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SnookerFan wrote:I'm kind of hoping for a Ding vs Robertson match. That'd be something good to get home to.
Iranu wrote:Agreed, although my guess for this evening is Bingham-Ding (big call, I know.)
Dan-cat wrote:Robertson is all at sea the moment.
SnookerFan wrote:Dan-cat wrote:Robertson is all at sea the moment.
You predicting Bingham?
And more importantly, are you providing play-by-play for those of us not able to watch?
I'm on the fence, the travel / jet lag will be painful for Bingo. It wrecks your concentration.
I wish I could! However I'm hosting a conference for 400 delegates in Canary Wharf (eek!!)
Wildey wrote:Robertson might be defending Champion but he starts outsider in this Group. his form has been poor of late.
SnookerFan wrote:Iranu wrote:Agreed, although my guess for this evening is Bingham-Ding (big call, I know.)
It's certainly possible.
People still underrate Bingham as a player. A three time ranking winner, he was just in a tournament final on Sunday. Turning Robertson over certainly isn't impossible.
How tired will he be after travelling from China to Coventry in the last couple of days though, that's the question.
Cheshire Cat wrote:Has Robbo ever given an explanation for why he lets himself slip into playing slow, and disrupting his own rhythm around the table?
I imagine it's a psychological thing, or a bad habit. Just curious.
eraserhead wrote:Neil tweeted he's making an effort to speed up, but I haven't noticed much difference .
Andre147 wrote:Bingo said he arrived yesterday, and woke up at 4 a.m today due to still being jetlagged...
But Hendry made a good point, out there in the arena you dont think about that and as a top player Bingo is used to this so it really shouldnt affect him, although it's not ideal preparation of course.
SnookerFan wrote:eraserhead wrote:Neil tweeted he's making an effort to speed up, but I haven't noticed much difference .
Why should he, though?
This isn't the Premier League, there's no reward for fast play. He's there to win, why should he be bothered how quick he is?