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вот-вот. и пусть ведёт себя соответственно
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Serene O`Sullivan would be best bet but steady Selby looks the value
Snooker`s mercurial Rocket should retain his UK title but the second favourite offers a safer option Dan Roebuck The Guardian, Friday 12 December 2008 Article history
Ronnie O`Sullivan is never a safe bet, given his variable state of mind. Photograph: Keith Williams/ Action Images
Ronnie O`Sullivan heads into a defence of his UK Championship title having given off some typical mixed messages. The Rocket has described the tournament that starts in Telford tomorrow as "one of the events I target at the start of the season". And yet, in this week`s BBC programme Inside Sport, the 33-year-old declared he has not "got the drive" to dominate the sport as Stephen Hendry once did.
Deciphering O`Sullivan has been the bane of snooker punters` lives since he won the UK title in 1993 at the age of 17. Bookmakers know they will take a steady stream of bets - at any price - on the current world champion, bolstered by the knowledge that he might throw in the towel at any moment as he did in 2006 at this tournament, when he walked out of a quarter-final at 4-1 down.
Should the demons stay away, you might not find a better 11-4 shot (Stan James) throughout the whole of next year. Extrabet offer just 9-4 after taking a £3,000 bet. The longer format - best-of-17-frames until the final which is best-of-19 - tends to favour O`Sullivan, who will be looking for a fifth UK crown.
His success last season was his first ranking event win for three years and he subsequently landed the world championship at the Crucible in May and the Northern Ireland Trophy. Still, surprise defeats to Ricky Walden in the Shanghai Masters and Judd Trump in the Royal London Watches Grand Prix have removed any suggestion of an aura of invincibility.
O`Sullivan is, however, the most likely winner, and he looks to have a decent draw in the first quarter. Sky Bet offers 10-11 that he wins this quarter but there are better outright bets on offer. The world No1 is also the 7-2 (Paddy Power and Sky Bet) market leader to record the highest break of the tournament, as he did last year.
Mark Selby is the 7-1 (Ladbrokes and Sky Bet) second favourite. Denied by O`Sullivan in the semi-final last year after giving the eventual winner his toughest match of the week in losing 9-8, Selby also lost to him in the final of the Premier League last weekend. However, that is no real barometer of form as the 25-seconds-per-shot rule is unique to that.
The fact that Selby, who won last season`s Masters and Welsh Open, rattled in three consecutive century breaks against Hendry in the semi-final bodes well for backers. Selby is 17-10 to win the second quarter with Extrabet, which is fair, but a potentially more profitable punt might be to buy him at 17 on Sporting Index`s outright index which awards 60 points to the tournament winner, 40 to the runner-up, 20 to the losing semi-finalists, 10 to the losing quarter-finalists and five to the second-round losers.
Selby is 4-9 (Sky Bet) to defeat Mark Williams in the first round. Should he win, a meeting with either the out-of-form Ken Doherty or Graeme Dott awaits. Then it is likely to be Ali Carter or Peter Ebdon, against both of whom he will be odds-on to beat. Buyers at 17 will be in profit as long as he makes the semi-final and, should O`Sullivan be knocked out early, Selby will by then be favourite to take the title.
Shaun Murphy is the favourite to win the third quarter at 10-3 (Sportingbet and Victor Chandler), but he is easily dismissed given his awful form and personal problems. Trump, though, looks terrific value at 5-1 (Sky Bet) to win this section.
The teenager`s win over O`Sullivan in Glasgow proves he is coming of age, as does his recent Masters qualifying tournament success. Trump has already proved popular with IG Sport, which has reported a £300 buyer at 14 on its win index.
Stephen Maguire, Ding Junhui and John Higgins, who are third (9-1, general), fourth (12-1, general) and fifth (14-1, general) favourites respectively in the outright market all feature in the competitive bottom quarter of the draw. Also in that section is the recent Bahrain Championship winner, Neil Robertson, who looks a fair bet at 6-5 (Blue Square) to win his first-round match against Michael Holt giving away 2.5 frames on the handicap.
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/минут пять "втыкала" чо за прикол с рекламой свитеров/
прикольненько получилось! спасибо!
а к рождеству надеюсь получить (от тех кто уже много раз и без повода радовал ) веселых и хороших коллажей, коллажиков и коллажищь. :d:d:d
ну и поэтическо-произаическое творчество всегда радует!
мда, прикольнула! не сразу догадалась подписи прочесть!
Скажите, а кто в ес заставке все подписи -"названия" игроков успел заметить и прочесть????
Если можно. выложите, плиз! А то я только у Hendry - Golden Boy и прочла
когда-то читала, что белые свитера вязали для рыбаков. если случался шторм и рыбаки тонули, то по рисунку на свитере можно было опознать, чей именно труп прибило к берегу.
Stephen Hendry: Ronnie O`Sullivan isn`t threat to my world titles haul
Dec 13 2008 By Neil Goulding
STEPHEN HENDRY reckons his record of seven world snooker titles will never be broken by Ronnie O`Sullivan - because the Rocket isn`t fired up enough to win consistently.
O`Sullivan, the current world champion and victor in 2001 and 2004, might look like a natural challenger to the impressive haul but Hendry has doubts.
The Scot said: "Ronnie`s a different animal to Steve Davis and myself. We both love winning titles and whenever we won a tournament we`d get the trophy and then try to win the next one. It became a habit.
"I`m sure Ronnie loves winning titles but it depends on how much he wants to win them. We all know how good a player he is but he`s not quite got that attitude Steve and I had."
Hendry knows his best years are behind him but is convinced he is good for a few more titles in a sport he dominated in the 1990s, just as six-time Crucible winner Davis did before him.
He will be in action in the first round of the Maplin UK Championship in Telford today and is as hungry for success as he was when he won it for the first time in 1989 before going on to triumph on another four occasions.
He said: "I still love playing.
The day I stop enjoying it I`ll stop playing. I want to win more titles and wouldn`t be playing unless I believed that."
Hendry, who faces England`s Stephen Lee in his opener, would love to match Davis` record of six UK crowns.
He said: "It would be great to win the UK again. It`s one of the best events on the calendar and it would be a really good achievement to equal Steve`s record."
Hendry`s last UK title came in 1996 but he has shown signs of a return to form in recent seasons.
In 2006 he reached the UK final, last year he made the World Championship final and reached the Premier League finals in the past two seasons as he pushed to clock up a 37th ranking title.
Fellow Scots Stephen Maguire, 2004 UK winner and last year`s finalist, Graeme Dott, John Higgins and Jamie Burnett will also be in action in Telford.
спасибо, таня, как бы там не было, а стивен умеет быть джентельменом
почитаешь переводчик-не поверишь "Шотландец сказал: "Ronnie`s различное животное ..."
этот анонимный игрок слово в слово повторяет то, о чем мы твердим почти каждый турнир и что многих, так раздражает :d
а в оригинале так и будет звучать, между прочим: ронни - другое животное, чем я и стивен хэндри :d ну вот такой оборот речи
а что удивляться, мы все хорошо знаем, что мужчины - это в какой степени животные :d
и этoт туда же - "роня не выигрывает, потому что не хочет"... видно форумные светлые умы не добрались до хендри и не промыли мозги ему...
ну в русском , наверное, было бы: другое существо, создание-фи, какой английский грубый
зачем тебе анонимный- почитай интервью ганнела http://www.shropshirestar.com/2008/1...rocket-to-win/
в английском это нормально, совсем не грубо, а вот если скажут species, это будет уже да, некрасиво
погоди, дай им время- тут им простору мало, народ у нас на форуме с размахом
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