An eclectic blog from Roy the Boy this week with tips on Meghan Markle's wedding dress colour, Eurovision and Premier League Darts.
Meghan Markle's Dress Sense
Harry marries his American princess, Meghan Markle, in less than two weeks. I’ve been amazed to find the bride can be backed at 9/2 about wearing a dress of any colour other than white. That’s an enormous price.
All the form you need is in the breeding – she is AMERICAN for God sake. If it were not for the in-laws you could expect Meghan, with her acting fame, to rock-up in polka dots!
But, in all probability, if she shirks white she will probably wear cream or ivory with some tradition also indicating divorcees (which she is) should wear one of these two colours.
Croatia is popular with the pros
By the time you read this the first semi-final of Eurovision 2018 may well be consigned to the record books. But the final is not until Saturday and I’m expecting it to feature the female-solo act from Croatia.
I’ve been reading no end of rave reports from respected Eurovision judges (of the non-betting variety) and they are in the firm belief this act will attract a massive amount of votes from the ‘professional juries’ who account for 50 percent of the overall votes.
Israel remain favourites but have been on the drift. At the time of penning this, Croatia can be backed with several firms at 20/1 for a top-10 finish. That appears to be worth a tenner of anyone’s money.
Darts – the end is in sight
Essentially it’s the final night of the Unibet Premier League on Thursday (in Aberdeen), because next Thursday that event becomes a proper competition with three games: two semis and a final. The 14 weeks of bullshit and drudgery ends for player and punters alike.
Darts have been very unkind recently and I’d understand any reluctance to follow me over the cliff. But I’d like to warn you off of Gary Anderson if I may. Playing in front of an adoring Scottish crowd normally means Anderson raises his game. However, he arrives ‘back home’ on the back of two dire defeats against Raymond van Barneveld and Simon Whitlock, posting three-dart averages in the mid-90’s. This is no major ‘warning off’ incidentally as he is playing Michael van Gerwen this week and the Dutchman posted the highest three-dart average of the whole 13 weeks last time - a 111.57 in beating Rob Cross (101.7 average) 7-2.
Van Gerwen landed the European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen, Germany, over the weekend too. There he beat James Wade 8-3 in the final posting a 110 average. In short, I believe a 7-0 or 7-1 drubbing is entirely possible.