GARY ANDERSON will keep trying for himself if he gets any objections from the TV studio.
Flying Scots unafraid to speak his mind if he feels he has been unfairly targeted by critics.
In 2015, he was annoyed by question about his eyesight when he won the maiden world title.
A year later, television experts like Eric Bristow promoting his incredible world title defense.
And last year, after an explosive game against slow-player Mensur Suljovic using the wrong goal, Anderson advanced to the final – to the admiration of Wayne Mardle and Rod Harrington on Sky Sports.
When asked if he had been fired by the professionals, Anderson said: “Some of the c**p came from them.
“I sat and watched. I will try for myself and say what needs to be said.
“Do I think I was wrong last year with what I said? Is not. I don’t think many people disagree.
“They talk as if they know you. They don’t know jack. They talk about a good game, if it was that easy, they’d go up there.
“It’s easy when you sit on your butt and say, ‘Oh, no, no, no.’
“Get up and show us how it’s done then. There’s no point in sitting there commenting or demeaning someone.
“Go and show us. That’s the easy way. And can they? Is not. That’s the way it goes. “
King twice Anderson was up to five PDC World Championship finals, including last year’s 7-3 loss to Gerwyn Price.
The sixth seed has downsized its activities this year and prefers to spend more time at home with its young family. Anderson, 50, says: “Honestly, last year, were you interested in darts? Zero.
“But I have to admit that, over the last few months training with Ryan Searle, I have started to enjoy myself again and laugh a lot.
“Things are too serious now. But it’s good to have a bit of a joke again. It delighted me again.
“That’s half the battle. You try to explain to people that if you don’t like it it’s hard.
“You’re up there trying and it’s not going in the right direction, you’re not putting the practice in and you’re having a hard time. Folks have a saying ‘He’s trash now’.
“Listen, I did that for a long time, 25 years playing darts. It’s a long old road. I’m playing well on the practice board.
“But from there to the stage, that five-minute walk, I don’t know what happened.
“I hit a lot of ninths in practice, on stage, and I just couldn’t hit the barn door. I have to say it myself.
“What the players think about is that they don’t know what line-up Gary Anderson will be in.”
Meanwhile, Lisa Ashton hopes to be able to join the Fallon Factor – despite being left in Sherrock’s shadow on the darts track.
The Lancashire Roses will today attempt to win a match at the William Hill PDC World Darts Championship on their third attempt.
All the media attention over the past two years has been on the Queen of Sherrock Palace following her historic run at Ally Pally.
But while Ashton, the four-time women’s world champion, isn’t jealous of the attention her opponents get, she also wants to join the party.
Ashton, who won a two-year Tourist Pass in January 2020, said: “Sometimes you feel like you’re in the dark.
“What Fallon has done is absolutely amazing and it just represents inspiration for young people.
“I try not to think about being in the dark a lot because it can really eat you if you think about it.”
Ashton, 51, faces Ron Meulenkamp in the first round this evening.
Elsewhere, the inaugural WDF World Championship has been postponed due to ‘growing concerns’ over Covid.
The Lakeside event – which came into being after the demise of BDO – is now scheduled to take place April 2-10.
Meanwhile, Ricky Evans quickly dedicated his first win to his sick sister – and biggest critic.
The world No. 40 beat Nitin Kumar in the India qualifier 3-0 after 21 minutes with an average of 96.20.
Evans, 31, said: “It was a bad year. I want to dedicate that to my sister. Although she will still say I play trash.
“She’s a young player, only 28 – but she’s hospitalized again.”
Tonight he will face his best friend Daryl Gurney, who walks out onto the street to Sweet Caroline.
Speed player Kettering added: “That song was overplayed. It often appears on yogurt or IKEA ads. “
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17053682/pdc-world-darts-gary-anderson-lisa-ashton-fallon-sherrock/ Gary Anderson beats ‘c**p’ experts as Lisa Ashton aims to break out of Fallon Sherrock’s shadow