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Re: Coral World Grand Prix Last 32 !!

Postby Ash147

Alex0paul wrote:
TheRocket wrote:Wilson-Stevens is an interesting match. Two very different players. Wilson on the one hand has made the most of his limited ability while Stevens is the opposite. Very talented but couldnt take advantage of it.


Not many players have won the Masters, UK Championship and been in 2 World Finals


No, but he certainly should have won more with the talent he has. The UK Championship was the only ranking event he won.

Re: Coral World Grand Prix Last 32 !!

Postby Ash147

SnookerFan wrote:TWITTER ATTACK!

elliot slessor @sless147
Somebody get Phil Yates oot the commentary box man talks utter mince.


pmsl

The lad has got a point.
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Re: Coral World Grand Prix Last 32 !!

Postby TheRocket

Ash147 wrote:
TheRocket wrote:Wilson-Stevens is an interesting match. Two very different players. Wilson on the one hand has made the most of his limited ability while Stevens is the opposite. Very talented but couldnt take advantage of it.


The overachiever vs the underachiever. Would be nice to see Stevens win, he's a classy player.


Yeah absolutely. I did watch a few matches of Stevens in the late 90's or early 00's. He was such a talented player. Particularly that match against Higgins in the 2002 World Championship was as good as it gets.

Wilson can only dream of playing to that kind of standard.

Re: Coral World Grand Prix Last 32 !!

Postby D4P

Since almost breaking Ronnie's record for youngest ranking event winner last season, Yan Bingtao has only made it past the third round of a tournament once, including zero times this season.

Re: Coral World Grand Prix Last 32 !!

Postby HappyCamper

Dan-cat wrote:
Ash147 wrote:The Angry Farmer is laying the smack down on Bingtao, he's now 3-0 up.


Was Yan a flash in the pan??


He's still only 18. It's too early to say really.

Re: Coral World Grand Prix Last 32 !!

Postby Ash147

Dan-cat wrote:
Ash147 wrote:The Angry Farmer is laying the smack down on Bingtao, he's now 3-0 up.


Was Yan a flash in the pan??


Probably. Just like most of the young Chinese players who were supposed to be dominating by now.

Speaking of Chinese players, what's happened to Wenbo? He hasn't done anything of note since the 2016/17 season.

Re: Coral World Grand Prix Last 32 !!

Postby TheRocket

HappyCamper wrote:
Dan-cat wrote:
Ash147 wrote:The Angry Farmer is laying the smack down on Bingtao, he's now 3-0 up.


Was Yan a flash in the pan??


He's still only 18. It's a early to say really.


Ronnie once said age doesnt really matter. If you're good enough you'll do it at 17 or 18 as well. Given Bingtao has reached a ranking event final in November 2017 it's pretty disappointing what he's been doing since then.

Re: Coral World Grand Prix Last 32 !!

Postby HappyCamper

TheRocket wrote:
HappyCamper wrote:
Dan-cat wrote:
Ash147 wrote:The Angry Farmer is laying the smack down on Bingtao, he's now 3-0 up.


Was Yan a flash in the pan??


He's still only 18. It's a early to say really.


Ronnie once said age doesnt really matter. If you're good enough you'll do it at 17 or 18 as well. Given Bingtao has reached a ranking event final in November 2017 it's pretty disappointing what he's been doing since then.


O'Sullivan was clearly talking rubbish. The overwhelming evidence of the majority of player's careers (not just in snooker) is that players are not fully formed as teenagers and show a clear progression as they go through their twenties.

He's probably not in the Hendry/O'Sullivan bracket. But that is a ridiculous standard to use.
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Re: Coral World Grand Prix Last 32 !!

Postby D4P

SnookerFan wrote:
HappyCamper wrote:O'Sullivan was clearly talking rubbish.


Surely not?


I think Ronnie believes that age doesn't matter because he believes that he himself played his best snooker when he was a teenager...

Re: Coral World Grand Prix Last 32 !!

Postby HappyCamper

SnookerFan wrote:Maybe Kyren is still a bit knackered from all the travelling he's done recently?

He was in Germany on Sunday night.


Doubt it. It's what, a two hour flight? And it's Wednesday now. Looks to have pulled a frame back now anyway.

Re: Coral World Grand Prix Last 32 !!

Postby HappyCamper

Dan-cat wrote:
Ash147 wrote:...

Speaking of Chinese players, what's happened to Wenbo? He hasn't done anything of note since the 2016/17 season.


He lost 10 nil in the World's qualifiers, that was noteworthy :-)


That was after coming within one pot of getting the first ever back to back 147s in the previous round.

Re: Coral World Grand Prix Last 32 !!

Postby SnookerFan

HappyCamper wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:Maybe Kyren is still a bit knackered from all the travelling he's done recently?

He was in Germany on Sunday night.


Doubt it. It's what, a two hour flight? And it's Wednesday now. Looks to have pulled a frame back now anyway.


Maybe he just felt sorry of Stevens, and gave him a three-nil head start.

Re: Coral World Grand Prix Last 32 !!

Postby Iranu

HappyCamper wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:Maybe Kyren is still a bit knackered from all the travelling he's done recently?

He was in Germany on Sunday night.


Doubt it. It's what, a two hour flight? And it's Wednesday now. Looks to have pulled a frame back now anyway.

Probably more psychologically drained if anything.

Or still hungover. I know I would be!