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Wanderers Ways. Neil Thompson 1961-2021

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28 minutes ago, Sweep said:

Depends how much he made, and we'll never know. It maybe enough that he's happy enough now not to lift a snooker stock ever again

You don’t play snooker from the age of 8, travel to live in a country 5000 miles away at 18, not even speaking the language, just for money. Nearly all top sports people (especially individual events) are dedicated to being the best and money is secondary. Ronnie OSullivan has earned 13 million but people will only remember him for winning 7 world titles. 

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1 hour ago, Farrelli said:

You don’t play snooker from the age of 8, travel to live in a country 5000 miles away at 18, not even speaking the language, just for money. Nearly all top sports people (especially individual events) are dedicated to being the best and money is secondary. Ronnie OSullivan has earned 13 million but people will only remember him for winning 7 world titles. 

In 20/30 years time they won't remember him at all, as snooker, will probably have ceased to exist, because it's shit

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26 minutes ago, Sweep said:

In 20/30 years time they won't remember him at all, as snooker, will probably have ceased to exist, because it's shit

More countries are involved every year, first world champion from mainland Europe and the sport is growing in popularity. Also, cheats are found out and punished. It will be even more popular in 20 years. 

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2 hours ago, Winchester White said:

How do you cheat at snooker? Or was he doing dodgy shots with big money bets on the outcome?

Can't believe you needed to ask WW, see above replies.

Do you not remember the John Higgins investigation?

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11 hours ago, Casino said:

@Sweepget yourself a stick

15 minutes a day and youll be in the quarters next year

I've played snooker quite recently, there's a table in our village club. I reckon it'd take more than 15 minutes a day, as it is quite tricky. I reckon you'd need to be doing at least 10-12  hours a week for 6 or 7 months to even break the world top 100. It's far more complex than games/hobbies like darts or bowls

It's been mentioned above that this Bingtao who has been banned, could have been World Champion in the next 5 years.....but also that he's been playing since he was about 8. Therefore, he's been playing consistently for knocking on 15 years and still hasn't won the worlds?!?! -  he can't be that fucking good then, I'm not even sure he's made a final has he? No wonder he took to match fixing, as he clearly knows he's not got the natural ability to secure a World crown.

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22 minutes ago, Sweep said:

I've played snooker quite recently, there's a table in our village club. I reckon it'd take more than 15 minutes a day, as it is quite tricky. I reckon you'd need to be doing at least 10-12  hours a week for 6 or 7 months to even break the world top 100. It's far more complex than games/hobbies like darts or bowls

It's been mentioned above that this Bingtao who has been banned, could have been World Champion in the next 5 years.....but also that he's been playing since he was about 8. Therefore, he's been playing consistently for knocking on 15 years and still hasn't won the worlds?!?! -  he can't be that fucking good then, I'm not even sure he's made a final has he? No wonder he took to match fixing, as he clearly knows he's not got the natural ability to secure a World crown.

He won the Masters on his debut appearance in 2021. Pretty sure he's won a couple of other ranking events too. I went to watch him vs Judd Trump in the Players' Championship final in Southport a few years ago. Trump won.

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2 minutes ago, stevieb said:

The fact that previous legends are getting old as fuck. 

Hearing aids are just the noticeable marker that everyone is getting old as fuck. 

Apologies if it irked you you deaf bastard! 🤣 

Yes it irked me. I'm not deaf though, but I was a bit for a while you cunt 🙂

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