Jack's gone and that's a pity. We wish him all the best and hope his injury-hit, stalled career gets off to a fresh start. It's probably the best move for both parties, as was Wayne Rooney's exit.
Meanwhile, TV darts commentator Sid Waddell has died aged 72. He was much loved by those of us who cherish the English language and its regional accents and dialects. Anyone who can help promote darts - basically a pub junk sport - to mad TV ratings figures has to have something going.
We will remember him with huge affection as the inventor of lurid phrases such as, "Sport o' the highest calibre!" after somebody chucked accurately three pieces of sharpened metal from a few metres into a piece of compressed bristle-and-cork. The point being he meant every wonderful word he uttered in that inimitable north east accent. Darts would have made it into the Olympics had it been his decision. All us lovers of arrers will miss him greatly.
We'll miss Jack too. Good luck to him.
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