Pink Ball wrote:Selby has proven fuckall by winning a competition in some eurovision loving shithole. O'Sullivan is the best player in the world by a mile.
You really are quite 'challenged'; but ironically you think you're edgy and funny.
Poland is not a shithole, nor is it 'Eurovision loving'. It's appeared 6 times this century in Eurovision.
Wales has a richer pedigree and history in the event - but it doesn't necessarily follow that the Welsh Open is totally
worthless. Granted, it's a glorified PTC and is little different to the event Selby's just won. It follows a similar 128 knockout format playing first-to-4, until the first-to-5 quarters in Wales.
I understand the Welsh is a ranking event, but it's not one of the bigger tournaments.
Yet here's what MasterBlaster had to say about it:"How does the grand prix count more than the welsh simply because of the prize fund. The grand prix has a money list qualification rather than a proper 128 qualification and it won't feature ROS from what some are saying. The Welsh was a proper open, a national tournament and it did have ROS. It's worth twice as much kudos to me as a result."
Haven't seen that particular 'fan' since the Welsh! Odd? Even stranger, will be his sudden interest in the Grand Prix now that Ronnie's playing! But, I'll remind him of his true feelings for the event, should Ronnie triumph!
Selby's no.1 in the rankings - that's indisputable. He's been in the prestigious end-of-season top spot for 4 consecutive years. Ronnie's NOT the best player in the world by a mile. He's not even the best player in the world.
To have a claim on that, he'd have to be either World Champion or World Ranked no.1...it needs to be earned, not bestowed upon him by fanboys who otherwise have no interest in the game.
The sooner he quits, the better. At least the forum would be populated by proper snooker followers who post reasoned discussions. Of course, there are a few exceptions, but most are variations on...."Ronnie's the GOAT, buck Selby, Higgins choked again hahahahaha...Blob! C'mon Ronnie, he was so unlucky there with a kick even though as the best cueist ever seen he never gets kicks blah, blah, blah...."