January 2, 2013

‘The Power’ rules once more.
‘The Power’ rules once more.

Every New Years Day, there's only one match that sporting fans should look forward to, and it's not on the football pitch. The PDC World Championship final is always a spectacle and last night was no exception. 2012 was a monumental year of sport, but if there was ever a game to throw us into 2013 this was it. Phil 'The Power' Taylor, was poised and ready to take on his greatest challenge yet, the 23-year-old Dutch magician Michael van Gerwen. Van Gerwen almost completed the impossible when he missed out on two consecutive nine-dart finishes in his semi-final victory over James Wade. Fresh from this immense display of accuracy, he began the final as deserved favourite. Phil Taylor on the other hand, had just beaten one of his biggest rivals in recent years as Raymond van Barneveld crumbled under the pressure. 'The Power' certainly felt under threat as his emotions boiled over when his opponent tried to congratulate him in the match celebrations. ...