Skullman wrote:I'm going to bring this up again, but maybe ROS is in decline? Note: I've been thinking this for a while, not just being reactionary, just waiting for him to lose.
Despite his great play in the CoC, he has been getting more inconsistent and been relying on his matchplay more rather than deadly long potting and precise position, like Higgins in his later years.
Roland wrote:How long before Ronnie stops being considered the best player in the world and simply one of the big four or six alongside Robbo, Selby, Ding, Judd and dare I say it, Murphy? Robbo and Selby have his measure at this moment in time, Judd will be next and if Ding has one good win over him in a big match then all of a sudden Ronnie will be "in decline" to coin a phrase. Of course he'll still be brilliant if he lives to be 80+ but the results since the World Final are starting to hint that a natural changing of the guard is taking place.
It's not a case of wanting it or not, stop being so sensitive. It is happening. I'm not saying Ronnie won't win another big event but it certainly appears that his days of prolific winning are numbered. He now has to deal with the pressure of players not being scared of beating him any more.
Holden Chinaski wrote:I have honestly not seen any signs of Ronnie declining.
Now let's take a look at the titles Ronnie's won since Skullman and Roland called Ronnie's decline in 2015:
2016 The Masters
2016 Welsh Open
2017 The Masters
2017 English Open
2017 Shanghai Masters
2017 UK Championship
2018 World Grand Prix
Well done Skullman and Roland on calling Ronnie's decline so early!
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