165 episodes

Nick Metcalfe and Phil Haigh talk about the game we all love.

Talking Snooker Nick Metcalfe and Phil Haigh

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    • 4.7 • 75 Ratings

Nick Metcalfe and Phil Haigh talk about the game we all love.

    Talking Snooker Episode 165 - Kyren Wilson wins 2024 World Championship + Review of 23/24 snooker season

    Talking Snooker Episode 165 - Kyren Wilson wins 2024 World Championship + Review of 23/24 snooker season

    Nick and Phil return with our final episode of the season, reflecting on World Championship glory for Kyren Wilson at the Crucible.

    We talk about his victory in the final over Jak Jones, as well as the semi-finals. We also chat about the tournament as a whole, including the television coverage, and catch up with your Sheffield correspondence.

    There's a look back at the World Seniors and a review of the 23/24 season, including news of the WST Awards.

    We'll now be away for a few weeks and will return in June for the start of the 24/25 season. Keep your thoughts coming to us in the meantime - tweet @TalkingSnooker or email talkingsnooker@yahoo.com

    Thank you so much for all your company during the season, it's very much appreciated. The listeners really help to make this podcast what it is and we love having you there. See you soon for more of the same.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Talking Snooker Episode 164 - World Championship latest LIVE FROM SHEFFIELD with Mark and Ryan Watterson

    Talking Snooker Episode 164 - World Championship latest LIVE FROM SHEFFIELD with Mark and Ryan Watterson

    Nick and Phil are back with a special episode live from Sheffield, and they're joined by two brilliant guests in father and son, Mark and Ryan Watterson.

    There's plenty of chat about all the best of 25 matches played in the World Championship at the Crucible over the last week, from the second round and quarter-final stages, plus the latest news from the semi-finals.

    There's also plenty from Mark and Ryan too, including Mark's great love of this championship since he first came to the Crucible since 1977 and Ryan's new role as a media officer with the WPBSA.

    We also talk about the massive contribution made by another member of the Watterson family, Mark's late uncle Mike. He was first and foremost a promoter in snooker, being instrumental in the tournament moving to Sheffield. Alongside that, he was a fine player and commentator. We reflect on that and also talk about some of Mike's roles in a number of other sports, including football, darts and bowls.

    Keep your thoughts coming to us and we''ll catch up with all your correspondence in our final episode of the season next week. Tweet us @TalkingSnooker or email talkingsnooker@yahoo.com
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Talking Snooker Episode 163 - World Championship 2024 STORY SO FAR including Crucible future

    Talking Snooker Episode 163 - World Championship 2024 STORY SO FAR including Crucible future

    Nick and Phil return with the latest news from the World Championship at the Crucible. On the table, there's a review of the first round stage and a look ahead at best of 25 matches in the coming days.

    Off the table, there's loads to talk about including the future of the Crucible and this week's media appearances from Barry Hearn. Plus the threat of a breakaway tour, which reportedly could attract some big name players from next season. And following the strong words about Hossein Vafaei's Crucible comments this week, we ask whether pundits are too easy on the biggest players in the game like Ronnie O'Sullivan.

    Keep your thoughts coming - tweet us or email talkingsnooker@yahoo.com - and we look forward to your company for our special live episode from Sheffield next week.
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Talking Snooker Episode 162 - World Championship 2024 Preview

    Talking Snooker Episode 162 - World Championship 2024 Preview

    Nick and Phil look ahead to the biggest tournament in the sport, the World Championship in Sheffield.
    Before they get stuck into the 17 days to come, there's a review of qualifying, including another couple of highly dramatic Judgement Days, with the biggest story seeing the exit of Neil Robertson.
    We then bring you the World Championship draw and preview every first round match to come.
    There's also the latest on the topic that's been dominating the build-up, the future of the Crucible as the venue for the event.
    Enjoy the World Championship everyone. We'll be back after the first round stage. Keep your thoughts coming to us throughout the tournament - tweet us @TalkingSnooker or email talkingsnooker@yahoo.com
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Talking Snooker Episode 161 - Mark Williams wins Tour Championship

    Talking Snooker Episode 161 - Mark Williams wins Tour Championship

    Phil and Nick are back with a Sunday night post final episode, reflecting on glory for Mark Williams at the Tour Championship. There's plenty of chat about a brilliant run to the title for Williams, which culminated in him beating Ronnie O'Sullivan in the world final.
    There's also talk about world qualifying, the return of the tiered system for a number of tournaments next season and your correspondence. Keep your thoughts coming - tweet us @TalkingSnooker or email talkingsnooker@yahoo.com
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Talking Snooker Episode 160 - Liam Davies special + World Mixed Doubles reaction

    Talking Snooker Episode 160 - Liam Davies special + World Mixed Doubles reaction

    Nick and Phil return with their first episode of April and it's a bit of a monster affair. The main part of the episode sees special guest Liam Davies join us. We chat to the 17-year-old about winning a two year tour card. There's also talk about his time growing up and association with various stars of the game, including Mark Williams. Liam recounts his memories of become the youngest player to ever win a World Championship match and also talks about his hopes for the future.
    There's plenty more besides, including reaction to the World Mixed Doubles and glory for Luca Brecel and Reanne Evans. We have our say on the potential for a new format. And there's your correspondence on the tournament too. Plus there's the latest from the Tour Championship, including the controversial new format and 'retirement talk' from both John Higgins and Mark Selby.
    *1-40 minutes - Special guest Liam Davies
    *40-65 minutes - World Mixed Doubles
    *65-93 minutes - Tour Championship latest + rest of snooker news
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    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Bex 5452 ,

If you love snooker this is the podcast for you!

Excellent podcast always with great guests and interesting topics 👌

VinnieOC ,

Snooker knowledge

These guys really have an in depth knowledge of our game. This and the Snooker scene podcast are a real treat.

mandragorahelix ,

Outstanding Podcast

Nick and Phil are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and respectful interviewers - their dynamic is spot on and the get incredible interviews from their guests - latest example being the greatest interview with John Higgins I've ever heard, just superb! Would love to hear an in-depth interview with Peter Ebdon on the Podcast!

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