Monique wrote:Only that Steve Davis is rich. He made a lot of money when the game was peaking. It's easy for him to say things; he isn't facing the young players daily reality.
Snooker will never go the way golf has. It isn't glamourous enough. It will never have the money formula 1 is attracting: there is no market - like the automobile market - where research put in the top sport can be recycled and made profitable.
Snooker will never have the popularity of football: it's not compatible with rowdy boozy banter and dead idiotic celebrations.
Snooker is better than that but it will remain a minority sport.
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1- Davis deserves his wealth more than anyone in snooker, and he doesnt need the money but plays on so the argument that players would retire early if they earned lots of money doesnt cut it
2- Golfs hardly that glamorous, its still seen a stuffy old boys network and not a very female friendly sport. Its only 15 years ago that there was as much money in snooker as golf, then golf exploded, so why then cant snooker aim higher and catch it up again?
3 -formula 1 is on another level
4 - thats a snobby attitude to take, youd effectively rather that snooker stayed small and true to its priniciples than tried to move with the times and expand. A defeatists attitude too, unlike Hearn who aims high and maximises potentials.