Poll: Name your guy
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Eric Bristow
41.98%
34 41.98%
John Lowe
38.27%
31 38.27%
Jocky Wilson
7.41%
6 7.41%
Leighton Rees
1.23%
1 1.23%
Bob Anderson
4.94%
4 4.94%
Keith Deller
1.23%
1 1.23%
Alan Evans
2.47%
2 2.47%
Bobby George
2.47%
2 2.47%
Total 81 vote(s) 100%
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Players of the past (pre 1990) who would be the biggest threat today
Bristow, Wilson, Lowe and Anderson would all do well today.

I'd love to see today's players play a tournament on an old style board, thick wires with staples all over the place. I would be interesting to see how they get on with smaller targets and loads of bounce outs.
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(02-12-2018, 11:56 AM)Koivu Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 11:48 AM)Dorian Wrote: Hi All,

I'm a little surprised not to see Dennis 'The Menace' Priestly listed. At his peak, his slow methodical, deliberate and highly effective style would definitely test the best today especially those champing at the bit (read oche). Smile

Lowe is my choice of those listed

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Weren't Priestley's peak years in the 90's as opposed to pre-1990?

You are correct although he'd reached 2 major finals in 89 & 90 he wasn't quite at his peak. Interestingly Phil Taylor wrote in his biography that Dennis was the bast player he'd played against.

According to Wikipedia:

"In 1992, Priestley entered the 1993 Embassy World Championship as the number-one seed. In his first-round tie against Jocky Wilson, he set a new record for the highest match average (102.6) at the championship, which stood until 2004. In his autobiography, Bobby Dazzler, Bobby George recalled that, during the same championship, he played Priestley in a best of nine-leg practice match. Priestley had a dart for a perfect 9-dart finish in every leg en route to recording a 5-0 win using a total of only 49 darts (10, 10, 10, 10, and 9). George stated that, although it was only a practice match, this was the greatest Lakeside performance he has ever seen and was disappointed that Priestley's surprise 2nd-round defeat to Steve Beaton cost him a substantial wager that he had understandably placed on Priestley winning his second Embassy title."

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Would have loved to see a Cockney vs Cocky (Cadby) match Wink
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(02-13-2018, 04:57 PM)OAKZER Wrote: Would have loved to see a Cockney vs Cocky (Cadby) match Wink

I don't think that would be much of a contest mate, Bristow would have eaten him alive.
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Bristow for sure but I was a big fan of the Fen Tiger,Peter Evison back in the day.
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Bristowwith mind games and ability would cope
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Bristow head and shoulders over the rest in his prime.....
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Bristow would wipe the floor with them all ... in fact just like Taylor he would have them beat before a dart was thrown.
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(02-12-2018, 04:31 PM)Jockyoche78 Wrote: Bristow, Wilson, Lowe and Anderson would all do well today.

I'd love to see today's players play a tournament on an old style board, thick wires with staples all over the place. I would be interesting to see how they get on with smaller targets and loads of bounce outs.
Can you imagine Gerwin price playing on them boards ... lol lol lol
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Bristow then lowe. It's been questioned whether brissy would have put in the work but you don't win 5world titles without work. Bobby George would also be interesting as the money today would have kept him in it
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I think everyone would hate Eric if he was in his 20s. No one ever was as cocky and as good as him. Just Crafty Cockney, you know.
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