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  • #46
    i emailed them and asked about my bet , its with William hill so lets see what happens eh
    Snooker Loopy

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    • #47
      Originally posted by belfast141 View Post
      i emailed them and asked about my bet , its with William hill so lets see what happens eh
      I might try that in the grand national, my jockey refused to jump the last fence

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      • #48
        Well as stated on the WPBSA website a player has to play to the best of their ability..... todays antics from Ronnie is a clear breach of that surely? dont start us Belfast ones in a argument over betting....... we will go Higgy on yas lol lol

        ;-)
        Snooker Loopy

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        • #49
          Ronnie is upset with Matt balme
          Highest Match Break 39 (November 10th 2015)

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          • #50
            Originally posted by inevermissblue View Post
            The guy is remarkable for sure. I salute his actions totally. He is the one to decide what he does no one else, let alone the 'paying' spectators. He's got the game by the dogs danglies!!!
            I think that his refusal of the Max is right up there in terms of ability and entertainment. He is the boss! Like him or loathe him he is box office for anything he does. Oh and by the way...In case anyone missed it...He won!
            He doesn't have a living without those paying spectators you think he should just ignore.
            This is how you play darts ,MVG two nines in the same match!
            https://youtu.be/yqTGtwOpHu8

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            • #51
              Originally posted by armstm View Post
              Ronnie is upset with Matt balme

              If he had hit the maxi he would only be 115k down.
              After 15 reds and 15 blacks i did this http://youtu.be/DupuczMS2o4

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              • #52
                It's a very poor show for Ronnie to do this and it makes him look slightly foolish. I would always stand up for a player I think is making a valid statement but this is grossly offensive to the game and also the Welsh Open. There are plenty of snooker players (and minimum wage workers) who would love a 10k payday and he has to accept they are more common these days so it's not financially possible to offer such large sums. If he's so good he can choose not to make one how is that helping the argument that the reward for a maximum should be higher? If anything he's reinforcing the fact that they are almost guranteed these days so the reward has to be reduced. I'm sure it's not just about what the sport can afford to pay but also a reflection of how common they are now compared to 20 years ago.

                Like I've said before I like Ronnie and think he's an amazing force in the game and a complex character but sometimes when he hits the headlines like this I just wish he would stop being so selfish and think about his actions. It's all about him because he knows he is the most capable of knocking the maximums so it's not in the least bit genuine either which makes it worse. I'm sure there are other aspects he could be highlighting that would help the players out. Costs for travel and accomodation for example. He should be called in for a meeting with the bosses about this but I doubt he will be. If it was Mark Allen though....

                There is also the big question about how the bookmakers are going to view this because regardless of his move costing them a tonne of money or saving them from forking it out they will be concerned he played like this and it asks the question about motives and casts doubt of his future matches.

                A sad day for Snooker and Ronnie and maybe what the game needs the most is for the day to arrive when he announces he's realised he can win more at 9ball and retires from Snooker to move to the US.
                Last edited by MrRottweiler; 15th February 2016, 09:17 PM.
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                • #53
                  Originally posted by belfast141 View Post
                  Well as stated on the WPBSA website a player has to play to the best of their ability..... todays antics from Ronnie is a clear breach of that surely?
                  Not even nearly a breach. He finished on the wrong side of the last red, meaning the last black would have been far less of a certainty than the easy pink to middle.
                  "Kryten, isn't it round about this time of year that your head goes back to the lab for retuning?"

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                  • #54
                    To scottley - like your clearance on the colours; left handed blue!!!!
                    Highest Match Break 39 (November 10th 2015)

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by MrRottweiler View Post
                      It's a very poor show...

                      A sad day for Snooker and Ronnie and maybe what the game needs the most is for the day to arrive when he announces he's realised he can win more at 9ball and retires from Snooker to move to the US.
                      Couldn't have said it better myself.

                      And I'm counting the days myself, waiting to hear the 'great man' announce his definitive retirement. (maybe he can follow Hendry to China...big bucks out there for sure!)

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                      • #56
                        Surely him refusing to pot the black (after Jan persuaded him to in the end) a few years back was more of a breach then what happened today.
                        "Am too good not to win this tournament" - Stephen Hendry

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by armstm View Post
                          To scottley - like your clearance on the colours; left handed blue!!!!
                          Cheers.
                          After 15 reds and 15 blacks i did this http://youtu.be/DupuczMS2o4

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                          • #58
                            Breach?? HE CLEARED THE TABLE!! Jesus, some people really need to get a grip... 10k this, 10k that.... so what? The crowd were entertained, they got what they paid for, he received generous applause at the end of the match. He made his point, the loudest way he could. Hopefully things will change for the better.

                            Oh, and to the erm "fans of snooker" who are wishing him to retire.... careful, maybe you'll be regretting that wish by the time the world champs is being played at a Butlins resort on Sky channel 567363328....

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Billy View Post
                              Not even nearly a breach. He finished on the wrong side of the last red, meaning the last black would have been far less of a certainty than the easy pink to middle.
                              He had a daft grin on his face for a lot of the break, he knew exactly what he was doing by landing short on the black.

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                              • #60
                                I really do fear for the future of snooker when Ronnie finally decides to retire.

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