BARNEY’S ON A ROLL
MCCOY’S PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS
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Van Barneveld has stunned Whitlock already during his weekend tournament wins, coming from 3-0 down to pip his pal 6-5.
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.
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