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Re: The snooker thread

Post by Mr Bear » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:18

davo wrote:
Now i find out that Ebdon missed his 15th black, only for Ali Carter to follow that up with a 147 of his own!

I love his comment, in response to Ronnie's on monday

I'm going to buy a Ford Focus convertible, I've been dying to get one!
I like Ali Carter, he seems like a really sound guy.

I see Ronnie's just fired a 138 break against Liang Wenbo. If he carries on in this kind of form it's difficult to see anyone being able to stop him.

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by darvé » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:25

PandaBear wrote: I like Ali Carter, he seems like a really sound guy.

I see Ronnie's just fired a 138 break against Liang Wenbo. If he carries on in this kind of form it's difficult to see anyone being able to stop him.
If it goes to form, the O'Sullivan / Hendry semi could be a classic. Whoever wins that should really go all the way. I'm going to miss the final this year, which is a right annoyance.

Ali Carter's the only player in the top 16 never to have reached a ranking final apprantly, i'd like to see him get there this year.
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by sweepingthenation » Mon May 05, 2008 10:55

As we reach the final day, may I extend a moment of gratitude to the nation that "let's get the boys on the baize!" hasn't taken off as a catchphrase at all.

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by caramarydaisy » Mon May 05, 2008 11:05

awesome, im going down to the crucible later to watch the final on the big screens outside!
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by darvé » Thu Oct 16, 2008 23:14

Peter Ebdon didn't have the best day today.. Dennis isn't too impressed, 30 years a professional and he's never seen anything like it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_s ... 674533.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by Jangloid Mark » Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:09

I came here to start a snooker thread, then found that I had already done so....
davo wrote:Peter Ebdon didn't have the best day today.. Dennis isn't too impressed, 30 years a professional and he's never seen anything like it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_s ... 674533.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
It was a little unusual, but, nothing that I found offensive...I thought it was quite funny...

As was Ding's little cry when he fouled on the pink yesterday...even Michaela was trying not to laugh...

I'm immensely looking forward to a weekend slumped in front of the telly watching the semi's then the final tomorrow....

I missed Trump knocking O'sullivan out...either O'Sullivan was having an off day, or Trump is something a bit special....

So, we are left with....

Higgins Vs Trump
&
Day V's Carter

Anyone brave enough (braver tha me) to predict who will be in the final?
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by sweepingthenation » Sat Oct 18, 2008 13:40

Jangloid Mark wrote:I missed Trump knocking O'sullivan out...either O'Sullivan was having an off day, or Trump is something a bit special....
Trump did play well, but it was basically who made the least mistakes on crucial balls that decided it. Rob Walker has nicknamed Trump 'Haircut 100', which I'm not sure I can approve of.

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Post by Jangloid Mark » Sun Oct 19, 2008 14:03

I'm going to make a call, and say that it will be Ryan Day's erm...day today...
On current form, I can't see Higgins beating him....
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Post by sweepingthenation » Sun Oct 19, 2008 22:22

Alright, convincing as pro-am these lookalikes are, what did you do with the real Higgins and Day?

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by sweepingthenation » Sat Oct 10, 2009 19:24

On the red button at the moment after the snooker finishes they're showing classic 147s. Obviously Ronnie's 5:20 is snooker's own Bob Beamon, but Hendry's in the world championships against Jimmy White is brilliant, he's out of position on all the colours.

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Post by Jangloid Mark » Sat Oct 10, 2009 23:42

sweepingthenation wrote:On the red button at the moment after the snooker finishes they're showing classic 147s. Obviously Ronnie's 5:20 is snooker's own Bob Beamon, but Hendry's in the world championships against Jimmy White is brilliant, he's out of position on all the colours.
Yeah...I've been thoroughly enjoying that!!!! It's Ding Vs Robertson tomorrow...anyone brave enough to make a call on it?
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by sweepingthenation » Mon Jan 11, 2010 16:59

Snooker - the sport where the addition of entrance music represents a brave new exciting world of entertainment opportunity.

Watching red button last night, I particularly liked Rob Walker's pre-players introduction for the ref: "He's Dutch, he's tall, he's very good - Jan Verhaas!"

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by sweepingthenation » Sun Jan 17, 2010 21:39

sweepingthenation wrote:Snooker - the sport where the addition of entrance music represents a brave new exciting world of entertainment opportunity.
And, it turns out, The Hours are the cutting edge.

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by Wheatabeat » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:42

sweepingthenation wrote:Snooker - the sport where the addition of entrance music represents a brave new exciting world of entertainment opportunity.

Watching red button last night, I particularly liked Rob Walker's pre-players introduction for the ref: "He's Dutch, he's tall, he's very good - Jan Verhaas!"
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Apr 21, 2010 16:15

where has this thread been the last few days.

SNOOKER!

who else watched that match last nite between steve davis and mark king? bloody epic that final frame was.. and now steve davis is playing john higgins tomorrow.. cant wait to watch that one.

me and humblebee and moopind are going to the crucible on sunday to watch the evening session.. apparently playing is going to be ronnie o'sullivan vs mark williams and alistair carter vs joe perry.

how does seating work? will we have a designated seat for one or the other or is it a free for all? id love to see osulivan vs williams!!
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by humblebee » Wed Apr 21, 2010 16:18

caramarydaisy wrote:where has this thread been the last few days.

SNOOKER!

who else watched that match last nite between steve davis and mark king? bloody epic that final frame was.. and now steve davis is playing john higgins tomorrow.. cant wait to watch that one.

me and humblebee and moopind are going to the crucible on sunday to watch the evening session.. apparently playing is going to be ronnie o'sullivan vs mark williams and alistair carter vs joe perry.

how does seating work? will we have a designated seat for one or the other or is it a free for all? id love to see osulivan vs williams!!
It's a designated seat. Ours are for table 1 - which match is that?

I've barely seen anything of the snooker yet. Any other highlights I should know about?

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Apr 21, 2010 16:21

humblebee wrote:
caramarydaisy wrote:where has this thread been the last few days.

SNOOKER!

who else watched that match last nite between steve davis and mark king? bloody epic that final frame was.. and now steve davis is playing john higgins tomorrow.. cant wait to watch that one.

me and humblebee and moopind are going to the crucible on sunday to watch the evening session.. apparently playing is going to be ronnie o'sullivan vs mark williams and alistair carter vs joe perry.

how does seating work? will we have a designated seat for one or the other or is it a free for all? id love to see osulivan vs williams!!
It's a designated seat. Ours are for table 1 - which match is that?

I've barely seen anything of the snooker yet. Any other highlights I should know about?

http://www.worldsnooker.com/world_champ ... tm?tid=154

well im just looking at that but it doesnt say whos on which table. i guess it will be a surprise? at least its not going to be some sort of horrible uncivilised scrum, altho ill be a bit gutted if its not osullivan and hes the other side of a big curtain while were watching ali carter :(
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by Damian » Wed Apr 21, 2010 16:23

Table 1 sounds like the good table right? Like court no1 in the tennis. So hopefully you'll get the O'Sullivan match.

No real highlights yet, but the Davis match was a lovely thing to watch, mainly because the crowd were so fervently behind him. He's the oldest man to reach the 2nd round in 20 years which is an amazing achievement. 'specially since most pundits would probably say that the modern game is a lot more competitive and different to the games Steve played in his pomp. Good stuff.

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Apr 21, 2010 16:28

Damian wrote:Table 1 sounds like the good table right? Like court no1 in the tennis. So hopefully you'll get the O'Sullivan match.

No real highlights yet, but the Davis match was a lovely thing to watch, mainly because the crowd were so fervently behind him. He's the oldest man to reach the 2nd round in 20 years which is an amazing achievement. 'specially since most pundits would probably say that the modern game is a lot more competitive and different to the games Steve played in his pomp. Good stuff.
yeah i loved watching the davis match.. he looked so genuinely humbled by getting a standing ovation each time he walked on, not just from the audience but from the fellow competitors as well. it was really touching to watch
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Re: The snooker thread

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