James Wade produced a series of masterful displays to triumph on Night 12 of the Premier League in Dublin, edging out league leader Jonny Clayton in Thursday’s showpiece on the Emerald Isle.Continue reading “Premier League Darts; Record-breaking Wade delivers in Dublin”
Peter Wright has vowed to stop his ‘stupid’ tinkering ahead of his Premier League Darts homecoming in Aberdeen, and the Scot hopes a return to his World Championship winning darts will inspire his revival – starting on Thursday.Continue reading “Wright vows to stop ‘stupid’ tinkering ahead of Aberdeen homecoming”
James Wade edged out Joe Cullen in front of a UK record 12,000 crowd in Manchester to claim his first Premier League night win of 2022 on a thrilling evening of action on Thursday.Continue reading “Premier League Darts: Wonderful Wade triumphs in front of record UK crowd”
Joe Cullen denied Michael van Gerwen a dream homecoming in Rotterdam on Thursday, defeating the Dutchman in a dramatic decider to seal his first Premier League night win.Continue reading “Clinical Cullen ruins Van Gerwen’s dreams of Rotterdam glory”
Gary Anderson returned to winning ways on Night Six of the Premier League, defeating Jonny Clayton, Peter Wright and Michael Smith to claim the £10,000 winner’s prize in Nottingham.Continue reading “Anderson: “It’s been an absolute nightmare. It is soul-destroying””
Gary Anderson produced a classy display to deny Michael Smith and claim the spoils on Night Six of the Premier League in Nottingham, as the tournament returned to the Motorpoint Arena on Thursday.Continue reading “Imperious Anderson denies Smith to seal Night Six success in Nottingham”
Gerwyn Price has confirmed that he will return to competitive action on Night Six of the Premier League in Nottingham, as he prepares to take on his old adversary Michael van Gerwen at the Motorpoint Arena.Continue reading “Price confirms Premier League return ahead of Van Gerwen showdown”
Michael van Gerwen returned to winning ways in sensational style on Night Four of the Premier League, whitewashing world champion Peter Wright 6-0 to prevail in Thursday’s showpiece.Continue reading “Dominant Van Gerwen whitewashes Wright to prevail in Exeter”
Jonny Clayton moved top of the 2022 Cazoo Premier League table courtesy of victory in Liverpool on Thursday, sealed with a 6-4 success over Joe Cullen in Thursday’s showpiece.Continue reading “Premier League Darts: Five Talking Points!”
Peter Wright produced a sensational display to dispatch reigning champion Jonny Clayton and clinch the spoils on a historic opening night of the 2022 Cazoo Premier League in Cardiff.Continue reading “Premier League Darts: Wonderful Wright topples Clayton to claim Night One glory in Cardiff”
Peter Wright and Michael Smith will collide in repeat of last month’s World Championship final in Cardiff on Thursday, with each night’s opening fixtures confirmed for the 2022 Cazoo Premier League.Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2022 – Fixtures & Schedule confirmed”
Former world champion Rob Cross admits he is ‘devastated’ following his surprise omission from the 2022 Premier League Darts line-up.Continue reading “‘Devastated’ Rob Cross hits out at ‘ruthless’ Premier League Darts omission”
Joe Cullen will make his Premier League Darts debut in 2022, after the eight player line-up for this year’s new-look tournament was confirmed on Monday.Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2022 line-up confirmed | Cullen handed debut, Smith returns”
Continue reading “‘Every Match Matters’ – Premier League Darts set for biggest ever revamp”
The 2022 Premier League is set to undergo the most radical change since the tournament’s inception, with eight players to contest 16 mini-events during the season, before a champion is crowned on Finals Night in May.
Peter Wright insists Fallon Sherrock deserves a place in next year’s Premier League, after battling past ‘The Queen of the Palace’ in a thrilling quarter-final showdown at the Grand Slam of Darts.Continue reading “Wright backs Sherrock for Premier League spot after prevailing in Grand Slam thriller”
Jose De Sousa – the maverick man. Portugal’s Man O’Scores is dubbed ‘The Special One’ and he demonstrated why in Milton Keynes on Thursday night, producing a virtuoso display to dispatch Nathan Aspinall 8-3, in a dress-rehearsal ahead of their semi-final showdown on Finals Night.Continue reading “Record-breaking De Sousa dazzles with astonishing checkout”
Michael van Gerwen returned to the Premier League Darts summit with an 8-4 victory over Gary Anderson on Night 14 in Milton Keynes, and the Dutchman issued a rallying cry after confirming his place at Finals Night with two rounds of fixtures to spare.Continue reading “Van Gerwen: “I’m back where I belong!””
Nathan Aspinall moved top of the Premier League table with an emphatic 8-3 win over Michael van Gerwen on Night 13 in Milton Keynes, to leapfrog the Dutchman on a night which celebrated darts’ return of fans.
Following over five months since a live crowd were able to attend a major PDC tournament, almost 700 fans flocked to the Marshall Arena as the final week of the 2021 Premier League began – the first Premier League Darts night to feature a live audience since March 2020.
Van Gerwen began the night in top spot after registering three consecutive victories during the last batch of fixtures, but it was Aspinall who rose to the occasion in a partisan atmosphere, to claim a precious two points in his bid for a play-off spot.
The former UK Open champion opened up proceedings with a classy 120 checkout, and he repeated the feat in leg five, albeit via a different route, to establish a 4-1 cushion.
Aspinall – last year’s runner-up – then stretched his lead to 5-1 before Van Gerwen responded with back-to-back ton-plus finishes, but the three-time world champion was unable to make further inroads, losing the next three legs as ‘The Asp’ closed out a convincing 8-3 success, averaging 96.9 and converting 57% of his attempts at double.
“It’s a massive two points and it was a great buzz tonight,” reflected Aspinall. “I was really nervous coming into the game because we’ve missed the fans, and win or lose I wanted to enjoy it tonight.
“This is what darts is all about, and I loved every minute of it. I think we were both trying too hard to play well but the crowd were got me through.
“I finished really well and when I get a bit of a lead I felt more comfortable. It wasn’t my best performance, but the two 120 finishes won me the game and it’s a very good two points.”
Jose De Sousa moved up to third with a battling 8-6 win over Dimitri Van den Bergh, to complete the league double over the World Matchplay champion. The Belgian occupied top spot just a few nights ago but now finds himself outside the top four, with just three rounds of fixtures remaining.
‘The Special One’ registered a break of throw in leg four as he opened up a 4-1 lead, and landed a superb 11-darter as he secured at least a point at 7-4. Van den Bergh rallied with legs of 13 and 14 darts to force a decider in which he had the throw, but De Sousa landed a timely third 180 before pinning D10 to extend his unbeaten run to five matches.
“It’s a wonderful feeling,” said De Sousa. “I didn’t feel the pressure and it’s nice to see the crowd behind us again. The fans know the player and the person that I am and I got a lot of respect from them.
“I know this is a big win for me. Every game in the Premier League is very difficult and every point is important. It was a difficult game for both of us because Dimitri is a great player and I think he can maybe be World Champion in the next few years, so I’m very happy to get this win.”
Van den Bergh now trails fourth-placed Jonny Clayton by a solitary point heading into Night 14, after ‘The Ferret’ produced a clinical display to dispatch Gary Anderson 8-1 in the evening’s opener, despite ‘The Flying Scotsman’ averaging 104.48 in a high-quality tussle.
It was a contest decided by fine margins, with Anderson wiring the bullseye for a combination finish on four separate occasions, and he was punished by the Welshman in all of those legs, as the Masters champion closed out the comprehensive win with a 101.24 average, three 180s and 57% on the outer ring.
“It was absolutely brilliant,” said Clayton. “It’s a massive buzz because the crowd makes darts, so it was amazing to get them back and the atmosphere was fantastic.
“I had a few people cheering for me and there were a couple of Welsh flags, in, so it’s a proud moment. I was so nervous before I went on but I relaxed and my darts kept going. I took my chances and I’ve done my job – I’m chasing a dream and I’ll keep turning up over the next three days and working hard.”
Elsewhere, Peter Wright dealt a huge blow to James Wade’s play-off aspirations with a convincing 8-4 success over ‘The Machine’ in the evening’s finale. Wright’s top four hopes are also hanging by a thread, yet he produced an impressive performance to secure his first victory since Night Eight.
Wade stormed into an early 2-0 advantage, courtesy of an 11-dart hold in the opening leg. However, Wright reeled off two 11-darters of his own en route to establishing a 4-2 cushion, before converting a clinical 103 kill in leg ten en route to victory, with Wade poised on a two-darter to level at five apiece.
Both Wright and Wade sit five points adrift of the top four with just three league games remaining – but the former finalist was elated after being cheered to victory for the first time since December by a live audience.
“The crowd make such a difference, it was amazing,” admitted Wright. “They inspired me and I feel so alive – it was so nice being nervous backstage!
“All the crowd played their part because I’ve missed them. Last year I won my last four games to make the Play-Offs so if I’m playing well then everyone else has got to watch out.”
Image Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC
2021 Unibet Premier League
Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
Night 13, Monday May 24
Jonny Clayton 8-1 Gary Anderson
Jose de Sousa 8-6 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Nathan Aspinall 8-3 Michael van Gerwen
James Wade 4-8 Peter Wright
Night 14 – Tuesday May 25 (1900 BST)
James Wade v Nathan Aspinall
Jonny Clayton v Jose de Sousa
Gary Anderson v Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Best of 14 legs
Michael van Gerwen produced a blistering display to return to winning ways in the Premier League on Night Eight, before firing a jovial warning to his title rivals.Continue reading “Van Gerwen: ‘If I really turned up, I would be top of the table’”
Glen Durrant’s elimination from the Premier League was confirmed on Tuesday evening, after he was beaten 7-4 by Grand Slam champion Jose De Sousa in Night Seven’s opener.Continue reading “De Sousa: “It’s hard to see a person like Glen suffer so much””
The ninth episode of ‘The Bounce Out’ features an exclusive interview with darting legend Bob Anderson, as regular co-hosts Josh Gorton and Jon Dean are joined by a special guest – Sky Sports guru Raz Mirza!Continue reading “Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast – The Bounce Out Episode Nine!”
Jose De Sousa is a darting enigma. ‘The Special One’ lived up to his nickname on another blockbuster night of Premier League action on Thursday, registering his second televised nine-darter during his 6-6 draw against Nathan Aspinall – just 24 hours after being on the receiving end of perfection at the hands of Jonny Clayton.Continue reading “De Sousa dazzles with nine-darter in record-breaking display”
Jonny Clayton continued his blistering start to this year’s Premier League by landing a spectacular nine-darter in his 7-3 victory over fellow debutant Jose De Sousa on Night Three in Milton Keynes on Wednesday.Continue reading “Nine-dart Clayton continues dream Premier League start”
Michael van Gerwen was in playful mood following an emphatic 7-2 victory over his old foe Peter Wright on Night Two of the Premier League, which sent the Dutchman top of the table via legs difference.Continue reading “Van Gerwen: Peter Wright is in my pocket!”
Jonny Clayton produced a star-studded display on his Premier League debut to salvage a share of the spoils against Peter Wright on Monday evening, and in the absence of his compatriot Gerwyn Price, ‘The Ferret’ is flying the Welsh flag alone in this year’s tournament.Continue reading “Clayton: The Premier League will miss Price”
The 2021 Unibet Premier League Darts season begins in Milton Keynes on Monday evening, and it promises to be another enthralling campaign, as Glen Durrant bids to retain the title that he captured so magnificently on debut last October.Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2021: Preview & Predictions”
World number one Gerwyn Price has been ruled out of the Unibet Premier League after testing positive for Covid-19, and will be replaced in the field by James Wade.Continue reading “Price replaced by Wade for 2021 Premier League”
The 2021 Premier League season will begin on Monday April 5th with a rematch of the World Championship final between Gerwyn Price and Gary Anderson, while Glen Durrant and Nathan Aspinall will collide in a repeat of last year’s Premier League showpiece.Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2021: Fixtures confirmed for opening nine nights”
Rob Cross was eliminated from the 2020 Unibet Premier League after suffering a 7-4 reverse to league leader Glen Durrant on Judgement Night, but the three-time world champion was full of praise for the departing Cross.Continue reading “‘Rob acted like a champion’”
Glen Durrant believes he deserves more respect for his achievements, after regaining top spot in the Premier League with a resounding 7-3 success over world No 1 Michael van Gerwen in Milton Keynes on Wednesday.Continue reading “Durrant: Just give me a little bit of respect”
The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the darting calendar over recent weeks, which has deprived darts fans of their weekly instalment of Premier League action.Continue reading “QUIZ: Test your Premier League Darts knowledge!”
We’re bereft of live sporting action at present amid the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, therefore I’ve decided to take a trip down memory lane and reflect on an all-time Premier League classic that took place almost five years ago today.Continue reading “DARTING CLASSICS: Barney defies 116 average from Taylor in Glasgow”
The Unibet Premier League night at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle scheduled for this Thursday has been postponed and will be rescheduled for Thursday October 1, the PDC have confirmed.Continue reading “Newcastle Premier League night postponed until October”
Michael van Gerwen defeated Gerwyn Price for the second time in five days in a Premier League classic at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on Thursday evening, as Glen Durrant retained top spot with a battling victory over a struggling Daryl Gurney, who remains winless in this year’s competition.Continue reading “Premier League Darts: Night Six Report!”
The Premier League Darts double-header at Rotterdam Ahoy which was scheduled to take place on March 25-26 is the latest PDC event to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.Continue reading “BREAKING: Premier League double-header in Rotterdam postponed”
Luke Humphries created Premier League history with a dramatic 7-5 win over Gary Anderson to become the first ‘challenger’ to triumph since the format’s inception, as Michael Smith inflicted Michael van Gerwen’s second defeat of the campaign on a thrilling night in Exeter.Continue reading “Humphries creates history as Smith sinks Van Gerwen”
Nathan Aspinall inflicted Michael van Gerwen’s first defeat of the Premier League season with a wonderful display in Cardiff, as debutant Glen Durrant moved top of the table after seeing off two-time world champion Gary Anderson on a dramatic night in the Welsh capital.Continue reading “Van Gerwen and Anderson suffer defeat in Cardiff”
Welsh number one Gerwyn Price will make his homecoming in front of a sell-out crowd at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on Night Three of the Premier League, as ‘challenger’ Jonny Clayton prepares to make his tournament bow on a bumper night of action.Continue reading “Premier League Darts Predictions: Price to prevail on home soil?”
In our latest episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by regular co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner to round-up another hectic few weeks of darting action.Continue reading “Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast – Episode 21”
The latest instalment of Premier League action in Nottingham provided plenty of thrills and spills, as Fallon Sherrock stole the headlines on a dramatic evening to hold three-time BDO world champion Glen Durrant to a draw at the Motorpoint Arena.Continue reading “Premier League Darts: Five talking points”
Fallon Sherrock stole the headlines on Night Two of the Premier League as she avoided defeat against three-time BDO world champion Glen Durrant, whilst defending champion Michael van Gerwen thrashed Daryl Gurney to secure top spot on a dramatic night in Nottingham.Continue reading “Sherrock stars to deny Durrant in Nottingham”
The Premier League roadshow heads to Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on Thursday, with ‘challenger’ Fallon Sherrock the headline act as she faces three-time BDO world champion Glen Durrant on Night Two.Continue reading “2020 Premier League Darts: Night Two predictions”
Michael van Gerwen kicked off the defence of his Premier League crown with a thrilling victory over world champion Peter Wright, as Gary Anderson made a winning return to the competition and Nathan Aspinall and Glen Durrant enjoyed debut wins in Aberdeen.Continue reading “2020 Premier League Darts: Night One Report!”
Two-time Premier League champion Gary Anderson makes his return to the sport’s biggest roadshow in Aberdeen tonight, although ahead of the big kick-off, ‘The Flying Scotsman’ admits 2020 could be a ‘make or break’ campaign.Continue reading “Anderson: Premier League will make me or kill me!”
The 2020 Premier League season kicks off at Aberdeen’s new P&J Live venue on Thursday night, as newly crowned world champion Peter Wright meets world No 1 Michael van Gerwen in a repeat of their Alexandra Palace showpiece.Continue reading “2020 Premier League Darts: Night One predictions”
Rob Cross reached four major finals and scooped two televised titles in 2019, adding the World Matchplay and European Championship to his 2018 World Championship triumph. Nevertheless, ‘Voltage’ perhaps didn’t receive the credit that his achievements merited.Continue reading “Candid Cross reveals significant weight loss”
Glen Durrant will take on history-maker Fallon Sherrock in Week Two of this year’s Premier League in Nottingham and the three-time BDO world champion admits that whilst Sherrock is the weakest ‘challenger’ on paper, mentally it will provide one of the biggest tests of his career.Continue reading “Durrant admits Sherrock ‘fear factor’”
Three-time BDO world champion Glen Durrant will make his Premier League Darts debut in 2020, whilst UK Open champion Nathan Aspinall will also make his bow in the sport’s biggest roadshow after the nine-player field was confirmed on Wednesday evening.Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2020 line-up confirmed!”
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.Continue reading “Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast – Episode 16!”
Daryl Gurney and Gerwyn Price were involved in a furious bust-up on a dramatic night of Premier League action at The FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield on Thursday.Continue reading “Gurney & Price involved in furious bust-up!”
Gerwyn Price was left to rue missed opportunities as he was denied a first ever victory over Michael van Gerwen, while Rob Cross defeated hometown hero Daryl Gurney to regain top spot in the Premier League on a dramatic night of action in Belfast on Thursday.Continue reading “Price: “I bombed a lot of opportunities””
Raymond van Barneveld defeated home hero Max Hopp to keep his Premier League survival hopes alive, as Daryl Gurney stunned Michael van Gerwen on a dramatic night of action at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin on Thursday evening.Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2019 – Night Seven Report!”
Michael van Gerwen regained top spot in the Premier League with a comprehensive 7-2 win over Gerwyn Price at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on Thursday night, as Rob Cross, Mensur Suljovic and Michael Smith also triumphed on Night Six.Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2019 – Night Six Report!”
John Henderson produced an inspired display as he recovered from 3-0 and 6-4 down to share the spoils with Michael van Gerwen on a memorable night of Premier League action at the BHGE Arena in Aberdeen.Continue reading “Home Hero Henderson stuns Van Gerwen in Aberdeen!”
James Wade produced a typically clinical display to inflict Michael van Gerwen’s first Premier League defeat of the season on Night Four in Exeter, although ‘The Machine’ labelled it as his worst performance of the campaign thus far.Continue reading “Wade: “Lots of players fold against Michael when they really shouldn’t””
In our twelfth episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by regular co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner, as well as guest host Jordan Harrison, who is one of just two men left in the JDP Last Man Standing competition.Continue reading “Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast – Episode 12!”
Michael van Gerwen maintained his 100% start to this year’s Premier League with a thumping win over Rob Cross, whilst Raymond van Barneveld produced another stirring comeback from 5-1 down to salvage a point against Mensur Suljovic on a dramatic night of darts in Dublin. Continue reading “2019 Premier League Darts – Night Three Report!”
The 2019 Unibet Premier League heads to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro for Night Two on Thursday evening, as three-time BDO world champion Glen Durrant makes his highly-anticipated Premier League debut. Continue reading “2019 Premier League Darts – Night Two Preview!”
Gerwyn Price insists he won’t be holding back with his celebrations after kicking off his 2019 Unibet Premier League campaign with a brilliant 7-4 victory over Daryl Gurney, as Michael van Gerwen and James Wade also made winning starts in Newcastle. Continue reading “Price prevails in Newcastle and insists he won’t hold back!”
The 2019 Premier League Darts season kicks off at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Thursday night, as world number one Michael van Gerwen bids to lift a fourth consecutive Premier League crown. Continue reading “Premier League Darts Quiz!”
Two-time world champion Gary Anderson has withdrawn from the 2019 Premier League due to his ongoing back injury. Continue reading “BREAKING: Anderson withdraws from 2019 Premier League!”
Michael van Gerwen will take on Michael Smith on the opening night of the 2019 Unibet Premier League season on February 7 in Newcastle, while Raymond van Barneveld will face Van Gerwen in Rotterdam for the second consecutive campaign. Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2019 – Fixtures Confirmed!”
Raymond van Barneveld will make his 14th consecutive Premier League appearance in 2019 ahead of his impending retirement, whilst former champion James Wade makes his return to the fold after the ten-player field was confirmed on Tuesday evening. Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2019 line-up confirmed!”
In our fourth episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner to discuss all the latest news from the world of darts. The team discuss a busy few weeks of action, including Premier League Finals Night, the German Darts Masters and the recent World Cup of Darts.
The boys also reflect on the recent BDO World Trophy, where Glen Durrant and Fallon Sherrock produced some superb darts to win the respective titles. However, much of the focus fell on the production of the event and the disappointing attendances at the Preston Guildhall.
We also introduce a new feature called ‘Lord of The Board’, which is essentially a round-the-clock challenge. You have 30 darts to hit all 20 big numbers, as well as the outer bull and bullseye.
As a result, the minimum amount of darts that can be used to complete the challenge is 22. Listeners are encouraged to attempt ‘Lord of The Board’ and send in their attempts, but Jon is the first person to take on the challenge.
The boys round-up the latest action on the European Tour and Players Championship circuits, including Josh Payne winning his second PDC title with victory over Peter Wright in Milton Keynes.
Jon and Neil test Josh’s knowledge of all things Raymond van Barneveld in the return of ‘Challenge Josh’, whilst we look at some of the more obscure darting stories to have appeared in the mainstream media over the last month. We also answer a number of questions sent in by listeners, in a Q/A section which concludes the fourth episode.
Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy the show! If you want to get in touch, contact us @JoshsDartistry or go to the Josh’s Dartistry Facebook page. Alternatively, leave us a message on our Voicemail box at 07739 738329, and your message could be played live on air!
Raymond van Barneveld was presented with a commemorative shield from Dutch Darts station RTL7 in Aberdeen, to mark the milestone of his 200th Premier League appearance, which he brought up seven days earlier in Birmingham. Continue reading “Van Barneveld recognised for Premier League milestone!”
Gary Anderson confirmed his spot in the Premier League Play-Offs with a thrilling win over world number one Michael van Gerwen, as the league season concluded on a dramatic night of action in Aberdeen on Thursday evening. Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2018: Night 15 Report!”
Michael van Gerwen sealed top spot in the Unibet Premier League after recording a sublime victory over Rob Cross, whilst Raymond van Barneveld eased past Gary Anderson in Birmingham, to keep the play-off race alive heading into the final week of action. Continue reading “Premier League Darts 2018: Night 14 Report!”
Michael van Gerwen has vowed to win his fourth Unibet Premier League title this season, as he became the first player to guarantee their spot in the play-offs after picking up three points from his double-header in Manchester last week. Continue reading “Van Gerwen: I’m going to win the Premier League”
In our second episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner to discuss all the latest news from the world of darts. The team discuss the last few weeks of Premier League action, reflect on the double-header in Rotterdam and preview the rest of the Premier League season. Continue reading “Josh’s Dartistry Podcast- Episode Two!”
Raymond van Barneveld rolled back the years in a thrilling Premier League double-header in Rotterdam this week, demonstrating that he’s still the man for the big occasion with memorable victories over Simon Whitlock and Michael van Gerwen in front of an adoring home crowd. Continue reading “OPINION: Barney remains the man for the big occasion!”