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Unibet World Grand Prix – Winners & Losers

Posted on Oct 9, 2017

Unibet World Grand Prix – Winner & Losers By James Nolan The 2017 edition of the Unibet World Grand Prix concluded on Sunday night and, as ever, the double in extravaganza produced nothing but excitement and surprises right from the off. The absence of 16 time World Champion, Phil Taylor, and the late withdrawal of Gary Anderson were major losses in the field, though it did not affect the quality of the tournament. Despite the two notable absentees, the big names that did enter did not have it all their own way in the slightest, with a number of lower ranked players reaching the event’s latter stages in Dublin. In this piece, we will analyse who will be departing the Emerald Isle pleased with their weeks work, and who will be be looking to put right some wrongs heading...

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Williams Top Timesheets as McLaren Woes Continue

Posted on Mar 8, 2017

By Luke Redmond                                                (Image credit FOM) Felipe Massa went fastest for Williams on the first day of the final pre-season test in Barcelona on Tuesday. The Brazilian set a 1:19.726 on the supersoft tires and clocked 168 laps to surprise the field. It was another torrid day for McLaren however as their engine troubles continued. The Woking outfit have only managed  more laps than Toro Rosso and are the only team yet to dip under the 1:22 barrier. Team principle Eric Boullier expressed his frustration to the media afterwards saying the relationship with manufacturer Honda was becoming strained. “The pressure is obviously huge. We put the maximum pressure on all of our relationship with Honda, and...

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2016 European Darts Trophy – Four players in need of a good weekend

Posted on Sep 8, 2016

2016 European Darts Trophy Four players in need of a good weekend By James Nolan As another week passes in the darting world, we edge ever so closer to the business end of the season. Following on from last weekend’s International Darts Open, which was arguably the most wide open darts tournament of 2016 due to the absence of a number of high profile stars, this week we are being presented with the brace of a hat-trick of Euro Tour events in September. While last week was a major opportunity for players to earn a considerable amount of prize money and make dashes in the qualification races for various events, the European Darts Trophy will play host to the return of a number of franchise players, namely Michael van Gerwen and James Wade. However, while the field will be...

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2016 international Darts Open – Four players in need of a good weekend

Posted on Sep 2, 2016

2016 International Darts Open – Four players in need of a good weekend By James Nolan With the race for places at the European Championship and next month’s World Grand Prix intensifying, players will be looking to make an impact as they take to the stage for the first of a hat-trick of Euro Tour events in the month of September. The 2016 International Darts Open in Riesa, Germany, provides a fundimental platform for players both in need of an upsurge in form, and those who are just looking to consolidate their current standings at the top of the game. Taking the contrasting potential aims for the coming months of the 48 participants into consideration, the following four players will be hoping for a good weekend at the office. 1. James Wilson  In terrific form of late, ‘the Jammy...

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Majors in Darts – The never ending debate

Posted on Aug 30, 2016

Majors in Darts – The never ending debate By James Nolan The never ending debate continues. For what feels like an eternity, darts fanatics and legends alike have been debating which PDC tournaments are actually considered majors. But which tournaments should be known as ‘majors’? Opinions have been firmly divided on the matter. Various sources will have you believe that every tournament that graces our television screens should be considered a major. However, ex player and current Sky Sports commentator, Wayne Mardle believes a golf and tennis like approach should be taken when determining which events are majors. Deeming every event a major not only demeans the prestige of the true big catches on the PDC calendar, but it overexposes fans to the term, resutling in a loss of that special aura that surrounds the venues of the most...

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Posted on Aug 23, 2016

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