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Aye they can argue all they like, but snooker is a game of strategy and temprament, O'sullivan is sadly lacking in the latter, and while he has some circus tricks up his sleeve can never be ranked amongst the class players, his trophy cabinet will always be the proof of this.End of argument, come back when he has some more silverwear
Finally:"Would love to know how Ronnie's title record and head to head stands up against John Higgins - does anybody know."Why, yes I do, Cowimars :)http://rocketronnie.net/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=4320
" That FAST 147 is the only record O'Sullivan has. The rest belong to Hendry."Ronnie leads Hendry significantly in h2h (9-4 in finals) and a few other records:http://rocketronnie.net/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=4306
"Hendry was just unplayable in the 90`s - a total machine"This was only because he was not being challenged. If he really was as good as people say, he would not have won 17 of 18 majors before 1997 (aged 28) and then only one after 1996, when the likes of Williams and Ronnie came into their prime. Hendry had no B game to fall back on. You only have to look at who beat him in 1997-2003.
We'll never know if Ronnie would have the temperament to beat Joe Davis over a long long match, or if Joe Davis would have the temperament to deal with Ronnie's game. Who cares anyway, they are both great in their own way and comparisons are irrelevant. Nobody has the class of Steve Davis though, a superb winner and a superb loser, rare in any sport.
@106When Joe Davis beat his brother Fred it was over 73 frames and several days. It's only the TV era that cut down on the number of frames played. O'Sullivan wouldn't have the temperament to last that long
White wrote on Twitter: "Last time I spoke to Ronnie he wasn't going to play. I'd love him too but he has big plans away from snooker." Shows how much he knows
If it was just about the snooker I'm sure I'd love to watch O'Sullivan but I'm put off by the whole soap opera that surrounds him and that he actively seems to encourage. Hearn may like all the publicity he brings but I sure I'm not the only one who turns the telly off when he plays. When a player becomes the story rather than the sport (ala Le Posh Spice) I don't want to know.
I think Ronnie has/had the potential to beat Hendry's record. But he hasn't maximed his opportunities and has had various breakdowns.Isn't temperament a skill you require in snooker? I just wish Hendry hadn't lost against Ebdon in 2002.
I could be wrong as I am no snooker historian but when Joe Davis won, was it one frame or certainly a lot fewer frames than played in more recent times?
Absolutley Jimmy. And in between these titles you'll probably sneak one yourself.Regardless the world championships just got infinatly more interesting with Ronnie's return.Love Jimmy the man and love Ronnie the player
#98. "Rabid Scot". Racist.I don't think O'Sullivan will win 3 more. He's too erratic.
102.NeilyIs Joe Davis the best ever? More than twice as many world titles as Hendry.
I would just like to point out am English - But still believe Hendry to be the greatest player to pick up a Cue and while RoS has true great natural abilty he does not have the consistency to rival what Hendry achieved in the game.
Some of the arguments about Hendry vs O'Sullivan vs Joe Davis are plain daft. It's like comparing George Best and Lionel Messi. Why can't we accept that each was the best of their generation? Every generation has had it's best in my lfietime, from Steve Davis, through to Hendry and O'Sullivan. His regular quit/come back stuff is genuinely irritating, but also seem to be genuine.
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