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filippoganna 89 posts
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You should never meet your heroes
Selby is a boring fucker but jesus he is hard to pin down
Enjoyed watch that Hendry game just to see the old master playing. He was furious with how shit he played but would be good to see him v Parrott in the next round.
Edited by Youthist at 20:19:12 06-05-2021
Shame he didn't make the century at the end.
Yeah it was. He was looking good for that ten mins and from what he is saying he just can’t quite bring practise form to the matches yet. Would be nice to see him putting some shit together though.
Where has Igor Figueiredo come from on the seniors? Never heard of him and zero interest in seeing him and he will probably win the entire thing. And he is also in his early 40s?
He played great there. Could have held his own on the full tour with that performance.
Such a shame seeing Hendry shot to pieces though. From being probably the best ever in his prime to not being able to even get the cue through properly in a competitive match is very sad.
I do enjoy the seniors, just a couple of things, it should be expanded and have more frames per round. BBC need to get rid of the "laughter track" though. some of the roars during the JW and Tony "Bolton" Knowles were embarrassing, next year should not be an issue of course, assuming fans will be allowed in.
Speaking Of Jimbo, no problem with him and his barnet (his body and all that) but it looks like a hat and why is it so dark! same colour as his bessie, Ron Wood!
Anyone watched Gods Of Snooker on iPlayer? Totally superb and a great nostalgia trip through snookers hey day. Alex Higgins was a true one off lunatic.
Edited by Youthist at 14:56:58 15-05-2021
I watched it, it was great. The 1980's was indeed the best time for snooker. I used to play in a junior league (I was very average, perhaps even under average, it wasn't that serious) in 84-86, so loved everything about Snooker. Always loved Davis and Jimmy, never really into Alex. That semi final clearance against JW was spectacular though.
I still enjoy watching from time to time, but much like a lot of sport now, there are no personalities like in 70/80'. I also still play, going tomorrow actually, first time in forever.
The arrival of Davis changed snooker forever with his approach and professionalism. You simply cannot get bigger sporting drama than that Taylor final. Awesome stuff.
Jono62 26,995 posts
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Higgins (Alex, not that cunt John) had such natural ability. His cue action was unique, wobbling all over the place until the hit and it was usually perfect.
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Youthist wrote:I think there was a distinct point somewhere in the early 90s where it moved from matches being won by a piece of skill, to matches being lost by making a mistake and dropping below the high level that had been established.
The arrival of Davis changed snooker forever with his approach and professionalism.
Much like the darts players of yore who used to play with chunkier barrels of a lower tungsten density and wires on the boards that were like scaffolding poles, it amazes me that guys from the 80's and early 90's could play snooker to the standard they did on those tables. The difference between the older, thicker cloths and the ultra thin stuff they play on these days is like playing a completely different game. Guys like Trump and Murphy wouldn't be able to get anything like the ridiculous spin they can create now.
It's why it's a bit unfair to compare guys from different eras. I'd have loved to have seen Higgins move the white around with the modern equipment though.
JW used to do charity exhibition matches at our local club and he would put in a hell of a shift. Few games against the local players then signings and a chat afterwards. Place was packed out, but he still took time for everyone. Barry from Eastenders turned up with him one night, and no-one asked for an autographed photo even though he'd turned up with a stack of 'em to hand out.
Jimmy signed a cue for me and I got to watch him slaughter the local players from a few feet away.
A few years later my (now) ex went to a wedding .... and Barry from Eastenders was there. She got chatting to him and told him she had no idea who he was. Poor Barry. I bet he still had those same autographed photos in his jacket pocket.
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I would've rather had one from Barry than from Jimmy White, Shaun Williamson seems like a top bloke.
She did say he was a really nice bloke and all that, but she had no idea why people kept asking for his autograph and photo at the wedding !
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I saw him in a pub in Muswell Hill a couple of times, maybe I should have asked for his autograph. I figured he was probably fed up with people asking if he was Barry from East Enders.
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‘Scuse mate, are you “Barry from Eastenders” off of Extras?’
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