The eighth episode of ‘The Bounce Out’ features an exclusive interview with UK Open finalist Luke Humphries, as Josh Gorton is joined by regular co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner to discuss the latest darting news.
We reflect on an action-packed start to the new season, which has seen eight Players Championship events and the UK Open staged in the space of a month, featuring eight different winners and a multitude of nine-dart finishes.
Josh, Jon and Neil offer their top four and elimination predictions ahead of this year’s Premier League – which gets underway next month – while our resident odds expert Neil gives us the lowdown on how the Super Series and the UK Open has impacted the tournament betting.
Josh also brings us an exclusive interview with former World Youth champion Humphries – conducted prior to Super Series 2 – as ‘Cool Hand’ reflects on reaching his first major final, before outlining his Premier League ambitions.
Super Series & UK Open Round-Up (7:15): The team reflect on an eventful start to the ranking season, after James Wade lifted his third UK Open crown to secure his tenth major triumph. Jonny Clayton and Joe Cullen starred at the Super Series, while Raymond van Barneveld, Callan Rydz, Brendan Dolan, Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright also picked up titles.
Luke Humphries Exclusive (35:50) – The 26-year-old reflects on reaching his first major televised final at the UK Open, his dazzling semi-final display against Michael van Gerwen, the key to improving his Pro Tour results and his aspirations of becoming a permanent Premier League fixture in the near future.
Premier League Preview & Odds? (54:10) Our resident stats man Neil brings us odds ahead of next month’s Premier League, before the boys offer their contrasting predictions ahead of this year’s showpiece, which will see Glen Durrant bidding to retain his title.
Talking Points (1:04:30) – There are plenty of topics to discuss, including Van Gerwen’s absence at the Super Series, and Wright’s insistence that the Dutchman will not win a major title in 2021. We also debate whether James Wade was unfortunate to miss out on Premier League selection this year…
Q&A section (1:15:40) – The team answer questions sent in by the listeners to conclude the latest episode. There’s questions on Corey Cadby’s future, the merits of the current Qualifying School system, Gerwyn Price’ status as world No 1, and Wright’s controversial comments surrounding his old foe Van Gerwen.
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