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Anybody here play snooker?

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by the dza, 19 Jan 2016.

  1. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Nick Barmby

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    Come on Ronnie
     
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    Parklaner81 Steve Hodge

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    Got tickets for the final session of the final in '08 (I saw that as karma for the Spurs ticket office/membership system royally screwing me out of a Wembley ticket that year). Was such a one-sided win for O'Sullivan, me and my mate spent the afternoon in a hotel in sheffield willing Ali Carter to win enough frames to actually take it to a final session...

    We didn't get much snooker in the end, two frames I think. A total formality. But we got the presentation, a streaker, and some tinkled-up Irish bloke shouting 'come on the rocket' on repeat (was actually quite funny) - not exactly the experience we'd hoped for, but an experience nonetheless!
     
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  3. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Paul Stalteri

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    I use to play about twice a week until I got married, but misus wouldn't stand 2 night training and the snooker, usually played at local social club or over Burtons. I moved home about 8 years ago and went to a snooker and games club and was gobsmacked by the type of people using the place, I felt totally out of my comfort zone surrounded by blokes covered in tattoos who looked like they had never worn a tie or shoes in their lives.
     
  4. MKSpur

    MKSpur Dean Richards

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    I was never any good but loved the game from its tv exposure during the 80s and 90s. I went to the old club I used to play in in my teens and had a similar experience, including someone’s dog having a brick on the floor. I think snooker halls always had a bit of the underworld about them, but if you were there to play you were there to play properly.
    Still one of the few sports I think where someone would call their own foul.
     
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  5. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Nick Barmby

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    There used to be a Burtons snooker club in Gray's
     
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    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Paul Stalteri

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    I think they use to be in all major high streets, I went to Camden and Kentish Town branches.
     
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    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Paul Stalteri

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    Yeah there were always a couple of dodgy looking characters, but it was quiet and most people looked like they wanted to play snooker not score drugs.
     
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    Grays_1890 Nick Barmby

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    They used to have these art deco facias I remember
     
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    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Paul Stalteri

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    Yeah usually on a corner site, those were the days proper shops on the high street, no nail bars, phone shops, betting shops, tattoo parlours or poncey coffee shops, only take away were fish and chip or pie and eel shops.
     
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    SteveAWOL Paul Walsh

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    Get in there!

     
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  11. MKSpur

    MKSpur Dean Richards

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    Great finish, Ronnie had lost the plot and threw away the chance to go 15-15, then missed one shot in 3 frames and won a safety bout in the decider. He thinks he’s playing golf though...
    The other semi had a crazy decider the finished 94-74!!
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    2 brilliant SF's

    Wilson is a good younger player I do think Ronnie if his head is on will hammer him though
     
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    dawaxman Peter Taylor

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    It actually finished 103-83!

    Yesterday's snooker was gripping
     
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  14. Bullet

    Bullet Cecil Poynton

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    A nervous start from both players, missing fairly easy shots. They need to relax and realise their best hope to win, is to relax into it and not get tense.
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    I went to the doctors once and said I feel like a wigwam and a teepee
    He said calm down you're too tents
     
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    Bullet Cecil Poynton

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    They're both missing loads, pretty poor standard so far. Ronnie could easily have gone 6-2 but will be 5-3... or maybe not... some of this is shambolic
     
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    Grays_1890 Nick Barmby

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    That's the final over for me, no chance Wilson overturning this
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Wilson has just thrown away the first of the evening session
     
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    Baleforce Mel Hopkins

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    Good reply from Wilson in the last two frames.
     
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    Bullet Cecil Poynton

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    Ronnie has played so poorly tonight, shocking.
     

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