Ronnie79 wrote:He played some of his best snooker ever at the CoC in november. I agree he wasnt up for it this year. He might regret it in later life not trying his heart out.
He didn't play great throughout though. To win a world title you need to be very consistent and O'Sullivan hasn't had that since the masters beating Selby. Never say never though
I wouldn't say since the Masters, because at the CoC this season he played well all tournament and in the Final had one of his best ever performances. At UK he didnt play his best but won it, and at German Masters he played probably some of his best stuff this season but was denied by Murphy on the last black in the decider.
As you say, we can never write someone like him off, but if he truly wants to win another World Title, he'll have to put the hard work in and be in a positive frame of mind, not like he was here.
But whether he wins another World Title or not, Ronnie still has other titles left in him, that much I'm sure. He can still certainly win another Masters title and the regular ranking tournaments. I'd love if he managed to reach 30 rankers, that would be a fitting way to end his career, even if he's stuck on 5 Worlds, I don't care, he doesn't have anything else to prove anymore.