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wow what a hell of a ride this has been to get to the final, taylor in his last ever match in darts v the newcomer cross who has survived 8 match darts against him in the tournament, whoever wins the final its a hell of a story, hopefully no mongs booing in the crowd to ruin it

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Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2017 12:55 AM GMT
I can see this match going a long long way, over the sets surely has to be a banker!!
Report a bitofinterest December 31, 2017 1:04 AM GMT
clear off before i report you and wisewords







AGAIN
Report wisewords December 31, 2017 1:27 AM GMT
Plain
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2017 1:43 AM GMT
1Laugh so it was bito who got me banned
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2017 11:09 AM GMT
365 going taylor 4/5, cross evens right now
Report The Bhoys December 31, 2017 1:38 PM GMT
think cross is a cracking bet, he will outscore phil and he doesnt bottle the doubles
Report EUGENE KRABS December 31, 2017 9:29 PM GMT
Phil already moaning about being 57, knackered, etc. and could only see him winning a blowout and with the form that Cross has been displaying I don't see it ! I kept waiting for Cross to wilt in the S/F but it didn't happen MVG had him 3 or 4 times but he just wouldn't lay down. If I could be sure Cross won't get fazed by the occasion and will maintain his form then Evens is an absolute knocking bet !! If Cross gets a fast start I could actually see Phil getting a right hiding.
Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2018 11:11 AM GMT
wtf is phil gonna do next week when hes retired?
Report wisewords January 1, 2018 3:15 PM GMT
Walk the dog?
Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 4:07 PM GMT
Philip  so free
Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 4:07 PM GMT
end of the rd 4 Rob Dross
Report pauliow January 1, 2018 4:47 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2018 -- 11:11AM, GRANTCKING wrote:


wtf is phil gonna do next week when hes retired?


Go to his caravanWink

Report england_v_south_afri January 1, 2018 5:05 PM GMT
Phil for me too
Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2018 5:18 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2018 -- 4:47PM, pauliow wrote:


Jan  1, 2018 -- 11:11AM, GRANTCKING wrote:wtf is phil gonna do next week when hes retired?Go to his caravan


Laugh oh my thats a low blow!

Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2018 5:18 PM GMT
bob knows a thing or too about the caravan of love in borth
Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 5:23 PM GMT
I need to hone my skills like Taylor to lure more young females back tho
Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 5:26 PM GMT
Massive match in the pro 14 then a m printer in the dartsLoveLoveLoveLoveGrin
Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 5:29 PM GMT
Phil will have that tourer parked up in Bridlington next week! Crusing the streets 4 retired pieces pissed on alcho pops! he won't be the only predator there tho Shocked
Report THEMONEYSHOT January 1, 2018 6:18 PM GMT
bob why are you so confident on Taylor ? t.i.a
Report Hamlin January 1, 2018 6:28 PM GMT
Cross most 180's would be the bet, but better to see how they start. Cross might be drained from the MVG match or Phil could be drained from being 97.
Report wisewords January 1, 2018 6:44 PM GMT
Philip Douglas Taylor.
Report pauliow January 1, 2018 6:46 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2018 -- 5:29PM, bobweenit wrote:


Phil will have that tourer parked up in Bridlington next week! Crusing the streets 4 retired pieces pissed on alcho pops! he won't be the only predator there tho


That's very true Bob...................................he'll be parked next to youWink

Report thepunter January 1, 2018 6:54 PM GMT
Will lay full bank the first to get boooooed...Tongue Out
Report pauliow January 1, 2018 7:03 PM GMT
Here's my in depth review. Firstly, I've put the Xmas tree away, fed the cat, satisfied the missus for the first time in 2018 (I think Scared) and opened a new bottle of Jack Daniels. I haven't done too well on the darts this year, my predictions have mostly gone t1ts up, so you might want to oppose meLaugh. However, from what I've seen this week I'm of the opinion that the fairytale will happen....................Cross will come from nowhere to win the tournament, taking over the baton from the great man. He scores heavily, believes in himself and will not shrink from a winning position. I think this is Taylor made for himCool I will be hugely surprised if Taylor wins this but I and many others have written him off before, and paid heavily for it. I've started with a back of Cross @ 2.14 but will endeavour to find an in play bet. Let's hope it has many twists and turns and goes all the way so we can all make some new year cash. Good luck all. P.S. There will of course be many pictures of Daniella, my last chance for a while to drool over that amazing figureTongue OutTongue OutLoveLove P.P.S Note to self, remember to wipe the keyboard later tonightWhoops
Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 7:15 PM GMT
Jack D is for 17 year olds and red necksLaugh
Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 7:15 PM GMT
should be drinking a fine single Malt at your age Sailor!
Report MC Roller January 1, 2018 7:18 PM GMT
Don't get too pissed and forget the pictures.
Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 7:19 PM GMT
think you got the cat and your missus the wrong way round in your write up as wellWink
Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 7:24 PM GMT
STAND UP 4 THE ULSTERMEN
Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 7:25 PM GMT
Incredible scenes in IreLoveLove
Report pauliow January 1, 2018 7:26 PM GMT
LaughLaughLaugh I have a really nice one I opened on Xmas day, Dalwhinnie Winters Gold single malt. Very smoothWink
Report pauliow January 1, 2018 7:29 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2018 -- 7:19PM, bobweenit wrote:


think you got the cat and your missus the wrong way round in your write up as well


LaughLaughLaugh

Report pauliow January 1, 2018 7:29 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2018 -- 7:18PM, MC Roller wrote:


Don't get too pissed and forget the pictures.


You may have to remind meWink

Report tomtimtum January 1, 2018 7:30 PM GMT
Winters Gold is a fine malt Cool
Report pauliow January 1, 2018 7:36 PM GMT
It is Tom, very nice
Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2018 7:46 PM GMT
its almost time for taylor to smash this kirk shepard impersonator
Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 7:49 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2018 -- 7:30PM, tomtimtum wrote:


Winters Gold is a fine malt


you still sniffing the corks of your empty bottle collection you bought of ebayLaugh

Report FOYLESWAR January 1, 2018 7:49 PM GMT
what channel is this on please ?
Report tomtimtum January 1, 2018 7:49 PM GMT
bob and grant the cooler fancy Taylor, just confirms ROB CROSS FREE WONGA
Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 7:49 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2018 -- 7:46PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


its almost time for taylor to smash this kirk shepard impersonator


Laugh Kirky baby

Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 7:49 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2018 -- 7:49PM, FOYLESWAR wrote:


what channel is this on please ?


Quest

Report tomtimtum January 1, 2018 7:50 PM GMT
Where is Rebecchi? Has he cashed out his 25k winning bet or letting it ride?
Or will he wait till the match has finished before making an appearance
Report wisewords January 1, 2018 7:50 PM GMT
8pm 401 Sky Sports Main Event
Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 7:51 PM GMT
Fred is broke ffs Grant sort it !
Report tino147 January 1, 2018 7:52 PM GMT
hi all
Report tino147 January 1, 2018 7:52 PM GMT
hi all
Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2018 7:53 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2018 -- 7:50PM, tomtimtum wrote:


Where is Rebecchi? Has he cashed out his 25k winning bet or letting it ride?Or will he wait till the match has finished before making an appearance


LaughLaughLaugh

Report tino147 January 1, 2018 7:53 PM GMT
surely Taylor finds a way to win ,been there done it so many times ,,
Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2018 7:55 PM GMT
thread keeps stickinggggggggggggg
Report tomtimtum January 1, 2018 7:55 PM GMT
make us a new working thread grant, you have the skillz
Report pauliow January 1, 2018 7:56 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2018 -- 7:51PM, bobweenit wrote:


Fred is broke ffs Grant sort it !


I cant see my own posts I have to refresh the pageAngry

Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2018 7:56 PM GMT
tino what did u make of yupengs absolute collapso choke v robbo last month
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2018 7:58 PM GMT
So many issues trying to post of late - "Unable to post - Go back etc..."...let's hope this goes through.


I've been busy working and was glad to step away from the time consuming postings of stats and draw updates etc.
Really enjoyed lurking in the background and reading the daily posts. Missing bits are the in play score updates.
Good to see Grant returning from his 3 month exodus to Syberia for his crimes against bito? (smiley inserted here)
And what a good job in keeping things ticking along. The forced rest obviously did you good.
We have Lakeside on the horizon but for now it's a battle of old v new in what has been one of the most mesmerising darts tournaments ever.
Pdc & Sky have struck gold having Cross come along to not only gatecrash the party,
he's now amongst the elite and will incredibly carry the torch in 2018 as England's number 1.
Beyond fairy tale stuff.


Onto the final - who wins?
The odds suggest there hasn't been a more evenly matched final in years, decades even?
Will Taylor boss things and run away with it?
Will Cross produce the darts that took him all the way against MVG?
As the day's gone on i'm leaning towards a Cross victory.
My concern is the lack of pace to the game which Taylor will control.
If Cross handles it then I see him piling on the pressure and running away with it.
I think Taylor will respect Cross no matter the outcome and if he falls short of a mind blowing 17th world title he will be gracious in defeat.
Then there's the crowd.
The booing is one thing but whistling is totally unacceptable.
Let's hope the morons are otherwise engaged elsewhere and both players get the best of order throughout.

Betting wise...my list of possible options:
I kind of like sportsbook's player checkout % options:
Highest player checkout - Taylor @ 1/3, Cross @ 2/1
Taylor O/U 48% @ 5/6
Cross O/U 39.5% @ 5/6
Cross to win the final 7-2, 7-3, 7-4 sets
Cross most 180s @ 1/4
Player Averages falling short by the narrowest of margins have stung me this tourney.
Taylor Over/Under 100.5 @ 5/6
Cross Over/Under 100.5 @ 5/6 
Player to score highest checkout - Draw @ 25/1 baldy/tote
Highest 3 Dart Average - Cross @ 19/20 sporting
Cross 3 Dart Average - Under 101.5 @ 4/5 marathon
Total Legs - Over 44.5 @ 10/11 sporting



Narrowing it down from the list above...

Total Legs - Over 44.5 @ 10/11 sporting

Cross O/U 39.5% @ 5/6

Player to score highest checkout - Draw @ 25/1 baldy/tote £10 (my customary bet for every major tv final)



Plenty of laddies specials on offer - Just seen this one and make it my main selection:
1) Taylor 6+ 180s, Cross 10+ 180s, 10+ sets, 2 or more 100+ finishes, 5+ D16 finishes @ 4/5

Also done:
2) Player to score highest checkout - Draw @ 25/1 baldy/tote £10

Good luck with your selections. Hope the crowd give the best of order for both players and the match lives up to its final billing.
I'm starting to get the jitters like never before such is the anticipation of the occasion in what is the end of an era.
Thanks you Phil for the many free holidays over the past 20 plus years I had thanks to your endless wins at pre tourney odds of 4/6.
Not forgetting the huge odds of 34.+ on bfair, backed as a nod and thank you to past glories to win the Matchplay in July.
I never saw Taylor reaching the world championship final and didn't even enter into having one last flutter as I did the matchplay.
A giant of the game who will have tributes pouring in once he bows out tonight. A total one off legend.
Feck! I need another beer after that. Let's get this show on the road!

I always said Darts is the best game in the world - Feed us more of the same tonight please!
Report tomtimtum January 1, 2018 7:58 PM GMT
grant is too scared to make a new thread
Report tino147 January 1, 2018 7:59 PM GMT
thread is ****,,whats wrong with this forum,,,any one on watts app?
yea I watched that melt down quite un real to be honest and felt for him,,
Report tino147 January 1, 2018 7:59 PM GMT
thread is ****,,whats wrong with this forum,,,any one on watts app?
yea I watched that melt down quite un real to be honest and felt for him,,
Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2018 8:01 PM GMT
have just had a cheap buzz on highest checkout over 150.5
Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2018 8:04 PM GMT
yeh tino I felt sick for him aswell, the pink he missed bottom right was crazy, literally a 99/100 pot
Report alun2005 January 1, 2018 8:04 PM GMT
Really hope Phil wins, but I think Cross will be too strong, just as he was too strong for MVG who threw the kitchen sink at him for 2 hours and lost.

If Cross settles quickly (as Phil did back in 1990) I think the score could even get ugly.

Fingers crossed for a belter.
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2018 8:06 PM GMT
Been up for a while on the bookies sites - Cross throws first.
Hold your throw and you never know
Report bobweenit January 1, 2018 8:07 PM GMT
newfred created!
Report pauliow January 1, 2018 8:08 PM GMT
Are we all on the new one?
Report Latalomne January 1, 2018 8:08 PM GMT
Cross outscored Taylor in the semis despite missing 26 more doubles.  Two ways of looking at that, I guess, but Lewis put Taylor under no pressure at all.  It's hard to see the same being the case tonight. 

It's a HUGE night for both men, for polar opposite reasons.
Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2018 8:08 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2018 -- 7:58PM, tomtimtum wrote:


grant is too scared to make a new thread


Laugh

Report tomtimtum January 1, 2018 8:09 PM GMT
Grant why are you so scared
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2018 8:09 PM GMT
Which reminds me...John Gwynne is part of talksport2 radio comms team Live comms at ally pally.
Puts listening to live football in the shade when it comes to drama...

Also on the team...mason and nicholson, and that other shouty bloke...no not Pike.
Tune in...even better with the radio delay whilst watching on the box.
Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2018 8:12 PM GMT
everyone move to other thread, its working better!
Report EUGENE KRABS January 1, 2018 8:13 PM GMT
surprised sky haven't got Steven Fry and Freddie Flintoff in the box tonight
Report FOYLESWAR January 1, 2018 8:15 PM GMT
thanks wisewords and good luck
Report wisewords January 1, 2018 8:19 PM GMT
OLE OLE OLE OLE
Report alun2005 January 1, 2018 8:21 PM GMT
Memo to Cross - change the nickname
Report alun2005 January 1, 2018 8:23 PM GMT
Get your hands full Phil while you can
Report thepunter January 1, 2018 8:37 PM GMT
Rob has to win this tonight, will definitively consolidate his confidence, which may guarantee some epics for the next 10+ years with MVG !
Report thepunter January 1, 2018 8:46 PM GMT
And once again he comes up with some epic finnish under pressure...
Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2018 9:04 PM GMT
the punter, get into the other thread, everyone over there!
Report Platini January 1, 2018 9:40 PM GMT
satisfying to see the old man getting annihilated Laugh
Report tomtimtum January 2, 2018 8:14 AM GMT
bobweenit • January 1, 2018 4:07 PM GMT
Philip  so free
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bobweenit • January 1, 2018 4:07 PM GMT
end of the rd 4 Rob Dross

On form as usual!
Report tomtimtum January 5, 2018 2:04 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2018 -- 5:26PM, bobweenit wrote:


Massive match in the pro 14 then a m printer in the darts


if by "moneyprinter" you mean doing your weekly giro on a fat old pervert from Stoke, then yeah it was a "moneyprinter" alrigh! LaughLaugh

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