O'Sullivan hits back to beat Ding
13/01/2021 | sport | snooker | 278
Seven-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan launches a stunning comeback from 5-3 down to beat Ding Junhui 6-5 in the first round at the Masters.
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13/01/2021 16:31:19 10 25
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Ronnie wins last frame. Cue ( see what I did there) post match interview. "I was rubbish, Ding should have won, I didn't feel well, staying in a hotel is crap" etc etc. Boring Ronnie!!!
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13/01/2021 16:48:26 7 10
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Yes he does rather get on ones t**s. Me me me
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13/01/2021 16:49:42 2 1
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Do you have to stay in the hotel?
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13/01/2021 16:50:31 6 3
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Im guessing you are a Selby fan, as all boredom stems from him. I feel you are being disrespectful to the atmosphere :-)
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dan
13/01/2021 17:01:59 5 1
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Don't watch then, it's about the snooker. If you can't appreciate the skill then it's you that's boring.
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13/01/2021 16:32:22 29 5
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what a fantastic game of snooker... Also so glad Ronnie didn't give up and kept faith in himself after going behind
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13/01/2021 16:33:13 30 9
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The GOAT
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13/01/2021 17:06:05 10 5
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In this sport 'The GOAT' does apply, everyone using the same tables & balls, all cues the same dimensions, nobody with a laptop changing anything, how refreshing to watch.
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13/01/2021 16:33:30 43 1
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Brilliant match to watch, Ding has a problem with beating Ronnie in that he mentally believes he can't and has wilted a few times now before the finishing line against him.

Well played both players.
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13/01/2021 18:25:12 6 0
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When he missed that red he probably thought 'here we go again'
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sny
13/01/2021 16:33:35 8 5
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Ronnie got let off the hook there.
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13/01/2021 16:34:39 10 13
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Ronnie O'Sullivan will win his 8th Masters and his, 21st triple crown this weeek, not bad considering my nephew Judd Trump has 3 triple crowns
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13/01/2021 16:34:51 62 2
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Ronnie looked a lot sharper than he did before Xmas - suspect he got a bit lazy after the world and wasn’t really practising.

Ding played exceptionally well for most of the match, but to beat an in-form O’Sullivan you have to keep it up until the very end otherwise he’ll come back at you.

Vintage stuff. Awesome standard of snooker.
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13/01/2021 17:17:59 8 2
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He was odd even for him coming up to Christmas, certainly didn’t seem as interested. Today though he was back to his full focus
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13/01/2021 18:52:19 2 1
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He was looking out of focus before Christmas, even though he made 2 back to back finals. You could tell how lack of practice was impacting because he made dreadful starts in every match in every round (another 0-3 start today so he does need to sort this problem).
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13/01/2021 19:10:13 1 1
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You are bang on, he said as much in interviews. He wasn't practising, just playing in tournaments. I reckon the pasting Mark Selby gave him in one of the recent finals probably motivated him to start practising again.
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13/01/2021 20:17:48 3 0
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Agreed, except the practising bit. He was at my snooker club several times in December and he was not playing the one-arm-bandit!
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13/01/2021 16:35:08 84 2
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Wow, what a fabulous match. Attacking, positive play of the highest quality from both players. Shame it was only over 11 frames.
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13/01/2021 17:02:51 45 21
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Ronnie, a genius. GOAT.
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13/01/2021 17:18:40 4 2
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I match like that you never won’t it to stop
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13/01/2021 19:37:04 3 4
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utter horsemunch - ding never beats him always chokes. Once in over 10 years i think. He totally had him then just missed a succession of pish easy pots. Almost like it was fixed they were so bad. And it keeps happening to o'sullivan. None of the kids coming through are anywhere near top 16 just potters no bottle - just the same old basfords winning - even im getting bored and im a snooker nut
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13/01/2021 19:57:55 11 1
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Absolutely. The Masters and the UK should be best of 19 in every round.
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13/01/2021 16:37:40 7 20
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ironic that one of the best players ever , has never got a good word for the game he plays, made him a millionaire but hey it's a burden for him and he does it for us...
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13/01/2021 16:46:10 3 6
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I promise you he doesn’t do it for me
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13/01/2021 16:48:10 4 0
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The only burden you should concern yourself with is the old firm on the people of Scotland.
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dan
13/01/2021 16:58:40 4 3
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Only player worth watching. Don't watch if you don't like him, simple.
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13/01/2021 16:40:10 21 4
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Great afternoon’s entertainment in lockdown. Best match so far by a mile.
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13/01/2021 16:40:20 11 3
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Very high standard of play from both players. Ronnie didn't really get a look-in in the first 3 frames, then fought back.

Ding, if we're being honest, threw the win away. He made some bad pot choices when the winning line was in sight.

I guess that's what happens when you're playing the GOAT - there's huge pressure on you to capitalise when Ronnie is slightly below his best.
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13/01/2021 16:48:25 5 13
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No, ding just don’t have the bottle to put Ronnie away.
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13/01/2021 21:52:42 0 0
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the shot on the brown was a terrible choice.
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13/01/2021 16:40:42 1 17
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Breaking News? Really ????
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13/01/2021 16:47:54 12 2
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Its sports breaking news on the BBC Sports page. This is how things are reported Dumbo
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13/01/2021 17:19:20 2 0
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What about it, "Sir" Duke?
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13/01/2021 16:43:54 7 9
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Ding should have won, had more than enough chances.
Just find he lacks the bottle to punish Ronnie.
Couldn't imagine Selby letting him through that easily.
Ronnie put his chances away, but didn't have to work too hard for them
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sny
13/01/2021 16:45:46 13 3
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Selby got knocked out last night
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13/01/2021 16:43:54 7 9
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Ding should have won, had more than enough chances.
Just find he lacks the bottle to punish Ronnie.
Couldn't imagine Selby letting him through that easily.
Ronnie put his chances away, but didn't have to work too hard for them
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sny
13/01/2021 16:45:46 13 3
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Selby got knocked out last night
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13/01/2021 16:37:40 7 20
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ironic that one of the best players ever , has never got a good word for the game he plays, made him a millionaire but hey it's a burden for him and he does it for us...
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13/01/2021 16:46:10 3 6
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I promise you he doesn’t do it for me
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13/01/2021 16:46:23 34 14
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Hope Ronnie hits top form and wins this thing in style
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13/01/2021 16:49:43 11 69
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Go away
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13/01/2021 19:11:17 5 2
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Me too. It's probably as good a chance to win a major tournament as he's going to get all season with Judd Trump, Mark Selby and Neil Robertson all out.
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13/01/2021 16:47:21 6 7
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Ding has always been an utter flop against Sullivan.
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13/01/2021 16:47:50 5 6
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Ding has never had the bottle, which is a shame because he played well for the most part in the match. That last red he missed with the brown over the middle bag was unforgivable I could have won it from there for him!
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13/01/2021 17:14:29 8 3
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No bottle?

3 UK championships and a Masters
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13/01/2021 16:40:42 1 17
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Breaking News? Really ????
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13/01/2021 16:47:54 12 2
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Its sports breaking news on the BBC Sports page. This is how things are reported Dumbo
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13/01/2021 16:34:39 10 13
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Ronnie O'Sullivan will win his 8th Masters and his, 21st triple crown this weeek, not bad considering my nephew Judd Trump has 3 triple crowns
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13/01/2021 16:37:40 7 20
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ironic that one of the best players ever , has never got a good word for the game he plays, made him a millionaire but hey it's a burden for him and he does it for us...
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13/01/2021 16:48:10 4 0
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The only burden you should concern yourself with is the old firm on the people of Scotland.
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13/01/2021 16:40:20 11 3
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Very high standard of play from both players. Ronnie didn't really get a look-in in the first 3 frames, then fought back.

Ding, if we're being honest, threw the win away. He made some bad pot choices when the winning line was in sight.

I guess that's what happens when you're playing the GOAT - there's huge pressure on you to capitalise when Ronnie is slightly below his best.
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13/01/2021 16:48:25 5 13
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No, ding just don’t have the bottle to put Ronnie away.
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13/01/2021 16:31:19 10 25
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Ronnie wins last frame. Cue ( see what I did there) post match interview. "I was rubbish, Ding should have won, I didn't feel well, staying in a hotel is crap" etc etc. Boring Ronnie!!!
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13/01/2021 16:48:26 7 10
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Yes he does rather get on ones t**s. Me me me
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13/01/2021 16:31:19 10 25
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Ronnie wins last frame. Cue ( see what I did there) post match interview. "I was rubbish, Ding should have won, I didn't feel well, staying in a hotel is crap" etc etc. Boring Ronnie!!!
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13/01/2021 16:49:42 2 1
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Do you have to stay in the hotel?
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13/01/2021 17:00:59 2 0
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Marshall Arena is MK Dons home stadium. It has conference facilities where the snooker is played and a hotel upstairs. All players stay there until being eliminated.
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13/01/2021 16:46:23 34 14
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Hope Ronnie hits top form and wins this thing in style
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13/01/2021 16:49:43 11 69
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Go away
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dan
13/01/2021 16:57:07 12 2
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You first
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Ali
13/01/2021 18:17:18 6 1
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don't be a jerp
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13/01/2021 18:40:34 4 3
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he's one of only few on the snooker tour who can take the game forward and hit greater heights, so many who are fumbling and bumbling around clogging up the tour, not surprised Ronnie has a few demons and doesn't give full rounded interviews because when he is gone the game could die
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14/01/2021 08:13:50 2 1
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You hit a 'p' instead of a 'k' at the end of your name mate. You're welcome.
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13/01/2021 16:31:19 10 25
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Ronnie wins last frame. Cue ( see what I did there) post match interview. "I was rubbish, Ding should have won, I didn't feel well, staying in a hotel is crap" etc etc. Boring Ronnie!!!
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13/01/2021 16:50:31 6 3
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Im guessing you are a Selby fan, as all boredom stems from him. I feel you are being disrespectful to the atmosphere :-)
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13/01/2021 16:54:34 1 4
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I play in the underwater league. Lots of sharks about.
Read the BBC article about Selby today? Thought not.
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PJB
13/01/2021 16:51:26 22 3
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Well done Ronnie - always a true entertainer.
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13/01/2021 16:52:30 38 1
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Superb match.... this has provided some much needed distraction from the nightmare we are all living through... Thank you Ronnie and Ding...
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13/01/2021 16:53:28 10 1
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Pity it wasn’t final , always next time mr ding
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13/01/2021 16:50:31 6 3
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Im guessing you are a Selby fan, as all boredom stems from him. I feel you are being disrespectful to the atmosphere :-)
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13/01/2021 16:54:34 1 4
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I play in the underwater league. Lots of sharks about.
Read the BBC article about Selby today? Thought not.
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13/01/2021 18:44:54 2 1
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The article is irrelevant to the discussion we are having. You are clutching at straws.
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13/01/2021 16:56:44 8 2
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Obs top class at something is just that but Ronnie is above that, to produce under pressure like that, i'm speechless.
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13/01/2021 16:49:43 11 69
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Go away
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dan
13/01/2021 16:57:07 12 2
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You first
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13/01/2021 16:57:11 6 2
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shame for anyone who doesn't have the Internet and can't watch it.
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13/01/2021 17:22:05 11 4
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It was on the red button. You don’t need the Internet for the red button. You’ll find it on your remote. It’s a red button. Not the one that turns the tv off, the other one. You’re welcome
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13/01/2021 21:07:01 1 0
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What are you using to post on here then?
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13/01/2021 16:37:40 7 20
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ironic that one of the best players ever , has never got a good word for the game he plays, made him a millionaire but hey it's a burden for him and he does it for us...
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dan
13/01/2021 16:58:40 4 3
bbc
Only player worth watching. Don't watch if you don't like him, simple.
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13/01/2021 16:58:47 9 2
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Two great players........A shot which was tight on the cush defined Ronnies lingering class.
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13/01/2021 17:00:06 4 2
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Ronnie is on it in this tournament, impressive display especially with those long pots
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13/01/2021 17:16:13 2 1
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Match of two halves, Ronnie was on it at the end but certainly not at the start, highlights however will show he was exemplary.
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13/01/2021 17:00:47 13 1
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I dont understand why I had to access the live game via the red button whilst BBC2 was showing a rerun of the previous frames of the same game??
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13/01/2021 21:06:11 16 1
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Because by showing frames already played the program can be planned for length... when live, it's harder to predict and so the repeat of cash in the attic from 8 years ago might have to be delayed and that would never be right.
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13/01/2021 21:44:20 1 1
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Because of the COVID 19 situation and schools being closed, they have put learning programme for schools across the country hence why the snooker starts at 3pm
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13/01/2021 16:49:42 2 1
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Do you have to stay in the hotel?
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13/01/2021 17:00:59 2 0
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Marshall Arena is MK Dons home stadium. It has conference facilities where the snooker is played and a hotel upstairs. All players stay there until being eliminated.
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13/01/2021 16:31:19 10 25
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Ronnie wins last frame. Cue ( see what I did there) post match interview. "I was rubbish, Ding should have won, I didn't feel well, staying in a hotel is crap" etc etc. Boring Ronnie!!!
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dan
13/01/2021 17:01:59 5 1
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Don't watch then, it's about the snooker. If you can't appreciate the skill then it's you that's boring.
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13/01/2021 17:06:47 1 2
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Dont recall saying the snooker was boring.

Homework for you tonight. Read posts carefully, then again before commenting.

Up to you to like or not any post but dont let yourself down on a written reply.

Cheers
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13/01/2021 17:02:07 44 15
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RO. Perhaps not the most successful cue man of all time in terms of titles won, but talent?
The most gifted, natural, genius of a player on a table, that the world has ever seen.
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13/01/2021 17:10:55 49 3
bbc
He's won more Triple Crown events than anyone
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13/01/2021 17:11:24 7 1
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not the most successful cue man of all time in terms of titles won... ?
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13/01/2021 17:13:00 12 1
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More majors than anyone, and more ranking titles... so he is the most successful too I believe
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13/01/2021 17:14:47 12 1
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He’s won more of the big four titles than any player in history and more ranking titles than any other player in history, he only sits one behind in WC wins....
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13/01/2021 18:39:17 1 2
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If he hadnt had mentail health issues, and a more *dig in and grind it out* mindset which you need for the crucible, he would have won 15 world titles, that should be obvious surely?
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14/01/2021 05:48:57 1 1
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Think you need to do your Maths lol.. i think you will find he's the most successful player ever, And if he wins this he will be the youngest and Oldest player to ever win it!!
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Grb
13/01/2021 17:02:35 8 5
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Ronnie da ??
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13/01/2021 17:32:29 0 4
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Yes but that’s also me - he’s my namesake
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13/01/2021 16:35:08 84 2
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Wow, what a fabulous match. Attacking, positive play of the highest quality from both players. Shame it was only over 11 frames.
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13/01/2021 17:02:51 45 21
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Ronnie, a genius. GOAT.
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13/01/2021 18:27:19 6 3
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He's a snooker player not a goat ??
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ben
14/01/2021 02:16:53 1 7
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whinging female dog, a teet, talned but a person that has no respact for others
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14/01/2021 12:01:23 2 1
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Stephen Hendry goat
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13/01/2021 16:33:13 30 9
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The GOAT
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13/01/2021 17:06:05 10 5
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In this sport 'The GOAT' does apply, everyone using the same tables & balls, all cues the same dimensions, nobody with a laptop changing anything, how refreshing to watch.
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13/01/2021 18:38:16 2 2
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So you’re not in favour of VAR for snooker then...
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dan
13/01/2021 17:01:59 5 1
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Don't watch then, it's about the snooker. If you can't appreciate the skill then it's you that's boring.
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13/01/2021 17:06:47 1 2
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Dont recall saying the snooker was boring.

Homework for you tonight. Read posts carefully, then again before commenting.

Up to you to like or not any post but dont let yourself down on a written reply.

Cheers
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dan
13/01/2021 17:11:31 2 1
bbc
Well you seemed to be complaining about someone complaining, I just watched the awesome snooker. Btw you arent clever, cue the sad response.
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13/01/2021 17:09:40 1 34
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A cynical view might be that the match was rigged.
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13/01/2021 17:20:14 14 0
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Cynical. Pointless. Without merit. Designed to goad a reaction on here.
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Tim
13/01/2021 17:43:58 2 0
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Nah not such high profile players. Stop looking for drama where there isn't any.
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13/01/2021 18:05:17 3 0
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Not an especially cynical view. Just a stupid one.
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13/01/2021 17:02:07 44 15
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RO. Perhaps not the most successful cue man of all time in terms of titles won, but talent?
The most gifted, natural, genius of a player on a table, that the world has ever seen.
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13/01/2021 17:10:55 49 3
bbc
He's won more Triple Crown events than anyone
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13/01/2021 17:02:07 44 15
bbc
RO. Perhaps not the most successful cue man of all time in terms of titles won, but talent?
The most gifted, natural, genius of a player on a table, that the world has ever seen.
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13/01/2021 17:11:24 7 1
bbc
not the most successful cue man of all time in terms of titles won... ?
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13/01/2021 17:06:47 1 2
bbc
Dont recall saying the snooker was boring.

Homework for you tonight. Read posts carefully, then again before commenting.

Up to you to like or not any post but dont let yourself down on a written reply.

Cheers
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dan
13/01/2021 17:11:31 2 1
bbc
Well you seemed to be complaining about someone complaining, I just watched the awesome snooker. Btw you arent clever, cue the sad response.
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13/01/2021 17:17:40 2 0
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Enjoy the next game Dan. On in a couple of hours or so.
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13/01/2021 17:02:07 44 15
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RO. Perhaps not the most successful cue man of all time in terms of titles won, but talent?
The most gifted, natural, genius of a player on a table, that the world has ever seen.
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13/01/2021 17:13:00 12 1
bbc
More majors than anyone, and more ranking titles... so he is the most successful too I believe
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13/01/2021 16:47:50 5 6
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Ding has never had the bottle, which is a shame because he played well for the most part in the match. That last red he missed with the brown over the middle bag was unforgivable I could have won it from there for him!
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13/01/2021 17:14:29 8 3
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No bottle?

3 UK championships and a Masters
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13/01/2021 17:34:07 1 1
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Ding could have achieved lot more than that. When he was younger he had no fear and knew he had to work hard to reward his family. But when he's got enough money and fame, and he also make money from his fame in China, that's when he stays in his comforts. Deep inside he doesn't want to improve any more, sad.
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13/01/2021 17:02:07 44 15
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RO. Perhaps not the most successful cue man of all time in terms of titles won, but talent?
The most gifted, natural, genius of a player on a table, that the world has ever seen.
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13/01/2021 17:14:47 12 1
bbc
He’s won more of the big four titles than any player in history and more ranking titles than any other player in history, he only sits one behind in WC wins....
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13/01/2021 17:33:08 2 1
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Maybe I'm being pedantic but it's big three (aka Triple Crown) and not big four
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13/01/2021 17:33:41 1 1
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Big four? You mean triple crowns or Grandslams of snooker
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13/01/2021 17:00:06 4 2
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Ronnie is on it in this tournament, impressive display especially with those long pots
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13/01/2021 17:16:13 2 1
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Match of two halves, Ronnie was on it at the end but certainly not at the start, highlights however will show he was exemplary.
Ding Dong bottles it against O'Sullivan yet again ?? Removed
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dan
13/01/2021 17:11:31 2 1
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Well you seemed to be complaining about someone complaining, I just watched the awesome snooker. Btw you arent clever, cue the sad response.
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13/01/2021 17:17:40 2 0
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Enjoy the next game Dan. On in a couple of hours or so.
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13/01/2021 16:34:51 62 2
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Ronnie looked a lot sharper than he did before Xmas - suspect he got a bit lazy after the world and wasn’t really practising.

Ding played exceptionally well for most of the match, but to beat an in-form O’Sullivan you have to keep it up until the very end otherwise he’ll come back at you.

Vintage stuff. Awesome standard of snooker.
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13/01/2021 17:17:59 8 2
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He was odd even for him coming up to Christmas, certainly didn’t seem as interested. Today though he was back to his full focus
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13/01/2021 16:35:08 84 2
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Wow, what a fabulous match. Attacking, positive play of the highest quality from both players. Shame it was only over 11 frames.
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13/01/2021 17:18:40 4 2
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I match like that you never won’t it to stop
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13/01/2021 17:21:41 1 1
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want*
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13/01/2021 16:40:42 1 17
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Breaking News? Really ????
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13/01/2021 17:19:20 2 0
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What about it, "Sir" Duke?
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13/01/2021 17:09:40 1 34
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A cynical view might be that the match was rigged.
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13/01/2021 17:20:14 14 0
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Cynical. Pointless. Without merit. Designed to goad a reaction on here.
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sjf
13/01/2021 17:23:30 2 1
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And it did
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13/01/2021 17:47:13 1 1
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And you took the bait
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13/01/2021 17:21:23 3 40
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Won't be watching til Ronald is knocked out

The way he goes about his business is a terrible example for snooker, and sport in general. The last straw for me was playing on in frames where he needed about 12 snookers. What an absolute disgrace he is.
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13/01/2021 17:26:37 8 2
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It took you till then, surely those who can’t stand him like you do, clearly made their mind up way before the end of last year
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13/01/2021 18:03:21 3 1
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It’s a shame for you that you don’t understand snooker. If a player is playing badly it’s usual for them to play on from losing situations to gain table time. It’s accepted throughout the game.
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13/01/2021 17:21:36 9 0
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Ronnie rules
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13/01/2021 17:18:40 4 2
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I match like that you never won’t it to stop
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13/01/2021 17:21:41 1 1
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want*
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13/01/2021 16:57:11 6 2
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shame for anyone who doesn't have the Internet and can't watch it.
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13/01/2021 17:22:05 11 4
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It was on the red button. You don’t need the Internet for the red button. You’ll find it on your remote. It’s a red button. Not the one that turns the tv off, the other one. You’re welcome
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13/01/2021 17:31:49 4 1
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And you commented on someone being cynical...you add patronising to yours too
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13/01/2021 18:36:03 1 1
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Just to enlighten you, snooker lovers outside of the UK do exist... Who also have access to the BBC website, so your red button sarcasm has flaws... Brexit much?
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14/01/2021 06:02:31 0 0
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Actually 1 to 3pm of each match hasn't been on the red button. It can only be accessed on TV if it's connected to the internet eg I've been able to watch via iplayer using a fire stick. You're welcome.
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13/01/2021 17:20:14 14 0
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Cynical. Pointless. Without merit. Designed to goad a reaction on here.
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sjf
13/01/2021 17:23:30 2 1
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And it did
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13/01/2021 17:21:23 3 40
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Won't be watching til Ronald is knocked out

The way he goes about his business is a terrible example for snooker, and sport in general. The last straw for me was playing on in frames where he needed about 12 snookers. What an absolute disgrace he is.
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13/01/2021 17:26:37 8 2
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It took you till then, surely those who can’t stand him like you do, clearly made their mind up way before the end of last year
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13/01/2021 18:04:12 6 1
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?? Love it. Ronnie has been around 25 years and the guy has only just hit his last straw!
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13/01/2021 17:21:23 3 40
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Won't be watching til Ronald is knocked out

The way he goes about his business is a terrible example for snooker, and sport in general. The last straw for me was playing on in frames where he needed about 12 snookers. What an absolute disgrace he is.
Removed
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13/01/2021 17:28:50 2 2
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Disappointing usual story, Ding nevers mentally grows strong. He seriously needs hard training in that aspect if he only chooses to, sad to see his talent fails on his mental strength and he doesn't perhaps know what fails him.
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13/01/2021 17:31:33 6 7
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Great player Ronnie, only second behind Stephen Hendry as the greatest of all time.
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13/01/2021 17:34:17 13 4
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He has everything on Hendry apart from WC wins, he's already proved himself as the GOAT ??
69
13/01/2021 17:31:34 13 3
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Ding is a great player but he has no bottle, had a feeling he'd lose even from 5-3 up
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13/01/2021 17:22:05 11 4
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It was on the red button. You don’t need the Internet for the red button. You’ll find it on your remote. It’s a red button. Not the one that turns the tv off, the other one. You’re welcome
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13/01/2021 17:31:49 4 1
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And you commented on someone being cynical...you add patronising to yours too
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13/01/2021 18:47:14 2 0
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The patronisation was firmly deserved in this case. It’s ridiculous to complain about access to the programming in that manner.
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Grb
13/01/2021 17:02:35 8 5
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Ronnie da ??
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13/01/2021 17:32:29 0 4
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Yes but that’s also me - he’s my namesake
52
13/01/2021 17:14:47 12 1
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He’s won more of the big four titles than any player in history and more ranking titles than any other player in history, he only sits one behind in WC wins....
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13/01/2021 17:33:08 2 1
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Maybe I'm being pedantic but it's big three (aka Triple Crown) and not big four
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13/01/2021 17:14:47 12 1
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He’s won more of the big four titles than any player in history and more ranking titles than any other player in history, he only sits one behind in WC wins....
73
13/01/2021 17:33:41 1 1
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Big four? You mean triple crowns or Grandslams of snooker
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Tim
13/01/2021 17:51:43 6 5
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He has literally every record going, most uk champs, most masters, highest total triple crown titles, most ranking tournaments, most 147s, fastest 147, most century breaks, youngest winner of a ranking title and mostbcareer prize money. Only record he doesn't have is world titles and he's only 1 behind. Yeah not the most successful...
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Tim
13/01/2021 17:52:53 0 0
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Sorry bud my other message wasn't aimed at you.
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13/01/2021 17:14:29 8 3
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No bottle?

3 UK championships and a Masters
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13/01/2021 17:34:07 1 1
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Ding could have achieved lot more than that. When he was younger he had no fear and knew he had to work hard to reward his family. But when he's got enough money and fame, and he also make money from his fame in China, that's when he stays in his comforts. Deep inside he doesn't want to improve any more, sad.
68
13/01/2021 17:31:33 6 7
bbc
Great player Ronnie, only second behind Stephen Hendry as the greatest of all time.
75
13/01/2021 17:34:17 13 4
bbc
He has everything on Hendry apart from WC wins, he's already proved himself as the GOAT ??
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13/01/2021 17:43:59 2 1
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World Championships are what they all judge themselves on ask Ronnie himself.

2nd is not bad though,should be proud. No disgrace being behind Hendry
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13/01/2021 17:35:30 4 4
bbc
I prefer the Snooker coverage to be presented by Seman Jiswell over Jason Mohammad, she has better knowledge of the sport and the different shots played.
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13/01/2021 17:36:54 14 5
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Dont get me wrong........I quite like Virgo9,s contribution etc etc.........BUT..........If John had applied 1% of what he now preaches from his cosy chair,he would have won 10 Masters and 11 World Titles on the trot.
A shade cocky but bearable.
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13/01/2021 17:41:07 10 4
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I forgot to add....Parrot is even more cocky cocksure of himself........irritating even
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13/01/2021 18:02:06 5 0
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He didn’t have the ability. He has always known that and has the appropriate levels of humility. Your comment is misguided.
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13/01/2021 18:55:44 2 2
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Virgo annoys me when he goes into 'in my day' mode because he completely misremembers how poor the standard was in his day.
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13/01/2021 23:35:37 4 0
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And Virgo keeps making school boy errors in his commentary - I think he needs the extra educational programmes currently being aired on BBC2 ??
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13/01/2021 17:40:16 4 2
bbc
Only me,snooker get real,the best man won end of
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13/01/2021 17:36:54 14 5
bbc
Dont get me wrong........I quite like Virgo9,s contribution etc etc.........BUT..........If John had applied 1% of what he now preaches from his cosy chair,he would have won 10 Masters and 11 World Titles on the trot.
A shade cocky but bearable.
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13/01/2021 17:41:07 10 4
bbc
I forgot to add....Parrot is even more cocky cocksure of himself........irritating even
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13/01/2021 17:41:28 2 1
bbc
How many more chances does Ding want to close out! That 9th frame was virtually handed to him.
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13/01/2021 17:42:27 2 1
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Great game, Ronnie looks focused for the Masters
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13/01/2021 17:09:40 1 34
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A cynical view might be that the match was rigged.
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Tim
13/01/2021 17:43:58 2 0
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Nah not such high profile players. Stop looking for drama where there isn't any.
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13/01/2021 17:34:17 13 4
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He has everything on Hendry apart from WC wins, he's already proved himself as the GOAT ??
83
13/01/2021 17:43:59 2 1
bbc
World Championships are what they all judge themselves on ask Ronnie himself.

2nd is not bad though,should be proud. No disgrace being behind Hendry
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13/01/2021 18:00:58 2 2
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The overall standard is higher these days. Ronnie's 6 was a tougher get than Hendry's 7. Not especially biased either. I prefer Hendry as a person but back when he was tearing it up, the strength in depth wasn't there. Anyone who says otherwise is kidding themselves.
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13/01/2021 17:45:43 4 1
bbc
Can't think of any sportsman at the top of my head who has been in the top few players in the world for so long. Must be at least 25 years now. Maybe Phil Taylor?
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13/01/2021 17:51:56 1 11
bbc
Maybe? Taylor was at a much higher standard in darts than Ronnie has been in snooker. Even with Ronnie winning the worlds, he's been fairly standard for a while now. Taylor was the most feared player for 30 years.
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13/01/2021 17:46:40 72 1
bbc
Steve Davis........The complete very opposite of his title of boring Steve. On the contrary......his contribution to commenting/discussions etc etc is extremely interesting. I love listening to that bloke because his insight/opinions are extremely enjoyable.
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13/01/2021 17:55:11 44 0
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Agreed! Davis is always great value and from what I've heard, a genuinely good bloke away from the table too.
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13/01/2021 18:02:46 10 0
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Extremely interesting Steve ????
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13/01/2021 19:50:45 2 17
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total rubbish. whoever wins the world title that year he just declares them the greatest player ever seen. hes good entertainment but his analysis is total nob whump
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13/01/2021 21:02:48 2 5
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Lot better than the totally ott John "never predicts anything correct" Virgo... cannot stand him and disappointed he's back.. took less than 30 seconds of him before I switched to Eurosport.
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14/01/2021 10:56:53 1 0
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it's always been a bit of a persona hasn't it? Both Davis and O'Sullivan are serious snooker players who love their sport and have a lot of intelligent and interesting things to say about it. The 'boring'/'flamboyant' labels are mostly marketing...
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14/01/2021 17:20:28 0 0
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I've high-fived Steve Davis: who wants to touch me? :-D
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13/01/2021 17:46:46 2 4
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He’s like me he is
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13/01/2021 18:10:36 2 0
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What, useless?
59
13/01/2021 17:20:14 14 0
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Cynical. Pointless. Without merit. Designed to goad a reaction on here.
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13/01/2021 17:47:13 1 1
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And you took the bait
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13/01/2021 18:06:40 0 0
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No I didn’t. The poster wanted an argument. I didn’t give them one. They certainly didn’t catch this fish
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13/01/2021 17:47:43 7 0
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It was fun for a while and I don't know about anyone else, but comparing champions last and present is a waste of time. Players can only compete in the era they find themselves in. As the sport evolves, the necessary attributes that make great champs will, by definition, also evolve. I think many players could be much better if they looked after themselves more.
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13/01/2021 18:42:36 2 0
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Running Ronnie does
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13/01/2021 17:47:45 2 3
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Great Comeback from Ronnie. Feel for Ding, his head was scrambled for last 3 frames. Hope ROS can will number 8. Had tickets for today so gutted I missed this live. Damn you COVID
90
13/01/2021 17:50:24 4 3
bbc
Looking at who is left in the masters O’Sullivan should win this easily.
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13/01/2021 17:54:16 4 4
bbc
You clearly have no idea about snooker
111
13/01/2021 18:09:22 0 1
bbc
Matey, there are no easy matches at this stage any more. Don't be surprised if Sullivan loses the next one.
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13/01/2021 17:33:41 1 1
bbc
Big four? You mean triple crowns or Grandslams of snooker
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Tim
13/01/2021 17:51:43 6 5
bbc
He has literally every record going, most uk champs, most masters, highest total triple crown titles, most ranking tournaments, most 147s, fastest 147, most century breaks, youngest winner of a ranking title and mostbcareer prize money. Only record he doesn't have is world titles and he's only 1 behind. Yeah not the most successful...
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13/01/2021 18:30:46 13 0
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Perhaps, but he never won Pot Black :-)
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13/01/2021 17:45:43 4 1
bbc
Can't think of any sportsman at the top of my head who has been in the top few players in the world for so long. Must be at least 25 years now. Maybe Phil Taylor?
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13/01/2021 17:51:56 1 11
bbc
Maybe? Taylor was at a much higher standard in darts than Ronnie has been in snooker. Even with Ronnie winning the worlds, he's been fairly standard for a while now. Taylor was the most feared player for 30 years.
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13/01/2021 18:03:41 3 1
bbc
Darts......really.....
73
13/01/2021 17:33:41 1 1
bbc
Big four? You mean triple crowns or Grandslams of snooker
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Tim
13/01/2021 17:52:53 0 0
bbc
Sorry bud my other message wasn't aimed at you.
90
13/01/2021 17:50:24 4 3
bbc
Looking at who is left in the masters O’Sullivan should win this easily.
94
13/01/2021 17:54:16 4 4
bbc
You clearly have no idea about snooker
85
13/01/2021 17:46:40 72 1
bbc
Steve Davis........The complete very opposite of his title of boring Steve. On the contrary......his contribution to commenting/discussions etc etc is extremely interesting. I love listening to that bloke because his insight/opinions are extremely enjoyable.
95
13/01/2021 17:55:11 44 0
bbc
Agreed! Davis is always great value and from what I've heard, a genuinely good bloke away from the table too.
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13/01/2021 20:46:31 1 0
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Love the boring old git!
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13/01/2021 20:50:27 11 0
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Yep. I had the fortune of playing American pool with him once in an exhibition.

He egged me on to go for a wild shot to win against him, which I duffed and launched the ball across the club, to which he went running off to retrieve it for me.

Top bloke the Nugget!
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Tim
13/01/2021 17:55:27 5 1
bbc
Ever since Ronnie battered Ding in the masters or UK champs final (can't remember which) and Ding broke down i think its messed Ding up when it comes to playing Ronnie and he breaks down when it starts getting tight. Ding is a quality player just needs a better mindset.
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13/01/2021 18:00:01 0 3
bbc
Pathetic well I knew that was going to happen,and now I’ll tell you why I knew it was going to happen
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Tim
13/01/2021 17:55:27 5 1
bbc
Ever since Ronnie battered Ding in the masters or UK champs final (can't remember which) and Ding broke down i think its messed Ding up when it comes to playing Ronnie and he breaks down when it starts getting tight. Ding is a quality player just needs a better mindset.
97
13/01/2021 18:00:01 0 3
bbc
Pathetic well I knew that was going to happen,and now I’ll tell you why I knew it was going to happen
98
13/01/2021 18:00:25 2 0
bbc
Great comeback from the Rocket. I am not able to warch snooker in Kenya, but I follow it on BBC.
83
13/01/2021 17:43:59 2 1
bbc
World Championships are what they all judge themselves on ask Ronnie himself.

2nd is not bad though,should be proud. No disgrace being behind Hendry
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13/01/2021 18:00:58 2 2
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The overall standard is higher these days. Ronnie's 6 was a tougher get than Hendry's 7. Not especially biased either. I prefer Hendry as a person but back when he was tearing it up, the strength in depth wasn't there. Anyone who says otherwise is kidding themselves.
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13/01/2021 18:05:37 2 1
bbc
It’s ROS all the way!
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13/01/2021 19:05:55 1 1
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Don’t know about standard being better now.

White never won it and players like Doherty were excellent too.

You can only beat who is in front of you. Stephen did that like Jack Nicklaus any many said Tiger had it harder when he won.

But ask Palmer Player and Watson is standard wasn’t as good.

Still think only because of world titles Stephen is GOAT
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14/01/2021 13:08:47 0 0
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Rubbish I see more easy pots missed now than in the 90s and the fact that Ronnie, Higgins and Williams are still top ten players in their mid 40's proves the standard of players today is not great, only trump Robertson and Selby would have been top players back in the 90s
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13/01/2021 17:36:54 14 5
bbc
Dont get me wrong........I quite like Virgo9,s contribution etc etc.........BUT..........If John had applied 1% of what he now preaches from his cosy chair,he would have won 10 Masters and 11 World Titles on the trot.
A shade cocky but bearable.
100
13/01/2021 18:02:06 5 0
bbc
He didn’t have the ability. He has always known that and has the appropriate levels of humility. Your comment is misguided.
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13/01/2021 18:38:38 3 0
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His first session of his final against Jimmy was the greatest display of relentless perfection I've seen. That his peak was brief, is another matter. Somebody please tell Dennis his time is up!