The snooker thread

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:27 pm

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Even if you take the prize money out of it, fans there watching have paid to see the players play at their very best. Seeing a 147 live would be one of the best things you could see as a snooker fan, O'Sullivan was on one but chose not to as he's a petulant t***. It'd be like a football team winning a penalty but opting to pass the ball straight to the keeper.
And you don't think they saw that? It was a fine break and wasn't any less impressive for him going for the pink instead of the black. And his actions weren't petulant or spoilt at all, he was sending out a message, the amount on offer is pathetic, they used to get £147,000 for one at the World Championship 20 years ago. Players are less inclined to take a risky black early on in a break when the prize fund for it is so low.
The break was avoidably less than the best he could have done, so no, I don't think they saw him do his best.

This isn't the world championship, not every tournament can offer £147k for a maximum break.
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by ALF » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:35 pm

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AbsolutelyGlorious wrote:People really need to lighten up. <erm>
Even if you take the prize money out of it, fans there watching have paid to see the players play at their very best. Seeing a 147 live would be one of the best things you could see as a snooker fan, O'Sullivan was on one but chose not to as he's a petulant t***. It'd be like a football team winning a penalty but opting to pass the ball straight to the keeper.
One of the best things you could see is a memorable 146. Anyone that was there will remember that and love it.

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by overseasTOON » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:36 pm

The frame was sewn up.

He should have gone for a maximum anyway irrespective of the prize on offer for attaining it.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:12 am

overseasTOON wrote:The frame was sewn up.

He should have gone for a maximum anyway irrespective of the prize on offer for attaining it.
Agreed.

Professional sports people should always aim for the best.
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Post by asbo » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:29 am

Do you get as irate when players play exhibition shots after securing a frame? Or leave the black on the table after a frame-winning pink?

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Post by asbo » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:48 am

He's yet to drop a frame in two matches since.

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Post by asbo » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:16 pm

O'Sullivan's just taken five frames in a row to lead Robertson 7-5.

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Post by asbo » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:45 pm

Wins 9-5 after being 5-2 down. Phenomenal clearance to take the win, unreal performance tonight.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:51 pm

Absolutely belting match between Wilson and McGill - McGill just about to make it 16-15.
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by overseasTOON » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:57 pm

What the deuce! I commented on a Snooker thread <yikes>

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:03 pm

I forgot there was a snooker thread <laugh>
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:16 pm

This last frame is crazy!
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:57 pm

O’Sullivan should have a knighthood, other sports stars have got one for doing less than he’s done.
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by ALF » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:04 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:57 pm
O’Sullivan should have a knighthood, other sports stars have got one for doing less than he’s done.
Maybe seen as too controversial or just waiting until retirement?

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by sicario91 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:21 pm

Ronnie is already an OBE.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:56 pm

sicario91 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:21 pm
Ronnie is already an OBE.
Which isn’t a knighthood <ok>
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by sicario91 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:53 pm

It isn't, but he's on the way.

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