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Jan Molby: "I feel sorry for the person that made me 5/1 outsider"

19 Feb | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Jan Molby: "I feel sorry for the person that made me 5/1 outsider"

Liverpool FC legend defeats darts legend at the Betway Premier League

Liverpool legend Jan Molby defeat the ‘Crafty Cockey’ Eric Bristow in who  2-1 victory, live in front of the Betway Premier League audience at the Echo Arena.

It was an impressive performance from the former title winning central midfielder, who landed a remarkable 95 checkout to complete his win.

Alan Alger caught up with the Dane following the match:

AA: Where does that rank in your list of achievements?

JM: It has to be right up there, because this isn’t my sport.  The funny thing is when I started football matches, i expected to win. When i started cup finals, I expected to win. But when I was standing up there [the oche], I didn’t know what to expect.

AA: We didn’t either! Did you know you where the 5/1 outsider to win the match?

JM: I was in Copenhagen last night, and a guy told me that I was 5/1, and I felt sorry for the person that made those odds. I expect people lumped on Eric, did they?

AA: No actually, you were well backed into 3/1 and we lost a fortune!

JM: I’m glad about that.

AA: How did you prepare for the match?

JM: I arrived at the arena relaxed. But, as someone who really follows the darts, as soon as I got in the practice room and saw all the other players, I started to get nervous. But football brings people together; I saw Kim Huybrechts who supports Liverpool and we talked about the Reds. I then had a chat with Barney, who had seen me play at Ajax…

AA: Did you ask them for any tips?

JM: No, we were too busy talking about football!

AA: So how did it feel when you got up on the stage?

JM: The worse thing was the waiting. I was more nervous waiting than playing.

AA: Well done on your win Jan and for the money you raised for Radio City Cash for Kids, a local Liverpool charity.


We were going to donate any profits from the game, but thanks to Jan’s shock win, we didn’t make any. So instead, we’ll be making a donation of £500 to the Radio City Cash for Kids charity.