Or hello, as we say outside the north east :o)
Those of you with longer memories might remember me confidently saying, around the beginning of March, that I'd have more time to watch and write about darts from then on.
For the last few weeks, in addition to a magnificently hectic work schedule, I have had to go to Church meetings every Thursday evening from 7.30 to 9.30 which, whilst religiously edifying, comprehensively knackered my plans for watching the Premier League. I've been following the goings on, but I promised myself that I would never do a write up of a darts match I hadn't actually watched and so I've been waiting til after Easter, when I would have my Thursday evenings back, to take up my pen (ok, keyboard).
So, I thought I'd take a break from all the hustle and bustle today - some big wedding in London, apparently :o) - to write a quick post, having seen my first darts in weeks yesterday evening.
My girlfriend was at Defcon 3 as Wade took on Barney, the resurgent Machine having everything to play for to force his way back into the running for a place in the play offs. Unfortunately for Wade (and yours truly, who had to bear the brunt of his girlfriend's disappointment), Barney was doing his Stonewall Jackson impression, and the match ended in a draw, which leaves Wade in fifth and with it all to do in the next two weeks, one of which sees him playing Taylor.
Taylor was also looking solid as a rock, coming down on Gary Anderson like an avalanche and winning 8-3, whilst World Champ Adie Lewis took down Simon Whitlock, also gunning for a play offs place. Terry Jenkins heaped more misery on fellow runner-up Mark Webster, who must be counting down the minutes until the end of a Premier League which, it is safe to say, will not be taking pride of place on the Webster CV.
All to play for then, in the middle of the table at least, and I shall be doing my best to watch and write :o)