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happyhibee
28 Dec 14 20:12
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Last 2 days have gone pretty well so let's hope we can carry on the momentum with another couple of winners. Today sees the culmination of R2 and the start of R3 so let's see what the matches have to offer Happy

Michael Smith v Brendan Dolan:

R1 - Smith bt Mensur Suljovic
Ave: 97.47
180's: 9
HC: 124
CO%: 50%

Dolan bt Nolan Arendse 3-0
Ave: 90.18
180's: 2
HC: 108
CO%: 43%

Opening match of the day sees the bully boy take on the irishman Dolan. Smith actually knuckled down well in the first match v Suljovic but I'm still not convinced about his attitude at times. Looks very sulky and at times it looks like he doesn't actually enjoy being on stage. Dolan beat the south african qualifier easily in R1 and he's a stuffy opponent who will take advantage of any slackness in Smith's play. I like the look of Smith's maxes in this match simply because I can see it going 6 sets at least and if we know one thing about Smith it's that he can hit the lipstick for fun. He had 9 in 20 legs in R1 and if we get the same again then the mark is easily achievable.

Recommendation: 2pts win Michael Smith over 6.5 maxes @ 5/6 (365)

Vincent Van Der Voort v Max Hopp:

R1 - VDV bt John Henderson 3-2
Ave: 93.39
180's: 7
HC: 157
CO%: 40%

Hopp bt Mervyn King 3-2
Ave: 96.6
180's: 10
HC: 161
CO%: 38%

Should be a decent game this between 2 quick players who can score very heavily at times. VDV was not happy with his performance in R1 but I actually thought he played pretty well. Scored heavily and doubled pretty well for him too as he is often very flaky on the finishing. Hopp had the most maxes in R1 and showed for the first time on tv why he is very highly rated. King was struggling a bit with an injury but take nothing away from young Max who punished him superbly. Again I like the maxes of Hopp here as he showed he is very capable on song and the line looks a bit lower than I anticipated.

Recommendation: 2pts win Max Hopp over 5.5 maxes @ 6/5 (365)

Raymond Van Barneveld v Jamie Caven:

R1 - Barney bt Rowby John Rodriguez 3-0
Ave: 99.93
180's: 3
HC: 170
CO%: 50%

Caven bt Jason Hogg 3-2
Ave: 80.87
180's: 5
HC: 77
CO%: 24%

Last match of afternoon sees 5 times world champ Barney take on the disappointing on tv Jamie Caven. They met last year and it was an absolute classic which Barney edged 4-3 and I'd take the same again tomorrow. Barney strolled to an opening win but was under no pressure and in my opinion he is still seriously vulnerable when it gets tough. Caven was awful in his first match though and if he plays like that again then it will be a pressure free afternoon for Ray. Can't see a bet here but I would say that something tells me Caven sometimes seems to be a better player in the afternoon (Or I could be imaging that) so he might keep it close.

Recommendation: No bet

James Wade v Stephen Bunting:

R1 - Wade bt Jamie Lewis 3-1
Ave: 97.14
180's: 4
HC: 96
CO%: 37%

Bunting bt Robert Marijanovic 3-1
Ave: 90.2
180's: 2
HC: 124
CO%: 59%

Last match of the round and on paper probably the one that most were looking forward to. Wade has been a much improved player of late and played well in his opening win. He seems to be enjoying his darts now and credits much of that to his off the board happiness. Bunting is the reigning BDO champ and he is capable of spells of darts when he is simply unplayable. However at times since coming over he has showed some inconsistency too and if he's not at his best then I think Wade will jump all over him. I think Wade is actually a fair price for the win here and will be having a small bet on him progressing.

Recommendation: 1pt win James Wade @ 4/6 (General)

Michael Van Gerwen v Terry Jenkins:

R2 - MVG bt Sascha Stein 4-1
Ave: 99.87
180's: 8
HC: 86
CO%: 38%

Jenkins bt Lawrence Ryder 4-0
Ave: 96.45
180's: 7
HC: 164
CO%: 41%

First match of the last 16 sees a mouthwatering clash which I am really looking forward to. MVG has dropped a set in both wins so far and I think the common consensus is he is more vulnerable now than he was 12 months ago. He still scores very heavily but seems much more prone to spells of legs when nothing he goes for actually lands. Jenks on the other hand has played very solidly in his 2 wins so far and never dropped a leg in R2. He also came within a whisker of another 9 dart leg and I think he will fancy the job here. There could be a lot of maxes in this but the line of over 14 looks high in case Jenks is blown away which could happen. However I'm willing to chance a small bet on a high check here as both are very capable of the big finishes.

Recommendation: 1pt win over 130.5 HC @ 5/6 (General)

Robert Thornton v Benito Van De Pas:

R2 - Thornton bt Ronnie Baxter 4-0
Ave: 93.78
180's: 7
HC: 40
CO%: 31%

Van De Pas bt Dave Chisnall 4-2
Ave: 91.44
180's: 4
HC: 127
CO%: 31%

Last match of the evening session sees Thornton take on the surprise package in young dutchman Van De Pas. Thornton was under no pressure v Baxter but did what he had to do and won easily. He's still a player who I think is impossible to figure out though as he is extremely inconsistent. He's a worthy favourite here but Benito is riding the crest of a wave and will fancy his chances of creating another upset. He has knocked out 2 seeds so far and he was very gritty in coming from behind to beat Chissy in R2 and if he can average mid 90's again then he might stand a chance. I think the prices all look right here though and I will be happy to watch and see who advances to the QF.

Recommendation: No Bet

Summary: I fancy Wade to win and a couple of players maxes tomorrow in the hope we can keep up the good run. All views and bets as always welcome and best of luck to all the regulars on here tomorrow. I might even try and stick up a winner at the horses again!

HH Happy
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Report sickoflayinwinners December 29, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
does it matter if she knows fk all about dartsWink
Report GRANTCKING December 29, 2014 9:51 PM GMT
benito moves like a robot, one weird techqniue
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 9:51 PM GMT
One of the proclaimers is married to a dwarf.

great fact
Report aberdonia December 29, 2014 9:51 PM GMT
Spitting image was great, i also really enjoyed Alan Bstard MP, i can relate to him. Happy
Report Howdi December 29, 2014 9:51 PM GMT
really...............hh
Report alun2005 December 29, 2014 9:51 PM GMT
Ye Gods, that's a revelation.
Report Howdi December 29, 2014 9:53 PM GMT
i need overs c/out here
Report Bergkamp93 December 29, 2014 9:53 PM GMT

Dec 29, 2014 -- 3:47PM, pauliow wrote:


About time we had another picture


Tongue OutTongue OutTongue OutTongue OutTongue OutTongue Out

Report alun2005 December 29, 2014 9:53 PM GMT
The Sky Politburo really cracking down on the 'Boring Tables' chant.
Report STEPTOES YARD December 29, 2014 9:53 PM GMT
fall down at your wendy house door
Report GRANTCKING December 29, 2014 9:54 PM GMT
RIP BDO
Report aberdonia December 29, 2014 9:54 PM GMT
Thornton is BDO Grant
Report tomoftrs December 29, 2014 9:54 PM GMT

Dec 29, 2014 -- 3:50PM, pauliow wrote:


She should


??

Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 9:54 PM GMT
Dunno if its the same one but one was also married to Margo MacDonald's daughter
Report DartsnBooze December 29, 2014 9:55 PM GMT
thorn c/o landed Cool
Report alun2005 December 29, 2014 9:55 PM GMT
Let's all hope that the BDO supremos take a lead from Sky and violently crackdown on the noisy recidivist miscreants who have made poor Ted's life such a misery at the Lakeside.
Report GRANTCKING December 29, 2014 9:55 PM GMT

Dec 29, 2014 -- 3:54PM, aberdonia wrote:


Thornton is BDO Grant


nah hes been pdc long enough to get rid of the smell of failure

Report GRANTCKING December 29, 2014 9:55 PM GMT
LaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report aberdonia December 29, 2014 9:56 PM GMT
Think one still is Hibee. Not a fan of their music.
Report pauliow December 29, 2014 9:56 PM GMT
I got into an altercation with a dwarf many years ago in a pub in Newport. He pushed in front of me at the bar and popped his head up to be served. I told him I was next and he became abusive. I told him to fukc off and he pushed me. What can you do, you cant deck the little sod. Later that night I saw him being thrown into a taxi p1ssed out of his skull.
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 9:56 PM GMT
Nah me either it's guff
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 9:56 PM GMT
I bloody love dwarves
Report Lori December 29, 2014 9:57 PM GMT
He obviously had a short temper.
Report MC Roller December 29, 2014 9:57 PM GMT
Laugh
Report pauliow December 29, 2014 9:57 PM GMT
CoolCool
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 9:58 PM GMT
Thornton has more headshakes than Barney
Report aberdonia December 29, 2014 9:58 PM GMT
bugger off thornton
Report Lori December 29, 2014 9:59 PM GMT
It's the little nod he does when he hits a t20 in a lost leg that gets me everytim
Report chief December 29, 2014 9:59 PM GMT
Anyone got a decent link to watch the darts please?
Report GRANTCKING December 29, 2014 9:59 PM GMT

Dec 29, 2014 -- 3:59PM, Lori wrote:


It's the little nod he does when he hits a t20 in a lost leg that gets me everytim


hahaha yep, agree with this

Report Lori December 29, 2014 10:00 PM GMT
Im sure that first family in this advert are booking into the overlook
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:01 PM GMT
yeah I concur too tilts me everytime
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:01 PM GMT
Not until christmas I realise there's an inordinate amount of dreadful adverts
Report Lori December 29, 2014 10:02 PM GMT
It's always been a thing of mine, not sure why.

Talking of which, did betfair ever explain their latest masterpiece with the octopus having seemingly given up on pretending they're not a middleman.
Report aberdonia December 29, 2014 10:02 PM GMT
Hope Taunton is on tomorrow, ive hoovered up all the short odds on it going ahead.

Following taunton racecourse on twitter. Happy
Report GRANTCKING December 29, 2014 10:03 PM GMT

Dec 29, 2014 -- 4:02PM, aberdonia wrote:


Hope Taunton is on tomorrow, ive hoovered up all the short odds on it going ahead.Following taunton racecourse on twitter.


u need help LaughLaughLaugh

Report Lori December 29, 2014 10:03 PM GMT
Taunton racecourse is my secondary twitter account, been laying stupid prices all night.
Report aberdonia December 29, 2014 10:04 PM GMT
Laugh
Report GRANTCKING December 29, 2014 10:04 PM GMT
benito does an amazng peter crouch robot impression
Report aberdonia December 29, 2014 10:04 PM GMT
Grant, it is a cert to be on. it is buying money.
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:05 PM GMT
Read it's meant to be very cold? I fancy one there kind of hope its on too
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:05 PM GMT
big Ben FFS
Report aberdonia December 29, 2014 10:06 PM GMT
That yelp that Thornton gives when he wins a leg is very annoying.
Report aberdonia December 29, 2014 10:07 PM GMT
Mardle has went from saying that Benny is shyte to now having a great future in this game.
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:08 PM GMT
Mardle changes his opinion more often than I change tv channel
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:09 PM GMT
Thornton there for taking but Big Ben keeps on letting him off
Report Lori December 29, 2014 10:11 PM GMT
Board is crap
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:12 PM GMT
"Playing quite beautifully" landed from Nige

Surprised Smith is as big as 7/4 to beat Bunting tomorrow
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:13 PM GMT
Big Ben should have took this set but has blown too many doubles
Report MC Roller December 29, 2014 10:13 PM GMT
great stuff thorn
Report MC Roller December 29, 2014 10:13 PM GMT
he knew what he was doing
Report GRANTCKING December 29, 2014 10:14 PM GMT
big ben should head back to the bdo, might win a game
Report aberdonia December 29, 2014 10:14 PM GMT
Benny is a bit of a tiresome player,

brilliance and a helleva lot of ****
Report aberdonia December 29, 2014 10:16 PM GMT
He just needed to keep close to Thornton who crumples on a regular basis

wins the next set on throw and he may still have a chance
Report sickoflayinwinners December 29, 2014 10:16 PM GMT
id make bunting a very marginal fav and therefore if thorn is available at 7/4 ill be with him.
Report aberdonia December 29, 2014 10:17 PM GMT
i would have Bunting over Thornton every day of the week.

too short to back though.
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:17 PM GMT
Smith it is Sickof
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:18 PM GMT
Bunting 4/9 v Smith 7/4

Smith has more maxes, higher average and I make it a pick em
Report pauliow December 29, 2014 10:18 PM GMT
Buntings game will suit Smith far more than Dolans did
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:20 PM GMT
Looking like this could be over pretty sharpish
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:23 PM GMT
So inconsistent is Big Ben. can see how he has had some good results on the floor mind as he can have great spells of 5 or 6 legs
Report Lori December 29, 2014 10:23 PM GMT
Seems a determined guy too. Sort of thing you need to grind out those events.
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:24 PM GMT
yeah he's a bit like VDV very capable but mighty inconsistent
Report wisewords December 29, 2014 10:24 PM GMT
feels like a 4-0 here
Report wisewords December 29, 2014 10:24 PM GMT
Benito can't string it together
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:24 PM GMT
Sure does WW thornton always a decent front runner too
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:26 PM GMT
Alan Irvine away from WBA now
Report schillaci December 29, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
i won 154 on dartsHappy

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=16biz2r&s=8#.VKHUwV4DiA
Report sickoflayinwinners December 29, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
laid 1.2 thornton -2.5 sets  just to get my stake back. probably value for the backer but hey I can suffr that
Report sickoflayinwinners December 29, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
benny breaks
Report wisewords December 29, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
Benny struggles to string it together though. a break isn't so vital
Report wisewords December 29, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
horrible dart at the D20 by Benny
Report wisewords December 29, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
Robert is ruthless today
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
Lost count of how many times Big Ben has completely blocked the T20 with a dart standing bolt upright
Report wisewords December 29, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
kicking the crap out of Ben
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
Played quite beautifully x 2
Report wisewords December 29, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
Benito plays darts like a robot giraffe
Report sickoflayinwinners December 29, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
don't think benny would have beaten chizzy tonight
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 29, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
have we had , 'NO MISTAKE AT ALL'  ?
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 29, 2014 10:35 PM GMT
sorry if already posted but Wadey taking it well Crazy

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https://t.co/kUF7TIKH9E
Report GRANTCKING December 29, 2014 10:36 PM GMT

Dec 29, 2014 -- 4:35PM, Nilsson Schmilsson wrote:


sorry if already posted but Wadey taking it well .https://t.co/kUF7TIKH9E


dear god wadey still slating bunting

Report sickoflayinwinners December 29, 2014 10:37 PM GMT
what has wade said
Report GRANTCKING December 29, 2014 10:37 PM GMT
calling bunting a 2nd rate player and someone who isnt very good
Report sickoflayinwinners December 29, 2014 10:38 PM GMT
is there history between them , I always think bunting comes across as an ok bloke.
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
Only just stopped short of calling him a 2nd rate player there Laugh
Report sickoflayinwinners December 29, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
cant stand bad losers.
Report themover December 29, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
Wade : "thought I was going to win it this year"

LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
Time for bed anyway until tomorrow folks
Report Howdi December 29, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
hh x
Report pauliow December 29, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
Me too, night all
Report happyhibee December 29, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
Laure give it up luv
Report sickoflayinwinners December 29, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
people don't like laure.i  think shes a cracking little sort
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 29, 2014 10:45 PM GMT
no one has said they wouldn't, just she's not great at her job Happy
Report wisewords December 29, 2014 10:47 PM GMT

Dec 29, 2014 -- 4:44PM, sickoflayinwinners wrote:


people don't like laure.i

Report wisewords December 29, 2014 10:47 PM GMT
little banger
Report schillaci December 29, 2014 10:47 PM GMT
what about me and my winning bet on van gerwen

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=16biz2r&s=8#.VKHUwV4DiA
Report sickoflayinwinners December 29, 2014 10:47 PM GMT
to be honest darts is such a simple game theres not really much to say after games but I know where youre coming from, better than  if we had to look at Claire balding
Report DartsnBooze December 29, 2014 11:50 PM GMT
GRANTCKING
Dec 29, 2014 -- 9:54PM, aberdonia wrote:

Thornton is BDO Grant

nah hes been pdc long enough to get rid of the smell of failure



Thornton is a BDO World Master - Proper world title is that Cool
Report DartsnBooze December 29, 2014 11:52 PM GMT
Chief, if you're around these parts tomorrow here's a link to a link for the live darts action Wink

http://community.betfair.com/darts/go/thread/view/94054/30405149/pdc-links
Report GRANTCKING December 30, 2014 12:08 AM GMT

Dec 29, 2014 -- 5:50PM, DartsnBooze wrote:


GRANTCKINGDec 29, 2014 -- 9:54PM, aberdonia wrote:Thornton is BDO Grantnah hes been pdc long enough to get rid of the smell of failureThornton is a BDO World Master - Proper world title is that


Grin

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