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20 Feb 12 14:12
Date Joined: 16 Feb 12
| Topic/replies: 144 | Blogger: daz555's blog
If you back this guy to win ranking tournaments you will end up broke he will win one or two in the next 5 years but if you back him every time just because he isnumber 1 you will be well out of pocket.
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Report FatherMaguire February 21, 2012 7:04 AM GMT
I can't see how blindly backing Selby in every event, completely regardless of current form, could possibly fail
Report gawdalmighty February 21, 2012 11:09 AM GMT
I backed him in the final against Ding on the strength of him beating Ronnie in the previous match, needless to say, I lost a packet. Should have learnt my lesson really as the last time I backed Selby, about a year ago, he lost too, lesson learnt well and true. I would still back him in early stages of a tourney but never again in the finals.
Report daz555 February 21, 2012 12:47 PM GMT
he has been favourite or one of  the favourites for nearly every ranking event for the last year offr so


welsh open 2008

shangi masters 2011

THIS GUY WINS ONE RANKING EVENT every 3 years yet he is practically favourite every time he starts a ranking tournament you do the maths folks this guy will lose you money
Report sridout92 February 21, 2012 2:17 PM GMT
I cant see how Trump isnt number 1 everyone can see it! Snooker rankings need a real shake up
Report thegiggilo February 22, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
Selby hasn't been anywhere near the standard he was playing 5/6 years ago just shows how inconsistent and unpredictable other players are,you'd be mad betting on the game.ShockedWink
Report daz55o February 22, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
I think selby has found his level over the last 5 years this is as good as he is.

I dont see any breakthrough in his game that going to make him anymore succesfull in the next 5 years.

He will probably win a couple more ranking events when things go his way but he is ranked no 1 so the odds will be too short short to make any profit backing mark selby for ranking events.
Report thegiggilo February 24, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
H e was far more confident player 5/6 years ago i think he's gone backwards he had loads of battles over a 2 year period and seemed to affect his game.His whole demeanour just lacks confidence,you can see it in his face,he;s just not taking out the difficult clearences anymore.Hendry wouldv'e murdered these lot at his best all this the standards been risen stuff is only true in that more players are capable now and more consistent,but as for beating hendry he didn't miss a ball for 6 years.SurprisedSilly
Report PENNPICK February 25, 2012 6:33 AM GMT
Got to agree with Daz & Gigg, Mark seems to have lost confidence. He could improve matters by speeding up shot selection, he's becoming painful to watch compared to the exciting player he was.
Report thegiggilo February 27, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
Playing worse than 6 years ago and number one,yet standards risen load of balls!!LiterallyLaugh
Report daz55o February 27, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
the ranking system has changed since 5 years ago.

the points system they use now doesnt reflet the true ability of the players because it is bias to players who play in more tournaments just to pick up more points.

Mark selby is truely around 4-8 in the world imo
Report Nilsson Schmilsson February 28, 2012 1:36 AM GMT
so you'd prefer the rankings to be based on opinion rather than actual performances ?
Report daz55o February 28, 2012 12:37 PM GMT
as long as it is a good opinion because there is a lot of crap on this snooker forum
Report richieboy44 February 29, 2012 9:48 AM GMT
only a matter of time before the trumpster takes the number one spot off selby imho ...
Report daz55o February 29, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
cant see too many dangers to that richie with the likes of higgins getting older and mark williams too.

i cant see too much danger but i dont see him as a dominating number 1 either although he should win more ranking tournaments than selby over the next 3 or 4 years
Report thegiggilo March 1, 2012 2:32 PM GMT
Only real talent left in the game.Shocked
Report moondan March 1, 2012 8:49 PM GMT

I understand where you are coming from and see your point but I will be backing him at this seasons Worlds.
I dont see Robbo as a multi world champion and Trump will take on that shot he shouldn't, Ding is too in and out and I just cant see the rest having the quality when the chips are down.

The final 32 will be of great interest this year and maybe a shock is in store.
Report daz55o March 1, 2012 10:32 PM GMT

its a brave call to back this man to win any ranking event he has only ever won 2 despite his lofty rank at no 1.

Not only this he is short at 8/1 for me this is a very long 17 days for someone who has to put so much concentration into every match.

Not only this i dont think he is at the top of his game either i know he got to the final in wales but things droped into place for him their.

For me he is always likely to get beat by one of the more natural players in the later stages of tournaments which is why he has only ever won 2 ranking events.

His record at he crucible isnt that good either 1 final granted. I feel there are at least 4 or 5 players i would fancy to beat him in the later stages i think he would need a lot of luck with these players getting knocked out early to stand any chance.
Report moondan March 2, 2012 10:01 AM GMT

Dazz its impossible to argue against your reasoning.

I just have a gut feeling that he will be the most consistent.

Selby has just gone 3 nil up against Murphy but he has had an amazing run of the ball.

No doubt we will have more to say about the worlds and I am looking forward to that.
Report daz55o March 3, 2012 12:27 PM GMT

thats the problem he is consistant at getting to the latter stages but then he has to play the better players
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