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Re: Snooker

Postby Ach » Mon May 02, 2022 8:01 pm

Never liked Hendry dominating when growing up in the 90s. To me he was the man utd of Snooker and no one liked them.

Plus I loved Jimmy White and he always lost to Hendry.

But this seventh for Ronnie having seen them all, just majestic. Best ever

Undeniable now.
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Re: Snooker

Postby Marsbar100 » Mon May 02, 2022 8:04 pm

To young to remember the hendry domination days,however it seems like he slowed up winning the big titles when ronnie, Williams and higgins came into their prime, he didnt have the longevity of ronnie.
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Re: Snooker

Postby Ach » Mon May 02, 2022 8:09 pm

Hendry was so dominant. But he did it for a decade and disappeared

Ronnie been up there for 20 years

Got to love the guy
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Re: Snooker

Postby Marsbar100 » Mon May 02, 2022 8:10 pm

Yup ronnie is something else
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Re: Snooker

Postby VCC » Mon May 02, 2022 9:09 pm

Ronnie definately the greatest of all time in an era of so many top players
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Re: Snooker

Postby Rockape » Tue May 03, 2022 8:13 pm

Heard a clip of an interview with Ronnie talking about why Hendry and Davies were done aged 33 and he isn’t. He said it was because there were a lot more serious players around in their day and now there aren’t.
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Re: Snooker

Postby Reiss » Tue May 03, 2022 9:33 pm

Ronnie is the most naturally gifted.

Half the time he isn't even arsed about playing it seems. He falls in and out of love with the game. Yet look at what he's achieved.

Imagine a fully focused, fully committed Ronnie. Scary.
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Re: Snooker

Postby VCC » Wed May 04, 2022 6:27 am

Rockape wrote:Heard a clip of an interview with Ronnie talking about why Hendry and Davies were done aged 33 and he isn’t. He said it was because there were a lot more serious players around in their day and now there aren’t.

That is purely Ronnie being respectful of the past.
There are more players playing today that are capable of winning the world title than any other period, multiple winners, not the one offs of thorburns, Taylor, johnson, in between was all Davis then Hendry.
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Re: Snooker

Postby Clarkey T » Wed May 11, 2022 9:32 pm

These days there are so many more tournaments, players are getting proper match practise constantly, this makes it slightly easier for players these days.

Look at Judd Trump and see a guy who seems dedicated and has a desire to win - I remember the first year he came on to the scene he was wearing these daft shows with studs hanging out, since then he's matured and dresses like any other snooker player.

Now look at his best mate, Jack Lisowski - even these days you'll see him dressed like a gang member etc, you can just tell he's not serious enough, he doesn't have that desire that Trump has.

Ultimately your Lisowski's will win one or two trophies and get to a few quarter finals but that'll be it,

Your Trump's will be up there fighting for every trophy and winning multiple trophies over their career.

Ronnie O'Sullivan is great and it's madness that he's never won the Sportsman of the year award thingy, especially as he's had mental health problems, the way he's not afraid to talk about it so openly is an inspiration.

I thought it was sad that his daughter came out in the papers a few days after his recent win saying she wouldn't let him see his granddaughter, it was also incredibly stupid, when the granddaughter gets older she'll read back the stories on line she won't thank her mum for putting their business in the public eye, she doesn't want anything to do with her dad but seems happy to use his name to make some dollars, there's a lot to be said for people like that.
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