Darts Players Championship's - Friday 12:45pm

Dart Players Championship 2016,
The expanded finals see the field doubled in size as 64 players compete for £400,000 in prize money across six sessions, live on ITV4 in the UK.

Qualification is based on performances across the series of 20 Players Championship tournaments during 2016. It came to light over the weekend that Kyle Anderson has withdrawn from competing as he awaits the completion of his Visa renewal, Stoke's former World Championship finalist Andy Hamilton has come in as the 64th seed, meaning that he meets van Gerwen in round one.

The interesting part of this event is will World Number 3 go to Adrian Lewis or Peter Wright? Wright is currently in front and may argue has a tricky potential second round match against Wade or King. Lewis on the other hand in the other half of the draw has Robert Thornton in his opener, then the winner of Suljovic and Barney in round two.

My money would be on Wright to progress further than Lewis on the virtue of form, but you really never know.

MVG's success over the last eleven weeks had he started from scratch would have seen him leap to third in the world. This is how dominant mighty mike has been! He is best priced 4/5, which bookies are trying to heal the wounds suffered from backers piling in on the world number one.

Anderson is 15/2 with Wright 20/1, Lewis and Chisnall 28/1 and the rest bigger. To pick a winner here is tricky like it should be. However, Skybet goes 1/2 that Anderson, MVG or Painter win this with a new winner 6/4. Both are in good form, and Painter can always turn up when he wants to. Anderson and MVG are on opposing sides of the draw, so can see backers seeing interest on this. The same firm offers 5/1 MVG and Anderson meet in the final and MVG reign supreme and 7/2 for naming the pair to make the final. Being held in Anderson territory will appeal.

Going with youth in the first round versus veterans sees Benito van de Pas able to see off Brendan Dolan, who was well beaten in his quarter-final with MVG at the grand slam. In addition, Darryl Gurney is now getting back to form since his hand injury and can see off the veteran Ronnie Baxter. The double pays 21/20 at Hills.

Other games I like the look of are Thornton and Lewis to see either win 6-4 or 6-5. Lewis is not in the best of form and get the hint Thornton will use this to try and take the game. However, with missed doubles from both, this will allow any breaks of the throw to be recovered. Results between the head to head imply it should go under, but at 11/10 for over 9.5 legs does appeal.

Backers of the treble will pay nearly 7/2 but more accurately 33/10 with William Hill!

I really liked Terry Jenkins also at even money with Hills earlier this week, but has eased to 10/11 with most major firms.

I do think for the first couple of rounds not to steam in but look at the bigger picture of the longer format to dissect the value as it emerges.


Benito van de Pas and Darryl Gurney to win and Adrian Lewis/Rob Thornton over 9.5 legs - 33/10 William Hill.

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The best boxing trash talk ever! The funniest trash talk and the best back chatters in the history of boxing

Although trash-talking is fairly common in all sports, boxing takes it to another level and has been part of the sport for a decade. It’s all about trying to get into your opponents head. Some of the most memorable boxers in history have produced some amazing trash-talking quotes, and most have the fighting ability to back them up. Here are some of the best trash talks ever given in boxing history.

-       Muhammad Ali after he beat Sonny Liston in 1964

Muhammad Ali was the king of trash talking, and has the boxing ability to back it up. Throughout his career he had many memorable quotes and speeches to try and get the upper hand over his opponent and belittle them. After his victory against Sonny Liston in 1964, Ali self-proclaimed himself as the greatest that ever lived as a warning to any future competitors.

-       Mike Tyson before his fight against Lennox Lewis

Although boxing is a combat sport that involves boxers fighting against each other and trying to knock them out, there is a limit to what is acceptable. In 2002, Mike Tyson got carried away in his pre-match speech and threatened to kill Lennox Lewis while they were fighting.

-       Muhammad Ali to the press

Trash talking is not just limited to boxer against boxer. Back in 1964, Muhammad Ali attacked the press after he won the heavyweight world championship, despite the press quickly writing off his chances of winning it and betting against him.

-       Blackie Sherrod on a Heavyweight contender

It also seems that it’s not just boxers that initiate trash talking. Legendary sportswriter Blackie Sherrod wrote a damning report of this heavyweight contender, criticising everything about him.

-       Floyd Mayweather on Rick Hatton

During Floyd Mayweather’s career, he rarely had a nice work to say about any of his opponents. Although the majority of his trash talks have been based around money, back in 2007 the American boxer made fun of his opponents (Ricky Hatton) physical physique despite both boxers being unbeaten at the time. Mayweather’s words may have given him the upper hand however as the American went on to continue his unbeaten record with a win.

-       Ricardo Mayorga before his fight against Fernando Vargas

Ricardo Mayorga may not be a household name, but every boxing fan knows exactly who he is. Most boxers try and maintain a good balance between their trash talking and their boxing ability. However Mayorga has taken his trash-talking abilities to the extreme and focuses on destroying his opponents with words outside of the ring instead of fighting in the ring – the quote above being one of the most brutal trash-talks he has ever given, or anyone has given.

-       Muhammad Ali

In terms of the number of trash talking quotes, Muhammad Ali definitely is in the lead and has some of the most memorable ones as well. Although this quote may not seem like a trash talk, the confidence which Ali had about his ability to say this definitely got into the head of all of his opponents.

The RSM Classic, PGA Tour & DP World Tour Championship, European Tour

The RSM Classic, PGA Tour – 10 pts Outlay

At Sea Island Golf Course , 7,005 yards, par 70 – Thursday November 17th to Sunday November 20th

Dating back to 1929, Seaside began as nine holes by English architects Harry Colt and Charles Alison along the southern tip of St. Simon's Island. Bobby Jones once described Seaside as among the best nine holes he’d ever encountered. Joe Lee designed the “Marshside Nine” in 1973, and Tom Fazio was commissioned to bring the two together in 1999. Once again, entrants also will play one of the first two rounds at the revamped Plantation course, where Rees Jones also fused two previous nine-hole layouts into an 18-hole parkland test. 

Olympic bronze medallist Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson, neighbours on next-door St. Simon’s Island, join fellow U.S. Ryder Cup member Brandt Snedeker and captain Davis Love III for the final event of the fall season. Jim Furyk also is amid a line-up that includes five of the top 35 players in the world rankings. More than a half-dozen entrants don't have to venture far from their St. Simon's Island homes, a list that also includes former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, PGA TOUR winners Harris English, Jonathan Byrd and Brian Harman. Bob Estes, a four-time PGA TOUR winner, tees it up for just the third time since the end of 2013 but second in three weeks. He missed the cut in Las Vegas.
Advised Bets (10pts): - 

Outright Market (5pts)NAP – CHRIS KIRK 18/1 (PaddyPower) 1.25 pts EW 

NB – RUSSELL HENLEY 30/1 (PaddyPower) 0.75pt EW 

IWAC – KEVIN KISNER 40/1 (PaddyPower) 0.5pt EW 

Top 10 Market (2pts) – KEVIN KISNER 5/1 (BetFred or StanJames) 1 pt BILL HAAS 3/1 (Bet365 or PaddyPower) 1 pt 

Top 20 Market (3pts) – ROBERT STREB 7/2 (BetVictor or StanJames) 1 pt

LUCAS GOLVER 2/1 (PaddyPower or BetVictor) 1 pt WEBB SIMPSON 2/1 (PaddyPower or BetVictor) 1 pt 

Note: We are sticking with PaddyPower here for the outright market, as they are offering each way terms at 1/5 odds for the top 7 places.

DP World Tour Championship, European Tour – 10 pts Outlay 

At Jumeirah Golf Estates, 7,675 yards, par 72 – Thursday November 17th to Sunday November 20th 

Earth is one of two courses set across the 1,119 hectares of lush green landscape at Jumeirah Golf Estates, and has been the home of the DP World Tour Championship since 2009. Designed by Greg Norman, the 7675 yard course is inspired by the great parkland courses of Europe and North America.

Earth plays to a par 72 and features rolling fairways, brilliant white bunkers and a deep red ochre backdrop framed by trees and shrubs. 

There is no shortage of hazards, with a total of 99 bunkers as well as a variety of lakes. Each of the last four holes plays alongside or over water, culminating in a meandering creek running the full length of the 18th hole. 

60 players will compete in the final event of the season, with four still in the running to win the Race to Dubai. 

Open Champion Henrik Stenson currently leads the Rankings, followed by 2016 Masters Tournament winner Danny Willett. Alex Noren is now up to third position after claiming his fourth victory of the season at the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, while defending Race to 10 Dubai champion Rory McIlroy is also in contention, but must win this week to have a chance of being crowned European Tour Number One for the fourth time.

The additional incentive of a share of the $5million Bonus Pool for anyone finishing the season in the top ten means the likes of Tyrrell Hatton, Branden Grace, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Louis Oosthuizen, Chris Wood and Thorbjørn Olesen will all be looking to maintain their positions. 

Slightly further down the Rankings, Jeunghun Wang has pulled ahead in the race to be named Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. Along with his rivals in the field - Li Haotong, Soomin Lee, Brandon Stone and Ricardo Gouveia - Wang is aiming to be the highest placed rookie in the final Race to Dubai Rankings and collect the award previously won by the likes of Martin Kaymer, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter.

Advised Bets (10pts): - 

Outright Market (5pts)NAP – HENRIK STENSON 6/1 (BetFair) 2.5 pts WIN 

NB – ANDY SULLIVAN 25/1 (StanJames) 0.75pt EW 

IWAC – FRANCESCO MOLINARI 28/1 (StanJames) 0.5pt EW 

Top 10 Market (1pts) – BRANDAN GRACE 2/1 (SkyBet) 1 pt 

Top 20 Market (4pts) – RAFA CABRERA BELLO 1/1 (SkyBet or Bet365) 2 pt 

VICTOR DUBISSON 2/1 (BetVictor) 1 pt 

JOOST LUITEN 15/8 (Fred) 1 pt 11 

Note: We are sticking with StanJames here for the outright market in the European Tour event, as they are offering each way terms at 1/5 odds for the top 6 places. 

*MULTIPLE* (1pt) – Chris Kirk (The RSM Classic) & Henrik Stenson (DP World Tour Championship) 133/1 (BetFair) 0.5pts EW DOUBLE

I would like to thanks Stuart for all his hard work and wish him well with his paid service which means, sadly, we will not see his tips here in future. When you consider over the last 2 years he has achieved £9,600 profit to a £10 stake he has more than proven his worth. 

We wish his well for the future.  If you want to learn more, you can contact his here: info@sjpgolftips.co.uk

MVG to continue winning this weekend as the Grand Slam approaches

van gerwen, grand slam, darts, Michael Van Gerwen has been priced as the standout favourite to go and retain his World Series tour TV title as he makes his way to Glasgow.

With ITV4 showing the coverage live from 12:45 on Saturday, 24 players will wage battle, as the top 8 seeds enter the tourney on Saturday evening with the non-seeded players facing off in the afternoon session.

With four sessions over the weekend the draw and format are thus:

Saturday, November 5

Afternoon Session (12.45pm-5pm)
First Round
Max Hopp v Cristo Reyes
Benito van de Pas v Michael Smith
Jelle Klaasen v Kim Huybrechts
Brendan Dolan v Simon Whitlock
Mensur Suljovic v Robert Thornton
Joe Murnan v Joe Cullen
Gerwyn Price v Steve Beaton
Daryl Gurney v Josh Payne

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Second Round
Adrian Lewis (5) v Hopp/Reyes
James Wade (6) v van de Pas/Smith
Dave Chisnall (4) v Klaasen/Huybrechts
Raymond van Barneveld (8) v Dolan/Whitlock
Phil Taylor (3) v Suljovic/Thornton
Gary Anderson (2) v Murnan/Cullen
Michael van Gerwen (1) v Price/Beaton
Peter Wright (7) v Gurney/Payne

The format for the first two rounds will be best of eleven, with the quarter-finals best of nineteen, as well as the semi-finals with the final a race to eleven.

Michael van Gerwen bar his opening round did not look too troubled as he stormed to retaining his European Championship for the third successive year. Simon Whitlock missed double 15 to miss stunning the world number one.

At the time of writing MVG is 5/6 with William Hill, Betway and Betfair sportsbook to retain his title. The overall percentage book was at around 111% for the outrights. Interestingly Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor are a point higher in their odds at 7/1 whereas earlier events in the year saw them around 11/2 or 6/1.

MVG's half of the group has four seeds that either all crashed out in round one at the European Championships or did not appear including Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld.

Adrian Lewis who will be back this weekend after missing the European Championships spoke to the PDC about the forthcoming event and had the following to say:

"I've set the bar of what people expect of me over the past few years and I do want to get back to winning big TV events," said Lewis.

"I guess it's a bit of a compliment that people assume I've had a poor year - yet I've reached the World Championship final, won the World Cup and got to the semi-finals of the World Matchplay.

"I just need that spark to set me off again. Winning a tournament gives that you that little one per cent extra bit of belief that makes all the difference.

"Michael van Gerwen is the best player in the world and is winning events for fun. He is setting the standards but he is beatable - it's up to all the other players to step it up."

*Courtesy PDC.tv

Mensur Suljovic could well be a darkhorse to continue his incredible year having made the European Championship final last weekend and will be thriving off the back of his profile victories. Suljovic could run into Phil Taylor again this weekend after Mensur stunned Taylor 10-3 in what was a truly superb performance and Suljovic showed what this meant to him as he bowed to Taylor in celebration.

With Saturday's opening sessions a race to six will mean probable first round upsets like we saw at the European Championships. With Barney and Lewis rested up, Michael van Gerwen will certainly have the edge with onstage action and could even face Whitlock again this weekend but will be in the longer format on Sunday if they both meet.

For me, I am sticking with MVG to win again this weekend and managed to get evens as an early price but expect some firms to go off short and the indications support this. With Michaels expert knowledge of his opponents and knowing how to beat them including his incredible scoring power suggests how can you justify backing against Mighty Mike?


Michael van Gerwen outright - 5/6 William Hill/Betfair and Betway

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, PGA Tour & Turkish Airlines Open, European Tour

Hi All, 

A pretty solid start for the new improved service, seeing us ending the week in profit; with 4/1 and 9/2 bets landing in the World Golf Championship event in China, and also 3/1 and 11/1 bets landing in America. 

Had a lot of positive feedback regarding the higher variety of markets we use, and also having an in play shot midway through the tournaments, these certainly have added to the excitement and diversity of the service; and we were definably pleased with the first week, and the fact it fits perfectly into our long-term points system only adds to the potential going forwards. 

Moving on to this week, where we have concentrated on the 2 main tours, a write up for each event inclusive of some recommended bets can be found below: -

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, PGA Tour – 10 pts Outlay 

At TPC Summerlin , 7,255 yards, par 71 – Thursday November 3rd to Sunday November 6th Now in its 25th year as a PGA TOUR venue, the 1991 collaboration of Bobby Weed and two-time major champion Fuzzy Zoeller was carved from rugged Nevada desert to join what was then a three course rotation for the Las Vegas stop. It became the sole venue in 2008 as part of a tournament restructuring. TPC Summerlin meanders through arroyos and canyons leading to a four-hole closing stretch packed with risk/reward – the drivable par-4 15th, the par-5 16th, the water-lined par-3 17th and a strong par-4 18th hole to finish with. 

PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker and U.S. Ryder Cup teammates Brooks Koepka, J.B. Holmes and Ryan Moore top a line-up that features six of the top 36 in the current world rankings. Winning Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III makes his first start since being elected to the World Golf Fall of Fame. Current Hall of Famers Ernie Els and Vijay Singh also are entered. Wesley Bryan, a three-time winner on the Web.com Tour last year, makes his second start of his PGA Tour rookie season. 

Recent trends have shown Las Vegas to be a prime locale to add another first-time winner to the list. Patton Kizzire already has a runner-up finish this season at the Safeway Open, and Derek Fathauer was third when the Tour stopped in Malaysia earlier this month. Former champions Ryan Moore and Kevin Na head a strong Las Vegas delegation that seeks to keep the trophy in town again. Also among more than a half-dozen Vegas residents are Charley Hoffman, Scott Piercy, Nick Watney and Alex Cejka. Moore and Bryson DeChambeau give the event two of just five men to win the U.S. Amateur and NCAA individual titles in the same year. The others are Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, and Tiger Woods. Smylie Kaufman will try to become just the second man to claim back-to-back titles in Las Vegas, accomplished by Jim Furyk in 1998 and 1999.

Advised Bets (10pts): - 

Outright Market (5pts) – NAP - RYAN MOORE 18/1 (StanJames) 1.25 pts EW 

NB - SCOTT PIERCY 28/1 (StanJames) 0.75pt EW 

IWAC - KEVIN STREELMAN 50/1 (StanJames) 0.5pt EW 

Top 10 Market (2pts) – KEVIN STREELMAN 7/1 (BetVictor) 1 pt 

PATTON KIZZIRE 6/1 (StanJames) 1 pt 

Top 20 Market (3pts) – ALEX CEJKA 4/1 (BetVictor) 1 pt WEBB SIMPSON 4/1 (StanJames) 1 pt 
 NICK WATNEY 4/1 (BetVictor or WilliamHill) 1 pt

Turkish Airlines Open, European Tour – 10 pts Outlay

At Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, 7,127 yards, par 71 – Thursday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 6th 

Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort is home to Turkey’s first heathland inspired golf course, designed by Thomson Perrett & Lobb, the international golf course design practice founded by five times British Open Champion Peter Thomson. 

Located close to the Mediterranean Sea in Antalya’s Belek region, the par 71 layout measures 7,127 yards from the championship tees. The golf course, which is hosting a European Tour event for the first time, is set on undulating sand hills with free flowing holes running through a pine forest. More than one million heather plants have been added to the existing areas of indigenous heather to create Carya’s distinctive look.

 As on traditional heathland courses, a tactical approach is required, and finding the correct side of the fairway to attack the green is often more important than distance off the tee. The greens are large, undulating and fast. Many feature multiple plateaus, creating ‘greens within greens’.

Two-time winner Dubuisson will defend his crown in a new location as a field of 78 players gathers at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort from November 3rd -6 th . Portugal Masters champion Padraig Harrington, who won his first European Tour title since the 2008 US PGA Championship with that victory in the Algarve is making his first appearance at the tournament since 2013. Other notable entrants include 2016 Masters Tournament champion Danny Willett and Tyrrell Hatton, the winner of this season’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. European Ryder Cup players Andy Sullivan and Lee Westwood will also compete, alongside vice-captain, Paul Lawrie.

Advised Bets (10pts): - 

Outright Market (5pts) – NAP - BERND WIESBERGER 12/1 (PaddyPower) 1.25 pts EW

 NB – ALEXANDER LEVY 28/1 (PaddyPower) 0.75pt EW

 IWAC – LUCAS BJERREGAARD 80/1 (PaddyPower) 0.5pt EW 

Top 10 Market (1pts) – LUCAS BJERREGAARD 15/2 (BetFred) 1 pt 

Top 20 Market (4pts) – JULIEN QUESNE 3/1 (BetVictor) 1 pt 

 LEE SLATTERY 4/1 (Bet365 or BetVictor) 1 pt 

 RAPHAEL JACQUELIN 3/1 (SkyBet, BetFred or Coral) 1 pt 

 JUSTIN WALTERS 4/1 (General) 1 pt 

*MULTIPLE* (1pt) - Ryan Moore (Shriners Hospitals for Children Open) & Bernd Wiesberger (Turkish Airlines Open) 299/1 (Coral) 0.5pts EW DOUBLE

NOTE: As per usual, please do be careful and aware of who you are betting with for the golf, amazingly a lot of the higher profile companies change week by week on what place terms they offer. This week on the PGA Tour StanJames are offering places on the top 6 at 1/4 odds, so we will be staying with them for the EW shots! For the European Tour event, PaddyPower are offering top 6 places at 1/5 odds, so that’s why I have advised staying with them for the outright market bets. 

This Week’s TOTAL Outlay: 25 pts 

Hope you have a good week, and good luck to all those following, 




A fresh Stan Wawrinka could prove best bet in Paris this week at 16/1 with conditions in his favour

Stan Wawrinka, ATP,
The Final week of the ATP season and we have an excellent tournament in prospect. We are in Bercy for the BNP Paribas Masters1000 Paris indoors.

Conditions are on the slow side in Bercy which has always favoured the 3 x Defending Champion Novak Djokovic but the 7/4 favourite is in a completely mindset to previous years having openly admitted he is not enjoying playing tennis, which is evident by this huge slump in form and results since his French Open success in May.

Andy Murray is hot on Djokovic's heels in the betting at 15/8 for outright honours as well as in the race for the World number one spot.

Murray lost to Djokovic in last year's final so a victory this week or Novak failing to win will edge the Brit closer to his top spot target.

The Wolrd Tour Finals are two weeks away and Murray having won in Vienna earlier today which follows on from his China Open success in Beijing and the Shanghai Rolex Masters 1000 triumph emphasising he is the best in the Wolrd right now.

Conditions look perfect for Murray who's defences on this slow main court makes hard hitting opponents struggle to pierce through the Murray game. Only Fatigue or injury I see stopping the Murray charge to making another Paris final where opponents such as Lucas Pouille, Tomas Berdych, Sunday's Basel runner-up Kei Nishikori or Roberta Bautista-Agut unlikely to trouble Murray in the current mood and motivation shown.

The 15/8 looks priced short enough in all said and preference is for last week's selection Stan Wawrinka who could not improve on his dismal form in Basel but is worth sticking with this week where he finds Paris a much better tournament having reached the semi-finals on the back of an early exit in Basel last year where he lost out 2-1 to Djokovic in that final four encounter, and we should see another strong showing this week on the back of Basel where he will be far fresher than most.

Stan the Man will love these conditions and will get plenty of time to set himself and play his shots that will give him a huge edge compared to the quicker courts throughout the season where he enjoys far less.

The number 3 seed has an easy looking draw and can capitalise on Djokovic's beach mode mentality in the final week of a long enjoyable and profitable ATP season.

Wawrinka is 16/1 and is recommended as an each-way bet this week, meaning you would collect should Stan make the final at half the odds and the bigger prize of 16/1 and 8's should he lift the trophy.

Be careful with the firms used as Paddy Power 16/1 and William Hill 14/1 go a third of the odds. So invest with SkyBet at 16's who go a far more friendly half the odds EachWay or the 14/1 with Ladbrokes, Coral or Betway who are also firms offering half the odds.


ATP Paris Indoors Outright 

Stan Wawrinka to win Each-Way @ 16/1 SkyBet or 14/1 Ladbrokes Coral or Betway.

(Each-Way terms 1/2 the odds 1-2 finish).