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  • Cue0803
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    Originally posted by two-cues View Post
    Yeah he said he had a couple during the interval with the Wells match.

    Did I hear him correct when he said his stepson, aged 13, had just had a 147 in 5m 04s?
    Don’t know about that but I did hear last night that his stepson is brilliant.

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  • vmax
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    Sat in his chair looking like a chippolata tied together with string and sipping water like an athlete, contradictory yes. He's overweight and red around the gills for a reason and that could well be beer.
    So what, it's his life, his family may disagree though as one never knows what sort of drunk a person becomes, especially the short ones who tend to be nasty.

    Moderation in all things is my mantra, keeps your body from building up a tolerance so you don't need more and more, just indulge yourself now and again but never too much.

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  • vilkrang
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    Originally posted by jonny66 View Post
    I didn't hear Mark Allen say that, do you have a link? I did hear Ronnie and Jimmy saying he should probably have a beer or 2 in the mid-session to keep himself feeling good, but I'm almost entirely certain they were taking the P. Simple bantz. He had a few beers through the week and won the tournament, big deal. Alex would probably have drank the same amount he had all week before the mid session interval, pissed in a plant pot and still won the tournament.
    I didn't say he was already at the same stage as Alex, but no one starts as bad as they end up. Drinking between the interval is a warning sign, hopefully it doesn't progress but it's not normal drinking behaviour.

    Originally posted by Billy View Post
    Typical knee-jerk reaction whenever the consumption of alcohol is mentioned. It's evil and must be destroyed by fire... no, scrap that, fire would be a bad idea.
    Or perhaps a reaction from people who have been affected by alcoholism through family or other?

    It's not evil and millions use it responsibly. There's also a lot of people destroying their own and other's lives with it.

    As I said, it's a warning sign and not necessarily a sign that he is going to go the same way as Alex, and as I also said I hope it doesn't go that way.

    No controversy, just wishing him well. He doesn't exactly look like he looks after himself.
    Last edited by vilkrang; 18th December 2018, 07:46 AM.

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  • Cue crafty
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    Originally posted by CueAntW147 View Post
    That's right, the whole thing made me smile, the banter with Jimmy etc during the coverage and almost like Allen was keeping the old school snooker hall values alive and well in the modern game.

    Big Bill Werbeniuk wouldn't have had much problem with it would he ......lol
    Too true, and given some of the lack lustre performances seen from the young struggling but talented players, can't help but think a couple drinks might relax them enough to help them to perform better, seen so many uptight performances where they look like a rabbit in the headlights We don't want to become like America and think anyone who has a drink in a non social environment must be an Alchy!

    Back in the day it was at least acceptable as a club pastime and surely better than Beta Blockers ( accepted for Mr Foulds who had diabetes so needed a level playing field lol!)

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  • CueAntW147
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    Originally posted by Cue crafty View Post
    Lol, I do love that story he tells. I would love to hear more about Mark Allens spree in Scotland, it sounded like he decided before he went that regardless of snooker he was treating it as a working holiday after a good performance in the UK. He won it so fair play to him I say.

    Maybe Jimmy feels a little bit of that back in the game brings a bit more entertainment value. Let's face it Daniel Wells looked like he needed a stiff drink when it went 5-5! His arm looked stiff as aboard!
    That's right, the whole thing made me smile, the banter with Jimmy etc during the coverage and almost like Allen was keeping the old school snooker hall values alive and well in the modern game.

    Big Bill Werbeniuk wouldn't have had much of a problem with it would he ......lol
    Last edited by CueAntW147; 17th December 2018, 09:22 PM.

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  • Cue crafty
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    Originally posted by CueAntW147 View Post
    Jimmy was talking about his 4 half of lagers in different places and bars during intervals especially at the Crucible, said he would have one half with the reptiles......meaning the press...........lol
    Lol, I do love that story he tells. I would love to hear more about Mark Allens spree in Scotland, it sounded like he decided before he went that regardless of snooker he was treating it as a working holiday after a good performance in the UK. He won it so fair play to him I say.

    Maybe Jimmy feels a little bit of that back in the game brings a bit more entertainment value. Let's face it Daniel Wells looked like he needed a stiff drink when it went 5-5! His arm looked stiff as aboard!

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  • Billy
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    Originally posted by DeanH View Post
    ?what is all the fuss?
    Typical knee-jerk reaction whenever the consumption of alcohol is mentioned. It's evil and must be destroyed by fire... no, scrap that, fire would be a bad idea.

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  • blahblah01
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    That was weird as ROS said only one or two would try it, then named John Higgins

    More Jack, Judd, Luca?

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  • CueAntW147
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    Originally posted by blahblah01 View Post
    Dunno ask Bazza, but it was odd that it was mentioned and my guess is that Allen's hangover kicked in vs Wells, so "needed" alcohol.

    The sad part was that pretty much mocked Alex for it, when I am quite certain that nerves etc were part of it (and the horrible smoking thing with 4 in one hand...)


    He was a genius along with Best and ROS, which is why I will defend ROS as he has survived for pretty much more than them combined. Some of what he says is garbage, obviously, althought there is sense in there somewhere ie his "Tour" thing, but he is not the brightest button.....
    Ronnie looks after himself better for sure, keeps himself fit and always looks & tries new thing's on and off the table, physically and mentally.

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  • Cue crafty
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    Originally posted by blahblah01 View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIzrr7SzkCc Robbo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G0W4N2xA0E but seemingly blocked?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bm5UrrUI9w Nic B impressing me tbh, although CB is far from the same, unlike Jimmy who nailed it. "Demonstration of what you need to play one of the most historic snooker shots. Warning - it is not possible to do on a slow club table with an old cloth - or with worn and dirty snooker balls!" is my point re balls and cloth....

    That shot will never be boring to view. I doubt anything quite like it will ever be attempted again in any important match situation.

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  • CueAntW147
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    Jimmy was talking about his 4 half of lagers in different places and bars during intervals especially at the Crucible, said he would have one half with the reptiles......meaning the press...........lol

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  • blahblah01
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    Dunno ask Bazza, but it was odd that it was mentioned and my guess is that Allen's hangover kicked in vs Wells, so "needed" alcohol.

    The sad part was that pretty much mocked Alex for it, when I am quite certain that nerves etc were part of it (and the horrible smoking thing with 4 in one hand...)


    He was a genius along with Best and ROS, which is why I will defend ROS as he has survived for pretty much more than them combined. Some of what he says is garbage, obviously, althought there is sense in there somewhere ie his "Tour" thing, but he is not the brightest button.....

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  • MrRottweiler
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    Not sure it was very responsible for Ronnie to suggest having a drink is an option to get back in to a match but he and Jimmy both sounded like they were hitting the bar last night. By the end of it Jimmy looked sozzled with his red, glazed eyes. Either that or he was knackered.

    What are the rules on players drinking alcohol during a match? Are they banned from drinking alcohol during play but can have a drink during intervals?

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  • CueAntW147
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    Originally posted by blahblah01 View Post
    Indeed, and NB's "warning" is what Alex managed?

    Nowadays I have thought it more side than screw, which is how ROS got more action on CB.

    It may be on the Eurosport Youtube Channel? It certainly should be as it is almost the definitive "shot" ie it doesn't need any more than "Alex Higinns' Blue". Undoubtedly the best 19(ish), let alone 69 ever seen, imho. Nothing has got close top the buzz watching it live....

    Btw White said a mate had been getting Alex large Vodka's all day, so no need to worry - Jimmy said that worried him more
    Was funny when he said that he knew Alex could play great regardless of drink, i remember when Alex lost to Davis in the Uk Championship i think it was he said he'd done everything right and still got stuffed he'd had all the honey and vitamin pills and not had a vodka for 8 weeks ..the games not straight whats gone wrong...........lol

    The Higgins blue and the 69 is more special by what was at stake one miss and he's out in a World semi, almost like being on the brink made him play better, and never thought about safety even after running out of position so many times, he was clearing up and that was that.

    The fact its still remembered and talked about today say's it all really..........
    Last edited by CueAntW147; 17th December 2018, 08:27 PM.

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  • blahblah01
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    19(ish)? Oh ages

    T'was an exceptional watch as when he got position there was always that "he will miss" thing

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