“The old boys are not done with this sport yet”

JAMES WADE vows that the “old boys are not done yet” as he bids to hit top form again.


The Machine has slipped down to World No.23 in the world rankings but has shown glimpses of class in recent months.


Wade, 41, admits that Unicorn stablemate Gary Anderson’s wonderful form remains a huge inspiration.


He told the Daily Star: “The old boys are not done with this sport yet.


“Although I would like to say that at 41 years old I am practically a baby compared to Gary – I hope he’s not reading this – in darting terms, we are the old guard when you pit us against the new generation.


“Gary proved that class is permanent with some of the displays which he turned in. Well done to him. The Flying Scotsman is back and I really hope to be following his lead again soon.”


Wade won the Premier League in 2009 and was part of that incredible two nine-dart final of 2010 with Phil Taylor. He gave his verdict on this year’s fascinating tournament.


He added: “I said the Premier League looked impossible to call – and so it turned out.


“Michael van Gerwen has always liked to make a point of winning the league table ahead of the play-offs, but that is looking a long way off this year with the form of the two Lukes at the top.”


Words by Phil Lanning.


Related Articles

John Lowe 9-dart finish FIRST EVER ON TV
Eclipse Dart Board
James Wade off to a steady start in Premier League campaign