He's on the sidelines of the greatest happening since...
He was happy to sit on the sidelines and wait for those hard lessons to start.
No part of him wanted to stand on the sidelines, watching her struggle.
Apart from publishing an occasional Op-Ed or signing the odd manifesto, they were stuck on the sidelines, watching with dismay.
Disappointing to watch from the sidelines but nonetheless proud to be part of the squad and of course very jubilant to see them win.