Gurney Happy to be the Darts Diamond Geezer

Gurney Happy to be the Darts Diamond Geezer

14 March, 2018

DAZZLING Daryl Gurney admits he’s loving being the darts Diamond Geezer but is determined to add much-needed wins.

Superchin has become the life and soul of the Unibet Premier League weekly with his sensational walk-ons to Sweet Caroline which sends the fans wild.

But as he prepares to face Simon Whitlock in Nottingham tomorrow (Thurs), he knows he has to add a bit more of a cutting edge once Neil Diamond has stopped singing.

Derry ace Gurney, after three draws in five matches, admits: “It^s very frustrating. Last week I thought the double 12 was in and the double six was in, but all credit to Gary Anderson, he^s a great professional and he sticks in there, and if I missed a chance he came in and took it out.

“I missed a couple of opportunities again, at the end of the day I am playing well. I^m not playing my best but I^m still giving myself opportunities.

“I’d be more worried if I wasn’t getting into winning positions but now I’ve just got to get over the line with a win and get out of the bottom two as soon as possible.

“I’m loving being part of the Premier League, it’s a great experience. The atmosphere has been incredible during my walk-ons. I’ve got a lot to thank Neil Diamond for!

“Everywhere I go the crowds really get involved with Sweet Caroline. Perhaps now it’s one of the most popular walk-ons, I don’t know.

“But it really gets the venues jumping and I love that. I’m delighted to be going back to Vegas for the World Series because it was amazing out there too.

“Shanghai will be new for me as well but Vegas was extra special. Maybe Neil Diamond is perfect for the American showtime audience but it was out of this world.”

Gurney, 31, has been unlucky to be pegged back three times to draws from winning positions by Raymond van Barneveld, Gerwyn Price and last week Anderson.

But he knows he’s close to turning the corner. He added: “I’m still working very hard and hopefully a win is on the way, that would hopefully be a big turning point in the league for me.”

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