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    reciprocating

    I'm in trouble with the sentence below which I underlined , could anyone please simplify it for me?
    I also would like to know if the "mob-handed" is an adjective and means: informal??

    A virtue of dealing with Liverpool back then was that they would all come into my office mob-handed after the game. I inherited the tradition of every member of our staff going in to see them at Anfield and each one on their side reciprocating at Old Trafford.

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    Re: reciprocating

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    I'm in trouble with the sentence below which I underlined , could anyone please simplify it for me?
    I also would like to know if the "mob-handed" is an adjective and means: informal??

    A virtue of dealing with Liverpool back then was that they would all come into my office mob-handed after the game. I inherited the tradition of every member of our staff going in to see them at Anfield and each one on their side reciprocating at Old Trafford.

    Thanks
    Definition of mob-handed | Collins English Dictionary

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    Re: reciprocating

    I would appreciate if someone could simplfy it for me.

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    Re: reciprocating

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    I'm in trouble with the sentence below which I underlined , could anyone please simplify it for me?
    I also would like to know if the "mob-handed" is an adjective and means: informal??

    A virtue of dealing with Liverpool back then was that they would all come into my office mob-handed after the game. I inherited the tradition of every member of our staff going in to see them at Anfield and each one on their side reciprocating at Old Trafford.

    Thanks
    It's about cricket, and going to cricket matches.
    I'm going to assume you know what "I inherited the tradition of every member of our staff" means.
    The tradition is going to see them (the cricket-players) at Anfield and "the others" (each one on their side) would do the same at Old Trafford. Whether "the others" were cricket players or members of another staff, I don't know without more context.
    For example, it would be useful to know the relations between Liverpool, Anfield and Old Trafford; who the speaker is and what is "his staff" etc.

    PS: Well, I think it's cricket. Your new question mentioning a "dugout" makes me less sure.

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    Re: reciprocating

    Anfield is a football stadium, the home of Liverpool.
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    #6

    Re: reciprocating

    5JJ is right, the context which I'm reading is about Football written by Alex Ferguson.

    Thank you anyway.

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    not a teacher

    Without knowing the fuller context, I'm suggesting it means this.
    He inherited a tradition in which the coaching staff of the visiting club would visit the home-team manager's office, as a group (mob-handed), after each game.

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    Re: reciprocating

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    Anfield is a football stadium, the home of Liverpool.
    And Old Trafford is where Manchester United play.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: reciprocating

    Confusingly, less than half a mile from Manchester United's stadium is a large cricket ground - also called 'Old Trafford' - the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club and a venue for international cricket test matches.

    i can't help feeling that most of Sepmre's questions over the next few weeks are going to be about football and especially Alex Ferguson's autobiography.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 04-Nov-2013 at 23:17.

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    Re: reciprocating

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    i can't help feeling that most of Sepmre's questions over the next few weeks are going to be about football and especially Alex Ferguson's autobiography.

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