Jan 1, 2013 -- 5:07PM, alun2005 wrote:
Phil's average may not have been as high as the 2009 win vs RVB and the 2010 win against SW, but in terms of sheer determination, heart and bottle, against a rival who was hitting everything I think it might be better.
i think Phil needed someone like MVG to bring his A game to the table and the fact that people were writing him off spurred him on even more
Jan 1, 2013 -- 5:12PM, alun2005 wrote:
I still can't figure out why MVG's switching was so regular, compared to in other games
Left with exactly the same feeling.
Jan 1, 2013 -- 5:14PM, wisewords wrote:
Do you think MVG has been practicing doubling al of yesterday because everyone has been saying how bad he was at them? And neglected to practice a few trebles?
thats what i said midway through the game. it seemed as if he lost confidence in the treble 20
Jan 1, 2013 -- 5:32PM, rogerthatletmetrywithanotherfilm wrote:
i just lost half m bank on this, what a mug i am, i was going to lay it off at 4-2 but he had two darts to take it to 5-2, and was going to lay it off then but it was all too late by then. :( gut wrenching :(taylor tonight was immense, he was shocking against barney. i just felt so sure that van gerwen would win, but didnt suspect taylor wud be hitting a 103 average in an 11set match. thats just insane.
i was exactly the same. was looking to lay at that point. was 4-2 and 2-1 and he had D19 for 5-2. would have laid off then but he was still throwing first in the next leg so let it run and again missed D16 for 5-2
Jan 1, 2013 -- 7:03PM, rogerthatletmetrywithanotherfilm wrote:
diktatIM 100% the sameI just thought i'd let it run, he was fluctuating between 1.28 and 1.35, i figured with the hold he would go sub 1.2 and would happily go green all round and enjoy the run in. But he missed both doubles, i do believe he would of won the match had he got either. But i would of greened out anyway. I missed that then i could of layed off at 1.8 but he was still a set up, and was reluctant too. Those two doubles cost me, i had 4600 on him :( well over half my bank, it was initially meant as a trade as he started so well i didnt lay off initially and then like i say waited for that moment but he missed the doubles and then found i couldnt find the right time to lay off. taylor was immense tonight though, especially towards the end. steal cant believe those two doubles, he had similar darts to go 3-1 up as well and missed a double then too.like you said three times he threw first in deciding legs, and he seemed to just lose it. kept missing treble 20, 19 then 18. almost seemed defeatist, didnt understand it :(cant believe i blew over half my bank, taylors average was extraordinary, and silver medalist mafe a good point that van gerwen didnt dispatch lewis or wade especially the latter with the ease one of that scroing average shoud. he was unreal on the doubles at the startim not sure if it was the pressure, or the mentality defeatist or just darts. im livid with myself.i only placed the bet after the 170 went in for taylor, as i was going to put 3k on the overs checkout but no money was about IR :( GUTTED :(
i feel for you. its our own fault because there was plenty of time to go green as he traded below 1.5 for along time. I was waiting for sub1.2 like you. I had £700 on but just as I thought MVG was taking a grip of the match he threw some wayward opening darts in the legs where he was throwing first for the set and let Taylor off the hook. The 2 missed doubles were the key because at 5-2 it was definitely over. Once MVG was behind his head was gone and Taylor was relentless.
the treble 20 wasnt his friend yesterday like it was in the Q/F and S/F, he was inexplicably switching after the first dart.