World Snooker Championship starts on Saturday. Boom. What we saying?
Maguire’s come through qualifying and will be taking on Ronnie in Round 1. Could be a scorcher but Ronnie will probably come through it easily all told.
Boilerplate chat about Could It Be The Year For The Young Chinese Lads not looking needed, only Xiao Goudong and Lyo Haotian making the cut. I mean Xiao could be the man, but I wouldn’t bet on it. DiS UK Champ favourite Sonny Akani didn’t make it through qualifying.
Surprise package - don’t rule out Graeme Dott. Back at the Crucible and he’s had a firm season. Anyone moaning about him going deep will be banned from this thread.
One to watch - Jack Lisowski. Everyone bangs on about how insanely talented this lad is but he’s never strung a decent run together anywhere and he’s been rattling around for a while now. Could be the year he finally does.
Winner - fuck knows. It’s Ronnie’s if he wants it this year. Not sure he can last the distance in Sheffield any more but if he’s up for it he’ll win it. Pretty open field for the rest of it. Selby’s back in form again so fair chance of number 4 for the Human Leopard. Could it be Ding? Could it?? My annual money tipped down the drain this year’s gone on Mark Williams at 20/1 but stranger things have happened.