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I'd love to see Jimmy or Stephen back at the crucible. I'm glad they are both giving it ago. Both of them chucked it in too quickly imo. 

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ri Alban

There's too many tournaments, these days, so if you don't compete in the whole lot you, end up like Bingham.  

The only person who loved WS these days is the ***** who runs it. 

Hearn has ruined elite snooker. It might be good for the less talented players, but it has fecked up the top 32 for good. There's no consistency. I for one, don't want to see multiple average joes at the crucible, because they turn up at every tournament. The likes of O'sullivan, Higgins and Selby should not have to battle to stay in the to 16 by playing in the west of beruit International gala  open cup. 

You used to kind of get know the player through the years, which would bring out some characters for us to love or hate or both, now, I know no *****, which then leads me not to bother. 

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2-1 Hendry.  Nicked frame 3 after needing a snooker.  An hour and three quarters play.  It's grim stuff.

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A bit of potting breaks out.  A couple of 40s Hendry. 3-1.

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Just now, AlimOzturk said:

Where you watching this vic?

 

Stream on bet365.

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7 minutes ago, AlimOzturk said:

Where you watching this vic?

i think the eurosport website is showing it

 

edit they are but you need to subscribe

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neilnunb

I'm just looking at updates but it sounds like both are struggling. Had Hendry at taking 30secs per shot earlier...getting near the Ebdon territory 😁

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Superb 66 clearance to nick frame 6.  5-1.  Not sure how. 

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From the telegraph:

 

Jimmy looking a bit more the ticket. The balls are more favourably spread, he's striking more cleanly, he's made a half century and he's still going...

... and bit he's run aground on 58. He's missed one. As ever with Jimmy, it's the hope that kills you. And here's Stephen £$%^ing Hendry. This isn't a snooker match, it's a time machine, as Don Draper might have put it.

 

🤣 

 

 

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Hendry pounces! Jimmy had this frame run but Stephen was lurking in case of a mistake and he's given himself a really great chance. Jimmy has 62 on the board but Stephen has the table and he's now got the colours to clear. The action looks better, the control is (something like) there... but most importantly and I think most interestingly, it is when Jimmy was playing his best snooker of the night that Stephen has managed to raise his game. A true champion. A genuine great of British sport. Stephen clears them up and that is another brutal body blow to Jimmy's chances.

Brilliant from Hendry there. Not the potting or the cue ball control. The match play.

 

And Jimmy, in what seems a needlessly cruel little sideshow, will lose his tour card if he goes out! Unless Barry Hearn gives him wildcards which, lets face it, he probably will.

 

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1 minute ago, Victorian said:

5-2. Can't watch any more,  it's awful.

 

I watched that last frame, it's painful watching two of the greatest ever missing pots that they would have made in their sleep a few years back.

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I've never seen so many missed pots.  After winning the scrappy 3rd frame, Hendry said to the ref "You've got a long night ahead!"  :D 

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Next up is Xu Si of China at 7.30 tomorrow.  World ranked 82 but has been decent.  Winnable match with a bit of improvement.

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1-1.  Chucked away twice after making a 49 and later being 33 up with 35 left and never got nice on the last red.  Xu looks decent as well.  A big blow and really needs to win frame 3.  On the plus he's slotted in 3 long reds.

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2-1 Xu.  75 break.  Looks a player alright.  Looking like a long shot this.

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Forget it.  3-1 Xu.  79 break.  The boy's got the shots.  Doubles.  Floating rest head shots.  All table positional accuracy is superb.  Hendry plodding and missing easy pots.  Turned off.

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Splattered 6-1 by the world number 80 something.  Tbf Xu looks silky.  Some of the pots Hendry missed should tell him to get back to not being the best player on the seniors scene and into the punditry.

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Got a bad feeling Ronnie is going to win this. 5 finals this season and lost most of them (or is it all?)...so will be typical of him to win this one. 😬

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Can't see past Trump I'm afraid. Not only has he been very dominant all season - but his draw is a joke, a cakewalk.

 

Top half looks like O'Sullivan, Selby, Ding, Higgins and Williams all cutting each other's throats... while either Trump or (possibly, but his record at Sheffield is pathetic for a player of his ability) Robertson arrive at the final well-rested and likely to clean up.

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6 minutes ago, neilnunb said:

Got a bad feeling Ronnie is going to win this. 5 finals this season and lost most of them (or is it all?)...so will be typical of him to win this one. 😬

 

Lost all 5.

 

Watching most of them and seeing his latest interviews its true he is either brilliant or struggles. Though even when he struggles he is winning frames. 

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14 hours ago, JWL said:

Mods....................thread name change please?

Any top tips for this year's tournament, JWL?

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2 hours ago, Craig_ said:

Any top tips for this year's tournament, JWL?

 

Perrie Mans for me this year. Long overdue

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Stephen Maguire scudded by the lowest ranked qualifier,  Jamie Jones.  10-4.   

 

 

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