The 'El Clasico' of darts was opportunity for some sports fans to strike up a famous old debate
Here we are again: that time between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve where nobody's quite sure what day it is.
It's also a time of year where it's virtually impossible to make it through the day without hearing some mention of the darts.
Friday (December 30, for those of you that aren't so sure of the exact date), was quarter-final day at the William Hill World Darts Championship, with the meeting between two all-time greats, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld, the most mouth-watering of the ties to be played at Ally Pally.
You'd swear he'd lost https://t.co/1SjBtDuEMY
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) December 30, 2016
As per usual, there was plenty of hype surrounding it from Sky Sports (who have the TV rights to the event) but the significance of the match wasn't lost on the players, either.
16-time world champion Taylor likened it to Manchester United vs Liverpool, whereas his Dutch opponent, compared it to another footballing rivalry - the El Clasico, between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
But while plenty were looking forward to it, there were some sports fans that weren't quite so excited. For them it was time to strike up a famous old debate...
— Sir Clive Woodward (@CliveWoodward) December 30, 2016
— Colm Parkinson (@Woolberto) December 30, 2016
— Edward Rusling (@edrusling) December 30, 2016
athletes!? Pretty sure health aficionados would disagree.
— Jay Francis (@JAFrancisBSC) December 30, 2016
Also anyone can compete just a board,darts and dedication.#levelplayingfield🎯
— mark beckett (@markbeckett71) December 30, 2016
Darts is not a sport. https://t.co/PCpeM1ihF2
— adam (@aeph24) December 30, 2016
How is darts considered a sport? Darts players are not athletes. Pub Game. #WorldDartsChampionship
— David O'Sullivan (@david13os) December 30, 2016
Annual reminder that darts isn't a sport. #yourewelcome
— JamesM (@sunnyjim123) December 29, 2016
It wouldn't be darts season without it, would it?