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7 hours ago, linwood buddie said:

The days of Higgins , Reardon , White , Davis and Hendry were for me the best and I don't watch it now:(

I've also fallen out of love with snooker.

Maybe an age thing, and just don't seem to find it worth the effort any more.

Still a slight interest because Higgins is Scottish but there's no Scottish players, that I'm aware of, coming through to make my tune in on a regular basis.

C'mon Williams. 

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Just now, linwood buddie said:

The Hurricane and Jimmy White were the ones I enjoyed watching , Davis I watched when I couldn't sleep he was sure to make me tired.

Very unfair.

There's more to snooker, and many sports, than the "glamour shots".

Davis was one of THE best players ever.

His long pots were superb, break building and tactical knowledge were top class.

Sure, not Jimmy White but a winner.

O'Sullivan combines both, got it all, IMO. 

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15 minutes ago, proudtobeabuddy said:

Snooker died as a spectator sport with Alex “Hurricane” Higgins emoji33.png

 

Dearie me, time to burst that time warp bubble mate.

Things change, there's plenty of players since Higgins to prove that they were world class with flair.

Also, as I said, there's much more to snooker than just potting balls.

It's a classic mind games sport as much as being able to thrash a ball into a pocket.

Same as football, superb defending, and goal keeping :rolleyes:, is mainly forgotten, it's a skill and I've seen plenty of good 0-0 games. 

 

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I didn't ever see the likes of the Hurricane, or Davis and White at their best, that was before my time.

One of the things that amazes me is the lifespan at the top end of the game. Granted it doesn't have the physicality of other sports, but there are guys still around now who I remember watching as a child 15-20 years ago. O'Sullivan, Higgins, Williams, Murphy, Fu and Maguire are all currently Top 20 and are all names I remember from my younger days.

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9 hours ago, faraway saint said:

Dearie me, time to burst that time warp bubble mate.

Things change, there's plenty of players since Higgins to prove that they were world class with flair.

Also, as I said, there's much more to snooker than just potting balls.

It's a classic mind games sport as much as being able to thrash a ball into a pocket.

Same as football, superb defending, and goal keeping :rolleyes:, is mainly forgotten, it's a skill and I've seen plenty of good 0-0 games. 

 

He said spectator sport

Higgins made it watchable as you never knew what was going to happen next

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1 minute ago, windae cleaner said:

He said spectator sport

Higgins made it watchable as you never knew what was going to happen next

O'Sullivan, Trump, Selby....................all play with flair.

Hendry certainly was superb to watch.

Sure Higgins was "watchable", but not always in a good way. 

Depends what you want from watching snooker/sport.

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10 hours ago, faraway saint said:

Dearie me, time to burst that time warp bubble mate.

Things change, there's plenty of players since Higgins to prove that they were world class with flair.

Also, as I said, there's much more to snooker than just potting balls.

It's a classic mind games sport as much as being able to thrash a ball into a pocket.

Same as football, superb defending, and goal keeping :rolleyes:, is mainly forgotten, it's a skill and I've seen plenty of good 0-0 games. 

 

Maybe it's because i was just a wean when he was winning i lost interest in snooker after the rise of Stephen Hendry, same with the darts, kinda went the same way.

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4 hours ago, proudtobeabuddy said:

Maybe it's because i was just a wean when he was winning i lost interest in snooker after the rise of Stephen Hendry, same with the darts, kinda went the same way.

People are queuing up for tickets for next years tournament already. :o

Seems it's more popular than I thought. 

First frame to some Welsh bloke. 

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