TheRocket wrote: Johnny Bravo wrote:
TheRocket wrote:Being a great single ball potter is about doing it under pressure.
No, no and hell no !!!
It's just about one's ability to pot balls. Where are not discussing who is the best under pressure.
How can you be called the best single ball potter when you fail to pot those difficult balls under pressure and when it matters the most? Sports is always about showing your ability in competition against an opponent.
If its only about potting balls under exhibition type of atmosphere or when the frame is already over then the best potter might be not even inside the Top16.
In fact it might be some random dude who has a Snookertable at home and pots some crazy balls.
Bang on it, and well said.
Every club player that’s played the game for a while, can make 50s, 60s, could put together a Tequila-style montage of their best pots, and on the face of it look every bit like an amazing single ball potter. Every bit the real deal. But context is everything. I knocked in a screaming long red down the cushion with side as a shot to nothing the other day. As we all have, at some point. But...
There was nothing on it. It meant nothing. If I was doing that in front of 1500 people, TV cameras, with a title riding on it, and hundreds of thousands of pounds, well I’d have probably miscued or not even bothered, and played a bad safety shot instead.
It’s a bit like playing poker for fun. If you’re not actually putting money (ie something worth losing) on the line, it changes the dynamic completely.
Anyway, did anyone mention Martin Gould? I’m surprised his name hasn’t come up.