Raymond van Barneveld moved one step closer to securing a play-off place at the O2 Arena by beating both Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis in Birmingham. Van Barneveld came from 4-0 down against the World Champion, winning 7 out of the last 8 legs to clinch victory, whilst also clinically defeating Lewis 7-2 in the evening’s finale. Nevertheless, Raymond’s win over Anderson was embroiled in controversy, after Anderson alleged that Barney encroached into the exclusion zone when retrieving his darts, with the Scot set to throw for a point.
If I had a pound for every time I’d heard Phillip Douglas Taylor written off by pundits and fans alike over the years, I’d be an extremely rich man. Last week, Taylor suffered a 7-2 humbling against his old-foe Raymond van Barneveld in week 10 of the Premier League in Sheffield. Van Barneveld had beaten Taylor 7-4 in Glasgow just one month ago, but last week’s defeat was far more damaging.
Michael van Gerwen is hoping to maintain his blistering form in 2015 as he takes on World Champion Gary Anderson at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Stephen Bunting is aiming to record his first victory of the campaign on home turf as he tussles with Phil Taylor, whilst Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld face off in a battle that could have major repercussions for their respective seasons. Continue reading “Premier League Darts-Week 3 Preview”