Gerwyn Price fined £21,500 and given a suspended three-month ban
You think the rhetoric hurts tennis? John McEnroe’s rhetoric and Bjorn Borgs calmness, created the greatest tennis rivalry in history, and massively increased the viewership. It actually opened up tennis to people that would have never even thought to watch. As for golf and snooker, yawn....flip right past it on the TV...and baseball...baseballs boring as well.
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(02-28-2019, 12:44 AM)longgunshooterzero Wrote: You think the rhetoric hurts tennis? John McEnroe’s rhetoric and Bjorn Borgs calmness, created the greatest tennis rivalry in history, and massively increased the viewership. It actually opened up tennis to people that would have never even thought to watch. As for golf and snooker, yawn....flip right past it on the TV...and baseball...baseballs boring as well.

There is no debate that Price's antics increase viewership. People love the drama and even if they hate Price, many will tune in to watch it. I suspect that if you asked darts fans of one specific match they would like to see in a world final, most would say Price v Anderson, maybe apart from MVG v Ando. There is no doubt the PDC and Sky love the "needle" and they like controversial people like Price playing.

The other question is, does it damage the game's integrity and does it set a very bad example? You have to consider that and probably that's why the PDC gave Price a huge fine, to discourage that kind of behaviour. I don't usually mind Price and he's obviously a great player, one of my favourites to watch. However I believe he went over the top against Anderson, and such excessive celebrations should not be tolerated.
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(02-28-2019, 01:06 PM)Phenohyte Wrote: There is no debate that Price's antics increase viewership. People love the drama and even if they hate Price, many will tune in to watch it. 

The other question is, does it damage the game's integrity and does it set a very bad example? You have to consider that and probably that's why the PDC gave Price a huge fine, to discourage that kind of behaviour. I don't usually mind Price and he's obviously a great player, one of my favourites to watch. However I believe he went over the top against Anderson, and such excessive celebrations should not be tolerated.

Maybe for the casual fan who also likes what passes for antics similar to the WWE or whatever lettering the "Professional Wrestling" organizations call themselves.

Personally, I prefer to watch a well played, sportsmanlike match paced by 2 players who know their craft, get on with it and leave the theatrics out of it.     Yes, celebrate a well timed out shot or a 150+ score to put your opponent under pressure when on a one or two dart finish to let them know you're still there-------but to spin around, walk toward the audience thumping your chest while bellowing loudly and disrupting your opponents throw while mid-game is boorish to me and in bad taste.

It's one of those "act like you've already been there" moments for me.
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Oh, and another observation. That fine and possible suspension hanging over his head seems to have upped his game at the oche. His wins this past weekend and his success in the PL show he's a man to contend with when facing him on stage or in a floor event.

Maybe he's seeing he doesn't have to be as vocal and obnoxious as he had been to win and is letting his game do the talking for him.
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(02-28-2019, 02:12 PM)gumbo2176 Wrote: Oh, and another observation.    That fine and possible suspension hanging over his head seems to have upped his game at the oche.  His wins this past weekend and his success in the PL show he's a man to contend with when facing him on stage or in a floor event.

Maybe he's seeing he doesn't have to be as vocal and obnoxious as he had been to win and is letting his game do the talking for him.

Exactly. mint
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I'm not the biggest Price fan, but as long as he continues to play as well as he has been doing over the last month, then I can forgive the stupid posturing and chest thumping.

Now Wade, Wade just acts like a dickhead.
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(02-28-2019, 02:23 PM)The jt4527 Wrote: I'm not the biggest Price fan, but as long as he continues to play as well as he has been doing over the last month, then I can forgive the stupid posturing and chest thumping.

Now Wade, Wade just acts like a dickhead.

But...James Wade is a good closer.  He’s good on the doubles.
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I been wondering why Price has had that stupid theatre past years. I raise my hat for ex pro rugby player but that drama of him has been a reason why i´m not a fan of him. 

The way how Wright is doing the show is the way i like.

Modesty at right places and sporstmanship.
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I won't start another thread as it's been mentioned in this thread, but it looks like Wade has got away with his garbage against Asada at the Worlds.

The latest DRA hearing updates are now available and whilst the Price/Anderson outcomes are on the list along with a couple of other incidents during the Worlds and also some failure to mark from QSchool and the CT this year, there is nothing for Wade!!

2018 hearings - http://www.thedra.co.uk/wp-content/uploa....03.19.pdf
2019 hearings - http://www.thedra.co.uk/wp-content/uploa....03.19.pdf
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(03-03-2019, 10:06 AM)mc1958 Wrote: I won't start another thread as it's been mentioned in this thread, but it looks like Wade has got away with his garbage against Asada at the Worlds.

The latest DRA hearing updates are now available and whilst the Price/Anderson outcomes are on the list along with a couple of other incidents during the Worlds and also some failure to mark from QSchool and the CT this year, there is nothing for Wade!!

2018 hearings - http://www.thedra.co.uk/wp-content/uploa....03.19.pdf
2019 hearings - http://www.thedra.co.uk/wp-content/uploa....03.19.pdf
Disappointing to say the least.

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