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Dennis Taylor: My Perfect Player - Snooker's funny man goes under the spotlight

Dennis Taylor constructs his Perfect Player (credit: Getty)

We ask players to name who they believe to be the best fit for each part of the body from head to toe - thus, constructing the perfect Snooker player. During the Masters, former champion and BBC commentator Dennis Taylor stopped by to make selections from his era...

Who had the best HAIR?
"Without a doubt, my good buddy Cliff Thorburn."

Who had the best SNOOKER BRAIN?
"For me, it would've been Ray Reardon. They talk John Higgins having the best snooker brain nowadays and I often talk about John being a similar player to Ray."

Who had the best PERSONALITY?
"The person who made me laugh more than anybody I've ever known in my life is Cliff Thorburn. He never showed it when he was playing but, off the table, he's had me in countries where I thought I was going to die laughing!"

Taylor believes his old pal Cliff Thorburn boasted the best hair and personality during his era (Getty Images)
Who had the best TEMPERAMENT?
"I would give that to Steve Davis - he never gave anything away and had a brilliant temperament."

Who had the best WAISTCOATS?
"Tony Knowles used to be quite flashy. He was the good-looking from Bolton, where they did a survey of 100 women asking them if they would sleep with him and 95% of them said 'never again!'"

Who had the best RIGHT ARM?
"I'll give it to John Spencer - with the old balls, he was the first player that could screw the ball the full length of the table."

Who had the best LEFT ARM?
"Back in the day, you'd have to give that to Jimmy White."

Who had the best CUE ACTION?
"I'm going to go way back and say John Pulman - he had a fabulous cue action and was a 10-time world champion."

Who had the best TROUSERS?
"I'm going to say myself - I wore a bottle green velvet suit with big fleur trousers."

Who had the best SHOES?
"We'll give that to Joe Johnson - he had the flashy ones when he won the World Championship."


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Dennis Taylor: My Perfect Player - Snooker's funny man goes under the spotlight

We ask players to name who they believe to be the best fit for each part of the body from head to toe - thus, constructing the perfect Snooker player. During the Masters, former champion and BBC commentator Dennis Taylor stopped by to make selections from his era...

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