I'm a big darts fan, getting to the point where it's overtaken football as my 'number one' sport (probably because I actually play a lot of darts and can perform to a decent standard, don't really get to play much football nowadays).
Been a great World Championship so far, I know Mardle and Harrington keep repeating it but Taylor getting knocked out has really blown the door wide open for everyone in the top half.
Everyone is raving about Thornton, Wright and Smith but my tip for the final is Kevin Painter. He put in probably the best performance of the first round against Seyler and did an absolute demolition job on Nicho yesterday. I think Whitlock can definitely be gotten to and will wilt if Kevin puts him under pressure and starts getting aggressive on stage (case in point Whitlock v Hankey at the Grand Slam). If he beats Whitlock then he should be able to do a job on either White or Burnett, and then it's just a one off game against the winner of the top quarter and he's in the final.
I can't quote people on the VS app, but to whoever said Wade is in with a shout I've got to disagree, if this was 2010 and he had an easier draw I might see him having a chance but if he's to win then he needs to either beat or hope someone does a job on BOTH Lewis and van Gerwen, which I just can't see happening especially if he just canters along at a 90 average as he has been doing the last few years.
Also I was watching last night and am I the only person who fucking hates Kevin McDine? Perhaps a bit harsh but the way he looks just proper winds me up, he's got the face of a 12 year old, yet has arms so long they're practically dragging on the floor and a body that's 5 times too big for his head. It's like he's been assembled from some bargain bin of body parts where they didn't have anything that actually goes together.
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