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Title: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Seany on March 12, 2010, 12:22:30 AM
Just a question.  Watched it tonight.  James Wade was booed every time he went for a double.  Anyone know why?  Seems like a decent chat.  Only 26 and a great talent.  Premier champion.  Or am I giving too much credit to the drunken mobs who attend such events?

Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Hound on March 12, 2010, 07:40:46 AM
Just a question.  Watched it tonight.  James Wade was booed every time he went for a double.  Anyone know why?  Seems like a decent chat.  Only 26 and a great talent.  Premier champion.  Or am I giving too much credit to the drunken mobs who attend such events?

Wade would be regarded as an arrogant ballix. In particular when he was on the circuit first, he developed his reputation of having a big head and a big mouth. I think he's improved in that regard, but he reacts poorly to any abuse he gets from the crowd, which just increases the abuse. The crowd only really go after him during the PL, because its become "part of the fun". King and Lewis get plenty of abuse too at times.

Wade is definitely a great talent, although going through a bit of a bad patch.

Sleeping with a 44 year old  :o   But Helen Chamberlain is in good shape for that age, and she has a few bob. ;)
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: the Deel Rover on October 09, 2010, 01:53:20 PM
some darts match last night between taylor and anderson. has sid widdell never heard a player been booed before he kept saying the crowds treatment of taylor was a disgrace
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on October 09, 2010, 02:27:06 PM
some darts match last night between taylor and anderson. has sid widdell never heard a player been booed before he kept saying the crowds treatment of taylor was a disgrace

Have to say he was right in fairness..
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: the Deel Rover on October 09, 2010, 02:31:27 PM
some darts match last night between taylor and anderson. has sid widdell never heard a player been booed before he kept saying the crowds treatment of taylor was a disgrace

Have to say he was right in fairness..

i know taylor was been booed for practically every throw Boycey but my point is that other players have been booed and i have never heard him say anything about it 
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on October 09, 2010, 03:17:41 PM
some darts match last night between taylor and anderson. has sid widdell never heard a player been booed before he kept saying the crowds treatment of taylor was a disgrace

Have to say he was right in fairness..

i know taylor was been booed for practically every throw Boycey but my point is that other players have been booed and i have never heard him say anything about it

I'm sure I've heard him on about it before when other players, usually Wade and King got it. Its generally harmless kind of a mob mentality thing but last night it got a bit out of hand and people were calling out as he was throwing. All players deserve respect when throwing but if you are 15 times World Champion you definitely do.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bigfrank on February 02, 2011, 07:10:46 PM
Anyone for the darts in belfast on the 24th Feb??? I have went this past 3 years and love it...great nights craic...have been a slack c%$t this year tho and didnt get tickets YET.....only single tickets left online...few of us hoping to go so been nice to have few together...usually is loads on ebay but next to none this year.......
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on February 10, 2011, 08:18:43 PM
what a performance from mark webster, blew wade away with some brilliant darts.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: sammymaguire on February 10, 2011, 10:33:25 PM
Taylor took some thumping from Jackpot tonight... The winds of change are nigh in the world of Darts
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: sammymaguire on March 17, 2011, 10:24:53 PM
Taylor back on top but what about the fans in Glasgow throwing coins and beer at the current World Champ when he got on top of Anderson with 8 straight sets in a row. Sad stuff indeed but the two lads on stage never lost their cool.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Minder on March 17, 2011, 10:27:47 PM
Taylor back on top but what about the fans in Glasgow throwing coins and beer at the current World Champ when he got on top of Anderson with 8 straight sets in a row. Sad stuff indeed but the two lads on stage never lost their cool.

There seemed to be some vermin at that tonight, I was flicking over to it and they were booing Wade and they were also booing Taylor.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 17, 2011, 10:43:59 PM
Taylor back on top but what about the fans in Glasgow throwing coins and beer at the current World Champ when he got on top of Anderson with 8 straight sets in a row. Sad stuff indeed but the two lads on stage never lost their cool.

There seemed to be some vermin at that tonight, I was flicking over to it and they were booing Wade and they were also booing Taylor.
Sporting event + alcohol + Glasgow = scum
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: upmonaghansayswe on March 18, 2011, 11:29:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbl-ZoZFOpo&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbl-ZoZFOpo&feature=related)

Watch from 8.05 on.. Coin thrown at Lewis..
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Club Rossa on May 19, 2011, 08:17:26 PM
Some performance from Lewis there,wiped the floor with Taylor.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on May 19, 2011, 08:41:36 PM
lewis v anderson in final. should be some match. plenty of 180's in store
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Up The Middle on May 20, 2011, 09:47:25 AM
Could Barney have looked anymore disinterested during the play off last night, i used to think he was a great player and seemed like a really down to earth sort of fella, but last night he just seemed like an arse
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: sammymaguire on February 09, 2012, 10:27:26 PM
Some game Taylor v Lewis with Taylor 6-1 down coming back for a 7-7 draw  :o
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: BennyHarp on February 09, 2012, 10:39:21 PM
Some game Taylor v Lewis with Taylor 6-1 down coming back for a 7-7 draw  :o

Unbelievable stuff! Taylor averaging 112 and Lewis 104.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Gold on February 09, 2012, 11:12:19 PM
Great game. Wish Taylor won though!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: sammymaguire on February 16, 2012, 09:26:21 PM
9-darter tonight, Taylor back to his awesome best
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: the Deel Rover on February 16, 2012, 09:30:02 PM
Typical taylor, painter was in control and then taylor  hits the 9 darter. The last 2 weeks he has been unreal
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: BennyHarp on February 16, 2012, 09:56:19 PM
Wade losing it completely again!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Don Johnson on February 16, 2012, 09:59:52 PM

Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: laceer on February 17, 2012, 12:31:00 PM
Is that Paddy McCourt?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on January 29, 2017, 09:53:29 PM
Can't find the other darts thread.  Some final of the masters on at the moment. Mvg and Anderson.  Averages are unreal, the standard just keeps getting better.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on July 30, 2017, 09:00:17 PM
Vintage Taylor at the World Matchplay...

Crushed everybody, MVG in the quarters, Lewis in semis and Wright in the final, I'm delighted to see him get another day in the sun. He's won 16 of the 24 finals in this particular tournament  :o
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on July 30, 2017, 09:02:43 PM
Vintage Taylor at the World Matchplay...

Crushed everybody, MVG in the quarters, Lewis in semis and Wright in the final, I'm delighted to see him get another day in the sun. He's won 16 of the 24 finals in this particular tournament  :o

Was watching it all week. He gets under my skin with his holier than thou shit, given he is the sorest loser and worst winner of them all, but his darts this week were class and he deserved to win it. Some achievement. He fairly gave MVG a reminder.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on October 07, 2017, 09:20:32 PM
Trying to shout for Gurney here but he doesnít make himself easy to like..
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on October 07, 2017, 09:35:05 PM
Naw couldn't like him if you rared him, c'mon Whitlock!!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on October 07, 2017, 09:57:32 PM
Trying to shout for Gurney here but he doesnít make himself easy to like..
+1, c'mon whitlock.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on October 07, 2017, 09:59:21 PM
Itís be good for an Irish player to win a major.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on October 07, 2017, 10:26:55 PM
Feck that!!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on October 07, 2017, 10:28:15 PM
Better player by a distance, shouldnít have let Whitlock hang around as long as he did.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on October 07, 2017, 11:09:51 PM
Iím glad he won in the finish but heís gonna have to work on his onstage demeanour, itís shocking!! When an Irish crowd is getting a home throwers back you know heís doing something wrong.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: the goal was on on October 08, 2017, 12:39:56 AM
He is a spoon and love to see someone slap him one! It's an effort for him every time to get his darts out of the board
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Never beat the deeler on October 08, 2017, 02:11:38 AM
Just watched it on YouTube there. Glad he won but you couldn't warm to him.
Most darts players can be unlikable at times to be fair.

Taylor, Lewis the worst of them for me followed in no order by Thornton, Pipe van huybrechts
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on October 09, 2017, 01:11:04 PM
van Gerwen seems to be trying to cultivate this arrogant attitude too. MAybe with Taylor going he thinks Darts needs a big bully on top.

Gurney has a jaw you'd never get tired of punching.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on November 19, 2017, 08:53:03 PM
Another title for MVG. Only watched bits & pieces but I see (Twitter) that Taylor threw the toys out of the pram again after getting beat in semi.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on November 19, 2017, 09:04:29 PM
Taylor just confirming in the last few days what an unlikeable p***k he actually is.

Mvg looks a near cert for the world championship, different league to the rest.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on November 19, 2017, 09:29:46 PM
A complete tosser, the sooner he retires the better, he'd better feckin retire!!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on November 19, 2017, 10:05:04 PM
I hope he wins one final world title, greatest of all time  8)
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: mrdeeds on December 14, 2017, 07:53:41 PM
Poor O Connor having double trouble.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 14, 2017, 08:59:14 PM
Before the begrudgers get ahead of me, itíd be great to see The Power bow out with title no. 17
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 14, 2017, 09:14:15 PM
Before the begrudgers get ahead of me, itíd be great to see The Power bow out with title no. 17

It would be genuinely horrible. How anyone can watch is childish, egotistical behavior over the years and even contemplate rooting for him I donít know.

Not that he as any chance.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: square_ball on December 14, 2017, 09:41:59 PM
Before the begrudgers get ahead of me, itíd be great to see The Power bow out with title no. 17

I hope he gets to the final and MVG hammers him 7-0.

Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 14, 2017, 10:21:32 PM
Before the begrudgers get ahead of me, itíd be great to see The Power bow out with title no. 17

I hope he gets to the final and MVG hammers him 7-0.

I hope itís Barney that beats him. That would be glorious.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on December 14, 2017, 11:32:46 PM
Its not totally out of the question that Taylor could win this, it would be feckin unbearable if he did, 4/6 MVG no value in that unless youíre lumping on, should be some good darts!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: stew on December 15, 2017, 02:10:59 AM
Before the begrudgers get ahead of me, itíd be great to see The Power bow out with title no. 17

It would be genuinely horrible. How anyone can watch is childish, egotistical behavior over the years and even contemplate rooting for him I donít know.

Not that he as any chance.
Wha????

Hes had about 20 chances and taken 16 of them ffs.

Best there will ever be.

Dick.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 15, 2017, 02:12:57 AM
Before the begrudgers get ahead of me, itíd be great to see The Power bow out with title no. 17

It would be genuinely horrible. How anyone can watch is childish, egotistical behavior over the years and even contemplate rooting for him I donít know.

Not that he as any chance.
Wha????

Hes had about 20 chances and taken 16 of them ffs.

Best there will ever be.

Dick.

I have absolutely no interest in discussing anything with you.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: stew on December 15, 2017, 11:20:39 AM
Before the begrudgers get ahead of me, itíd be great to see The Power bow out with title no. 17

It would be genuinely horrible. How anyone can watch is childish, egotistical behavior over the years and even contemplate rooting for him I donít know.

Not that he as any chance.
Wha????

Hes had about 20 chances and taken 16 of them ffs.

Best there will ever be.

Dick.

I have absolutely no interest in discussing anything with you.

The feeeling is mutual however I apologise, I meant to infer Taylor is a dick not you, in this case, I thought I had amended the post to reflect that, apologies.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 15, 2017, 08:59:37 PM
The great man on next..
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Therealdonald on December 15, 2017, 10:40:32 PM
I genuinely would have liked to have seen Taylor in his prime now. I don't think he would match his 16/20 record, he'd still be successful but how much, who knows. But he is a complete bell end.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 19, 2017, 10:38:23 PM
Favourites getting chinned all over the shop this year
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on December 19, 2017, 10:48:07 PM
Yep, Lewis the latest victim, very surprised at that!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: mrdeeds on December 19, 2017, 10:49:16 PM
Lim a blast from past.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 19, 2017, 11:04:09 PM
Yep, Lewis the latest victim, very surprised at that!

Munch was excellent. He can beat Reyes if he brings the same form to the second round.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on December 20, 2017, 08:51:35 PM
Great show by carlows steve lennon, he was beaten 3-2 by michael smith but he can be really proud of that performance. Started slow and missed a few doubles but really grew into it and smith was relieved to get over the line in the end.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 20, 2017, 09:20:35 PM
Couple of years ago I thought Smith was a sure fire future winner of the WC, disappeared a bit but you wouldn't know the way things are going this year, could be worth a few bob ew.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Never beat the deeler on December 21, 2017, 12:21:11 AM
Couple of years ago I thought Smith was a sure fire future winner of the WC, disappeared a bit but you wouldn't know the way things are going this year, could be worth a few bob ew.

Anything can happen, but you're prob as well put on the nose. He is in the same half of the draw as MVG so he would potentially meet him in the semi.
If he is playing well, that's the most likely place he'll fall so i would imagine a better value bet to win outright.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: dec on December 21, 2017, 12:24:19 AM
Great show by carlows steve lennon, he was beaten 3-2 by michael smith but he can be really proud of that performance. Started slow and missed a few doubles but really grew into it and smith was relieved to get over the line in the end.

Ireland (North or South) has never produced a really good darts player, unlike snooker where Higgins, Taylor and Doherty all have won the World Championship.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 21, 2017, 01:56:05 AM
Great show by carlows steve lennon, he was beaten 3-2 by michael smith but he can be really proud of that performance. Started slow and missed a few doubles but really grew into it and smith was relieved to get over the line in the end.

Ireland (North or South) has never produced a really good darts player, unlike snooker where Higgins, Taylor and Doherty all have won the World Championship.

Dolan got to the final of the Grand Prix hitting the hardest possible 9 darter in the process; Gurney won the same competition this year.

Many larger darting countries than Ireland have never produced any major winners.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 21, 2017, 03:37:29 PM
Gurney shaping up well, heís currently number 4 in the world I think.

There are now far too many players in the World Championships and it goes on far too long. I suppose itís working as it packed every night. Mind you there are relatively few of them there for the darts  :)
One round less would be plenty, a couple of the sessions were almost completely devoid of any top players, the best on view last night was Simon Whitlock ffs if i went and he was top of the bill Iíd feel short changed...
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 21, 2017, 03:57:09 PM
Gurney shaping up well, heís currently number 4 in the world I think.

There are now far too many players in the World Championships and it goes on far too long. I suppose itís working as it packed every night. Mind you there are relatively few of them there for the darts  :)
One round less would be plenty, a couple of the sessions were almost completely devoid of any top players, the best on view last night was Simon Whitlock ffs if i went and he was top of the bill Iíd feel short changed...

Far too many, with premlims knocking out the likes of Adrian Lewis!! The WC is not too long.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 21, 2017, 04:23:31 PM
Oh yeah I forgot you think Lewis is some kind of superstar  ;D

Thereíll always be shocks thatís not really the point Iím making..
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 21, 2017, 04:37:39 PM
Oh yeah I forgot you think Lewis is some kind of superstar  ;D

Thereíll always be shocks thatís not really the point Iím making..

Two-time world champion - thatís what makes him a star. Only player with the game to outscore Anderson or Van Gerwen going full bore.

Thereís been many more upsets in the first round this year. Itís clear the overall standard in the PDC is going up and thereís less sure bets, apart from maybe the top two. Reducing the size of the WC would be mad in that context.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 21, 2017, 05:15:22 PM
The early rounds are perfect schedule fillers for Sky pre- Christmas, most years the real business doesn't kick in until the 27th December and it can feel like 2 different tournaments, but the shocks this year are testament to the rising standards & winning TV schedule / formula.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 21, 2017, 07:00:32 PM
The early rounds are perfect schedule fillers for Sky pre- Christmas, most years the real business doesn't kick in until the 27th December and it can feel like 2 different tournaments, but the shocks this year are testament to the rising standards & winning TV schedule / formula.

Thatís near enough spot on but Iíd say if ya looked back thereís probably a couple of shocks every year. Look I love the darts Iíll watch most nights but I think itís gone a wee bit quantity over quality..
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on December 21, 2017, 09:29:17 PM
There's a fair few 3-0 and 3-1 too but I love them.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 21, 2017, 09:33:31 PM
Bloke with a Cavan4Sam sign in the crowd 😄.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on December 21, 2017, 09:52:29 PM
Saw that.  The ubiquitous Mayo 4 Sam was there a few years ago.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 21, 2017, 10:16:41 PM
Both of the first matches were one-sided.. in favour of the player who wasnít the seed.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: square_ball on December 22, 2017, 08:09:07 AM
Justin Pipe being an asshole coughing behind a player as he was going for a double.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on December 22, 2017, 08:27:55 AM
Justin Pipe being an asshole coughing behind a player as he was going for a double.

I don't like watching him. He's so deliberate and looks like an arse.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: square_ball on December 22, 2017, 09:11:01 AM
Justin Pipe being an asshole coughing behind a player as he was going for a double.

I don't like watching him. He's so deliberate and looks like an arse.

Just realised it was actually on match dart. Iíd say the crowd will be on his back in the next match.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: LooseCannon on December 22, 2017, 09:13:23 AM
Justin Pipe being an asshole coughing behind a player as he was going for a double.

I don't like watching him. He's so deliberate and looks like an arse.
At least Iím not the only one who thinks that.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 22, 2017, 07:21:37 PM
1st proper nights darts  8)

Suljovic vs Thornton
Anderson vs Lim
MVG vs Wilson
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 22, 2017, 08:39:26 PM
Hard not to like Mensur...
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 22, 2017, 09:17:54 PM
Lim just missed double 12 for the 9 darter, 28 years on :o
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on December 22, 2017, 10:41:40 PM
Caught the end of it. Sounded like he gave Anderson plenty of it.

Another 9 darter so far down the line would have been an incredible story.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Orior on December 23, 2017, 12:46:04 AM
Anyone see the video of the guy dressed at a bag of chips? He was attached by six blokes dressed as seagulls, lol
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 23, 2017, 07:52:45 PM
Gurney under pressure
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on December 23, 2017, 08:33:16 PM
Gurney under pressure

Gone. Never looked comfortable.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on December 23, 2017, 08:36:29 PM
You can't help but like big john henderson.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 23, 2017, 08:36:55 PM
Big Hendo becoming a bit of a cult figure lately..
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on December 23, 2017, 08:43:16 PM
Justin pipe is gonna gets dogs abuse from the crowd in this one after the coughing incident in the last round.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Asal Mor on December 23, 2017, 09:08:31 PM
You can't help but like big john henderson.
Must have Kilkenny ancestry with a name like that and those rugged good looks.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Asal Mor on December 23, 2017, 09:10:24 PM
Justin pipe is gonna gets dogs abuse from the crowd in this one after the coughing incident in the last round.
Was really enjoying Pipe's antics. Pity he missed those darts to take the set. Was really getting under Taylor's skin.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on December 23, 2017, 10:44:49 PM
Big Hendo becoming a bit of a cult figure lately..
Yeah great to see him chin Superchin!!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Seany on December 24, 2017, 11:23:49 AM
Ridiculous to see the treatment of Justin Pipe last night. OK. He coughed. Really?  Was that going to put off his opponent when thereís an avalanche of noise behind him? Wayne Mardle making disgraceful presumptions as to his guilt. The total fawning over Taylor continues and is sickening.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 24, 2017, 11:51:37 AM
Ridiculous to see the treatment of Justin Pipe last night. OK. He coughed. Really?  Was that going to put off his opponent when thereís an avalanche of noise behind him? Wayne Mardle making disgraceful presumptions as to his guilt. The total fawning over Taylor continues and is sickening.

Wayne Mardle was spot on calling a spade a spade. Not his fault the crowd took it too far.

Iíd like the crowd to get on Taylorís back..
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 24, 2017, 02:40:04 PM
Justin pipe is gonna gets dogs abuse from the crowd in this one after the coughing incident in the last round.
Was really enjoying Pipe's antics. Pity he missed those darts to take the set. Was really getting under Taylor's skin.
Was really enjoying himself and didn't seem to give a shite that he lost.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Seany on December 24, 2017, 05:04:27 PM
http://www.live-darts.com/category/darts-interviews/pipe-hits-back-at-mardle-over-coughgate-20171224-0002/
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 24, 2017, 05:51:32 PM
Thought Mardle did a bit of a Paisley 'Grand old Duke of York' routine with Pipe, get the snowball rolling & gtf outa the way. Can't be nice for Pipe at the minute.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: TabClear on December 24, 2017, 06:05:08 PM
http://www.live-darts.com/category/darts-news/world-darts-championship-walk-on-girls-201411220002/

Merry Christmas! :)
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 24, 2017, 06:32:27 PM
Thought Mardle did a bit of a Paisley 'Grand old Duke of York' routine with Pipe, get the snowball rolling & gtf outa the way. Can't be nice for Pipe at the minute.

Nonsense. He called it as it happened. Why youíd expect him not to is beyond me.

You do the crime you do the time. The actual act was scum, Mardle commenting on it certainly wasnít the part of it all to be getting upset about.

Pipe wasnít likeable even before that incident.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 24, 2017, 07:47:27 PM
I saw Pipes interview with the German guy last night, it came across as feasible enough what he said. Iíd like to hear the other guy Bernie Smiths take on it too. Either way Iím not sure Wayne Mardle is qualified to be judge and jury on the situation.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 24, 2017, 07:58:36 PM
I saw Pipes interview with the German guy last night, it came across as feasible enough what he said. Iíd like to hear the other guy Bernie Smiths take on it too. Either way Iím not sure Wayne Mardle is qualified to be judge and jury on the situation.

He walked closer to him and timed a cough when his opponent was throwing for the match. Anyone trying to make out thereís leeway for any other interpretation really is doing some serious samba moves to clear all the mental hurdles.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 24, 2017, 08:38:00 PM
The video evidence does look pretty bad, but maybe he stood there every time the other fella played, maybe there was no sound from the cough he made. Iíd like to be in possession of all the facts before some fellas career is ruined. If he is vindicated at the end of it how many people will remember? Heíll always be the guy who cheated at the World Championship rightly or wrongly..
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Asal Mor on December 24, 2017, 09:55:24 PM
Well said Boycey. Mardle is jumping to conclusions in a most unfair way. Pipe is saying on twitter that there was no sound, he says he stifled the cough. Bernie Smith never reacted and didn't have any issue as far as I'm aware. Mardle wasn't a sporting player himself. Often saw him gesturing to the crowd to make more noise while his opponent was throwing. Of course that was just him being "a flamboyant character". He was such a shite player he had to try something I suppose.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 24, 2017, 10:29:37 PM
Mardle's entitled to his opinion but it doesn't mean he's right. His actions look way OTT the further from the event we get.

In this era of change like the wind social media storms Mardle could end up in more bother than Pipe. Pipe has said he and his family have received abuse.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 24, 2017, 10:44:40 PM
There was nothing over the top pointing out the obvious. Youíre on a loser trying to rake him over the coals for it. A pundit that could watch what happened and give a mealy-mouthed take like you seem to have wanted has no purpose being a pundit in the first place.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 24, 2017, 10:53:41 PM
Being a hyperbolic gobshite is par for the course with some Sky commentators and Mardle is particularly awful, not surprised you buy it.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 24, 2017, 11:23:54 PM
Being a hyperbolic gobshite is par for the course with some Sky commentators and Mardle is particularly awful, not surprised you buy it.

Pipe did exactly what Mardle said he did. Case closed.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 24, 2017, 11:58:48 PM

http://www.live-darts.com/category/darts-interviews/pipe-hits-back-at-mardle-over-coughgate-20171224-0002/

Justin Pipe has hit back at an ďout of orderĒ Wayne Mardle following his comments on the coughing controversy which shrouded Pipe's World Championship campaign.

Pipe found himself at the centre of an alleged cheating scandal after footage emerged of him appearing to cough while his First Round opponent- Bernie Smith - was throwing for a match double.

New Zealand's Smith subsequently missed the double and went on to lose the match in a tie break seat, with Pipe setting up a Second Round glamour tie against Phil Taylor.

Pipe was eventually whitewashed 4-0 at the hands of the 16-time World Champion on Sunday and was subjected to a torrent of abuse from the Alexandra Palace crowd for the duration of the contest.

The Taunton thrower has vigorously denied the allegations and has responded angrily to comments made by Sky Sports analyst Mardle - who branded Pipe's actions as "desperate" and "despicable".

"It's been very hard," said Pipe, speaking to the PDC's Dan Dawson. "I've kept my mouth shut.

"It's very hard to look back at two and a half thousand people and say: 'I've got proof that Bernie heard nothing and I didn't cough.'

"I've been verbally attacked and abused, and my family's come in for it as well.


"Mardle's bang out of order for me.

"It's totally wrong, you do not jump to the conclusion that somebody has heard something when they haven't.

"Bernie Smith didn't hear anything, I held that cough back, I did not hide my body movements.

"Wayne Mardle could not wait to jump onto that and he's bang out of order."

Mardle also called for DRA (Darts Regulatory Authority) to take disciplinary action, and PDC Chairman Barry Hearn confirmed on Twitter that the incident had been referred the sport's governing body.



Pipe admits he can understand how the incident could have come across on television, but believes it has been blown out of proportion.

"It looks awful and I said that to my wife and my children," he added.

"But there's no noise. It actually hurt me a little bit to hold it back, just like you do when you're driving down the road and you've got a sneeze.

"I've been playing darts on TV for ten years, I know where the cameras are, the stage is mic'd up, there's people with mics on and nobody heard anything.

"I'm going to go on Twitter, which is pretty much a tool for hatred, and post the pictures of Bernie's message to me that say: 'I didn't hear anything, bro.'

"The haters will hate. I don't care about Wayne Mardle fans, they don't bother me.

"My family and my genuine fans will know, the PDC and everyone involved knows that I did nothing and that's all that matters to me."

Pipe received £18,500 for his run to the Second Round, but could be faced with a sizable fine if he is to be found guilty of bringing the sport into disrepute.

Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Asal Mor on December 25, 2017, 12:47:39 AM
Being a hyperbolic gobshite is par for the course with some Sky commentators and Mardle is particularly awful, not surprised you buy it.

Pipe did exactly what Mardle said he did. Case closed.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool - William Shakespeare
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 25, 2017, 01:00:10 AM
Being a hyperbolic gobshite is par for the course with some Sky commentators and Mardle is particularly awful, not surprised you buy it.

Pipe did exactly what Mardle said he did. Case closed.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool - William Shakespeare

You thought Ched Evans was innocent.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 27, 2017, 07:24:47 PM
Peter Wright is a daft looking boyo...
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 27, 2017, 07:29:06 PM
Peter Wright is a daft looking boyo...

Almost as daft as Justin Pipe, alright.

Darts is showbiz.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 27, 2017, 07:41:39 PM
What?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on December 27, 2017, 08:00:31 PM
This game is mental. 
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 27, 2017, 08:09:55 PM
Yeah great stuff.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on December 27, 2017, 08:27:32 PM
What a win for jamie lewis, great performance.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on December 27, 2017, 08:30:02 PM
What a win for jamie lewis, great performance.

Excellent. He tightened up a bit in his scoring in the last set but Wright wasn't able to captalise and Lewis was cool enough to finish. Great game.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 27, 2017, 09:41:38 PM
Routine for Barney...

Now for MVG, has only lost 4 legs in the tournament so far  :o. Still lucky for him that Adrian Lewis went out so early...

Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 27, 2017, 10:24:07 PM
MVG cruising. He's lost a bit of beef?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Seany on December 27, 2017, 10:46:23 PM
Price coming back...
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on December 27, 2017, 10:50:53 PM
Mvg under pressure...
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on December 27, 2017, 10:56:43 PM
Price should have been 3-2 up, canít see him winning now
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on December 27, 2017, 11:03:39 PM
Mvg well below par tonight, scraped through. Barney up next for van gerwen, should be good.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 27, 2017, 11:04:44 PM
Price will have nightmares about that, looked like it was there for the taking.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Gold on December 27, 2017, 11:13:19 PM
All mental. Blew it
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on December 27, 2017, 11:15:02 PM
Price will have nightmares about that, looked like it was there for the taking.

It was. If he took the double tops, I think he had it. MVG was very rattled.

On another note, it's sad to see Dave Clark seems to be getting worse with his Parkinsons. He was struggling to get words out tonight. Bastard of a disease.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 28, 2017, 12:51:08 AM
Price will have nightmares about that, looked like it was there for the taking.
Price wasn't right.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: LooseCannon on December 28, 2017, 08:44:22 AM
Barney to beat MvG!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 28, 2017, 09:37:15 AM
Price will have nightmares about that, looked like it was there for the taking.
Price wasn't right.
Pity you can't tag on this forum, TF would be proud.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 28, 2017, 03:04:10 PM
One sided stuff today so far...
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 28, 2017, 09:32:49 PM
Thatís probably the last time weíll have to bear witness to Philip Taylor winning a darts match.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 28, 2017, 09:35:11 PM
bear #justsaying
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on December 28, 2017, 10:30:25 PM
Thatís probably the last time weíll have to bear witness to Philip Taylor winning a darts match.
Hope youíre right, Anderson not in great form but winning all the same, Jamie Lewis going well earlier on
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on December 29, 2017, 01:45:46 PM
Some stuff from Lewis
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on December 29, 2017, 03:29:39 PM
Cracking comeback going on from Van den Bergh here and turning into a quality match.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on December 29, 2017, 03:43:08 PM
Cracking comeback going on from Van den Bergh here and turning into a quality match.
deciding set now. Some comeback.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 29, 2017, 03:52:33 PM
Some viewing
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on December 29, 2017, 03:55:07 PM
Aaah gutted for van den bergh, was hoping he was going win that. Some match though.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on December 29, 2017, 04:05:33 PM
Thought the crowd were being absolute c***ts to Cross. It's one thing cheering on the underdog, another completely to boo the opponent. VdB had the darts for it there. D16 just wouldn't fall for him. Turned off afterwards but the averages must have dropped off a final bit in the ninth set as before that they were absolutely rattling them in.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 29, 2017, 04:41:26 PM
Some bill coming up in the evening session.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: tintin25 on December 29, 2017, 05:09:56 PM
Any good streams to watch the Darts?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on December 29, 2017, 05:23:57 PM
Any good streams to watch the Darts?

Yep.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: tintin25 on December 29, 2017, 06:38:01 PM
Any good streams to watch the Darts?

Yep.

Post?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on December 29, 2017, 06:46:05 PM
Any good streams to watch the Darts?

Yep.

Post?

Flawless IPTV
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: tintin25 on December 29, 2017, 06:55:49 PM
Can't get it on chromebook, thanks anyway.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on December 29, 2017, 07:47:23 PM
Van Gerwen is really struggling to find his game. Price could/should have beaten him, and he's lucky to be 1-1 with Barney at the moment. Phil Taylor could win this f*cking thing.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 29, 2017, 07:47:36 PM
This pair of hoors wouldnít win a match in the BDO...
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 29, 2017, 08:00:56 PM
Falls over the line for 2-1. Poor stuff so far, like a big derby match that ends up shite & you don't even get to see a pigging match either
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on December 29, 2017, 08:02:34 PM
Can't get it on chromebook, thanks anyway.
try mobdro. Its on it, just checked it there on a tablet.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 29, 2017, 08:05:17 PM
This pair of hoors wouldnít win a match in the BDO...

Youíd win a match in the BDO.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 29, 2017, 08:16:25 PM
This pair of hoors wouldnít win a match in the BDO...

Youíd win a match in the BDO.

Ha Iím not going through this again  :D. I am looking forward to it starting next weekend though..
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 29, 2017, 08:49:50 PM
This has turned from crap to classic..
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: laceer on December 29, 2017, 09:01:35 PM
Turned out a quality match. Both are different class. Van Gerwan can fairly turn it on when he needs to.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on December 29, 2017, 09:04:20 PM
Mvg always manages to pull it out of the fire.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on December 29, 2017, 09:04:53 PM
Anderson needs to up his game or Phil the popular will do him!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on December 29, 2017, 09:15:24 PM
I really hope this is the end for taylor. But I suspect it won't.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on December 29, 2017, 10:02:52 PM
Anderson is hard to watch. So many 1s 5s and 3s.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 29, 2017, 10:04:27 PM
The back injury looks to have seriously slowed down Anderson. Taylor with plenty of gamesmanship, slowing it down and letting Anderson get into his own head.

Odds on to make the final now IMHO.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on December 29, 2017, 10:16:52 PM
Taylor can only throw it away now, itís gonna be Taylor v MVG final
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 29, 2017, 10:26:58 PM
Fair play to Taylor, whatever you say about him he was a great darts player and is determined to go out on a high.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on December 29, 2017, 10:36:14 PM
Fair play to Taylor, whatever you say about him he was a great darts player and is determined to go out on a high.

Might go and get himself a few girls in his van to celebrate.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 29, 2017, 10:36:37 PM
Fair play to Taylor, whatever you say about him he was a great darts player and is determined to go out on a high.

Captain Premature?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on December 29, 2017, 10:39:20 PM
Not over yet!!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Minder on December 29, 2017, 10:43:00 PM
Fair play to Taylor, whatever you say about him he was a great darts player and is determined to go out on a high.

Might go and get himself a few girls in his van to celebrate.

 ;D
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 29, 2017, 10:51:08 PM
Go on The Power  8)
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 29, 2017, 10:51:50 PM
Go on The Power  8)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/1306433.stm
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 29, 2017, 10:52:35 PM
Hateful ****. Don't think I've ever once supported that hoorbag.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 29, 2017, 10:56:11 PM
Go on The Power  8)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/1306433.stm

Why have you posted that?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 29, 2017, 11:00:31 PM
Fair play to Taylor, whatever you say about him he was a great darts player and is determined to go out on a high.

Captain Premature?

Silly Syferus.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on December 29, 2017, 11:03:51 PM
Go on The Power  8)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/1306433.stm

Why have you posted that?

Because he's a miserable hoor
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 29, 2017, 11:07:09 PM
Fair play to Taylor, whatever you say about him he was a great darts player and is determined to go out on a high.

Captain Premature?

Silly Syferus.

Maybe donít hand out the congratulations before the match is over next time?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 29, 2017, 11:34:04 PM
Fair play to Taylor, whatever you say about him he was a great darts player and is determined to go out on a high.

Captain Premature?

Silly Syferus.

Maybe donít hand out the congratulations before the match is over next time?
I wasn't congratulating him. Pointed out he was a great player and is determined to go out on a high. Now stop playing the silly Syferus.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 29, 2017, 11:40:17 PM
Fair play to Taylor, whatever you say about him he was a great darts player and is determined to go out on a high.

Captain Premature?

Silly Syferus.

Maybe donít hand out the congratulations before the match is over next time?
I wasn't congratulating him. Pointed out he was a great player and is determined to go out on a high. Now stop playing the silly Syferus.

"Fair play to Taylor.."

Silly indeed.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Jim Bob on December 30, 2017, 12:59:57 AM
Have to give credit to Taylor.
At 57 years of age and producing to that level is unreal !
The skill in these darts is unreal. Anyone  who plays it will realise that
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: From the Bunker on December 30, 2017, 01:50:53 AM
Have to give credit to Taylor.
At 57 years of age and producing to that level is unreal !
The skill in these darts is unreal. Anyone  who plays it will realise that

Not just skill but nerve! Steve Davis said that when his decline started to happen it was due to nerve. He still had the shots just old age had taken his nerve. A Davis was young when this started to happen. This makes Taylor's achievements even more outstanding.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 30, 2017, 02:10:41 AM
Have to give credit to Taylor.
At 57 years of age and producing to that level is unreal !
The skill in these darts is unreal. Anyone  who plays it will realise that

Not just skill but nerve! Steve Davis said that when his decline started to happen it was due to nerve. He still had the shots just old age had taken his nerve. A Davis was young when this started to happen. This makes Taylor's achievements even more outstanding.

Taylor was shÓting himself when Anderson started to hit form. Old school Taylor would have won that one 5-1.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Jim Bob on December 30, 2017, 02:28:37 AM
Taylor at 57 years of age WON!!!!
Nothing more needs to be said.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 30, 2017, 03:09:33 AM
Taylor at 57 years of age WON!!!!
Nothing more needs to be said.

Dennis Priestly was playing the world championships into his sixties, lad.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Jim Bob on December 30, 2017, 04:26:28 AM
And what?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Rossfan on December 30, 2017, 09:59:41 AM
I only have a passing interest in Darts but it's another opportunity for Roscommon's national embarrassment to make a bigger clown of himself.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 30, 2017, 01:56:50 PM
Have to give credit to Taylor.
At 57 years of age and producing to that level is unreal !
The skill in these darts is unreal. Anyone  who plays it will realise that

Not just skill but nerve! Steve Davis said that when his decline started to happen it was due to nerve. He still had the shots just old age had taken his nerve. A Davis was young when this started to happen. This makes Taylor's achievements even more outstanding.

Taylor was shÓting himself when Anderson started to hit form. Old school Taylor would have won that one 5-1.

If the best you can come up with is that the semi-retired 57 year old didnít win by enough heís doing ok Iíd suggest. Regardless of what happens now he goes out on a high. 

Fcuk the begrudgers  8)
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 30, 2017, 03:02:05 PM
I only have a passing interest in Darts but it's another opportunity for Roscommon's national embarrassment to make a bigger clown of himself.

You donít post enough in this thread to embarrass yourself too much, donít worry.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on December 30, 2017, 08:07:04 PM
Nice start from Lewis after losing the first two legs. Strange from Taylor not to go back to the 20 to leave him a shot at 170 and gave Lewis six darts to get out from 65.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on December 30, 2017, 08:09:26 PM
Go on young Lewis!!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on December 30, 2017, 08:35:08 PM
Lewis hitting D16 every time
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on December 30, 2017, 08:42:24 PM
Lewis hitting D16 every time
except when it mattered to win the 3rd set. Lewis starting to miss a few doubles now.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Maiden1 on December 30, 2017, 08:47:40 PM
Nice start from Lewis after losing the first two legs. Strange from Taylor not to go back to the 20 to leave him a shot at 170 and gave Lewis six darts to get out from 65.

That's twice now Taylor has not left 170 when he could have when the other guy on an out.  That time 232 left.  He missed the first dart and was 212 could have went for bull.  If he gets it he is on 162 with a dart left and guaranteed a finish if he misses and gets 25 he is on 187 and can go for treble 20 or treble 17 with last dart and guaranteed on an out.  John Part was saying that.  I guess Phil knows what he is doing :)
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on December 30, 2017, 08:53:27 PM
Lewis has had plenty of chances here and could have been up 4-0.

Taylor being his usual prat with his theatrics and gesticulations on stage.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 30, 2017, 09:35:32 PM
Young Lewis lad wasn't able to take any pressure shots all night. Taylor into the final on his last ever World championship almost like it was written in the stars for him.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 30, 2017, 09:43:07 PM
Hope MVG makes it to the final (defo not a gimme), he will do all in his power to thrash Taylor in his last game, now that would be a fitting exit.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 30, 2017, 10:10:33 PM
Hope MVG makes it to the final (defo not a gimme), he will do all in his power to thrash Taylor in his last game, now that would be a fitting exit.

Aye his whole career will count for nothing if that happens  :D

Itíll bookend it nicely if it happens, I think Priestley stuffed him 6-0 or 6-1 in one of his 1st finals
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 30, 2017, 10:13:47 PM
Hope MVG makes it to the final (defo not a gimme), he will do all in his power to thrash Taylor in his last game, now that would be a fitting exit.

The most enjoyable 7-0 drubbing youíll ever see in darts, hopefully.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: longballin on December 30, 2017, 10:16:06 PM
Loving the hatred for Taylor here... whatever happens he's a legend. 16 World titles...  Bristow got same hatred but turned out he was sound
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 30, 2017, 10:22:11 PM
Love Bristow, bought his Autobiography, it's funny but shit, after a while you just think it's one spoof after another.

Cross is a smug looking git.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 30, 2017, 10:51:39 PM
Love Bristow, bought his Autobiography, it's funny but shit, after a while you just think it's one spoof after another.

Cross is a smug looking git.

Funny Bristow was one of my serious childhood heroes, I ran into him in Dublin Airport 10 or so years ago and he couldnít have been more obnoxious had he tried.. they say you should never meet ur heroes.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 30, 2017, 10:57:17 PM
Love Bristow, bought his Autobiography, it's funny but shit, after a while you just think it's one spoof after another.

Cross is a smug looking git.

Funny Bristow was one of my serious childhood heroes, I ran into him in Dublin Airport 10 or so years ago and he couldnít have been more obnoxious had he tried.. they say you should never meet ur heroes.

Funny that Taylorís darting father was a bit of a git in your opinion.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 30, 2017, 11:16:13 PM
MVG on the way out I reckon.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Maiden1 on December 30, 2017, 11:25:24 PM
Love Bristow, bought his Autobiography, it's funny but shit, after a while you just think it's one spoof after another.

Cross is a smug looking git.

Funny Bristow was one of my serious childhood heroes, I ran into him in Dublin Airport 10 or so years ago and he couldnít have been more obnoxious had he tried.. they say you should never meet ur heroes.
Bristow needed someone to practice with back in the day.  Phil Taylor who was working in a ceramic factory at the time said he would do it.  Taylor went on to beat him in world final in 1990.  Bristows dad after the match 'never teach a man how to do your job!'

Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 30, 2017, 11:35:24 PM
Some leg there by MVG, cud be the turning point.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on December 30, 2017, 11:42:45 PM
The way MVG is playing, Taylor could very well go out with the win.

Anyone think the boards are chewing up really badly? It was noticeable enough in the first match but it's shocking in this one with more sets. Could potentially play a part in a long final.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 30, 2017, 11:47:52 PM
Down to the wire this game. I think its better going into a final off the back of a tight semi final.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on December 31, 2017, 12:09:27 AM
That should have been it for MVG but serious stones from Cross to force sudden death.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 31, 2017, 12:11:50 AM
World champion out! Love a good underdog story like that.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on December 31, 2017, 12:13:13 AM
Fair play to Cross. Fully deserved. Hopefully he hasn't punched himself out after that.

Looks to be be a real breakthrough year for some of the new blood.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 31, 2017, 12:13:50 AM
Taylor is going to do Cross.

Disaster.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 31, 2017, 12:14:04 AM
Fucksake MVG. Can't take to that Cross boy at all but hope he wins now. MVG will have nightmares.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on December 31, 2017, 12:14:28 AM
Watch a match, some drama. Fair play to cross, serious balls shown to win that. The crowd booing mvg on his doubles was definitely uncalled for.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on December 31, 2017, 12:15:13 AM
Fair play to Cross, good to see the underdog prevail, its anyoneís final!!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: mrdeeds on December 31, 2017, 12:15:25 AM
The crowd have being booing all week. Bad form.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 31, 2017, 12:17:08 AM
World champion out! Love a good underdog story like that.
Said he wasn't a professional darts player this time last year and now in the world final  :o
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on December 31, 2017, 12:18:10 AM
Was he not in the BDO last year?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on December 31, 2017, 12:18:26 AM
The crowd have being booing all week. Bad form.
Aye you wonít get that behaviour at the Lakeside next week when the real darts starts!!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 31, 2017, 12:19:42 AM
The crowd have being booing all week. Bad form.
Aye you wonít get that behaviour at the Lakeside next week when the real darts starts!!

Mainly because no one will turn up to watch it.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on December 31, 2017, 12:21:13 AM
Fucksake MVG. Can't take to that Cross boy at all but hope he wins now. MVG will have nightmares.

Ah, I think he comes across as likeable enough.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: From the Bunker on December 31, 2017, 12:22:18 AM
Down to the wire this game. I think its better going into a final off the back of a tight semi final.

I think it's the opposite. A lot of adrenaline burned!

Taylor, knows the pace and psychology of the game. Will be interesting to see how he handles Cross.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: yellowcard on December 31, 2017, 12:24:51 AM
MVG has a serious amount of missed doubles, the crowd booing canít have helped and the referee should have stepped in. That said, Cross played well and it could have went either way. Hope Cross wins it now, would be horrible to see Taylor signing off with a win and listening to Mr Smug after it.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: LooseCannon on December 31, 2017, 12:56:04 AM
The crowd have being booing all week. Bad form.
Aye you wonít get that behaviour at the Lakeside next week when the real darts starts!!

Mainly because no one will turn up to watch it.

You definitely got that from BordnaMonamanís book of one liners.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: mouview on December 31, 2017, 02:10:15 AM
The way MVG is playing, Taylor could very well go out with the win.

Anyone think the boards are chewing up really badly? It was noticeable enough in the first match but it's shocking in this one with more sets. Could potentially play a part in a long final.

Looked fairly pock-marked on the treble-19s alright, but it was/shudda been a new board after the first semi'.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on December 31, 2017, 02:39:17 AM
The way MVG is playing, Taylor could very well go out with the win.

Anyone think the boards are chewing up really badly? It was noticeable enough in the first match but it's shocking in this one with more sets. Could potentially play a part in a long final.

Looked fairly pock-marked on the treble-19s alright, but it was/shudda been a new board after the first semi'.

Taylor took down the board after the first match and signed it and handed it to Lewis. Aka his usual trick. It was a new board for the second match.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: stew on January 01, 2018, 03:29:15 PM
The way MVG is playing, Taylor could very well go out with the win.

Anyone think the boards are chewing up really badly? It was noticeable enough in the first match but it's shocking in this one with more sets. Could potentially play a part in a long final.

Looked fairly pock-marked on the treble-19s alright, but it was/shudda been a new board after the first semi'.

Taylor took down the board after the first match and signed it and handed it to Lewis. Aka his usual trick. It was a new board for the second match.

I just watched a clip of Taylor in Holland and he was pissed because some cub he was playing poured himself a glass of water and did not do the same for him, is this lad supposed to feed him grapes between sets???

This man has lost the run of himself, best of all time without a doubt but a knob to go with it.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on January 01, 2018, 08:51:15 PM
Cross looking very good here. Itís some story if he wins, turned pro less than a year ago  :o
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: longballin on January 01, 2018, 08:56:01 PM
Taylor getting tanked but whatever happens can't take 16 World titles off him... a legend.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 01, 2018, 09:03:33 PM
3-1 now a comeback on the cards? so far the tight semi final win has worked wonders for Cross while Taylor could have done with tighter semi final..
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on January 01, 2018, 09:15:36 PM
Enjoying some Schadenfreude here
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: longballin on January 01, 2018, 09:35:56 PM
Age 57 at end of his career still gets to the World final... Taylor still a great. Some darts by Cross though...
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 01, 2018, 09:37:16 PM
Cross will be getting his cigar out for that break. Very impressive performance.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: yellowcard on January 01, 2018, 09:45:05 PM
Cross has played brilliantly, has very similar playing style and celebrations to MVG and it will be some battle with those 2 next season. Taylor has been soundly beaten and not sorry to see him thrashed.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: seafoid on January 01, 2018, 09:46:46 PM

Like wex vs kilkenny in hurling 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/jan/01/rob-cross-v-phil-taylor-pdc-world-darts-championship-final-live


Phil Taylorís reputation alone has taken care of many of his opponents, and an entire generation of darts talent was suffocated by the Power at his best. Rob Cross, who was watching the tournament at home last year, has come here for Taylorís final match, and is wiping the floor with him.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: longballin on January 01, 2018, 09:50:04 PM
Despite the gloating by some here, Taylor is having a ball knows he's been well beaten and his legacy is secured...
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 01, 2018, 09:58:38 PM
Taylors worse final beating since 1994. Still though 170,000 money for runners up is a nice retirement package. Well done to Cross some story he was close to flawless tonight and he beat the very best to win this championship.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on January 01, 2018, 10:00:13 PM
That is some performance by Cross, savage stuff.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on January 01, 2018, 10:11:34 PM
Taylor hammered by unknown Rob Cross, such a perfect way for him to go out  ;D ;D ;D

He tried every trick he had, playacting the whole match, to absolutely no avail.

Incredible debut season by Cross.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: longballin on January 01, 2018, 10:17:19 PM
Even in defeat it was Taylor's night!  8)
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: yellowcard on January 01, 2018, 10:31:57 PM
Even in defeat it was Taylor's night!  8)

Both he and Sky made sure of that. Made it all about Taylor post match and Cross was nearly apologising for having beaten him. Wouldn't be surprised if Taylor told him not to celebrate so that he could soak up the acclaim because the lack of emotion from Cross was bizarre for a first time winner.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: longballin on January 01, 2018, 10:37:05 PM
Even in defeat it was Taylor's night!  8)

Both he and Sky made sure of that. Made it all about Taylor post match and Cross was nearly apologising for having beaten him. Wouldn't be surprised if Taylor told him not to celebrate so that he could soak up the acclaim because the lack of emotion from Cross was bizarre for a first time winner.

I doubt that but I did think Cross should have got more acclaim... Taylor's career is unreal though...
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on January 01, 2018, 10:38:17 PM
If it had've been MVG there he wouldn't stood for the nonsense. Taylor supposedly tried his mind games & slabbering with MVG a few years back and MVG is meant to have told him 'shut up knob'😀
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: longballin on January 01, 2018, 10:46:31 PM
If it had've been MVG there he wouldn't stood for the nonsense. Taylor supposedly tried his mind games & slabbering with MVG a few years back and MVG is meant to have told him 'shut up knob'😀

Taylor another hate figure in time will be loved like Bristow, Chris Eubank... arrogant but is playing the gallery....
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on January 01, 2018, 10:48:54 PM
If it had've been MVG there he wouldn't stood for the nonsense. Taylor supposedly tried his mind games & slabbering with MVG a few years back and MVG is meant to have told him 'shut up knob'😀

Taylor another hate figure in time will be loved like Bristow, Chris Eubank... arrogant but is playing the gallery....

No, he's just an arrogant git who is also a convicted sex offender. He was a great darts player but impossible to like or celebrate.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: longballin on January 01, 2018, 10:51:32 PM
If it had've been MVG there he wouldn't stood for the nonsense. Taylor supposedly tried his mind games & slabbering with MVG a few years back and MVG is meant to have told him 'shut up knob'😀

Taylor another hate figure in time will be loved like Bristow, Chris Eubank... arrogant but is playing the gallery....

No, he's just an arrogant git who is also a convicted sex offender. He was a great darts player but impossible to like or celebrate.

I like him... I didnt know that though  :o
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: yellowcard on January 01, 2018, 11:05:41 PM
If it had've been MVG there he wouldn't stood for the nonsense. Taylor supposedly tried his mind games & slabbering with MVG a few years back and MVG is meant to have told him 'shut up knob'😀

It was during the Grand Slam of darts a few months back, he tried his gamesmanship during a break in play and MVG told him where to go. Cross was like a lion during the match and wasn't intimidated one bit but let Taylor take centre stage after it so it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if Taylor had words.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on January 01, 2018, 11:10:01 PM
If it had've been MVG there he wouldn't stood for the nonsense. Taylor supposedly tried his mind games & slabbering with MVG a few years back and MVG is meant to have told him 'shut up knob'😀

It was during the Grand Slam of darts a few months back, he tried his gamesmanship during a break in play and MVG told him where to go. Cross was like a lion during the match and wasn't intimidated one bit but let Taylor take centre stage after it so it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if Taylor had words.

Even I think that's a nonsense suggestion. It was quiet clear that Cross was the one bringing Taylor over to take photos with the trophy, while Taylor looked rather uncomfortable if anything.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 01, 2018, 11:28:37 PM
Taylor hammered by unknown Rob Cross, such a perfect way for him to go out  ;D ;D ;D
Surely for any of his haters a perfect way for him to go out was early exit and not to reach the final collecting 170,000 cheque and bear in mind that is close to the same money he collected for his last World title win in 2013.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on January 01, 2018, 11:36:57 PM
Taylor hammered by unknown Rob Cross, such a perfect way for him to go out  ;D ;D ;D
Surely for any of his haters a perfect way for him to go out was early exit and not to reach the final collecting 170,000 cheque and bear in mind that is close to the same money he collected for his last World title win in 2013.

Taylor wasnít playing this tournament to top up his bank account.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 02, 2018, 12:00:53 AM
Taylor hammered by unknown Rob Cross, such a perfect way for him to go out  ;D ;D ;D
Surely for any of his haters a perfect way for him to go out was early exit and not to reach the final collecting 170,000 cheque and bear in mind that is close to the same money he collected for his last World title win in 2013.

Taylor wasnít playing this tournament to top up his bank account.

Played it to give it his best shot on his last ever World tournament. Lets be honest He had no chance of winning the final after that kiss of death prediction ;D

Taylor is going to do Cross.

Disaster.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on January 02, 2018, 12:06:20 AM
Taylor hammered by unknown Rob Cross, such a perfect way for him to go out  ;D ;D ;D
Surely for any of his haters a perfect way for him to go out was early exit and not to reach the final collecting 170,000 cheque and bear in mind that is close to the same money he collected for his last World title win in 2013.

Taylor wasnít playing this tournament to top up his bank account.

Played it to give it his best shot on his last ever World tournament. Lets be honest He had no chance of winning the final after that kiss of death prediction ;D

Taylor is going to do Cross.

Disaster.

I was hoping Iíd jinx the bastard alright. Iím delighted he got humiliated so Iím afraid youíre on a losing docket there.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on January 02, 2018, 12:16:05 AM
Big shake up in the premier league.
Mvg
Wright
Cross
Anderson
Gurney
Sulovic
Barney
Whitlock
Williams
Price
Out go Taylor, Adrian Lewis,  Chizzy,  wade, huybrechts and klaasen.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Never beat the deeler on January 02, 2018, 12:26:44 AM
Big shake up in the premier league.
Mvg
Wright
Cross
Anderson
Gurney
Sulovic
Barney
Whitlock
Williams
Price
Out go Taylor, Adrian Lewis,  Chizzy,  wade, huybrechts and klaasen.

How does it work? I thought it was top 8 plus 2 wild cards? Obv not - Chizzy is 8th and with Taylor above him in the rankings that would move him up a step to 7th.
Smith has to feel lucky - he bombed in his first year in the premier league and he's 12th in the world rankings.

Also, wtf has happened to Adrian Lewis - 20th in the world some slip for one of the most naturally gifted (albeit totally lazy) players!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on January 02, 2018, 12:30:27 AM
I think it's actually just top 4 and 6 wildcards.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Gold on January 02, 2018, 02:10:34 AM
Cross was like a robot. Best ive ever seen on doubles.

Double 18 OMG!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on January 02, 2018, 08:32:30 AM
Big shake up in the premier league.
Mvg
Wright
Cross
Anderson
Gurney
Sulovic
Barney
Whitlock
Williams
Price
Out go Taylor, Adrian Lewis,  Chizzy,  wade, huybrechts and klaasen.

Bar Taylor going out theres not that much loss of quality in it except maybe Whitlock for Lewis. Lewis is playing like a drain but also has the potential to be very good.. Chizzy and Wade are good honest pros but probably on a downward trend.. The other two were easily expendable also.

The league starts in 4 weeks in Dublin, Iím taking my lad for his 1st trip to it 😎
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on January 02, 2018, 11:40:19 AM
I've been dipping in and out a bit in the Darts this past few months but very surprised to see Whitlock back in there?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: TabClear on January 02, 2018, 12:08:02 PM
I've been dipping in and out a bit in the Darts this past few months but very surprised to see Whitlock back in there?

Same as that. Fair play to Barney for sticking around so long at the top. I assume he is well over 50 now?

 I think the quality is probably roughly the same in the Premier League as before (Taylor's exit excepted), but I would question whether the crowds will be as involved with the current list of players . Obviously Taylor had a unique standing in the game but the likes of Wade and Lewis also used to polarise opinion, both good and bad which created a lot of atmosphere.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on January 02, 2018, 12:08:52 PM
I've been dipping in and out a bit in the Darts this past few months but very surprised to see Whitlock back in there?

He's be lucky to be in it but he's a popular enough thrower, capable enough when on form, always liable to finish 170 and has a good walk-on tune :)
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on January 02, 2018, 10:25:44 PM
Good article on Taylor and public ambivalence.

https://news.paddypower.com/darts/2018/01/02/phil-taylor-darts-greatest-but-will-he-be-missed/?AFF_ID=16562&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral&dclid=CPD_7p2outgCFYqoUQodYgYJ5Q
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on January 02, 2018, 10:38:04 PM
Good article on Taylor and public ambivalence.

https://news.paddypower.com/darts/2018/01/02/phil-taylor-darts-greatest-but-will-he-be-missed/?AFF_ID=16562&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral&dclid=CPD_7p2outgCFYqoUQodYgYJ5Q

Sums up his legacy brilliantly.

I would argue that the general perception of darts is much better than the author suggests, indeed I havenít heard many whoíve sneered at it as a sport in a long time. Itís taken the place snooker held for many decades in the publicís consciousness, from what I can see.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on January 03, 2018, 11:20:31 AM
Good article on Taylor and public ambivalence.

https://news.paddypower.com/darts/2018/01/02/phil-taylor-darts-greatest-but-will-he-be-missed/?AFF_ID=16562&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral&dclid=CPD_7p2outgCFYqoUQodYgYJ5Q

Sums up his legacy brilliantly.

I would argue that the general perception of darts is much better than the author suggests, indeed I havenít heard many whoíve sneered at it as a sport in a long time. Itís taken the place snooker held for many decades in the publicís consciousness, from what I can see.

Didn't read the article, but I think Darts is fairly well respected. The technical skill required, and the nerve needed to be a good darts player is very impressive.

Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on January 03, 2018, 11:25:39 AM
Written by a 25 year old 'freelance' journo who writes clickbait pieces for the Sun, Mirror, Daily Mail and Paddy Power, enough said..

Taylor indeed could be a right knob at times but his overall legacy will be his sheer domination of his sport over a substantial period. He also suffers from the well established begrudgery syndrome that is so popular in this part of the world the more you win the more people dislike you..
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Minder on January 03, 2018, 11:45:59 AM
Written by a 25 year old 'freelance' journo who writes clickbait pieces for the Sun, Mirror, Daily Mail and Paddy Power, enough said..

Taylor indeed could be a right knob at times but his overall legacy will be his sheer domination of his sport over a substantial period. He also suffers from the well established begrudgery syndrome that is so popular in this part of the world the more you win the more people dislike you..

Donít think itís begrudhery with Taylor, more how he has conducted himself over the years. All smiles when he is winning but a cross between David Brent & a man child when itís not going his way.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 03, 2018, 11:57:08 AM
Written by a 25 year old 'freelance' journo who writes clickbait pieces for the Sun, Mirror, Daily Mail and Paddy Power, enough said..

Taylor indeed could be a right knob at times but his overall legacy will be his sheer domination of his sport over a substantial period. He also suffers from the well established begrudgery syndrome that is so popular in this part of the world the more you win the more people dislike you..

Donít think itís begrudhery with Taylor, more how he has conducted himself over the years. All smiles when he is winning but a cross between David Brent & a man child when itís not going his way.

I dont know anyone who likes losing! If you're a competitive sports man (Darts being a sport) then losing wont bring smiles...

Not all aspects of Taylor was great, but that said he's not on his own, plenty sportsmen out there who will always rub people up the wromg way.. his personal achievements in professional darts is hard to beat, so for that he has to be respected, his personal life is not going to make everyone happy but i doubt very much he gives a feck..

Ive been to the SSE when they played and its certainly a great nights entertainment, hopefully it continues to get stronger even with the fall off of some of the better characters 
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on January 03, 2018, 12:09:34 PM
My problem with Taylor wasn't that he was a bad loser, it was that he was frequently a terrible winner.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on January 03, 2018, 12:23:26 PM
The point Iíd be making is that I donít really care whether Taylor or any other sports star for that matter is a good/bad winner/loser itís what they do at their sport that defines them and sets them apart. The other stuff is superfluous and only comes relevant if you let it.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 03, 2018, 12:51:41 PM
Written by a 25 year old 'freelance' journo who writes clickbait pieces for the Sun, Mirror, Daily Mail and Paddy Power, enough said..

Taylor indeed could be a right knob at times but his overall legacy will be his sheer domination of his sport over a substantial period. He also suffers from the well established begrudgery syndrome that is so popular in this part of the world the more you win the more people dislike you..
It's easy to dislike someone when they are dislikeable.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on January 03, 2018, 02:26:54 PM
Rodger Federer isnít perfect either but he shows you can be the GoAT in a major sport and not be a total ass. Anyone who defends Taylor and doesnít admit his behaviour taints his legacy has a purposeful blind spot for his many misdeeds on stage and verifiably off it.

To say the fact heís a convicted sex offender ďonly comes into it if you let itĒ is an incredible statement in itself Boycey. It comes into it for any right-minded human being.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on January 03, 2018, 02:35:58 PM
Rodger Federer isnít perfect either but he shows you can be the GoAT in a major sport and not be a total ass. Anyone who defends Taylor and doesnít admit his behaviour taints his legacy has a purposeful blind spot for his many misdeeds on stage and verifiably off it.

To say the fact heís a convicted sex offender ďonly comes into it if you let itĒ is an incredible statement in itself Boycey. It comes into it for any right-minded human being.

Jesus lad that's some leap from what I actually said.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on January 03, 2018, 02:42:30 PM
Rodger Federer isnít perfect either but he shows you can be the GoAT in a major sport and not be a total ass. Anyone who defends Taylor and doesnít admit his behaviour taints his legacy has a purposeful blind spot for his many misdeeds on stage and verifiably off it.

To say the fact heís a convicted sex offender ďonly comes into it if you let itĒ is an incredible statement in itself Boycey. It comes into it for any right-minded human being.

Jesus lad that's some leap from what I actually said.

You said it, not me.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: trileacman on January 03, 2018, 06:14:41 PM
The point Iíd be making is that I donít really care whether Taylor or any other sports star for that matter is a good/bad winner/loser itís what they do at their sport that defines them and sets them apart. The other stuff is superfluous and only comes relevant if you let it.

So i suppose you'd say that Suaez is one the best players english football has ever seen?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Franko on January 04, 2018, 12:55:59 AM
Youíre over thinking this one lads.

Smashing darts player, bit of a cnut.

End of story.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: trileacman on January 04, 2018, 10:42:19 AM
Youíre over thinking this one lads.

Smashing darts player, bit of a cnut.

End of story.

Only Boycey is overthinking it. We can all agree he's a successful cuunt. Only Boycey thinks that winning excuses his cuntishness.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on January 04, 2018, 12:10:01 PM
Youíre over thinking this one lads.

Smashing darts player, bit of a cnut.

End of story.

Exactly.  Best I've seen at putting the boot in when a lad misses a double or has a poor turn.

His behaviour on and off stage would make you want to kick him up the hole 
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: LooseCannon on January 04, 2018, 01:12:27 PM
Youíre over thinking this one lads.

Smashing darts player, bit of a cnut.

End of story.

Exactly.  Best I've seen at putting the boot in when a lad misses a double or has a poor turn.

His behaviour on and off stage would make you want to kick him up the hole
And peg a few darts at him as well.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on January 06, 2018, 02:35:36 PM
Very enjoyable 1st game in the BDO. Mark McGeeney beat Wolfie Adams. McGeeney obviously very Irish. From Coventry but wears a tricolour on his collar.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on January 06, 2018, 02:58:11 PM
Very enjoyable 1st game in the BDO. Mark McGeeney beat Wolfie Adams. McGeeney obviously very Irish. From Coventry but wears a tricolour on his collar.

Iím amazed at how much of a cliff Adams seems to have fell off in recent years. At one stage he would have been more than competitive in the PDC but now he canít even beat random lads in a BDO where the standard is lower and lower every year.

We missed out on some great Taylor-Adams games because of the split. Manley-Hankey would have been some pairing in their pomp too.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on January 06, 2018, 02:59:37 PM
Thereís a good game on at the moment with two young lads. I wonder is the BDO also getting an influx.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on January 06, 2018, 03:05:52 PM
Thereís a good game on at the moment with two young lads. I wonder is the BDO also getting an influx.

They have copped on a little with tv deals in recent years but the horse had already long since bolted. The PDC is producing its own young talent independent of the BDO these days, the best thing that could have happened was if theyíd accepted Hearnís buyout a few years back and became a feeder for the PDC circuit. The Lakeside has such great significance to darts that a proper PDC-produced major in an intimate venue (akin to the Circus Tavern) would be really special.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on January 07, 2018, 04:06:05 PM
Five setter with averages in the mid-70s here. Watching it feels like Iíve drank a bottle of Dreamy Sleepy Nighty Snoozey Snooze.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: mrdeeds on January 07, 2018, 04:53:53 PM
After seeing Waites take out 133. Mitchell lost his first set averaging 107.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Christmas Lights on January 07, 2018, 05:23:05 PM
Why is scotty too Hotta unseeded?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Seany on January 15, 2018, 09:36:47 AM
Decent final yesterday at the Lakeside. Thereís a thesis in the whole PDC, BDO thing. Even the supporters are different - no cheering or stupid chanting in the BDO, which is good, although the arrogance of the BDO in acting as if the PDC doesnít exixt, is hilarious.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Hound on January 15, 2018, 01:06:59 PM
Decent final yesterday at the Lakeside. Thereís a thesis in the whole PDC, BDO thing. Even the supporters are different - no cheering or stupid chanting in the BDO, which is good, although the arrogance of the BDO in acting as if the PDC doesnít exixt, is hilarious.

Being sick last week I saw almost every dart at the Lakeside! In fairness, they mention the PDC a lot more than they used to and never negatively. The Durrant - Williams quarter final had the side story that if Durrant lost he'd join the PDC and that was mentioned countless times.

The standard is nothing like the PDC. In that QF, Durrant averaged 100.9, the only ton-plus average in the tournament. In the PDC version there were 24 ton plus averages, 13 different players achieving it. But there was great entertainment nonetheless, the 4 quarter-finals on Friday all going to the final set being the highlight of the week.

Also a young 15 year old Kildare lad, Killian Heffernan did himself proud in the youth final. He was up against the 17 year old defending champion from Holland, who is a certainty to make it in the adult ranks, and he was just too good for Killian.  But our man took a great first set, including a stomping 156 finish.  One gas thing the commentators pointed out was that Killian's hero is Phil Taylor, and not only does he use Taylor's darts, he has the exact same throwing style and his darts lie in the board exactly like Taylors! Hopefully we'll see a lot more of him in the future.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on January 15, 2018, 01:47:27 PM
Decent final yesterday at the Lakeside. Thereís a thesis in the whole PDC, BDO thing. Even the supporters are different - no cheering or stupid chanting in the BDO, which is good, although the arrogance of the BDO in acting as if the PDC doesnít exixt, is hilarious.

Being sick last week I saw almost every dart at the Lakeside! In fairness, they mention the PDC a lot more than they used to and never negatively. The Durrant - Williams quarter final had the side story that if Durrant lost he'd join the PDC and that was mentioned countless times.

The standard is nothing like the PDC. In that QF, Durrant averaged 100.9, the only ton-plus average in the tournament. In the PDC version there were 24 ton plus averages, 13 different players achieving it. But there was great entertainment nonetheless, the 4 quarter-finals on Friday all going to the final set being the highlight of the week.

Also a young 15 year old Kildare lad, Killian Heffernan did himself proud in the youth final. He was up against the 17 year old defending champion from Holland, who is a certainty to make it in the adult ranks, and he was just too good for Killian.  But our man took a great first set, including a stomping 156 finish.  One gas thing the commentators pointed out was that Killian's hero is Phil Taylor, and not only does he use Taylor's darts, he has the exact same throwing style and his darts lie in the board exactly like Taylors! Hopefully we'll see a lot more of him in the future.

Agree with all that Hound. I think the reason the averages are lower in the BDO is the doubling. A lot more doubles missed than in the PDC. There seems to be a lot more 140s and less 180s too, but that's not a massive deal. I

That youth final was good standard too, after young Heffernan's 156, the Dutch lad took out 170! Great stuff.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on March 04, 2018, 09:50:42 PM
What's with the one man and his dog attendances at the UK Open?? Isn't it one of the 'classics'? ???
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on March 04, 2018, 09:52:24 PM
What's with the one man and his dog attendances at the UK Open?? Isn't it one of the 'classics'? ???

You might have heard there was a bit of snow this week..
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on March 04, 2018, 09:53:17 PM
What's with the one man and his dog attendances at the UK Open?? Isn't it one of the 'classics'? ???

Butlins made them play it behind closed doors due to the conditions for travel etc. PDC are not impressed.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on March 04, 2018, 10:04:03 PM
Saw a bit of a Twitter kerfuffle the other night right enough.

Butlins will pay for that I'd imagine.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on March 04, 2018, 11:20:05 PM
Saw a bit of a Twitter kerfuffle the other night right enough.

Butlins will pay for that I'd imagine.

The really daft thing is that there were people on site staying there who had purchased tickets and they werenít allowed in!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: SHEEDY on April 05, 2018, 08:16:55 PM
What a display by michael smith whitewashing barney 7-0.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on April 05, 2018, 08:24:31 PM
What a display by michael smith whitewashing barney 7-0.

Barney doesnít take this stuff seriously.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Carmen Stateside on April 05, 2018, 09:22:51 PM
What a display by michael smith whitewashing barney 7-0.

Barney doesnít take this stuff seriously.

FFS  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Tyroneforsam on April 06, 2018, 12:00:57 AM
Like him or loath him, Eric Bristow was instrumental in bringing darts to where it is today. RIP.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Syferus on April 06, 2018, 02:11:40 AM
Like him or loath him, Eric Bristow was instrumental in bringing darts to where it is today. RIP.

I donít think anyone much loathed him. One of the most important darts players of all time. Only 60.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: stew on April 06, 2018, 02:48:38 AM
He was everything I thought I should have hated as he was an English, cocky, arrogant bastard yet he was sublime, a character and an iconic figure in a game of precision I admired, RIP Eric, you are a darting legend, second only to the power and a thousand times more likeable, that said you defined your sport and made it what is is today.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gaafan2 on April 07, 2018, 09:22:52 AM
Like him or loath him, Eric Bristow was instrumental in bringing darts to where it is today. RIP.

I donít think anyone much loathed him. One of the most important darts players of all time. Only 60.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/06/eric-bristow-personified-darts-golden-age

Iíll think youíll find many did, mind you I was not one!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on May 17, 2018, 09:27:43 PM
Obscene darts from MVG tonight  :o
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: AZOffaly on May 17, 2018, 09:39:19 PM
Obscene darts from MVG tonight  :o

Until the break he was unreal.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on May 17, 2018, 09:51:08 PM
Obscene darts from MVG tonight  :o

Until the break he was unreal.

Yeah, started to throw like a mere mortal as soon as Iíd posted  ;D
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on November 18, 2018, 09:12:00 PM
Interesting finish to Grand Slam of Darts, Gerwyn Price a total knob.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on November 18, 2018, 09:33:20 PM
Wasnít watching, what did Rambo do?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: yellowcard on November 18, 2018, 09:35:36 PM
If ever there was an example of how to get into an opponents head, that was it by Price.

Anderson played the opponent instead of the dart board and paid for it.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on November 18, 2018, 09:49:49 PM
He was pretty unrepentant after as well, no handshakes either.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Seany on November 19, 2018, 09:49:29 AM
Anderson is great when it's going his way but just can't take a beating.  I saw him give verbals to Gurney too when he was being beaten by him and Barney too.  I thought his interview about the farting incident was vulgar and very unpleasant. 
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on November 20, 2018, 01:11:29 PM
BBC News - Grand Slam of Darts: Crackdown planned on darts 'gamesmanship'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/darts/46268394
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: gallsman on November 20, 2018, 01:17:22 PM
Barney retiring end of next year.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Over the Bar on November 22, 2018, 08:49:14 AM
Barney retiring end of next year.

And why not, he's a millionaire. . Enjoy the wealth that 99% of other professionals in his game never managed to amass playing until their 60s. 
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Maiden1 on November 22, 2018, 09:13:11 AM
BBC News - Grand Slam of Darts: Crackdown planned on darts 'gamesmanship'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/darts/46268394
https://www.bbc.com/sport/darts/46246500
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on November 25, 2018, 10:32:26 PM
Gurney wins Players Champžonship v MVG
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Seany on February 05, 2019, 11:18:29 AM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/darts/47115773

Gary Anderson out of the Premier League.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: mrdeeds on December 17, 2019, 10:28:37 PM
Some win in darts there for female player. Crowd were awful though.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: TabClear on December 18, 2019, 07:07:43 AM
Some win in darts there for female player. Crowd were awful though.

I did nt see it, what was going on with the crowd?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: mrdeeds on December 18, 2019, 09:36:31 AM
Some win in darts there for female player. Crowd were awful though.

I did nt see it, what was going on with the crowd?

Constantly booed and heckled her opponent simply because he was male. He behaved well throughout and was very sporting.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Hound on December 21, 2019, 10:14:30 PM
Fallon does it again!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Hoof Hearted on December 30, 2019, 10:16:15 PM
f**k MVG is a horrible hoor
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 30, 2019, 11:02:43 PM
What did he do?

Hard to see anything other than MVG annihilating Wright.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: GiveItToTheShooters on December 30, 2019, 11:13:05 PM
What did he do?

Hard to see anything other than MVG annihilating Wright.
Why's that?
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Boycey on December 30, 2019, 11:25:56 PM
MVGs form has been underwhelming the whole tournament but he has still had enough, should Wright play to his peak MVG will have to improve...

Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 31, 2019, 09:27:10 AM
What did he do?

Hard to see anything other than MVG annihilating Wright.
Why's that?
Because Wright is renowned for filling the pants when push comes to shove and especially against MVG. I'd like to see Wright win btw
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 31, 2019, 09:30:22 AM
Wright was VG last night but Price was pretty brutal, he lost it mentally early on and couldn't recover, see him going yapping on twitter too. Definitely a case of loving to dish it out but not being able to take it for Price.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: yellowcard on December 31, 2019, 02:41:36 PM
MVG has in recent times looked as though he has lost a bit of his love for darts, certainly has played nowhere near his brilliant best in the last year. His B game is still enough to beat most players and win tournaments and much like Taylor, he has a lot of players beaten before the match begins. But he lacks a serious rival who can consistently challenge him, Anderson at his peak was about as close as anyone came. Wright has played better than MVG in this tournament but he has a mental block when it comes to big finals and with Van Gerwen in particular which he needs to overcome.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on December 31, 2019, 04:59:15 PM
See Fallon Sherrock has pulled out of the Ladies BDO Worlds. No sponsorship £££ coming in, 85% of tickets remain unsold for BDO Champs. It's demise couldn't be too far away or maybe a return to amateurism
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Targetman on December 31, 2019, 05:59:15 PM
Given the standard of some of the darts thrown youíd be forgiven for thinking it had returned to amateurism, apart from Wolfie of course!!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Hoof Hearted on January 01, 2020, 08:18:13 PM
Good final
Wright 3-2 up

Now 5-3 up
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: bennydorano on January 01, 2020, 08:51:56 PM
Wright looking mentally tough, hope he does it.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: GiveItToTheShooters on January 01, 2020, 09:09:41 PM
What a performance from Snakebite, blew MVG away there's no two ways about it
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: yellowcard on January 01, 2020, 10:42:51 PM
Brilliant performance by Wright when it counted. Nearly man of darts finally gets his just reward and MVG actually put in his best display of the tournament and still got beat by 4 sets which just shows how well Wright performed.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Hound on January 01, 2020, 11:12:04 PM
Delighted for Wright. Well deserved!

Pity about the BDO news. The letter to the players about the reduction in prize money has been leaked and it shows how shambolic an organization they are. Actually admits their brand name is Ďtoxicí on social media so theyíve been unable to get a sponsor!
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 01, 2020, 11:40:05 PM
BDO look like it hasn't got much of a future. Seems like they have only sold 15% of the available tickets for the O2.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Hound on January 12, 2020, 10:16:53 AM
Great win for Duleek youngster Keane Barry winning the youth world title in comprehensive fashion, averaging over 90. Gave a really good interview afterwards too.
Title: Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
Post by: Hound on January 13, 2020, 08:50:09 AM
Enjoyable BDO final with Wayne Warren deservedly coming out on top of the all Welsh final.
They seemed like two gents and it was a flashback to the old days when it showed them practising together during the mid session interval, with Warren polishing off a pint!
94 average or thereabouts and a very good standard final (albeit there was some dross during the tournament).

Mad thing is the prizemoney still hasn't been announced. For both 2018 and 2019 it was:

Winner   £100.000
Runner up   £35.000
Semi final   £15.000
Quarter final   £6.500
Last 16   £4.500
Last 32   £3.250
Last 40   £2.000

This year it is definitely reduced, but no confirmation how much. Apparently a leading Dutch darts website said they had been leaked the proposed prizemoney, but hard to be believe it was reduce that much:

Winner £23.000
Runner-up £10.000
Semi final £5.000
Quarterfinal £4.000
Last 16 £3.000

Runner-up Jim Williams has confirmed he'll be trying to join the PDC circuit via the Q school next week. Keane Barry will also be attempting to qualify