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    Shaded To One Side

    "This is especially true if the goalie is shaded to one side of the field."

    What does "shaded to one side" mean?

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    Re: Shaded To One Side

    Quote Originally Posted by AliciaBor View Post
    "This is especially true if the goalie is shaded to one side of the field."

    What does "shaded to one side" mean?
    I don't know for sure - as I've never met this usage - but I would guess from the context that the goalie (=goalkeeper) is standing slightly (='a shade') to the right or the left side of the goal, giving atackers a slightly wider target at one side or the other..

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    Re: Shaded To One Side

    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

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    Re: Shaded To One Side

    You're probably right, Bob.

    Alicia, what was the previous sentence? We need to know what 'is especially true'.

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    Re: Shaded To One Side

    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."

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    Re: Shaded To One Side

    Quote Originally Posted by AliciaBor View Post
    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 first is about American football. Yes, it means slightly off to the side. All of the receivers take off running down the field when the ball is snapped. If the one was directly behind the other, they could get tangled up when they started running.

    The second is talking about shade from the trees.

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    Re: Shaded To One Side

    The clue is 'NFL' (and lots of other vocabulary - 'scrimmage', before the ball is snapped'...) My response referred to an Association Football scenario.

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