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    They may have been around in the 80s, but I can't remember seeing any Chinese snooker players back then. Most were from the British Isles, a few from Canada, plus the odd Aussie, South African and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocky61 View Post
    Not recommended to be watched on a monochrome television lol
    "I think I'll pot the dark grey".

    Or more to the point "for those of you watching in black and white, the blue is next to the yellow". IBAOTN 3 in 1981 has such proof methinks. Never appeared in Colemanballs as far as I am aware.

    On a tangent, does anyone remember Steve Davis (or a DJ with the same name as him anyway) doing a stint as a DJ on the radio circa 1989-1990? Commercial radio stations such as Radio Trent used to have it on Saturday evenings for a few weeks.
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    SILVER FOX IS DAVID TAYLOR.

    EDDIE CHARLTON OR STEADY EDDIE




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    I can only remember seeing Fred Davis. Perhaps Joe was a bit before my time. I see he passed away in 1978 so I probably didn't see him.

    Remember aussie Eddie Charlton?

    John Virgo doing impressions of other players.

    One player's nickname was The Silver Fox but I can't quite remember his name.
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    You also had from australia michael campbell and warren king and canadians kirk stevens ,bill werbiniuk.


    Silvino and peter francisco from sth africa and dene o kane from new zealand.
    Silvino was banned fo
    r 5 yrs for match fixing

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    cliff thorburn was known as the grinder because of his slow tight style of play to grind down opponents.

    Tony drago was nickednamed the maltese falcon & also liked to play a tight game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by staffslad View Post
    I can only remember seeing Fred Davis. Perhaps Joe was a bit before my time. I see he passed away in 1978 so I probably didn't see him.

    Remember aussie Eddie Charlton?

    John Virgo doing impressions of other players.

    One player's nickname was The Silver Fox but I can't quite remember his name.
    Fred Davis passed away in the late 1990s.

    It's a pity that Jim Davidson had made John Virgo more of a comedy stooge, even though Virgo was great during the Big Break opening gambits and the Trick Shot Specials, doing impressions of Taylor (enormous sunglasses, rather than the "upside down" variety); Griffiths (weird blond wig, and "slow-motion" parody). I am certain that another player (Taylor or Davis perhaps?) tried to take off Virgo by wearing a false "wire wool" beard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by staffslad View Post
    One player's nickname was The Silver Fox but I can't quite remember his name.
    Wasn't that David Taylor? (not Dennis).
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    The first crossword answer I ever got right, when I was about 8 or 9, was "DOUG/MOUNTJOY".

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    I recall John Spencer being our local hero ( Radcliffe)


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    I always hated it when our "local hero" Anthony Hamilton (who came from Gedling in Nottingham) was referred to as the "Robin Hood of Snooker" - I don't know about anyone else local to where I live, but I have always hated it when the national bigwigs stereotype Nottingham people with annoying "Robin Hood" and "ey up, me duck" references - I find it quite offensive to be honest. It maybe affectionate, but surely giving players local stereotypes, ironic or not, can be below the belt at times.
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    "ey up, me duck" sounds more Northen, like something someone on Coronation Street would say.

    The sporting press liked to give competitors nicknames, Tony Drago was always the Maltese Falcon.
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