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Re: Darts
« Reply #300 on: April 05, 2018, 10:24:03 PM »
How the fuck did Andy Fordham outlive Eric Bristow?

Re: Darts
« Reply #301 on: April 05, 2018, 10:36:09 PM »
Pretty distasteful obituary on the BBC website going on about his comments about sexual abuse. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/darts/43663426

Re: Darts
« Reply #302 on: April 07, 2018, 12:37:40 PM »
You can't whitewash those comments out of his biography. They do reveal character somewhat. The rest of the obit seems to be totally positive and purely about the darts.

A friend of mine went to an appearance by Bristow and Deller in Darlington. Deller was charming, Bristow was drunk and surly. Those nights are part of his "legacy", not just being a fantastic player, easily the best of all-time before Taylor's era.


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Re: Darts
« Reply #303 on: April 08, 2018, 08:46:20 PM »
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Re: Darts
« Reply #304 on: July 07, 2018, 10:19:11 PM »
Van Gerwen has lost a shit tonne of weight.

He's also getting battered by James Wade.

Hmmmm.....

Re: Darts
« Reply #305 on: December 30, 2018, 09:49:49 PM »
Fucking hell, Van Gerwen may end up beating Gary Anderson 6-0 here.

Re: Darts
« Reply #306 on: December 30, 2018, 10:01:19 PM »
Fucking hell, Van Gerwen may end up beating Gary Anderson 6-0 here.

The comeback is on!

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Re: Darts
« Reply #307 on: December 30, 2018, 10:24:09 PM »
Unless you want to become an alcoholic, never play the MvG drinking game where you take a shot every time he says 'phenomenal' during the post-match interview, to be fair.

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Re: Darts
« Reply #308 on: December 31, 2018, 03:59:59 PM »
Me and a mate invented a short form version of the game called 'Dart' which as is heavily implied, only involves throwing one dart. We devised this as there was only ever one dart at the dartboard in the pub we drank, and we also wanted a game we could play when we were absolutely hammered.

In 'Dart' all you have to do is to hit a higher score than your opponent. If your opponent misses the board entirely (which happened quite often) you could win by simply hitting the board, even just the outside ring.

It could still catch on I reckon, could be like the T20 of darts.

Re: Darts
« Reply #309 on: January 01, 2019, 09:08:43 PM »
I approve of this game called Dart.

Mike Smith bottled that double big time. Seems to moaning about Van Gerwen after the sets. Could've sworn I saw him say "he's cheating". Could easily have been "It's shit" or something but then he gestured to Van Gerwen behind him after that set, looked to be grumbling about something.

Undercurrents of drama.

Re: Darts
« Reply #310 on: January 01, 2019, 09:54:09 PM »
Mike Smith bottled that double big time.

Serves him right for being a twat about the TOTP repeats.

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Re: Darts
« Reply #311 on: January 01, 2019, 10:03:43 PM »
Turning into a bit of a match now.

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Re: Darts
« Reply #312 on: January 01, 2019, 10:09:15 PM »
OK, maybe not.

Re: Darts
« Reply #313 on: January 01, 2019, 10:34:01 PM »
MvG just comes across as so unlikable, I don't know why.

Re: Darts
« Reply #314 on: January 01, 2019, 10:38:54 PM »
MvG just comes across as so unlikable, I don't know why.

He seems far less cunty than Phil Taylor.

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Re: Darts
« Reply #315 on: January 01, 2019, 10:56:35 PM »
He seems far less cunty than Phil Taylor.

Thats not difficult though. He always seemed a chill and nice guy but as MvG got more successful he started to believe his own hype and get a bit big headed. Got to have that kind of self confidence to be as successful as he has been, I know English isnt his first language but he does love to describe himself and performances as phenomenal.

Re: Darts
« Reply #316 on: January 01, 2019, 11:02:37 PM »
Anything is better than Taylor.

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Re: Darts
« Reply #317 on: January 02, 2019, 05:19:13 AM »
My abiding memory of Phil Taylor was one night in Glasgow when he came on to huge boos and negativity, real pantomime stuff.

First throw, he gets a 180 and the whole place erupts, cheering and clapping. He just turned and winked, to even more applause. It was magical.

Re: Darts
« Reply #318 on: January 02, 2019, 08:06:54 AM »
There was an exhibition night down my old local about 15 years ago.
Taylor ordered the whole setup to be moved from the bar to the lounge (for reasons unknown - possibly because it had a quite nice carpet) or he wouldn't play.
Once it had been moved, he then demanded a big corner table (that sat about 12) just for himself and driver/PA/whatever.
Didn't converse with anyone all night and literally stopped halfway through a game because his "time was up".
No autographs, unless you paid a fiver for a pre-signed photo.
The bloke was a complete cunt.

Anyway, my drunken friend pissed on the door handles of his flashy camper van, so every time I saw Taylor on TV after that my only thought was "I bet his darts fucking stink".

Jocky Wilson had done the same exhibition night a few weeks before and was a great bloke.
He'd been on Bullseye just before that night and mentioned that he's given up the booze and the fags.
In 4 hours in the pub he must have had about 15 pints and smoked 2 packs of tabs.
Threw 3 bulls in a row too.