Following Snooker Page 65

  • TheHammerite 6 May 2018 19:29:37 3,457 posts
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    Where has Mark Williams been for the past 10 years?
  • DUFFMAN5 7 May 2018 10:46:13 25,081 posts
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    Predictions then boys, I'm going:
    Williams 15
    Scum 18

    Re the discussion about age of players and lack of quality, I agree more with the game being in decline and having these two get to the final is not going to revamp or excite. It does happen from time to time of course, usually only one "old timer" getting through though ;)
  • DrStrangelove 7 May 2018 15:05:16 14,693 posts
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    When Higgins gets to the final, people complain he's a detestable cunt. When other oldtimers get to the final, people complain they're too old. When Selby gets to the final, people complain that he's a twat. When Ebdon gets to the final, people complain that they won't spend an entire weekend watching a single frame. When Hawkins gets to the final, nobody cares. I'd like to see Trump or Ding win, but come on.
  • Youthist 7 May 2018 15:27:01 13,919 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    When Higgins gets to the final, people complain he's a detestable cunt. When other oldtimers get to the final, people complain they're too old. When Selby gets to the final, people complain that he's a twat. When Ebdon gets to the final, people complain that they won't spend an entire weekend watching a single frame. When Hawkins gets to the final, nobody cares. I'd like to see Trump or Ding win, but come
    on.

    Sorry but Higgins is a detestable cunt no matter what round he is in.
  • thelzdking 7 May 2018 15:48:23 9,660 posts
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    I don't think that's the point he's making.
  • DrStrangelove 7 May 2018 15:48:24 14,693 posts
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    @Youthist

    Alright, I can see why you'd say that, and I can't blame anyone for hating him after what happened. But Higgins aside, my point was that people always complain about something. I don't care if it's an oldtimer, or if he's a boring twat (as Selby seems to be thought of), or whatever. When I watch snooker, I want to see some great playing, and whoever's in the final is a great player. I have no problem with Selby because he's undeniably a superb player, even if he's not as spectacular as Ronnie. I'd prefer Hawkins to play less risk-averse, but if he's successful with it, well hats off and I'm still enjoying it.

    That said, I don't enjoy watching Ebdon. I don't have that sort of patience.
  • thelzdking 7 May 2018 15:49:44 9,660 posts
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    I like the idea of Peter Ebdon, but in reality it's not exactly entertaining.
  • DrStrangelove 7 May 2018 15:50:28 14,693 posts
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    thelzdking wrote:
    I don't think that's the point he's making.
    You'd say that though, having a Higgins profile pic
  • atothewest 7 May 2018 16:01:32 1,045 posts
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    Horrible feeling Higgins is still gonna get right back into this.
  • dmj 7 May 2018 16:20:08 1,001 posts
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    I'm hoping Higgins takes the last two frames, just to make the evening session competitive. I'm not fussed about who wins (once upon a time I would have been squarely behind Higgins), but I'd like it to be close.
  • dmj 7 May 2018 16:21:47 1,001 posts
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    Fuck me, that double wasn't bad.
  • thelzdking 7 May 2018 19:39:21 9,660 posts
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    Come on Mark!
  • Mr_Sleep 7 May 2018 19:42:10 22,908 posts
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    This performance is precisely why I have long disliked Higgins. His comeback hero stuff is so tedious.
  • Nemesis 7 May 2018 19:46:02 19,559 posts
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    thelzdking wrote:
    I like the idea of Peter Ebdon, but in reality it's not exactly entertaining.
    Canít abide Ebdon; tedious is an understatement.
  • thelzdking 7 May 2018 20:05:23 9,660 posts
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    Come on Mark!
  • thelzdking 7 May 2018 20:16:11 9,660 posts
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    This is distressing.
  • dmj 7 May 2018 20:18:10 1,001 posts
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    Higgins has been on fire this evening (a 99% pot rate?). Hopefully Williams will regroup. I'd quite like this to go into the wee hours.
  • Nemesis 7 May 2018 20:18:58 19,559 posts
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    Man needs a Paul Hunter dressing room knee trembler; not going very well is it....

    Edited by Nemesis at 20:19:14 07-05-2018
  • Youthist 7 May 2018 20:25:01 13,919 posts
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    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    This performance is precisely why I have long disliked Higgins. His comeback hero stuff is so tedious.
    Not agreeing to take bungs then?!
  • DUFFMAN5 7 May 2018 20:30:22 25,081 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Predictions then boys, I'm going:
    Williams 15
    Scum 18
    ;)
    I posted this earlier in the final, I so don't wish to be right, or at the very least wished I chatted to John H first about a bet or two. I wouldn't have threatened him or anything.

    Edited by DUFFMAN5 at 20:30:56 07-05-2018
  • thelzdking 7 May 2018 20:32:18 9,660 posts
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    I'm blaming you Duffman!
  • Youthist 7 May 2018 20:32:59 13,919 posts
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    Yes you have fucked us all
  • atothewest 7 May 2018 20:52:37 1,045 posts
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    FFS
  • Nemesis 7 May 2018 21:28:25 19,559 posts
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    I say!
  • thelzdking 7 May 2018 21:39:19 9,660 posts
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    COME ON MARK!
  • dmj 7 May 2018 21:40:17 1,001 posts
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    Fuck me, that frame was tense.
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