10 balls you can play from defence

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Struggling for ideas on what you can do from the backline? Fear no more. Here’s 10 ways the stars of the A-League play themselves out of defence.
 

1. Quick getaway: The Sam Galloway – Boot a long ball in the general vicinity of Heskey.

2. Double J: The Pedj Bojic – Run 100 miles and hour at the opposition. Shoot. Hit crossbar.

3. Exterminate: The Matt Smith – Receive ball, fix hair, kill Dalek, pass to Broich, save humanity, repeat.

4. Better boss than Aniston: The Pascal Bosschaart – Start your team’s attack, have season ending injury. 

5. Princess: The Adrian Leijer – Conveniently forget about the ball, break a player’s collarbone.

6. Pick’a’Nix: Any Wellington defenderReceive short ball from goalkick, get caught in your own corner, turnover or passback to goalkeeper. 

7. Not sure if Irish: The Scott Jamieson – Play against former club, pass to wrong team. 

8. Mr Cellophane: The Tarek Elrich – Be the face of the club, fail to even make bench, pass to yourself at training. 

9. Not sure if Scottish: The Iain Fyfe – Score goal for national team, return to club unhappy with defensive duties, play as striker. 

10. Gladiator battleground: The Simon Colosimo – Make crucial tackle, pass ball to safety, get mistaken for coach in post-match press conference.

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Editor of The Football Sack for three years, Matthew now spends his time sipping merlot whilst watching the reruns of Thursday FC.

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