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happyhibee
02 Jan 11 09:36
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I think that if you had said that we'd be at this stage without Taylor, Wade, Barney & Whitlock then people would have looked at you a bit funny. However thats what we have and I think its quite refreshing to have a line up without the same old faces in it. 2 good games in prospect and hopefully a winner or 2 in there for me.

Gary Anderson v Terry Jenkins:
QF - Anderson bt Ray Barneveld 5-1
3 dart ave: 102.75
Doubles: 51.6%
180's: 10
HC: 102

Jenkins bt Wes Newton 5-4
Doubles: 34%
180's: 6
HC: 170

First semi sees easily the best player so far in Anderson take on the experience of Terry Jenkins. Anderson has posted 4 100+ averages and he has been sensational all tournament. His scoring has been immense and for once his doubling hasn't deserted him either. People still think he may miss doubles if under pressure but the way he is scoring is so strong its virtually impossible to live with him in legs so he has the chance to miss and still come back. Jenkins battled through in his QF in a match they probably was 2nd best throughout in. He ground it out though and he is one player you do have to beat as he won't hand you many matches. He needs to average somewhere in the region of his R2 match as a 93 average will see him get hammered here I believe as Anderson's level doesn't look like dropping. I remember when they played 2 years ago in the GSOD semi final and I think many people on here will tell you it was one of the greatest games in history of televised darts. Both averaged over 102, they shared 19 maxes and Jenkins won a thriller 16-14 so he can do it. I think its a big ask for him to triumph but I do believe he can cover the handicap.
Recommendation: 1pt win Terry Jenkins + 3.5 sets @ 9/10 (Boils)

Adrian Lewis v Mark Webster:
QF: Lewis bt Vincent Van Der Voort 5-2
3 dart ave: 100.03
Doubles: 45.2%
180's: 13
HC: 108

Webster bt Phil Taylor 5-2
3 dart ave: 98.01
Doubles: 41%
180's: 8
HC: 121

Intriguing 2nd semi final sees 2 of the young guns in the PDC square off for a place in the final. Lewis has improved game on game and I think he's showed great maturity in his last 2 victories. He's had small wobbles but has managed to get himself together before they became major problems. Throw in the fact his scoring looks as heavy as ever and he has to be full of confidence just now. Webster on the other hand is coming off the back of his biggest win in the PDC by beating Taylor in the quarter final. He played ever so well and hit some crucial shots at major points including a 121 check when I thought he was starting to look a bit shaky. He also finished well and he will have to do so again as there's no doubt that Lewis scores heavier. I'm a tad biased as I have backed Lewis outright but I also think he will win this evening. I always believe its very hard for players to follow up a win over Taylor as it takes so much out of them mentally and also means they will have a lot of media work to do after the win. I would imagine he didn't get much sleep last night and I think Lewis may just prove to be a bit fresher than the welshman tonight.
Recommendation: 1pt win Adrian Lewis @ 4/5 (General)

Summary: Fancy Lewis to edge into the final in a close match and also Jenks can cover the handicap. Fingers crossed we get 2 cracking games though and the best players come through into the final. Any other fancies or views are welcome and best of luck to anybody punting this evening. Happy
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Report scarecrow January 2, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
the winner of this might just have played their final tonight i think they will be much more drained than dreamboy after this
Report DAVID HASSELHOFF January 2, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
cheers silverwasp
Report OGS20 January 2, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
Crowd are a bunch of fecking idiots - give both players best of order
Report aberdonia January 2, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
why could he not have done that last set.
Report Del Potro in 2009 January 2, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
Can Lewis hit 180s without looking?
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
I dunno Scarey I think Lewis might relax if he gets there. Its as if he senses with Taylor out he has a huge chance
Report alun2005 January 2, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
'Swing Low'     AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Report iom January 2, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
thanks silver..this has a smaller delay
Report Johnny Fontaine January 2, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
fancy lewis will have  shot at the match this set
Report aberdonia January 2, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
Lewis has no chance of beating Anderson, he might not even be playing tomorrow.
Report STEPTOES YARD January 2, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
its tough to say for certain how any of the 3 left will cope tomorrow night with whats at stake
Report MC Roller January 2, 2011 11:10 PM GMT
The final is a completely different ball game.
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
Webster is dynamite on t19
Report aberdonia January 2, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
this must be the first time that Lewis has had the crowd behind him in a match?
Report Biscuit1979 January 2, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
scarecrow Joined: 26 Jan 05
Replies: 4289 02 Jan 11 23:08 
the winner of this might just have played their final tonight i think they will be much more drained than dreamboy after this


Got to agree with that. Even more so, if Webster wins this
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
What a great last 6 darts from Webster
Report iom January 2, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
fantastic leg that was
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
Throwing for it come on Adie 1 good leg
Report wykhamist2 January 2, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
Thats webster cooked sad to say
Report STEPTOES YARD January 2, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
GET IN LaughBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlush
Report Johnny Fontaine January 2, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
take it please
Report MC Roller January 2, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
Lewis breaks.
Report onewheel January 2, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
gsm
Report MC Roller January 2, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
WOW
Report STEPTOES YARD January 2, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report Biscuit1979 January 2, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
Lewis has it now!
Report aberdonia January 2, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
webster , the match was yours, you have blown it.
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
Histo lose now
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
Played a hell of a leg here
Report STEPTOES YARD January 2, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
BRILL-E-ANT
Report MC Roller January 2, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
Lewis finishing in style.
Report bavtcc January 2, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
is it over?
Report MC Roller January 2, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
Boom, first dart.
Report iom January 2, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
good match..
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
12 darter to win it that was awesome
Report STEPTOES YARD January 2, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
FANTASTIC LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCool
Report Ashley_Young January 2, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
LEWIS, LEWIS, LEWIS
Report Johnny Fontaine January 2, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
great match well done Adrian Love
Report onewheel January 2, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
enjoyed that
Report Latalomne January 2, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
Fair play to Lewis.  Worked damned hard there, but by heck it was ugly in places. 

Subtitles will romp it if Lewis plays like that tomorrow.
Report CARDIFF1927 January 2, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
cracking game! webster needs to give up the plumbing now because he is a top darter
Report alun2005 January 2, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
Well done Brissy for calling the finallists correctly


Well done Adie

Well done STEPPY
Report Waheyyyy January 2, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
Didn't go overboard at the end. Well done lad :)
Report Biscuit1979 January 2, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
Over to the cricket now then
Report Finnished January 2, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
Well done Lewis. Let's hope he can up his game tomorrow night.
Report STEPTOES YARD January 2, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
cant believe I cut some of profit away halfway through

still lovely book now
Report bohemond January 2, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
lewis did me a favour there - was u p against it
Report wykhamist2 January 2, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
Well played Lewis
Luckily I was greened out but had laid some Lewis so didnt make much in the end.
Lewis can beat Anderson if he plays his best for sure, but could go either way. Best strategy is probs to keep going for the long odds.
Report CARDIFF1927 January 2, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
how much do you reckon eric had on it?? lewis anderson final?
Report STEPTOES YARD January 2, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
phil and adrian making way to studio
Report Paw for Paw January 2, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
anyone know the averages?
Report Biscuit1979 January 2, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
Great game, didn't know that Cardiff, Webster isn't even a pro yet?

Great win for Lewis but he'll be the first to admit he'll need to improve his average by about 10 to test Anderson tomorrow night
Report alun2005 January 2, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
Phil will be proud of his apprentice, and I think it would be nice if he handled all the interviews for Adrian this next few days.
Report thegame January 2, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
Brilliant game of darts that, can't help thinking Webster was the better player somehow though
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
Said Lewis has 100 ave
Report Biscuit1979 January 2, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
Lewis 98 average tonight
Report OGS20 January 2, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
Well played Lewis - and I liked that he didn't go over the top at the end.

BUT

Webster missed crucial darts throughout. Anderson won't be so kind. People might crucify me for saying this but I reckon Lewis has a BETTER mental attitude than Anderson.

Also - what was the percentages for double ten checkouts in that match? Absoulte travesty that was. Both players had key shots missed on that double and could have been a different story.

And the crowd singing 'En-ger-land' and 'Swing Low' and crucial stages is bang out.
Report alun2005 January 2, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
Fantastic game indeed. Mark was hanging on to Adie's coattails a bit too much for my liking. Very few surges.
Report Ashley_Young January 2, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
Still can't believe anderson or lewis is going to be world champion.
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
Was a great game of darts and make no mistake Webster will be back. Only 27 but a hell of a dart player
Report Johnny Fontaine January 2, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
fair play to webby
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
Hope Webster gets a PL spot on the back of this week too
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
I think I speak for all the regulars when I say thank god Spambets have done their dough too
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
Oh Adie has learnt well hes namedropping already Laugh
Report alun2005 January 2, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
Come on Young Adrian, say CRACKER FFS. Have you learned nothing from your mentor?

Lewis namedropping Prince Harry !!!
Report aberdonia January 2, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
the crowd are going to be a disgrace tomorrow.

im sure that gary will overcome it thought.  [>o]
Report Johnny Fontaine January 2, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
Prince Harry went large on Lewis
Report STEPTOES YARD January 2, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
ffs phil has taught adrian well

what a top name drop LaughLaughLaugh
Report Johnny Fontaine January 2, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
lol
Report MC Roller January 2, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
Quality from Lewis. Great lad.
Report Nilsson Schmilsson January 2, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
very disappointed with webster there, could not hold throw after a break
Report CARDIFF1927 January 2, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
Yes biscuit he still works for the same company as he did before his move to the pdc. He must be crazy, if barrie bates is making £50k a year webby should be making more than that.
Report alun2005 January 2, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
A chip off the old block !!!
Report aberdonia January 2, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
Lewis seems like a nice guy.  [:o]
Report alun2005 January 2, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
Young Adrian MUST get a cap for the final though
Report Biscuit1979 January 2, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
ihappyhibee Joined: 25 Oct 04
Replies: 10984 02 Jan 11 23:19 
Hope Webster gets a PL spot on the back of this week too


Who's qualified so far? Surely Webster will need another good year before he can be in it.
Report STEPTOES YARD January 2, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
sad times when me alun and hh telling the same bad jokesLaugh
Report thegame January 2, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
Time to turn over to the Green Bay Chokers then
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
Webster said the other day hes only part time. Still does the plumbing 2 or 3 days a week
Report Ashley_Young January 2, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
he needs to hit the booze for a bit or he'll never sleep
Report alun2005 January 2, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
LaughLaughLaughStep, uncanny wasn't it?

Our highly trained eyes and ears pounced on it
Report MC Roller January 2, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
Spambets will be back. I hear they're after james wades dog.
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
Its cos we spend so much fooking time on here together Steps Laugh
Report alun2005 January 2, 2011 11:24 PM GMT
We have been taking each others money for years now and are still talking to each other so that's no bad thing
Report STEPTOES YARD January 2, 2011 11:24 PM GMT
Happy
Report alun2005 January 2, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
The umpires have now decreed play can start. Aleem has cleaned up.
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
You've probably took more than most mr2005 Laugh
Report Biscuit1979 January 2, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
CARDIFF1927 Joined: 07 Nov 06
Replies: 1920 02 Jan 11 23:21 
Yes biscuit he still works for the same company as he did before his move to the pdc. He must be crazy, if barrie bates is making £50k a year webby should be making more than that.


I'd have thought so too, he should be top 10 ranked pretty soon
Report Nilsson Schmilsson January 2, 2011 11:30 PM GMT
webster will be ranked 13 having won £159,142 in the pdc

income tax, ni, entry fees ete ete not deducted

very wise to stick to his trade for a while imo
Report aberdonia January 2, 2011 11:30 PM GMT
webster has already made £110,000 this year, he must have a gambling debt to re-pay.
Report Captain Christy January 2, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
Listened to the podcast before the semis on Billies, John Gwynne predicted 6-2 and 6-4, did I back it? No.
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
He posts on here as James Wades Dog I think
Report Howdi January 2, 2011 11:38 PM GMT
congratulations to Gary and Adrian no mean feat reaching the final.
Report Biscuit1979 January 2, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
Nilsson Schmilsson Joined: 12 Jan 10
Replies: 7745 02 Jan 11 23:30 
webster will be ranked 13 having won £159,142 in the pdc

income tax, ni, entry fees ete ete not deducted

very wise to stick to his trade for a while imo


He's won 160k and you think he should keep his day job?!
I think this'll be his last tournament before turning full time
Report TheMadness January 2, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
Perfect final for me. The two best players of the tournament. I've got someone to support because I think Anderson is class and Adrian a tosser. 180 count could be astronomical as well.
Report happyhibee January 2, 2011 11:43 PM GMT
Be interesting to see the max line. Think it will be 24.5 personally
Report Nilsson Schmilsson January 3, 2011 12:21 AM GMT
he's won 160k but hasn't taken home 160k

taxman will have gobbled 70 odd of that at least
Report Nilsson Schmilsson January 3, 2011 12:22 AM GMT
nothing wrong with having a trade to fall back on if his darts for 1 reason or another suddenly went tits up
Report the silverback January 3, 2011 10:03 AM GMT
Bloody hell HH. 24.5? I suppose it was late!
Report happyhibee January 3, 2011 10:26 AM GMT
Might have estimated a bit low but 29.5??? This has to go 12 sets for that to get beat I think considering nerves are gonna be a big factor too
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