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Ronnie's a fabulous player and a top bloke - revered and respected by all those that play and know the game. We need players with flair and flamboyance. Alex Higgins was loathed by the establishment but now everyone remembers him with affection. Lighten up and watch a master at work - he won't be with us for ever and we will all miss him then!
Good player but constantly lets himself and the game down with his childish behaviour and arrogant comments. Anyone who disagrees, watch this > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7dVkUESj3c
One great idea would be for a televised snooker competition on tables having dimensions of the fifties, this would show how these supposed greats would have fared against the great "Joe Davis" etcIn those days the balls did not rattle the jaws and drop in!I often comment to my wife that that ball would not have gone one of "Ned Turners" pockets (he was the steward of my local YMCA)
Starting to go off this guy. His snooker in recent years has been pretty average (compared to other players), he whines alot even tho he is making incredible amounts of money, and thinks he is bigger than the game. I remember when he refused to make a 147 just because the payout wasnt "high enough" imagine being someone in the audeince who payed to watch him. His heads getting to big.
Does anyone who walks slowly around a green table whilst occasionally prodding a white ball truly count as 'great'?
Mate of mine, who was an avid cue sports fan, went to see the rocket in York. He walked out. Being a great takes class. Obviously, Ronnie's ability shows that but his demeanour and behaviour categorically do not. Look at interview in China in 08, is that class? Punters want good snooker and charisma, not petulance and to involuntarily provide therapy.
" Your value doesn't decrease based on someone's Inability to see Your worth"Good Luck Ronnie your the greatest snooker player ever in our house, we'll be cheering team Rocket all the way. :)
Nothing like a bit of humble pie is there Ronnie? Nothing like a bit of arrogance where you are concerned though - a 147 prize of £70,000 not good enough for you was it? But probably about 3 or 4 times the annual wage of those that watch you.The higher they rise the harder they fall. Remember that. You are not invincible.
If you ask all of the greatest players in history who the greatest players is they all say it's Ronnie. If that's what they say whenever they are interviewed then he must be 'one of the greats' because they are experts who have played the game.
Ronnie O'Sullivan is the greatest player of the dullest, slowest and least active hobby.Why this features on a sports page is beyond me. Less exciting than stamp collecting.The BBC should create a new page for all the dull hobbies pretending to be sports like snooker, bowls, motor sport, etc.
Plenty of all time greats in all sports were not nice people. It's not a personality contest. Why is Ronnie subject to character assassination but Alex and jimmy are immune. Alex was quite an unsavoury character and Jimmy led a selfish and wreckless life off the table but nothing is ever mentioned about those two. At least Ronnie applied himself. Jimmy never did until it was too late.
O'Sullivan will never be a GREAT, this is the guy who ran out live on TV against the Greatest Stephen Hendry. back to his sad little life.
The fact that he's a great Snooker player is beyond question. Whether or not he's a good role model or you'd like to get stuck on a desert island with him, is I suspect, a totally different matter. Best to watch when he's trying to construct a break and leave the room when he's trying to construct a sentence
As one of the great Leeds players of the 70s once said about David Beckham, 'people confuse celebrity with greatness'.
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