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Re: Stephen Hendry coming out of retirement?

Postby Johnny Bravo

Sickpotter wrote: The thing about these guys is they still have the ability/game, they just lack the confidence.

No they do not, at least not to the level they used to play to.

Sickpotter wrote:If Sight Right fixes Hendrys confidence/yips issue and he starts enjoying the game again look out. :mosh2


If he ever decides to come back, he'll just make a fool of himself and be the laughing stock of the snooker world.
He's not even good enough to be a top 32 player anymore. He's 51 years old, for crying out loud.

Re: Stephen Hendry coming out of retirement?

Postby SnookerEd25

Funny that - over the last three days i've been watching John Higgins v Steve Davis from the 2010 World Champs on YouTube, all 8 and a half hours of it (a session a day) and Steve played some of his best ever snooker to oust the defending champ 13-11.

Steve was 52

:bowdown:

Re: Stephen Hendry coming out of retirement?

Postby Johnny Bravo

SnookerEd25 wrote:Funny that - over the last three days i've been watching John Higgins v Steve Davis from the 2010 World Champs on YouTube, all 8 and a half hours of it (a session a day) and Steve played some of his best ever snooker to oust the defending champ 13-11.

Steve was 52

:bowdown:

Yea, but that match took place under special circumstances. The news about Higgins agreeing to parakeet had just came out, so his mind was far more preocupied with that than the actual match.
Plus it's just one match, so it's hardly relevant. He didn't do much for the rest of the season as far as I can remember. Also, due to his style of play, Davis was far more likely to be more successful at an old age.

Re: Stephen Hendry coming out of retirement?

Postby Pink Ball

Johnny Bravo wrote:
SnookerEd25 wrote:Funny that - over the last three days i've been watching John Higgins v Steve Davis from the 2010 World Champs on YouTube, all 8 and a half hours of it (a session a day) and Steve played some of his best ever snooker to oust the defending champ 13-11.

Steve was 52

:bowdown:

Yea, but that match took place under special circumstances. The news about Higgins agreeing to parakeet had just came out, so his mind was far more preocupied with that than the actual match.
Plus it's just one match, so it's hardly relevant. He didn't do much for the rest of the season as far as I can remember. Also, due to his style of play, Davis was far more likely to be more successful at an old age.

The news had not come out. He had not even been to Kiev by then. At least not for that infamous meeting.

Re: Stephen Hendry coming out of retirement?

Postby SnookerFan

Pink Ball wrote:
Johnny Bravo wrote:
SnookerEd25 wrote:Funny that - over the last three days i've been watching John Higgins v Steve Davis from the 2010 World Champs on YouTube, all 8 and a half hours of it (a session a day) and Steve played some of his best ever snooker to oust the defending champ 13-11.

Steve was 52

:bowdown:

Yea, but that match took place under special circumstances. The news about Higgins agreeing to parakeet had just came out, so his mind was far more preocupied with that than the actual match.
Plus it's just one match, so it's hardly relevant. He didn't do much for the rest of the season as far as I can remember. Also, due to his style of play, Davis was far more likely to be more successful at an old age.

The news had not come out. He had not even been to Kiev by then. At least not for that infamous meeting.


This.

Lame excuse. Blaming something that hadn't even happened, let alone come out. It was announced during The Crucible final.

Re: Stephen Hendry coming out of retirement?

Postby LC

Pink Ball wrote:
Johnny Bravo wrote:
SnookerEd25 wrote:Funny that - over the last three days i've been watching John Higgins v Steve Davis from the 2010 World Champs on YouTube, all 8 and a half hours of it (a session a day) and Steve played some of his best ever snooker to oust the defending champ 13-11.

Steve was 52

:bowdown:

Yea, but that match took place under special circumstances. The news about Higgins agreeing to parakeet had just came out, so his mind was far more preocupied with that than the actual match.
Plus it's just one match, so it's hardly relevant. He didn't do much for the rest of the season as far as I can remember. Also, due to his style of play, Davis was far more likely to be more successful at an old age.

The news had not come out. He had not even been to Kiev by then. At least not for that infamous meeting.

The news of the world put the video out of him during the final that year, so Higgins went to Kiev pretty much straight after that defeat? The red he misses to middle in the last frame doesn’t look great either adding to the rumours

Re: Stephen Hendry coming out of retirement?

Postby SnookerFan

LC wrote:The news of the world put the video out of him during the final that year, so Higgins went to Kiev pretty much straight after that defeat? The red he misses to middle in the last frame doesn’t look great either adding to the rumours


Yes. That's exactly what happened.

Re: Stephen Hendry coming out of retirement?

Postby Wildey

Holden Chinaski wrote:I play acoustic fingerstyle guitar. I play a lot of songs that I've learned a long time ago and I play them without thinking about the structure of the songs or what my fingers are doing. In fingerstyle guitar, the right hand is often doing complicated things. The thumb is playing a bass line pattern while the fingers are playing melody patterns. Sometimes a friend who also plays asks me to show him a certain pattern. Sometimes it happens that I break down a fingering pattern that I've been playing for years without effort, and because I break it down for him I'm thinking about it too much and now I forgot how I played it and I need to learn it again myself! This has happened to me a couple of times.

I think this might be a little similar to the yips. When you think about something you've been doing for years with the help of muscle memory, sometimes the thinking makes you change the way you did it before..

Yea spot on.

Hendry was a complete natural it took him only 4 years from the time he first played on 6 ft table to win his first ranking event he's never been taught or coached his problems started when coaches started to dissect his game from Frank Callen to Chris Henry and Terry Griffiths he should have left all that alone at that time.