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Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby Wildey

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Saturday 18th of April~Monday 4th of May at The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

THE COUNTDOWN CLOCK

The countdown to the 39th visit to the crucible is now trully on.

With the full cast of 32 Players ready its promising to be a very exciting 17 Days at the crucible.

There are 7 World Champions in the draw Ronnie O'Sullivan, John Higgins, Mark Williams, Shaun Murphy, Graeme Dott, Neil Robertson and Current Champion Mark Selby.

Will one of thoes players add to their tally or will there be a new name on the famous trophy?

Seeds

Ronnie O'Sullivan (23rd appearance)
John Higgins (21st appearance)
Mark J Williams (18th appearance)
Marco Fu (15th appearance)
Shaun Murphy (13th appearance)
Joe Perry (13th appearance)
Allister Carter (13th appearance)
Stephen Maguire (12th appearance)
Mark Selby (11th appearance)
Neil Robertson (11th appearance)
Barry Hawkins (10th appearance)
Ding Junhui (9th appearance)
Stuart Bingham (9th appearance)
Mark Allen (9th appearance)
Judd Trump (6th appearance)
Ricky Walden (5th appearance)

Qualifiers

Alan Mcmanus (19th appearance)
Graeme Dott (16th appearance)
Matthew Stevens (15th appearance)
Mark Davis (10th appearance)
Ryan Day (10th appearance)
Robert Milkins (6th appearance)
Robin Hull (3rd appearance)
Matthew Selt (2nd appearance)
Jamie Jones (2nd appearance)
Jimmy Robertson (2nd appearance)
Robbie Williams (2nd appearance)
Zhang Anda (2nd appearance)
Anthony McGill (Debut)
Kurt Maflin (Debut)
Craig Steadman (Debut)
Stuart Carrington (Debut)

The Draw is Live here http://www.youtube.com/user/WorldSnookerOfficial at 10.30am on Thursday 16th of April

And Then the countdown really begins to The Crucible.

Last 32 Draw

Mark Selby v Kurt Maflin
Stephen Maguire v Anthony McGill
Joe Perry v Zhang Anda
Shaun Murphy v Robin Hull
Barry Hawkins v Matthew Selt
Mark Allen v Ryan Day
Allister Carter v Alan McManus
Neil Robertson v Jamie Jones
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Ding Junhui v Mark Davis
John Higgins v Robert Milkins
Marco Fu v Jimmy Robertson
Judd Trump v Stuart Carrington
Ricky Walden v Graeme Dott
Stuart Bingham v Robbie Williams
Mark Williams v Matthew Stevens
Ronnie O'Sullivan vCraig Steadman

Re: Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby GJ

Matthew Selt (2nd appearance)
Jimmy Robertson (2nd appearance)

Pure definition of CANNON FODDER

:wave: <ok>

Re: Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby Cloud Strife

ttol wrote:
GJ wrote:CANNON FODDER

I used to enjoy playing that on the Amiga. <ok>


Cannon Fodder + Sensible Soccer = All-time Classics

Re: Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby Ronnie79

I would hardly describe Selt as cannon fodder. He will be one of the players the seeds will be hoping to avoid. He could well upset the odds here.

Re: Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby vodkadiet

When they talk, Selt and Perry sound exactly the same. Who is impersonating who? Their voices are very effeminate.

Re: Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby SnookerEd25

There were a couple of negative posts about Phil Yates yesterday, but i have to say i found him rather entertaining during the Liang - Zhang match yesterday. There's more than a touch of the Alan Partridge about him, for example during the decider :

'the nerves are flying around like clothes in a washing machine'

Quite. When Zhang fired in a cracking long red, I half expected Yates to yell out :

"EAT MY POT!!!"

Give me him over Virgo/Taylor any day of the week. Will he be on Eurosport during the fortnight? :spot on:

Re: Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby armchair de critique

SnookerEd25 wrote:There were a couple of negative posts about Phil Yates yesterday, but i have to say i found him rather entertaining during the Liang - Zhang match yesterday. There's more than a touch of the Alan Partridge about him, for example during the decider :

'the nerves are flying around like clothes in a washing machine'

Quite. When Zhang fired in a cracking long red, I half expected Yates to yell out :

"EAT MY POT!!!"

Give me him over Virgo/Taylor any day of the week. Will he be on Eurosport during the fortnight? :spot on:


Yes, he is Alan Partridge on speed. :|

Re: Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby armchair de critique

There is always one R1 match that grabs the attention of fans each year..........I wonder what it will be this year.

Men to avoid IMVHPO:

Dotty
Mafoo
Selty
J Jones
Milko
MCD

Mafoo I think is kinda dangerous because I think he will really shine in the extra limelight and people will grow to love his game once they see what he has got. Selty is better than what some think, and I think he wants it bad. Dotty is granite, a real Crucible player, former winner no less. J Jones has experienced some success here before and again seems to thrive on the atmosphere in Sheffield. Milko - just ask Robbo. MCD - solid as you like, proper pro.

Re: Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby SnookerFan

I think the men to avoid are Zhanger and Matthew Selt. The other 15 are just making up the numbers.

Re: Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby Wildey

SnookerFan wrote:I think the men to avoid are Zhanger and Matthew Selt. The other 15 are just making up the numbers.

Graeme Dott, Robert Milkins are only making up the Numbers?

Re: Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby SnookerFan

Wildey wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:I think the men to avoid are Zhanger and Matthew Selt. The other 15 are just making up the numbers.

Graeme Dott, Robert Milkins are only making up the Numbers?


FFS, Wild. It was a joke. :roll:

Re: Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby SnookerFan

Also, look at my excellent grasp of mathematics. I name two qualifiers, and think there are 15 others ones. rofl

Re: Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby Lucky

With how the BBC website is looking, is hacker t dog part of the snooker coverage this year. Its a bizarre series of videos.

Re: Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby Andre147

armchair de critique wrote:
masterdoctorgenius wrote:live stream not working

The uploader has not made this video available.

Sorry about that.


:gag: The draw is being made in secret rofl

Re: Crucible Countdown 2015

Postby SnookerEd25

masterdoctorgenius wrote:live stream not working


Well, YouTube is blocked at my work, and the BBC website doesn't seem to be carrying the draw live, so once again i'm totally relaiant on Snooker Islanders for the news.

Bring it on guys!