back line

back line

n
1. (in some team sports) the defensive players considered as a unit
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Junior Niko Argyros is a gifted midfielder, CJ Steib is back for his third year along the back line, and the return of Henry Wachsman from club will bolster the Broncos as well.
Sunderland's defence has been criticised in the first two league games of the season, Tom Flanagan looking particularly uncomfortable when played as part of a three-man back line.
With Fernandinho still not back from his holiday following his international commitments this summer, it was up to the Spaniard to fill the gap in front of City's back line against Liverpool at Wembley on Sunday.
Hester would then double his tally, profiting from a slip in the Hibs back line to prod home from four yards to give his side the lead.
He said: "I knew Jim very well, of course: in 1965 when the team got promotion it was built around that great half back line.
struggling generally, looks primed start Booth Depoitre looked well in the game all afternoon that September day and terrorised the former champions' back line. That back line is deprived of Wes Morgan on Saturday through suspension, while Maguire is said to be looking jaded and a bit tired after his exploits with England at the World Cup in the summer, leading to him having a shortened pre-season with his club side, where he has recently signed a new longterm contract.
"I would particularly like to contact Edward Charles Dart, on the right hand side back line and Clem Pitt, second on the left back line.
West Front/Street Front = 200 Ft; North Side Line/Street Front = 250.83; East Back Line = 200.08 Ft; South Side Line = 250.05 Ft.
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The Englishman went on to write that the hosts need talents like Cooper in their back line if they are going to work around a bulky Lions side, because taking them on in an arm wrestle isn't an option.
And the Kiwi-born star insists the entire Scottish back line can go from strength to strength if they are given a run of games together.
After a scoreless first half, Swansea's Michu netted the game's first goal in the 58th minute, heading the ball just past Arsenal's back line and squeezing a low ground shot past Wojciech Szczesny.