A little bit of history repeating

Dolan can boast having reached the semi-final stage of the last two televised events.

For years Brendan Dolan was nothing more than a journeyman in the sport of darts. In fact, prior to the 2011 World Grand Prix the Northern Irishman was considering giving the game up and getting himself a ‘real’ job.

A nine-darter en route to the final in Dublin that year put any idea of retirement to bed as he became the first, and only, player to throw a perfect leg with a double start in competition.

Since then Dolan has never looked back, and coming into the Grand Slam this week he can boast having reached the semi-final stage of the last two televised events. Yet the bookmakers continue to underestimate the newly-named History Maker. 

Dolan kicks off his Grand Slam campaign against Paul Nicholson, with the Northern Irishman available to back at astonishingly big odds of 6/4 with Betfred. 

Prior to last month’s World Grand Prix the Aussie-Geordie had lost in the first round of both the World Matchplay and European Championships, then at the Grand Prix he reached the quarter-finals, but only due to the poor calibre of opponents that were put in front of him in the early rounds.

Nicholson’s game is undoubtedly beginning to edge back to former levels of success – he reached the final of Championship League Group Five and the final of the Dutch Masters recently – but he still has some way to go.

Throw into the mix Dolan’s authoritative 4-0 head-to-head historical advantage over Nicholson, and we should be piling into the 6/4 on an Irish victory.

Recommended Bet:

Dolan to win @ 6/4 with  

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 11/11/2012 - 10:49 AM
Filed in:- Grand Slam of Darts Betting News

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