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hospital pass

n
1. (General Sporting Terms) sport a pass made to a team-mate who will be tackled heavily as soon as the ball is received
2. a task or project that will inevitably bring heavy criticism on the person to whom it has been assigned
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First Whalley was clearly pulled back after a hospital ball from defender Joe Walsh before Shrews' No.7, starting in attack with Steve Morison, was fouled after a clever short corner.
Then they really started wasting chances as Kenedy glided forward only to hesitate at the decisive moment before playing a hospital ball overRondon'shead.
But hospital ball for Ross McCrorie at free-kick for the opener.
McHugh's back pass was a horrible hospital ball for Carson, setting up a chilling 50-50 with the towering Ikpeazu.
The times Howard is given a hospital ball by a defender because he has run out of options is ridiculous, the penalty on Saturday was a classic example.
"I've done it before and I really enjoyed it," he said, although he wasn't quite expected to be sold a hospital ball in the first couple of minutes, adding, "That was nice, but these things happen and I am sure not every pass I've ever made has been perfect but it was a good way to get myself in to the game."
It was one of football's greatest ever votes of confidence, although it could have turned out to be its most horrific hospital ball.
Sives played a hospital ball to McCormack who tried in turn to sweep it out to fullback Enda Stevens.
And it's clear he feels the same when he spots her with Luc at the hospital ball. He finally admits his feelings and the pair get back together, but will things be any easier this time?
That was risky enough, but he then delivered a hospital ball straight to Australian defender Tony Popovic, who was under severe pressure from Marcus Bent.
All because Craig Gordon threw a hospital ball at John McGinn, Charlie Mulgrew sclaffed a pass and Ryan Jack was learning on the job you can't take a nap in the middle of a match against Belgium and not suffer a nightmare outcome.
The biggest concerns came when the ball was at Robles' feet as he delivered Stones a hospital ball at one point before slipping on his backside when attempting a punt upfield only for Gareth Barry to clear the danger.
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