This is a sport, first and foremost and the goal is to win. Does anyone out there really think players are worried if they look good while winning? Really?
If you answered yes then please name me another sport where the player's primary concern is looking good. Name me a single coach who after a loss said "at least they looked good".
Could you imagine telling a golfer the rule's changed, he's not allowed to lay up, he has to try and hit his 3 wood 295 over water, into the wind, with only a 10x10 island green for a target....because it'll be entertaining.
If we consider implementing a rule that forces a player into a tactically wrong shot that could cost them the match it's wrong.
I've seen some suggest changes to stop the roll up shot so let's examine that for a second......
When the roll up shot was more commonly played (pre 90's) players were far less prone to win a frame in one visit. Now that the shot is much rarer and we've got a standard of play where every player is capable of killing a frame in one visit you want to remove that defensive shot? In the name of spectator amusement?
Safety is part of this game and we just have to accept it in every form. Now and then there will be slow matches and fans just have to deal with it, not try to change it to suit their own selfish view of entertainment.
Snooker is a beautiful game in so many ways, not least of which is the wide variety in playing styles. Changing the rules to favor one style over another can have no other end result but a bunch of carbon copy players all playing the same game.
Where's the entertainment in that?
But hey, I'm biased
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