Hello friends and welcome.
I was hooked on this sport for an early age, I even love Playing, not very good LOL but enjoyable.
I used to play with my big brother back in Edinburgh in a Snooker club, good times.
I want to talk about the temperament in the game and the constant cheating that goes on in today’s game when I refer to cheating I refer to players having bets on each other.
Two snooker players have been fined and banned for illegally betting, but they were only banned for a few months personally I would have banned them for life because this is unacceptable.
Watching these Years’ competition I am worried that match-fixing may be going on, this spoils the game and makes it unwatchable as far as I am concerned.
Some results so far have been bewildering, and it almost looks as if they are losing deliberately, I would like to think not, but it’s on my mind when I watch my beloved game.
The other thing bothering me at the moment is the temperament of the Players.
In the days of Higgins, Virgo etc the players seemed to be focused on the game and not the audience who by the way pay their wages, no viewers no payout its as simple as that, and yet some players forget that when complaining about some poor sod dozing in the audience with boredom, or an elderly lady rustling a crisp packet, wow they are easily annoyed.
I think they are overpaid and think themselves something special when all is told they are just sportsman who has had the luck to have a talent for knocking a ball on the green baize.
I will continue to watch the championship but I’m wary now of inconsistencies and big heads.