It's a bit hypocritical to say that Judd deserves credit for making Ronnie collapse while constantly complaining that players collapse against Ronnie without giving him any credit. And I say that as someone who has been annoyed at players rolling over for him.
Yeah - I understand what you are getting at but to answer the hypocritical part...
What I am saying is that a player does have an effect on his opponent - that much is obvious.
The difference is that Judd's effect on Ronnie was due to his play in the arena i.e. his safety and scoring. Ronnie could not respond to that yesterday.
That is different to players not turning up against an opponent because they are mentally intimidated. I believe that Ronnie does
deserve credit for intimidating other players. They are intimidated because they know what he is capable of.
However, some rollovers by players to Ronnie have been embarrassing and they have effectively gifted him wins. The likes of Milkins, Ford etc. have just turned up and done nothing.
This is of course not O'Sullivans fault and he knocks them over as we would expect. In the future, somebody else will have that fear factor just as Hendry, Davis etc did in the past.and I will be willing their opponents to give them a better game.