Snooker's Bad Boys: The Feuds, Fist Fights and Fixes (Hardcover)

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Snooker's Bad Boys takes us back to a time when snooker players were better paid than footballers and lived like rock stars. It looks at the feuds, fist fights, fixes and playboys who put the sport on the front and back pages of the national press - as told by those who were there. The Daily Telegraph wrote in 1986: 'Infidelity, wife desertion, murmurs of arranged matches and hints of betting coups... bad management and players' back-street behaviour is killing the game.' The truth was the public always wanted to know what Alex Higgins, Jimmy White and other bad boys of the green baize might do next. Higgins was the original hellraiser and Snooker's Bad Boys features exclusive eyewitness accounts of his rise and fall, along with the troubles and triumphs of Jimmy White, Ronnie O'Sullivan and many other rogues who drank, gambled, partied and potted their way into the hearts of millions - from the sport's peak years in the 1980s up to the present day.

About the Author

Matt Bozeat has been writing about sport since he was at school. One of his first jobs for the Northampton Chronicle and Echo was covering a local snooker final. He grew up watching the sport on television during its boom years in the 1980s and has followed it ever since. This is his ninth book. From Leicester, he is the father of Carla Diana.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781801504454
ISBN-10: 1801504458
Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: May 29th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English