Andy Spark wrote:All this emphasis on just one tournament a year is an unfortunate thing. Snooker would be much, much better served by changing to a four grand slam model like golf or tennis. I saw that rack pack film by the BBC, didn't even mention the 1983 UK's when Higgins came back from 0-7 against Davis. And this in a film about the Higgins/Davis rivalry!
Yes, that was one of the most memorable matches ever. I was 14 at the time and even though it should now be a distant memory, I remember that match more than matches that happened last season.
You will never get that now with today's UK set up. If someone was 7-0 up today the match would be over.
The UK is devalued, and in addition, there just isn't the rivalries like there used to be.
The Rack Pack was quite good, but it seemed to miss something.