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29 Dec 15 07:18
Date Joined: 19 Jun 05
| Topic/replies: 367 | Blogger: cooperman12's blog
Don't know why he bothers, talks utter nonsense at times, when referring to his match v Painter he said it had everything, a little bit of brilliance, a little bit of rubbish, and the crowd were fortunate to see it. Then he informs us the way to beat Van Gerwin is to play well against him, oh and throw in the fact he's a multi millionaire with no mortgage. Jesus he's hard work to like!
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Report chavman December 29, 2015 8:58 AM GMT
horrible man struggling to come to terms with the fact hes not the best anymore.shame that his legacy will be what a nasty man he is and not the brilliance of his glory years.
Report liam1982 December 29, 2015 9:52 AM GMT
he came across as a bit unstable and troubled to me in his interview last night, seems like he's strugglign with something like stress or depression, sad to see such a great athlete like that but it wasn't a guy who's  capable of winning the world championship, one more win maybe for taylor if he's lucky but he'll go no further than that
Report chavman December 29, 2015 11:35 AM GMT
defo seems too mentally fragile for top end darts now
Report Mikael D'Haguenet December 29, 2015 11:36 AM GMT
'great athlete' Laugh
Report chavman December 29, 2015 11:37 AM GMT
smiled at that myself
Report theres only one best tonic December 29, 2015 12:20 PM GMT
he wouldnt even be the living room world champion in my living room any more and will bow out in the next round to King or Klaasen
Report DartsnBooze December 29, 2015 12:41 PM GMT
Post match interview came too soon. Needed 10 mins in the cooler to compose himself.
Report theres only one best tonic December 29, 2015 12:43 PM GMT
So we'd get the same shoite but ten minutes later
Report asparagus December 29, 2015 12:59 PM GMT
Have to say i feel a little sorry for Taylor. Yes he may be quite hard to like at times and some of his interviews are nonsense (and always have been) but after so many years of answering more or less the same questions every tournament it must be hard to be interesting.
People seem very keen to knock him but we are talking about one of the greatest and most dominant sportsmen in history. To me he's a complete legend and without him darts probably wouldn't be as popular as it is now so all the top players owe him a thank you. (in the same way golfers owe plenty to Tiger woods). He is not the most likeable but personally would love to see this all time great win one more championship even if to does appear unlikely.
Report ccmac1975 December 29, 2015 1:16 PM GMT
Agree with the op a truly disgusting human being is the power .only thing I'd like him to win is a ticket to the dementia ward Grin
Report DartsnBooze December 29, 2015 2:39 PM GMT
Well said asparagus.

Taylor once said he'd love to have a persona like David Beckham but he's not wired that way.
Both are driven winners though Taylor is much more ruthless.
Think about it - The bloke gave up his life to tread the oche for 3 decades.

It's hard to take in the discipline and dedication to keep striving forward.
Credit where it's due. Is anyone on here as dedicated to what they do in life?
Report Daryl Revok December 29, 2015 2:50 PM GMT

Class Laugh
Report s.kenbo December 29, 2015 3:40 PM GMT
He hardly gave up his life for 30 years, DnB. He was making a very good living doing a job he loved.

He craves money and attention, and thinks everybody should respect him. He's a respected darts player but he doesn't come across a decent bloke.

He's 1.01 to be doing reality tv when his darting career ends.
Report The Dragon December 29, 2015 5:20 PM GMT
to me he seems to have lost the plot both at the darts and in interviews. would not be surprised if he was not well mentally, he just doesn't seem the guy he used to be. his physical appearance has deteriorated also in quite a marked manner.

i bumped into him at dublin airport many years ago ,he was on his own  i shook his hand and he smiled at me, seemed a nice genuine guy,You have to respect him as one of the most amazing sportsmen of his era. i think it may be close to the time when he considers giving it up. i would hate to see him go out on a low.

i will be backing klassen against him tomorrow
Report STUDYFORM December 29, 2015 5:53 PM GMT
I like him.
He's usually frank and honest, seems like a decent enough bloke to me.
He's been at the very top of his profession for over 25 years, done all there is to do, is still one of the best and doesn't pretend to do it to be liked.
Yet so many people want to knock him - I have yet to see anything "truly disgusting" that he's said or done.
He never shirks an interview and for some reason I can't fathom, seems to annoy people by acknowledging that he's very good.
He IS very good. Best darts player ever, bar none.

It looks to me like the same thing I used to hear about Steve Davis, or see all the time about Paul McCartney {for example). Loads of armchair experts trying to shoot 'em down when they're the best at what they do.

From what I've read on this thread, there's nothing Taylor COULD have said in his interview that would have been alright!
Report s.kenbo December 29, 2015 6:38 PM GMT
How many sporting greats have you heard mention in a live interview that they're multi-millionaires? It's very crass imo.
I used to be a huge Phil Taylor fan, and I could never knock how good he is/was. But he just comes across as a self obsessed, arrogant bastard to me, and I no longer cheer him on.

I remember Chris Mason saying that he used to hate him (envy, I suppose) because Phil was turning up to tournies in his Rolls Royce, while he was turning up in a battered old Escort.
Report DHB December 29, 2015 7:11 PM GMT
@ichlugebullets on Twitter

Phil Taylor vs Jelle Klaasen in the next round then, two men who seem unable to go above 16 with their trophies.
Report DHB December 29, 2015 7:11 PM GMT
@ichlugebullets on Twitter

Phil Taylor vs Jelle Klaasen in the next round then, two men who seem unable to go above 16 with their trophies.
Report DStyle December 29, 2015 7:47 PM GMT
It's a strange expectation that i think many, me included, have that we believe sporting excellence correlates with being a good bloke.

It seems, perhaps, that it's more likely that the opposite is true.

Sport seems littered with high achievers who are massive bellends. I think a lack of failure, or never having to face up to your limits, as well as idolisation from the public, combined with a a pretty selfish driven and competitive personality, rarely shape an individual well.

People like Nadal and Tendulkar seem to be the exception not the rule.
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