Probably not too much doubt as to who won the Brian Clough award for laconic delivery and keeping a radio interviewer on their toes on Wednesday at the Crucible. And hopefully, given Michael Holt’s love for Nottingham Forest, it is at least recognition he would appreciate.
Facing the press after a desperately disappointing display and result against Mark Allen, Holt had to wait some time before the first question. When it arrived: “Tell us about the match”, his answer was short and sweet, “He got to 10 before I did. That’s it. It was there in front of you.” All it needed was a “young man” towards BBC Radio Five Live’s Jamie Broughton and it could have been the great man himself.