back pass

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back pass

n
soccer a deliberate pass backwards to the goalkeeper
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League, there was an average of 10 back passes to the goalkeeper.
Cameroon's substitute Achille Webo set up two goals as Webo, who came on as a second-half replacement for Jean Makoun, provided Samuel Eto'o and Landry Nguemo with perfect back passes as Cameroon twice fought back to finish second in Group D.
Even in the opponents' territory we just seem to play sideways passes or even back passes, some times as far back as Pepe Reina, who then just boots the ball upfield.
Jones added: "It was a bad goal to give away but if I'd been the keeper I'd have strangled three of our defenders for their back passes."
Or crosses, set-plays, headers and back passes. He just edges out ``England's Saviour'' Joe Cole this week.
Walsall manager Colin Lee said: "I feel for Jimmy because he has been outstanding for us and dealing with back passes is normally one of the best parts of his game."
Horan said: "Of the 20 games that were analysed for the National League, there was an average of 10 back passes to the goalkeeper.
The Seagulls' best chances came from two miss-hit back passes but Gary Hart and Ross Johnson missed out.
This meant that our defenders would often be put under immediate pressure when they got to the wall and would thus force Ito to handle more back passes than he normally would.
Elliott's cock-up left Bolton boss Sam Allardyce ordering his troops to cut out the back passes.
Millwall boss Keith Stevens was furious with Nethercott because he had told his team to avoid back passes at all costs.
Stevens said: "I told the players to avoid back passes. The crowd could see the conditions were bad, so it's beyond me why some of our players couldn't."