Sonny wrote:The ex-players definitely waffle on too much and it's certainly about time Taylor, Thorne and Virgo gave way to a new batch of commentators.
"Where's the cueball going?"
When was the last time you heard that from Virgo and the white actually ended up in the pocket? 1995 I think.
Dennis Taylor wrecks my head, genuine. Comes across as this nice guy but I experienced a not so nice guy back in the 90's when I went to the WPBSA player of the year awards. Admittedly, I bought 3 mates with me, one a pools winner, one a DJ & the other a carpenter who could put together a good J. I knew the WPBSA TD at the time & got 4 tickets, went, & Mr.Taylor went & asked who we were & did we have the necessary credentials to be there. We were busy knocking back the champers at the time so just laughed it off.
Going back to his commentary, he brought Patsy Fagan into the equation Saturday night after JV (Top Bloke who came over & shook our hands after & had the cráic with us at the same gig) brought up Ron Gross Snooker Centre, which was where I practiced. Dennis Taylor said he got £15 for doing exhibitions there & Patsy got a score. No Dennis, your telling a pork pie there as Ron Gross didn't pay anyone for playing there. The reason the Top Pro's went in there was because there was always a top player to practice with, either a Pro or a top amateur, always.
He came out with another last night which escapes my mind at the mo, but when it does pop back into my nut, I'll share it on here.