flat-track bully

flat-track bully

n
(General Sporting Terms) a sportsperson who dominates inferior opposition, but who cannot beat top-level opponents
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It's clear then the place he has to come to on Saturday is not a place he enjoys and to compound that, Aubameyang has scored 31 times in 38 Premier League games against non-big-six sides - almost averaging a goal a game by scoring every 94 minutes - so clearly finds himself more at home by playing the so-called flat-track bully rather than strutting his stuff against the likes of the European champions.
In my view, he lacks bottle and character and I always felt he was a flat-track bully - great when it's going well, but never someone for football's trench warfare.
When he was top scorer for Everton for four consecutive seasons, he was, apparently, a flat-track bully.
He has even been accused of being a 'flat-track bully' - where he only performs well against small teams - amid claims he goes missing on a big stage.
"Either he was a flat-track bully last year, which I don't think he was, as last year's novices were a good bunch, or else something's wrong with him.
Sane proving to be a flat-track bully for Blues - City special see P55, 56 & 57
Atletico Madrid star Costa is a flat-track bully MR FIXIT BIG THREATDIEGO Costa who frightens weak defences and is 10-3 at bet365 to hit the opener.
Atletico Madrid star Costa is a flat-track bully MR FIXIT WORLD who frightens weak defences and is 10-3 at bet365 to hit the opener.
Atletico Madrid star Costa is a flat-track bully who frightens weak defences and is 10-3 at bet365 to hit the opener.
Crucially, he is no flat-track bully. He scores against the big teams, and he is my man to lead the try-scoring charts this time round.
Britt Assombalonga 15 |goals = 11 points The one thing we can be sure this tells us is that Donaldson is far from a flat-track bully, feathering his nest when his side already has the game won.
Perhaps they've bought into the idea that Suarez is some sort of flat-track bully. Big mistake.