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Top 5 of each decade

Postby Witz78

I was arguing this with a mate earlier, and what you would think would be a simple debate suddenly became really difficult to do.

The debate centered around a TOP 5 for each decade of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s.

This was the list i compiled.

1970s.
1- REARDON
2- SPENCER
3- A.HIGGINS
4- TAYLOR
5 - CHARLTON

1980S.
1-DAVIS
2-THORBURN
3-WHITE
4-GRIFFITHS
5- A.HIGGINS

1990S.
1- HENDRY
2-WHITE
3-PARROT
4-DOHERTY
5-J.HIGGINS

2000S.
1-RONNIE
2-WILLIAMS
3- J.HIGGINS
4- EBDON
5- STEVENS

Obviously a lot of players careers or peaks overlap decades so its hard to define where, if anywhere they should fit in, and also there can seem to be glaring ommisions upon first inspection, but once you think of the decade as a whole it suddenly becomes clearer.

What would your top 5s of the 4 decades be?

Re: Top 5 of each decade

Postby Roland

Which Taylor in the 70s?

Who is Parrot?

I'd go:

70s
1 - Reardon
2 - Spencer
3 - Higgins
4 - Charlton
5 - Thorburn

80s
1 - Davis
2 - Thorburn
3 - Higgins
4 - Griffiths
5 - White

90s
1 - Hendry
2 - White
3 - Parrott
4 - Doherty
5 - Davis

00s
1 - Higgins
2 - O'Sullivan
3 - Williams
4 - Hendry
5 - Ding

but it's all opinion

Re: Top 5 of each decade

Postby Roland

If you go from 75-85, 85-95, 95-05 and 05-now it would look completely different.

Re: Top 5 of each decade

Postby Casey

90s
1 - Hendry
2 - White
3 - Parrott
4 - O'Sullivan
5. Davis

00s
1 - Higgins
2 - O'Sullivan
3 - Williams
4 - Ding
5 - Hendry

Re: Top 5 of each decade

Postby Witz78

for me it has to be Ronnie in the 2000s

more world titles than anyone else in that decade plus he was pretty consistent throughout the decade wheras MJW was hot at the start but average the rest, so vice versa was Higgins.

I find it hard to see Hendry included in the 2000s, he didnt win a Major after the Millenium and Ebdon beat him in WC and UK finals in the 2000s so surely he has to get the nod ahead of Hendry.

5th place man in 2000s a tough one, could argue case for Hunter, Robbo, Ding, Stevens.

Re: Top 5 of each decade

Postby Snooker Overdrive

I agree with Witz.

There can be no second opinion who was the best of the 00s.

World titles: Higgins 2 < Ronnie 3
UK titles: Higgins 1 < Ronnie 2
Masters titles: Higgins 1 < Ronnie 3
Seasons world no.1: Higgins 2 < Ronnie 4
Ranking titles won: Higgins 8 < Ronnie 15

Ronnie was superior to Higgins in every relevant statistic in the 00s and that by a long shot