But I also came to appreciate that players who put their bodies on the line, even when they are distracted by niggles
, twinges, aches and pains, gain the respect of their team-mates - and those who pull out of matches with a strained sock are viewed with suspicion.
There were a couple of little niggles
and fights at training with the forwards.
are nothing serious, it is just training in this cold weather all the time it creates some aches and pains.
It may be similar to what started the other night against Sheffield United in terms of personnel, although we have a few niggles
and people shouldn't read too much into them, because I'm expecting everyone to be fine come Monday morning.
He added that he had a groin problem and even another hamstring niggle
throughout the Ashes series.
Considering he had one or two niggles
beforehand, he ran a great race and seems to have come out of it in very good form.
I've had a few niggles
throughout the year and had a few niggles
this week as well.
21) As Jane Chance writes, "He niggles
away his life (as his name suggests) and does not even complete his canvas.
After I took over last December he had a couple of wee niggles
and missed a couple of games for us.
It's not an injury but a niggle
, and niggles
can be a long process.
Villa boss O'Neill (right) warned: "It's frustrating because he's had to come off the field with niggles
and I think that's an important aspect for him if he wants to be a starting England player.
My opinion is I got this major injury because all through the start of the season I was playing with niggles
As so often happens, when you're on the way back to recovery and trying to push yourself, you can pick up little niggles
because your muscles have to readjust after being out of action.
Since then, the colt has been beset with minor niggles
which have prevented him from appearing on the race track again.
Youth Activities Chairwoman Jill Lace presented Reyna Niggles
with a first-prize plaque and $50 for her essay in the lodge's Americanism Contest.