Trumpster wrote:If he'd opened his mind to getting help from the likes of Steve Peters years ago, he'd already be in double WC figures. He hasn't just blown trophies, he's blown a lot of centuries and maximums as well. If he'd been more stable for all of his life, the records would be near untouchable. A thousand centuries, two dozen 147s maybe?
The only downside to that is that if it happened years ago it wouldn't be the Ronnie O'Sullivan we all know, would very much be more like a winning machine like Hendry. I won't say the majority of his losses in the past were simply due to his head being gone, as I think that is disrespectful to his opponents and most of the opponents who did beat him fully deserved their victories and were better than him, simple as that.
Some often tend to say that most of Ronnie's losses are because his head his gone but don't aknowledge that Ronnie too can have a day off, like everyone else does. But of course there have been indeed some losses that the Major factor was in Ronnie's head, particularly some of those already mentioned in here.
As to what you said, if his head and life had been stable years ago he would certainly have won more by now no doubt, won't say double WC figures but he'd already be on 7 or 8 I think.
Still, Ronnie doesn't have to prove nothing else anymore, of course the titles he gets nowadays are very much welcome, but he's already proven years ago he's one of the best ever, and certainly is the best in terms of natural ability because the man's a genious and was born to play snooker, simple as that.