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smirnoff2therescue
05 Apr 18 21:55
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Gone at 60 - tragic news
R.I.P Eric a true character in the darts world and I'm sure many on here grew up wiv him and the other great characters of that era Sad
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Report gutfeeling April 5, 2018 9:58 PM BST
RIP Crafty Cockney Sad
Report ph. April 5, 2018 10:00 PM BST
sad, he was responsible for darts being what it is today. Deliberately controversial showman who talked the talk and walked the walk.
Report Fashion Fever April 5, 2018 10:04 PM BST
Eric was darts

much loved

will always be missed
Report smirnoff2therescue April 5, 2018 10:05 PM BST
some great documentaries out there about him ph - as you say dragged darts into modern era and talked the talk but deffo walked the walk as well to go with his patter .
Always remember him playing for England in a team game up in Scotland wiv Jocky on the stage and someone from the crowd lobbed a can of Tennents at him as he was throwing - cud you imagine that these days but he did know how to press peoples buttons
Report Capt__F April 5, 2018 10:13 PM BST
RIP Eric Sad
Report FOYLESWAR April 5, 2018 10:15 PM BST
rip eric ,a real darts hero ! crafty cockney !
Report DenzilPenberthy April 5, 2018 10:17 PM BST
Just watched Bullseyes and Beer When Darts Hit Britain (again) on BBC Four a couple of nights ago.
A true 'character' love him or loathe him Sad
Report the dealer April 5, 2018 10:17 PM BST
will be up there playin wee jockie as we speak,

he was a game changer rip Eric
Report uptheboro April 5, 2018 10:22 PM BST
More very sad news in sport. Saw the crafty cockney a few times in my younger days. Although he could appear arrogant at times, i think a lot of it was just confidence and when i met him he actually came across as a really nice guy. RIP EricSad
Report holmesdale1 April 5, 2018 10:29 PM BST
Fitting he went out on a treble 20.

RIP Eric.
Report Willie Shafter. April 5, 2018 10:32 PM BST
was on his last leg for a while..
Report ProSniper April 6, 2018 12:38 AM BST
LEGend. Was great watching him in the jungle ripping the hole out of everything/everyone Laugh
Report thegiggilo April 6, 2018 12:51 AM BST
Invented dartitus!!Wink
Report Movewiththetimes April 6, 2018 1:39 AM BST
RIP came from an era what will never happen again
Report Movewiththetimes April 6, 2018 1:41 AM BST
mean't **** and beer while you're in a final, alex comes to mind tonight.
Report Movewiththetimes April 6, 2018 1:41 AM BST
F A G S that is the era!!
Report thegiggilo April 6, 2018 1:58 AM BST
Ironically enough what destroyed alex's life and career..
Report ItsMeSwaddle April 6, 2018 2:17 AM BST
Rip
Report s.kenbo April 6, 2018 6:23 AM BST
I watched all the darts last night bar the last game and knew nothing about him passing. Was it was announced later than that? I've just seen a clip of Snakebite crying after his match.

A true darts legend. He was supposed to be playing in an exhibition that I'm going to in three weeks. I had a smoke with him at an earlier one, I'll use that as my new claim to fame.
Report Andrew in Sweden April 6, 2018 7:16 AM BST
RIP Eric, a true legend of the darts world.
Report foxy April 6, 2018 8:52 AM BST
a great sporting occasion was the final where he was beaten by the little known keith deller i cant remember the year but it was when the final took place at tea time on a saturday,almost everybody wanted deller to win because bristow was so good ,it was like the 73 cup final where almost an entire nation wanted sunderland to win.the world darts final in those days was like the fa cup final it meant something to so many,theres no question about it darts owes an awful lot to eric bristow .

sad news to wake up to.
Report intheknow April 6, 2018 9:08 AM BST
1983 foxy & it was featured on the repeated BBC doc recently repeated that was mentioned earlier in the thread

Bristow had one dart for the bull to take the title but with Deller on 138, he chose to hit a safe 18 thinking that he would have 3 darts at D16

The rest is history of course!
Report foxy April 6, 2018 9:12 AM BST
thanks intheknow i should think if we had in running back then a few will have done it good style.
Report foxy April 6, 2018 9:15 AM BST
wheres it mentioned earlier on this thread ?
Report bettinghelp April 6, 2018 10:45 AM BST
He once complimented me on my choice of outs in a company/amateur event.
Report intheknow April 6, 2018 11:31 AM BST
Just watched Bullseyes and Beer When Darts Hit Britain (again) on BBC Four a couple of nights ago.

You can probably catch it on BBC i-player, it was broadcast on BBC 4
Report acey deucy April 6, 2018 2:18 PM BST
Sad News,i was a massive fan back in the Day.
Report Willie Shafter. April 6, 2018 2:38 PM BST
s.kenbo    06 Apr 18 06:23 
I had a smoke with him at an earlier one

a decent size?
Report cardenden April 6, 2018 2:43 PM BST
wullie /shaftertimer,  a proper koont

can you post your p/l for the 30th march 2018 please
Report mouse muldoon April 6, 2018 2:58 PM BST
Horse Racing: -£428.10  Total P&L:  -£428.10

Horse Racing     Showing 1 - 20 of 35 markets
Market     Start time     Settled date     Profit/loss (£)
Horse Racing / Bath 30th Mar : 4 TBP     30-Mar-18 17:05     30-Mar-18 17:14     7.03
Horse Racing / Bath 30th Mar : 5f Hcap     30-Mar-18 17:05     30-Mar-18 17:08     -129.00
Horse Racing / Newc 30th Mar : 3 TBP     30-Mar-18 16:55     30-Mar-18 17:01     3.14
Horse Racing / Newc 30th Mar : 1m2f Hcap     30-Mar-18 16:55     30-Mar-18 17:00     -112.38
Horse Racing / Ling 30th Mar : 4 TBP     30-Mar-18 16:40     30-Mar-18 16:48     8.94
Horse Racing / Ling 30th Mar : 1m2f Cond Stks     30-Mar-18 16:40     30-Mar-18 16:44     -292.52
Horse Racing / Newc 30th Mar : 4 TBP     30-Mar-18 16:25     30-Mar-18 16:35     8.62
Horse Racing / Newc 30th Mar : 5f Cond Stks     30-Mar-18 16:25     30-Mar-18 16:32     -200.00
Horse Racing / Ling 30th Mar : 4 TBP     30-Mar-18 16:10     30-Mar-18 16:15     -1.22
Horse Racing / Ling 30th Mar : 1m Cond Stks     30-Mar-18 16:10     30-Mar-18 16:13     -0.40
Horse Racing / Newc 30th Mar : 4 TBP     30-Mar-18 15:55     30-Mar-18 16:05     4.56
Horse Racing / Newc 30th Mar : 1m Listed     30-Mar-18 15:55     30-Mar-18 16:01     -75.80
Horse Racing / Ling 30th Mar : 4 TBP     30-Mar-18 15:40     30-Mar-18 15:48     15.80
Horse Racing / Ling 30th Mar : 2 TBP     30-Mar-18 15:40     30-Mar-18 15:48     -2.00
Horse Racing / Newc 30th Mar : 1m4f Hcap     30-Mar-18 15:20     30-Mar-18 15:40     38.32
Horse Racing / Bath 30th Mar : 3 TBP     30-Mar-18 15:30     30-Mar-18 15:34     4.68
Horse Racing / Bath 30th Mar : 6f Cond Stks     30-Mar-18 15:30     30-Mar-18 15:32     47.90
Horse Racing / Ling 30th Mar : 4 TBP     30-Mar-18 15:05     30-Mar-18 15:13     7.90
Horse Racing / Ling 30th Mar : 6f Cond Stks     30-Mar-18 15:05     30-Mar-18 15:11     -17.36
Horse Racing / Newc 30th Mar : 4 TBP     30-Mar-18 14:45     30-Mar-18 14:53     -29.81
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Report s.kenbo April 6, 2018 4:52 PM BST

Apr 6, 2018 -- 2:38PM, Willie Shafter. wrote:


s.kenbo    06 Apr 18 06:23  I had a smoke with him at an earlier onea decent size?


They didn't call him The Crafty **** Knee because of his place of birth, it was more the region it hung.

Report intheknow April 6, 2018 5:01 PM BST
Sid Waddell master quote

"Bristow reasons, Bristow quickens, Ahh.. Bristow

Superb
Report xmoneyx April 7, 2018 10:29 AM BST
his best mate said

he smoked 40 a day
a curry most nights


didn't want to end up in an old folks home
Report The Dragon April 7, 2018 11:06 AM BST
always thought hewas an arrofgant cocckney in his yoiunger days but grew to respect him as he grew older,, terible shame and no age RIP ERIC you will be missed
Report xmoneyx April 7, 2018 12:34 PM BST
he saved darts
Report Andrew in Sweden April 7, 2018 12:43 PM BST
Eric Bristow, Alex Higgins, George Best, et all. They lived life to the full, but it was their lifestyles that killed them. RIP
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