My guess is John's one of those guys who always says "yes yes yes, I'll get right on it" and then you never hear from him again. Cos that's just his defence mechanism that allows him to move away with the least hassle.
I think Higgins is pretty naive and this is true. Although it's perhaps worth noting that at a crucial (imo) point in the video he does say no when asked whether he would throw a frame.
But study the original source material – the NotW’s own video – and pay attention to Higgins’ words and actions and not the subtitles.
He does not actually say “Frame three, I am going to lose, yes, yes”.
He says (20sec to 22sec): “Frame three I’m going to lose, yeah. No.” [Nodding no].
http://www.sportingintelligence.com/201 ... se-030901/
It seems the original footage was too ambiguous to support NOTW's point that Higgins wanted to match fix, so they had to edit it.
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