Sickpotter wrote:Andy Spark wrote:PoolBoy wrote:I'd argue that if you're ranked at number 6 in the world in any individual sport, then you're entitled to be considered amongst the elite in that event.
I would disagree, ranking is just one stat among many, besides, it tends to be manipulated for political reasons. Allen hasn't won any of the "big three" events in snooker (played 35, won none!), he is not really one of the "elite". He is championship league rather than premier league.
Sorry but if you've made the top 10 you're elite.
No one is suggesting Allen is an all time great of the game but to be suggesting players in the top 16 aren't elite is ludicrous.
I see that point you're making but when you get to the top of the game there elite are seperate from the other players who are world class. I mean Coutinho is a world class footballer but he's not elite like Messi or Ronaldo.
I think what Davis said was a little off the mark by saying a championship player. I agree with the premise of what he said just not the analogy used.
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