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Re: Betfred World Championship S F 1:Alan McManus v Ding Jun

Postby Andy Spark

SnookerFan wrote:
Andy Spark wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:And what if McManus had wanted to go for a Smirnoff?

Well, personally I think we should let them drink alcohol and why not have a rule where you can swap one of your toilet breaks for a "going to the bar" break. :shrug:


Because it's a professional sport. It aint you and your bucking mates.

I like a drink as much as the next man, but this is the World Championships. It's not a jolly.

The televised game was grown off the "characters" on show in the 80's and alcohol consumption was a key part of loosening up those characters so the public could connect with them. It's a serious sport, but never forget that it's fundamentally *show business*, as Barry Hearn said, this is "Dallas with balls".

Re: Betfred World Championship S F 1:Alan McManus v Ding Jun

Postby Holden Chinaski

Skullman wrote:
Holden Chinaski wrote:
Skullman wrote:16-11. Ding equals Hendry's 7 centuries in one match as well.

Didn't Hendry have six?


I'm talking overall tournaments, where Hendry 7 in the 1994 UK final.

I see.

Re: Betfred World Championship S F 1:Alan McManus v Ding Jun

Postby Skullman

SnookerFan wrote:Like anybody cares whether they have the century record. It's all about winning the title, not how many 100s you have per match.


Yes, but it should be noted when a person breaks a record. They deserve some recognition for their achievement.

Re: Betfred World Championship S F 1:Alan McManus v Ding Jun

Postby Wildey

Skullman wrote:
Holden Chinaski wrote:
Skullman wrote:16-11. Ding equals Hendry's 7 centuries in one match as well.

Didn't Hendry have six?


I'm talking overall tournaments, where Hendry 7 in the 1994 UK final.

but 7 centuries in a best of 19 will take some getting

Re: Betfred World Championship S F 1:Alan McManus v Ding Jun

Postby GJ

Wildey wrote:
Skullman wrote:
Holden Chinaski wrote:
Skullman wrote:16-11. Ding equals Hendry's 7 centuries in one match as well.

Didn't Hendry have six?


I'm talking overall tournaments, where Hendry 7 in the 1994 UK final.

but 7 centuries in a best of 19 will take some getting



:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Betfred World Championship S F 1:Alan McManus v Ding Jun

Postby hendry_fan

Wildey wrote:
Skullman wrote:
Holden Chinaski wrote:
Skullman wrote:16-11. Ding equals Hendry's 7 centuries in one match as well.

Didn't Hendry have six?


I'm talking overall tournaments, where Hendry 7 in the 1994 UK final.

but 7 centuries in a best of 19 will take some getting





Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!. :happy:

Re: Betfred World Championship S F 1:Alan McManus v Ding Jun

Postby SnookerFan

Andy Spark wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:
Andy Spark wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:And what if McManus had wanted to go for a Smirnoff?

Well, personally I think we should let them drink alcohol and why not have a rule where you can swap one of your toilet breaks for a "going to the bar" break. :shrug:


Because it's a professional sport. It aint you and your bucking mates.

I like a drink as much as the next man, but this is the World Championships. It's not a jolly.

The televised game was grown off the "characters" on show in the 80's and alcohol consumption was a key part of loosening up those characters so the public could connect with them. It's a serious sport, but never forget that it's fundamentally *show business*, as Barry Hearn said, this is "Dallas with balls".


What the same Barry Hearn who shortened the UK Championship match length, and has best of sevens all over the place?

He's done a lot of good for snooker, but we don't have to agree with everything he says and does.

Re: Betfred World Championship S F 1:Alan McManus v Ding Jun

Postby SnookerFan

votesforgoats wrote:People attack Ding's temperament a lot and I suppose it's justified given some of the matches he's lost but in this tournament he's been very impressive when it comes to running towards the finish line


The Griffiths Effect. :hatoff: