Here's we I am .... and the older forum members will hopefully back this up.
TOP HALF - nightmare section
The Rocket - potential banana skin against McGill if both get to last 16 - you will be able to tell from his attitude in that game if he is up for it. Always skinny odds, but has got to 5 ranking finals this year (over shorter distance) so if can hold his patience he will be a threat. If he comes through the first two games - wouldnt rule out.
John Higgins - 8/1 - the bookies are TAKING NO CHANCES there - the value on Higgins was before he changed his cue and cue action, I have him at 18/1 before he romped the tournament he only lost 4 frames in, whilst others laughed, I did say about the cue, cue action. If he turns up like that he will skoosh it. However - the draw is soo top heavy, the jury is out, normally get to find out if he is in the groove in practice... will let youse know.
Mark Selby - will get pumped by Higgins in Quarters if Higgins gets through.
Marl Allen / Ding / Maguire - flatter to deceive.
I expect it to be The Rocket V Higgins in the Semi there. Possibly McGill v Higgins as a saver if Ronnie looks disinterested.
BOTTOM HALF - set up for Trump?
Neil Robertson - seems to be coming in to form with the recent romp last weekend solid credentials - however.....
Jack Liwoski has been playing magnificent recently too - in defeat he has played great snooker at various times throughout the sessions, I think he will knock Robbo out if they both come through there opener.
Kyren Wilson - seems to let nerves get the bettr of him this season, undoubted talent, handles the early rounds of the crucible, great progressivce profile here - I am on him at 22/1 each way earlier in the season. This could be his year - expect him to get to the semis at expense of Liwoski.
Yan - if settles like he did at the Master could be a big threat! Just dont see it.
Judd Trump - needs to reign it in a bit, if he has his "match play" game on should probably win his quarter - but skinny odds, is always like to have an "off" couple of sessions, which can kill you at the crucible. Has an easier draw if on song.
I expect it be Wilson V Trump in Semis with Wilson v Yan as saver
All going to plan a final of Higgins v Trump, Higgins V Wilson or Ronnie v Trump forecast
Win bets: Trump , Wilson saver
Good luck to all!