Andre147 wrote:Holt didn't say anything wrong though did he?
Often players let the fact that they're playing the legend Ronnie o'Sullivan get into their head and therefore they can't produce their best game.
Happened with Davis and Hendry too, Ronnie's no diferent. If the players playing him can get that out of their heads, then as Holt says they have as good a chance as anyone.
I,ve been sayin that for ages,most o the players,if in fact all o them know that themselves,but the BIG problem is,it,s always easier said than done.
No,i don,t claim to know it all,but I,ve watched most of Ronnies matches,so i know what i,m taklin about,and no,i,m not disrepecting Ronnie at all,but there have been many,many matches over the years where Ron has played breathtakin stuff,where he has steamrolled opponents,but there has also been many matches in which he really should,nt have won,especially the matches where he gave,left certain opponents chances/even plenty of chances,only that they went on to blow them/squander them,many choked,bottled shots at crucial times and when they did have a good chance,good chances to finish him off,they just could,nt get the job done.
As you say,it happened many times with Davis n Hendry.
This trio fully earned that AURA they had,thanx to it,it helped them win many matches.
I can recall Steve Davis saying not long ago,along the lines of,that most of Ronnies opponents,players are,nt scared of him anymore,at least they are,nt as scared of him anymore as they were.
Holty has obviously found a way to block off this being put off cause he,s playing a legend of the game,good on him for that.
Most of you,if not all,feel the same about certain players down at your club.
I eg,often play against the 2nd best player in my club,it,s a whole diffrent ball game if you know that you will get more chances from certain players than others,i know full well that eg,i,m not gonna get as many chances from him as i,d get from many of the other players in my club,often,even if i do catch him on an off day,and i get more chances than i usually get from him,i feel the pressure,i try n block it out,but often i go and squander them,even though of course,the pro,s play is a totally diffrent level,you can still get the feeling what pressure does,how a top player can get to your head.