22 years ago today the BDO ranked number 2 learnt the truth!

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22 years ago today the BDO ranked number 2 learnt the truth!

Post by sennafan24 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:29 am

The likes of Duzza and Adams can only dream to reach the heights that Hot Rod reached in that late July week in 1998.

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Post by Rogg » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:56 pm

Glorious. Take a look at God in this, gentlemen. Witness.

Harrington has since said that as he was heading down for the walk-on, Dick Allix (I think, PDC co-founder) was looking sick and said to him: "Please win".

There was split shit afoot. Gwynne makes a plea at the end that "This is one game" then Sid mentions "stupid politics".
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Post by sennafan24 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:46 pm

Rogg wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:56 pm
Glorious. Take a look at God in this, gentlemen. Witness.
+1

That 125 checkout :o
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Post by Randall » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:36 am

Rod gets nowhere near the respect he deserves
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Post by sennafan24 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:59 am

Randall wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:36 am
Rod gets nowhere near the respect he deserves
Correct.

Easily one of the best players of the 90s.
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Post by Randall » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:56 am

His world final with Taylor was a decent game
Check out the board it was played on
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Post by thegentle » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:45 pm

Randall wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:56 am
His world final with Taylor was a decent game
Check out the board it was played on
'He'd be averaging 110 every game on these toyboards'
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Post by Rogg » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:07 pm

Randall wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:56 am
His world final with Taylor was a decent game
Check out the board it was played on
Argh!!
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Post by Randall » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:16 pm

Rogg wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:07 pm
Randall wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:56 am
His world final with Taylor was a decent game
Check out the board it was played on
Argh!!
:lol:

Seriously have a look
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Post by Randall » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:16 pm

thegentle wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:45 pm
Randall wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:56 am
His world final with Taylor was a decent game
Check out the board it was played on
'He'd be averaging 110 every game on these toyboards'
And the rest
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Post by Rogg » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:19 pm

Randall wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:16 pm
Rogg wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:07 pm
Randall wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:56 am
His world final with Taylor was a decent game
Check out the board it was played on
Argh!!
:lol:

Seriously have a look
The segments used to be smaller? First I've heard of it.
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Post by Randall » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:23 pm

Rogg wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:19 pm
Randall wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:16 pm
Rogg wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:07 pm
Randall wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:56 am
His world final with Taylor was a decent game
Check out the board it was played on
Argh!!
:lol:

Seriously have a look
The segments used to be smaller? First I've heard of it.
I thought I'd mentioned it
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Post by Rogg » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:36 pm

sennafan24 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:46 pm
Rogg wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:56 pm
Glorious. Take a look at God in this, gentlemen. Witness.
+1

That 125 checkout :o
As good as it gets. God never led until the 125. He had been chasing a wonderfully fluent Lord Ronald for about two hours.

His face had turned grey with determination. It almost killed him. Few players have ever shared his strength and nerve for managing such circumstances.
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Post by Mabbsy » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:55 pm

Rogg wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:36 pm
sennafan24 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:46 pm
Rogg wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:56 pm
Glorious. Take a look at God in this, gentlemen. Witness.
+1

That 125 checkout :o
As good as it gets. God never led until the 125. He had been chasing a wonderfully fluent Lord Ronald for about two hours.

His face had turned grey with determination. It almost killed him. Few players have ever shared his strength and nerve for managing such circumstances.
Lord Ronald was never the same again unfortunately.
A broken man.
Still a god though.

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Post by sennafan24 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:26 pm

Rod was the Mushroom Slayer in the later 90s.

- Beat BDO ranked number 2 Scholten to win the 1997 Austrian Open.

- Beat BDO ranked number 4 Burnett in a 3rd place playoff at the 1997 Matchplay.

- Beat BDO ranked number 2 Baxter to win the final of the 1998 Matchplay.

He'd have spanked future mushroom favourites like Adams and Duzza. No problem.
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Post by Rogg » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:52 pm

Mabbsy wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:55 pm
Rogg wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:36 pm
sennafan24 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:46 pm
Rogg wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:56 pm
Glorious. Take a look at God in this, gentlemen. Witness.
+1

That 125 checkout :o
As good as it gets. God never led until the 125. He had been chasing a wonderfully fluent Lord Ronald for about two hours.

His face had turned grey with determination. It almost killed him. Few players have ever shared his strength and nerve for managing such circumstances.
Lord Ronald was never the same again unfortunately.
A broken man.
Still a god though.
+1. Tragedy when Lord Ronald thinks it's his throw in leg 36. The 125 crunched him up something awful.

But he had a couple of piss palace finals and a few other things ahead of him. I've never seen the 1999 Lakeshit final which was just a few months later but it looks a damn tight game with Barnacle.
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Post by Rogg » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:55 pm

sennafan24 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:26 pm
Rod was the Mushroom Slayer in the later 90s.

- Beat BDO ranked number 2 Scholten to win the 1997 Austrian Open.

- Beat BDO ranked number 4 Burnett in a 3rd place playoff at the 1997 Matchplay.

- Beat BDO ranked number 2 Baxter to win the final of the 1998 Matchplay.

He'd have spanked future mushroom favourites like Adams and Duzza. No problem.
+1.

but the 1997 Austrian Open?! Where'd you get that from? We may have to dust off the 1999 Scania Open klaxon for this oddity. I intend to mention it frequently.
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Post by sennafan24 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:54 pm

Rogg wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:55 pm
sennafan24 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:26 pm
Rod was the Mushroom Slayer in the later 90s.

- Beat BDO ranked number 2 Scholten to win the 1997 Austrian Open.

- Beat BDO ranked number 4 Burnett in a 3rd place playoff at the 1997 Matchplay.

- Beat BDO ranked number 2 Baxter to win the final of the 1998 Matchplay.

He'd have spanked future mushroom favourites like Adams and Duzza. No problem.
+1.

but the 1997 Austrian Open?! Where'd you get that from? We may have to dust off the 1999 Scania Open klaxon for this oddity. I intend to mention it frequently.
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Looking at Rod's head to head records, you can really tell he dropped off after 2000. For example, he was 3-0 against Scholten up until 2001. Yet, 0-3 after that.

Amazingly, he won 7 out of 15 games against Taylor in the 90s. And one of Taylors wins was a last set decider (1999 World Grand Prix). They only met once in the 2000s, with Taylor winning. The head to head scoreline between the two thus reads 9-7 to Taylor overall. Probably the best head to head record anyone holds against Taylor.

Priestley was seemingly Rod's bogey player.

Trolling aside, I believe that the PDC had the better top players in the 90s. Taylor, Harrington, and Priestly as a collective were better than the BDO's top 3 players in the 90s.
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Post by Mabbsy » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:01 pm

Honourable mention for big Cliff Lazarenko, a true darting great........in the pub.

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Post by sennafan24 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:26 pm

Mabbsy wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:01 pm
Honourable mention for big Cliff Lazarenko, a true darting great........in the pub.
:)

I liked Big Cliff.
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