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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #390 on: July 31, 2020, 05:37:37 PM »
Ding vs King.

Our beautiful Pukka Pie aficionado is never going to win this thing is he? *sigh*

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #391 on: July 31, 2020, 10:24:07 PM »
Watching Trump vs Ford on Eurosport. I must say, all this talk about getting rid of the wall is in incredibly poor taste when Marcel Eckhardt is the ref.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #392 on: August 01, 2020, 08:29:01 AM »
Combing Strategies just sneaked through, I see.

Working even more hair over from the side. Lol not long now mate.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #393 on: August 01, 2020, 10:52:51 AM »
Just made myself a nice breakfast of bacon and tattie scones only to be put off it when I put BBC2 on and saw Stuart Bingham's spherical League of Gentlemen head in glorious 4K HD.

Watching Kurt Maflin vs David Gilbert and his natty polka dot socks on Eurosport now.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #394 on: August 01, 2020, 03:59:43 PM »
Beautiful Ding on my new 55" TV.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #395 on: August 01, 2020, 04:56:02 PM »
Has lovely Ding lost weight? Been socially distancing from the Pukka Pies?

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« Reply #396 on: August 01, 2020, 04:59:54 PM »
Ding resurgent

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #397 on: August 01, 2020, 05:11:57 PM »
Beautiful fluke from beautiful Ding!

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #398 on: August 01, 2020, 05:24:13 PM »
This is going to be an epic one, lads.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #399 on: August 01, 2020, 06:18:22 PM »
Fair fucks to kray kray. Although Dingo has played some real stinkers.

Anyone else thrashing around with the red button when BBC2 bailed on this? Bastards.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #400 on: August 01, 2020, 07:04:23 PM »
Can't get this on iPlayer red button or Eurosport. Aaaaaaarrrgghhh.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #401 on: August 02, 2020, 03:23:09 AM »
I was out this evening and missed all the excitement.

Me right now:
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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #402 on: August 02, 2020, 11:22:38 AM »
They're piping in applause on a good shot. I suppose they need to do something because it's interminable at times but it sounds like it's being played in off a ghetto blaster.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #403 on: August 02, 2020, 02:27:55 PM »
WHUUUURRRGGGHH GWAAAARRRN RONNNIIIEEEEEEUUUURGGGGGHHHH

Or not. I've got a fiver on Un-Nooh. Hope Ronnie has grown some stupid facial hair.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #404 on: August 02, 2020, 03:57:32 PM »
"He's a tall lad"; "He's easy on the eye too"

I think the BBC punditry team have a bit of a man-crush on Un-Nooh.

Also I appear to have jinxed the easy-on-the-eye Thai. Looks like he's experiencing a human Blue Screen Of Death here. Someone reboot him please.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #405 on: August 02, 2020, 04:10:22 PM »
They're piping in applause on a good shot. I suppose they need to do something because it's interminable at times but it sounds like it's being played in off a ghetto blaster.

Ronnie asked Marcel what all that was about and he explained that someone is hitting the APPLAUSE button on every century and every end of frame. Nae judgement here.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #406 on: August 02, 2020, 04:18:28 PM »
Hilarious. Sounds like the comms aren't even there? The studio pundits are certainly not there, in Salford i presume. Virgo stuck in Spain as well.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #407 on: August 02, 2020, 04:24:27 PM »
They've got Rob Walker doing commentary because they're short of pundits.

The pundits are usually in the Winter Gardens but not this year. I'm guessing they sacked off The Cue Zone as well.

Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #408 on: August 02, 2020, 09:38:42 PM »
Kurt Maflin just gave the finger to the yellow ball after it hampered him getting a maximum. I wasn't completely sure but then the ref warned him about making "gestures".

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #409 on: August 02, 2020, 10:31:57 PM »
Hahahaha:



Ronniesque.

Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #410 on: August 02, 2020, 11:36:28 PM »
Shame Gilbert seems like a nice chap, however I am not sure I could tolerate him getting massacred by Higgins,

Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #411 on: August 03, 2020, 02:32:45 AM »
I think Eurosport snooker coverage may be my favorite sports coverage. Show the support. No infantilisation or over the top bantz like BBC when they should be showing snooker. Main commentators not overbearing and some good quality pundits. Bigger natural personalities than the BBC crew.
Now if they nick the theme tune that would make it perfect.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #412 on: August 03, 2020, 10:06:43 AM »
I bet Eurosport would also use the original version of Drag Racer and not some naff remix.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #413 on: August 03, 2020, 10:19:49 AM »
Watching Thepchaiya continue to get massacred by Ronnie. Shame, he's clearly a good player but so is Ronnie and he seems to have got his head together this year. Nice to see him playing well again.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #414 on: August 03, 2020, 10:42:18 AM »
Ronnie just had the fastest ever Crucible victory. The icing on the cake is that the record was previously held by Shaun Murphy.

Ronnie vs Ding in round 2! Keep your distance, Ronjo:


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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #415 on: August 03, 2020, 11:25:05 AM »
How will he cope without drunk blokes shouting his name in between shots? Easy win for the Pieman.

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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #416 on: August 03, 2020, 12:04:43 PM »
I don't know, Ronnie's looking well- he's lost the lockdown 'tache and didn't shave his hair off between sessions and I don't think he's been going mental on Twitter. He looked very relaxed out there- when Rob Walker interviewed him he was talking about how lockdown suits him and about how it's been nice for him to get some privacy and not be mobbed by fans in and around the Crucible. I don't think he'll win but I still think it may even be a good tournament for him.

Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #417 on: August 03, 2020, 03:21:24 PM »
Well, he's not had a good tournament since 2014 so he's definitely due one. But then we say that every year.


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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #418 on: August 03, 2020, 03:26:41 PM »
Anyone else pretty much starting to be completely fine about the lack of audience thing? I do notice it when a player has made a spectacular shot, but otherwise I really don't need the clap.wav being played through a Sanyo cassette player. Makes me want to read Baudrillard or a post-80s Ballard novel.

This Kurt Maflin bloke is a bit tasty isn't he? Really confident potting and cue ball control. I imagine he has a very hairy back.

Come on Ding!



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Re: Snooker 2020
« Reply #419 on: August 03, 2020, 08:52:25 PM »
It's really depressing to see the contrast between the photo they use of Anthony McGill for the match stats card and what he actually looks like.

He has had a very rough couple of years.

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