Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html en-gb 30 Sun 21 Sep 2014 00:52:53 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html TeamLegend http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=93#comment15 14 - Rishi, you could have made it less obvious. Wed 29 Apr 2009 16:58:30 GMT+1 sandcastlejim http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=87#comment14 mate you are a total amateur. it is a disgrace that you got the job. Thu 23 Apr 2009 20:40:09 GMT+1 bosher http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=81#comment13 You have been a revelation as presenter of the snooker.Let's hope you soon present the cricket and the golf for the BBC.Good luck for the rest of the tournament. Thu 23 Apr 2009 18:17:02 GMT+1 ShinyDavidHowell http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=75#comment12 I really admire the honesty and openness of this blog, especially the admission that covering a sport not 'in your blood' in the way racing and cricket are is more difficult - at least you aren't going in as cold as I did when I covered the European Championships in Ultimate (Frisbee) online with my university radio station (the event was on our campus sports fields) having never watched the sport before! Had to learn the rules in about five days before the week-long tournament - and then I ended up providing live commentary on several of the biggest matches! Fortunately not many were listening and I did tolerably well...Good luck. I intend to watch parts of this tournament and hope for a classic final too - a long, epic sporting fixture is something to savour even more than a shorter (i.e. football-length), epic sporting fixture, and you as a cricket fan should know that better than most! Sat 18 Apr 2009 11:26:05 GMT+1 chrissiboy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=68#comment11 Good luck Rishi!I was at the Crucible yesterday to meet Ali Carter who has agreed to support the charity MedicAlert. (www.medicalert.org.uk)I was really fortunate to be given a tour behind the scenes, to see the practice area, the TV studio area and also into the theatre area itself.You can tell that its a really special place, full of history and memories of the snooker greats. Sat 18 Apr 2009 09:26:11 GMT+1 travelfreaktwo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=62#comment10 Good luck...I live overseas so I see snooker on a saterlite channel.. The commentators are awful because they just can't stop talking.. Snooker is a quiet game, and to absorb the atmosphere(particularly of 147's) the commentating disrupts..Take your cue from ESPN pool tournements where the commentators barly talk and if they do it is short and to the point, not repetitive.. Good luck...again.. Fri 17 Apr 2009 23:51:53 GMT+1 chriswray2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=56#comment9 If you want to remind yourself how great the snooker players are, then try playing it, if you haven't recently.I played for the first time in years this week and I was reminded how hard the game is. Even a black off its spot isn't guaranteed unless you concentrate hard - and even then it's still not guaranteed.It's totally different to playing pool, because of the size of the table in relation to the size of the pockets. You can't just knock balls in like you can on a pool table (this is not to denigrate pool at a professional level), you've really got to concentrate.I was missing middle distance pots by a foot at times! At first I was trying to think about position, play with side and so on, but after fifteen minutes I realised that was useless and just started trying to pot plain ball. Fri 17 Apr 2009 23:44:05 GMT+1 Fungus the Bogeyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=50#comment8 You want a quick lesson in snooker, watch Hendry vs Williams in the first round. These guys know a thing or two about winning at the Crucible and am sure it will be the tie of the round. If you want to have an early night, one thing to avoid is challenging Terry Griffiths to a match...... Fri 17 Apr 2009 22:23:09 GMT+1 WebbyFoxes http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=43#comment7 Send out congrats to Hazel, she kept it quiet didnt she?You and Ray will be a good presenter line up, but with Hazel missing, it will lack a sparkle that she has brought to snooker, but dont let that worry you.You are a better presenter then the one who presents a Football show on a Sunday night who will stay nameless! Fri 17 Apr 2009 21:10:19 GMT+1 HendonMrK http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=37#comment6 Good luck Rishi, see on the first at the club! Fri 17 Apr 2009 21:06:03 GMT+1 TeamLegend http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=31#comment5 Bring back Hazel!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fri 17 Apr 2009 21:02:52 GMT+1 redtimbo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=25#comment4 I take it that Ray Stubbs will be the main man still. The times I've seen you you've been a racing presenter surrounded by fools making your job harder. Hopefully with some pundits who can talk you will find it easier. Fri 17 Apr 2009 20:48:07 GMT+1 Tesh87 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=18#comment3 Great blog and Wish you all the best with the presenting. Really looking forward to this years Championship. So many big names up for it! Heart says Hendry but mind says Ronnie! Fri 17 Apr 2009 20:37:30 GMT+1 Magic8BaLL http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=12#comment2 Interesting read. Best of luck with the presenting; keep the same humble attitude and open mindedness you have shown in this blog and you will do a great job!Maybe give Steve Davis a couple of shots of whisky before he joins you, might liven him up a bit. Fri 17 Apr 2009 20:32:32 GMT+1 Sehwag and Sachin - Perfect Combination! Torres is magic personified http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=6#comment1 This post has been Removed Fri 17 Apr 2009 20:30:26 GMT+1 TeamLegend http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rishipersad/2009/04/in_awe_of_the_crucible.html?page=0#comment0 I don't think I've ever known a presenter who can not stutter or erm during every link like you. Well done, mate. Fri 17 Apr 2009 20:30:01 GMT+1