There have been a couple of strong late contenders for snooker quote of the year at the Coral UK Championship.
Ronnie O’Sullivan, furious at himself for sustaining a bad ankle injury out running days before a major snooker tournament, reminded himself after hobbling round the table to beat Daniel Wells: “I’m a snooker player, not a f*****g runner.”
Then after dumping out BBC pundits Steve Davis and Ken Doherty, Ricky Walden came out with: “I seem to be getting drawn against all the BBC commentators, maybe it will be Hazel Irvine in the next round.”
But surely top of the pile was Matt Selt, hearing after his 6-0 whitewash at the hands of Ronnie O’Sullivan including a 147 maximum break, that he might be contacted by the WPBSA disciplinary bosses for the scruffy state of his bow tie in that match.
Selt joked: “It was a bit scruffy. But the WPBSA represent me – they should be giving me some free counselling after that drubbing from the Rocket on national TV, not fining me over my tie.”