mick745 wrote:This old chestnut of comparing eras.
Greats of the past would have adapted their games, Steve Davis, Joe Davis, Ray Reardon etc would be challenging now if they were at their primes.
But they are not. The best player around at the moment is Judd Trump. It is up to the others to stop him, and overtake him.
That's pretty much my take on it. Each generation learns a bit from the one before and develops something new. Conditions improve too. It's a natural progression or evolution.
It's also why I don't think the early pioneers like Joe, Fred, Horace Lindrum, Donaldson, Pulman etc get the credit they should. Particularly Joe and Horace who basically started with a blank canvas (at opposite ends of the world) and worked it all out for themselves.