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John Astley: My Perfect Player - The Gateshead cueist gives his selections

John Astley constructs his Perfect Player (credit: Getty Images)

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. Following his dramatic victory over Kyren Wilson in the German Masters Qualifiers, John Astley gives his selections...

Who has the best HAIR?
"I'll probably say Neil Robertson. I think he's naturally curly, so he must straighten it!"

Who has the best SNOOKER BRAIN?
"Mark Selby - he always seems to play the right shot at the right time and clever ones that a lot of other players don't see."

Who has the best PERSONALITY?
"One of my good friends on the tour - Allan Taylor. He's always having a good laugh and has a great sense of humour."

Who has the best TEMPERAMENT?
"It's between Neil Robertson and Mark Selby - they never show too much emotion and are mentally strong. I'll say Selby - he's very level-headed."

Shaun Murphy has the best waistcoats and shoes, according to Astley (PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Who has the best WAISTCOATS?
"I'd say Shaun Murphy. He likes to dress well and differently and it's good for the game because it shows a bit of personality."

Who has the best RIGHT ARM?
"Ding Junhui - he's got a very good all-round technique."

Who has the best LEFT ARM?
"Judd Trump - he's been one of the top players and best potters over the last few years."

Who has the best CUE ACTION?
"John Higgins is my favourite player to watch - he hits the ball very sweetly and is one of the best under pressure, so that must be down to his cue action."

Who has the best TROUSERS?
"Ding Junhui - he's started wearing different types of clothes, especially his chequered trousers at the UK Championship."

Who has the best SHOES?
"Shaun Murphy - he's always got some nice new ones."



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John Astley: My Perfect Player - The Gateshead cueist gives his selections

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. Following his dramatic victory over Kyren Wilson in the German Masters Qualifiers, John Astley gives his selections...

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