The analyst discovered what CJ Wiley discovered years ago. A small off center hit adjusted for before the shot works better than trying and failing to hit a perfect center ball hit. In golf they call it a shaped shot. The difference relates to where the bridge is placed compared to a centre ball ghost ball line. While a centre ball ghost ball line cueing area to the outside of the shot is less likely to miss because of throw dynamics, the inside miss is not forgiving. However, if either the inside or outside off centre hit is accompanied by a shift of the bridge off the ghost ball line and adjusted for before hand it’s possible to expand the ability to hit the pocket.
Snooker is a demanding pocketing game and if the best of the best there, found a trick or two to give him a leg up, maybe we should think about how to bring it into the game of tomorrow, on a pool table.