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Unread 25-05-2021, 10:32 AM
Drexl
 
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Originally Posted by shenwen
Just had a google and turns out Potters was owned by John Virgo
Potters many balls as you can

Admit it: you read it in his voice
 
Unread 25-05-2021, 10:53 AM
goldfinger II
 
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It was also at the Norbreck where the Hurricane told a referee to move because “you’re standing in my line of thought.”
 
Unread 25-05-2021, 11:18 AM
92ToBury
 
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Potters many balls as you can

Admit it: you read it in his voice
Where the cue ball going???

Had VIP tickets to see Willie Thorne in an exhibition match. Lockdown and leukemia are c***s.
 
Unread 25-05-2021, 12:40 PM
shenwen
 
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Worked at Butlins Bognor Regis around 88 and Ray Reardon was some kind of in-house snooker pro there. Think he was half blind by then though.
 
Unread 25-05-2021, 06:47 PM
red in cumbria
 
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Tragic figure towards the end of his life. Used to autograph bookies dockets and sell them for a fiver in pubs in Belfast so he could buy more drink.
He had a nasty side to him, indeed that is understating it if anything - but his end was still truly horrible.
 
Unread 25-05-2021, 07:54 PM
Long tongue phooey
 
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John Spencer came from Radcliffe.

I think him and that film director are the only famous
people we've had.

I think one of the Sillets went to an Olympics (I may have made this up)

Incidentally, I'm also a Radcliffe lad 😊
 
Unread 25-05-2021, 07:59 PM
red in cumbria
 
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Yes, I should have ended that statement with a question mark

I've never even seen Joe Davis tbh. I'm going to have a google now. Good knowledge, pal!
Rather like Duncan Edwards, there isn't as much footage of him as there should be.
 
Unread 26-05-2021, 10:38 AM
92ToBury
 
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Nah that was Joe Davis (no relation)

To drive home just how revolutionary he was, his younger brother Fred was the only person who ever beat him in an official match without some sort of "handicap" against him.
The only two to be both snooker and billiards world champions as well.
 
Unread 26-05-2021, 07:15 PM
red in cumbria
 
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The only two to be both snooker and billiards world champions as well.
Hardly anybody even plays both games seriously these days.
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