Darts has changed massively  during Phil Taylor’s time in the sport with the atmosphere  during games now  like a big Saturday night out. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Soon there will be no more throat-rattling oneunrenahnnehhteees bellowed in his honour, or match-winning doubles boozily lauded by the loaded. Instead(...)

“Snakebite” Peter Wright, whose hairstyle is that of a permanently surprised cockatoo. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images

“Let’s play darts” is a catch-cry that first originated in a bygone era of the sport, pre-schism, vocally embraced by the audience at a venue, to sign(...)

Can Phil Taylor step away from the game that made him? Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA

Phil Taylor does not remember how much his father made working at Platt’s tile factory in Stoke-on-Trent in the early 1960s, but he knows it was not e(...)