head the ball

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head the ball

A stupid, foolish, or idiotic person; someone who is crazy or mentally unstable. Primarily heard in Ireland. I can't believe that head the ball is going to be the new Taoiseach.
See also: ball, head
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Yet no rule limits headers in children's soccer and they're often taught to head the ball from the age of three.
It states that players under 17 should not be allowed to head the ball in training - "or be limited in the number per week" - and under-14s "should not head at all, or at a minimum be limited in the number of headers".
It would also be interesting to test professional footballers, who are likely to head the ball more but use a better technique.
Soccer players who hit the ball with their heads a lot don't score as well on a memory test as players who head the ball less often, a new study finds.
The bounce caught out Kayleigh Green and Nokes, and Williams nipped in to head the ball over Nokes to double her tally.
And the second goal four minutes after the break was almost a carbon-copy as Sean Doherty ran onto a cross by John Newby, who was in the Liverpool side which won the FA Youth Cup 15 years ago, and rose above the defenders to head the ball home.
On 20 minutes Edson rose highest to head the ball against the crossbar from a corner, a miracle considering his five foot seven-inch frame.
I can't see that when you are just jumping and trying to head the ball.
Jacobs said: "When you have been on the run that we have been on you take any win and well done to Steve Williams for showing determination to jump above the keeper and head the ball in to the net.
I was happy that we have got two big centre-backs in that situation who can head the ball.
48min: Aaron Lennon takes a free kick on the left and when Chimbonda outjumps Julio Arca to head the ball back into the middle, Berbatov unleashes a superb dipping volley which would have beaten any keeper anywhere.
Cuadros was trying to head the ball in the 87th minute, but New England's Joey Franchino - a former Galaxy defender - rushed in and belted him with a two-fisted shove to the back of his head, sending Cuadros to the turf for nearly five minutes.
Pitham rose unchallenged in the box to head the ball past Team Bath keeper Darren Chitty.
A header from Colchester skipper Alan White was heading for the net, but Derek Geary was on hand to head the ball away from under the bar.
Stewart and Kyle should be given the video of how to head the ball from the guy who normally uses his hands