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Posted by: darts statman on Nov 28, 2012 at 04:42:17 PM
[img]http://community.cdnbf.net/community.betfair.com/user/darts_statman/5a1fd5d155c2ca3d3ae79de66c1be7e1.jpg?v=24208[/img] In our betting preview for the Grand Slam we highlighted the fact that the bottom part of the draw appeared to be the easiest route to the final and gave one of the outsiders a great chance of getting to the final. It was Barney (yes I admit I was wrong about Barney) who came through and such has been his form recently was actually one of the outsiders we rather generally referred to. We highlighted Newton, Hamilton and a rollercoaster ride with The Bull as possible contenders for the spot Barney collected in the final. Jenkins was disappointing; from an outsider looking in he appears more interested in his two man dart show with The Pie Man than winning darts...
Posted by: darts statman on Nov 11, 2012 at 10:49:05 AM
[img]http://community.cdnbf.net/community.betfair.com/user/darts_statman/5a1fd5d155c2ca3d3ae79de66c1be7e1.jpg?v=24208[/img] In our preview of the Grand Slam we likened the diverse mixture of players to a fantasy football competition. In your fantasy football team you have a handful of great players, some with the potential (you hope) to come good and some hapless individuals to make up the numbers. Our football fantasy analogy seems to be an accurate one! Painter, he is your reliable tough tackling midfielder type, say Charlie Adam. They both show a touch of class from time to time too! Painter overcame Winstanley, Deano unfortunately played the role of the misfiring striker, time after time missing the target to end on a 27% doubles rate. The BDO boys didn’t fare too well in ...
Posted by: darts statman on Nov 8, 2012 at 04:12:48 PM
[img]http://community.cdnbf.net/community.betfair.com/user/darts_statman/5a1fd5d155c2ca3d3ae79de66c1be7e1.jpg?v=24208[/img]We mentioned in our Grand Slam preview that the group of players were a diverse bunch and all with a mixture of current form and other trials and tribulations to cope with. Nevertheless, that doesn't necessarily mean it is going to be any easier selecting any winning bets! The Champion Taylor is a best price 7/4 with Victor, does that make you purr like a **** cat? No me neither. But it is not that long ago that you would have been hunting down the back of the sofa for every last penny to lump on The Power at 7/4. Of course come next Sunday night we may be kicking ourselves for not fishing out the dusty pound coins and investing in Taylor to come right back into...
Posted by: darts statman on Oct 10, 2012 at 11:39:22 AM
We suggested recently a more deliberate approach to throwing your darts (in particular the first) could pay dividends. It seems Colin Osborne and Paul Nicholson may have been thinking the same thing! Osborne was assisted by the unfortunate meltdown of James Wade with what looked like symptoms of his much publicised fight against his demons. Nevertheless, “The Wizard” looked far more deliberate in his action and much more self assured than he has done recently. He looked like he knew where the final destination of his thrown dart would be. Paul Nicholson also focused on playing darts and not trying to add more Twitter followers to his account or keeping his marketing manager happy. Rodders has been explaining how dart players need to “keep it simple” and Paul Nicholson did just...
Posted by: darts statman on Oct 8, 2012 at 02:01:02 PM
The darts season is in full swing or to use darts newest favourite phrase – “it has momentum”! Next stop is Dublin for the World Grand Prix. The event kicks off on Monday 8 October. We covered last year’s event in our blog under the title of “The Joy of Sets”. This was referring to the format of the tournament of course where the more usual leg by leg format is replaced by a best of 5 legs set. We much prefer this formula for finding a winner and we explained why last year. There is another aspect of this tournament that is out of the norm; the two players that have the highest ranking in the main Order of Merit and who are from Ireland and Northern Ireland get a place alongside the 16 best from the main PDC Order of Merit and the top 14 from the Pro Tour Order of Merit....
Posted by: darts statman on Sep 20, 2012 at 11:19:18 AM
[img]http://community.cdnbf.net/community.betfair.com/user/darts_statman/5a1fd5d155c2ca3d3ae79de66c1be7e1.jpg?v=24208[/img] TV darts is back! The Party Poker European Championship is being broadcast live by ESPN from Mulheim in Germany starting tonight at 7pm UK time. The 32 players taking part are made up of the top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit, the 8 top players in the Pro Tour Order of Merit and then the top 8 qualifiers from the separate PDC European tour. The European qualifiers are: Magnus Caris, Co Stompe, Gino Vos, Jerry Hendriks, Mensur Suljovic, Andree Welgee, Michael Rosenauer and Tomas Seyler. This mix of mainly familiar names from the European tour mixed with the best from the PDC (minus the banned Gary Anderson) should make for some good quality darts. So who is going...
Posted by: darts statman on May 9, 2012 at 08:32:18 PM
[img]http://community.cdnbf.net/community.betfair.com/user/darts_statman/5a1fd5d155c2ca3d3ae79de66c1be7e1.jpg?v=24208[/img] The final week of the league format of the Premier League is upon us! By the end of Thursday night all the “home and away” fixtures will have been completed. I was contemplating this whilst updating the stats from last week and it made me wonder what the head to head results from all the completed double headers could tell us. After trawling through all the completed head to head games (each player has played 6 ‘home’ and 6 ‘away’ games) I did make one significant discovery! This was that I really must get myself a “proper job”, one day... I first looked at how many of the head to head matches played so far had the same outcome (win/win, draw/draw,...
Posted by: darts statman on Apr 25, 2012 at 04:02:31 PM
[img]http://community.cdnbf.net/community.betfair.com/user/darts_statman/5a1fd5d155c2ca3d3ae79de66c1be7e1.jpg?v=24208[/img] Our "MoneyBall" blog this week has a "Reality Test" for all wannabe pros and ask if things are about to get worse for Anderson! Over the past two weeks we have been analysing some of the data from this season’s Premier League to see if it could point us in the right direction in some of the betting markets available for the darts. As I was sifting through the spread sheets this week I was considering other uses for all the statistics I have to hand. One thought struck me and I have dubbed it “The Reality Check”. Every January the PDC seduce hundreds of dart players with the prospect of sharing the spoils of the multi million pound industry that is professional...
Posted by: darts statman on Apr 19, 2012 at 09:27:36 AM
[img]http://community.cdnbf.net/community.betfair.com/user/darts_statman/5a1fd5d155c2ca3d3ae79de66c1be7e1.jpg?v=24208[/img] If you tuned in last week you will recall we looked in a different way at the 180’s hit in the Premier League. We pointed out that Taylor was more prolific at hitting 180’s than Barney despite Barney actually having the higher 180`s total of the two. Therefore Taylor should be backed in their head to head. We highlighted that Wade was more prolific than Anderson and we hinted that there was also a case for Hamilton to be backed to hit more 180`s than Anderson! All three predictions proved accurate! Once again Anderson is odds on favourite to win the 180’s market against Painter. You can back Anderson at 10/11 at Ladbrokes but 8/13 and 8/11 is more prevalent....
Posted by: darts statman on Apr 12, 2012 at 04:29:19 PM
Last week I hired the DVD Moneyball. It is the story of the manager of a baseball team who turns the world of baseball on its head by hiring players based on their statistical performance in the crucial areas that were identified as absolutely key when trying to win baseball matches. I admit you may not rush out and hire a copy after that description but it really does have some brilliant and funny characters, it is also a true story and one that indirectly set me on the path to creating the Darts Performance Centre. [img]http://community.cdnbf.net/community.betfair.com/user/darts_statman/5a1fd5d155c2ca3d3ae79de66c1be7e1.jpg?v=24208[/img] Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) is the manager of a low budget baseball team who overrides the long established tradition in baseball of signing players...
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