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  1. That will stick with me. Remember him climbing up and swinging the helmet straight through the glass, then stomping off back to the pits. Don't think much conversation was had!
  2. How were the Danish entries selected for the qualifying rounds? Have been wondering why Birkemose wasn't in.
  3. Can anyone tell me why Bridger was excluded from heat 1 please?
  4. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    I'm a "going with the heart not the head" kinda girl when it comes to things like this, even if it does work against me.
  5. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    She does The trouble with time is that it dulls the memory, or, of course, generations come and go and never get to witness the true greatness of a man. I still truly believe Stephen has it in him to take another world title ability-wise. His biggest issue, and it really is a huge problem for him, is psychology. When his cue got broken it took something from his game. He had such a reliance on it, and attributed so much to it, that he never really got over it mentally. People used to say he had no personality (they said it about Davis too - I loved it when he introduced himself on TV as "Steve Interesting Davis" that time), but it didn't matter as he won everything. Over time he started interacting with other players (I'm kinda blaming Mark Williams for this ) and would have a laugh mid game about something that had happened, or make a quip, much to the delight of the audience, but again, it was a change of personality, and that seemed to drag his game down further. I think, perhaps, that made him more human to his opponents, and therefore more beatable. But the single biggest thing stopping Hendry coming back to somewhere near full strength is his mindset. In commentary about other players he's analytical, but about himself he is beyond critical. For example, one of the long pots Murphy made in the closing frames touched the corner of the pocket and wobbled before dropping, to which Hendry commented "great shot" - which it was. Had that been a shot he himself had played he'd have been kicking himself for it not being dead centre. He is SO critical of himself I believe THAT is what is stopping him from winning again (although it was a great match against Jimmy in the qualifiers). He's animated around the table. When things are going wrong we all know about it because he's mumbling and gesturing, or shaking his head. I think it's now so ingrained in him that he probably won't ever be able to overcome it, but if he could...well, just imagine! It's always a bit sad as this competition draws to an end, because you know the playing is over, but we will be back, next year, and hopefully then I'll do better. Think that has to be my worst performance to date! Thanks for running it again, LS. Edited to say: I'm happy Selby won it. I think after day 1 it could still have gone either way, but in the final session Mark just didn't put a foot wrong. His tactical game, in my opinion is as good as his potting, but it's that ability to put the ball wherever he wants it that really is outstanding. You see him working out where he wants the cue ball to finish, which often involves negotiating tricky angles and other balls, but when he gets down to take the shot you know it's going to end up as if he'd picked it up and put it there with his hand. He really does make good viewing.
  6. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    Much as I think Yawn Murphy is going to win this title I can't bring myself to pick him, so I would like to pick the winner of the Selby/Bingham match for the final please. Was looking forward to watching tomorrow, but if it's Bingham and Murphy I think I'll probably just fall asleep instead.
  7. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    If Trump wins this he's my prediction for the semis, if Murphy wins I'm going for Wilson please.
  8. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    Stuart Bingham v Mark Selby
  9. Today it's been reported that Andriy is in a medically induced coma and is undergoing tests. Surprised there isn't more coverage of this. Get well son Andriy
  10. 9 broken ribs and a punctured lung, from the reports. Hope he's okay.
  11. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    Anthony McGill v Stuart Bingham Neil Robertson v Kyren Wilson Shaun Murphy/Yan Bingtao v Judd Trump Mark Williams v Mark Allen/Mark Selby
  12. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    Good to see you taking the competition so seriously, norbold. (There's me making sure my punctuation is present and accurate, and you've not even capitalised your own name!)
  13. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    Mark Allen v Mark SelbyShaun Murphy v Yan Bingtao
  14. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    Ronnie O'Sullivan v Anthony McGill Stuart Bingham v Jamie JonesJohn Higgins v Mark Williams (tough!) David Gilbert v Judd TrumpNeil Robertson v Jack Lisowski Barry Hawkins v Kyren Wilson (even tougher!) Missed the other two - sorry, I really am terrible at checking in here!
  15. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    Ronnie O'Sullivan v Anthony McGillNeil Robertson v Jack Lisowski
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