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RIP Sid Waddell: the magic voice of darts in great quotes

by | 13th, August 2012

RIP Sid Waddell, the voice of darts. There was only one words to describe your contribution to the noble art of arrows: “magic darts.”

“Darts players are probably a lot fitter than most footballers in overall body strength.”

“Jocky on the oche looking cocky”

“He looks about as happy as a penguin in a microwave.”

“If we’d had Phil ‘the Power’ Taylor at Hastings against the Normans, they’d have gone home”

“He’s about as predictable as a Wasp on speed.”

“That was like throwing three pickled onions into a thimble”

“It’s like trying to pin down a kangaroo on a trampoline.”

“His eyes are bulging like the belly of a hungry chaffinch”

“Leave the Jammy Dodgers alone”

“He looks about as happy as a penguin in a microwave”

“There’s only one word for that: magic darts”

“Look at the man go, its like trying to stop a water-buffalo with a pea-shooter.”

“That’s the greatest comeback since Lazarus.”

“The atmosphere is so tense, if Elvis walked in, with a portion of chips… you could hear the vinegar sizzle on them.”

“The players are under so much duress, it’s like duressic park out there!”

“There hasn’t been this much excitement since the Romans fed the Christians to the Lions.”

“Well as giraffes say, you don’t get no leaves unless you stick your neck out.”

“When Alexander of Macedon was 33, he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer. Eric Bristow is only 27”

Any tips for budding commentators:

“You’re partly there to inform, partly there to entertain…And sometimes you tell jokes and they fit.”

“…not to hold the microphone like a lollipop and sit crouched over like a jockey”

The Kings of darts will steal your hearts:



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