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mark williams vs ken doherty: 11-5 overnight.

so i decide to go and watch some improv on this wonderful may bank holiday afternoon and miss the third session. i come back and its 12-12!!!! (damn can't believe i didn't tape it).

talk abt it.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 5 May 2003 17:35 (eighteen years ago) link

i got sucked in too, switched on to see williams polish him off but no! ugly ken is fucking him up, forcing sloppy errors etc, classic stuff

dud is the commentators trying to attribute doherty with the "man utd influence"

is that the conway hall thing you went to?

Chip Morningstar (bob), Monday, 5 May 2003 17:54 (eighteen years ago) link

Is there anyone in the county cheering Mark Williams on? I can't think of a less appealing sportsman. And what's with the doublechin he's developing? Is he on the Stephen Lee diet or something?

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 5 May 2003 18:49 (eighteen years ago) link

i find snooker strangely nice to watch on TV when there's nothing else on...i am such an old man its a little scary

stevem (blueski), Monday, 5 May 2003 18:56 (eighteen years ago) link

nah, steve, when you start watching bowls, that's when you'll feel old!

jel -- (jel), Monday, 5 May 2003 19:23 (eighteen years ago) link

come on Ken!

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 5 May 2003 20:09 (eighteen years ago) link

I got really sucked into a couple of games earlier this week. It's the same with darts and bowls. Give me an unathletic game for two hours and I'll watch it forever.

RickyT (RickyT), Monday, 5 May 2003 20:23 (eighteen years ago) link

Come on Ken! F'ing Mark Williams: "oh, he's a character". I swear if Steve Davis talks about 'characters' one more time, Hazel Irvine about Man Utd's influence on Ken or (f'ing) SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY or John Parrot BREATHES once more. I swear!!!

COME ON KEN!

Cozen (Cozen), Monday, 5 May 2003 20:26 (eighteen years ago) link

Tha guy who has been talking to Steve (Davis) and Ken (as a panel) about SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY (ie body language etc) is REALLY annoying (like me).

I just asked my li'l bro why he keeps saying "oooh, Ken's missed... come on Mark..." - apparently, he is "bamming me up". Fair do's.

Cozen (Cozen), Monday, 5 May 2003 20:27 (eighteen years ago) link

< /mucker>

Cozen (Cozen), Monday, 5 May 2003 20:28 (eighteen years ago) link

What happened to the Sunday Night Final Climax? That was an INSTITUTION.

Starry (Cozen), Monday, 5 May 2003 20:31 (eighteen years ago) link

nothing must be allowed to run over 24...they actually cancelled 24 for one week because of the fucking golf a month or so ago, that was bad enough

stevem (blueski), Monday, 5 May 2003 20:37 (eighteen years ago) link

What happened to the Sunday Night Final Climax? That was an INSTITUTION.

Surely it's finished on a May Day BH Monday for ages?

Cor, 17-16... must watch exciting finish in bed. (Last year Pam fell asleep midway through 35th frame...)

Michael Jones (MichaelJ), Monday, 5 May 2003 21:05 (eighteen years ago) link

just finished. mark 18-16

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 5 May 2003 21:16 (eighteen years ago) link

shame, feel sorry for Ken, but Williams seems a funny chap and pretty decent.

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 5 May 2003 21:17 (eighteen years ago) link

great match: i wished ken won really. Mark has been the best player. he trashed everybody on the way to the final and is world no1. and he knocked stephen hendry out so he's fine with me.

''is that the conway hall thing you went to?''

yup.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 5 May 2003 21:19 (eighteen years ago) link

I always liked him. < /back-track>. haha, no, yeah, he did come off as a nice guy... More power to him and all that...

Cozen (Cozen), Monday, 5 May 2003 21:20 (eighteen years ago) link

yeah, after his comeback in the semis i thought his name was on the trophy. oh well, it was a good game, and i quite like williams, too.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Monday, 5 May 2003 21:20 (eighteen years ago) link

I'm a right tool when it comes to snooker though (like most things, I suppose) in that I really like Stephen Hendry and really hate (HATE!) Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Cozen (Cozen), Monday, 5 May 2003 21:23 (eighteen years ago) link

I like ronnie and i don't hate stephen (though many do) BUT i don't want him to win more world titles.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 5 May 2003 21:36 (eighteen years ago) link

Ronnie O'Sullivan makes me think of the pig's head, goading me, making me stupid.

RickyT (RickyT), Monday, 5 May 2003 21:39 (eighteen years ago) link

wah! ronnie is great and should win more world titles. you are just jealous of his talent. bunch of hataz!

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 5 May 2003 21:41 (eighteen years ago) link

ppl hate ronnie cos he's an arrogant prick, but yes, he is entertaining.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Monday, 5 May 2003 22:17 (eighteen years ago) link

Ronnie O'Sullivan is like a modern day Michael Corleone.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 5 May 2003 22:29 (eighteen years ago) link

come on Jimmy!

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 01:05 (eighteen years ago) link

Reserve your hatred for John Parrott. Supposed to be funny, but just comes across as self-absorbed, unnatural on TV and, dare I say it, blown away by Steve Davis in terms of TV presentation.

Daniel (dancity), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 16:59 (eighteen years ago) link

We need better snooker coverage here in the states. The kids don't even know how it works here.

teeny (teeny), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 17:03 (eighteen years ago) link

Wot no Cabbage?

I enjoyed 'Frame Academy' very much indeed. It put the 'OO' back into snooker for a few minutes, especially Steve Davis's elasticated balls.

I also enjoyed the odd glimpse of Terry Griffiths.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Wednesday, 7 May 2003 08:39 (eighteen years ago) link

R O'Sullivan is signing his books in Borders round the corner from me tonight, and his lingerie emporium is v.near where I work. It's Ronnie's world, I just live in it.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Wednesday, 7 May 2003 09:06 (eighteen years ago) link

Ronnie O'Sullivan is everything.

Alex K (Alex K), Wednesday, 7 May 2003 09:52 (eighteen years ago) link

nine months pass...
bum-di-bum-bum-bump!

o'sullivan vs hunter 8:7 ...and 4 more to go, eh? or less, meh?
(it is live on eurosport, innit?)

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:32 (seventeen years ago) link

...the masters...

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:33 (seventeen years ago) link

what is with these dudes' hair??

teeny (teeny), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:37 (seventeen years ago) link

like, long?

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:38 (seventeen years ago) link

they saw me and thought 'heeey!'

stevem (blueski), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:39 (seventeen years ago) link

and o'sullivan kinda looks like nick cave.

teeny (teeny), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:41 (seventeen years ago) link

uuu-mmm... not quite

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:43 (seventeen years ago) link

sorry, I'm just peeved they don't carry this in america.

teeny (teeny), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:44 (seventeen years ago) link

oh, it's now 9:7 to o'mullivann...

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:47 (seventeen years ago) link

I've not watched snooker for a while. What's happened to O'Sullivan's bowlcut?

Also these are a couple of sexy shits, eh?

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:54 (seventeen years ago) link

I mean, I imagine someone making smartass comments, esp about the blond one...

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:56 (seventeen years ago) link

But if it was a foul leading to a free-ball in some dim alleyway, I bet you'd force him to play again, eh?

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Whatever.

They're both pretty great.

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Ew. Hunter looks about twelve and has one of David Beckhams's old haircuts. This does not sexy make :(

(xpost)

O'Sullivan's post-therapy interviews are a mind-boggling wonder of pop-psychology-speak (well, the only one I saw this week anyway).

ailsa (ailsa), Sunday, 8 February 2004 22:59 (seventeen years ago) link

...9:8 now, with 18th under way

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Sunday, 8 February 2004 23:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Ain't that entertainment -- 9:9, uhhhhh!

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Sunday, 8 February 2004 23:29 (seventeen years ago) link

That was some red, eh?

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Sunday, 8 February 2004 23:42 (seventeen years ago) link

This could be Hunter's chance now, I reckon.

ailsa (ailsa), Sunday, 8 February 2004 23:44 (seventeen years ago) link

We should commentate. You be Willie Thorne.

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Sunday, 8 February 2004 23:44 (seventeen years ago) link

need to be putting them in if you want to win the world champs lad

aw naw no bolingoli anaw noo (||||||||), Saturday, 15 August 2020 21:50 (one year ago) link

lol wilson ya wee shitehead

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 15 August 2020 21:51 (one year ago) link

"interesting first day's play"

imago, Saturday, 15 August 2020 21:55 (one year ago) link

me when I see kyren wilson play snooker

Ronnie O’Sullivan with probably the best post-match interview of any sportsman ever. Never change @ronnieo147 🚀
pic.twitter.com/9RkX6gYyhA

— Andrew Bloch (@AndrewBloch) August 10, 2020

aw naw no bolingoli anaw noo (||||||||), Saturday, 15 August 2020 21:56 (one year ago) link

big BDO energy

aw naw no bolingoli anaw noo (||||||||), Saturday, 15 August 2020 21:57 (one year ago) link

Someone found his form back

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 16 August 2020 13:41 (one year ago) link

It's still mediocre but Ronnie finally made a longpot, some nice ones, and leads 13-8.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 16 August 2020 13:42 (one year ago) link

^^ got ahead of myself there, still 12-8, but c'mon right ?:)

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 16 August 2020 13:42 (one year ago) link

Looks like Ronnie's going into tonight's session needing just one frame to win

chonky floof (groovypanda), Sunday, 16 August 2020 15:12 (one year ago) link

6th world title

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 16 August 2020 18:45 (one year ago) link

he has truly backed his chat

imago, Sunday, 16 August 2020 18:46 (one year ago) link

Doubted Ronnie would ever win this again. And if it is the last time I don't think I'll ever forget his three frames against Selby. Felt like a last gift.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 16 August 2020 19:52 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eJM1NMLmiQ

imago, Monday, 17 August 2020 20:35 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

Yan looks great, just saw an unreal plant at 5-5

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 17 January 2021 20:07 (ten months ago) link

Higgins knocks a really good plant back and clears up

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 17 January 2021 20:21 (ten months ago) link

Fuck knows what Higgins was thinking of with that double

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 17 January 2021 21:36 (ten months ago) link

little more exciting than turning on the snooker and seeing higgins miss frame ball

imago, Sunday, 17 January 2021 22:18 (ten months ago) link

Steve Davis using T-1000 analogies, also citing "Terminator versus Predator".

— RESPECT MY ART THEN I'LL RESPECT YOUR HUMAN RIGHTS (@TreborRhurbarb) January 17, 2021

calzino, Sunday, 17 January 2021 22:41 (ten months ago) link

I know just utter garbage

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 17 January 2021 22:47 (ten months ago) link

steve davis is my homeboy leave 'im alone

imago, Sunday, 17 January 2021 22:57 (ten months ago) link

mind you i am streaming eurosport

imago, Sunday, 17 January 2021 22:58 (ten months ago) link

absolutely refuse to watch this any more after that miss, night all, fuck higgins

imago, Sunday, 17 January 2021 23:16 (ten months ago) link

oh he won, sick :D

imago, Sunday, 17 January 2021 23:59 (ten months ago) link

I'm too old to be watching these finals into the night #sadlol but I had to keep watching.

Delighted Yan won obv. His comeback from 67 down and winning on the re-spotted black is one for the books. So was Higgins' lol in-off off the black.

I'll rep for Steve Magma Davis any day of the week, but he looked more off than he sounded last night. He just didn't look well.

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 January 2021 08:15 (ten months ago) link

It was odd watching Yan, he actually reminded me of a young John Higgins in terms of maturity for his age. Virgo talked about him learning shot selection but actually all of his game was in good working order apart from some of the long pots but I'm assuming that was just some final fatigue.

Only thing is seeing what his match play might be like over those long crucible sessions but he could be the first Chinese world champion.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 18 January 2021 12:12 (ten months ago) link

yeah his safety play was accurate and his choices usually very pragmatic, definitely gonna be that sort of player, but hopefully without higgins' whole vibe

imago, Monday, 18 January 2021 13:32 (ten months ago) link

A lot of sport is just seeing really young ppl be dead good at something with 'no fear' clichés, it's rare to see someone young express what could be described as maturity at a young age. Need to watch more of Yan, but looks like that's what he does have.

I was totally happy with Higgins when he came on the scene because of that quality, plus Hendry was dominating so seeing him, O'Sullivan, Williams was really good. Then got pissed off at him for taking cash and beating some challengers, and being on top of O'Sullivan more than I'd like.

The weird thing is Higgins lost more than Yan won. Made some old man errors that caught up with him.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 18 January 2021 13:44 (ten months ago) link

Virgo is way past his expiration date, veering into self-caricature territory.

I think Yan's shot selection was, overall, excellent. And for a 20-year old I was amazed how well he read the game. Several examples of Virgo, but also Taylor and Doherty questioning if he'd seen that the pink wouldn't go back on it's spot, surely he wouldn't try that ridiculous plant etc. He proved them wrong time and again. (there was the one error, if you can call it that, where Yan left the cue ball around the blue, from which Higgins made an outrageous four ball plant)

He let Higgins in several times after attempting, and failing, a long pot; he was brash/bold/aggressive in those. But he's 20 ffs, you're supposed to be like that. If anything I was amazed at how cool and patient he was when it came down to the final black two times.

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 January 2021 13:51 (ten months ago) link

The weird thing is Higgins lost more than Yan won. Made some old man errors that caught up with him.

This is correct. Higgins made more old man errors than Yan made rising star errors.

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 January 2021 13:53 (ten months ago) link

Higgins should have won by miles.

I enjoyed watching Yan all week but that was an error strewn performance that you'd normally expect to be punished.

Good job Higgins doesn't have form for throwing matches...

new variant (onimo), Monday, 18 January 2021 18:16 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

Lol. Hendry v White in the qualifiers

groovypanda, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 15:10 (eight months ago) link

Haha, that's lovely

willem, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 15:55 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Lol @ Robertson's hair

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 21:02 (seven months ago) link

Started watching this year (and only on and off) from the end of the quarters. Disappointing how Wilson folded, not sure I can give a shit.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 1 May 2021 20:25 (six months ago) link

Though Bingham has tried his heart out there. Made a brilliant chance, needs to take it otherwise this one-off 5th session will not go all the way

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 1 May 2021 20:34 (six months ago) link

He should be banned from world sport for that outfit he's wearing this evening, that is criminal.

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 May 2021 20:38 (six months ago) link

black shirt .. white collars ? wtf!

calzino, Saturday, 1 May 2021 21:00 (six months ago) link

... grey bowtie.

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 May 2021 23:51 (six months ago) link

Can just see Selby being public enemy no 1 if he wins this by boring Murphy off the table. Commentators uncharacteristically getting pissy and it's just the 1st session.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 2 May 2021 14:56 (six months ago) link

Murphy good so far: 4-3 with one more frame to come

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 2 May 2021 14:57 (six months ago) link

They're good mates aren't they? Funny how everyone hated Murphy ten years ago and now he's one of the better-liked players.

imago, Sunday, 2 May 2021 15:12 (six months ago) link

7-7, just rumbling along..

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 2 May 2021 20:33 (six months ago) link

Tied Murphy in knots here, nothing controversial, should be 10-7 up overnight and well on his way to a 4th world title

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 2 May 2021 21:52 (six months ago) link

Doherty and Hendry otm re: Murphy. You are not going to get 3/4 sbookers off Selby. It's also a pretty laughable sight. What Murphy can do is outscore.

Very hard to see this going any other way.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 2 May 2021 22:26 (six months ago) link

Shared session. A glimpse that Murphy could get on a run but seeing is believing.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 3 May 2021 15:41 (six months ago) link

Murphy keeping the hope alive!

calzino, Monday, 3 May 2021 20:53 (six months ago) link

oh fuck he takes some real gambler type decisions that go wrong does Murphy

calzino, Monday, 3 May 2021 21:11 (six months ago) link

Would've been an incredible, all-time red.

Selby had loads of insurance by the time his long potting went to shit. It was terrific how he chose a safety instead of the red to the middle. Just that pinch of conservatism to get him over the line.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 3 May 2021 21:37 (six months ago) link

six months pass...

Shaun Murphy lol

Shaun Murphy in 2013 vs Shaun Murphy in 2021 pic.twitter.com/zedDKy8FoI

— Zac (@thelonepony) November 24, 2021

groovypanda, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 11:15 (six days ago) link

Lol, a professional should almost always beat an amateur.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 11:24 (six days ago) link


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