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Title: Darts
Post by: buntyman on November 12, 2011, 10:28:47 PM
This year I've been getting into watching darts on Sky and am currently watching the first day of the Grand Slam of Darts. I don't know a great deal about it yet but have seen enough to get to know the major players reasonably well and appreciate the difficulty of certain situations.
I've probably picked a bad time to get into watching it as Sid Waddell is unfortunately absent from the commentary box due to undergoing cancer treatment but there's still a lot to enjoy from the coverage. I can imagine there would be a lot of people that would dismiss it as 'not a proper sport' and be put off by the drunken crowd, dance music and WWF style walk ons but if you give it a chance, you might discover, as I have, a sport with some of the tensest moments as well as hilarious moments that any sport has to offer. It seems that Phil Taylor is not quite the dominant force he used to be and it's great seeing him lose - he's a really bad loser and the last time I saw him lose (to cocky Paul Nicholson) it led to a massive feud that went on for weeks.
Annoyingly, it's very hard to keep track of as I don't know of any websites that report on it regularly so it means I really have to watch it all otherwise I'm unlikely to be able to find out what has gone on.
Anyone else into it?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on November 12, 2011, 10:55:10 PM
You're lucky Sid Waddell is absent since he's fucking awful and pretty much makes any darts he's commentating on unwatchable.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: MrT on November 13, 2011, 01:57:25 AM
I'm a great darts fan but have intermittent access to Sky. The Grand Slam of Darts (GSOD) used to be on ITV4 until this year, they swapped it with two other tournaments.

The GSOD is the only UK televised tournament where the two codes, BDO and WDC (or whatever they call themselves now), compete as far as I know.

http://www.thedartsforum.co.uk/ (http://www.thedartsforum.co.uk/) is a good place to start, the offical BDO website it rubbish.

I wouldn't say Phil Taylor is a bad loser, Paul Nicholson was a wind up merchant on the oche although I think he's quite a bit better now. Best needle match was Chris Mason v Phil Taylor, loads of banter on stage, am sure it must be on YouTube somewhere.

Sid Waddell gets on my tits, he's done a lot for the sport but can't stand his voice any longer.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on November 13, 2011, 09:07:42 AM
You're lucky Sid Waddell is absent since he's fucking awful and pretty much makes any darts he's commentating on unwatchable.

Agree, it was becoming a nightmare listening to him.

I've enjoyed Wayne Mardle taking a turn in the comm box, but would prefer him on the stage.

Few scalps last night with the shorter format. I can't help but like Ted Hankey, and the ever-tubbying James Wade.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: buntyman on November 13, 2011, 10:42:11 PM
Good match this one, Ted Hankey doing lots of angry roaring at the crowd.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on November 14, 2011, 07:10:10 AM
Did he beat Barney?

It's surprisingly tough to find darts results on the web, and I needed an early night last night.

The trouble with Hankey is, he's obviously a decent chap off the board, and likes to create this persona for himself on-stage, and indeed at times seems to need the anger of the crowd to spur him on and seeks to wind them up as much as possible.

And yet at the same time, he seems to allow that same stick he gets to derail him too often. He should speak to Peter Manley about how to strike a balance. Maybe that's one of the reasons he doesn't make the switch to the PDC? I'm sure the PDC must've approached him.

Mervyn King is another one who frequently gets it wrong with the crowd.

Though in fairness, the crowd in the Premier League and the big TV events are frequently way out of line in their abuse during throwing, but that's what Sky wanted and if you're prepared to take the Sky money, then you need to play your part, whether that's as a crowd favourite like Barney, Stompe or Vincent VDV, or a villain like King.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: buntyman on November 14, 2011, 11:37:21 AM
Yeah he won 5-2 so Barney's out. It's weird how even the Sky Sports website is slack at reporting what's going on.
Paul Nicholson is easily the most entertaining player to watch, looking forward to his match tonight.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: weirdbeard on January 01, 2012, 11:30:03 PM
Farcical scenes in the PDC semi at the moment between Lewis and Wade, wind has stopped play - both players are complaining of a draught and have walked off stage twice.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 01, 2012, 11:31:08 PM
It's embarrassing isn't it? Leeis just seems to have lost the plot a bit.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: weirdbeard on January 01, 2012, 11:52:31 PM
He's probably expecting a call from the rozzers about his girlfriend, who looks barely legal.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: weirdbeard on January 01, 2012, 11:55:13 PM
It never fails to amaze me how often these guys nail the treble 19, when they switch.  The strike rate is unbelievable.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: George Oscar Bluth II on January 02, 2012, 12:42:32 AM
This match is amazing. Wade was 5-1 up, Lewis has pulled it back to 5-5 ready for a deciding set, at twenty to one in the morning. Awesome.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: weirdbeard on January 02, 2012, 12:43:49 AM
If Lewis wins this, it'll be remarkable.  With the lengthy delay, he effectively started a semi final with a two set handicap playing for first to 6.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: weirdbeard on January 02, 2012, 12:49:14 AM
Fuck me.  That 161 was stunning.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: buntyman on January 02, 2012, 01:02:45 AM
Really exciting stuff there. Felt sorry for wade at the end, a complete collapse from him to let Lewis back in. I would imagine Lewis will go on to storm the final now. I hope not though, would be a shame for such an unpredictable tournament to end with an anticlimax.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on January 02, 2012, 09:35:45 AM
Damn, seems like I should've stayed up for that Wade Lewis match. It had classic written all over it, just like the Part Wade match.

But I barely managed to stay up for the Whitlock Hamilton match.

Fair play to Hamilton, I really like Whitlock and thought it was his year, but Hamilton just never gives up.

I'm finding it difficult to watch this year though, the crowd are fucking abysmal. The booing of some of the players has been really bad, and there has been this really boorish undertone of a football crowd the whole tournament. Singing between themselves like they are opposing fans; "tables.....give us a song" "you're not singing anymore" etc

Really fucking tedious stuff that must infuriate actual darts fans who've gone to watch it. As usual, the BDO is the more attractive viewing in terms of crowd behaviour, but with players continually switching like Chisnall this year, the quality is surely going to be fucking pants outside of Hankey, Waites and Wolfie?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Glebe on January 03, 2012, 09:02:50 PM
I wish thet'd bring back the old days with heavily overweight men downing pints between throws. It's all y'new age cack these days, cuh.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: thugler on January 09, 2012, 10:20:08 PM
Damn, seems like I should've stayed up for that Wade Lewis match. It had classic written all over it, just like the Part Wade match.

But I barely managed to stay up for the Whitlock Hamilton match.

Fair play to Hamilton, I really like Whitlock and thought it was his year, but Hamilton just never gives up.

I'm finding it difficult to watch this year though, the crowd are fucking abysmal. The booing of some of the players has been really bad, and there has been this really boorish undertone of a football crowd the whole tournament. Singing between themselves like they are opposing fans; "tables.....give us a song" "you're not singing anymore" etc

Really fucking tedious stuff that must infuriate actual darts fans who've gone to watch it. As usual, the BDO is the more attractive viewing in terms of crowd behaviour, but with players continually switching like Chisnall this year, the quality is surely going to be fucking pants outside of Hankey, Waites and Wolfie?

I much prefer Darts with the football style atmosphere and singing etc. BDO is like watching a dimly lit grubby working mens club. If the players don't like it just wear ear plugs, it makes it almost theatrical and is great fun to attend. Don't see how it distracts from being able to watch the action at all.

My favourite moments are when the crowd massively take to a player for the slightest reason and start singing for them.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 10, 2012, 11:36:03 PM
Lots of the BDO players have done pretty well over there so the argument about quality is slightly misrepresented. I watched a first round match between two dutch lads where they both averaged above 100 which I heard was pretty good.

I don't really give a fuck whether the other one exists. It's on Sky and I'd never watch a satellite channel to watch Darts in a million years. As far as I'm concerned the BBC one does the job for me in terms of slightly weird, tacky, oddly gripping fun.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 11, 2012, 04:31:21 AM
All the PDC players would give up their fortunes for the chance to captain their country.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 13, 2012, 08:27:28 PM
The incessant BDO bashing bores me, but bloody hell this does not help them.

Quote


Anastasia fells giant of darts Gulliver to reach final

Nine times world champion Trina Gulliver crashed out of the championship, whitewashed 2-0 by Russian Anastasia Dobromyslova in just 31 minutes.

In a repeat of the 2008 world final, the Somerset third seed failed for the first time to reach the final as the unseeded East European played mind games to topple the Golden Girl.

Arrogance and self confidence exuded from the Russian but Gulliver let her darts do the talking, as took the opening leg against the throw after Dobromyslova missed 10 doubles.

A maximum steered the Golden Girl to the next, the snarling black-shirted Russian taking the third on double 12 and in the fourth she set the pace, levelling the match on double 12 and turning to salute the crowd, the Somerset player bemused by her opponent’s behaviour.

Dobromyslova, clearly slowing the game and playing the crowd, missed double 18 for a set-winning double 18 and a further three for the same double but it was catching - Gulliver missing bull for 81 to steal the set. The Russian made no mistake on her return to the oche, nailing double 18.

The unseeded player – who beat Gulliver in the 2008 world championship seemed to grow in confidence with her mind games over the tense nine times world champ, who fluffed darts for doubles in the opening leg of the second as the Russian exited on 56.

Gulliver was first to the double in the next leg but missed double five for 95, Dobromyslova missing bull for 121. The Golden Girl missed a further two chances as the underdog clinched her favourite double 12 to move within a leg of victory.

Again in the third, the player from Cheddar requiring 105 saw her form desert her as she hit 92, opening the door for Dobromyslova to move into her second final with a match-winning 50.

Both players failed to hit the 24 per dart average, illustrating the tension which had affected both competitors.


http://www.bdodarts.com/newsitem.aspx?summary=true&cid=1000&nid=1625


Ana tried her luck in the PDC and didn't do well, despite some initial success and came back to the BDO. Obviously not a popular decision.

Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on January 13, 2012, 09:08:54 PM
I don't really give a fuck whether the other one exists. It's on Sky and I'd never watch a satellite channel to watch Darts in a million years. As far as I'm concerned the BBC........

....and ESPN
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: mikeyg27 on January 14, 2012, 11:55:17 PM
And now Ted Hankey's hopping over to the PDC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/darts/16562493.stm).
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 15, 2012, 09:29:28 AM
The quality in the PDC is head and shoulders above than BDO, just look at the averages. Despite existing for less time, there have been 58 plus 100 averages in a match against just 20 in the BDO.


Thr crowds are better in the BDO though, far less boorish arseholes.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on January 15, 2012, 08:07:12 PM
Colin Murray makes the BDO unwatchable
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: The Boston Crab on January 15, 2012, 08:12:44 PM
I like his enthusiasm. He actually loves darts.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BlodwynPig on January 15, 2012, 08:16:44 PM
I liked the start of the show - very Retro

"Let's Play Darts"

followed by transmission failure and a very awkward apology and even a failure in the default BBC 2 logo with apologetic message. Like being back in 80s. I turned off once the darts came on.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on November 18, 2012, 06:25:38 PM
Anyone else been following the Grand Slam this year?

Highlight so far has been Ted Hankey suffering from an eye infection[nb]pissed, and stumbling around the oche[/nb].

Put a bet on Van Gerwen in the group stages, to win the lot, so hopefully he'll batter Barneh.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on November 18, 2012, 08:40:47 PM
Barney's back!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: thugler on November 18, 2012, 09:04:51 PM
Great to see Barney finally win something again, looked like it meant a lot to him. Hopefully this means he will be in good form for the worlds.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on November 19, 2012, 10:48:45 AM
That Van Gerwen though eh

Helluva player, and probably best in the world currently, but his tempo may not lend itself to winning the World's and the stop start nature of multiple sets

Hankey's had a stroke, who'd have thought the diet and lifestyle of a darts player would lend itself to such a thing??

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2012/11/19/shropshire-darts-player-ted-hankey-suffers-stroke/
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: vrailaine on November 19, 2012, 11:37:48 AM
Is it his first stroke?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: buntyman on November 19, 2012, 04:40:37 PM
Really enjoyed that tournament, great final with 2 decent chaps and a lot of high checkouts.
Disheartening to learn that even a professional darts player in the midst of a stroke is still a lot better than me.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on November 19, 2012, 04:46:14 PM
Watching it on Youtube, he looked fucking terrible
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: vrailaine on November 19, 2012, 04:51:14 PM
Watching it on Youtube, he looked fucking terrible
It's Ted Hankey, when has he not looked terrible? Like, really unhealthy, not ugly.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on November 19, 2012, 04:53:41 PM
nah, he looks real bad
doesn't look like a pissed face as some are suggesting, he really looked in a bad way
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Mildly Diverting on November 19, 2012, 05:27:33 PM
It was linked to from the Guardian's site, with a nudge-nudge, let's all have a laugh at the pissed darts player, caption.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on November 30, 2012, 08:35:07 PM
Player's Championships live on itv4 this weekend, if anyone's arsed.

Lewis on now, Touchy Taylor up next.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on November 30, 2012, 10:20:05 PM
I had no idea

thanks very much!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on December 30, 2012, 10:39:28 PM
So can Van Gerwan beat Taylor?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Mildly Diverting on December 30, 2012, 11:13:49 PM
More crucially, can Taylor beat RVB? This is getting interesting.

nb I'm watching on a 'live' stream, so it could have ended an hour ago. Humour me.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: buntyman on December 30, 2012, 11:41:07 PM
Taylor proving again what a cunt he is at the end of that match. Hope MVG destroys him in the final.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Ralph Cifaretto on December 31, 2012, 12:00:13 AM
Taylor proving again what a cunt he is at the end of that match. Hope MVG destroys him in the final.

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: buntyman on December 31, 2012, 12:58:01 AM
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Back in from a big night at the Ally Pally, mate?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on December 31, 2012, 07:49:20 AM
The lewis van gerwin match was amazing, as was his near back to back 9 darter. Really hope he beats Taylor. What was the aggro about at the end if his match with Barney?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on December 31, 2012, 09:09:59 AM
Barney's been talking himself up throughout this tournament, probably on the advice of that slimey manager bloke who follows him around.

It's been unlike him and a bit unpleasant really, but I can see why someone who's struggled with the mental side of the game would suddenly take to talking himself up to try and get a performance out of himself. I think he reached the limit last night of what talking a good game can do whilst Taylor is still in the tournament, he's still simply too good for most players, even though he struggled over the line really.

It will be an interesting final though, plenty of players have looked as good as MVG on the route to a final against Taylor and then not shown up, but MVG seems to have a completely different mental strength to other players.

His pace of play, which I think is a hindrance to other Dutch players like VVDV and the rapey bloke, is slightly slower and more stable, and so I think leads to more solid performances.

He can't hit doubles for shit at the moment though, so who knows. I think Taylor will win.

I think it was just a misunderstanding between them at the end of last nights match, but every now and then you get a glimpse of the real Taylor like that, and it's not pretty.

There are some pretty unpleasant people in the PDC, James Wade seems like a real fucking prick.

That's why it's easy to root for MVG in the final, seems like a real nice chap.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di6ft5GhdA0
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on December 31, 2012, 09:16:33 AM
I've met both Taylor and Barney.
One of them was a great bloke and the other was a total prick.

I won't say which is which, but let's just say that I'll be rooting for van Gerwin in the final...
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Flouncer on January 01, 2013, 08:39:20 PM
First set to Van Gerwen. Both players are looking great, scoring and finishing well. If it carries on like this it will be an amazing match.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Mildly Diverting on January 01, 2013, 09:18:13 PM
Game on now. Level when vG should have been 3-1 up. Taylor's raised his game massively. I'm still tipping the old man.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Mildly Diverting on January 01, 2013, 09:42:45 PM
Which is why I'm so poor.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 01, 2013, 09:57:40 PM
Van Gerwen seems to have massively improved his doubles, but his 180ing just isn't there tonight.
If he keeps plodding along like this though I think/hope he'll win.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Mildly Diverting on January 01, 2013, 10:32:14 PM
This is all over...surely.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Flouncer on January 01, 2013, 10:35:04 PM
Looks like it, but you never know... If Van Gerwen can start pulling out the 180s like he did against Wade there's no reason why he can't take it to the deciding set - he needs to do it now, though.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 01, 2013, 10:36:35 PM
Hate to say it, but Taylor looks like he's gonna win now.

I hope he tries to act with a shred of dignity if he does win.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Flouncer on January 01, 2013, 10:56:05 PM
Fucker. At least he didn't stick the nut on MVG.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on January 01, 2013, 11:51:28 PM
Bugger.
I was hoping for MVG to win 7-0 and celebrate right in Taylor's fat face.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 05, 2013, 05:13:02 PM
At the lakeside, for no other reasons than someone thought it was funny, they have a scores announcer who can't pwonounce numbers pwoperly.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on January 06, 2013, 10:42:36 AM
i honestly thought that was a wind up when i saw it

not only does he have the most astonishing speech impediment, but he can't add up

are there some other, not so obvious, darts scorer job requirements that maybe we're missing?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Mildly Diverting on January 06, 2013, 08:47:09 PM
Just watched yesterday's highlights. The quality difference between the two competitions broadens to increasingly humorous levels every year. This is like the Paralympics without the disabilities.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 06, 2013, 11:58:06 PM
Captain of England Martin Adams is already out as is defending champion Kist, Bunting and O'Shea should go close but Waites really should win it this year.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on January 07, 2013, 04:02:20 PM
The quality is fucking abysmal

Waites and O'Shea should get their arses to the PDC pronto

I much prefer the vibe at Lakeside but, ya know, what can you do

The PDC Stella swilling shitehawks are here to stay and are creating the atmosphere and revenue which boosts interest and sponsorship which keeps Sky involved which further boosts revenues......
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Rolf Lundgren on January 07, 2013, 06:56:14 PM
Not bothered about the difference in quality between the two. More interested in how entertaining it is rather than the technical ability.

Plus the BDO have the player with the best nickname in darts, Jan Dekker aka Mr Coat.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Utter Shit on January 08, 2013, 10:50:08 AM
Jimmy Hendricks throws like his arm is wonky.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: George Oscar Bluth II on January 08, 2013, 02:23:20 PM
The BBC scoreboard probably shouldn't draw attention to how many darts have been thrown in a leg. There's a woman on now who'd thrown 9 darts and was on 422. Ouch.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on January 08, 2013, 07:03:22 PM
Not bothered about the difference in quality between the two. More interested in how entertaining it is rather than the technical ability.

It's not entertaining either
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 10, 2013, 10:09:32 PM
The quality is fucking abysmal

Waites and O'Shea should get their arses to the PDC pronto



Waites has been wooed quite a bit over the years especially after he did really well in the Grand Slam a few years ago when he got to the final, but he doesn't seem to interested, its quite odd because he works full time as a joiner, and a PDC move would mean more money and he could jack in his current job but he doesn't seem that interested. Really odd. I think defending champions have to defend their title as well so if he wins this year then he will have to come back next year.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Rolf Lundgren on January 13, 2013, 07:02:30 PM
Waites is well on course to win this.

Meanwhile Bobby George is wearing a light pink suit jacket.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Detective John Kimble on January 13, 2013, 07:02:46 PM
I've actually quite enjoyed watching the tournament so far, and was looking forward to this final...shame it's a bit of a massacre so far.  O'Shea just won the sixth set going into the break though, so who knows?  I remember the insane final here a few years ago when Martin Adams won the first six sets against Phil Nixon and the match ended up going to the last set.   
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 14, 2013, 08:23:45 AM
I've had a few friends attend PDC events at big venues and can report unanimously that it was a shit atmosphere, shit view and surrounded by people who probably can't get into football matches because of court orders. But this is second-hand anecdotal evidence, so make of it what you will.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on January 14, 2013, 10:38:04 AM
I will never attend a PDC event because the crowd are appalling cunts

But it makes for good TV
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: castro diaz on May 28, 2013, 03:12:42 PM
Anyone watch the PDC Premier League Final last week then?  I only just watched it last night, due to living in the past.  MVG played some fantastic darts, and the fact that he is a likeable guy with an absurd accent and has a head like a bowling ball only helps.  I know Taylor is fairly unpopular (for a champion, or perhaps because of that fact), and I don't know the details of his various spats over the years, but something about his neck/shoulder structure makes him look like an arrogant cartoon turtle and it winds me right up.  Has the standard always been this high?  You pretty much have to be hitting 11/12 dart legs to stand a chance, and there's been talking of even changing the board to compensate for this.  I think they should just get pissed again and be forced to throw whilst holding a cigarette and a box of matches.

I was at Ally Pally over Christmas and know what people mean about the crowd.  While it was pretty fun as an experience, I couldn't see much, half the people had their backs to the action, boorishly singing at each other as if they were rival football fans and it all carried the atmosphere of FHM.  Still, it was quite funny.  A bit like being on a stag do with 5000 other people, in the most pissed pub in all of London.  The drinks were expensive though, and the security was on it, so couldn't take that much in with us.

Think I'd try Lakeside next.  The drop in standard doesn't really bother me, as close matches can be exciting regardless of the 3 dart average.  Anyone been?  And is anything on the horizon in the darts world? 

If we've got any players with boards I'd be happy to organise some kind of CaB darts tournament with prizes and dancing women and all that.  Baggsy Leighton Rees.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on May 28, 2013, 04:32:19 PM
In a few months I'll be having dinner with Mighty Mike and Eric Bristow!!

MVG has been outstanding this past year and half. The guy is a hell of a talent, and only 24 to boot!

Not done Lakeside yet, but the Grand Slam in Wolverhampton is a good one,
much more cosy than the World's and cheaper booze too, but it is in Wolverhampton.

Me mate's got a darts open competition in Nottnum in a couple of months,
the standard is far too good for me to even consider it.
Andy the Hammer Hamilton got knocked out first round two years ago, and he made it to the bloody Prem League last year!

He did drew another pro, Colin Osbourne, though which was extremely unlucky considering there
were only 3 PDC pros there.

Regardless of playing, it's a great day-out just to spectate, drink heavily and hang about with proper blokes.

Edit : Check out the PDC Calendar (http://www.pdc.tv/tournament-calendar13) for all the upcoming events.
A week on Thursday is the start of the Bolton Open, which will be on sky/internet streams.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: castro diaz on May 28, 2013, 04:43:21 PM
I will spend my evening in work trying to think of dart/cuisine puns you can use to impress those around you.  Although be aware the last time I did was a year ago when a mate was cooking a meal for Sigourney Weaver in a local zoo and the best I could come up with was Steak and Alien pie, or Tortillas in the Mist.  So don't expect too much.  What's the meal in aid of, then?

I've never played British pub league so no idea what the standard is like, although I imagine it's quite high.  Would you be likely to see 180s (I'm obsessed.  Just had a go but it's too windy and only got over a ton once) or 12 darters?  There was a local tournament last week with a €500 top prize but it was in some Senegalese bar 30 miles away and I had a hangover right behind the eyes.

Got a board, then?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on May 28, 2013, 05:02:51 PM
Got a board, then?
Yeah, but I rarely play.
4 of us used to have a dedicated night of darts/curry/booze every Thursday for years.
One of the fellas moved to Devon though and we just sort of stopped doing it.

The MVG/fodder is part of some evening that my mate's paid me in for.
We get to have a booze and a vol-au-vent with the "stars", then a table right up near the oche
to watch a knockout tournament of 8 PDC players. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on May 28, 2013, 06:27:13 PM
Has the standard always been this high?

PDC has bigger trebles
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: castro diaz on May 28, 2013, 08:24:14 PM
Yeah, but I rarely play.
4 of us used to have a dedicated night of darts/curry/booze every Thursday for years.
One of the fellas moved to Devon though and we just sort of stopped doing it.

The MVG/fodder is part of some evening that my mate's paid me in for.
We get to have a booze and a vol-au-vent with the "stars", then a table right up near the oche
to watch a knockout tournament of 8 PDC players. Can't wait!

The Crafty Cockney (named after a pub in LA, fact fans) recovered from his dartitis, then?  The mental aspect to the game is something I've just started appreciating.  Takes actual effort not to drift away mid game and start thinking about Serena Williams' thighs and flags of the world and that.  Sounds like it'll be quite a night, anyway.  Make sure you order the gn-oche pasta hahahasorry.

PDC has bigger trebles

Really?  That's mental.  Doesn't that skew the 'BDO is shit' debate a little?  Although maybe they have to compensate for a thousand drunken twats behind them chanting In-Ger-Lund and that song and getting beer spittle all down their mouths.  Whilst I'm asking naive questions, how come Wolfie has stayed on in the BDO?  Loyalty, the fact that he likes getting to finals, the chance to captain his country?

I've just seen the Anastasia throw for the first time.  She looks the type to put you in a grateful headlock.  Cor!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on May 28, 2013, 08:28:15 PM
Undoubtedly the PDC has the best players, but the higher averages are in a large part thanks to the boards.

I bought an Eclipse Pro at Christmas, and there is a significant difference.

(http://www.dartsperformancecentre.com/shop/image/prods-1/unicorn-eclipse-hd-bristle-board-pdc-endorsed-79437-411__600.jpg)
Title: Darts! (a heads up)
Post by: Morrison Lard on November 01, 2013, 04:12:54 PM
Starting tonight at 18:45, the PDC Coral Masters is on itv4 this weekend.


Pre-tournament odds-
6/4 Phil Taylor
11/4 Michael van Gerwen
8/1 Adrian Lewis
12/1 James Wade
14/1 Simon Whitlock
18/1 Raymond van Barneveld
20/1 Dave Chisnall
25/1 Kim Huybrechts


Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Famous Mortimer on November 02, 2013, 06:13:15 AM
I saw a man in a ridiculous wig get into a ruckus with security last night (most sports just wouldn't show that) and then some rather blah game. Come on Whitlock! (I know very little about any of them, I just go by beards).
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: castro diaz on November 02, 2013, 12:42:23 PM
How was the action last night?  Is it on today? 

Had a tournament in the house last night.  I had even ordered a second hand trophy off of the internet.  It hurt handing that over to my mate.  He gets to keep it for a week, too.

Then, in a worrying sign of an addictive personality, we went out for a few beers and had a game on the electronic boards that most bars seem to have here.  A bit like when Homer gets thrown out of the all you can eat seafood buffet and, because he's still hungry and everywhere is closed, takes his wife fishing.  The electronic dartboards do my box in.  It is unnatural and reflects terribly on their culture as a whole.  Good sound effects though.  Beep beep!  I was talking bollocks to the owner and he brought out a blow pipe to fire off the plastic darts.  Amazing how accurate and fast the darts went in.  Proper good fun.

Got a table for Ally Pally at Christmas.  It's going to be awful, isn't it?
Title: Let's.. Play.. Darts!
Post by: Morrison Lard on December 01, 2013, 01:51:19 PM
Is it on today? 
There is live darts on right now on itv4!

Meant to post a heads-up on Friday here, the Players Championships has been on itv4 all weekend,
for those who missed it thus far - you didn't miss a lot,
highlight being a heavyweight epic between MVG and Lewis last night.

Phil Taylor v Barney is on at 4ish, then the semis and final tonight.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on December 01, 2013, 02:39:43 PM
they sit so far away at this tournament

i mean, i know you can probably barely see the action at any venue, but the crowd are miles from the stage here

remarkably well behaved though, the world championships will be the usual boorish crap no doubt

this was the jesus tournament wasn't it
http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Jesus-lookalike-darts-fan-ejected-distracting/story-17574625-detail/story.html#axzz2mEaQvGvB
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on December 01, 2013, 10:09:18 PM
Buggering Christ! This is fantastic!

Come on MVG!!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Cleaners From Venus on January 06, 2014, 11:37:35 PM
BDO world darts is a bit like watching yourself and your mates playing in your local. Apart from that bloke from Bullseye saying "That was clinical darts" when you've hit a double at your eight attempt.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on July 27, 2014, 06:35:24 PM
Pip Touchy v that mad-headed Dutchman in the World Matchplay final in a mo!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on July 27, 2014, 07:29:29 PM
Button your shirt up Phil.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Cleaners From Venus on July 27, 2014, 08:18:34 PM
Big Phil generously acknowledging MVG's 180 whilst 8 legs up. To be fair, it has been a massacre.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on July 27, 2014, 08:22:04 PM
Big Phil generously acknowledging MVG's 180 whilst 8 legs up. To be fair, it has been a massacre.

Can you imagine MVG going for a fist pump mid leg with Taylor if Taylor was losing 18-6?

LOL

would go down about as well as when someone asks HIM to sign the board after he's been beaten
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on July 27, 2014, 08:26:25 PM
OH GOOD KIDS, THEY ALWAYS IMPROVE EVERY SITUATION
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 02, 2015, 11:11:09 PM
Ah boo, sad for Bunting, how can you not love that face?

Semi finals known

Barney v Taylor

MVG v Anderson


Anybody else watching?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Indomitable Spirit on January 02, 2015, 11:31:05 PM
Fantastic game and fantastic promo afterwards from Barney putting over the young lad and reducing him to tears. Basically the end of Rocky IV but with a pair of fat lads. Beautiful
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 02, 2015, 11:35:27 PM
It's a shame Bunting is out because his face is so funny. It's actually so funny when he throws it gets a bit exhausting.

Still that semi final lineup is superb. Hopefully Barney can win his semi against Phil 'convicted of sexual assault yet everyone had conveniently forgotten about that' Taylor.

Always a special treat when Taylor loses just to see his face. 

Anderson vs Van Gerwen is the one though. That is going to be epic.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: doppelkorn on January 02, 2015, 11:58:24 PM
I've only come in here to ask if that "I wanna play darts with somebody" song has been discussed on here yet.

It's like something I'd make up and sing to annoy the Mrs.

...with somebody who loves DARTS.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on January 03, 2015, 10:36:12 AM
MVG v Barney final please!

That shitcunt Taylor will no doubt ruin it by winning though.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 03, 2015, 12:27:02 PM
Anybody else watching?
Always.
Been a great tournament, no surprises in the final four.
That Spanish prelim-qualifier, Reyes, was good, hope he gets up the pdc rankings, same for Keegan Brown.

Anyone but that sarcastic wanker Taylor to win it please.

There was an advert just on for the BDO finals which starts this afnoon,
gonna be one heck of a comedown watching that.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 03, 2015, 01:34:54 PM
There was an advert just on for the BDO finals which starts this afnoon,
gonna be one heck of a comedown watching that.


It's like switching from a high powered Android smart phone to an Amstrad em@iler.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Bobby Treetops on January 03, 2015, 01:48:50 PM
The BDO really is a pile of shit isn't it, with anyone half decent soon moving over to the PDC tour. Just as long as Martin 'Wolfie' Adams doesn't win, a man I seem to have an irrational hatred of.

One of the many surprising things I found in Japan, when I visited this year was the popularity of darts among young people. Loads of bars seem to have dart boards but being typically Japanese they produced load music and flashing lights when ever you hit the board, and I didn't know what the fuck was going on when I had a go.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 03, 2015, 02:02:50 PM
they produced load music and flashing lights when ever you hit the board
That'll be soft-tip darts
(http://static.squarespace.com/static/52f82215e4b0374e6a0b73d7/52fbb471e4b06a159221b204/52fce790e4b03f845db4e2b2/1392306065128/LakeStatesVending-Dart-Board.jpg)
It's massive in a lot of countries in Europe and pretty big in the USA.
It's a lot easier than your regular darts, but I don't know anyone who prefers it.

I also share your dislike of Wolfie, his contempt for the superior standard of the PDC really irks me.
That coward never takes up on the invitation to the Grand Slam either.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 03, 2015, 02:04:51 PM
The BDO darts is poor but ultimately it is amateur darts so it gets to much criticism,and the PDC does need it as it  produces so many good players. The games when we get to the quarters and semis aren't to bad to be fair either. Scott Waites should have moved over a few years ago when he was in serious form, definitely missed the boat now though.

I'd take the BDO crowd over the PDC crowd also, as they actually focus on the darts unlike the PDC brigade who are annoying as fuck.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 03, 2015, 02:05:39 PM
Oh, and in darts-related news:

Richie Burnnett might be in the upcoming celeb big brother (http://www.darts.tv/category/off-the-oche/richie-burnett-celebrity-big-brother-2015-201501020005/)
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 03, 2015, 02:07:32 PM
I don't understand why the BDO even exists. Is it literally just to give the less talented dart players somewhere to play?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 03, 2015, 02:14:56 PM
I don't understand why the BDO even exists. Is it literally just to give the less talented dart players somewhere to play?
Pretty much.

The PDC are putting on shitloads more events at [nb]*shudder, cos I hate this phrase*[/nb] grass-roots level,
and younger/newer players aren't having to spend loads of time in the BDO anymore.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 03, 2015, 02:26:09 PM
The BBC ought to put the BDO out of its misery so we can get more PDC events on normal telly.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on January 03, 2015, 03:25:42 PM
Anybody else watching?

Aye

Felt for VVdV last night, he really had Taylor on the ropes and then had a crisis of confidence right at a crucial point. I think he lost belief in himself after that, and so a sub par Taylor marches on.

Barney just does not have the measure of Taylor, and I can see him capitulating tonight.

I can't fucking stand MvG, all his little Tyrannosaurus Rex tiny arm punching and aggressive faces I find really unpleasant to watch. I've always admired Anderson and would love to see him win it, either him or Barney, truly seem like the nice guys of the sport.

Shame about Bunting, seems like another one of the good guys. He just met Barney in unbelievable form. But I think Barney has blown all his emotional energy now, crucial for his game.

I think Bunting would've taught Taylor a lesson, and might have forced HIM to sign the board after the match finished.

Post-christmas crowd seems more darts orientated than the pre-christmas office party cunts. There's some suggestion that Sky have been muting their utterly tedious LAD BANTZ this year.

Interesting blog post;

https://cornishtalks.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/the-pdc-have-created-a-monster-they-are-now-slaves-to-it/

The BDO is just depressing. The glitz and glamour of the PDC and Christmas is over, everyone's back to work, and Colin Murray is trying to polish a steaming diarreah turd.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 03, 2015, 07:17:40 PM
Barney is definitely one of the good guys, know people who met him and he was a gent, they also met Wade and he was an arse, but that is no surprise.

Anybody see this the other day?

(http://s27.postimg.org/4swzigyxf/whitlock.png)

Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 03, 2015, 07:53:42 PM
Frigging heck, the standard in this first semi is outstanding.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 03, 2015, 07:57:52 PM
its been excellent as expected.Important that Anderson has a little cushion, always a chance MVG goes into God mode for a bit and he is untouchable then.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 03, 2015, 08:07:26 PM
This is amazing stuff.
All it needs is a 9 darter,
and both players look capable tonight.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 03, 2015, 08:19:09 PM
Quality is absolutely stellar. I like Van Gerwen but I would love to see Anderson win it. One of the games biggest talents but plagued by mental fragility. Thankfully he seems to have shook off his poor doubles and looks like a really top player these days.


Having said that, he really messed that leg up and 3-3 is a lot different to 4-2. Might be too early to say he's blown it though.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 03, 2015, 08:23:39 PM
I don't think the averages have dipped below 100 for either player since the first leg.

Finishing has been mightily impressive too
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 03, 2015, 08:29:55 PM
After watching some BDO earlier this is just light years ahead in every way.


Superb from Anderson to nick that set.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 03, 2015, 08:31:09 PM
Superb from Anderson to nick that set.
Brilliant, considering the bounce-out he had too.

Can't see the other semi or the final being a patch on this,
match of the tournament for me.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on January 03, 2015, 08:45:41 PM
Ad break after every set in the latter stages it seems!

When you think how the BBC televise sport (though not much these days admittedly) funded on a tiny percent of the license fee alone, and then consider how Sky take 50-60 minimum PER MONTH from their customers......and yet they still need constant adverts to make the sums add up
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 03, 2015, 08:57:41 PM
Great stuff from Anderson, throughly deserved. His big scoring just put Van Gerwen under too much pressure and he wilted. And he backed it up with rock solid doubles too.


Anderson now favourite?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 03, 2015, 09:01:21 PM
Anderson now favourite?
Has he got owt left after this match though?

That was brilliant.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 03, 2015, 09:04:31 PM
I'd say Phil and Barney have had a more exhausting time of it, and they're older of course.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 03, 2015, 09:58:50 PM
Barney's doing alright here,
if it stays close I think Taylor will nab it though
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Gulftastic on January 03, 2015, 10:36:54 PM
Taylor's moved up a couple of gears.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:43:52 AM
I'm going with Anderson tonight. His scoring will keep him in contention and if he keeps hitting his doubles so reliably he can take Taylor I think, who has looked wobbly in both senses in some of his matches.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: monolith on January 04, 2015, 03:11:14 PM
Taylor's going to fucking win again isn't he, the cunt.

I will love it if Anderson beats him. Love it.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Junglist on January 04, 2015, 04:03:32 PM
Yeah Taylor will win it. I'm going for a 7-3 or 7-4. Anderson getting off to a flyer then bottling it as Taylor stays steady.

Would love Anderson to win though.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: George Oscar Bluth II on January 04, 2015, 07:10:53 PM
Please let's have Anderson winning tonight.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: George Oscar Bluth II on January 04, 2015, 07:20:34 PM
Interesting blog post;

https://cornishtalks.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/the-pdc-have-created-a-monster-they-are-now-slaves-to-it/

It's been weird watching some of the classic matches on Sky over christmas. When it was still at the Circus Tavern the crowds were totally different.

Although maybe it's unfair comparing a final to, as you say, what is clearly a pre-christmas party crowd in the early rounds. I imagine they'll behave tonight.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 08:56:38 PM
Bit worried that Andersons scoring has dropped alarmingly.


Taylor till giving him peaks but he's not taking them.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 09:10:58 PM
Great 2 sets from Anderson...back on track. Just hope he doesn't mentally crumble.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 09:42:03 PM
Fat cunt Taylor won 3 in a row. anderson had some rotten luck at crucial moments though so I still think he can get back into it if he stays calm.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: monolith on January 04, 2015, 09:45:36 PM
Fat cunt has this and I have an early start and I'm ill. Fuck this shit.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 09:48:55 PM
What's wrong with his darts? I've never seen someone have so many bounce outs and Robin hoods in one match.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Mr_Simnock on January 04, 2015, 09:57:41 PM
I'm only following this via william hill gamblin site but it's 4-4 so it looks close. Hoping Anderson wins
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:03:06 PM
What the fucking hell...180 on the floor! What's going on?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Junglist on January 04, 2015, 10:03:59 PM
That was ridiculous.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:05:07 PM
Taylor's been at the witchcraft Anderson is having more bad luck in this one match than you get in a whole year.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:07:07 PM
Andersons mind is in danger of going here.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:11:38 PM
Anderson has done amazing to even get this far in this set after that.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:14:35 PM
Wow that was one of the best mental performance I've ever seen to win that set. Certainly dispels any issues with his temprement.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: finnquark on January 04, 2015, 10:18:22 PM
Sensational stuff there. As the man on commentary said, 'entertainment with a capital E'.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:20:49 PM
I think in the end it actually seems to have affected Taylor more than Anderson. Which is promising.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 04, 2015, 10:23:48 PM
https://twitter.com/AltCricket/status/551861724635471872

Lets go Gary!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: finnquark on January 04, 2015, 10:24:15 PM
This is so much fun.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:24:30 PM
Anderson unplayable at the moment. Just one more set and we get to see Mr Toad beaten!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:25:53 PM
https://twitter.com/AltCricket/status/551861724635471872 (https://twitter.com/AltCricket/status/551861724635471872)

Lets go Gary!


Haha yeah that was great, Anderson rightly having none of it.


Please don't fuck it up now Gary. Slightly worried about the break here...
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Junglist on January 04, 2015, 10:27:06 PM
I don't normally associate the word with darts, but this is beautiful.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:29:29 PM
This is where he dips, Taylor gets back into it then he fucks it up in the last set.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:33:07 PM
Got a bad feeling about this now...I knew that break would affect Andersons rhythm and it has. Only consolation is he's got another 2 sets to find it again.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:35:16 PM
This is fucking ridiculous, it's affecting the outcome of the match now. I'm calling bounceoutgate!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Junglist on January 04, 2015, 10:38:11 PM
Yet its not happening to Taylor. Agreed though, its ridiculous.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:39:39 PM
Not really fair that he has to play Taylor and the board though. If he loses its got to be an issue.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:43:23 PM
Haha it's happened to Taylor now! Ludicrous.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:45:26 PM
That was astonishing from Taylor though, under that pressure. He wins now, obviously.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Gulftastic on January 04, 2015, 10:46:29 PM
Fuck me, this is bloody brilliant!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:48:00 PM
What's the format now? Can Anderson win 3-2 or is it 2 clear?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 04, 2015, 10:51:09 PM
What's the format now? Can Anderson win 3-2 or is it 2 clear?

Has to be 2 clear in a deciding set.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:53:12 PM
Never in doubt!


You could tell in that last set that he was absolutely not going to let it go mentally. If anything it's Tsylor that crumbled a bit missing those double 16s.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on January 04, 2015, 10:54:15 PM
GET IN!

Anderson showed the sort of resilience that Taylor usually has.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:56:50 PM
It's almost like Anderson delibretly lost the previous 2 sets so he could beat Taylor in the closest manner possible. He actually looked more composed and confident in those last 3 legs than at any time in the match.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 04, 2015, 10:58:47 PM
Very impressed with him all week, 3-1 down against Klassen and came back and won and then had to beat MVG and Taylor.

I suppose now as World Champ, Wade inherits the "best player never to win a World Title" phrase.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 10:59:39 PM
Very impressed with him all week, 3-1 down against Klassen and came back and won and then had to beat MVG and Taylor.

I suppose now as World Champ, Wade inherits the "best player never to win a World Title" phrase.


Yeah either Wade or that guy from Minder.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Gulftastic on January 04, 2015, 11:01:15 PM
LIFT THE FUCKING TROPHY!!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 04, 2015, 11:04:38 PM
Bloody hellfire.
That was an unbelievably awesome match.

GET IN ANDO!!!!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 04, 2015, 11:10:51 PM
It was a great final and result the only slightly  disappointing thing about it is Taylor wasn't more annoyed about losing.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: George Oscar Bluth II on January 04, 2015, 11:13:09 PM
That was fucking brilliant. Drama with a capital D etc etc.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Mr_Simnock on January 04, 2015, 11:13:24 PM
Yeeeeeeeees
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: doppelkorn on January 05, 2015, 12:26:45 PM
As a non-Sky haver I was watching the BDO champs yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Then again I've seen maybe 15 minutes of PDC in the last 6 years so any darts is interesting to me.

Interesting blog post;

https://cornishtalks.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/the-pdc-have-created-a-monster-they-are-now-slaves-to-it/

Can someone explain to me this stands vs. tables thing? The comments were as interesting as the article, I thought.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: monolith on January 05, 2015, 05:24:45 PM
Fat cunt has this and I have an early start and I'm ill. Fuck this shit.
As well as Anderson played, I think it's only fair that I take some credit. Taylor had won 3 sets in a row when I wrote this and looked unstoppable. This post and me then going to bed was the turning point.

If you are reading this, Gary, where's my £250,000?

I'm a reasonable man and will accept 100k.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on January 05, 2015, 05:35:19 PM
Darts press conferences are great

Phil The Power
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv5JInjNQn4&hd=1

Gary Anderson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDminc0Pf_k&hd=1
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on January 06, 2015, 08:44:04 PM
You've got to hand it to Sky, their hype really works (once the action has started) with the darts.

I remember thinking at the time that as "Won't get fooled again" started that Anderson look edgy, nervous and excited up on the big screens

Pwoper dwama! great camera work

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2e0k1a_pdc-world-darts-championship-2015-final-taylor-vs-anderson-part-1_sport
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Cuntbeaks on January 07, 2015, 12:18:21 AM
As a non-Sky haver I was watching the BDO champs yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Then again I've seen maybe 15 minutes of PDC in the last 6 years so any darts is interesting to me.

Can someone explain to me this stands vs. tables thing? The comments were as interesting as the article, I thought.

 Ive been going to the premier league in Glasgow for the last 6 years and the atmosphere and crowd are generally insane.  However,  after the actual riot the night Lewis and Anderson played,  security has been tightened ten fold. They dont let folk in who are pished,  you can't get in with bottles of liquid,  unopened Ribena or otherwise and they have lots and lots of stewards,  even policeman wandering about. 

The crowd are contained but they don't stop cheering,  shouting,  singing,  dancing or generally going mental,  which i love and i think the majority of the players like it too.  I know Taylor had been pretty vocal about the 'passion' of the Glasgow crowd. Its all in good humour and is quite pantomimesque at times and I definitely prefer it to the dead silence that you sometimes get.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 07, 2015, 01:35:25 AM
BDO will have some rubbish, but people forget for the most part these guys are amateur so its absurd to expect the same standard as the PDC. We do get some good matches now and then especially in the later stages.

Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on January 07, 2015, 07:01:04 AM
The crowd for the PDC final seemed completely different, there's almost complete silence as that tense final set came to a close which was in contrast to every evening before it.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 07, 2015, 07:08:41 AM
I'm not saying the standard is bad, but Michael J Fox is the BDO world number 9.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: George Oscar Bluth II on January 08, 2015, 10:33:42 PM
The standard of the women's game I caught this afternoon was OK I thought.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 10, 2015, 05:21:01 PM
The most annoying thing about the women's darts is the commentators going on about how good it is.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: dr beat on January 10, 2015, 05:30:08 PM
Meanwhile its all been kicking off in Melbourne: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/darts/30761576
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 11, 2015, 05:57:13 PM
Credit where it is due, the semi final between Durant and Adams was quality last night, easily as entertaining as anything we seen from the PDC.

The final now, Mitchell v Adams, the horrible cunt.

Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Gulftastic on January 11, 2015, 09:06:50 PM
That was an epic final! Well done to Scotty.

And the atmosphere was so much more palatable than the PDC.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 11, 2015, 09:07:45 PM
Yes it was a good final...same score as the PDC wasn't it?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Gulftastic on January 11, 2015, 09:13:02 PM
Yes it was a good final...same score as the PDC wasn't it?

I believe so.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 11, 2015, 10:14:08 PM
It was indeed.

Always pleasing to see Adams lose. A dreadfully pompous cunt.

Mitchell a cert to go over to the PDC, unlike Bunting who everyone knew was way to good for the BDO last year, don't think this chap will do to much. 
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: weirdbeard on January 11, 2015, 10:45:49 PM
It was a pretty poor standard though, compared to the BDC stuff a few days ago.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: The Boston Crab on January 12, 2015, 07:33:09 AM
I'm not saying the standard is bad, but Michael J Fox is the BDO world number 9.

I have a cracked rib at the moment. This line has caused me untold pain.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 12, 2015, 08:57:19 AM
When you look at the BDO players who defected, it's not like that side ever suffered from poor darts players, just a lack of money. The standard is lower because all their best players left.

I remember some fanboys claiming van Barneveld who was for some years the best BDO darts player would have his arse handed to him when he defected and yet he still became one of the top players even though he had already peaked.

Title: Re: Darts
Post by: boki on January 15, 2015, 01:51:38 PM
I'm going to THE LEGENDS OF DARTS MASTERS in London next weekend - has an event ever had a more FUCKING HELL LADS title?

I intend, of course, to behave like a right bellend (within reason).
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Rolf Lundgren on January 15, 2015, 11:41:42 PM
When you look at the BDO players who defected, it's not like that side ever suffered from poor darts players, just a lack of money. The standard is lower because all their best players left.

I remember some fanboys claiming van Barneveld who was for some years the best BDO darts player would have his arse handed to him when he defected and yet he still became one of the top players even though he had already peaked.

It's the same with guys like Stephen Bunting, Dave Chisnall and Simon Whitlock. If the gulf between the BDO and PDC was that huge then everyone who makes the switch would get destroyed but for the most part the ones who do make the switch hold their own. Playing against better players in the PDC forces them to raise their game but they're not exactly no-hopers to begin with.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 16, 2015, 08:19:43 AM
I don't think it's much of an insight to say the very best players in the BDO can compete in the PDC. The difference is in the overall standard, for a variety of reasons.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 16, 2015, 08:58:41 AM
Chiefly and predominantly being that nearly all the best players have left the BDO every year for the last 20.

If you look at the other aspect of the argument, I find Darts is more entertaining when both players are missing doubles at the first time of asking. Once there is the element of certainty/predictability, it becomes less entertaining, as with any sporting spectacle.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 16, 2015, 09:02:11 AM
There is a similar thing in snooker where error strewn frames can be tenser and more entertaining. Thats only really when its two good players wilting under the pressure though rather than two idiots whacking it about randomly.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on January 16, 2015, 12:59:54 PM
It's the same with guys like Stephen Bunting, Dave Chisnall and Simon Whitlock. If the gulf between the BDO and PDC was that huge then everyone who makes the switch would get destroyed but for the most part the ones who do make the switch hold their own. Playing against better players in the PDC forces them to raise their game but they're not exactly no-hopers to begin with.

The BDO is shit because it has very little depth

Their top players do tend to go over and do well, but only the top players

Whereas the PDC has a wealth of talent right through the whole of the field in a major
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on May 28, 2015, 09:00:43 PM
Heads up-
Some pdc masters tournament is live on itv4 in a mo..
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on May 28, 2015, 09:04:19 PM
Heads up-
Some pdc masters tournament is live on itv4 in a mo..
Not sure it is actually live, being in bongo-bongo-land.
But anyway, it's on.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 03, 2016, 02:49:29 PM
Day two of the BDO pub team reserve tournament.
This match between Sajwani and Hewson is quite frankly an embarrassment.
(http://i.imgur.com/SDcXH1e.jpg)

PDC final is on tonight, Anderson v Lewis.
Ando hit a 9 darter last night. That's 6 in the last 3 years at the World Champs.

The BDO hasn't seen one since 1990.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 03, 2016, 04:09:19 PM
The Count up now against the former "Newfoundland Open Champion" David Cameron.
Come on, Ted. This is practically a bye, don't mess this up.

Fucking love Ted's walk-on.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 03, 2016, 08:26:00 PM
Punny comedian Tim Vine would be about world number 12 if he joined the BDO, that says it all. The PDC final right now, the gulf in class is astonishing.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 03, 2016, 09:23:59 PM
Not a bad final that.
Gando made life difficult for himsen a couple of times with his Scotch counting, but it never really looked in any doubt.

The PDC Masters should be on end of January to wash away the stink of the Bob Potter Piss-Up Invitational.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 10, 2016, 01:23:13 PM
Smith v Waites in the final this evening,
should make for a decent game.

Durrant is probably still curled up in a ball crying after his defeat to Waites. PDC surely beckons.
Fair fucks to the fella for doing an interview post-match though. Taylor, take note.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BlodwynPig on January 10, 2016, 06:50:48 PM
Jesus, I read Biggy's post above about the quality between BDO and PDC. If this is the final and the supposed elite players, then I have to agree with the bald one. Amateur shit. The commentating is poor too. The co-commentator has been doing this for years hasn't he...did he do Bullseye? "Is that a dummy?" - realising his faux-pas he made some inane comment about fancy dress shops.

Embarrassing
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: rjd2 on January 10, 2016, 07:02:41 PM
Jesus, I read Biggy's post above about the quality between BDO and PDC. If this is the final and the supposed elite players, then I have to agree with the bald one. Amateur shit. The commentating is poor too. The co-commentator has been doing this for years hasn't he...did he do Bullseye? "Is that a dummy?" - realising his faux-pas he made some inane comment about fancy dress shops.

Embarrassing


Waites was quality a few years ago, reached the final twice in the grand slam of darts and was clearly able to hang with the elite of the PDC. He really should have switched then as he would have done pretty well. He may switch now, but with the insane depth I think he would struggle these days.

The rest of them wouldn't have a hope in the PDC.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 10, 2016, 07:03:45 PM
I'm glad Scott waited has finally given up the ghost on those 3 pubes he's been tryin to cover his vast bald head with for the last few years. Good lad, look how he's winning now.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 10, 2016, 07:52:02 PM
Very disappointing. Smith had a lot of promise, but like Hughes in his semi-final appearance he didn't show any quality.
Durrant v Waites was the stand-out match of this year's finals,
there were a couple of other good contenders too, but on the whole it was UTTERLY PEDESTRIAN.

I'm not sure there was a 170 finish during the entire tournament.

The co-commentator has been doing this for years hasn't he...did he do Bullseye?
Tony Green. The man is unbelievably poor in his knowledge of the game.
He struggles with almost every checkout. You're right, an absolute embarassment.

The main problem with the BDO pundits, John Rawling aside, is that they know nothing of what happens on the circuit
during the year.


Waites was quality a few years ago, reached the final twice in the grand slam of darts and was clearly able to hang with the elite of the PDC. He really should have switched then
Waites will never make the switch, he's happy de-nailing some old sleepers, nipping to Travis Perkins
and then winning the BDO world title.

The rest of them wouldn't have a hope in the PDC.
Jeff Smith did 2 years (or thereabouts) in the PDC, won nothing.

PDC Masters will be on ITV4 at the end of the month. Thank fuck.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on January 10, 2016, 08:13:02 PM
I haven't seen any of the BDO this year.
It's usually just a bit of an anti-climax after the PDC.

Do they still hold up signs in the crowd that say '26'?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Peter P. Parrot on January 10, 2016, 08:19:33 PM
I haven't seen any of the BDO this year.
It's usually just a bit of an anti-climax after the PDC.

Do they still hold up signs in the crowd that say '26'?

The runner-up scored 22 twice during the final.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Cuntbeaks on January 10, 2016, 11:35:07 PM
I haven't seen any of the BDO this year.
It's usually just a bit of an anti-climax after the PDC.

Do they still hold up signs in the crowd that say '26'?

I thought i was a maverick by printing off A3 sheets that said 26 on them a few years back at a PDC Premier League night.  Unfortunately no one actually scored 26.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 11, 2016, 11:58:46 AM
(http://i0.wp.com/viz.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/016_viz184_bobby.jpg)
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 29, 2016, 01:29:32 PM
The PDC Masters is live on itv4 this weekend.

Lewis/Huybrechts v Wade/Jenkins
Anderson/van der Voort v Thornton/Chisnall
Taylor/Klaasen v Wright/White
van Gerwen/Bunting v Smith/van Barneveld


There's some potentially bang on matches there.
Starts tomorrow at 12:45.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 30, 2016, 01:50:25 PM
Effing hell.
Chizzeh was 8-0 down, pegged it back to 9-9 and won the deciding leg.

Best opening tournament match I've seen in ages.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: castro diaz on January 31, 2016, 02:37:19 PM
Yeah, that was mad stuff altogether.  I've never seen a man look more like a tyre fitter than Dave 'Chizzy' Chisnall in my entire life.  Due a major soon, you'd think, although the field nowadays is ridiculously tough and deep, like Liam Neeson.

Just caught up via youtube, langour and ale with both world championships in the space of a fortnight.  It's sent me a bit peculiar.  Too much darts.  Some great matches though, in both codes, and why not celebrate that fact with some silly comments.

Dutch ace Jelle Klassen looks like a pet snake who, being overfed, passively watches a dropped mouse scuttle just inches away from his jaws.

(http://www.goorsnieuws.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Jelle-Klaasen-WK-opening.jpg)

Andrew Gilding, a marketing nightmare, played here by Fungus the Bogeyman in 3D.

(http://uksportsmanagement.co.uk/assets/GRANDPRIX-RD2-GILDING3.jpg)

Hello I am Kevin 'The Artist' Painter, and I am 50% human man, 50% actual stingray.

(http://www.kevinpainter180.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/kevin-closeup-euro-champs-2013.jpg)

Rank outsider, unorthodox throw and unorthodox checkouts, the little known Aleksandr Oreshkin shoud be playing three games of chess at once for wine in a park in wintry Budapest.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/0VEy1HKmkSM/hqdefault.jpg)

It must be difficult to juggle life as a new PDC star while simultaneously being an Easter Island Head, but polyglot Alan 'Chuck' Norris seems to manage it.

(http://www.yeovilpress.co.uk/media/c/blg/3929/1389556999/r/695/466/darts-yeovil-s-chuck-norris-loses-out-in-world-final.jpg)

As for the coverage, it was genuinely almost ruined by the utter idiots at Ally Pally.  Now I like a drink and acting like a twat as much as the next twat, but they really are insufferable and have taken all the very worst components of the modern football fan.  Uncle Barry has created a jewel encrusted monster and I reckon actual darts fans are losing out.  But it's Sky, isn't it?  It will be a outward success and a moral disaster and get progressively more so forever and ever until there are topless walk-on girls and Peter Wright (pictured below), captain of the Fun Things for Unfunny People thread, wins the 2028 Monsanto World Championship for having the best haircut.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/01/01/1388610429355_lc_galleryImage_LONDON_ENGLAND_JANUARY_01.JPG)

The barracking, referred to as banter no doubt, between the posh seats and the proles is a damning indictment of modern day Britain and truly the most appalling legacy of the current Tory government.  I fucking hate them and despite being a darts obsessive turned down the opportunity to go to Ally Pally over Christmas and the Premier League in Cardiff because of them.  But because I suppose I am not the demographic crooked Baz is after, not willing to buy a funny wig or spend £25 for a pitcher of lagered piss. 

Lakeside is much more my jam and I'm surprised at the short shrift it gets here.  It is out of date, paroquial, and mediocre-to-poor at doing the one thing it is there to do.  It is CaB is a lounge suite and who gives a fuck about the averages.  It's old money, not new, and I like the dusty sausage rolls left out vibe it has.  did you see poor Glen Durrant's face after losing to boiled egg Scotty Waites?  I have never seen despair carved into a man's being like that before.  Utter, utter bereavement.  He also looks like a repressed northern PE teacher from the 50s who pronounces it hom-osexual and lived with his mother his whole life.  He's sticking with the BDO by all accounts though certainly has the game to challenge the big boys.  Good on him.

Why is Life, Glen?

(http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000hDpjCn8l2iA/t/200/I0000hDpjCn8l2iA.jpg)

As an aside, I could listen to Johns Rawling (BBC/ITV4) and Part (Sky) all day long, and ex-jailbird Chris 'Mace the Ace' Mason (ITV4) knows the game inside out too, and the excellent coverage justifies ITV's 60 years of otherwise execrable broadcasting.  Both Mason and Rawling know their boxing too, very much darts' sister sport I always think.  Conversely Tony Green (Auntie) doesn't often know what the numbers on a dart board refer to despite spending half his life stood next to one.  But you have to keep him around, don't you, the daft old sod.

As for today I can't see past human bowling ball MVG who has presumably spent all of January furious after getting slapped by Barney, though Chizzy or Wright could have a word too.

P.S.  Phil Taylor is a huge cunt.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: buntyman on January 31, 2016, 09:16:39 PM
Agree with much of the above, especially the Snakebite slagging. I went to Ally Pally once for the World Champs and although I'm no darts purist, the expensive beer and generally idiotic crowd with no interest in the sport made for a pretty dire experience. Would much rather go to the Lakeside.

Good to see Taylor bottling it against MVG there, great match though. Hoping for a Chizzy win now.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on January 31, 2016, 09:17:23 PM
Bloody heck,
That MVG / Pip match was great.

Taylor did a Bristow and shunned the opportunity to finish.

What the fuck was he thinking, MVG is no slouch in that department, already having nailed a 161.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on February 12, 2016, 10:16:09 PM
No more BBC coverage for the BDO-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/darts/35532372

BT Sport presumably pick up the pieces.
Either that or Eurosport.
Still, it's gotta smart losing that cushy annual beeb money.

Bad couple of week for the BDO with the Players Championships cancelled (http://bdo-darts.co.uk/new-bdo-players-championships-tournament/)

Quote
The event has been cancelled just 3 weeks before it was due to happen

Had tickets to this too. Fuck.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on February 13, 2016, 09:41:11 AM
The BDO is really beginning to suffer from the fact its so shit.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on February 25, 2016, 08:38:51 PM
Anyone fancy watching the greatest darts of all time then switch over to the premier league. 7th leg and van Gerwen is averaging 137.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on February 25, 2016, 08:41:12 PM
Haha he's realised he ws about to run the 100m in 8 seconds and fucked it up. Still 128 average though.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: PowerButchi on December 04, 2016, 10:37:23 PM
BDO World Masters this weekend has been dump. Durrant pissed it. Some of the darts seen this weekend has been below local superleague standard.

Anyway, we're off to Ally Pally for the Pissed Disrespectful Crowd World's in a couple of weeks. Who does everyone fancy? I fancy that annoying piece of shite Peter Wright to bottle it, and Gary Anderson to take it again.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: castro diaz on January 19, 2017, 01:47:42 AM
Dear the five people who like both subversive 1990s comedy and darts (only two of whom know of this forum's existence),

Here it is, the much vaunted 'niche dart players and what objects they look like' post, an annual event as warmly anticipated as the end of the financial year, the Wisden Almanack of step-ladders and the yuletide calendar of ageless paedophile and tennis rat Sir Cliff Richard.

Darts, or as I like to call it, working-class golf has in the last decade or so become as much of a Christmas fixture as turkey, a glass of Baileys with mum and the celebration of the birth of lord and saviour Jesus Christ.  Because I purposely live about six weeks behind the timeline you choose to live in I am just about catching up with the tungsten-action (Skyspeak for throwing a thing at another thing) at Ally Pally or, if you're not a twat, Alexandra Palace.  This method of walking through life fifty feet behind the rest of society and their far-out, hypermodern fashions allows me to enjoy only the very best of culture, where the wheat has already been separated from the chaff, the gruel from the cool, the silk from the milk.  If people aren't talking about something six weeks on it is because it simply wasn't good enough.

In my chronological reality Nigerian funk ace and Fantastic Man (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBZltuHcpVo) William Onyeabor is still pumping out synthesised beats in a Lagos bar.  As it's still mid-December I don't even know yet how I won't be spending New Year's Eve and I haven't had to manually change the year on my laptop, phone and oven.  Perhaps I never will.  It's a bit like watching that programme 'Hey it's the 70s' where you watch old news footage of Bloody Sunday or the Lebanese Civil War and think 'well we know now that it more or less turned out alright.  In that light, it almost looks like fun'.

It is a comforting existence and not unlike the sensation of walking behind a fat woman.  I am protected from the swirling winds of public opinion and silly dross by her breadth.  Discourse and the news don't buffet me.  I can't remember the last time I witnessed an event.  And, if i do want to stick my head above the parapet/slipstream of this fat person, it's quite nice to feel the strong headwind knowing it's only for a moment or two before I retreat again behind her lovely, smelly jacket.

The sport of kings is in a healthy state, at least on the oche, with two of the most naturally gifted players the world has ever seen a nose or two in front of a dangerous chasing pack of four or five players, including unarguably the biggest twat to ever to stand sideways-on; erstwhile best ever Phil Taylor, and talented youngsters coming through who don't even need to be drunk to play darts.  But fuck all that, here are some darts players and what I think they look like.

First a man made of three separate boulders, 43 year old rocking John Henderson, such a girthsome man that he rocks back and fore between each throw like only very tall buildings.  I need not tell you he is, of course, Scottish. 

(http://i4.dailyrecord.co.uk/incoming/article4865275.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/JS30521078.jpg)

Look at Hendo's face and it looks exactly like you're holding a ginger biscuit up in front of the sun.

Let me present late bloomer and tournament newcomer Jerry Hendricks, and not as you might understandably assume the older Bart Simpson who features in cautionary dream sequences.

(http://images.dartprofis.de/news/250/Jerry_Hendriks_Bulls_Sponsorship_2012.jpg)

I have spoken before about my love for Andrew Gilding and how he looks like a Raymond Briggs creation.  Of how he is the perfect antidote to Sky's desperate desire to make the sport, if it is a sport which it isn't, appear vibrant and sexy.  I stand by my comments/abuse and go further.  Andrew Gilding looks like he lives in a pond.  Have you noticed how the cameras never show a close up of his face?  It's not just because of his face, but because of what they don't want us to see, i.e. his pair of functioning gills.  Goldfinger's welcome efforts to de-glamourise the 'product' include throwing a set of darts found in a Christmas cracker cerca 1981, standing six miles to the right of the board whilst throwing and coming from the Suffolk town of Bungay.  Fucking massive thumbs up to you, Andrew.

(http://goldfinger180.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0448.jpg)

Compare the meerkat to this supposed human, fancy-footed Belgian youngster Dmitri Van Den Bergh

(http://www.dartpromotie.nl/images/stories/pdc_spelers/dimitri-vd-bergh.jpg)

The evergreen Steve Beaton is a class act through and through, with a throwing technique the ice-sculpture of Michelangelo's David would have.  Steve is one of those men who doesn't actually wear a moustache, but like an optical illusion the left side of your brain sub-consciously superimposes one on his, let's be honest here, beautiful top lip.

(https://shanghaicowboy.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/steve-beaton-throws-2011wc.jpg)

Naturalised Austrian and premier league refuser Mensur Suljovic has surprised many on the European tour this year and the double 14 enthusiast was many idiots dark horse tip for the Worlds.  That's not important.  What is important is that he always looks like he's peering over his neighbour's fence.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8nYxsIuKjoY/hqdefault.jpg)

Plus his wife is fit as fuck.  His international doubles partner for the World Cup tournament birthed and valid only in a Sky Sport's executive meeting room is Rowby Little John Rodriguez who looks unnervingly like a prostitute I almost but didn't have sex with in Phuket about 9 years ago.

(http://www.dartsfan.jp/data/dartsfan/product/20170108_38bf8c.jpg)

Pint-sized arrowsmith Darren Webster is on the run of his life.  All this despite looking like a jobbing comic who has managed to use the same solid fifteen for a decade and a half through a judicious yet exhausting system where he never plays the same venue on the same night within the same calendar year.  Here is his Jongleurs headshot.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/809396669615902721/Bw1BZSP8.jpg)

Supposed cheat and too tall for darts Benito Van de Pas looks like my childhood next-door neighbour, Thomas.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8jmLr55KXiI/hqdefault.jpg)

And finally, may we be in no silence whatsoever for Aussie sensation and dictionary definition of the word bogan Cory Cadby, who has been creating quite a stir down under for a while now.  This Christmas the shit-named Cadby has hooned to the northern hemisphere for the first time in hope of dicking over the poms and taking their trophy 'for a laugh'.  The World Youth Champion doesn't seem to give a fuck, which I enjoy, but not half as much as the fact that he looks like a goth cane toad, stars of this genuinely excellent feature length documentary (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PxxLtiAYdw&t=13s).

(http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article9488276.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/2017-William-Hill-PDC-World-Darts-Championships-Day-Five.jpg)

That's about it.  I have as usual enjoyed the action but almost everything about the way it is presented, packaged and commodified makes it almost unwatchable.  Sky Sports hype is like an out of control smoke machine.  I really wish they would just shut the fuck up and let the beauty of the game show itself in an unhurried way, allowing things to unfold alone.  Rod Harrington is, and please try and imagine the complete contempt with which this should be delivered, a company man.  The only interesting thing he has ever done is wear a waistcoat in a walk of life where people didn't often wear waistcoats.  Mardle is almost as bad but he at least (very occasionally) talks a bit of sense about the actual technique of the game, if only by accident.  If it wasn't for the perennially excellent John Part (I don't mind Dan Dawson either, although he sounds like he was created in a local sports presenter laboratory) I would watch the entire tournament in perfect silence. 

This would also have the benefit of obliterating the boorish Christmas jumper, wahey! cunts who treat the entire championships like the world's biggest and worst office party.  I say it here every year and I say it every time I write in my mood diary but they really are the epitome of everything wrong with the modern world with no exaggeration whatsoever.  Now I'm a twat as much as the next twat but these twats really are taking the biscuit.  Rowdy cunts and awful people and I wish they would fuck off and ruin another sport I don't care about (e.g. all of them).  They are yet another monster manufactured and unleashed by Sky, rampaging over what was once an august British institution, that can now never be slain.  Darts definitely voted Brexit.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on December 08, 2017, 07:33:19 PM
Almost that time of year again, castro..
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: mr beepbap on December 10, 2017, 09:06:03 PM
The next generation starting  to come through now and Wade and Lewis starring to  fade away before their time in their early 30s. Maybe a sign of them being at the top of the first generation of darters who are financially very comfortable at a young age so the hunger going a bit.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 10, 2017, 10:09:29 PM
Adrian Lewis is lazy though, always has been. What really hurt his career was people saying he was a future world champ when he first started, it went to his head and he didn't bother trying,  just thought his natural ability was enough. Van Gerwyn was lucky, people were saying the same thing about him when he was a nipper and he lost that youth World Championship when he was expected to win and that was the making of him, he realised he had to put the work in to win things and by fuck is he doing it now. But Lewis hasnt learned that lesson, he's still a lazy player. And his ballooning size doesnt help either. Wade on the other hand, still shows potential to win stuff. Now hes got married he seems to have got his head straight and hes starting to play a lot better. I can see him winning tournaments again, maybe not the world title but if he can get his form back he can definitely challenge for it. Lewis was the luckiest world champ ever, played like utter dogshit at times and only won because the players he was facing more or less handed him victory by missing loads of match darts.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: mr beepbap on December 11, 2017, 06:20:33 PM
I woulld back Lewis more for a comeback than Wade atm. Not sure if Wade has the 2 or 3 around 100 averages in a row it would probably take  to win a big tournament. Lewis has /did have that massive scoring . Would like to see both back at the top though
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: castro diaz on December 14, 2017, 06:43:22 PM
Almost that time of year again, castro..

Hardly seen a dart thrown all year, unless it flew out of my hand and into the single five a-fucking-gain.  What's this Rob Cross like?  Seems to have come from nowhere.  Also see that Jeff Smith from the BDO is playing.  Who sanctioned that?  You'll have to take my word for it if you didn't watch minority language television in the late 1980s but he looks exactly like the lead character from Starbec, S4C's insufficient answer to Star Trek but without the budget/scope/communist subtext.

A dank, best ignored part of my brain wants Phil to go far in this his last tournament (assuming it is, how has he played this year?) as I think I'll miss hating him when he goes.  I've still not got over losing Thatcher.

Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 14, 2017, 08:43:53 PM
Oh god no, please let Taylor go out in the first round just to cement the fact that darts will be just fine without him. Makes my blood boil (ok, yeah, fair enough, it does make me a bit angry though) to see his talking head saying how there'd be no PDC without him and how some mad bloke down his dads boozer told him he was going to be the best in the world when he was a kid. Uttely repugnant man.

Saying that though, his form has been decent but he should be nowhere near the final unless people let the fact that its Taylors last tournament get in their heads and hand him victory. He's still good enough to win the odd tournament but he cant win every tournament any more and that what his ego demands so hes fucking off, yay. I just dread seeing him pop up on commentary on Sky next year, I fear theres no getting rid of the cunt.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: buntyman on December 15, 2017, 11:13:19 PM
I really want Barney to knock him out. With the dartboard he takes off the wall after beating him in his last ever match.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 15, 2017, 11:47:28 PM
Felt bad for that Asada lad, he played some good darts, the 3-0 flattered Cross.

On board with above poster. Taylor pisses me off, bit arrogant.

And with all due respect to darts fans, i'm one myself, to put Taylor's achievements in the same category as a Roger Federer or a Tiger Woods is a bit crazy to me.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on December 16, 2017, 12:08:25 AM
What's this Rob Cross like?
He's been pretty good this year, unluckily drawn against mvg a few times in some ranking events,
and mvg has tried to destroy him early doors, and succeeded.

Jeff Smith did dip his toes into the pdc a few years back I think; and did the sum total of frig all, and went back to the bdo.
His glegs are top notch though.

Would love to see Glen Durrant make the switch to the pdc sometime soon.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on December 17, 2017, 08:52:16 PM
James Wade on the verge of losing to Tony Way.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 17, 2017, 09:35:01 PM
Nice to see that James Lewis lad getting through. Van Der Voort playing like utter shit.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 18, 2017, 11:23:05 PM
Loving this Lim match.

And he wins! Well in old fella!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on December 19, 2017, 10:37:16 PM
Lewis out.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 19, 2017, 10:37:58 PM
Munch won me 20 quid. Hitting some amazing darts. That's two prelims through.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on December 19, 2017, 10:39:54 PM
Munch was excellent. Been a high quality first round.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 19, 2017, 10:42:20 PM
Indeed.

Justin Pipe tomorrow though....
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Golden E. Pump on December 20, 2017, 04:35:16 PM
I quite liked 'Let's Hang On' and 'Duke of Earl'.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 20, 2017, 09:28:54 PM
The end of that leg was hilarious.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on December 21, 2017, 09:10:39 PM
Justin Pipe tomorrow though....
And he were behaving quite the cunt too when Bernie Smith was throwing for the match,
hope Taylor beats him next round.

Richardson played bang on tonight against Huybrechts.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 21, 2017, 09:31:42 PM
[Sid Waddell] Like an apple orchard in the autumn there are seeds falling everywhere![/Sid Waddell]

Yeah that was really cunty by Pipe, not very often you see someone that blatantly trying to put the other player off.

Good tournament, this.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on December 21, 2017, 09:37:16 PM
Good tournament, this.
Yup, really enjoyed it so far.
Second round and a daytime session tomorrow too.

VdV vs Beaton is a highlight, big fan of both players.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on December 21, 2017, 09:45:31 PM
Pint-sized arrowsmith Darren Webste
(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/809396669615902721/Bw1BZSP8.jpg)
He's all over the bloody shop here after being 2-0 up.

Not the best standard, but very entertaining stuff.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 21, 2017, 10:22:22 PM
Missed Pipe, what was he up to?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on December 22, 2017, 12:13:09 AM
Missed Pipe, what was he up to?

Cunty cuntiness from the cunt-faced cunt.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Morrison Lard on December 22, 2017, 09:47:24 PM
Paul Lim missed D12 for a 9 darter.

Noooooooooo.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 22, 2017, 09:58:23 PM
Gutted for Lim.  Missed the almost nine darter too!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 22, 2017, 10:49:46 PM
He's a bit of a bell but Christ MVG throwing some good darts. Feel bad for Wilson here he's doing well.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 22, 2017, 10:57:17 PM
MVG is starting to dial it back a bit now after going the full Phil Taylor for a while, hes still a bit full of himself but hes not as bad as he used to be. And really, if you can throw darts like he can you can pretty much say what you like.

And he really, really reminds me of Les from Big Night Out, especially when he smiles.  Makes me giggle every time, of course.

Justin Pipe saying he did nothing wrong, his opponent didn't complain so fuck you, basically. Be interesting to see what the crowd are like with him.

I fucking love Paul Lim.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: mr beepbap on December 23, 2017, 03:26:29 PM
Can see the crowd hammering Pipe. He was never popular due to his extremely slow throw and painful looking stance that looks like he'd been fucked up in a car crash or something.  I felt for him cos I've got a weird throw myself and you just have to go with what you feel comfortable with. He had a nice PR boost from repeatedly being interviewed in the last itv4 tournament which has now been more than undone. This could kill off his recent revival given the behaviour of the pdc crowd nowadays.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 23, 2017, 07:08:25 PM
I guess he's going to get booed to fuck then? Saw the incident on a shit recording on utoob so unsure really. I quite liked his gimp throw to be honest.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 23, 2017, 08:36:26 PM
Well in Hendo.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 23, 2017, 08:42:16 PM
Taylor vs Pipe. Face vs Heel.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on December 28, 2017, 08:53:52 AM
MvG v Barney in the QF? Yes please!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 28, 2017, 12:43:02 PM
Barney might have him, I reckon.

Jamie Lewis smashing Peter Wright was exceptional.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 28, 2017, 02:59:43 PM
I'll say it again, its been a good tournament this, best for a few years. Very unpredictable which just goes to show the quality of the players now, anyone really is capable of beating anyone else. Some top quality games too. All that needs to happen now is for Taylor to get smashed tonight and it'll be perfect.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on December 28, 2017, 08:22:37 PM
Jamie Lewis smashing Peter Wright was exceptional.

Impressive again tonight.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 28, 2017, 10:24:46 PM
Impressive again tonight.

Darren Webster then Taylor/Anderson. Poor bastard.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 29, 2017, 01:25:16 PM
Smashing Webster. Jesus
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 29, 2017, 03:42:32 PM
What. A. Game.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 29, 2017, 04:39:34 PM
Van Gerwen has looked shaky at times, Barney is up for this and always ups his game against MVG, I fancy him for the victory. It all depends on how hurt Anderson is, in the normal course of things he would breeze past Taylor. People are letting the occasion get to them, no ones given Taylor a decent match yet, they're rolling over for him, its gone back to the days of his pomp where he won the majority of his games before a dart was thrown as the other players talked themselevs out of beating him. Everyones trying to push the narrative of Taylor winning in his last attempt and the people, and the players, are buying into it.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 29, 2017, 05:22:02 PM
Van Gerwen has looked shaky at times, Barney is up for this and always ups his game against MVG, I fancy him for the victory. It all depends on how hurt Anderson is, in the normal course of things he would breeze past Taylor. People are letting the occasion get to them, no ones given Taylor a decent match yet, they're rolling over for him, its gone back to the days of his pomp where he won the majority of his games before a dart was thrown as the other players talked themselevs out of beating him. Everyones trying to push the narrative of Taylor winning in his last attempt and the people, and the players, are buying into it.

I have Barney and Anderson in my accumulator. Confident Barney will get under MVG's skin.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 29, 2017, 08:50:57 PM
Thie could go either way now. Come on Barney!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 29, 2017, 08:57:57 PM
Rob Cross will smash MVG if he plays like that I reckon. Jammy bastard.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 29, 2017, 09:21:54 PM
Story of this tournament seems to be players going through after surviving lots of set and match darts against them.  Not many players looking properly dangerous, when it comes to doubles its more a question of who is going to miss less rather than who will hit the most. Makes for good viewing though.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 29, 2017, 10:06:35 PM
I fucking hate Phil Taylor.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 29, 2017, 11:07:23 PM
I do like Anderson but he should be ashamed of himself after that display. He's probably the least professional professional there is, look how long it took him to get a pair of glasses sorted out, literally never practices, always seems to smile after a defeat like it doesnt bother him, with a tiny bit of effort he could be winning everything. But he reminds me of Terry Jenkins, someone who is playing professional darts as a hobby rather than as a career, he just doesnt seem to care enough about winning.

I had to turn off during the sex offenders interview, I cant bear the man these days.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 30, 2017, 08:57:14 PM
Fucks sake, how much luck can one man have? All Taylors opponents are letting the occasion get to them,  I wouldn't mind seeing Cross in the final but he'll probably let the occasion get to him too, MVG won't, there's nothing he'd like more than to give Taylor a kicking on his way out the door but he hasn't been on top form. Fuck, Taylors going to win this isnt he?

I'd be interested to see how many set darts he has survived on sets that he ended up winning in this tournament,  and how many sets he has won with the other player not throwing any set darts. Fucker should be 4 nil down by now.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 30, 2017, 09:22:33 PM
Hating every minute of this.

Lewis still had a great tournament, though.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on December 30, 2017, 09:39:12 PM
Great achievement, but I hope MVG slaughters him in the final.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: holyzombiejesus on December 30, 2017, 09:44:29 PM
What's everyone got against the Port Vale supporting sex pest?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: buntyman on December 30, 2017, 11:52:26 PM
This is the most exciting darts match i've seen in ages!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on December 31, 2017, 12:13:25 AM
What. A. Game. !.

Hate the sudden death legs, but that fucker could have gone on all night without it.
Such a shame that it wasn't the final, and we all know that Taylorcunt will win it and Sky will suck his balls...
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on December 31, 2017, 12:14:18 AM
What's everyone got against the Port Vale supporting sex pest?

I can't speak for everyone else, but I've met him.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 31, 2017, 12:16:10 AM
Best game i've seen, I think. Incredible.

How does a man who's only been playing 10 minutes beat the world number one? And a prelim in the semis too, great tournament.

Unless he bottles it big time against The Diddler; that would be the worst anticlimax ever recorded on television.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on December 31, 2017, 12:22:13 AM
I think tonight proves that, win or lose, he won't bottle it.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: buntyman on December 31, 2017, 12:25:30 AM
Agreed. After Cross missing that bullseye to win the match and then losing the leg it took some nerve to pump in 2 treble 19s in his next throw.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 31, 2017, 12:27:16 AM
I think tonight proves that, win or lose, he won't bottle it.

I didn't think Jamie Lewis would bottle it after steamrolling Webster, to be honest.

Whole place will be behind Taylor, it's his tournament etc etc.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on December 31, 2017, 12:48:12 AM
The whole thing is clearly fixed to deliver the Hollywood ending.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on December 31, 2017, 12:48:34 PM
Is that the ending where Phillip 'The Power' Taylor is crushed by industrial loading equipment in front of his kids?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 31, 2017, 01:06:48 PM
His kids would probably enjoy that.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on January 01, 2018, 08:34:44 PM
I know its only one set but I think Cross may pull this off, the crowd may be for Taylor but theyre not against Cross, which is important,  they're cheering Cross too, not booing him. Come on Rob, I want to get a tattoo of Taylors face the moment you hit the winning double on the inside of my eyelids.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 01, 2018, 08:53:07 PM
Its a lot more fun to see him lose in the final than in the quarters or something isn't it?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: buntyman on January 01, 2018, 08:57:56 PM
7-0 would be great
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on January 01, 2018, 09:00:28 PM
Christ, the look on Taylors face, this is beautiful. I take it all back about wanting him out in the first round, youre right biggy, this is much better.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on January 01, 2018, 09:16:03 PM
I didn't think this could get much better but Taylor fluffing the 9 darter was glorious. All that needs to happen now is for Cross to get a 9 darter and this will be the perfect darts match.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on January 01, 2018, 09:31:15 PM
Is Rob Cross going to be the only person with a 100% record against Phil Taylor? That would be lovely, just something to stick in his craw as he retires. Greatest darts player of all time? Yeah, but you've never beaten Rob Cross have you?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on January 01, 2018, 09:33:21 PM
Playing to the crowd now, slimy prick. Mind you he has to do something to rattle Cross because playing darts against him isnt working.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on January 01, 2018, 09:50:13 PM
All that effort into putting Cross off isn't working much. Cross missing doubles he wasn't missing before though.


Such a shitty cunty champion though.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on January 01, 2018, 09:58:56 PM
Boom.

Have that up ya guts.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on January 01, 2018, 10:00:16 PM
GET IN!

Great to see Taylor fucking battered in his swan song.
Nice one, Crossy.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on January 01, 2018, 10:05:22 PM
Im so glad thats the last time I have to hear the announcer cum in his pants giving Tayloys intro while giving his opponent a bog standard intro. Not to mention his fucking fanfare music. I feel sorry for Cross cos all those cunts at Sky are interested in is Taylor.  Cross has such an amazing story and all theyre gonna talk about is Taylor.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on January 01, 2018, 10:12:54 PM
And he wanted to be played out with Coldplay, just in case you in any doubt as to how huge of a cunt this man is.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: monkfromhavana on January 02, 2018, 01:49:50 PM
As i only have a passing interest in darts, other than the sex pesting and relentless media hype, why do you all hate him rather than just get pee'd off?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 02, 2018, 02:11:58 PM
The whole thing is clearly fixed to deliver the Hollywood ending.

Hollywood
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles on January 02, 2018, 02:30:12 PM
As i only have a passing interest in darts, other than the sex pesting and relentless media hype, why do you all hate him rather than just get pee'd off?

I met him an an exhibition night down my old local pub in the mid/late 90s.
Without doubt one of the most cuntish individuals I've ever had the misfortune to meet - and I've met Robbie Williams*!
Almost every report I've had from anyone else who has met him has led to a similar appraisal.

*surprisingly nice actually
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: biggytitbo on January 02, 2018, 02:51:47 PM
So many darts players come off as cunts though don't they? Wade and Lewis two obvious examples. Maybe theyre just bad at interviews?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on January 02, 2018, 05:32:35 PM
I agree with you about Lewis but why is Wade obviously cunty? Hes usually very self-depricating in interviews, he seems quite nerdy and shy, interviews are not his strong point.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on February 03, 2018, 10:14:59 PM
Is Aidy Lewis suspended by pdc? Saw vid of him on twitter getting raggy and squaring up to the poor bloke at the oche. Must have been a qualifier or something?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on February 03, 2018, 11:21:10 PM
Yeah he's been suspended immediately. Why they allowed the match to continue (Lewis ended up winning the match) after the first incident is beyond me. Looks like the fella tripped on the oche going to collect his darts, Lewis bumped into him stepping up for his throw and the bloke was amused by this and Lewis said something like "watch it, youre pissing me off now" but the bloke couldnt stop giggling which annoyed Lewis further, he was squaring up to him, swearing at him. And then after the match he either shoved him or grabbed him by the the throat, the PDC were quick to cut away and not show what actually happened.  Either way, this childish idiot is fucked, he's already out of the top 16, hard to see him coming back from this, depending on harsh the PDC are with him. When he is finally allowed to play again hes going to have to qualify for tournaments and he'll be playing the likes of MVG, Anderson, Cross, Wright etc in the first round. Amd he's far too lazy to put in the work he needs to, I can see this being a career ender.

Qualifiers for the UK open, they've been streaming some of it live on facebook. My first real taste of non-tv  tournaments, its odd watching them play in complete silence, just 2 players and a scorer in what looks like a cubicle.  And the scorer just matter of factly says '180', theres no showboating or theatrics.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on February 08, 2018, 07:09:52 PM
A 3 month (suspended) ban for Lewis and a 3 grand fine for shouting and swearing abuse at your opponent and grabbing him by the throat. And the cunt didn't even apologize to his opponent in his apology and basically blamed him for provoking him. Ugh, he's from the Phil Taylor school of darts, no doubt about that. Doesn't look like the boys at Sky are gonna mention it, wonder if they'll mention it when Lewis is playing on TV next. Probably not is my guess. I love darts but boy do I hate the PDC and Sky.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Cuntbeaks on February 08, 2018, 11:04:47 PM
Lewis was the only player that i actively hate. I woul never get tired of punching his fucking fat smarmy face.

The night he got hells abuse in Glasgow was pretty funny, especially when he got a wonderfully aimed pint pot thrown  at him before he walked on. Admittedly the throwing of stuff should have ended once he was on stage, but it never and as a result became a bit embarrassing. The night ended in a near riot and it was one of the last times i went.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IM97Gii1PmE

Toxic stuff on the rewatch, but he really is a cunt.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 08, 2018, 11:07:12 PM
Lewis was the only player that i actively hate. I woul never get tired of punching his fucking fat smarmy face.

The night he got hells abuse in Glasgow was pretty funny, especially when he got a wonderfully aimed pint pot thrown  at him before he walked on. Admittedly the throwing of stuff should have ended once he was on stage, but it never and as a result became a bit embarrassing. The night ended in a near riot and it was one of the last times i went.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IM97Gii1PmE

Toxic stuff on the rewatch, but he really is a cunt.

who'd be a walk-on girl eh?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 08, 2018, 11:15:51 PM
Failed models
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on February 08, 2018, 11:47:53 PM
Not any more. How will darts survive, how is darts expected to make it to the Olympics now if they dont have dolly birds with them? The fact that some people are getting so upset over this just shows the type of audience they are going after. Rod Harrington is always banging on about the 'party' atmosphere theyre trying to create when what he really means is they want a football crowd from the 80s, pissed up and singing songs that have nothing to do with what theyre watching. Come to the darts in fancy dress! The last thing they mention is the actual darts. I have an idea for a new chant, instead of "stand up if you love the darts" can we get a chant of "sit down and cheer for your personal favourite and lets all assume that you love the darts because youre here and no one chants 'stand up if you love rubgy' at a six nations game." going?

Agreed about Lewis, I've disliked him since his petulant walk off against Peter Manley, he's always been childish and shows no sign of growing up. I just hope players start winding him up on purpose.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Paulie Walnuts on February 15, 2018, 07:42:39 AM
who'd be a walk-on girl eh?

Certainly not in a room full of drunk Scots
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Paulie Walnuts on February 15, 2018, 07:52:12 AM
Failed models

Could you post a pic of your sneery face sneering that sneer?

Here are the 'failed models' you're mansplaining to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdbD7EF4Byw
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Gulftastic on April 05, 2018, 10:05:48 PM
Eric Bristow's died at the darts. Faìr to say he was a big part of the game's first peak period.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on April 05, 2018, 10:24:03 PM
How the fuck did Andy Fordham outlive Eric Bristow?
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: buntyman 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
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Satchmo Distel 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.

Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Head Gardener on April 08, 2018, 08:46:20 PM
this is my signed copy of the 7" single for the documentary movie Arrows

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb7/shanequentin2/CCI14082014_00000.jpg)

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb7/shanequentin2/CCI01012015_00000.jpg)


(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb7/shanequentin2/CCI01012015_00001.jpg)

A side : http://www.mediafire.com/listen/9vu8p9v5ajyvun6/Arrows.mp3 (http://www.mediafire.com/listen/9vu8p9v5ajyvun6/Arrows.mp3)

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb7/shanequentin2/CCI01012015_00002.jpg)

B side : http://www.mediafire.com/listen/248ma0r4a43g8d7/Arrows_B.mp3 (http://www.mediafire.com/listen/248ma0r4a43g8d7/Arrows_B.mp3)
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts 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.....
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on December 30, 2018, 09:49:49 PM
Fucking hell, Van Gerwen may end up beating Gary Anderson 6-0 here.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles 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!
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan 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.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: dr beat 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.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts 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.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles 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.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on January 01, 2019, 10:03:43 PM
Turning into a bit of a match now.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan on January 01, 2019, 10:09:15 PM
OK, maybe not.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: bgmnts on January 01, 2019, 10:34:01 PM
MvG just comes across as so unlikable, I don't know why.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles 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.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: BeardFaceMan 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.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: monolith on January 01, 2019, 11:02:37 PM
Anything is better than Taylor.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: Cuntbeaks 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.
Title: Re: Darts
Post by: DrGreggles 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.