Here's a post I made on 25 may 2014, in a thread called "Ronnie still hurt by losing WC final". In this thread, many people were saying Ronnie will probably never win the World Championship again.
This is what I had to say about it 6 years ago:
Holden Chinaski wrote:Of course Ronnie will bounce back. People are making a very big deal of this. He lost a final. It happens. So he didn't perform at the worlds, no big deal. He's had a great season, winning the CoC, Masters and Welsh in great style.
If Ronnie keeps playing like he has done these last couple of years, and he keeps himself motivated and keeps practising, I see no reason why he couldn't break Hendry's record of 7 world titles.
Ronnie is right, he needs to keep playing his attacking style of snooker. When he has an off day he might lose. But when he's in form he will blow everyone, including Selby, off the table. Like Alex Higgins, Ronnie has a passion for a certain type of snooker. Just like Alex did, Ronnie feels snooker should be played with panache! I'm glad he still feels that way. This doesn't mean they don't believe in playing safe, in fact, Alex was a brilliant safety player and so is Ronnie, it's just about putting yourself on the line and wanting to play a game that is great to watch and is exciting. Like I said, panache.
Ronnie played his B game throughout this world championship and he still got to the final. That's how easy it is for him. There is no other player who can destroy top 16 players and make it look so easy like Ronnie did in this year's Masters and Welsh. At 38 years of age he still goes for the long pots and still wants to open up the balls and play an attacking game against young guys like Robbo and Ding who can pot long pots like it's nothing and can clear the table in two minutes. It takes guts to play like Ronnie does!