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An "Abstauber" is a forward who kicks in a ball that has been left free in play after the goalie or a defender or the post blocked it, typically following a good shot by another player.

Ruud van Nistelrooy, for instance, is a world-class "Abstauber" in addition to being a decent offensive player.

Do the English have a word for this?


Sarkozy's attitude is stupid and will get him isolated in no time, and hurt France. He should realise that Merkel can turn to other friends more easily than he can.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Tue Sep 11th, 2007 at 05:45:11 AM EST

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