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Article: Wright Reckons Germans Go Crazy For His "Herr"!

Wright Reckons Germans Go Crazy For His "Herr"!

Peter Wright reckons his crazy hair and outfits have made him a hero of the darts boom in Germany. Snakebite faces Gary Anderson in a battle of the Scots in the Unibet Premier League at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin tonight and admitted: “It’s obviously going to be a tough game, Gary’s back is a lot better now and the way he played last week against Michael, he will be disappointed with the loss, but he was fantastic. “I’ve been trying to get some practice in. I didn’t do well at the weekend, so that’s not good. Mentally I’m prepared for the match with Gary, it should be a good game. “The fans here in Germany make me feel welcome, they all go crazy singing my song. Maybe because I’ve got crazy hair and outfits they’ve just taken to me. It’s great so I’m looking forward to it. Peter Wright, Darts, Change, Michael Van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price, Red Dragon Darts, Premier League “Gary and players like that always bring the best out of me so it’ll be a very good game. “The first few weeks have been a bit up and down really. Obviously changed darts, I might try another set against Gary but I’ll see how they go in practice first. “I’ve got three points which isn’t bad and better than none. I’ve been against some very good players and I’ve got more to go. The other guys I should win against now. “Last game on everyone will be in a happy mood, cheering and singing away so it should be an amazing atmosphere.”
Gary Anderson admits his Premier League hopes could go down the plughole if he doesn’t get out the relegation swirler. The Flying Scotsman has recovered from a back injury with true grit to get two points on the board after three weeks. Ando, 47, was hit by back problems on week one but then beat Gerwyn Price before going down in an epic battle with Michael van Gerwen in Newcastle a week ago. Now he faces fellow Scot Peter Wright in front of a record 12,000 crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin tonight knowing he has to get a win. He revealed: “I’m not really one for looking at the league table or studying the form. I know in myself how things are going and two points from three weeks isn’t ideal. “Obviously my back has been a difficult thing to deal with. It was a problem on week one but the pain killers have helped since then. Not completely, I still have a couple of issues which are hindering my game. “But we’re getting there gradually with it. The pain killers enable me to practice properly and that makes a big difference. “I’ve got to kick on now though. It’s a very different league this year and everyone is taking points off each other. “What you don’t want is to get sucked into the relegation swirler. The Premier League is a marathon not a sprint but it’s much more enjoyable if you have points on the board and can afford a bad week now and again. “Once you are caught scrapping it’s like that week after week, you then need a run of three wins to get yourself clear of trouble. Anderson hit an incredible 170 finish in the same leg as MVG hit seven perfect darts a week ago and still lost out 7-3 despite both averaging over 110 per three darts. It was only the second Premier League match in history with that standard and fourth highest ever in darts. Arrows statistician Ochepedia stated the chances of witnessing a nine-darter attempt and 170 finish in the same leg are 98,000-1 - the next one due in 2133! Anderson added: “Michael and I definitely bring the best out in each other. Once I got myself in front 3-2 with that 170 I felt OK. “But fair play to him he came back at me and I just couldn’t hit the doubles I wanted. You can’t give him chances. It was a good game but I know when I’m 100 per cent again I can do better. “He took his chances when he had to, I didn’t simple as that. Now we go to Berlin and I’m looking forward to it, the crowds in Germany are out of this world.”
Gerwyn Price admits he prefers having the crowd against him before facing home hero Mensur Suljovic. Comeback king Iceman has taken two points from his opening three fixtures, twice coming from 5-1 down to earn draws with Peter Wright and Daryl Gurney. Now he faces Austrian Suljovic in Berlin tonight. He said: “To be honest, I prefer the crowd against me rather than with me, it spurs me on. “Towards the end of the game last week against Daryl Gurney I could hear the crowd booing me on the doubles and they ended up going in. “I played in Glasgow against Gary Anderson and had the crowd against me and I seemed to play a bit better. “Whenever I play against Max Hopp or another of the Germans on the European Tour, the crowd are always against me and I seem to rise to that. “I prefer that atmosphere so hopefully the Germans are on my back!” Gerwyn Price, Gary Anderson, Red Dragon Darts, PDC, Premier League Darts Price, 32, also believes he’s playing badly after picking up just two points from three outings on his league debut. He said: “I’m just waiting to play well. I’ve played in the PDC for four years and I think in the Premier League I'm probably playing the worst darts I've ever played. “I'm playing badly but I'm picking up points so hopefully I can play well and pick up a few more. “Sometimes I think I'm trying a bit too hard but one good week and one good run could just give me a little kick and I'll be alright. “Beforehand and when I'm on the stage I don't feel like I'm under pressure but maybe I'm overthinking, I don't know but it's just not happening up there. “Hopefully this week will be different and I'll pick up two points rather than one.”
By Phil Lanning (@lannomedia)

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