Holden Chinaski wrote:
Great post, SnookerArcher.
Nice to see another positive Ronnie fan who believes in his chances.
Thank you! I wish Jimmy delivered in at least one of his 6 finals, Ronnie is a way seeing Jimmy win for me! Yeah it puzzles me how anyone that has seen Ronnie play for years would doubt he can ever win the world title again, especially if he intends to play till 50 (Hope longer).. Just never know with him, that's the fun and frustration, he's not a serial winner the way Davis and Hendry were but he gets wins often when people stop believing! I dread to think how much money people have lost betting on his erratic career. Oh one guy I know from the casino said he betted £40000 on Ronnie vs Dott! He was squirming first session with Ronnie's poor start
, it worked out though.
Great as that win against Selby if Ronnie had fallen short of winning the title after that, that would have been such a wasted victory, not begrudging Kyren he's a good guy on that alone he deserves to win... (I definitely wasn't pleased Ronnie didn't win the North Ireland final after beating his nemesis Selby on the way, especially with how awesome that decider was. Nevermind that event's relatively small money and a lot of effort to win it with so many rounds)
Ronnie vs Selby is Van Helsing vs Dracula haha, it would be like Ronnie vs Hendry except Ronnie's in Hendry's position now, similar age gaps between them. Taxing as Selby is when I've heard Ronnie answer who he finds are his toughest opponents, besides Elliot Slessor hehe (0-2) he says Higgins, Hendry and Trump (Odd at first sight but Ronnie does seem to bring out the best in him, you'd think Trump would have a better win record overall across the field but he often falls to not so great players more than he should and Trump has a good record vs Selby last I checked) but no never heard Ronnie ever put Selby on the list of his toughest.... It's telling too he didn't class him as a great even though he's contradicted himself to my chagrin saying Selby's the best player on Eurosport in 2018 (Clearly he wasn't being dumped by Joe Perry 9-4 in the Crucible first round)
(I liked how the BBC tried to make it appear a tragedy, with him walking out eating a packet of crisps... )
Plus Ronnie prematch saying no one can beat Selby over 4 sessions ARGH. I know he's a humble lad but he takes it too far sometimes. I hope we get to see a Ronnie vs Williams world final someday! Pity they met QF this year, if only it was the finals or at least semis.
Your mate Vodka said he can kill you by looking at you, he's either Superman or Cyclops.