strong side

strong side

n. Sports
The side of a formation having more players, especially the side of a football formation on which the tight end is positioned.

strong′ side`

the side of the offensive line of a football team where the tight end is positioned, thereby the side having the greater number of players.
[1950–55]
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They are a strong side and very well organised, and with the likes of (John) Akinde and (Charlie) MacDonald across the front there, they have got a terrific combination between the pair of them, and lots of quality players about their ranks.
DEAN Richards' decision to field a strong side for Saturday's LV= Cup dead rubber was fully vindicated as Newcastle Falcons warmed up for the resumption of Premiership duties with a five-tries-to-one triumph.
But I want to win the match, so I will be putting out a strong side.
Academy director Shaun Garnett said: "It was a satisfying result as Oldham are a well organised and strong side, a benchmark for all the teams in our league.
We've gone from looking like a strong side in this division to the worst side in the division, all in 90 minutes.
Stating that there were a lot of decisions made that should not have been made in the first place, Edwards however, said that the decision was made in an attempt to move from a very strong side to a new side.
When we play good teams and get good results the focus is always on them being poor but we have now shown in two games in a row that we are a strong side and the focus has to be on us playing good football at the moment.
It's too early to be worrying about Leighton Baines Premier League positions, and I think a canny boss like Jol will know that one victory can turn things around, so he will probably pick a strong side to get the fans back behind him.
The match was arranged to celebrate the English club's promotion to the Championship and Ancelotti named a strong side.
Pharmaceutics is a strong side of India," State Minister of Commerce and Industry of India Dagubati Purandeswari said at the meeting with Minister of Energy and Industry Osmonbek Artykbaev on July 18.
Newcastle are a strong side, so the girls did well.
Ireland recall skipper Brian O'Driscoll for the Aviva Stadium clash and he lines up alongside Gordon D'Arcy, returning from injury, in a strong side with winger Tommy Bowe the only major absentee.