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  1. 25 Jul '10 20:21 / 1 edit
    The guy who energised snooker, snuffed out the smoky tradition of working class snobbery surrounding the game and turned the clacking of the green baize balls into an international sport.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-10754097

    " people say i have a drink problem.....but its not so much that, i just don't eat enough "
    Higgins
  2. 26 Jul '10 21:54
    Originally posted by divegeester
    The guy who energised snooker, snuffed out the smoky tradition of working class snobbery surrounding the game and turned the clacking of the green baize balls into an international sport.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-10754097

    " people say i have a drink problem.....but its not so much that, i just don't eat enough "
    Higgins
    Love the quote.
  3. 26 Jul '10 22:50 / 2 edits
    I remember being in a bar down in Killarney for an amateur snooker tournament and Alex walked in and the whole room goes quiet. Some guy was playing a piano so Alex starts playing random keys and its a funny atmosphere. Anyway some wag starts a sing-song with that tune with the line "Living next door to Alex" and everyone starts laughing and the mood lightens. I have never seen anyone with such intensity and electricity and this was only a few years ago. It must have been something to be on the receiving end on a snooker table and all the crowd behind him like at Wembley. RIP Alex.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df9T5p-aHoY&feature=related
  4. 01 Aug '10 15:07
    Originally posted by Diodorus Siculus
    I remember being in a bar down in Killarney for an amateur snooker tournament and Alex walked in and the whole room goes quiet. Some guy was playing a piano so Alex starts playing random keys and its a funny atmosphere. Anyway some wag starts a sing-song with that tune with the line "Living next door to Alex" and everyone starts laughing and the moo ...[text shortened]... ind him like at Wembley. RIP Alex.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df9T5p-aHoY&feature=related
    a few years ago he walked into the snooker club i used to go to a lot and played a few of the clubs best players for money, we're going back about 4 or 5 years here but even then he was kicking everyones ass and these were guys who have made 100+ breaks.

    will have to pop by to see the funeral tomorrow.