Yan stuns Higgins to win Masters title
18/01/2021 | sport | snooker | 659
Yan Bingtao's superb fightback on debut stuns Scotland's John Higgins as the Chinese sensation becomes the youngest Masters champion in 26 years.
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Sad??
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£10 says YBT takes it in the final frame
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Higgins probably got a bet on that himself
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17/01/2021 16:31:22 9 14
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Higgins the most boring man in sport. More personality in his cue. Stops me watching just go for catch ups in hope Yan can win
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Come on it's Higgins v Yan the yaaawwwn! He is slow.
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Don't rush genius!!
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Sad??
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Still replied though, lmao
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If Higgins loses, will questions be asked?
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17/01/2021 16:33:59 12 1
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What a poor safety from Yan on the last green - could’ve got out of jail with 4-4! And that long green was a bit of a ridiculous shot to take on - the exuberance of youth at play there.

Still, should be an interesting finish. Yan has come back to win from a couple behind throughout this tournament so I wouldn’t write him off yet.
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Hope you're right. I grimaced when he went for that green in the final frame. Seemed to be just through frustration too that he wasn't on the blue or black.

Sounds clichéd I know but the first frame tonight is massive. If Higgins goes 6-3 up it should be a comfortable win for him.
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Sad??
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Still replied though, lmao
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17/01/2021 16:35:49 2 7
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Higgins is the talented slug in your bucket . You got to admire him.
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No you don't.
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17/01/2021 16:36:35 19 7
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YBT has been brilliant this week.
I think the flame has been taken over from Ding Junhui.
A new Chinese snooker era.
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17/01/2021 16:38:18 32 4
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His name is Yan Bingtao. "YBT" doesn't make any sense, sorry.
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18/01/2021 13:17:11 0 0
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You a fan boy who also calls Ronaldo 'CR7'
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£10 says YBT takes it in the final frame
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17/01/2021 16:36:51 18 11
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Higgins probably got a bet on that himself
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17/01/2021 16:45:31 4 1
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You're not allowed to say that! You have to go on about how much of a professional he is.
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YBT has been brilliant this week.
I think the flame has been taken over from Ding Junhui.
A new Chinese snooker era.
??????
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17/01/2021 16:38:18 32 4
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His name is Yan Bingtao. "YBT" doesn't make any sense, sorry.
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17/01/2021 17:36:37 3 4
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Shame that John beat ROS in the quarters
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Do you object to a Mountain Bike being called an MTB?
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17/01/2021 23:45:43 2 1
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Yeah but, no but.

YT could be You Tube
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And yet you knew who "YTB" was, how odd!
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It'll be good to see these Chinese names in their logograms (if that's the right word), won't it?
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What about England cricketer YJB? Does that 'make sense' to you?
Yes is does you tard Removed
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17/01/2021 16:38:32 9 9
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How Higgins is still on the tour is a disgrace.
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He's on tour because he's one of the greatest ever to have played the game and still up there with the very best. Look how he demolished O'Sullivan
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17/01/2021 16:39:06 75 22
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Is Higgins going win? Don't put a bet on it!
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He did tell me he would win, but hadn't been told by China by how many frames at the time.
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true agreed But both need to up there game as well
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Tee hee hee
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I've seen what you've done
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If mr Parrot and mr Taylor had actually applied 1% of what they cockily preach from their cosy chair,they would both have won 6 Masters and 6 World Championships during their career.
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17/01/2021 16:42:23 9 4
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They're commentators, bud. The purpose of their job is to offer constructive criticism.
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Col
17/01/2021 17:41:37 0 0
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Don't knock Dennis. Remember 1985 world final. Snookers finest moment. I suspect you were a sperm swimming around in your dad's ball sack then !!.
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I'm from Wishaw and he's not a wizard to many here
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Why?
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17/01/2021 16:47:56 33 5
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What does that even mean? People in Wishaw can't spot a top snooker player? Or has he literally never stood in Wishaw banging a staff and shouting "you shall not pass"?
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You'll be from the torn down steel works end of Wishaw then
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Denny has been around and done a survey of everyone from Wishaw.
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What's your problem, friend?
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17/01/2021 16:31:22 9 14
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Higgins the most boring man in sport. More personality in his cue. Stops me watching just go for catch ups in hope Yan can win
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17/01/2021 16:41:32 3 3
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Come on it's Higgins v Yan the yaaawwwn! He is slow.
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Col
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He's but a wee bit of weight on so cut him some slack !!.
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17/01/2021 16:42:13 4 1
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This could be a classic.
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BBC happy their favourite player is winning.
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If mr Parrot and mr Taylor had actually applied 1% of what they cockily preach from their cosy chair,they would both have won 6 Masters and 6 World Championships during their career.
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They're commentators, bud. The purpose of their job is to offer constructive criticism.
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Higgins is the talented slug in your bucket . You got to admire him.
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No you don't.
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17/01/2021 17:07:13 2 2
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Good guy. Great to his family and friends. And magnificent snooker player.
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17/01/2021 16:36:51 18 11
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Higgins probably got a bet on that himself
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You're not allowed to say that! You have to go on about how much of a professional he is.
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DC
17/01/2021 16:46:02 2 3
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Yan to win by six shots
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17/01/2021 16:46:16 5 1
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There seems to be a factor with many of the Far East players that despite an undisputed amount of talent, their decision making at key moments is lacking. May be the reason they don't pick up many of the 'bigger' titles against European rivals. Still hope YBT wins, be good to see some of the older, snooze generation put away.
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17/01/2021 17:01:17 6 11
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That's ageism. Therefore, discrimination and hatred. Shame on you!
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The reason Higgins got off so lightly was that he knows too much about others.
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And, he could be used by Hearn and the bookies in the future.
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17/01/2021 16:47:13 6 16
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Higgins will probably win but the tournament is null and void since the best player in the world is absent.
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17/01/2021 16:59:15 5 5
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Nonsense. The winner of the tournament is the winner.
Looks like it's going to be the Wizard from Wishaw - tremendous stuff.
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17/01/2021 17:00:58 0 0
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Come on, Jimmy White retired years ago.
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17/01/2021 17:04:29 1 0
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Ronnie *might* be the most talented player in the world, doesn't mean he's the best. His temperament lets him down.
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17/01/2021 16:47:36 18 18
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Higgins winning would be a bad result for snooker and sport in general.
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17/01/2021 16:56:40 9 11
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Nonsense. Would be great to have a great player winning finals again.
And he is a genuine good guy.
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17/01/2021 16:40:35 68 26
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I'm from Wishaw and he's not a wizard to many here
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Why?
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Because he doesn't have a tall pointy hat, no wand and isn't called Gandalf.
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17/01/2021 18:25:01 4 11
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are you 12 ?
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18/01/2021 09:22:35 2 1
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because he's a celtic fan which in Scotland means one half of the country likes you and the other don't
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17/01/2021 16:40:35 68 26
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I'm from Wishaw and he's not a wizard to many here
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17/01/2021 16:47:56 33 5
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What does that even mean? People in Wishaw can't spot a top snooker player? Or has he literally never stood in Wishaw banging a staff and shouting "you shall not pass"?
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18/01/2021 02:52:39 4 5
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nah he's hust like the wizard of oz, a fraud.
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17/01/2021 16:49:28 21 16
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As great a play Higgins is, I cant watch him. Shoild have been banned for life. Treated completely different to some banned players for less obvious breaches.
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17/01/2021 16:52:44 10 8
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He's got dirt on the big names though, the authorities are scared of him. He's the Dominic Cummings of snooker
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17/01/2021 16:55:25 6 7
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Nonsense.
Up there with Henry, and O'sullivan and Davies.
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17/01/2021 16:58:11 6 8
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You know he was cleared of match-fixing allegations? The journalist who ran the undercover operation was later convicted of perverting the course of justice (in a different case) and went to jail for 15 months. Higgins' explanation that he played along because he thought the Russian Mafia was involved & was in fear of his life was completely accepted by the WPBSA's disciplinary committee.
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Nonsense. He was cleared of match fixing; moreover it was a sting operation conducted by the disgusting News of the World. If you want him banned then you are siding with low-life, tabloid muck NOTW.
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17/01/2021 17:57:24 0 0
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It's player, can't, should and differently. Take your time and don't rush!
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17/01/2021 16:50:41 13 6
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Why do so many people dislike John Higgins?
He knocked the coke boy out.
I like Higgings, I wish him the best of luck.
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Didn't know many did.
Everyone I know likes him.
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17/01/2021 16:58:36 8 0
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I heard his wife likes him (apparently).
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17/01/2021 17:05:47 3 9
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Thinks it because he’s Scottish !
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17/01/2021 17:30:48 32 3
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Google "John Higgins bribe scandal". Its important to state he was cleared of match fixing but many remain unconvinced regarding his motives/excuse and feel that other players such as Stephen Lee, for whatever reason, were dealt with much more harshly.
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17/01/2021 18:00:18 23 1
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Mainly because he agreed to throw a match to pay off his mortgage. Later crying that he was worried for his safety. Pathetic.
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18/01/2021 00:15:11 2 1
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Well I didn’t know Mr Higgins’s was caught before,
He did play a couple of odd frames btw
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18/01/2021 08:56:23 1 3
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Because they aren't snooker fans.
They know half a story and all of a sudden they are Columbo.
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As great a play Higgins is, I cant watch him. Shoild have been banned for life. Treated completely different to some banned players for less obvious breaches.
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He's got dirt on the big names though, the authorities are scared of him. He's the Dominic Cummings of snooker
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17/01/2021 16:50:41 13 6
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Why do so many people dislike John Higgins?
He knocked the coke boy out.
I like Higgings, I wish him the best of luck.
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17/01/2021 16:54:08 31 4
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I am a Ronnie fan but have to admire Higgins grit and determination and Yan taking over the torch from Ding. May the best man win.
Higgins may be a great player, however once a cheat, always a cheat.
Not really a role model for snooker.
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17/01/2021 17:12:44 0 2
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Nonsense
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17/01/2021 16:49:28 21 16
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As great a play Higgins is, I cant watch him. Shoild have been banned for life. Treated completely different to some banned players for less obvious breaches.
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17/01/2021 16:55:25 6 7
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Nonsense.
Up there with Henry, and O'sullivan and Davies.
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17/01/2021 16:56:32 20 1
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Heart says Yan, head says Higgins.
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Hope your head wins
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Higgins winning would be a bad result for snooker and sport in general.
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17/01/2021 16:56:40 9 11
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Nonsense. Would be great to have a great player winning finals again.
And he is a genuine good guy.
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17/01/2021 16:50:41 13 6
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Why do so many people dislike John Higgins?
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Didn't know many did.
Everyone I know likes him.
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17/01/2021 16:59:19 0 0
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It was the impression I was getting from the comments here, that's all.
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Yan has rapidly maturing as a solid player. I feel he might be China's first world champ. He is given a nickname "Tiger". To me he reminds me of Sammo.
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I've been calling him the Great wall, he's sturdy!
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Yes or Po from the Kung Fu panda series.
Terrific win all the same.
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As great a play Higgins is, I cant watch him. Shoild have been banned for life. Treated completely different to some banned players for less obvious breaches.
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17/01/2021 16:58:11 6 8
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You know he was cleared of match-fixing allegations? The journalist who ran the undercover operation was later convicted of perverting the course of justice (in a different case) and went to jail for 15 months. Higgins' explanation that he played along because he thought the Russian Mafia was involved & was in fear of his life was completely accepted by the WPBSA's disciplinary committee.
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17/01/2021 17:05:21 3 4
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Higgins' explanation that he played along because he thought the Russian Mafia was involved & was in fear of his life - a bit like driving to Barnard Castle really
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17/01/2021 16:50:41 13 6
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Why do so many people dislike John Higgins?
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I heard his wife likes him (apparently).
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17/01/2021 16:33:59 12 1
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What a poor safety from Yan on the last green - could’ve got out of jail with 4-4! And that long green was a bit of a ridiculous shot to take on - the exuberance of youth at play there.

Still, should be an interesting finish. Yan has come back to win from a couple behind throughout this tournament so I wouldn’t write him off yet.
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17/01/2021 16:59:12 2 0
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Hope you're right. I grimaced when he went for that green in the final frame. Seemed to be just through frustration too that he wasn't on the blue or black.

Sounds clichéd I know but the first frame tonight is massive. If Higgins goes 6-3 up it should be a comfortable win for him.
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17/01/2021 16:59:14 202 11
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I would just like to compliment Steve Davis for outstanding punditry. Giving his expertise in a humble, clear, intelligent and insightful way make him far better than the rest.
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Parrot is also good. Don't mind Hendry. Doherty, Taylor and Virgo woeful.
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I just wish they would also have presenters who know about the game rather than some of those who are there just to satisfy the politically-correct brigade.
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17/01/2021 18:08:32 9 22
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Why is Dennis Taylor the only commentator who never fails to mention the sponsor's name when referring to the tournament, I reckon he's on a bonus to do it and shouldn't be allowed on the BBC.
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17/01/2021 18:41:27 5 1
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Disagree slightly.... Henry is the other specialist...
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18/01/2021 00:35:29 5 2
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The best one was missing - Angles MacManus.
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18/01/2021 08:04:09 1 1
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Hendry was arrogantly dismissing Yan as a regular tournament winner only 3 days ago, missed last night, does he now admit he will be a regular champion ?
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18/01/2021 08:39:10 7 2
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Dont know why anyone would watch the woke BBC? Eurosport is all live and far more insightful with Joe Johnson & Dominic Dale so much better.
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18/01/2021 09:10:50 1 0
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You post this on every single snooker article.
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18/01/2021 11:11:07 3 0
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Steve seems a great guy and not as boring as people think
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18/01/2021 16:13:38 0 1
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I can't comment on Davis's punditry as I've never managed to stay wake long enough to hear it. He's a charisma-black hole. Parrot is good and human with it but Hendry can't understand how anyone can make a mistake.
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17/01/2021 16:47:13 6 16
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Higgins will probably win but the tournament is null and void since the best player in the world is absent.
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17/01/2021 16:59:15 5 5
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Nonsense. The winner of the tournament is the winner.
Looks like it's going to be the Wizard from Wishaw - tremendous stuff.
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17/01/2021 16:57:34 7 23
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Didn't know many did.
Everyone I know likes him.
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17/01/2021 16:59:19 0 0
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It was the impression I was getting from the comments here, that's all.
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17/01/2021 16:59:38 12 15
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Higgins is the one player I simply won't watch. Deserves to be treated with the same contempt he showed towards the game that's given him everything. C'mon Yan.
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17/01/2021 17:05:04 5 4
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Your loss.
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17/01/2021 17:11:54 2 1
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Come on John. Play to your brilliant best.
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17/01/2021 16:49:28 21 16
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As great a play Higgins is, I cant watch him. Shoild have been banned for life. Treated completely different to some banned players for less obvious breaches.
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17/01/2021 17:00:08 6 8
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Nonsense. He was cleared of match fixing; moreover it was a sting operation conducted by the disgusting News of the World. If you want him banned then you are siding with low-life, tabloid muck NOTW.
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17/01/2021 17:00:11 10 18
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Hope Higgins wins it. Nobody wearing the Chinese flag deserves to win anything until their government stops ethnically cleansing the Uighurs.
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17/01/2021 17:04:39 6 9
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I’m against everything China, so hope Higgins takes him to the cleaners. Good player though Yan
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17/01/2021 17:05:45 8 2
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What’s politics got to do with this youngs mans success? Enjoy the game.

I’m sure China are not the only country doing something messed up on the planet.

I don’t stop watching films with Jewish actors because I support Palestine.

Let’s not talk politics when there is no need.
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17/01/2021 17:06:36 2 2
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But we can't blame this young talent for the atricoties his country has and continues to commit.
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They do a lot of other stuff that is not good
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jim
17/01/2021 17:24:46 2 1
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why dose the bbc allow this sort of comment but if i were fo put something similar about a country that boarders the med and and was set up to accomidate a certain group of people it would not be allowed
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It's difficult to quantify heinous crimes against humanity, but there are far 'worse' things going on in the world, many knowingly enabled by the UK arms trade
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18/01/2021 00:34:10 0 0
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It's not his fault he's where he's born. Just because his government is doing something bad does not mean he should be denied a successful snooker career.

And you'd be stupid to think our country has never committed any horrible crimes down the years.
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17/01/2021 16:47:13 6 16
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Higgins will probably win but the tournament is null and void since the best player in the world is absent.
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17/01/2021 17:00:58 0 0
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Come on, Jimmy White retired years ago.
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17/01/2021 17:01:03 12 15
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Whenever John Higgins appears on TV I always switch over to another channel.
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That’s a great story.
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17/01/2021 17:10:38 3 0
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Hatred and negativity is so sad
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17/01/2021 17:12:14 2 1
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And you must have the intelligence of a Sea Bass, with that sort of comment.
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jim
17/01/2021 17:21:16 1 0
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so why are you commenting on hys obviously about jh andyan
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Col
17/01/2021 17:43:35 1 1
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It's dancing on ice tonight !!. Enjoy !!!
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17/01/2021 16:46:16 5 1
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There seems to be a factor with many of the Far East players that despite an undisputed amount of talent, their decision making at key moments is lacking. May be the reason they don't pick up many of the 'bigger' titles against European rivals. Still hope YBT wins, be good to see some of the older, snooze generation put away.
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17/01/2021 17:01:17 6 11
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That's ageism. Therefore, discrimination and hatred. Shame on you!
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17/01/2021 17:54:10 2 1
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you sir are a gaylord
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17/01/2021 17:01:03 12 15
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Whenever John Higgins appears on TV I always switch over to another channel.
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17/01/2021 17:02:19 7 3
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That’s a great story.
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17/01/2021 19:16:02 0 0
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its a better story than you could ever tell because everything you say sense is nosense to me in fact you talk utter nonsense and therefore have no ability and i will start to report every post you make because you try to cause trouble for everyone sad man
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Considering how great some of the snooker has been this tournament, the final is incredibly scrappy, let's hope the evening session is of a higher standard.

Good luck to them both and may the better man win??
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17/01/2021 17:10:04 4 26
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That will be John Higgins then
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18/01/2021 00:09:18 6 0
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He did!
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17/01/2021 16:40:35 68 26
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I'm from Wishaw and he's not a wizard to many here
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You'll be from the torn down steel works end of Wishaw then
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Thank you KingDon for your defence of Higgins throughout this comments section
HH
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17/01/2021 17:04:04 0 1
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Fantastic tournament so far, Yan seems to be taking many risks that don't seem to be paying off, so I reckon John Higgins with his experience will get over the line quite comfortably. Btw, who else feels the BBC should keep Jason Mohammad as a snooker presenter?
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17/01/2021 16:47:13 6 16
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Higgins will probably win but the tournament is null and void since the best player in the world is absent.
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17/01/2021 17:04:29 1 0
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Ronnie *might* be the most talented player in the world, doesn't mean he's the best. His temperament lets him down.
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17/01/2021 17:00:11 10 18
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Hope Higgins wins it. Nobody wearing the Chinese flag deserves to win anything until their government stops ethnically cleansing the Uighurs.
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17/01/2021 17:04:39 6 9
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I’m against everything China, so hope Higgins takes him to the cleaners. Good player though Yan
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Col
17/01/2021 17:45:02 1 1
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You must not have anything in your house because everything is made in China.
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Higgins is the one player I simply won't watch. Deserves to be treated with the same contempt he showed towards the game that's given him everything. C'mon Yan.
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Your loss.
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17/01/2021 16:58:11 6 8
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You know he was cleared of match-fixing allegations? The journalist who ran the undercover operation was later convicted of perverting the course of justice (in a different case) and went to jail for 15 months. Higgins' explanation that he played along because he thought the Russian Mafia was involved & was in fear of his life was completely accepted by the WPBSA's disciplinary committee.
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17/01/2021 17:05:21 3 4
bbc
Higgins' explanation that he played along because he thought the Russian Mafia was involved & was in fear of his life - a bit like driving to Barnard Castle really
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17/01/2021 17:16:32 1 1
bbc
What a stupid comment.
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17/01/2021 16:38:32 9 9
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How Higgins is still on the tour is a disgrace.
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17/01/2021 17:05:41 6 8
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He's on tour because he's one of the greatest ever to have played the game and still up there with the very best. Look how he demolished O'Sullivan
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17/01/2021 18:31:58 2 0
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Right over your head, Donnie.
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17/01/2021 17:00:11 10 18
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Hope Higgins wins it. Nobody wearing the Chinese flag deserves to win anything until their government stops ethnically cleansing the Uighurs.
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17/01/2021 17:05:45 8 2
bbc
What’s politics got to do with this youngs mans success? Enjoy the game.

I’m sure China are not the only country doing something messed up on the planet.

I don’t stop watching films with Jewish actors because I support Palestine.

Let’s not talk politics when there is no need.
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17/01/2021 17:11:52 1 3
bbc
Whilst I do agree politics and sport shouldn’t mix, it does (rightly or wrongly) sway you in who you want to win. I think Yan is a great talent, but knowing how big the sport is in China, it would be a shame to give them something to celebrate. Come on the UK!
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17/01/2021 16:50:41 13 6
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Why do so many people dislike John Higgins?
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17/01/2021 17:05:47 3 9
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Thinks it because he’s Scottish !
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18/01/2021 07:56:39 4 1
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He's a Scottish Cheat...
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17/01/2021 17:05:57 7 12
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Ok Higgins got punished for his stupidity it was 11 years ago why does it bother Higgins haters so much let it go he still can play a bit why not john
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17/01/2021 17:11:59 14 4
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Because it was as clear as a mountain stream that he intended to cheat.
Its tough for me to admit that because I like John and I know he loves the game but his guilt was indisputable.
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17/01/2021 17:06:07 2 1
bbc
so they will pay people 2,500 per month for not working, and i know that some still do work. but they wont pay 20 quiid UC extra
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17/01/2021 17:00:11 10 18
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Hope Higgins wins it. Nobody wearing the Chinese flag deserves to win anything until their government stops ethnically cleansing the Uighurs.
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17/01/2021 17:06:36 2 2
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But we can't blame this young talent for the atricoties his country has and continues to commit.
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17/01/2021 17:06:40 1 1
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Pleeeeeze dont do they logical thing and make noiseless racks for the Rests...........I will miss getting my brain shattered by the noise.
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17/01/2021 16:45:07 8 3
bbc
No you don't.
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17/01/2021 17:07:13 2 2
bbc
Good guy. Great to his family and friends. And magnificent snooker player.
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17/01/2021 16:31:22 9 14
bbc
Higgins the most boring man in sport. More personality in his cue. Stops me watching just go for catch ups in hope Yan can win
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17/01/2021 17:08:03 0 0
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Don't rush genius!!
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17/01/2021 17:09:17 1 17
bbc
I thought people stopped watching snooker in the 1980s. Very sad individuals.
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17/01/2021 17:16:33 1 1
bbc
Rediscovered in lockdown, just like darts!
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17/01/2021 17:22:27 6 1
bbc
Even sadder when someone puts all their efforts into logging on here just to complain about something which doesn't affect themselves. How does it effect your life it other people enjoy it ?

Oh well, maybe that's maybe how you get your enjoyment in life !
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17/01/2021 17:02:36 11 0
bbc
Considering how great some of the snooker has been this tournament, the final is incredibly scrappy, let's hope the evening session is of a higher standard.

Good luck to them both and may the better man win??
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17/01/2021 17:10:04 4 26
bbc
That will be John Higgins then
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hi
18/01/2021 08:34:19 3 0
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Aged well
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18/01/2021 10:24:15 2 0
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err no
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17/01/2021 17:01:03 12 15
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Whenever John Higgins appears on TV I always switch over to another channel.
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17/01/2021 17:10:38 3 0
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Hatred and negativity is so sad
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17/01/2021 17:00:11 10 18
bbc
Hope Higgins wins it. Nobody wearing the Chinese flag deserves to win anything until their government stops ethnically cleansing the Uighurs.
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17/01/2021 17:11:13 1 0
bbc
They do a lot of other stuff that is not good
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17/01/2021 17:05:45 8 2
bbc
What’s politics got to do with this youngs mans success? Enjoy the game.

I’m sure China are not the only country doing something messed up on the planet.

I don’t stop watching films with Jewish actors because I support Palestine.

Let’s not talk politics when there is no need.
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17/01/2021 17:11:52 1 3
bbc
Whilst I do agree politics and sport shouldn’t mix, it does (rightly or wrongly) sway you in who you want to win. I think Yan is a great talent, but knowing how big the sport is in China, it would be a shame to give them something to celebrate. Come on the UK!
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17/01/2021 16:59:38 12 15
bbc
Higgins is the one player I simply won't watch. Deserves to be treated with the same contempt he showed towards the game that's given him everything. C'mon Yan.
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17/01/2021 17:11:54 2 1
bbc
Come on John. Play to your brilliant best.
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17/01/2021 17:05:57 7 12
bbc
Ok Higgins got punished for his stupidity it was 11 years ago why does it bother Higgins haters so much let it go he still can play a bit why not john
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17/01/2021 17:11:59 14 4
bbc
Because it was as clear as a mountain stream that he intended to cheat.
Its tough for me to admit that because I like John and I know he loves the game but his guilt was indisputable.
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17/01/2021 17:14:40 2 5
bbc
Was it really? Were you there at the time? Easy for you to say that from the comfort of home but if I was in a hotel room in Ukraine and was visited by several guys purporting to be local "promoters" led by Mazher Mahmood I'd be inclined to be cautious, and not wanting to get into a fight with them might play along.
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17/01/2021 17:01:03 12 15
bbc
Whenever John Higgins appears on TV I always switch over to another channel.
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17/01/2021 17:12:14 2 1
bbc
And you must have the intelligence of a Sea Bass, with that sort of comment.
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17/01/2021 17:12:23 13 8
bbc
Win or lose, there'll be a fat pay cheque awaiting Higgins somewhere,,,
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17/01/2021 17:14:24 5 3
bbc
Rife in every sport especially horse racing why don't you start a crusade there?
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17/01/2021 17:51:45 2 0
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Unfortunate but probably true.
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18/01/2021 14:18:22 1 0
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Absolutely, just how much did the bookies save ?
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17/01/2021 16:56:32 20 1
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Heart says Yan, head says Higgins.
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17/01/2021 17:12:28 10 42
bbc
Hope your head wins
Higgins may be a great player, however once a cheat, always a cheat.
Not really a role model for snooker.
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17/01/2021 17:12:44 0 2
bbc
Nonsense
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-1
17/01/2021 17:12:57 6 16
bbc
I want Higgins to win he is British and that is enough for me.
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17/01/2021 17:12:23 13 8
bbc
Win or lose, there'll be a fat pay cheque awaiting Higgins somewhere,,,
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17/01/2021 17:14:24 5 3
bbc
Rife in every sport especially horse racing why don't you start a crusade there?
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17/01/2021 17:11:59 14 4
bbc
Because it was as clear as a mountain stream that he intended to cheat.
Its tough for me to admit that because I like John and I know he loves the game but his guilt was indisputable.
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17/01/2021 17:14:40 2 5
bbc
Was it really? Were you there at the time? Easy for you to say that from the comfort of home but if I was in a hotel room in Ukraine and was visited by several guys purporting to be local "promoters" led by Mazher Mahmood I'd be inclined to be cautious, and not wanting to get into a fight with them might play along.
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17/01/2021 17:21:55 6 1
bbc
"I have a place in Spain".???????????.......JH could have just walked out........I dont buy his excuse............YOU obviously do buy it.
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jj
17/01/2021 17:15:01 1 2
bbc
Higgins has lost it, since he beat Ronnie, if he had played like he is now against Ronnie he would have lost the match.
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17/01/2021 17:15:10 13 9
bbc
Clearly something needs to be done. The past is catching up with snooker. Lee got banned but Higgins got off. Where is the consistency? Snooker fans are not happy. Get your finger out Hearns!
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17/01/2021 17:24:41 2 6
bbc
It was good Lee got banned he could then spend more time on his other fav sport Eating
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17/01/2021 17:33:41 4 2
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It's just like the criminal justice system; once someone has served the sentence given to them then they are free to resume their career, whether that be a sporting one or an office job. You can't blame the person for doing so; it's the system that is too soft sometimes in not giving people a harsher punishment. Just like those who are let back in the Olympics after being banned for drugs.
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17/01/2021 18:17:23 2 2
bbc
Probably cos Lee was found guilty of fixing seven matches over two seasons, and Higgins was found guilty of not reporting an approach to commit match fixing.

Good to know you think these two things are somehow equal though.
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17/01/2021 18:49:28 1 2
bbc
Lee was convicted of seven counts of actual match fixing. Higgins got done for not reporting an approach. Not the same at all and both fairly dealt with IMO.
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18/01/2021 10:45:35 0 0
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Does it stand comparisons with the treatment of e.g. Hansi Cronje or Salman Butt?

(But there again: Mohammad Amir's treatment didn't necessarily stand comparison with Herchelle Gibbs', did it?)
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17/01/2021 17:05:21 3 4
bbc
Higgins' explanation that he played along because he thought the Russian Mafia was involved & was in fear of his life - a bit like driving to Barnard Castle really
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17/01/2021 17:16:32 1 1
bbc
What a stupid comment.
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17/01/2021 17:36:38 1 1
bbc
Sorry Mrs Higgins
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17/01/2021 17:09:17 1 17
bbc
I thought people stopped watching snooker in the 1980s. Very sad individuals.
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17/01/2021 17:16:33 1 1
bbc
Rediscovered in lockdown, just like darts!
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Col
17/01/2021 17:47:04 1 1
bbc
Dart's anyday luv it !!. Too many Snooker Clones these days !. Luv Ronnie, one of a kind !!.
I would rather a sweaty cheat win than a slant eye chink.
End of.
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17/01/2021 17:23:03 2 1
bbc
Bit rude
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17/01/2021 17:24:58 1 0
bbc
Very sad and totally pathetic. Get a life.
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Col
17/01/2021 17:37:58 0 0
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Bit nasty. I bet you still go and get your chow mein and prawn cracker from your local takeaway !.
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17/01/2021 17:19:19 8 16
bbc
Look at all the jelly babies wanting Higgins banned what a bunch of planks you lot are, years ago and he wins this final get a life.
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17/01/2021 17:25:56 12 2
bbc
I think it is the inconsistency of punishment. Nothing personal.
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17/01/2021 19:16:58 3 1
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-1 , for future reference, pleas don’t end an opinion or comment with get a life, makes you look stupid
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17/01/2021 23:37:30 2 0
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oops! posted this one too early, fool. bad luck on losing your money too. sorry not sorry.
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Gaz
17/01/2021 17:20:05 2 1
bbc
I expect this to go to the wire
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17/01/2021 16:39:06 75 22
bbc
Is Higgins going win? Don't put a bet on it!
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17/01/2021 17:20:11 43 19
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He did tell me he would win, but hadn't been told by China by how many frames at the time.
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Que
17/01/2021 17:20:24 1 2
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It's going to be a classic
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17/01/2021 17:20:42 7 7
bbc
C'mon Yan.
was you born in Bejing Mathew I THOUGH SO Removed
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17/01/2021 17:01:03 12 15
bbc
Whenever John Higgins appears on TV I always switch over to another channel.
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jim
17/01/2021 17:21:16 1 0
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so why are you commenting on hys obviously about jh andyan
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17/01/2021 17:14:40 2 5
bbc
Was it really? Were you there at the time? Easy for you to say that from the comfort of home but if I was in a hotel room in Ukraine and was visited by several guys purporting to be local "promoters" led by Mazher Mahmood I'd be inclined to be cautious, and not wanting to get into a fight with them might play along.
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17/01/2021 17:21:55 6 1
bbc
"I have a place in Spain".???????????.......JH could have just walked out........I dont buy his excuse............YOU obviously do buy it.
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17/01/2021 17:40:22 2 5
bbc
Whether you buy it or not, he was cleared by the actual investigation. If he wins will you be convinced? Perhaps there's something you did 11 years ago that you regret and haven't done again. Perhaps there's some moment in your life when you've done something in the heat and wished you hadn't? Cut the man some slack. He's been playing some excellent snooker, so is hardly trying to throw the match.
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17/01/2021 17:20:42 7 7
bbc
C'mon Yan.
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bbc
was you born in Bejing Mathew I THOUGH SO Removed
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17/01/2021 17:09:17 1 17
bbc
I thought people stopped watching snooker in the 1980s. Very sad individuals.
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17/01/2021 17:22:27 6 1
bbc
Even sadder when someone puts all their efforts into logging on here just to complain about something which doesn't affect themselves. How does it effect your life it other people enjoy it ?

Oh well, maybe that's maybe how you get your enjoyment in life !
I dont think Chinese players should be allowed to participate in snooker because it is their country which caused covid.Banning them should be one of many consequences for what China has done. Removed
I would rather a sweaty cheat win than a slant eye chink.
End of.
Removed
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17/01/2021 17:23:03 2 1
bbc
Bit rude
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17/01/2021 17:15:10 13 9
bbc
Clearly something needs to be done. The past is catching up with snooker. Lee got banned but Higgins got off. Where is the consistency? Snooker fans are not happy. Get your finger out Hearns!
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-1
17/01/2021 17:24:41 2 6
bbc
It was good Lee got banned he could then spend more time on his other fav sport Eating
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17/01/2021 17:39:37 0 0
bbc
He's wasn't more money in China than he would have done on tour
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17/01/2021 17:43:19 0 2
bbc
If I could, I would apply to have this comment removed for being of no interest whatsoever to the discussion thread.
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17/01/2021 17:00:11 10 18
bbc
Hope Higgins wins it. Nobody wearing the Chinese flag deserves to win anything until their government stops ethnically cleansing the Uighurs.
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jim
17/01/2021 17:24:46 2 1
bbc
why dose the bbc allow this sort of comment but if i were fo put something similar about a country that boarders the med and and was set up to accomidate a certain group of people it would not be allowed
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18/01/2021 11:18:30 0 0
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why wouldn't they allow it ? its not racist or any other form of discrimination. it is a political view, which, in our democratic world, freedom of speech.