6.5.07

CAN THE JESTER BE CAUGHT?

Can Mark Selby complete the third unexpected triumph at the Crucible in as many years and upset the odds against John Higgins in the 888.com World Championship final?

I think he can. Selby’s played the best snooker of the tournament and if he was feeling nervous at the end of his semi-final against Shaun Murphy last night, he didn’t show it.

MC Richard Beare has dubbed him the ‘Jester from Leicester’ and his looks to camera and various antics have enlivened this Championship.

But John Higgins is a real class act and, when he’s playing well, he’s as good as anyone who’s ever played at the home of snooker.

The 1998 champion had his own great escape against Stephen Maguire and will be very, very difficult to beat.

It would seem wrong if Higgins were to end his career only having won snooker’s greatest prize on one occasion. He has the chance to rectify that over the next two days but I have a funny feeling the Jester may have the last laugh.

1 comment:

Kandidat Weinberg said...

I am a little split here:
- It would be amazing if Selby won as a massive underdog. He seems to be a really nice guy and has probably won many new fans over the last two weeks. Me included.

- On the other hand, I definately agree that Higgins' talent is worth much more than just one Crucible victory.

Anyway: this has been a fantastic championship. May the best player win.