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happyhibee
01 Jan 12 09:18
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Happy New Year to everyone and hopefully there's not too many raging hangovers going on when the action starts later. Getting to the business end of the tournament and now its time to find out who can handle the pressure when its at its highest.

Simon Whitlock v Andy Hamilton:
QF - Whitlock bt Gary Anderson 5-1
180's: 8
Doubles hit: 42%
HC: 121

Hamilton bt Kim Huybrechts 5-2
180's: 11
Doubles hit: 46%
HC: 122

Opening semi sees Hopalong Whitlock take on the gritty Andy Hamilton. Whitlock played really well in his opening win and has then played well in patches in the rest of the games. However he hasn't been as consistent and I'm not sure if thats due to the games getting longer. Hamilton in my opinion has probably been the best player all week and while he's not everyone's cup of tea it doesn't detract from the fact that the guy is playing his best darts in years. Its his second semi final this year in majors and his second at the worlds but unlike last time he hasn't got Taylor standing in his way for a place in the final. I get the feeling he really fancies the job here and based on what I've seen I don't think he should be as big a price as he is.

Recommendation: 1.5pts win Andy Hamilton @ 2/1 (Baldyfred)

Adrian Lewis v James Wade:
QF - Lewis bt Terry Jenkins 5-3
Ave: 92.41
180's: 11
Doubles hit: 37%
HC: 136

Wade bt John Part 5-4
Ave: 94.92
180's: 9
Doubles hit: 44%
HC: 140

Second semi final sees the meeting of the games best 2 young players and I'm fairly sure there is no love lost between them both. There's been occasions where they have both made snipey remarks about the other and I get the feeling this is a bit of a grudge match. Lewis hasn't been at his best the whole tourney but his doubling has rescued him at times and if he gets his power scoring going then he's obviously capable of blowing anyone away. Wade has been doing just enough all tournament and it's weird that he keep on switching off when he should just put opponents away. As good as the game turned out to be v John Part if he hadn't been very complacent I believe he'd have won it 5-1 or 5-2 as he seemed to think it was too easy. I don't think he will make that mistake here and I fully expect to see him at his best here. Got a funny feeling this is going to be a real ding donger and could go 6-4 or 6-5 with ease but I'll be having a bet on Wade to progress as he seems to have Lewis's number when it counts and I think the crowd may be with him after Lewis's moaning on tv after his QF win.

Recommendation: 2pts win James Wade @ 5/4 (SJ)

Summary: Backing the 2 outsiders in the matches tonight based on price and gut more than anything. All views and opinions as welcome as ever and hopefully in Phil's words we get 2 crackers to enjoy tonight.
HH Happy
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Report Hugh-Mongous January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
GET IN!!!
FCUKIN' FABULOUS!!!
Report Hugh-Mongous January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
GET IN!!!
FCUKIN' FABULOUS!!!
Report Lori January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
ncredible last set, usully when people come back into it they fail as the adrenelin runs out.
Report thebulletdodger January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
LOL 1.11 @ suspend
Report tobermory January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
Incredible from Lewis
Report cahax0r January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
have not been following this closely. who beat anderson in this touny?
Report happyhibee January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
wade has gone thats 2 losses from positions where you actually cannot lose inside the last year
Report treble January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
Whatever you think of Lewis, you have to hand it to him, that was amazing.
Report The Bhoys January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
how the fu ck did he lose that?
Report a bitofinterest January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
even lionel w
Report The-Special-One January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
1.5 for lewis tomorrow
Report The-Special-One January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
going large on lewis
Report STEPTOES YARD January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
All Stoke Final
Report fayaz1 January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
some1 has done their spondulicks!!!
Report Mydogsgotnonose January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
if it wasn't the world semi...i would have said that stunk a bit
Report Shamus January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
Well done Lewis backers.

Ruddy done me conkers,belter of a match though,a large cognac then bed see you guys tomorrow.
Report Only-the-Brave January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
wade lost that rather than lewis winning it.
Report milla445 January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
Somw shocking darts on show from both, but some effort from Lewis.
Report Shelli January 2, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
whitlock beat anderson
Report Mike-lfc January 2, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
Best game i've ever seen.
Report aberdonia January 2, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
Beauty and the beast.
Report tommo0001 January 2, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
even the p***heads were quiet in the end
Report Biscuit1979 January 2, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
how many legs was that in a row? 9? 10?
Report savama January 2, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
Unreal...i'm dead...from 1-5 to 6-5
Report aziraphale January 2, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
Today's lesson: never back at 1.07 in a darts match...
Report DarrenJ January 2, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
Hahahaha, those are big words!
Report happyhibee January 2, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
10 legs on the spin it was
Report milla445 January 2, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
God, he's such a c#ck
Report cahax0r January 2, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
normally in darts a under 1.1 will win, but wade wanked himself out of steam.
Report Hamsterdam January 2, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
Lewis not you're not
Report happyhibee January 2, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
Never thought I would say this but christ I hope Hamilton wins
Report DarrenJ January 2, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
Does anyone know if Lewis thinks he is the best in the world?
Report johnwark January 2, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
humble chap
Report DAVID HASSELHOFF January 2, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
sometimes you can get 1.07 after the winning dart has been thrownCool
Report Biscuit1979 January 2, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
So Whitlock and Wade both lost from sub 1.1 Laugh
Report STEPTOES YARD January 2, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
phil is still far and away best player
Report Shamus January 2, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
Fair do`s great comeback.
Report The-Special-One January 2, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
wat time is the final
Report itfcbloke January 2, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
Big head **** and i ain't even lost a bean on that match!
Report ReimerpYsatnaf January 2, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
I'm literally in shock, the neighbours must think i'm bonkers the screams from me at the end there Laugh
Report fayaz1 January 2, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
2015
Report stealthgun January 2, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
He needs to watch Whitlocks interview. Total lack of class.
Report aberdonia January 2, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
i want Hamilton to win as well but he wont.
Report cahax0r January 2, 2012 12:53 AM GMT

Jan 1, 2012 -- 6:52PM, STEPTOES YARD wrote:


phil is still far and away best player


I would not agree with that, i think phil is finished

Report Hamsterdam January 2, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
It wasn't a great come-back Wade gave it to him 'cos he's messed up in the head
Report alun2005 January 2, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
No-one liked Aidy's meltdown earlier, but that's the comeback of a great player, and I'd be surprised that sort of 1-5 to 6-5 at the business end has been bettered.

Nixy came from 0-6 to 6-6 but lost the BDO final.
Report The-Special-One January 2, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
nice the final is after arsenal vs fulham
Report cahax0r January 2, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
lost a bit of money on that Phil Taylor v chizzy game, and never seen phil throw so badly in all the times i have seen him play
Report bobweenit January 2, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
Great game
Report Forest000 January 2, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
so when wade took a 5-1 lead cause lewis lost it in the head he was skill, but when wade lost it in the head its bad luck?
Report DarrenJ January 2, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
Great night on here. All starts again in a few hours
Report ReimerpYsatnaf January 2, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
Hamsterdam you have to give him credit, he started hitting 180s and his finishing improved. Yes Wade blew it but Aide was class from 3-5 onwards
Report Mike-lfc January 2, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
Sky talking **** saying "Wade and Lewis don't like each other". Obviously Lewis had a point otherwise Wade would have been so dignified at the end. I think he would have just walked off.
Report paddletoe January 2, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
Lewis's averages in the last four sets he won were worse than in the sets that he lost. He never uppped his game. Wade fell in a heap.
Report Biscuit1979 January 2, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
Morse started up a free money on Wade thread! Laugh
Report The Bhoys January 2, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
im in dis believe here god only knows wat wades like
Report STEPTOES YARD January 2, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
was a great comeback but wade avg mid 80s in sets 7 and 8 and 77!! in set 9

tough not to win sets v that
Report alun2005 January 2, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
'bleedin' Coronation St'

LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh Rodders
Report aberdonia January 2, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
Wade was garbage from 5 - 1 down.  At that stage in the tournament he really should have closed the deal as you should be playing great darts.

Not playing well and scrambling through came back to haunt him.
Report cahax0r January 2, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
when does the BDO Championship start?
Report LynchFergal January 2, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
Wouldn't surprise me to wake up to news of Wade cliffing himself overnight
Report Hamsterdam January 2, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
Wade throwing 100+ average and 61% checkout 5-1 up and then looses? Yes he threw it away! It was Scott Waites all over again.
Report milla445 January 2, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
Cant imagine anything worse than sharing a car home with Rod Laugh
Report aberdonia January 2, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
Wade needs to order 2 hookers and some coke.
Report sniperAYR January 2, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
Fantastic end to a great day of darts..Wade bottled it..but i think he deserved to lose after makin so much of the slight breeze.That was Wades to win and he lost to the better player..From 5-1 down to lose shows Wades level of skill ..Screw the punk bird ...I still blame Helen Chamberlain..Every interview he gives,he tries to convince us he is in a better place..He's never gotten over her and never will.. she fecked his head up completely forever..Well played Adie..Hope he goes on to win.
Report redpaddy January 2, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
Got to admire Jackpots humility.
Report Latalomne January 2, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
No way is Lewis getting to sleep before 4am.  GOT to work in Hamilton's favour.  Reckon his more deliberate style of throw will also irritate Lewis a bit.  On that basis, Lewis HAS to be a lay at
Report cahax0r January 2, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
is hamilton the guy with the massive beard?
Report alun2005 January 2, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
No
Report Latalomne January 2, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
No, that's Whitlock
Report redpaddy January 2, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
Wade is the Jean van de Velde of Darts huge choke.
Report Latalomne January 2, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
Where's the less than 1.5 gone from my post?!?
Report cahax0r January 2, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
ahh, never heard of Hamilton in the late stage of PDC Darts?
Report cahax0r January 2, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
times must be changing
Report sniperAYR January 2, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
is hamilton the guy with the massive beard?..
no thats his wife .Laugh
Report cahax0r January 2, 2012 12:59 AM GMT

Jan 1, 2012 -- 6:59PM, sniperAYR wrote:


is hamilton the guy with the massive beard?..no thats his wife .


LOL

Report Mike-lfc January 2, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
His daughter is not bad.
Report tobermory January 2, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
Hamilton was the Henry VIII guy so might be who you were thinking of
Report aziraphale January 2, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
Lewis was never matched below 1.08.

I backed Wade at 1.07.

Sometimes you just have to laugh Laugh Cry
Report STEPTOES YARD January 2, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
hamilton reached world matchplay final in July in blackpool and also reached world semis before
Report cahax0r January 2, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
christ, shows how much wade was favourite.
Report Hugh-Mongous January 2, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
I'm still buzzin' from that night of arrows...absolutely magnificent!

How can ANYONE not be totally engrossed by this sport?

Almost impossibly, this game is just getting better and better!

I've got a permanent horn with it and this entire tournament has been the biggest sporting highlight of my miserable existence!

I'm almost losing interest in the racing because of this!
Report Kriskin January 2, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
posted by Millionaire_Morse
Joined: 16 Apr 11
Replies: 3146 01 Jan 12 23:47   
it was so clear wade was a cert here anyone who backed lewis is a mug. that is fact son. Wade should be 1.01 here he can't lose. Full bank job wade 100 % free money thanks


post of 2012.  We'll go along way to get one as good as this for the remainder of 2012
Report nugg January 2, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
Adrian Lewis for S.P.O.T.Y 2012 (nap)
Report The Bhoys January 2, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
i backed wadeat 1.07 sometimes u got to laf Cry surly ur not?
Report bobweenit January 2, 2012 1:04 AM GMT

Jan 1, 2012 -- 6:56PM, aberdonia wrote:


Wade needs to order 2 hookers and some coke.


Might do that myself celebrate my nasty green.AideCool

Report sniperAYR January 2, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
Good night all ,been a really fun few days wot with ManUre losing, City too and Whitlock and Wade going out.Tomorrow is another day and if yuv any money left in yur sky rockets you cud do a lot worse by placing it on Lewis..Unbelievable come back ..Deserves the title..
Report Mike-lfc January 2, 2012 1:06 AM GMT

Jan 1, 2012 -- 7:05PM, sniperAYR wrote:


Good night all ,been a really fun few days wot with ManUre losing, City too and Whitlock and Wade going out.Tomorrow is another day and if yuv any money left in yur sky rockets you cud do a lot worse by placing it on Lewis..Unbelievable come back ..Deserves the title..


Totally agree. And night.

Report coolbiz January 2, 2012 1:06 AM GMT
I never post but where's that mug morse now!..i stuck £50 on Lewis pre match and had to turn the ipad off due to that muppet annoying me so much!!..i think i've woken the wee ones up dancing about so much!
Report alun2005 January 2, 2012 1:07 AM GMT
Hamilton reached GSOD Final and lost to Taylor
Report sniperAYR January 2, 2012 1:08 AM GMT
TSO=MORSE going by tonites bull
Report hitmanhearn January 2, 2012 1:08 AM GMT
Kriskin that is pure comedy gold.
Report Kriskin January 2, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
hitman - people like Morse will never learn.  This place aint easy.
Report stealthgun January 2, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
im off to bed chaps. Great day. Night all.
Report Fabu January 2, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
any NBA or NFL threads?
Report Mike-lfc January 2, 2012 1:14 AM GMT
2795 posts in a day. Some sort of record maybe?
Report chelseapremierleaguechamps2010 January 2, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
Wade needs to play mind games and get the crowd pn his side because when he is under it he thinks worst case senario.
Report lendmeurwheelbarrow January 2, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
commentator was a clown, had aidy written off far too early. didn't think he had the stomach for the fight like john part.
Report tobermory January 2, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
2795 posts in a day. Some sort of record maybe?

Bigger than any football in running thread .

Though Fed/Nadal 2008 had 5,000
Report tobermory January 2, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
Yes the commentators totally wrote off Lewis, even before it went 1-5 . Must admit i wrote him off myself .
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