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Sid Waddell Dies
News has came through that famous darts commentator sid waddell has died at the age of 72 following a battle with cancer.

(12-08-2012, 12:22 PM)Pazman Wrote: News has came through that famous darts commentator sid waddell has died at the age of 72 following a battle with cancer.


yea, such a shame. I am reading the story of his childhood at the moment, it's wonderful. His way with words is 100% genuine and unique.

My pal Angie (John Tudor book publisher) and I met him in the Malmaison Hotel bar about 18 months ago - she spotted him and dared me to go and say hello. Ha! :007:
He quite happily came over to our table and chatted for ages until dragged off by his wife to eat!
Angie invites famous Toon fans to spend a posh day with her at a match and in return interviews them for another book she's doing - Sid was keen to take part, but then got ill. So sad.
And you know...I totally forgot to buy the guy a pint for being so lovely! I've regretted it ever since...
"I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance." ee cummings, 1894-1962
Bye Sid Blush

Canny Arras Mate Rock On

“Bristow reasons . . . Bristow quickens ... Aaah, Bristow.”
“Jockey Wilson . . . What an athlete.”
“That was like throwing three pickled onions into a thimble!”
“He's about as predictable as a Wasp on speed”
“Look at the man go, its like trying to stop a waterbuffalo with a pea-shooter”
“The atmosphere is so tense, if Elvis walked in with a portion of chips, you could hear the vinegar sizzle on them”
“Big Cliff Lazarenko's idea of exercise is sitting in a room with the windows open taking the lid off something cool and fizzy.”
“It's like trying to pin down a kangaroo on a trampoline”
“Well as giraffes say, you don't get no leaves unless you stick your neck out”
“His eyes are bulging like the belly of a hungry ch.affinch”
“That's the greatest comeback since Lazarus.”
“It's the nearest thing to public execution this side of Saudi Arabia.”
“His physiognomy is that of a weeping Madonna.”
“He's as cool as a prized marrow!”
“Under that heart of stone beat muscles of pure flint.”
“He looks about as happy as a penguin in a microwave.”
“The pendulum swinging back and forth like a metronome”
“His face is sagging with tension.”
“The fans now, with their eyes pierced on the dart board.”
“He's been burning the midnight oil at both ends.”
“That's like giving Dracula the keys to the blood bank”
“As they say at the DHSS, we're getting the full benefit here.”
“He is as slick as minestrone soup”
“There hasn't been this much excitement since the Romans fed the Christians to the Lions.”
“The players are under so much duress, it's like duressic park out there!”
“This lad has more checkouts than Tescos.”
“John Lowe is striding out like Alexander the Great conquering the Persians”
“When I see Steve Davis I see two letters... C S... Cue Sorceror”
“By the time of the final on Sunday he should be fit to burst!”
“There's only one word for that - magic darts!”
“Keith Deller's not just an underdog, he's an underpuppy!”
“I don't know what he's had for breakfast but Taylor knocked the Snap, Crackle and Pop outta Bristow”
“Even Hypotenuse would have trouble working out these angles”
“Steve Beaton - The adonis of darts, what poise, what elegance - a true roman gladiator with plenty of hair wax.”
“If you're round your auntie's tonight, tell her to stop making the cookie's and come thru to the living room and watch these two amazing athletes beat the proverbial house out of each other”
“When Alexander of Macedonia was 33, he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer..... Bristow's only 27.”
“Eat your heart out Harold Pinter, we've got drama with a capital D in Essex.”
“If we'd had Phil Taylor at Hastings against the Normans, they'd have gone home.”
“He's playing out of his pie crust.”
“They won't just have to play outta their skin to beat Phil Taylor. They'll have to play outta their essence!”
“Darts players are probably a lot fitter than most footballers in overall body strength.”
“There's no one quicker than these two tungsten tossers... ”
“Look at him as he takes his stance, like he has been sculptured, whereas Bobby George is like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
“He's playing like Robin Hood in the Nottingham super league”
“Phil Taylor's got the consistency of a planet ... and he's in a darts orbit!”
“The atmosphere is a cross between the Munich Beer Festival and the Coliseum when the Christians were on the menu.”
“Jockey Wilson, he comes from the valleys and he's chuffing like a choo-choo train!”
“He's like D'Artagnan at the scissor factory.”
“Steve Beaton, he's not Adonis, he's THE donis”
Very sad loss to the world of darts,great bloke and i don't think we'll ever see the likes of him ever again.R.I.P fella.:saint:

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