Wildey wrote:That was Great stuff and why i love the game the journey from being tortured by the mind and finding a way of coming out of that and win is what snooker is about for me.
I was brought up in the 80s watching Cliff Thorburn, Terry Griffiths and Eddie Charlton so watching a player like Selby, Ebdon etc doing a job on Ronnie fascinates me Seeing how he copes with it and its exciting stuff in the heat of the Crucible.
I don't feel like Selby "did a job" on Ronnie in the world final. I don't think Ronnie broke down mentally. Ronnie was just not finding his A game and his safety game wasnt there. Ronnie never really played his very best in this years world championship. Selby's safety game was sublime and Selby found his A game and that's why he won. Don't think psychology had a lot to do with it, ok Ronnie doesn't like slow frames and doesn't like endless safety battles and Selby knows this and used it, but I think Ronnie could have handled it if his safety was there. Problem was Ronnie's safety game was nowhere near what it usually is. It happens. Selby had trouble finding his A game in the Masters final and look what happened there...
Anyway, give me players like Alex Higgins, John Spencer, Jimmy White, Hendry and Ronnie over players like Thorburn, Griffiths, Ebdon and Selby anyday.