hospital pass


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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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Scotland struck back just before half-time when Ramos directed a hospital pass at Penaud on his own 22.
EOIN MORGAN turned a hospital pass into a golden ticket - and now he's on course to join the greats among England captains.
Giving it to the BBC was what we would call in football a hospital pass. It's a very big chunk of their budget and once it was passed over it placed the benefit on very shaky ground."
DAVID DE GEA United keeper kept a clean sheet although there was no real onslaught from the Liverpool strikeforce 6 ASHLEY YOUNG Started with hospital pass for De Gea.
One-day captain Morgan was thrown a hospital pass in 2015, when Alastair Cook was axed just weeks before the tournament in Australia and New Zealand.
Indeed Mile Jedinak's hospital pass in the 3-2 victory over Wigan in August - Nyland's full debut - didn't allow for an immediate settlement.
It has the feel of a hospital pass or - as Leon Britton would christen it - "a Garry Monk ball", but the Swansea City stalwart was never going to let his club down when the call came.
Scottish Labour's civil war intensified after leader Kezia Dugdale yesterday handed her deputy the "hospital pass" of leading the party's election bid next year.
After only 10 minutes Ilori allowed a long ball to bounce before giving Kevin Stewart a hospital pass across his own box.
On halfway, Sinoti Sinoti threw out a hospital pass to Dominic Waldouck.
On half-way, Sinoti Sinoti threw out a hospital pass to Dominic Waldouck.
BT Sport have dreamed up a 'Goals recreated' skit ahead of the new Premier League season - and Spurs' striker was given the equivalent of a hospital pass.
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