I DON'T have the time – and lack the knowledge – to put up darts tips but I know the World Championship that starts tonight will be a popular punting affair.
Earlier in the week I commented about the fact tournament sponsors were refunding losing outright bets (max £25) if odds-on favourite Phil Taylor bagged a 17th title.
It's a great offer when you consider the winner is almost certainly going to come from him, second favourite Michael van Gerwen or third favourite Adrian Lewis. It's 28-1 bar those.
So I've backed MVG at 3-1 with Ladbrokes and Lewis at 6-1. If Lewis wins I'll be happiest but if it's MVG I'll make a small profit and if it's Taylor as expected I lose nothing.
The action starts at 7pm on Friday with three-time champion John Part opening against young Dutch star Mareno Michels. The concensus here is that Michels could notch a shock win against a player who has started wearing glasses and could take some time to make the adjustment.
Mareno has beaten Kim Huybrechts and Vincent van der Voort in recent months and if he beats the nerves of performing on the Ally Pally stage and plays to his best he could win. Michels is a biggest 9-4 at Ladbrokes.
So that's my early pointers but my focus is on the football so anyone who knows more about darts is welcome to post tips or comments here. I'll put up threads throughout the tournament but probably not every day.