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Someone on Twitter asked Barry Hearn today when the PL lineup would be announced. He replied "After Masters".
https://twitter.com/BarryHearn/status/14...2179485702
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Given the PL starts 4 days after the Masters finishes surely they could announce the 7 names they already know and then confirm the 8th name as soon as the Masters finishes - or even after the semi finals if the finalists are already in.

Wonder if they are hoping the Masters winner is one of the 7 names already included so that they can then include Fallon as number 8?
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If they wanted Fallon in, they could just do it. I don't see at this stage why they would need to go through contortions at the Masters to try and justify it (she clearly didn't do enough either at the WC or at Q-School to earn a spot).

I'd imagine that they are looking at a provisional lineup of something like MVG, Price, Wright, Clayton, Cross, M.Smith, Wade and Anderson and are concerned that it looks stale, with no fresh faces in there at all. If someone like Cullen, Humphries or Searle were to win the Masters then that would probably be an ideal outcome for Sky.
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(01-19-2022, 09:15 AM)AndrewK Wrote: I'd imagine that they are looking at a provisional lineup of something like MVG, Price, Wright, Clayton, Cross, M.Smith, Wade and Anderson and are concerned that it looks stale, with no fresh faces in there at all. If someone like Cullen, Humphries or Searle were to win the Masters then that would probably be an ideal outcome for Sky.

I agree, but who will lose his place then? Wright, Price, MVG and Clayton are certain. I would say that Wade and Smith are also secured because of their ranking and recent performance. But Cross won the European Championship and Ando is a crowd favourite. Not sure if you can replace them that easily, although I would like to see Searle get a run for his money.
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Ando could easily be a replacement. I could see him preferring to sit it out instead of travelling each week.
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Indeed. By delaying the announcement a little longer, the PDC also give themselves the opportunity of obtaining more clarification on the viability of holding PL events in Holland and Germany (which may or may not affect Ando's participation).
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