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You are especially looking forward to ...

John Higgins vs Rory McLeod
1
3%
Stephen Maguire vs Stephen Hendry
4
13%
Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Steve Davis
9
29%
Judd Trump vs Dominic Dale
5
16%
Ding Junhui vs Mark Davis
0
No votes
Matthew Stevens vs Marcus Campbell
0
No votes
Graeme Dott vs Matthew Selt
1
3%
Neil Robertson vs Tom Ford
1
3%
Mark Williams vs Joe Jogia
1
3%
Stephen Lee vs Ricky Walden
0
No votes
Martin Gould vs Peter Lines
1
3%
Shaun Murphy vs Li Yan
1
3%
Ali Carter vs Robert Milkins
1
3%
Mark Allen vs Adrian Gunnell
1
3%
Stuart Bingham vs Marco Fu
0
No votes
Mark Selby vs Ryan Day
5
16%
 
Total votes : 31

Re: Match of the First Round

Postby Muppet147

Looking at that list, there are some really dull matches in prospect. But Ronnie v Davis should be interesting and Hendry v Maguire.

McLeod v Higgins should be a good cure for insomnia.

Re: Match of the First Round

Postby Wildey

ive gone for Selby v Day.

Day by all acounts was on fire yesterday in disposing of Burnett...if he carries on in that vein then that match will be on fire.

Re: Match of the First Round

Postby Snooker Overdrive

Wild wrote:ive gone for Selby v Day.

Day by all acounts was on fire yesterday in disposing of Burnett...if he carries on in that vein then that match will be on fire.


yes ...

but will he be on fire in a month?

Re: Match of the First Round

Postby Smart

Muppet147 wrote:
Smart wrote:I've gone:

MJW vs Jogia I fancy a bet on Jogia
Carter vs Milkins Big fan of Carters cue action and Milkins is an exciting attacking player
Selby vs DaySelby on form, Day on form - obvious choice

:gag:


:sad:
You weren't asked to pick the three most boring matches.


:gag:

Re: Match of the First Round

Postby Wildey

Snooker Overdrive wrote:
Wild wrote:ive gone for Selby v Day.

Day by all acounts was on fire yesterday in disposing of Burnett...if he carries on in that vein then that match will be on fire.


yes ...

but will he be on fire in a month?

will any of them be lol

who knows until they play

Re: Match of the First Round

Postby Witz78

yeh its a totally uninspiring round 1 draw

just so many journeymen who cant perform at venues against better players among the qualifiers.

infact heres my assessment of the qualifiers.

MCLEOD - journeyman, boring, zzzzzzz
HENDRY - legend, glad he qualified to add more prestige / interest to event
DAVIS - same as Hendry
DALE - at least hes interesting and his games can be unpredictable
MAVIS - will never be top 16, when the going gets tough hes exposed
CAMPBELL - zzzzzzz Moyles wanabee is so boring and also a bottler
SELT - i dont like Robbos bumchum, hes just comes across as a slob and i dont rate him at all, a 1 trick pony
FORD - a poor mans Walden or Holt, not cut out to compete at a high level
JOGIA - great guy and a laugh but hes a journeyman and likely gonna be well out of his depth at the venue
WALDEN - promised so much but has failed to deliver, needs to bounce back soon
LINES - a kinda joke figure almost IMO, epitomy of deadwood that Harrison refers to
YAN - hopefully a star of the future, thank god one up and coming talent qualified
MILKINS - zzzzz one of the On Z, sorry On Q brigade with his pink waistcoat, find him dull
GUNNELL - zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz the King Kong Bundy of snooker
FU - class act and too good a player to slide down rankings surely
DAY - another decent player tho i always classed him as a bottler when it came to the crunch

Re: Match of the First Round

Postby Bourne

Why on a Match of the first round are we asked for three choices :chin:

Trump vs Dale easy btw <ok>

Re: Match of the First Round

Postby Wildey

Bourne wrote:Why on a Match of the first round are we asked for three choices :chin:

Trump vs Dale easy btw <ok>

i voted for 1 the reasoning is quite clearly in the title <ok>

Re: Match of the First Round

Postby Snooker Overdrive

Wild wrote:
Bourne wrote:Why on a Match of the first round are we asked for three choices :chin:

Trump vs Dale easy btw <ok>

i voted for 1 the reasoning is quite clearly in the title <ok>


You people vote for your favourite matches and after an considerable amount of votes we have selected the MATCH of the first round.

Also "Match of the First Round" sounds better than "Matches".

Easy isn't it?

Re: Match of the First Round

Postby Muppet147

Snooker Overdrive wrote:
Wild wrote:
Bourne wrote:Why on a Match of the first round are we asked for three choices :chin:

Trump vs Dale easy btw <ok>

i voted for 1 the reasoning is quite clearly in the title <ok>


You people vote for your favourite matches and after an considerable amount of votes we have selected the MATCH of the first round.

Also "Match of the First Round" sounds better than "Matches".

Easy isn't it?


It's a shame you didn't point this out when you originally posted the poll. :john:

Re: Match of the First Round

Postby SnookerFan

Bourne wrote:Why on a Match of the first round are we asked for three choices :chin:

Trump vs Dale easy btw <ok>


Actually, for once, I agree with you on match of the first round. Granted in your opinion Judd's match is always match of the first round, but I'm a bit of a Dale fan and think he can be good on his day. He can also be a complete flid on his day. So, it'll be interesting to see which Dale turns up. If he doesn't, it could quite quickly descend into a Judd arse-kicking. But best of 11, who knows?

Re: Match of the First Round

Postby SnookerFan

Also good to see Hendry and Davis qualify. Davis especially.

Okay, they'll probably both get spanked. But, like Witz says, they'll add credibility. And I'll be looking forward to those games.

Re: Match of the First Round

Postby Snooker Overdrive

To conclude this thread:
The Islanders have decided that Ronnie - Davis is the match of the first round.

Although I probably would have voted now for Higgins and Ding. Two crackers right at the start, they don't come much better than that.