In our sixteenth episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by regular co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner to round-up the latest darting news.
We discuss the fall-out from Premier League Finals Night at The O2, which saw Michael van Gerwen clinch a fourth consecutive Premier League crown. The team also look ahead to the upcoming World Cup of Darts, featuring an exclusive interview with Brazil’s World Cup star Diogo Portela.
Premier League Darts Discussion (8:20-30:05) – The team reflect on all the action from Premier League Finals Night at the O2, whilst evaluating the performances of this year’s final eight participants.
Challenge Josh (31:05-46:45)– Neil tests Josh’s Premier League Darts knowledge in another entertaining episode of Challenge Josh, featuring an interesting change in format.
What are the odds? (46:50-59:10) – Our resident stats man Neil provides us with the latest odds for the upcoming World Cup of Darts in Hamburg. We then assess how the conclusion of this year’s Premier League has affected the odds for the 2020 World Championship.
Diogo Portela Interview (1:00:20-1:13:30) – Josh catches up with Diogo Portela, who will make his third successive World Cup appearance for Brazil next month. Diogo discusses his journey into professional darts, the season so far and his hopes ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
Pro Tour Round-Up (1:13:30-1:19:10) – The boys round-up the latest action from the Pro Tour, which has recently seen William O’Connor and Harry Ward pick up maiden PDC titles. The team also run over the latest European Tour results, featuring impressive displays from Van Gerwen and Ian White.
In The News (1:20:00-1:28:15) – Josh discusses the news of James Wade revealing his £5,000 DRA fine, as well as the revelations surrounding Luke Humphries’ ongoing battle with anxiety. We also have some positive news regarding Roz Bulmer and former guest of the show John Lowe.
Q&A section (1:28:20-1:35:30) – As usual, the panel answer any questions sent in by the JDP listeners to conclude the latest episode. The trio give their opinions on Peter Wright’s struggles, Gary Anderson’s absence and the uncertainty surrounding the BDO World Trophy.
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