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    I'm getting a board put up in the garage for those long summer nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    Regarding the end is nigh, the movement of Martin Adams to the bdo board would certainly make me agree. The previous martinet that ran the bdo, whose name escapes me just now (olly croft rings a bell but is probably wrong) ran the bdo as his personal empire and that kept it going. The BBC exclusivity of this farce of a world championship helped. Now ESPN have coverage that is another nail. With alternative coverage, darts fans will watch on ESPN rather than the snippets the beeb can be arsed with. Eventually auntie will walk away and that will be curtains.
    Yup Olly Croft was the reason the BDO were stuck in the dark ages, they got shut of him in August last year. The ESPN deal had come in since then I believe.
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    They're still hardly expert businessmen, they managed to negotiate a deal whereby this evening's first game isn't even televised on any channel. Muppets.
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    The fact they're starting at 6:30 tells you all you need to know really, the darts was finished at 9:30 last night, the PDC is generally still going upto 11pm and past. I understand they try to keep it family orientated but the lack of any atmosphere (even in a decent match) coupled with the relative low standard means it's never going to rival the PDC as something the TV audience want to watch.

    I'm out to play a friendly this evening as our season starts next week. The pub where I'm going doesn't even have ESPN so I guess the BDO are gonna lose a lot of exposure in the small poxy places where darts is generally played.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Regan View Post
    The fact they're starting at 6:30 tells you all you need to know really, the darts was finished at 9:30 last night, the PDC is generally still going upto 11pm and past. I understand they try to keep it family orientated but the lack of any atmosphere (even in a decent match) coupled with the relative low standard means it's never going to rival the PDC as something the TV audience want to watch..
    Although the PDC has created a monster where the majority of punters go to get pissed up and dress as smurfs. For an actual darts fan attending I've started to feel it is a less of an enjoyable experience.

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    Yep, the same kind of thing how T20 cricket has attracted a certain type of casual "fan" (I use the word very loosely) who are ignorant of the actual action taking place.
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    I went to the BDO a few years ago. It was alright. I have been to the PDC worlds three times (although all at the Circus rather than at Ally Pally) and it was superb to attend.

    Wayne Jones is a fine player and his couple of semi-finals have been fab to watch over the years, but only really top sixteen in the PDC (and only just that). I would expect him to be a minimum of semi-finalist every year at the Lakeside farce
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    I certainly think the crowd in the PDC can be far too rowdy at times, with players being deliberately put off which is out of order.Ted Hankey got dogs abuse at the Grandslam a few years back (some of it deserved) so you can see why the likes of him, Adams (coward for not playing in the Grandslam) and Waites stay in the BDO.
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    Possibly. But Hankey really brings it on himself and he knows that. BTW - this O'Shea game has started like a bag of fucking nails.
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    Fucking hell - the comms just said that 160 would have got a third share of highest out shot so far. No 161? No 164? after this many games. Jesus
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    I see from the BBC website that Adams has cruised into the quarter finals with a 4-0 victory over Gary who............................................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    Right, darts scorer. You need two things:

    a) Be able to add up
    b) Be able to speak coherently

    This gimp can't do either, who made that career choice?

    OMEHUNDRET AND TRENTY WUN


    Just watching this bloke on the highlights.

    WOSS YOU WEQUIRE WOM HUMDRERD

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    Both on double one in this game, Jesus. And both missed three darts at it! Just go down your local and you will see better darts.

    Harms looks like a serial killing version of Guile from Streetfighter II.
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    I was about to say he looked like Guile. He looks a nutjob too.

    That Robbie Green is built like a darts player!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quirkafleeg View Post
    I reckon a darts night should happen. I have arrows I havent used in yonks, Kenny also hits the wall as well...Anybody else ????
    When I was in a band we used to play Round the Clock backstage before we went on, to loosen us up and chill us out a bit, but would love to get into it properly.......
    this is a good thread
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    I honestly didn't think people were that stupid...

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    Adams averaged barely 90 and won 4-0. Doubt that would happen in super league. Fuck it, I doubt it would even happen in a decent standard a league.
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    Harms averaged about 97 though in his win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    Adams averaged barely 90 and won 4-0. Doubt that would happen in super league. $#@! it, I doubt it would even happen in a decent standard a league.
    A 25 average would generally be good enough to win most West Midlands Super League games ( i won a match 3-0 last year with a 15 average and i hit a 180 in that) what you also have to remember Super League is only the best of 5 legs. Adams played a lot more legs than that last night in the 4 sets, County Averages are tend to generally be in the high 20's.

    Here's a link to the West Midlands County organisation which has this and the last couple of years Super League stats.

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    Only just heard that BDO referee with the speech impediment. How is he allowed to call the scores if they want to be taken seriously?

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    Waites v Hankey shaping up to be a decent contest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Regan View Post
    Waites v Hankey shaping up to be a decent contest.
    Scoring hasn't been bad but the doubles are absolutely woeful.

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    The game has gone completely to pot since the 1st set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Regan View Post
    Waites v Hankey shaping up to be a decent contest.
    Le'ts hope the speech impediment doesn't stretch to spoonerisms.
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    just turned it on

    a leg started 26, 43, 46, 60

    fucking bag of fucking wank
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    12 darts each and nobody below 200. jesus wept
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    I've had to turn this shit off, it's putting me off darts.

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    jennings has made the quarter final with averages of 84 and 83 in his two matches.

    as jack regan has pointed out above (and to which I happily bow to his greater knowledge with my miserable 2 super league caps) 75 is a good super league average and 85 is good county standard.
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    I guess it's because i'm used to watching all the PDC tournaments that are on the t.v. I want to see averages of 95+ and be entertained. I think the main problem with the darts are the amount of scores under 50 although the coverage, commentary, scorers and all things like the walk ons are piss poor compared to the PDC.

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    thank the maker that match is over. Adams v O'Shea should be better
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