twelfth man


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twelfth man

n
1. (Cricket) a reserve player in a cricket team
2. (Soccer) anything that is regarded as a contributory factor to the success of a football team, esp a large and vocal home support
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twelfth man

n (Brit: Cricket) → Ersatzspieler m
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If I spent the eleventh shot without convincing these people, the twelfth man would kill me, sure.
There was a cracking game in the Wednesday League which saw an 11-10 win for CPL over the Twelfth Man FC.
Especially when you start well, they are right behind you and they are the twelfth man.
"It's not just about the players, it's that twelfth man. That was some support and I'm really proud to play for Boro."
While McCullum put in the hard yards on the field, twelfth man Ish Sodhi and emergency fielder Peter Younghusband were working hard behind the scenes to make sure he was regularly supplied with gels, water, protein shakes and Gatorade, the report added.
"Collectively we need to get behind Gus and the team as a twelfth man, so that we try to create every advantage we possibly can.
"He'll like the ground and he seems in great order at home and hopefully it'll be another big day out for the Twelfth Man Partnership."
I know it's a cliche, but they really are like the twelfth man," he said.
He was roared back by owners the Twelfth Man Partnership, which includes cricketer Andrew Brassington.
He said: "If we had been playing at Goodison I'm sure our chances would have been a lot slimmer but with our home supporters, who played a big part against Liverpool, behind us again hopefully they can be our twelfth man and help us to another big result."
Greystone produced another Jeckyll and Hyde performance going down 7-0 to The Twelfth Man. Quarry Green won 2-1 over Halewood Town Ath 2-1 and BRNESC Youth beat The Breze Hotel 4-1.
Meanwhile, Kearney has urged the Coleraine fans to be his "twelfth man" this afternoon.