Friday, May 03, 2013

The two sides to Ronnie O'Sullivan

This piece of mine, on the enigmatic snooker genius Ronnie O'Sullivan, appears in today's The Daily Express

Just imagine if Lionel Messi, having scored five goals for Barcelona in a match in the Champions League, announced in a press conference afterwards that playing football was not something he really wanted to do and he was quitting the sport? Or if jockey Frankie Dettori, having ridden all seven winners at Ascot, had said he was only riding to pay his children's school fees?

People would find it very hard to understand how someone so brilliant at their craft could be so disillusioned with it. Yet that's what has happened this week in the sport of snooker.


You can read the whole article here.

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