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Latalomne
22 Feb 21 07:30
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Gets underway this evening with Judd v Butch (BO11).
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Report johnnythebull February 26, 2021 10:18 PM GMT
see him smiling and laughing with Ronnie at the end there..i'm sure he's a lovely guy but nice guys come second
Report wondersobright February 26, 2021 10:22 PM GMT

Feb 26, 2021 -- 3:08PM, johnnythebull wrote:


the Rocket could be 49-0 down to this c'nt in a bo 99 and still NEVER lose!


an interesting 1 to price Grin

Report johnnythebull February 26, 2021 10:25 PM GMT
no offers Ronnie ..wondersWink
Report Latalomne February 27, 2021 8:38 AM GMT
Interesting interview with Ronnie after.

9 mile run yesterday morning.

Spent the rest of the day concerned he would play badly having had to hang around until the evening. 

Doesn't care if he wins or loses, so long as he plays OK.

Didn't start well, got going a bit after the break.  Got twitchy at the end. 

Maybe he does care about losing more than he thinks he does?  There were quite a few parallels with the Welsh Open Final in terms of flow in the game....
Report gobelins February 27, 2021 9:46 AM GMT
Another interesting thing about the interview was that O'Sullivan clearly didn't watch the Higgins v Selby match or know the result. He referred to the match, when speaking about how he prefers to play, saying he didn't want to play that kind of match-snooker (alhough there hadn't actually been much of the snooker he thought there'd be, and he'd just done exactly that). I think he fluctuates with his attitude regarding winning or losing against playing well and enjoying playing. Looking forward to Sheffield, I'm not sure him playing in all of these tournaments will benefit him at The Crucible (despite the fact he has been very consistent). But, trying to work O'Sullivan out at The Crucible remains a big challenge to us all.
Report peckerdunne February 27, 2021 9:56 AM GMT
Butchers dog for worlds
Report Latalomne February 27, 2021 10:08 AM GMT
Yes, Gobelins!  I thought that was a very strange comment, too! 

I'm also starting to think there might be some correlation between playing well against players he respects and not playing well against players he doesn't.  Maybe down to different preparation and / or not wanting to embarrass himself.

When he's on it, he's still the most devastating player on tour bar none.  He just doesn't seem to be able to achieve it as often these days - perhaps understandably.
Report gobelins February 27, 2021 10:26 AM GMT
There's no question that there are certain players he will always be motivated to play in the latter stages of tournaments - Williams, Murphy and Ding to name just three. (He plays A.Carter in R1 of the Gibraltar Open, and he is as likely to throw his cue at everything as he is to knuckle down, whereas if they met in a QF/SF he would be highly-motivated and play 'properly' as it's Carter.) His attitude in defeat against J.Brown surprised me though, as he looked really focused during the event, and it looked like the fact that the tournament was being played away from Milton Keynes freshened him up mentally. The opening frame of that final was huge and had O'Sullivan won it the likelihood is that he would have won easily, but all the little rubs went against him in the 1st session and he never really settled. It could be that being back at an empty Crucible inspires him, particularly after last year, but his schedule this season does worry me. Whereas, there'll be a few 'possibles' potentially going there very fresh.
Report elisjohn February 27, 2021 11:33 AM GMT
cant wait for sheffieldLove
Report Latalomne February 27, 2021 7:00 PM GMT
No strong opinions on tonight's action.  Nothing between the two on the numbers for the season and a 2-2 H2H.  JB was mightily impressive yesterday, though....
Report bobweenit February 27, 2021 7:15 PM GMT
JB plays to the level of his last match he wins. But like Ron he and Jb go up and down on the levels like when he destroyed Ron then had a let down against big boy
Report bobweenit February 27, 2021 7:22 PM GMT
1 zip John boy
Report wondersobright February 27, 2021 7:25 PM GMT
good evening all
Report wondersobright February 27, 2021 7:26 PM GMT
john boy slight fav with me 10/11 fair enough can't argue
Report Latalomne February 27, 2021 7:41 PM GMT
JB still on fire.
Report bobweenit February 27, 2021 7:47 PM GMT

Feb 27, 2021 -- 1:26PM, wondersobright wrote:


john boy slight fav with me 10/11 fair enough can't argue


Get the pints in Wonders Grin

Report bobweenit February 27, 2021 7:49 PM GMT
Is it time to lump JB for Sheffield ??
Report wondersobright February 27, 2021 7:50 PM GMT
you've misunderstood bob, prices pretty much spot on with me not had a bet
Report bobweenit February 27, 2021 7:53 PM GMT
Nope you rolled up when JB was 2 up and 2/9 stating 10/11 was a good price and u favoured him. Worthy of going to the bar ImoGrin
Report Latalomne February 27, 2021 7:54 PM GMT

Feb 27, 2021 -- 1:49PM, bobweenit wrote:


Is it time to lump JB for Sheffield ??


He can definitely win it in this form.  No reason to assume the technical changes he's made will stop working, so it's just a question of not burning out before then.  16s (generally) looks a decent punt at the minute.

Report wondersobright February 27, 2021 7:57 PM GMT
juice in his price gone now imo
Report Latalomne February 27, 2021 8:00 PM GMT
12pts conceded in the last 9 frames.  Bonkers
Report johnnythebull February 27, 2021 8:11 PM GMT
all this BS that K W is gonna win this,that and the other..hate to disabuse ppl of that notion but is he fk!
Report Latalomne February 27, 2021 8:18 PM GMT
14/10
Report peckerdunne February 27, 2021 8:20 PM GMT
John still going in 50s, just gets better, defies the science LaughLaugh
Report Latalomne February 27, 2021 9:00 PM GMT
Well, Kyren's fact up the points against column, but it's 11 frames on the bounce.
Report Latalomne February 27, 2021 9:01 PM GMT
Hope nobody's martingaling!
Report Latalomne February 27, 2021 9:04 PM GMT
Forgot about the Brown match!  17 on the spin! Laugh
Report bobweenit February 27, 2021 9:04 PM GMT
Kyrens a mug from Northampton. Lats will tell u the same.
Report bobweenit February 27, 2021 9:06 PM GMT
John Boy is on Fire or had a few bets on the whitewash Grin and found some killer instinct.
Report Latalomne February 27, 2021 9:07 PM GMT

Feb 27, 2021 -- 3:04PM, bobweenit wrote:


Kyrens a mug from Northampton. Lats will tell u the same.


LaughLaughLaugh

Report bobweenit February 27, 2021 9:08 PM GMT
Laugh
Report johnnythebull February 27, 2021 9:14 PM GMT
Higgins absolutely gone at the game
Report Latalomne February 27, 2021 9:27 PM GMT
Very, very, very good, again.
Report johnnythebull February 27, 2021 9:37 PM GMT
Ronnie's gotta be a million 2moro,surelyWink
Report bobweenit February 27, 2021 9:43 PM GMT
Prices for the final basically a pick um. Yet Ron is 3s for the Worlds and Jb 16s. You know what to do ..
Report Latalomne February 27, 2021 9:45 PM GMT
JB WAS 16s.  Not too much about now.
Report Latalomne February 27, 2021 9:56 PM GMT
Ronnie & JB have met 53 times, with JB just edging the H2H 27-26.  Ronald has won 310 frames to JB's 309 (619 frames played out of a possible 729, if my maths is correct).

Ronnie's numbers for the season are marginally superior to JB's.

This week, Ronnie has made 14x 50s from 28 frames played, converting 3 to tons.  JB has made a phenomenal 15x 50s from 19 frames played, converting 5 to tons.

Ronnie will be hoping he's not going to be 0/4 in finals this season come tomorrow night, but if JB can reproduce this level of form again, there's a very good chance he will be.
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 1:02 PM GMT
Hope nobody's martingaling!

Especially not David Martindale Laugh google him
Report johnnythebull February 28, 2021 1:10 PM GMT
how did these 2 mugs make the final,innit?Laugh
Report Latalomne February 28, 2021 1:10 PM GMT
JB being dragged down to Ronnie's level Laugh
Report Latalomne February 28, 2021 1:11 PM GMT
Shot
Report Latalomne February 28, 2021 1:16 PM GMT
Cry
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 1:17 PM GMT
U SURE
Report Latalomne February 28, 2021 1:18 PM GMT
Doesn't look like he's anywhere near it?!
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 1:19 PM GMT
Everyone off to specsavers ffs
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 1:21 PM GMT
lol
Report johnnythebull February 28, 2021 1:29 PM GMT
Higgins already thrashed the Welsh Open winner 6-0,now he's about to lay a 10-0 drubbing on the runner up!
Report Latalomne February 28, 2021 1:40 PM GMT
Shot
Report Latalomne February 28, 2021 1:53 PM GMT

Feb 28, 2021 -- 7:29AM, johnnythebull wrote:


Higgins already thrashed the Welsh Open winner 6-0,now he's about to lay a 10-0 drubbing on the runner up!


It's on, the way Ronnie seems to want to do this.

Report johnnythebull February 28, 2021 1:56 PM GMT
O'Sullivan's playing like the right little handjob he is
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 2:02 PM GMT
If this lad keeps improving he'll world champion again by the time he's 55.......
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 2:04 PM GMT
Bob's beloved Karachi about to bat
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 2:07 PM GMT
Suppose she'll let him away from the in laws soon enough.
Report Latalomne February 28, 2021 2:07 PM GMT
Good to see Ronnie battling for everything Laugh
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 2:09 PM GMT
very green here already............

Ronnie you didn't run this morning, did ye, plonker move lad.
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 2:15 PM GMT
anyone notice the Livingstone manager career path, most interesting
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 2:21 PM GMT
First ton up, Grant sucks in a huge breath of relief Laugh
Report Latalomne February 28, 2021 2:21 PM GMT

Feb 28, 2021 -- 8:09AM, peckerdunne wrote:


very green here already............Ronnie you didn't run this morning, did ye, plonker move lad.


He didn't exactly set the world alight when he ran on the morning of the Baz match.

He just isn't up for it here at all.

Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 2:25 PM GMT
Thats true Lat, but it was Baz, and he got it done, this looks very bad indeed...casual
Report johnnythebull February 28, 2021 2:27 PM GMT
if things don't go poor Ronnie's way we all gotta feel sorry for the poor fragile boy..bloke's a t0sser

one thing about Higgins he doesnae down tools and start feeling sorry for himsel'
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 2:27 PM GMT
I used to keep a nagan of whisky in my kit bag for days like this, footie mind, not snooker.Laugh
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 2:29 PM GMT
one thing about Higgins he doesnae down tools and start feeling sorry for himsel'

Don't lose the run of yourself Johnny............Laugh

Was that a camel passing Laugh
Report bobweenit February 28, 2021 2:34 PM GMT

Feb 28, 2021 -- 8:15AM, peckerdunne wrote:


anyone notice the Livingstone manager career path, most interesting


Mtk global apprentice innit Pecker

Report Richard LL February 28, 2021 2:35 PM GMT
if it's 8-0 and the end of session Higgins should ask for an extra half hour, it's not like there's a crowd booked in for tonight and ITV could always show some Minder/professionals/Sweeny
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 2:37 PM GMT
Mtk global apprentice Laugh

The DAPPER DON Grin
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 2:40 PM GMT
Hopefully Bob, Hutch gets them all tapped eventually..........Wink
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 2:41 PM GMT
Gerry Hutch Wink
Report johnnythebull February 28, 2021 2:43 PM GMT
Higgind wants to watch his handicap rating here..mind the gap
Report johnnythebull February 28, 2021 2:49 PM GMT
pecker..what do yeese think about this Gordon Elliot/dead horse photo thang?

imho he's as 'guilty' as fk and bang outtae order..should be kicked out
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 2:49 PM GMT
Ken you never shared Barbie
Report johnnythebull February 28, 2021 2:52 PM GMT
about time the Rocket got the old white handkerchief out again innit?
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 2:55 PM GMT
Jaysus Johnny i couldn't possibly comment on Mr Elliott, i have no clue but would not be surprised at all.
Report Richard LL February 28, 2021 2:56 PM GMT
Johnny, get a digital copy of the photo and zoom in on Elliot's left ear, the pink cast in that area isn't consistent with the natural light in the photo.
Report johnnythebull February 28, 2021 2:58 PM GMT
or he just might shake Higgins hand like he did with Hendry
Report johnnythebull February 28, 2021 3:02 PM GMT
so,Richard,do u think it's photoshopped and that isn't a dead horse?

even were that to be the case,which i doubt,the actual photo is in extremely bad taste given his 'profession'

or are u saying that his portly frame has been photoshopped onto said horse?

either way not the brightest thing he's ever done

the Emerald Isle very horsey ppl..wouldn't sit well with them
Report Latalomne February 28, 2021 3:07 PM GMT
The dream is over, boooooooooo!
Report Richard LL February 28, 2021 3:08 PM GMT
Yeah, I think the image of Elliot has been dropped into the photo.
Report Latalomne February 28, 2021 3:11 PM GMT

Feb 28, 2021 -- 8:56AM, Richard LL wrote:


Johnny, get a digital copy of the photo and zoom in on Elliot's left ear, the pink cast in that area isn't consistent with the natural light in the photo.


Looks like the top of the collar of his shirt, to me.

The image is not of sufficiently high quality to read anything meaningful into whether it's been photoshopped or not - it's pixelated to buggery.

Report now wheres that switch!!! February 28, 2021 3:36 PM GMT
JB boring Ronnie to tears....
Report Latalomne February 28, 2021 3:40 PM GMT
Mentalist
Report now wheres that switch!!! February 28, 2021 3:40 PM GMT
All of those questioning Ronnie’s attitude and character as a guy... i would take his over JB’s.. as far as Im aware, Ronnie never been banned from the game for much skullduggery...
Report Latalomne February 28, 2021 3:42 PM GMT
Doesn't alter the fact he's not off a yard here
Report now wheres that switch!!! February 28, 2021 3:45 PM GMT
Why does he need to be.? A tin pot event in a tin pot arena on Milton Keynes... he is in the game for entertainment. Wouldn’t have thought this meant anything to him at all. Looks like it means the world to JB though...
Report Latalomne February 28, 2021 3:46 PM GMT
Ah, I remember you now.  LaughLaughLaugh
Report now wheres that switch!!! February 28, 2021 3:53 PM GMT
I just feel snooker like all sports has become pretty non important, and it’s not a period of time that’s going to live long in the memory. Football results comical during the pandemic, darts, golf and many others having odd results. Pressure non existent without crowds and expectations..
Report now wheres that switch!!! February 28, 2021 3:54 PM GMT
It is quite funny how in under 10 mins he plays snooker that JB could only dream of though...
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 3:57 PM GMT
game on Grin
Report johnnythebull February 28, 2021 7:14 PM GMT
Higgins starting to brick this..he's lucky Ronnie's playing so sh1te
Report bobweenit February 28, 2021 7:20 PM GMT
JB ain't no bottle job Jonny. He is a few things but he don't lack for minerals
Report bobweenit February 28, 2021 7:24 PM GMT
Hey Pecker ! Gro00nt and TTT have had a big fall out! Something about a man in Karrachi and 40 quid.
Your goona have to meidiate...Or they will never regale us with their sausage roll stories ever againSad
Report johnnythebull February 28, 2021 7:46 PM GMT
he was starting to miss a few.. bob but he's back on the bridle thx to timeform squiggle,moody RonnieWink
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 8:12 PM GMT
Back of the knee Bob, mediate later...Laugh
Report bobweenit February 28, 2021 8:22 PM GMT
Laugh
Report Latalomne February 28, 2021 8:29 PM GMT
Just as well Ronnie "doesn't care", because he's rapidly becoming a professional losing finalist.

WD, JB!
Report johnnythebull February 28, 2021 8:32 PM GMT
a trend emerging..abject performance but other than a little wavering Higgins has played brilliantly..very hard to stop on this form
Report peckerdunne February 28, 2021 8:32 PM GMT
old blokes thieving all the money
Report thegiggilo February 28, 2021 10:46 PM GMT
Honest John thrashes fake Ron..45 and about 5 stone overweight,gives them all hope..
Report elisjohn March 1, 2021 6:38 AM GMT
not to worry, as hearn and davis says the young boys are coming through
Report elisjohn March 1, 2021 6:39 AM GMT
7 weeks to the best 2 weeks in sportGrin
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