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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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link

come on Ken!

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

< /mucker>

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

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

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

just finished. mark 18-16

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

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

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

come on Jimmy!

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

Ronnie O'Sullivan is everything.

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

...the masters...

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

what is with these dudes' hair??

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

like, long?

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

they saw me and thought 'heeey!'

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

and o'sullivan kinda looks like nick cave.

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

uuu-mmm... not quite

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

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

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

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

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

Whatever.

They're both pretty great.

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

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

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

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

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

That was some red, eh?

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

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

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

We should commentate. You be Willie Thorne.

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

This Trump does look done.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 10 August 2020 21:29 (three days ago) link

Enjoyed seeing Wilson play yesterday, I'd be happy if the dullard in the pack loses.

O'Sullivan predictably not up to speed when the competition gets a bit better. He excuse himself w/ "just here for a laff" but his heart's not in it, really.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 06:51 (two days ago) link

Well, Ronnie beat Ding (whom he lost to a couple of years ago?) Williams is a three time champion who might have won another couple if he didn't go off the rails after his second win.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 08:23 (two days ago) link

Ronnie vs Ding was the highest quality match so far. Not saying Ronnie should be expected to breeze past Williams, but he lacks consistency, and has done so for years now.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 08:31 (two days ago) link

In a two-day match you hope things will turn up but it looks like Ronnie is also done.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 14:04 (two days ago) link

Trump has closed to 11-9 as we go into the final session. Hate both but Trump is worse, so come on Wilson.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 14:32 (two days ago) link

Ronnie made two visits for two frames but Williams looks good at the last here. Fluke from Williams helped but still..

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 14:33 (two days ago) link

Ronnie is working really hard here, closing the gap to two with two left.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:27 (two days ago) link

Wilson strangling the life out of this match with some hard as nails matchplay snooker. Please finish this cunt off.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:28 (two days ago) link

Get fucked Trump, yes!

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:33 (two days ago) link

Very pleasing to see Trump get fucked. Now, could there be a real Ronnie comeback on?

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:38 (two days ago) link

Ronnie within one, one to go. Can't wait for tonight.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:38 (two days ago) link

i do not love trump at all but what is the specific beef again

imago, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:39 (two days ago) link

For me, it's not beef. He's just spectacularly boring.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:40 (two days ago) link

Wouldn't like to see him stabbed though.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:41 (two days ago) link

lol at this progression

Trump is great. People mentioned Jimmy White because of some of the huge cue power (and exuberance by putting it on show often) and I'd agree.

― xyzzzz__, Saturday, 30 April 2011 19:24 (nine years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Glad Trump is out - the hype around him when he first 'broke through' was embarrassing.

― xyzzzz__, Thursday, 1 May 2014 09:22 (six years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Anyone but Trump.

― xyzzzz__, Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:06 (five years ago) bookmarkflaglink

there then followed something of a begrudging gesture towards support last year when 'anyone but Higgins' had to trump 'anyone but Trump'

imago, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:44 (two days ago) link

lol

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:49 (two days ago) link

You are reaching from those posts, it's pretty much negative all the way through lol

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:49 (two days ago) link

Ronnie makes it 8-8 I see on the live score ticker? Sweet, looking forward to tonight.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:50 (two days ago) link

8-8 after a nervous frame from both.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:50 (two days ago) link

lockdown and covid makes this feel like a selby year ngl

imago, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:53 (two days ago) link

Ronnie a tad unlucky but Williams took his chance well

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 18:23 (two days ago) link

Fucking fucked at the next. Loads of easy missed chances but Ronnie wins out

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 18:35 (two days ago) link

What a costly miss by Ronnie..

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 18:50 (two days ago) link

Ronnie recovered well for a century break. All square.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 19:06 (two days ago) link

Ronnie is ahead...just terrific safety after a 60 break to get another chance

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 19:38 (two days ago) link

How far behind was Ronnie this afternoon? Looks comfortable now.

Eyeball Kicks, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 19:39 (two days ago) link

Maybe not.

Eyeball Kicks, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 19:40 (two days ago) link

Genius century, within one

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 19:45 (two days ago) link

He worked out a plant in the middle of that 👌👌👌

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 19:46 (two days ago) link

should be that then

||||||||, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 19:59 (two days ago) link

fucked it

||||||||, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 20:01 (two days ago) link

making hard work of this

||||||||, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 20:11 (two days ago) link

Lol re-spotted black

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 20:17 (two days ago) link

Fuck me this frame

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 20:17 (two days ago) link

haha what

I turned it off after he put the green in, thinking that's that

||||||||, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 20:18 (two days ago) link

Nah missed the blue

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 20:19 (two days ago) link

Ronnie does it

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 20:20 (two days ago) link

That was great fun

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 20:22 (two days ago) link

good

imago, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 20:41 (two days ago) link

goo

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 21:17 (two days ago) link

See Selby has yet to make a century and while he can do a lot with his tactical game he'll also need to score heavy if Ronnie is on his game.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 21:18 (two days ago) link

Selby can't get going rn.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 12 August 2020 18:54 (yesterday) link

I missed most of the first two frames. Commentators are talking about the number of kicks. Selby got a nasty one just now

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 12 August 2020 18:58 (yesterday) link

Ronnie gets one too..it might need looking at.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 12 August 2020 19:01 (yesterday) link

Kick after kick after kick. Selby esp looks nervous though, even before those

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 12 August 2020 19:04 (yesterday) link

Yup. Ronnie has been frustrated too but has managed more of a rhythm. 3-1

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 12 August 2020 19:26 (yesterday) link

That's the story. Selby had some really bad misses without a kick, too. He looks really on edge.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 12 August 2020 19:28 (yesterday) link

4-1. Selby missed a green off the spot, Ronnie made two 50+ breaks. A dangerous moment here.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 12 August 2020 19:57 (yesterday) link

Selby played one good frame, the last one, yet is only two down.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 12 August 2020 21:20 (yesterday) link


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