back four


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back four

n
(Soccer) soccer the defensive players in many modern team formations: usually two fullbacks and two centre backs
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Carey's only passion, and he never went into Tercanbury without spending an hour or two in the second-hand shop; he always brought back four or five musty volumes.
He only added that on his return from Great Britain he had brought back four magnificent horses--one for himself, and one for each of his companions; then he informed Porthos that the one intended for him was already installed in the stable of the tavern.
Now here it must be related that when the Caliph went upstairs with the plate of fish he ordered the vizir to hasten to the palace and bring back four slaves bearing a change of raiment, who should wait outside the pavilion till the Caliph should clap his hands.
THREE of Celtic's back four will be playing through the pain barrier when they take on Wayne Rooney and company at Old Trafford tonight.
The Frenchman has been a regular feature at left-back in a hard-working back four in his four seasons on Teesside.
Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate also hinted that he might revert to a back four in the future - after telling Walker that he now faces a treble threat from Joe Gomez, Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
But the back four was the first-choice back four, and we could have no excuses for what happened there.
Sources in Lancashire have confirmed last season's Sky Bet Championship winners have expressed an interest in the full-back as they look to bolster their back four.
Ronny Deila insists he's desperate to find a stable back four to bolt Celtic's stable door.
We need to defend better as a back four, whether that's stopping crosses into the box, stopping shots at goal or giving themselves more space to pick up runs.
Stonesy was touch and go for the trip to Hull City and I'm sure his return to fitness will see Roberto revert to a flat back four.