Snooker loopy indeed - brilliant pre-derby action
1am, back in the office after a simply brilliant night of snooker.
It was certainly strange watching something in person – for the first time – that I have watched on television so many times before. But it was a great experience and I cannot wait for tomorrow’s final.
Mark Selby crushed Stephen Hendry. He was unstoppable. In fact, after the final frame (only the fifth of the night), Hendry was gone in a flash. If he did have a room booked at Potters, he may well have dashed straight back to Perthshire anyway, with the speed he left the arena. Not that Hendry did too much wrong; Selby was just too good.
The second semi-final was a completely different affair. Joe Perry kept with Ronnie O’Sullivan every inch of the way, but in the end the world number one did what he always looked like he would do – just enough to get through to the final. But if he wants to make history tomorrow with a fifth successive Premier League title, he’ll have to step up a gear.
Either way, it promises to be an absolutely classic game a snooker.
I also got to talk baize with commentator Phil Yates, who I spoke to for the EDP on Friday. Top bloke and killer hair if you ask me, lovely guy.
But before all that climactic snooker stuff, there's the little matter of the biggest game of the football season so far. Crumbs, it’s almost too much to take in. I'd better get some sleep now so I can enjoy tomorrow’s fun.
3-1 – that’s my prediction. I’m not one for usually putting it out there but I’ve already told three people, so no harm adding it to here as well. I have no doubt it'll be wrong anyway.
Go on lads, make yourselves heroes….
posted on 07 December 2008 01:10 byMichael Bailey - Sportsdesk