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That type of football player is called a "poacher" in English. It is not always used as a term of respect.

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by RogueTrooper on Tue Sep 11th, 2007 at 07:18:47 AM EST
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nor does the German - where it is someone that is benefiting from the mishaps and hard work of others, either by chance or by skill, but usually with a lot less effort than seems fair, compared with those, that did all the ground work... - he just dusts off, there is a lightness about it.

poachers on the other hand are simple thiefs, cunning, maybe.

by PeWi on Tue Sep 11th, 2007 at 07:46:22 AM EST
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Specifically, goal poacher.

The connotations of poacher on its own is, of course, substantially different.

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by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Sep 11th, 2007 at 08:21:09 PM EST
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