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happyhibee
23 Dec 10 15:13
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Tonight sees the end of the R1 matches and signals a 3 day break without darts Sad. Would love to say they've said the best till last but it seems they have actually saved the slowest till last based on the players playing tonight. Hopefully nobody has to be up early in the morning as this ain't finishing before half 12 tonight I reckon. Only blessing of that is Merv King shouldn't get too much abuse as half the crowd will be away home before his match starts Laugh

Andy Smith v Shane Tichowitsch:
Opening match sees the likable Andy Smith take on an australian debutant at Ally Pally. As soon as I saw the prices on this match I thought that the Pieman is begging to be laid. His last 3 world championship performances have seen him lose in R1 each time to Mensur Suljovic, Tony Ayres & Darin Young so clearly not exactly the big names. Throw in the fact that hes been involved in an incident which saw him nearly lose his leg and it doesn't exactly add up to ideal prep for the biggest tourney of the year. Tichowitsch is here on the back of a good year in Australia but doesn't seem to have travelled much. He has actually won 6 tournaments in Oz though so he can clearly play a bit but it all depends how he copes with the tv and the lights. However I'm willing to take a chance that he can trade lower than his SP and that he also won't be whitewashed.
Recommendation: Shane Tichowitsch to win @ 4.8 (BF)
                             Lay Andy Smith 3-0 @ 2.2 or better (BF)


Magnus Caris v Dietmar Burger:
Last prelim sees a former world semi finalist in Caris take on Austrian qualifier Burger for the right to face Merv King. You would have to think that Caris should have too much experience on tv but at 1/2 I suppose you pays your money and takes your chance in a race to 4. Wouldn't be for me though and must be better 2's on chances in the matches next week.
Recommendation: No Bet

Mark Walsh v Justin Pipe:
Walsh falls into the category of good floor player but never seems to do it on tv for me. Often scores heavily but just doesn't seem to be consistent enough for a player with a great track record on the circuit. Pipe made his tv debut at the GSOD and he was ok but very very slow. Walshy aint exactly pacy either so this match might take a while. Can't see Walsh making it easy for himself as he never does but can't really find a bet of any note here.
Recommendation: No Bet

Dennis Priestley v Bernd Roith:
One of my favourite players here in old Den and a true legend in the game of darts. Former world champ who has won a much bigger fight of late in beating cancer and I thin kall darts fans are delighted he is still playing as he rolls on to treble 20 in age. He's in today's papers though saying this might be his last WC and that darts is nowhere near a priority for him now after what he has been through. The question is does Roith have enough about him to win? I personally think the answer is yes as he looked a fairly handy player in the Euros when last on tv. He beat Denis Ovens 6-4 and then pushed Barney close before eventually going down 10-7 and if he plays like that he can definitely win this match. At the prices on BF I think he is worth a small poke.
Recommendation: Bernd Roith to win @ 3.2 (BF)

Mervyn King v Caris/Burger:
King completes the R1 matches and is having a really tough time of it in the last few months. His Dad sadly passed away and Merv has admitted he is finding it hard to cope without him as he was his biggest fan. He's also been taking care of his Mum who aint keeping well and it makes you wonder if his mind is on the game just now. All depends on who he plays but at really short odds I'd like to lay either the 3-0 or Merv outright in the match.
Recommendation: As above depending on opponent & price

Summary: Think my night hinges on the opening match as I reckon anybody backing the pieman at 4's on needs their bumps felt. If that goes wrong I aint coming out in front but still think that Roith is definitely worth a small interest as well.

Good luck to all the regulars and lets hope for lots of winners and some good banter as usual Happy
HH
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Report Biscuit1979 December 23, 2010 10:53 PM GMT
The fightback is on!
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
fcking hopeless
Report Swardean December 23, 2010 10:55 PM GMT
The crowd isnt thinking anything... they have been asleep for last 45 mins
Report going skint December 23, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
den feeling the pressure as kraut pummels him with 45's
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
3-0

Utter dross that
Report MC Roller December 23, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
Well done Dennis. Happy
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
isnt it about time priestleys son got his own gig
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
wp dennis though tbf Happy
Report paddletoe December 23, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
Did i hear right that Priestlys average was 94?
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
Arise Sir Dennis

If you're reading this maam it's about time

Plain
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
I believe her majesty does take a peep at the darts forum from time to time
Report 4thjulykid December 23, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
Having the darts twice and losing 3=0 is even more embarrassing . I have seen an Alka Seltzer put in more effort .
Report jaydon December 23, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
300 matched at 1.4 on correct score when it was 2-0 buying money
Report Swardean December 23, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
Missed this qualifier, was he any good... Any chance of nicking a set?
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:01 PM GMT
I thought caris was pretty poor mate

win 4-3 but should have lost

if kings on any sort of form should be 3-0
Report baxter152 December 23, 2010 11:01 PM GMT
I hope the German is mugged on the tube on his way home... Laugh
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:01 PM GMT
suppose depends who has darts first

if king then even tougher to see him winning a set
Report spandex82 December 23, 2010 11:02 PM GMT
was dreadful....should have lost against a shocking darter whose backside fell out.

King, well documented issues this year, but can see him cruising this with anything over an 80 average!
Report Swardean December 23, 2010 11:02 PM GMT
Cheers SY, agreed I was waiting to see who had the honour
Report Lori December 23, 2010 11:02 PM GMT
Should walk out to "No chance" for at least two reasons.
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
poor old merv loses his dad in recent months and they boo him ffs
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 23, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
new music


****
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
wheres bow down to the king gone Devil
Report freddiek December 23, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
new tune for Merv
Report TheMailmann December 23, 2010 11:04 PM GMT
surely this is a 3-0 merv, swede was pants earlier and lucky to win
Report MC Roller December 23, 2010 11:04 PM GMT
Dennis telling it like it is as always.

Legend.
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:04 PM GMT
Am I right in thinking thats the last we will see of these two blondes

think theres a change after xmas Plain
Report Swardean December 23, 2010 11:05 PM GMT
King throws 1st but missed the bet b4 the price drop.

No bet now
Report Lori December 23, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
I'm dodging the 3-0 here, Caris won't have the pressure on this time of being hot fave.
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
Laugh
Report Biscuit1979 December 23, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
WTF, the games started and Dennis is chatting about chickens!!!
Report vila December 23, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
why did the crowd boo king ?
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:07 PM GMT
can see this being about 9-1 in legs
Report The Great Daylami December 23, 2010 11:07 PM GMT
They saved the worst player to last.

Can see sky putting a stop to this prem round. Some shocking darters does nothing for the PDC hype/
Report Lori December 23, 2010 11:08 PM GMT
I think the prelims have been more exciting than the prelim winner vs seed matches (which they'd still have to have)
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:08 PM GMT
been a crowd villian for a while vila

had odd ruck with crowds before, wore ear-plugs and comes across a little grumpy
Report chris_rogers30 December 23, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
[smiley:crazy]
Report Swardean December 23, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
Crowd has look pretty uninterested all night.  Only here myself killing time before the cracker of penguins v caps.  Now that is worth staying up for.
Report vila December 23, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
thanks for the explanation !
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
can I take that leg back off caris in my prediction please
Report CopaLibertadores December 23, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
rofl @ 4 scored, stacking it in the one bed.
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:12 PM GMT
nice forum name copa

great comp Blush

back in feb I think
Report Lori December 23, 2010 11:12 PM GMT
They glossed over just how unreal that was!
Report Swardean December 23, 2010 11:13 PM GMT
^^^^^
One for the hardcore, security guards and chasers
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:13 PM GMT
someones after 1.1 merv most maxes its 0-0 bit of a value lay if no ne after set 1
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
pipe just got to his seat from the stage
Report Lori December 23, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
Laugh
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
king george into 3-1 to be on from 6s get it on ffs
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:17 PM GMT
mervs bird still getting royalities from adams family?
Report chris_rogers30 December 23, 2010 11:17 PM GMT
I'd rag the **** outta them blondes. Just in case anyone was wondering CoolCool
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
thanks chris we'll all sleep easier knowing that
Report chris_rogers30 December 23, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
CoolCool
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
would they get a vip pass to yer hot tub mate Cool
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:20 PM GMT
the saffa big devon didnt go home today he's been through them all
Report chris_rogers30 December 23, 2010 11:20 PM GMT
One at a time Devil [smiley:crazy]
Report Johnny Fontaine December 23, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
behave Chris you ain't got a sh@g in yea Silly
Report Johnny Fontaine December 23, 2010 11:23 PM GMT
Caris ain't playing too bad as it goes
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:23 PM GMT
what did i tell you about the 1.1 lay of merv on maxs....
Report Lori December 23, 2010 11:25 PM GMT
How the hell was he 1.1 !
Report Lori December 23, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
ok, laid some 1.2x
Report scarecrow December 23, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
im not sure how but we could be done and dusted b4 midnight Grin
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:27 PM GMT
I backed him at 1.26 and he went 1.1 on the off traded out madness lori these markets played by tolls on the whole.

You play em??

only joking pal
Report Lori December 23, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
tolls? trolls?

Either way i tend to forget about them, but that price is nuts
Report 4thjulykid December 23, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
Ladbrokes have asked for their badge back , just in case
anybody thinks he has any connection to them .
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
whats all this outer ring rubbish ?
Report going skint December 23, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
must be a full time job for hearn ,recruiting all these clueless losers
this round's been full of em
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
lol

1.1 stuck out  amile not sure if it was put up wrong side but there was a couple of grand
Report scarecrow December 23, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
right im off have a good xmas all.
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
chris rea

One of teessides most famous sons Mischief
Report Biscuit1979 December 23, 2010 11:30 PM GMT
King throws 3 darts and pulls them out of the board quicker than Pipe throws 1
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:30 PM GMT
you too pal
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:30 PM GMT
and you scarecrow
Report Lori December 23, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
enjoy scarey.

Should see you at about 1130pm xmas day really for the cricket of course ;)
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
wheres yr xmas card this year steptoe forgot or postie not doing the business....
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
slow mo cam makes merv look like he's just escaped from mental institution
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
bit short on cards this year Plain
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:34 PM GMT
whats the max score ?
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 23, 2010 11:35 PM GMT
180
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
very good Blush
Report henkeboots December 23, 2010 11:37 PM GMT
well in Merv
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
1-1 mamimus
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 23, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
AIR SHOT
Report thegame December 23, 2010 11:41 PM GMT
Nilsson bet you enjoyed hearing about the Rex Ryan story Laugh
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:42 PM GMT
2-1 maxs
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
1.1 the lay won!!!!!!
Report STEPTOES YARD December 23, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
caris most 180 backers had a nice finish there Laugh
Report tonycoppen. December 23, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
Lots of Cuddles
Report Lori December 23, 2010 11:44 PM GMT
I laid some of the evens there Laugh
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 23, 2010 11:46 PM GMT
Y game Grin
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:46 PM GMT
well spotted howdi Love
Report Commodus December 23, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
'The bookies will push him into 1/5 or 1/6.'

LaughLaughLaugh

WROOOOOOOOOONG
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
Harrington

Taylor throws a 106 average next round and he goes 1-6

Does he feck Rod

Dont talk about odds if u aint got a clue
Report Lori December 23, 2010 11:48 PM GMT
yp, good call Howdi sir. Wouldn't have got on at all if not for that spot
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:48 PM GMT
do i get a cut lori?
Report Lori December 23, 2010 11:50 PM GMT
Sorry mate, but I'll try to post something if ever I see it...

Like nadal last night Shocked
Report Lori December 23, 2010 11:50 PM GMT
I've posted a 1000s winner and a 50/1 winner before now so I do myy bit
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 23, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
game

bet he has this one his mobile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmbqNsTqfnA

Grin
Report Howdi December 23, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
charming

lol

merry xmas pal and to u all
Report Lori December 23, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
and you Howdi, have a good un
Report tonycoppen. December 23, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
Wonder if Mardle and Manley will be withdrawn from Betfair outright betting ?
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