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James Wade is happy to remain the forgotten man of the Premier League as he attempts to snatch a place in the season-ending play-offs. Cheap Baltimore Ravens Jerseys . The 2009 champion sits in fifth place in the Premier League table ahead of tonights matches in Belfast, live on Sky Sports.Only leg difference separates Wade from the play-off positions and he has acquired six wins, the same number as Michael Van Gerwen, who The Machine defeated on the opening day of the campaign. But Wade is still ranked sixth by the bookies in the list of possible winners and admits he does not mind being overlooked as a serious title threat.When I won tournaments, no-one ever talked about me either, so it makes no difference to me really, he told Sky Sports. Ive got no pressure because I get overlooked and no-one expects it from me. If anything, its quite nice. James Wade You have got players who are raved and ranted about being second favourite for a tournament and some of them havent even won one. It takes a lot to win the first one. That first one is the hardest one.To be put below in the expectations for the betting, I quite like it if that makes sense, because it takes the pressure off me. Ive got no pressure because I get overlooked and no-one expects it from me. If anything, its quite nice.Years ago, it used to really bother me. But you get used to certain things and every player has got their own perceived character, their own judgement by the crowd, and by the bookmakers. Ive got mine and other people have got theirs. Its pantomime, but its real. It isnt pantomime. James Wade completed a sizzling 161 checkout on the bullseye in his match against Dave Chisnall Asked if he will receive credit for reaching the last night at The O2, he said: Probably not really, but if I can get there, thats the hard bit.Only if I lift the trophy and say hows that! Michael van Gerwen has replaced Phil Taylor as the sports top player World No 1 Van Gerwen has been forced to shoulder the burden of expectation after replacing Phil Taylor as the sports top player and Wade feels he is unfairly likened to the 16-time world champion.Its a long time to continue being the worlds best player. Hes done if for a year to 18 months. Longer than I thought he would, said Wade.Unfortunately, although he is the greatest player in the world at the moment, its sad that hes always going to be compared to Phil. Studd: Wades wonderful five Rodd Studd picks out five memorable wins by The Machine Its a shame really. No matter what player becomes world No 1 and wins a lot of titles, they are always going to be compared to Phil, until someone wins, I think 77 or 78 TV majors. Its not going to happen.The reason why Phil did that, is because the field wasnt as strong back then. Years ago he had one or two rivals and those one or two rivals werent as good as him anyway. Now everyone can raise that 100, 105 average. The Machine expects a thrilling end to the season Wade will stay firmly in contention with a win over Adrian Lewis tonight and is relishing the chance to upset the odds in the closing weeks of the campaign.Its good this year that there is a lot of people in the run-in, he said. Its good for the viewers and good for the players as well. No-one has run away with it, like previous winners.Phil is not that far away from everyone and most are round about the 13-point mark. Anything can happen between now and the end, anything.  Watch all of the Premier League action from night 11 in Belfast, starting at 7pm on Sky Sports 1. Also See: Mardles PL predictions Sky Live: PL darts MVG: Nothing to prove How to beat Van Gerwen 6-0 Wholesale Ravens Jerseys . Finlands Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves to lead Dallas over the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Saturday night. He received plenty of help from the Stars defence and got goals from Ray Whitney and Russias Valeri Nichushkin. Wholesale Baltimore Ravens Jerseys . The Asheville, N.C. native, who signed as a free agent with the CFL club last May, didnt see any action with Edmonton this season after opening the year on the injured list. http://www.cheapravensjerseysauthentic.com/ .com) - The Los Angeles Dodgers made it official Tuesday and signed pitcher Brandon McCarthy to a four-year contract.LONDON -- Josh Kennedy, Dario Vidosic and Matt Leckie scored to give World Cup-bound Australia an easy 3-0 win over Canada in an international soccer friendly Tuesday. The Canadian defence was ripped apart on all three goals at Craven Cottage, the west London home to English Premier League side Fulham. The loss stretched Canadas winless streak to 12 games (0-9-3) during which time it has been outscored 24-2. The Canadian men havent scored in their last eight outings, a drought that now stands at 12 hours 32 minutes. The young Canadians showed signs of life in the first half, despite yielding a first-minute goal against experienced, motivated opposition. But the second half was all Australia. The Socceroos, meanwhile, snapped a four-game losing streak in their first match since Holger Osieck, a former Canadian national team manager, was fired as coach. "Its obviously tough when you give up an early goal like that," Canada captain Dwayne De Rosario said. But we knew that Australia was in a position that they had a lot to prove obviously with the recent sacking of their manager." After successive 6-0 losses to Brazil and France, a date with a green Canadian side was a welcome tonic for the Australians. Australia is ranked 53rd in the world, compared to No. 106 for Canada. Australia stroked the ball around in the first half, controlling close to 60 per cent possession with veteran midfielder Mark Bresciano pulling the strings for the Socceroos. Still Canada had several good chances on the counter-attack later in the half. The Canadians fell behind within the first 30 seconds when Kennedy headed in a chipped cross from Bresciano that left goalkeeper Milan Borjan rooted to the spot. The 33-year-old Australian midfielder, a veteran of Italys Serie A who now plays for Qatar Stars League side Al-Gharafa, got a break when the ball bounced off a Canadian straight to him. But Canadas central defence was flat-footed on the play. The six-foot-four Kennedy plays for Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan. Canada came close to equalizing in the sixth minute but Mitch Langerak made a fine reflex save to deny Simeon Jackson after David Edgar headed on a Marcel de Jong free kick across the goal. De Rosario also had a chance in the 15th minute after Edgar charged down the right flank, but his cross was slightly behind the D.C. United star and the shot did not find its target. Bresciano undressed the Canadian defence again in the 23rd minute but his one-two with Kennedy was ruled offside. Langerak had to be sharp in the 30th to palm a Tosaint Ricketts header over the bar. "I think we got the balls in some areas and (Langerak) made some good saves," De Rosario said. "It was a little unlucky but the main thing was we were starting to push and take some initiative and find some pokes at goal. Thats the positive we can take from that. A game like this is a good oppportunity for us as a national team to see where we are moving forward. Cheap Ravens Jerseys. " De Rosario earned his 75th cap in captaining Canada, which started with a backline of Nik Ledgerwood, Doneil Henry, Adam Straith, and de Jong in front of Borjan. The centre back pairing featured 23-year-old Straith, who plays in Germany for Wehen Wiesbaden, and 20-year-old Henry, who plays for Toronto FC. The midfield featured Ricketts, Julian de Guzman, Edgar, and Jackson supporting forwards Iain Hume and De Rosario. Canadian coach Benito Floro was without influential midfielder Atiba Hutchinson, who returned to his Turkish club Besiktas late Saturday after arriving in camp with a minor injury. Floro moved up Edgar, a defender normally, into midfield. There were more midfield woes when de Guzman had to exit in the 25th minute with an injury. He was replaced by Kyle Bekker. Both coaches made changes in the second half with Floro bringing on youth in the form of Jonathan Osorio, Stefan Cebara, Russell Teibert, Ashtone Morgan and Samuel Piette. Canada mustered little offence, however, and Australia dominated as the game wore on. "In the second half the young players did not play well because the opponent was physically very powerful," Floro said. "They made a big press and we didnt have any chances at goal. Its necessary with the young players because we need to give them international experience. This is the problem for us." The only way to improve our level is to play a lot of matches and by training, not only with these players but also the younger ones to teach how we want them to play. Edgar took over as Canadian captain when De Rosario went off. Australia doubled its lead in the 52nd minute off a corner. Henrys clearing header went only as far as Rhys Williams, whose shot bounced off the turf before Vidosic redirected it in with his head just in front of Borjan. Substitute Leckie made it 3-0 in the 78th minute when he outjumped both Canadian central defenders to head home a Carney cross. It was Floros third game in charge. Canada played to a 0-0 draw and 1-0 loss to No. 150 Mauritania last month. Osieck was fired in the wake of Australias lopsided losses to Brazil and France. Interim coach Aurelio Vidmar was put in charge. "Great way 2bounce back from the team with a win over Canada," Australia forward Tim Cahill said on Twitter. "Youngsters were brilliant. Credit to Vidmar getting us back on track." Australia was captained by veteran defender Lucas Neill, who won his 95th cap. Canada last won in October 2012 when it defeated Cuba 3-0 in Toronto in October 2012. Canada has not scored since a Marcus Haber goal in a 2-1 loss to Japan in Doha on March 22. Australia wasnt much better coming into Tuesdays game, having lost four straight and gone winless in its last five matches -- during which it was outscored 19-5. ' ' '
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