One of the reasons we set up this website is that it isn’t always easy to interest the national press in the UK in snooker. All too frequently, if they do carry anything about snooker it’ll be somebody knocking the sport, usually employing a catalogue of tired old clichés. This is why we were pleased to see snooker defended by one of Britain’s leading sports journalists, Martin Samuel, in his column for, which can be read at the link below.