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Title: Snooker 2021
Post by: dr beat on January 03, 2021, 03:43:33 PM
Heres hoping we actually get some snooker this year...but in the mean time, you know the drill by now.  MS Paint Shaun Murphy/Stephen Lee, Ding eating pies etc etc.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 03, 2021, 03:47:28 PM
Arise Sir Bazza... well, almost. This is still less annoying than Lewis Hamilton getting a knighthood I suppose:

https://wst.tv/barry-hearn-awarded-obe/
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 03, 2021, 03:49:15 PM
Oh yeah, and:

(https://iili.io/K8c49I.png)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 03, 2021, 03:52:44 PM
Remember the Masters is a week away, CaBbers! It's going to be behind closed doors. I had been tempted to get tickets and watch another chapter of the Ding-Ronnie bromance in the first round but didn't because I fucking knew this would happen:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/55402205
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on January 04, 2021, 01:59:39 AM
Heres hoping we actually get some snooker this year...but in the mean time, you know the drill by now.  MS Paint Shaun Murphy/Stephen Lee, Ding eating pies etc etc.

(https://i.imgur.com/NbSV2wE.png)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 04, 2021, 02:16:38 AM
(https://iili.io/K8kTzJ.png)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 04, 2021, 02:21:28 AM
(https://iili.io/K8kBUP.md.jpg)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 04, 2021, 08:12:50 AM
I will never forgive Ding for not walking out to My Ding-A-Ling.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 04, 2021, 08:23:57 AM
Also I hope that Ronnie grows his super villain 'tache back, needs to go full heel.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: billyandthecloneasaurus on January 04, 2021, 05:47:03 PM
There's a new Snooker thread, Billy. You know what you need to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOPPVb_3gdE
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 05, 2021, 02:17:40 PM
At The Masters the players will be shielded from viruses- and also from wasps:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/55527534
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 05, 2021, 06:27:40 PM
Each World Championship match to host a "wasp frame" to dismay of traditional supporters


"The world has moved on and snooker must move on with it. I'd hope the fans embrace the idea rather than dismiss it", Hearn.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: billyandthecloneasaurus on January 05, 2021, 07:12:35 PM
what about wasp_f15ting
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on January 05, 2021, 09:33:56 PM
Do the players ever get to leave Milton Keynes?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 05, 2021, 10:11:32 PM
Do the players ever get to leave Milton Keynes?
No.

Coincidentally, the murder rate there has increased dramatically recently.

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/624/cpsprodpb/D2C0/production/_113825935_gould-index.jpg)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 07, 2021, 12:46:16 PM
Do the players ever get to leave Milton Keynes?

I bet Mark Williams and Jackson Page never left Milton Keynes. Nando's every night. Nando's for Xmas dinner. I bet the staff even found them a stash of the limited edition Nando's gravy, out of date but fuck it, what doesn't kill you makes you more of a legend.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: petrilTanaka on January 07, 2021, 01:50:56 PM
I bet Mark Williams and Jackson Page never left Milton Keynes. Nando's every night. Nando's for Xmas dinner. I bet the staff even found them a stash of the limited edition Nando's gravy, out of date but fuck it, what doesn't kill you makes you more of a legend.

bet they were allowed to leave an' all, just couldn't be arsed now it was an option
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 09, 2021, 05:31:45 PM
Combing Strategies and coked up post-grad (need a better name for Lisowski as that doesn't really distinguish him from Trump) have tested positive. Out of the Masters.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 09, 2021, 07:39:41 PM
need a better name for Lisowski

Lebowski innit? He's hard to dislike even if he is a talented but utterly frustrating bottler.

(https://c8.alamy.com/comp/F3MDFX/portrait-of-an-honest-looking-ginger-abyssinian-cat-F3MDFX.jpg)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 09, 2021, 07:42:03 PM
(https://external-preview.redd.it/nnR8VHWQDPfjLi6kUUko7m02SyeTVfohjIUoWMdKdM4.jpg?auto=webp&s=5a1dfbe47dae02ff344027ba0ad4736bbbc51f18)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 09, 2021, 07:42:55 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/kPzy8nz.jpg)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 10, 2021, 01:56:11 PM
Wilson VERSUS
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 10, 2021, 02:09:21 PM
Wilson wins this one for me, he’s looking good.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 10, 2021, 03:17:38 PM
Virgo's back from skiving off then.

The Bazza Shitlogos are also back! Did they have to quickly knock up a new one for Legend Gary Wilson?

EDIT: Yes they did:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErYNXkRXUAAalJn?format=jpg&name=small)

Think this is supposed to be "The Warrior" vs "The Tyneside Terror". Brilliant. Kylo's is bad but Ledge's is the shittest one yet.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 10, 2021, 03:56:13 PM
bet they were allowed to leave an' all, just couldn't be arsed now it was an option

Oh totally. I bet Mark Williams phoned the missus and said "Sorry cariad, but if I cross the border I won't be allowed back for The Masters" before putting the phone down and high-fiving Jackson Page. And then ordering a couple of Naughty Natas.

Meanwhile AIDS is blaming his extra lockdown heft on "finishing Netflix and finishing Deliveroo". Did the bearded Welsh ledging tag team not invite him to join them at Nando's?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/55562578
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: imitationleather on January 10, 2021, 03:59:54 PM
"The Tyneside Terror"

Surely a serial killer name.

They should have saved it in case Martin Gould one day moves to the north-east.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 10, 2021, 04:21:51 PM
Wilson wins this one for me, he’s looking good.
Yes, called it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 10, 2021, 04:27:01 PM
Just put a whopping five quid on Wilson to win this thing outright, 11-2. Think this may be his year. He could meet Ronnie in the semis but Ronnie's been taking the piss lately.

Ronnie plays Ding on Wednesday. I bet he won't do that whole thing of refusing to concede despite needing ten snookers when he's up against lovely Ding.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 10, 2021, 07:08:47 PM
Don't know if it's partially due to the lack of crowds but this feels like the least inspiring opening set of matches of the Masters that I can remember.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 11, 2021, 02:24:51 PM
Was Stuart Bingham this bulbous before lockdown? It's hard to tell. Scrutinising Stuart Bingham's appearance is something best avoided.

Anyway:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErdMZb6XYAQkuL8?format=jpg&name=medium)

That's "Ball-Run" vs "F1", Bazza Shitlogo fans. Look at the way "147" has been incorporated into each design. Geddit? It's dead clever like.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 11, 2021, 02:33:57 PM
Just put a whopping five quid on Wilson to win this thing outright, 11-2.

I meant K. Wilson there of course.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 11, 2021, 03:11:35 PM
Ball sack on for a 147 here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 11, 2021, 03:12:56 PM
Ball sack on for a 147 here.
Haha jinxed him big time there, missed the next pot by a mile and went in off.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 11, 2021, 03:37:57 PM
If I was less of a gambling wuss I would put money on Thepchaiya making a comeback here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 11, 2021, 04:00:22 PM
Bingham planning on celebrating with "a sneaky Nando's"

I bet he won't be inviting AIDS to join him either.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 11, 2021, 04:05:38 PM
Staring at Bingham is like staring at the sun, it causes permanent damage.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 11, 2021, 07:09:47 PM
First decent match tonight.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 11, 2021, 07:10:56 PM
AIDS BABY AIDS.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 11, 2021, 07:32:24 PM
AIDS BABY AIDS.

Hahahahaha.

Imagine him doing the David Brent dance to his walk-on music. I bet you're having no trouble picturing that at all are you?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 11, 2021, 07:50:57 PM
Hahahahaha.

Imagine him doing the David Brent dance to his walk-on music. I bet you're having no trouble picturing that at all are you?
I can picture it but I can't say it doesn't trouble me.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 11, 2021, 07:56:49 PM
On second thoughts he may be more Corden than Gervais.

Gwaaaaarn The Wetherspoons Potting Machine
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 12, 2021, 01:25:26 PM
Staring at Bingham is like staring at the sun, it causes permanent damage.

AIDS vs Bawbag in the quarters. A fixture made for radio.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on January 12, 2021, 05:18:09 PM
Love how Hendry has no idea what to make of this Young Chinese Player's playstyle
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 12, 2021, 10:46:16 PM
Maguire is fucking funny man, properly rages at himself.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 12, 2021, 11:02:39 PM
Disappointed that Eurosport have replaced Disapproving Higgins (https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,77411.msg4395269.html#msg4395269) with Benign Mark Allen:

(https://iili.io/KtSbzg.md.jpg)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 12, 2021, 11:33:47 PM
Hideous
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 12, 2021, 11:56:50 PM
To be fair there aren't any non-hideous snooker players apart from Ding, and an image of him would be too erotic for Eurosport.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on January 13, 2021, 01:57:51 PM
Erotic Ding is looking good here against Ronneh
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 13, 2021, 03:05:23 PM
Ronnie in a white shirt looks wrong. Still rocking the Casio FW91 though, nice.

Gwaaaarn ya Dingus
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 13, 2021, 03:57:05 PM
Ding eye twitch hone overdrive after looking unbeatable. Might be a decider here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Lost Oliver on January 13, 2021, 04:17:31 PM
Poor Ding.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 13, 2021, 04:24:59 PM
Ronnie looked better than he has done for a long time after the first few frames. Helped by Ding though, don't think Higgins or Allen will crumble like that against him if they get an early lead. With Trump not playing and Selby out, 8th Masters looking a good bet if he gets past the quarters.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 13, 2021, 08:00:48 PM
At what point did Higgins suddenly look about 20 years older than Ronnie, despite both being born in the same year?

I remember a young Higgins and I remember him looking 20 years older, but I don't remember any point in between.

He's snooker's equivalent of Karl Pilkington's Chinese man.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on January 13, 2021, 09:18:59 PM
Thought 'jump shots' were illegal? (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/snooker/55654686) Could this one not be proved intentional?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 13, 2021, 09:21:28 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/EmperorofPot/status/1349102302716698626

Was watching the Eurosport coverage earlier and while the pundits were discussing the Ding-Ronnie bromance presenter Colin Murray actually used the word "bromance". D'awwwwwwww.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 13, 2021, 09:30:42 PM
Thought 'jump shots' were illegal? (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/snooker/55654686) Could this one not be proved intentional?
An illegal jump shot is when the cue ball jumps over a ball on the way to hitting the object ball. I think because the cue ball jumped after hitting the object ball then it's fine.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 13, 2021, 10:03:22 PM
Thought 'jump shots' were illegal? (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/snooker/55654686) Could this one not be proved intentional?

Yep, as druss said. No issues with shots like that.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 13, 2021, 10:04:42 PM
At what point did Higgins suddenly look about 20 years older than Ronnie, despite both being born in the same year?

I remember a young Higgins and I remember him looking 20 years older, but I don't remember any point in between.

He's snooker's equivalent of Karl Pilkington's Chinese man.

One is obsessed with running and quite neurotic, the other is a swollen corrupt fat slob.

The gap has, particularly on Higgins' side, been widening since the early 00s, slowly but inexorably.

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 14, 2021, 02:08:02 PM
Epic third frame between Kylo and Gilbo now. Kylo escaped a snooker to fluke the yellow, now it's gone to a respotted black...

Gwaaaaarn Kylo
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 14, 2021, 07:35:38 PM
Aw baws, went and jinxed poor Kylo didn't I?

Watching Ronnie being interviewed yesterday made me think I should have put my wussy fiver on him, he's been practicing six hours a day instead of pissing out on the match table annoying his opponents, and he's got a lovely big athletics track to go and run about and be fucking boring on, won't get decent odds for him though.

AIDS vs Bingham on now. Frankly this should not be allowed to be broadcast at teatime. I did giggle at Dominic Dale calling them "Two heavy attacking players" though. Also "Not the best of pals"? I have no idea what their beef is but that's yet another player who won't be inviting AIDS to join them for some nice flame-grilled Peri-Peri chicken.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 14, 2021, 07:37:55 PM
"Bingham in the top five heavy scorers"

You're just taking the piss now Dave Hendon.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: bgmnts on January 14, 2021, 07:39:24 PM
How many times have Ronnie and Ding faced off against each other in a tournament? Are they the only two snwcer players left?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 14, 2021, 07:45:21 PM
Eurosport did a little recap of the Ding-Ronnie bromance (Masters chapter) and apparently they have met five times at the Masters, and on all five occasions Ding lost.

The twitchy-eyed dreamboat ain't never gonna win NUFFIN but the hearts of CaB :'(
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 14, 2021, 08:12:39 PM
I remember hearing about the brutal opening of season 7 of the Walking dead, with two beloved characters being viciously beaten to death by a man wielding a spiked baseball bat, with close ups of their bloodied and battered faces as they scream in agony. I still haven't managed to watch it as just the thought of it makes me feel sick.

The thought of watching tonight's match with Bingham and Murphy is even more horrifying.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: MidnightShambler on January 15, 2021, 01:30:58 AM
It’ll never cease to amaze me how somebody with absolutely no arse, like Ding, has won as much as he has. That red he missed at 5-4 the other day was as bad as anything Jimmy ever did. Although, I’ll give Jimmy his due, he only ever twitched on a black for the actual World Title, against the greatest player ever. You get the impression with Ding that he’d shit the bed in a pound-a-pointer at the club if you caught him on the wrong day.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 15, 2021, 07:16:27 AM
"Bingham in the top five heavy scorers"

You're just taking the piss now Dave Hendon.

South Wales Heavy Cummers Scorers
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 15, 2021, 04:20:12 PM
Hendry was just saying that he feels like the Masters this year will always have an asterisk next to it. I wonder if that's a dig at Ronnie's 6th world title?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 15, 2021, 05:10:35 PM
Nice to see you back, Midnight Shambler!

Watching Yan vs Maguire. Maguire quietly ragin' right now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 15, 2021, 05:16:55 PM
It looked like Yan was going to beat Maguire's high break of 137 and snatch that £15,000 prize from him, as well as a place in the semis. Maguire's seething turned to a smirk as Yan potted the black and didn't land on an obvious red. Yan took a chance on an unlikely red... and potted it, and then cleaned up. 141. Oooof.

Poor Stephen. He's probably in his dressing room now, giving himself an angry talking to.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 15, 2021, 05:21:23 PM
Enjoy Maguire's raging so much that I like to see him do well, can't say the same for snooker's other angriest man Carter, who can get to fuck and lose every match please.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 15, 2021, 05:23:21 PM
Ali UKIP Carter is probably a lot less angry now we have left the EU, but he can still fuck off to somewhere far away and then fuck off some more.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: bgmnts on January 15, 2021, 07:23:38 PM
How much do you think Higgo has riding on this and in what frame will he go to shit?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 15, 2021, 07:27:26 PM
This is one of the select match-ups where I always want Ronnie to not just win, but leave the guy bleeding and crying.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 15, 2021, 07:48:14 PM
Looks like tonight is effectively the final the way they are playing.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 15, 2021, 08:14:22 PM
Fucking hell Higgins isn’t even getting close to missing a ball, even the tricky shots are right in to the centre of the pocket.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 15, 2021, 08:27:49 PM
'I think we can safely say John has enjoyed his Christmas dinner and well into January'

Brutal from Ken.

Brutal. Pick your glistening chin off the floor.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 15, 2021, 08:58:26 PM
Mental standard.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: DocDaneeka on January 15, 2021, 09:04:37 PM
'I think we can safely say John has enjoyed his Christmas dinner and well into January'

Brutal from Ken.

Brutal. Pick your glistening chin off the floor.
I often think I could be one of the top ranked snooker players in the world but I don't think I could handle the banter.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 15, 2021, 09:24:28 PM
I’ll be annoyed if higgins fucks this up as could be a record run of centuries.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 15, 2021, 09:28:46 PM
This is the best standard I can remember seeing, fucking ridiculous. Make it six in a row Ronnie (or fat fucking gammon cunt).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 15, 2021, 09:40:31 PM
This is mental. Ronnie on 98% pot success and Riggins on 96%. Cracking match this.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 15, 2021, 09:55:54 PM
Higgins better get a century here, century every frame or I’m rioting.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 15, 2021, 10:00:43 PM
Ruined it. Shithead.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 15, 2021, 10:01:32 PM
Feel like pure shit.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 15, 2021, 10:30:16 PM
Disapproving Higgins disapproving of himself:

(https://iili.io/KmOEH7.md.jpg)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 15, 2021, 10:31:42 PM
I really want to like Higgins, he always seems like a good chap in interviews and no one ever seems to have a bad word to say about him. He's been backed by all of his fellow professionals, can't ever recall a commentator having a subtle dig at him, and if I was somehow in a similar situation to the NOTW sting and I genuinely feared what I'd gotten myself into, I'd probably say anything to get out of the room as well.

But that video man... it really does not look good.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 15, 2021, 10:32:14 PM
Ronnie has plucked his monobrow. He looks wrong with a white shirt and two separate eyebrows.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 15, 2021, 10:44:32 PM
Bingham vs Bingtao tomorrow. We may have been denied a DINGHAM semi-final but we do have The Battle Of The Bings.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 15, 2021, 11:29:13 PM
In honour of poo/Clowne/XMAS VERSUS, I propose we call Bingtao Bingtown Waspman
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: MidnightShambler on January 16, 2021, 12:27:01 AM
Nice to see you back, Midnight Shambler!

Watching Yan vs Maguire. Maguire quietly ragin' right now.

Thank you very much, I dip in now and again but not as much as I used to. Watching Judd Trump win things makes me upset.

Hope you're well :)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: MidnightShambler on January 16, 2021, 12:55:43 AM
Higgins is a nice bloke (or was back when I met him a few times, could be a complete cunt now for all I know) and there's no doubting he's one of the greatest ever. But he's as bent as fuck and the only reason no top pro came out and called him for it was because every single other one is too. There wasn't a single player I knew of back in the days when I was around it regularly who hadn't thrown the odd frame. No harm done, still win 6-2 against Robert Milkins or whoever, the correct result still occurred. Just a nice 5k to the holiday fund too, it was thought of as being a victimless crime.

I think I've mentioned this before but about 20 years ago I was playing in a county pool match at The Bradford Hilton, Sky Sports were covering it as there was a pro event happening too that some of us were involved in. Anyway, James Wattana had a snooker club not far from the venue.

The day before the event kicked off, lots of us went for a practice in the snooker club, as the Hilton wasn't up to much. Some of the pro snooker players of the time who played pool also were in there, lots of gambling going on with the Asian locals from a certain fraternity. I watched a Welsh pro beat a local guy in a two-frame cumulative score game at £100 a point stakes. And he annihilated him. Big losses, the guy was almost in fucking tears. It wasn't his money to lose.
 There was a certain portly player there too who was quite heavily involved in trying to recruit us to play with his 'backing' against some of the local top amateurs who wouldn't play against the pro's, smaller stakes but still significant. I declined. He made a little bit of news a few years later for liking a bet.

Anyway, long story short the guy the pro battered was found with his throat cut in the NCP next door to the Hilton in the morning and the whole event was called off as the place became a crime scene. We all gave statements but nobody saw a thing.

Next time I caught up with some of the lads at an international in Butlins Minehead they filled me in on the state of pro snooker. Essentially, everybody is in the pocket of gangs to some degree but there's honesty of sorts in that nobody will ever be asked to throw a whole match, just a couple of frames here and there. And they aren't daft enough to do it at a televised event. Now this was 20 years ago, Barry Hearn may have changed things. But I fucking doubt it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 16, 2021, 11:20:32 AM
Thank you very much, I dip in now and again but not as much as I used to. Watching Judd Trump win things makes me upset.

That's one of the good things about this year's Masters. While I wouldn't wish the 'vid on anyone it is nice to know Judd Trump won't be winning. I've been getting so bored of him winning everything. Lockdown has been boring enough already.

Quote
Hope you're well :)

I'm good thanks, hope you're well too and not missing the table too much!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: poo on January 16, 2021, 04:18:17 PM
C'mon Gilbo!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on January 16, 2021, 04:41:19 PM
Titanic battle here between Erotic Yan and Ballrun, hoping the former can pull out a win.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 16, 2021, 05:18:52 PM
I have noticed all the refs are British, with the exception of Tatiana Woolaston who is married to Ben Woolaston and presumably living in the UK. Did all the other refs go home for Christmas and get stranded there?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 16, 2021, 05:38:28 PM
I like Yan's Breaking Bad tie.

(https://cdn.europosters.eu/image/750/stickers/breaking-bad-golden-moth-barrel-i20653.jpg)

Beats the Bazza Shitcrown waistcoat patch.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 16, 2021, 05:47:32 PM
What a fuckup by Bingham there
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 16, 2021, 05:48:30 PM
I like Yan's Breaking Bad tie.

(https://cdn.europosters.eu/image/750/stickers/breaking-bad-golden-moth-barrel-i20653.jpg)

Beats the Bazza Shitcrown waistcoat patch.

All the more reason why he should be Bingtown Waspman
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 16, 2021, 05:50:35 PM
Cor, this is tense.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 16, 2021, 06:23:28 PM
Nice one Yan. Final won't be 100% gammon now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 16, 2021, 06:24:07 PM
Ronnie O'Sullivan and Jimmy White have the same voice. It's unnerving.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 16, 2021, 09:36:20 PM
I like Bingtao and I think he will end up winning a triple crown event at some point but not a chance he beats Higgins tomorrow.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 16, 2021, 11:00:44 PM
I like Bingtao and I think he will end up winning a triple crown event at some point but not a chance he beats Higgins tomorrow.

Yeah Ballrun* was awful and still almost crawled dribbling into the final.



*On this occasion I am using the official World Snooker nickname because it's the only one that sounds more like an insult than a compliment

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: MidnightShambler on January 17, 2021, 12:18:15 AM
Stick me neck out and say Bingtao wins it tomorrow and wins it easy.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 17, 2021, 01:22:38 AM
Would love to see a Bingtao win tomorrow. Feels like it  could go either way. Very high standard these last few matches, I've been loving it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 17, 2021, 07:47:33 PM
Respotted black!

Gwaaaaarn Yan
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 17, 2021, 08:13:23 PM
Higgins was just eyeing up a four-ball plant, balls not in full alignment, the kind of reckless and risky shot you'd have to be mad or a plucky amateur to attempt.

Got the pot! Wow.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on January 17, 2021, 08:20:02 PM
I think they were lined up. Only heard one click. Literally unmissable.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 17, 2021, 09:37:39 PM
Frame 13 down to the black ball, Yan snatches it from right under the nose on Higgins' big gammony face.

Why is no-one else watching this?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 17, 2021, 09:50:57 PM
Imagine Yan playing Ding at poker. The totally unreadable Young Chinese Lad would have Ding's eyelid twitching him into bankruptcy.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on January 17, 2021, 10:22:14 PM
Man it's gonna sting so much if Bingtao loses this from here
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: poo on January 17, 2021, 10:23:32 PM
SCOT POTATO GONE BAD
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 17, 2021, 10:25:26 PM
Higgins was raging at himself like Maguire when he last re-entered the arena.

Cor, Yan is a machine. Not in a bad way like Trump or Selby, in a good way like Marcel Eckhardt.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: poo on January 17, 2021, 10:34:57 PM
OK MAYBE NOT
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 17, 2021, 10:47:23 PM
Foul and a miss from 4mm away? Fuck's sake Riggins.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on January 17, 2021, 10:47:45 PM
Now THAT is a snooker
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 17, 2021, 10:48:53 PM
Absolutely beautiful snooker that. And Yan has retaken control...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on January 17, 2021, 10:57:07 PM
9-8 to Bingtao! Come on you erotic young man
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on January 17, 2021, 11:18:26 PM
not a huge fan of Chinese soft power projects but come on Yan lad
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on January 17, 2021, 11:20:31 PM
I like Hendry. Could Hendry not have kept on playing instead of Higgins? He's only six years older.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on January 17, 2021, 11:22:35 PM
Like the way it sounds like they've chucked the rest down the stairs of a multi-storey car park.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on January 17, 2021, 11:28:34 PM
not a huge fan of Chinese soft power projects but come on Yan lad

What is he bio-engineered or something?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 17, 2021, 11:29:59 PM
GAME OVER

Or maybe not...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on January 17, 2021, 11:31:51 PM
Good fun this
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on January 17, 2021, 11:40:21 PM
I like Bingtao and I think he will end up winning a triple crown event at some point but not a chance he beats Higgins tomorrow.

We’ve had quite enough of experts
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: cacciaguida on January 17, 2021, 11:41:17 PM
Lovely to see this. Really heart-warming stuff
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 17, 2021, 11:41:19 PM
YESSSSSSS. Fucking nice one Yan.

Anyone watching on the BBC? Has John Virgo said "HIS ENGLISH IS IMPROVING" yet?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on January 17, 2021, 11:44:53 PM
Ada tear stuff.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 17, 2021, 11:45:10 PM
2 tickets to Bingtown
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on January 17, 2021, 11:46:46 PM
Christ, Ronnie is miming eating breakfast.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: DocDaneeka on January 17, 2021, 11:47:12 PM
Love it. Also looking forward to seeing how much of a chunker he's gonna be after his twenties.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 17, 2021, 11:48:47 PM
Oh gawd, Ronnie interviewing Yan on Eurosport, complete with miming words and doing a slight Chinese accent. "You phone your family now? You like this trophy?" Even Virgo isn't that Partridge.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on January 17, 2021, 11:49:13 PM
"He's lovely. So innocent"
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 17, 2021, 11:51:07 PM
Careful Ronnie, you'll make Ding jealous.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 17, 2021, 11:56:10 PM
Hahahaha fucking hell Ronnie:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Rjeffrey1872/status/1350953862207823876
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: bgmnts on January 18, 2021, 12:00:44 AM
The Last Temptation of Ronnie.

"What's he gonna do next, the flapping dickey?"

Seriously what the fuck?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 18, 2021, 07:13:56 AM
We’ve had quite enough of experts
Very happy to be proven wrong on this one! The form Higgins was in against Ronnie he would have been unbeatable but he didn’t bring that game to the final thankfully. I think he might have a mental block, 10 years since his last triple crown win.

Bingtao looks a more likely winner of the world title than Ding.

Love the poker Ding v Yan poker analogy haha.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 18, 2021, 07:48:03 AM
Higgins did seem actually genuinely upset to lose

HAHAHAHA Brilliant
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 18, 2021, 08:16:27 AM
Higgins did seem actually genuinely upset to lose

HAHAHAHA Brilliant
He always seems absolutely inconsolably gutted when he loses. I remember him losing to Ronnie once and rather than congratulate him he was almost in tears saying it was "the worst moment of his career".

Great stuff.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on January 18, 2021, 12:59:25 PM
Oh gawd, Ronnie interviewing Yan on Eurosport, complete with miming words and doing a slight Chinese accent. "You phone your family now? You like this trophy?" Even Virgo isn't that Partridge

In all its thankfully very brief glory (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0rPSESUago)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: poo on January 18, 2021, 03:52:31 PM
Jesus
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: notjosh on January 18, 2021, 04:09:33 PM
Haha, made me laugh out loud for the first time in ages. I love that sort of thing. I used to do a stand-up routine about automatically lapsing into broken English when I thought I was talking to a foreign waiter, only to realise he was just as English as I was, at which point I just had to carry on as if that was how I always spoke.

EDIT: Just noticed Ronnie's sign language for feeling good - the dirty bastard.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 18, 2021, 04:10:10 PM
https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,71177.msg3760771.html#msg3760771

Called it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on January 18, 2021, 04:34:36 PM
Colin Murray was well aware of how embarrassing that all was.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 18, 2021, 05:01:16 PM
EDIT: Just noticed Ronnie's sign language for feeling good - the dirty bastard.

Ha! I hadn't noticed that. It gets better the more I watch it.

And he always was a dirty bastard (https://youtu.be/GpaJhRD_Tik)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 18, 2021, 06:48:49 PM
Spiral of decline, as seen through Youtube clip titles

"Ronnie tells ref to get eyes tested"
"Ronnie makes obscene gesture with cue"
"Ronnie farts morbidly on TV"
"Ronnie speaks Engarish to Yan Bingao"
"Ronnie 'livid' with lack of respect shown by WWII veteran"
"Ronnie 'bricks in' Barry Hearn's Aston Martin"
"Those QAnon lot speak sense sometimes, says snooker ace O'Sullivan"
"Why I became a paedo, by disgraced ball potting wizard"
"Ronnie loses 5-4 to Nigel Bond in the Romford Yates Classic"

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: bgmnts on January 26, 2021, 10:27:40 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/55815951
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 26, 2021, 11:57:10 PM
Golf Wales Snooker. Mark Williams will be happy.

German Masters tomorrow ya bastards.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 27, 2021, 02:02:26 PM
Riggins is out with the 'vid:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/55819454
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 27, 2021, 04:57:44 PM
Riggins is out with the 'vid:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/55819454
Probably a fair risk of dying from it as well looking at the state of him.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 29, 2021, 03:48:38 PM
Erotic Ding vs Trump on now. Actually fairly close. Come on Ding lad, don't bottle this.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 29, 2021, 03:55:26 PM
Eye twitch apparent. FFS Ding, go and ask Ronnie for that sports psychologist's number.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 29, 2021, 04:10:47 PM
Eye twitch apparent. FFS Ding, go and ask Ronnie for that sports psychologist's number.
He is probably going to end up being the best player never to win the World Championship. I know White was a lot more flashy but Ding should have won a couple by now really, when his game is on form he's as good as anyone but might have even less bottle than White.

Well, not quite, but still. 
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 31, 2021, 04:29:45 PM
German Masters final on now. Fuck's sake, Lisowski is a frustrating player to watch. Looks like this will be yet another boringly predictable victory for Combing Strategies.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on January 31, 2021, 05:07:52 PM
Trump's dominance outside of triple crown events is becoming Hendry like.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 31, 2021, 07:11:28 PM
Snooker Shootout starts on Thursday. No audience, so no point. What are they gonna do? Pipe in recordings of pissed-up Legend Garys bellowing "BLUUUUUUUUEEEEEE" and "COME ON THE HAIR TRANSPLANT"?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on January 31, 2021, 10:43:02 PM
Could have the other players at the event make up the crowd as they wait for their matches
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on January 31, 2021, 10:58:11 PM
Could have the other players at the event make up the crowd as they wait for their matches

Good call. They could just get Mark Williams and Jackson Page to do it all.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 01, 2021, 08:22:54 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IoxSdN4VHM

I hadn't seen Jimmy's miss against Hendry for a while, I remember it being a harder shot nearer the cushion and also don't remember that he missed it by a fucking mile. Even if that had got in he would have missed a red if he was missing a black off the spot by that much.

Also surprised to see Ronnie in there twice, although he's got himself to so many good situations that his pressure misses stick out. That pink against Selby I will never understand. I would pot that ball 99 times out of 100 and my highest break is 40.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on February 01, 2021, 11:24:10 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IoxSdN4VHM

I hadn't seen Jimmy's miss against Hendry for a while, I remember it being a harder shot nearer the cushion and also don't remember that he missed it by a fucking mile. Even if that had got in he would have missed a red if he was missing a black off the spot by that much.

Also surprised to see Ronnie in there twice, although he's got himself to so many good situations that his pressure misses stick out. That pink against Selby I will never understand. I would pot that ball 99 times out of 100 and my highest break is 40.

Had to slow down that Jimmy White miss. Without looking too closely it does appear to hit off the jaws but that is actually a rebound off top cushion a good inch or two before the pocket onto the jaw.

The missed black for Ken Doherty has probably given him plenty of after-dinner speaking anecdotes at least. That's one I actually (vaguely) remember watching in real time.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 04, 2021, 04:15:31 PM
Snooker Shootout starts on Thursday. No audience, so no point. What are they gonna do? Pipe in recordings of pissed-up Legend Garys bellowing "BLUUUUUUUUEEEEEE"

Watching now. They are actually doing this. Minutes of deathly silence punctuated by a muted recording of a lairy cheer and the occasional BLUUUUUUUUEEEEEE. Wow.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 05, 2021, 08:25:18 AM
Can’t believe they’re actually playing pre-recorded LGs. Amazing.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on February 05, 2021, 01:41:09 PM
Such a grim experience. Desolate, in fact.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 06, 2021, 01:31:26 PM
Canned Gary

Yeah, it feels very wrong watching Jimmy White in the Snooker Shootout without a few dozen Garys bellowing about wigs and hair transplants.

The Snooker Shootout is a guilty pleasure of mine but I'm actually finding it hard to enjoy this year, this is one tournament that really needs the atmosphere.

Maybe I'm wrong here because I haven't counted, but it also seems that fewer big names than normal can be arsed with it this year. Ronnie giving it a miss when he doesn't need the RAAAANKIN' POINTS MATE is no surprise but it looks like a lot of the top 16 are with him. WST should just have postponed it to a time when they can let the crowds in.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on February 06, 2021, 04:27:51 PM
You see the kid yesterday that performed a rap after beating Lisowski? No, that's not made-up.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 06, 2021, 04:46:32 PM
Got a link? I didn't see that but we've discussed Peter Devlin before:

https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,77411.msg4326906.html#msg4326906

As if poor Jack Lisowski needed any more humiliation this season.

I bet Barry Hearn was loving it though. He'd have them all doing victory raps and dances if he could.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on February 06, 2021, 06:13:24 PM
Got a link? I didn't see that but we've discussed Peter Devlin before:

https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,77411.msg4326906.html#msg4326906

As if poor Jack Lisowski needed any more humiliation this season.

I bet Barry Hearn was loving it though. He'd have them all doing victory raps and dances if he could.

https://www.eurosport.co.uk/snooker/shoot-out/2020-2021/snooker-shoot-out-2021-peter-devlin-stuns-ronnie-o-sullivan-and-andy-goldstein-with-impromptu-rap_vid1415497/video.shtml
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 07, 2021, 09:49:07 AM
https://www.eurosport.co.uk/snooker/shoot-out/2020-2021/snooker-shoot-out-2021-peter-devlin-stuns-ronnie-o-sullivan-and-andy-goldstein-with-impromptu-rap_vid1415497/video.shtml
That was almost as painful as watching AIDS vs Bingham.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 07, 2021, 10:51:52 PM
Final day has been pretty entertaining to be fair. Mark Williams went into turbo mode trying to get a century against Thepchaiya Un-Nooh from about 75 with about 30 seconds to spare. Just now he did a Legend Gary Wilson, holding the rest in the air and still got the pot before Ryan Day snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Being a bit of a showman despite no crowds and not having the kids there. Selbeh vs Craig Steadman was close too. Final on now, you've got eight minutes to catch it...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 07, 2021, 11:02:31 PM
Hehehe Selbeh looks well pissed off. Nice one Ryan, the wife/aunt will be proud.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 07, 2021, 11:06:02 PM
Welsh Open next, featuring Stephen Hendry's glorious comeback... or maybe not:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/55954728

Haha n00b... Nah, to be fair the last time Hendry entered a ranking event he probably had to cut out a coupon from the back of Snooker Scene and send it in along with five tokens from promotional packs of Embassy Regals.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 07, 2021, 11:07:49 PM
Be funny if he's just shitting himself and completely regrets ever coming out of retirement. Watch as the excuses get more outlandish.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 08, 2021, 08:05:48 AM
Hendry in 2032 pulling out of the Tesla Pissout: 'the doctors say it is the long covid'
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 09, 2021, 04:52:16 PM
Hehehe Selbeh looks well pissed off. Nice one Ryan, the wife/aunt will be proud.
Best thing about this is that he was on course to beat Hendry's ranking final winning streak record. Kind of want him to win the next one, shootout really shouldn't count but it goes both ways, only had to win a frame to beat that record and now he never will.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on February 15, 2021, 03:48:54 PM
the Welsh Open has started, we've finally escaped Milton Keynes (for a week).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 15, 2021, 03:57:18 PM
It's being shown on the BBC site and BBC Wales as well!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 15, 2021, 07:37:35 PM
Barry Pinches, wow, still alive.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 15, 2021, 07:42:04 PM
Mark 'The 37 year old man from Leicester' just fucked up a 147 break on the pink.

Still have no idea what he was playing at with the position off the blue.

Pinches looks even more like a bumpkin these days, urinating in candy floss machines and tampering with the sights on a carnival stall.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 15, 2021, 11:10:07 PM
Barry Pinches, wow, still alive.

Sadly not the case for Doug Montjoy:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/51946334
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 15, 2021, 11:31:19 PM
Be great if he had switched life as a snooker player to become a miner.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: davebeef2001 on February 16, 2021, 08:57:35 PM
Just turned on the box.
Jings, is that a young Dr No Bingtao is jousting with?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 16, 2021, 09:07:42 PM
Heads up: Yan Bingtao has just won so if you head over to Eurosport you'll see Ronnie O'Sullivan interviewing him. I'm cringing my kidneys out in anticipation.

"You like Wales? Girlfriend give you birthday treat, yes?"

EDIT: Sorry to get your hopes up there. In the end they thought better of letting Ronnie do another interview in the style of a British tourist shouting at a waiter.

Kylo Ren on now
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on February 17, 2021, 02:20:03 AM
Heads up: Yan Bingtao has just won so if you head over to Eurosport you'll see Ronnie O'Sullivan interviewing him. I'm cringing my kidneys out in anticipation.

"You like Wales? Girlfriend give you birthday treat, yes?"

EDIT: Sorry to get your hopes up there. In the end they thought better of letting Ronnie do another interview in the style of a British tourist shouting at a waiter.

Kylo Ren on now
Ronnie still in the tournament so have to hope Jimmy White can knock him out tomorrow and Yan continues to progress.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 17, 2021, 01:04:48 PM
Jimmy White vs Ronnie O'Sullivan up now. Legend Gary vs Pubes Daz.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on February 17, 2021, 01:47:52 PM
Jesus, Jimmy. I don't think the black's quite on its spot... at the top of the table...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 17, 2021, 02:02:49 PM
Sexual Ding gone.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on February 17, 2021, 05:50:28 PM
Sexual Ding gone.
But not forgotten.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2nXhO6WQAAkpwr?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: dr beat on February 17, 2021, 11:42:43 PM
Higgins v Woollaston going down to the wire at the moment.  Edit: Woollaston - what a time to fluke!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on February 18, 2021, 11:55:49 PM
Enjoying Williams v Vafaei.

I like them both. Would go for a Nandos with either of em.

May the best snooker player win the snooker game.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 19, 2021, 12:23:52 PM
Vafaei does seem a lot more smiley than your average cueist. He's no Selbeh, put it that way.

AIDS vs Maguire now. Think AIDS may have lost a little lockdown heft. Just about to take the first frame. Maguire raging from his seat.

Ronjo is playing Ali UKIP Carter later, haha.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 19, 2021, 01:54:35 PM
Hehehe, looks like Selbeh is about to get knocked out by Jordan Brown. 3-1 down and clinging on in a safety battle in frame 5
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on February 19, 2021, 03:09:40 PM

Ali Carter out - with non-Covid related illness. Little gap to the evening match now - once this game finishes.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 19, 2021, 03:24:28 PM
Oh that's a shame, I had been looking forward to watching Ronnie absolutely annihilating the big Brexity meff.

Selbeh still hanging on, 4-3 down to Brown but he ain't going daaaaaahn just yet. Gwaaaaarn the ginger hair island
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 19, 2021, 04:28:36 PM
Black ball final!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 19, 2021, 06:38:07 PM
Black ball final!
Serious bottle job by Selby. Ronnie or Williams it is then.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on February 19, 2021, 06:59:17 PM
What do you think Selby listened to on his journey back home? The obvious choice is Kasabian but I could see him opting for some Hard Fi instead, just to mix things up.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 19, 2021, 07:01:48 PM
Serious bottle job by Selby.

Fucking hilarious wasn't it? Got a chance and blew it.

Bit concerned about Ali Carter. Health problems being "non-covid" would be a good thing for most players but for him it sounds a bit ominous. I'm no fan of Brexit Barley but I do hope it's just flu or something.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on February 19, 2021, 07:57:45 PM
Fucking hilarious wasn't it? Got a chance and blew it.

Wow. I could have potted that black. Fair play to Jarrod. Looks like we are going have the Four Nations represented in the final four.

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 19, 2021, 09:14:15 PM
Williams vs Ford and another one of those situations where the poor ref has to replace a billion reds:

https://youtu.be/54ks4vqtoZ4
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 19, 2021, 09:36:45 PM
What do you think Selby listened to on his journey back home? The obvious choice is Kasabian but I could see him opting for some Hard Fi instead, just to mix things up.

It's The National these days GRANDAD
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 20, 2021, 04:40:18 PM
A 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Jordan Brown and The Angry Scotch Potato is looking even angrier than usual.

Also who let Mike Ehrmantraut become a ref?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 20, 2021, 07:20:57 PM
Ronnie vs Mark Williams up now. Mark has prepared with a breakfast of champions:

(https://iili.io/fjc1ZF.md.jpg)

(https://iili.io/fjchaR.md.jpg)

Gotta love him.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 20, 2021, 08:58:21 PM
LEGEND.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 20, 2021, 09:02:33 PM
No Nando's in Celtic Manor. He must be the only player dying to get back to Milton Keynes.

How the hell does he manage to remain the world's thinnest fat man?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 02:05:10 PM
Jordan Brown 2-0 up against Ronnie now! Gwaaaaarn Jordan, give him a proper Cahilling for us.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 02:22:11 PM
Jordan Brown 2-0 up against Ronnie now! Gwaaaaarn Jordan, give him a proper Cahilling for us.
Jordan already looks like he’s about to shit himself.

9-2
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 02:26:18 PM
Fuckin' 'ell Ronnie. Has he actually woken up yet?

I wouldn't bet against The Ginger Hair Island just yet.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 02:39:28 PM
Fuckin' 'ell Ronnie. Has he actually woken up yet?

I wouldn't bet against The Ginger Hair Island just yet.
Yeah I think Ronnie is in “Jesus Christ I can’t lose to this guy” which is what happened when he lost to Cahill.

Obviously if at any point he starts to play then Ronnie will win but he looks edgy as fuck right now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 03:00:30 PM
The Hair Island From Northern Ireland? Does that work? Fuckit post
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 03:03:14 PM
Yeah I think Ronnie is in “Jesus Christ I can’t lose to this guy” which is what happened when he lost to Cahill.

Totally. He's looking all too aware he's playing the world number 81.

Also Ronjo is 45. Still playing well but he'll be slowing down before too long and we'll probably be seeing a lot more of him in Cahill Panic Mode before he retires. Reckon he'll quit while he's ahead and become a pundit full-time?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 08:18:20 PM
OOOOH DRAMA

Everyone watch this please, it's a cracking match.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 08:24:46 PM
Yeah bit of a bottle job from Ronnie there, really should have stolen that.

Still, Ronnie has won in these positions so many times that you’d think for the last few frames he will handle the pressure better.

I’d fancy his chances more if he was playing someone in the top 16 though, definitely think the fear of losing to such a low ranked player is the only thing that can defeat him now. Brown is handling himself okay but if he was against Trump he would probably have lost by now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on February 21, 2021, 08:38:35 PM
fucking Rob Bonnett and his earnest shite!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 08:50:36 PM
Get on Eurosport, they've got Joe Johnson!

When it comes to escaping snookers it's really not Ronnie's day today. Smacking the balls around like he's in the back room of a working men's club when he was struggling with yet another one, hit the pink and it cost him the frame. Gwaaaaarn Jordan
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 08:52:12 PM
Think Jordan will win this you know, has come through so many tight scrapes this week, it’s meant to be. Plus Ronnie being pure petulant is usually a good sign for his opponent (except against Selby in World Cup semis haha).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 08:56:59 PM
Really wish I'd put a fiver on Brown now, he was 750-1 at the start of the tournament. Also I'm usually good at spotting the signs of an imminent Ronnie meltdown but this time I hadn't twigged that Ronnie was edging into Mad As A Lorry on Mad Frankie Fraser's Mad-o-meter.

This is going to a decider isn't it?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 09:08:51 PM
I would think so.

Commentators made a good point that although he’s not been in a match with this much riding on it, definitely less pressure without the crowd there.

Ken “He’s made a lot of centuries this week, but none better than that little 58”
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 09:21:57 PM
Knew when the commentators were kissing his arse that a miss was coming haha.

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 09:23:35 PM
Amazing how relaxed and how fast Brown is playing, Ronnie laboured in comparison.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 09:28:28 PM
Brown has got a lot of bottle, aye. Nothing To Lose Syndrome?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 09:30:36 PM
Brown has got a lot of bottle, aye. Nothing To Lose Syndrome?
I’ve been most impressed with his safety play. Not many people comprehensively outplay Ronnie in that department.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 09:32:47 PM
He's been great at safety play hasn't he? Where the hell did this guy spring from? He could be about to win more ranking titles than Lisowski here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 09:36:01 PM
He's been great at safety play hasn't he? Where the hell did this guy spring from? He could be about to win more ranking titles than Lisowski here.
Vaguely recognise him but it’s mad that he’s breaking through at 34.

Good break from Ronnie here though, not over yet...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 09:39:02 PM
I know the name and I've seen him make it to the early rounds of ranking tournaments many times before, but this could be up there with Nigel Bond beating Judd Trump in the 2019 UK Championship.

Yep, decider.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 21, 2021, 09:39:52 PM
Wow, going to a decider. Switched over once Ronnie went 6-5 up.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on February 21, 2021, 09:40:19 PM
cracking break this by Ronnie the Runner. Ballymena's most reliable forklift driver gonna have to dig deep to win.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 09:41:00 PM
That was a pretty special break.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 09:47:16 PM
Brave of Ronnie to take that blue on after missing the red by that much.

And by brave I mean stupid.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 09:50:12 PM
Come on Brown, flush him down
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 09:52:16 PM
I think he’s got this you know. Great performance, lack of respect shown by Ronnie taking that blue on will haunt him.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 21, 2021, 09:52:45 PM
The commentator is killing this moment. SHUT THE FUCK UP
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Lost Oliver on February 21, 2021, 09:52:55 PM
"If people in Northern Ireland didn't know who Jordan Brown was before tonight, they still won't know who he is tomorrow."
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 09:55:15 PM
FUCK YEAH!

Nice one Jordan
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on February 21, 2021, 09:55:29 PM
The commentator is killing this moment. SHUT THE FUCK UP

Mrs 7D walked out of the room because of it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 21, 2021, 09:55:37 PM
Oh SHUT THE FUCK UP you pathos masturbating cunt
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 09:56:04 PM
Bless him.

Edit: Brown I mean, Rob Walker can gtf.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on February 21, 2021, 09:56:33 PM
Fantastic stuff by Mr Brown, ALMOST ruined by Rob Walker
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 09:57:05 PM
The commentator is killing this moment. SHUT THE FUCK UP

GET EUROSPORT YOU TWONKS

I like Rob Walker, fight me.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on February 21, 2021, 09:58:38 PM
WHITHER HAZEL IRVINE
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 09:59:32 PM
All those shits at 5:30 in the morning at the petrol station.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 21, 2021, 10:00:10 PM
Everyone working at petrol stations right now must be feeling pretty shit.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 10:01:32 PM
Working in a petrol station means he's probably been in much scarier situations than a ranking event final.

Like hiding from a man banging on the glass doors because someone has just pointed out the chalk penis drawn on his back.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 21, 2021, 10:02:32 PM
Jordan Brown: "According to Michael there are enough supplies here to last three weeks!"
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 10:03:02 PM
Needs a new nickname.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 10:04:10 PM
Fair play to Ronnie, took that pretty well.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 10:04:11 PM
Needs a new nickname.

"The Antrim Ferrari"

More like The Japanese Mercedes.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 21, 2021, 10:05:03 PM
Couple of shots reminded me of when AIDS won the World title. The cue action just looked like it wasn't gonna crack today.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 10:07:04 PM
This carpet is pure Wetherspoons.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 21, 2021, 10:07:09 PM
Ken Doherty has just claimed that maybe one day Jordan Brown could own a petrol station.

"Wouldn't that be something?"

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQHww-WjBgERpFISlXSHdTS8k_sMrcD3kmeog&usqp=CAU)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 21, 2021, 10:07:13 PM
Couple of shots reminded me of when AIDS won the World title. The cue action just looked like it wasn't gonna crack today.
Saw AIDS revealing that he didn’t actually ask Maguire to have a frame docked. I’m sure if I’d been accused of something I hadn’t done I would also wait 17 years before revealing that there’d been a mistake.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: AllisonSays on February 21, 2021, 10:12:08 PM
The 'Antrim Ferrari' and Ken's witticism about owning a petrol station had me rolling in the aisles here. He could've gone for the Ballymena Bugati!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 10:13:42 PM
Next up: The Cazoo Players Championship!

The Cazoo Players Championship

The. Cazoo. Players. Championship.

Yes, really. (https://wst.tv/tournaments/players-championship-2020/)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 21, 2021, 11:15:41 PM
Jordan Brown pots balls for fun
Fuck my life, he just beat Ron
Just for a day, seems he's ok
Night on the town with Jordan Brown

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 21, 2021, 11:23:44 PM
Jordan Brown, texture like baize
Balls go down, ref is amazed
Throughout each frame
Has perfect aim
Ron's going down, 'gainst Jordan Brown
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Lost Oliver on February 22, 2021, 11:48:23 AM
Every frame
Just like the last
In the balls, no need for a rerack

Throughout the match
Powered by petrol
Never a frown (unless it's a 5.30 start)
With Jordan Brown
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 22, 2021, 12:34:06 PM
The Cazoo Players Championship is being shown on ITV4 btw. Ding and Ronnie will be going at it at 8pm tomorrow:

http://www.snooker.org/res/index.asp?event=1096

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 22, 2021, 11:15:43 PM
Stuart Bingham has grown more bulbous over lockdown. Starting to trouble the seams of his shiny suit. Fair play to him though, that was a cracking performance and a well-deserved victory over Combing Strategies in the Kazoo.

Kylo Ren also safely through after seeing off Ryan Day.

The Ding-Ronnie bromance continues tomorrow!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on February 22, 2021, 11:24:49 PM
absolutely loving the era of chain-snookering
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 22, 2021, 11:38:35 PM
Great innit? No amount of snooker is too much snooker. I can't get enough. They should just lock all the players in the Marshall Arena and throw away the key.

Bit worried about the World Championship though. Looks like audiences won't be allowed in until May and I've got tickets for April. I hope Covid fucks off before then or the whole thing is postponed.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on February 23, 2021, 01:12:46 PM
Crikey, look at Robbo's perm
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 23, 2021, 07:16:36 PM
Ding and Ronnie on now. Ding 60 points ahead in frame 1 but Ronnie is being weird and "getting in some table time" all the same. Oh Ronnie, how could you do that to your beloved Ding?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 23, 2021, 07:47:30 PM
Ding looking a bit more youthful and even cuter than normal. Has he been at the youth serum? Or has he painted a self-portrait and stored it in his attic?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on February 23, 2021, 09:13:36 PM
i like the high corner angle they're using on this broadcast. on the other hand the table is so bright i've had to turn my contrast down.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 23, 2021, 09:19:22 PM
Crikey, look at Robbo's perm

Forgot his GHDs again?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on February 23, 2021, 09:58:20 PM
I prefer his chrysanthemum look.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on February 23, 2021, 10:09:30 PM
not seen a rest thrown like that since I was playing at 3am in the Rainbow in Manchester
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 23, 2021, 10:15:26 PM
Decider! Ding and Ronnie are inseparable

"He could tickle him behind the brown"
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: petrilTanaka on February 24, 2021, 09:46:09 AM
absolutely loving the era of chain-snookering

tactical safety play > breaks for me every time. especially when it's the snookers required stage
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 24, 2021, 04:27:57 PM
Never mind Jordan, you'll always have your memories:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/56186685
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on February 24, 2021, 07:31:06 PM
There's something so funny about Barry Hawkins.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on February 24, 2021, 07:33:28 PM
rival UPVC barons do battle in Bingham v Hawkins
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 24, 2021, 07:47:31 PM
Fucksake, why are we getting The Battle of the Baldists when we could be getting GHDs vs The Kitten From Kettering? No hair on this table, a fuckton of peroxide on the other.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 24, 2021, 10:52:08 PM
My mistake- The Battle of the Blonds is tomorrow afternoon. Will be happy whoever wins that.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on February 25, 2021, 02:35:20 PM
Yung Kyren is looking good against a very fluffy Neil Robertson this afternoon.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 25, 2021, 02:42:55 PM
I am liking Robbo's big sproingy au naturel barnet. He looks like a lion. It must have been murder to straighten all that every day. Nah, fuck that, best to just embrace it Robbo, good on ya.

Kylo Ren looking sharp and very relaxed.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 25, 2021, 07:30:01 PM
Missed all this, what tournament is on now? Sounds big. Worlds?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 25, 2021, 07:35:14 PM
Kazoo Players Championship.


ITV4. Ronnie vs Lebowski on now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on February 26, 2021, 03:31:51 PM
Higgins 12-0 in Frames from his first two matches. Selby not even totalling double-digit points in total today.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 26, 2021, 05:21:29 PM
Higgins 12-0 in Frames from his first two matches. Selby not even totalling double-digit points in total today.
Thank goodness he has his jestering career to fall back on.

(https://metro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/GettyImages-1177672317.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&zoom=1&resize=644%2C428)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on February 26, 2021, 07:52:03 PM
Barry Hawkins going loco against Ronsworth Of Snookershire here, 3-0 up in no time at all.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 26, 2021, 08:31:06 PM
Barry Hawkins going loco against Ronsworth Of Snookershire here, 3-0 up in no time at all.

Bawkins
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 26, 2021, 09:38:28 PM
Barry Hawkins going loco against Ronsworth Of Snookershire here, 3-0 up in no time at all.

Spoke too soon. Bawkins not out yet though. Gwaaarn the 2mm long hair island.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 26, 2021, 09:54:34 PM
I do like Bawkins' poise. I always forget he exists but then when I watch him play I enjoy it.

Ronjo slipping into Petulant Child Mode here, this ain't over yet.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: MidnightShambler on February 26, 2021, 11:54:22 PM
Hendry needs to come back soon and beat people just to give Ronnie a hard on. It’s too easy for him.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 26, 2021, 11:57:31 PM
Hendry making his return on the 1st of March at the Milton Keynes Gibraltar Open:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/56092494

Must've had a simpler online registration system.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: MidnightShambler on February 27, 2021, 12:00:07 AM
Hendry making his return at the Milton Keynes Gibraltar Open:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/56092494

Must've had a simpler online registration system.

Haha yeah it was a weird reason for not playing! Maybe he couldn’t stand the thought of playing people like Bingham who he was destroying even when he’d completely gone and attempting to take it seriously!!!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: MidnightShambler on February 27, 2021, 12:01:07 AM
Should just put Ronnie and Hendry in every final from now til the end of the season, you’d actually see some proper match play
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 27, 2021, 07:49:33 PM
Riggins looking unstoppable right now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 27, 2021, 08:26:47 PM
Higgins has switched on god mode, the filthy cheat.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 27, 2021, 08:27:09 PM
Highest breaks this match:

Riggins: 108
Kylo: 1

The Kitten From Kettering has barely left his seat. His arse must be as numb as Selby celebrating a lottery win.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on February 27, 2021, 08:39:51 PM
Highest breaks this match:

Riggins: 108
Kylo: 1

The Kitten From Kettering has barely left his seat. His arse must be as numb as Selby celebrating a lottery win.

Jordan Brown must have felt just a tad embarrassed to lose 6-0 against Higgins. Now seems like he gave him a much stronger challenge than Wilson and Selby.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 27, 2021, 08:59:48 PM
Bizarre shot from Kyren to leave the first red of this break from Higgins, literally the only shot he could have played that would have left a pot and easy position to get on the black, with Higgins needing all blacks.

The shot of a man who is terrified.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 28, 2021, 10:08:11 AM
Higgins has to be favourite today on the form he has been showing recently. Ronnie was playing great the last time they played a month ago and still lost 6-3. Ronnie isn't playing anywhere near to how he was at the Masters whereas Higgins if anything has gone up another level.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on February 28, 2021, 02:15:54 PM
Higgins has to be favourite today on the form he has been showing recently. Ronnie was playing great the last time they played a month ago and still lost 6-3. Ronnie isn't playing anywhere near to how he was at the Masters whereas Higgins if anything has gone up another level.

he's absolutely marmalising Rontron here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on February 28, 2021, 02:27:44 PM
he's absolutely marmalising Rontron here.
Not in the least bit surprising either. If this minor change to his cue action had happened in the 90s he would have won about 20 world titles, looks fucking unbeatable.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 28, 2021, 02:51:48 PM
What the eff is going on here? Has Higgins taken some magic snooker pills or something?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 28, 2021, 04:36:12 PM
148 break from Ronnie, heheh, nice.

Higgins only looking marginally less unstoppable though.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on February 28, 2021, 07:47:56 PM
that mauling of Selby by Riggins was the lowest a player has ever scored in a pro best-of-11 game.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 28, 2021, 07:50:22 PM
Ronnie "only" got a break of 144 as he didn't actually pot a ball to score those 4 extra points, still the high break of the tournament though.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on February 28, 2021, 08:38:11 PM
That's that then. Nice one Gammon-chin.

"Gibraltar" Open tomorrow with the return of Sproutface's dad Stephen Hendry.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on February 28, 2021, 10:54:29 PM
That's that then. Nice one Gammon-chin.

"Gibraltar" Open tomorrow with the return of Sproutface's dad Stephen Hendry.

I did my first ever prediction bracket on snooker.org for that. Have Higgins over Bingo in the final and Hendry to go out in Rd 2 against Hawkins.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on March 01, 2021, 04:05:52 PM
Good game in the battle of the Chinese. Had to have the most imposing referee on hand to tell off Si Juan Hui; with his young innocent slender frame and a busted eye for not wearing a bow-tie. Was quite the image.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 02, 2021, 06:43:11 PM
Which craft beer taproom was this ref working at before lockdown?

Hendry vs Selt up next!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 02, 2021, 07:11:34 PM
"Foul and a miss. Matthew Selt four."

Not what Hendry wanted for the very first shot of his glorious comeback, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 02, 2021, 07:28:41 PM
Mark Williams being very sporting on Twitter:

(https://iili.io/fmZsqX.md.jpg)

Ahahahahaha I loves him I do
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 02, 2021, 07:30:02 PM
in the top 100 of the snooker.org predictions (out of 645 i think). sadly Riggins pulling out has arsed up that part of the draw.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 02, 2021, 07:36:19 PM
I see Ronjo has also pulled out and won't be facing Ali UKIP Carter in the first round. Wouldn't it be hilarious if Brexit Nathan Barley went on to win?

Answer: No, it wouldn't.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 02, 2021, 07:45:47 PM
good break for Hendry in frame 2 there. maybe he is back!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 02, 2021, 08:50:15 PM
good break for Hendry in frame 2 there. maybe he is back!

lol spoke too soon
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on March 02, 2021, 10:31:40 PM
He looked as nervous as Jimmy White in a 90s world final.

Good century though.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 03, 2021, 08:18:59 PM
"One thing Robertson hasn't got to worry about is baldness. Got a fine head of hair."

Fucking hell Dave Hendon, since when were you a CaBber?

Robbo looks like he may have ditched the GHDs for good. Letting the ginger shine through too, good lad.

Loving Lei Peifan's style. Sparkly wingtips on his collar. I bet Marco Fu is well jel.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: dr beat on March 05, 2021, 05:28:05 PM
Freetown rocked in Sierra Leone
When Elliott Slessor danced his way to the throne
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 06, 2021, 04:32:29 PM
Just watching AIDS lose to Anthony Hamilton on the Eurosport app. AIDS has had the clippers out... is that a HAAAAAIIIIR I lIIISLAAAAND developing there?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 06, 2021, 04:45:53 PM
Louis Theroux is making a three-part documentary series about the dark side of snooker:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/louis-theroux-delves-dark-world-23601724

Quote
Louis Theroux will be exploring the world of snooker in an upcoming documentary on BBC Two, called Gods of Snooker.

He will present the series as well as working as executive producer, meeting some of the greatest snooker players of all time, including Steve Davis, Cliff Thorburn and Ray Reardon.

Also starring in the documentary is Jimmy White, who became addicted to crack cocaine and gambling.

Sounds great, looking forward to it.

Quote
* This story has been amended after publication to correct spelling of names and to remove the claim that Jimmy White won the world championship.

Hahahaha
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on March 06, 2021, 09:27:33 PM
Hahahaha amazing.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 07, 2021, 08:42:07 PM
Watching Lisowski bottle it against Combing Strategies in the Gibraltar Open final.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 07, 2021, 11:47:02 PM
Does he ever beat Strategies?

It feels like the Sharapova vs Williams rivalry tbh
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 07, 2021, 11:49:53 PM
Has anyone got further up the rankings than Lisowski without winning a single title? He's a talented player and a great bunch of lads but Christ is he frustrating to watch.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on March 08, 2021, 09:48:01 AM
Fucking hell, ranking event final is a best of 7? Fucking hell.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on March 08, 2021, 09:49:11 AM
Does he ever beat Strategies?

It feels like the Sharapova vs Williams rivalry tbh
That was my feeling as well but apparently Trump is only ahead 10-8.

Trump has won every final though.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on March 08, 2021, 10:12:58 AM
Has anyone got further up the rankings than Lisowski without winning a single title?

Kirk Stevens got up to number 4 and never won a ranking tournament. More recently David Gilbert also got up to number ten and still hasn't won a title.

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on March 08, 2021, 10:15:45 AM
Kirk Stevens got up to number 4 and never won a ranking tournament. More recently David Gilbert also got up to number ten and still hasn't won a title.
I bet neither of them lost 7 ranking finals though!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on March 08, 2021, 10:17:11 AM
He's lost more ranking finals than the combined total of Ronnie O'Sullivan and Jimmy White's world titles.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 10, 2021, 01:59:18 PM
Reanne Evans and Ng On-yee go pro:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/56318392
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 14, 2021, 10:22:04 AM
Crucible to allow audiences in:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/56378289

Got tickets but I'm in Scotland and I doubt "watching live snooker" would count as essential travel. And all the pubs and restaurants will only be serving customers outdoors, and there will be no chance of a snooker safari at the Mercure bar. Might have to sack it off again.

Plenty of tickets left though so if you actually live in Sheffield you can fill yer boots!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 14, 2021, 05:50:13 PM
tempted to get tickets. money a bit tight atm but bang into snooker at the mo.

noteworthy that Eden Sharav (Israel) and Sohail Vahedi (Iran) due to play this evening. Wonder if that will happen.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 14, 2021, 06:38:06 PM
noteworthy that Eden Sharav (Israel) and Sohail Vahedi (Iran) due to play this evening. Wonder if that will happen.

Where?

Sorry, haven't watched any snooker in days and getting withdrawal symptoms.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 14, 2021, 06:49:10 PM
Where?

Sorry, haven't watched any snooker in days and getting withdrawal symptoms.

it's in the WST Pro Series, I think you can watch it on matchroom snooker?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 14, 2021, 07:44:19 PM
Ah, Bazzavision, thanks.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 15, 2021, 11:36:19 AM
some wag is streaming Bazzavision today, Ronnie O'Snookervan is on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRCRUPYyfK0
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 15, 2021, 12:25:53 PM
some wag is streaming Bazzavision today, Ronnie O'Snookervan is on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRCRUPYyfK0

Bazzavision is free to watch anyway:

https://matchroom.live/home

I'm really not secretly Barry Hearn, honest.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 15, 2021, 12:28:27 PM
i just have this thing about signing up for loads of fucking accounts.

anyway Ronnie played like biz against Hancorn, the final shot he played (routine safety escape, table length, one ball between only partially-obscuring target halfway up table) was so shit (half ball into obstacle ball).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 15, 2021, 01:36:52 PM
That is also a very handy link, will work nicely with the YouTube app on my Xbox, much less of a faff than trying to watch Bazzavision in the browser, so cheers.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 22, 2021, 02:58:52 PM
back on ITV with the Tour Championship, the last proper event before the World Championship (there's another league style thing but cba with that). Higgins vs. O'Sullivan in the QF (only an 8 person tournament) has been really good quality so far. 3-3 imminent.

the WC draw (and the qualifiers) taking shape too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_World_Snooker_Championship
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 22, 2021, 03:43:21 PM
glimpse of the real Ron there, 5-3 up at session end.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on March 22, 2021, 06:01:40 PM
glimpse of the real Ron there, 5-3 up at session end.
Ronnie hasn't won a long match since the World Championship and Higgins has been in god mode recently. Might stick a couple of quid on John.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 22, 2021, 08:51:13 PM
Ronnie hasn't won a long match since the World Championship and Higgins has been in god mode recently. Might stick a couple of quid on John.

how's your luck </ken doherty voice>
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on March 22, 2021, 10:33:28 PM
This is why I don't often bet.

Glad John's snooker elixir has expired at least.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 22, 2021, 10:38:32 PM
BIG RON
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 23, 2021, 01:45:18 PM
Just transferred my World Championship tickets to 2022. Was due to be going before the Scottish travel ban was lifted so attending just wasn't a possibility :(

Wondering if this means John Higgins, Anthony McGill etc will be at a bit of a disadvantage with fewer Scots among the crowd...

Think there'll be a very limited crowd there too. I think the tickets were sold with social distancing in mind, with the seats being made available in bubbles of 1-4, but over at https://www.cruciblesnooker.com/ there's a big fat UNAVAILABLE next to every match when previously some matches still had tickets available. The email I got from Sheffield Theatres gave me three options: a full refund, transferring my tickets to 2022, or entering a draw to attend the 2021 tournament, with the offer of a refund or a transfer if I didn't get in. Looks like there won't be many fans left attending!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 23, 2021, 01:58:57 PM
I didn't get tickets in the end as I'm moving during the tournament and there's always hidden costs. Going to get on for next year. Hope they're screening qualifiers like last year, have gone, err, potty for snooker of late.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 23, 2021, 02:10:59 PM
I'd bloody love to go to the qualifiers, it sounds like a top day out.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on March 24, 2021, 01:02:43 PM
The tour championship is on now dudes. Just starting the quarter final between Selby and Kylo. Best of 19s! Played to a finish this evening. It's on ITV4.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Old Thrashbarg on March 24, 2021, 01:45:48 PM
Stephen Hendry vs Jimmy White in the final first round of the qualifiers. Fully expecting White to go 5-0 up then lose 6-5.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on March 24, 2021, 01:50:17 PM
Last time they played, in the World Seniors, Jimmy thrashed him and went on to win the tournament. Looking forward to that one!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 24, 2021, 02:22:42 PM
BROKE: "Jimmy v Hendry in the first round of the quals!"
WOKE: "O'Brien v Quinn in the battle for who is the best Fergal in snooker this year!"
BESPOKE: "Hope Reanne Evans wins two matches so she can have a real test of mettle against Graeme Dott."

(quite pleased with that draw, actually, neither Jim or Hendry will get past Zhou in Q3 though)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 24, 2021, 05:44:57 PM
just got a full dayer for UK Champs in Nov. £18 with all the add-ons. Probably end up seeing a deathless scrap between Gerard Greene and Stephen Maguire but still.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 24, 2021, 05:48:32 PM
just got a full dayer for UK Champs in Nov. £18 with all the add-ons. Probably end up seeing a deathless scrap between Gerard Greene and Stephen Maguire but still.

You see, that's good value. I was invited to a 2hr show by Test Match Special in November and that was £31.75 exc. booking. There is no fucking way I'm bothering with that.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 24, 2021, 06:09:42 PM
Are the qualifiers being televised anywhere?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 24, 2021, 06:18:29 PM
You see, that's good value. I was invited to a 2hr show by Test Match Special in November and that was £31.75 exc. booking. There is no fucking way I'm bothering with that.

you have to switch the ticket for an early bird in the basket, but a full day at full price is the same price as that TMS thing.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on March 24, 2021, 07:05:18 PM
What's going on with Clive Everton now? I've not heard him commentate on an ITV event for ages. I'm guessing he's completely moribund these days.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 24, 2021, 07:06:38 PM
Are the qualifiers being televised anywhere?

bloke on reddit says eurosport.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: petrilTanaka on March 24, 2021, 10:16:58 PM
What's going on with Clive Everton now? I've not heard him commentate on an ITV event for ages. I'm guessing he's completely moribund these days.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Everton
Quote
In keeping with his traditional style, Everton always refers to snooker players by their surnames

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/87t0UkFJzHw/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 25, 2021, 07:50:00 PM
Big Boy Barry Hawkins pasting the Judderman all around Newport here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 26, 2021, 03:12:20 PM
realised who Neil Robertson reminds me of with his new hair: Billy Bleach from the Fast Show.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 26, 2021, 03:31:19 PM
realised who Neil Robertson reminds me of with his new hair: Billy Bleach from the Fast Show.

AHAHAHAHAHAH! Still think he looks much better au naturel though.

Watching Robbo vs Selbo now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Johnny Textface on March 27, 2021, 09:00:54 AM
If Neil Robertson plays like that in the final I can't see anyone beating him. Could be a classic if Ronnie gets through today.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on March 27, 2021, 07:47:02 PM
If Neil Robertson plays like that in the final I can't see anyone beating him. Could be a classic if Ronnie gets through today.
I feel like he has a habit of dropping his level when he gets to finals, haven’t checked the stats though.

Edit: actually he’s done alright, 19 wins and 12 losses in ranking finals which is good. He’s lost a couple of masters finals, probably what I’m thinking of.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 27, 2021, 08:40:30 PM
Gwaaaaaarn Bawkins and your 3mm hair island

Always assumed he was fairly tall but seeing him standing next to Ronjo he looked so smol. That's what excellent swagger and poise does for a man I guess. Whatevs, it's certainly getting him through this match.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: The Culture Bunker on March 27, 2021, 09:20:47 PM
Thought Hawkins was cruising to victory, but missed an easy red to offer O'Sullivan a way back in there.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 27, 2021, 09:24:11 PM
Thought Hawkins was cruising to victory, but missed an easy red to offer O'Sullivan a way back in there.

Yeah, interesting frame, this. Interesting match shaping up to get a bit tense.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 27, 2021, 09:28:59 PM
"...but the black has stayed out..."

Nope, this ain't over yet.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: The Culture Bunker on March 27, 2021, 09:35:21 PM
I don't know a lot about snooker, in honesty, but it's amazing how O'Sullivan looked completely beaten not that long ago, and has now somehow entered the zone to drag himself back into contention.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 27, 2021, 09:44:47 PM
Ronjo on the warpath now. Decider?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 27, 2021, 10:00:27 PM
Decider?

DECIDER!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: The Culture Bunker on March 27, 2021, 10:05:53 PM
Just shows, all it took was missing what seemed an easy red and O'Sullivan thought "oh, well, fuck it, might as well". Narrow margins and all.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 27, 2021, 10:11:59 PM
Oh this is going down to the WIRE
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 27, 2021, 10:14:31 PM
Wanna see Ronjo triumph now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 27, 2021, 10:26:29 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSS

All-Australian final
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 27, 2021, 10:55:46 PM
Obligatory:

https://youtu.be/RNlT4ssIi8A
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on March 27, 2021, 11:10:38 PM
Blorkins why...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 28, 2021, 12:05:59 AM
Obligatory:

https://youtu.be/RNlT4ssIi8A

Hahahaha I have never seen that before

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 28, 2021, 12:07:14 AM
Quote
O'Sullivan never looked back and said he enjoyed the Celtic Manor venue more than what he called "a Category A prison" base in Milton Keynes.

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 28, 2021, 12:16:04 AM
Yes, he was just on ITV4 going on about how he'd spent too much time visiting Category A prisons already. Oooofff.

No RAAANKIN' POINTS MAAAATE to be had tomorrow though.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on March 28, 2021, 02:26:51 PM
No RAAANKIN' POINTS MAAAATE to be had tomorrow though.
It's a ranking event.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 28, 2021, 08:01:14 PM
"He's from the state of Victoria, and now he's moving towards Victory."

Yep, Phil Yates is back.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 28, 2021, 08:17:51 PM
so is Crap At Finals O'Sullivan! is it just me or is his break steadily becoming awful?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 28, 2021, 09:10:17 PM
That was one hell of a fluke.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: OpenMikeKnight on March 28, 2021, 09:18:50 PM
"He's from the state of Victoria, and now he's moving towards Victory."


Yep, Phil Yates is back.

He's particularly shit. Ever seen this?
https://youtu.be/_5rt75BbaqY
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 28, 2021, 09:25:16 PM
Robbo's blue pants. Reckon they're Aussiebum? I bet they are.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 28, 2021, 09:30:37 PM
He's particularly shit. Ever seen this?
https://youtu.be/_5rt75BbaqY

Pfffffttt, you think that's bad?

https://mobile.twitter.com/neil_treacy/status/1122231894035378181
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on March 28, 2021, 09:35:37 PM
so is Crap At Finals O'Sullivan! is it just me or is his break steadily becoming awful?
How many finals in a row is that he’s lost now? It’s getting Jimmy Whitesque.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 28, 2021, 10:04:19 PM
How many finals in a row is that he’s lost now? It’s getting Jimmy Whitesque.

5 in a row, all this season, last final he won was the World Champs.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on March 28, 2021, 11:29:16 PM
5 in a row, all this season, last final he won was the World Champs.
From memory I think the first two were to Trump, at that point was looking like it was maybe a mental block against Trump but if you add Higgins, Robertson and the guy who I can’t quite remember his name it was that much of a shock (Jordan someone?) then it’s becoming a big problem for him.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 28, 2021, 11:41:45 PM
From memory I think the first two were to Trump, at that point was looking like it was maybe a mental block against Trump but if you add Higgins, Robertson and the guy who I can’t quite remember his name it was that much of a shock (Jordan someone?) then it’s becoming a big problem for him.

Norn Open - vs. Trump (9-7)
Scottish Open - vs. Selby (9-3)
Welsh Open - vs. Jordan Brown (9-8)
Players Championship - vs. Higgins (10-3)
Tour Championship - vs. Robertson (10-4)

I've seen the best part of all of those matches and he played some fairly abysmal snooker in patches. Aggressive but uncommitted. Sure, Higgins and Robbo ate up mistakes like ruthless pros, but generally seen a lowering of his standards. The nadir was the WST Pro event where he lost 6 out of 7 (including losing a frame because he was late - he won that match). I think it might be lockdown bollocks as much as anything - he was flat and unshaven and generally looked like he'd rather be elsewhere the last few weeks.

Still would have him as likely to make the WC final.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on March 28, 2021, 11:45:33 PM
If he gets a good draw he would make the final with his C game but he has been so inconsistent this season that I think he’d lose as soon as he was up against a Selby, Trump, Higgins or Robertson.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 29, 2021, 12:19:34 AM
Or a Cahill.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: OpenMikeKnight on March 29, 2021, 12:41:42 AM
Pfffffttt, you think that's bad?

https://mobile.twitter.com/neil_treacy/status/1122231894035378181

Christ! I might soon get to the point where he has stopped annoying me and I instead find him funny.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on March 29, 2021, 12:42:10 AM
Won't be having any bad words said about Phil Yates thank you very much.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on March 30, 2021, 11:51:51 AM
Was Phil Y the commentator who said something about Neil R's shot being “as golden as his hair” sometime during this tournament?
Loved that.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 30, 2021, 02:37:56 PM
if I could pick one from Phil Yates or Rob BBC Earnestman to jettison on an orbit around the sun it would be the latter
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 30, 2021, 02:57:17 PM
Just thinking about his arselicking and narrative scaping  homilies makes me shudder, utter cunt.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 30, 2021, 05:14:39 PM
Are the qualifiers being televised anywhere?

bloke on reddit says eurosport.

Belated cheers for that. Just got some Bazzamail with more details for how non-Eurosport subscribers can watch for free elsewhere:

https://wst.tv/judgement-day-to-be-broadcast-on-facebook-live-and-youtube/
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on March 30, 2021, 05:27:12 PM
Louis Theroux is making a three-part documentary series about the dark side of snooker:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/louis-theroux-delves-dark-world-23601724

Heheheheh:

https://twitter.com/Aiannucci/status/1369377938106384399

Mark and Armando not snooker fans then, I take it? Ah it's no loss.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on March 30, 2021, 06:39:09 PM
Belated cheers for that. Just got some Bazzamail with more details for how non-Eurosport subscribers can watch for free elsewhere:

https://wst.tv/judgement-day-to-be-broadcast-on-facebook-live-and-youtube/

I wanted all of it, from Sohail Vahedi vs Julian Leclerq to the eventual haggard push over the line for Graeme Dott.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 05, 2021, 03:19:57 PM
WC Qualifiers began this morning. Andy Hicks through against Reanne Evans. Wins for Lines Junior, Zhao Jianbo, Fan Zhengyi, and a walkover for David Lilley.

Jimmy v Hendry redux is on Bazzavision tonight.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 05, 2021, 03:25:42 PM
Jimmy Hendrux
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 05, 2021, 05:03:01 PM
nice li'l link for the matches being played, click snooker on the tab
https://ezlive.bet/stream/player/player.aspx
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 05, 2021, 05:27:39 PM
Barry Pinches' Crucible Dream ended 6-0. I watched a bit of him and he looked like disgraced farmer Tony Martin.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 05, 2021, 05:36:00 PM
Who is playing on the other table?

It is I, LeClerqc
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Dusty Substance on April 05, 2021, 05:51:46 PM


Jimmy v Hendry redux is on Bazzavision tonight.

Forgive my Luddite ignorance, but what's Bazzavision? I'm very keen to watch the Jimmy/Hendry match.

Cheers.

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 05, 2021, 06:01:25 PM
Forgive my Luddite ignorance, but what's Bazzavision? I'm very keen to watch the Jimmy/Hendry match.

Cheers.

https://matchroom.live/home

Barry Hearn's thing, hence the name. If you don't want to register there's a chance someone might be streaming the content on YouTube, try searching around break-off time for that.

Rough guide to break-off times:

http://www.snooker.org
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 05, 2021, 06:01:56 PM
Matchroom.live

I don't think you have to pay, just register

also reddit snooker usually has a streaming link
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 05, 2021, 06:41:34 PM
just went below the line on snooker.org, some right sorts in there.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 05, 2021, 07:01:38 PM
Ha, I didn't even know a site as 90's-looking as snooker.org even accepted btl comments.

Snooker Island is the main snooker forum isn't it? I don't go there either. Not enough photos of Ding pretending to eat pies. I prefer it here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 05, 2021, 07:03:06 PM
Oh yes, and the qualifiers are on Eurosport too.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 05, 2021, 08:02:35 PM
Hendry vs White on NOW
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on April 05, 2021, 08:19:36 PM
It’s on the Eurosport Player too. I got a Black Friday deal but I think the normal prices are pretty reasonable. Well worth it for any snooker fan anyway.

This match has been abysmal so far. I love it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 05, 2021, 08:24:58 PM
This match has been abysmal so far. I love it.

yeah, proper 3 pint feel to it, a scrap for all time
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 05, 2021, 08:40:27 PM
Yeah, proper World Seniors level stuff here. Strangely mesmerising stuff though.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Dusty Substance on April 05, 2021, 09:39:55 PM
https://matchroom.live/home

Barry Hearn's thing, hence the name. If you don't want to register there's a chance someone might be streaming the content on YouTube, try searching around break-off time for that.

Rough guide to break-off times:

http://www.snooker.org

Nice one - I've registered but work out where the live match is!

I'll have search around on YT for a stream.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on April 05, 2021, 09:51:29 PM
So what was a watching on Freesport ealrier? Mark Williams was playing. Saw Robertson's sweet hair.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 05, 2021, 10:45:43 PM
James Cahill is through to round two. Gwarrrrn you swaggering Blackpool embryo, you're my sporting hero you are, please don't be a one hit wonder.

Still watching White vs Hendry. The standard is total shit. Amusingly so. I'm loving it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Albert Soviets on April 05, 2021, 11:12:49 PM
Fuck's sake, Jimmy. :(
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Dusty Substance on April 05, 2021, 11:13:31 PM


Still watching White vs Hendry. The standard is total shit. Amusingly so. I'm loving it.

Two decent-ish frames so far but, yeah, kind of embarrassing watching these former giants playing like amateurs.

Fuck's sake, Jimmy. :(

That foul on the pink :(

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: DocDaneeka on April 05, 2021, 11:37:11 PM
Both of them should be retired... From life!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on April 05, 2021, 11:45:21 PM
Can’t understand why anyone would want to watch it to be honest. I don’t want to see either of them being embarrassingly shit, it’s not dignified
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 05, 2021, 11:46:05 PM
Oh thank FUCK that's over...

Hope Hendo makes it to the third round and gets knocked out by Aaron Hill or someone.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Dusty Substance on April 05, 2021, 11:55:19 PM
Can’t understand why anyone would want to watch it to be honest. I don’t want to see either of them being embarrassingly shit, it’s not dignified

I know what you mean, but it's not about this match, it's about all the history the two of them have.

Like when Obi-Wan fought Vader at the end of Episode IV - It's not about the choreographed gymnastics of Episode III, it's two old men battling it out.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 06, 2021, 01:21:50 AM
Well it was fun. Horrible quality but some competitive frames. Contrasting steals by Hendry proved to be the difference. One with a highest break of seven and a snooker required on the pink. Excellent 60 odd clearance when White.

Thought Verhaini, a guy I just like had it wrapped up against Leclerq but a great comeback.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on April 06, 2021, 09:08:23 AM
Back to Q school for White, the ultimate ignominy. Reann knocked out in 1st qualifier. Snooker becoming a hegemony,
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 06, 2021, 10:28:11 AM
there's a 15 year old from Ukraine on today - Iulian Boiko - he's level at 1-1 with Jamie Clarke. Quite a few non-traditional snooker nations up today - France, Brazil, Pakistan. Rebecca Kenna plays tonight.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 06, 2021, 10:30:57 AM
this vid of Vahedi at the end of his 6-5 loss from 5-2 up is desolate
https://twitter.com/147Magtr/status/1379133745442226179
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 06, 2021, 11:41:17 AM
Oh thank FUCK that's over...

Hope Hendo makes it to the third round and gets knocked out by Aaron Hill or someone.
Nah he needs to make the crucible. If he thought losing 13-4 to Maguire was bad, imagine losing 10-0 to Barry Hawkins.

Feel like he spent years away watching Williams, Higgins and Ronnie winning everything thinking “if they can do it, so can I!”.

Which is funny because he can’t.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 06, 2021, 05:55:34 PM
watching Rory McLeod (now representing Jamaica) vs. French amateur Brian Ochioski. The wily vet McLeod went 4-0 up but it is now 4-3.

if you follow this account he has all the games streaming through links you can put into VLC: https://twitter.com/tibineklara
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 06, 2021, 06:16:34 PM
watching Rory McLeod (now representing Jamaica)

Bit like Michael Georgiou, who went from representing England to representing Cyprus. How does that work exactly? You don't seem to get snooker players from Wales representing England and vice versa (for example). No-one like Michael Owen or Vinnie Jones in fitba.

Is there an advantage to changing home nation too? Getting a wildcard for an underrepresented nation or something? A greater chance of getting to represent your new home nation? Or is it purely a personal thing?

Fair play if someone just feels more comfortable with a different identity.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: bgmnts on April 06, 2021, 06:33:21 PM
Stephen Hendry vs Jimmy White

Is it 1996?

Is Hendry skint or something? I thought he quit snwcer because he was shit?

Got this:

Quote
In August 2011, HM Revenue and Customs successfully applied to Glasgow Sheriff Court to liquidate the assets of Stephen Hendry Snooker Ltd, the company set up to manage Hendry's sponsorships and promotion, following its failure to pay an £85,000 tax bill.[
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 06, 2021, 06:41:00 PM
Divorced as well. Left James Cahill's aunt for a younger model. Think he used some creative accounting to pretend he was bankrupt during divorce proceedings but eventually coughed up.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 06, 2021, 08:49:39 PM
Is there a live stream of today's action on anywhere please? Eurosport are showing the cycling and I can't find a link on Bazzavision or YouTube.

Rebecca Kenna and Brandon Sargeant on now, pretty close.

EDIT: Live stream, not the best but better than nothing:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=148486197190553&ref=search
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 06, 2021, 11:04:22 PM
This Brandon Sargeant fella is a bit hot-blooded. Ragibg away to himself like Stephen Maguire, is Sarge.

Good close match this!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 06, 2021, 11:06:19 PM
This Brandon Sargeant fella is a bit hot-blooded. Ragibg away to himself like Stephen Maguire, is Sarge.

Good close match this!

Probably not going to finish until about 1am though. Scrappy in a good way.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 07, 2021, 12:11:08 PM
Hard lines for Kenna. Thought she played as well as a lot of the guys at this level and would have probably taken frames off Hendry. From what I've seen so far only about 4 of the players at this rd (Oliver Lines, Jamie Wilson, James Cahill, Si Jiahui) have a shot at getting to Q4, let alone R1 of the World Champs.

Lukas Kleckers currently annihilating the snookerist and part-time rapper Peter Devlin.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 07, 2021, 12:56:38 PM
Capacity crowd (provisionally) announced for the Final. With 75% for the quarters and semis.

Am finding these early round matches very compelling. Mainly due to the crapness. Don't know whether any shot that seems so basic when watching Robertson/Trump etc... could be missed or not. Once I am invested in a player it is more engaging than a high quality game; where I fast forward/look at phone when a top player has potted three balls and is set to open up the bunch for a big break. Can just feel the high tension in so many of the games; which contributes to a lot of the scrappiness.

My hometown boy of Aaron Hill seems to be a in a nice competitive match at moment. Currently leading 4-3.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 07, 2021, 02:39:47 PM
Hard lines for Kenna. Thought she played as well as a lot of the guys at this level and would have probably taken frames off Hendry.

Yes, I'd been rooting for Kenna, bad luck there. Great long-potter and some impressive safety shots, great control. Sargeant could be a bit hasty and make mistakes but got some serious break-building underway when he pulled focus. Again, a bit like Stephen Maguire ;)

Would love to see Cahill get through again, I love his swagger. He can also be a bit hasty and overconfident but hopefully he's ironed that out a bit now. I do hope he's not going to be a one-hit wonder.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 07, 2021, 03:11:30 PM
Last 4 matches of Q1 playing now. Rooting for Ka Ka Kavoskii Russia's Greatest Cue Machine. Hendry on tonight in Q2. How many frames will he win? I say 2.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 07, 2021, 05:38:43 PM
Jan Verhaas is back and still looking badass.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 07, 2021, 06:37:57 PM
Tense stuff between children of the baize Ben Mertens and Lei Peifan now. Lei levelled from 5-1 behind and Mertens had his head in his hands at the thought of having to go back to Q school when Lei missed a red. Just the colours left and 8 points in it now, awkward table too...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 07, 2021, 08:30:02 PM
Any chance Stephen Hendry could meet his nephew in the quals?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 07, 2021, 08:44:57 PM
Tense stuff between children of the baize Ben Mertens and Lei Peifan now. Lei levelled from 5-1 behind and Mertens had his head in his hands at the thought of having to go back to Q school when Lei missed a red. Just the colours left and 8 points in it now, awkward table too...

Mertens Vahedi'd that one pretty badly.

All eyes on Hendry now obviously but I have one eye on Lee Walker against Nigel Bond. Walker beat Doherty in a marathon scrap, he might get a reputation as the old man killer.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 07, 2021, 08:55:53 PM
Gutted for Mertens, poor lad. Never mind, he's 16, he's got plenty of time to bounce back.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 07, 2021, 09:06:18 PM
3-1 at the interval to Xu Si against Hendry. Xu played two shots in that frame that were pretty remarkable:

i. on the blue with the next red down into the corner but no route to a colour as the pink was away and the black frozen to the cushion. He stunned the blue in so the cueball froze on the blue spot and had to be re-spotted on the black spot, giving him a shot after the next red.

ii. on the baulk colours but hampered by the blue. gets the rest out and releases he needs the spider but can't be arsed. instead he just lifts the rest up and plays a shot with it in mid-air and pockets the ball and gets position on the next.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 07, 2021, 10:01:38 PM
Hendry on tonight in Q2. How many frames will he win? I say 2.

Did you put money on this? Never mind, there's still hope...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 07, 2021, 10:08:40 PM
Did you put money on this? Never mind, there's still hope...

I wish! Anyway, he'll have to clear up to get to 2 frames but the table is nice.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 07, 2021, 10:11:46 PM
...and he didn't. 6-1 to Xu. Never looked in it. No way can this comeback continue.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 07, 2021, 10:28:43 PM
Now I hope Cahill qualifies and goes on to become an eight-time winner.

I know that won't happen, I just want to imagine the look on Uncle Stephen's face.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 08, 2021, 12:04:13 AM
Now I hope Cahill qualifies and goes on to become an eight-time winner.

I know that won't happen, I just want to imagine the look on Uncle Stephen's face.
I'd take them meeting at some point and Cahill battering him. That's the dream.

Or if he beats him at snooker, that would be good too.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 08, 2021, 09:59:48 AM

ii. on the baulk colours but hampered by the blue. gets the rest out and releases he needs the spider but can't be arsed. instead he just lifts the rest up and plays a shot with it in mid-air and pockets the ball and gets position on the next.

Mark Williams been doing the rest up in the air shot quite a few times lately.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 08, 2021, 11:38:14 AM
Mark Williams been doing the rest up in the air shot quite a few times lately.

it's really impressive, can't even articulate why.

got Julien Leclercq on. 3-2 down against Chang Bingyu but in amongst the balls in the 6th.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 08, 2021, 12:04:04 PM
Leclercq down 5-2 so switched over to Next Ronnie O'Sullivan #384922 Jamie Wilson, who is 3-1 up against Jak Jones. Not too many players from Q1 are even making it to Q3 (0 out of 4 so far) but this kid has the monotremes below the line on snooker.org and the snooker island faithful excited.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 08, 2021, 01:27:28 PM
Wilso went 4-1 up but pegged back to 4-4 by Jones, who seems pretty handy. Can see why he's not top 50: he loves to play an enigmatic sweeping screw shot where the natural angle doesn't even favour it. Went from right side of blue to pink via baulk. Showboating a bit while making 130, but easy to see why the decent players like Riggins and Ding ate him up in the season.

Gao Yang was 5-1 against Lyu Haotian too, that's 5-5. So tough for those Q1 guys to get through 2 rounds.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 08, 2021, 08:39:33 PM
Yaaaaaay it's Marcel!

Gliding about the table like he's on castors. Because he is. Being a robot and all.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 08, 2021, 10:32:42 PM
ah yes he's reffing J Robertson v Zhao, which seems to be the least punishingly average of tonight's fare. Rod Lawler is taking 35 seconds per shot, so he and Yuan Sijun have managed 5 frames in 3hrs.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 08, 2021, 10:49:42 PM
Jan Verhaas looks like a Bond villain's henchman.

And by "Bond villain" I mean one of Nigel Bond's enemies, obviously.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 08, 2021, 11:35:29 PM
Noppon Saengkham tests positive for COVID, giving Lyu Haotian a bye into Q4.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 08, 2021, 11:56:05 PM
the first player to appear in Q1 has made it to Q3 - Jamie Clarke defeats Jamie O'Neil. O'Neil was 5-0 up. What a crumble!

edit: only the third player in pro snooker history to lose a best of 11 from 5-0 up.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 09, 2021, 12:38:53 AM
amazing scenes at the end of the Yuan Sijun v Rod 'the Plod' Lawler. Deciding frame, Lawler runs 49 before halting. Sijun makes some difficult shots and needs final pink to wrap up. Dead straight, on the spot, and not even mid-distance. He wallops it so hard that the jaws are still rattling now. Lawler misses a simple pink. Some tentative Davis-Taylor stuff and then Lawler cuts the pink and finishes on a tricky black. Second Q1 player to make it to Q3. He'll play Liang Wenbo.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 09, 2021, 09:29:41 AM
Jan Verhaas looks like a Bond villain's henchman.

And by "Bond villain" I mean one of Nigel Bond's enemies, obviously.

The image that Europsport use to promote Fergal O'Brien's matches on their app makes him look like an evil villain in a more grimy violent film than Bond. James or Nigel. Wouldn't dare mess with him.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 09, 2021, 10:21:29 AM
amazing scenes at the end of the Yuan Sijun v Rod 'the Plod' Lawler. Deciding frame, Lawler runs 49 before halting. Sijun makes some difficult shots and needs final pink to wrap up. Dead straight, on the spot, and not even mid-distance. He wallops it so hard that the jaws are still rattling now. Lawler misses a simple pink. Some tentative Davis-Taylor stuff and then Lawler cuts the pink and finishes on a tricky black. Second Q1 player to make it to Q3. He'll play Liang Wenbo.
Hopefully Liang can spare us seeing Lawler drudging things up at the crucible. I like Liang, feel like he will be back in the top 16 at some point, seems too talented not to be.

The image that Europsport use to promote Fergal O'Brien's matches on their app makes him look like an evil villain in a more grimy violent film than Bond. James or Nigel. Wouldn't dare mess with him.
Fergal looks more like a mafia boss to me.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 09, 2021, 10:28:28 AM
I think he just has an unfortunate tendency to pull faces when he's cueing:

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMDc5ZmEwNjItZDRlMy00ZTZmLTk0ZGQtZmNkY2I5YTM2M2M2XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTgxOTIzNzk@._V1_.jpg)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 09, 2021, 10:51:36 AM
Yeah, skinny Tony Soprano there. Or skinnier, anyway.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 09, 2021, 10:56:21 AM
Woke up this mornin'
Got yo' self a cue
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 09, 2021, 01:45:33 PM
Third Q1 player into Q3 as Lines Senior wrecks Luo Honghao.

Brazilian qualifier Igor Figuieredo in a decider against teen pop sensation Robbie Williams.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 09, 2021, 01:58:48 PM
Big Ig did it! Made up for him. He'll be against the speedy Thepchaiya un-Nooh.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 09, 2021, 02:06:53 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/56654344

Troll.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 09, 2021, 02:20:41 PM
I can safely say I have never seen anyone play this shot before

https://twitter.com/SnookerMate/status/1380499281312899077?s=19
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 09, 2021, 03:12:35 PM
Yes, that's certainly inventive.

I'm at werk tomorrow, found myself a podcast for the afternoon's listening, sorted:

(https://iili.io/qiyX8F.md.jpg)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 09, 2021, 06:10:37 PM
I think Ronnie just watched the same episode of Masterchef as me.

Bai Langning demolishes Angles 'Alan' McManus to become the lowest ranked player (#115) still in the hunt.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 09, 2021, 06:50:15 PM
Why the FUCK aren't Eurosport showing James Cahill vs Gerard Greene? Seems like a good close match! Gwaaaaaaarn K-Hole, you can outdo Uncle Stephen here
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 09, 2021, 06:54:36 PM
ALAN MCMANUS RETIRES!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 09, 2021, 08:24:05 PM
Awwww, bad luck Cahill but never mind, you still managed four more frames than Uncle Stephen at this stage.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 10, 2021, 09:45:29 AM
Mark King is currently playing a young Austrian lad called Florian Nuessle, who just took the first frame with a lovely 84 break - some great shots in it; he looked very confident and up for it. I have a feeling this could be a good match.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 10, 2021, 09:49:36 AM
Nuessle's up against the cushion
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 10, 2021, 09:55:54 AM
Quote
I'm happy and I'm settled. What I will miss is being 4-4 and deciders. Those are the times that you really find out who you are."

Mediocre
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 10, 2021, 10:26:34 AM
Big fluke by Nuessle to go 2-0 up against Mark 'Thunderthumbs' King.
https://twitter.com/147Magtr/status/1380811618498531328
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 10, 2021, 10:37:43 AM
Big fluke by Nuessle to go 2-0 up against Mark 'Thunderthumbs' King.
https://twitter.com/147Magtr/status/1380811618498531328

The black along the cushion to follow up was pretty impressive!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 10, 2021, 01:04:49 PM
Did anybody see what's happened in the King/Nuessle match? I went for a shit and when I came back the match had been stopped mid-frame - there are no commentators on this match so I have no idea what's happened. The scoreboard said 'unscheduled break', no players in the arena and the ref was talking to someone backstage. The players have returned now and the match is continuing. I wonder what went on there.

[After the match the players were having a chat; you couldn't hear what was being said but Mark King was gesturing to his stomach, so I'm guessing there was some shitting serendipity and Mark urgently needed a dump at the same time I did.]
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Morrison Lard on April 10, 2021, 01:13:01 PM
King keeps nipping off to the bogs. Ten bob bits.

Not sure why Nuessle follows him though.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 10, 2021, 01:35:34 PM
Unlucky Nuessle. Have to pin Teutonic hopes on Simon Lichtenberg now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 10, 2021, 02:23:42 PM
Q2 is over, Q3 begins shortly. Of the 32 Q2 players who also appeared in Q1, 8 of them qualified for Q3

Some very big fish in Q3: Bingham, Dott, Stevens, Carter, Wilson, Zhou.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 10, 2021, 03:24:33 PM
Liking Zhou Yuelong's cute little robin redbreast waistcoat. Channeling Ding circa 2016. It's not quite up there with his Spider-Man suit but I approve.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 10, 2021, 05:04:15 PM
I kind of hope he qualifies just so we can have the pleasure of hearing Dennis Taylor call him "Joe Yuelong." Xu Si very much in control in this match though! Zhou has been trailing all along, so far.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 10, 2021, 05:13:14 PM
Zhou might get a chance to level here. I'm Team Zhou here, it's always good to see players looking a bit flamboyant.

Looking forward to checking out Legend Gary Wilson's attire. The black glitter shoes and whatever mad lockdown haircut he's gone for this time.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 10, 2021, 07:25:52 PM
All 4 matches so far in Q3 finish 6-5 (well, Slessor-Highfield is still going, re-rack in final frame) with the higher ranked player winning in each case (Slessor-Highfield notwithstanding)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 10, 2021, 07:35:37 PM
Highfield scrapes through, the lower-ranked man finally prevails (admittedly #49 vs #48 in the world).

We'll have Zhou-Highfield and Selt-Donaldson for the right to play at the Crucible.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on April 10, 2021, 07:38:18 PM
I kind of hope he qualifies just so we can have the pleasure of hearing Dennis Taylor call him "Joe Yuelong."

"So the ladies tell me Dennis"

[Ronnie O'Sullivan coughs up a lung laughing]
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 10, 2021, 11:00:47 PM
Chang levels 4-4 against Tom Ford with a century. I'm reminded of the immortal words of some wag at the Shoot Out a number of years ago - "Come on Ford, focus!"
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 10, 2021, 11:50:33 PM
Ford out! Yet another decider on the other stream; Tom O'Connor fights for survival against the Milkman. I've actually seen Rob Milkins get a 147 at this venue in the 2012 qualifying event. Me and my brother were there watching Steve Davis on the next table along when the oohs and ahs alerted us to the fact that something special was happening. He went on to knock Jimmy White out in the last round and qualified for the event.

Edit: Milkins through to the final round!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 11, 2021, 12:10:40 AM
MILKY BOB
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 11, 2021, 11:20:18 AM
I like the Milkman. Always delivers the milk. Fresh milk.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 11, 2021, 11:26:04 AM
My man Dott is up. Stop the clocks. Muffle the dog with a juicy bone.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 11, 2021, 12:30:22 PM
Dotty still comfortably ahead but he really should have gone 5-1 up there. I hope he can keep his shit together because I'd love to see him at the Crucible again.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 11, 2021, 03:39:05 PM
Following what might be the most tedious drawn-out safety exchange in recent history, Liang Wenbo survives repeated snooker attempts to go 2-0 up against perennial turdflush candidate Rod 'the tod' Lawler. How long will the lugubrious Liverpudlian be able to stink out the arena before his inevitable defeat?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 11, 2021, 04:42:53 PM
Marcel livening this up for me though. I could watch Kraftwerk's Robot Butler/Jude Law in AI all day.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 11, 2021, 04:50:56 PM
Watching a bit of Jamie "Stout Yeoman Of The Bar" Rhys Clarke vs Joe Perry during the interval. Clarke is like Jackson Page, another young Welshman whose beard alone probably qualifies him to run a craft beer taproom empire.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 11, 2021, 05:27:45 PM
Joe Perry takes frame #7 because Jamie Rhys Clarke didn't realise he needed a snooker, potted the balls all the way up to the blue and then looked at the scoreboard and inwardly went "D'oh".
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 11, 2021, 05:33:30 PM
Big if Clarke can see this one out. From Q1 (where he looked pretty average against Boiko) to Q4 is a long way. I think, might be wrong, no one has ever qualified for the Crucible from Q1 when you have to navigate 4 rounds. Cahill came through 3 when he qualified and beat Ron. You might even back him against Mark Davis or Carrington.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 11, 2021, 05:43:35 PM
Too big to fail:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/56709177
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 11, 2021, 05:59:35 PM
Yeah, that's not great. White's a legend but the system is already stacked in favour of the top players of today and yore with qualifying and seeding and all that palaver. Not advocating a cull, but make him bloody earn it.

Lawler fighting back. His average shot time is under 30 at the moment. Remarkable.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 11, 2021, 06:00:38 PM
Too bald to fail.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 11, 2021, 06:27:12 PM
Smashing plant by Liang to flush Rod the Tod out into the Don where he belongs.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 11, 2021, 11:30:50 PM
Really hoping Figuereido pulls this off.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 11, 2021, 11:33:03 PM
I'm kind of torn because I love Thepchaiya but it would be lovely to see Figueredo qualify! I'll be rooting for him in the final round if he wins tonight.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 11, 2021, 11:41:23 PM
Jesus, that was one lucky double, especially under the circumstances.

Edit: Bit cruel to win the match on a fluke but fair play to Figueiredo; he kept it together really well and fought hard for that last frame.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 11, 2021, 11:45:24 PM
Oh Thepchaiya you eejit.

I love watching Thepchaiya because he's such a fast player but that's also what makes him a bit frustrating. He's too hasty. As fast as Ronnie's but his snooker brain isn't quite as speedy as Ronjo's.

Nice one, Big Ig!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 12, 2021, 09:48:04 AM
It's an all-bald boot off this morning between Romford hard knock Mark King and the young Belgian player Luca Brecel. Could be a good one, this.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 12, 2021, 09:49:47 AM
King could crush Brecel in one clasp of his sweaty gammony fist.

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 12, 2021, 09:59:13 AM
Luca Brecel is another Bond villain henchman. He's fun to watch so I'm rooting for the Bald Belgian Badass
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on April 12, 2021, 10:16:45 AM
Looks like Dead Phil's funeral means the first day at the Crucible might be postponed. Great!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 12, 2021, 12:19:35 PM
Filthy Luca leads 5 frames to 3, leaving the Romford Reprobate with a mountain to climb.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 12, 2021, 12:25:38 PM
Are these qualifiers free to stream?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 12, 2021, 12:29:53 PM
Are these qualifiers free to stream?

I don't know if this is available to everyone but I got a week's free trial of Eurosport Player via Amazon Prime (I already had Prime). That's how I'm watching; I think Eurosport have exclusive UK broadcast rights for the qualifiers. You can access Eurosport Player via the Eurosport website as well, but I don't know if they're offering a free trial or owt.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 12, 2021, 02:53:14 PM
Actually £40/yr doesn't look too bad for a EuroSport streaming sub. I know my work productivity would plummet though, especially working from home.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on April 12, 2021, 03:08:56 PM
Actually £40/yr doesn't look too bad for a EuroSport streaming sub. I know my work productivity would plummet though, especially working from home.

It's well worth it. They show nearly every tournament apart from the ones that ITV have the rights for, and the coverage is streets ahead of the BBC's.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 12, 2021, 03:16:10 PM
Yes, £40 a year is a bargain for how much snooker you get. The commentators are better than the BBC's, more insightful and they know when to stop talking. Ronnie doing embarrassing interviews is a bonus. The apps for mobile, Xbox etc are also better than the BBC apps, all more streamlined and less resource-hogging. And if you watch via an app you get no adverts.

I don't watch much of the other sports on there but they did have the Australian Open Tennis which was quite enjoyable.

You also get coverage of Two-Man Luge, which is funny.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 12, 2021, 03:22:18 PM
They show all the big cycling races too. Two-man luge might be the clincher tho'
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on April 12, 2021, 03:23:43 PM
Yeah, I have the Eurosport Player on my Apple TV. It's great to know that when you've finished watching Great British Menu you're guaranteed to be able to find two bald men playing awful snooker in an empty leisure centre until 11pm.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 12, 2021, 03:26:41 PM
Arrrghhh Ali Carter's fucking face. Don't really want to watch him win this.

Also he's definitely channelling Jimmy McGill with the hair. Not long before he goes full Saul Goodman.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 12, 2021, 03:29:03 PM
GUWAAAAARN PANG
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 12, 2021, 03:29:40 PM
Oooooh Kacper, there'll be no Fun And Laughter Bars for you
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on April 12, 2021, 03:31:57 PM
They show all the big cycling races too. Two-man luge might be the clincher tho'
Yep. Giro, Tour, Vuelta. Most one-dayers. Loads of other little ones.

British Superbikes.

Snooker.

Two man lugue.

Snowball fighting.

It's ace!

Carlton Kirby though.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Morrison Lard on April 12, 2021, 03:32:23 PM
Big fan of the Eurosport player here.
I got mine for £20 for the year back in November, via hotdealsuk or some such, so maybe worth having a hunt about for something.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 12, 2021, 04:05:10 PM
Not sure about Carter, on the one hand I don't like to think of him earning good money by qualifying at the crucible and I hate his cunt face, on the other hand, I do enjoy watching him lose, so perhaps getting to the crucible would be good.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 12, 2021, 04:07:59 PM
Only just checked the draw for the crucible, not a chance of Ronnie defending his title this year. Trump on the other hand should piss his way to the final.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: dr beat on April 12, 2021, 04:48:47 PM
Two Man what? Says Luca Brecel

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/IEQBDuPbC7s/hqdefault.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEQBDuPbC7s



Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 12, 2021, 04:56:56 PM
top work earlier by Langning and Hallworth, two players outside the top 100 with a chance of qualifying. Langning has to overcome The Van Murderer to make it to the Crucible.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 12, 2021, 05:01:21 PM
Vafaei rinsed 6-0 by Sam Cragie, didn't see any of today's play yet, did he just play like shit? I had Vafaei down to qualify on the snooker.org predo.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 12, 2021, 05:06:23 PM
Looks like Pang is going to get REAMED by Sharter. Whoever wins this one will play the winner of Martin O'Donnell vs. Alexander Ursenbacher (Ursenbacher currently up 3 frames to 1 at the mid session interval).

Edit: I like Vafaei, mainly because I play as him in career mode on Snooker 19.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 12, 2021, 06:22:03 PM
Pang's mounting a comeback, winning the ninth frame with a bold century to reduce the deficit to 5-4. Hopefully he can take the next and create a bit of turbulence for the Craptain.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 12, 2021, 06:32:34 PM
Sharting Back Control
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 12, 2021, 06:36:01 PM
Hopefully. I remember when Brexit Nathan Barley met Shaun Murphy in the 2018 Masters and I actually wanted AIDS to win.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 12, 2021, 08:44:38 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/8PugJFi.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/Fn6cCQi.jpg)

The chance of a possible Chen vs. Selby matchup at the Crucible looks increasingly remote, with Bingham 3-1 ahead at the interval.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 12, 2021, 10:19:01 PM
Gwaaaaaaarn Ledge.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 13, 2021, 08:38:59 AM
Hang on, why is Bingham in qualifying?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 13, 2021, 08:43:13 AM
Sheffield's prostitutes got both fingies cwossd xx that Bai Langning beats Martin Gould.

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 13, 2021, 09:20:25 AM
Now Martin Gould has worked out you can murder prostitutes on Grand Theft Auto he may turn in to the new Ron, I reckon.

Racking up giant bills for premium content unlockables and extra features. He hasn't murdered any with throwing stars yet :'(

Then when the wife gets the bills: 'Nah not me guv, that's the Internet what done that, the whole internet made a mistake, let's take this to the Herald'.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 13, 2021, 09:24:14 AM
Hang on, why is Bingham in qualifying?

RAAAAANKIN' POINTS MAAAAAATE:

https://wst.tv/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/World-Rankings-after-2021-Cazoo-Tour-Championship.pdf
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 13, 2021, 10:23:41 AM
Now Martin Gould has worked out you can murder prostitutes on Grand Theft Auto he may turn in to the new Ron, I reckon.

Racking up giant bills for premium content unlockables and extra features. He hasn't murdered any with throwing stars yet :'(

Then when the wife gets the bills: 'Nah not me guv, that's the Internet what done that, the whole internet made a mistake, let's take this to the Herald'.
Apparently Gouldy is aware of the prostitute murdering jibes and it upsets him.

If it were me and I was upset about prostitute murdering jibes, seems like the best course of action would firstly be to stop murdering so many prostitutes.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 13, 2021, 11:30:54 AM
Q4, best of 19, approaching real snooker (of course if it's not best of 49 then it is false snooker, but I have learned to live with it) here. 8 tables too. Mister Hearn you are spoiling us!

Clarke 1-0 up in the quest to do the not-impossible-but-quite-hard.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 13, 2021, 12:10:00 PM
Dott 4-0 down again Tian Pengfei. Dott's played sub-average, Tian looks fired up. Need to get the grinding tactics out.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 13, 2021, 12:18:32 PM
Did anyone else's Eurosport coverage cut out going into the final frame of the Gary Wilson match last night. Though admittedly I was using the soothing sounds to have an a late evening nap.

Hope to be able to catch the Brazilian Igor Figueiredo tomorrow make his way to the Crucible for the first time at the youthful age of 43.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 13, 2021, 12:20:32 PM
Yes, got that here. Eurosport were struggling with technical difficulties all through yesterday's coverage.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Morrison Lard on April 13, 2021, 02:37:40 PM
Tian Pengfei battering Dott 8-1 here, great stuff.

Has anyone seen those "Crucible Chronicles" animations that Eurosport are showing,
by the same fella who did those Atheltico Mince animations?

Fuck me. The John Higgins one.
Possibly the most boring snooker tale I've ever heard.
He drove from Sheffield to Southport to get his cue tip sorted. Didn't get back til about 6am cos the M62 was closed..

(https://www.watchwhere.co.uk/static/images/artwork/tv/episodes/knowing-me-knowing-you-with-alan-partridge-season-1-episode-1-blinkbox.png)
"That's an incident. It's not an anecdote."
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 13, 2021, 03:19:22 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/snooker/56735917

Look at his drab emotionless reaction. Not even a sheepish smirk.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 13, 2021, 03:27:04 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/snooker/56735917

Look at his drab emotionless reaction. Not even a sheepish smirk.

Too annoyed by the less than ideal position on the Green.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 13, 2021, 04:58:28 PM
JUDGEMENT DAY
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 13, 2021, 05:30:21 PM
OCTO-SCREEN
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 13, 2021, 06:09:55 PM
Dott back to 8-4 down. I remember an incredible match against Bingham at the Crucible that he got to parity from 9-3 down, only to lose. He absolutely detonated Bingo's head that day, he even lost a frame on 3 fouls.

edit: he was 8-1 and 9-4 down.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on April 13, 2021, 06:15:19 PM
Never knows he's dead, wee Dott, never has done, God love him
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 13, 2021, 06:38:27 PM
Maflin first man through qualifying. Magician trounced the Milkman 10-4.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 13, 2021, 06:45:37 PM
Tian in now; he needs to clear up to win the match. I too was reminded of that epic match with Bingham; I was hoping for another match like that.

Edit: Dotty took the frame to trail 9-5!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 13, 2021, 07:45:03 PM
The match between Graeme Dott and Tian Pengfei CANNOT BE STOPPED
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 13, 2021, 08:22:08 PM
(https://imgresizer.eurosport.com/unsafe/1200x0/filters:format(jpeg):focal(1401x295:1403x293)/origin-imgresizer.eurosport.com/2020/02/09/2771902-57260050-2560-1440.jpg)

tfw u win the session 6-2 and lose
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 13, 2021, 08:27:16 PM
Awww bad luck Dotty
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 13, 2021, 08:31:54 PM
Jamie Clarke got Jamie Clarked by Mark Davis. 7-3 up and lost 10-8. Still looking for that WC qualifier who started in Q1. Three in with a chance tomorrow (Langning, Big Ig, Hallworth).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 13, 2021, 08:35:46 PM
Big Ig FACT: Big Ig only started playing snooker at 32. Evidently there is hope for me yet.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 13, 2021, 08:38:35 PM
Cute little robin redbreast Zhou knocked out by Liam Highfield and his Tim from The Office hair.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 13, 2021, 08:41:09 PM
Liang through! It'll be lovely to see him at the Crucible again. I walked past the Crucible today and they were setting up the live broadcast stuff outside; also went in the winter gardens and got to see the naked slate of the table they were setting up in there. It's getting close!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 13, 2021, 08:49:34 PM
Liang through! It'll be lovely to see him at the Crucible again. I walked past the Crucible today and they were setting up the live broadcast stuff outside; also went in the winter gardens and got to see the naked slate of the table they were setting up in there. It's getting close!

Got tickets, Flouncer? Remaining tickets and returns go on sale tomorrow at noon:

https://wst.tv/tickets/betfred-world-snooker-championship-2021-erp/

You could snap up the seats dr beat and I would have been in if we hadn't had to transfer our tickets to 2022 :(
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 13, 2021, 09:41:23 PM
Has anyone seen those "Crucible Chronicles" animations that Eurosport are showing, by the same fella who did those Atheltico Mince animations? Fuck me. The John Higgins one. Possibly the most boring snooker tale I've ever heard. He drove from Sheffield to Southport to get his cue tip sorted. Didn't get back til about 6am cos the M62 was closed..

(https://www.watchwhere.co.uk/static/images/artwork/tv/episodes/knowing-me-knowing-you-with-alan-partridge-season-1-episode-1-blinkbox.png)
"That's an incident. It's not an anecdote."

https://youtu.be/5vPQQXTiR5M

Blimey, you're not wrong.

I saw the Dennis Taylor one earlier, with his "anecdote" about Bill Werbeniuk. Again, more of an incident. It's not up on YouTube yet but that doesn't matter because it was Big Bill Werbeniuk so you can probably guess exactly what the "incident" was.

I like the Mark Williams one. OOOOH YOU MEATY HERO:

https://youtu.be/AP5yqHYX9zo

(https://scontent-lcy1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/173339156_4268255106540287_4080264333309961159_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=dd9801&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ohc=XFOePAJUIRkAX_NHxM_&_nc_ht=scontent-lcy1-1.xx&tp=14&oh=2e267852e1cfe29844dd1bdce359b833&oe=609D60DE)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 13, 2021, 11:02:42 PM
^^^ Who is that player between Stuart Bingham and Ken Doherty meant to be? This has been driving me mad. Cheers.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 13, 2021, 11:07:47 PM
^^^ Who is that player between Stuart Bingham and Ken Doherty meant to be? This has been driving me mad. Cheers.
Barry Hawkins (with a very generous hairline).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 13, 2021, 11:16:15 PM
You sure? I was wondering where Bawkins was. Surely Benpics is very used to drawing HAAIIIR IIISSSLAAANDs? Present and correct on Jimmy White though.

None of the Young Chinese Lads I see.

Whatever, these are still streets ahead of the Bazza Shitlogos. Good to see Benpics getting work!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 13, 2021, 11:31:46 PM
Got tickets, Flouncer? Remaining tickets and returns go on sale tomorrow at noon:

https://wst.tv/tickets/betfred-world-snooker-championship-2021-erp/

You could snap up the seats dr beat and I would have been in if we hadn't had to transfer our tickets to 2022 :(

I'm not really up to it this year. As I've mentioned in these threads before, I've been to the qualifiers at the EIS a few times over the years. I've always wanted to go to the proper championship; I've been to the Crucible loads of times for plays and folk gigs but never the snooker! I remember a while back you were on about having a Sheffield snooker meet when the tournament was on - I'd definitely be up for that next year. :-)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 14, 2021, 12:03:00 AM
^^^ Who is that player between Stuart Bingham and Ken Doherty meant to be? This has been driving me mad. Cheers.

Also stuck on the one between Robertson and White.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 14, 2021, 12:03:32 AM
Also stuck on the one between Robertson and White.

Pretty sure that's Stephen Maguire.

That's a very flattering portrait of Stuart Bingham to the right of Mark Williams, isn't it?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 14, 2021, 09:44:23 AM
You sure? I was wondering where Bawkins was. Surely Benpics is very used to drawing HAAIIIR IIISSSLAAANDs? Present and correct on Jimmy White though.

None of the Young Chinese Lads I see.

Whatever, these are still streets ahead of the Bazza Shitlogos. Good to see Benpics getting work!
I can’t think who else it could be. If you ignore the generous hair it’s his face I think, has the eyes.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 14, 2021, 10:13:37 AM
That's definitely Stephen Maguire between Robertson and White, the absence of a bow tie gives it away.

Alex Higgins with a bow tie is a bit of an oversight.

I think you're all right that the one between Bingham and Doherty has to be Bawkins, albeit a young Bawkins. It's the nose.

No Lisowski either!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 14, 2021, 10:29:17 AM
predictions for today

- sadly Joyce will beat Big Ig
- Day and Walden should be a fair tussle but I'm taking Day to win
- Gould will beat Langning by 5
- Hallworth to scrape a tight one against Wilson. Dunno if Gary is fully back after his troubles early in the year.
- Carter will demolish Ursenbacher
- Zhao and Sam Cragie will be close...Zhao to win
- surprise of the day will be Chris Wakelin over Xiao
- Bingo comfortable in the Anglo-Belgian Bald-Off
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 14, 2021, 11:47:27 AM
Big Igor from Brazil off to a strong start.

Every time that the commentator on Eurosport tells us that someone has broken down - in relation to a break ending; I briefly think he means that someone has had an emotional/nervous breakdown needing extreme consoling from the referee and opponent.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 14, 2021, 12:07:08 PM
Gwaaaaaaarn the Belgian Baldist

Last night I got Eurosport working in VR. Got my own home snooker cinema now. Don't think I can face watching Stuart Bingham on my virtual 1000 inch screen.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 14, 2021, 12:09:42 PM
the youtube chat of Judgement Day had a cracker

Nick​i "saw martin gould at the local playground wearing dark sunglasses and reading a newspaper with holes in it"
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 14, 2021, 12:11:13 PM
Eurosport not giving us the OCTO-SCREEN today?

Is Luca Brecel having his FREE BIRD knuckle tats lasered off?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 14, 2021, 05:25:26 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/jaI9boJ.jpg)

Ali Carter is getting increasingly sick of the Swiss, as Alexander Ursenbacher takes the first frame, reducing his deficit to 6-4.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on April 14, 2021, 05:43:52 PM
the youtube chat of Judgement Day had a cracker

Nick​i "saw martin gould at the local playground wearing dark sunglasses and reading a newspaper with holes in it"

Whoever said he knows about all this and it upsets him, was that for real?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 14, 2021, 05:48:52 PM
Whoever said he knows about all this and it upsets him, was that for real?

He has been outspoken about social media and the effect it's had on his mental health, yes. It's made me think twice about some of the jokes on here, especially because he's not a bad lad really.

Shaun Murphy on the other hand can do one.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 14, 2021, 06:34:46 PM
I'd never say anything like that about Gouldy anywhere he might read it. A lot of the snooker folk online are pretty harsh, there's no comic play in their insults. Lot of dull stuff about whether Judd = GOAT.

Dunno if anyone saw that little interview with Chris Wakelin but he came across very likeable. Self-critical and funny.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 14, 2021, 06:54:23 PM
Gary Wilson through. Also quite open abut suffering depression in recent times. Seems to be a rather positive trend to be open about such matters on the tour.

Brazil's finest looks to be on the cusp of elimination unfortunately. Have to see where my rooting interests should go to now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 14, 2021, 07:09:46 PM
found an example of a player who made R2 of the WC itself after being in Q1 - Michael Wasley. Beat Ding in R1, squeaked a tour card, played like shit for 2 years and retired age 25. what a life.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 14, 2021, 09:40:42 PM
predictions for today

- sadly Joyce will beat Big Ig
- Day and Walden should be a fair tussle but I'm taking Day to win
- Gould will beat Langning by 5
- Hallworth to scrape a tight one against Wilson. Dunno if Gary is fully back after his troubles early in the year.
- Carter will demolish Ursenbacher
- Zhao and Sam Cragie will be close...Zhao to win
- surprise of the day will be Chris Wakelin over Xiao
- Bingo comfortable in the Anglo-Belgian Bald-Off

- correct!
- totally wrong. on paper these two were the closest match but Walden walked it.
- should have had money on 10-5!
- Gary is back!
- correct!
- correct in that it was close - the only 10-9 - but Cragie won
- Wakelin won, and deserved to.
- Bingo was indeed comfy against his Belgian lovechild.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 14, 2021, 11:45:50 PM
Yeah for the record Gould seems like a top bloke and it makes me sad that comments on social media were a factor in his depression. Also like him as a player, made one of my favourite breaks (think it was at the crucible) where he just went absolutely mental at the end of it, shots Alex Higgins would be proud of.

But he doesn’t read this forum, so I’m happy to continue accusing him of dreadful crimes (I suspect the being a good lad thing is cover and I’m feeling manipulated by falling for it to be honest.).

Magic AIDS man and Sharter can get to fuck though.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 14, 2021, 11:47:31 PM
Good to see Legend Gary Wilson through as well, another favourite. Gould (on god mode) and Legend final please (haven’t checked whether this is possible with the draw but I can dream).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 14, 2021, 11:58:49 PM
Good to see Legend Gary Wilson through as well, another favourite. Gould (on god mode) and Legend final please (haven’t checked whether this is possible with the draw but I can dream).

Draw on (or being released) around 11 am Thursday. Looks like Ronnie and Ding Junhui set to reignite their great love-in early in the tournament in any case.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 15, 2021, 12:02:27 AM
top half of the draw looks nails hard. I'll take whoever wins the Trump-Robbo semi from the bottom half.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 15, 2021, 06:52:47 AM
top half of the draw looks nails hard. I'll take whoever wins the Trump-Robbo semi from the bottom half.
Yeah, top half is so hard that I'm not sure any of them will make it through.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 15, 2021, 10:07:28 AM
Benpics giving Ken Doherty an opportunity to do his best Alex Higgins impression:

https://youtu.be/THyTCpIo9EE
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Morrison Lard on April 15, 2021, 11:14:40 AM
John Parrott and this bloke from Betfred most likely have no idea who some of these players are.
Betfred bloke just said "Yang Bang Too".

Trump, Ronnie, Robbo should get through to R2 easy enough, Ding got a tough draw against Ball Bag Bingham.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EzAdseiVgAMNgg5?format=jpg)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 15, 2021, 11:54:59 AM
Dingham v Bingham is hard, so is the Wilson-off. Other than that seems like a fairly standard R1 draw, fireworks kept dry for R2. Carter can beat Lisowski, I lament.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 15, 2021, 02:29:43 PM
Looking forward to this so much. Working from home, lots of lovely extended coffee breaks catching a few cheeky frames. Perfect.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 15, 2021, 04:36:41 PM
Ronjo facing another debutant in the first round. Tempted to put another fiver on his opponent but I think my big win on Cahill will probably be a one-off. Much like Cahill's victory over Ronjo.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: petrilTanaka on April 15, 2021, 04:56:16 PM
https://youtu.be/5vPQQXTiR5M

Blimey, you're not wrong.

I saw the Dennis Taylor one earlier, with his "anecdote" about Bill Werbeniuk. Again, more of an incident. It's not up on YouTube yet but that doesn't matter because it was Big Bill Werbeniuk so you can probably guess exactly what the "incident" was.

I like the Mark Williams one. OOOOH YOU MEATY HERO:

https://youtu.be/AP5yqHYX9zo

(https://scontent-lcy1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/173339156_4268255106540287_4080264333309961159_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=dd9801&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ohc=XFOePAJUIRkAX_NHxM_&_nc_ht=scontent-lcy1-1.xx&tp=14&oh=2e267852e1cfe29844dd1bdce359b833&oe=609D60DE)

I do like the accurate BBC graphics
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 15, 2021, 05:27:29 PM
I do like the accurate BBC graphics

Yes, I noticed that too, nice touch! Not sure why there's a bloke in an Ipswich Town shirt in the audience- wot no Coventry City Shirt Man?

I have also just noticed Bill Decker in the audience of the Mark Williams one- ha!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 15, 2021, 06:14:23 PM
Just realised that the fourth guy is Stephen Hendry when I just initially took it as being John Virgo.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 16, 2021, 01:26:56 PM
I'm scared that revolting rotund crook Higgins will win this time.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 16, 2021, 01:37:57 PM
Might pop down to Meadowhall on Monday, buy meself a few RAAANKIN' POINTS MAAAAATE:

https://youtu.be/fXNBhqx_Lmw

https://www.thestar.co.uk/lifestyle/shopping/meadowhall-reveal-behind-the-scenes-video-of-exciting-new-store-opening-on-monday-3194297
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 16, 2021, 02:41:51 PM
https://twitter.com/PeterDevlin147/status/1383025447836004359?s=19

DEVLIN SPITTING BARE BARS FAM
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 16, 2021, 02:55:24 PM
https://twitter.com/PeterDevlin147/status/1383025447836004359?s=19

DEVLIN SPITTING BARE BARS FAM

Just watched the first ten seconds. Seems to be pushing a strong Tory agenda admonishing people on benefits as generally lazy and mean spirited.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 16, 2021, 03:19:55 PM
https://twitter.com/PeterDevlin147/status/1383025447836004359?s=19

DEVLIN SPITTING BARE BARS FAM

Just watched the first ten seconds. Seems to be pushing a strong Tory agenda admonishing people on benefits as generally lazy and mean spirited.

Quote
They say gambling is a mug's game but I don't agree
I make a healthy living from it that much you can see

Very rich coming from someone who quite literally makes a living off the gambling industry thanks to event sponsorship and prize money.

I did have to laugh at his replies to himself @ing all the Top 16 in a desperate bid to make them watch this. I doubt Mark Williams will take kindly to your classism, Devvo. And I'd put money on him being better at rapping.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Morrison Lard on April 16, 2021, 03:45:26 PM
Just watched the first ten seconds. Seems to be pushing a strong Tory agenda admonishing people on benefits as generally lazy and mean spirited.
Yup, he comes across as a right sneery little twat.

"I only used those lines cos they rhymed"

He chose either "benefit claimant" or "universal credit payment" first, and then went with whatever rhymed with that.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 16, 2021, 07:15:43 PM
Just watched the first ten seconds. Seems to be pushing a strong Tory agenda admonishing people on benefits as generally lazy and mean spirited.

Oh yeah in case I was not clear Devlin is the absolute worst
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 17, 2021, 09:02:28 AM
BBC not showing the kick-off then? Even though WHUUUURRRRR GWARRRN RONNIIIIEEE is involved? Time to get Eurosport lads ;)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 17, 2021, 09:25:12 AM
BBC not showing the kick-off then? Even though WHUUUURRRRR GWARRRN RONNIIIIEEE is involved?

Got to be kidding. [Edit: Looks like they're still streaming it]
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 17, 2021, 09:56:51 AM
Ah, right, didn't check streaming. Looks like BBC1 is showing the build-up to Palpatine's funeral while BBC2 is showing Saturday Kitchen or something.

Think a lot of the coverage is being shoved away on BBC4 again.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 17, 2021, 10:02:21 AM
HERE WE FUCKING GO...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 17, 2021, 10:11:01 AM
Mark Joyce wearing a massive black armband.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 17, 2021, 10:12:04 AM
nice nu-metal walk on for Gouldy
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 17, 2021, 10:14:19 AM
Best of COVID-19
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 17, 2021, 10:14:47 AM
Is Joyce about to have his blood pressure taken?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 17, 2021, 10:15:42 AM
CUE BALL DRAMA
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 17, 2021, 10:15:46 AM
EARLY CONTROVERSY
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 17, 2021, 10:15:58 AM
MIND GAMES MODULE ACTIVATED BY RONTRON
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 17, 2021, 10:17:29 AM
Close-up of the ball. This is a bit too pornographic for a Saturday morning.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 17, 2021, 10:26:59 AM
Looks like the wearing of black armbands is compulsory, it's just harder to see Ronnie's and Paul Collier's because they're already wearing black.

Ronnie still refusing to wear the Bazza shitcrown waistcoat patch though, fair play.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 17, 2021, 10:37:36 AM
Are the armbands are constricting their blood supply or something
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 17, 2021, 10:38:29 AM
nice of them to give two club players first go on the table
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 17, 2021, 10:42:37 AM
It's the FIBRES, guys.

The cloth is just too damn FIBROUS.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 17, 2021, 10:45:01 AM
Didn't realise the black armbands were for the death of snooker
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 17, 2021, 10:47:42 AM
It seems rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated. A couple of genius shots from Ronnie settles it
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 17, 2021, 10:49:24 AM
nice of them to give two club players first go on the table

Ha, Parrott agrees with you on Joyce
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 17, 2021, 11:16:59 AM
Can't someone just run out to Crucible Corner and pick up a couple of double espressos for the lads?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 17, 2021, 01:30:15 PM
Yan-Gould looks to be the connoisseur's choice today
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 17, 2021, 02:00:44 PM
Gash 4 Gould

Follow up to Blood For Dracula
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 17, 2021, 03:02:42 PM
Cheeky little half-smile playing around Marcel Eckardt's lips during the silence there. He knows.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 17, 2021, 03:03:49 PM
Actually to be fair there's always a cheeky little half-smile playing around Marcel Eckardt's lips
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 17, 2021, 03:05:48 PM
Yes, I noticed Refbot 3000 give a flicker of emotion there, heheheh fuckin' love Marcel.

I bet not even Robbo gives a fuck while he's out there representin' da Commonwealth. His armband is made of electrical tape- did they run out of the blood pressure cuffs everyone else got issued with?

A minute's silence at a snooker match means fuck-all really doesn't it?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: buttgammon on April 17, 2021, 03:19:04 PM
Yes, I noticed Refbot 3000 give a flicker of emotion there, heheheh fuckin' love Marcel.

I bet not even Robbo gives a fuck while he's out there representin' da Commonwealth. His armband is made of electrical tape- did they run out of the blood pressure cuffs everyone else got issued with?

A minute's silence at a snooker match means fuck-all really doesn't it?

A lot of tightened anal sphincters if nothing else.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 17, 2021, 05:50:38 PM
Who is this new commentator on Eurosport and is he Skyping in or what?

Maguire looking radgie as fuck, love it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 17, 2021, 08:50:21 PM
straightforward win in the end for Ronnington, started playing pretty well toward the end.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 18, 2021, 12:32:15 PM
Yan-Gould looks to be the connoisseur's choice today

Yan is on fire right now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 18, 2021, 12:42:45 PM
Yan is on fire right now.

outside bet for the win if he gets on a roll.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 18, 2021, 12:52:05 PM
Yes, I think Yan has a Bazza Shitcrown in his sights.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 18, 2021, 12:57:15 PM
Animated AIDS:

https://youtu.be/CqDmRpkLciE

Hahaha what an arrogant twat.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 18, 2021, 01:02:52 PM
Just figured out that it is Peter Serafinowicz that Ricky Walden reminds me of.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 18, 2021, 02:19:34 PM
Just figured out that it is Peter Serafinowicz that Ricky Walden reminds me of.

honestly had the same thought.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 18, 2021, 08:09:48 PM
While I do think Robbo's hair looks better au naturel he's sailing dangerously close to mullet territory here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 18, 2021, 08:10:45 PM
Robbo has been playing some fairly high quality stuff today. Also being radge as fuck has clearly affected Maguire, who is getting hammered by Jamie Jones.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 19, 2021, 09:32:03 AM
While I do think Robbo's hair looks better au naturel he's sailing dangerously close to mullet territory here.
I keep wondering who this new Scottish sensation is before realising it's Neil.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 19, 2021, 10:23:19 AM
Bingham 131 break in opening frame. Ding's been pretty rubbs of late too. Ominous.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 19, 2021, 10:38:19 AM
Ding's eyelid twitching yet?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 19, 2021, 11:24:17 AM
Legend starting well, Ding handed a lifeline by Ballsack.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 19, 2021, 11:24:58 AM
DINGHAM
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 19, 2021, 11:31:07 AM
WILSON
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 19, 2021, 11:34:36 AM
I might switch over to the Wilson-off, I'm just being reminded how frustrating Erotic Ding can be.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 19, 2021, 12:34:09 PM
am on the Wilson-off. Gary looks like a friendly otter.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 19, 2021, 01:28:18 PM
Ding has battled back, producing some great stuff of his own to lead 5-4 as a result of fluking the black in the final frame!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 19, 2021, 01:28:42 PM
Great end to the Ding session. Black ball frame. Ding long shot off the Jaws of pocket and rolls along cushion to go in other pocket past Baulk. 5-4 up. Managed to put a few euro on him for match while he was trailing.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 19, 2021, 03:38:04 PM
Young Chinese player Tian Pengfei is in the driving seat against walking lard accumulator Higgins, leading 6-4. Over on the other table Jack Lisowski is having a hard time against Ali Sharter, trailing 2-0.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 19, 2021, 04:02:22 PM
7-4 now, Higgins you tease!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 19, 2021, 04:03:36 PM
in the snooker.org predictions pool i had Carter to beat Lisowski. was wrong on Jones beating Maguire and I thought Wakelin might spring the upset against Gilbert.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Mr_Simnock on April 19, 2021, 04:08:13 PM
7-4 now, Higgins you tease!

higgin's wife stood outside a small betting shop in an obscure town waiting for that text to land
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 19, 2021, 11:17:42 PM
Have we had this from JV yet:

https://mobile.twitter.com/sammisam147/status/1384193616055214082
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 20, 2021, 12:19:50 PM
The number of times Virgo recommends a shot only for the player to find a better option and him to be left floundering
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 20, 2021, 12:34:27 PM
Ali Carter has a bit of a shit-fit, conceding by swiping at the table with his cue and whacking the blue, as Jack Lisowski levels at 8-8. The Eurosport commentators have been skirting around the fact that Carter is a mardy, childish cunt, commenting that he's been keeping his temper in the face of bad luck. It was only a matter of time until he started being an unsportsmanlike prick - I can only hope that he keeps letting it get to him and throws the match away.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 20, 2021, 01:21:34 PM
Carter took frame 17 but Lisowski responds and we are into a final frame shoot-out. Come on Jack.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 20, 2021, 01:28:58 PM
Carter smashes a blue around the jaws but none of the fourteen scattered reds are on
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 20, 2021, 01:29:39 PM
LISOWSKI PRESSURE POT
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 20, 2021, 01:31:24 PM
He dithers a bit doesn't he, Lisowski. Doesn't inspire confidence
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 20, 2021, 01:32:57 PM
Lunch break deciding frame, this is what the Worlds are all about
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 20, 2021, 01:43:54 PM
Sake, Lisowski
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 20, 2021, 01:44:45 PM
C'MON LEBOWSKI

HARD SNEXIT NOW
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 20, 2021, 01:47:27 PM
Almost as satisfying as Ding's re-spotted black fluke to take the lead yesterday.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 20, 2021, 01:47:43 PM
HAHA GET FUCKED SHARTER
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: opyty on April 20, 2021, 01:53:32 PM
Won't get this kind of excitement in the new European Super snooker league with just Carter, Murphy and Higgins playing every week.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 20, 2021, 01:56:57 PM
Nice to have Hazel back isn't it?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 20, 2021, 02:26:02 PM
BAZZA
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 20, 2021, 03:14:19 PM
Nice to have Hazel back isn't it?

If she isn't on EuroSport she doesn't exist to me.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 20, 2021, 03:28:23 PM
Dingham goes 7-5 up against Bingham! He's starting to look pretty sharp.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 20, 2021, 04:27:06 PM
Ding looking Bond villain-serene now. How long will the twitchy-eyed dreamboat keep his composure?

Everyone looks like a Bond villain to me now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 20, 2021, 04:37:14 PM
Fucking hell Ding, even Jimmy White would have potted that black.

Fuck, I think I'd struggle to miss it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 20, 2021, 04:51:25 PM
He’s never going to win this thing is he? 15 years ago it looked a certainty, a matter of when rather than if. I don’t think it’s going to happen for him now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 20, 2021, 04:56:09 PM
*eyelid twitch activated*

Nope, Dingus aint never gonna win nuthin'
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 20, 2021, 05:17:16 PM
D'aaaaawwwww Baby Ding innee cute
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: rjd2 on April 20, 2021, 05:23:13 PM
Everyone discusses how difficult to it is to be friendly with someone who has totally different political opinions etc....but I'd deck anyone who is cheering on Bingham against lovely Ding even if you have your life savings on the baldy.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 20, 2021, 05:31:42 PM
For Sure.

That red Ding potted long to start the break I totally missed. Assumed he was going for thickish cut safety and was annoyed the cue-ball didn't end up safe, as I took my eye off the pocket.

Come on Ding kid.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 20, 2021, 05:33:29 PM
While playing Snooker 19 once I heard "GWARRRRN STUART". I had thought I imagined it but no, Mr Jam heard it too (I was playing as Mark Williams or James Cahill, probably).

That reminds me, I must try and get a few more games in during the Worlds, when there might actually be some other players in the lobby. Hugely missing the bricks-and-mortar snooker club though.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 20, 2021, 05:35:15 PM
this is electric tension here, my heart is crying for Dingham
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 20, 2021, 05:59:24 PM
Slight sidetrack. But was listening to a general sports podcast; where presenters for some reason seemed to be going on about how everyone hated sport. Was a terrible comment in so many ways about how having a load of Chinese players coming through was going to be terrible for snooker. And how you don't get to relate to them or anything.
I mean so much more personality in Ding or Wan BinTao far more than a Mark Allen or Shaun Murphy.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 20, 2021, 06:01:21 PM
translators and subtitlists just do not exist anymore do they, ffs. would rather hear what's going on with Ding than most of the top 100.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 20, 2021, 06:19:56 PM
They're going to get pulled off by Mike Ganley.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 20, 2021, 09:02:22 PM
What was Ding thinking with that red.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 20, 2021, 10:07:48 PM
"You've gotta get your own spider out these days"
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 20, 2021, 11:16:42 PM
this shot by McGill is unreal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYl_swO0oUM
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 21, 2021, 05:54:52 AM
Slight sidetrack. But was listening to a general sports podcast; where presenters for some reason seemed to be going on about how everyone hated sport. Was a terrible comment in so many ways about how having a load of Chinese players coming through was going to be terrible for snooker. And how you don't get to relate to them or anything.
I mean so much more personality in Ding or Wan BinTao far more than a Mark Allen or Shaun Murphy.

Urgh.

I hope China wipe British snooker players off the map. I hope in 2035 they are gathered around taking selfies of themselves shitting on Ricky Walden's corpse and laughing. No characters in the game anymore.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 21, 2021, 02:17:28 PM
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/624/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2021/4/21/2ac934cc-88a9-4fd6-b403-ca92bfd877d1.jpg)

What is there to add except: AIDS
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 21, 2021, 03:33:26 PM
Slight sidetrack. But was listening to a general sports podcast; where presenters for some reason seemed to be going on about how everyone hated sport. Was a terrible comment in so many ways about how having a load of Chinese players coming through was going to be terrible for snooker. And how you don't get to relate to them or anything.
I mean so much more personality in Ding or Wan BinTao far more than a Mark Allen or Shaun Murphy.

Not to mention Zhou Yuelong and Marco Fu (does Hong Kong count?) making the effort to dress up a bit. Yeah, fuck that. There's more showmanship in Marco's monogrammed "MF" cuffs than there is in Mark Selby's entire body.

Watching The Person From Leicester vs Kurt Maplins now. Hoping Maplins makes another obscene gesture at the cue ball.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 21, 2021, 03:43:16 PM
Oh Maplins you wazzock. Aamzed he didn't flip the bird at the pink after that.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on April 21, 2021, 05:13:02 PM
"In the tradesman's entrance"

Er excuse me??
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: DocDaneeka on April 21, 2021, 05:25:48 PM
Yes Selby! I hope he crushes the life out of the whole World Champs.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 21, 2021, 05:32:11 PM
yeah bit of a masterclass this by Selbore. I am comforted by the fact that form in snooker seems much more fleeting. Higgins was playing perfect snooker a month ago, yesterday he limped by a qualifier. Think when Dott won the world title he'd been crap for ages and just found a groove.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 21, 2021, 09:00:33 PM
So with Ding gone, Mark Williams to beat John Higgins is my big rooting interest in Round 2.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 21, 2021, 10:36:12 PM
What's the CaB concensus on Mark J's break-off shot? He's been coming off the black cushion and going into the pack from below, leaving the cue ball above the black so he doesn't leave a long pot on for his opponent.  Neil Foulds on Eurosport reckons it's going to get banned. Apparently Judd Trump isn't a fan of it which makes me want to support it 100%.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 21, 2021, 10:50:02 PM
What's the CaB concensus on Mark J's break-off shot? He's been coming off the black cushion and going into the pack from below, leaving the cue ball above the black so he doesn't leave a long pot on for his opponent.  Neil Foulds on Eurosport reckons it's going to get banned. Apparently Judd Trump isn't a fan of it which makes me want to support it 100%.

He's been taking the piss on Twitter for a while now, which also makes me support it 100%:

https://mobile.twitter.com/markwil147/status/1384987215437127688

Nice to see him using Benpics' illustration of him nekkid as an avatar too. MJW is still my favourite person on Twitter, the utter ledge.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 21, 2021, 11:05:31 PM
really torn on it. on one hand i sort of think something should have to hit a cushion after initial red contact, on the other hand what i really love about sport is having a range of approaches and really exploring the strategic space so the game doesn't just become a weird procession.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 21, 2021, 11:09:21 PM
I like Wales' thinnest fatman. Don't mind it at all myself. Good tactical reasoning behind it. Doesn't take long for frames to develop. And it annoys Trump.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 22, 2021, 08:37:51 AM
I think it’s fine, it’s a legal shot. He’s right when he says if you start banning those shots then you may as well ban the roll up behind the colours as well.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 22, 2021, 09:05:14 AM
Rerack situations are bad viewing for fans, and it strikes me the break off like that could potentially lead to more of those.

But as said above, Trump doesn't like it so as far as I'm concerned do it all day long. Did you read that insecure bollocks about 'Ronnie knowing I'm number 1'? I bet Ron had a chuckle about that. Ron will still be making the last 8 in tournaments long past Trump's hair transplant and septim removal.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 22, 2021, 11:37:50 AM
The controversy has hit the pages of the Graun!

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/apr/21/mark-williams-defends-controversial-break-off-after-first-round-win (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/apr/21/mark-williams-defends-controversial-break-off-after-first-round-win)

He's been taking the piss on Twitter for a while now, which also makes me support it 100%:

https://mobile.twitter.com/markwil147/status/1384987215437127688

Nice to see him using Benpics' illustration of him nekkid as an avatar too. MJW is still my favourite person on Twitter, the utter ledge.

I had a look on there last night and he was showing off his supper - a massive KFC replete with three pots of gravy! Top lad.

Rerack situations are bad viewing for fans, and it strikes me the break off like that could potentially lead to more of those.

I was kind of busy yesterday so I wasn't watching the whole match, but the few frames I caught where he broke off seemed to bear out what Mark said in the post-match interview: that within a few shots the frame is back to normal. Also I'd suggest that the longer he does it for, the more his opponents will develop ways of dealing with it (any advantage it grants him is likely to be temporary).

I don't think this shot is going to catch on in a massive way; I can't imagine many players being eager to use it. For me it's not the WPBSA's place to tell the players how to play the game, though if it did catch on and started to have a profound effect on the game, I think they'd be within their rights to step in and institute the sort of pool-style rule sevendaughters mentions under which a ball must touch a cushion after initial contact with the pack. At the moment though it's just one player doing it, and they don't seem to be doing it in the spirit of slowing down the game or frustrating their opponent. I think any action at this point would be heavy-handed.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 22, 2021, 11:44:43 AM
Really want a Trump-Williams final now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: dr beat on April 22, 2021, 12:52:21 PM
.

I was kind of busy yesterday so I wasn't watching the whole match, but the few frames I caught where he broke off seemed to bear out what Mark said in the post-match interview: that within a few shots the frame is back to normal. Also I'd suggest that the longer he does it for, the more his opponents will develop ways of dealing with it (any advantage it grants him is likely to be temporary).



Yes I get the argument that it risks re-racks, but on the other hand it might force opponents to be more inventive just for the sake of keeping the frame going.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 22, 2021, 02:32:27 PM
Ronnie on BBC2 showing off the wares in his pop-up shop. It looks like the Cristiano Ronaldo "CR7" museum on Madeira- ie, somewhere to store his memorabilia when there's no room left in the garage.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 22, 2021, 03:31:29 PM
Swear that black was about to drop
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 22, 2021, 05:57:24 PM
Did you read that insecure bollocks about 'Ronnie knowing I'm number 1'? I bet Ron had a chuckle about that. Ron will still be making the last 8 in tournaments long past Trump's hair transplant and septim removal.
Not a massive fan of Trump but can’t disagree with what he said. He’s won about a dozen ranking events on the past couple of years, battering Ronnie every time he’s met him in a final.

I don’t think he will end up with as many world titles as Ronnie (definitely won’t get as many triple crown wins) but he could overtake him in ranking events and centuries and I’d be very surprised if Ronnie didn’t retire before Trump started slipping down the rankings.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 22, 2021, 07:39:21 PM
Awwww unlucky, Lebowski.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 22, 2021, 07:51:02 PM
"Where's the cue ball goi...." MUTE

Thanks John, that'll be all for this evening.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on April 22, 2021, 07:51:22 PM
Has anyone posted Ballbag Bingham’s excruciatingly bad TikToks yet?

Here’s a Twitter thread of highlights: https://twitter.com/sophiehnnh/status/1384560976742297602

This made me do a big laugh though: https://twitter.com/kendoherty1997/status/1384927722284232706
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 22, 2021, 08:11:37 PM
I quite like the tiktok where he and his wife change clothes but the rest are rotten

Lisowski has a very interesting face. Handsome, a bit West Ham midfielder, a bit Eastenders jilted lover, a bit ten years in the TA.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 22, 2021, 08:12:39 PM
Just what I was thinking. Action Man Footballer.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 22, 2021, 08:15:49 PM
Not a massive fan of Trump but can’t disagree with what he said. He’s won about a dozen ranking events on the past couple of years, battering Ronnie every time he’s met him in a final.

It's more the fact he actually said it, as though he needs to give a shit about things like that.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 22, 2021, 08:24:43 PM
Trump is trying to take his #1 position as player ambassador seriously, with pointlessly amoral capitalist results, oh you want a relaxed form of the game appealing to kids *hits snooze and rolls back over*
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 22, 2021, 08:54:47 PM
Is Lisowski growing a 'tache?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 22, 2021, 09:16:18 PM
It's more the fact he actually said it, as though he needs to give a shit about things like that.

One of the Eurosport commentators said Trump has commented that there hasn't been a single good performance in the first round. Also wasn't the "rivalry" between Trump and Kylo started by Trump saying Kylo would never win the World Championship, or something like that?

Not a very likeable chap is he? Again, I hope he meets Williams in the final and gets absolutely mindfucked by his patented break off.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 22, 2021, 09:19:20 PM
Robbo talking Warhammer and nerd tattoos now, heheheh love him.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 22, 2021, 10:07:36 PM
I managed to get our lass to care about snooker by introducing her to Robertson and his loveable geekiness. She's actually put a tenner on him to win the tournament.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 23, 2021, 09:46:25 AM
One of the Eurosport commentators said Trump has commented that there hasn't been a single good performance in the first round. Also wasn't the "rivalry" between Trump and Kylo started by Trump saying Kylo would never win the World Championship, or something like that?

Not a very likeable chap is he? Again, I hope he meets Williams in the final and gets absolutely mindfucked by his patented break off.
He's the least likeable world number 1 since Hendry.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 23, 2021, 10:35:44 AM
Ronnie blames a sluggish start on cold hands; requests a mug of hot water, on which he subsequently almost burns his fingers. Could be an interesting session.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 23, 2021, 10:52:42 AM
Less than a year since McGill had a reasonably fine if short head of ginger hair. All gone now. Keep thinking it's Gary Wilson.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 23, 2021, 11:06:27 AM
Watching the BBC coverage today. Mark Williams lamenting his son buying a 'ROCKET' t-shirt from Ronnie's Rocket Emporium and then wearing it at the Crucible to wind his old man up. You definitely passed on the Top Bantz Gene there, Mark.

Not that the show of support is doing Ronnie any good against Ginger Heisenberg, mind.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 23, 2021, 11:21:16 AM
Fuck's going on with Kylo's waistcoat? He looks like he's got a pair of carrying handles like a holdall. I can picture a big fella like Jan Verhaas just lifting him up.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 23, 2021, 11:32:15 AM
Lisowski has a very interesting face. Handsome, a bit West Ham midfielder, a bit Eastenders jilted lover, a bit ten years in the TA.

(https://c8.alamy.com/comp/F3MDFX/portrait-of-an-honest-looking-ginger-abyssinian-cat-F3MDFX.jpg)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 23, 2021, 12:04:24 PM
Fuck I was so close to putting a fiver on McGill to beat Ronnie. Wouldn’t be shocked if the 2020 world title will be his last, after his showings in recent finals I don’t think he has that winner’s drive anymore. Particularly the one against Jordan Brown where it seemed like after he saw Jordan’s face of desolation he practically gave him the frame by taking a suicide long blue whilst smirking.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 23, 2021, 12:08:16 PM
Every time I turn on McGill is just dominating at the table with big breaks. Has Ronnie done much wrong or is McGill just in Beast Mode. Seen a couple of safety's that weren't awful but not great either from Ronnie the rare time I see him play a shot.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 23, 2021, 03:01:04 PM
McGill played great. Ronnie a bit off colour but I think the best Ronnie of this season would still only be level-pegging at best with what I saw.

Lisowski surely cannot be helped by that chunky watch he insists on playing in
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 23, 2021, 03:09:00 PM
In fairness, don't usually cheer on Higgins pot but that red was a beauty (while knocking the nominated blue in too).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on April 23, 2021, 03:13:23 PM
Eh? Didn't Ronnie get three centuries in a row at the beginning of this match or something?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 23, 2021, 03:17:14 PM
Watching Loveable Geeky Robbo vs Handsome Jack on Eurosport. Usually much prefer the Eurosport commentators to the BBC ones but Phil Yates and Anthony Hamilton have been giving me cause for a rethink.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 23, 2021, 03:34:36 PM
Lisowski surely cannot be helped by that chunky watch he insists on playing in

Ha, I've been admiring it! Any idea of the make and model? I love big watches.

EDIT: Rolex Oyster Perpetual, found it on his Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/BbKjWuqFlXw/). Along with this- FFS Jack, snooker players aren't supposed to look like this, get on the lager and tabs and scotch eggs before the WPBSA hand you a lifetime ban:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKKDmGDg2gD/

Anyway, watches: good to see McGill vs O'Sullivan was a Casio-off. McGill with a retro silver one, Ronjo rocking a classic F-91W for a bit of terrorist chic.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 23, 2021, 03:55:10 PM
Has anyone posted Ballbag Bingham’s excruciatingly bad TikToks yet?

Here’s a Twitter thread of highlights: https://twitter.com/sophiehnnh/status/1384560976742297602

This made me do a big laugh though: https://twitter.com/kendoherty1997/status/1384927722284232706

Hahahahah... I did like the "FOOK OFF, I'M DOIN' TIKTOK! (https://mobile.twitter.com/sophiehnnh/status/1384561151300841472)" one though, just the mindless sweary rage of it. I dread to think what Stephen Maguire's TikTok is like.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: AllisonSays on April 23, 2021, 04:24:18 PM
No wonder Lisowski can't concentrate on the snooker with a bod like that, fuck me!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on April 23, 2021, 06:06:58 PM
Less than a year since McGill had a reasonably fine if short head of ginger hair. All gone now. Keep thinking it's Gary Wilson.

I keep thinking it's the one in Arab Strap that isn't Aidan Moffatt.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: phes on April 23, 2021, 06:29:03 PM
I haven't seen snooker in about 20 years. Just watched some and it's John Higgins v Mark Williams, John Virgo describing it and Alan McManus v Steve Davis doing the bants. This is what The Documentary Children of Men said would happen
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: AllisonSays on April 23, 2021, 06:53:07 PM
Also, while I definitely wouldn't say that I found Stuart Bingham's TikToks funny, I did find them quite cute. He seems like a nice fella.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 23, 2021, 07:14:14 PM
Yeah, Bingo's alright. Makes me feel a bit mean when I think about how "local" he looks. It's not his fault...

Ronnie's been doing the Williams Break-off™ all day. Solidarity... and a top bit of trolling, I'd expect nothing less from Ronnie.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 23, 2021, 07:18:43 PM
Higgins did it once against Mark Williams too! He fucked it up and left a red on though.

Ronnie's just asked for his hot water again.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 23, 2021, 07:28:14 PM
McGill no longer walking on to This Charming Man. Is he as disillusioned as all the other Smiths fans are about Morrissey?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 23, 2021, 07:59:39 PM
Malcolm Middleton absolutely melting down here against Sully O'Ronnievan!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 23, 2021, 08:20:07 PM
Jan Verhaas is a big Dutch Roger Lloyd Pack. Can't believe I have only just noticed this.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 23, 2021, 08:27:29 PM
JV keeps calling McGill 'Anthony', reminding me of Barbara Royle
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 23, 2021, 08:36:16 PM
Have only tuned in for the comeback frames Ronald has won. How McGill won 10 frames I have no idea.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 23, 2021, 08:51:52 PM
Guy with a yellow duster for a mask. State.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 23, 2021, 08:52:02 PM
Just spotted one of the regular vegan t-shirt peeps wearing a t-shirt which reads "HAIL SEITAN".

EDIT: and it's the guy with a yellow duster for a mask. Go on Ronnie, ask the twat if he fancies a nice veal cutlet.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 23, 2021, 08:57:45 PM
JV keeps calling McGill 'Anthony', reminding me of Barbara Royle

"Have you 'ad yer tea love?"
"Yeah."
"What d' you 'ave?"
"SEITAN"
"Ooooh, that doesn’t sound nice"
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Uncle TechTip on April 23, 2021, 09:20:24 PM
All players walk on music.

https://www.snookerisland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=693&t=11109

Lisowski with a tribute to DMX
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 23, 2021, 09:25:47 PM
All players walk on music.

https://www.snookerisland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=693&t=11109

Lisowski with a tribute to DMX

Ceelo Green and Kasabian. All the #CANCELLED men. Love it.

Mark Williams bagsied Credence? Lebowski missed a trick there.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 23, 2021, 09:41:16 PM
Ha, haven't seen a waistcoat foul since I was actually at the Crucible watching James Cahill lean on the pink.

Could be pivotal, Ronjo...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 23, 2021, 09:51:42 PM
God it must be worth a £40 annual Eurosport sub to escape Virgo.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Captain Z on April 23, 2021, 09:54:21 PM
Gwon Ronneh
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 23, 2021, 09:57:51 PM
Anyone here ever sat next to a GWON RONNEH at a tournament?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 23, 2021, 10:11:09 PM
Right. Got my lemon chili Bombay mix. Come on lads.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: phes on April 23, 2021, 10:11:42 PM
Rub o the ball eh
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 23, 2021, 10:15:00 PM
Anyone here ever sat next to a GWON RONNEH at a tournament?

No, but I have sat next to a TON UP.

Rooting for Ronnie here tbh. I'm enjoying his top trolling plus him equalling Hendry's record would amuse me greatly.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 23, 2021, 10:30:29 PM
well well well, didn't see that coming!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 23, 2021, 10:41:42 PM
What an odd performance by both players, each determined they were going to win/weren't going to win then changing their minds.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: phes on April 23, 2021, 10:59:40 PM
best bit was ron drinking that warm water like it was Sodap 96
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 24, 2021, 01:21:32 AM
So is Ronnie going join Eurosport for the rest of the tournament?

Pumped for tomorrow/later today. Hoping MJ Williams can discard Horrible Higgins and Yan to smash Sean Murphy.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 24, 2021, 02:03:31 AM
dr beat and I had tickets for the afternoon session tomorrow. Looks like we'll be missing Mark Allen vs Mark Selby.

Not that arsed about having to postpone our visit again ;)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 24, 2021, 07:39:29 AM
I see Allen had a pointless pop at giving past it players wild cards to minor tournaments and qualifiers (who the fuck cares) so nice to see he's still got the personality of someone who could start a fight in an empty room (something he probably has managed during lockdown).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on April 24, 2021, 09:23:37 AM
So is Ronnie going join Eurosport for the rest of the tournament?


here's hoping for a Chinese winner then. They're so lovely.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 24, 2021, 10:19:36 AM
SO INNOCENT
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Gurke and Hare on April 24, 2021, 11:59:22 AM
11 REDS 11 BLACKS KLAXON
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 24, 2021, 11:59:28 AM
Imagine if John Higgins hadn't been a cheat. We'd all be absolutely loving the jovial Nick-Frost-has-let-himself-go-faced cunt.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 24, 2021, 12:02:39 PM
Ooh! Temper!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 24, 2021, 12:04:03 PM
Piss poor attempt on that black, it didn't even reach the pocket
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 24, 2021, 12:09:51 PM
Imagine if John Higgins hadn't been a cheat. We'd all be absolutely loving the jovial Nick-Frost-has-let-himself-go-faced cunt.

I maintain that there is something a bit Father Christmas about him. I can imagine him putting on the red suit and the fake beard at Barry Hearn's office xmas do. Or giving out a few Werther's Originals to the kids at Q School but keeping most of them back for himself.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 24, 2021, 01:04:55 PM
He'd be CaB's sporting Brucie
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 24, 2021, 01:10:22 PM
Right, which bloated gammon dreck can be plunged out of the tournament today. Anyone?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: dr beat on April 24, 2021, 01:56:14 PM
Damn I thought was going to see my first live 147 then.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 24, 2021, 04:12:52 PM
Just checked me receipt and it looks like dr beat and I would actually have been watching Kylo and Bawkins, but from high up enough and near enough to the divider to get a chekky glimpse at the two Marks. Ah never mind, we've got the same seats at the same session for 2022, should be a good 'un as that one always seems to be a final session on table 2. And in the meantime there's always the Scottish Open. Pubs should at least be properly open by then.

Gwaaaaaaarn Kylo
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 24, 2021, 08:28:23 PM
Nice one Mark Williams.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on April 24, 2021, 08:30:31 PM
Has he won? My son has got control of the TV
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 24, 2021, 08:33:24 PM
I got tickets for the UK all day for the first Sunday. Not sure if it still does this but I was prepared to go full price but it offered me a half-price early bird midway through the transaction so why not said I.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 24, 2021, 08:48:21 PM
I got tickets for the UK all day for the first Sunday. Not sure if it still does this but I was prepared to go full price but it offered me a half-price early bird midway through the transaction so why not said I.

A staycation in York? I could be seriously tempted, thanks for the heads-up.

Watching Yan vs Murphy now. Poker Face vs Tiny Face. AIDS just fucked a 147 but still got the highest break of the tournament. Hmmmm, might have had enough snooker for today.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: bgmnts on April 24, 2021, 08:49:51 PM
Good god watching Mark struggling with that piss easy snooker was grim.

Hendry vs White
Higgins vs Williams

Jesus Christ snooker.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 24, 2021, 09:37:41 PM
Yan Bingtao: SPIDER MAVERICK
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 24, 2021, 09:53:42 PM
Will the perspex screen protect Yan from AIDS?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 24, 2021, 10:02:49 PM
Hating the score in that match right now. Bingtown Waspman needs to pull his finger out. No-one wants to see an AIDS semi.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 24, 2021, 10:02:53 PM
AIDS being a showboating twat, actually addressing the audience with a smirk before fucking up a shot with the spider. Bwahahaha.

Yan has been raging all session. Back at the table and looking vengeful now. Beast Mode activated.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: daf on April 24, 2021, 11:50:40 PM
I maintain that there is something a bit Father Christmas about him.

2% Father Christmas  /  74% Alex Salmond  / 24% boiled potato
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 25, 2021, 11:10:03 AM
Gilbo putting Trump through the wringer in the early stages here
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 25, 2021, 11:52:09 AM
How's Gilbo's sock game today?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on April 25, 2021, 12:01:39 PM
How's Gilbo's sock game today?

Looks to me like black and white horizontal stripes, standard Gilbo really.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 25, 2021, 12:40:57 PM
Tuned in now. Gummo's combing strategies are getting ridiculous. He looks like he's spent an hour with comb and a mirror held at all angles only to end up looking like he's just got out of bed,
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on April 25, 2021, 03:08:25 PM
Selby and AIDS, not an enticing prospect tbh
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 25, 2021, 03:15:12 PM
That stats montage of AIDS is terrifying. He is underlit like a flabby jowly vampire, he is even laughing in some of the side shots. Who OK'd that? Freakish.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: dr beat on April 25, 2021, 07:27:48 PM
Alan McManus: 'and the browns gone in the tradesmens entrance'...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 25, 2021, 08:02:21 PM
In case anyone hasn't been following the Salt Bae thread, this from Combing Strategies' Instagram:

https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,86581.msg4535445.html#msg4535445

The International Playboy is Bae's target market of course.

Think I prefer Mark Williams posting Twitter photos from Nando's.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 25, 2021, 08:07:24 PM
Some very entertaining stuff going down between Combing Strategies and Gilbo The Unstoppable Socks Machine right now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 25, 2021, 09:33:04 PM
If Trump shaved his head and said "I won't hide anymore, also my name means fart haha" then I would forgive him.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 25, 2021, 09:45:22 PM
Eurosport just showed a little interview with Judd. His favourite film is The Hangover.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 25, 2021, 10:16:36 PM
So is Ronnie going join Eurosport for the rest of the tournament?

He's on pundit duty right now, wearing a t-shirt from The Ronnie O'Sullivan Superstore. Couldn't plug his own merch on the BBC.

Ronnie and Jimmy White have the same voice, this confuses me when I'm not paying attention.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: petrilTanaka on April 25, 2021, 11:48:05 PM
He's on pundit duty right now, wearing a t-shirt from The Ronnie O'Sullivan Superstore. Couldn't plug his own merch on the BBC.

Ronnie and Jimmy White have the same voice, this confuses me when I'm not paying attention.

both really good on the table, but Jimmy's the natural choice for a Grandstand menu
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 26, 2021, 01:51:24 PM
FFS Liso, get some socks on.

What's the deal with players hitting the pundit's seat once they've been knocked out of a tournament? Are they usually made the offer in advance?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 26, 2021, 01:57:00 PM
Ronnie's been a Eurosport pundit for years. As for the BBC, I guess the players get invited up because they're there and they've got nothing better to do right now. Whatever, I'm just thankful Peter Ebdon isn't spending his retirement sat in the commentary box wittering on about plant milk. And part of me hopes AIDS at least reaches the semis so we don't have to hear him on commentary duty.

I quite enjoyed Jack "The Body" Lisowski on pundit duty, telling Alan McManus his little story about how he asked him for an autograph when he was nine. I guess I should be a bit put off him by the fact that he's bezzie mates with Judd Trump but he seems a likeable enough fellow.

That interview with Trump revealing his favourite film to be The Hangover and that he's a Man Utd supporter (from Bristol) though- after that I enjoyed every missed pot and foul that little bit more. I hope Williams eventually annihilates the beige Coldplay twat and his next $100 gold leaf Salt Bae burger tastes like ash in his mouth.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 26, 2021, 02:05:02 PM
Because they're there and they've got nothing better to do?

But they must at least have had a screen test? I know all they need to do is lounge around and chat but some people freeze once the cameras are on or instantly turn into gibbering wrecks or whatever. I reckon the BBC must at least tip them a bit of a wink.

Gilbert hanging on by his fingernails.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 26, 2021, 02:14:57 PM
But they must at least have had a screen test? I know all they need to do is lounge around and chat but some people freeze once the cameras are on or instantly turn into gibbering wrecks or whatever. I reckon the BBC must at least tip them a bit of a wink.

You evidently haven't heard Stuart Bingham's commentary.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on April 26, 2021, 06:05:26 PM
haven't checked in on the tournament this year - looking at the likely QFs, don't think I'll bother
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: RenegadeScrew on April 26, 2021, 07:26:41 PM
This is the most cryptic of threads.  Who is AIDS?  And why?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 26, 2021, 08:01:45 PM
AIDS is Shaun Murphy, because his presence is as welcome as AIDS.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Ted-Maul on April 26, 2021, 08:36:58 PM
I love the Snooker World Championships but due to being in work, the early stages of the tournament was something I would never see and had to follow through the CaB threads. They're always hilarious but there has often been chat about players I'd never heard of or seen play and only knew existed through here, Martin Gould for example.

But genuinely, until last year, I thought there was a player called Kylo Ren! Blue Jam mentioned him so often that I assumed he kept getting knocked out before I had a chance to see him. This went on for a couple of years until Lockdown let me watch all of last years tournament and seeing Kyren Wilson's name prompted me to wonder where Kylo was (cos Kylo is a similar name to Kyren isn't it?) and Google him to see who knocked him out..... Imagine my embarrassment etc.

But then last week I found myself again noticing Kylo Ren not in the tournament bracket and wondering where he is.... what the hell is wrong with me?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on April 26, 2021, 08:49:01 PM
haven't checked in on the tournament this year - looking at the likely QFs, don't think I'll bother

And then Fri/Sat you're likely doing something else, so miss the semis, which ae usually the best matches - then Sun/Mon it's the final which tends to be not as good. Happens to me every fucking year.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 26, 2021, 08:50:25 PM
I've become so used to calling Kyren Wilson "Kylo Ren" that I sometimes forget he's actually called Kyren Wilson.

Think I've seen him called "Kryten" here as well.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Uncle TechTip on April 26, 2021, 09:09:56 PM
Cryin' Wilson, because he always looks like he's about to burst into tears.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 26, 2021, 09:11:02 PM
The Humour Detester from Leicester rubber-stamps his QF spot.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Ted-Maul on April 26, 2021, 09:17:21 PM
Think I've seen him called "Kryten" here as well.

I thought Dave Gilbert would be Kryten?

The Humour Detester from Leicester rubber-stamps his QF spot.
I hate watching him, he really is The Grey Man. Albert Fish had nothing on Selby.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on April 26, 2021, 09:25:27 PM
Be good if Mark Williams can beat Selby, don't see it though

AIDS v Trump, hmm, might even be rooting for AIDS there
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 26, 2021, 10:12:25 PM
You know, I might actually be rooting for AIDS too. The last (well, only) time I rooted for him was against Ali UKIP Carter.

Cryin' Wilson, because he always looks like he's about to burst into tears.

I like Kylo, amidst all the automatons like Trump and Selby it's refreshing to see an emotional player. A player whose emotion manifests as tears rather than rage or bottling the match.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 26, 2021, 10:27:01 PM
If the final is Trump vs Selby (and it probably will be) I might not even bother tuning in.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 26, 2021, 10:46:18 PM
AIDS is the right call.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 27, 2021, 09:47:14 AM
I don’t know if I can bring myself to clap for AIDS. The one positive is at least one of them will be knocked out.

I’ve softened on Selby a little bit after hearing him talk about depression but not so much that I want him anywhere near a world final.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 27, 2021, 10:59:27 AM
So desired semi-finalists in order
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 27, 2021, 11:33:24 AM
Sort of half-wishing Higgins was still in it instead of Selby (I know they didn't play each other - I mean like, magically). Higgins might have been a cheating cunt but at least he was loving every minute of it. Selby is just a mean, miserable little man.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 27, 2021, 12:39:21 PM
So desired semi-finalists in order
  • Mark Williams - easiest lock-in pick over the Pester from Leicester
  • Anthony McGill - like the guy and thoroughly enjoyed a number of his recent Crucible encounters. Not overly anti-Bingham but need some revenge for knocking out lovely Ding
  • Robertson - don't mind Kylo all that much but give Robbo the edge here
  • Not a clue - AIDS - less likely to win tournament, Trump - would be more enjoyable if he loses out later on. Go with a risk and say Trump.
I'd go along with all of the first three picks. I'd prefer Kylo to win the tournament but I don't think he has it in him so I'll go for my old pal Robertson.

Good point about AIDS. If I could guarantee he won't win the tournament then yeah, lets go AIDS.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on April 27, 2021, 12:54:49 PM
AIDS won’t win anyway, he makes too many stupid mistakes and his safety is piss
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 27, 2021, 01:24:24 PM
Quote
Selby is just a mean, miserable little man.

Champion Mentality
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 27, 2021, 01:48:51 PM
Entertaining even contest between the two baldies.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 27, 2021, 03:19:17 PM
Bizarre choice by Murph Dog to go for the brown, demoting his possible tournament-best 145 to a tournament-not-best 142. Deep screw off the black into those reds mate, not much to lose is there.

(Sorry, my son has a friend with the surname Murphy who he calls 'Murph Dog') 
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 27, 2021, 03:51:41 PM
hate to say it but The Council Bin Collection Protestor from Leicester is playing near perfect snooker here
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on April 27, 2021, 07:24:49 PM
Haven't watched any snooker in a LONG time and genuinely didn't recognise Neil Robertson for a while
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: AllisonSays on April 27, 2021, 07:56:01 PM
Big Magician Energy from Robertson this year, I'm loving it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 27, 2021, 07:58:11 PM
Bit o' drama in frame 9 between Kylo and Robbo. Looks like Robbo's going for a respotted black.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: AllisonSays on April 27, 2021, 08:22:22 PM
Also loving the inter-generational crack between Dennis Taylor and Lisowski on commentary here, really touching, it reminds me of watching the football with my granddad when I was a kid.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 27, 2021, 08:49:16 PM
Robbo unravelling a bit here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 27, 2021, 09:25:10 PM
Worth restating at every opportunity just what a hideously repulsive specimen Bingham is, like a bad copy of a belle epoque satire of pigs in the trough. Give him a top hat and stuff his breast pocket with notes.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 27, 2021, 09:39:59 PM
Worth restating at every opportunity just what a hideously repulsive specimen Bingham is, like a bad copy of a belle epoque satire of pigs in the trough. Give him a top hat and stuff his breast pocket with notes.

More like Toad of Toad Hall. Just give him a waistcoat and a bow tie and... oh...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 27, 2021, 09:41:35 PM
Worth restating at every opportunity just what a hideously repulsive specimen Bingham is, like a bad copy of a belle epoque satire of pigs in the trough. Give him a top hat and stuff his breast pocket with notes.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ew2lS3yXIAMogYC.jpg)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on April 27, 2021, 10:04:58 PM
What's the scenario with this break where they nestle in behind the reds that I'm seeing everyone doing these days? Is it the new meta?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on April 27, 2021, 10:15:40 PM
"McGill edges in front of Bingham" - horrendous image
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: The Crumb on April 27, 2021, 10:29:41 PM
What's the scenario with this break where they nestle in behind the reds that I'm seeing everyone doing these days? Is it the new meta?

There was an edifying segment earlier where they showed how the long potting standard has got so high that in 3/4 frames of the preceding mini session, players were smashing in long reds off seemingly decent conventional breaks. So it does seem to be a reasonable tactical adjustment.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: daf on April 27, 2021, 11:20:38 PM
Bizarre choice by Murph Dog to go for the brown (. . .) Deep screw

Filth! Absolute filth!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 28, 2021, 10:34:49 AM
When it comes to replacing the cue ball after a miss you'd think there would be some way of marking its position before the player takes their shot. Remove it, chalk dot on the baize? Save all that faff asking the players and checking with the VT (and sometimes still getting it wrong) 
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 28, 2021, 10:43:18 AM
Also how long before this top cushion break off is banned? And how would they word the ruling?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 28, 2021, 10:49:29 AM
When it comes to replacing the cue ball after a miss you'd think there would be some way of marking its position before the player takes their shot. Remove it, chalk dot on the baize?

Got it. Laser pen. The second official, sat in the stands, has a laser pen on a swivelling but fixable mount. Ref removes the cue ball using the ball marker; second official points the laser dot right at the exact spot as per the marker; fixes its position, then turns it off; ref replaces cue ball, player takes shot. Then if the cue ball needs replacing, just turn on the laser pen.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 28, 2021, 11:03:55 AM
Anyway. Kryten's just toying with Robertson now in the same way a cat paws a terrified mouse.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: petrilTanaka on April 28, 2021, 11:12:21 AM
Also how long before this top cushion break off is banned? And how would they word the ruling?

the rewording would just be that a break off has to hit an on-ball before any cushions. probably insist that a number of balls hit cushions after as well
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 28, 2021, 11:30:03 AM
The break off into the bottom of the reds is fine. Been also many poor breaks of this type that has left an opportunity on in the World Championships so it is not yet an automatic guarantee of anything being safe. One thing that would put me off is if they let Judd Trump rewrite the rule-book so keep as is.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 28, 2021, 11:30:10 AM
Shot of the tournament contender there, Kryten escapes a long snooker leaving one red behind the pink and the other behind the blue
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 28, 2021, 11:33:09 AM
The break off into the bottom of the reds is fine. Been also many poor breaks of this type that has left an opportunity on in the World Championships so it is not yet an automatic guarantee of anything being safe. One thing that would put me off is if they let Judd Trump rewrite the rule-book so keep as is

I don't think there's anything wrong with it, but I'm sure it's perceived as being boring by the WPSBA and the TV people and will go as a consequence.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 28, 2021, 11:52:40 AM
The Kitten from Kettering certainly has got his claws out today.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 28, 2021, 12:08:42 PM
Yeah he certainly seems to be on a mission to eradicate the memory of last year's final.

Might watch that Wilson/McGill decider (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCTXYai1BNA) again over lunch.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 28, 2021, 12:18:38 PM
The two semi-finals last year were ridiculous. Either of them would be a contender for the best semi-final ever seen at the crucible, to have them both on the same day was insane.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: buttgammon on April 28, 2021, 01:08:48 PM
Missed the morning session. Wow! Wilson means business here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on April 28, 2021, 01:16:44 PM
Again, the Building Society invester from Leicester has done some good snooker.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: buttgammon on April 28, 2021, 01:18:04 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/6059/6263302583_8c5fdf65ce_w.jpg)

Neil Robertson there.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on April 28, 2021, 01:21:51 PM
The two semi-finals last year were ridiculous. Either of them would be a contender for the best semi-final ever seen at the crucible, to have them both on the same day was insane.

And this is my problem with the format - squashing the best matches into one day, usually the Saturday, when the BBC can give it the least amount of coverage and you’re probably doing something else. And taping it’s no good because the next day you’re already watching the final.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: petrilTanaka on April 28, 2021, 01:59:42 PM
The break off into the bottom of the reds is fine. Been also many poor breaks of this type that has left an opportunity on in the World Championships so it is not yet an automatic guarantee of anything being safe. One thing that would put me off is if they let Judd Trump rewrite the rule-book so keep as is.

yeah I'm all for it because its an interesting bit of strategy. its so perfectly snooker to lightly roll the balls up to barely touch and leave nothing on as well.

wonder what happens if it gets to like a rerack off the break a couple of times in a row
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 28, 2021, 02:19:11 PM
Like I say I'm okay with it but I reckon the snooker mandarins will be all like oh, that's not in keeping with our dynamic vision of the modern game. Hearn (one of them) will probably stick his oar in too.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 28, 2021, 02:43:04 PM
The two semi-finals last year were ridiculous. Either of them would be a contender for the best semi-final ever seen at the crucible, to have them both on the same day was insane

I sincerely hope that McGill (or Bingham) pays tribute to Ronnie's sterling effort in his semi vs. the Patience-Tester from Leicester by knocking around as many hit n' hope shots as possible.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: petrilTanaka on April 28, 2021, 05:09:11 PM
if anything I'd like them to make breakoffs more difficult, have them have to hit one cushion in the baulk area first or something. I think snooker just needs little strategic and tactical ideas, then a period of solving them and finally some minor rules to stop it being an arms race to stand still
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 28, 2021, 06:06:35 PM
The Great British Bald-Off hasn't been quite so one-sided. DECIDER!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 28, 2021, 06:11:47 PM
Bingo deserves to lose for that outfit alone. Polka dots and checks together would be bad enough without some kind of Gordon Gekko shirt.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 28, 2021, 06:22:38 PM
"It's a shame there has to be a loser, but look at Stuart Bingham"

Took the words out of my mouth.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 28, 2021, 06:51:04 PM
So Kyren all the way for me now. Though my rooting interests don't turn out so well.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 28, 2021, 07:07:49 PM
Sad that the dream is over for McGill, but I would love to see Kylo fill that trophy with happy tears.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 28, 2021, 07:13:45 PM
Gummo vs AIDS. Audience full of pissed-up Legend Garys. Amid all the shouts of "GWARRRN JUDD" and "GWARRRRN SHAUN" someone shouted "GWARRRRN RONNIE". Ha!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on April 28, 2021, 07:17:08 PM
AIDS won’t win anyway, he makes too many stupid mistakes and his safety is piss

Nostradamus strikes again
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on April 28, 2021, 07:50:28 PM
So everybody I wanted to win has lost today, and I'm reduced to rooting for the JADROOL LOOSAH BAHSTED known as Sean Murphy in this session. I'd watched all the qualifiers, put bets on, and it's all gone to shit. Honestly would have been happy to see McGill win if he'd got through... I dunno, maybe hope that Trump actually beats AIDS, then gets trounced embarrasingly in the semi by Kylo. Please, snooker gods, don't subject me to another Bingham final.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 28, 2021, 07:56:17 PM
GWAAAAAARN AIDS

urrrgghh I hate myself
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 28, 2021, 08:02:05 PM
Is Judd wearing all the spray-on hair in Sheffield?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on April 28, 2021, 08:05:07 PM
At least he isn’t wearing his habitual Princess Di collar and bow.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 28, 2021, 08:24:20 PM
Is Judd seriously contemplating a six-ball plant here?

FAKE EDIT: No.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Uncle TechTip on April 28, 2021, 08:42:27 PM
AIDS is AIDSing it up going for three snookers.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 28, 2021, 09:27:30 PM
Fucksake, Combing Strategies is going to do this isn't he?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 28, 2021, 09:31:06 PM
WHERE'S THE CUE BALL GOING?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 28, 2021, 09:32:22 PM
Strategies latest delivery of coke seems to be working a treat.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 28, 2021, 09:35:42 PM
Strategies hair is surely now about 55% that stuff you get from a can
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 28, 2021, 09:40:55 PM
"All through the tournament he's been stroking those balls lovely, now he's lost his rhythm"

Alright JV
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 28, 2021, 09:42:25 PM
Strategies hair is surely now about 55% that stuff you get from a can

I'm wondering if he ran out of spray-on hair and resorted to using spraypaint instead. Made an emergency trip to Crystal Peaks Halfords.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 28, 2021, 09:50:33 PM
Surely the only reason AIDS is the one to root for is because he doesn't have the monotonous scary humourless twitching intense coke addict flava of Combing Strategies. Murphy's grinning panto villain theatrics at least display some variation.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 28, 2021, 09:54:20 PM
Phwoar, that long red has got me right in the mood to lease a luxury car from Select Car Leasing.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 28, 2021, 09:56:10 PM
Pretty sure if you went to ruffle Trump's hair it would disintegrate like a meringue nest, but a horrid one made out of that black stuff from Prometheus.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 28, 2021, 10:04:21 PM
Backswing noise cunt wins it for Trump
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on April 28, 2021, 10:04:49 PM
Hope The Donald flukes his way to victory

edit: bollocks
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 28, 2021, 10:07:36 PM
Was hoping for a decider there but was clear that HEAD GONE for Trump.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 28, 2021, 10:08:23 PM
Match stats very similar, just that AIDS took his chances I suppose.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 28, 2021, 10:08:34 PM
Never thought I'd be so happy to see AIDS win.

I hope Kylo absolutely annihilates him.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 28, 2021, 10:16:20 PM
He probably will. This has a Kylo/Selbs City Boy Chain Pubs With Logo In the Foam look about the tournament. They will annihilate the rotund yesterday's men sent to fart in their skinny lattes.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: buttgammon on April 28, 2021, 10:20:11 PM
With this AIDS and PSG, I spent the whole evening rooting for bad guys. At least this bastard pulled through.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 28, 2021, 10:31:52 PM
I'm hoping Trump is the next Selby- ie, touted as the next player to achieve Hendry-like dominance who then just disappoints everyone.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 28, 2021, 11:38:20 PM
I'm hoping Trump is the next Selby- ie, touted as the next player to achieve Hendry-like dominance who then just disappoints everyone.
Selby will probably be only 3 behind Hendry after this tournament with plenty of years left...

Funny that Trump suffered at the hand of AIDS though.

Desolate final four, desperate for Wilson to win it this year.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on April 29, 2021, 08:52:13 AM
Nah, Bingham.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 29, 2021, 09:26:05 AM
Nah, Bingham.
He seems like a nice man but his physical appearance makes me shudder.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: buttgammon on April 29, 2021, 09:30:52 AM
He seems like a nice man but his physical appearance makes me shudder.

At least his head makes it obvious why his nickname is Ballbag Bingham.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on April 29, 2021, 09:51:12 AM
He seems like a nice man but his physical appearance makes me shudder.

Yeah fair enough, one of the other three page seven fellas then.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on April 29, 2021, 10:22:59 AM
I just wish he'd get himself a nice dark pinstripe or something.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 29, 2021, 11:57:54 AM
I just wish he'd get himself another career entirely in a non public facing role

Well said, couldn't agree more.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 29, 2021, 12:05:29 PM
When he won the thing that other year didn't it transpire that far from being an interest vacuum, he had some other hobby like... sketching, or something? Vaguely remember people remarking on it with a low degree of interest.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 29, 2021, 12:10:06 PM
He makes models of buses with Boris.

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 29, 2021, 12:17:10 PM
I just wish he'd get himself a nice dark pinstripe or something.

The plain black outfit he was wearing for the early rounds was a vast improvement on that shiny silver-grey suit he used to wear, with the matching grey leather shoes. He was wearing that get-up when I saw him at the Crucible and it made him look like a shiny novelty balloon of himself.

Seems like a nice guy though.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 29, 2021, 12:20:48 PM
He makes models of buses with Boris

Yeah, it was very much that sort of thing...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on April 29, 2021, 12:49:49 PM
Selby’s for the asking really, isn’t it? How dull.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 29, 2021, 01:02:54 PM
If he does win it this year it will be 4 out of the last 8 he has won. Most dominant since Hendry at the crucible.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 29, 2021, 02:49:53 PM
He has one of the nastiest resting passive-aggressive faces I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on April 29, 2021, 02:56:44 PM
What the hell is this segment? Get to know Bingham?! Who gives a fuck!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 29, 2021, 03:55:33 PM
There's only one thing I want to know about Bingham and that's that he's one frame up, baby
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on April 29, 2021, 04:31:50 PM
Is he? I'm at work.

Fucking do him Bingsy!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 29, 2021, 04:52:54 PM
Is he? I'm at work.

Fucking do him Bingsy!

The Cloth Change Requester from Leicester sneaked back to leave them on four a piece.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 29, 2021, 08:04:12 PM
'Safety-monger', ha.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 29, 2021, 08:10:18 PM
Murphy's body language is "down", says JV, camera gazes on him playing furtively with the butt of his cue.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 29, 2021, 08:11:34 PM
He has one of the nastiest resting passive-aggressive faces I've ever seen.

...while AIDS has Resting Petulant Sulking Child Face.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 29, 2021, 08:55:15 PM
As I say, if you put AIDS in with only the City Boys No Logo In The Foam crew (Selbs, Combing, Lisowski), you have to back AIDS because, as the possessor of a galaxy worth of conceitedness and bastardry, at he would be the only one of them with self-awareness. I will back the pantomime bastard over a load of preening dullards.

You can't back Bingham though, jesus, it would be like backing your haemmerhoid.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 29, 2021, 09:00:47 PM
I'm liking Lebowski on pundit duty, to the point where I can just about forgive him for being besties with Combing Strategies.

Seema is looking very glam tonight. Good hair.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 29, 2021, 09:02:52 PM
AIDS is suitably AIDS-tier tonight.

Gwaaaaaaarn Kylo, show him there is no God.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 29, 2021, 09:17:04 PM
The Kettering Krushinator looking very good tonight
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: dr beat on April 29, 2021, 09:17:40 PM
Glad that Kylo avoided a 99 break, which I hereby propose should be known as a 'Prince Philip'.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 29, 2021, 09:19:00 PM
Liked JV referring to the danger of leaving a red on with "the orthodox break".
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 29, 2021, 10:03:53 PM
Louis Theroux's series Gods of Snooker air date now confirmed as May 9th:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000w0ps

Trailer:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09f6dg2
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: ElTwopo on April 29, 2021, 10:08:22 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/mzW79zw/Screenshot-2021-04-29-220459.png)

Didn't realise they'd adopted the Me1 v Me2 format due to covid.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 30, 2021, 12:51:26 AM
Maybe they decided to get Gary Wilson back in to replace Aids.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 30, 2021, 11:06:06 AM
Bingham is really giving it everything here. Let's hope he at least grinds the Happiness-Arrester from Leicester down enough to hamstring him in the final.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Gurke and Hare on April 30, 2021, 11:57:58 AM
When's the last time anyone used the spider? Do they still have it there just in case?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: bgmnts on April 30, 2021, 12:01:24 PM
Quote from: BeeBeeCee
Kyren Wilson produced a relentless potting display to open up a commanding 6-2 lead over Shaun Murphy in their World Championship semi-final.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on April 30, 2021, 12:16:19 PM
When's the last time anyone used the spider? Do they still have it there just in case?

definitely seen it used this tournament by Mark Williams. not seen a half-spider used in absolutely ages though.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on April 30, 2021, 12:29:43 PM
definitely seen it used this tournament by Mark Williams. not seen a half-spider used in absolutely ages though.

Didn't Yan Bin Tao in this tournament but had had it sideways rather the more conventional method.

Don't know why I am finding it so hard to cheer for Bingham over the Wearer of Polyester from Leicester.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 30, 2021, 01:29:57 PM
Quote
Kyren Wilson produced a relentless potting display

Early in the year for Chelsea Flower Show
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on April 30, 2021, 01:55:52 PM
I'd like Bingum to beat Selbeh, but I dunno about a cheer. Maybe a slight smirk.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: AllisonSays on April 30, 2021, 02:59:53 PM
Shaun Murphy's crumbling like Miss Havisham's wedding cake here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 30, 2021, 04:51:53 PM
GWAAAAAARN KYLO

FINISH 'IM OFF
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on April 30, 2021, 06:24:21 PM
Loved the fist pump from Morph at being only 4 frames behind.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 30, 2021, 07:15:09 PM
Fuck's sake, who let Combing Strategies in the commentary box?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Lost Oliver on April 30, 2021, 07:19:21 PM
Why can't I see a stream on the snooks site? I need to watch a man I loathe do badly at something he likes.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Lost Oliver on April 30, 2021, 07:20:33 PM
Relax lads it's working.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 30, 2021, 07:30:34 PM
I've enjoyed watching Selby lose for so long now that I've forgotten why.

That said, seeing how pissed off he looked at losing frame 17 just now made me want to see him lose once again. Gwaaaaaaarn Bingo you sentient stack of spacehoppers.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 30, 2021, 07:41:33 PM
Selby's face with Bingham hogging the limelight here is priceless.

Absolute slapped arse.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 30, 2021, 07:45:24 PM
Ha. I'm the kiss of death for 147 attempts.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on April 30, 2021, 08:01:58 PM
Funnily enough he is what you see if you put 'ham' into Bing.

I hope he wins.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 30, 2021, 08:26:39 PM
Gonna need a shot here, Mark...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 30, 2021, 08:39:04 PM
Ballhead Bingham looking good here.

I am of course talking about his snooker and not his (utterly repugnant) appearance.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on April 30, 2021, 08:44:44 PM
Hahaha Bingham you bloody lad
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on April 30, 2021, 08:46:50 PM
Bullfrog!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 30, 2021, 08:48:02 PM
Fucking loved that pink, wish they'd zoomed in on Selby's face.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on April 30, 2021, 08:48:06 PM
Radzi drops a Line of Duty dinger. When did snooker become one for da kidz?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on April 30, 2021, 08:51:32 PM
I only saw them come out. Bingsy all smiles and waves, Selby a miserable fuck. I like him.

Sadly no one wants to watch snooker in this house.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 30, 2021, 08:51:44 PM
Fucking loved that pink, wish they'd zoomed in on Selby's face

Why? It never changes
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 30, 2021, 08:54:08 PM
Am looking forward to another lovely Selby sulk though
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on April 30, 2021, 08:57:34 PM
Bingo totally deserved that epic frame, good on him.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: privatefriend on April 30, 2021, 09:29:27 PM
What did they do to fix the broken cushions from the opening semi-final session? I missed "the cushion solution".
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 30, 2021, 09:31:47 PM
Why? It never changes
It’s in the eyes.

Actually I can’t even enjoy watching him upset ever since he opened up about his depression. Such a selfish thing for him to do, used to delight in his suffering and he’s taken that away from me.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 30, 2021, 09:54:03 PM
Fucking lol at McManus, “you don’t want to hit this yellow too hard so it comes out of the pocket, runs along the cushion and pots the black”.

Always a worry that one.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on April 30, 2021, 10:06:59 PM
Selby's all over the place here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 30, 2021, 10:13:49 PM
Actually I can’t even enjoy watching him upset ever since he opened up about his depression. Such a selfish thing for him to do, used to delight in his suffering and he’s taken that away from me

He's actually looking genuinely haunted now.


Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on April 30, 2021, 10:14:52 PM
God now Binghampton is all over the bloody place.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: dr beat on April 30, 2021, 10:33:16 PM
Mark Selby looks like Terry Hall but without the eyeliner.

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 30, 2021, 10:52:03 PM
I really don’t think I’d be able to watch a final between AIDS and Bingball unless they were asked to keep their masks on for the duration.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: WhoMe on April 30, 2021, 11:12:09 PM
...'Re-rack?'
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 30, 2021, 11:15:33 PM
I get why Bingo's playing it super safe but if I was him I'd be tempted to just knock a couple of reds out in the open and wait for Selby to fuck up trying to dislodge the others.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 30, 2021, 11:16:13 PM
Laser pen needed here
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on April 30, 2021, 11:18:44 PM
Bingham needs to do a Ronnie and just smash them, show selby some disrespect to rile him up.

I have work at 6:30 but can’t stop watching, love a mad tactical frame.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 30, 2021, 11:21:26 PM
Bingham needs to do a Ronnie and just smash them, show selby some disrespect to rile him up

Yes.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 30, 2021, 11:22:25 PM
Does Selby ever tap the table? Or is that one of his strategies?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 30, 2021, 11:23:37 PM
'Mini-mistake', lovely.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Gurke and Hare on April 30, 2021, 11:26:15 PM
Crowd all cheering because they can go the fuck home now.

Oh, fucking hell Selby, let it go now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 30, 2021, 11:27:52 PM
Shit I've just realised this is first to 17

Not 13
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on April 30, 2021, 11:30:48 PM
Yeah fuck's sake Bingham just needs to thrash these around the table. Ronnie would be hammering them with his eyes shut.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on April 30, 2021, 11:39:00 PM
At last.  Bingollum deserved that.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on April 30, 2021, 11:39:59 PM
Fucking hell. The joker from leicester versus head gone
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 01, 2021, 05:23:35 AM
Shit I've just realised this is first to 17

Not 13

Well done, he's 13 17
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 09:58:43 AM
Kitten tears today I fear.

Actually wrote “Kyren” and my phone autocorrected to kitten, aptly.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 01, 2021, 10:45:48 AM
Well done, he's 13 17

Ha. Did that really not crop up after any of the second round matches?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Gurke and Hare on May 01, 2021, 11:18:51 AM
Spider!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Gurke and Hare on May 01, 2021, 11:19:44 AM
Extended spider! I'm so happy!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Gurke and Hare on May 01, 2021, 11:20:27 AM
What?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 12:05:02 PM
Fucks sake AIDS is going to win this.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 01, 2021, 12:10:09 PM
Crowd all cheering because they can go the fuck home now.

Oh, fucking hell Selby, let it go now.

The cunt only wanted about twelve snookers - perfectly reasonable to play on there, especially at half eleven when everybody just wants to go the fuck to bed.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Uncle TechTip on May 01, 2021, 12:12:30 PM
Fucks sake AIDS is going to win this.

Not a chance. He'll fight but Wilson will not let him get away. Markets agree, Wilson odds on.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 12:22:32 PM
Not a chance. He'll fight but Wilson will not let him get away. Markets agree, Wilson odds on.
Ah right I hadn’t checked the markets glad he’s in the final then.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 01, 2021, 12:51:05 PM
Kyren on a 147 here (in foul points)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 01, 2021, 01:10:10 PM
Sigh. Why can't snooker be played exclusively by nice people it's really easy to like? It would be much less stressful.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on May 01, 2021, 01:19:09 PM
What on earth was Kyren drinking there
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 01:21:50 PM
It’s okay the markets say he should be fine.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on May 01, 2021, 01:22:40 PM
Got to be a bit impressed by Smurfy levelling.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 01, 2021, 01:23:22 PM
He’s absolutely fucked it. Simply won’t be able to watch a Murphy v the Sales Rep for Cresta From Leicester final. And if Big Bald Bingham goes through then the title’s Murphy’s. Sake.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 01, 2021, 01:34:53 PM
What on earth was Kyren drinking there

I think he's been drinking Innocent Bolt From The Blue, a very tasty concoction made with coconut water, spirulina and TERF tears:

https://www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/things-we-make/juices/innocent-plus/bolt-from-the-blue-juice
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 01:56:22 PM
He’s absolutely fucked it. Simply won’t be able to watch a Murphy v the Sales Rep for Cresta From Leicester final. And if Big Bald Bingham goes through then the title’s Murphy’s. Sake.
Nah Ballshaped Bingham will have AIDS, has an equally decent attacking game with much better safety. Think he beat AIDS in the final he won as well.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 01, 2021, 02:22:32 PM
The cunt only wanted about twelve snookers - perfectly reasonable to play on there, especially at half eleven when everybody just wants to go the fuck to bed.

I was thinking he was trying for a rerack!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 02:41:51 PM
Quite enjoying Selby’s descent into pure pantomime villain taking six minutes per shot, with added irony due to his increasingly inappropriate nickname.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 03:43:07 PM
Feel sorry for the audience, no chance this is finishing this afternoon.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 01, 2021, 04:34:00 PM
It'll be interesting to see what happens at seven o'clock. The possibility of the match overrunning was discussed on Eurosport last night after Selby's utterly timewasting snooker attempts. It was suggested that the evening session might be delayed if this match overran, but what if there's a couple of frames left to go by that point? That could easily happen at the current pace of the match, if it goes all the way. It would be harsh to keep Murphy and Wilson waiting in the wings for an hour plus. Maybe it would be best to pull them off (Mike Ganley wears special gloves whilst performing this task) and put them back on when the other semi has concluded.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on May 01, 2021, 04:38:23 PM
The Patience Tester from Leicester.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 01, 2021, 04:56:22 PM
The Patience Tester from Leicester

Quite.

I sincerely hope that McGill (or Bingham) pays tribute to Ronnie's sterling effort in his semi vs. the Patience-Tester from Leicester by knocking around as many hit n' hope shots as possible.

Still reckon this is the best strategy.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 01, 2021, 05:06:36 PM
Now: The anatomy of the most insane frame of snooker ever. Lovely stuff.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Gurke and Hare on May 01, 2021, 05:26:06 PM
Maybe it would be best to pull them off (Mike Ganley wears special gloves whilst performing this task) and put them back on when the other semi has concluded.

That's what happened in one of the earlier rounds - no new frame can start after it's an hour until the next session.

Something something pull them off with a semi something.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 01, 2021, 05:32:50 PM
Might wait until this has finished then watch it on the iPlayer at x2 speed.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 01, 2021, 05:43:28 PM
Judd Trump looking a bit There's Something About Mary here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 01, 2021, 05:48:02 PM
That's what happened in one of the earlier rounds - no new frame can start after it's an hour until the next session.

Turnover is tight at the Crucible even at the best of times. They get the crowds up that narrow staircase and then seated, then shoo everyone out again before the next session. Ruthlessly efficient. With Covid checks it'll all take a bit longer and I doubt they could afford to let Selbeh and Bingo piss about too much.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 01, 2021, 05:54:58 PM
Looking like it might be academic after all.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 06:18:15 PM
Late one tonight if they both go the distance although I have a feelingAIDS will mop up quickly.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 01, 2021, 07:24:10 PM
If Atom Face wins this I'll cry more than Kylo.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 07:43:20 PM
AIDS has this in the bag. Actually pissed off at Kylos implosion for a second year in a row. Will be more of a competitive final without this quivering wreck of a man.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 07:46:01 PM
That’s 9 of the last 11 frames for AIDS. Kylo putting in a performance of Jimmy white calibre.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 07:59:46 PM
Kylo is like a terminally ill pet that needs to be put down, he has suffered enough. 
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 01, 2021, 08:00:01 PM
Markets are saying Kylo’s bottled it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 01, 2021, 08:00:53 PM
Well, this is exciting. What to do with all the time freed up by not having to watch the World Snooker final?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 01, 2021, 08:10:19 PM
Well, this is exciting. What to do with all the time freed up by not having to watch the World Snooker final?

Oh I know what you mean. I was really rooting for Kylo, would be lovely to see a first-time winner in floods of happy tears, couldn't give a fuck about the other contenders and couldn't get too excited to watch AIDS vs Selbeh or Bingo.

At least it won't be Trump, that's something I guess.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 01, 2021, 08:15:53 PM
I think all my supporters' karma this year got used up on Only Connect and University Challenge
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: DocDaneeka on May 01, 2021, 08:22:24 PM
Not looking good for the Worrier. I must admit that I've been rooting for aids since he was down in this match, but I know I'm gonna regret it if I see his tiny face grinning while he wins it.

I've always liked Selby since he came on the scene and beat Ronnie that one time with a trick shot. And he is the only player with a great song extolling his virtues.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 01, 2021, 08:27:23 PM
Kylo is like a terminally ill pet that needs to be put down, he has suffered enough.

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS10oSazVkikdNjyWKLIt9VTD87OVCKArAcFg&usqp=CAU)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on May 01, 2021, 08:27:36 PM
I'm just happy that I've heard Ken Doherty say “Spoider” once again. Reminds me of my uncle.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: DrGreggles on May 01, 2021, 08:32:11 PM
Was he called Spoider?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 01, 2021, 08:41:34 PM
Can someone with a big Twitter following share Murphy’s anti-abortion tweets and get him cancelled ahead of the final please? Cheers.

https://twitter.com/magician147/status/999312349797453824?s=21

https://twitter.com/magician147/status/999385623332098048?s=21
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on May 01, 2021, 08:42:58 PM
massive born again bastard.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 01, 2021, 08:43:12 PM
Can someone with a big Twitter following share Murphy’s anti-abortion tweets and get him cancelled ahead of the final please? Cheers.

https://twitter.com/magician147/status/999312349797453824?s=21

https://twitter.com/magician147/status/999385623332098048?s=21

What a fucking grotbag.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 08:46:31 PM
Jan Verhaas looking a bit Jeff bridges tonight.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 08:49:40 PM
Sad to see Kylo ravaged by AIDS.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 01, 2021, 08:50:09 PM
Jan Verhaas looking a bit Jeff bridges tonight.

Shaun Murphy was just helping his mistress to conceive.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 09:06:31 PM
No one could have lived with that AIDS.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 01, 2021, 09:10:27 PM
If anyone else ended a match with a flourish like that I'd be cheering, anyone but that charmless God-bothering atom-faced fuck.

Weekend ruined.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 01, 2021, 09:13:41 PM
Jan Verhaas looking a bit Jeff bridges tonight.

I was thinking Fred from Snackmasters/First Dates. As well as a badass Roger Lloyd Pack. And a Bond villain henchman.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 09:15:08 PM
If anyone else ended a match with a flourish like that I'd be cheering, anyone but that charmless God-bothering atom-faced fuck.

Weekend ruined.
I want Selby to win it 18-17 taking forty seconds a shot and for it to take an extra two days due to his slow play. Give AIDS the slow death he deserves.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 01, 2021, 09:15:42 PM
As if the evening couldn’t get worse, Eurosport came back from the break with some slow motion shots of Bingham turning to look at the camera. Grotesque.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 09:16:11 PM
I was thinking Fred from Snackmasters/First Dates. As well as a badass Roger Lloyd Pack. And a Bond villain henchman.
Fucking love him, he’s an absolute bad ass.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 01, 2021, 09:18:11 PM
Can someone with a big Twitter following share Murphy’s anti-abortion tweets and get him cancelled ahead of the final please? Cheers.

https://twitter.com/magician147/status/999312349797453824?s=21

https://twitter.com/magician147/status/999385623332098048?s=21

ABORTION...?

https://mobile.twitter.com/Magician147/status/984136792935985153

Not so pious when it comes to the sanctity of marriage, is he?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 09:20:36 PM
It’s a desolate World Championship when I want Selby to win. Awful.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 09:35:10 PM
I wonder if last years 16-14 then losing is on Selby’s mind. Along with Ronnies trolling that he doesn’t think Selby will get over it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 01, 2021, 09:43:35 PM
oooof
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 01, 2021, 09:44:55 PM
ooooooooooof
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 01, 2021, 09:47:00 PM
Ball Run Selby
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 09:55:46 PM
Proper battle of the bastards final.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 01, 2021, 09:56:14 PM
prick fuck
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 01, 2021, 09:57:02 PM
Low-energy Virgo didn't like that outcome
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on May 01, 2021, 09:57:28 PM
It’s a desolate World Championship when I want Selby to win. Awful.

Was going to post the same. Actually fuck it, no interest.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: The Crumb on May 01, 2021, 09:58:58 PM
Christ. I'm going have to really lean into the schadenfreude element of one of the finalists losing. Or just ignore it entirely.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 01, 2021, 10:00:55 PM
A Virgo slap-down, as good a way as any to bring my interest in this year's tournament to a close.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 01, 2021, 10:01:13 PM
Fucking Keith Starmer of a man.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 01, 2021, 10:02:08 PM
BBC stoking the flames
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: DocDaneeka on May 01, 2021, 10:02:36 PM
Selby Selby Selby is his name! Let's watch him play! The Jester from Leicester!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 01, 2021, 10:03:25 PM
Christ. I'm going have to really lean into the schadenfreude element of one of the finalists losing. Or just ignore it entirely.
I could enjoy seeing AIDS being beaten but no schadenfreude could make up for an AIDS victory.

Selby is far from my favourite but he is no where near AIDS level cuntery.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on May 01, 2021, 10:05:18 PM
Jester v Magician, the circus final
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 01, 2021, 10:06:20 PM
Coronavirus of a final. Not arsed at all.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 01, 2021, 10:06:44 PM
Let's hope he ends up the Second-Bester form Leicester
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 01, 2021, 10:14:57 PM
I’d rather a boring fucker won than that smug prick. But I have zero interest in watching it.

Seniors start on Thursday. Barry Pinches v Dennis Taylor will cleanse the palate after this disaster of a tournament.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: billyandthecloneasaurus on May 01, 2021, 11:00:15 PM
Selby Selby Selby is his name! Let's watch him play! The Jester from Leicester!
GIMMICK INFRINGEMENT
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: The Crumb on May 01, 2021, 11:43:03 PM
I could enjoy seeing AIDS being beaten but no schadenfreude could make up for an AIDS victory.

Selby is far from my favourite but he is no where near AIDS level cuntery.

Fair, I also think Selby is capable of inflicting far more misery on Murphy than vice versa. Time to get behind  Mark 'funny man from funny place' Selby
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 02, 2021, 08:30:30 AM
Added reason to cheer for Uncle Fester from Leicester is that all this talk of gamesmanship will mean that the fickle audience will be overwhelmingly behind AIDS. AIDS winning would be bad enough but AIDS winning with the support of everyone in the crucible would be tough to watch.

I’ve mentioned it before but Selby speaking about his depression earlier in the year did help me warm to him a little, it’s about halfway through this clip:

https://www.eurosport.co.uk/snooker/the-masters/2020-2021/masters-snooker-2021-mark-selby-opens-up-on-battle-with-depression-urges-people-to-ask-for-help_vid1403397/video.shtml

Helped give a little perspective on why he might come across as miserable sometimes, Dad dying when he was 16, council house upbringing etc. Pretty brave being so open about being on anti-depressants as well as there’s still a bit of stigma around that. Plus you just fucking know that AIDS will be the sort of person to say “Man up, I’ve never needed drugs to function”.

He’s never going to be my favourite player but the above is enough for me to wholeheartedly get behind his quest to conquer AIDS.

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 02, 2021, 08:32:39 AM
Quote
I thought he had more respect but to celebrate before game ball, well I lost a bit of respect. I wouldn’t do that. I don’t expect anyone else to do it. It has put a sour taste in the mouth.”

Shut up you prat, have seen that dozens of times.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 02, 2021, 09:47:47 AM
I'M BACKING THE WRISTER FROM LIECESTER
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 02, 2021, 10:06:53 AM
Oh FFS in the face if all this evidence I'm going to have to throw my lot in with Selby aren't I.

Selby, Selby he's our man etc.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 02, 2021, 10:12:37 AM
I’ll also be lending my support to With That Style of Play He Can’t Have Impressed Her From Leicester. We can’t have Murphy becoming a multiple world champion.

We can probably outbid Ron Skinner & Sons.co.uk and get a Cook’d and Bomb’d Snooker 2021 Thread patch on his waistcoat if we all chip in a fiver.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on May 02, 2021, 10:18:34 AM
yeah I want the Reservoir Level Tester from Leicester to win even though the whole gamesmanship is a bit bloody rich after he melted down into a jelly version of himself when Ronnie smashed the balls around in the semis last year as "strategy" (head gone, Selby not good enough to take advantage).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on May 02, 2021, 10:22:16 AM
A little extra reason to root against Aids. He lives here in Ireland which is fine but on his little quick question segment on Eurosport he said his favorite dinner guest would have been Winston Churchill and banged on about how delighted he was his charity was working with Prince Edward. Selby all the way for today (and tomorrow). Thought he may have been slightly diplomatic with his answers.

Don't want the first World Champion to bring the trophy Dublin after Ken Doherty to be him.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 02, 2021, 10:24:50 AM
I think it is interesting as a counterpoint having a player like Selby whose approach to long-form tournament snooker is to try and gradually suffocate the opponent. He isn't always in this mode, he has made nearly 700 century breaks and has bursts of nearly unplayable high scoring at a nice tempo.  You can't achieve what he has without having an all round game. He has this reputation on the back of 3 or 4 matches where he has really gone into the trenches.

Safety exchanges are where the temperament of the player is revealed, and it is a contest after all. I couldn't give a toss, I don't see what's so interesting about watching repeated unhindered clearances. I want to see errors, little opportunities for the tide to turn, a proper contest. When the frame is won, clearing the table is largely just admin.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 02, 2021, 10:27:31 AM
Quote
A little extra reason to root against Aids. He lives here in Ireland which is fine but on his little quick question segment on Eurosport he said his favorite dinner guest would have been Winston Churchill and banged on about how delighted he was his charity was working with Prince Edward

He is such a fucking knobhead. Mates with Michael Owen and Phil Neville, just imagine the sparkling wit and repartee.

I will happily watch the snooker equivalent of chloroform if it means Murphy sullen, despondent and defeated on the floor of the Crucible.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 02, 2021, 10:28:50 AM
Added reason to cheer for Uncle Fester from Leicester is that all this talk of gamesmanship will mean that the fickle audience will be overwhelmingly behind AIDS. AIDS winning would be bad enough but AIDS winning with the support of everyone in the crucible would be tough to watch.

I’ve mentioned it before but Selby speaking about his depression earlier in the year did help me warm to him a little, it’s about halfway through this clip:

https://www.eurosport.co.uk/snooker/the-masters/2020-2021/masters-snooker-2021-mark-selby-opens-up-on-battle-with-depression-urges-people-to-ask-for-help_vid1403397/video.shtml

Helped give a little perspective on why he might come across as miserable sometimes, Dad dying when he was 16, council house upbringing etc. Pretty brave being so open about being on anti-depressants as well as there’s still a bit of stigma around that. Plus you just fucking know that AIDS will be the sort of person to say “Man up, I’ve never needed drugs to function”.

He’s never going to be my favourite player but the above is enough for me to wholeheartedly get behind his quest to conquer AIDS.



jesterwashing
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 02, 2021, 10:30:30 AM
Obligatory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOPPVb_3gdE

Let Us See What Mark Selby Can Do.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 02, 2021, 10:31:40 AM
Not one to go against the CaB grain, I'm rooting for Sir Shaun 'Piglet' Murphy, but only if he's put into a Kill List tunnel situation shortly after being crowned champ.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on May 02, 2021, 10:35:52 AM
I suppose the Crucible Infester from Leicester, by a hair's breadth.
I tell myself that I shouldn't give a toss what the players' personalities are like, or their beliefs, so long as the snooker is excellent... but I contradict myself when it comes to Captain UKIP. Probably because he looks unpleasant on screen, with his poor sportsmanship and contorted face mutterings.
At least S.murfy is sportsmanlike.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 02, 2021, 10:48:31 AM
At least S.murfy is sportsmanlike.
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2007/dec/15/snooker.sport

Quote
There has been an edge to their rivalry since an incident at Preston three years ago when Maguire, about to start their match, forgot his chalk. Granted permission by the referee, Maguire left the arena to fetch it but Murphy suggested his opponent had caused a late start and that he should be docked a frame. This interpretation of the rule was enforced and the relationship has been frosty ever since.

AIDS tried to deny it recently, 17 years after the fact. Maguire declined to comment on it by this point.

Carter is perhaps the only player in snooker I would rather AIDS win a tournament over, but not by much.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 02, 2021, 11:04:30 AM
Not one to go against the CaB grain, I'm rooting for Sir Shaun 'Piglet' Murphy, but only if he's put into a Kill List tunnel situation shortly after being crowned champ.
You deserve to die from AIDS.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: billyandthecloneasaurus on May 02, 2021, 12:23:53 PM
Obligatory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOPPVb_3gdE

Let Us See What Mark Selby Can Do.
GIMMICK INFRINGEMENT
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 02, 2021, 12:40:12 PM
Tomorrow Shaun Murphy may go home with both the £15,000 high break prize and the trophy. Imagine that. Imagine how smug he would be, swaggering round the table and doing fist-pumps. It doesn't bear thinking about.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 02, 2021, 12:51:58 PM
What time does play start today? Online it seems to say 13:00 but I could have sworn it's never that early, is that just the TV coverage?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on May 02, 2021, 01:10:59 PM

AIDS tried to deny it recently, 17 years after the fact. Maguire declined to comment on it by this point.

Didn't know that. poor show.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on May 02, 2021, 01:11:05 PM
What time does play start today? Online it seems to say 13:00 but I could have sworn it's never that early, is that just the TV coverage?

Rob Walker is Partridging his way toward the snookerdome NOW
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on May 02, 2021, 01:22:08 PM
didn't know Smurph was an atheist now, father
https://twitter.com/magician147/status/991779038506246144?lang=en
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 02, 2021, 01:37:52 PM
Fucking disgusting to see so much support for AIDS. Tory Britain.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 02, 2021, 01:53:11 PM
HAHAHAHA AIDS AIDS AIDS.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: imitationleather on May 02, 2021, 03:21:54 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ca6daDK.png)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 02, 2021, 03:24:50 PM
I can't believe I was supporting AIDS against Trump. What was I thinking?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 02, 2021, 03:28:31 PM
didn't know Smurph was an atheist now, father
https://twitter.com/magician147/status/991779038506246144?lang=en

AIDStheist
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on May 02, 2021, 03:36:31 PM
I am still wondering why we insist nowadays that good snooker players must also be good people.
Murphy may be a reprehensible human, but he plays good snooker, sometimes. That's  all I require of him, or any of them. I don't want to listen to them banging on about whatever. I don't much care what they think about anything.
As long as they don't have any power to misuse (I'm thinking about the Noel Clarke accusations).

Still rooting for Selbeh, though.

Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 02, 2021, 03:43:42 PM
You've gotta have a heel and a face though innit
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 02, 2021, 03:45:20 PM
AIDStheist

God that's good
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 02, 2021, 03:54:39 PM
4 snookers required Selby at it again...and you all want AIDS to lose???
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: The Crumb on May 02, 2021, 04:00:07 PM
4 snookers required Selby at it again...and you all want AIDS to lose???

Yes. And I'm realising Selby's style is good and funny if you hate his opponent.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 02, 2021, 04:01:05 PM
Selby better be going for the 149 here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 02, 2021, 04:01:48 PM
Fucked it already.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 02, 2021, 04:03:07 PM
Fucked it already.

He'll be lucky to make 49 here
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 02, 2021, 04:07:12 PM
He'll be lucky to make 49 here

Called it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 02, 2021, 04:08:06 PM
Ball run AIDS.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: buttgammon on May 02, 2021, 04:08:23 PM
Can we find a way for them to both lose? The thought of that is the only thing keeping me watching Selby's hour-long bouts of chin-stroking.

Edit: Murphy back to believing in God with that pink?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 02, 2021, 04:09:20 PM
Edit: Murphy back to believing in God with that pink?

Hand of God. Or perhaps just magnets. Mental wasn't it?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 02, 2021, 04:18:34 PM
Those dressing rooms are desolation
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: buttgammon on May 02, 2021, 04:20:52 PM
Hand of God. Or perhaps just magnets. Mental wasn't it?

A jack under that corner pocket maybe?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 02, 2021, 04:23:21 PM
Watching on Eurosport. Ronnie: "I go on YouTube and watch loads of running videos"
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 02, 2021, 05:50:26 PM
Quote
"I would not like to change it [the dress code] personally. It was like a uniform. My whole attitude changed in casual wear but I understand the comfort [element of it]," Hendry said.

"I'd like to see a snooker tournament where as soon as somebody needs a snooker that's it, the frame is over.

"Then you won't waste 15-20 minutes on trying to get snooker. Think of the time you would save on TV and it would put pressure on frame-ball."

Man shit at safety not in favour of snookers in the game snooker.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 02, 2021, 06:58:28 PM
Man shit at safety not in favour of snookers in the game snooker.

Maybe if it gets to snookers required there can be a "Release the Gibbon" phase, where a violent and rabid gibbon is released somewhere in the venue (randomly selected) and the players have to finish the frame before it rampages into the arena, tearing them both to shreds.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on May 02, 2021, 07:20:30 PM
Yeah you definitely win seven world titles by being shit at safety
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 02, 2021, 07:20:39 PM
Maybe it's just because lockdown has gone on so long and I've become used to watching snooker without an audience present, but did we used to get phones going off this often or am I just imagining it's got much worse?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 02, 2021, 07:38:14 PM
Biggest downer for me when the crowds came back was realising they had the commentary earpieces and were laughing at Virgo's shitty gags
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 02, 2021, 07:42:47 PM
Yeah you definitely win seven world titles by being shit at safety

Yeah i definitely wasn't exaggerating for effect
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 02, 2021, 07:54:23 PM
Biggest downer for me when the crowds came back was realising they had the commentary earpieces and were laughing at Virgo's shitty gags

This is why Eurosport exists, folks. Listening to Joe Johnson's soft-voiced insights here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 02, 2021, 07:55:03 PM
Biggest downer for me when the crowds came back was realising they had the commentary earpieces and were laughing at Virgo's shitty gags

Best bit of the snooker to be honest. Some drunk just chucked out. Fuck audience cunts.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 02, 2021, 08:07:08 PM
Now he's snookered right behind the blue...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 02, 2021, 08:11:25 PM
Now he's snookered right behind the blue...

The Audience Just Stand Up And They Roar
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 02, 2021, 08:17:19 PM
Spotted Coventry City at both sessions, wearing two different Coventry City t-shirts and a Coventry City mask.

Are the Vegan T-shirts in?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on May 02, 2021, 08:29:03 PM
Spotted Coventry City at both sessions, wearing two different Coventry City t-shirts and a Coventry City mask.

The one time I saw him I refused to speak to him, but frustratingly that just seemed to play into his hands
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 02, 2021, 08:57:52 PM
"GWAAAAAARN YAN!"

:D
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 02, 2021, 10:01:42 PM
Enjoying this now
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 02, 2021, 10:15:13 PM
would rather have watched this than the dreadful bore of a show, The Line of Duty.

Has it finished - not showing up on iplayer...guess that means Selby hasn't opted for 4 snookers required tonight.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 02, 2021, 10:23:08 PM
would rather have watched this than the dreadful bore of a show, The Line of Duty.

Has it finished - not showing up on iplayer...guess that means Selby hasn't opted for 4 snookers required tonight.

Still on. Mikaël Silvestre from Leicester about to wrap up the session to go 9-7 up.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 02, 2021, 10:24:52 PM
Enjoying this now
Yeah you always get great tactical battles with Selby.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 02, 2021, 10:25:25 PM
Still on. Mikaël Silvestre from Leicester about to wrap up the session to go 9-7 up.

Turns out there’s another frame.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 02, 2021, 10:54:18 PM
Bbc sporr live button didnt work.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 02, 2021, 11:21:04 PM
Proper pissing myself at how much the crowd are against Selby, haven’t seen such a pitiful smattering of applause since Hendry. He laid a snooker on Shaun near the end there and there wasn’t a single clap. AIDS looking absolutely miserable.

Fantastic night of snooker.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 02, 2021, 11:33:28 PM
Love Eurosport using Stayin' Alive here:

Well you can tell by the way I use my chalk
I'm a woman's man, no time to talk
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 08:42:48 AM
I watched the last two frames and loved how Selby appeared to be trying to drag the frames out despite having some opportunities to clear up. Iron death grip commitment to mentally destroying AIDS, snuffing out all resistance. The safety play was an unreal high standard.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on May 03, 2021, 09:08:54 AM
It’s a bit unfair to slag Selby off for stuff they used to praise Ray Reardon for, just because people are less used to seeing that kind of play now
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on May 03, 2021, 11:26:01 AM
Yes, the proposition to have time limits on shots doesn’t appeal to me. The tactical play has been great to watch and is surely just as much part of snooker as potting balls.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 01:10:49 PM
Oh god, the Artificial roar done on command. Just about sums up our tragic culture.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 03, 2021, 01:15:01 PM
Rapturous applause for a 3 break, there. GWON SHON!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 01:15:06 PM
Come on Selbeh, deflate everyone with a re-rack!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 03, 2021, 01:18:09 PM
I hope every frame is an hour long with at least one re-rack, gradually destroying the very essence of every AIDS-wraith cunt in the place.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 01:35:57 PM
I hope every frame is an hour long with at least one re-rack, gradually destroying the very essence of every AIDS-wraith cunt in the place.

Selby looks pretty edgy here. I reckon Full Blown might pin this back to level this session.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on May 03, 2021, 01:56:01 PM
What an awful safety on the pink by Selby. Even without the kiss it looked very poor. Murphy misses black anyway.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 01:57:23 PM
He's AIDSd it!! He's fuckin AIDSd it!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 01:58:12 PM
Damn. C'mon Murphy you gelatinous mess
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 02:12:00 PM
oof


this is like watching the school bully being made to look a fool
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: WhoMe on May 03, 2021, 02:12:41 PM
I like to think someone is just tuning in to a snooker match for the first time now, while Selby is using a bizarre medieval contraption to hit the white and almost standing on the table
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on May 03, 2021, 02:18:49 PM
Oh I wish I could see this
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 03, 2021, 02:23:29 PM
The AIDS fans are utterly insufferable. Last time I wanted an entire room full of people to die this badly was the tory party conference.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on May 03, 2021, 02:26:33 PM
Is Selby purposefully playing rubbish safetys/attempted snookers to somehow frustrate Aids and his fans even more.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 02:29:59 PM
The AIDS fans are utterly insufferable. Last time I wanted an entire room full of people to die this badly was the tory party conference.

Come on Murphy!!! My hero. Best Player Ever! :)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on May 03, 2021, 02:36:22 PM
You can’t actually die of Shaun Murphy, he just weakens the immune system
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 02:48:27 PM
The AIDS fans are utterly insufferable. Last time I wanted an entire room full of people to die this badly was the tory party conference.
The entire audience is full of them. Seems he is very popular outside of CaB.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 02:55:58 PM
Murphy is one of the lads, someone you could go for a curry with! Selbs is the person that steals your girlfriend.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 02:58:19 PM
Murphy is one of the lads, someone you could go for a curry with! Selbs is the person that steals your girlfriend.
Knows some top escorts as well does are Shaun, high quality minge for a reasonable price, old Shaun will sort you out.

Selby has probably never shagged a prosser in his life, or cheated on his bird, fucking poof.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on May 03, 2021, 03:13:05 PM
The coverage seems heavily in favour of Murphy isn't it. I was in the other room doing the washing up so could only half hear/see it, but was it a chummy interview with his wife and son in the interval? Lovely family man. All the pundits talking about Murphy's chances, what Murphy can do to win from here.

Selby definitely getting the villain edit this season.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 03, 2021, 03:23:49 PM
On Eurosport, Ronnie outright accused Selby of knowingly gaining an advantage from the ref misplacing the balls in that incident with the spider and the swan neck; he said that Murphy should have questioned why Selby was able to strike the cue ball using the rest the third time around, as the shot wasn't on the first two times (the still frames showed that the cue ball wasn't replaced correctly and significantly more of it was visible, allowing Selby to take the shot using the rest).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on May 03, 2021, 03:25:06 PM
The coverage seems heavily in favour of Murphy isn't it. I was in the other room doing the washing up so could only half hear/see it, but was it a chummy interview with his wife and son in the interval? Lovely family man. All the pundits talking about Murphy's chances, what Murphy can do to win from here.

Selby definitely getting the villain edit this season.
In Eurosport Ronnie is reasonably fair but clearly anti-Selby. Spent all interval discussing (someehat rightly) over the poor replacement of the white ball behind that allowed Selby play it with a rest. Ronnie did say Shaun would be straight out of his seat querying the placement.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 03:43:10 PM
Hope we get another fist pump here followed by another easy Selby frame. Seems like clockwork at the moment.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 03:44:12 PM
There must be something they can use to mark the baize when the cue ball might need replacing. Pencil dot or whatever. Laser pen.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 03:51:09 PM
Imagine actually supporting Shaun Murphy (not faux supporting as a wind up). Absolute state of these cunts.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on May 03, 2021, 03:52:08 PM
Maybe they're all on the wind up. If he wins and raises the trophy to them they'll just laugh and say 'don't care mate lol'
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 04:10:41 PM
On Eurosport, Ronnie outright accused Selby of knowingly gaining an advantage from the ref misplacing the balls in that incident with the spider and the swan neck; he said that Murphy should have questioned why Selby was able to strike the cue ball using the rest the third time around, as the shot wasn't on the first two times (the still frames showed that the cue ball wasn't replaced correctly and significantly more of it was visible, allowing Selby to take the shot using the rest).

Exactly, I noticed that - could see the right of the ball after two limp wristed mis-strikes
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 04:11:11 PM
Hope we get another fist pump here followed by another easy Selby frame. Seems like clockwork at the moment.

Right on cue
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 04:12:01 PM
Imagine actually supporting Shaun Murphy (not faux supporting as a wind up). Absolute state of these cunts.


I'm a big supporter. 5 quid a month to his onlyfan page.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 04:20:01 PM
That Selby break was painful, he’s looking edgy as fuck.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 04:23:41 PM
Hahaha audience audibly groan when Selby fist pumps. Great stuff.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 04:23:57 PM
OnlyAIDS
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 04:26:33 PM
Funny to see you all become massive BEIGE LOAFER SELBY FANS. If he wins you're going to all have to REMAIN his loyal fans and also vote KEITH STARMER in eternum.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 04:27:03 PM
nice touch with the smiles
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 04:28:17 PM
All that fun and games at the end was because of Dennis and Doherty, not the 'antics' on the floor.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 04:28:34 PM
Funny to see you all become massive BEIGE LOAFER SELBY FANS. If he wins you're going to all have to REMAIN his loyal fans and also vote KEITH STARMER in eternum.
AIDS still has a chance, please don’t cry.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 04:29:11 PM
Maybe they're all on the wind up. If he wins and raises the trophy to them they'll just laugh and say 'don't care mate lol'
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 04:29:25 PM
Funny to see you all become massive BEIGE LOAFER SELBY FANS. If he wins you're going to all have to REMAIN his loyal fans and also vote KEITH STARMER in eternum.

Says the man who is backing the cracker Idi Amin.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Dusty Substance on May 03, 2021, 04:36:34 PM

Have to ask - Why "AIDS"?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 04:38:27 PM
Says the man who is backing the cracker Idi Amin.

The man has done his time. Selby has yet to be found out.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on May 03, 2021, 04:42:33 PM
Is this the Louis Theroux doc on BBC2 now or a different one.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on May 03, 2021, 04:44:07 PM
Have to ask - Why "AIDS"?

Because Selby's the alternative
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 04:45:43 PM
Have to ask - Why "AIDS"?
It is the shortened form of his full nickname, Shaun AIDS Murphy.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 04:48:08 PM
I can't remember how it started.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 04:56:25 PM
Bleuch. Almost did a sick from all that malarkey at the end. I don't want bonhomie, I want naked, untrammelled hatred.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 05:57:25 PM
Bleuch. Almost did a sick from all that malarkey at the end. I don't want bonhomie, I want naked, untrammelled hatred.
I saw it as mind games. Shaun has been getting properly worked up with all the fist bumping, all the crowd behind him etc. Selby basically saying "Not arsed mate, just a joke all this. What even was the score this session? lol". Shaun has to laugh because he is somehow the poster boy this year but inside he will be raging.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 06:20:01 PM
The one sided audience reminds me of Kvitova vs Bouchard at Wimbledon, except instead of Bouchard it's a disgraceful diseased fat cunt with a tiny face that looks like it's trapped forever inside someone's else's completely inappropriately-sized head.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 03, 2021, 06:31:07 PM
Shaun has to laugh because he is somehow the poster boy this year but inside he will be raging.

The thing I hate most about Murphy is how transparent all this 'great ambassador for the game' shite is; he's not humble or magnanimous in the slightest. He projects that image simply because it's what is expected of him. In reality he's a small, joyless man - the case of whingeing to the referee to get Maguire docked a frame all those years ago being a prime example of his mentality. In fact Dave Hendon said on the Eurosport commentary yesterday that Murphy and Selby grew up as juniors together and were friends; back in 2007 they played each other in the semis. They'd agreed that whoever lost the match would stay on at the Crucible to cheer the other on - Selby won 17-16. What did Murphy do? He fucked off home. He's a sad, embittered little man. I hope Selby takes him to the fucking cleaners.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 03, 2021, 07:02:00 PM
Tried to find that little vox pop interview he did for Eurosport recently where he was asked questions like "Who's the best ambidextrous player?" and "Who's the greatest break builder on the tour?" and most of his answers were "Me".

Couldn't find it. Instead I found Kylo Ren on "bonking":

https://youtu.be/mKCQ-JYhNrw

Who was bonking so loudly in the Mercure? AIDS and one of Sheffield's finest escorts?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 07:05:44 PM
Most nervous I’ve been in a world final since 2015. Anyone but AIDS.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 07:06:51 PM
STOP TURNING IT INTO DARTS
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on May 03, 2021, 07:08:10 PM
STOP TURNING IT INTO DARTS
God, yes. This.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 07:09:07 PM
Let the boos ring out - what a mob.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 03, 2021, 07:09:26 PM
Atmosphere is Gary AF tonight
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 07:09:34 PM
Let the boos ring out - what a mob.
Your mob. Scum.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: SpiderChrist on May 03, 2021, 07:09:54 PM
gobby cunts
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 07:11:35 PM
Ban the crowds
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 07:12:12 PM
Your mob. Scum.

Come on Murphy!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 07:12:51 PM
Come on Murphy!
I will not come on Murphy.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: SpiderChrist on May 03, 2021, 07:15:49 PM
(https://ents24.imgix.net/image/000/247/539/fb49b1cca5f38872e9ba735641661847128bd590.jpg?w=358&h=268&auto=format&fit=crop&crop=faces)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 07:17:27 PM
Loving that black over the pocket. Need an hour long safety battle to put these Gary’s to sleep.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: SpiderChrist on May 03, 2021, 07:19:35 PM
this is what my old man used to call "proper snooker"
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on May 03, 2021, 07:23:12 PM
So did my old Uncle Spoider.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 07:29:18 PM
Reckon this crowd could get proper lairy by the end.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 07:32:30 PM
Reckon this crowd could get proper lairy by the end.

in 3 frames then
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 07:46:04 PM
Go on Brendan, sort these pricks out.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 07:47:42 PM
Pretty dumb audience
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 03, 2021, 07:47:47 PM
What’s going on? Only just tuning in.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 03, 2021, 07:47:59 PM
The legends Gary just got wrong off Paul Collier, after one of them shouted, "CRUSH 'IM SEAN!!!" What a bunch of fucking dregs.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 07:51:33 PM
Oh it’s not Brendan Moore is it what am I saying.

AIDSpump is back.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 07:52:44 PM
Could go all the way this one, AIDS is playing better than Selby but Selby still playing well enough to nick a couple of frames.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 08:02:41 PM
The legends Gary just got wrong off Paul Collier, after one of them shouted, "CRUSH 'IM SEAN!!!" What a bunch of fucking dregs.

Absolute shite isn't it. Whipped up by the commentary and social media.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 08:04:31 PM
I hope someone makes a montage of all of Shaun’s fist pumps followed by him losing the next frame.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 08:11:33 PM
I thought Selby usually brought a rowdy crowd of his own along to the Crucible. Did they lose out in the rush to get tickets? Or is Murphy's mob just eclipsing them?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on May 03, 2021, 08:14:35 PM
Muphry disintegrating
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 08:16:21 PM
I thought Selby usually brought a rowdy crowd of his own along to the Crucible. Did they lose out in the rush to get tickets? Or is Murphy's mob just eclipsing them?

So much media chat about Selby being boring, while Murphy's comeback against Wilson and unimaginative rabble-rousing seems to have made the difference.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 08:16:35 PM
Just give the referee an iPad linked to the camera feed FFS
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 03, 2021, 08:18:35 PM
I expect it’s solely down to who he’s playing, but I’ve warmed to the Earl of Chester from Leicester here.

He’ll be a clear and deserved winner too. By far the best player of the tournament.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 08:27:47 PM
I expect it’s solely down to who he’s playing, but I’ve warmed to the Earl of Chester from Leicester here.

He’ll be a clear and deserved winner too. By far the best player of the tournament.

Hope you don't regret these words when the Goadby from Oadby dominates the game for the next decade
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 08:36:34 PM
Where’s the fist pump AIDS cunt.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: dontrunyoullfall on May 03, 2021, 08:37:48 PM
Why isn't Murphy pixelated? Unwatchable.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 08:38:17 PM
Do Hazel and the boys want to crawl any further up AIDS' rectum?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on May 03, 2021, 08:39:47 PM
Muphry reintegrating
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on May 03, 2021, 08:46:04 PM
Good God I'd never seen Bingham's back tattoos before. Christ alive. The man is a monster.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 08:49:03 PM
Good God I'd never seen Bingham's back tattoos before. Christ alive. The man is a monster.

I would bet everything I own that his house is a footballer-type disaster.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Captain Z on May 03, 2021, 08:53:44 PM
GWON RONNEH
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 03, 2021, 08:58:54 PM
Good God I'd never seen Bingham's back tattoos before. Christ alive. The man is a monster.

Don't click on this:

https://m.facebook.com/ultimateomincues/photos/pcb.994925417649187/994925324315863/
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 03, 2021, 09:00:38 PM
I would bet everything I own that his house is a footballer-type disaster.

I bet Judd Trump's is the worst. The man eats at Salt Bae FFS. He probably has a 15-car garage and a home cinema and a special room no-one else is allowed into which has mirrors at all angles and a massive stash of spray-on hair.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on May 03, 2021, 09:01:37 PM
Don't click on this:

https://m.facebook.com/ultimateomincues/photos/pcb.994925417649187/994925324315863/

...my god
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 03, 2021, 09:02:51 PM
I did warn you.

gimp
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on May 03, 2021, 09:04:06 PM
I had to look, though.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 03, 2021, 09:04:56 PM
Yeah, sorry. I think I owe you about 12 gallons of brain bleach.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on May 03, 2021, 09:09:11 PM
That is a biiig canvas.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 09:19:26 PM
Fist pump Shaun lad please.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 09:21:10 PM
I like how, for all this, it's been Selby that's made more centuries and more one visit clearances.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 09:22:08 PM
Composure shown here by the AIDS Arrester from Leicester.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 09:23:40 PM
Hahahahaha middleAIDS.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 09:24:53 PM
I hope this frame takes an hour and a half and Selby wins it on the black.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 09:34:02 PM
"He is saying gimme a chance, I'm gonna take it!"

*misses yellow*
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: mippy on May 03, 2021, 09:36:29 PM
John Higgins fanfiction is, apparently, a thing https://t.co/yubzCF5tAS?amp=1

Also tons of Robertson/Selby romances, which I find insulting to the lovely nerdy pompom man.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 09:36:57 PM
Fucking hell I wish I had Eurosport. BBC is dire with it’s pro-AIDS stance.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 09:37:53 PM
Crowd as well “SHOT!!!” as AIDS runs out of position.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Tension Knob on May 03, 2021, 09:38:39 PM
wish john virgo was dead instead of willie thorne
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Captain Z on May 03, 2021, 09:40:30 PM
Shaun, with your face like a bewildered sparrow.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 03, 2021, 09:44:42 PM
John Higgins fanfiction is, apparently, a thing https://t.co/yubzCF5tAS?amp=1

Also tons of Robertson/Selby romances, which I find insulting to the lovely nerdy pompom man.

Wot no shipping Ding and Ronnie?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on May 03, 2021, 09:46:29 PM
Writing some now...








...pure filth
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 09:46:52 PM
Getting a bit nervous now...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 09:53:59 PM
Fuck, no fist pump. Would feel more comfortable with a fist pump.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on May 03, 2021, 09:55:29 PM
Saw a twerp with a “ton up” banner, if that helps.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Exit on May 03, 2021, 09:56:12 PM
Unarguably fantastic response from Shaun Murphy there, but he’ll wobble in the end.

On a related note, have shown my 8 year old daughter the caricature of the small-faced, enormous-headed player for the first time this evening, to much hilarity.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 09:56:48 PM
The good play has come as soon as the pressure was off.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 10:00:42 PM
Murphy has a new fan4life tonight
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 10:01:29 PM
Selby is having a nightmare out there what the fuck was that.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on May 03, 2021, 10:04:37 PM
Unarguably fantastic response from Shaun Murphy there, but he’ll wobble in the end.

On a related note, have shown my 8 year old daughter the caricature of the small-faced, enormous-headed player for the first time this evening, to much hilarity.

I desperately want that on tshirts in the Crucible
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 03, 2021, 10:06:34 PM
I desperately want that on tshirts in the Crucible

I could be seriously tempted to get that work of art printed on a t-shirt to wear at the 2022 tournament.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 10:07:35 PM
Two words head gone
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 10:08:43 PM
Could go all the way this one, AIDS is playing better than Selby but Selby still playing well enough to nick a couple of frames.
Definitely going all the way now as Selby is playing like an incurable autoimmune disease.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 10:08:57 PM
I could be seriously tempted to get that work of art printed on a t-shirt to wear at the 2022 tournament.

Has to happen.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 03, 2021, 10:10:39 PM
Shaun Murphy there, self-proclaimed best rest player of all time.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 10:11:10 PM
Just saw Selby visibly shaking, no chance he will clear up here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 10:11:14 PM
Shanked it!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 10:12:12 PM
Odds on Selby clearing these..?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on May 03, 2021, 10:14:32 PM
The Smurphy Bester from Leicester
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 10:15:27 PM
Just saw Selby visibly shaking, no chance he will clear up here.
Fair play, he was clearly feeling the pressure and position all over the shop, some fantastic pots to clear up there.

HAHAHAHAHAHAH DIE AIDS HAHAHAHAHHA.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: WhoMe on May 03, 2021, 10:15:31 PM
Thought he was gonna Steve Austin it with the water bottles there. Shame.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 10:16:03 PM
AIDS 2nd best, whichever way you look at it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 03, 2021, 10:16:29 PM
Thank fuck for that.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 10:17:04 PM
Never got closer than 2 frames behind, shut up Hazel.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 03, 2021, 10:17:25 PM
HAHAHAHA IN YOUR TINY FACE, AIDS
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 10:17:37 PM
Bizarre update on bbc live text


Mark Selby holds off a determined Shaun Murphy to maintain his three-frame lead in the World Championship final.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: bgmnts on May 03, 2021, 10:18:34 PM
I love the idea that God wanted Murphy to lose, and he knows that.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 10:18:39 PM
Jesus who the fuck was that IDS double fist pump gammon at the back there
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 10:18:43 PM
What is this the AIDS show?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 10:19:17 PM
"I've been AIDS, goodnight!"
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on May 03, 2021, 10:19:41 PM
The Lester From Leicester does it again
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 10:20:25 PM
"Anyone in from Leicester?!!"
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 10:20:51 PM
Cunt after a chat show or something
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 03, 2021, 10:21:07 PM
The Lester From Leicester does it again

And you all have to worship him in every match from now on. Hop Frog has cursed you
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 10:22:20 PM
And you all have to worship him in every match from now on. Hop Frog has cursed you
I like him now, I’m a sucker for comebacks from depression.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Cuellar on May 03, 2021, 10:22:32 PM
I care not for Lester, nor for Muphry. I am for SNOOKER
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 10:23:01 PM
I like him now, I’m a sucker for comebacks from depression.
Fuck, does this mean I might like AIDS one day?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 10:24:30 PM
Ah here come the real cunts
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on May 03, 2021, 10:25:21 PM
Sensing there'll be a first trimester in Leicester starting soon
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 10:27:51 PM
Hazel still trying to say that AIDS was the “man of the championship”.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 03, 2021, 10:28:13 PM
Legend Garys shouting "GWARRRRN BARRY". Fucking state of this
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 03, 2021, 10:30:09 PM
Fuck this! Finish with the snooker theme!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on May 03, 2021, 10:32:20 PM
What's the picture of Murphy's face you're on about?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 10:33:08 PM
It’s going to be strange not having any snooker for so long, feels like there’s been a tournament every week for about a year.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Galeee on May 03, 2021, 10:33:30 PM
Fuck this! Finish with the snooker theme!

Again, this. Wtf?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 10:33:49 PM
(https://iili.io/K8c49I.png)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 03, 2021, 10:35:56 PM
(https://iili.io/K8c49I.png)
Isn’t that one Stephen Lee? I always get the two mixed up.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 10:36:29 PM
Let's be honest, Full Blown was kept at arms length as soon as Selby established a lead. It wasn't a classic and partly because Murphy just wasn't that good. If you look back there were 6 frames where he dollied up easy chances through missed pots when easily in or terrible safety play.

I was relieved when he missed the red on the cushion because when Selby cleared up, it was a decent summary of the final.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 03, 2021, 10:41:25 PM
It’s going to be strange not having any snooker for so long, feels like there’s been a tournament every week for about a year.

How long have we got off? I can’t even find a provisional calendar for next season anywhere.

I’ve really enjoyed this thread. It helped make the semis and the final bearable. Can you all get Eurosport please?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: pigamus on May 03, 2021, 10:48:49 PM
He’s won four?! Has he? Jesus he’s so fucking boring you forget
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 03, 2021, 10:56:21 PM
(https://iili.io/K8c49I.png)

Got a hi-res version?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 03, 2021, 10:57:36 PM
Sorry, ain't mine. Maybe try an older snooker thread, or carry out the frankly impossible task of drawing it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on May 03, 2021, 11:57:36 PM
How long have we got off? I can’t even find a provisional calendar for next season anywhere.

I’ve really enjoyed this thread. It helped make the semis and the final bearable. Can you all get Eurosport please?

Q School is later this month iirc
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Old Thrashbarg on May 04, 2021, 12:25:56 AM
Sorry, ain't mine. Maybe try an older snooker thread, or carry out the frankly impossible task of drawing it.

The original looks to have disappeared when tinypic.com was closed down in 2019. This is a reasonably close approximation: (https://www.dropbox.com/s/fkvv4jd76qmalve/murphy.png?raw=1)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 04, 2021, 01:08:40 AM
How long have we got off? I can’t even find a provisional calendar for next season anywhere.

Now that this piffling imbroglio is out of the way, the real clash of the titans starts on Thursday:

(https://i.imgur.com/GZXGAif.png)

We'll see the battle of the yippers with Hendry vs. Fagan, Ken Doherty will take on Geriatric Joe... I haven't seen John Parrott hit a ball in about twenty years so who knows what an embarrassment he's going to be. Last year the standard was appalling. I can't wait for it!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Lost Oliver on May 04, 2021, 08:03:10 AM
Who was that Chris guy? And how / why did he get name checked in both speeches? Is he another chimp guy?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 04, 2021, 08:07:24 AM
What the hell is Big Ig doing among the seniors?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 04, 2021, 08:07:35 AM
Patsy Fagan? Of Eastenders Does Oliver! fame?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 04, 2021, 08:08:12 AM
Who was that Chris guy? And how / why did he get name checked in both speeches?

Chris Henry, coach of both players.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 04, 2021, 08:09:39 AM
What the hell is Big Ig doing among the seniors?

WSF Seniors Championship 2018, I'll have you know (at the age of 40)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 04, 2021, 09:03:43 AM
Speaking of seniors, found the first televised century by Joe Davis the other day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ2wlxQHbVg

He was 61 here. I've always assumed he was just a pioneer but that his 15 world titles should be taken with a pinch of salt as there was no competition. That might still be the case, but if he was this good at 61 on what looks to be absolutely horrendous playing conditions compared to today then I think he would more than hold his own in his prime if he was playing against the current generation.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on May 04, 2021, 10:14:14 AM
Oh Igor is in the Seniors? Great stuff. Hope I don't curse him by supporting him for this. Thought it be on Eurosport app. Can't get BBC online coverage in Ireland. Being shown anywhere else?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 04, 2021, 10:36:07 AM
Always difficult to compare eras, but if you think of the drive he and Ray Reardon had, their enthusiasm to bring the game on, try new things, and win everything going, they would surely be doing the same today, albeit with tougher baseline competition in the early rounds of tournaments.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 04, 2021, 12:05:52 PM
What the hell is Big Ig doing among the seniors?

I thought they had to be 45 or over to enter, but Ig is only 43 so either I've misremembered or they've changed it.

Oh Igor is in the Seniors? Great stuff. Hope I don't curse him by supporting him for this. Thought it be on Eurosport app. Can't get BBC online coverage in Ireland. Being shown anywhere else?

All it says on this blog (https://seniorsnooker.com/) is BBC and Zhibo TV in China.

Apparently Cliff Thorburn and Tony Drago were due to play but they couldn't get over here because of covid restrictions!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: The Culture Bunker on May 04, 2021, 12:59:28 PM
I might have misheard last night, but I think during the BBC coverage of the final last night, the presenter mentioned this Seniors tournament would be shown via iPlayer. Not sure if that's any use if you're in Ireland.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 04, 2021, 01:10:54 PM
Ronnie should enter for a laugh and batter them all.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 04, 2021, 01:21:50 PM
Ronnie should enter for a laugh and batter them all.

I think every top 30 professional currently aged over 40 should enter and annihilate them. I want to see those  codgers bloodied and battered on the floor of the arena. I want to see Joe Johnson broken in half.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: buttgammon on May 04, 2021, 01:30:07 PM
I might have misheard last night, but I think during the BBC coverage of the final last night, the presenter mentioned this Seniors tournament would be shown via iPlayer. Not sure if that's any use if you're in Ireland.

Yeah, we're proxy-bound, and most of those don't work too well for iPlayer any more sadly. How sad Ken Doherty's homeland is being deprived of his snooker.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 04, 2021, 04:07:00 PM
Just bought Ronnie's cookbook (on Kindle). Need to get healthy, been getting bored of smoothies and needed some new, healthy recipes that will make me feel full instead of hungry all the fucking time and thought "Dietary advice in the context of snooker? Yeah, I'll probably actually read that". The recipes look a bit basic but mostly in that they're simple and quick to prepare, seems pretty decent tbh.

It’s got a recipe for chocolate porridge. Think this is my kind of healthy eating. Cheers Ronnie (and Rhiannon).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 04, 2021, 05:03:04 PM
Quote
White faces Tony Knowles, while Hendry plays Patsy Fagan in the last 16.


were there qualifiers for this?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on May 04, 2021, 05:15:28 PM

were there qualifiers for this?

covid test and basic DBS check
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Norton Canes on May 04, 2021, 05:18:54 PM
To be considerably less proficient at snooker than 20 years ago
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 04, 2021, 05:30:22 PM
Anyone done this nickname quiz? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/50479158

Most were quite easy. The one that really got me was "The Wonder Bairn" as I have never once heard this man called this.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 04, 2021, 05:49:17 PM
Not exactly a difficult one given you can get about 9 of them by just naming the most successful players. I didn't get The Angry Farmer, got the rest. I remember The Wonder Bairn, actually.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 04, 2021, 06:25:54 PM
Just made some healthy raspberry jam from a recipe in a book with a snooker player on the cover. What a time to be alive.

Gonna make Ronnie's healthy pizza now. Will report back. I bet it's nicer than Frankie Dettori's.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 04, 2021, 07:25:23 PM
...fair do's Ronjo, this is pretty damn tasty:

(https://iili.io/Bok3b4.md.jpg)

Jam to be eaten separately.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 04, 2021, 08:09:00 PM
Looks great but isnt that just a classic pizza. Healthier than a dominoes but...?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on May 04, 2021, 08:25:09 PM
Not exactly a difficult one given you can get about 9 of them by just naming the most successful players. I didn't get The Angry Farmer, got the rest. I remember The Wonder Bairn, actually.
Got them all except for Captain UKIP. Only got the Wonder of Bairn as it was referenced numerous times in his Williams loss. Never heard it before that.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 04, 2021, 08:48:30 PM
Looks great but isnt that just a classic pizza. Healthier than a dominoes but...?

The dough is 250g of flour, 250g of low-fat yogurt, a bit of salt and a bit of baking powder. Recipe calls for wholemeal flour but I was using up what we had in. Topping is passata, baby plum tomatoes, basil, dried herbs and not too much cheese (used cheddar instead of mozzarella because I prefer it). No oil whatsoever. Tasted nothing like a naan and because of the protein from the yogurt it was surprsingly filling without being stodgy. Not remotely greasy either. Recipe made two so that's tomorrow's lunch sorted. It was a piece of piss to make as well, will definitely be making this again.

Credit to Rhiannon Lambert for the recipes, Ronnie for the motivational words.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 04, 2021, 09:37:20 PM
The list of snooker player nicknames on Wikipedia is always good for a laugh. Except some of the Chinese ones, which seem a bit racist.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_snooker_player_nicknames
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: mippy on May 04, 2021, 09:46:38 PM
Petition to change "The Thunder from Down Under" to "Snookerdoodle"
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 06, 2021, 12:57:02 PM
Darren Morgan has just gone 2-0 up against Lee Walker. Taylor and Virgo on the commentary - I'd been spared JV's dulcet tones during the World Championship, having opted for Eurosport this year.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 06, 2021, 12:58:44 PM
Even the referee seems to have been exhumed.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 06, 2021, 01:03:38 PM
Leo Scullion! He's got to be the oldest ref currently on the circuit. Michaela Tabb was doing it last year.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on May 06, 2021, 01:34:36 PM
just emptied my bank account and put it on Patsy Fagan to win the World Seniors, should be easy as he's the oldest!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 06, 2021, 02:12:11 PM
Leo Scullion! He's got to be the oldest ref currently on the circuit.
I think he's the bloke Ronnie told to get his eyes tested.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 07, 2021, 10:26:21 AM
I can't believe there hasn't been more enthusiasm on here, for watching a load of old farts struggling to make a 30 break. Shame on you all!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 07, 2021, 10:49:02 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usCfqD2_1tY

This is what the youth want. Tim Westwood tribute acts.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 07, 2021, 10:53:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usCfqD2_1tY

This is what the youth want. Tim Westwood tribute acts.

BRIZZLE FO' SHIZZLE

(who else clicked that expecting another video of Peter Devlin rapping about working class people?)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on May 07, 2021, 10:55:43 AM
their attempts to be snooker influencers are so craven that they might just work
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on May 07, 2021, 12:21:57 PM
I can't believe there hasn't been more enthusiasm on here, for watching a load of old farts struggling to make a 30 break. Shame on you all!

One of my favourite frames was Hendry beating White with a highest break of 7 (on the last pot) in the Qualifiers.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: DocDaneeka on May 07, 2021, 12:58:11 PM
Ken Docherty white washes Joe Johnson who frankly deserved it for his ostentatious Gold Rolex and Apple Watch on the same arm look.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 07, 2021, 02:04:29 PM
All the old cunts have been resolutely thrashed 3-0. Broken, moribund bodies littering the floor of the Crucible.

Dennis Taylor retires from competitive snooker - he's making a right meal of his retirement speech.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 07, 2021, 04:23:32 PM
One of my favourite frames was Hendry beating White with a highest break of 7 (on the last pot) in the Qualifiers.
Obviously this is an exaggeration but even so I would love to see the frame in question.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 07, 2021, 06:50:43 PM
In the past week Hendry has gone from commentating at a full-to-capacity Crucible, to playing there to the tinny sound of recorded audience noise. Pure deso.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 07, 2021, 07:36:21 PM
I can't believe there hasn't been more enthusiasm on here, for watching a load of old farts struggling to make a 30 break. Shame on you all!

I was watching Judge Wallace last night but lost the will to live.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 07, 2021, 08:08:22 PM
Crucible controversy with Jimmy White and Tony Knowles - Jimmy pretty much had the frame won, with Knowles needing four snookers, then Jimmy fouled whilst addressing the ball on his final shot. Jimmy didn't declare it, but Tony saw it from his seat. Tony told the ref that Jimmy had fouled, and they looked at the tape and found that he was right and awarded him the foul points. This left him needing three snookers but it turned out to be academic as he went in-off the black.

I was watching Judge Wallace last night but lost the will to live.

Haha Blodders, the commentators were just saying what a great match that was.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 07, 2021, 08:24:15 PM
I left at 1-0 Wallace, well it was either 1-1 or 2-0, that second frame was tortuous...both players throwing away winning positions. I think it was Wallace wasn't it. 2-0...bed
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 07, 2021, 08:47:09 PM
Proper boot-off situation developing between Knowles and White: Jimmy just complained that Tony was moving about in his eyeline. I saw the ref gesture to him once before that so it's obviously not the first time Jimmy has complained about it. Virgo in the commentary says that Jimmy has been staring at Tony. I can see this degenerating into a bareknuckle on the top floor of the multi storey car park around the corner.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 07, 2021, 09:08:46 PM
He wasnt playing Knowles? Bbc says he just beat Johnson???
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 08, 2021, 12:27:28 PM
Hendry wins the first frame against Big Ig in a single visit with a lovely break - he looked pretty pissed off about not making a century.

He wasnt playing Knowles? Bbc says he just beat Johnson???

It was Ken Doherty who thrashed Joe Johnson, Blodders. Doherty will play David Lilley this evening.

These are the round 1 results:

(https://i.imgur.com/ChOwFp4.png)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 08, 2021, 01:19:38 PM
Hendry wins the first frame against Big Ig in a single visit with a lovely break - he looked pretty pissed off about not making a century.

It was Ken Doherty who thrashed Joe Johnson, Blodders. Doherty will play David Lilley this evening.

These are the round 1 results:

(https://i.imgur.com/ChOwFp4.png)

yes, sorry, it was another BBC cock-up on their snooker front page. I don't have enough bandwidth at the moment to join the action sadly
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 08, 2021, 01:26:52 PM
Igor KERBSTOMPED Hendry there. Battered, get out of the Crucible, get in your car and fuck off back to your retreat to lose practise frames to a dog, Hendry.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 08, 2021, 05:02:33 PM
I really should have put a fiver on Big Ig to win this thing outright. Seems like a foregone conclusion.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 08, 2021, 07:36:30 PM
Provisional calendar for next season announced: https://wst.tv/2021-22-provisional-calendar/

The format of the Championship League is pure shit, so it looks like the real fun starts in September. I’ve already got tickets for a day in York for the UKs, and the Champion of Champions in Bolton is dead cheap so I’ll probably head over for a day of that.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 08, 2021, 07:46:33 PM
Quote from: John Virgo on Darren Morgan
He's got a beautiful length.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 08, 2021, 07:50:22 PM
Had to turn off, Morgan constantly nominating a colour even when it was the only colour he could pot was frustrating
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 08, 2021, 08:28:16 PM
Had to turn off, Morgan constantly nominating a colour even when it was the only colour he could pot was frustrating

It’s actually being played at a decent standard (i.e. both players are capable of potting a ball).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 08, 2021, 09:09:47 PM
It’s actually being played at a decent standard (i.e. both players are capable of potting a ball).

Yes, some nice shots once Morgan had warmed up, but glacial pace, ill watch one of those grim documentaries instead
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: DocDaneeka on May 09, 2021, 03:16:14 PM
IGOR OUT! White actually good when he's in the Seniors, probably the power he feels from being the only over 50 with jet black hair.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 09, 2021, 08:06:56 PM
Jimmy fucked it
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 09, 2021, 08:53:57 PM
Jimmy fucked it

He unfucked it. Feels like they’ve made the pockets twice as wide to make it easier for these codgers but he’s playing really well now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 09, 2021, 09:07:50 PM
He is starting to cook now - looking confident and up for it. Last year he went 4-0 down to Ken Doherty and ended up winning five on the trot to take the match, so I wasn't as worried as I might have been at 3-0 down (I put a bet on Jimmy when he was the 10-1 outsider; I thought that was a bit shady of the bookies for the defending champion so I stuck a tenner on him).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 09, 2021, 09:27:53 PM
Jimmy levels the match at 3-3, leaving a best of three to determine the winner!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 09, 2021, 10:12:11 PM
They must have shaved off the corners of the pocket as that pink from Lilley seemed to defy geometry. Missed that shot by the width of a fucking ball.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 09, 2021, 10:18:28 PM
'Love ha.... Love ha ter death'

Normally you would accept that as a turn of phrase but when a journeyman snooker player says it that is a massive red flag.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 09, 2021, 10:19:23 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/G4kr12P.jpg)

SHIT! SHIT! VD, VD! WHY DO I BLOODY LOSE EVERYTHING ALWAYS???
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 09, 2021, 10:21:20 PM
Oh god, the trophy isn't attached to the base properly. Fucking chumps.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on May 09, 2021, 10:37:45 PM
https://twitter.com/markwil147/status/1391506448492924935?s=21

A big step up from tweeting about the Mrs Brown’s Boys party food he got from Iceland. Give him another 12 months and he’ll be asking for links to Daniel Kitson’s Resonance shows.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 09, 2021, 11:18:22 PM
https://twitter.com/markwil147/status/1391506448492924935?s=21

I saw that earlier. Great typo.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 10, 2021, 06:32:22 PM
Bored, any snooker on?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 11, 2021, 12:19:28 PM
Now the Seniors are done the final event of the season is the Warburton's National Front Classic in Cap De L'Horta.

Lucky for Ali Carter his groupies 'Carter's Crohn's' are already there having wintered on the Costa Del Mischief.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 11, 2021, 04:03:00 PM
Now the Seniors are done the final event of the season is the Warburton's National Front Classic in Cap De L'Horta.

Lucky for Ali Carter his groupies 'Carter's Crohn's' are already there having wintered on the Costa Del Mischief.

There's so many ranking events these days it's hard to keep up with them. Of course after the Classic, the first event of the 21/22 season is the Arconic Cladding Cup down at the Stool Exchange in Bognor Regis. Ronnie's already pulled out; he swore he'd never play there again after the incident last year when he vommed all over Jan Verhaas because of the stench. Bingham loved it though - said it was the best venue he'd ever played in.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 13, 2021, 10:01:19 PM
Graeme Dott's piece on the bbc is bleak, that guy has his own gravitational orbit of deso. If there's one person I hope doesn't make a comeback it's him. Operation Turdflush is still Mid-mission.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on May 14, 2021, 09:46:12 AM
Graeme Dott's piece on the bbc is bleak, that guy has his own gravitational orbit of deso. If there's one person I hope doesn't make a comeback it's him. Operation Turdflush is still Mid-mission.

it's assembled from his appearance on the This Sporting Life podcast, which was a pretty good listen once the interviewer realises that Dott doesn't really do specifics of matches very well.

I'm a huge fan of Dott, I guess. He isn't going to be top 16 again, but I hugely respect what he had to battle against to get anywhere in the game.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 14, 2021, 10:24:45 AM
Yeah I'm a fan of Dott as well. Amazing that he has been in 3 world finals and won one of them, far more talented players haven't achieved anywhere near what he has.

I was thinking this year after Murphy was runner up how amazing it would have been if it had been Stevens who had won in 2005. Murphy would now be a 4 time runner up and would be catching up with Jimmy White as the biggest loser in snooker. Shame.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 15, 2021, 07:19:53 PM
Will Mark Selby be joining Leicester City on their team bus again?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: DrGreggles on May 15, 2021, 07:24:32 PM
Will Mark Selby be joining Leicester City on their team bus again?

John Terry has taken his seat.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: kidney on May 15, 2021, 07:53:50 PM
Will Mark Selby be joining Leicester City on their team bus again?

If he hasn't sent a banterous gloating message to Chelsea fan Neil "Robbo" Robertson he really should be stripped of his Jester title.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 22, 2021, 11:54:22 AM
Only saw this today but it looks like it's been out a month already: hot on the heels of Ronnie's cookbook, here's Steve Davis and Kavus Torabi on their beautiful friendship:

https://www.whiterabbitbooks.co.uk/titles/steve-davis/medical-grade-music/9781474619509/

(https://www.whiterabbitbooks.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/hbg-title-9781474619509-27.jpg?fit=444%2C675)

Probably more Interesting than Willie Thorne and Gary Lineker's Best Of Friends too!

Quote
"I couldn't get past the intro"

- Barry Hearn
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: druss on May 23, 2021, 01:18:36 PM
Mark Allen bankrupt apparently and taking a break from the game, full article is behind a pay wall. Gambling?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on May 23, 2021, 02:01:52 PM
Mark Allen bankrupt apparently and taking a break from the game, full article is behind a pay wall. Gambling?

Bit of goss here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/northernireland/comments/nhy7y5/in_todays_bankruptcy_section_of_the_belfast/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=&utm_content=comments_view_all

Rumours about divorce, and apparently he opened a snooker club which didn't survive the pandemic. There might be something in the speculation about child support payments to Reanne Evans for their daughter, it looks like things really have been getting ugly there:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/bbc-pundit-booted-snooker-after-24003332

"A distraction". Ooof.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on May 31, 2021, 10:33:43 AM
After winning the first two rounds in Q-School, Tony Knowles gets knocked out last night in a last  frame decider. Still a couple more events to go for him. Not usually keep track of Q-school but I assume in a normal year recently there may be a higher volume of international and particularly Chinese participants
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on May 31, 2021, 12:44:05 PM
After winning the first two rounds in Q-School, Tony Knowles gets knocked out last night in a last  frame decider. Still a couple more events to go for him. Not usually keep track of Q-school but I assume in a normal year recently there may be a higher volume of international and particularly Chinese participants

Have you just read about that or is there a way to watch it? I'd be well up for watching some more old farts.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on May 31, 2021, 04:14:44 PM
Have you just read about that or is there a way to watch it? I'd be well up for watching some more old farts.

Don't think there any video or audio coverage. Just go to World Snooker tour website and can get live updates like in the old teletext days.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 01, 2021, 04:18:54 PM
Jackson Page, Yuan Sijun, Fraser Patrick, and Peter "Hard" Lines get the first Q School rights to slack off for 2 years tour cards for the next 2 seasons.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on June 01, 2021, 04:26:16 PM
Nice to see Jackson Page get through. Mark Williams will be overjoyed to have his Nando's buddy back for another two years.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 01, 2021, 04:29:38 PM
glad that two of them are pretty young, no diss to Knowles and Lawler and that lot but not exactly clamouring to see them regain their card. Knowles did win two matches but his best break was 38. not really familiar with Page but he looks a prospect, still 19, beaten Lisowski and some other decent names of late.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on June 01, 2021, 04:41:54 PM
Page is Mark Williams' protégé as well as his partner-in-ledging.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 02, 2021, 05:39:51 PM
Q School 2 (of 3) has started today. Nothing very notable in round 1 as it is very obscure players who start off. Always like to read up on the non-Brits to see if there's anything of interest there. Daniel Kandi of Denmark won a game in the last Q School and has won today. He's got 40k followers on Twitter and is better known in Europe as a trance DJ and mate of Armin van Buuren.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 02, 2021, 05:54:55 PM
and and 14-year old Stan Moody just beat 17 year old Johnnie Bates 4-0, all four frames 50+ breaks! You can't give booze to t'baby have a 14 year old on tour!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: FredNurke on June 02, 2021, 06:03:40 PM
If Bates says 'Miracleman', we're all in trouble.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 03, 2021, 12:17:42 AM
Rebecca Kenna won her opener at Q School. Ghoulish part of me wants her to qualify and play Mark Allen.

Peter Geronimo won his first frames at this level - he qualifies for Q School through the WPBSA through their disability tour and has struggled in the past against able-bodied players. Anyway, he lost 4-3 today, so good effort.

Tony Knowles went down 4-1 in the first round.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 06, 2021, 02:20:03 PM
getting down to the sharper end of Q School 2. Vahedi (IRAN) beat Sharav (ISRAEL) today. I guess the Iranian sports authorities don't give a shit.

going to make predictions of those that will prevail from each quarter of the draw (four cards available per event)

TOP QUARTER: old men Lawler and Pinches still in but one might take the other out if Pinches gets past Michael White. I'm going to predict Harvey Chandler.

SECOND QUARTER: would like to have Julien Leclerq come through and I know a lot of people are excited about young Ulsterman Robbie McGuigan, but I predict the winner of Luo Honghao and Craig Steadman.

THIRD QUARTER: I am desperate for Soheil Vahedi to make amends for his WC quals disaster but he has a tough task later against Michael Judge. The winner will produce the card winner.

FINAL QUARTER: Hardest to predict as not all brackets are settled, but Michael Georgiou and James Cahill are in decent nick and will stay apart until the decider. I'll take MG.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on June 06, 2021, 02:56:43 PM
K-Hole has gone back to Q-School already? Awww that's a shame. Think he was a one-hit wonder then?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 06, 2021, 03:02:59 PM
K-Hole has gone back to Q-School already? Awww that's a shame. Think he was a one-hit wonder then?

looks like! he's in a scrap against a Maltese no name at the moment too.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 07, 2021, 03:57:54 PM
Not an inspiring bunch of qualifiers from Q School 2 then: Michael Judge (46) and Alfie Burden (44) are through. Barry Pinches (50) leads Sanderson Lam (27) and Craig Steadman (38) leads Hammad Miah (27).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 07, 2021, 04:59:01 PM
Pinches and Steadman confirmed.

Q School 3 starts tomorrow (4 more cards available). 2 additional cards for the most consistent performers (frames won) across the 3 events who don't win a card outright. Georgiou, Duane Jones, and K Hole in the mix for those.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 08, 2021, 10:56:12 AM
Knowleswatch: he gets through Rd 1 of Q School 3 by beating 44-year-old stripling Garry Coulson 4-0.

He faces Ryan Roberts (20) in round 2 tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 09, 2021, 11:17:45 PM
Knowles wins again - 4-3 against Roberts.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 10, 2021, 06:52:00 PM
Q SCHOOL 3 RD2 IN BRIEF

THROUGH!
- Vahedi!
- K Hole!
- Seniors champ David Lilley!
- Luke "Son of Barry" Pinches!

OUT!
- Alfie "Son of Stephen" Lee!
- Lee "No Relation just a similar name" Stephens!

ON THE BRINK!
- Rebecca Kenna (3-2 down)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on June 11, 2021, 10:04:50 AM
Thanks for the updates sevendaughters, not got much to add except that I appreciate them.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 11, 2021, 10:35:17 AM
yeah I am not expecting a ton of chat off these, but just keeping my whistle wet. I even went down a Riley's yesterday for the first time in 3 years. Hit some nice shots and then it all fell apart when I started getting cocky.

Rod Lawler plodded through yesterday 4-3 in a match that finished 2.20am from an 8pm start. Lawler's average shot time was 38 seconds, but his opponent (John Welsh) was even slower at 41 seconds. Sounds like gamesmanship as Welsh was potting them at 26 seconds in the previous round.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 11, 2021, 07:11:31 PM
Tony Knowles powers past Sean O'Sullivan 4-1! He plays Mark Welsh in r4. Only three more wins from a tour card at SIXTY FUCKING FIVE.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 12, 2021, 12:27:40 AM
prediction time for the last knockings of Q School over the weekend. four automatic cards available plus two 'order of merit' cards for consistent Q School performers.

TOP QUARTER: this features Tony Knowles but I think the winner will come from the Ian Burns-Soheil Vahedi match. A loss for Vahedi will probably see him miss out on an order of merit card too. Gutting.

SECOND QUARTER: Lei Peifan is currently in a slot for Order of Merit and Sanderson Lam is running him close. I think they'll meet in round 5 (last 16) and the winner will produce a card winner of some kind.

THIRD QUARTER: third round not finished so harder to predict. Bai Langning plays Luo Honghao, and then the winner probably meets Mitchell Mann. I'd sense a card winner from that trio.

FINAL QUARTER: arguably the star performer of Q School has been Welshman Duane Jones - seeded players were put into rd2 automatically and awarded 4 frames, whilst Jones is in the order of merit mix having played 1 round per tournament more with a 12 frame overall deficit. He has a honker of a draw with Michael Georgiou possibly next and then Hammad Miah (currently in Order of Merit place) after. Youngster Robbie McGuigan is in here too.

preds: Burns, Peifan, Mann, Miah + Lam and Georgiou.

Cahill has failed to qualify.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on June 13, 2021, 08:12:35 PM

preds: Burns, Peifan, Mann, Miah + Lam and Georgiou.


result: Burns, Peifan, Dean Young, and Duane Jones (who performed really consistently across the three events despite being unseeded - had he lost his final against Si Jiahui he would still have got his tour card) won automatic cards today. Hammad Miah and Mitchell Mann won order of merit cards.

Of the 14 qualifiers, only Dean Young had never played on the pro tour before.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on July 18, 2021, 03:22:49 PM
Little break in the snooker drought today with the Championship League on FreeSports:

https://www.freesports.tv/our-sports/snooker.html

https://championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk/
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on July 28, 2021, 04:19:19 PM
British Open draw is out:

http://www.snooker.org/res/index.asp?event=1154

Starts 16th of August, broadcast on ITV (4, probably)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on July 28, 2021, 04:59:58 PM
I presume Mark Allen is just going to pull out* rather than play Reanne Evans. Don't know if things have calmed since the World Championships.

*ooh err
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: mippy on August 02, 2021, 03:23:49 PM
No Neil Robertson?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on August 02, 2021, 04:07:52 PM
Doesn't look like it. Unseeded draw though, so Selby v Murphy in rd. 1
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: dr beat on August 15, 2021, 01:28:49 PM
Looks like Mark Allen v Reanne Evans is on:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/58003683
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 15, 2021, 06:37:21 PM
Bet365 are offering odds of 1/100 on Mark Allen to win, and 25/1 on Reanne Evans. Tempted to put a quid on Reanne in case Mark Allen gets too distracted by his ex simply being in the same room. Or the thought that his winnings might have to go towards that massive backlog of child support he owes her.

Deffo watching tomorrow night. Gonna get a mountain of popcorn in.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 16, 2021, 07:41:55 PM
Wish I'd put a fiver on world #95 Mitchell Mann to beat Judd Trump now.

This is a proper Battle of the Combovers too.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 16, 2021, 07:43:51 PM
Ken just mentioned Willie Torn, Rip Torn's younger brother.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 16, 2021, 07:49:30 PM
The branding for this tournament is very GB News. Ali Carter will be happy:

(https://www.coolasleicester.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/british-open-snooker.jpeg)
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 16, 2021, 08:08:26 PM
I hope Mitchell Mann's walk-on music is Macho Man by The Village People.

Mitcho Mann is winning the combover battle for me too. Just a single big sweep plastered down with pomade- brazen, obvious, classic. Judd just looks like he was in a hurry at Superdrug and picked up the wrong shade of hair-in-a-can.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 16, 2021, 08:32:33 PM
Do you know the Mitchell Mann?

He's had a couple of chances to really push ahead in this match but hasn't really taken full advantage. He's been lucky that Trump keeps letting him in so far.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 16, 2021, 08:41:50 PM
The Mitchelin Mann?

Come on Mitch, keep Mannsplaining snooker to Judd.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 16, 2021, 08:55:41 PM
Arrgh, Thepchaiya goes out to Matt Selt. Mann with a chance to clinch the match here!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 16, 2021, 08:57:18 PM
Matthew Selt has just beaten Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in a black ball finish. This is shaping up to be a very entertaining little evening, plenty of drama and we've still got half an hour until we reach High Noon here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 16, 2021, 09:10:27 PM
Jesus... That was an absolute shitshow on the blue. I didn't think he'd took it on at first, he was that far away from it.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 16, 2021, 09:11:43 PM
Awwww unlucky, Mitcho Mitcho Mann.

Looking forward to Mark Allen and Reanne Evans' choices of walk-on music. I Will Survive? I Hate You So Much Right Now?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: dr beat on August 16, 2021, 09:27:20 PM
'I gotta hide Jerry, my ex is in town!'
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 16, 2021, 09:32:38 PM
...and Reanne snubs the handshake...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 16, 2021, 10:06:38 PM
I love the way it's so obvious that about 110% of the crowd are behind Reanne here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on August 16, 2021, 10:12:37 PM
This is electric.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 16, 2021, 10:17:28 PM
GUWAAARN REANNE!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 16, 2021, 10:29:02 PM
GUWAAARN REANNE!

:D

Both players refusing to look at the table while their opponent's on, looking at the monitors instead. Bit of an Ali Carter move that but entirely understandable here.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on August 16, 2021, 10:30:16 PM
Allen absolutely melting down here
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 16, 2021, 10:34:46 PM
He looks sick as a chip!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 16, 2021, 10:35:06 PM
GWAAAAARRRRN REANNE FINISH 'IM OFF
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 16, 2021, 10:43:54 PM
I'm shitting myself here - When Blue Jam mentioned they had her at 25/1 at Bet365 I went and put a tenner on her.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 16, 2021, 10:47:14 PM
I put £2 on her at 20/1 down William Hill, hope I haven't jinxed her.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 16, 2021, 11:01:42 PM
Fuck's sake! She was really close with that red along the cushion. Allen played a beautiful shot cutting that blue in, to be fair to him.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on August 16, 2021, 11:03:56 PM
think he was generous with the shite safety he played to let her have frame ball. Allen's gonna hoover this decider up now and spend the winnings on the kids' favourite fast food.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 16, 2021, 11:16:17 PM
This fucking rat-faced humunculus crumpled my £250 in his wotsit-stained claw, and discarded it like a used tissue.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 16, 2021, 11:17:05 PM
Sorry Flouncer :( Note the weedy little stakes I always place on bets, I'm probably not someone to look to as a tipster.

Some really high quality snooker there. Wasn't a single foul was there? Evans is impressively ambidextrous. Shame we didn't get the kind of fairytale ending we could all have done with right now.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 16, 2021, 11:20:51 PM
Haha, don't feel bad Blue Jam! I often stick a tenner on someone if they've got fairly long odds and I think they've got half a chance of winning. I really enjoyed the match with my girlfriend; we had a laugh cheering her on. I'm really pleased with her - she did us proud really. Would have been lovely if she'd won 3-1, if only to shut rat face up!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 16, 2021, 11:32:02 PM
Yeah, I like a flutter but I'm a total wuss, I place 0-2 bets per year, my limit is £5 and I'll only bet on underdogs with long odds because I don't see the point of betting on certs- less of a return, less fun. I only bet on snooker as well, it's the only sport I know well enough to want to take a risk now and then. I did consider doing matched betting for a while but it sounds like a complete chore, I've seen it described as "like having a second job" and it looks like the guaranteed returns might not always be worth the (not inconsiderable) effort.

I had a great evening all the same! And despite the outcome Reanne should hold her head up high. She was the better player, a bit unlucky but that's just how this game is.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 16, 2021, 11:42:00 PM
I'm still up this year - I had a bet on the darts World Championship; I saw that Gary Anderson was at 30/1 in the second round, so I put a tenner each way on him. He got to the final and lost. I won about £200 (would have been more like £500 if he'd won, I think) there so that's funded my bets for the rest of the year! I only put a bet on if I think the bookies are being a bit shady and not giving someone their due. Ladbrokes had Reanne at 12/1 when I looked, which was probably more like it on reflection! I signed up to Bet365 just to put that bet on.

I never get annoyed if I lose a bet. I can't imagine there being any fun in it if you take it that seriously.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 16, 2021, 11:51:22 PM
I reckon I've spent £40 tops on betting in my lifetime, maybe a bit less as I might be including a few free bets in that. I've won £90, all from that single bet on James Cahill. Not a great hit rate but fuckit, I'm still ahead. Probably time to quit then, hahaha.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 17, 2021, 06:39:10 PM
Oh FFS:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/58250195

Was looking forward to a wee snooker safari in Glesga!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 17, 2021, 10:25:47 PM
Hendry is doing well against Chris Wakelin, though he's not playing particularly well. Wakelin keeps letting him in but he's struggling to make any decent breaks.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 18, 2021, 07:56:33 PM
Mark Williams was 2-0 down against Dominic Dale, but he just got a nice 70-odd break to secure the third frame. He's still using his breakoff, which really annoyed Stephen Hendry in the commentary box.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on August 18, 2021, 10:31:15 PM
Yay. Vafaei holds on for the win.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on August 18, 2021, 10:33:47 PM
Yay. Vafaei holds on for the win.

So good I had to post it twice.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 18, 2021, 10:54:06 PM
Yeah, he played pretty well there. THE PERSIAN PRINCE is a great snooker nickname!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 19, 2021, 12:49:20 PM
Mark Williams was 2-0 down against Dominic Dale, but he just got a nice 70-odd break to secure the third frame. He's still using his breakoff, which really annoyed Stephen Hendry in the commentary box.

Haha ledge.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 19, 2021, 12:50:03 PM
Dammit, another occasion where I find myself rooting for Mark Selby:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/58263782
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: DocDaneeka on August 19, 2021, 03:54:24 PM
Love the background hiss of air conditioning at the British open. This is the kind of atmosphere we've missed during the pandemic.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on August 19, 2021, 04:14:54 PM
Hendry and White getting spanked by youthful types, bliss.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 19, 2021, 07:33:23 PM
Sharter just had Selbeh on the ropes struggling with a tricky five-cushion escape. The Man from Leicester got there in the end though.

Carter is definitely on the same follicular trajectory as Jimmy McGill, called it. Proto-combover over coming along nicely. Better Call Jimmy White.

Selby meanwhile is looking a bit silver round the sides, very distinguished, like it. Looks less like a waiter now he's ditched the gel too.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 19, 2021, 07:36:43 PM
Think I just saw Coventry City in da house
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on August 20, 2021, 08:15:49 PM
Nice to see Soheil Vahedi helping out Hossein Vafaei in the practice hall.

Slessor becominf a CaB hero today knocking out both Trump and Carter.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 20, 2021, 08:42:35 PM
Slessor becoming a CaB hero today knocking out both Trump and Carter.

...and for being bald and accepting it. No need for a combover, best to just own it and SLAY.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 21, 2021, 01:20:55 PM
Interesting last eight. Only Gilbert and Williams from the top 16.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 21, 2021, 01:51:35 PM
I didn't watch for a couple of days so this field is a bit of a surprise, although Ronnie, Ding and Robbo giving the tournament a swerve did leave it a bit more open than usual. I'd quite like to see Legend Gaz and Mark Williams in the final.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 21, 2021, 02:17:26 PM
I'd quite like to see Legend Gaz and Mark Williams in the final.

Same!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 21, 2021, 08:36:30 PM
Wilson vs. Slessor is heating up nicely at 2-2. Gary was 2-0 down and battled his way back to parity.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 21, 2021, 08:41:17 PM
Yes, good ol' Battle Of The Balds, this. Watch and learn, Judd.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 21, 2021, 08:55:57 PM
Going to a decider. Slessor is executioner tier bald.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 21, 2021, 08:57:58 PM
Slessor is executioner tier bald.

Slessor's little chinstrap beard lends him shades of Eavis as well. Upside-down head man.

Ledge's ginger goatee is more Villainous Simon Pegg.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 21, 2021, 09:04:05 PM
Slessor has a Help for Heroes insignia emblem outside his property. '23 Heroes Gardens'.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 21, 2021, 09:04:06 PM
I hope Sharter had been planning to spend his maximum break prize on a five-day blueberry and fizzy water bender and now can't because of the Brexit he voted for.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 21, 2021, 09:09:52 PM
Maybe projection but the match referee always looks way more involved than the others. Lots going on in the eye department.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 21, 2021, 09:15:37 PM
Ledge cleaning up here like nobody's business. Bye Sellsooelsors mate
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 21, 2021, 09:30:09 PM
"A couple of big scalps"

Bit harsh there Jill
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 21, 2021, 10:32:20 PM
I had been considering putting a quid on Jimmy Robertson, thinking about how the Nando's chicken shortage has caused lots of branches to close and the effect this may have had on Mark's mental state, but nah...

https://mobile.twitter.com/markwil147/status/1429138868310351875

..."adopt, adapt and improve" and all that.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: mippy on August 21, 2021, 11:00:52 PM
Is Ali C a bad'un, then?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 21, 2021, 11:13:04 PM
Is Ali C a bad'un, then?

He's a bit UKIP. Brexit Nathan Barley.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: mippy on August 22, 2021, 09:38:44 AM
All I know of him was that he shoulder-barged Ronnie.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on August 22, 2021, 02:10:01 PM
He's an aggressive little twat - he always seems really sullen when he loses, and he gets arsey about it if the run of the ball goes against him during a match. Just seems a generally unpleasant individual. He's had a lot of challenges with his health; he has Chrohn's disease and is a cancer survivor. Whether that's anything to do with it or not I don't know, but he comes across as being really bitter.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 22, 2021, 03:41:52 PM
Jack Lisowski is also a cancer survivor and he doesn't act like Carter.

I mentioned upthread that thing of Allen and Evans both refusing to watch the table when their opponent was on it and how that was the kind of thing Carter would do. That's because he was refusing to look at Ronnie on the table during the match with the shoulder-barge incident. Just making a show of disrespect but without the excuse of Ronnie owing him child support.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on August 22, 2021, 08:23:04 PM
I thought that Allen and Evans turning away was a bit respectful. Mainly Noticed it when Allen had a shot staring down towards Reanne. Would have seemed a good old stare down given the mental baggage would have been a good way to put him off his shot.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on August 22, 2021, 10:54:12 PM
Sori Gwlad, I am totally Team Gary here. C'mon you sparkly-shoed ledge.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on August 23, 2021, 09:30:11 AM
Where are you watching this? I mean, which channel?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on August 23, 2021, 10:51:10 AM
Well it's finished now, but it was on ITV4.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on August 23, 2021, 10:56:41 AM
season is structured weirdly. they had the Champions League over the fortnight before the British Open, which just concluded. This week is the NI Open Quals and then 4 weeks off before the English Open in Barnsley.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on August 23, 2021, 11:16:42 AM
season is structured weirdly. they had the Champions League over the fortnight before the British Open, which just concluded. This week is the NI Open Quals and then 4 weeks off before the English Open in Barnsley.

Turkish Open was main tournament in the gap but had to be pulled.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on August 23, 2021, 12:37:22 PM
Turkish Open was main tournament in the gap but had to be pulled.

ah right. maybe they can do something on OnlyFans.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 23, 2021, 12:41:27 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/58301127

One for misleading headlines. Shock as Mark Williams didn't win a tournament that didn't exist for 17 years.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on September 05, 2021, 02:04:05 PM
Much like his similarly comb-overed namesake, Trump is going to Atlantic City... for the US Open Pool Championship:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/58414917

tbh I would actually watch this is it was televised.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on September 06, 2021, 10:39:58 AM
I like a bit of 9-ball; it's a lovely game to watch. Haven't seen any for years. I would imagine that Trump's foray into it will go about as well as Ronnie and Steve Davis managed; they got a few victories but pretty much got thrashed by the better players. Although it's a much simpler game than snooker, the top level players are very good at it, and it's a savage, cut-throat game. I assume they're still using the format where the winner of the previous frame breaks - a good player can string together several frames in a very short time and overwhelm their opponent. If you're not used to the conditions and aren't well versed in the finer points of the game, you're easy pickings for someone who's been playing for years. I think if a good snooker player properly devoted themselves to it they could become very successful at it in a fairly short space of time, but it would be a case of focusing on pool to the exclusion of snooker and nobody has been prepared to do that so far. My prediction would be that Trumpy goes out in the first round and comes back to the UK with his tail between his legs.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 06, 2021, 10:44:27 AM
the article (badly explained, given the dozens of pool variants) suggests it might be 8-ball as Darren Appleton is our big name in 8-ball. I think Trump has a shout of winning something. I watched a vid of US pool player Shayne van Bohnen playing in a Russian Pyramid match against a mid-level player and once he figured it out he started to look good.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on September 06, 2021, 01:18:10 PM
Hmm, I'm pretty sure it is 9-ball as the US Open is a famous 9-ball tournament. It is a really poor article.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 06, 2021, 01:22:15 PM
looked it up - yes, it is 9-ball. interesting decision by Trump then, as you say, they're different beasts as sports. Double elimination format, so he's got a life if he loses a match. I'd back him to beat some players, but he might get bang-bang against a couple of lifers.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on September 06, 2021, 01:38:14 PM
Happened to watch the Color of Money yesterday, basically based around this tournament.

Main takeaway was how massive the tables were. Could play a big bounce going down the side cushion and still easily get into the corner pocket.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 06, 2021, 01:42:12 PM
yeah I play Virtual Pool 4 quite a bit. it's quite easy to make long banks too because you just have to knock the ball into a general area if the pocket is open. on the flip side it is far easier to go in off, leave things on, and harder to play safe.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on September 06, 2021, 01:56:06 PM
looked it up - yes, it is 9-ball. interesting decision by Trump then, as you say, they're different beasts as sports. Double elimination format, so he's got a life if he loses a match. I'd back him to beat some players, but he might get bang-bang against a couple of lifers.

Apparently there's a field of 256 players! Given that, he might be able to make some headway but I'd be very surprised to see him get to the business end of the event.

tbh I would actually watch this is it was televised.

From what I can gather it's only available to us on matchroom.live - I'm considering chucking Bazza & Son a fiver for a monthly pass so I can watch it, not so much for Trumpy but just to see some 9-ball. It's a fun game to watch.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 14, 2021, 08:04:36 AM
Trump wins round 1 9-0. Dunno if his opponent was anyone or just a guy who paid the entrance fee, but the highlights are on YouTube. Trump looked good.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on September 14, 2021, 09:10:18 AM
Ah, that Magee dude - I did have a look at the draw a few days ago; the only google results I found for Magee were in articles about the Trump match so I assumed he was just some buster. Surprised to hear he got thrashed by such a wide margin though. I'll check out the highlights!

Edit: Trump is apparently playing Dhruvalkumar Patel today, another unknown by the looks of things - seems like the Trumpster will have a fairly easy route through the first round. It'll be interesting to see him come up against a seasoned player. Fingers crossed he gets drawn against Earl Strickland (who won his first match 9-1) at some point!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on September 14, 2021, 09:18:55 AM
It was on Eurosport last night. Missed Trump but saw a bit of Van Whatsisname and a Canadian/Philippino favourite. Good fun for a bit but gets a bit dull.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 14, 2021, 09:50:44 AM
Ah, that Magee dude - I did have a look at the draw a few days ago; the only google results I found for Magee were in articles about the Trump match so I assumed he was just some buster. Surprised to hear he got thrashed by such a wide margin though. I'll check out the highlights!

Edit: Trump is apparently playing Dhruvalkumar Patel today, another unknown by the looks of things - seems like the Trumpster will have a fairly easy route through the first round. It'll be interesting to see him come up against a seasoned player. Fingers crossed he gets drawn against Earl Strickland (who won his first match 9-1) at some point!

Patel has a nice trickshot Instagram but no indication of results or game sense.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on September 14, 2021, 10:09:09 AM
How much is the entrance fee? I could be tempted if it meant I'd get to play a few frames with Judd and check out his hairline up close.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on September 14, 2021, 10:11:08 AM
It was on Eurosport last night. Missed Trump but saw a bit of Van Whatsisname and a Canadian/Philippino favourite. Good fun for a bit but gets a bit dull.

Ah cheers, might check it out. Can't find it on catch-up, is it only being show live?

I see Eurosport are showing the English Open qualifiers from Sunday, bit of a heads-up there.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 14, 2021, 10:11:13 AM
How much is the entrance fee? I could be tempted if it meant I'd get to play a few frames with Judd and check out his hairline up close.

think it was like £600 but you have to stay at the resort it takes place in, bit of a con, but also yeah combing strategies.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on September 14, 2021, 10:39:39 AM
Ah cheers, might check it out. Can't find it on catch-up, is it only being show live?

I see Eurosport are showing the English Open qualifiers from Sunday, bit of a heads-up there.

Dunno, sorry. I just stumbled upon it as I was flicking through the channels before I went to bed. It was live (I think).

I liked it but it's not as good as the billiards they showed that seemed to be in an underground car park with flimsy partitions around the tables and the referees sitting on school chairs that was on last year. With the camera too close.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on September 14, 2021, 10:41:11 AM
In nine ball if you knock the 9 ball in off the break is that it? You win the frame?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 14, 2021, 10:52:18 AM
In nine ball if you knock the 9 ball in off the break is that it? You win the frame?

yep. you have to hit the lowest numbered ball, but if it drops the nine at any point you're good. if you, for instance, shoot the 1 onto the 3 and it goes in but the 1 doesn't, you stay on the table.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on September 14, 2021, 12:33:44 PM
Thanks

It seems more fun to play than watch. Well, not for me because I'm fucking dreadful at anything with a cue, but in principle.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 14, 2021, 02:09:08 PM
I think there are better pool variants to play but am generally in favour of all cue sports. Wish I had someone to play cowboy with (no euph).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on September 14, 2021, 08:36:27 PM
Watching last night's action on YouTube now:

https://youtu.be/VFfuB-6lvr4

Marcel! Looks all wrong in a lairy polyester fitba shirt though. Someone get him a bowtie ASAP.

Also Caesar's lighting isn't being too kind to Judd:

(https://iili.io/RgksqB.md.jpg)

R A V A G E D
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on September 14, 2021, 08:38:09 PM
This American commentator keeps mentioning "snucker". What the fuck's that then?

https://youtu.be/A2g6D6Ki_-Y
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 14, 2021, 11:37:29 PM
Trump wins rd 2 9-2.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Flouncer on September 15, 2021, 06:47:40 PM
Trump currently on the hill 10-5 up against Abdullah Al-Shammari, who isn't playing well and has given Trump a lot of easy chances (including an absolute howler of a foul giving away ball in hand on the 9-ball).
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: buttgammon on September 15, 2021, 07:29:08 PM
This American commentator keeps mentioning "snucker". What the fuck's that then?

https://youtu.be/A2g6D6Ki_-Y


Anthony Bourdain pronounced it that way in an episode of Parts Unknown. I liked him but that made my skin crawl; it might have been the episode with AA Gill so there was another reason to be disgusted.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 15, 2021, 09:22:41 PM
Trump currently on the hill 10-5 up against Abdullah Al-Shammari, who isn't playing well and has given Trump a lot of easy chances (including an absolute howler of a foul giving away ball in hand on the 9-ball).

against fellow Brit Jayson Shaw in rd 4, think that is later today too
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 15, 2021, 09:23:51 PM
oh they're playing NOW and Shaw is 3-0 up already.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on September 15, 2021, 09:31:20 PM
Where are you all watching this please? Been watching catch-up on YouTube, nowt on Eurosport.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 15, 2021, 09:40:49 PM
I'm watching another table on youtube, not got the ducats to stream it on DAZN
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 15, 2021, 09:45:22 PM
also Shaw is taking Trump to pool school, it's 7-0.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on September 15, 2021, 10:03:47 PM
Oh nice, cheers!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: buttgammon on September 15, 2021, 10:05:44 PM
I have it on Sky Sports Mix - turned it on just in time to watch Trump get a kicking!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 15, 2021, 10:15:12 PM
ouch, 11-1. Trump is still in but needs to win 3 to get to the last 16 by the backdoor. Lose again and he's back to Toni & Guy.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on September 15, 2021, 10:19:08 PM
In his first round match, did anyone else notice Judd looking at the monitors and then smoothing down his hair at the back?
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 16, 2021, 08:55:33 AM
Trump plays Jason Theron of South Africa today. Never heard of him but he has run deep in big tournaments before, so no mug.

If he wins he plays either Naoyuki Oi of Japan or Wun Kun Lin or Taiwan, both of whom are also proper players.

If he wins that he plays either David Alcaide, who has won big tournaments, or Marc Bijsterbosch, who won the European 10-ball tournament in 2017.

If he wins that he's in the last 16 where it goes back to straight knockout.

If he can win one more match and not get powerdunked by Oi or Lin then this has not been a terrible run.

Jayson Shaw and Darren Appleton are the Brits still alive on the winner side of the draw.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 16, 2021, 08:58:01 AM
Trump has been allocated table 2 for his next round match, which has a youtube livestream. If I'm online when he plays I'll throw up the link.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on September 16, 2021, 09:47:36 AM
Cheers SD
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 16, 2021, 03:26:12 PM
he'll be on next on this stream, but probably not for at least 30 mins or more - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dOgeR04ZNg
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 16, 2021, 04:21:19 PM
right I am sure he is next on and the prev match just finished
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on September 16, 2021, 04:29:25 PM
Nice one, cheers
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: buttgammon on September 16, 2021, 05:31:38 PM
There are some great names here: a guy called Aloysius Yapp is winning the current match.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 16, 2021, 05:54:02 PM
Trump is missing some howlers, almost Stephen Lee back alley stuff
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 16, 2021, 06:21:08 PM
Trump loses 11-10 in a pretty mediocre match all told.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: dr beat on September 16, 2021, 08:57:59 PM
TRUMP! KOMPROMAT!! TOOK *ONE HELL* OF A BEATING!!

IN PUTIN'S SHEFFIELD, CRUCIBLE RELOCATES *YOU*!!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: EOLAN on September 16, 2021, 11:45:31 PM
TRUMP! KOMPROMAT!! TOOK *ONE HELL* OF A BEATING!!

IN PUTIN'S SHEFFIELD, CRUCIBLE RELOCATES *YOU*!!

Also his talk of Snooker needing to evolve and attract more of a crowd. There seems to be a real Pittance of a crowd at this.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: sevendaughters on September 17, 2021, 11:34:27 AM
yeah Trump really isn't very bright. you can't really make snooker not what it is (like, who gives a fuck about six red snooker?), and switching from bowties to polo shirts is not going to get the kids in. yet snooker is still popular, still draws when free-to-air, and its prize money is vastly higher than pool. it's things like rent and space in cities that Trump needs to get animated about, political programs, not fucking shot clocks and trap beats. i like all cue sports but asking snooker to do things differently is like the head of Asda doing things like Londis.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on September 18, 2021, 04:36:29 PM
Having a "significant" birthday today so as a birthday treat I got back on the baize for the first time since lockdown began. Managed a high break of 8 but was quite pleased with that given my lack of practice (unless you count Snooker 19 on the Xbox).

Also because he is the nicest man in the world Dr Beat booked us a little trip to Ally Pally in January. Two hot pieces of top 16 ass guaranteed. And we're going to be on telly so you lot can have fun spotting a couple of CaBbers in the wild again. Thanks Mr Jam, you're even lovelier than Ding.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 09, 2021, 08:21:59 PM
Norn Iron Open kicked off today. Get yerselves over to Eurosport.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 10, 2021, 07:54:48 PM
I like the way Andrew Pagett has the hair Judd Trump wishes he could have. Lots of combing, none of it strategic.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 11, 2021, 06:33:40 AM
Noticed that Strategies was in action the other night, took one look at his parlous follice sit rep and shouted HEAD GONE at the box.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 11, 2021, 07:27:32 PM
Mark Williams hobbled by a gout flare-up and having to wear a special gout bootie on one foot.

Better ease off on ledging it up with Jackson Page. He can't keep up with the big beardy boyo.

HAHA LEDGE:

https://mobile.twitter.com/leewalker147/status/1446206527023587329
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 11, 2021, 07:48:59 PM
Awww Jan Verhaas has grown his hair back. No more Badass Verhaas.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Famous Mortimer on October 11, 2021, 08:25:08 PM
I wish Walker or Williams could spell "you're".
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 11, 2021, 08:41:59 PM
Mark Williams vs Elliott Slessor on now. Mark ripping off his velcro gout bootie and stretching out his ankle between frames.

Bit worried about Mark tbh. The man's 46 and has already had a heart scare, and now gout, and he just keeps on chucking back the KFC Bargain Buckets and Wetherspoons' ribeye. I don't want to him to go out like Big Bill Werbeniuk.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 12, 2021, 07:18:42 PM
Robbo's back on the peroxide and the GHDs :(

Yaaaaay Marcel. In a proper shirt!
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 12, 2021, 08:38:30 PM
D'awww Robbo's wedding photies

Looks like it was a nice do tbf.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 13, 2021, 09:38:16 AM
Mark Williams hobbled by a gout flare-up and having to wear a special gout bootie on one foot.

Better ease off on ledging it up with Jackson Page. He can't keep up with the big beardy boyo.

HAHA LEDGE:

https://mobile.twitter.com/leewalker147/status/1446206527023587329

"I on them now, dirrahoea now though" made me laugh so much
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 13, 2021, 09:44:51 AM
Jackson Page is out like gout
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 13, 2021, 07:42:34 PM
...sorry, made an unforced error there, looks like Jackson Page is ledging on. Jackson Page and Jack Lisowski having a Jack-off tomorrow afternoon.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 14, 2021, 11:37:21 PM
MITCHELL MITCHELL MANN through to the quarters.

Mark Williams' partner-in-ledging may have a chance too. Having whitewashed Handsome Jack "The Body" Lisowski ('ee ain't never gonna win NUFFIN') earlier today he's now level pegging with Ricky Walden in round 3. Gwaaaaaarn the world's oldest teenager.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on October 15, 2021, 12:16:37 AM
Gilbert seems like a good sort. I'm cheering him on now that Gouty's out
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 15, 2021, 07:53:47 PM
MANN vs YAN on now lads. Worth tuning in just fot MITCHELL MITCHELL MANN's epic combover. Mannly AF.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 15, 2021, 10:01:23 PM
Cor, Higgins has slimmed down hasn't he? Trimmed a fair bit of rind off the ol' gammon.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 15, 2021, 10:22:32 PM
...and yes, he really has lost weight by getting into shape, not by letting a hefty brown envelope fall out of his pocket.

Awww unlucky Gilbo. Sock game as strong as ever though. Gouty in the crowd, wearing his gout bootie and looking at Gilbo's dashing stripy foot warmers in envy.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: jobotic on October 15, 2021, 10:40:51 PM
Ffs I missed it all
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 15, 2021, 10:47:25 PM
Looking forward to seeing the emaciated matchrig ball gag cunt
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 17, 2021, 01:49:46 PM
Riggins has developed an addiction... to spin classes:

https://www.eurosport.com/snooker/northern-ireland-open/2021-2022/i-just-seem-to-be-a-little-bit-addicted-to-them-john-higgins-reveals-big-weight-loss-after-starting-_sto8574836/story.shtml

He's going to go all Ronnie on us now isn't he? Alright John, when's the cookbook out?

First session of the final on now. The Weightwatcher of Wishaw is up against World's Greatest Husband Mark Allen.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 17, 2021, 07:08:47 PM
Imagine being behind Riggins in a spin class.

Evening session of the final starting now. Had been looking forward to seeing new Andy Goldstein's replacement Rachel Casey and tonight's choice of fabulous jacket but not tonight, has to be a tasteful and sombre black dress.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 17, 2021, 07:11:12 PM
Ronnie had been whining about the lack of atmosphere at the Belfast Waterfront- quelle surprise, but for once I've been with him here, something about this place just sucks all the atmosphere clean out of the arena. Good to hear a few more pissed-up Legend Garys in tonight, really.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on October 17, 2021, 08:03:23 PM
This is the first time in years I’ve wanted the Waistline from Wishaw to win. Mark’s become such a bitter bastard recently that I’d love to see him lose his big final on home soil.

German Masters qualifiers next week then European Masters qualifiers the week after, and then it’s tournament after tournament until Christmas. God bless Barry Hearn.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 17, 2021, 09:02:57 PM
This is the first time in years I’ve wanted the Waistline from Wishaw to win. Mark’s become such a bitter bastard recently that I’d love to see him lose his big final on home soil.

Deffo want Higgins to win here. Not a big fan or anything but Mark Allen's just so charmless.

Think Allen's bottle might have gone now...
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 17, 2021, 09:27:25 PM
Allen is like a brown overnight pizza left to rot on a hot plate in a tourist café window.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: DocDaneeka on October 17, 2021, 10:58:04 PM
After slimming down Higgins was never going to win, the difference in weight was just too great.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Blue Jam on October 18, 2021, 12:01:21 AM
I can't get used to Thin Higgins. Fair fucking play to him and all that but I'm just too used to him looking a bit Father Christmas.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: Chedney Honks on October 18, 2021, 08:07:30 AM
I love snooker but there seems to be so much of it these days, I only ever bother with the world championships and masters. There should be less and make more of each event.

I imagine this is something Ronnie probably says, I tune out of his moaning these days.
Title: Re: Snooker 2021
Post by: RFT on October 18, 2021, 10:13:59 AM
There hasn't been much, if any, snooker (on telly at least) since the Worlds, has there?

I'm pondering getting tickets to see the Grand Prix in Coventry. 60 quid for sunday though....