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(BBC-US)   Top snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan slams younger generation"s poor standard of play and claims he'd have to "lose an arm and a leg to fall out of the top 50" on tour. That's a baaaad diss   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-08-11 12:09:36 AM  
I understand that reference.
 
2020-08-11 1:17:00 AM  
This is the same Ronnie O'Sullivan that lost to unranked amateur James Cahill (who's never been ranked above #110 in his career) in the first round of last year's World Championship.
 
2020-08-11 6:40:25 AM  

The Third Man: This is the same Ronnie O'Sullivan that lost to unranked amateur James Cahill (who's never been ranked above #110 in his career) in the first round of last year's World Championship.


The Rocket also holds both the record for the highest amount of competitive century and maximum breaks, as well as the fastest maximum break of all time, in the game of snooker.   One match does not a career make.
 
2020-08-11 8:04:00 AM  

2wolves: The Third Man: This is the same Ronnie O'Sullivan that lost to unranked amateur James Cahill (who's never been ranked above #110 in his career) in the first round of last year's World Championship.

The Rocket also holds both the record for the highest amount of competitive century and maximum breaks, as well as the fastest maximum break of all time, in the game of snooker.   One match does not a career make.


No, but bragging you can beat anyone outside the top 50 with one arm and one leg sounds a little hollow when you're known as the victim of the worst upset in world championship history.

Anyway, there's no question O'Sullivan is the most _talented_ player in snooker history, not even close.  But you also have to say he's not always been able to convert that into dominant play.  Too many times his head just doesn't seem in the game, especially over the last ten years.  In 2013 he had five world titles and looked set to obliterate Stephen Hendry's record... but he hasn't won one since and time is running out on his career now.
 
2020-08-11 8:14:58 AM  

2wolves: The Third Man: This is the same Ronnie O'Sullivan that lost to unranked amateur James Cahill (who's never been ranked above #110 in his career) in the first round of last year's World Championship.

The Rocket also holds both the record for the highest amount of competitive century and maximum breaks, as well as the fastest maximum break of all time, in the game of snooker.   One match does not a career make.


The theme of TFA is that matches make careers, but attitudes make legacies.
 
2020-08-11 9:23:37 AM  
I'm always tempted to submit troll headlines about Trump winning or losing whenever the snooker's on. Never thought there were enough fans on Fark to justify doing it, though.
 
2020-08-11 10:10:20 AM  

The Third Man: 2wolves: The Third Man: This is the same Ronnie O'Sullivan that lost to unranked amateur James Cahill (who's never been ranked above #110 in his career) in the first round of last year's World Championship.

The Rocket also holds both the record for the highest amount of competitive century and maximum breaks, as well as the fastest maximum break of all time, in the game of snooker.   One match does not a career make.

No, but bragging you can beat anyone outside the top 50 with one arm and one leg sounds a little hollow when you're known as the victim of the worst upset in world championship history.

Anyway, there's no question O'Sullivan is the most _talented_ player in snooker history, not even close.  But you also have to say he's not always been able to convert that into dominant play.  Too many times his head just doesn't seem in the game, especially over the last ten years.  In 2013 he had five world titles and looked set to obliterate Stephen Hendry's record... but he hasn't won one since and time is running out on his career now.


If anything, his quote betrays that he feels like he's so past it he should be out of the sport by now.
 
2020-08-11 10:32:58 AM  

The Third Man: 2wolves: The Third Man: This is the same Ronnie O'Sullivan that lost to unranked amateur James Cahill (who's never been ranked above #110 in his career) in the first round of last year's World Championship.

The Rocket also holds both the record for the highest amount of competitive century and maximum breaks, as well as the fastest maximum break of all time, in the game of snooker.   One match does not a career make.

No, but bragging you can beat anyone outside the top 50 with one arm and one leg sounds a little hollow when you're known as the victim of the worst upset in world championship history.

Anyway, there's no question O'Sullivan is the most _talented_ player in snooker history, not even close.  But you also have to say he's not always been able to convert that into dominant play.  Too many times his head just doesn't seem in the game, especially over the last ten years.  In 2013 he had five world titles and looked set to obliterate Stephen Hendry's record... but he hasn't won one since and time is running out on his career now.


I think you're taking this a little too seriously.
 
2020-08-11 10:51:53 AM  
Wonder how he would fare against the sharks that play in pubs for money

Because for any form of billiards, thats generally where the absolute monster players are
 
2020-08-11 11:26:53 AM  

The Third Man: This is the same Ronnie O'Sullivan that lost to unranked amateur James Cahill (who's never been ranked above #110 in his career) in the first round of last year's World Championship.


Happens to the best of them

Snooker Shaft - The Fast Show
Youtube o9KS2TgyLbk
 
2020-08-11 11:59:01 AM  

lifeslammer: Wonder how he would fare against the sharks that play in pubs for money

Because for any form of billiards, thats generally where the absolute monster players are


Sure.  The guy only made 11 million pounds playing as a pro.  If he was good enough to make real money he'd be sharking down at the local.
 
2020-08-11 12:43:05 PM  

knight_on_the_rail: lifeslammer: Wonder how he would fare against the sharks that play in pubs for money

Because for any form of billiards, thats generally where the absolute monster players are

Sure.  The guy only made 11 million pounds playing as a pro.  If he was good enough to make real money he'd be sharking down at the local.


Haven't seen a bunch of snooker tables in pubs either. Once or twice, but they are so goddamn big it's rare to see them outside of pool halls.I tried to put one in my old bar, but the owner was having none of it. You can fit 2 1/2 coin op tables in the same space easily.
 
2020-08-11 1:09:02 PM  

iron de havilland: I'm always tempted to submit troll headlines about Trump winning or losing whenever the snooker's on. Never thought there were enough fans on Fark to justify doing it, though.


Er....oops...
 
2020-08-11 1:26:43 PM  

lifeslammer: Wonder how he would fare against the sharks that play in pubs for money

Because for any form of billiards, thats generally where the absolute monster players are


Uh huh.

Ronnie O'Sullivan 147 fastest break
Youtube McThDshEgU0
 
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