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  1. Dublin Ireland
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    10 Oct '13 22:35
    Thanks a lot to Phil Taylor,

    who turned up at my local bar tonight
    The Patriot's Inn Kilmainham Dublin City.

    Phil was as ever the gentleman as he played games of darts
    with local people who had no hope of beating him.

    It was not his first visit to Dublin or to this bar
    but despite that fact he behaved just like any
    other local in the pub.

    Despite the fact that he is a huge celebrity
    Phil acted as a regular human being and
    treated all others as equals.

    I had the honour of playing him and speaking
    with him and I shook his hand after he absolutely
    destroyed me in a 3 leg game of 501.


    God bless Phil Taylor. An ordinary man among giants.

    I hope he succeeds in Dublin because his humility is larger than his talent.
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    10 Oct '13 22:50
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Thanks a lot to Phil Taylor,

    who turned up at my local bar tonight
    The Patriot's Inn Kilmainham Dublin City.

    Phil was as ever the gentleman as he played games of darts
    with local people who had no hope of beating him.


    It was not his first visit to Dublin or to this bar
    but despite that fact he behaved just like any
    other local in the ...[text shortened]... n among giants.

    I hope he succeeds in Dublin because his humility is larger than his talent.
    "Phil Taylor overcame a mid-match wobble to beat Paul Nicholson 3-1 in the second round of the World Grand Prix. Taylor, a 10-time winner of the Dublin event, dominated the opening set and looked set to double his lead when he moved clear in the deciding leg of the second. But he missed 10 darts at a double, allowing Newcastle-born Australian Nicholson to swoop in and level the match. Nicholson also won the opening leg of the third set to move in front for the first time before Taylor rallied to win the next three legs and open a 2-1 advantage in sets. Taylor survives in Dublin: The fourth set went to a deciding leg; Nicholson missing two darts to take the match all the way before Taylor stepped in to finish off proceedings by hitting double eight at the fifth attempt. Despite the result, Taylor was unhappy with his performance: "It was cold up there tonight, I was feeling chilly and couldn't click. There are no excuses really. I just didn't play very well."

    http://www1.skysports.com/darts/news/12288/8965540/world-grand-prix-phil-taylor-booked-quarter-final-date-with-gary-anderson

    Johnny, you're fortunate. It's memorable to brush shoulders with celebrities in their moments of greatness. Thanks.
  3. Dublin Ireland
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    10 Oct '13 22:59
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"Phil Taylor overcame a mid-match wobble to beat Paul Nicholson 3-1 in the second round of the World Grand Prix. Taylor, a 10-time winner of the Dublin event, dominated the opening set and looked set to double his lead when he moved clear in the deciding leg of the second. But he missed 10 darts at a double, allowing Newcastle-born Australian Nic ...[text shortened]... unate. It's memorable to brush shoulders with celebrities in their moments of greatness. Thanks.[/b]
    Thank you Bobby.

    I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of darts
    but as I was drinking with my brother in my local bar
    in he walked with members of a Dublin darts club.


    I knew the members well, they play here every week.
    But imagine my surprise when in walks Phil Taylor with them.

    He is a multiple time world dart champion from England
    and he could not have been nicer to those around him.

    A man who has not lost touch with his roots.

    Many people put their name down to play him
    and in fairness he beat them all, including me.

    But it was all only practice to him.

    Despite that, he spoke to all of us, had time for all of us
    and collectively an excellent time was enjoyed.
  4. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    10 Oct '13 23:04
    I was all like, Wow, Phil from Motörhead is a world champ dart player?? 🙂
    Different Phil Taylor. 🙂

    That's like playing blitz against Anand.
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    10 Oct '13 23:27
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Thank you Bobby.

    I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of darts
    but as I was drinking with my brother in my local bar
    in he walked with members of a Dublin darts club.


    I knew the members well, they play here every week.
    But imagine my surprise when in walks Phil Taylor with them.

    He is a multiple time world dart champion from England
    an ...[text shortened]... , he spoke to all of us, had time for all of us
    and collectively an excellent time was enjoyed.
    "Despite the result, Taylor was unhappy with his performance: "It was cold up there tonight, I was feeling chilly and couldn't click. There are no excuses really. I just didn't play very well."

    Objectivity, genuine humility and common humanity personified with ease in a celebrity: how refreshing in comparison with today's bloated ego entertainment stages and the spotlight of competitive arenas... certainly an exception to the norm.
  6. Joined
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    10 Oct '13 23:37
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Thanks a lot to Phil Taylor,

    who turned up at my local bar tonight
    The Patriot's Inn Kilmainham Dublin City.

    Phil was as ever the gentleman as he played games of darts
    with local people who had no hope of beating him.

    It was not his first visit to Dublin or to this bar
    but despite that fact he behaved just like any
    other local in the p ...[text shortened]... n among giants.

    I hope he succeeds in Dublin because his humility is larger than his talent.
    Nice. I've seen Mr. Taylor "throw arrows" on the TV. He definitely stuck out with his lazy demeanor but impressive skill. I wasn't sure if all dart pros were like him but the announcers certainly spoke of him like royalty and I remember the game I watched he came very close to a perfect game.
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