When the leading light goes out, there will be even less inspiration, more clubs will close, more players will give up, and that includes our young prospects. We hoped Judd would fill the gap and he proclaimed along with a big mouth N. Irishman that snooker didn't need Ronnie, only for both of them to backtrack later on. Snooker is a hard game and it requires at least 12 hours a week for progress to continue. People like Ronnie, Jimmy, Hendry, have inspired players to stay on the baize.
It says something that Legends with Ronnie sells more tickets than a world tour comp without him. Think about that. It's not just the clubs that will suffer, but the table and cue makers, the fitters, and all the suppliers.
We have the wrong question really; it should be 'Are the grinders and their fans (on here) a hindrance to snooker?'.
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