2017 World Snooker Championship – Preview
By Evan Coughlan April 12, 2017 (4 Comments)
This year’s World Snooker Championship marks the 20th anniversary of Ken Doherty lifting the title when he defeated Stephen Hendry 18 – 12. Following that famous win for ‘Crafty Ken’, snooker has experienced a dramatic dip in terms of the popularity of the sport. Long gone are days of the sport’s flashy players with big personalities like Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins or Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White. In their place are players who show very little, if any, personality and are extremely disciplined individuals. While all that’s great and we are seeing better snooker for it, the game has become almost robotic-like with less and less fans watching the World Championship every […]
Is Ronnie O’Sullivan The Messi of Snooker?
By Andy Leech February 13, 2017 (No)
Last month, when Ronnie O’Sullivan made the bold claim that he can be “the Messi of snooker”, most of the sporting world collectively sniggered and said, “You play snooker mate, pipe down”. But to the astonishment of many, just a short time later, five time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi, declared to the masses that he one day wished to be “The Ronnie O’Sullivan of Football” (this may be an alternative fact). Despite the rather arrogant, and at times, quite strange utterings of O’Sullivan, there can be no doubting his genius. The Englishman’s record speaks for itself, but can his ability and achievements truly be compared with the greatest footballer […]