Murphy did an exhibition at our local club a couple of years ago. He actually seemed quite humble in general, apart from the start of the night when he stood out of sight round the corner then emerged when he was introduced over the PA, trying to create some sort of grand entrance. We’d all seen him arrive earlier on so it just seemed a bit forced. “I’m here!”
I’d bet there are some much bigger bell ends on tour though. As smug as he is I suppose he’s harmless.
He’s got a chance tomorrow. But he needs to ditch the “playing Ronnie is the ultimate test” patter. That’s a good way to lose before you’ve got to the table. He’s playing some good stuff at the minute so as long as he just plays the table and forgets about being the nice guy playing the GOAT he’s got every chance.
Ronnie, as predicted, stepped up to a canter today. Nothing like his absolute best but he’s one of the best ever at jumping on an opponent’s weaknesses. Robertson was vulnerable as soon as he knackered his tip and Ronnie made sure he kept him on the floor. Really unfortunate but as others have mentioned - why not carry a spare tip or two. He’ll be gutted, but he’s getting closer to his proper aggressive game, so overall he should be in a decent place. Keep your eye on him this season.
Looking forward to waking up to the final tomorrow!