Ronnie O'Sulivan wants to form breakaway Snooker tour away from Barry Hearn

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Ronnie O'Sulivan wants to form breakaway Snooker tour away from Barry Hearn

Post by Zapp Brannigan » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:59 pm

Interesting story, especially with the history of darts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/46419267

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Re: Ronnie O'Sulivan wants to form breakaway Snooker tour away from Barry Hearn

Post by Paddy McGinty » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:30 am

Folk are starting to realise.......
"What a Fecking Catastrophe!!"

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Post by Ginge » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:32 am

Paddy McGinty wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:30 am
Folk are starting to realise.......
...that Ronnie O'Sullivan is a massive numpty and not one of his fellow players on tour has come out agreement with him?

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Post by ChrisW » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:53 am

Ginge wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:32 am
Paddy McGinty wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:30 am
Folk are starting to realise.......
...that Ronnie O'Sullivan is a massive numpty and not one of his fellow players on tour has come out agreement with him?
Or he's the only one who dares to speak out.
Got slapped down pretty quick I see.

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Re: Ronnie O'Sulivan wants to form breakaway Snooker tour away from Barry Hearn

Post by nikkiboy » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:58 pm

ChrisW wrote:
Ginge wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:32 am
Paddy McGinty wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:30 am
Folk are starting to realise.......
...that Ronnie O'Sullivan is a massive numpty and not one of his fellow players on tour has come out agreement with him?
Or he's the only one who dares to speak out.
Got slapped down pretty quick I see.
Not everyone is happy with everything, simple as that.
If not for hearn snooker would have regressed into obscurity and O'Sullivan considerably poorer but Ronnie doesn't like being told what to do.
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Re: Ronnie O'Sulivan wants to form breakaway Snooker tour away from Barry Hearn

Post by Stranbougie » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:05 am

Ronnie has some serious issues. I don't understand why he would want to being the 2 recently banned match fixers into his new show .

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Post by daveboygreen » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:43 am

Stranbougie wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:05 am
Ronnie has some serious issues. I don't understand why he would want to being the 2 recently banned match fixers into his new show .
Everyone loves a player in any sport that is all about the money!!

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Post by nikkiboy » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:36 am

daveboygreen wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:43 am
Stranbougie wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:05 am
Ronnie has some serious issues. I don't understand why he would want to being the 2 recently banned match fixers into his new show .
Everyone loves a player in any sport that is all about the money!!
Surely that is the definition of 'professional'
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Re: Ronnie O'Sulivan wants to form breakaway Snooker tour away from Barry Hearn

Post by Bomber » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:44 pm

Ronnie is being a tit again, from the interviews to moaning about the table and now moaning with a ref he has argued with before about how is putting the balls on the spots - wouldn't surprise me if he pushes too far and this ref will penalise him if he does. I thought he would be a fair bet to get his 1000th ton in this comp but he has said before on Eurosport he would do it for them when they wanted, he looks like he is deliberately not trying for tons now and hates Hearn so could be a bit more interesting today, Robbo isn't interested in his antics at all.

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Post by phil davies » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:59 pm

It must be fun having that much talent that you can literally mess about and take the piss a still beat most people easily.
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Post by Bomber » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:16 pm

I think Perrie Mans once won the masters without making a 50 break but the standard was lower then, unlike darts, you can mess about if you're as good as Ronnie and if he thinks in his mental mind he is getting one up on Hearn he will do it more and laugh about it in the aussie accent afterwards - that last frame he could have played colour to red again to clear but just rolled up - this will seriously piss off robbo - kind of funny but very disrespectful - a bit like mvg playing us and only using the doubles

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Re: Ronnie O'Sulivan wants to form breakaway Snooker tour away from Barry Hearn

Post by Ginge » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:55 am

Bomber wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Ronnie is being a tit again, from the interviews to moaning about the table and now moaning with a ref he has argued with before about how is putting the balls on the spots - wouldn't surprise me if he pushes too far and this ref will penalise him if he does. I thought he would be a fair bet to get his 1000th ton in this comp but he has said before on Eurosport he would do it for them when they wanted, he looks like he is deliberately not trying for tons now and hates Hearn so could be a bit more interesting today, Robbo isn't interested in his antics at all.
And indeed he managed it...in the final frame. Good shout in the end. Drifted to 8/1 after the first game as well.

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Post by Bomber » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:01 pm

Ronnie is going to Thailand after the Worlds to play a couple of exhibitions including against this 19yo girl



Probably the equivalent of a schoolgirl throwing a couple of 9 darters. The increase in prize money making it possible to earn a good living by just being top 50, let alone top 32, will keep these silly standards getting better faster. I predict more 'top' names disappearing quickly. Mind you it was slow play.

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Post by fling » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:14 pm

ChrisW wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:20 pm
He has obviously not seen a lot of RVB recently if he still thinks he is one of the best to watch.

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Re: Ronnie O'Sulivan wants to form breakaway Snooker tour away from Barry Hearn

Post by Bomber » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:41 pm

He wants to do the same with snooker, organise a tour for old 'legends' who can't hack it on the main tour anymore, milking money from clueless or misty-eyed fans as he is now getting that age and thinks he/they have done enough to earn the right to being paid buckets for just showing up occasionally and having a meaningless knockabout, don't worry about the standard, they are legends, you is lucky to be able to watch them, etc

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Re: Ronnie O'Sulivan wants to form breakaway Snooker tour away from Barry Hearn

Post by Bomber » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:54 pm

World Championship starts on Saturday week and the outside bet for a bit of interest is David Gilbert who is seeded through to the crucible as he is number 16 on the two year list and on this season's money list is number 10 in the world. He made the 147th 147 break earlier this season and likes the longer matches and is in the softer half of the draw. Every now and then in snooker a shock happens and his odds of 125/1 or 160 on the exchange are just wrong when you compare them with other more fashionable names.

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Post by Bomber » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:10 pm

not confident with the gilbert bet as he has had a tough draw but wilson is too big at 250 now he is through the first round, worth a few bob

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Re: Ronnie O'Sulivan wants to form breakaway Snooker tour away from Barry Hearn

Post by Bomber » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:06 pm

of the 16 left 13 are top 16 players and 2 are top 32ers, only the 'amateur' would be a massive shock from now. Gilbert could get by Williams who is getting worked up about being dissed and he could beat Hawkins who should get by Wilson but Robbo looks a cert for the final from the top half. Wilson has a shout in the bottom half which is now open though Trump could find a purple patch and carter could bore them to death and Selby could yet grind his way to it again. Wouldn't put it past bingham either.

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Re: Ronnie O'Sulivan wants to form breakaway Snooker tour away from Barry Hearn

Post by phil davies » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:10 pm

Bomber wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:06 pm
of the 16 left 13 are top 16 players and 2 are top 32ers, only the 'amateur' would be a massive shock from now. Gilbert could get by Williams who is getting worked up about being dissed and he could beat Hawkins who should get by Wilson but Robbo looks a cert for the final from the top half. Wilson has a shout in the bottom half which is now open though Trump could find a purple patch and carter could bore them to death and Selby could yet grind his way to it again. Wouldn't put it past bingham either.
I agree I expect Robbo to make the final from the top half but wouldnt call it a cert. I have put an EW on Williams at 14-1. Have a feeling Ding might get through the bottom half.
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