably Ronnie wins but god knows with him.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on August 07, 2020, 01:56:34 PM
Joe Swail!!

Snookers mr nice guy, had a couple of semi final losses i think over the years
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: square_ball on August 07, 2020, 02:56:00 PM
Joe Swail!!

Snookers mr nice guy, had a couple of semi final losses i think over the years

Big fan of Joe. I remember he beat Dungannonís Paddy Wallace in the quarters in 2001 then Ronnie beat him handy enough in the semi final. Joe always was just outside the real elite level of the game.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on August 07, 2020, 03:01:23 PM
Joe Swail!!

Snookers mr nice guy, had a couple of semi final losses i think over the years

Big fan of Joe. I remember he beat Dungannonís Paddy Wallace in the quarters in 2001 then Ronnie beat him handy enough in the semi final. Joe always was just outside the real elite level of the game.

He needed that killer streak
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on August 07, 2020, 04:21:04 PM
Out of interest, whatís your highest break?

I got a 40 once. Missed a black to make it 47.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on August 07, 2020, 04:38:14 PM
Out of interest, whatís your highest break?

I got a 40 once. Missed a black to make it 47.

53, and was all over the shop doing it....

Cleared up the one we got as kids lol!!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on August 07, 2020, 04:58:02 PM
Haven't a clue, those boys on TV make it look so easy. If I were to pott three in a row I'd be panicking.
Joe had a good run right enough. Everyone thought his semi final appearance was a bit of a fluke and then he did it again a year or two later
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: square_ball on August 07, 2020, 06:40:06 PM
I managed a 38 break a few years back somehow. The cue ball was certainly not under control for the majority of it. Anyone played much 9 ball pool? Was playing a right bit before lockdown but itís a great game. And the big pockets certainly helps!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: SHEEDY on August 07, 2020, 06:50:12 PM
Selby through 13-12 in a tight epic battle against noppon saengkham
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on August 07, 2020, 06:52:03 PM
Great match, Selby far from his best but that young Thai boy was good.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Capt Pat on August 07, 2020, 07:31:22 PM
Out of interest, whatís your highest break?

I got a 40 once. Missed a black to make it 47.

53, and was all over the shop doing it....

Cleared up the one we got as kids lol!!

I coldn't cope on the full size snooker table at all. The cues are long and skinny and I was happy enough to hit the reds at all let alone pot a ball. I am quite handy on the small pool tables though.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 08, 2020, 04:58:01 PM
Ronnie in a battle.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: SHEEDY on August 08, 2020, 06:39:39 PM
Got a bit heated between Anthony mcgill and Jamie Clarke, the referee had to step in and try to calm things down when mcgill accused Clarke of deliberately standing in his eye line. Not often you see confrontation between players in snooker.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on August 08, 2020, 07:17:30 PM
Not since Alex threatened to have Dennis shot!!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: square_ball on August 08, 2020, 11:03:22 PM
https://twitter.com/chrishammer180/status/1290416707576770561?s=21

Never seen this before! Very funny.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 08, 2020, 11:06:48 PM
Selby can be a narky boy too. Hoping for a digging session in this championship. Looking good so far.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 08, 2020, 11:08:12 PM
Got a bit heated between Anthony mcgill and Jamie Clarke, the referee had to step in and try to calm things down when mcgill accused Clarke of deliberately standing in his eye line. Not often you see confrontation between players in snooker.

https://twitter.com/Livesnooker/status/1292122981339205632?s=20
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 08, 2020, 11:32:33 PM
Clarke tweets at the interval "you wanna dance lets dance" 😂😂

Mcgill then with a decent comeback tbf.

Yer man Clarke meant to have previous, annoyed the unflappable Joe Perry in the qualifiers.

I blame lockdown
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: square_ball on August 09, 2020, 09:29:29 PM
Ronnie wins against Ding and afterwards he is very complimentary towards the younger players coming through  ;D ;D
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 09, 2020, 09:40:04 PM
That was some laugh.

https://twitter.com/_NicholasBaker/status/1292551683688497153?s=09
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on August 09, 2020, 09:42:15 PM
Have never been a big fan of o'sullivan and this is one of the reasons why. What a dick.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 09, 2020, 09:50:52 PM
He's sorta right. Hendry won his last when he was 30. Davis I think 32.

Ronnie, Higgins and Williams are all 45ish and still comfortable in the top 10.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: mrdeeds on August 09, 2020, 10:06:20 PM
Yeah he was right. Up to other players to prove him wrong.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 09, 2020, 10:18:19 PM
Today's players are far better break builders of 100+.

Their safety doesn't seem to be as good as the old Grinder days.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 09, 2020, 10:35:21 PM
That was some laugh.

https://twitter.com/_NicholasBaker/status/1292551683688497153?s=09

Alex Higgins like from Ronnie.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 09, 2020, 10:56:09 PM
Gonna be a sore one for the loser here.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 09, 2020, 11:33:06 PM
Holy smokes.... Down to the last. Both calving all over the shop.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 10, 2020, 12:24:55 AM
Bit harsh there Hardstation.

Good drama overall tho quality not great. Least there was none of those 1hr frames and we can all get to our beds now at a reasonable hour 😃
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: LilySavage on August 10, 2020, 12:50:47 AM
Mcgill came across well in postgame interview te the incident. Storm in a teacup. Re quality, i much prefer these tense close matches than the heavy scoring ones where you know frame over once they get in.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: GiveItToTheShooters on August 10, 2020, 04:09:45 AM
The GOAT looks in good shape. I fancy him to make it 6.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 11, 2020, 08:34:34 PM
Ronnie and Williams in a battle.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 11, 2020, 08:37:39 PM
Williams teetering
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 11, 2020, 08:44:43 PM
Those two frames were as good as you'd ever see O'Sullivan. Totally in the zone.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 11, 2020, 08:53:02 PM
I know its not Williams game but when Ronnies in that mood at least try slow him down, dont give him easy starts
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 12, 2020, 08:15:58 PM
What's going on with the table tonight??
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 12, 2020, 09:00:39 PM
Balls rather than table. Humidity, chalk or the balls, take yer pick lol.

Selby havin a mare so far..ye dont want Ronnie getttin a head of steam..
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: SHEEDY on August 14, 2020, 05:35:07 PM
Mcgill and Wilson going all the way. 16 each.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: gallsman on August 14, 2020, 06:17:32 PM
Crazy end here, with plenty still to come.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: SHEEDY on August 14, 2020, 06:44:08 PM
What a final frame, swung one way then the other. Fluke on the green was the one that swung it. Great drama.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: gallsman on August 14, 2020, 06:47:46 PM
Absolutely insane. Incredible mix of tactical brilliance, pressure, good luck, bad luck.

If you can criticise either of them, McGill snookering himself on the green was criminal.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 14, 2020, 07:23:08 PM
Don't think I've ever witnessed a final frame like that. McGill is some grafter.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 14, 2020, 07:35:14 PM
Great drama
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 14, 2020, 09:25:29 PM
Looks like Ronnie decided a while ago, fcuk it. I'll not beat him playing safe.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: JPGJOHNNYG on August 14, 2020, 09:37:20 PM
Come on Ronnie one frame to go
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 14, 2020, 09:57:03 PM
Nerves wrecked.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: square_ball on August 14, 2020, 10:02:01 PM
That was unbelievable!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 14, 2020, 10:02:51 PM
Snooker. Bloody hell as Fergie said
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: rodney trotter on August 14, 2020, 10:08:00 PM
Great match.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: square_ball on August 14, 2020, 10:08:36 PM
Selby not a happy bunny.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 14, 2020, 10:10:01 PM
Strong words there!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 14, 2020, 10:11:36 PM
What he say??
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: gallsman on August 14, 2020, 10:16:12 PM
Basically had a dig at Wilson racking up points via the miss rule earlier.

There's a big blow up coming from him soon. Has been acting the maggot all tournament. Madman snooker at times.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: SHEEDY on August 14, 2020, 10:22:21 PM
Selby not happy, says ronnie being disrespectful. Probably was but that's ronnie being ronnie  :(
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 14, 2020, 10:24:54 PM
Jesus, a sore loser.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: gallsman on August 14, 2020, 10:27:49 PM
What he say? If all he said was Ronnie was being disrespectful he wasn't wrong like.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 14, 2020, 10:28:47 PM
Surely you're entitled to play whatever way you want?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: square_ball on August 14, 2020, 10:33:45 PM
What he say? If all he said was Ronnie was being disrespectful he wasn't wrong like.

He benefited from Ronnie being Ďdisrespectfulí by winning those few frames. Iíd rather watch Ronnie smash the ball around the table a few times than look at Selby stand over a miss for more than minute knowing rightly he was going to put the balls back like he done in a earlier frame.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: JPGJOHNNYG on August 14, 2020, 10:36:16 PM
It's not disrespectful it's a sign Ronnie was losing patience which was great news for Selby he just couldn't capitalise when it mattered. Ronnie missed so many long pots today but those last 3 frames were excellent and he deserved to win
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on August 14, 2020, 10:44:14 PM
Ah jaysus that was great. I only bet in tiny cash outlays but I would have bet a very large tiny cash outlay that at 16-14 and the way he was bashing the balls around, Ronnie was beaten all ends up.

The last three frames were glorious. I have not been remotely as tense and emotionally invested in any sporting event since sport started again as that last frame, and I might not be all year. It was a beautiful taste of normality but it was anything but normal, it was genius in action.

Selby's reaction in the interview only made it better.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 14, 2020, 10:47:30 PM
Ah jaysus that was great. I only bet in tiny cash outlays but I would have bet a very large tiny cash outlay that at 16-14 and the way he was bashing the balls around, Ronnie was beaten all ends up.

The last three frames were glorious. I have not been remotely as tense and emotionally invested in any sporting event since sport started again as that last frame, and I might not be all year. It was a beautiful taste of normality but it was anything but normal, it was genius in action.

Selby's reaction in the interview only made it better.

Agree, feel drained.

Yer boy will probably hammer Ronnie (who needs to fcuk up about cue action).
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 14, 2020, 10:53:52 PM
Another reason I'd have no sympathy for Selby is that there were occasions that he had a decent 60/40 chance on a pot but preferred the safety.

I know that's probably good snooker but fcuk that. Up the hoods. 
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: From the Bunker on August 14, 2020, 11:05:56 PM
What he say? If all he said was Ronnie was being disrespectful he wasn't wrong like.
Crying that any time he put him in a snooker, he was whacking them about at 100mph and they could have gone anywhere.

Heís raging that the final time Ronnie did that, it landed sweetly, snookering Selby.

Emotions were high, he had Ronnie by the balls and the carpet was swept from under him. It's hard not to blame everything and anything after such a loss. It takes great mental capabilities to hold your head and say the right thing and be gracious. We've all been there.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: MayoBuck on August 14, 2020, 11:26:06 PM
The snooker today was something else. Didn't watch a minute of the champions league it was so tense.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 15, 2020, 12:01:55 AM
Nearly more importantly Selby accused Ronnie of deliberately moving in the background at a crucial stage in a frame when it was 13  9 or around that time. Bbc didnt have time to pick up on it so will be interesting to see if more is made of it, and Ronnies response.

Ronnies been on the edge all week but the beeb know rightly what theyre at gettin the interviews straight away a la skysports.

Snookers just got interesting 😉😃
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on August 15, 2020, 12:06:03 AM
The snooker today was something else. Didn't watch a minute of the champions league it was so tense.
Today is a reminder of just how great snooker can be as a television sport and how great slow burning sports in general can be. Every so often something of the highest magnitude of drama like that comes along. I watched most of the first half of the football and that was thrilling in its own way but the snooker just took over. Today sort of reminded me of the day last year when the Cricket World Cup final and the Wimbledon final were coming to the boil at the same time and blew Kerry v Mayo out of the water. The drama was very close to that level.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on August 15, 2020, 12:18:22 AM
What he say? If all he said was Ronnie was being disrespectful he wasn't wrong like.
Crying that any time he put him in a snooker, he was whacking them about at 100mph and they could have gone anywhere.

Heís raging that the final time Ronnie did that, it landed sweetly, snookering Selby.

Emotions were high, he had Ronnie by the balls and the carpet was swept from under him. It's hard not to blame everything and anything after such a loss. It takes great mental capabilities to hold your head and say the right thing and be gracious. We've all been there.

I like both that Selby was sickened - because I wanted Ronnie to sicken his hole - and that he had the balls to say what he said.

It makes the game and makes for brilliant rivalry and needle. Old school.

Selby v O'Sullivan is an excellent rivalry because they're so different.

What happened there broke the rules of sport. Selby really had broken O'Sullivan mentally. Ronnie just continued to fling the kitchen sink, a failing strategy, and somehow it worked. That almost never happens.

I'm still buzzing after watching it.

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: screenexile on August 15, 2020, 01:07:21 AM
Ah jaysus that was great. I only bet in tiny cash outlays but I would have bet a very large tiny cash outlay that at 16-14 and the way he was bashing the balls around, Ronnie was beaten all ends up.

The last three frames were glorious. I have not been remotely as tense and emotionally invested in any sporting event since sport started again as that last frame, and I might not be all year. It was a beautiful taste of normality but it was anything but normal, it was genius in action.

Selby's reaction in the interview only made it better.

Agree, feel drained.

Yer boy will probably hammer Ronnie (who needs to fcuk up about cue action).

Iím not sure you understand though... cue action is the game, nothing else matters!!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 15, 2020, 01:58:25 PM
I see Selby is known as The Jester.

Good one.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 15, 2020, 02:25:41 PM
Jester from Leicester. As the boy off the twitter said it sounded better than Molester....
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 15, 2020, 09:23:54 PM
Mad.
He's definitely a rocket.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 15, 2020, 10:01:31 PM
Ronnie totally switched off at 8-2.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: JPGJOHNNYG on August 15, 2020, 10:07:30 PM
Ronnie making far too many mistakes
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 15, 2020, 10:10:21 PM
Ronnie totally switched off at 8-2.
I think Wilson settling and coming back a bit was inevitable. A bit too much for Ronnieís liking at this stage though.

Do ye think Ronnie started f**king about trying to play the safety game when well ahead. I think he won a frame doing it but he seems to play well when not overthinking it.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 15, 2020, 10:27:40 PM
Mad.
He's definitely a rocket.
Iím thinking itís mind games (to him). He lost 2 in a row and thought, ďfcuk ye, Iíll do something unpredictable.Ē It probably makes sense in his head but mad to everyone else.
Definitely mind games. He should have called it before the 7 point pen and a miss and still rattled on! He's a weird dude.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on August 15, 2020, 10:29:16 PM
Itís nearly uncomfortable to watch. The state heís in you just donít fancy him to pot any. If he gets out 10-7, heíll have done well..
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 15, 2020, 10:46:21 PM
That's very true.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 15, 2020, 10:53:08 PM
Ronnie has evolved into Scrooge over 3 hrs.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: square_ball on August 15, 2020, 11:06:42 PM
Not sure how that ended up 10-7 - at no stage when Ronnie was in this evening did I think heíd win the frame. Who wins tomorrow depends on what side of the bed Ronnie wakes up tomorrow morning. . .
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 16, 2020, 03:23:25 PM
Did yis ever watch Man on the Moon / read about Andy Kaufmann?

Times the Ronnie man reminds me on him, especially the past week or so, a slow descent into insanity lol. All while winning a world title eh
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 16, 2020, 04:21:19 PM
Wilson looked like a man who wanted the ground to swallow him. Battered there.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on August 16, 2020, 04:36:15 PM
Had to feel a bit sorry for Wilson there. Them couple of frames he lost last night with the red going in from the pot off the blue and the missed red in the last allowing Ronnie to get out 10-7 were crucial. Add in the few loose positional shots today and the writing was on the wall.

Ronnie in cruise control today, never had to hit top form.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: GiveItToTheShooters on August 16, 2020, 08:06:09 PM
Number 6 for the GOAT in the bag, and he's not done yet...
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: From the Bunker on August 16, 2020, 09:51:57 PM
01, 04, 08, 12, 13 and now 20.

A title on average every 4 years!



Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: gallsman on August 16, 2020, 09:57:16 PM
1 in every 3.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 17, 2020, 08:24:36 PM
Really enjoyed this year's championship.

There seemed to be plenty of stories in each round.

Thought the two semi-finals were as good as you'll get for drama.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on August 17, 2020, 11:08:17 PM
Good championship, pity about the winner, couldn't lick/like him if he was ice cream
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: From the Bunker on August 18, 2020, 12:38:35 AM
Good championship, pity about the winner, couldn't lick/like him if he was ice cream

There seems to be no middle ground with Ronnie. You either hate him or Love him!

He has trampled on a lot of the unwritten protocols of snooker. The anoraks naturally don't like this.



Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: magpie seanie on August 18, 2020, 11:31:35 AM
Ronnie's the best thing that ever happened the game. The greatest player ever. To achieve what he has done with the demons he fights is truly astonishing. I'm delighted he won it. A sickener for Barry Hearn which surely everyone agrees is a good thing.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: timmyot501 on August 18, 2020, 11:42:27 AM
Ronnie is a dose.  He talks rubbish and says things just to cause a stir and make a few headlines. 

That said I would watch him play every day of the week and would hope he wins so I could see him in action again the next day.  An unreal talent.  The speed in which he can turn a match on its head, the ruthlessness when in front and then he has probably been one of the best safety players ever.  He would have more world titles if he remained interested.  Best achievement was probably taking a break from snooker after winning 2012 and then defending the title in 2013.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: From the Bunker on August 18, 2020, 12:12:17 PM
Part of Ronnies Longevity is down to sabbaticals from the game. It's hard to know how many more World titles he'd have won if he went full throttle in the early years. Maybe he'd have won 6 earlier. But chances are he'd be spent now!

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Maiden1 on August 18, 2020, 12:49:27 PM
Ronnie's the best thing that ever happened the game. The greatest player ever. To achieve what he has done with the demons he fights is truly astonishing. I'm delighted he won it. A sickener for Barry Hearn which surely everyone agrees is a good thing.
Barry Hearn loves it.  Worst case scenario for him is Ronnie says nothing gets knocked out in the first round and the final is Mark Selby vs Stuart Bingham.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on August 18, 2020, 12:53:44 PM
If you don't like Ronnie O'Sullivan, you have no soul
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: MayoBuck on August 18, 2020, 01:37:34 PM
This was the best World Championship in years, no surprise Ronnie went far in it.

Snooker could do with some good young players coming on the scene. The last really top young player was Judd Trump in 2010/11 and he's 31 now.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: square_ball on August 18, 2020, 01:55:46 PM
This was the best World Championship in years, no surprise Ronnie went far in it.

Snooker could do with some good young players coming on the scene. The last really top young player was Judd Trump in 2010/11 and he's 31 now.

Definitely do. A quick glance at the rankings and there are only 3 players under 30 in the top 16 and majority of the others are close to or are over 40. Ronnie was right in what he saying about the standard not being good among the younger players. Snooker needs a few superstars ASAP or ended when Ronnie retires and a few others the sport will be in the doldrums.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on August 18, 2020, 02:06:29 PM
Ronnie great player, but I canít be arsed with his antics and complaining.

Since snooker opened up its closed shop, the scene has changed so frequently that players are in and out of tournaments, itís hard to build up an interest in certain players. People got so familiar with the players in the 80ís that they were all household names, most of them were characters and everyone knew their traits and mannerisms. I think thatís whatís lacking in snooker these days.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Hound on August 18, 2020, 03:56:25 PM
This was the best World Championship in years, no surprise Ronnie went far in it.

Snooker could do with some good young players coming on the scene. The last really top young player was Judd Trump in 2010/11 and he's 31 now.

Definitely do. A quick glance at the rankings and there are only 3 players under 30 in the top 16 and majority of the others are close to or are over 40. Ronnie was right in what he saying about the standard not being good among the younger players. Snooker needs a few superstars ASAP or ended when Ronnie retires and a few others the sport will be in the doldrums.
I would guess the percentage of young people playing snooker regularly in the UK is the lowest itís been in 40 years or more
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Franko on August 18, 2020, 04:27:25 PM
This was the best World Championship in years, no surprise Ronnie went far in it.

Snooker could do with some good young players coming on the scene. The last really top young player was Judd Trump in 2010/11 and he's 31 now.

Definitely do. A quick glance at the rankings and there are only 3 players under 30 in the top 16 and majority of the others are close to or are over 40. Ronnie was right in what he saying about the standard not being good among the younger players. Snooker needs a few superstars ASAP or ended when Ronnie retires and a few others the sport will be in the doldrums.
I would guess the percentage of young people playing snooker regularly in the UK is the lowest itís been in 40 years or more

Years ago, a good proportion of bars/social clubs had a snooker table.  I don't remember the last time I saw one in a bar other than Casement Park social club.  The last snooker hall within about 10 miles of me closed down a few months back also.  Coupled with the lack of drinks and tobacco sponsorship (the gambling sponsorship is on it's way out too IMO), it's definitely a dying sport.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Maiden1 on August 18, 2020, 04:40:55 PM
This was the best World Championship in years, no surprise Ronnie went far in it.

Snooker could do with some good young players coming on the scene. The last really top young player was Judd Trump in 2010/11 and he's 31 now.

Definitely do. A quick glance at the rankings and there are only 3 players under 30 in the top 16 and majority of the others are close to or are over 40. Ronnie was right in what he saying about the standard not being good among the younger players. Snooker needs a few superstars ASAP or ended when Ronnie retires and a few others the sport will be in the doldrums.
I would guess the percentage of young people playing snooker regularly in the UK is the lowest itís been in 40 years or more
Yeah I like a lot of people got a 6ft snooker table for Christmas but not sure any kids would ask for a table now.  Also there used to be a load of snooker halls about that you would get a bit high from all the ones smoking a joint while playing that have all been knocked down and converted into flats or whatever now.  Break building has got a lot better in the last 20 years due to better coaching, lighter balls, thinner clothes, heated tables, properly weighted 2 pieces cues etc. but the standard of match play has got a lot worse when you see players like Ken Doherty or Jimmy White still with an outside chance of making the last 32.  Wilson is probably the best of the young players (under 30) but he plays some real amateur shots like potting the last red when he needs 3 snookers, hitting a tricky red hard to get on the black when he only needs the red.  Things like that is part of the reason I think Ronnie is shaking his head thinking the standard of match play from the young players isn't that good.

Current top 16

Judd Trump (30)
Ronnie O'Sullivan  (44)
Neil Robertson (38)
Mark Selby (37)
Mark Allen (34)
Kyren Wilson (28)
John Higgins (45)
Shaun Murphy (38)
Stephen Maguire (39)
Mark Williams (45)
David Gilbert (39)
Ding Junhui (33)
Stuart Bingham (44)
Jack Lisowski (29)
Yan Bingtao (20)
Joe Perry (46)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on August 19, 2020, 08:50:22 AM
This was the best World Championship in years, no surprise Ronnie went far in it.

Snooker could do with some good young players coming on the scene. The last really top young player was Judd Trump in 2010/11 and he's 31 now.

Definitely do. A quick glance at the rankings and there are only 3 players under 30 in the top 16 and majority of the others are close to or are over 40. Ronnie was right in what he saying about the standard not being good among the younger players. Snooker needs a few superstars ASAP or ended when Ronnie retires and a few others the sport will be in the doldrums.
I would guess the percentage of young people playing snooker regularly in the UK is the lowest itís been in 40 years or more

Years ago, a good proportion of bars/social clubs had a snooker table.  I don't remember the last time I saw one in a bar other than Casement Park social club.  The last snooker hall within about 10 miles of me closed down a few months back also.  Coupled with the lack of drinks and tobacco sponsorship (the gambling sponsorship is on it's way out too IMO), it's definitely a dying sport.

In Belfast you had Frames's, was a great set up, in West Belfast you had St Paul's Snooker hall (spent many a time in there being hustled), and the West social club, we had a snooker table in our club for years, and ran xmas handicap competitions every year, best craic, ditched that room to create a bigger area  and put in a smaller pool table. there was also snooker tables down in the Royal hospital social club, on the Broadway entrance.. so just where I lived you had 4 or five places that had tables within a mile or two..



Lots of clubs had them, but probably like ourselves got rid of them and put in extra space for punters
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: johnnycool on August 19, 2020, 02:19:28 PM
This was the best World Championship in years, no surprise Ronnie went far in it.

Snooker could do with some good young players coming on the scene. The last really top young player was Judd Trump in 2010/11 and he's 31 now.

Definitely do. A quick glance at the rankings and there are only 3 players under 30 in the top 16 and majority of the others are close to or are over 40. Ronnie was right in what he saying about the standard not being good among the younger players. Snooker needs a few superstars ASAP or ended when Ronnie retires and a few others the sport will be in the doldrums.
I would guess the percentage of young people playing snooker regularly in the UK is the lowest itís been in 40 years or more

Years ago, a good proportion of bars/social clubs had a snooker table.  I don't remember the last time I saw one in a bar other than Casement Park social club.  The last snooker hall within about 10 miles of me closed down a few months back also.  Coupled with the lack of drinks and tobacco sponsorship (the gambling sponsorship is on it's way out too IMO), it's definitely a dying sport.

In Belfast you had Frames's, was a great set up, in West Belfast you had St Paul's Snooker hall (spent many a time in there being hustled), and the West social club, we had a snooker table in our club for years, and ran xmas handicap competitions every year, best craic, ditched that room to create a bigger area  and put in a smaller pool table. there was also snooker tables down in the Royal hospital social club, on the Broadway entrance.. so just where I lived you had 4 or five places that had tables within a mile or two..



Lots of clubs had them, but probably like ourselves got rid of them and put in extra space for punters

Was there a 12 foot table up in the Johnnies social club as well MR2?

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: JPGJOHNNYG on August 19, 2020, 02:45:20 PM
There were loads of snooker halls. Use to go to the manor in my teens on the Lisburn road. I presume it's still there and one down near the students Union can't remember it's name.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 19, 2020, 05:07:46 PM
Used to go to one in Clonoe every Friday. It was the highlight of the week. That and seeing the cousin.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on August 19, 2020, 05:17:56 PM
Used to go to one in Clonoe every Friday. It was the highlight of the week. That and seeing the cousin.


Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: oakleaflad on August 19, 2020, 05:19:50 PM
Used to go to one in Clonoe every Friday. It was the highlight of the week. That and seeing the cousin.
Typical Tyrone  ;D
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Square Ball on August 19, 2020, 08:22:12 PM
Can't remember the name but there was one behind the Falls Bru, used to go there on a Friday with a few tins of Royal Dutch, couldn't see the other end of the room with the smoke. Was a member of the West and O'Ds who also had a table. There was also the Alambra on lower north street
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: michaelg on August 19, 2020, 08:24:16 PM
There were loads of snooker halls. Use to go to the manor in my teens on the Lisburn road. I presume it's still there and one down near the students Union can't remember it's name.
There was the Claremont Cne toolub and I think the Shaftesbury too - Would imagine both are now go
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: square_ball on August 19, 2020, 09:04:12 PM

Used to go to one in Clonoe every Friday. It was the highlight of the week. That and seeing the cousin.

Remember McGraths snooker club alright. Gervinís still going in Coalisland though not sure how busy or popular it is these days. I remember in the academy days bunking off and head to the tables in the INF - donít know if thatís still on the go?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on August 19, 2020, 11:45:21 PM

Used to go to one in Clonoe every Friday. It was the highlight of the week. That and seeing the cousin.

Remember McGraths snooker club alright. Gervinís still going in Coalisland though not sure how busy or popular it is these days. I remember in the academy days bunking off and head to the tables in the INF - donít know if thatís still on the go?

Played in the INF loads of times over the years. Donít think itís going now.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: From the Bunker on August 20, 2020, 12:45:56 AM
Snooker is a strange animal of a sport. Although it's origins are in Amusement halls and Pubs, places that are frowned upon for a young lad to hang out in. The professional game with it waste coats and neat dress gives off a sort of snobbishness. 
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: cadhlancian on August 20, 2020, 06:42:12 AM
I remember seeing you those Friday nights Shane ! it was the spot to be, McGraths was arguably the nicest snooker club in the north, there was no expense spared there! Also remember hitting the Foresters on Scotch street as well when I conveniently forgot my blazer and the lip wouldnt let you in the door ;D
Foresters Club is long gone unfortunately ....
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 20, 2020, 09:26:21 PM
If I remember correctly Cadh, you'd have been one of the top players in the area - did you keep up playing the sport?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: cadhlancian on August 22, 2020, 07:33:33 AM
Probably played seriously to about 18/19 , too much other shite going on  ;D
Football, Greenvale , Clubland , sure ya know the craic ! I was good at it, actually won the Jimmy Martin Ulster U19 when i was still 16, and never played in it again  :-\ A few regrets for sure , I think one of the last games i ever played, I made 142 total clearance in Gervins and went to the Glenavon and got steamed....
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Taylor on August 22, 2020, 10:15:25 AM
Probably played seriously to about 18/19 , too much other shite going on  ;D
Football, Greenvale , Clubland , sure ya know the craic ! I was good at it, actually won the Jimmy Martin Ulster U19 when i was still 16, and never played in it again  :-\ A few regrets for sure , I think one of the last games i ever played, I made 142 total clearance in Gervins and went to the Glenavon and got steamed....

That is seriously impressive.........
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 22, 2020, 10:54:08 AM
Agree. I thought a bottle o Blue Nun and a litre bot cider before Glenavon was good. U win
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: square_ball on August 22, 2020, 11:12:16 AM
Probably played seriously to about 18/19 , too much other shite going on  ;D
Football, Greenvale , Clubland , sure ya know the craic ! I was good at it, actually won the Jimmy Martin Ulster U19 when i was still 16, and never played in it again  :-\ A few regrets for sure , I think one of the last games i ever played, I made 142 total clearance in Gervins and went to the Glenavon and got steamed....

That is seriously impressive.........

That is unreal. Fair play.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 22, 2020, 03:49:23 PM
Any of yiz watching the World Seniors on at the minute? You get it on the red button or iplayer.

White bate Hendry yesterday in the semi, clearing a 130 in the process. Looks like he'll be playing Doherty in the final tonight. Best of 9.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: GJL on August 22, 2020, 04:22:27 PM
Any of yiz watching the World Seniors on at the minute? You get it on the red button or iplayer.

White bate Hendry yesterday in the semi, clearing a 130 in the process. Looks like he'll be playing Doherty in the final tonight. Best of 9.

 More entertaining than the World Championship.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 22, 2020, 07:30:05 PM
Michaela Tabb reffin which always helps.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on August 22, 2020, 10:13:50 PM
That was a fine watch. Doherty 4-0 up. White all over the shop. He took the last 5 to win 5-4.

Never change, Jimmy.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 22, 2020, 10:52:43 PM
Decent entertainmemt alright. Must be no money involved. Id say thats Jimmy on the lash all the same
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: From the Bunker on August 23, 2020, 12:44:04 AM
Decent entertainmemt alright. Must be no money involved. Id say thats Jimmy on the lash all the same

Winner: £25,000
Runner-up: £10,000
Semi-finalist: £7,500
Quarter-finalist: £3,000
Highest break: £1,500
Total: £63,500

Nice bit of pocket money!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 23, 2020, 12:46:31 AM
Good stuff. Just found it strange all they "presented" was the trophy/medal.

Jimmy deffo on the lash now lol
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on August 23, 2020, 12:47:39 AM
Any of yiz watching the World Seniors on at the minute? You get it on the red button or iplayer.

White bate Hendry yesterday in the semi, clearing a 130 in the process. Looks like he'll be playing Doherty in the final tonight. Best of 9.
I'm still optimistic that he'll win the big one at the Crucible yet

I think 2021 could be the year
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: BennyCake on September 25, 2020, 09:28:42 AM
An Irish player to look out for?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/54289849
 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/54289849)
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on December 07, 2020, 12:47:20 AM
Deciding frame of the UK final STILL going on
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on December 07, 2020, 12:55:13 AM
Trump misses the pink!

Robbo cleans up to win 10-9
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: gallsman on December 07, 2020, 12:57:24 AM
Crazy miss on the pink. Wasn't even close either.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on January 17, 2021, 11:13:49 PM
Another right good final here at the Benson and Hedges Masters at Wembley Conference Centre

Yan Bingtao leads John Higgins 9-8

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on January 17, 2021, 11:25:20 PM
Higgins has been very poor since he beat o'sullivan. Same today. Had loads of opportunities. Fair play to Yan though
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on January 17, 2021, 11:37:48 PM
Yan the Man

Had to wait a good 12 or 13 minutes to polish it off but he wins 10-8
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: StPatsAbu on January 17, 2021, 11:47:27 PM
Nice to have been on him at 40/1 at start of week!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on January 17, 2021, 11:51:11 PM
Great performance from Yan all week. Gutsy throughout. Higgins be disappointed after letting two opportunities to go 3 up slip and he was punished accordingly. Big breakthrough win for Yan and would expect him to start featuring in the business end more regularly now.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: rodney trotter on January 17, 2021, 11:58:28 PM
Higgins had the opportunities, to go 6-3 up and 8-5. Yan stole a couple of those frames after the interval. Higgins was 67 up and it went to a re spotted black.
Fair play to yan. He looks a lot older then 20.

He'll be a contender for the Worlds. Trump was unfortunate to miss out through covid
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Mikhail Prokhorov on January 18, 2021, 12:04:02 AM
Another right good final here at the Benson and Hedges Masters at Wembley Conference Centre

Yan Bingtao leads John Higgins 9-8

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Dougal Maguire on January 18, 2021, 12:57:47 AM
Hilarious. How he could be arsed actually typing it is beyond me.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: mouview on January 18, 2021, 05:06:27 PM
Yan the Man

Had to wait a good 12 or 13 minutes to polish it off but he wins 10-8

Could Yan be the first Chinese to win the World?
I backed Ding nearly a decade ago for this, he has the talent, but not the ultimate cojones I think.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on February 20, 2021, 04:35:25 PM
Good to see Jordan Brown from Co.Antrim through to the Welsh open final after a 6-1 victory over Stephen Maguire. He also beat Mark Selby in the quarters and is now in his first ranking final. (He only made it his first quarters a few weeks back.)

Has a tough task in the final against either Ronnie or Mark Williams.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on February 20, 2021, 07:04:12 PM
Bolt from the blue that one. He has sort of been knocking about for 10 years, in and out of amateur. If he was an athlete you'd be suspicious.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on February 21, 2021, 06:57:57 PM
He's 5-3 up at the interval v O'Sullivan.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: An Watcher on February 21, 2021, 08:39:40 PM
Yeah, he'll have to be drug tested after this. Antrim man? 6 all now
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on February 21, 2021, 08:54:08 PM
Heís weathered the storm and Ronnie now looks like heís there for the taking. 750/1 at the start of the tournament..
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on February 21, 2021, 09:42:54 PM
8-8
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on February 21, 2021, 09:55:01 PM
Brown wins it 9-8. Some win for him. Great story.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on February 21, 2021, 09:55:29 PM
Gwan our boy 😉😃
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Boycey on February 21, 2021, 09:56:40 PM
Sport is just magnificent sometimes...
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: pbat on February 21, 2021, 10:13:04 PM
He spoke well, Fair Play till him
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Kidder81 on February 21, 2021, 10:40:04 PM
Assume heís a prod ?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: SHEEDY on February 21, 2021, 10:46:29 PM
Assume heís a prod ?
thats the question everyone is thinking. Most won't say it out loud 😂
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on February 24, 2021, 10:41:41 PM
Brown lost 6-0 today to Higgins in the Players Championship. He shouldn't show his face in Antrim again. Shameful.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on February 25, 2021, 05:43:58 AM
Brown lost 6-0 today to Higgins in the Players Championship. He shouldn't show his face in Antrim again. Shameful.

Yes he was brought back down to earth with a very loud bang!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: general_lee on February 25, 2021, 07:23:46 AM
Probably still blocked
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: bannside on February 25, 2021, 08:34:52 AM
Maybe he "invested" £10k of his recent winnings on Higgins to win 6 - 0 at 18/1. Snooker is riddled with players lying down. Can make far more sometimes by losing than by winning. Not saying he did, because I don't work in that industry any longer, but when I did I sometimes knew the results before the match was played!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Orior on February 25, 2021, 11:28:19 AM
Brown lost 6-0 today to Higgins in the Players Championship. He shouldn't show his face in Antrim again. Shameful.

LOL
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 25, 2021, 05:47:09 PM
Maybe he "invested" £10k of his recent winnings on Higgins to win 6 - 0 at 18/1. Snooker is riddled with players lying down. Can make far more sometimes by losing than by winning. Not saying he did, because I don't work in that industry any longer, but when I did I sometimes knew the results before the match was played!

Well one of the best was suspended for it, and who was Brown playing? Lol
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: michaelg on February 25, 2021, 06:59:29 PM
Assume heís a prod ?
thats the question everyone is thinking. Most won't say it out loud 😂
Northern Ireland football fan so Loyalist bigot obv
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on February 27, 2021, 06:39:25 PM
Higgins won the next game 6-0 as well. They're all in on it!!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: bannside on February 27, 2021, 06:43:35 PM
Easy money lol
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on February 27, 2021, 07:34:32 PM
Sure he's only pretending to chalk the cue.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on February 27, 2021, 07:42:29 PM
He's 2-0 up in the semi here. That's 6-0, 6-0 and 2-0. He'll need to drop a couple here to take the bad look off it.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: bannside on February 27, 2021, 07:59:35 PM
Think about it. 48 players. About 4 will win decent prize money. It's the only sport...well boxing too....where you can back yourself to lose and make as much if not more than the winner. I remember paying out on an 11 frames to 4 winner at 33/1 that we knew about in advance to be one as cynical as I am.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on February 27, 2021, 08:11:54 PM
Think about it. 48 players. About 4 will win decent prize money. It's the only sport...well boxing too....where you can back yourself to lose and make as much if not more than the winner. I remember paying out on an 11 frames to 4 winner at 33/1 that we knew about in advance to be one as cynical as I am.

You obviously know more about it than me but are these types of patterns not more noticeable now in the modern age so players less likely to do it due to the risk of being caught.

Snooker has handed out a few suspensions in recent years Higgins and Bingham serving 6 months each. Stephen Lee was banned for almost 11 years and two Chinese lads were hit hefty not too long ago.

Do you think theyíre all at it and these are the ones to get caught or are the authorities nailing the minority who try it. The snooker fan in me would hope the latter.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on February 27, 2021, 08:25:56 PM
4-0. To be fair, he's playing majestically.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on February 27, 2021, 09:01:08 PM
Now, that was amazing. 65 down, 67 on table...he clears. 5-0.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on February 27, 2021, 09:06:25 PM
Itís frankly ridiculous how heís playing. Wilson just looked resigned to his fate after it.

Should he progress it will be the first time heís played Ronnie in a ranking final since 2005 which I couldnít quite believe.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on February 27, 2021, 09:09:21 PM
I know he was never fast but has his speed slowed right down?
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on February 27, 2021, 09:18:25 PM
Seen in the interviews the last week or so that he has tweaked his technique and it doesnít come as natural to him and has to think about it a lot more, so that could be it.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on February 28, 2021, 04:43:34 PM
Higgins was 5-0 up there v Ronnie.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Rich Ricci on February 28, 2021, 08:25:03 PM
Ruthless stuff from Higgins. OíSullivan never really looked up for the fight but Higgins has been immense all week.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on February 28, 2021, 10:25:23 PM
That was a remarkable week for Higgins.

With Hendry making a comeback this week, it's given the sport a lift.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on March 24, 2021, 05:39:36 PM
The draw for the qualifiers of the World Snooker Championship has been made

And it has thrown up the biggest sporting clash of this year bar none

Stephen Hendry v Jimmy White

This is bigger than the final

This is bigger than Covid



Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on March 25, 2021, 11:02:13 PM
That's a brilliant draw. I expect White to hammer him but if Hendry wins I wouldn't want to be White's cat.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Hound on April 05, 2021, 09:24:25 PM
Stream here for anyone interested.

https://en6.sportplus.live/snooker/2205004/1520179/

Very poor standard so far. Hendry2-1 White
Hendry got a snooker on the pink to win the last frame

Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on April 05, 2021, 09:35:52 PM
The dream is slipping away yet again for Jimmy

He's 3-1 down at the interval

I can't believe I didn't stick 50 on Hendry at 11/8
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on April 05, 2021, 10:22:25 PM
4-1 to Hendry

The good news for Jimmy is that he has taken what is surely an unassailable 35-0 lead in the frame currently in progress
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on April 05, 2021, 10:33:05 PM
Oh dear

Jimmy misses an easy frame ball at 62-0 up and Hendry clears up to win 66-62

I'm getting a feeling of deja vu on this bank holiday Monday

Still, I'm cautiously optimistic Jimmy can turn this completely hopeless situation around
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Tony Baloney on April 05, 2021, 10:37:31 PM
Oh dear

Jimmy misses an easy frame ball at 62-0 up and Hendry clears up to win 66-62

I'm getting a feeling of deja vu on this bank holiday Monday

Still, I'm cautiously optimistic Jimmy can turn this completely hopeless situation around
Jimmy White being Jimmy White.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on April 05, 2021, 10:56:04 PM
Jimmy wins a frame!

f**k you Hendry!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on April 05, 2021, 11:04:34 PM
This shot proves Jimmy still has it

100% deliberate

https://twitter.com/Livesnooker/status/1379192182943449097

Ding dong battle in frame 8 now

Currently 1-1 in points

Next pot wins I'd say
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on April 05, 2021, 11:08:22 PM
As much as I'd like White to come back, it's after 11 and they're taking fcukin hours.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on April 05, 2021, 11:11:53 PM
Did you see the miss on the red in frame 7? White just completely missed the ball.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: From the Bunker on April 05, 2021, 11:12:46 PM
As much as I'd like White to come back, it's after 11 and they're taking fcukin hours.

Jez, nostalgia can't even save this borefest!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on April 05, 2021, 11:31:05 PM
Another frame for the Whirlwind!

5-3!
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: sid waddell on April 05, 2021, 11:46:58 PM
Ah well

The dream dies for another year

Nevertheless I saw enough from Jimmy in those two frames he pulled back to make me cautiously optimistic that 2022 could be the year where he finally lands that elusive first Embassy World title

And now that his great rival is back on the scene that should be extra motivation
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: tiempo on April 06, 2021, 12:26:06 AM
Imagine having to pay for lights after that 😭
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: cadhlancian on April 06, 2021, 03:32:59 AM
Patrick Wallace qualifies at 49 years old !
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Hound on April 06, 2021, 09:57:24 AM
Patrick Wallace qualifies at 49 years old !
Qualifies for what?

Heís not even in the qualifying rounds for the world championships. I think he might be retired.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: Boycey on April 06, 2021, 10:03:34 AM
Patrick Wallace qualifies at 49 years old !
Qualifies for what?

Heís not even in the qualifying rounds for the world championships. I think he might be retired.

He's qualified for the Seniors World Championships...
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on April 06, 2021, 10:31:54 PM
Rebecca Kenna making a fist of it. 3-3.
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: cadhlancian on April 08, 2021, 04:52:11 AM
Patrick Wallace qualifies at 49 years old !
Qualifies for what?

Heís not even in the qualifying rounds for the world championships. I think he might be retired.

He's qualified for the Seniors World Championships...
My bad ! I read that wrong ! Shane , I did beat Wallace in an ETL game about 30 years ago ...
Title: Re: snooker world championship
Post by: ONeill on April 08, 2021, 07:51:32 AM
I'd believe that ok.

I see Hendry was tanked in the next qualifier yesterday.