Snooker: Coral Shoot Out on ITV4

Discussion in 'general sports' started by Throbbing Angel, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Wakey, Wakey, Eggs & Bakey!

    Came home from work to find this on the telly. Apparently it started today. Finishes Sunday night
    Coral Shoot Out - ITV4 Schedule - World Snooker
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    10 minute frames.
    Timed shots with a countdown timer.
    Loads of players I've never heard of. 128 of them!
    Shouty crowd.
    Polo shirts with the player name on the back.

    What fresh madness is this?
     
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  2. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Pretty sure I remember seeing similar about 20years ago. Maybe not with the darts aesthetics, but deffo a shot clock.
     
  3. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Wakey, Wakey, Eggs & Bakey!

    I'm not a fan of this format
     
  4. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Watched one frame.

    I thought it was a terrible idea in theory. But in practice it is far worse than that.

    Also: Clive Everton! I assumed he was dead.
     
  5. blairsh

    blairsh hopeless

    Is a game where shitter players can win :thumbs:
     
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  6. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Wakey, Wakey, Eggs & Bakey!

    This is true - which can't be a bad thing :thumbs:
     
  7. blairsh

    blairsh hopeless

    Tbf, i have watched a couple excellent frames in this format, much like someone recording me and my mate fluking trickshots half cut in the snookerhall :D

    I'm not against it at all, just doesn't captivate me anywhere near as much as a proper game of snooker.
     
  8. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Wakey, Wakey, Eggs & Bakey!

    I think this is it exactly - Mrs A reckons we've watched this before some years back - it obviously didn't make an impression on me as I could have sworn this is the first time I've seen this.
     
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  9. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    This must be a Barry Hearn import. The whole point of snooker is that its subtleties reward patience.

    And Clive Everton would not suit the quick-fire format. His calm, dulcet tones are for proper match-play.
     
  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    slightly different crowd vibe than the masters :D
     
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  11. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    That shot clock sound is really annoying...needs a mellower tone. Its annoying me too much to watch it.
    Yeah not for me
     
  12. blairsh

    blairsh hopeless

    Christ, is anyone wathing Ronnie in the Grand Prix right now? :eek:
     
  13. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Wakey, Wakey, Eggs & Bakey!

    aye - awesome innit
     
  14. blairsh

    blairsh hopeless

    Its fucking bonkers, never seen anything like it
     
  15. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Wakey, Wakey, Eggs & Bakey!

    I'm hoping Maguire wins on the other table - like watching him but he never seems to make it (often)
     
  16. blairsh

    blairsh hopeless

    Maguire played a tournament last season (can't remember which) where he looked bang on form, and hes lookng it now too.

    I would root for anyone against Murphy anyway (except maybe Ebdon, in which case i'd hope for them both to self combust resulting in dual disqaulification) pair of twats.
     
  17. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Wakey, Wakey, Eggs & Bakey!

    :D

    yeah Murphy grinds my gears too
     
  18. blairsh

    blairsh hopeless

    He's a smug, annoyng voiced, craply nicknamed, shit walk on musiced CUNT :thumbs:
     
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  19. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Wakey, Wakey, Eggs & Bakey!

    what's his walk on?
     
  20. blairsh

    blairsh hopeless

    Prates of the fucking caribbean/other action/adventure flums of that ilk music.

    Such a cunt.
     
  21. blairsh

    blairsh hopeless

    This one.

    What a twat.
     
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  22. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Wakey, Wakey, Eggs & Bakey!

  23. blairsh

    blairsh hopeless

    Anyone watching O'Sullivan v Maguire!?! :eek: :cool:
     
  24. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Wakey, Wakey, Eggs & Bakey!

    I wondered if you'd be watching this - good innit - I wish Maguire would stop going for these non existent plants, though
     
  25. blairsh

    blairsh hopeless

    Of course i am :D I watched Ronnie fucking destroy Guodong and a bt of Maguire pissing on "The Magician", so glad this is meeting expectations!

    Fucking great match, put short :)
     
  26. blairsh

    blairsh hopeless

    Tentative!

    Tentatve was the word wanted, somewhere there :thumbs:
     
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  27. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Wakey, Wakey, Eggs & Bakey!

    This is good
     
  28. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Wakey, Wakey, Eggs & Bakey!

    excellent stuff from Maguire there
     
  29. blairsh

    blairsh hopeless

    Maguire is very much looking the stronger of the two, the scoreline is fair.

    Stakes is high :cool:
     
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  30. blairsh

    blairsh hopeless

    Itching to play another dodgy plant there :D
     
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