lhpirnie wrote:If Joe Davis were transported to today, he wouldn't win a tournament. But if Hendry, O'Sullivan or Trump were transported 50 years into the future, they wouldn't either.
Interesting theory. But will players in 50 years really be superior to peak Hendry, Ron and Trump to the same extent those players proved superior to Joe Davis? It’s a brave shout, for me.
We’ve heard the line “we’ll probably never see snooker like it again” (or words to that effect) in commentary of some of Ronnie’s genius-level snooker over the years. And, at the time, I would go along with that. Yes, we’ve seen Trump on a couple of occasions since play to an equally ridiculous level, 2019 WC final for example, but are we really going to see players come along in a generation or two that play to a standard clear leagues above that?
I’d argue that any raising of the bar is not going to follow the same curve as that between Joe Davis level and Ronnie, Trump, Hendry level.
And there’s just as much chance that ‘we’ll never see snooker like it again’.