So it,s Carter v Fu final then!,not many,if any would,ve thought that,but as we all know anything can happen in snooker.
Most were expecting Selby,Robbo,Trump to at least be in the final but even they are only human and no one can make finals everytime,even Davis,Hendry,Ronnie,Higgins,Williams did,nt reach every final in there hey days.
Don,t get me wrong,i think it,s brilliant that there are a lot more tourneys these days,i mean it could hardly get any worse could it!,but in sayin that,i personaly think there are too much,ok players can pick n choose the ones they want to participate in but they can,t really pick n choose,miss out on many,especially the lower ranking players otherwise there ranking position will obviously dramaticaly plunge.
Another disadvantage i see in havin so many tourneys is that it for sure leads to tiredness and can even lead to stress,it,s alright for some saying eg,yeah,but thats there job,of course it,s there job,but they are top professional sportsmen who put there fair share of work,practice into the game,any top player should,nt have to go through stress,i mean even though they put in the work/practice,they obviously have talent to go with it.
If snooker was such an easy game in which all one has to do is to practise for about 6,8 hours a day,then i,m sure way more would try and take it up as a profession,it takes bags of talent,lots of mental strength as well as hard work and practice.
This is why you can,t compare these guys to other guys who do there <normal> jobs,if u know what i mean.
Yes the money is better than any <normal> job,but these guys are stars,and you can only earn BIG money if your really good enough and often hit the latter stages in tourneys.
In certain other sports,they get paid faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar more and snooker reguires just as much,if not,even more skill and requires bags of mental strength.
Snooker players deserve every penny they get,in fact,they,re under payed!.
Another point i,d like to make is,and i,m not tryin to use it as an excuse for when a player loses,but i think since there are so mannnnny tourneys now these days,many players think to themselves,if they eg play in the German Masters,of course they want to win,but if/when they lose even if it,s in the first round,they maybe think,ah well,it,s not that bad,i,ve lost,but next week or in 2 weeks time there,s the next tourney to play in,so they might not put in as much,or might not really give it there all.Whereas if they were,nt as much tourneys then the tendancy to really give there all,give it 100% would be for sure greater.
Just something that i was thinkin about lately,food for thought.
Have a good day all,the ones who,ll be watchin the final,enjoy it!. I,ll be out the whole day.