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HGS
31 Dec 19 12:56
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Hmmm.  Make of that what you will.

Gulliver already out due to ill health. The 15% will want their money back! Laugh
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Report HGS December 31, 2019 2:01 PM GMT
Quite unbelievably, she has been given a spot in all of 2020 World Series Of Darts events. That is fekking ludicrous and totally beyond me.
Report HGS December 31, 2019 2:02 PM GMT
Fallon Sherrock has been given a spot in all World Series of Darts events in 2020 after her run to the third round of this year's PDC World Championship.
The 25-year-old became the first woman to win a match at the tournament by beating Ted Evetts at Alexandra Palace earlier this month.
She was eventually beaten by world number 22 Chris Dobey on Friday.
"I'm so excited to be given this opportunity and I can't wait to play on the World Series next year," she said.
Her historic first-round win gave her a place at the 2020 US Darts Masters event in New York in June.
But she has been included in the other five international World Series events, which take place in Denmark, Germany, New Zealand and two competitions in Australia.
"Being included in just the US Darts Masters was amazing enough but to now be able to go worldwide is something I could only dream of," she added.
"The last week or so has been incredible for me and the reaction I've received from around the world has been crazy - I've loved every minute of it and I couldn't have asked for anything more.
"I want to keep improving my game and the World Series will be another chance for me to show what I can do.
"I'm really grateful for the opportunity and I hope I can carry on where I left off in the World Championship."
Report wondersobright December 31, 2019 3:13 PM GMT
BDO is a sinking ship
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 3:35 PM GMT
Laugh cant believe she actually withdrew, she must have a high opinion of herself now
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 3:36 PM GMT
Cry there goes the tremendous lay
Report wondersobright December 31, 2019 3:43 PM GMT
happy days for the layers that laid already
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 4:15 PM GMT
wow do u get paid out if she doesnt begin the event? I thought it would be deemed a non runner, now im really seething!
Report clacton December 31, 2019 4:18 PM GMT
ALL BETS STAND RUN OR NOT
Report Latalomne December 31, 2019 4:24 PM GMT
Probably saves the embarrassment of not winning it given the recent hype.  (still surprised she pulled out, though - another clue she's going to get a PL spot?)
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 4:31 PM GMT
yeh deano ashton and suzuki wouldve tore her a new one
Report adge December 31, 2019 4:45 PM GMT
the 14 year old will beat those two
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 5:02 PM GMT
beau greaves!
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 5:02 PM GMT
watched her on youtube beat leighton bennett, was nice to see him shut up by a girl!
Report wondersobright December 31, 2019 6:27 PM GMT
GRANTCKING • December 31, 2019 4:15 PM GMT
wow do u get paid out if she doesnt begin the event?


yes...essentially its like horse racing A/P rules

likewise no rule 4
Report wisewords December 31, 2019 6:41 PM GMT

Dec 31, 2019 -- 9:35AM, GRANTCKING wrote:


cant believe she actually withdrew, she must have a high opinion of herself now


probably advised by her management. what does she gain from playing it?

Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 6:47 PM GMT
a world title
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 6:48 PM GMT
could u imagine the wankfest in the media if she won it, she had it all to gain imo, think she knows she cant beat ashton or suzuki tho
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 6:50 PM GMT
Grin according to some soyboys on twitter fallon is odds on to get a tour card, hope I can lay this price on the exchange Grin
Report wisewords December 31, 2019 6:50 PM GMT
she's gained it all already during the last 2 weeks. huge demand for her to do exhibitions, put into all the World Series events. also probably going to get a night at the Premier League
Report wisewords December 31, 2019 6:52 PM GMT
25k pocketed from the PDC Worlds, and a huge amount of media exposure. job done for Fallon imo, she's cracked it
Report wisewords December 31, 2019 6:53 PM GMT
it's the likes of Lisa Ashton that must be sick. similar/more ability and still a nobody
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 6:54 PM GMT
if shes gained it all already she had nothing to lose by playing
Report wisewords December 31, 2019 6:56 PM GMT
course she did. if she lost early then it dims her shine
Report wisewords December 31, 2019 6:56 PM GMT
she's said she wants to play in the PDC, prefers to play the men, plays better on the big stage against the men. so it looks like Fallon isn't going back to the BDO
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 6:56 PM GMT
Laugh but she broke the glass ceiling, how on earth would she lose?
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 6:57 PM GMT
aslong as I can get even money for her not to win a card at Q school ill be happy
Report wisewords December 31, 2019 6:58 PM GMT
good luck. probs be prices available on some bookie like Unibet. that market isn't going to be on the exchange though, highly doubtful
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 7:07 PM GMT
yeh I already looked, its 1/6 right now she doesnt get one, bit annoying, they insisted she was a coin toss
Report wisewords December 31, 2019 7:08 PM GMT
Fallon was kryptonite to Mensur
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 7:22 PM GMT
fallon is world class, fact!
Report MC Roller December 31, 2019 8:05 PM GMT
The World is her oyster with that stratospheric 90 average. Her trophy cabinet next year is going to be bulging and I've already applied for the trophy cleaning job. I've already bought the pink suit and wig for the interview.
Report GRANTCKING December 31, 2019 8:51 PM GMT
LaughLaugh
Report SontaranStratagem December 31, 2019 10:53 PM GMT
They can't have her losing to some other unknown woman after all the ridiculous hype surrounding her. I'm of the opinion at least one of the two were asked to throw the match against her, their performance level was way off for a professional ffs

And Dobey was struggling to make it look convincing by keeping her in the game for so long as well, he was on a 2 dart finish before she got down to below 200 multiple times in that match and missed god knows how many doubles under no pressure whatsoever. You can spot it a mile off when there's a sandbagger.

And this basically buries the womens game Laugh, a so called wonderful woman darts player is pulling out of a womens event because there's no point? what about "equality" and all that jazz? nah its about money and an agenda 

All this hype is beyond a joke but we live in the era of the hype and forced controversy
Report SontaranStratagem December 31, 2019 10:58 PM GMT

Dec 31, 2019 -- 12:53PM, wisewords wrote:


it's the likes of Lisa Ashton that must be sick. similar/more ability and still a nobody


Sadly its the pretty blond shtick isn't it

She's so cute and cuddly, but you can see she's a feminist c*w under that mask

Already violining it in the media about sexism on social media etc, truly pathetic as per usual

Report SontaranStratagem December 31, 2019 11:00 PM GMT
there's a video on youtube where she blatantly snubs some lad in the crowd but accepts the high fives from the women next to him

She knew he was there because she looked at him whilst walking past ffs

That sort of stuff winds me up, and I'd say the same if MVG did the same to some girl in the crowd as well
Report Latalomne December 31, 2019 11:20 PM GMT
I'm of the opinion at least one of the two were asked to throw the match against her, their performance level was way off for a professional ffs
Even if you truly believe the first bit, the second bit is tosh.  Evetts and Suljovic both had a better average against her (Fallon's own was also superior) than Price managed in yesterday's semi, and Mensur's was better than Aspinall's semi performance too....
Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2020 1:04 AM GMT
https://www.captiongenerator.com/1623232/Dimtri-considers-the-darts

LaughLaughLaugh
Report anfeild January 1, 2020 1:07 AM GMT
Unless she's good enough she wont be around long. I think she done well to win two games fair play to her. I don't blame her not playing in the bdo is a shambles.
Report Winja January 1, 2020 10:07 AM GMT
Barry Hearn, PDC chairman, confirmed Sherrock's third-round defeat against Chris Dobey last Friday generated the highest TV audience for an afternoon session in the event's history...….i wonder where her advice to bail came from......Laugh
Report SontaranStratagem January 1, 2020 2:38 PM GMT
Hearn also say she's taken darts global so I wouldn't take to much he says seriously

Making up narratives and headlines as they go again

Darts was going "global" in the early 2000s, it went fully global in the late 2000s, its utterly pathetic to listen to sometimes and they treat us all like invalids
Report SontaranStratagem January 1, 2020 2:40 PM GMT
So all these events abroad isn't "global" now according to Hearn, its some woman who fluked a win that's taken it to the aliens in outer space CrazyCrazy

They do seriously need to grow the fack up I'm being serious
Report dr . atkins January 1, 2020 3:59 PM GMT
rumour have it she could be in premier league she puts bums on seats
Report SontaranStratagem January 1, 2020 4:02 PM GMT
She doesn't though

Those Neanderthals that turn up would turn up regardless of who was playing, they turn up for a p*** up and riot essentially

None of them turn up for the actual darts
Report SontaranStratagem January 1, 2020 4:03 PM GMT
They aren't trying to convince us these soccer hooligans are paying to watch Fallon Sherrock Vs Mensur Suljovic are they?
Report HGS January 1, 2020 4:08 PM GMT
One hopes that is just a vicious rumour doc. Is scandalous what they have already done but if she was to be given a regular slot in the Premier League, the fake 'fawning' over her by the pro gents will soon disappear. This will come at the cost of someone far more deserving. Just like last season when they gave Barney his swansong in the Premier League when his darts that season did not warrant this. And his results proved this winning one game and being first eliminated!
Report SontaranStratagem January 1, 2020 4:22 PM GMT
I don't think they care HGS, all publicity is good publicity regardless of whether its damn right awful, bad or good

We live in the era of any controversy is jumped on and made a £ from
Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2020 4:26 PM GMT
I watched a barry hearn interview last night and he confirmed theyre having the contenders/challengers theme again this year so fallon looks like a nap to get a contender slot for one of the weeks
Report GRANTCKING January 1, 2020 4:27 PM GMT
https://youtu.be/wzdgi0uUFio

this is it if anyone wants to watch it
Report SontaranStratagem January 1, 2020 4:28 PM GMT
Cheers Grant

Yeap she'll end up on it in some capacity
Report HGS January 1, 2020 4:36 PM GMT
A contender spot in itself would be bad enough imo. A full on place would be unforgivable.
Report HGS January 1, 2020 4:36 PM GMT
And yes, I've no doubt that is the least she will get.
Report Latalomne January 1, 2020 4:42 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2020 -- 10:03AM, SontaranStratagem wrote:


They aren't trying to convince us these soccer hooligans are paying to watch Fallon Sherrock Vs Mensur Suljovic are they?


"Bums on seats" doesn't just mean at the venue.  Increased TV viewing figures = increased advertising revenues.  Whether you like it or not, she has "sold" the game to a whole new audience in the run up to Christmas.  I've had conversations about darts with people who have never previously voiced any interest in the sport at all.  She was trending #1 on Twitter in the UK and #2 worldwide during one of her matches.

Report Latalomne January 1, 2020 4:44 PM GMT
As Wonder alluded to the other day, the game is currently going through a bit of a dip since the retirement of PT and the drop off in form of Subby, Barney, Crackpot etc.  Hearn is not stupid and realises Fallon will give it a bit of a lift at a time when it could arguably do with it, even if it's only temporary.
Report rob999 January 1, 2020 6:33 PM GMT
Agree with Lat. Bums on seats is far wider than the drinkers at the venue. Its pretty basic business. Record afternoon TV viewers, Billie Jean King, Good Morning TV with Piers Morgan or whoever she was on with = More advertising and more money in the game.

Of course there will be players that moan when she gets a contender slot for the Premier League but they are short sighted if they can't see that more advertising and more money in the game benefits all of them.
Report HGS January 1, 2020 7:18 PM GMT
No doubt the fact she was playing that afternoon helped create the record tv audience. Being on the Friday afternoon after Christmas will also have helped with this. Add to the fact that there was 2 other good matches in that session, notably Durrant v Gurney and it is quite understandable as afternoon matches are usually  of the lower quality. The problem here is what happens if she flops in these tournaments she has been given a freebie into???
Report rob999 January 1, 2020 8:06 PM GMT
My 16 yr old tuned in on Fri afternoon with a couple of her mates. I don't think she watching for Gurney's Irish charm of Duzza's dashing good looks.

Of course they want Sherrock to succeed but when she doesn't it won't really matter. There will be a new story to sell like Leighton Bennett, Taylor and Barney coming out of retirement for a best of 101 sets on Sky Box Office, Price and Wright rematch to be under mixed martial arts rules in a steel cage etc. Right now though Sherrock is the biggest story they can create for the mass media (by a distance) and they have to sell that story.
Report SontaranStratagem January 1, 2020 9:18 PM GMT

Jan 1, 2020 -- 10:42AM, Latalomne wrote:


Jan  1, 2020 --  4:03PM, SontaranStratagem wrote:They aren't trying to convince us these soccer hooligans are paying to watch Fallon Sherrock Vs Mensur Suljovic are they?"Bums on seats" doesn't just mean at the venue.  Increased TV viewing figures = increased advertising revenues.  Whether you like it or not, she has "sold" the game to a whole new audience in the run up to Christmas.  I've had conversations about darts with people who have never previously voiced any interest in the sport at all.  She was trending #1 on Twitter in the UK and #2 worldwide during one of her matches.


They wont hang around though lata and will quickly disappear

Its like anything, its gains a bit of traction and it brings short term viewers, but then quickly dissipates

They got the perfect demographic involved, the football supporters who love a drink and a sing song

But its about short termism nowadays, having a stable demographic ins't good enough nowadays

Report SontaranStratagem January 1, 2020 9:20 PM GMT
Girls will not watch darts for very long

Very head in sand to think they will. And then they'll need another story to tell to get more short term viewers in
Report rob999 January 1, 2020 9:32 PM GMT
I don't think anyone on here is saying that its anything other than short term. What they are saying is that not wanting to take advantage of that short term success is crazy. Then on to the next story of course.
Report dr . atkins January 2, 2020 12:33 PM GMT
my mate at matchroom was right she be playing in premier league
Report HGS January 3, 2020 11:50 AM GMT
Be interesting to see who she 'draws'.  Duzza imo.
Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2020 7:42 PM GMT
Laugh yeh, its def not gonna be MVG thats for sure
Report wisewords January 3, 2020 7:52 PM GMT
I reckon she'll draw Michael Smith
Report Winja January 4, 2020 8:34 PM GMT
someone who needs a new car compliments of hearn autos...…….
Report SontaranStratagem January 5, 2020 9:31 PM GMT
She was doing a double act thing yesterday, absolutely awful

3 successive visits of less than 50 and in both legs it took about 23 darts ffs

Sorry but not sure how long they are going to pull the wool over peoples eyes with this "brand", its already into taking the pish territory now
Report HGS January 20, 2020 7:36 PM GMT
Pay me. She plays Durrant on night 2!
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