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.
The back four which, let's not forget, is severely depleted, were not at the races and we had a soft underbelly, that's for sure.
Newbury Park has a really strong offense, and our back four just played incredible.
If our back four and the goalkeeper perform to their best, we've got the players in front of them -- Giggsy, Harston, Davies and Bellamy -- with the ability and the temperament for the big occasion to hurt England.
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Liverpool took to the field with a back four for the first time since the Champions League draw with Basel on December 9.
The back four have done well and we also have Ron (Vlaar) to come back soon.
Shrewd-thinking Scot Malky Mackay felt Williamson would have been an ideal player to bring into his back four after Cardiff's promotion to the Premier League.
Hearts had three Scotland international s in their back four - Darren Barr, Danny Wilson and Andy Webster - and Shiels said: "You have to give him credit because he put his chances away really well.
Butcher (below) said: "It was the back four from heaven today and I thought they did really well.