Well I've caught up with a few frames from youtube. Time to be controversial. Every break I saw was kick started by Hawkins missing a pot he should have potted, and every break Ronnie made although clinical was nothing which I personally found particularly inspiring. Yes he was timing the ball and potting everything, but I've seen it all before. There were no special shots, the 5 reds on cushions to clear to win by one point was exaggeration (WT said on Twitter it was one of the best clearances he's ever seen - absolute bullocks), the 117 in frame 3 was over hyped and if Ding is on his game tomorrow he's got every chance.
Come on Ding!
Exactly Sonny,thats what is annoying sometimes when they start rambling on about Ronnie,they often ramble on as if they,ve never seen the likes and only Ronnie has been able to play like the way he did yesterday,play amazing pots and often exaggerate,yes,Ronnie played very good yesterday,no doubt about that,but as you wrote,we,ve seen that kind of stuff countless times before over the years,we,ve seen,many many times way better than that before,not only from Ronnie himself,but from Davis,Hendry,Higgins,Williams,Hunter,White as well as many other players over the years.
These players especially used to deliver very good to great performances time and time again,many it seems have forgotten about that,or maybe they,d like to forget it happened,yes,it,s history,but it happened,in 5,maybe 10 years,(who knows how Ronnie will want to continue to play and who knows how long he can keep playing high to very high standard snooker),Ronnie will then also at some point be history,but the records,his playing style,ability will never be forgotten,just like Davis,Hendry,Higgins,Williams,Hunter,White,etc should not just be forgotten about.
I,d also like to add that,most of the over the top/biased Ronnie fans,Hendry dis-liker/haters who like to ramble on about him and try and disrespect Hendry,most of them did,nt even see,watch Hendry when he was in his prime,so it,s ridiculous that they spout out the rubbish that they spout out.
It,s easy eg for a 16 year old,or someone in general to say Ronnie is the greatest when they did,nt even see Hendry play in his prime.
What i,m really trying to point out here,is that especially the likes of Davis,Hendry,Higgins,Williams,etc should get much more respect,credit than they actually get,(especially Hendry),some hardcore biased Ronnie fans as well as some absolute Hendry dis-likers/haters ramble on about him,or have rambled on about him as if he,s nothing.
I,ll write it again,....even if one dis-likes or hates someone does,nt mean to say that they should be disrespected and tried to be made out as if there nothing.
I personally have always been rooting for Ronnie to loose,obviously cause he,s the only one who has a chance of beating Hendrys records,but that does,nt mean to say that i hate him or that i have no respect him.
Ronnie himself has got a good few records under his belt already and he,s got a chance to beat the main record(s) that count,= the most world championship titles,the most titles in general.
The same could be said to the likes of Higgins/Selby as far as disrespecting is concerned,many of the Ronnie fans who like to try and bring Higgins/Selby down,is mainly cause they got in Ronnies way,stopped him winning certain tournaments,If it was eg,Mike Dunn or Michael holt who had gotten in his way,then they also would have gotten a mouthful.
Anyway,i,m looking forward to watching the final,i still have,nt made my mind up as who i want to win yet,i,d rather that both of them lost,but there has to be a winner.