THE CONCRETE ROUNDABOUT (TCR)

The Unofficial MK Dons Forum. Discuss and debate all things Dons
It is currently Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:46 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Rocket Ronnie
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:36 am
Posts: 651
Don't know if there's any other snooker fans out there, but how good was Ronnie O'Sullivan tonight? I know it's not the most physical game in the world, but very few modern players have continued winning regular trophies into their 40's like he's doing (he's 42). Maybe not as entertainingly quick as he used to be, but he's still a great break builder and he's got better with age as his safety, mental state and consistency have all improved. Amazing effort by a true genius. Joy to watch. :P


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rocket Ronnie
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:05 pm
Posts: 78
Like that guy in the audience was shouting - legend!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rocket Ronnie
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:17 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:36 am
Posts: 651
Very few snooker fans here it appears, so I'm pretty much posting this to myself: but what a thrilling final tonight. Australian Neil Robertson came back from 8-4 down to win last 5 frames and seal a 9-8 win against Cao Yupeng, a young, relatively unknown Chinese player in his first ever final. The Chinese player clearly lost his nerves in last few frames and looked, and sounded, absolutely gutted after the game but it was fantastic drama. Shame it's such an under-appreciated sport. Don't expect many responses but, with the Ashes in progress, thought you'd all like the feel good story of an Aussie comeback victory. ;)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rocket Ronnie
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:05 pm
Posts: 78
Great match, always nice when it comes down to a final frame decider. Watching the chinese guy implode was a bit awkward but I'll admit, it did make for good telly.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rocket Ronnie
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:36 am
Posts: 651
Locutus wrote:
Great match, always nice when it comes down to a final frame decider. Watching the chinese guy implode was a bit awkward but I'll admit, it did make for good telly.

Yip, agree completely. It was uncomfortable to watch him but I'd be a hypocrite if I didn't admit I was wanting it to get to 8-8 and the classic final frame decider. In an ideal world Cao Yupeng would have won it 9-8 but I think he was too mentally scarred to have much hope in that last frame. But a great game, and that test of mental strength, just as much as technical ability, is what makes sport so gripping.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rocket Ronnie
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:48 pm
Posts: 183
I'm a snooker fan. Not a Ronnie fan but I admire his ability when he's on it.

I've been backing Shaun Murphy for another world title for years now, but he never seems to string it together over a full fortnight. Some of the stuff he's been playing recently, especially the long pots in the UK Championship a couple of weeks back, has been phenomenal.

_________________
Robbie Neilson: the man who broke MK Dons.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rocket Ronnie
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:36 am
Posts: 651
Dan wrote:
I'm a snooker fan. Not a Ronnie fan but I admire his ability when he's on it.

I've been backing Shaun Murphy for another world title for years now, but he never seems to string it together over a full fortnight. Some of the stuff he's been playing recently, especially the long pots in the UK Championship a couple of weeks back, has been phenomenal.

I'm more of a Ronnie and Judd Trump fan but I can appreciate the ability of Murphy, Selby and John Higgins. I most admire those players that have the three main attributes of break building, safety play and mental strength (Judd maybe still needs to improve that side of his game in the very biggest matches.)
Shaun Murphy has certainly been playing well of late and must be amongst the favourites again for the World Championship, along with the other four plus Neil Robertson now he seems to have found his form again.
I love the Snooker World Championship, one of the best and longest tests in sport of an individual's mental, physical, and technical ability.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group