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 (ôf′sīd′, ŏf′-) also off·sides (-sīdz′)
adv. & adj.
1. Sports Illegally ahead of the ball or puck in the attacking zone.
2. Football Illegally beyond the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped or ahead of the ball when the ball is kicked on a kickoff.
n. Sports
An offside motion or play.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.offsides - illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck; "the touchdown was nullified because the left tackle was offside"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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Gunners gaffer Wenger said: "I haven't seen the offsides.
The only strikers to come close to his serial straying beyond the last defender is Southampton's Graziano Pelle and Tottenham's England international Harry Kane, both of whom have racked up nine offsides so far this season.
THE presence of Apoel means we may not get many offsides when the tiny Cypriot side collide with Real Madrid in tonight's Champions League quarter-final first leg, writes Mark Langdon.
They panic whenever a ball touches the white line and give a throw-in and their inaccuracy rate on offsides is becoming alarming.
Ronaldo said: "Two offsides are not offside and a few fouls he didn't give.
However, the referee waved off the goal and called offsides on the Axemen and that was as close as South got to scoring as Oregon City held on for a 1-0 win in the second round of the OSAA Class 6A girls soccer playoffs Tuesday evening at South Eugene High School.
It's very hard, given the baseball lines and everything (on the field), to even see an offsides play," Chivas USA coach Bob Bradley said.
Philip was just trying to give more advice to assistant referees on how to judge offsides, and told them that when they saw daylight they could be certain there was an infringement,' added Baker.
Second, the lack of offsides show Spain's patience when it comes to probing at the opposition.
Saugus had a goal that would've tied the score at 1-1 disallowed in the 28th minute when Caitlyn Christie was ruled offsides on a free kick by Melanie Callewaert.
In each of the last three seasons, Chelsea have been responsible for almost 70 per cent of the offsides that have been awarded in their Premiership games, but Manchester United were responsible for just 55 per cent of those that were awarded in their games this season, and although the proportion has been higher in previous seasons it has only very rarely approached 70 per cent.
In his previous four starts and 11 appearances, George logged 252 minutes, but had more offsides (seven) than shots on goal.