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 Sat 21 Apr 2012, 6:23 am
 
 
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 Post Subject: It's all about the balls....

The world championships kicked off a little while ago so I'm all excited and raring to go over the next few weeks. If I ignore any of you for any length of time in the coming days, it's because I'll be glued to a screen or hurling constant abuse at it... one of the other... and quite frankly, if it came to a choice of snooker or you lot, the balls win everytime. I'm not going to lie. It's an addiction, I can't help it.

So this is our very own snooker thread... well mine and irre's as I don't think
there's much more of you who can appreciate this more refined taste in
sport afro

At this moment in time, Mr Hasbeen Higgins is currently playing that wonderful little Chinese player Liang Wenbo, who in my opinion is going to be a massive star of the future. I would like nothing more than for him to take Higgins out in this match today but as it IS Higgins, this is highly unlikely. Bad luck in the draw on Liangs part.


Ok, let the games commence

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 Sat 21 Apr 2012, 6:25 am
 
 
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 Post Subject: Re: It's all about the balls....

"Sport"? Pffftt...

Snooker NERD.

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 Sat 21 Apr 2012, 2:14 pm
 
 
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ab origine wrote:
"Sport"? Pffftt...

Snooker NERD.


Yes it's a sport but I don't like refering to it as such because, well, it's not like all other sports. It's skillful, refined, with standards and a dress code and a nice carpet and stuff.

And yeah, I am a nerdy snooker head

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 Sat 21 Apr 2012, 2:17 pm
 
 
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*speaks to self seeing as irre hasn't even been over to see me* Suspect


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Mr Hasbeen Higgins is currently playing that wonderful little Chinese player Liang Wenbo

And we have a final frame shoot out!

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 Sat 21 Apr 2012, 2:18 pm
 
 
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 Post Subject: Re: It's all about the balls....

And whats wrong with Higgins?

That man livened the game up no end back in the day! Remember 'Pot Black' psketti?
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 Sat 21 Apr 2012, 2:22 pm
 
 
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Snooker loopy nuts are we, we are snooker...loopy! bounce sorry

Liang missed a maximum break, missed a sitter! :

I bought an aerial today especially. 23 quid...and it's rubbish sulk I'll keep trying to get a good reception out of it.
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 Sat 21 Apr 2012, 2:36 pm
 
 
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Higgins just got it...poor Liang.

Tense final frame.
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 Sat 21 Apr 2012, 2:38 pm
 
 
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http://www.sportlemon.tv/

some of these have stopped now or are showing something other than snooker but maybe you can find something


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 Sat 21 Apr 2012, 2:39 pm
 
 
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Yes it was.

Gutted it wasn't Liang

And yeah diamond, I remember... but I love the style of some of these new players. Higgins is old school.

*pissed off*

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 Post Subject: Re: It's all about the balls....

Well, er, sorry to contradict our Top Post Whore *coughs nervously* but it's more of a game than an actual sport.

I used to love it in the days of Alex Higgins and Jimmy White - two terrific talents (although, sadly, neither could hold their nerves when the pressure was on, which is what makes a Champion after all).

Now, meh, I can sort of take it or leave it. S'alright, I s'pose.

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 Sat 21 Apr 2012, 2:53 pm
 
 
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Higgins was twice world champion...poor White though...I was gutted for him 6 times!
The worst was when he was leading Hendry by about 7 frames or something and he bottled it on a sitter
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Higgins was twice world champion...poor White though...I was gutted for him 6 times!
The worst was when he was leading Hendry by about 7 frames or something and he bottled it on a sitter

Yeah, but Higgins left it very late. He missed so many times, so many titles. He should have been a Championship Legend. Mind you, he was and always be a Legend of the game anyway.

Jimmy White used to have me pulling my hair out. His "trick" was often to go to the table and purposely botch a shot - what was that?: bad temper?; quitting? Fabulous player but OMG I could have boxed his ears on a thousand different occasions - or more.

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 Sat 21 Apr 2012, 2:59 pm
 
 
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Never liked Hendry.

The guy is a top player of course...just there's something about his annoying smug persona that makes me cringe
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Yeah The Whirlwind was infuriating cantata!

There was a point when I thought England winning the World Cup, or White winning the World Championship...I thought White. That's how much I wanted him to win. The git let me down
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 Sat 21 Apr 2012, 3:05 pm
 
 
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Hendry is another Davis. I like Davis now though, he seems like a nice guy, good humoured too. Pity he was detestable as a player
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Hendry is another Davis. I like Davis now though, he seems like a nice guy, good humoured too. Pity he was detestable as a player

He was on beta blockers throughout his playing career. No wonder he was emotionless and "controlled". He was a cheat.

Another player I used to think was a very clever player in a very clever game was him *can't think of his name no matter how I try... it'll come to me at 3a.m. when I have no one to tell* who used to look like Dracula. Welsh? Very clever. I don't know if he ever won the World Championship, but he should have.

He was a very good mentor/influence on the erratically brilliant Ronnie O'Sullivan... another mega talented, fiery player I love to watch... but too often with the temperament of Higgins and White.



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Ahhh yeah....he was six times world champ I think....Ray Reardon?!!! spelling?
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Ahhh yeah....he was six times world champ I think....Ray Reardon?!!! spelling?

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That's the chap! Well remembered

6 times? Ooooo, spooky *is holding a crucifix out to the screen as we type*
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Haha

He dominated during the 70's. Before my time, so I didn't get to see his game unfortunately.
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 Sat 21 Apr 2012, 3:23 pm
 
 
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You're right with it being Reardon that looks like Dracula. And agree with Alex Higgins fucking it up... but boy was he great when I was growing up.

He's what started me down this path - brilliant character.

Agree with diamond too about Hendry though he's lightened up alot in the last few years.. but as someone said, he and Davis are very similiar... never did much for me. Appreciated they where good but for me, I need the character to shine through also.

Alex Higgins
Jimmy White
Steven Mcguire
Mark Selby
Liang Wenbo
Judd Trump

and of course

Ronnie O'Sullivan

are all favourites of mine.

I touched, or rather, stroked Ronnie's hand once... *goes off into lalalala land again*


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..y'dirty filthy dirty filthy dirty filthy....affraid
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I bet you fondled O'Sullivan didn't you psketti?

I'd like to throw in a mention of Peter Ebdon. Very solid, consistent if unspectacular. Very dogged and determined. His screaming outbursts were cool too
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cantata wrote:
..y'dirty filthy dirty filthy dirty filthy....affraid


Chance would've been a fine thing and it doesn't count as cheating when it's a celebrity does it bounce

I was pushing my luck at a stroke.. believe me

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You're right with it being Reardon that looks like Dracula. And agree with Alex Higgins fucking it up... but boy was he great when I was growing up.

He's what started me down this path - brilliant character.

Agree with diamond too about Hendry though he's lightened up alot in the last few years.. but as someone said, he and Davis are very similiar... never did much for me. Appreciated they where good but for me, I need the character to shine through also.

Alex Higgins
Jimmy White
Steven Mcguire
Mark Selby
Liang Wenbo
Judd Trump

and of course

Ronnie O'Sullivan

are all favourites of mine.

I touched, or rather, stroked Ronnie's hand once... *goes off into lalalala land again*


Good list, I have to say. I liked a couple of the players who brought a lightheartedness to their game - Summat thorburn, I think, a Canadian who was a really good player but liked a bit of joking with the audience; and Dennis Summat, with the big upside-down glasses who always had a quip or two along the way.

Ahhhhh (apart from the much-fondled-by-psketti O'Sullivan) they dun't make 'em like they used to.

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