Snooker

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  • #11255

    Derek
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    Anyone see Ronnie cruise to a 6-0 victory yesterday and finish with a 147 in the final frame…??? OK, he had no opposition to speak of but the Rocket is always guaranteed entertainment and surely the greatest of all time (even if the stats don’t yet confirm it).

    #11256

    Steve ……
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    Missed that 147… frame from Ronnie……. 🙁 ….. Highlights will be on the red button at 1pm CET…… 🙂 ….

    BTW……….my highest break in snooker is 121…!!…..

     

     

    ….red…….yellow ….. red……….121…. 🙂 🙂 ……….

     

     

     

    #11261

    Steve ……
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    Perfect for a cold and dreary Saturday afternoon……..

    Its Ronnie Rocket V Stuart Bingham……today… 🙂 ……….. hoping  for a good even match……..not a 6-0 whitewash again…from Ronnie…… 🙄 ……

    #11262

    Derek
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    Steve: so far, so good, with Bingham ahead at the interval – we should be in for a great “second half” 🙂

    #11264

    Anonymous

    Some of us work on Saturday afternoons, you lucky buggers…..

    #11265

    Derek
    Member

    Tim, worked for 48 years, often weekends, so think I deserve an afternoon of snooker now and again 🙂 . Well Bingham made a match of it but the quality of Ronnie’s game clinched it in the decider – hope the final is with Judd..!!

    #11266

    Steve ……
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    [quote=11264]Some of us work on Saturday afternoons, you lucky buggers…..

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    Is it double time pay for Saturday working….? …….

    #11267

    Anonymous

    I know, Derek, I know…. But I bet you winged about it too. Let me do it… 🙂

    #11268

    Anonymous

    It doesn’t quite work like that, Steve. It’s a course at the University. But, if it wasn’t worth it, I wouldn’t do it. So, fair point 🙂

    #11269

    Anonymous

    But, more importantly. I need some advice about a new phone. So I’ll be starting a new thread….. watch this space…

    Oh, BTW, I’ve got a satellite installation, but as it’s working OK – can’t be bothered to talk about that…. 🙂

    #11270

    Steve ……
    Member

    A shiny new phone..!…nice……… The HTC M8 is supposed to be a good one………….I would love to have the new iPhone 6 with a 128 GB memory…… 🙂 ……….. to replace my old 4 ……..But really can’t justify the expense…as there is nothing wrong with it… 🙁 …….Yet…….. 🙂 ………

    Its final day…..Ronnie Rocket V Trump…2Pm on BBC 2………Derek’s Dream line up……….

    going on Judd’s  display last night……………………Probably be all over by tea time………

    a easy win for Ronnie…..?…….

    #11271

    Derek
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    [quote=11267]I know, Derek, I know…. But I bet you winged about it too.[/quote]

    Honestly Tim, I spent much of my life in Italy with early morning taxis to Linate and late night (or early morning) returns, often in a bus from Turin or Genova when there was fog at Linate (frequently). I spent several days each month away from my family, visiting distant parts such as China, S. America, Mexico, the States and not so distant (all Europe). Hard life..??? Wouldn’t have swopped it for anything 🙂 🙂 .
    Attached a pic of a group of dedicated colleagues ready to work late into the night..!!!

    Back on subject, not so sure it will be a Ronnie walkover Steve…. he could have come unstuck yesterday but I agree he should be favourite to win today….

    #11274

    Anonymous

    Great photo! What a bunch of reprobates! Working? Ha!

    #11275

    Derek
    Member

    [quote=11270]Its final day…..Ronnie Rocket V Trump…2Pm on BBC 2………Probably be all over by tea time………an easy win for Ronnie…..?…….[/quote]

    Not so easy in the end Steve – if Judd had been a bit more careful in the early frames he could have nicked it…!!!

    And on the subject of smartphones, I would never advise without knowing a persons needs (and also because I know nothing of the arguement 🙁 ). The HTC M8 may be a great phone but I would never spend €500 on such a gadget. The only improvement I might ask of my €125 Samsung is a larger keyboard – getting increasingly difficult to hit the right key as I get older..!!

    #11285

    Steve ……
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    you was right Derek….I was wrong.. 🙁 ………Not a easy win for Ronnie………..Great game tho….. 🙂 very exciting last few frames……….

    Next…..Its the Snooker masters in Jan 2015…….

    Tho thinking about it.. 🙄 …….Its really quite sad……  snooker seems more exciting than this years version of Formula 1………..

    #11290

    Derek
    Member

    Good point Steve – one of the arguements coming up in this year’s UK Championship was whether top class snooker players should be considered on a par with the best from other “sports”. Means, is Ronnie on terms with Hamilton, Murray, McIlroy and so on regarding sporting ability….????
    My take on the question is that snooker is still ill-defined in the eyes of many – is it a sport or a game..?? Is it a pastime of officers and gentlemen (as it was at it’s origin) or of unemployed layabouts wasting time in the billiard hall to stay out of the rain….???
    I personally find it hard to believe that a snooker player needs the same degree of physical preparation as in many other sports (even if being fit helps with whatever you do in life). Having said that, a great deal of skill is required to do what many do and the psychological aspect takes on more significance during a contest that can last for several hours.
    My conclusion…??? Snooker is a competitive SPORT, it gives a living to those who play it and enjoyment and entertainment to those who watch it. It’s protaganists should be considered on a par with any other sportsmen…

    WHAT DO YOU THINK…..?????

    #28516

    Derek
    Member

    Final of the Welsh Open (Ronnie vs Robertson), afternoon and evening sessions live on BBC 2 Wales today.
    Should be a great game, another masterclass from Ronnie or will Robertson give him a bit of a fight??
    Hope the BBC get their act together and we don’t lose another hour of transmission as happened last evening 🙁 .

    #28519

    Steve ……
    Member

    Also on BBC Red Button…..But wish they would get rid of the truly awful Willie Thorn…..

    But not looking good for “Ronnie the Rocket” so far …3.1 down at mid session 🙁 🙁 …

    Ps West Ham V Blackburn FA Cup is also on the mighty Eurosport DE at the mo 🙂

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