vodkadiet wrote:Given that records don't seem to matter in this debate, there is a guy who used to play in a snooker club I used to play in. He never actually missed a single ball. He made on average 15 maximum breaks every 25 frames he played. I think his name was Koji Fermanji. He was undoubtedly the best player I ever saw.
Sorry, I forgot to add the prefix 'personally', as against the prefix 'impersonally.
1. Koji Fermanji
2. Sudeth Niallslic (He was another who made maximums blindfolded)
3. Ceth Suvlisrety. He is an 8 year old who last night made 4 maximums in 12 frames in another snooker club I occasionally frequent.
4. Freen Bathrwqaj. He beat a top 16 professional 33-4 in a best of 65 practice match last week, making 19 centuries along the way.
5. Coolsyeth Byhjil. He also has many wins over 16 players in practice. He has never actually lost a match to any current professional, although one of them once took him to a final frame in a best of 25 match once, before Coolsyeth knocked in a 155 break, after obtaining a free ball, in that final frame. The professional in question said about his own performance "That was the best snooker i have ever played yet it was still not good enough to beat Coolsyeth".
These are my current top 5 but this could change soon as every snooker club I visit these days seems to attract matches where top professionals are getting thrashed by bus conductors, bin men, tube drivers, dentists, and traffic wardens. None of these guys want to turn professional as they don't think snooker really matters, and just play for fun.
In short, when records don't count then there is a 'greatest player ever' around every corner and in every other petrol station....
I acknowledge your petition and will now weigh their worth with my superb judgement. Early indications suggest however that Fermanji may not be the greatest of all time.