Roland wrote:Gould is class, he's an out and out potter and breakbuilder of the ilk of Maflin who is great to watch when he's on his game. I think consistency has been a problem, almost as if he doesn't believe in himself enough. I know he struggled to come to terms with being a top 16 player as if he felt he didn't belong so the self-belief aspect is what can let him down. He's been playing well recently though so hopefully a corner has been turned because he should be challenging for titles and reaching maybe a final or two per season.
I think you can read into the fact he won the Shootout and Power Snooker events as that he's better when he doesn't have time to think too much which is symptomatic of a natural talent with confidence issues. I should know because that's what I'm like as a player.
As a potter he's right up there with the very best.
Another insightful player assessment, sir.