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    It was such a different sport in those days. The 1939/1940 Daily Mail Gold Cup for instance had just 7 competitors, started on 16 October and finished

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    Yes, it takes a long time to play a tournament where the matches are all round robin and last 6 days, especially when you've only got one table!


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    That's why Joe carried on with the handicap matches to keep that stat?

    Clive Everton wrote an interesting book on the olde days, politics

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    Which Clive book is it?

    I've read 'Black Farce and Cue Ball Wizards: The Inside Story of the Snooker World' and it's absolutely freakin'

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    It's so good to hear Clive's voice on the ITV4 coverage.

    You may not be interested in going back so far into history but I absolutely rec

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    Black Farce... is fantastic. Hard going with all the wrangling stuff but still fascinating reading. I'd love to read more about snooker in the 1950s/

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    Thanks. Just found Joe's book for £11, most others were £40+!

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    You did very well to find that for £11. If itís in good condition itíll normally fetch £45. Let me know what you think.

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    Just finished reading it. An excellent book. Joe comes across as a humble man, which I gathered would be the case, despite his genius. I can see his r

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