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happyhibee
28 Dec 12 21:41
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Well tonight will see the conclusion of the quarter finals and we'll only be 3 matches from finding who is crowned the 2013 champion. I keep thinking the run of the favourites going in has to end somewhere but it shows no sign of doing so at the moment. 1 match looks like a belter on paper the other one not so much but hopefully theres a winner or two out there.

James Wade v Wes Newton:

R3 - Wade bt Vincent Van Der Voort 4-0
Ave: 89.61
180's: 2
HC: 56
CO%: 37%

Newton bt Mark Walsh 4-1
Ave: 87.22
180's: 3
HC: 121
CO%: 38%

Opening semi sees the meeting of 2 of the more unpredictable players for me. Wade's reached the QF with a high average of 92 and I think at the moment he's only got a 93 or 94 in him. However he is still finishing well and that might be enough to reach the semi. Newton played well in his R2 win over Rand but in R1 and R3 I think he was really poor but got away with it v underperforming opponents. I am of the opinion that anything could happen here but I expected Wade to be a bit shorter as I think Newton might get overwhelmed by the occasion. Not one for going mad on but Wade worth a small bet.

Recommendation: 1pt win James Wade @ 8/11 (General)

Michael Van Gerwen v Adrian Lewis:

R3 - MVG bt Colin Lloyd 4-1
Ave: 98.96
180's: 3
HC: 121
CO%: 39%

Lewis bt Kevin Painter 4-2
Ave: 95.06
180's: 8
HC: 109
CO%: 41%

Really looking forward to this one so if the form of the past 2 days goes to plan its bound to be a poor contest. In full flow these 2 are tremendous to watch and I hope they both bring their best as it could be quickfire stuff and one thats great for fans of darts. MVG has played well and is the form man of the last 6 months on tour. Hes full of confidence and as long as the injuries to his feet dont trouble him too much hes a worthy favourite. Lewis played poorly in his opening 2 wins but showed a bit more sparkle in his win over Painter. Its often said to be the man you've got to beat the man (Possession of Ric Flair Laugh ) and if MVG wants to be world champion he has to beat the man who has done it the past 2 years. I think MVG looks the right price but I like the look of his maxes here. I think this has to go at least 7 sets and once he starts hitting the treble he is incredible with his scoring. Hopefully we see better than in his R3 win but I'm hopeful that was just a blip.

Recommendation: 3pts win over 8.5 maxes @ 4/5 (Sky)

Summary: Hopefully the big green machine is looking good on the trebles again as thats the only bet I really fancy. I think Wade should be slightly shorted based on experience too so will risk a very small bet on him but I wouldnt say I was enormously confident about it.

All opinions as usual are more than welcome and hopefully we can get some winners to get rid of the bad run over the last 2 days. Lets hope we actually get 2 good games as well that get all of us darts fans worked up.
HH Happy
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Report Dan Chipowski December 29, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
Draughtgate Laugh
Report tobermory December 29, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
draughtgate was brilliant
Report alun2005 December 29, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
Who do you like then Don?   Didn't know you were a darts man. You ought to come to this Forum more.
Report drwankenstein80 December 29, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
Wade will not stand a chance against this monster
Report tobermory December 29, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
actually it was coming from 1-5 there that impressed me most about him
Report Leemo December 29, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
Daves pink short is a sight aint it....
Report alun2005 December 29, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
"hippo sanctuary"

LOLOL
Report DirkDiggler December 29, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
that's a special win for a young man right on the cusp of dominating - signature win.

That will mean so much for his confidence in the many big battles to come in his career
Report Leemo December 29, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
He sounds like Harry enfield sketch "Dutch policeman"
Report happyhibee December 29, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Fans love him too hes bloody good for the game
Report aberdonia December 29, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
Is Dave a gay icon?
Report Leemo December 29, 2012 11:06 PM GMT

Dec 29, 2012 -- 5:06PM, aberdonia wrote:


Is Dave a gay icon?


Got the wink for it

Report the silverback December 29, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
Don't think he's capable of playing badly enough for Wade to steal another match
Report Cosmo Kramer December 29, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
Dave's Marty Feldman eye is getting worse
Report doridoru December 29, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
BLOODY DISGREACE NO SUBTITLES ON MVG INTERVIEW!

Happy
Report Leemo December 29, 2012 11:07 PM GMT

Dec 29, 2012 -- 5:06PM, Cosmo Kramer wrote:


Dave's Marty Feldman eye is getting worse


Brilliant!

Report alun2005 December 29, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
There's surely ONLY one man qualified to wear the pink shirt. Mr Ed.
Report happyhibee December 29, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
He could miss 9 darts per leg at double and his scoring will still be too much for Wade
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
Semi finalists plus Wade and Anderson would almost be a watchable Prem league.

Not sure who the other two should be though.
Report Leemo December 29, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
I still cant get over that he was porking chamberlain
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
My preference I think would be Chizzy and Painter, but we probably get Jenkins and Newton
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 29, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
king john should be both of them imo
Report happyhibee December 29, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
Chisnall, Winstanley, Huybrechts any of those would do. Just not Newton or Hamilton
Report MrLay0-0 December 29, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
best game ever :)
Report STEPTOES YARD December 29, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
superb effort by both, and here was us all 10 years ago thinking it would be alex roy vs adrian grays time by now
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
haha NS
Report DonNo1 December 29, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
Always be a BDO fan at heart Al as that what got me into it before we got sky.  Martin World Number 1 England Captain Wolfy Adams of course
Report aberdonia December 29, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
now all Wade does is eat pork.
Report happyhibee December 29, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
I assume we'll all be back for tomorrow night then? Laugh
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
Agree HH, it's more exciting with the "Scorers" rather than the doublers anyway.
Report Leemo December 29, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
Excited@aberdonia
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
In between rooting for NFL bets yeah... Might deliberately not bother tomorrow actually so I can pay attention.
Report alun2005 December 29, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
Wolfie

CryCryCryCryCry
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
*not bother with NFL that is, week 17 is hard anyway.
Report happyhibee December 29, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
I personally thought Shayne Burgess would have been a multiple world champ by now
Report alun2005 December 29, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
Over 1500 posts on this thread
Report the silverback December 29, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
Newton's fightback has probably given him a chance despite losing.
Report MC Roller December 29, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
This has been one of my favourite nights on the forum, and I've been here a while.

goodnight all, really enjoyed it.
Report Biscuit1979 December 29, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
Lori 29 Dec 12 23:07 
My preference I think would be Chizzy and Painter, but we probably get Jenkins and Newton





Whitlock?
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 29, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
Lori • December 29, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
*not bother with NFL that is, week 17 is hard anyway.


the boc security guard will have to be informed, may lead to exclusion Mischief
Report MrLay0-0 December 29, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
MVG 1.01 tomorrow?
Report Leemo December 29, 2012 11:10 PM GMT

Dec 29, 2012 -- 5:09PM, Lori wrote:


In between rooting for NFL bets yeah... Might deliberately not bother tomorrow actually so I can pay attention.


Lori, am a huge NFL fan. Am staying up for the 'skins to do the business over the boyz

Report happyhibee December 29, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
Must be announced next week starts first week in Feb
Report happyhibee December 29, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
Been a pleasure MC think we'd all be described as veterans on here
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
Yeah, Whitlock a good call tbf. Have to keep it international if possible.
Report STEPTOES YARD December 29, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
redskins/dallas a playoff game in all but name aint it?

what about skys games tomorrow, much on them?
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
shhhh NS!
Report Footiefan111 December 29, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
this has to be a record for the dart forum 78 people viewing this forum
Report Cosmo Kramer December 29, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
Will watch the full game now
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
I haven't done my numbers yet. Will no doubt tweet them if I find anything. Good season this has been on the tweeted bets.
Report alun2005 December 29, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
Brilliant entertainment, and well done all.

I'm off to read that Sun link again. Tomorrow sending it to the printers for laminated copy in poster size.
Report Leemo December 29, 2012 11:11 PM GMT

Dec 29, 2012 -- 5:11PM, STEPTOES YARD wrote:


redskins/dallas a playoff game in all but name aint it?what about skys games tomorrow, much on them?


Yeah in all but name.

Not sure what games sky got. I have gamepass HD on NFL.com so just pick my game :)

Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
Worth it CK. Not sure it was the best ever, but definitely very good.
Report nigelpm1 December 29, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
laid Gerwen for the title here - just don't see him beating Taylor or Barney doubling like that
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 29, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
the big 2!!!

no major for 5 years Grin
Report aberdonia December 29, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
till tomorrow

really want a mvg/taylor final

and i really want mvg to blitz "phil".
Report Cosmo Kramer December 29, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
What was the Wade game like Lori?
Report the silverback December 29, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
Can't believe how long we take discussing the PL picks when everyone, myself included, seems to hate the thing.
Report aberdonia December 29, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
laid Gerwen for the title here - just don't see him beating Taylor or Barney doubling like that

folly if you ask me.

What price have you put up?.
Report Footiefan111 December 29, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
the blair witch project on channel 319 now Laugh
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
Reasonable tbf. Pales alongside this one, but was enjoyable and some decent play too (again, having seen that, he probably looks awful but defniitely on his way back)
Report aberdonia December 29, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
Evil Dead 2 on film 4.
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
Just time for a nap before the ODI
Report STEPTOES YARD December 29, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
that will do for me aberdonia Happy
Report STEPTOES YARD December 29, 2012 11:15 PM GMT
forecast a little ropey aint it lori
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:15 PM GMT
ohhh, cheers will check
Report Cosmo Kramer December 29, 2012 11:15 PM GMT
He has been there and done it (in majors) so can't rule him out but MVG can string legs together better than anybody at the moment
Report nigelpm1 December 29, 2012 11:15 PM GMT

Dec 29, 2012 -- 5:13PM, aberdonia wrote:


laid Gerwen for the title here - just don't see him beating Taylor or Barney doubling like thatfolly if you ask me.What price have you put up?.


market is 2.62

Report nigelpm1 December 29, 2012 11:15 PM GMT

Dec 29, 2012 -- 5:15PM, Cosmo Kramer wrote:


He has been there and done it (in majors) so can't rule him out but MVG can string legs together better than anybody at the moment


can't finish though

Report aberdonia December 29, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
I love watching P akistan in any cricket match

they are great to watch, the cheating ****.
Report happyhibee December 29, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
Wade match was exciting but for completely different reasons to the 2nd game
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
1.26/1.40 CMM

Starting to think they're the best team in the world aberdonia, but we'll never know!
Report Cosmo Kramer December 29, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
I really hope Barney 'turns up' tomorrow and doesn't just bend over for Taylor
Report Footiefan111 December 29, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
bye guys
Report Leemo December 29, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
laters Excited
Report happyhibee December 29, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
Yep night all till we do it all again tomorrow
Report aberdonia December 29, 2012 11:18 PM GMT
they know they are the best team in the world.  Silly

They will probably decide to win the first match to keep the natives back home happy, just like in the t20s.

then the fun can begin.
Report tobermory December 29, 2012 11:18 PM GMT
Adrian Lewis 100.80        
Michael van Gerwen 102.73

How many times have both players averaged 100+ ?
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
It's not massively uncommon (might be the first this world's) but usually reserved for when Taylor destroys someone and they don't throw at doubles.
Report tobermory December 29, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
ty
Report STEPTOES YARD December 29, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
might well get a game in just know been some talk about rain

:::
http://www.indiatvnews.com/sports/cricket/rain-could-be-dampener-for-ind-pak-odi-face-off-in-chennai--7130.html
Report Lori December 29, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
cheers step :)

Might nap on the sofa with the telly on then and roll over if it looks horrible.
Report STEPTOES YARD December 29, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
certainly less common over 9 sets tobes
Report Darlo Bantam December 29, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
Last time in the Worlds was Taylor-Lewis in the quarter-finals in 2010, Lewis averaged 102.95 yet lost 5-0.
Report Darlo Bantam December 29, 2012 11:24 PM GMT
In fact, the final that year was also 100+ each - Taylor v Whitlock.
Report happyhibee December 29, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
On Tv in last 6 years theres been 32 matches where both players have averaged over 100
Report mcfc1981 December 29, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
what were the averages in the taylor v barney final????
Report happyhibee December 29, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
101.07 v 100.98
Report STEPTOES YARD December 29, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
101.07 barney- 100.98 taylor
Report STEPTOES YARD December 29, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
give us a chance HH Silly
Report mcfc1981 December 29, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
cheers
Report happyhibee December 29, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
Too slow Joe Laugh

Just reading that of the 37 legs played tonight 18 darts was the worst to win any of them and MVG hit 178 treble 20's!
Report Darlo Bantam December 29, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
2009 final: Taylor 110.94; Barney 101.18.
Report STEPTOES YARD December 29, 2012 11:40 PM GMT
18 darts the worst leg Happy

thats pretty sick
Report happyhibee December 29, 2012 11:40 PM GMT
Mental considering the missed doubles too
Report ladycarla December 30, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
Just shows that the old saying stands; '180's for show, doubles for the dough'

When Lewis had two darts for the match he was at his peak and was 1/5, brave men who put that up at that time, he was flying and imo would of won his 3rd title if he hit checked out!
Report wimderon December 30, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
Van Gerwen as a 17 year old:
(107.85) Michael van Gerwen 7-6 Martin Adams (106.89)

Every leg 15 darts or less (only 13 legs though)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIqY9-rQmQ0
Report Zazu December 30, 2012 9:29 AM GMT
Im sure ive seen some mad averages from tournaments in Holland. both players averagin 110ish


betvictorr went evens some would average 100+ in the quater finals Shocked
Report TheMadness December 30, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
Nah, they often put the averages up for the first 9 darts thrown
Report FredRescue December 30, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
Van Gerwen as a 17 year old:
(107.85) Michael van Gerwen 7-6 Martin Adams (106.89)

Every leg 15 darts or less (only 13 legs though)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIqY9-rQmQ0


Also played on a board with tiny trebles.

Probably add 10-15 on the averages if it was on a PDC board.
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