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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    Stuart Bingham v Mark Selby
  6. 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
  7. 9 broken ribs and a punctured lung, from the reports. Hope he's okay.
  8. 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
  9. 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!)
  10. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    Mark Allen v Mark SelbyShaun Murphy v Yan Bingtao
  11. 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!
  12. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    Ronnie O'Sullivan v Anthony McGillNeil Robertson v Jack Lisowski
  13. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    I dunno. Commentator was just talking about wildcards and I assumed it was for this tournament.
  14. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    Who got the wildcard in the end? I watched the Jimmy v Hendry qualifying match and the suggestion was it could be Jimmy, but clearly not.
  15. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2021

    Ronnie O'Sullivan v Mark JoyceAnthony McGill v Ricky WaldenDing Junhui v Stuart BinghamStephen Maguire v Jamie JonesJohn Higgins v Tian PengfeiMark Williams v Sam CraigieMark Allen v Lyu HaotianMark Selby v Kurt MaflinNeil Robertson v Liang WenboJack Lisowski v Ali CarterBarry Hawkins v Matthew SeltKyren Wilson v Gary WilsonShaun Murphy v Mark DavisYan Bingtao v Martin GouldDavid Gilbert v Chris WakelinJudd Trump v Liam Highfield Just missed the deadline and not sure what the 10am match was, so deduct my points for that please.
  16. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2020

    MUCH more exciting than that. King Hendry returneth.
  17. June01

    World Snooker prediction competition 2020

    Guess what happens on Tuesday!!
  18. June01

    Return of "Frasier"

    Happy to give it a go, but I always preferred Niles to Frasier, in terms of the comedy factor. That said, Eddie usually upstaged them all.
  19. You've forgotten to account for the rise in depression being caused by reading opinions like some of those expressed on this thread. By the realisation that a percentage of humans won't even put on a face mask to protect others "because they don't want to" or, the people who think it's acceptable to break the law "because no-one is going to tell them what to do." The people who think Covid is a hoax, and it's not real. The people who don't seem to care if someone else is taken ill because of their neglectful behaviour. The people who don't bat an eyelid at seeing nurses break down in tears, doctors being unable to cope, retail workers being put at risk because they have to go to work, and those selfish people who are at their leisure think social distancing doesn't apply to them, or get offended when you take a step back and start hurling abuse...families being devastated by loss of their loved ones. THAT's what's depressing - that we live in a world where so many people only think about themselves.
  20. Not really. Whether they died with covid, we are certainly seeing a rise in deaths due to it - whether that be because covid has killed them, exacerbated an existing condition, or because the person hasn't received treatment for something entirely unrelated, it's still the pandemic that is the overall reason so many people are dying. What is more concerning is the total lack of humanity being shown on this thread. These "statistics" are people - humans - parents, children, grandparents, friends... What is wrong with some of you?
  21. Out of interest, would anyone have lived 2019 any differently if they'd known what was coming?
  22. I get the civil liberty brigade, I do. I get the stats show Covid isn't killing more people as a percentage than some other illnesses, and that it only seems to be affecting a small percentage of a certain demographic, but people would do well to take a moment to consider this. As a direct result of the pandemic, those responsible for looking after our health are telling us they can't cope - physically and emotionally. The NHS is almost at capacity in some areas, and people who need routine operations or have other illnesses aren't getting the treatment they need, which in itself will cause further complications and deaths long term. People - men, women and children - are dying in hospital of covid AND non-covid related illnesses, frightened and alone, because their families aren't allowed to visit them. Families are suffering emotional trauma because they can't comfort their loved ones in their last moments, or when they are in pain. Doctors and nurses are telling us they are exhausted, and at breaking point. I'd much rather be out, but it's these people I'm thinking of while I'm staying home.
  23. June01

    F 1 Today's race

    Trouble is, whilst they've probably undergone fire training, it's usually in a classroom setting with no actual fire or sense of danger in sight. It doesn't matter how good the training is - it's down to how the person reacts in that scenario. You could have someone whose first real dealing with a fire is on the same day as their first course and manages to remain calm and do everything right, or someone with years of training who just freezes in the moment. I think they did a pretty good job, all told, but still would have been a different story if Grosjean himself hadn't managed to extricate himself from the wreck.
  24. June01

    Lottery

    Out of interest, how many times have you won anything?
  25. Can anyone explain this new points system? Why did Vaculik score less than Zagar when they both finished on 4 points in round 2, for instance? What determined Zagar's ranking above Vaculik?
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