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Thread: Shaun Murphy

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    Shaun Murphy

    I'm not a big snooker fan but isn't this the sourest of sour grapes? He lost to an amateur:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/59392405

    An angry Murphy vented his fury afterwards by telling BBC Radio 5 Live: "I feel extremely hard done by that I have lost to someone who shouldn't even be in the building.

    "I don't know why we as a sport allow amateurs to compete in professional tournaments. This is our livelihood. This is our living. We are self-employed individuals and not contracted sportsmen. We don't play for a team.

    "The other 127 runners and riders in the tournament, it is their livelihood too. It is wrong, in my opinion, to walk into somebody who is not playing with the same pressures and concerns I am.

    "He played like a man who does not have a care in the world, because he does not have a care in the world. It is not fair, it is not right.

    "I am not picking on him as a young man, he deserved his victory. Amateurs should not be allowed in professional tournaments, the end.

    "This is our livelihood. This is how I put food on the table. This is how I earn money. Since turning professional at 15, I have earned the right to call myself a professional snooker player. He hasn't done that. He shouldn't be on the table."


    Having read his "food on the table" bit I googled his career earnings: £4m

    Behave yourself Shaun.

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    Re: Shaun Murphy

    Would it be the same as a wild card in tennis?

    Agree, he's being a bit stupid there. Read it this morning, just wish the kid well and move on to the next one.

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    Re: Shaun Murphy

    He doesnít have a care in the world says man who plays snooker for a living and has made £4 million from it

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    Re: Shaun Murphy

    Quote Originally Posted by dembethewarrior View Post
    Would it be the same as a wild card in tennis?

    Agree, he's being a bit stupid there. Read it this morning, just wish the kid well and move on to the next one.
    Yeah and don't make it sound like he's taking food from your children's mouths when you've made £4m from prize money

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    Re: Shaun Murphy

    Quote Originally Posted by delmbox View Post
    Yeah and don't make it sound like he's taking food from your children's mouths when you've made £4m from prize money
    Yeah all a bit pathetic isn't it

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    Re: Shaun Murphy

    Quote Originally Posted by Croesy Blue View Post
    He doesn’t have a care in the world says man who plays snooker for a living and has made £4 million from it
    Yeah, he's not read the room.

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    Re: Shaun Murphy

    Also the fact that the other guy was professional and only isnít now because he dropped out of the rankings. Bad PR why not just keep quiet or say well done.

  9. #9

    Re: Shaun Murphy

    Awkward.

  10. #10

    Re: Shaun Murphy

    Murphy usually talks a lot of sense, but he’s had a bit of a mare there - I bet he’s regretting saying it now.

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    Re: Shaun Murphy

    The lad who beat him should become a professional.

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    Re: Shaun Murphy

    Quote Originally Posted by 198bore View Post
    The lad who beat him should become a professional.
    On the BBC it says he dropped out of the top 128 so I'm guessing he was up to a point.

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    Re: Shaun Murphy

    It will be a useful defence for any league teams losing to semi-professionals is the FA Cup in January.

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    Re: Shaun Murphy

    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    It will be a useful defence for any league teams losing to semi-professionals is the FA Cup in January.
    Your phone is at it again.

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    Re: Shaun Murphy

    He needs to take a look at himself

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    Re: Shaun Murphy

    It's a monumentally counter intuitive position to take. The pro who has been there and done it a hundred times over is wracked with nerves while the amateur, who needs this opportunity to go perfectly for him not to have to go back back to his shitty 9-5, hasn't got a care in the world.

  17. #17

    Re: Shaun Murphy

    Quote Originally Posted by 2b2bdoo View Post
    He needs to take a look at himself
    Watching Justin Fletcher on Cbeebies should help with that.

  18. #18

    Re: Shaun Murphy

    Never liked him. Pleased he lost.

  19. #19

    Re: Shaun Murphy

    Greedy twat

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