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    As snooker has its very own phrasemaker, I thought I'd collect the various coinages by Alan McManus. Contributions please

    "He's got the heart of a Kalahari lion!"

    "Smooth seas don't make skilled sailors."

    "As fertile a place as the Crucible garden is, sometimes it takes the brightest flower to bloom."

  • #2
    "It's like locking horns with a Highland stag"

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    • #3
      More spin than a backbench MP.

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      • #4

        I hope BBC does a montage of them
        Up the TSF!

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        • #5
          Pots balls better than your granny makes soup.

          Wowzer! Thats a beezer!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by presprout View Post
            More spin than a backbench MP.
            I missed that one, absolutely brilliant.

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            • #7
              More softly than a Butterfly landing with sore feet.
              No cheap shots...well maybe the odd one if its funny...

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              • #8
                He's the Sid Waddell of snooker.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mcsilks View Post
                  He's the Sid Waddell of snooker.

                  Ever hear Sid Waddell commentating on the American pool? Christ it was terrible.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by narl View Post
                    Ever hear Sid Waddell commentating on the American pool? Christ it was terrible.
                    On a barely related tangent (any excuse to post this), Murray Walker would be a great snooker commentator...

                    https://youtu.be/zl-oAsDCGNA

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                    • #11
                      I don't recall any specific lines from him but he is my favourite.

                      Top 10 greatest players of all time here, up for discussions.

                      https://youtu.be/FYP655z1ryo
                      Looking for perfection is the only way to motivate yourself.

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                      • #12
                        You have to hear this in full-on accent to appreciate it, but he cracks me up when a player misses a pot with his, "No, sir!"
                        "Kryten, isn't it round about this time of year that your head goes back to the lab for retuning?"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Billy View Post
                          You have to hear this in full-on accent to appreciate it, but he cracks me up when a player misses a pot with his, "No, sir!"
                          I like the Scottish ones he comes out with - I didn't think anyone actually said "jings!"

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                          • #14
                            Absolutely legendary is McManus's Commentary.
                            Another thing he says is calling the ref "Ollie" - Olivier Marteel.

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                            • #15
                              My heart leapt like a River Dee salmon. Quote from a previous tournament.

                              PS. The river Dee is in Scotland and is famed for its salmon fishing.

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