Sonny wrote:Monique wrote:Wild, Sonny ,
Neither Shaun nor Mark have children yet (*). Their priorities might and will change no doubt if/when they have them. Snooker is not a sport where you retire at 30, with a fortune, and then can focus on whatever is important to you. You have to carry on well beyond that.
Oh with all that stuff about kids Monique. It's got sod all to do with competitive snooker. If you have kids and your level drops it's called life. It's always been like this in sport, then the younger, hungrier generation come through and win all the big ones. If you're really good you'll come back after you've had kids and do it all again like Williams and Higgins, if you've not done it in the first place and go off and have kids then you're not going to do it when you come back. To get the records in any sport you've got to be driven and put your profession ahead of everything in life, to make a living and a name for yourself without the records you have families. Sport moves on, younger generations should dominate with only the best of the previous generation staying in the mix. That's called sport and it goes on everywhere.
I wasn't saying anything different: priorities change. But comparing younger players with no or little commitments with older ones who have them just isn't a fair reflection on the persons. Because older players once were young and hungry, and younger players will lose their edge someday. As you said it's life. That's all my post was about.
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