Really teached us that it is only the time that makes the only difference. Was rather pathetic this one, excluding a few shots from Un-Nooh and the way Michael White potted many long reds. But besides that it was basically an amateur level. Anyone of us could do the same. I watched 40 matches or so. Got completely bored. They missed something like 100 easier than easy little colours.
But remembered me why I used to love watching Un-Nooh playing. A one absolutely brialliant position shot. Un-Nooh was different from the rest of of pack, from the Ronnie-copies. As per usual, as he always is different and he actually deserves to be there.
Michael White looked like he could be winning the Worlds. But then the experts noticed the trouble he had while cueing. Even when it was seemingly rampant. But that flaw was there, I do admit that. And it did cost to him. It has cost, it cost there, and it probably will be keep on costing to him.
But all those players do position the cue ball. When lacking the time, they just tend to miss the pots often than what they should. This year it was basically an amateur level. They all have exactly as good playing and break-building vision and the cue ball control than what Ronnie O´Sullivan has. Who has, I personally think, invented the modern break-building. They just didn´t have the time, and that´s why so many easy pots missed.
Rod Lawler played a few really great shots, only to play the next ones way too flamboyantly and that looked just simply pathetic. Not the best possible playing if fancing to make snooker brilliant to watch. Peter Lines missed a pot which made him a legend. And a genius. He can´t have any coaching. No snooker coach ever would had accept the position shot he previously had, and then he missed that easier than easy match-ball brown. But that made him a legend. Something different from the Ronnie-copies. Martin Gould looks simply brilliant. Every move he made was a spot on. And another genius-story about to begin. Martin Gould. BUT, even that wasn´t and won´t be good enough to win big.
When it comes time to go home (regarding Peter Lines and Marting Gould), you´ll be kicking and screaming. And can u really teach a self-confidence? That´s the question. Or does it just naturally creeps in if just good enough? I play just a one "lottery" (something close to it), and I am really confident it will pay out. As always it does to me. Is that self-confidence? It is, as it can´t be delusion cause I do win consistenly. And what time it is.
And so 10 years inside to me, according Ronnie.. That really ices the cake to me. A 10 years inside. Thanks for your feedback and playing! So see ya again in a year 2030 perhaps.