Van Barneveld: “We all think Phil Taylor is the best player in the world…”
When Approved Garages asked 2014 champion Raymond van Barneveld about feeling the pressure to perform in the first game in Leeds, he said: “All my games are full of pressure, so I don’t feel added pressure. Apart from this, the Premier League is not ranked for the World ranking, so there is of course pressure, but at the end it is just a big game, where 10 of us are invited.”
The Betway Premier League: eight things we’ve learned in 2015
After 16 weeks and a crazy criss-crossing of the country the Premier League has its champion. Gary Anderson defeated Michael van Gerwen in a dramatic Play-Off final at the O2 in London to lift the trophy, and become only the second man – after Phil Taylor – to win the Premier League after winning the World Championship.
Is Phil Taylor finished?
Whatever happens in Brighton this week, Phil Taylor, universally acclaimed as the greatest darts player ever to grace the sport, won’t be involved in the Premier League play-offs at the O2 Arena in London next week.
Can Mighty Mike be beaten?
And then there were eight. After a thrilling Judgement Night in Manchester, Kim Huybrechts and Peter Wright were dumped from the Betway Premier League, leaving the remaining eight players to battle it out over six legs for a place in the final.