I’m a meme for my reaction to Luke Littler’s 170 celebration – I hadn’t seen it before’

JAMES WADE COLUMN: Former Premier League winner James Wade reflects on his UK Open defeat to Luke Littler – and that reaction to the Nuke’s 170



My reaction to Luke Littler’s 170 ‘fishing cast’ celebration appears to have captured the imagination of ITV, the newspapers and the darting public as a whole. I hadn’t seen it from Luke before. I don’t watch a lot of darts when I’m not playing, so found it rather amusing.


‌Although, I will quickly get sick of seeing the face I pulled if people keep sending it to me on WhatsApp! I played well and ‘reeled off’ – see what I did there? – five legs in a row.



‌The start of the game cost me and it was too much to get back. Saying that, if I had won the leg at 7-9, I think there were still a lot of darts in the game. I mentioned last week that the UK Open is carnage and so it proved to be, with Gerwyn Price and Michael Van Gerwen going out at the first hurdle.


‌That gave the opportunity to Dimi van den Bergh to get to the final. He would have been surprised to have been given so many chances by Luke Humphries, but he took them and is once again a major champion.



Gideon Canice

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