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Thread: The 2012 Llanlad Zen ( Can do one ) Like Thread is HERE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llanlad
    My hope is that one day ...people will use a Llanthread as a place to pop into for a relaxing few minutes ... a nice calm environment to get away from real life problems ..
    I see it more as somewhere to go when I'm having a hard time, just to remind myself that no matter how bad it gets there's always someone who is worse off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Llanlad
    and LOL at the BDO darts ... its just brilliant entertainment ... for all the wrong reasons ..

    The commentators are flogging a dead horse ... you can only congratulate someone's mid 80% 3 dart average for so long before you start to sound silly ..

    Ted Hanky is without doubt my favourite player ... hopefully he wins this year .. and then buggers off to the proper darts that is the PDC ..
    Coverage has been awful this year. I haven't found anything on the red button during the week, and highlights have been at 11pm. Of those left, I'd also prefer Tedward Hanky Panky to win. I don't see him going to the PDC any time mind; he's well past his best, and would just be another also-ran there. Whilst there's considerably less money overall in the BDO, I imagine the top few players make a very decent living. 100k for the winner this week, with one less round than the PDC and a lousy standard of competition.

    That said, the PDC averages seemed down a little this year, but it made for a few cracking matches. Lewis and Wade walking off in the semi final because of a draft got right on my tits mind.

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    Re: The 2012 Llanlad Zen Like Thread is HERE

    I see it more as somewhere to go when I'm having a hard time, just to remind myself that no matter how bad it gets there's always someone who is worse off
    I will let you have that for now ... only because in a years time .. you will pop into a Llanlad thread and think ... fml Llan has it so good ..how did he do it !!

    Coverage has been awful this year. I haven't found anything on the red button during the week, and highlights have been at 11pm
    Agreed ... truly bad, especially as you never miss a single dart on the PDC coverage ... and even at 11pm the BDO highlights are like from 2 sets each in the best of 5 ..

    I could not find anywhere that was showing the darts live in the evening sessions ...

    I don't see him going to the PDC any time mind; he's well past his best, and would just be another also-ran there
    I really believe the PDC where smitten with him after the Grand Slam ... im utterly convinced he will sign up with them within the month ... sure he will have to improve ... but i think he will find it a challenge and give it a go ... PDC is just so much more fun ...
    There is a big misunderstanding between the concept of talent and skill, talent you have naturally but skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating on your craft... nobody got to where they were without hard work.

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    He lets the crowd get to him too much to flourish in the PDC. Like Mervyn King, only worse. It wasn't clear why he threw his toys out of the pram when he was still in with a chance of winning, but mentally he's not all there. Apparently earlier in the week he hinted to the BBC about a switch. I lol-ed at the end 'And you can see coverage of the second semi final in our highlights show at 11.55 tonight'. It's almost as if the Beeb are trying to kill it off.

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    Mervyn King is nowhere near as funny as Hanky ...

    In the Grand Slam .. the crowd where booing Hanky almost instantly ... and Hanky was not happy about it ... and kinda lost his rag a few times ..

    But by the time he went out in the quarters ?? .. they where singing his name and he was getting a huge reception even in defeat ... Hanky was obviously loving it !

    The crowd as far as im aware of ... have never warmed to King at all ...certainly not at the PDC ..

    But Hanky is a clever bugger imo ... hes not the greatest darts player but plays the villain brilliantly ... and its that what the PDC wants ... the guy is box office and they know it !

    I still think him eye balling Van Gerwen after Van Gerwen celebrated winning a leg against him was just so funny ... for a few minutes he was mentally gone and then promptly tripped on stage after getting his darts ... Van Gerwen had to turn away he was laughing so much ..... Hanky ( to his eternal credit ) ..acted as if nothing had happened .. and ignored the crowd falling about in hysterics ..

    Honestly ... one of the funniest moments ive seen in sport ....i almost wet myself laughing so much seeing Hanky still trying to act all serious
    There is a big misunderstanding between the concept of talent and skill, talent you have naturally but skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating on your craft... nobody got to where they were without hard work.

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    Re: The 2012 Llanlad Zen Like Thread is HERE

    There is a big misunderstanding between the concept of talent and skill, talent you have naturally but skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating on your craft... nobody got to where they were without hard work.

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    Im just reading that Hanky had a strop before his semi final match ..

    Apparently ... the BDO try to make all the semi finalist's sign a document saying they are staying with the BDO for a further 12 months ..

    Hanky told them he would not sign it and BDO threatened to with hold his prize money ... Hanky said there would be no semi final if they tried that BS ..

    BDO relented and the semi final went ahead ... but immediately afterwoods .. Hanky quit the BDO ... ( he was going anyway ) ..

    The BDO really is a load of horseshit ... BDO's loss is PDC's gain imo ..

    There is also only so much anyone can take off Tony " the PDC dont exist " Green and Bobby " still living in the 80's " George .
    There is a big misunderstanding between the concept of talent and skill, talent you have naturally but skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating on your craft... nobody got to where they were without hard work.

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    They've long since had that clause, but I always assumed they made the players sign before the tournament started. Semi finalists are supposed to stay for the next year, the winner for another 3. It doesn't seem to mean anything though, as both King and Klaasen broke it when they moved to the PDC, and no legal action was taken.

    I'm going to believe that Hankey has been following this thread, and acted on your advice to move. I do hope he'll do well, as King is a rubbish villain and Paul Nicholson hasn't quite worked it out yet. If he wants to know how to deal with a hostile crowd, he should watch Gary Anderson - I like the way he gets booed at every English venue and just plays with a grin on his face.

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    Re: The 2012 Llanlad Zen Like Thread is HERE

    Quote Originally Posted by Llanlad
    All this Zen like behaviour is very misleading tbh ... as ive hardly played at all .. and probably wont until February ... so by around the 4th Feb i expect the thread swear box to start filling up nicely...
    Damn - I got Feb 3rd in the sweep
    To infirmity and beyond

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    Paul Nicholson is without doubt the lamest bad guy wannabe ever ..

    When Hanky plays him in the PDC ... there will be only one bad guy winner ...

    I can picture Hanky eye balling Nicholson and looking like hes about to go mental and seeing Nicholson folding like a pack of cards .... or like me with KK on a A flop .

    Ohh and another thing i learned today .... that far from pretty women in the crown in Hanky's game is not actually his missus ...its actually his mother .. ive always wondered what he was playing at marrying something like that.... now i know its his mam ... i have respect for her now... in fact, i would date her for one evening out of respect for Hanky.
    There is a big misunderstanding between the concept of talent and skill, talent you have naturally but skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating on your craft... nobody got to where they were without hard work.

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    Re: The 2012 Llanlad Zen Like Thread is HERE

    Quote Originally Posted by leofric
    Quote Originally Posted by Llanlad
    All this Zen like behaviour is very misleading tbh ... as ive hardly played at all .. and probably wont until February ... so by around the 4th Feb i expect the thread swear box to start filling up nicely...
    Damn - I got Feb 3rd in the sweep
    Damn your slow .... hawk has probably already bagged the 1st .

    **edit ** ..i now pressume a sweep is drawn out of the hat and therefore its not about speed ....

    Im tired and spending too much time doing paperwork which is started to take its toll.
    There is a big misunderstanding between the concept of talent and skill, talent you have naturally but skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating on your craft... nobody got to where they were without hard work.

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    Re: The 2012 Llanlad Zen Like Thread is HERE

    ESPN has every dart live.
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    Re: The 2012 Llanlad Zen Like Thread is HERE

    Regarding another point above, Gary Anderson has a significant advantage over most of the other "villains" - that of being really rather good.
    "Of course a thoughtful check is wrong too, but not as bad as a thoughtless check. Almost as bad though." - chrisjp

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    Re: The 2012 Llanlad Zen Like Thread is HERE

    Ive seen enough fish at the Lakeside this year ...

    Surely its easy money !! ...

    Im looking for a decent BDO sign up bonus from a reliable affiliate ..im prepared to practise darts and get a average over 90 in no time at all ..easily enough to win this.

    If all else fails ...im off to the Lakeside next year ... and im going to have a big piece of paper with the words " Wow, this is $hit compared to the PDC " written on it ..

    Cmon O'Shea .. its now or never matey ..
    There is a big misunderstanding between the concept of talent and skill, talent you have naturally but skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating on your craft... nobody got to where they were without hard work.

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    Anyone else find themselves looking at dartboards on Amazon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogs
    Anyone else find themselves looking at dartboards on Amazon?
    Buying a dart board is one thing .... copying Ted Hanky's hair style is beyond the call of duty ..
    There is a big misunderstanding between the concept of talent and skill, talent you have naturally but skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating on your craft... nobody got to where they were without hard work.

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