Observations on today's matches.
O'Sullivan has already won his match. Williams can retire forever.
Trump should win from 9-7, but there is an element of doubt.
Jones may be 10-6 ahead but that isn't over yet. His inexperience could play a part if Higginson plays well and exerts pressure.
Stevens has been by far the better player against Hawkins but if it goes tight Stevens may bottle it. He has previous. Having said that Hawkins isn't the greatest under pressure either. It would be better for the event if Stevens made the semis, which probably means he will lose.
I would like a day when we don't hear about how O'Sullivan is playing snooker that has never, ever, been seen before, the usual golf comments from Taylor, the £200 quotes for a century, and The Paul Hunter Foundation has been plugged to death.
Terry Griffiths streets ahead in the commentary box. Taylor streets behind.
"I would like a day when we don't hear about how O'Sullivan is playing snooker that has never, ever, been seen before"
Absolutely vodkadiet,even though there,s a certain man who,s still around still playing good to an even high standard of snooker even after all these years,they often seem to forget about him,how amazing he played!!.His name is STEPHEN HENDRY.
Anyone who was lucky enough to witness how this very man played in his prime knows full well that he has also played,shown us some snooker that has never,ever seen before,not only that but he did it amazingly consistently for many,many,many,many years!!!!.
Hendry never gets the deserved credit he should.
Not just Hendry,but Steve Davis,John Higgins even Mark Williams has shown us absolute out of this world snooker over the years not to mention a good few others.
I,m certainly not takin anything away from Ronnie,of course he has and still does show us some amazing snooker but the way some commentators ramble on about him its as if all the other players are just normal,nothin special at all and have never shown us breathtaking sessions.
You should of heard McManus yesterday,he almost wet himself when he rambled on about Ronnie as if he was the best thing since Heinz beans were sold in cans
and that <only> Ronnie is "untouchable" when he,s on song!,
Aye right Alan,may i remind you that there,s many other players which have been,who are untouchable when there on song!
You should get back to the practice table Alan instead of gibbering a load of hyped beans in the commentary box!!.