13.12.12

BLACK FARCE AND CUE BALL WIZARDS

Clive Everton, Snooker Scene's editor since its inception in 1971, has updated his book Black farce and Cue Ball Wizards with seven new chapters to take into account Barry Hearn's arrival at the tenure of World Snooker and his own departure from the BBC.

He spoke recently to Sports Tonight about the book:


It can be ordered from the Snooker Scene online shop.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dave, what are the titles for each of the new chapters - do they cover the last days of Rodney (and the 15 tournaments to be run by IMG) and the circumstances of Clive leaving the BBC?

Dave H said...

I don't have a copy yet so can't tell you what the chapters are called but they are about the end of Walker/start of Hearn plus BBC fallout, Higgins scandal, Hendry retiring, O'Sullivan etc

Anonymous said...

ive got the original

when I buy the update do I just pritt stick the pages in?

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

curious - always assumed he was "moved on" by BBC to bring in younger commentators.

Question I don't know the answer to - when players appear at a major event like York, do they get travel, meals & hotel expenses paid by event, irrespective of how well they do in the tournament ???

Graeme said...

Great. Will be getting a copy.
Good on Clive for being so principled and for standing up for what he believes.
I remember all too well the hapless administrations of the past including Sexy Rexy, Rodney Walker and the like.
It's scandalous that his unrivalled knowledge of the game had been ignored by the BBC. Former word champions have their place but not as full time commentators.
If I hear Thorne and his 'top drawer', 'flat back pack', 'in fairness' ad infinitum....I'm going to lose the will to live.
Clive is up there with Jack Karnehm for his genuine passion and love of the game.
Of a White clearance v Higgins in the '85 Coral UK...'Brillant. He's played every shot in the book, and a few which aren't.
Pure class.

Graeme said...

Looking forward to reading about Clive's thoughts on the Wizard's Russian adventure.

Richie Segal said...

Legend, when O'sullivan made the 147 to beat Selby in the UK-'finishing like the virtuoso genius he is'

Anonymous said...

Great interview. Clive has always told it how it really is. Shame a lot of other journalists etc don't follow this method, instead of often looking for a colorful angle that sometimes doesn't even exist.

A massive mistake in my opinion by the BBC not to keep Clive on commentating. It was as if they looked at his age and that was that, instead of appreciating the sheer quality of his work that he's produced for many years and was still producing.

Anonymous said...

When Steve Davis was in play during the 1987 World Final versus Joe Johnson - "What we are seeing here, is formidable technique, formidable discipline and an extreme, extreme coolness of his nerve" (Brilliant!)

Graeme said...

6.14....
Agreed. The BBC are poorer for it, no question.
The decision to install world champions as full time commentators coupled with the producer's quest for ever more innovative camera angles result in poorer coverage.
Lets get back to people who know what they're talking about plus a constant full view of the playing surface.
That's the only worthwhile view. Every aspect of every shot and no persistent, frustrating and unnecessary switching cameras.

tilmitt said...

Hi Dave, do you know if there will be an e-book edition of clive's updated book?

Tim Sandle said...

The first edition was excellent. I'll be buying the second. Clive Everton has, over forty years, done more to discuss, debate and promote snooker than anyone.