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happyhibee
30 Dec 10 10:21
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Bit of a mixed bag yesterday with a small loss but hey ho we have more chances today. Looks like some very interesting matches and hopefully we get some belting matches.

Adrian Lewis v Robert Thornton:
R2 Lewis bt Mark Dudbridge 4-1
3 dart ave: 90.28
Doubles: 37.1%
180's: 6
HC: 111

Thornton bt Andy Hamilton 4-0
3 dart ave: 90.16
Doubles: 58.7%
180's: 4
HC: 125

Opening match of the day sees a battle between 2 of the most inconsistent players left in. Lewis is capable of averaging 105 or 85 these days and he has to really find some more consistency. He's played ok in patches this tournament but at times he just switches off for 3 or 4 legs and you can't get away with that at the top level. Thornton has actually showed a return to form of late and he's starting to show the form that won him the World Masters before his switch to the PDC. On his day he's a great scorer but misses way too many doubles at crucial times. On the stats the line of 10.5 looks about right for the maxes as if they carry on their max form of the tourney you would need about 23-24 legs to hit that. Bet I like however is the highest check as both of them are very capable of landing the big shots (Lewis especially).
Recommendation: 1pt win over 126.5 HC @ 5/6 (Hills)

Gary Anderson v Andy Smith:
R2 Anderson bt Dennis Priestley 4-2
3 dart ave: 103.44
Doubles: 34.8%
180's: 13
HC: 144

Smith bt Mervyn King 4-3
3 dart ave: 93.05
Doubles: 44.4%
180's: 7
HC: 140

Anderson yesterday was simply unbelievable for 3 sets. Averaging almost 110 and finishing at above 50% I thought he looked as if he was finally going to do things the easy way. Then the usual Gary turned up and in the end he was lucky the match didn't go into a deciding set. He still averaged 103+ though and his scoring is unsurpassed in the PDC. If he could just sort his doubling out then he would be the favourite for this event. Smith has probably produced his best 2 performances on tv this week and he's suddenly started to score very heavily at times. He also holds a 5-0 h2h record over Anderson which is something that's best not to ignore. I think this will probably end up 4-1 or 4-2 to Anderson but with the potential of a few legs I really like the maxes here. Anderson has hit the most of anybody in R3 and Smith 4th highest so the potential is definitely there for a maxfest.
Recommendation: 2pts win over 11.5 maxes @ Evs (Hills)

Terry Jenkins v Mark Walsh:
R2 Jenkins bt Steve Brown 4-1
3 dart ave: 91.96
Doubles: 50%
180's: 5
HC: 120

Walsh bt Alan Tabern 4-3
3 dart ave: 89.33
Doubles: 39.1%
180's: 11
HC: 146

Final match of the afternoon promises to be a long drawn out affair here as both players are playing to a very similar level. Jenks has played well in both matches but seems to be switching off halfway through and letting opponents back in. He does however have all the tv experience in the world and will fancy his chances of a QF appearance. Walsh has reached R3 for the first time in his career but probably thanks his lucky stars he's still in after Tabern missed 6 match darts to beat him in R2. He's scoring very heavily in patches but at times hits too many 60's and 45's and thats something he can't be happy with. I envisage a lot of tight legs here and potentially 4-3 either way and as such I like the maxes again. Over 10.5 is definitely attainable as long as the match goes for a decent length.
Recommendation: 1pt win over 10.5 maxes @ 5/6 (General)

Simon Whitlock v Vincent Van Der Voort:
R2 Whitlock bt Denis Ovens 4-0
3 dart ave: 102.86
Doubles: 52.2%
180's: 7
HC: 164

Van Der Voort bt Wayne Jones 4-2
3 dart ave: 93.96
Doubles: 48.1%
180's: 3
HC: 148

I thought Whitlock looked exceptional in R2 v Ovens as he scored heavily and his finishing at times was exceptional. He has struggled a bit for me lately but if he can maintain that level then he is going to go very close again this year. VDV was as consistent as I've seen him on tv in his win over Jones and he actually finished well too which is usually his undoing. He will need to find another 3 or 4 points on his average though and finish just as well if he hopes to cause a major shock. Odds of 1/6 and 1/7 Whitlock look a bit skinny but if he brings his usual game then he should come through this test. I think the high check is the way to go again here though as Whitlock is probably the best 3 figure finisher in the game and VDV ain't too shabby either.
Recommendation: 2pts win HC over 126.5 @ 5/6 (General)

Ray Barneveld v Colin Osborne:
R2 Barney bt Kevin McDine 4-1
3 dart ave: 98.24
Doubles: 40%
180's: 10
HC: 121

Osborne bt Jamie Caven 4-0
3 dart ave: 89.82
Doubles: 32.4%
180's: 5
HC: 91

Barney came through a tricky test in his match last night and I thought that his grouping around the t20 was as good as its been in a year. he looked very relaxed and actually seems to be enjoying the game again which is good. If he gets in front then he's going to be hard to catch but the nagging doubt is his hunger if he goes behind. Osborne came through unscathed v a disappointing Caven yesterday but he has to improve especially with his finishing. He isn't going to get 5 and 6 darts to win legs v barney so unless he tidies that up I cannot see him threatening here. Struggling to find a bet here so for today I'm going to sit it out and see if the real Raymond shows up.
Recommendation: No Bet

Wes Newton v Mensur Suljovic:
R2 Newton bt Brendan Dolan 4-0
3 dart ave: 92.63
Doubles: 52.2%
180's: 3
HC: 136

Suljovic bt James Wade 4-2
3 dart ave: 88.55
Doubles: 31%
180's: 7
HC: 111

Final match of the round sees Wes Newton take on my new folk hero Mensur Suljovic. Newton aint dropped a set in his first two wins and he's played ok without being spectacular. What he has done though is take out big shots at crucial times including a 135 to win the first set v Dolan which totally deflated his opponent. Even playing at the same level as he has been for his previous games should make this a very close match. Suljovic has been brilliant even if he is slower than a week in the jail. Caused the biggest shock of the tournament knocking out Wade and I don't think anybody could argue it was fully deserved. He also made me laugh when he described the win as "The absolute bestest" in his pigeon english! I honestly don't know which way this game will go but it might create some cracking trades along the way but the bet I like is Sully for most maxes. In his 2 matches he's averaging a max every 4.3 legs whereas Newton is averaging 1 every 10 legs. How that adds up to Sully being 6/5 for most is baffling to me? As such I would make it the best bet of the day.
Recommendation: 3pts win Mensur Suljovic most maxes @ 6/5 (PP)

Summary: Suljovic most maxes is probably my strongest fancy of the whole week to date just based on the stats and I also like the high checks in some of the matches as well as my favourite max bets. All views and opinions are as welcome as usual and here's to another great days darts and banter on here Happy

Best of luck to everybody punting and may all your bets be winners
HH
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Report Lori December 30, 2010 10:44 PM GMT
Laugh
Report Johnny Fontaine December 30, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
no idea
Report iom December 30, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
1st max sully
Report peckham flasher December 30, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
indaredbit ladCool
Report STEPTOES YARD December 30, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
bet he didnt sleep a wink Laugh
Report mophead December 30, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
By: happyhibee Date Joined: 25 Oct 04
Add contact | Send message When: 30 Dec 10 22:43 Wes shud have brought a paper up on stage with him to read between throws
Laugh
Report bohemond December 30, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
market wants to be with newton
Report happyhibee December 30, 2010 10:48 PM GMT
Standard way to finish 35. 17 d9
Report Johnny Fontaine December 30, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
newton is someone I don't want too lump Boh
Report Finnished December 30, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
Slo-mo is life for Sully. Krooh.
Report onewheel December 30, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
enjoy the game folks, me flu, me bed and HNY to all
Report playthegameboy December 30, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
This can only get better, cant it?!?Cry
Report silverwasp December 30, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
Wade must be sick watching this guy
Report STEPTOES YARD December 30, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
terry newton dead Sad
Report MC Roller December 30, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
wasp, Wade has no one to blame but himself.
Report iom December 30, 2010 10:53 PM GMT
sully not too good tonight
Report STEPTOES YARD December 30, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
early days here tbf
Report iom December 30, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
46 is 18 D14 :)
Report happyhibee December 30, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
46 18 d14 Brilliant
Report happyhibee December 30, 2010 10:55 PM GMT
2-1 maxes
Report alun2005 December 30, 2010 10:55 PM GMT
I need a bit of help lads. On Chit Chat Forum I am trying to compile a list of songs about Landlords, but can only think of one so far.
Report Johnny Fontaine December 30, 2010 10:56 PM GMT
phew needed that
Report STEPTOES YARD December 30, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
the landlords daughter - the whicker man
Report james wades dog December 30, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
need to get my bankback- any  dead certs u can reccomend?
Report bohemond December 30, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
had a little lump on newton here - if this guy gets his gloves up will lay out
Report alun2005 December 30, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
Very good Steppy

One of Alan Whicker's best.
Report iom December 30, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
laying 1.32 to start...hope this one will be another 4-3 :)
Report bohemond December 30, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
playing with a bit of green so worth a shot
Report iom December 30, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
dog take phil at 1.2 in QFS..great odds :)
Report STEPTOES YARD December 30, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-04rx3I4fcc

also featuring lots of freak people
Report Johnny Fontaine December 30, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
yep same here Boh
Report james wades dog December 30, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
iom- u would of done wyour banktoo- if u had layed anderson at 1.05
like u suggested
Report STEPTOES YARD December 30, 2010 11:01 PM GMT
I said before the off here that newton 4-1 win was the bet JWD
Report DartsnBooze December 30, 2010 11:02 PM GMT
alun2005 30 Dec 10 22:55
I need a bit of help lads. On Chit Chat Forum I am trying to compile a list of songs about Landlords, but can only think of one so far.


The King Blues – Let's Hang The Landlord Devil
Report Johnny Fontaine December 30, 2010 11:02 PM GMT
Newton ain't bad as it goes
Report MC Roller December 30, 2010 11:02 PM GMT
Another line stolen hib.
Report happyhibee December 30, 2010 11:02 PM GMT
Newton is a solid low 90 average player
Report happyhibee December 30, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
What have they nicked of mine now Roller?
Report scarecrow December 30, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
i bet they hate some of us on the forum because they obviously read it Laugh
Report bohemond December 30, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
nice - think that guys style takes a lot out of him - has to try very hard rather than let it happen - ergo hes fecked
Report happyhibee December 30, 2010 11:04 PM GMT
Alun 2005 a personal hate figure of Wayne Mardle Laugh
Report MC Roller December 30, 2010 11:04 PM GMT
He mentioned something about a player reading a paper on stage.
Report happyhibee December 30, 2010 11:04 PM GMT
Aye Jocky Wilson I only caught the tail end of that
Report scarecrow December 30, 2010 11:05 PM GMT
haha scourgey hates alun LaughLaughnot as much as hells belles mind hh who was DevilDevilat him
Report STEPTOES YARD December 30, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
Denis ovens had a restraining order out on the doc for 2 years
Report scarecrow December 30, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
Laugh
Report iom December 30, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
very bad sully...prob went clubbing last night
Report happyhibee December 30, 2010 11:07 PM GMT
Ha ha ha Steppy
Report vila December 30, 2010 11:07 PM GMT
this suljovic is the eddy the eagle of darts....
Report ronnie rosenthal December 30, 2010 11:08 PM GMT
newton at around 1,1 is one of the biggest bnk jobs i have ever seen here
Report alun2005 December 30, 2010 11:08 PM GMT
Excuse me, what's this all about?

I have never, repeat NEVER said anything bad about the delightful female poker champ. Unlike some.
Report james wades dog December 30, 2010 11:08 PM GMT
how doi get my bankbacvkonthe darts? risk free trades required-any ideas?
Report scarecrow December 30, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
erm was it not you she responded to on here a couple of years ago alun? Grin
Report iom December 30, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
there is no such thing as risk free in this live dog..NONE
Report Johnny Fontaine December 30, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
come on wes don't let him back in
Report alun2005 December 30, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
And what the hell has my old chum Scourgey been saying?
Report MillionaireMaker December 30, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
looked like austrian flags didnt they
Report alun2005 December 30, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
It certainly was not.
Report happyhibee December 30, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
Says he reads the BF Forum furiously and posts as james wades dog.
And PS he doesn't like u
Report james wades dog December 30, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
what do u mean?
Report Johnny Fontaine December 30, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
Nice.
Report james wades dog December 30, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
i now would put my bank on newton at 1.07
Report STEPTOES YARD December 30, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
2-0

4-1 looking good
Report iom December 30, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
nothing is risk free dog..no thing
Report happyhibee December 30, 2010 11:12 PM GMT
You don't have a bank so take a walk JWD
Report redpaddy December 30, 2010 11:13 PM GMT
Wouldnt put anything past this Sully ,but he looks as if hes being on the piss since the Wade match.
Report iom December 30, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
laying some 1.09 now..not confident at all thou
Report james wades dog December 30, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
u know what themslavs are like- never trust em
lol
Report iom December 30, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
what is a themslav dog?
Report scarecrow December 30, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
night all have a good new year.
Report STEPTOES YARD December 30, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
you too
Report iom December 30, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
same there scarecrow
Report alun2005 December 30, 2010 11:18 PM GMT
you too Scarey
Report Johnny Fontaine December 30, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
have a good one scarey. Never bother going out on NY's anymore
Report iom December 30, 2010 11:20 PM GMT
the crowd couldn t be worse
Report chelseapremierleaguechamps2010 December 30, 2010 11:20 PM GMT
another 180 from wes whats the count now lads ;)
Report STEPTOES YARD December 30, 2010 11:20 PM GMT
jfs billy no mates
Report iom December 30, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
4-2
Report Johnny Fontaine December 30, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
cheeky Laugh
Report STEPTOES YARD December 30, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
surely boh could spare you a ticket for his champagne reception Grin
Report Johnny Fontaine December 30, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
full of nauses New Years only come once a year
Report Johnny Fontaine December 30, 2010 11:24 PM GMT
not very popular amongst the pros Suljovic
Report CARDIFF1927 December 30, 2010 11:24 PM GMT
the crowd have been getting a lot of stick over the last week and sometimes well deserved, when booing on the doubles etc, but would you prefer watching the darts with this atmosphere all night?
Report james wades dog December 30, 2010 11:24 PM GMT
slavic- wasntthat arkana serb- look at him
Report Johnny Fontaine December 30, 2010 11:25 PM GMT
Nice easy train just what I needed to get most of my dosh back.  Wish I had more on now
Report STEPTOES YARD December 30, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
on 4-1 here

come on sul pinch a set
Report iom December 30, 2010 11:27 PM GMT
prob muslim dog...90% in his birth city are..that s not a slavic face:)

look at arshavin
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 30, 2010 11:27 PM GMT
studd a good comm imo

doesn't go berserk and not lodged up their arses



i think sid was taking the p1ss last night he was so OTT
Report james wades dog December 30, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
true-never trust the muslims either-lookat iraq/afganistan
Report iom December 30, 2010 11:30 PM GMT
arabs in irak dog
Report STEPTOES YARD December 30, 2010 11:32 PM GMT
we still on 6 maxes ?
Report james wades dog December 30, 2010 11:32 PM GMT
yes-but they are muslm- predomainatly
Report vila December 30, 2010 11:32 PM GMT
Newton's finishes are excellent
Report alfee December 30, 2010 11:34 PM GMT
wade must be must be in bits watching this Laugh
Report Brief December 30, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
Who's got most maxes please?
Report STEPTOES YARD December 30, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
think it was 4-3 newton
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 30, 2010 11:37 PM GMT
keep it to 1 bottle next time Laugh
Report Brief December 30, 2010 11:37 PM GMT
Cheers arrrrrold
Report seathestars December 30, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
ul today hh good luck in new year happy new year everyone and best of luck in 2011
Report iom December 30, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
good night all and happy new year..see you on QFs
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