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Tenerife late for the party 

NEVER let it be said that Tenerife peak too soon. The new Spanish Second Division season starts tonight (Friday) and Tenerife are at home to Real Zaragoza (kick-off 9pm). But there may be a raffle in the changing rooms to see who fills the vacant strikers’ roles. The management, shopping in the bargain basement, always […]

Big Ray of light

PALMS Pool Bar were hosts to Boothen, and Ray was in top form for the visitors with a three-dart maximum and a 110 finish to help towards a convincing 7-1 victory. Phoenix Bar, with Mitch hitting his usual 180, and London’s 148 finish, were taken all the way by an improving Waterfall, who just lost […]

Angel is grounded!

ANGEL Maria Villar’s three-decade reign as President of the Spanish Football Federation has come to an end with a one-year suspension for, allegedly, being involved in  corruption. Villar, Fifa’s Senior Vice-President, behind bars since police detained him, together with his son Gorka Villar, and one of two Tenerife football officials during police raids of the […]

Tezza trumps deadly Dale

ANOTHER fantastic Friday saw many close games, excellent  darts, and a brilliant atmosphere at all venues. According to the Irish, Sundowners was the place to be with Palms Pool Bar crossing the road and sharing the points by taking the trebles. Dale starred for the visitors with a 113 checkout. But he was trumped by […]

Phew! Neymar’s on his way, for £200m

NEYMAR’S breath-taking £200-million-plus move to Paris Saint-Germain – via a release clause – was not a given because, it has been claimed, Manchester United big-wigs negotiated the same deal last summer. French newspaper L’Equipe is admant that Barcelona’s Brazilian star had agreed personal terms with Old Trafford, only for the move to break down at […]

Bullfight cruelty put to the sword in the Balearics!

THE Balearic regional parliament voted on Monday to ban the harming or killing of bulls in the ring, although non-violent bullfights can continue. The law, backed by a left-wing coalition that includes the Socialists (PSOE), regional group More for Mallorca, and anti-austerity party Podemos, will also see the time limit for bullfights reduced to 10 […]

Picasso’s Pool Bar Singles Knockout

OH what a night, as a great turnout of 28 ladies descended on Bar 180 to compete for a place in the finals of the sponsored singles tournament, sponsored by Picasso’s Pool Bar. Good darts from under-16 entrants Sade and Elise, from Lady Macs, brought them no satisfaction as they were knocked out. But well […]

Football chiefs facing disciplinary measures

SPAIN’S administrative court for sport has formally opened disciplinary procedures against Ángel María Villar, head of the country’s football association (RFEF), following his arrest last week in cases pertaining to corruption. The shocking controversy, involving two Tenerife officials among others, also paved way for Spain’s sports authority, the Higher Council of Sport, to rule whether […]

Bully for classy Richard

IT was bully-bully for Richard who finished with a bull on 123 and then 127 when Pas O Nadas A welcomed Bar 180 A. Along with some excellent darts from both sets of players, the encounter finished with a 5-3 victory for the Los Abrigos side. Boothen’s Steve was again in top form, following another […]

Dons’ King Joey turns town red!

LEGEND is a word bandied around too easily in football. But Joe Harper was mobbed by a red wave of Aberdeen fans at Zizzi Bar in Los Cristianos as his beloved Dons started out on another Europa League campaign. Some had witnessed his goal-scoring exploits first-hand, while younger fans had simply heard the many tales […]

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