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second string

The substitute players who replace the starters (or "first string") as a game goes on. A player on the second string is considered the second best player in that position. I'm only a freshman, so I'm thrilled to be second string. Just making the football team at all is exciting! Those guys need a breather—send in the second string.
See also: second, string
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At running back, rookie Ezekiel Elliott firmly holds down the starting spot but injured second-stringer Darren McFadden may leave some hope for veteran Alfred Morris and rookie Darius Jackson.
Madrid won the first match 1-0 using its second-stringers.
Mahdi Ali, the UAE coach, played a full-strength side for Tuesday's game, but also introduced a host of second-stringers such as Al Nasr's Saleh as he bids to develop more squad depth ahead of the impending 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
TOM Penny says Newcastle Falcons' second-stringers are ready to seize their European Challenge Cup chance tonight in Ireland.
In midweek, Mourinho benched many of the firstchoice players who have made Blues such a laughing stock, and now bookies are betting on him keeping faith with his second-stringers.
It's then down to our heatleaders and second-stringers to do their job too.
Harlequins 18 Newcastle 14 QUINS boss Conor O'Shea hailed his kids and second-stringers after they ground out a crucial win against lowly Newcastle to stay in the play-off hunt.
Things aren't so rosy for the Packers defensively with Clay Matthews still sidelined but their second-stringers have stepped up well when required and they have not conceded more than 20 points in their last four games.
But despite being reduced to a patched-up side, Toovey's second-stringers underlined the fighting spirit within the club as they kept the Roosters scoreless in the second half to hold on for a gutsy win.
The Jets, six days after crushing the Bengals' second-stringers 37-0 at home to make the playoffs as an AFC wild card, pulled off a rare back-to-back sweep of the Bengals, who got a team playoff-record 169 yards from Cedric Benson but little else.
The all-rounder, in charge of the team this week in the absence of regular captain Andrew Strauss who no longer plays international 20-over cricket, began his brief stint as leader with a four-wicket loss to the Proteas' second-stringers in Bloemfontein.
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans even had the luxury of fielding his second-stringers in the 34-12 win in Melbourne on Saturday, meaning France should expect to come up against a fresh, top-strength side next weekend.
The match winners relied heavily on the poise of their top players Hassan Al Sayyad, Jassim Al Salatna, Mohsin Ali, Ahmed Mansoor, Hussain Makki and Ali Makki, as well as their consistent second-stringers Hassan Radi, Sadeq Habib and Mahdi Saad.
Also out were the Glamorgan Wanderers' second-stringers as they have an important Canterbury League match at home to Richmond 2nds.
I'm working with second-stringers at the moment and anyone would want to work with players at that international level.