SnookerFan wrote:What's with all the percentages? I give Gould a 32.7513% change.
"its time to PLAY the game"
GrumpyMrDavros wrote:Difficult to tewll nowadays but neither McGuire or Carter have struck me as capable of winning the title
Mind you a few years ago I would have said Dott's moment of glory would have been the 2004 WC final
Snooker Overdrive wrote:Ding Junhui: 95%: will be a winner at the Crucible, only a question of time
Mark Selby: 65%: had a great opportunity last year, not a certainty any more
Stephen Maguire: 10%: it looks like his best days are over, had his golden chance in 2007 against Higgins as he blew that one
Ali Carter: 40%: has the potential, has a good record in the Crucible, but often blows it in the deciding moments
Mark Allen: 55%: a man of the big tournaments, still young and has the bottle, the only worrying thing for him are 6 lost semis
Jamie Cope: 10%: I would be really surprised should he even get close to the final
Ricky Walden: 15%: he didn't carry on after his Shanghai Masters win, still no sucess in the Crucible
Judd Trump: 15%: as often on the screen as Steve Davis (playing a match), but his Premier League debut impressed me
Fu, Bingham, King, Day, Stevens, Gould, Hawkins, Wenbo: no chance
Snooker Overdrive wrote:My chances of a past/present World Champion to win it again:
John Higgins: 65%:
The toughest man to beat on the tour, always on his game in the Crucible, still no sign of a decline, a major contender for the next few years
Neil Robertson: 75%:
Has the complete package, after an early exit in 2011, he will be back in the follow years and add probably one more title to his name, a third is a bit unlikely
Mark Williams: 40%:
Has to avoid Ronnie in the draw somehow and has to hit a streak of very good form and dig as deep as he ever did. I can see that happen.
Shaun Murphy: 55%:
He has a very good history at the Crucible and is still young enough to add one more title to his name.
Graeme Dott: 20%:
I still amazed how he reached THREE finals. That's an incredible achievement. I think he could make a good run again, but I can't see him winning.
Peter Ebdon: 10%:
His decline is in full progress, still has the fighting spirit but his game let's him down far to often. Would be a miracle.
Stephen Hendry: 5%:
That would be one of the biggest surprises in sport history.
Ken Doherty/Steve Davis: 0%:
Speaking of wonders - but that's just impossible.
Ronnie O'Sullivan: 50%:
In the Crucible he's always a great force to be reckoned with. He's very tough to beat there. Had a poor season so far, but that doesn't mean anything at the Crucible. But he needs a favourable draw (like the one Robertson had last year). There's still enough fire in him to win one more.