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  • yegon 10 Jan 2004 14:49:24 5,416 posts
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    Hehey, the semifinal of the darts is about to start.

    Perfect lazy Saturday afternoon fodder.
  • Petrarch 10 Jan 2004 14:54:41 3,560 posts
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    Every single time I see Darts on TV I always think of the Smith and Jones skit where Smith is posing as a darts player (and appears to be lining up his shot) only for the camera to cut down and show him snatching a drink from the well stocked table in front of him before coming back up and doing the shot motions again.
  • yegon 10 Jan 2004 15:07:10 5,416 posts
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    Yeah, great sketch that.

    Old footage of Jockey Wilson et al always cracks me up, standing at the ockey(sp?) swapping their pint to their left hand so they could throw - hilarious. Up there with football substitutes smoking on the bench in the 60s.
  • Whizzo 10 Jan 2004 15:11:20 43,370 posts
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    Darts can be quite fun to watch but I'm not sure why!

    Funniest darts related footage ever must be the performance by Dexy's Midnight Runners of "Jackie Wilson says" on Top Of The Pops with a large picture of Jockey Wilson behind them. Methinks someone at the BBC cocked up a bit there. :-D

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  • DocX 10 Jan 2004 16:17:02 1,963 posts
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    Darts is strangely compelling... my wife likes to watch it for some reason :)

    Can anyone tell me what Mervyn King did to get booed? Something about being accused of gamesmanship.
  • cynic 10 Jan 2004 16:27:02 501 posts
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    DocX wrote:
    Darts is strangely compelling... my wife likes to watch it for some reason :)

    Can anyone tell me what Mervyn King did to get booed? Something about being accused of gamesmanship.

    Think he was getting horsed by his opponent, and since he was playing so badly, he asked for the distance of the ockey to be measured to make sure that wasn't the reason for him playing badly. This disrupted play and his opponents rythm, and Merv went on to win the match, and everyone accused him of being unsportsmanlike, or something like that.
  • MikeD 10 Jan 2004 16:56:50 10,063 posts
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    Hell, I agree. How the hell could the ockey (?) be a different length all of a sudden. they use the same thing every match right?

  • yegon 10 Jan 2004 17:42:45 5,416 posts
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    Re that Mervyn King incident - I seem to remember when he went out last year he had a right old whinge about the air conditioning not working properly. Blamed his shit darts on the heat. "The King" is a poor sport methinks...
  • MikeD 10 Jan 2004 19:03:48 10,063 posts
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    Oh dear, Barney is now complaining about pieces of paper. Another strange incident.
  • yegon 10 Jan 2004 19:08:52 5,416 posts
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    If Andy Fordham's going to win the tournament, he better get on with it.

    HAVE YOU SEEN HIS WRISTS?!! With lard like that, heart failure is surely imminent.

    edit: that is, if the mullet police dont get him first.

    Edited by yegon at 19:11:25 10-01-2004
  • sam_spade 10 Jan 2004 19:37:42 15,745 posts
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    Bloody hell, he's making a go of it.

  • yegon 10 Jan 2004 19:56:23 5,416 posts
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    Respect the lard - he's pulled it back to the final set.
  • sam_spade 10 Jan 2004 20:06:23 15,745 posts
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    What a match!
  • Harry  10 Jan 2004 20:07:50 1,120 posts
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    Damn that was exciting stuff. Strange that Darts makes for such good TV.
  • yegon 10 Jan 2004 20:08:29 5,416 posts
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    Yeah what a match, amazing comeback.
  • sam_spade 11 Jan 2004 00:25:03 15,745 posts
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    I think the thing I like most about the darts is the way it is so regular.

    They are just guys who love playing darts and aren't going back to palatial residences in Kensington or the home counties but back down the local of their estate.

    And their wives aren't supermodels they look like they've just stepped out of the post office queue for their giro.




  • Hicksy 11 Jan 2004 19:07:04 2,596 posts
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    i miss Bully

    conratulations, you've won a speedboat!!

    *cue looks of astonishment of 17th floor flat occupant from london*

    class :D
  • cynic 11 Jan 2004 19:12:12 501 posts
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    [Jim Bowen alike mode]
    You get nothing in this game for two in a bed

    Have a look at what you could have won
    [/Jim Bowen alike mode]
  • Shadrach 11 Jan 2004 21:15:24 1,878 posts
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    Darts never seems to age, everyone involved still looks exactly the way they did back inr the 70's. All the alcohol must have pickled them.
  • yegon 11 Jan 2004 22:34:07 5,416 posts
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    Shadrach wrote:
    Darts never seems to age, everyone involved still looks exactly the way they did back inr the 70's.

    Thats pikeys for ya! They find a "fashion" they like and stick to it.

    Pleased Fordham won it. Seems like a decent chap, plus the 50,000 groats he won will no doubt stimulate the fast food business in his home town, thus keeping his fanbase in employment.

    Edited by yegon at 22:35:12 11-01-2004
  • sam_spade 11 Jan 2004 22:59:14 15,745 posts
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    The BBC has a full translation from overwhelmed fat sportsman into English.
  • ERG1008 12 Jan 2004 13:57:23 665 posts
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    I was suprised Andy Fordham spoke "normal" when he was interviewed. I was expecting Frank Oz to do his voice.
    Did anyone see the chain Bobby George had on the other night? You could have pulled a Land Rover out of a swamp with it!
  • binky Moderator 12 Jan 2004 14:01:44 9,950 posts
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    Rah! Dartford lad wins. good stuff.

    I think my dad has played him a few times as it goes.
  • mal 12 Jan 2004 14:06:44 22,842 posts
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    Bobby George's jewellery is one of the best features of the BBC's coverage, topped only if George were to ever say the line 'Sort it aaaht, you muppets!'.

    Superb stuff.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • ERG1008 12 Jan 2004 15:09:22 665 posts
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    mal wrote:
    Bobby George's jewellery is one of the best features of the BBC's coverage, topped only if George were to ever say the line 'Sort it aaaht, you muppets!'.

    Superb stuff.

    :oD
    Couldn't agree more Mal. He's like something out of the film Snatch but with errr... darts.
  • BravoGolf Moderator 12 Jan 2004 15:11:38 12,753 posts
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    Bullseye on the Commodore 64, a classic :)
    Spoke once to the producer of Bullseye, sent me dartbood and everything. I'm not sure if I can remember his name, but I think it was Andrew Wood or something.
  • Lutz 12 Jan 2004 19:56:43 48,854 posts
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    I can't believe Fordham won! Would have liked to have seen that...
  • richardiox 10 Jan 2006 23:24:25 5,738 posts
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    Anyone watching the Darts this year?

    That 21 year old Dutch guy is doing pretty well but I'm finding it hard to accept the lack of the old "faces".
  • Dougs 13 Jan 2006 14:32:08 69,537 posts
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    otto wrote:

    So who's missing this year then? Not another massive split in the world of darts I hope?

    Of course, the PDC has been and gone, won by Phil Taylor again (obviously, he is the Chelsea of the darts world!). The Embassy just isn't the same since the split....the quality isn't up to the standard of the PDC, as most players seem to defect as they can offer more cash. Shame. Still well worth a watch though!
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