Originally Posted by vampyr
This is a great idea
I started the darts thread and was considering starting this one
I love Snooker, I used to play as a youth and its a sport I always follow, Ronnie will always be the greatest in my eyes but he's so flawed
It was your darts thread that inspired it my man. I figured if the lads on here would talk about darts, they would hopefully talk about snooker too.
Did you stop playing as you got older? I played pool a lot when I was in school during the holidays, it was £7 a table from 10-5 and we used to pile in with about 4 of us, playing winners stays on. Some great memories. We were 14ish, in a pub for a few hours a day drinking pitchers of coke thinking we were men. Great days.
I've always played it since, but not very frequent except for the first half of last year. Our local club offers 1-7 or 7-close deals for £20, but with that you can play the next 7 mornings and afternoons for free. It was great. I worked my own hours so used to sneak and play a couple of hours every couple of days with some of the lads, play an early one Saturday morning after watching me godson play football, before leaving for the supporters club and then onto Goodison to watch Everton if we were at home.
I don't really know why we stopped. Definitely something picked up in the new year. Playing Thursday afternoon for the first time since about August.
Ronnie was just so naturally talented wasn't he mate? He was my generations Jimmy White. He had, and still has, his issues and flaws but I think he will easily stand as the most naturally gifted player ever. I would go for Stephen Hendry as my all-time #1 though.