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14 Dec 13 21:45
Date Joined: 01 Aug 02
| Topic/replies: 146 | Blogger: Patsy02's blog
I was watching the darts last  was night and Wayne Mardle said 'This is the first time that Phil Taylor has been odds on to win the PDC title'. I tweeted him saying  that he's wrong. He replied by saying I
was wrong. I'm a long in the tooth punter and I'm pretty sure that he was 1/2 or even shorter for some of the titles between 1997 & 2006. Does anybody know where I can source the info' to prove my point with Mardle. Thanks for any info
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Report STUDYFORM December 14, 2013 10:34 PM GMT
He's been odds-on loads of times. The only way I can think of to prove it, is to look at old Racing Posts or their Ads.
Alternatively, you could just let it go and know that Mardle's got it wrong.
Report Patsy02 December 14, 2013 11:02 PM GMT
Cheers for the reply STUDYFORM. Trouble is Mardle is a bit of a know it all and I'd love the evidence to prove him wrong
Report Patsy02 December 14, 2013 11:03 PM GMT
Can u view old Racing Post issues online?
Report Patsy02 December 14, 2013 11:35 PM GMT
I should clarify that I'm referring to the PDC World Championship
Report BJG December 15, 2013 12:46 AM GMT
Definitely been odds on
Report Eldrick December 15, 2013 12:53 AM GMT
bf data jan 2005 - taylor never traded odds against in the outright all tournament

most likely sp was 1.70ish or slightly lower
Report Toto82 December 15, 2013 1:06 AM GMT
Stick this to Mardle:
Report ocukstinky December 15, 2013 12:06 PM GMT

Clear as day - Taylor 4/9 in '05.
Report ocukstinky December 15, 2013 12:18 PM GMT
Sorry that would have been from Dec '05 so 2006.

Also 1/2 in '09.
Report King Cally December 15, 2013 12:42 PM GMT
It was a bizarre claim from Mardle. He knows his way round a betting slip, so I was very surprised he was so far wide of the mark. Taylor was odds on for nearly everything for years and years.

The betting references on sky are getting more and more cringeworthy. Bristow just tips favs and trebles them up despite regularly suggesting his 1/3 tip has a tough game and its 50/50.

Last night, they all couldnt believe their eyes at 5/2 (ish?) Welge when it was a clear graphics error.

If they are going to make so many gambling references they should brush up a bit. I dont expect them to be mega shrewd, but at least make it seem they have an idea!
Report King Cally December 15, 2013 12:46 PM GMT
And I forgot about Harrington, who can look at the top 8 in the betting and be convinced that 6 of them are great value despite saying the odds on fav is a certainty.
Report the silverback December 15, 2013 12:53 PM GMT
Didn't see it but from what you've said at least they spotted 5-2 Welge would have been a great (losing) bet.

Not that I give two hoots but it's pretty poor Harrington getting involved in anything relating to betting given his position.

All very well pandering to sponsors but did Dickie Davies pass the Embassy Filters around the studio in the old days?
Report Patsy02 December 15, 2013 11:53 PM GMT
Cheers for the replies. Wayne tweeted me today and said 'I'm sorry for my shortcomings'
Fair play to him for admitting that he got it wrong. Still rather surprising that a punter (which Wayne is) would get it so wrong.
Report Navel-Gazer December 16, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
Wasn't there a geezer on here a few years ago claiming to be Wayne?
Had a moniker like Toby Toby? Confused
Report DartsnBooze December 16, 2013 4:01 PM GMT
Shocking error from Mardle. Taylor @ odds on paid for many of our chrimbo's, and summer hols Grin
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