Witz78 wrote:Cant wait to see all you Judd haters eating Humble pie in the next few years and begging to jump on the Trumpy bandwagon
nothing would give me greater pleasure than seeing him achieve something in the next 2 to 3 years....
Joking aside, the reason that we do joke about him is that a few years ago he was promising much. Getting to a ranking event quarter, or was it semi and knocking Ronnie O'Sullivan out along the way. Since then, he's won some qualifying tournaments, but always looks a bit out of his depths amongst the big boys. I remember he beat Jamie Cope in the first round at Telford, to my embarrassment. Because I told Jamie's gran he had nothing to worry about.
It'd be good to see somebody like Judd win tournaments. He's a young man, and jokes about his haircuts from us oldies aside, he's somebody that I feel young fans may relate to. Problem is, I think he has already hit his best. Qualifying for tournaments is all he seems able to do. What with the odd win here and there. I'd love to be wrong, but I can't see him winning tournaments. Especially in era with Higgins back at his best, Mark Williams close to it, Ding Junhui breaking through again after going off form, Neil Robertson maintaining his 100% record after being in enough finals for it to mean something, Mark Allen getting to the semi-finals regularly, Shaun Murphy still a threat on his day.
Nothing against Judd Trump, but I just think it's not difficult to think of players that are better then him. I'd like him to win tournaments, and if he did I'd be the first on here to congratulate him and say "Well done" if he does it. I just did think all this talk of him being; "The future of snooker" is a tad over the top. Has potential to be a decent player, yes. But somewhat lacking that certain something to take him that bit further if you ask me. We've been saying for years; "With a bit more experience...." Well, he's getting more experience all the time, it's about time he started improving. Let's hope he does though.