shankly wrote:Didn't he mean that the two-table set up was rubbish, but no complaints with one table? Something like that anyway. I love the Crucible and watching live snooker there but I can see why players might not be as enamoured of the two table set up. It is pretty cramped. If I had to play a match with the spectators breathing down my neck I doubt I'd enjoy it either.
Anyway, to answer the original question: no. Love Willo, one of my favourites.
Yes I agree with him that the 2 table setup isn't very nice at all players wise. It's perfect for spectators because they can be as close to the action as possible, but for the majority of the players they find it very unconfortable. In the 1 table setup though it's one of the best venues in Snooker.
I do hope it remains there as long as possible.
My strong feeling though is that after 2017 (when the contract finishes) and it will be 40 years since the first edition, after these 40 years I have a strong feeling that will be the last we see of the Crucible hosting the World Champs. So if I ever want to go there I better do it(not this year) but in the next 2 years right?
Like I say, after 2017 I very much doubt it will be at the Crucible again after 40 years. Hope I'm wrong though.