Ronnie was on the radio yesterday

… speaking snooker and promoting his new book.

This is him on Soho Radio. Thanks to Silvry for bringing this one up

Very nice. I had some issues getting it to play and it did in the end but I’m not quite sure what was the problem. So if you get same issues and find out how to solve them, please comment.

So Ronnie must be already in China by the time of writing, and plays an exhibition in Shanghai tonight, before heading to Daqing. The International Championship starts on Sunday, so I suppose the red carpet thing and the launch dinner with the sponsors will be on Saturday.




Ronnie back on the radio + WPBSA competition to win a signed copy of “Framed”

Ronnie will be back on PhoenixFM at 6pm (UK time) with Chris Hood for the next instalment of Midweek Matchzone. 

Also Worldsnooker organises a competition today

Thursday 29 Dec 2016 12:50PM

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s first novel Framed was published by Orion last month and we’ve got a signed copy to give away to one lucky fan.

For a chance to win, just follow us on twitter @WorldSnooker1, look out for our competition tweet today (December 29) and retweet it – we’ll then pick then winner at random.


Here’s a synopsis of Framed…

Frankie James is a young man with a lot on his shoulders. His mother disappeared when he was fifteen; his father’s in jail for armed robbery; and he owes rent on the SoHo snooker club he inherited to one of London’s toughest gangsters, and now things are about to get a whole lot worse.

His brother Jack turns up at the club early in the morning, covered in someone else’s blood, with no memory of the night before, and with the cops hard on his heels. With Jack banged up, awaiting trial for the vicious murder of a bride-to-be – a murder that’s sparked an even more vicious gang war between London’s two foremost crime families – Frankie knows a conviction could quickly turn into a death sentence.

To prevent that from happening, he needs to find out who framed Jack and why, but that means entering the sordid world of bent coppers, ruthless mobsters and twisted killers that he’s tried all his life to avoid getting sucked into. Now, however, he no longer has any choice. But in the dog-eat-dog underworld of 1980s SoHo, is he tough enough, and smart enough to come out on top?

A day of interviews

Ronnie was yesterday morning on ITV for “Good morning Britain”, talking about his last novel, “Framed”, as well as snooker and life in general.


The “Good Morning Britain” team shared the link to the show on their twitter account.

After that Ronnie was on talksport radio, with Alan Brazil on SportBreakfast


It’s available on the Show’s Facebook page here :

It was a very positive interview, where Ronnie re-affirmed his love for his sport, praised fellow pros and tipped young Zao Xintong to become a World Champion soon. He also talks about his show on History Channel, American Hustle.

Midweek Matchtzone tonight and after

Ronnie and Chris will be tonight on PhoenixFM at 6pm UK time to discuss the Rio Olympics (if they stick to the plan, nothing certain there with those two!).

After that there will be a long break: Paul Golder, PhoenixFM “Boss” tells me that they should  definitely be back on December 22, but in between nothing is currently programmed due to Ronnie’s packed snooker schedule.

Depending on availability Ronnie, who really loves to do these shows,  might be on the radio on “last-minute” schedule, likely on Saturdays. But this will always be short notice decisions.

I will do my best to inform everyone interested as soon as possible, so watch this space. Big thanks to Paul Golder for keeping me in the loop!