12 August 2012

Remembering Sid Waddell

The sad news that commentator Sid Waddell has died is a double blow - for the world of darts and for fans of the English language. 

Waddell was a fine commentator - probably the last in the BBC tradition of professional enthusiasts whose commentaries oozed with knowledge, research and analysis.  The late great Bill McLaren was another.

Sadly we won't see the likes of Waddell or McLaren again as the BBC seem now to prefer ex players whose only contribution to commentary is to open their mouths to show their ignorance and prejudices - Mark Lawrenson being a prime example.

Anyway here's Waddell helping out with adult literacy and numeracy in his native Newcastle.

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