Andy Spark wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:TWITTER ATTACK!
Matthew Selt @MattSelt Soooo, Ding wins 5 ranking tournaments in a single season but they give Player of the year to a man who's only won 1.. Work that one out!!!
Matthew Selt obviously hasn't worked out the concept of the triple crown of snooker majors yet! Well done to World Snooker for giving Ronnie O'Sullivan the title of player of the year.
The snooker writers are just being silly giving their award to Ding Junhui.
Snooker is mostly about the Masters, UK and World Championship. Ding has done nothing in those. Mind you, I've spent ages reading the work of snooker writers and I know how silly they can be.
What a silly post!
As Wildey pointed out by your criteria Selby should win it then as he won the big one and finished runner-up in the other two.
Ding was clearly the one who should have won this award, and judging by the backlash on twitter when it was announced that Ronnie won it, the majority of snooker fans and players alike agree with this.
Ronnie won two invitationals (COC and Masters), a flat 128 ranker (Welsh) and a PTC.
Ding won 5 flat 128 rankers and was runner up in another.
Flat 128 ranking events involve winning 7 matches in a row.