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A Fresh Angle

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A short post this evening to alert those of you not on Twitter to a new blog started by world number 26 and ITV commentator Alan McManus, at which he hopes to shed some light on the professional circuit from a player’s point of view.

Knowing Alan as I do, I have no doubt that it will contain plenty of insight and opinion, so click here to read his opening post and add the site to your bookmarks.

Over to Angles…

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The Big 2015 World Championship Preview With Neal Foulds

Crucible300Following eight days of qualifying and months of anticipation, the draw for the 2015 World Championship is now known and as was the case last year, former world number 3 and leading snooker analyst Neal Foulds has taken time out to cast his eye through the opening round ties and pick his players to watch at the Crucible this year.

Click below then to read this year’s bumper Crucible preview…

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UK Championship 2014: Tournament Preview

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Following a weekend in Germany for the Ruhr Open, the snooker circus heads to York on Tuesday for the start of the second most prestigious ranking event on the calendar, the UK Championship in York.

Click below for my thoughts on the tournament in general, as well as the shape of the draw and confirmation of which opening round matches will be streamed prior to the start of the televised stages at the weekend…

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Race to the 2015 Masters: Two To Go

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Following Ricky Walden’s victory at the International Championship last week, there are now just two more events to run before one of the most important ranking revisions of the season, as the field for the 2015 Masters is set.

While the situation is now more open than in previous seasons due to the introduction of a prize money based ranking list, it nevertheless remains a race worth looking at and in reality can still be narrowed down to a few key contenders…

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Wuxi Classic 2014: Down To 16

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Three days in to the Wuxi Classic and we are down to the last 16 stage, with world champion Mark Selby the most notable casualty so far, not withstanding Ding’s qualifying exit last month in Gloucester.

Click below for a round-up of the main stories so far, as well as a reminder of all of the useful links to follow…

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World Championship 2014: Final Thoughts

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Though Mark Selby’s World Championship victory may remain fresh in the memory, already amateur snooker has moved on at least with the start of the 2014 Q School, while the professionals will be back in action before the end of the month with the first qualifiers of the 2014/15 season in Gloucester.

Click below then for a few of my final thoughts on the events of the Crucible and talking points to have arisen from it…

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