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#1 millwall32

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 08:04 PM

I know that last time there was an Alex Higgins thread it turned into a rant fest.
So this is more general question, which I suspect will get very few answers-Aren't there a ton of sick and dying snooker players Joe O'Boye, the Francisco's, etc .
Suspect this will prove to be a thread to nothing but.......?
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 09:11 PM

Alex Higgins is not in particularly good health, maybe he could be a candidate.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 07:39 AM

Alex Higgins is not in particularly good health, maybe he could be a candidate.

Higgins will outlive us all. He's 'beaten' throat cancer (probably no tumour could live long in that body) and is still smoking away. His booze intake is legendarily still the same as ever. And that's only the legal substances...

He OD'd on headache pills sometime in the 1980s, and somehow his liver managed to process them all and he recovered in days. Someone should get his DNA sequenced so we can see if immortality lies in his genes.

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 04:58 AM

see joe the other day he is fine form dont worry about that!!!!!

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 07:17 AM

see joe the other day he is fine form dont worry about that!!!!!

Joe davis?
Joe Delaney?
Joe Perry?
Joe Su Lum?
Joe Johnson?
Joe Jogia?
Joe Swail?


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Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:16 PM

Should this be merged into the "Snooker NOT Alex Higgins" thread? (Or should I mind my own business? ;) )

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 01:27 PM

Anyone up the current state of Kirk Stevens - golden boy turned coke sniffing has-been - of a couple of decades ago.



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Posted 19 October 2005 - 02:52 PM

see joe the other day he is fine form  dont worry about that!!!!!

Joe davis?
Joe Delaney?
Joe Perry?
Joe Su Lum?
Joe Johnson?
Joe Jogia?
Joe Swail?


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I think he may have been talking about Joe Longthorne.
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 09:12 AM

Anyone up the current state of Kirk Stevens - golden boy turned coke sniffing has-been - of a couple of decades ago.

As far as I can remember he is back in Canada, off cocaine, and doing the snooker exhibition circuit.
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 12:38 AM

Alex Higgins is not in particularly good health, maybe he could be a candidate.

Higgins will outlive us all. He's 'beaten' throat cancer (probably no tumour could live long in that body) and is still smoking away. His booze intake is legendarily still the same as ever. And that's only the legal substances...

He OD'd on headache pills sometime in the 1980s, and somehow his liver managed to process them all and he recovered in days. Someone should get his DNA sequenced so we can see if immortality lies in his genes.



You can bet on that, Hurricane is no loser. He'll be around for many a year to torment all those who wrongly tormented him. Many of those will be long gone before him.

You can never put a good man or a real fighter down.

Who wants to put him on your sick list can dream on. Alex is here to stay for decades to come, snooker pro or not

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 03:19 AM


Alex Higgins is not in particularly good health, maybe he could be a candidate.

Higgins will outlive us all. He's 'beaten' throat cancer (probably no tumour could live long in that body) and is still smoking away. His booze intake is legendarily still the same as ever. And that's only the legal substances...

He OD'd on headache pills sometime in the 1980s, and somehow his liver managed to process them all and he recovered in days. Someone should get his DNA sequenced so we can see if immortality lies in his genes.



You can bet on that, Hurricane is no loser. He'll be around for many a year to torment all those who wrongly tormented him. Many of those will be long gone before him.

You can never put a good man or a real fighter down.

Who wants to put him on your sick list can dream on. Alex is here to stay for decades to come, snooker pro or not


Thank you Mrs Higgins.

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 08:14 AM



Alex Higgins is not in particularly good health, maybe he could be a candidate.

Higgins will outlive us all. He's 'beaten' throat cancer (probably no tumour could live long in that body) and is still smoking away. His booze intake is legendarily still the same as ever. And that's only the legal substances...

He OD'd on headache pills sometime in the 1980s, and somehow his liver managed to process them all and he recovered in days. Someone should get his DNA sequenced so we can see if immortality lies in his genes.



You can bet on that, Hurricane is no loser. He'll be around for many a year to torment all those who wrongly tormented him. Many of those will be long gone before him.

You can never put a good man or a real fighter down.

Who wants to put him on your sick list can dream on. Alex is here to stay for decades to come, snooker pro or not


Thank you Mrs Higgins.


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Posted 17 March 2006 - 11:49 AM

Alex is here to stay for decades to come, snooker pro or not


- That's twaddle, I'd give him 3 years maximum and that's been generous.

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 11:52 AM

Alex is here to stay for decades to come, snooker pro or not


- That's twaddle, I'd give him 3 years maximum and that's been generous.

3 Years? That's the same as Gary Glitter got.

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 01:17 PM

Alex is here to stay for decades to come, snooker pro or not


- That's twaddle, I'd give him 3 years maximum and that's been generous.

3 Years? That's the same as Gary Glitter got.

Although Mr Higgins will probably get time off for bad behaviour! :D
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Posted 18 March 2006 - 02:58 PM


Alex Higgins is not in particularly good health, maybe he could be a candidate.

Higgins will outlive us all. He's 'beaten' throat cancer (probably no tumour could live long in that body) and is still smoking away. His booze intake is legendarily still the same as ever. And that's only the legal substances...

He OD'd on headache pills sometime in the 1980s, and somehow his liver managed to process them all and he recovered in days. Someone should get his DNA sequenced so we can see if immortality lies in his genes.



You can bet on that, Hurricane is no loser. He'll be around for many a year to torment all those who wrongly tormented him. Many of those will be long gone before him.

You can never put a good man or a real fighter down.

Who wants to put him on your sick list can dream on. Alex is here to stay for decades to come, snooker pro or not


Who wrongly tormented him?
The mother of idiots is always pregnant.

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 08:46 PM

Mr Higgins is 57 today, by the way.

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 04:00 PM

Mr Higgins is 57 today, by the way.


I'm sure that many here at deathlist would like to acknwowledge the anniversary but hope he doesn't have too many more.
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Posted 19 March 2006 - 08:18 PM

Mr Higgins is 57 today, by the way.


57! I met him about 5 weeks ago, looks rough as anything, thought he was about 70! :)
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 04:25 PM


Mr Higgins is 57 today, by the way.


57! I met him about 5 weeks ago, looks rough as anything, thought he was about 70! :D


A good candidate for DL 2007 then.
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