Raymond van Barneveld reflects on 2007 World Darts Championship and his final against Phil Taylor
By Raz Mirza
Last Updated: 28/12/17 4:27pm
Dutch darting legend Raymond van Barneveld reminisces about the epic 2007 World Darts Championship final against Phil Taylor at the Circus Tavern.
The great rivalry in darts started over 10 years ago when the pair faced each other in the final of the PDC World Championship - and it still lives long in the memory as the game which changed the face of darts forever.
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The dominant Taylor had held the trophy since 2004, racking up a 21-match unbeaten run before his clash with 'Barney', who had recently joined the PDC after collecting four BDO world titles.
This eagerly anticipated final did not disappoint, with Van Barneveld battling back from 3-0 down, and a thrilling match was decided in a tense sudden-death leg.
Van Barneveld spoke to Sky Sports about the moment which made him get 'The Eye of the Tiger' as he fought back to complete a nail-biting victory.
The Dutchman has started his latest attempt to bag a sixth world title in fine fashion and now the 50-year-old takes on fellow countryman Vincent van der Voort in the third round on Wednesday night.
Click on the video above to look back at the 2007 World Championship final through the eyes of Barney.
The 2018 World Championship from Alexandra Palace continues after Christmas on Wednesday, December 27 with the likes of Simon Whitlock, Peter Wright, Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen in a bumper double session. Coverage gets underway from 12.30pm on Sky Sports Darts and ending with the final on New Year's Day.
Keep up to date with the news as the PDC celebrates 25 years on Sky Sports. So get all the latest at www.skysports.com/darts and join in the conversation @SkySportsDarts - don't forget to use #LoveTheDarts
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