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gobelins
21 Apr 18 08:09
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The waiting is nearly over, and the best 17 days of the year are upon us.

The first thing to say is that it is very odd that R.O'Sullivan has been scheduled to play on Day 1. And, given that him and M.Selby have been given difficult opening matches - it's not beyond the bounds of possibility that the 'Big 2' (because that is what they are) - could both be out by tomorrow morning. It gets the tournament off to a high profile start, but it's a strange decision. On the theme of O'Sullivan's schedule - his potential 2nd round match will be played over 2 days and not 3 - which is the first time since 2007 that this has been the case.

Anyway, everyone is full of optimism at this stage, me included, and hopefully this is the year The Hawk lands the title. He has had a bad year with family problems away from the table, but he's started to find a bit of form reaching the final of The Welsh Open and The China Open, he has a decent draw, and his schedule is ideal. He just needs to find his scoring boots. If he does, then another big Crucible challenge looks on the cards.
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Report BornToWin April 21, 2018 3:48 PM BST
I didn't fancy Ron for this event, but I didn't expect him to blow it in the first mini session. Laugh
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 3:51 PM BST
Did Stevens just concede a frame needing 1pts in snookers?
Report johnnythebull April 21, 2018 3:58 PM BST
thought there were some shrewdies on here
the Rocket's gone up too far in the handicap as a result of his wins this seasons
ally that to the mini heatwave making the erstwhile soft/heavy going extremely tacky
and you have a recipe for an upset
havinf said that Maguire is nearly sans pareil at finding ways to snatch defeat from the jaws..Grin
Report deadbrain59 April 21, 2018 4:01 PM BST
rocket 0-4
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 4:08 PM BST
OMFG
Report dlarssonf April 21, 2018 4:08 PM BST
ronnieLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report johnnythebull April 21, 2018 4:09 PM BST
u wouldn't have thought with all his dosh
ronnie would've had such a big bet on mags
Report BornToWin April 21, 2018 4:12 PM BST
I'm worried for gigilo, he could've traded out for 5k profit on Ron.

I have a feeling he will be OK though...
Report johnnythebull April 21, 2018 4:13 PM BST
everyone's OK on Betfair..that's a givenWink
Report thepunter April 21, 2018 4:19 PM BST
Could have easely been 5-0. Will be interesting to see how ROS will focus from here.
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 4:25 PM BST
Think the bigger issue is how Mags plays.  Definite signs that he's being less positive.
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 4:26 PM BST
ton up Cool
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 4:28 PM BST
rondog in again
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 4:29 PM BST
there is a max on here where the pink is
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 4:31 PM BST
just make sure of the ton ronald
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 4:35 PM BST
oh yes siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiir
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 4:35 PM BST
number 7 already Grin
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 4:50 PM BST
Can't miss them, Mags.

Oooh, maybe you can
Report thegiggilo April 21, 2018 5:05 PM BST
BornToWin 21 Apr 18 16:12   



I'm worried for gigilo, he could've traded out for 5k profit on Ron.

I have a feeling he will be OK though

Nah just took me stake back,5 figures or nothing..
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 5:08 PM BST
That was a shocker.  Misjudged that by a mile.
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 5:08 PM BST
guaranteed overnight lead for mags
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 5:13 PM BST
BUCKET
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 5:13 PM BST
BUCKET X2
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 5:24 PM BST
6-3 mags overnight
Report deadbrain59 April 21, 2018 5:24 PM BST
rocket 3-6
Report deadbrain59 April 21, 2018 5:27 PM BST
averages against rocket first toMischief 10
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 5:56 PM BST
kyren with the 8th ton Grin
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 5:56 PM BST
7-2 lead overnight for kyren
Report gobelins April 21, 2018 6:00 PM BST
Apparently you can see the size of the pockets from The Moon. Every commentator has mentioned that 'they are a little on the generous side' Laugh
Report thegiggilo April 21, 2018 6:22 PM BST
Tons should be a doddle now,although get the feeling they will have to do something with tables,if you have bbc lot commenting on it that's like the bha saying some jocks asre bent,just never happens.
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 7:15 PM BST
when dennis finally condemns them, that will be the watershed moment
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 7:21 PM BST
8-2 and selby is a goner
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 7:21 PM BST
He doesn't look any better, that's for sure.
Report dlarssonf April 21, 2018 7:21 PM BST
how did that black go in for perry , its ridiculous
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 7:22 PM BST
if he had been knocked out early in china could have been 7/1+ with this draw
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 7:22 PM BST
Wow
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 7:24 PM BST
8-2
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 7:30 PM BST
So bad it's untrue.
Report Petraco April 21, 2018 7:31 PM BST
Put a fork in him, he's done Plain
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 7:31 PM BST
he just hasn't timed the ball at all today
and cued across plenty
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 7:36 PM BST
cued that 1 nice though
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 7:39 PM BST
Century, the Captain
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 7:40 PM BST
beat me to it lata Grin
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 7:40 PM BST
Wink
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 7:40 PM BST
tournament century number 9
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 7:48 PM BST
tough table but selby in again
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 7:50 PM BST
Two bad safetys in a row from Joe
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 7:53 PM BST
Spawny farker
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 7:54 PM BST
the misses are arriving now
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 7:55 PM BST
poor standard
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 7:55 PM BST
They certainly are.  This is Selby's chance to punish.
Report peckerdunne April 21, 2018 7:56 PM BST
pockets are so big you cant believe you missed one
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 7:58 PM BST
dennis will tell you its tension or a lapse in concentration
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 8:00 PM BST
Frame winner,that
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:01 PM BST
just beware a bit of tension or a lapseLaugh
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:02 PM BST
oooh there it is Grin
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:03 PM BST
good safety
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:06 PM BST
cant see how that shot's on
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:06 PM BST
vwd fair play
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 8:15 PM BST
WTF was that?!?
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:16 PM BST
selby is playing so negative its unreal
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 8:16 PM BST
FFS
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:16 PM BST
should be 9-3
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 8:16 PM BST
Wow
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:16 PM BST
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 8:17 PM BST
PErry is on the ropes here.  Just hit him
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 8:18 PM BST
Tap tap
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:18 PM BST
killer shot 8-4
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:19 PM BST
1 more good pot mark
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:19 PM BST
its there
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 8:19 PM BST
Game on, Mart
Report dr . atkins April 21, 2018 8:21 PM BST
hmmmm getting interesting
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 8:24 PM BST
If Selby gets this one, I would be very worried for Joe.  He must have missed four or five pots in that last frame by a long way.
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:26 PM BST
at 8-6 it would be a coin flip
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:26 PM BST
BUCKET
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:28 PM BST
good chance for 8-5 interval
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:34 PM BST
big visit from joe
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:35 PM BST
9-4 handshake time
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 8:37 PM BST
Still not convinced it's done.  Get a couple more and Joe will start twitching again.
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:38 PM BST
eurosport "this would be 1 of the biggest upsets in a long long time"

he was a fkin 3/1 poke ffs
Report Lufc86 April 21, 2018 8:45 PM BST
Its like they have forgot how bad selby has been for 90% of the season
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 8:46 PM BST
Carter is seething
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:52 PM BST

Apr 21, 2018 -- 2:45PM, Lufc86 wrote:


Its like they have forgot how bad selby has been for 90% of the season


yes I said earlier on the thread the win in china masked previous sins

he simply has not played well enough

Report deadbrain59 April 21, 2018 8:55 PM BST
champagne for perryHappy
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 8:56 PM BST
The run Perry has had tonight has been unbelievable.
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:58 PM BST
all down to the pack split

goes well...handshake
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:58 PM BST
gone wrong
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 8:58 PM BST
hit that well as well
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 9:00 PM BST
the fat lady is warming up her vocal chords
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 9:03 PM BST
defending champ oot
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 9:04 PM BST
Took them well.
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 9:04 PM BST
ton be nice
Report dr . atkins April 21, 2018 9:04 PM BST
hats off to joe perry won well
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 9:05 PM BST
ffs
Report wondersobright April 21, 2018 9:05 PM BST
going to be betting 2 players in the outright tonight
Report Lufc86 April 21, 2018 9:47 PM BST
Ali carter has always had a poor attitude on the table
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 10:01 PM BST
Agreed, albeit he probably has more cause to be fark toff with the hand he's been dealt than most.
Report BornToWin April 22, 2018 12:15 AM BST
Somehow I knew you would be OK gig, I have been out on the piss all day and night but  yes, you are stil the man Laugh
Report thegiggilo April 22, 2018 1:30 AM BST
Was in a great position whatever happened just now I've given stake back,i still have my ding dong bet at 14s as well but won't be holding my breath on that..
Report stickyvicky April 22, 2018 1:58 AM BST
'Kenny' Doherty as Alan McManus calls him. Thats a new one to me anyway
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