Wildey wrote:In your dreams jewell when the time is right and Ronnie oversteps his mark good and proper he will be banned. make no mistake about that one at the moment the misdemeanors have been kids stuff but Barry Hearn would not think twice of throwing him out of the game. the problem is with Ronnie would that be a punishment or just a way of quitting the sport without having to make the decision for himself
Whoever bans Ronnie will forever be known as the man that helped kill snooker.
I'm fairly neutral on this because the scale of options isn't big enough. Naturally, Ronnie is one of the best players in the game and when he's playing at his absolute best and giving it his all he's still and will always be one of the most entertaining players in the game.
However, these spurts of needing to have his say on almost everything - even when it doesn't concern him is where he is a hinderance to the sport. Ronnie knows his responsibilities to the sport, he knows how that much damage can be done in how he operates away from the table.
The 2012/13 season showed quite clearly that snooker can manage without Ronnie. Whether Ronnie can manage without snooker given he's indicated retirement several times and recanted is a different matter entirely
Snooker obviously would like Ronnie to continue playing - but I don't think it will miss him badly if he was to finish now.