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Which was Snookers strongest decade?

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Re: Which was Snookers strongest decade?

Postby KrazeeEyezKilla

To answer the question asked I went with the 80's even though I'm too young to remember the decade. It was when Snooker was at the height of it's popularity which would have given the tournaments an extra feel of importance and excitement which makes up for the lower standard of play and basic TV coverage.
Plus the top players were more interesting as much of a cliche as that is.

The best period though was the late 90's/early 00's but the mid to late 00's were grim and it felt like a dying sport. The 90's felt overshadowed by the previous decade even to me as a child at the time and it's too early to judge the 2010's.

Re: Which was Snookers strongest decade?

Postby Andre147

Badsnookerplayer wrote:Seems pretty clear from this poll that Hendry's era was the hardest.

It has been statistically proven.

hendry's era? For me the strongest started between 1997-2005.... Hendry didnt win many titles in this period, just when a certain trio started to dominate the sport.

Re: Which was Snookers strongest decade?

Postby The_Abbott

I'm not sure. I mean the 80's were great but was it competitive enough? With Lean Davis V Smokey Bandit.

90's - I must admit I kind of went off snooker because of Hendry's dominance. It was only around 1997 that I returned to the game but there were some weak players in his day.

Post Hearn - we have seen some journeymen and newcomers winning titles but only because there are about a thousand events in the calendar so you can't really judge based upon that.

Guess I will have to say 2000-09