A message from Sid
Sid Waddell wants to tell skysports.com readers that he's back on the ball and back online!
Last Updated: 14/11/11 8:00am
Sky Sports commentator Sid Waddell has a message for skysports.com readers - he's back on the ball.
Our Voice of Darts has been off our screens while he has undergone treatment for bowel cancer, but he's still been keeping a close eye on the stars of the sport.
And he will make his online comeback over the next few days to air his thoughts on the Grand Slam of Darts, which starts on Saturday in Wolverhampton.
And he's tipping a familiar name to emerge triumphant...
Sid's message to skysports.com readers
I'm on the ball again - if that's not a contradiction in terms when we're talking about sharp, pointed tungsten!
I'm still undergoing treatment, but I'm back in the harness now and I'll be monitoring events in Wolverhampton very closely this week.
I won't be in the commentary box, but I'll be watching from home and any tweeters out there should know that I'll be Tweeting at the weekend to give you my thoughts about the Grand Slam of Darts.
And I'll be back online on Monday with a return for my regular column here on www.skysports.com
I'm expecting big things from a certain Mr Taylor in Wolverhampton. He showed at the World Matchplay that he's capable of running off amazing legs out of nowhere. His tournament average in Blackpool was 106.
He followed that up in the Championship League with a nine-darter and a 114 average in the final against Paul Nicholson, so I really can't see anybody beating him in Wolverhampton.
He lost six times last October and I think he wants to teach those boys a lesson, so I reckon we could be in for something special at the Grand Slam. The world record of 118.66 might even be under threat.
I think Taylor will win, but I think he could face some trouble from the likes of John Part, Scott Waites, Dave Chisnall and Paul Nicholson along the way.
I'd like to say a big thank-you for all your messages of support over the last few weeks.
Enjoy the Grand Slam.