tungsten tossers wrote:Do these players think that the lower merit players have to fall at their feet and speed up, slow down, be quiet and not celebrate just to appease them?
I suspect with Taylor it used to be more of a mind games thing where he tried to unsettle opponents with that kind of talk (knowing that most of the audience would side with him), before it just morphed into aging-player frustration towards the end of his career.
Anderson, on the other hand, clearly does think he's entitled to decide his opponents' play style for them. The remarkable part is how easily he loses the plot if it doesn't work. Apropos the Gurney comment Rogg mentioned above - I suspect more players will now, if not outright emulate Price, then at least show a lot less, er, respect for Anderson's strange whims.
(I half-wonder if part of Anderson's issue with the European Tour is that it's all stage games where he'd have to put up with this stuff every week for relatively little money, while even the likes of Price are much more subdued in the leisure centre PC events that Anderson does still attend.)