Anyone been watching this? Iím down in Sheffield at the moment, was at last night semi and at tonights semi. Hoping to see Higgins get into gear on the way to tile number 5.
If Hazel Irvine does her introduction to the evening session where she normally does it I should be in the two seats directly behind her in my 15 minutes of fame. Will see if I can smuggle my Hibs.net flag in with me.
The highest break of the tournament from Higgins, a great reply from Gilbert and then probably the scrappiest frame of the entire match.
The first session tonight was tough to watch, Higgins looked like heíd never played snooker before. Second session was far more enjoyable and a 143 thrown in for good measure. That last frame was key, 14-10 and think it was done. To be only 2 frames ahead when Higgins is starting to go through the gears after playing some of the worst snooker of his career. Think Gilbert has blown his chance and weíll see John doing what he does and get over the line.
I still say Higgins is the best of all time. Davis & Hendry won when the quality of snooker wasnít as high as it is today. Ronnie is the most naturally talented but Higgins has the best all round game and the most bottle ever. If you had to choose someone to win a frame to save your life Higgins is the only choice.
I only want to say the Scottish Cup is in the bag...
Devastating form from Judd Trump tonight as he takes an overnight lead of 12-5 into tomorrow.
After the first session, Trump and Higgins were level at 4-4 and when Higgins went 5-4 up, after the first frame of the evening session, it looked like he might be taking the initiative but then Trump turned on the style to win 8 frames in a row and now needs just 6 more frames out of tomorrow's 18 frames to win his first World title.