Tuesday, 14 May 2013
PDC McCoys Premier League- Finals Night Preview
So after 14 weeks, the night is upon us. Finals night at the O2. We have been waiting a long time for this night to arrive and we have seen 10 Gladiators battle it out week in week out. Its come down to just 4 of the best to slug it out for the top prize.
Raymond van Barneveld v Phil Taylor
Michael van Gerwen v James Wade
Its Holland v England. The four top players in the world. All capable of taking the crown, its all down to who can hold there nerve and reach the top.
First match on stage is the old classic of van Barneveld v Taylor. These two have had many battles over the years with the Power coming out on top most of the time. Barney has a problem with Taylor, its the whole Superman-Kryptonite thing. The Power has this affect on Barney. His head drops and he gets this confused look on his face whenever he is on the Oche with Phil. Phil knows this and plays on it very well. But this year things have changed. Barney seem stronger and throwing like a dream. Could this be the Dutchman's year? Taylor's form of late has been up and down to say the least, he has used 3 darts set-ups over the 14 weeks but seem to make them work when he needs them to. Barney was a tinker man, but has left his set-up alone so far and its paid off for him. This match could go either way, it will be a true battle of 2 living greats.
The second match is MvG against Wade. MvG is the man. The one to beat. The mighty Green dude. Wade is.... well Wade. He's lucky to be in the finals after the last few weeks performances, but he scrapped through by the hairs on his chinny chin chin.
This looks like its a Mighty Mike win all over it, the Machine will have other ideas. He has been here before remember. Will the fast flowing throw of MvG be to much for wade? Well when Wade is on form he is the same, rarely missing anything. Lets hope its this Wade that turns up and puts up a hard fought Tungsten Chucking session that we will all talk about for weeks.
The other match of the night apart from the Premier league final is the Youth Final. This is being fought against Michael 'Bully boy' Smith and Ricky 'Swampy' Evans. Maybe not many of us have heard of these two young guns, but believe me they have been making big waves on the circuit the past 12 months or so. Bully Boy is the protege of Gary Anderson. Gary has taken Smith under his wing and shown him the way of the force, like Yoda and Luke Skywalker with great success so far. Swampy is a #TeamNevada player, with the likes of Stephen Bunting and Jim Walker in the stable, he's had a good run at everything he's entered in so far. Oh, and if you think van Der Voort throws fast, you ain't seen nothing yet! I'm going for this match to be the match of the night, Forget about those old blokes before them. This. Will be a spectacle you will not want to miss.
And with the Premier League final over, that brings to an end of 15 weeks of awesome arrers. What will we all do now?? Well we don't have to long to wait till the Speedy Services UK Open kicks off in Bolton when it will all start again!