Tom's respect increased as he struggled to make out his friend's technicalities, and the other set to work to explain the mysteries of "off your side," "drop-kicks," "punts," "places," and the other intricacies of the great science of football.
They joined the boys who had brought it out, all small School-house fellows, friends of East; and Tom had the pleasure of trying his skill, and performed very creditably, after first driving his foot three inches into the ground, and then nearly kicking his leg into the air, in vigorous efforts to accomplish a drop-kick after the manner of East.
No need to call, though: the School- house captain of quarters has caught it on the bound, dodges the foremost School boys, who are heading the rush, and sends it back with a good drop-kick well into the enemy's country.
And if these miss the ball, and it rolls dangerously in front of our goal, Crab Jones and his men have seized it and sent it away towards the sides with the unerring drop-kick. This is worth living for--the whole sum of school- boy existence gathered up into one straining, struggling half- hour, a half-hour worth a year of common life.
"We had a few chances including the drop-kicks
, but even when things went against us, when they scored their try, no-one got too frustrated."
I HOPE all those Chelsea and Arsenal players who disappointed so many people with their Carling Cup Final "mass brawl" were forced to sit down in front of video recorders and re-live all the jabs, headlocks, upper-cuts, smashes, drop-kicks
, and spectacular chases.
True, he didn't have many clues about sport, but he made up for it by yelling enthusiastically on bases on balls and drop-kicks
A key case in point is Andrew Sullivan, who regularly savages traditional gay political views, attacks sacred cows like hate-crimes legislation, bashes "gay lefties," drop-kicks
the gay press, and disses movement leaders.
led to a crucial goal in a UEFA Cup match against Athens last season ...
France A scored four superb tries against two equally impressive efforts for Ireland A but French kicker Stephane Prosper, with France trailing by a point, failed to win his team the match with two drop-kicks
and a last-minute penalty straight in front of the posts.
"If it comes down to a World Cup Final and there are a couple of drop-kicks
that determine whether or not you hold up the William Webb Ellis Trophy, it could be a little bit on the dodgy side."
``The two drop-kicks
were very close to going over,'' he said.