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Higgins wins Preston Grand Prix

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Message 1 - posted by Jonathan D - Host (U1630997) , Oct 16, 2005

Great performance by the Scotsman including a new ranking event record of four centuries in a row. What did you make of his display against the Rocket?
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Message 2 - posted by hanfromman (U1646987) , Oct 16, 2005

i thought he was amazing - it was like a reverse of the masters final where ronnie won 10-3 and played the best snooker that anyone has seen - higgins did exactly the same to ronnie today, and he thouroughly deserved to win. i'm a ronnie fan so am not too happy, but ronnie hardly did anything wrong - a bad safety shot, a few missed long pots and a bit of bad luck, and suddenly he had lost 9-2. any other match and the way ronnie played would have won him that title, but hats off to higgins he was remarkable.
the last 7 frames were like a one man show, we hardly saw anything of ronnie, and that wasn't even because he had made mistakes, because he wasn't given time too!
i didn't want higgins to win, but if he had to win, then i am glad he did it in style, and hats off to the man.

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Message 3 - posted by Kenzo (U1650852) , Oct 16, 2005

Well, as much as I like the Rocket for his personality and mesmerising skills, I also like John Higgins a lot, because he has the manner, the personality, the humbleness, and the temperament of a really good bloke anyway, so if there was going to have to be a winner or a loser out of this, I didn't mind who. Would have been nicer to see a competitive match, but I really felt sorry for John Higgins being mashed by Ronnie last time out, so Ronnie probably is so mellow about the result anyway, its nice for John Higgins. He's a match tough guy Higgins, so the Rocket would have to be just not quite on fire, and Higgins is so match tough.

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Message 4 - posted by JHISMG (U2206213) , Oct 16, 2005

HE'S BACK

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Message 5 - posted by zzzzz (U1776450) , Oct 16, 2005

Sensational performance by Higgins, but the comment at the end about O'Sullivan being 'the best ever' was taking things a bit too far.

What about how good Hendry was at his best, and all he has achieved? O'Sullivan himself said after losing for the second time to Hendry in a Crucible semi-final (2002) that Hendry was the best ever.

Steve Davis wasn't bad either.

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Message 6 - posted by asifsiddiqui (U2215163) , Oct 16, 2005

fantastic performance only a matter of time before he came back to his best. Snooker from the gods could not be much better than that?. If that doesn't give him confidence for this season what will! what do you think about the event schedule for this season?

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Message 7 - posted by luckylea (U2225218) , Oct 17, 2005

Fantastic! I really enjoyed it. Everything went so well for Higgins. I'm so happy for him and his family.

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Message 8 - posted by steve-davis (U2247132) , Oct 17, 2005

i agree he was amazing, its just a shame we didnt see the rocket in full flow too.

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Message 9 - posted by Mr Brightside (U1662421) , Oct 17, 2005

Gutted,

I missed most of the match and when your fave player plays the game of his life you dont wanna be missing it:(

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Message 10 - posted by MrRottweiler (U2213491) , Oct 17, 2005

Even though I had a bet on Higgins to win at 2-1 on when he went 5-2 ahead I was a nit miffed there wasn't more of a battle in the final session. Ronnie's safety down the table resulting in a double kiss was a bit lacking in judgement and could have turned it around but he showed his professionalism in the last frame by making a contribution. Higgins was like a potting machine. (just like the old days)

It was over in an hour!!!

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Message 11 - posted by cazza (U1888965) , Oct 17, 2005

Well done Higgins!! Awesome result. I think a Ronnie win may have left a bad taste in the mouth for a lot of snooker fans.

Absolutely awesome display - well done!!

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Message 12 - posted by IRONFIST (U1645092) , Oct 17, 2005

Awesome-that's the only way to describe it.Great to see John back to his best,hopefully this will spur Ronnie on aswell.

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Message 13 - posted by TheHendryClan (U2217654) , Oct 17, 2005

Well done John Higgins - shame you had to beat our boy on Saturday but you put on an awesome display yesterday and it was fantastic to watch.

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Message 14 - posted by Mathemagician (U1646774) , Oct 17, 2005

Sensational performance by Higgins, but the comment at the end about O'Sullivan being 'the best ever' was taking things a bit too far.

What about how good Hendry was at his best, and all he has achieved? O'Sullivan himself said after losing for the second time to Hendry in a Crucible semi-final (2002) that Hendry was the best ever.

Steve Davis wasn't bad either.

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It's a matter of opinion. And I think you'll find Higgins isn't exactly alone in his.

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Message 15 - posted by steve4sharapova (U1654520) , Oct 17, 2005

Great performance by the Scotsman including a new ranking event record of four centuries in a row. What did you make of his display against the Rocket?

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Absolutely stunning display by John Higgins!! I have to admit that I thought Ronnie would win the final, but the record-breaking form of "The Wizard of Wishaw" deserves all the plaudits going. 4 consecutive centuries and 494 points without reply against the World No. 1 left me speechless with admiration. Truly a performance that John will remember for the rest of his life!

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Message 16 - posted by zzzzz (U1776450) , Oct 17, 2005

Sensational performance by Higgins, but the comment at the end about O'Sullivan being 'the best ever' was taking things a bit too far.

What about how good Hendry was at his best, and all he has achieved? O'Sullivan himself said after losing for the second time to Hendry in a Crucible semi-final (2002) that Hendry was the best ever.

Steve Davis wasn't bad either.


It's a matter of opinion. And I think you'll find Higgins isn't exactly alone in his.

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Which is exactly what my 'taking things a bit too far' comment was - a matter of opinion. Don't get so jumpy, I knew there would be at least one O'Sullivan fanboy taking issue with that comment...

You think I'll find that 'Higgins isn't exactly alone in his opinion'.

I think you'll find that I don't care.

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Message 17 - posted by singh147 (U1805105) , Oct 17, 2005

Great performance by Higgins. But he's not back to hisvery best yet. Hope he will be soon.

Was still missing the odd easyone throguhout the tournament.

But great stuff in the final.

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Message 18 - posted by murrow28 (U2193821) , Oct 18, 2005

Unfortunately, I missed the final but 4 centuries in an hour is awesome.

I'm a Ronnie fan so don't really like seeing him lose but its good to see John back to his best, lets just hope Mark Williams returns (where is he??).

Hopefully the rankings will sort themselves out and Ronnie, Hendry, Higgins and Williams will all be in the top 4 again. Like it should be!

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Message 19 - posted by The Statman (U1650874) , Oct 18, 2005

Sensational performance by Higgins, but the comment at the end about O'Sullivan being 'the best ever' was taking things a bit too far.

What about how good Hendry was at his best, and all he has achieved? O'Sullivan himself said after losing for the second time to Hendry in a Crucible semi-final (2002) that Hendry was the best ever.

Steve Davis wasn't bad either.


It's a matter of opinion. And I think you'll find Higgins isn't exactly alone in his.


Which is exactly what my 'taking things a bit too far' comment was - a matter of opinion. Don't get so jumpy, I knew there would be at least one O'Sullivan fanboy taking issue with that comment...

You think I'll find that 'Higgins isn't exactly alone in his opinion'.

I think you'll find that I don't care.

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Now, now, children. No need to jump down throats.

At least Ronnie is the CURRENT number one, at the time of Higgins's own performance that he was talking about.

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Message 20 - posted by zzzzz (U1776450) , Oct 18, 2005

Sensational performance by Higgins, but the comment at the end about O'Sullivan being 'the best ever' was taking things a bit too far.

What about how good Hendry was at his best, and all he has achieved? O'Sullivan himself said after losing for the second time to Hendry in a Crucible semi-final (2002) that Hendry was the best ever.

Steve Davis wasn't bad either.






It's a matter of opinion. And I think you'll find Higgins isn't exactly alone in his.


Which is exactly what my 'taking things a bit too far' comment was - a matter of opinion. Don't get so jumpy, I knew there would be at least one O'Sullivan fanboy taking issue with that comment...

You think I'll find that 'Higgins isn't exactly alone in his opinion'.

I think you'll find that I don't care.
Now, now, children. No need to jump down throats.

At least Ronnie is the CURRENT number one, at the time of Higgins's own performance that he was talking about.

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I'm just not to keen on people stating the obvious, e.g. 'well it's a matter of opinion', like I'm supposed to add an 'imo' before I say something...

I stand by my comment. I'm simply not bothered that he says I'll find 'Higgins isn't exactly alone in his opinion'. It's irrelevant to what I'm saying...

At least Ronnie is the CURRENT number one, at the time of Higgins's own performance that he was talking about

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So you mean to say that Higgins was only saying O'Sullivan was the best right now?

Even though he clearly said O'Sullivan was the 'best ever'.

Ok.....

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