Oct 23, 2018 -- 7:21PM, gjohn101 wrote:
I don’t want to overegg the allen thing, i don’t even recall the exact nature of it, he offered a few standard compliments before the telling but...and went on to list a couple of flaws which from memory included concentration lapses which we all know about anyway. Maybe those things are harmless but I just don’t get his motivation for doing it, other than he’s planting the seed for a bbc career later on.Goff’s was my old stomping ground, what a venue! I went most years but sadly could not get a ticket for the famous grudge match. Actually a couple of guys from my old club back then somehow got the seats right next to alexs perch. You can even see him talking to them at various stages of the match even though he didn’t know them from adam! Dennis was the biggest betting certainty of all time that night, he said beforehand he was going to punish alex for the stuff he’d said and I never doubted it for a second. Backing against alex just wasn’t on for me though! I let it pass.
he is best pals with Allen so for once maybe he was trying to help his pal out
Oct 24, 2018 -- 7:10PM, gobelins wrote:
Yes, different times gj - you only see Clive, Phil Yates, and maybe Philip Studd and a few Chinese journalists at The Crucible these days. I think when you got that all areas pass the sponsors were very generous - as it meant more favourable publicity for their brand - lucky you! I remember being at Preston one year, before the TV cameras moved in, standing at the back by Hendry, Ronnie and a few other players and they were doing a mock commentary on W.Thorne's match, and he was struggling badly with his game by then. Every time he missed, everyone burst out laughing. Thorne would glare up trying to work out who it was, which made it even funnier. Great days.
Great story! Can't imagine Ronald Hendry and a few others doing that but I can imagine Willie seething