More Alex Higgins

Further to Eamonn’s tribute to Alex Higgins, David Gordon has posted this video on Facebook and I thought it deserved a wider airing here. On a weekend when so many people – bafflingly – are glued to the awful pointlessness of Formula One, this is a reminder of what a decent spectator sport looks like, thickly overlaid as it is with the emotional highs and lows that always accompanied watching Alex at his peak.

Unusually for a frame of snooker, I remember this one vividly – the long black and red and the audacious stab at the blue.

Tell me you didn’t jump up at the end of that clip even though you knew the outcome already?