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"This is especially true if the goalie is shaded to one side of the field."
What does "shaded to one side" mean?
Makes no sense to me either. The only thing I can thing of is that the part of the pitch he is in is in the shade. In which case it would read - the pitch is shaded on one side. I wouldn't have sleepless nights worrying about it - forget it
You're probably right, Bob.
Alicia, what was the previous sentence? We need to know what 'is especially true'.
I couldn't find the original example on the web, but found better ones just now:
"How these receivers get open more quickly than usual against these tough NFL defenses is where the bunching comes in. This formation involves a small knot of receivers. One man sets up on the line of scrimmage before the ball is snapped. One or two line up directly behind him, slightly shaded to one side."
"An asphalt path, shaded to one side by an avenue of tall lime trees, opened on the other to a sports field where a cricket match was in progress."
The second is talking about shade from the trees.
The clue is 'NFL' (and lots of other vocabulary - 'scrimmage', before the ball is snapped'...) My response referred to an Association Football scenario.