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Caledonian Craig wrote:Win or lose this Final Judd Trump is well-placed to become the next multiple world champion. This year's world championship has been very interesting as it seems to me to be the cross-over of eras. The likes of John Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan and John Higgins have largely dominated snooker between them for the last dozen years but this tournament has seen them miss some incredible shots and chances which tells me their age (now all well into their 30's is catching up with them) and would think their better years are behind them. If that is the case then we need to look at the new guard coming through and Ding is maturing now and we have Judd Trump and Neil Robertson but other youngsters like Lisowski is still a long way off challenging for tournaments so the way is open for Trump to stamp his authority on this new era.
jojo wrote:if im honest ronnie lacked a lot of match sharpness his game needs a lot less concentration than most so he may be near the top yet for the next five years
higgins and williams standard wise are showing signs of declining
trump needs to win for the good of snooker and i would have said this even if he was playing williams
GJ wrote:a good 6 years on ronnie so 6 chances to get to his 3 world crowns
GJ wrote:also robbo only turned 29 in late feb so hardly turnin g 30 soon nearly a year away
Caledonian Craig wrote:So Higgins and Williams missed shots are declining standards yet Ronnie does it as well and its lack of match sharpness? Errr......okay. Remember it was said that pre-tournament Ronnie was going to be as fresh as a daisy due to a lack of matches, after his First Round win people were falling over themselves about his form but he missed shots there and in later matches that he never used to in the past much like Higgins and Williams have and their careers are all at the same stage so it is not implausible their form is deteriorating around the same time.
Bourne wrote:I'd prefer to judge Judd on what he has done so far, not what he might do in the future. Truth is he now has a final against the (true) best player on the planet, over THE distance, toughest task in snooker ? No shame in losing considering what most thought of his progression in March. But I believe ...
KrazeeEyezKilla wrote:When Higgy Bhoy won in 1998 the pundits on TV were talking as if there was a limitless supply of World Titles to go around. Higgins had the chance to reach five titles, Williams was due to win a couple, Hendry had one more left in him, Doherty had reached two straight finals so he couldn't be ruled out. O'Sullivan had to potential to be another Jimmy White but most excepted he would eventually win at least one. Then there was Stevens, Hunter, Ebdon, Lee etc. There was also the next generation of Murphy & Maguire while there were always going to be a surprise winner like Dott. Right now Robertson, Selby, Trump, Ding, Murphy & Allen are all supposed to be multiple champions with Lisowski, Brecel etc coming up and Higgins/O'Sullivan/Williams still around. They can't all win that amount.
Sonny wrote:Trump can't lose. Williams had Higgins battle scars, Judd doesn't. He'll blow Higgins away. Seriously. I wanted Ding v Williams so I don't care who wins but I know it's Judd's year. He will beat him around 18-12.
DavieMac wrote:GJ wrote:whoever wins deserves it no point acting like a baby if higgins wins jojo
No point trying to reason with him either.