Holden Chinaski wrote:
Alyt wrote:Interesting to see that so many people liked Alex Higgins. They say he was the people's champion.
For me he was an awesome player but an incredible selfish men, who spewed his money on drink and gambling, destroying his health. The he died, with no money, letting his family alone.
Jimmy white could have ended the same.
Ronnie was a total drugged douchebag back a few years ago.
Audience seems to like decadent people, not the type of players i would be happy to see my kids fans of.
Alex played a very exciting, flamboyant and attacking type of snooker. So did Jimmy and so does Ronnie. All three of them like to play fast and entertain the crowd. On top of that they are probably the three most naturally talented players the game's ever seen. No wonder they are the most popular players.
I have never seen more entertaining and exciting snooker than Alex, Jimmy and Ronnie playing at their best.
Yeah I agree, those 3 are definately the most crowd pleasing and entertaining players Snooker has ever seen.
On the other hand, some might disagree but anyway, it's always very nice to watch great safety players at their absolute best, namely Steve Davis, John Higgins, Peter Ebdon and Mark Selby just to name a few.
I won't deny, I prefer the attacking side of the game and players like those 3 greats you mentioned, but we also need the safety side to balance things up I think, would be boring if all players went all out attack as it also would be boring if all players were like Dave Harold for instance