Tag: The Netherlands
You were right there Michael on the night
Few, if any, however, could’ve predicted the manic majesty of what was to transpire when the two combatants returned to the oche after the first stanza. Put in this way, there was more than Wayne Mardle lost for words.
United get early Christmas gift in Carabao draw
The chances of Erik ten Hag guiding Manchester United to silverware in his first season in charge still look decent after the Old Trafford club were pitted against Charlton Athletic at the third last hurdle in the Caraboa Cup. Goals from Christian Erikssen and Marcus Rashford eased an experienced looking line up past Vincent Kompany’s…
Barry bites the dust at first hurdle
It was very much a mixed bag in terms of Irish interest on the opening night of the Cazoo World Championships of Darts at the Alexandra Palace in London. Veteran thrower Mickey Mansell threw the first darts and the first 180 of the tournament as the Ulsterman recorded a rare victory for himself on the…
It’s a fairly safe bet he didn’t watch Italia ’90!
Italia ’90 – even now, mention of the words together conjures so many memories. Pat Bonner’s grimace before that booming kickout against the Dutch, Genoa, Penalties, Bonner again, David O’Leary, the pub scene from The Snapper. Now read on… Another recollection from that glorious summer prompted what you are about to intake. A proclamation by…
Red Bull Need To Listen To B*Witched
There are a few clips of Arsene Wenger during his time as Arsenal manager which perennially come up in Football’s Funniest Moments compilation. One shows the great Frenchman struggling manfully with the zip on his trenchcoat, and the other when, in the aftermath of some controversial incident or other, all he could muster by way…
Green Machine needs a date with the mechanics
Michael Van Gerwen faces a spell off the oche after the conclusion of the Cazoo Premier League as he will undergo treatment for a long standing ailment in his throwing arm. The ‘Green Machine’ qualified for the league play offs in Germany by coming second in the table after the ‘regulation’ fixtures. Defending champion Jonny…
Iceman keeps his cool as Jackpot makes his point
Thank Christ it’s Dartsmas! Yours truly would never be a massive fan of this time of year at the best of times, but that upset is magnified tenfold this year. Now read on… There are good points to it, obviously. The grub – and hopefully a drop or three of porter – and the abundance…
Greatness fading or simply off colour?
When Ken Doherty beat Stephen Hendry in the 1997 World Snooker Championship final, this corner wasn’t all that shocked. The Ranelagh man had been steadily ascending the WPBSA rankings in the preceding period. Conversely, the Scot’s once all consuming grip on the carpeted tables was waning by then. The Scot made a comeback of sorts…