Wild WC wrote:
this was posted by snookerbacker on Sunday on his Blog http://www.snookerbacker.com/2012/09/09 ... inals-day/
A couple of hours before the match between Steve Davis and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh yesterday, a blog regular pointed to some odd shifts in the betting on this fairly uninspiring first round match. From around the 8/11 mark the Thai player was pushed out to over 11/8 with Asian bookmakers and the Nugget’s odds adjusted accordingly. Shortly after this, no doubt on the back of this information and the bets it produced, Apollobet followed and slashed the odds on the Nugget who duly won the match 4-0.
See, the thing about faith is it doesn’t require any proof, in the case of the Ontological Argument some accept that it can never be proved so just believe it anyway. I’m not sure we will ever know if the match above was played in good faith. Perhaps while expenses multiply for lower ranked players and prize money remains so low, the temptation becomes too much for some. I hope not, I’m sure that when Steve was a struggling professional the thought never crossed his mind to throw a match and that’s why he is and remains one of life’s winners. It’s called class.
Well is Thepchaya cant aford to play snooker then Ban him and Problem solved
You're really a nasty idiot, aren't you wild?
I don't condone Uh-Nooh conduct in any way, or excuse him in any way IF he is a fraud and a parakeet, as if so he should be banned. No question.
But ban players if they can't afford playing? Is that the solution? The only fair solution should be that players who actually win matches would be paid, and paid decently enough to be able to sustain the cost of traveling and make a decent living which isn't the case currently for the low ranked players.
Many of those Asian players I'm sure have made considerable sacrifices - those very sacrifices you are so keen to talk about from your armchair - to come to play to UK, probably borrowing money. They deserve to earn enough if they win regularly, as Uh-Nooh does, as not to be put in situations where the temptation could become too much … or indeed made vulnerable to exterior pressures and blackmail.