In our tenth episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner as we reflect on Michael van Gerwen’s triumph at the William Hill World Darts Championship.
There’s plenty to discuss following van Gerwen’s victory at the Alexandra Palace, as he defeated Michael Smith 7-3 to secure his third World Championship crown.
We also reflect on the 2019 Premier League Darts line-up, which was announced immediately after the conclusion of the World Championship final. Nine of last year’s line-up return, but there was one selection in particular which generated the most controversy.
We also have an exclusive interview with Sky Sports expert and former World Championship semi-finalist Wayne Mardle, who reflects on the drama at the Alexandra Palace, the expanded format and a potentially groundbreaking victory for ‘Mighty Mike’.
Wayne also discusses a potential changing of the guard with the emergence of Luke Humphries and Nathan Aspinall at the Ally Pally, whilst he also passionately defends the inclusion of Raymond van Barneveld in the 2019 Premier League.
Neil provides us with all the odds ahead of the upcoming tournaments, as the team briefly preview the BDO World Championship, which began on Saturday afternoon at the Lakeside.
We also preview the odds for the Unibet Masters and Premier League, before Neil tests Josh’s knowledge in the unmissable return of ‘Challenge Josh’.
The JDP panel then analyse some of the more interesting darting stories to have appeared in the mainstream media over recent weeks, including the latest news from PDC European Qualifying School.
We also react to three-time world champion John Lowe receiving an MBE in the New Years Honours List, before the tenth episode concludes with an action-packed Q&A section.
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