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.... of course, Jimmy was right up there among the big boys. When he was on song he was as good as anyone and better than most. I believe there are some clips of Jimmy in the 1982 final against Higgins.
..... there are some sorry looking clips in that library section I posted above. Higgins was a mere shadow of his former self, and if he had not abused his body and smoked as much when he was younger, then he could still be alive today. Same era as Jimmy, and he does a decent job as snooker commentator.
.... Strange, I just found out that Alex Higgins holds the highest break of 135 to win the World Champioship in 1982 against Ray Reardon. Never knew that so obviously slipped up somewhere along the line,
.... just found a clip of this, and I think it says it all.....
What made this man so good was his flair and showmanship. He always wanted to entertain. That is evident when he could easily have potted a final ball, but preferred to turn it into a trick shot, something he often did. I have my doubts that anything he did, was a fluke.
In my opinion Alex Higgins is the only reason snooker survived I must admit when I first heard and watched him I used to think he was a bit of a waster but over the last year watching matches and learning about his life I have to say he’s definitely one of the most flamboyant players ever to live and when he was asked what would he do without snooker his reply was priceless “what would snooker do without me”
..... hello MMorgan .... I see you only just joined today, welcome to the thread, at least it makes a real change for someone on here to get mixed up in snooker. I note that you liked some of my heroes and none better than Alex Higgins in his day and at the top of his game. Really exciting days they were back then. Jimmy White could make a good account of himself also in those days and Alex and him had some real old ding dongs! Of course in more modern times we have Ronnie, an absolute genius in a different kind of way, and who else plays equally well with both hands. Any clips you want to add, just come back, the thread will still be here.
Snooker’s Championship League will return with an exciting new format from June 1st to 11th live on ITV, bringing world-class sport back to living rooms nationwide. Announcement from Matchroom Multi Sport
Featuring 64-players in round-robin groups, the new-look Championship League will take place behind closed doors at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes with strict rules on social distancing, COVID testing and hygiene in place, in line with government guidelines. Marshall Arena has been selected as the venue as it has an on-site accommodation meaning no players, officials or staff will need to leave the venue once they have entered. All 128 World Snooker Tour card holders will be invited to participate, with the top 64 who enter receiving a place in the tournament. Top players including Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Mark Allen and Kyren Wilson have already confirmed they will enter the event.
..... the return of snooker is very much needed for it's followers. Looks like the return on June 1st is going to be quite a large affair as most of the big names are already in there and signed up. Looks like it is entirely a new format with players lined up to play in round robin groups. Should be interesting and good to see the Green baize game returning.