The snooker thread

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by humblebee » Wed Apr 21, 2010 16:39

If we're on the wrong table we'll just have to hope Carter/Perry finishes early so they lift the screen between the tables!
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Apr 21, 2010 16:39

humblebee wrote:
caramarydaisy wrote:i think i might knit this next:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Patons-Man-s-Snoo ... 563a51691d
Hee. You'd totally get on the telly.
next year green.. and if i knit you and dan matching ones too then thats THRICE the chance ;)
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by Wheatabeat » Thu Apr 22, 2010 16:59

Damian wrote:Table 1 sounds like the good table right? Like court no1 in the tennis. So hopefully you'll get the O'Sullivan match.
I don't think either table has preferences over each other, at least they've not the few times I've been. One was a morning session about ten years ago (The same day Jill Dando was capped, no less) between Stephen Lee and Alan McManus and nodded right off because I'd had no sleep the night before due to shiftwork. Luckily I was half-way up, unlike the poor sod who Graeme Dott was pointing and laughing at the other day.

Oh, and another chinese player got lost backstage on his route 'on-stage' the other day too. Didn't that happen last year to someone else, or possibly even the same guy?
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by caramarydaisy » Fri Apr 23, 2010 16:17

yay i love the bbc website. surreptitious snooker watching whilst at work!

in other stuff whats happened at this years snooker - ronnie gets in trouble for gesturing inappropriately at a ball..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_s ... 632077.stm
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by moopind » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:35

So, what's the arrangement for this snooker evening? Where and when are we to meet? To see http://www.worldsnooker.com/site_files/ ... ooking.pdf, we are definitely seeing the Ali Carter match if we're Game 19, Table 1, for Ron's is Game 24. On reflection, it's unlikely that the match will finish early, as it's not the last session of the match (that being tomorrow at 2.30). That does also mean we won't be sitting in the Crucible still at midnight. It'll be great, snookerkids.
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Post by caramarydaisy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:04

brown bear? 5:30/6?
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Post by moopind » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:28

Suits me. 5.45?!
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Post by caramarydaisy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:41

moopind wrote:Suits me. 5.45?!
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by humblebee » Sun Apr 25, 2010 15:54

Neato! See yers in a bit.

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by humblebee » Tue Apr 27, 2010 09:29

I still can't believe we were 20 feet from Hazel Irvine. All my aches and pains and illnesses seem to have disappeared as well. I think Hazel must be some kind of demigod with miraculous healing powers.

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Post by caramarydaisy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 09:30

humblebee wrote:I still can't believe we were 20 feet from Hazel Irvine. All my aches and pains and illnesses seem to have disappeared as well. I think Hazel must be some kind of demigod with miraculous healing powers.
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by moopind » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:53

She is a witch, Hazel.
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by humblebee » Wed Apr 28, 2010 17:54

Go on Ali!

I like Ali Carter cos he looks like a cute chipmunk.

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by humblebee » Tue May 04, 2010 16:04

Who stayed up for the end last night then?

I did!

It was rubbish.

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by caramarydaisy » Tue May 04, 2010 16:05

humblebee wrote:Who stayed up for the end last night then?

I did!

It was rubbish.
i was awake watching/dozing until about midnight when i fell asleep then woke up when robertson was holding the trophy. im glad he won.
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by humblebee » Tue May 04, 2010 16:12

For so late a finish it was lacking in genuine drama. Still, I'm glad for Robertson. He seems a nice boy. And winning at sport certainly means a lot to those Australians!

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by moopind » Tue May 04, 2010 17:35

I went to bed well in advance of the conclusion, but dreamt snooker all night. In the final dream, I was at Robertson's victory party (bearing in mind I didn't know he'd won in real life) and me and my (Australia-dwelling) friend Jon were using adjoining toilet cubicles and were saying how we wished Dott had pulled off a comeback. When I left the cubicle, there was Neil Robertson and I felt really guilty about being uncharitable to the young first-time winner when he'd have overheard me (his hair was highly lustrous).

Then my boiler packed up, my car had a puncture and my test results hadn't come back to the doctor's when they were supposed to have. Except that was all real life. Got to keep smiling though, innit? Yeah, well done, the Thunder from Down Under.
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Re: The snooker thread

Post by mkgleeds » Tue May 04, 2010 18:02

humblebee wrote:For so late a finish it was lacking in genuine drama. Still, I'm glad for Robertson. He seems a nice boy. And winning at sport certainly means a lot to those Australians!
Bit of a disasterous couple of weeks for snooker really though.

Just been taken over again - attempting a relaunch.
Instead they get one of the duller, low quality finals ever and the World No.1 dragged into a match-fixing scandal.
Not really what Barry Hearn planned i expect.

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by humblebee » Tue May 04, 2010 21:21

mkgleeds wrote:Bit of a disasterous couple of weeks for snooker really though.

Just been taken over again - attempting a relaunch.
Instead they get one of the duller, low quality finals ever and the World No.1 dragged into a match-fixing scandal.
Not really what Barry Hearn planned i expect.
I know that's quite bad and stuff, but they keep saying snooker's in crisis or something every year don't they? And that's something I don't really get. Does it just mean they don't get as much money from the BBC as they used to? Surely they get loads more from China now? I heard something the other day about snooker getting some sort of equivalent format to that 20-over cricket abomination. Why is this vandalism supposed to be necessary?

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Re: The snooker thread

Post by sweepingthenation » Tue May 04, 2010 21:30

Partly perception - less "characters" (because god knows Neal Foulds and Willie Thorne were lives and souls of any party), less viewers (even though it got more than the cup final one year in the 00s), all that - and partly the aftereffects of the cigarette advertising ban and the down slope from snooker's 80s popularity. It's factual to say there's currently fewer top ranking events than ever, which is a big part of what Hearn's plans revolve around. Basically he wants to make it a big television spectacle again, which I'm not sure is going to work without compromise. Even so, it's not a sport with the worldwide foundations and current press image that would easily survive its leading player being banned for years and years.

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