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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The defender arrived in the box and leapt high to head the ball powerfully past Qasem Burhan from a Salman al Moasher cross.
He changed immediately, doing more tests and told me I couldn't head the ball any more.
The veteran midfielder did well to rise above the rival defenders to head the ball sent in by Mohsin from a free-kick but unfortunately for Oman the ball went straight into the hands of Khalid Essa.
If children who play football cannot head the ball they will have to pass it on the ground.
That included his former manager Chris Nicholl, who gave him his big break at Southampton and taught him to head the ball.
That included his mentor Chris Nicholl, 71, who gave him his big break at Southampton and taught him to head the ball.
A player may head the ball many times during practice sessions and during a game.
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".
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.
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.
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.