I had accepted it but then Dott said what he said and it took a while before it sunk in. I saw the handshake and Selby looked like he wanted to say some words to Dott like "well played, good luck" but Dott just wanted to get away from him and then he said that in the studio.
I mean of all the stuff to come out with, to call someone else negative when I've been saying Dott's the best negative safety player in the game for years is ridiculous. You'd think he would appreciate it. Same with Ronnie - both of them are superb safety players and they should be the first to appreciate just how damn inventive Selby is. And then the shot Dott was talking about in the last frame, you had Selby contemplating a really tough shot at 16-14 down, it could be his last one so he rightly thought about all the options before committing and then took a deep breath and played a stunning shot which had everyone on the forum in complete awe, and then Dott criticises him afterwards for taking his time! It's ridiculous.
I dunno, I've always liked Dott. I just feel he's let me down now for some reason. It's like all the pundits and me know what is special about Selby, but the players he has his best matches against all come out slagging him off. It's bucking annoying to tell the truth. It's like....you play the game, why the buck don't you understand? It's ridiculous.
I keep saying it's ridiculous. I've been through the mill today and I've drunk too much now so I'm going to shut up and come back tomorrow. Hopefully Dotty will elaborate more in other interviews and I can go back to supporting him.
I think what it comes down to is that other players hate playing Selby because they find him so hard to play against. I guess it's a compliment. I do know that in nearly 30 years of watching snooker, Selby plays the sort of snooker I enjoy watching the most. I think tonight he was absolutely class and a credit to himself. Some of the shots he pulled off, and if that 30th frame had gone his way which was on the cards on a number of occasions before he sunk the white, then it could've been a different story.