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Who deserves the wildcard (in order of world ranking)

Mark Williams
2
5%
Stephen Maguire
10
23%
John Higgins
3
7%
Shaun Murphy
5
12%
Matthew Stevens
0
No votes
Graeme Dott
0
No votes
Martin Gould
0
No votes
Ricky Walden
0
No votes
Ali Carter
6
14%
Stephen Hendry
2
5%
Jamie Jones
6
14%
Ryan Day
0
No votes
Liang Wenbo
2
5%
Jimmy White
0
No votes
David Gilbert
0
No votes
Luca Brecel
5
12%
other (please specify)
2
5%
 
Total votes : 43

Re: Ronnie O'Sullivan 2012 World Champion

Postby Casey

Snooker Overdrive wrote:I don't think Ronnie will take an exact 6 month break. I assume he will back to play in the Premier League (By the way who gets the last spot after Ronnie is now WC?). There are 6 ranking events outside Europe (Wuxi, International, Australia, Shanghai, World, China) and I think he will go 2 times to China but skip the rest. I pretty sure he will defend his title in Germany and go to Wales, I don't know about the PTC finals, probably not. I guess Ronnie will play in a couple of the PTC, but primarily in the UK ones.

Like every year, his main goal will be to win at least one of the 3 majors and especially trying to defend the World Crown.


John Higgins will get the last WC for the PL....

Premier League Poll - Who Should Get The Wildcard?

Postby Roland

With one of the confirmed entrants winning the World Championship i.e. Ronnie O'Sullivan, this leaves the door open for a wildcard. So who should get it? The poll is listed in order of end of season world ranking and contains all top 16 players and a selection of others. You each have 2 votes.

Re: Premier League Poll - Who Should Get The Wildcard?

Postby Roland

Ones I left out as I think they have no hope of getting it:

Mark Davis
Barry Hawkins
Dominic Dale
Joe Perry
Marcus Campbell
Tom Ford
Jamie Cope
Marco Fu
Mark King
Anthony Hamilton

and that's the top 32

Re: Premier League Poll - Who Should Get The Wildcard?

Postby Roland

I just had a thought - Alex Pagalayan the ex-9 ball world pool champ and current Canadian snooker champ who has accepted a wildcard invitation. He would be great in the Premier League.

Re: Premier League Poll - Who Should Get The Wildcard?

Postby Corneeto

It would be great if Hendry was offered and accepted.

But.. he quit because he wasn't happy with his game and it's a demanding schedule for someone who now has commitments in China... we're going to have to let him go.. he's made his decision. At least he went out with a bit of a run and with his dignity (the tournament as a whole)

Re: Premier League Poll - Who Should Get The Wildcard?

Postby Sickpotter

Sonny wrote:I just had a thought - Alex Pagalayan the ex-9 ball world pool champ and current Canadian snooker champ who has accepted a wildcard invitation. He would be great in the Premier League.


:mosh2:

I really think Alex would shock the heck out of a lot of top players. Soooo much pressure match experience he wouldn't need the usual seasoning expected of most pros before producing some good results. <ok>

Re: Premier League Poll - Who Should Get The Wildcard?

Postby Wildey

my vote goes to

Stephen Maguire because he has been in 2 ranking finals and a World semi final

Luca Brecel because well lets build up his confidence and give him opertunity on Live TV infront of a Big crowd

Re: Premier League Poll - Who Should Get The Wildcard?

Postby Witz78

Sonny wrote:I think he's going to take a lot of people by surprise as to how good he really is.


i cant see him being any better than Figuerido to be honest

though the Igor situation is really annoying as i feel,. had he had financial backing, he would have kicked on and done well this, er last season

Re: Premier League Poll - Who Should Get The Wildcard?

Postby Sickpotter

Witz78 wrote:
Sonny wrote:I think he's going to take a lot of people by surprise as to how good he really is.


i cant see him being any better than Figuerido to be honest

though the Igor situation is really annoying as i feel,. had he had financial backing, he would have kicked on and done well this, er last season


Witz, this guy waltzed through the Canadian snooker championship with something like 4 tons in 6 frames.

I normally don't give 9-ball players a second thought when it comes to snooker but Alex is something else.

If he gets in prepare yourself to be shocked ;-)

Re: Premier League Poll - Who Should Get The Wildcard?

Postby Roland

There was a movement of people provoking the situation by saying Nigel Bond should've got a wildcard last year. Of course Darren Morgan said he's not interested in the PL before the invite that was never coming his way to save Barry Hearn's blushes.

Re: Premier League Poll - Who Should Get The Wildcard?

Postby nice_shoes_ken

Maguire and Murphy would be obvious choices, because of form and past history in the Premier League in Murphy's case.

But I went for Carter, because I only think it's fair that the World Championship runner up deserves a spot, or Luca Brecel just because of the class he has and he will draw crowds in.

One of those four I feel, but I will edge towards Ali.

Re: Premier League Poll - Who Should Get The Wildcard?

Postby Casey

Who is the highest ranked player not in the league - I would imagine that player would be in with a shout.

I think Murphy will get it though for Brazil - Hearn's way of saying it was worth while going.