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Barney interview Gary will be pleased

Post by phil davies » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:01 pm





Barney is promising to do the full tour again I’m sure this will please the Irishman :grin:


On a more serious note away from that claim I agree with some of his points especially about how the WCOD winners should host it the next year I always thought this should have been the case also about how Grand Prix needs to move from Dublin because of the poor crowds.
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Post by Ginge » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:02 pm

Hasnt he promised all this before?

Do the winners of the Football World Cup host it the next time? Rugby World Cup?

The answer is no. Stupid suggestion.

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Post by whatty180 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:04 pm

He thinks its the eurovision song contest

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Post by Garry Murphy » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:14 pm

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Barney is promising to do the full tour again I’m sure this will please the Irishman :grin:


On a more serious note away from that claim I agree with some of his points especially about how the WCOD winners should host it the next year I always thought this should have been the case also about how Grand Prix needs to move from Dublin because of the poor crowds.
I have highlighted how Barney does this every year in late october / early november.
He done it last year, the year before , and the year before that. Its his way to keep in the news because he cant make the news from his darting ability any more.

Yet year in year out he gets an undeserved PL spot. The PL had no problem leaving Wade out when he needed to be dropped, but Barney always gets preferential treatment.
Here is a lazy player who last won a PDC Ranking TV Title over 11 years ago. Almost 12 years since he won his only proper world title
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Post by phil davies » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:39 pm

Ginge wrote:Hasnt he promised all this before?

Do the winners of the Football World Cup host it the next time? Rugby World Cup?

The answer is no. Stupid suggestion.
Hardly the same though is it a annual small scale tournement played over a long weekend. Compared to truly global sporting events that last over a month and are played every 4 years.

Anyway even if you don’t agree with that then surely you agree that Holland probably deserves one big TV major stages their?
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Post by trotter » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:41 pm

Sky and the PDC would love it if Australia won the World Cup and they had to take everything and everybody out there and stage it in the middle of the night UK time..

I'll believe it when I see it about Barney doing the tour...It could be that he will be out of the top 16 after Ally Pally though and he'd need to do it if he wanted to play the main TV events next year...if he's out of the top 16 his free pass to those events will be over...but I know he feels a player of his achievements shouldn't have to qualify to play the Euro Tour events...the flip side of that is that if he'd played the events when he didn't have to qualify then he probably wouldn't now need to qualify for them anyway..

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Post by Ginge » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:44 pm

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Ginge wrote:Hasnt he promised all this before?

Do the winners of the Football World Cup host it the next time? Rugby World Cup?

The answer is no. Stupid suggestion.
Hardly the same though is it a annual small scale tournement played over a long weekend. Compared to truly global sporting events that last over a month and are played every 4 years.

Anyway even if you don’t agree with that then surely you agree that Holland probably deserves one big TV major stages their?
Trotter has already touched on the reason why it wont happen. They arent going to go to Australia to film it for a UK audience to watch in the early morning.

Neither will the PDC want it in a country where visas are harder to obtain...guessing this is why they moved it away from the UK :DDD:

As for your last statement - yes they should move the WGP there. Dying a death in that aircraft hangar near Dublin.

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Post by DavidB » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:31 pm

Anyone who doesn’t think Barney hasn’t deserved his PL spot and still doesn’t warrant a place doesn’t understand darts and how the PL works !!!

He’s a FIVE time world champion, he’s more popular now than ever before.

Also, has he actually said on video in past years he will play more??

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Post by BOOM » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:00 pm

I've been critical of Barney myself in the past, especially grating is how he's always held up as still being some darting behemoth depsite the fact that he never wins anything, but when it comes to the PL, I think you can make a solid case that he's deserved to be in it every year so far tbh - he's still a big draw for fans, he's been in 3 of the last 4 WC semi finals (and last year a narrow defeat to MVG in a good game) plus he still always manages to hold his own to enough of an extent in the PL that he isn't out of place.

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Post by phil davies » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:06 pm

Well TBH so far this year only 6 players have done anything on TV to deserve a PL place next year.

The big 5 plus Smith. The other 4 spots should still be up for grabs though they will probably also give Gurney one because of his high ranking and lack of other genuine contenders.
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Post by Kinks » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:10 pm

BOOM wrote:I've been critical of Barney myself in the past, especially grating is how he's always held up as still being some darting behemoth depsite the fact that he never wins anything, but when it comes to the PL, I think you can make a solid case that he's deserved to be in it every year so far tbh - he's still a big draw for fans, he's been in 3 of the last 4 WC semi finals (and last year a narrow defeat to MVG in a good game) plus he still always manages to hold his own to enough of an extent in the PL that he isn't out of place.
I like Barney and on form he would be a great addition but unless he has a very strong Grand Slam or World Championship he should be dropped from the Premier League next year. The Dutch argument can’t be used in the same way now with MVG as it could have been 5 years ago. He’ll have to knuckle down like Lewis and Wade have tried to or start thinking about retiring.

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Post by BOOM » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:29 pm

Yes, next year it could be a legitimate question...

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Post by Garry Murphy » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:04 pm

we are told barney is a big name by mardle and clark.Some people actually believe that.
They tell people the PL destroyed mark webster, and spout all sort of nonsense that people believe.
That does not mean its true, and like the webster story, its bullshit.

From my many years on multiple forums, I can assure you barney is not as liked as some think, certainly not seen as a top player any longer and no surprise seeing as its almost 12 years since he won a major ranking tv event.

Being told that he is a top player who deserves a spot over and over dont make a lie the truth
With MVG who is far superior and also Dutch, the PL dont need Barney to sell tickets.

If the PL can survive without Taylor it most certainly can do without Barney
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Post by BOOM » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:40 pm

He did win the Grand Slam in 2012 so it's misleading to make out that he hasn't won a major title by framing it as a "major ranking tv event". That said, I do agree with the general thurst of your post.

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Post by DavidB » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:51 pm

Barney is a big name, simple as!!!

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Post by ChrisW » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:58 pm

Four semi final appearances from the last 6 world championships.

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Post by phil davies » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:06 pm

ChrisW wrote:Four semi final appearances from the last 6 world championships.
Yeah but that’s his problem it’s the only ranked tournement he seems motivated at. He just gives up at the rest seems to have lost all his fight. Shame as he is an awesome player to watch hopefully he will do something good at the GSOD but I highly doubt it TBH.
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Post by trotter » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:12 pm

Of course he's a big name, one of the biggest ever, and he's always justified a pick in my eyes....but if he does nothing in the rest of the year and ends up outside the top 16 then it's time to look elsewhere....the trouble is to get 10 names there are not many players jumping out to nail a spot..Lewis won more PDC world titles and didn't get a pick when out of the top 16 ..I still think Sky will pick Barney regardless but I wouldn't myself now if he finishes out of the top 16..if he finishes well then I would go with him

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Post by Garry Murphy » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:28 pm

trotter wrote:Of course he's a big name, one of the biggest ever, and he's always justified a pick in my eyes....but if he does nothing in the rest of the year and ends up outside the top 16 then it's time to look elsewhere....the trouble is to get 10 names there are not many players jumping out to nail a spot..Lewis won more PDC world titles and didn't get a pick when out of the top 16 ..I still think Sky will pick Barney regardless but I wouldn't myself now if he finishes out of the top 16..if he finishes well then I would go with him
my issue is people believing he is a top player.
Is there 10 better players for the PL, who knows..who cares, certainly not I, as I have no interest in the PL, as its just a glorified exbo,..even if it does have a huge prizefund.
I have never classed the PL as a major, no non ranking wildcard event can be a major in my opinion.

Its this notion that a lazy player, and a proven liar with zero motivation for the majority of events is somehow the ideal player to represent the PDC.
His attitude sucks, he has an excuse for every defeat, has not won a ranking major in almost 12 years, is sliding down the ranking, while those players with a better attitude, attend more events and are ranked higher are omitted.

I could buy the crap of he was needed for the dutch audience, those days are long gone.
And this stupidity that the PL needs him it more crap.
If the PL can survive the loss of Phil Taylor, the loss of Barney is nothing
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Post by Case » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:44 pm

Garry Murphy wrote:
phil davies wrote:



Barney is promising to do the full tour again I’m sure this will please the Irishman :grin:


On a more serious note away from that claim I agree with some of his points especially about how the WCOD winners should host it the next year I always thought this should have been the case also about how Grand Prix needs to move from Dublin because of the poor crowds.
I have highlighted how Barney does this every year in late october / early november.
He done it last year, the year before , and the year before that. Its his way to keep in the news because he cant make the news from his darting ability any more.

Yet year in year out he gets an undeserved PL spot. The PL had no problem leaving Wade out when he needed to be dropped, but Barney always gets preferential treatment.
Here is a lazy player who last won a PDC Ranking TV Title over 11 years ago. Almost 12 years since he won his only proper world title
He's an older player with diabetes who tries to motivate himself every year, he just doesn't succeed, hope this helps.

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