July 5, 2010

Champ Bigging Up The Baize/Felt Down Under

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 9:41 am

Who's to say it's them that are down under?

The mystery of where World Champion Neil Robertson is currently residing has been cleared up this morning by our old friends at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Neil is currently back home and courageously doing what he can to promote the sport to all the folks down under.

He has done a photoshoot in somewhere called Eureka Tower and has been doing his best to get his fellow countrymen to ‘take to the felt’.

We are also introduced to the phrase ‘rumpus room’ which conjures up all sorts of visions of burly, sweaty Australian men in cork hats arm wrestling and having good old fashioned drinking contests, far away from the prying eyes of the sheilas.

I don’t know how successful Neil will be, last I heard the Aussies preferred the more quickfire tactics of pool to the more sedate pace of snooker, but you gotta love him for trying. Who knows, one day Rob Walker may be changing his legendary introduction to ‘Let’s get the Fella’s on the Felt’.

The full article is available here.

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