BAR­NEY’S ON A ROLL

MCCOY’S PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS

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Sport Tip: play more against the best play­ers in the world to get more fo­cus and self-be­lief – and it was a big help.”

Van Barn­eveld has stunned Whit­lock al­ready dur­ing his week­end tour­na­ment wins, com­ing from 3-0 down to pip his pal 6-5.

Ding-dong

Whit­lock av­er­aged 103 when he beat Kevin Painter in last week’s Premier League and is rel­ish­ing play­ing Van Barn­eveld in front of a sea­side sell-out crowd.

“Bar­ney is a five-time world cham­pion and he had a bad cou­ple of years, but it is good to see him play well again,” said Whit­lock.

“We all love Ray­mond and it makes darts in­ter­est­ing again with him play­ing well.

“Ev­ery time we play it’s a ding-dong bat­tle. We’ve put on some good shows in the last cou­ple of years and I think this will be an­other.

“Ev­ery week is big from now on – ev­ery point or two points is very big.

“I think I need four more points to make sure I make the semis, be­cause I think I need a min­i­mum of 15 points.” WEEK 11 FIX­TURES: Ray­mond van Barn­eveld v Si­mon Whit­lock, Gary An­der­son v Kevin Painter, James Wade v Andy Hamil­ton, Phil Tay­lor v Adrian Lewis.

BACK TO HIS BEST:

Van Barn­eveld

LEAGUE TA­BLE

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