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happyhibee
01 Jan 14 11:52
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Happy New Year to one and all,

We finally reach the conclusion of a really enjoyable tournament and tonight will see the crowning of a new champion. Will it be the young pretender or the veteran? The flash player or Mr Steady? I'm sure by 10pm all questions will be answered and may the best man win.

Michael Van Gerwen v Peter Wright:

Tourney Stats:
MVG:
Average: 98.8
100's: 143
140's: 74
180's: 36
Finishing: 45%

Wright:
Average: 99.4
100's: 231
140's: 140
180's: 23
Finishing: 43%

Semi Finals:

MVG bt Adrian Lewis 6-0
Ave: 103.02
180's: 6
CO%: 58%
HC: 154
Legs played: 25

Wright bt Simon Whitlock 6-2
Ave: 100.24
180's: 5
CO%: 60%
HC: 110
Legs played: 33

MVG goes into the match as an overwhelming favourite and you can probably argue he's a little bit short. Based on the tourney stats there's nothing between them on scoring or finishing and while it's clear at his best he has more gears he also probably has more dips. I'm not arguing he should be favourite but 1/4 looks a tad short to me. I think personally that Wright has been the best player in the tournament as he's been ultra consistent, finished well and also taken out ballsy finishes when needed.  Fancy a couple of bets here as I don't think Wright will get steam rollered and I think there will be plenty of chances at high checks. Fingers crossed I don't call it completely wrong!

Recommendation: 1pt win Peter Wright +3.5 sets @ 5/6 (General) & 1pt win over 145.5 HC @ 5/6 (Laddies)

Summary: As ever it's been a truly enjoyable and at times hilarious 2 1/2 weeks on here. Punting wise I've lost more than I've won but such is life and I'm a big boy and take it on the chin. From a purely heart over head moment I really hope Wright wins tonight for a couple of reasons. Firstly I think this is his one chance whereas MVG will have plenty of more chances to win world titles. A bit like the year Painter got beat in the final I think if Wright doesn't do it this year it will never happen for him. Secondly a lot of the good guys on here are on him at fancy odds so hoping they all get the chance to get a right few quid out of tonight even if it's as a result of him trading short.

Be lucky folks and lets hope tonight produces a classic
HH  Happy
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Report Lori January 1, 2014 10:38 PM GMT
As in, comeback upsets in running.
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
Ahh well I'm sure next year we can dig out a 66/1 rag to lose in the final again Laugh
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
KJP seething at doing his dough on wright
Report wisewords January 1, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
Bully. Don't forget.
Report STEPTOES YARD January 1, 2014 10:40 PM GMT
Well thats the Hors d'oeuvre out the way.....




NP (Yes I did need to spellcheck)
Report wisewords January 1, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
HAZEL ADJUSTING HER BOOBS IN THE BACKGROUND
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
PL Line up after break good stuff
Report Lori January 1, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
Blowing them back up ww?
Report MC Roller January 1, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
Laugh
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
MVG could be the drunkest man in Britain tonight
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
PDC WORLD DARTS CHAMPION 2014 MICHAEL VAN GERWEN

MVG 7-4 WRIGHT


MICHAEL VAN GERWEN
Match Average
100.1
Check Out Percentage
39.06% 25/64
Highest Finish 124   
43x100
30x140
16x180


PETER WRIGHT
Match Average
95.71
Check Out Percentage
36.54%     19/52
Player Image
Highest Finish 130   
59x100
35x140
6x180
Report MC Roller January 1, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
good job peterson never won it, he may have needed another year off after lifting that huge trophy.
Report wisewords January 1, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
Bully Boy Champion 2015.
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
BDO FINAL TO ECLIPSE THESE STATS Devil
Report Hamsterdam January 1, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
Can't wait for the Taylor interview when someone points out he's no longer World Number 1. Grin
Report TheMadness January 1, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
What will be interesting to me is how Taylor responds to this. In MVG is has finally met someone who can hit high averages and isn't intimidated by him at all
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 10:45 PM GMT
Phil's had more comebacks than sinatra don't rule out him winning this again next year
Report pauliow January 1, 2014 10:46 PM GMT
Absolutely brilliant tournament and such a crack on here. Well done everybody and happy New year to you all
Report a bitofinterest January 1, 2014 10:47 PM GMT
KJP and dartsnbooze for the P/L wildcards Surprised
Report STEPTOES YARD January 1, 2014 10:48 PM GMT
Phil still played to very very high standard in 2013.

Think its standard of those chasing him rising thats made it more interesting.

Can still him winning multiple tv tournies this year.
Report Lori January 1, 2014 10:50 PM GMT
RVB doing the standard "I didn't send any messages" celeb copout.
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 10:50 PM GMT
Get on with it Barry FFS
Report nicky27 January 1, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
of course snake will be in there
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
Please no Hamilton and Newton
Report TexassportsagentBuzz January 1, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
forgive mer please for misunderstanding but I was slaughtering drink since wright pulled a set back at 0-4, but did mvg not require a 3 dart finish and failed to hit a treble but took oit a double too win?
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
lol bito - wright's lame compared to my characteristics on the oche Blush
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
Beat it Hammer
Report Lori January 1, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
NO HAMMER Laugh
Report Only-the-Brave January 1, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
will get some fancy odds on barney to finish bottom 2 of that
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
Looks a decent line up bar Newton
Report MC Roller January 1, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
no wade
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
wes??? Surprised
Report Lori January 1, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
wes Cry
Report milla445 January 1, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
No Justin Pipe? **** off Barry Angry
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
Christ neither there is never even noticed that MC
Report a bitofinterest January 1, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
newton Blush
Report Hamsterdam January 1, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
No Wade
Report johnwark January 1, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
Wade gaff getting smashed up right now
Report pauliow January 1, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
Blimey no Wade!!!
Report Eldrick January 1, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
newton doing a little wave in wade's general direction there
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
chisnall great on the floor ffs uncle barry!!!!
Report stickyvicky January 1, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
Wade on suicide watch againScared
Report Lori January 1, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
Sammi Marsh will be seen with Peter Wright tomorrow.
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
wade's naughty antics - pdc stuffed him
Report pauliow January 1, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
LaughLaugh
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
Surely Wade should be in before Newton?

7 time major winner v 2 time tv runner up?
Report Only-the-Brave January 1, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
wade/huybrechts instead of newton and it would have been bang on tbh
Report nicky27 January 1, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
the machine might defect to the BDO with that announcement
Report a bitofinterest January 1, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
no alan tabern either..
Report Lori January 1, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
"So many computations"

I hate promoters.
Report STEPTOES YARD January 1, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
barney just untouchable
Report MC Roller January 1, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
That wave counted against him, he should have had an award for that majestic moment.
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
it may seem mad but i'd give T the push and give some fecker else a chance of tv experience
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
mardle - possibly the worst pl player ever?
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
Mardle saying it like it is

A glorified exhibition
Report Eldrick January 1, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
hamilton/wade might complain but they have racked up plenty of QFs and never threatened to win anything
Report STEPTOES YARD January 1, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
Surely you cant keep players out because you feel they need time off ?

How does that work
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
Rod's gonna get it in the neck for Stiffing the ultimate streetfighter
Report stickyvicky January 1, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
'Health reasons'Plain
Report nicky27 January 1, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
thats just a poor excuse really steps
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
eldrick, most players are rewarded for failure £££££££££
Report Lori January 1, 2014 10:56 PM GMT
Would have preferred "James Wade not in because he's been playing ****"
Report Hamsterdam January 1, 2014 10:56 PM GMT
Yup Wade's never won anything Crazy
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 10:56 PM GMT
Or james isn't in cos he's a c unt?
Report Lori January 1, 2014 10:56 PM GMT
Even that.
Report STEPTOES YARD January 1, 2014 10:56 PM GMT
Hardly ever watch premier league anyway.

Darts on tv knockout event for me.
Report Eldrick January 1, 2014 10:56 PM GMT
wade's case is far more harsh, losing SF at last years worlds, this year's PL, matchplay, grand prix, grand slam

to let newton in on the back of what he's done is a farce really
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2014 10:56 PM GMT
No richie burnett Love - bastards Angry
Report Lori January 1, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
"We've done him a favour"

Doesn't sound like they asked him if he wanted this favour.
Report the silverback January 1, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
Evening all.

Sigh.
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
hows how stale the top 16/32 are with wes getting a 2nd crack
Report Lori January 1, 2014 10:58 PM GMT
You salvage anything silverback?

Dart at 4-3 was costly as hell wasn't it :(

Agree with you DnB, even if they had a 2-3 week qualifying tourney to put a couple in it would be better.
Report stickyvicky January 1, 2014 10:58 PM GMT
New blood was badly needed anyway imo.
Report nicky27 January 1, 2014 10:58 PM GMT
unlucky lori , hope u managed to salvage something from that
Report Only-the-Brave January 1, 2014 10:58 PM GMT
perhaps wade has requested not to be in it?  Makes no sense otherwise.

Barney, newton, and anderson all questionable inclusions.  Can understand sky picking rvb and anderson though I suppose.  Newton being picked is beyond me.
Report nicky27 January 1, 2014 10:59 PM GMT
rvb the jolly for the wooden spoon
Report Hamsterdam January 1, 2014 10:59 PM GMT
There was rumors that he wanted time out tbf
Report the silverback January 1, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
I banked a small win but it feels like nothing.

Feels like those missed doubles for 3-4 and 5-6 cost an awful lot of green
Report Eldrick January 1, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
wade last won a title in 2011 (and it was uk open, which is a second tier event in my eyes, hardly even bother betting on it)

the only two finals he has made since then was matchplay 2011 and 2012
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 11:01 PM GMT
Yeah don't agree with Newton he has never done it on tv for me
Report TheMadness January 1, 2014 11:01 PM GMT
Did Wade ask for time off?
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2014 11:01 PM GMT
i was thinking who'd cop the most 180s which instantly reminded me of 1 missing name - whitlock? a more shocking omission, especially with wes in. or is rogue in it?
Report Lori January 1, 2014 11:02 PM GMT
As I've posted in the other thread, the reasons (unless Wade had a say, which they implied he hadn't but doesn't mean he didn't) are more ridiculous than the decision.
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 11:02 PM GMT
Whitlock in automatically as hes 4th in the world
Report Eldrick January 1, 2014 11:02 PM GMT
moderate losing day here, the comeback did me no favours at all despite having a small position on the handicap with wright
Report Eldrick January 1, 2014 11:02 PM GMT
moderate losing day here, the comeback did me no favours at all despite having a small position on the handicap with wright
Report happyhibee January 1, 2014 11:02 PM GMT
anyway I'm off to bed gents.

As ever it's been a pleasure and I'm sure the hardcore will be back on Saturday for the proper darts Laugh
Report Lori January 1, 2014 11:03 PM GMT
See you Saturday HH, cheering on Croc Dundee and the prime minister.
Report stickyvicky January 1, 2014 11:03 PM GMT
Gary Anderson was a flash in the pan 2/3 years ago. Out of his 'league' now tbf
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
just rewound and there he is. the wizard of the 170 c/o.
hearn reading out the exclusive list, and there's sky already showing the list before he tells us ffs
Report RichyH January 1, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
2 things to look forward to in the next 24 Hours, James Wades Twitter and an early morning interview if MvG on Sky
Report TheMadness January 1, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
Anderson should have taken out the current Champion
Report n88uk January 1, 2014 11:06 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2014 -- 5:00PM, Eldrick wrote:


wade last won a title in 2011 (and it was uk open, which is a second tier event in my eyes, hardly even bother betting on it)the only two finals he has made since then was matchplay 2011 and 2012


Anderson last made a TV semi-final in 2011.

Report TheMadness January 1, 2014 11:07 PM GMT
He won the PL in 2011
Report stickyvicky January 1, 2014 11:09 PM GMT
Done nowt since
Report TheMadness January 1, 2014 11:10 PM GMT
Been all Taylor/Lewis/MVG ever since. Barney won the GSOD
Report TheMadness January 1, 2014 11:12 PM GMT
I suspect Anderson got in simply because of the match with MVG. And because he's a Scot
Report Lori January 1, 2014 11:20 PM GMT
Do they need three Scots?
Report DartsnBooze January 1, 2014 11:23 PM GMT
Dont knock the BDO lads (too much!). Stick with the darts forum and get geared up for some quality arrers as well as some close run matches...ie...missed doubles galore = heightened excitement.

Worst thing is the burgundy jacket brigade, players walk on (with silly grins) and the stoney quiet, yet appreciative crowd atmosphere.

Missing in action - The Wests - Sharron - Buffet - AND...Good riddance to the The Racist!

Things we'll read on here next week:
He's too good for the bdo and should move to the pdc - NAP!
If i wanted to watch darts as poor as this i'd go to the local - YAWN!
Room for many more comments....
Report Lori January 1, 2014 11:29 PM GMT
The betting can be as good on the BDO and in the final stages better than the PDC.
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