I'm a big fan of player's continuing playing as long as they love the game, and can stay on the main tour. But at the same time, it's sad to see somebody like Jimmy White still contend they could win a world title years after that was clearly impossible, and it can also pain me to watch him put in so much practice, just to get himself in a position to be knocked out in the first round of tournaments.
Do you believe now is time for Steve Davis to retire? He's done all he can do, and is as deserving of a knighthood as any other sportsmen. He had a decent run in the Worlds last year, and has struggled this year. So maybe it's a good time to face the inevitable and say; "I had a good career" before you're floundering too much. Is know a good time to cash in on his popularity in the game, and appear for Snooker Legends and the Seniors Worlds? Pressure free games, still gets to play and earns a few quid on the side.
Or are we being too harsh? Does Steve still have something to offer the pro game outside of exhibitions and commentary? Obviously not going to add to his tally of rankers, but can he still appear at arenas? Or do people just think he'll enjoy it to much, he'll continue to play?
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