Anderson on potential retirement plans: "I was hoping to do it soon but Mardle piped up didn't he"

Gary Anderson was the latest player to take part in the PDC's Autocomplete challenge on their YouTube channel with one of the main topics being his nickname 'The Flying Scotsman' and the origins of it.

"I think the PDC came up with it. I remember talking to Jocky, I never met Jocky because I think he was called The Flying Scotsman as well so he kind of handed it over to me. I can remember my dad watching Jocky on the telly, it was when Keith (Deller) beat Eric (Bristow). I think that was the only time I sat and watched a game of darts and I wasn't really into it," said Anderson.

"And it's a train so I don't know why Sky always puts an aeroplane in it, it's got nothing to do with Top Gun."

Various tattoos

A feature of Anderson is his various tattoos and 'The Flying Scotsman' discussed how most came at a similar time.

"I think it looks a bit like Ted Hankey in a good mood. I never got a tattoo until I was well into my 30's and then I got about 13 in my first year. I was actually thinking the other week about getting another but too old now I think."

Relationship with Price and retirement plans

A lot has been noted previously about the now infamous game between Gerwyn Price and Gary Anderson from the 2018 Grand Slam of Darts and he discussed their relationship.

"I wouldn't say we're the best of mates. He wouldn't send me a Christmas card and I wouldn't send him one. At the end of the day, we're players."

As well as another hot topic in retirement with comments still ongoing by Anderson about Wayne Mardle regarding tablegate at the World Championship.

"I was hoping to do it soon but Mardle piped up didn't he. I have kind of wind down a bit, I think it's just because of the mess we've been in over the last 12 months. As long as I can keep upsetting people, I'll keep playing."

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