Ah, social media. What better place to make mortal enemies over your view on whether Max Hopp is overrated or not?

As part of a new feature here at dartsnews.com called The Social Club, we’ll be taking a look at some of the weird and wonderful darts social media offerings. This week, we’re zeroing in on Instagram, starting with a very topical bit of Photoshop…

You Throw Nothing, John Snow

First up, RTL7 Darts provided an interesting visual preview to this week’s Premier League Darts action in Cardiff. The biggest TV attraction of the week (apart from the Premier League, obviously) was HBO’s fantasy smash hit Game of Thrones returning for its final season.
This mash-up tells the story of the Game of Throws. But of course, currently Rob Stark – er, I mean, Cross – sits on darts’ iron throne. There’ll be a big battle in Cardiff between Cross and Michael van Gerwen on Thursday night.

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The Game of Throws.. ..continues Thursday

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Best. Flights. Ever.

Dirk van Duijvenbode took to Instagram to show off his new set. They’re a good-looking design, 90% tungsten, 23-24 gram…et cetera. Let’s focus on what’s important.
Look at those flights.
Yes, it’s a depiction of van Duijvenbode going mental during his walk on at the 2015 European Darts Open. I now want these darts more than anything in the world.

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Nieuwe pijlen! #bullsdartsnl

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Another awesome Vegas trip for Dawson

Dawson Murschell is wasting no time in getting excited for the darts coming to Las Vegas.
The North American Championship and the Las Vegas Darts Masters will both take place in early July. Murschell, a semi-finalist in last year’s North American Championship, will be hoping to claim a PDC World Championship spot.
He also has an excellent track record in the World Series event. A year ago, he beat Gerwyn Price 6-2 in Vegas.
This sepia-toned throwback video reminds us of his exploits, to the best backing track of all time – ‘September’, by Earth Wind and Fire.
Crank the volume right up for this one.

Jabba leads the Invasion

Everyone loves a bit of Britain versus Austrlia rivalry. And who needs the Ashes when you have Jamie Caven?
Jabba is spreading the news about his British Invasion tour in Australia, where he and Kevin Painter will be taking on the local talent.
The English pair will be Down Under between July 19-27.

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Australian tour 2019! #darts

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Berry good news

Everyone loves Berry van Peer. That’s a fact of life.
What some people might not know is that the Dutchman’s an ace on the soft tip circuit.
Here’s the former world youth finalist, celebrating a Cricket success that makes him a bona fide European champion.
Maybe we’ll see him in some big steel tip events again soon enough.

Nickname change for Gerwyn Price?

Photographer Lawrence Lustig is always good for a top quality snapshot or two.
This time, he’s zoomed in on Gerwyn Price. Given that ‘The Iceman’ is a bit of an ironic nickname, maybe ‘The Wolverine’ is the way to go.
Not sure he could pull off the sideburns, though…

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The Iceman @gerwynpriceiceman180 becomes wolverine #darts

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Look, it’s that Barney hoodie you always wanted

Nothing to see here. Just Raymond van Barneveld bringing out a new line of t-shirts and hoodies with his initials emblazoned on them.
Critics who suggested that he reversed his retirement decision for non-sporting reasons might have a field day with this.
To be fair, the tiger design t-shirt in the bottom right of this picture is pretty sharp…

Cullen sees the bright side

In case you weren’t aware, Joe Cullen is a huge Manchester United fan.
BBC cameras even caught the Rockstar giving it large in the away end at Stamford Bridge during United’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Chelsea earlier this year.
It wasn’t such a great trip for Cullen this time, however. A Lionel Messi double, plus a stunner from Philippe Coutinho, saw Barcelona dump Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side out of the Champions League.
The Bradford thrower saw the bright side, though. “Not the result we wanted, but a good trip apart from that!!!” he posted on Instagram.
Imagine going that far to watch Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, though.

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Author: Ed McCosh