wildJONESEYE wrote:who only a year ago would have seen this coming.
snooker the so called dying sport in the middle of a power struggle lol
it just shows perception is everything just by becoming involved in the sport again Barry Hearn has woken up a sleeping giant and possibly shown other people snooker is worth investing in.
Total agree Wild Hearn has brought a lot of excitement to this game. Its great to over hear people in the pubs talk about snooker and how Hearn wants to take it to the level of Darts. These people who are more snooker admirers than fans so its great to hear people talking about snooker who normally wouldn’t, hopefully the next few seasons will see more fans. Hearn may have a lot of people who disagree with his business manner and his view on taking snooker to a higher level but I don’t think there is anyone out there who could disagree that he has brought the buzz back to snooker.
Depends what you mean by the buzz.... Personally, I've not heard anybody in the pubs discussing Barry Hearn, or snooker. But that may just be me not overhearing it, I've not gone looking. I have had a lot more people come up to me and ask me about snooker, but unfortunately that is because of John Higgins, not Hearn.
I have, however, seen people on internet forums almost come themselves at what Barry is offering. Which is odd, because the only new tournament I care about is the one in Germany, and to be fair I'd prefer that was longer. The Sky Shoot out thing will be about as interesting as watching your gran having a dump, and I am thoroughly baffled by any snooker fans who say they are more excited now about the World Open then the Grand Prix.
But, you're right. He has at least got us talking about what's going to happen next...