mantorok wrote: Cannonball wrote: mantorok wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:Ronnie vs Perry isn't even that exciting a match.
Perry isn't going to win this match. It's going to be one-sided.
Things aren't going to heat up until at least the quarters for Ronnie, and I think Ronnie is right a lot of top players are playing too much and not preparing properly for the WC.
I see a tough match in Perry, unlike a lot of folk. I don't blame the players for going to China, it's going to become the 2nd biggest event on the calendar as the game continues to grow over there. But Ronnie is wise to put in 4-6 weeks of practice for the Worlds.
You can't be serious, given the choice of being the winner of the China Open or the World Championship, hmmmm let me think...
I didn't mention any 'choice' and I did say '2nd biggest event'. I also said Ronnie is wise to put in 4-6 weeks practice, which implies that I believe missing China is the right thing for him. So obviously, I'd choose the Worlds over the China Open. Ronnie is waning by his own admission and he can't keep up with the schedule. I have no doubt that if he was 18, he'd cope no bother and win 7-8 tournaments in a year and attend almost every one. But he's 39 and the bones and joints must feel it after 30 years of playing.
The younger players are suffering because they simply don't have the same talent as a Ronnie or Hendry or Williams or Higgins to fall back on when they feel burnt out. It's up to the players to choose wisely. If you know you've not got much chance at the Worlds, do you go to China, anticipating a good run and prize money (and ranking points off that money), then attend the Worlds, especially if you know folk like Ronnie aren't going?