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Old 09-08-20, 11:17 PM   #441
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I fucking hate golf with a passion.
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Old 09-08-20, 11:21 PM   #442
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I've cleared up all the colours for 27 a couple of times. Some buzz that.

Problem is for us at our standard that by the time you get to the colours the colours aren't on their spots and are absolutely all over the place. The twice I cleared up the colours were against much better players than me, so the colours were either on their spots or not far off. Otherwise it's normally carnage with balls all over the fuckin place.
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I reckon I've put away maybe four or 5 balls absolute max and that needs one or 2 are literally hanging over the pockets.

I always get carried away after potting 2, then try and absolutely melt the next one in at 10 X warp speed, or try and put ridiculous spin on it. So mainly, yeah, I am fucking terrible at snooker.

Whats mad to consider is that 18.5m watched Dennis Taylor beat Steve (yawn) Davis in 1985. 18.5 MILLION people watching the snooker
Yes, exactly. It was exactly that kind of carnage that made snooker on a full sized table like a never ending game of monopoly.

We were all too shit to get a decent break and a frame would last an insufferable eternity. Particularly once we were inebriated.

Hence the pool balls. On a full sized snooker table, that was a happy medium for all of us.
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Old 09-08-20, 11:28 PM   #443
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Yes, exactly. It was exactly that kind of carnage that made snooker on a full sized table like a never ending game of monopoly.

We were all too shit to get a decent break and a frame would last an insufferable eternity. Particularly once we were inebriated.

Hence the pool balls. On a full sized snooker table, that was a happy medium for all of us.
all the snooker balls just end up in un-pottable positions on the cushions after the 100th miss. And it just goes on and on (and on) to what ever time you've got the room for.

It's a proper waste of time. Same as darts. 1 double 1 finish required every time.
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Old 09-08-20, 11:29 PM   #444
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I watched a bit of Ronnie v Ding earlier and they rattled through 5 frames in under an hour.

I remember frames sometimes taking us a full hour back in the day
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Old 09-08-20, 11:36 PM   #445
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all the snooker balls just end up in un-pottable positions on the cushions after the 100th miss. And it just goes on and on (and on) to what ever time you've got the room for.

It's a proper waste of time. Same as darts. 1 double 1 finish required every time.
Yep. Fuck darts too. Shit, shit, shit game.
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Old 09-08-20, 11:38 PM   #446
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Old 09-08-20, 11:45 PM   #447
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Now you're talking. I've only seen a handful of those tables in my life. But what a fantastic game. Love it.
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Old 10-08-20, 09:41 AM   #448
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My highest break was 47. Bottled it on a colour for the half century

Think apart from that its probably in the high 20s/low 30s. Was a bit of a one off sadly
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Old 10-08-20, 10:20 AM   #449
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Anyone remember this?

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Old 14-08-20, 06:42 PM   #450
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Well, that was a pretty remarkable frame
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Old 14-08-20, 09:23 PM   #451
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I just LOVE Ronnie. He's such a moody genius, and he just doesn't give a fuck Must be frustrating for all the others always giving it all, especially knobhead Selby, and when Ronnie fancies it, he just goes into the Ronnie gear none of them have.
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Old 14-08-20, 10:05 PM   #452
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Ronnie’s interview
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What did he say??? I switched off at the end, because I couldn't bear some shit German commentator "translating" and Jimmy White in the studio... i.e. 1 Minute spoken= 1 sentence translated. Pathetic!
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Old 14-08-20, 10:43 PM   #454
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I just LOVE Ronnie. He's such a moody genius, and he just doesn't give a fuck Must be frustrating for all the others always giving it all, especially knobhead Selby, and when Ronnie fancies it, he just goes into the Ronnie gear none of them have.
Best there's ever been. That final red
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Old 14-08-20, 10:46 PM   #455
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What did he say??? I switched off at the end, because I couldn't bear some shit German commentator "translating" and Jimmy White in the studio... i.e. 1 Minute spoken= 1 sentence translated. Pathetic!

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Old 14-08-20, 11:03 PM   #457
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I just LOVE Ronnie. He's such a moody genius, and he just doesn't give a fuck Must be frustrating for all the others always giving it all, especially knobhead Selby, and when Ronnie fancies it, he just goes into the Ronnie gear none of them have.
I really dislike him. A genius but an arrogant self-absorbed twat. I know he's had his problems but he's often treated others on the circuit with contempt and disdain.

Probably not a popular opinion on here
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Old 14-08-20, 11:23 PM   #459
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I really dislike him. A genius but an arrogant self-absorbed twat. I know he's had his problems but he's often treated others on the circuit with contempt and disdain.

Probably not a popular opinion on here
Genius often treats the normies with contempt. You’re right there. Has to do with theirs seeing the world differently, although we all look at the same world. I KNOW it has to do with being mirrored by your own soul, which is often why the contempt for all humanity comes through. I can relate heavily to that, and so could sooooo many throughout history (for instance my favourite German author Hermann Hesse: He was, and is, my only reference for the most beautiful creator of the German language. He was centuries ahead of anyone in the game. He was also completely lost in those times, heavily misunderstood, suicidal. He also talked a lot about how “the pioneers would always walk alone, on the brink”.

I guess it’s the price to pay.

And when you hear Ronnie speak, just right there in that interview (thanks again fredo), you can see that he is beyond the whole character of Ronnie O’Sullivan, he isn’t interested as much in the result (if at all), as he is in the process - the aesthetic of perfection (cue action). Which is EXACTLY how children see and interact with the world...

Man, I wish I could talk more about everything... I’m so lost on this planet

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Old 15-08-20, 12:44 AM   #460
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That interview is just a riff on the Hustler

Fast Eddie: Cause, ya see, twice, Sarah... once at Ames with Minnesota Fats and then again at Arthur's, in that cheap, crummy pool room, now why'd I do it, Sarah? Why'd I do it? I coulda beat that guy, coulda beat 'im cold, he never woulda known. But I just hadda show 'im. Just hadda show those creeps and those punks what the game is like when it's great, when it's REALLY great. You know, like anything can be great, anything can be great. I don't care, BRICKLAYING can be great, if a guy knows. If he knows what he's doing and why and if he can make it come off. When I'm goin', I mean, when I'm REALLY goin' I feel like a... like a jockey must feel. He's sittin' on his horse, he's got all that speed and that power underneath him... he's comin' into the stretch, the pressure's on 'im, and he KNOWS... just feels... when to let it go and how much. Cause he's got everything workin' for 'im: timing, touch. It's a great feeling, boy, it's a real great feeling when you're right and you KNOW you're right. It's like all of a sudden I got oil in my arm. The pool cue's part of me. You know, it's uh - pool cue, it's got nerves in it. It's a piece of wood, it's got nerves in it. Feel the roll of those balls, you don't have to look, you just KNOW. You make shots that nobody's ever made before. I can play that game the way... NOBODY'S ever played it before.

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I'd never seen that [email protected]
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