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      Alex Higgins RIP

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      jamo174
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      Alex Higgins RIP
      Jul 24, 2010 09:19:01 pm
      what a player he was, his demise was not a good watch.
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      Re: Alex Higgins R.I.P.
      Reply #1: Jul 24, 2010 09:26:59 pm
      Very sad news indeed, what a character he was, R.I.P. man.
      « Last Edit: Jul 24, 2010 10:16:05 pm by gopher »
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      Reply #2: Jul 24, 2010 10:03:07 pm
      A very sad day indeed as snooker has lost one of its famous sons.

      Thoughts and prayers with the family.

      R.I.P The Hurricane.
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      Reply #3: Jul 24, 2010 10:07:04 pm
      Very sad day, I loved watching him play in the 70's/80's.  Thoughts are with his loved ones.

      R.I.P Alex.
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      Reply #4: Jul 24, 2010 11:27:28 pm
      R.I.P. Alex Higgins you will be sorely missed !









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      Reply #5: Jul 25, 2010 12:37:16 am
      Can't believe it, gutted. Thoughts go out to his family. Alex was one of my heroes when i was growing up. I just loved his attitude, a true people's man. And also a very talented sportsman indeed. In a world full of ever increasing political correctness and faggots, Alex was one of the few remaining characters left.

      Rest In Peace Alex Higgins.
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      Reply #6: Jul 25, 2010 08:55:31 am
      Bloody Hell, missed this, was out yesterday, so didn't see any news at all.

      RIP Alex, you will be sorely missed
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      Re: Alex Higgins RIP
      Reply #7: Jul 25, 2010 11:45:34 am
      Very sad news indeed. The loss of a great legend. There's not many like him left unfortunately.

      RIP
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      Reply #8: Jul 25, 2010 12:24:52 pm
      A great loss to snooker, R.I.P. Alex Higgins.
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      Re: Alex Higgins RIP
      Reply #9: Jul 25, 2010 12:34:23 pm
      Sadly another genius passes away, rip, THE HURRICANE.
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      Re: Alex Higgins RIP
      Reply #10: Jul 25, 2010 06:21:00 pm
      RIP Alex.
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      Reply #11: Jul 26, 2010 12:16:00 am
      Saw Alex Higgins play an exhibition match once, god, he was good.

      He made the game look extremely easy, did so with such ease.

      Very sad to see him leave us.

      RIP Alex Higgins.
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      Re: Alex Higgins RIP
      Reply #12: Jul 26, 2010 02:22:25 am
      What a legend. What a shame.

      RIP a true sporting genius.
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      Reply #13: Jul 26, 2010 03:11:40 am
      Was gutted to hear this sad news. :( A fantastic player who will be sorely missed.

      I hope his family is okay.

      RIP Alex.
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      Re: Alex Higgins RIP
      Reply #14: Jul 26, 2010 04:41:04 pm
      RIP Alex! :(
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      Re: Alex Higgins RIP
      Reply #15: Jul 26, 2010 04:41:54 pm
      RIP Alex.

      YNWA.
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      Re: Alex Higgins RIP
      Reply #16: Jul 26, 2010 04:57:28 pm
      I have to say, i am, gutted. He is one of the few people that give Northern Irish people a good word. A real sporting legend and icon. People here in Belfast talk of George Best and while he was a great footballer etc, for me, Higgins is the ultimate Northern Irish sporting icon.

      My sister was telling me a story about her friend who was in Belfast 3 weeks ago and he met Higgins on the street. Basically, her friend asked for a photo. Higgins asked for £20 in return so he could go to the ale house. When my sisters friend asked why he said "what else do i have to live for?". That put a few tears in my eyes.

      R.I.P. Alex, YNWA
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      Reply #17: Jul 26, 2010 05:00:10 pm
      He made snooker watchable, the first (and maybe only) true superstar of snooker. For me this says it all:


      "There will be many obituaries today which will ponder on Higgins' long fall from grace, and this one is no different because you have to tell the whole story of his life. But for a few moments at least, let us ponder the transcendent genius that effectively created the modern snooker world.

      Trying to tell someone what Higgins was like at the table is like attempting to say why Best, or Pele, or Muhammad Ali was so great. Like them we can see the pictures, but you cannot explain the sheer buzz, the electric atmosphere that crackled even in the practice rooms when Higgins strolled forward, chalking his cue and checking the balls, playing out the next 20 shots in his mind with the dexterity of a chess grand master.

      Then he would bend over and zip, zap and zoom – ball after ball would crack into a pocket, or else he would craft a deliciously slow drop to place the white bang in line for the next shot.

      It was mesmeric stuff. You could not take your eyes off him as he compiled break after break, and it was all the product of the greatest natural talent snooker has ever seen."  


      The greatest clearance ever:

      Alex Higgins - 1982 - 69 Clearance (BBC)

      R.I.P. Sandy.
      « Last Edit: Jul 26, 2010 05:06:19 pm by bad boy bubby »
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      Re: Alex Higgins RIP
      Reply #18: Jul 26, 2010 05:02:48 pm
      Snooker authorites should of hepled him sooner.

      All the hanger on's where are they now?
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      Re: Alex Higgins RIP
      Reply #19: Jul 26, 2010 05:04:54 pm
      The thing that always does my head in is why are all these kind of people only remembered when they pass-away ???
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      Re: Alex Higgins RIP
      Reply #20: Jul 26, 2010 11:49:36 pm
      RIP
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      Re: Alex Higgins RIP
      Reply #21: Jul 27, 2010 09:08:10 am
      I have to say, I am, gutted. He is one of the few people that give Northern Irish people a good word. A real sporting legend and icon. People here in Belfast talk of George Best and while he was a great footballer etc, for me, Higgins is the ultimate Northern Irish sporting icon.

      My sister was telling me a story about her friend who was in Belfast 3 weeks ago and he met Higgins on the street. Basically, her friend asked for a photo. Higgins asked for £20 in return so he could go to the ale house. When my sisters friend asked why he said "what else do I have to live for?". That put a few tears in my eyes.

      R.I.P. Alex, YNWA

      Mate in work asked him for an autograph and he done the same!

      What a character he was, and what a snooker player too! Just a shame the way his life turned out! You were a LEGEND Higgy

      RIP

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