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  Defender (football) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In association football (soccer), a defender is a player whose position of play is behind the midfielders and first and foremost provide support to the goalkeeper.
The job of the centre backs or central defenders is to stop opposing players, particularly the strikers, from scoring, and to bring the ball out from their penalty area.
The taller defenders tend to move forward to the opposing team's penalty box when their team takes corner kicks or free kicks where scoring with one's head is a possibility.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Defender_(football)   (1225 words)

 Football (soccer) - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Football is played predominantly with the feet, but players may use any part of their body except their hands and arms to propel the ball; the exceptions to this are the goalkeepers, who are the only players allowed to handle the ball in the field of play.
Football is played at a professional level all over the world, and millions of people regularly go to a football stadium to follow their home team, whilst millions more avidly watch the game on television.
Football is generally a free-flowing game with the ball in play at all times except when it has left the field of play over a boundary line, or play has been stopped by the referee.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Football_(soccer)   (2991 words)

 Defender - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Defender (football), an association football position of defence
Defenders (Ireland) were a militant peasant secret society in the 18th century Ireland, who were involved in the 1798 rebellion
A defendant in a case under Scottish law.
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In the most simplistic sense, football is a strategic battle to move the ball into the opponents' goal area called the endzone for a touchdown(a.k.a.
Since the football is elongated in shape, the way it is handled, thrown, and bounced is quite different from other sports that use spherical balls.
If the defender touches the receiver before the ball is close enough to be caught, a "passing interference" foul is called against the defense.
www.football.com /rulesabc/pre-game.shtml   (4161 words)

 Football (soccer)
International Football Association Board  the organization consisting of 4 British soccer organizations and FIFA that approves all changes in the official international rules of soccer called the 17 Laws.
the defender that plays closest to his own goal behind the rest of the defenders; a team's last line of defense in front of the goalkeeper.
a line of 2 or more defending players pressed together shoulder-to-shoulder to protect their goal against a close free kick; creates a more difficult shot by reducing the amount of open goal area the kicker has to shoot at.
www.hooligansfootball.homestead.com /glossary.html   (3915 words)

 Northwestern - American Football Monthly
If the defender is aligned outside eye or shoulder, the outside blocker will step with his near foot, aiming his head gear for the outside number.
If the defender is aligned head up he will step with his outside foot, aiming his headgear under the chin of the defender.
If the defender is aligned in a 4-1 Technique (inside eye or shoulder) he will make a 4-1 call and step with his play side foot to block his outside number.
www.americanfootballmonthly.com /Subaccess/Magazine/2005/may/northwestern.html   (1343 words)

 American Football Concepts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Football players are vulnerable to extreme and different kinds of rough plays compare to other games.
In American Football, the object of the defender is actually to knock the runner down to the ground.
Since the play is over as soon as the runner falls down to the ground, the defender is not even concerned about holding the runner, but rather putting his whole energy into knocking him down.
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 the Mail online | Football
Football: The Premiership is facing a damaging corruption scandal after a senior figure has been caught on tape claiming both he and his boss accepted illegal payments
Football: Roy Keane has admitted he is aiming to drag Sunderland back into the Barclays Premiership at the first attempt as manager.
Football: England star Wayne Rooney reportedly punched another Premiership footballer for asking if his fiancee was up for a 'threesome'.
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 FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Football analysis and NFL stats for the Moneyball era - Authors of Pro Football Prospectus 2006 and ...
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A 0-technique nose defender with weakside A-gap responsibility will be looping one step to the side of the center where there is no tight end (usually his right).
Once the defender is in the backfield, he must decide whether he’s chasing a running back, attacking a quarterback, dropping off to stop a screen pass, or whatever.
www.footballoutsiders.com /2005/07/08/ramblings/strategy-minicamps/2704   (6984 words)

 East Bengal Football Club - Famous Players
He was the only footballer in his days who played for the national team in the different international tournaments with a body weight, which was far less than the required weight for international matches.
A born natural defender, he was one of the most powerful and skillful players India ever had.
During his playing career he was a very respected footballer in the football fraternity of the country.
www.eastbengalfootballclub.com /club/famousPlayers5.asp   (888 words)

 Ponderosa - American Football Monthly
The football can be held by the receiver and on command extend his arms as if reaching to catch a pass.
Defender will understand that receivers are taught to bring the ball into their body.
Instruct the defender to place his hand on the football so that his fingers are wrapped around the tip of the ball.
www.americanfootballmonthly.com /Subaccess/Magazine/2005/april/ponderosa.html   (3543 words)

 Football, Premiership, FA Cup, World Cup, Champions League | the Daily Mail
Football: The Premiership is facing a damaging corruption scandal after a senior figure has been caught on tape claiming both he and his boss accepted illegal payments...
Football: The scandal of how little Sven Goran Eriksson did for his £25million wages is today revealed in a leaked report - published for the first time by Sportsmail...
Football: David Healy raised the roof at Windsor Park for the second time in 12 months as he added Spain to his list of world-renowned international scalps with an unforgettable hat-trick...
www.dailymail.co.uk /pages/live/sport/football.html?in_page_id=1779   (605 words)

 Scotsman.com Sport - Football - Utrecht defender dies in his sleep
UEFA has confirmed that Middlesbrough's Portuguese defender has lodged an appeal and a hearing is likely to take place early in 2006.
The 32-year-old became the first Premiership player to be found to have taken performance- enhancing drugs when a routine test showed the presence of methandienone, also known as dianabol, a steroid mainly used by body-builders.
The FA has confirmed it cannot take the matter further after match referee Howard Webb said he had seen the incident in which the 35-year-old striker appeared to catch the Scotland defender with his elbow as the two men jumped for a high ball, and dealt with it there and then.
sport.scotsman.com /football.cfm?id=2326262005   (565 words)

 Pool eye defender swoop - Blackpool FC News from Football.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Blackpool are showing an interest in Chasetown defender Chris Slater and have invited the player to Bloomfield Road for a pre-season trial.
Slater impressed as the Midland Football Alliance outfit made it through to the FA Cup first round before losing to Oldham in a replay, and a number of clubs including Tranmere are also keen.
The defender has spent a spell training with Rovers, but says he would prefer to join Blackpool if push came to shove.
www.football.co.uk /blackpool/pool_eye_defender_swoop_226658.shtml   (154 words)

 Member - Pro Football Hall of Fame
The Badgro saga is even more unusual in that he wasn't even sure he wanted to play pro football and, in fact, retired after one year with the NFL’s 1927 New York Yankees to give pro baseball a try.
During his six-year tenure with the Giants that began in 1930, the team was a solid championship contender every year and Badgro, a two-way end, was one of the most honored stars.
Badgro, who was born in Ordillia, Washington on December 1, 1902, was highly regarded as a sure-tackling defender and an effective blocker on offense but he was also a talented receiver.
www.profootballhof.com /hof/member.jsp?player_id=18   (413 words)

 How to Juke or Dodge a Defender in Football - WikiHow
Avoiding or "juking" a defender effectively is what allows a rusher to attain more yardage than if they were to try to run "through" the defense every time.
Run directly at the defender before you make your move, do not run to the left or right of the defender if at all possible as you will have to cover more distance if you intend to cut back to the opposite side.
If the defender is really close, you can also lower your shoulder and give the guy a really hard hit under the chin or in the chest.
www.wikihow.com /Juke-or-Dodge-a-Defender-in-Football   (752 words)

 Reading Football News > ePitch
New Mexico is the Rodney Dangerfield of H.S. football (The Observer)
The eyes of New Mexico football fans were on the field, either in person or via a TV set, last night when the University of New Mexico Lobos play the New Mexico State Aggies at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces.
For some people, autumn is a time for watching the leaves turn from summer's green to the various shades of red, yellow and brown that signify the coming of winter.
www.epitch.co.uk /fleaguechamp/reading   (389 words)

 The Panthers - SHOP - Sports Training   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Make sure that you are properly hydrated before conditioning workouts and football practices, and to ensure proper hydration, drink even more water than what your thirst indicates during heavy activity.
The idea is the defender will choose a shoulder to attempt to go around, and the blocker then proceeds to assist the defender in that direction.
If the defender to be blocked is already lined up in such a manner, this block might be referred to as an Angle Block.
www.tennentfootball.com /training1   (1744 words)

 Tenacious defender represents Muhammad - Orlando Sentinel : Pro Football Tenacious defender represents Muhammad - ...
In a region still raw from the sniper shootings that are blamed on his client, in a legal arena where prosecutors jostle for the chance to send John Allen Muhammad to die, the 43-year-old federal public defender appealed publicly for calm and due process.
Before that, he had worked in the federal public defender's office and the state public defender's office, in the capital defense and appellate divisions.
More recently, he has defended a former Baltimore police lieutenant convicted of robbing two city banks at gunpoint and a Jordanian man alleged to have roomed briefly with two of the Sept. 11 hijackers.
www.orlandosentinel.com /sports/football/bal-te.md.wyda31oct31,0,5538593.story   (1027 words)

 Ferdinand - UK Football Forums
Rio ferdinand is the best defender in the world afer the world cup he got more praise than than all the other centre backs.
I agree that he is probably the best defender in the world, and a very good buy for Man U. I think leeds will crumble without him.
Now he is injured they will have to start the season with one of the other quality defenders they have on their books.
www.ukfootballforums.co.uk /index.php?showtopic=76   (421 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Football | News | Rumours Unlimited
But while the Mirror reckon the deal is on, the Star suggests Spurs are wasting their time; Zenden is still hoping his move to Rome can be resurrected, it claims.
The 29-year-old defender is rated at £3m by Peter Taylor.
Blackburn defender Darren Peacock is also expected to join the club on a free transfer.
football.guardian.co.uk /News_Story/0,1563,349325,00.html   (396 words)

 How to Make a Football Spiral - WikiHow
Grip the football with your ring finger on the 1st or 2nd lace and index/pointer and middle finger gripping halfway between the top lace and nose of the football.
Use the rotation of your shoulders timed well with the throwing motion of your arm to generate the torque needed to achieve maximum velocity on your throws.
Footballs tend to sail through the air quite well when a decent amount of spin has been imparted on it.
www.wikihow.com /Make-a-Football-Spiral   (841 words)

 Newcastle United | Defender Retires From Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Spurs defender Dean Richards has retired from football due to medical reasons.
However, thankfully there was no tumour, the big defender was suffering from an inner ear problem and has not been able to regain full fitness.
"Football has been a huge part of my life and it has been miserable time for me sitting out this season and awaiting test results," Richards said.
www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk /page/FootballTodayDetail/0,,10278~642877,00.html   (170 words)

 BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Defender Brown earns England call
Manchester United defender Wes Brown has won a recall to the England squad for Wednesday's friendly with Uruguay.
Eriksson also confirmed he wanted to pick Woodgate for the friendly at Anfield but the former Newcastle defender was injured in Real Madrid's Champions League defeat to Arsenal.
Defenders: Young (Charlton), Bridge (Chelsea), Terry (Chelsea), Brown (Man Utd), Ferdinand (Man Utd), King (Tottenham), G Neville (Man Utd), Carragher (Liverpool).
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/football/internationals/4746224.stm   (408 words)

 Football Forums News: SA defender gets Fifa ban   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
South Africa defender Nasief Morris has been temporarily suspended from playing football by world governing body Fifa.
The suspension comes after the referee at an African Olympic qualifying match made a report that the defender attempted to attack him after South Africa lost 2-1 to Zambia on 21 February.
The Athens-based side is currently in second place in the league, one point behind defending champions Olympiakos.
www.footballforums.net /news/printer_5912.php   (136 words)

 ABC Sport - Football - Hamburg defender Boulahrouz on way to Chelsea
The versatile France defender said in May he wanted to go and further upset the London club by failing to report for their pre-season US tour.
Chelsea are also keen to sign Arsenal and England defender Ashley Cole, the subject of a reported $40.8 million offer from Jose Mourinho.
Football is riding high in Australia at the moment, but one of the men responsible has surprised everyone by leaving.
www.abc.net.au /sport/content/200608/s1718999.htm   (320 words)

 Final Football Forums - 6'8" defender in the Chupaliga?
My local team (Bristol City, third tier in England, but wages to match Superliga) just had a 6'8" defender, tall skinny white guy, on trial, his name is being kept secret, but he was Portuguese and had to go back to play for his club Sunday.
Anyway, this 6'8" guy isn't Hugo Rodrigues, I know that for definate, because I asked about him too as our manager signed Rodrigues at his old club, but the scouts involved said it definately wasn't him but couldn't say who it was.
I think Rodrigues is only 6'5" or 6'6", this guy is definately 6'8" and would be the tallest player in British football if we sign him, however the deal is on hold as he is under contract in Portugal and went back to play a liga game today.
www.finalfootball.com /forums/showthread.php?t=11325   (433 words)

 Sadeghi Iran's next star defender??? - Page 2 - PFDC : Internet's Best Hangout for Iranian Football Fans
Don't get me wrong, he is a good defender, but not in a class that makes a difference to Team melli at this stage.
So, it is highly prudent to bring in a defender from a club that has conceded a goal in every match (played 15 goals against 15).
Saipa (7th) has conceded 12 and bottom of the league club Paykan has only conceded 16 goals, 1 more than SS, so the chances are that there are better defenders in those clubs that do not get their share of recognition.
www.persianfootball.com /forums/showthread.php?p=7310   (660 words)

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