I spent a couple of hours today watching highlights of the 1985 world final.
This wasn't for fun: I'm reviewing a new DVD featuring the entire final frame between Dennis Taylor and Steve Davis.
It's not great stuff: Taylor's highest break is 22, Davis's 25.
By this decider they were each so desperate not to lose that they became engaged in a lengthy safety battle on the reds that seemed to go on forever.
However, once it came down to the colours it was absolutely gripping, even though I obviously knew who was going to win.
Much has been written about the black ball finish but the brown, blue and pink Taylor potted to take the Championship down to the very last ball were all unbelievable pots given the circumstances.