Manley talks up Taylor clash: “He’s threatened to hit me over the head with a shovel, I don’t think he could lift it now”

Peter Manley took care of the elimination of three-time world champion John Part at the World Seniors Matchplay in Hull on Saturday afternoon.

Manley trailed Part 5-0 and 10-9, but was able to outwit the Canadian 11-10.

“We didn’t want to raise the standard too much obviously,” he joked to Online Darts.

“John and I go back a long time, he’s a great player. It was always going to be a respectful game, we didn’t play anymore near where we can. You can’t afford to do it but you can get away with it at the Seniors.”

“This guy tomorrow is going to have it. He’s threatened to hit me over the head with a shovel hasn’t he, I was round the pool and some guy says Taylor wants to hit you round the head with a shovel. I don’t think he could lift it now.”

When asked if there is still glimpses of vintage Manley in the locker, he said there is but that like others involved, the practice element isn’t there and the competitive edge anymore.

“I took One Dart to win it, the bottle is still there. I don’t work at it now, I’m 60 now. Like Phil said your hip goes, your eyes go. I don’t play six hours a day like I used to, I hate the game I just play it to beat the missus so I don’t have to wash up.”

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