Anderson after Van Barneveld win to reach Last 16 at Grand Slam: "We've got 107 years up there on stage"

Gary Anderson continued his unbeaten record of reaching the Last 16 at the Grand Slam of Darts every year since its inception and there were some glimmers of the Flying Scotsman of old as he defeated Raymond van Barneveld

"Very little practice tonight and went up on stage and it came good. Even when I practice with Ryan (Searle), it's good for Ryan. I just want to give him a game and I'm kind of pushing him. I'm not expecting to win but I'm pushing Ryan Searle so to me, I'm playing ok if I'm taking the odd leg."

Discussing the Barney clash, he joked about their age on the stage when asked about the victory over the doyen of Dutch darts.

"We've got 107 years up there on stage, that's just the two of us not including the markers."

Van Gerwen clash

Another tie to get the juices flowing is next against another Dutchman in Michael van Gerwen who discussed him post match and said sometimes he tries, sometimes he doesn't.

"Does that mean he's worried. That means he's thinking doesn't he. I try not to think sometimes it helps. We've had some right battles over the years and hopefully we can do the same again."

"If I can go like that for the duration of the match then we will get a few legs."

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