WikiWirral Share a Little Learn a Lot about your Wirral
Forum Stats
12225 Members
65 Forums
72749 Topics
980529 Posts
89 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
101 registered (11kendo, 15 invisible), 1890 Guests and 205 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Doris is on her way 904
TS Indefatigable 510
Patio work 411
vet fees 334
Internet Explorer Not Working 331
Hezballah 283
Is This ART ? 240
Chef's knife. 226
Dangerous Tumble Dryers 218
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 172
New General Forums
Is This ART ?
by granny
09:56 AM
Wirral track renewal
by snowhite
22nd Feb 2017 2:42pm
Ice in the 1800's
by granny
21st Feb 2017 9:47pm
Am I missing something ?
by dizdazdoz
16th Feb 2017 12:46pm
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
423 Archers, Wirral Mark Rake, Wirral, Merseyside
by derekdwc
13th Sep 2009 10:50pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
2 x Sum 41 tickets Manchester 25/02
by turnip
17 minutes 41 seconds ago
Dangerous Tumble Dryers
by diggingdeeper
Today at 12:23 AM
Doris is on her way
by diggingdeeper
Today at 12:09 AM
Patio work
by rossie
Yesterday at 09:34 PM
Sony Smartwatch 2
by Mike_Hoylake
Yesterday at 09:25 PM
Chef's knife.
by lincle
Yesterday at 08:51 PM
Aerial engineer
by Dilly
Yesterday at 08:15 PM
roofers
by thisledous
Yesterday at 06:33 PM
Is This ART ?
by starakita
Yesterday at 03:33 PM
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#421253 - 24th Jul 2010 9:12pm alex higgins
TRANCENTRAL Offline

Green Meanie
Wiki Master

Registered: 10th Apr 2008
Posts: 13454
Loc: Underground
News flash peeps alex higgins has died R.I.P
_________________________
Please do not adjust your mind, there is a slight problem with reality. #backscovered

Top
National News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * vipimages.co.uk - Photographic services * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#421255 - 24th Jul 2010 9:18pm Re: alex higgins [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
TRANCENTRAL Offline

Green Meanie
Wiki Master

Registered: 10th Apr 2008
Posts: 13454
Loc: Underground
Snooker Star Alex Hurricane Higgins Dies
Share
167

Share Comments
Jon Gripton, Sky News Online
Former world champion snooker star Alex Hurricane Higgins has died.


Higgins pictured in his, and the sport's, TV heyday
He was 61 and had suffered ill health for some time.
Belfast-born Higgins, who won the world title in 1972 and 1982, was suffering from throat cancer.
Fellow former world champion Steve Davis said: "He was an inspiration to my generation to take the game up. I do not think his contribution to snooker can be underestimated."
Higgins was discovered at a block of flats in the centre of Belfast. The player had not been answering his mobile phone and the flat had to be broken into, sources close to him told the Press Association.
His biographer and friend Sean Boru told Sky News: "Everyone knew this was coming but it is still an awful shock.
"Alex may have passed away, but he will be somewhere even now still playing snooker," he added.
"He made snooker what it is. Alex literally took (the sport) by the scruff of the neck and dragged it screaming into the 20th century."

Higgins had battled throat cancer for some time
Snooker promoter Barry Hearn said Higgins would be remembered as the "original people's champion" and the man who transformed the popularity of the sport.
Mr Hearn said: ""He was controversial at times, but he always played the game in the right spirit."
Away from the snooker hall, Higgins' private life was a chaotic whirlwind of drink, womanising, fights, illness and debt.
He earned millions from the sport but blew it all in a long and turbulent descent into homelessness and drink.
His career disintegrated in a blizzard of fines, bans and court-cases and he was left penniless after losing his luxury house in Cheshire to the taxman.
He was divorced by two wives, Cara and Lynn.
_________________________
Please do not adjust your mind, there is a slight problem with reality. #backscovered

Top
#421256 - 24th Jul 2010 9:20pm Re: alex higgins [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
CrocodileDundee
Unregistered


Aw shit, he was one of the reasons snooker is so popular today!
Shame.

Top
#421257 - 24th Jul 2010 9:20pm Re: alex higgins [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7852
Loc: tranmere
Rest in peace and God Bless, The best snooker player ever, like most greats, a troublesome life.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#421259 - 24th Jul 2010 9:23pm Re: alex higgins [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9782
Loc: Birkenhead
One of my Heroes, sad loss, what a character on the table - his version of risk management was WTF.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#421416 - 25th Jul 2010 10:56pm Re: alex higgins [Re: diggingdeeper]
Capt_America Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Jul 2008
Posts: 1499
Loc: Wallasey
He was a hero of mine but I realised as I got older how troubled he was. He will be greatly missed.
_________________________
See you in cyberspace!

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Aerial engineer
by ponytail
06:01 PM
roofers
by thisledous
04:44 PM
Chef's knife.
by Beethoven
12:39 PM
Is This ART ?
by granny
09:56 AM
Doris is on her way
by granny
22nd Feb 2017 8:43pm
For Sale & Free
2 x Sum 41 tickets Manchester 25/02
by turnip
Sony Smartwatch 2
by Mike_Hoylake
09:25 PM
Brother printer
by saltytom
11:02 AM
Mk6 Golf TDI 1.6
by Cjoshea
22nd Feb 2017 11:05pm
TV wall mount wanted.
by j_demo
21st Feb 2017 7:53pm
Featured Member
Registered: 3rd Jun 2012
Posts: 6498
Newest Members
Bradshawbatho, raybb, CliveK, vonny, Vkj530
12225 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Aerial engineer
by ponytail
06:01 PM
roofers
by thisledous
04:44 PM
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
Ceiling needs smoothing
by yr20405
15th Feb 2017 1:52am
News : New Topics
Dangerous Tumble Dryers
by diggingdeeper
02:03 PM
Doris is on her way
by granny
22nd Feb 2017 8:43pm
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple.
by fish5133
13th Feb 2017 3:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Chef's knife.
by Beethoven
12:39 PM
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
22nd Feb 2017 3:07pm
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
22nd Feb 2017 12:25am
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Is This ART ? 240
Chef's knife. 226
Dangerous Tumble Dryers 218
roofers 145
Aerial engineer 134
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 7:09am
Sunset Fri 5:41pm
Local Time Fri 8:04am
WikiWirral Can . . . .