Wednesday 7 December 2016

Me and my money: Bobby George

Legendary darts star is much more at home on the river bank than in the savings bank

Published 22/09/2009 | 00:00

BRITISH darts legend Bobby George has what could be called a traditional take on how to spend his cash.

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"No major saving schemes for me, I don't trust them. I like to look after my dosh," he said.

"I was brought up with f*** all and have a good memory so I try not to invest in anything lightly, therefore there is no waste. My old dad used to say, 'if you can't own it don't have it'.

"My first marriage and subsequent divorce was a purchase I subsequently regretted.

"My best ever buy was the land where I built George Hall. I was able to dig fishing lakes and fulfil my dream of having my own lakes in my garden. The land was purchased in 1994. It took me three years to complete the house and its grounds although you are never finished.

"No pension schemes -- I did have one but got rid of it just before they went down the pan. I don't like uncertainty.

"I hate being away from home and this last year has been a hectic one so I prefer to spend any spare time at my home looking after my property and land and drowning a few worms at my lakes. My favourite destination is, therefore, George Hall. My wife, Marie, sometimes has other ideas and anywhere hot is perfect for her.

"I cook Chinese food myself in my own Chinese kitchen which I built on my land. I also have my own bar and games room so don't go out much socially -- I spend my working hours in pubs and clubs but when I do go out it will be to an Indian restaurant for a curry.

"My fuel bill travelling up and down the country with the 'Legends of the Oche' is my biggest expense."

  • Bobby George will take part in the 'Legends of The Oche' tour which will be in Dublin on October 9 in Vicar Street. Tickets are on sale now.

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