Red Rag To a Bull: Why Terry Jenkins Doesn't Have Anything To Prove

onehundredandeightyContributor IAugust 18, 2010

Terry Jenkins impressive performance in the recent European Championship not only marked a welcome return to form for "The Bull", but also sent a clear message out the people who have doubted him.

Jenkins reached the semi final of the tournament at the Stadthalle in Dinslaken where he eventually lost to Phil Taylor in the deciding leg of a thrilling semi final. At one stage Jenkins staged a brilliant comeback from 9-6 down to level at 10-all before Taylor took the deciding leg to reach the final.

Jenkins recently came under fire from PDC Director Rod Harrington after he was defeated in the first round of the World Matchplay to Steve Brown at Blackpool.

Harrington heavily criticised Jenkins live on air for being a lazy exhibitionistplayer, he questioned his commitment to the game and even went as far as saying he would accept Jenkins resignation from the PDC.

This followed on from various other comments aimed at Jenkins throughout the 2010  Premier League campaign by TV pundit Harrington after Jenkins suffered a loss of form and finished bottom of the Premier League table.

Many people will feel the comments aimed at Jenkins are very harsh. "The Bull" has been consistently around the top of the PDC order of merit for a number of years with a series of impressive performances both on tour and in the major TV events. He has reached the Final of 7 major tournaments and the only fair criticism to be aimed at Jenkins is that he hasn't managed to turn one of those into a win.

Jenkins will surely feel that he doesn't have anything to prove to any of his doubters, especially Rod Harrington. His recent performance in Germany though, showed there is still a lot more to come from Terry Jenkins and I'm sure the fans would love to see him have another crack at the Premier League in 2011.