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Sid Waddell's top 20 quotes

With the sad passing of darts commentator Sid Waddell, MSN Sport remembers some of his best lines

By Rob Neil Jones 12/08/2012 12:55
Sid Waddell - PASid Waddell dies aged 72
  1. “There's only one word for that - magic darts!”
  2. “Bristow reasons . . . Bristow quickens ... Aaah, Bristow.”
  3. “Jockey Wilson . . . What an athlete.”
  4. “When Alexander of Macedonia was 33, he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer..... Bristow's only 27.”
  5. “That was like throwing three pickled onions into a thimble!”
  6. “He's about as predictable as a Wasp on speed”
  7. “Look at the man go, it’s like trying to stop a waterbuffalo with a pea-shooter”
  8. “The atmosphere is so tense, if Elvis walked in with a portion of chips, you could hear the vinegar sizzle on them”
  9. “Big Cliff Lazarenko's idea of exercise is sitting in a room with the windows open taking the lid off something cool and fizzy.”
  10. “It's like trying to pin down a kangaroo on a trampoline”
  11. “Well as giraffes say, you don't get no leaves unless you stick your neck out”
  12. “Under that heart of stone beat muscles of pure flint.”
  13. “He looks about as happy as a penguin in a microwave.”
  14. “That's like giving Dracula the keys to the blood bank”
  15. “He is as slick as minestrone soup”
  16. “This lad has more checkouts than Tescos.”
  17. “Even Hypotenuse would have trouble working out these angles”
  18. “Darts players are probably a lot fitter than most footballers in overall body strength.”
  19. “Phil Taylor's got the consistency of a planet ... and he's in a darts orbit!”
  20. “There's no one quicker than these two tungsten tossers...”

12/08/2012 13:15
we shall miss him this winter on the t.v. - God bless Sid
12/08/2012 13:06
12/08/2012 14:57
Ah so gutted about this, just found out with this article..Sid was pure theatre, the voice of darts forever R.I.P
12/08/2012 13:45
You could never replace him. Pure magic. Whey Aye!!  RIP on that Big Oche in the sky
12/08/2012 14:31
God bless Sid, what a wit!
Happy as a penguin in a microwave,  

12/08/2012 13:18
The Legend lives on ... he's still commentating ...just  a different league ! 
12/08/2012 17:41

Rest in peace Sid. You were the best in your field by far. The Bill McLaren of the Darts world. I'll miss your commentry and brilliant banter.


Your boots will never be filled. 

12/08/2012 13:35
I will always remember the immortal lines "Thems the fans!"...and "The crowd are standing all over the place!"...Good old Sid.
13/08/2012 13:14
absolutely gutted! a true legend who i had the pleasure to meet in person and what a top bloke he was. my favourite sid one liner was when bristow arrived on stage to play a match against phil taylor and had lipstick all over his face from being kissed by half the women on the walk through the crowd. sid quipped, "bristow looks like hes been mugged by an avon lady!" haha, priceless. RIP sid, you will be missed by darts fans and players the world over. A true working class hero
12/08/2012 18:38
sid was 180 no one will ever replace you god bless
12/08/2012 13:38
When I was a nipper, all you got for winning the world championship was a pint of beer, a packet of chips and a kiss off Diana Dors.
12/08/2012 19:00
rip sid darts will never be the same with out you, some of your quotes were priceless and made us laugh god bless
12/08/2012 21:02
Shame MSN can't spell Waddell correctly.
12/08/2012 16:36
if Elvis walked in with a portion of chips................QUALITY!!!!!!!!.....R.I.P to a top pundit and author.........SID WADDELL
12/08/2012 16:14
The Oscar Wilde of darts.  Not only a great commentating voice but a lovely sense of humour (as these quotes verify).  Televised darts will not be same without him.  Rest in peace, Sid.
12/08/2012 18:54
Gotta be one of the very few pages on Msn where no1 has got a dislike for a comment they've put. Goes to show how much of A legend this man was. Never again will darts commentary be so brilliant.

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

Quality stuff from a legend of a person. R.I.P Sid.

12/08/2012 20:26
Very funny man, and I believe an educated man as he apparently did an English Degree at Oxford or Cambridge ( saw him in an interview once).  Sad loss to the World of Sport, a true one-off.
12/08/2012 20:09

legend is a term that is all too frequently used to describe someone who is not, but this guy was a pure genius and always brought a smile to my face when i watched the " arrows" on tv. its another gud un who has left us for a better place.

god bless you and your family.



13/08/2012 13:26
man was a genius his poetic commentry lives on.
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