Premier League Darts – Week 8

Phil Taylor is now a best price of just 1/3 with Coral, Hills, Ladbrokes, Stan James and Sportingbet to win the 2010 Premier League darts title.

Taylor has dominated from the start this year and is a clear leader at the top of the table. The main problem with this bet is (not just the short price) that the winner of the league dosen’t win the title.

The Top 4 play-off (finals day) format leaves Taylor vulnerable to getting beat by a one off performance, like what Mervyn King did to him in last years Semi-final.

Back to the present, and Taylor easily beat Barney 8-2 on Thursday, following up his week 7 victory over Adrian Lewis (8-4). When are Sky Sports going to stop hyping up the Taylor V Lewis fixture as some kind of explosive encounter.

Taylor thrashes Lewis every time, it is not even a proper contest. As soon as Taylor gets a couple of legs in front, Lewis drops his head and packs up. Mervyn King is the only man out there who pushes Taylor and gives him a real game at the moment.

Ronnie Baxter is continuing his good form, he looks almost certain for a Top 4 finish this season, his 8-5 win over Simon Whitlock was a massive result for him as it puts clear daylight between him and 5th place.

By the way, Andy Goldstein badly needs a haircut, or even a hairstyle for that matter, what a state he looked on Sky presenting the programme.

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