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Re: snooker world championship
« Reply #405 on: August 16, 2020, 04:21:19 PM »
Wilson looked like a man who wanted the ground to swallow him. Battered there.
I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

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« Reply #406 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.

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Re: snooker world championship
« Reply #407 on: August 16, 2020, 08:06:09 PM »
Number 6 for the GOAT in the bag, and he's not done yet...

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Re: snooker world championship
« Reply #408 on: August 16, 2020, 09:51:57 PM »
01, 04, 08, 12, 13 and now 20.

A title on average every 4 years!




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Re: snooker world championship
« Reply #409 on: August 16, 2020, 09:57:16 PM »
1 in every 3.
"Never mind your why. Why ain't in your repetoire no more n***a"

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Re: snooker world championship
« Reply #410 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.
I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

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Re: snooker world championship
« Reply #411 on: August 17, 2020, 11:08:17 PM »
Good championship, pity about the winner, couldn't lick/like him if he was ice cream

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Re: snooker world championship
« Reply #412 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.




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Re: snooker world championship
« Reply #413 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.

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« Reply #414 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.

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« Reply #415 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!


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Re: snooker world championship
« Reply #416 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.
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« Reply #417 on: August 18, 2020, 12:53:44 PM »
If you don't like Ronnie O'Sullivan, you have no soul

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Re: snooker world championship
« Reply #418 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.

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Re: snooker world championship
« Reply #419 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.