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Favourite Player and Why?

Postby Alex0paul

I am sure this has been done to death but I am interested in finding out why whoever it is is your favourite.

I think most know I am a huge Graeme Dott fan. A bizarre pick for a favourite you may think but he ticks all the boxes in what I like in terms of sportspeople. He is a fighter, never gives up and shows emotion. I first became a fan during the time he was shown in a field of cows with the sign "My name is Graeme Dott" and then he was involved in the live match of snooker I had seen. Alas he lost 13-2 to Higgins.

When he reached the world final and won the world title were two of the greatest sporting moments ever for me and I will never forget them. When you support a player like Hendry, O'Sullivan, Higgins etc you are used to this happening but when its a player you never thought would do it but has it feels special and you can appreciate it more.

Anyway enough about Dott, who are yours and why?

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby ANGLO

Sorry alex, I stopped reading after you mentioned Graeme Dott..... you're just winding us up aren't you?

You cannot be serious?

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby That Cue Arm!

Ken Doherty for me <ok>

Started watching snooker in the mid 90s (1st world championship I watched was in 1995) and had sort of come accustomed to Hendry winning it every year <laugh>

Though I can vividly remember the 1997 world championship.. Ronnie's 147.. Alain Robidoux (remember him) making the semi final's.. the one thing i'll never forget is the final! Stephen Hendry vs Ken Doherty

Hendry had won 6 out of the last 7 world's and Ken was bidding to be the 1st overseas player to win the world championship since Thorburn in 1980.. as a wide eye young fan (12 at the time) I remember being parked up in front of the TV well past bed time for a school night and not being able to sleep for long after <laugh>

Hendry winning 5 frames in a row to get it back to 12-15.. after looking pretty out of it at 7-15... turned some head's.. but for me Ken's grit at the end, winning 3 hard fought frame after losing a close 1, is what kept me up long after the final.. edge of your seat stuff :)

Being a young lad this win had me buzzing in to the next season and continued to follow him to the final the following year.. and beyond that..

good thread idea, can't wait to read others favourites

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby NedB-H

I don't have "a favourite"... I either like or dislike a player, or occasionally just don't care either way...

from the top 16 -

O'Sullivan - like
Maguire - meh
Murphy - dislike
Higgins - like
Carter - dislike
Day - dislike
Selby - like
Fu - like
Robertson - like
Hendry - like
Allen - dislike
Perry - meh
Ding - meh
Ebdon - meh
Williams - dislike
King - meh

But even the ones I dislike, although I'll usually be supporting the other guy, I don't begrudge success to... with the exception of Murphy, who I really can't stand. But I think I'm not alone in that :mrgreen:


meant to post this here.....

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby That Cue Arm!

NedB-H wrote:I don't have "a favourite"... I either like or dislike a player, or occasionally just don't care either way...

from the top 16 -

O'Sullivan - like
Maguire - meh
Murphy - dislike
Higgins - like
Carter - dislike
Day - dislike
Selby - like
Fu - like
Robertson - like
Hendry - like
Allen - dislike
Perry - meh
Ding - meh
Ebdon - meh
Williams - dislike
King - meh

But even the ones I dislike, although I'll usually be supporting the other guy, I don't begrudge success to... with the exception of Murphy, who I really can't stand. But I think I'm not alone in that :mrgreen:


meant to post this here.....


Pretty much my take on the top 16.. except i'd give Ding, Carter and Williams a <ok> .. Used to have a bit more time for Maguire than i do at the moment.. but the players who tend to play a more aggressive game.. tend to get more time on my TV <laugh>

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby GrumpyMrDavros

My all time favourite is Alex Higgins . You'd have to have been a youth in the 1980s too understand the hype - absolutely anything could happen on or off the table :eek: Unfortunately he didn't win many titles so the 1982 world championship and 1983 UK championship were career highlights

Of the present crop Hendry remains my favourite since we're both from Edinburgh . I do remember the dark days when Scottish snooker was a joke . Hendry comes along followed by an avalance of other other Jocks . Can't say I'm keen on Dott or Mcguire due to playing style however

Can't say am all that keen on Ronnie either . Yeah he's fantastic to watch in full flow but he has to spoil it with constant excuses and whining when things don't go his way

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby SnookerFan

That Cue Arm! wrote:Ken Doherty for me <ok>

Started watching snooker in the mid 90s (1st world championship I watched was in 1995) and had sort of come accustomed to Hendry winning it every year <laugh>

Though I can vividly remember the 1997 world championship.. Ronnie's 147.. Alain Robidoux (remember him) making the semi final's.. the one thing i'll never forget is the final! Stephen Hendry vs Ken Doherty

Hendry had won 6 out of the last 7 world's and Ken was bidding to be the 1st overseas player to win the world championship since Thorburn in 1980.. as a wide eye young fan (12 at the time) I remember being parked up in front of the TV well past bed time for a school night and not being able to sleep for long after <laugh>

Hendry winning 5 frames in a row to get it back to 12-15.. after looking pretty out of it at 7-15... turned some head's.. but for me Ken's grit at the end, winning 3 hard fought frame after losing a close 1, is what kept me up long after the final.. edge of your seat stuff :)

Being a young lad this win had me buzzing in to the next season and continued to follow him to the final the following year.. and beyond that..

good thread idea, can't wait to read others favourites


Ken-Do was always one I liked, I especially remember his 2003 World Championship campaign. I have met him a couple of times, got his autograph etc, and the guy is a proper good bloke as well.

The first time I met him, I just ran into him wondering round The Crucible. It was like meeting somebody you've known for years, despite only ever seeing him on TV. I just went up to him and went; "Alright Ken?" and he said; "Alright." I said; "Can I have a photo?" he said no problem. When I took it, I was just like; "Cheers Ken!" and walked off.

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby SnookerFan

Bourne wrote:Do you always have conversations that in-depth ? :chin:


Only with people I've know as long as I've known Ken.

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby randall

Bourne wrote:Do you always have conversations that in-depth ? :chin:


fave player is probably ronnie, best avatar on here, bourne for sure! who is that??? :bowdown:

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby Smart

This is a decent thread.

O'Sullivan - love his style of play, the panache, dislike his talk on the game/life/everything
Maguire - dont mind his game and do like to see some fire in the belly, I'd say I tolerate him
Murphy - dislike
Higgins - dislike (I have reasons) <ok>
Carter - like his play, and actually think he seems a nice bloke
Day - he frustrates me a lot, not disliked, real frustration to have that much talent and to not convert
Selby - like his game, dislike his "banter" which I find a bit cringeworthy to be honest
Fu - dislike his style
Robertson - dislike his cough and his fist pumping over excited moments (he is now a contender though I amdit that)
Hendry - dislike <laugh>
Allen - like his play and met him at Novotel Sheffield (a nice guy)
Perry - dislike due to eyebrow movements
Ding - like his style of play, dislike his demeanour (and had the cheek to walk out to Eye of the Tiger at Wembley) <laugh>
Ebdon - disgrace
Williams - like when on form (wish he would shave more often when on camera)
King - like (a real fighter and gives so much value in betting/predictions)

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby KrazeeEyezKilla

It has to be Doherty for me. Apart from being Irish, he's also one of only two players I've met. The other one was Jimmy White and of the two I liked Doherty better. White was alright but was a bit too eager to get to the bar.

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby Eirebilly

I have always been a Ken Doherty fan, i used to love watching him play. He is a fairly decent chap as well.

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby Smart

eirebilly wrote:I have always been a Ken Doherty fan, i used to love watching him play. He is a fairly decent chap as well.


Met Ken at the EISS last year. He stopped and was a very happy sort of chap (singing a song to himself). Got his autograph and he was very pleasant. <ok>

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby TobyDunmoreSnookerjunkie

Always a classic game for Toby the Dunmore

O'Sullivan - dislike
Maguire -dislike
Murphy - dislike
Higgins - like
Carter - like(
Day - meh
Selby - like
Fu - meh
Robertson - dislike
Hendry - like
Allen - meh
Perry - meh("Gentlemen Joe" what a boring nick)
Ding - dislike
Ebdon - like( though his Dubai move seems not that good for his game if he makes no walkthrough in Sheffield he will leave Top 16 I fear)
Williams - meh( can't make him up but great "potting-machine)
King - like

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby Cheesyman99

DO I like them?

1. Ronnie O'Sullivan - No
2. Stephen Maguire - Boring
3. Shaun Murphy - Nice guy, boring player
4. John Higgins - Too good, matches aren't exciting
5. Allister Carter - Like
6. Ryan Day - Like
7. Mark Selby - Like, funny
8. Marco Fu - BOOORING
9. Neil Robertson - Like
10. Stephen Hendry - Meh
11. Mark Allen - Like
12. Joe Perry - Meh
13. Ding Junhui - Boring
14. Peter Ebdon - Even more boring
15. Mark Williams - Old
16. Mark King - Bald

17. Barry Hawkins - Meh
18. Jamie Cope - He's alright, just a bit rubbish
19. Dave Harold - Boring
20. Ricky Walden - Like
21. Stuart Bingham - Alright
22. Joe Swail - Meh
23. Steve Davis - Legend
24. Michael Holt - Favourite player
25. Stephen Lee - Meh
26. Matthew Stevens - No
27. Liang Wenbo - Like
28. Graeme Dott - No
29. Nigel Bond - Boring
30. Judd Trump - Like, lack of personality though
31. Fergal O'Brien - Nah
32. Gerard Greene - Meh
33. Anthony Hamilton - Don't like his beard
34. Dominic Dale - A bit weird
35. Ian McCulloch - Meh
36. Michael Judge - Alright
37. Stuart Pettman - See above
38. Mike Dunn - He worked for World Snooker so no
39. Rory McLeod - Like
40. Jamie Burnett - Boring
41. Alan McManus - Nah
42. Adrian Gunnell - Boring
43. Andrew Higginson - Really Like
44. Ken Doherty - Old
45. Marcus Campbell - Meh
46. Martin Gould - Nah
47. Mark Davis - Like but boring
48. Jimmy Michie - No
49. Tom Ford - Really Like
50. Andy Hicks - No
51. David Gilbert - Like
52. Barry Pinches - He looks like an goblin
53. John Parrott - Like
54. Paul Davies - Played him in a match, he won so no
55. Robert Milkins - Beat Holt in Last 16 of Bahrain so hate
56. Jimmy White - Alright
57. Mark Joyce - Meh
58. David Morris - Really Like
59. Liu Song - Meh
60. Jin Long - Meh
61. Rod Lawler - Meh
62. David Roe - Meh
63. Joe Delaney - Meh
64. Peter Lines - Like
65. David Gray - No
66. Ian Preece - No
67. Matthew Selt - Like
68. Lee Spick - No
69. Matthew Couch - Meh
70. Daniel Wells - Really like
71. Li Hang - Meh
72. Simon Bedford - Meh
73. Patrick Wallace - Meh
74. Atthasit Mahitthi - Meh
75. Andrew Norman - Meh

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby Smart

17. Barry Hawkins - No real opinion
18. Jamie Cope - Amazing player, love his style and attacking nature
19. Dave Harold - Dire
20. Ricky Walden - Cool guy <ok>
21. Stuart Bingham - Hands are way too big
22. Joe Swail - Dislike
23. Steve Davis - Legend <ok>
24. Michael Holt - Tolerated
25. Stephen Lee - Dislike
26. Matthew Stevens - Bottler - dislike
27. Liang Wenbo - Dislike strongly, his attitude is not my cuppa tea
28. Graeme Dott - Like
29. Nigel Bond - No real opinion
30. Judd Trump - Dislike strongly, his attitude is not my cuppa tea
31. Fergal O'Brien - Dislike
32. Gerard Greene - Dislike
33. Anthony Hamilton - Dislike
34. Dominic Dale - Nice guy
35. Ian McCulloch - No real opinion
36. Michael Judge - No real opinion
37. Stuart Pettman - Can't see beyond his hair <ok>
38. Mike Dunn - Dislike
39. Rory McLeod - Dislike
40. Jamie Burnett - Fixer <ok>
41. Alan McManus - Dislike
42. Adrian Gunnell - Dislike
43. Andrew Higginson - Dislike
44. Ken Doherty - Nice guy, don't mind watching his games
45. Marcus Campbell - Like when he is playing Flump <ok>
46. Martin Gould - Like
47. Mark Davis - Don't mind
48. Jimmy Michie - Big no no
49. Tom Ford - Top bloke
50. Andy Hicks - Dislike
51. David Gilbert - No real opinion
52. Barry Pinches - Oddball, no real opinion
53. John Parrott - Dislike
54. Paul Davies - No real opinion
55. Robert Milkins - Nice to watch when in form
56. Jimmy White - Like but feel he is wasting his time now <ok>
57. Mark Joyce - No real opinion
58. David Morris - No real opinion
59. Liu Song - No real opinion
60. Jin Long - No real opinion
61. Rod Lawler - Like (as he beat Selty) :wave:
62. David Roe - No real opinion
63. Joe Delaney - NO <ok>
64. Peter Lines - No real opinion
65. David Gray - Youtube :wave:
66. Ian Preece - No real opinion
67. Matthew Selt - Fixer - dislike :wave:
68. Lee Spick - No real opinion
69. Matthew Couch - No real opinion
70. Daniel Wells - No real opinion
71. Li Hang - No real opinion
72. Simon Bedford - No real opinion
73. Patrick Wallace - No real opinion
74. Atthasit Mahitthi - Hard name to say when drunk
75. Andrew Norman - no real opinion <laugh>

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby Alex0paul

Well if everyone else is doing it;

17. Barry Hawkins - Like
18. Jamie Cope - Dislike, pathetic shot selection and is never going to achieve much
19. Dave Harold - Like
20. Ricky Walden - Liked but going off him
21. Stuart Bingham - Like
22. Joe Swail - 2nd Favourite player
23. Steve Davis - Like
24. Michael Holt - Like
25. Stephen Lee - Like, My mum's favourite player
26. Matthew Stevens - Like
27. Liang Wenbo - Don't care
28. Graeme Dott - Favourite Player
29. Nigel Bond - Like
30. Judd Trump - Like
31. Fergal O'Brien - Like
32. Gerard Greene - Don't care
33. Anthony Hamilton - Like
34. Dominic Dale - Used to dislike but now like
35. Ian McCulloch - Used to like now dislike
36. Michael Judge - Don't care
37. Stuart Pettman - Don't care
38. Mike Dunn - Don't care, waste of a tour spot
39. Rory McLeod - Don't care
40. Jamie Burnett - Dislike - Same career as the other parakeet
41. Alan McManus - Don't care
42. Adrian Gunnell - Don't care
43. Andrew Higginson - Like, third favourite
44. Ken Doherty - Like
45. Marcus Campbell - Don't care
46. Martin Gould - Like
47. Mark Davis - Like
48. Jimmy Michie - Hate
49. Tom Ford - Don't care
50. Andy Hicks - Like, The Cream of Devon
51. David Gilbert - Don't care
52. Barry Pinches - Like
53. John Parrott - Don't care
54. Paul Davies - Waste of a tour spot
55. Robert Milkins - Dislike, really poor attitude
56. Jimmy White - Like
57. Mark Joyce - Don't care
58. David Morris - Like
59. Liu Song - Don't care
60. Jin Long - Don't care
61. Rod Lawler - Don't care
62. David Roe - Don't care
63. Joe Delaney - Don't care
64. Peter Lines - Like
65. David Gray - Like
66. Ian Preece - Don't care, waste of a tour spot
67. Matthew Selt - Hate
68. Lee Spick - Don't care, waste of a tour spot
69. Matthew Couch - Don't care
70. Daniel Wells - Like
71. Li Hang - Don't care
72. Simon Bedford - Like, beat me 4-0 at the English Open
73. Patrick Wallace - Like
74. Atthasit Mahitthi - Don't care
75. Andrew Norman - Don't care

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby Alex0paul

StalinESQ wrote:AOP

You seen no.48 in Sheffield CueZone....... <laugh>

Like reading others views, interesting. <ok>


I havent but I heard what happened.

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby Roland

That reminds me of the time I played him in the CueZone. Wonder if that piece I wrote is still around somewhere...

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby Rocket_ron

DrZoidberg wrote:new on this site. looks good.
least favourite player(s): ....neil robertson


welcome to the site. dont let GJ catch you dissing robertson <laugh> .

welcome! :wave:

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby NedB-H

oh go on then


17. Barry Hawkins - like, only cos he's from Kent
18. Jamie Cope - like
19. Dave Harold - like, comedy levels of grinding
20. Ricky Walden - dislike
21. Stuart Bingham - dislike
22. Joe Swail - like, what a legend
23. Steve Davis - like, gotta love anyone that old in the top 32
24. Michael Holt - meh
25. Stephen Lee - meh
26. Matthew Stevens - dislike
27. Liang Wenbo - like
28. Graeme Dott - dislike
29. Nigel Bond - like
30. Judd Trump - dislike
31. Fergal O'Brien - like
32. Gerard Greene - meh
33. Anthony Hamilton - like
34. Dominic Dale - meh
35. Ian McCulloch - meh
36. Michael Judge - meh
37. Stuart Pettman - dislike
38. Mike Dunn - who? meh
39. Rory McLeod - more meh
40. Jamie Burnett - yet more meh
41. Alan McManus - like
42. Adrian Gunnell - like
43. Andrew Higginson - meh
44. Ken Doherty - like
45. Marcus Campbell - meh
46. Martin Gould - dislike
47. Mark Davis - like
48. Jimmy Michie - like
49. Tom Ford - like
50. Andy Hicks - meh
51. David Gilbert - meh
52. Barry Pinches - like
53. John Parrott - like
54. Paul Davies - not a clue
55. Robert Milkins - like, legend
56. Jimmy White - like
57. Mark Joyce - meh
58. David Morris - no idea, again
59. Liu Song - dislike
60. Jin Long - like
61. Rod Lawler - meh
62. David Roe - like, amusingly hopeless
63. Joe Delaney - dunno
64. Peter Lines - like
65. David Gray - like, who says Ronnie's the bad boy of snooker? <laugh>
66. Ian Preece - couldn't care less
67. Matthew Selt - dislike
68. Lee Spick - dislike, annoying name
69. Matthew Couch - meh
70. Daniel Wells - disike
71. Li Hang - like
72. Simon Bedford - like, no idea why
73. Patrick Wallace - like, quality ugliness
74. Atthasit Mahitthi - like, go Thailand
75. Andrew Norman - dunno who he is either
Last edited by NedB-H on 05 Feb 2010, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby Tubberlad

DO I like them?

1. Ronnie O'Sullivan - Yes
2. Stephen Maguire - Yes
3. Shaun Murphy - Absolutely not
4. John Higgins - Yes
5. Allister Carter - Ok
6. Ryan Day - Yes
7. Mark Selby - Yes, funny guy
8. Marco Fu - No
9. Neil Robertson - Yes
10. Stephen Hendry - Yes
11. Mark Allen - Yes
12. Joe Perry - Yes
13. Ding Junhui - Nice guy
14. Peter Ebdon - Yes, very nice guy
15. Mark Williams - Yes
16. Mark King - Yes

17. Barry Hawkins - Meh
18. Jamie Cope - Too quiet
19. Dave Harold - No
20. Ricky Walden - Yes
21. Stuart Bingham - Ok
22. Joe Swail - Yes, very sound
23. Steve Davis - Yes
24. Michael Holt - Meh
25. Stephen Lee - Yes
26. Matthew Stevens - Definitely yes
27. Liang Wenbo - Yes
28. Graeme Dott - Yes
29. Nigel Bond - Yes
30. Judd Trump - No
31. Fergal O'Brien - Yes
32. Gerard Greene - No
33. Anthony Hamilton - Yes, good guy
34. Dominic Dale - Meh
35. Ian McCulloch - No
36. Michael Judge - Meh
37. Stuart Pettman - Meh
38. Mike Dunn - No
39. Rory McLeod - Yes
40. Jamie Burnett - No, I think he's a parakeet
41. Alan McManus - Ok
42. Adrian Gunnell - Ok
43. Andrew Higginson - Yes, definitely
44. Ken Doherty - Yes
45. Marcus Campbell - Meh
46. Martin Gould - No
47. Mark Davis - Yes
48. Jimmy Michie - Yes
49. Tom Ford - Yes
50. Andy Hicks - No, was far from innocent during the Quentin Hann incident
51. David Gilbert - Yes
52. Barry Pinches - Meh
53. John Parrott - Yes
54. Paul Davies - Meh
55. Robert Milkins - No
56. Jimmy White - Absolutely Yes
57. Mark Joyce - Meh
58. David Morris - Yes, great lad
59. Liu Song - Meh
60. Jin Long - Meh
61. Rod Lawler - Meh
62. David Roe - Meh
63. Joe Delaney - Yes
64. Peter Lines - Yes
65. David Gray - Yes
66. Ian Preece - Meh
67. Matthew Selt - Yes
68. Lee Spick - Meh
69. Matthew Couch - Meh
70. Daniel Wells - Yes
71. Li Hang - Meh
72. Simon Bedford - Meh
73. Patrick Wallace - Yes, nice guy
74. Atthasit Mahitthi - Meh
75. Andrew Norman - No

Re: Favourite Player and Why?

Postby littlebylittle

John higgins,ali carter,mark williams,andrew higginson,dominic dale because he is mad.Alan Mcmanus,ken doherty and i have to say o'sullivan coz he is a genius on the table and a moody git off it