Taylor vs Barney Remains Darts’ Greatest Rivalry

Tonight, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will do battle for the 80th time when they meet in the Second Round of the World Matchplay at Winter Gardens.

With this being The Power’s final year on the circuit, this showdown could well be the last time these two darting giants do battle on the oche, and despite the fact that neither player sit atop the world rankings these days, their storied rivalry means there remains great interest every time they meet.

We take a look at some interesting factoids surrounding this meeting. Did you know, for example, that regardless of the outcome of this clash, Phil Taylor’s career earnings from Blackpool ALONE will surpass the £1 million mark; an astonishing figure considering that only 12 other players in history have ever earned that much across all venues!