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Postby KrazeeEyezKilla

The website for the Independent newspaper has loads of old articles from as far back as the early 90's. There's some interesting ones about Snooker.

A look at the qualifiers for the World Championship from September 1992. Features a quote from Ronnie O'Sullivan.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/sno ... 52300.html

I don't know what happened here.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/spo ... 50557.html

Invasion of the teeny-potters - a look at O'Sullivan, Higgins and young players in general.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/sno ... 59410.html

The potential problems facing Snooker in the future if TV loses interest. Features Barry Hearn who mentions the decline of darts. The writer wasn't far wrong as it was written during the World Matchplay, a tournament that would never be held again after ITV dropped their Snooker coverage.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/sno ... 63251.html

Hendry not happy.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/sno ... 95219.html

Neither is Ronnie.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/sno ... 05153.html

The 1994 World Final
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/sno ... 33306.html

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Postby Andre147

Already at the time in 92 they are saying Ronnie would be the next Hendry... put lots of pressure on him from the off.

Reminds me nowadays when some top players say things similar.

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Postby Cloud Strife

Pink Ball wrote:Dunphy is an incredible writer


I enjoyed his Roy Keane biography.

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Postby KrazeeEyezKilla

I think I read one of those BBC articles on ceefax. I wasn't paying much attention to Snooker at the time so I didn't realise it was such a big deal.

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Postby Pink Ball

Never really bought the Examiner as it was too Cork-centric. It might be the best national nowadays.

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Postby KrazeeEyezKilla

Pink Ball wrote:Never really bought the Examiner as it was too Cork-centric. It might be the best national nowadays.


That article is from the first edition after the name change from Cork Examiner to just the Examiner.

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Postby Pink Ball

KrazeeEyezKilla wrote:
Pink Ball wrote:Never really bought the Examiner as it was too Cork-centric. It might be the best national nowadays.


That article is from the first edition after the name change from Cork Examiner to just the Examiner.

Seriously? Fuckin' hell. Did they just call it 'The Examiner' initially, or was it from Cork Examiner to Irish Examiner?

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Postby KrazeeEyezKilla

Pink Ball wrote:
KrazeeEyezKilla wrote:
Pink Ball wrote:Never really bought the Examiner as it was too Cork-centric. It might be the best national nowadays.


That article is from the first edition after the name change from Cork Examiner to just the Examiner.

Seriously? Fuckin' hell. Did they just call it 'The Examiner' initially, or was it from Cork Examiner to Irish Examiner?


It was the Examiner for four years and then became the Irish Examiner in 2000. I have the Irish Newspaper Archive and was flicking through old covers which is where I found this. I don't think I've ever read a physical copy of the paper but I imagine it probably is better than the others.

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Postby Pink Ball

KrazeeEyezKilla wrote:
Pink Ball wrote:
KrazeeEyezKilla wrote:
Pink Ball wrote:Never really bought the Examiner as it was too Cork-centric. It might be the best national nowadays.


That article is from the first edition after the name change from Cork Examiner to just the Examiner.

Seriously? Fuckin' hell. Did they just call it 'The Examiner' initially, or was it from Cork Examiner to Irish Examiner?


It was the Examiner for four years and then became the Irish Examiner in 2000. I have the Irish Newspaper Archive and was flicking through old covers which is where I found this. I don't think I've ever read a physical copy of the paper but I imagine it probably is better than the others.

You're Cavan, right? Would you get the Examiner up there? Still quite Munster-centric, but it's very good.

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Postby SnookerFan

Pink Ball wrote:
KrazeeEyezKilla wrote:An article about the Irish Masters at Goffs from 1996 in The Examiner newspaper.

https://www.docdroid.net/jRrwNhd/iex-1996-03-29-20.pdf

Remember reading that and wholeheartedly agreeing with him describing Ebdon as a flair player. How things changed.


But was Ebdon's peak above Ronnie's peak?