Phil Taylor will take on Michael van Gerwen tonight in Rotterdam, so we asked Rod Studd to recall two classic matches between the pair. David Andrews Jersey . The Power and Might Mike will renew their rivalry in the Netherlands on Thursday, live on Sky Sports 1, with both men hoping to take top spot in the Premier League. Studd has watched plenty of their past encounters and picks out a career-defining clash and a fantastic fightback. Van Gerwen v Taylor, 2012 Grand Slam of Darts Van Gerwen headed into the match with confidence after a title win in Dublin This match was just after Michael had won the Grand Prix in Ireland, which was the beginning of his renaissance, but at the time we still werent sure whether he would re-emerge as the biggest thing in darts. Taylor had lost a group game and they ended up meeting in the first knockout phase of the competition. Phil was the defending champion and the overwhelming favourite because Van Gerwen had not beaten him for five years. Sky Live: PL Darts night 15 Michael van Gerwen will be have home support when he faces Phil Taylor in Rotterdam It was a high-quality game and went with the throw for the first eight legs, but the middle of the match would prove decisive.Taylor missed the bullseye for a 167 finish in the ninth leg, allowing Van Gerwen to break. He would miss the bull again in the 10th and then the 11th and Van Gerwen punished the latter with a 130 checkout on the bull. Michael said it was maybe the best game of his life and I remember saying: The future of darts has just become the present. Rod Studd That was pretty much it for Van Gerwen, who averaged 108 in a 10-5 win, while Taylor averaged nearly 105.Van Gerwen went on to lose the final to Raymond van Barneveld, but I think everyone knew the baton was going to be passed on from Taylor to Van Gerwen. Michael said it was maybe the best game of his life and I remember saying: The future of darts has just become the present. Van Gerwen v Taylor, 2013 World Championship final Doubters had suggested that Taylor was on the slide ahead of 2013 final Just under two months later, people were starting to question whether Taylor was going to be overtaken by Van Gerwen. Both men progressed to the final, where bookmakers were struggling to split the two players, but most pundits believed this was Van Gerwens time.Taylor had those shenanigans with Raymond van Barneveld in the semi-final, which had ended in pushing and shoving. He had a terrible heavy cold and everything seemed to point towards a Van Gerwen win. It started as most thought it would, with Van Gerwen going 2-0 and then 4-2 up, but he then missed two darts at a double for a commanding 5-2 lead. Taylor fought back to 4-3 and that set turned the match in his favour. Taylor found something from somewhere at 4-2 down and still had that amazing refusal to lose. Rod Studd In the ninth set, Taylor really stepped on the gas. He had a couple of 11-dart finishes. He went in front 5-4 and pulled away to win 6-4, hitting double 16 for his 16th World Championship and probably the greatest of them all.The Sid Waddell trophy, named in honour of our late, great colleague, would be lifted for the first time. Taylor found something from somewhere at 4-2 down and still had that amazing refusal to lose. Phil Taylor faced Michael van Gerwen in the 2013 World Championship final You can never say with any certainty that Phil Taylor will lose a darts match because time and time again he has got that ability to keep winning. Watch Premier League Darts on Thursday at 7pm, live on Sky Sports 1. Also See: Parts PL Darts predictions WATCH: MVG v Taylor 2013 Taylor: MVG is phenomenal MVG expects goosebumps Irving Fryar Jersey . Price was hurt at the start of Wednesdays practice after facing just one shot as the team worked on their power play. He left the ice in discomfort and appeared to be favouring his leg. 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Ryan will serve as an adviser to owner Jim Crane, general manager Jeff Luhnow and his son and president of business operations Reid Ryan. "Im very excited to be back with the Astros," the elder Ryan said in a statement. "Im happy to assist Jim, Jeff and Reid in any way I can. The Astros have a solid foundation with a strong farm system. I think the future is bright for Houston and Im looking forward to my involvement." The Astros have lost more than 100 games in each of the last three seasons, but their minor league system has been ranked among the best in baseball this off-season. Crane is glad to have Ryan back in Houston after his time with the Rangers. "We will use his experience, expertise and knowledge to improve the Astros in all areas," Crane said. "He will be an integral part of our management teeam. Trey Flowers Jersey. Nolan wants to be a part of our success moving forward." Ryan, who played for the Astros for nine seasons, is major league baseballs career strikeout leader and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1999. "Nolan Ryans experience and insights will help us on the baseball side -- both in terms of decision-making and in maximizing the productivity of our players," Luhnow said. "Im fortunate as a general manager to get advice and guidance from great former players and Astros -- Craig Biggio, Roger Clemens and now Nolan Ryan." Ryan won 324 games and set records for strikeouts (5,714) and no-hitters (seven) in a 27-year major league career. He signed with the Astros in 1980 and helped them to their first post-season appearance that year and back to the playoffs in 1981 and 1986. Reid Ryan joined the Astros last season and is looking forward to working with his father. "The opportunity to work with my father is very special," he said. "Hes had success in baseball on many levels and will be a great addition to our organization." 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