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The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby GJ

Its still a few months to go but at this stage who do you think are the main contenders to lift the world crown this year ?

My 3 who i feel are clearly the 3 favs this year are.

Higgins
Robbo
Trump

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby GJ

Witz78 wrote:surely the World Number 1 must be a contender........... :weeds:



His form is getting worse and he doesnt know how to peak at the right time

:spot on:

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby randam05

Snooker Overdrive wrote:Higgins
Robbo
Trump
Ding


Ding does not have the temperament and will never win a tournament held over 17 days. Not the mental strength.

Runner up one day maybe.

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby Witz78

GJ wrote:
Witz78 wrote:surely the World Number 1 must be a contender........... :weeds:



His form is getting worse and he doesnt know how to peak at the right time

:spot on:


haha i must admit i think Wiggy could be set for a slump

he must be starting to lack belief now after the number of times he fails to perform when it comes to the crunch

and realistically hes running out of time to win the Worlds, its starting to become a monkey on his back

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby Witz78

randam05 wrote:
Snooker Overdrive wrote:Higgins
Robbo
Trump
Ding


Ding does not have the temperament and will never win a tournament held over 17 days. Not the mental strength.

Runner up one day maybe.


Dings good enough to outgun the opposition and win the WC easy enough

i still maintain he will win more than 1 WC, hes a top drawer player with his peak years ahead of him

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby GJ

Ding is in the bracket below the 3 i named


He showed in last years semi he has the bottle and made some quality clearances.

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby Snooker Overdrive

Of course will Ding win a WC. And also rather sooner than later. The great 3 of '92 are heading for their career end and there aren't any threats younger than him besides Trump. Also, Ding has won a major for the last two seasons now, maybe he will add another this season.

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby jojo

as long as higgins doesnt win it im happy otherwise someone will need shooting

i agree though that he the main favourite along with judd and robertson even though we a few months away and a lot will depend on the draw

it not unrealistic to think we could have a higgins v ronnie first round match but im not sure when the next ranking cut off is if they do have one before the world championship i could be wrong though

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby Snooker Overdrive

jojo wrote:as long as higgins doesnt win it im happy otherwise someone will need shooting

i agree though that he the main favourite along with judd and robertson even though we a few months away and a lot will depend on the draw

it not unrealistic to think we could have a higgins v ronnie first round match but im not sure when the next ranking cut off is if they do have one before the world championship i could be wrong though


Higgins will only be favourite on paper. He has a awful record defending a title at the Crucible - he will lose at the last 16. I have seen it all before.

But you're spot on that the draw is massive. I don't want to read again this year: "Ronnie is in the quarter of death"

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby Witz78

BEST ODDS FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Trump 11/2
Higgins 7/1
Ronnie 8/1
Selby 9/1
Robbo 10/1
Ding 12/1
Williams 12/1
Murphy 14/1
Allen 20/1
Maguire 33/1
Dott 40/1

selected others

Hendry 125/1
Lisowski 150/1
Brecel 250/1
Zhang 500/1
Selt 750/1
Munstermann 1000/1
Davis 1000/1
Jimmy 2000/1

buck sake bookies, that limp wristed Kraut teapot is twice as likely to win it as Jimmy haha
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Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby SnookerFan

Witz78 wrote:BEST ODDS FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Trump 11/2
Higgins 7/1
Ronnie 8/1
Selby 9/1
Robbo 10/1
Ding 12/1
Williams 12/1
Murphy 14/1
Allen 20/1
Maguire 33/1
Dott 40/1

selected others

Hendry 125/1
Lisowski 150/1
Brecel 250/1
Zhang 500/1
Selt 750/1
Munstermann 1000/1
Davis 1000/1
Jimmy 2000/1

buck sake bookies, that limp wristed Kraut teapot is twice as likely to win it as Jimmy haha
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Well, I for one, am about to run down the bookies to put my life savings on Lasse. :D

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby Casey

Additionally Higgins record of defending the World title isn't that different to Williams or Ronnie. He reached the SF in 99 and twice has lost to the eventual winner whilst defending the title.

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby randam05

Witz78 wrote:BEST ODDS FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Trump 11/2
Higgins 7/1
Ronnie 8/1
Selby 9/1
Robbo 10/1
Ding 12/1
Williams 12/1
Murphy 14/1
Allen 20/1
Maguire 33/1
Dott 40/1

selected others

Hendry 125/1
Lisowski 150/1
Brecel 250/1
Zhang 500/1
Selt 750/1
Munstermann 1000/1
Davis 1000/1
Jimmy 2000/1

buck sake bookies, that limp wristed Kraut teapot is twice as likely to win it as Jimmy haha
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rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl Hightlight of my day it really is.

I must tell him this when hes next online on facebook

rofl rofl rofl <laugh> <laugh>

Oh dear, but lets face it they may aswell put 1000000000/1 on either munstermann, davis or white winning hadnt they.

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby SnookerFan

Have you ever asked Munstermann if he's aware that over here there are crisps called Monster Munch, and if he's ever tried them?

I'd love to know Munstermann's opinion on Monster Munch.

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby Wildey

SnookerFan wrote:Have you ever asked Munstermann if he's aware that over here there are crisps called Monster Munch, and if he's ever tried them?

I'd love to know Munstermann's opinion on Monster Munch.


i was wandering the same regarding John Parrott...

DOES HE LIKE PARROT'S and if so Has he a pet parrot.

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby Snooker Overdrive

Casey wrote:Additionally Higgins record of defending the World title isn't that different to Williams or Ronnie. He reached the SF in 99 and twice has lost to the eventual winner whilst defending the title.


I don't know where you get your facts, but you better get them straight:

WC 2008: lost to RYAN DAY in the Last 16
WC 2010: lost to STEVE DAVIS in the Last 16

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby Wildey

Snooker Overdrive wrote:
Casey wrote:Additionally Higgins record of defending the World title isn't that different to Williams or Ronnie. He reached the SF in 99 and twice has lost to the eventual winner whilst defending the title.


I don't know where you get your facts, but you better get them straight:

WC 2008: lost to RYAN DAY in the Last 16
WC 2010: lost to STEVE DAVIS in the Last 16

hes never lost to the eventual Winner lol

Re: The main contenders for this years Worlds ?

Postby Casey

Snooker Overdrive wrote:
Casey wrote:Additionally Higgins record of defending the World title isn't that different to Williams or Ronnie. He reached the SF in 99 and twice has lost to the eventual winner whilst defending the title.


I don't know where you get your facts, but you better get them straight:

WC 2008: lost to RYAN DAY in the Last 16
WC 2010: lost to STEVE DAVIS in the Last 16


Your right, my bad - for some reason I thought the year he lost to Murphy was the year he was defending.

The year he lost to Davis, well that one can never be explained right - no idea what was going on there.