Phil Taylor actually may very well be popping out of retirement and returning to skilled darts as he makes his clearest assertion but on a potential comeback.
The Power has not performed professionally since shedding the World Championship ultimate to Rob Cross on New Year’s Day 2018, retiring after a legendary profession which noticed him win 16 world titles.
Talk of a Taylor comeback had been skinny on the bottom till final week, when the 59-year-old mentioned he would take into account it thanks to his spectacular new signature set of darts.
The Stoke legend mentioned: ‘I’m going to observe with these, and if I get good, I’m going to come again, belief me.’
That nonetheless appeared slightly fanciful, however the Power has gone a step additional, overtly admitting that he would ‘love to have another bash’ at the professional sport.
‘I’ve loved my retirement however now all these new concepts are popping out, it’s like having a model new car and being a racing car driver,’ Taylor advised Sky Sports.
‘I’d love to have another bash, particularly at Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson. I do miss that little little bit of camaraderie.
‘They say now the practice room is dead, it’s very quiet and no one is having any enjoyable. The children are standing there with iPods of their ears. Me and Aidy (Lewis) used to have a proper snort.
‘The game has gone very serious with the money involved and I can understand them being very serious. It can be a quick career if you don’t carry out correctly.
‘If some of these pros don’t do one thing to reinvent themselves, they’re going to go down the rankings as fast as something.’
How a comeback would look is but to be made clear because the Power doesn’t have a Tour Card which might enable him to compete in rating PDC occasions.
However, given his vaunted place within the sport, an exception might nicely be made, or he might discover himself with an invitation to the Premier League or World Series occasions subsequent 12 months.
A comeback would definitely be an enormous speaking level and it will be intriguing to see at what degree the Power is ready to compete, along with his 60th birthday developing subsequent 12 months.
Taylor was very a lot nonetheless aggressive when he initially referred to as it a day, retiring after reaching a World Championship ultimate, and going 3-Three with Michael van Gerwen in his ultimate 12 months on tour.
This, after all, might all be a ploy to promote extra darts. We shall see.