Jump to content


RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE (ISSUE 397 - MAY 2014): Available to download now. Get the app from Apple Newsstand or GooglePlay, or click here to read it online now at Pocketmags.com - Print edition in shops from Friday, or click here to get it delivered by post in the UK or worldwide.

Rugby League World - April 2014
League Express

Podcast

Photo
- - - - -

Darts Merger


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Wellsy4HullFC

Wellsy4HullFC
  • Coach
  • 9,135 posts

Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:32 PM

Well it's that time of year, so thought if put this one out there?

Should there be a merger of the BDO and PDC? What would the pros and cons be?
COULD there be one? What would it take?

Which side if the split are you on?
Posted Image

#2 gingerjon

gingerjon
  • Coach
  • 28,392 posts

Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:44 AM

Do the BDO even really exist as a professional darts organisation any more?
Cheer up, RL is actually rather good
- Severus, July 2012

#3 nadera78

nadera78
  • Coach
  • 2,801 posts

Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:04 AM

No point. PDC has already won.
"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."
Jean Roque, Calendrier-revue du Racing-Club Albigeois, 1958-1959

#4 Wellsy4HullFC

Wellsy4HullFC
  • Coach
  • 9,135 posts

Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:04 PM

BDO run the grass roots. Basically when they get good enough the PDC buys them out. But they still run their own world championship.

The PDC only run pro comps and don't do much that won't turn a profit. They ditched the women's championship IIRC, and don't do much in terms of youth (although it's starting to change).
Posted Image

#5 Futtocks

Futtocks
  • Coach
  • 18,564 posts

Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:09 PM

Over Ollie Croft's cold dead corpse. He hasn't forgiven the other lot and probably never will.

Edited by Futtocks, 23 December 2013 - 05:10 PM.

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)


#6 Wellsy4HullFC

Wellsy4HullFC
  • Coach
  • 9,135 posts

Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:06 PM

Well if he doesn't want to move with the times that's his prerogative.
Posted Image

#7 paulalmanack

paulalmanack
  • Players
  • 93 posts

Posted 24 December 2013 - 06:06 PM

Hate all the rowdyness of sky's PDC darts,they have the better players but BDO has the history and the legacy. Phil Taylor wouldn't have won anywhere near as many as 17 world titles if they'd been one true championship.

#8 RSN

RSN
  • Coach
  • 3,363 posts

Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:38 PM

Hate all the rowdyness of sky's PDC darts,they have the better players but BDO has the history and the legacy. Phil Taylor wouldn't have won anywhere near as many as 17 world titles if they'd been one true championship.


The rowdyness is the thing which makes the darts as entertaining as it is though.

If darts didn't have it, it wouldn't be as popular as it is. The fact they've already sold a lot of tickets for the world championships at £150 each for next year suggests they're doing something right.

#9 TheTerminator

TheTerminator
  • Coach
  • 1,727 posts

Posted 25 December 2013 - 12:16 AM

The rowdyness is the thing which makes the darts as entertaining as it is though.

If darts didn't have it, it wouldn't be as popular as it is. The fact they've already sold a lot of tickets for the world championships at £150 each for next year suggests they're doing something right.

If you're referring to the 'rowdiness' of the PDC, then I disagree - it's the main reason I refuse to watch it. The PDC might well have the best players, 180's galore and glamour models escorting players to the stage through a rabble of drunken buffoons, but it's utterly charmless. The BDO World Championship has charm and tradition in buckets. Behind the times it may be in many respects, but sometimes that's a nice quality to have.

Edited by TheTerminator, 25 December 2013 - 10:10 AM.

  • Andrew Vause and paulalmanack like this

Posted Image


#10 Andrew Vause

Andrew Vause
  • Coach
  • 2,117 posts

Posted 25 December 2013 - 09:47 PM

If you're referring to the 'rowdiness' of the PDC, then I disagree - it's the main reason I refuse to watch it. The PDC might well have the best players, 180's galore and glamour models escorting players to the stage through a rabble of drunken buffoons, but it's utterly charmless. The BDO World Championship has charm and tradition in buckets. Behind the times it may be in many respects, but sometimes that's a nice quality to have.


+1 'The Sun' of the TV.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users