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Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins dies aged 61

Post by jonny » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:44 pm

Sad news,used to love watching Higgins in the 1980's.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0724/higginsa.html

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Re: Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins dies aged 61

Post by earthquake » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:55 pm

very sad! Proper live wire & caner.

Great snooker player as well!

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Re: Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins dies aged 61

Post by Ric » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:40 pm

Legend.

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Post by ian saunders » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:12 pm

RIP great player.

Always remember the old snooker, filmed through a haze of Benson & Hedges whilst the players sat on the sidelines sinking pints.

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Re: Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins dies aged 61

Post by iain » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:18 pm

Ian Saunders wrote:RIP great player.

Always remember the old snooker, filmed through a haze of Benson & Hedges whilst the players sat on the sidelines sinking pints.
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Sad news,i liked Higgins as well, always remember in a book i read about a session he had with olivee reed, when olly spiked his drink with aftershave and he downed it in one. nice one olly
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Re: Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins dies aged 61

Post by dj rizzla » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:24 am

"I'll have a lager"



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Re: Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins dies aged 61

Post by gaffer » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:32 am

Proper legend, used to love watching him play when I was a kid. RIP :(

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Re: Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins dies aged 61

Post by DazzF » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:56 am

He was one of the most memorable figures of my childhood.

Thinking about the way he lived his life, 61 may not have been a bad innings....

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Re: Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins dies aged 61

Post by dj rizzla » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:40 am

The amount of free snouts that must have been chucked his way with all the cigarette sponsorship during the 70s 80s and 90s must have played a part in his downfall. He was an amazing cainer as well as an amazing player.

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Re: Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins dies aged 61

Post by DJ_Nik_Gnashers » Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:12 pm

Another admirer here, I loved watching 80's snooker.
Higgins was one of the most entertaining to watch, him n jimmy white legends.

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Re: Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins dies aged 61

Post by dj rizzla » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:29 pm

DJ_Nik_Gnashers wrote:Another admirer here, I loved watching 80's snooker.
Higgins was one of the most entertaining to watch, him n jimmy white legends.
Jimmy White woz on another level !

He done shit with balls that u will never see today !

.....Well unless u visit the Blue Oyster Bar ! :lol:

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Re: Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins dies aged 61

Post by oldskoolforever » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:13 pm

Fantastic player, still have his autobiography "Alex Through the looking glass", a fantastic read (IMO). He had a real hatred of referees, Steve Davis and others. Think he also threatened Dennis Taylor to be shot once. One of the most natural talents you will ever see.

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Re: Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins dies aged 61

Post by aike » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:57 pm

dont make em like that any more, love watching snooker

apart from ronnie there is no one else I'd rush to watch

RIP

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