badtemperedcyril wrote:Iranu wrote:badtemperedcyril wrote:The fact that Jimmy never won the World Championship should not detract from him standing among the greats. He must be inside the all-time Top 10, albeit with a couple of world titles maybe a couple of places higher.
He was unfortunate insofar he came up against Davis in a final, Hendry in four and a virtually unplayable Parrott in 91. With the greatest respect to Ronnie (or rather his opponents), his world titles came against Higgins (ok - fair enough that was tough!), Dott, Carter (twice), Hawkins and Wilson. It's just bad luck for Jimmy that he was around at the wrong time.
Eh, Doherty and Ebdon beat Hendry, Dennis and Johnson beat Davis. Jimmy should have won at least two of his finals. I think bad luck is an excuse, to be honest.
I wasn't talking about Doherty or Ebdon - the example I gave was Ronnie's final opponents.
I know. But you said Jimmy was unfortunate to come up against Davis and Hendry. My point was they weren’t exactly unbeatable and “lesser” players beat them. Particularly considering Jimmy should have won twice against Hendry. He also should have performed a lot better at the Crucible in the 80s, you’d have to say.
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