Raymond van Barneveld made an emotional entrance in Rotterdam last year
RVB meets world No 2 Gary Anderson at the Ahoy Arena
By Sky Sports Darts
Last Updated: 11/03/17 4:50pm
Raymond van Barneveld received a hero's welcome from his adoring Dutch fans as he took to the stage for his Premier League match against Peter Wright in Rotterdam last year.
The vociferous 'Barney Army' produced a deafening atmosphere at the sold-out Ahoy Arena in 2016 as they welcomed the five-time World Champion to the stage.
Peter 'Snakebite' Wright also had to contend with Van Barneveld's raucous support, although Barney fittingly had the final word as he hit double eight to claim a 6-6 draw.
"The 'Barney Army' song has never sounded as good as here and it was probably the best moment in my career to be honoured like this," said the Dutchman.
"I'm disappointed that I've not made the play-offs but I'm really proud to finish the season in this way."
Van Barneveld faces world No 2 Gary Anderson in the Netherlands this time around with reigning Premier League champion Michael van Gerwen and Jelle Klaasen also hoping for deafening support.
Click on the video at the top of the page to see Van Barneveld's emotional entrance in Rotterdam last year.
Night Seven - Thursday March 16
|James Wade v Jelle Klaasen|
|Peter Wright v Dave Chisnall|
|Raymond van Barneveld v Gary Anderson|
|Phil Taylor v Michael van Gerwen|
|Kim Huybrechts v Adrian Lewis|
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