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So, as the 15 remaining competitors arrive at week 2 – the one thing that is clear from the 1st week, is that the one week we’ve just seen is better than every other tournament put together. And, we still have 10 days to go.

The big question, or the only question, on Day 8 is: Can the Captain hang on, or has he missed the boat? R.O’Sullivan looked really subdued for most of yesterday’s 2 sessions, and struggled to focus, but his late rally has made this an even call now. You've got to think that it's now or never for A.Carter, and he'll be hoping O'Sullivan's general apathy continues, but a grandstand finish looks on the cards. The rest of the field will be holding its collective breath…

Elsewhere, M.Allen had a surprisingly comfortable evening, and his challenge for the title is building some real momentum. He sounded really upbeat in his interviews afterwards, and although bigger tests await he is beginning to find some session-to-session consistency, which he has lacked in previous visits here. And, later this afternoon we have the start of the mouth-watering contest between J.Higgins and J.Lisowski. This is potentially a classic Crucible encounter between a high class experienced ex-champion, who is undoubtedly a major contender for the title, and the seemingly fearless young gun who is in the form of his life. Let’s hope it lives up to our expectations.

A fabulous day awaits...
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Report johnnythebull April 28, 2018 4:42 PM BST
pathetic miss on the blue..gonna get what he deserves,,sweet FA
Report bobweenit April 28, 2018 4:44 PM BST
ALL ABOARD THE CAPTAIN CARTER WONGA TRAIN CHOO CHHOExcitedExcited
Report thepunter April 28, 2018 4:44 PM BST
One ball at a time Captain, dont f*ck it up now. This is your best chance right now.
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 4:45 PM BST

Apr 28, 2018 -- 4:42PM, BornToWin wrote:


Ronnie is finished period in terms of this event, 13 and 0 against this omni mug and couldn't get it done.


said pre-event that its just not his tournament!!

had a great draw as well

Report peckerdunne April 28, 2018 4:45 PM BST
Ronnie was worried Selby might nick his gig..
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 4:46 PM BST
7-0 higgins
Report johnnythebull April 28, 2018 4:46 PM BST
Trump gonna win the first of his EIGHT world titles this year
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 4:47 PM BST

Apr 28, 2018 -- 4:46PM, johnnythebull wrote:


Trump gonna win the first of his EIGHT world titles this year


what will marychain do if dudd wins 8??

Report thepunter April 28, 2018 4:47 PM BST
Had to keep it 5-3 at worst to have a chance. Higgins Through after 1 session.
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 4:47 PM BST

Apr 28, 2018 -- 4:45PM, peckerdunne wrote:


Ronnie was worried Selby might nick his gig..


Laugh

Report BornToWin April 28, 2018 4:48 PM BST
Can't have Ronnie due to:

his age;
5 years since he won it (then after a year out was it not? ensuring he was fresh);
has had a long season winning everything;
moans about its length;
likes talking bullocks on Eurosport.

I'm on Hawkins at 33s and Ding at 14s. Don't hold out much hope for either of them but if as I suspect Ronnie doesn't get the trip then it is anybody's.


I'm not exactly the Oracle, but if the hurricane from the east does the biz I am Laugh
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 4:49 PM BST

Apr 28, 2018 -- 4:47PM, thepunter wrote:


Had to keep it 5-3 at worst to have a chance. Higgins Through after 1 session.


the way he's played if they played to a finish today 13-0 would be favourite

Report GRANTCKING April 28, 2018 4:50 PM BST
Grinoh well atleast ding, trump or higgins will be world champ
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 4:51 PM BST
ding would be good
Report johnnythebull April 28, 2018 4:51 PM BST
or maybe Bazz?Grin
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 4:52 PM BST
behave
Report thepunter April 28, 2018 4:53 PM BST
Could have pushed the black a bit more safer and it would be virtually over.
Report johnnythebull April 28, 2018 4:54 PM BST
if Dudd finds his mojo..it's his..if Allen doesn't f*ck about he's got a great chance

trump/bazza final
Report peckerdunne April 28, 2018 4:56 PM BST
its only about 2/1 ronnie will be retired again by 5.30.
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 4:56 PM BST
Q1 allen v kyren should be a fair QF
Q2 higgins
Q3 ding
Q4 mjw
Report GRANTCKING April 28, 2018 4:56 PM BST
LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 4:56 PM BST
Laugh
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 4:57 PM BST
its magic you knowGrin
Report BornToWin April 28, 2018 4:57 PM BST
Time to dig for £25 Ronald, get some propa chalk mate.
Report wisewords April 28, 2018 4:58 PM BST
Ronald:

1.10              £1,596
1.11              £5,499
1.12              £8,063
1.13              £19,469
1.14             £61,702
1.15              £37,252
Report bobweenit April 28, 2018 4:59 PM BST
Ronnie need some of than expensive chalkLaugh the blue said so Laugh
Report wisewords April 28, 2018 4:59 PM BST

Apr 28, 2018 -- 3:26PM, wisewords wrote:


I told Andy the other day that Ronnie needed to get past The Captain. he laughed in my face


bloody hell Andy, you must be in tears mate

Report bobweenit April 28, 2018 5:00 PM BST
Very very well palyed Captain!!!!! You beat him! he didn't beat himself! Hats off
Report appformat April 28, 2018 5:01 PM BST
well played Captain Ali.
Ronnie just couldnt dominate him this time, resorted to spitting his dummy out again..
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 5:01 PM BST
lets have the glasgow...
Report thepunter April 28, 2018 5:01 PM BST
Yep he desserved it, went for the big shots when it was required. Hat off.
Report thegiggilo April 28, 2018 5:02 PM BST
COME ON!!Laugh
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 5:02 PM BST
minor altercation according to eurosport lol
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 5:02 PM BST
ali is PUMPED
Report thepunter April 28, 2018 5:02 PM BST
Thing is, if the captain had the bottle, he could be a contender too. If Bingo did it, why not ?
Report doridoru April 28, 2018 5:03 PM BST
WHAT THE FOOK....LOL
Report bobweenit April 28, 2018 5:03 PM BST
CAPTAIN GIVING IT THE BIG UNLaugh
Report GRANTCKING April 28, 2018 5:03 PM BST
LaughLaugh anyone notice the guy in the black fleece in the front row absolutely disgusted there and wasnt clapping! he must have been bollocks deep on ronnie
Report doridoru April 28, 2018 5:03 PM BST
LaughLaughLaugh
Report wisewords April 28, 2018 5:03 PM BST
johnnythebull • April 26, 2018 10:42 PM BST
ronnie's gonna win this in a hack canter after his letoff

wisewords • April 26, 2018 10:42 PM BST
I dunno johnny, he's got to get past The Captain first.

johnnythebull • April 26, 2018 10:43 PM BST
yeah that's gonna be tough..wise...he's got no history of so doing Wink
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 5:03 PM BST
got to fancy mjw big against carter next round
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 5:04 PM BST

Apr 28, 2018 -- 5:03PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


anyone notice the guy in the black fleece in the front row absolutely disgusted there and wasnt clapping! he must have been bollocks deep on ronnie


Laugh tremendous bitterness

Report johnnythebull April 28, 2018 5:04 PM BST
gotta hold my hand up there ..wiseGrin
Report GRANTCKING April 28, 2018 5:04 PM BST
Laugh I rewound it and watched it again, he was absolutely seething!!!
Report peckerdunne April 28, 2018 5:04 PM BST
Gotta love it

Ali will really fancy the job now..............will play better too...
Report Platini April 28, 2018 5:05 PM BST
GO ON THE UNSTOPPABLE CARTERRRRRRRRRRRR


GIRUY ROS, another year gone, the GOAT welcomes the chase LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report thegiggilo April 28, 2018 5:05 PM BST
Shot down by the worlds worst pilot,hilarious scenes..
Report wisewords April 28, 2018 5:06 PM BST
ANDY MATE, YOU MUST BE RAGING!
Report gjohn101 April 28, 2018 5:06 PM BST
If he plays that well again he beats MJW. May not even have to
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 5:09 PM BST

Apr 28, 2018 -- 5:06PM, gjohn101 wrote:


If he plays that well again he beats MJW. May not even have to


he'll bounce imo

Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 5:09 PM BST
that was his final
Report GRANTCKING April 28, 2018 5:10 PM BST
yeh mark J will beat him imo
Report peckerdunne April 28, 2018 5:14 PM BST
Milky wont just roll over either(well he might actually)but he could also be buzzin
Report thegiggilo April 28, 2018 5:17 PM BST
wisewords 28 Apr 18 17:06   



ANDY MATE, YOU MUST BE RAGING

Can'rt stand the fecker,can't stand carter either but o'sullivan is the ione player out of the whole field I would want beat..
Report gjohn101 April 28, 2018 5:21 PM BST
Yesh have to admit not sure how to size Ali up after that. Not sure about MJW for that matter. Bounce factor a possibility but then I remember same thing being said about Bingham in 2015...
Report thegiggilo April 28, 2018 5:24 PM BST
Looks like the pasty faced Higgins on his regime of pasties only are showing o'sullivan to be wrong,you need something on your midriff to win this..Grin
Report pan07 April 28, 2018 5:46 PM BST
not backed him but wasnt carter 130 on here before osullivan match?
Report crepello April 28, 2018 5:57 PM BST
thegiggilo    Joined: 04 Aug 07
Replies: 8937 28 Apr 18 17:17 
wisewords 28 Apr 18 17:06   



ANDY MATE, YOU MUST BE RAGING

Can'rt stand the fecker,can't stand carter either but o'sullivan is the ione player out of the whole field I would want beat..

Thought you had backed Ronnie at all prices from 13/2 own - make your mind up - credibility ZERO ....
Report thegiggilo April 28, 2018 6:03 PM BST
Doesn't mean I wanted him to win,i back him every years as he's always overbet,no one in their right mind can seriously think they will make money betting on snooker it's the only thing I bet on for some interest,if o'sullivan had won I wiuldv'e been poised off but won near on 10 figures,more happy to see him lose..cannot stand him.
Report thegiggilo April 28, 2018 6:50 PM BST
Probably do the same at the beginning of may again as well no doubt will be 6-7/1 like last year and by the time the worlds comes round 3/1 tops even shorter all depending who is and isn't playing well..Shocked
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 7:26 PM BST
kyren damaged his tip again Sad
Report peckerdunne April 28, 2018 7:34 PM BST
he should have one broken in....should
Report peckerdunne April 28, 2018 7:34 PM BST
already broken in
Report thepunter April 28, 2018 7:37 PM BST
milkins in "full idiot" mode today.
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 7:39 PM BST
mugkins wouldn't be here if he was the seed and robbo the qualifier
Report thepunter April 28, 2018 7:44 PM BST
Laugh
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 7:45 PM BST
these are perfect for kyren 13-5
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 7:46 PM BST
well they were
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 7:51 PM BST
bucket
Report thepunter April 28, 2018 7:54 PM BST
This is over already. Milkman will sit there 3/4 of time, just thinkging about how great he robbed that seed in the previous round.
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 7:58 PM BST
how the fck he's even here is what I'm wondering
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 8:05 PM BST
kyren mugging this a touch with the tip problems
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 8:05 PM BST
but there's a whopper at the other end
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 8:09 PM BST
kyren through Happy
Report wisewords April 28, 2018 8:13 PM BST
good work Kyren!
Report SontaranStratagem April 28, 2018 8:23 PM BST
Higgins Happy

He's the man for me Cool
Report thepunter April 28, 2018 8:31 PM BST
Mark trying to turn into a bigger mug than the mlkman, actually working quite well.
Report GRANTCKING April 28, 2018 8:38 PM BST
Grin
Report GRANTCKING April 28, 2018 8:39 PM BST
Laugh these mugkins highlights are classic
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 8:49 PM BST
mike hallett with the breaking news about kyren's tip Laugh
Report wondersobright April 28, 2018 8:50 PM BST
in other news, geoff hurst scored a hat trick
Report GRANTCKING April 28, 2018 9:03 PM BST
Laugh
Report GRANTCKING April 28, 2018 9:46 PM BST
Grin mugkins hanging in so far
Report deadbrain59 April 28, 2018 9:51 PM BST
2 top players left in Higgins ding dong
Report thepunter April 28, 2018 10:07 PM BST
pretty low and dangerous odds the way these 2 are mugging.
Report GRANTCKING April 28, 2018 10:14 PM BST
more clasci milkins muggery
Report GRANTCKING April 28, 2018 10:16 PM BST
Laugh mugkins is utter wank at times he really is, gifted 2 chances
Report thepunter April 28, 2018 10:16 PM BST
MWJ has not been bad in that departement. This could have gone 6-2 either way but will probably finnished tied at the end of session.
Report GRANTCKING April 28, 2018 10:20 PM BST
Laugh more muggery
Report thepunter April 28, 2018 10:21 PM BST
There is the chance. Wonder how he will mug that away.
Report thepunter April 28, 2018 10:21 PM BST
LaughLaugh
Report GRANTCKING April 28, 2018 10:22 PM BST
mugkins is so bad at snooker, wtf is he doing
Report thepunter April 28, 2018 10:24 PM BST
This is the worst version of Mark you could see for the past 12 months. Will certainly improve tomorrow.
Report Latalomne April 28, 2018 11:23 PM BST
Had a wedding this afternoon, so only catching up now.  Had anything happened between Ali and Ronnie before the "barge"?  Beeb suggests it was O'Sullivan who was the aggressor, but it didn't look conclusive on the video I've just seen.  Ali clear clearly thought it hilarious anyway.
Report Latalomne April 28, 2018 11:29 PM BST
And Higgins is 8-0 up on Lisowski?!?!?  What happened to the "match of the tournament"???
Report BornToWin April 28, 2018 11:34 PM BST
Sorry Lat I got that one wrong, hopefully someone else said it that you are referring to Laugh

I can't have Williams or Higgins due to age, you can't win it at the Crucible over 40.

I am excited at the Crucible symmetry being completed, and ding a ling is just the ticket.
Report gjohn101 April 28, 2018 11:52 PM BST
Didn’t see any flashpoint before the shoulder barge. I wonder if Ali deliberately looking away while Ronnie was at the table irked him but it’s probably not first time that has happened so it’s doubtful. Didn’t really have much effect on outcome anyway I think.

Born...I wouldn’t discount anyone on account of age though I couldn’t have Williams on any level. 8 of the last 16 are over 38, with only one 20-something among them so it’s hardly as if Higgins is geriatric in comparison. I believe he should probably be tournament favorite now.
Report BornToWin April 29, 2018 12:12 AM BST
If Higgins wins it probably at a maximum of 80% of his peak what does that tell us?

Oh yeah, what we already know we are all residents of mugsville.

If the game were thriving like the BBC lemmings tell us, the last 16 would have 4 or 5 up and comings 18-24, 7-10 established sorts age 25-32 and 2 or 3 OAPs 33+
Report gjohn101 April 29, 2018 12:21 AM BST
Yep that’s it exactly
Report thegiggilo April 29, 2018 12:47 AM BST
Mark looks like the only one in the quarters that can't win,could see any combination of finals now wouldn't even surprise me if it was carter against WilsonShockedneed the amphetamines to watch that one..
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