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Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby Korea Hammer on Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:50 pm

The best 2 weeks of non-West Ham sport of the year starts tomorrow and here's the draw:

Mark Selby vs Joe Perry
Mark Allen vs Liam Highfield
Kyren Wilson vs Matthew Stevens
Shaun Murphy vs Jamie Jones

John Higgins vs Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Stuart Bingham vs Jack Lisowski
Luca Brecel vs Ricky Walden
Judd Trump vs Chris Wakelin

Ding Junhui vs Xiao Guodong
Anthony McGill vs Ryan Day
Marco Fu vs Lyu Haotian
Barry Hawkins vs Stuart Carrington

Mark Williams vs Jimmy Robertson
Neil Robertson vs Rob Milkins
Ali Carter vs Graeme Dott
Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Stephen Maguire


Selby or Ronnie are obviously the men to beat, but if one of them does slip up it could finally be Ding's year at 12/1. I also think Mark Allen is going to get to a final soon and his game has gone up a notch over the last year or two, and 33/1 is very generous for him.
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby White Goodman on Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:56 pm

Ronnie has been in imperious form but Selby's game is made for the World Championship provided he negotiates the first round ok.

A sterile, modern day Cliff Thorburn crossed with Steve Davis, incredibly hard to beat in the long matches past the quarter final.

Obviously be good to see my old mate, John Higgins out nice and early.
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby Korea Hammer on Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:58 pm

White Goodman wrote:Obviously be good to see my old mate, John Higgins out nice and early.


Hear, hear. My daughters have been well-trained to spot him whenever the snooker's on ("isn't that the cheating weasel, daddy?").
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby Slacking student on Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:29 pm

White Goodman wrote:Obviously be good to see my old mate, John Higgins out nice and early.


Whitey I love your obsession with John Higgins, especially the 'I train so hard so he couldn't drop me if we ever fought' bit. Truly superb
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby davids cross on Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:45 pm

I fancy Tony Knowles this year.
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby White Goodman on Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:10 pm

Slacking student wrote:Whitey I love your obsession with John Higgins, especially the 'I train so hard so he couldn't drop me if we ever fought' bit. Truly superb


:)

I can't help it. I've worked hard to control my anger towards certain things but have always failed to.do so where Higgins is concerned .

I'd love to have a full contact fight to the death with him and I mean it .

Thinking about it , any fight to the death is likely to be full contact isn't it but what I mean is , I'd mess his chubby head up quite a bit first.

Where does he even buy shirts that size collar ?!
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby White Goodman on Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:11 pm

davids cross wrote:I fancy Tony Knowles this year.


Or the other housewives choice, Kirk Stevens .

Women must have been less demanding in the 80s
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby brothernero on Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:13 pm

Don't care who wins as long as it's not Ronnie O'Sullivan, Judd Trump or John Higgins.

Don't think I dislike another sportsman as much as dislike Ronnie O'Sullivan.
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby brothernero on Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:25 pm

Defending Champion Mark Selby in big trouble in Round 1. 7-2 down to Joe Perry.
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby Korea Hammer on Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:11 pm

So an eventful first day sees Selby out and Ronnie on the ropes.
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:33 am

davids cross wrote:I fancy Tony Knowles this year.


Its Meo's to lose.
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:24 am

Neal Foulds uber alles.
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:11 pm

Mark Williams is my pick at a decent price
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby brothernero on Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:20 pm

Damn, Murphy & Dott are both out.
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby brothernero on Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:09 pm

Out goes the biggest dick-head in sport, Ronnie O'Sullivan. :scarfer: :scarfer:


Hopefully Higgins & Trump next.
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:15 pm

Played, Ali. Hope he wins this tournament. Hope John Higgins gets mauled.
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:03 pm

brothernero wrote:Out goes the biggest dick-head in sport, Ronnie O'Sullivan.



Got a bit silly with him and Carter.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/43934621
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:09 pm

Was not impressed with Ron there.
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby Tenbury on Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:22 pm

Carter's dealt with far greater s**t than he could ever come out with.
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Re: Snooker 2018 Worlds

Postby Korea Hammer on Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:22 am

The draw is opening up nicely for my bets (Ding/Allen) but I have a horrible feeling that the cheating weasel is going to get to the final. How he gets applauded every time he comes into the arena I have no idea.


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