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Suggs And Snooker… It Must Be Love!

The Madness frontman reveals his lifelong interest in snooker, and a fascination with war history, which has shaped his current television role. Suggs knows Jimmy White. Of course he does. Both grew up in the 1970s, both would frequent the snooker clubs of London Town throughout their teenage years (when they should both have been… Read More

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Richard Osman Q&A

Presenter of BBC quiz show Pointless and massive snooker fan Richard Osman tells us about his enthusiasm for the sport, and the time he showed Steve Davis how it’s done…. When did your passion for snooker originate? I have always loved it. I was born in 1970 which I suppose was the perfect time as… Read More

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King Of The Oche Loves Snooker

When a young Gary Anderson announced to his mates that his favourite snooker player was Jimmy White, he got a few funny looks. Through the late 1980s and 1990s, most Scots were right behind Stephen Hendry as he dominated the sport, winning seven world titles. Anderson himself was born in the Lothian region of East… Read More

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From Augusta To The Crucible

The past six weeks have been a marvellous time in the life of Sheffield golfer Danny Willett. In April, he played in the Masters at arguably the world’s greatest golf course – Augusta – for the first time and finished a very respectable 38th. And in May, Willett made his debut in the WGC Matchplay… Read More

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The Reverend’s Snooker Sermon

Some rock stars have private jets. Others have gold-plated cars. But for Jon McClure, lead singer of Sheffield band Reverend and the Makers, there is only one luxury item he has ever wanted. “I’ve always wanted to have a snooker table in my house,” said McClure. “That’s the barometer that I measure success by and… Read More

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Weir The Wonderful

David Weir, one of Britain’s great athletes, revealed himself as a snooker fan when he came to the final of the Masters in January. The skill and finesse required by snooker’s top stars – in a hushed atmosphere – are a world away from the strength, speed and sheer determination that make wheelchair racer Weir… Read More

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Carlton Palmer’s Snooker Passion

Former England footballer Carlton Palmer revealed he is a huge snooker fan during a trip to last week’s Shanghai Masters. The midfielder, who won 18 caps for his country as well as playing for teams including Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds, enjoyed the match between Ronnie O’Sullivan and Alan McManus at the Grand Stage in Shanghai…. Read More

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Songwriter Griffin Loves Snooker

Alistair Griffin has written songs for major sporting events including the Tour de France, Wimbledon and Formula One. And snooker might be next… The Yorkshireman, from a village near Whitby, first came to prominence on Fame Academy. His song ‘Just Drive’ was chosen by both the BBC and Sky to go with their Formula One… Read More

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Secret Of Their Success?

Germany are football’s kings after beating Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday, but many of their players are also keen snooker fans. At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa they even had a snooker table at their training camp, as coach Joachim Low believed it would help them relax as they prepared… Read More

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Porridge Star Making Snooker Film

Tony Osoba, who starred in the classic BBC sitcom Porridge, is set to play the lead role in a film drama about snooker called Extended Rest, telling the story of a retired professional player, who tries to make a comeback in his sixties. Pic: Filmmaker Oliver Crocker with Neal Foulds Osoba, who played Jock McLaren… Read More

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