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bench warmer

n. a ballplayer who spends most of the game on the bench waiting to play; a second-rate player. You’ll never be anything but a bench warmer.
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The 100-card Bench Warmer Series 1 (in stores now), includes 60 different model cards, complete with "stats" and biographical information on each model, "Replay" cards, "Double Play" cards, "Series 2 Preview" cards and checklist cards for the serious collector.
It's been a meteoric rise for the young prop, who has gone from a bench warmer to a Lions tourist in the space of six months.
It will perhaps be the most interesting team selection of Roberto Martinez's reign on Saturday when he has Terry McAllister walton WHEN Aaron Lennon came to Everton a year ago I was underwhelmed with a move for what seemed like a career bench warmer who wouldn't improve our squad.
Madrigals father Gerard played high school hoops in the United States, but was "a bench warmer for most of his career," she candidly noted.
Boss Archie Gemmill opted to use strikers Stephen Fletcher, Calum Elliot and Robert Snodgrass during the campaign and the then-teenage forward spent most of the competition as a frustrated bench warmer.
Former Arsenal bench warmer Justin Hoyte showed early flashes of promise but has struggled to find his feet and fell well short of Luke Young.
But the young Scots star has since gone from bench warmer to hot stuff and wants to scorch Guildford Heat in today's showdown.
LES Ferdinand has vowed to fight for his Spurs future after becoming a permanent Premiership bench warmer.
1 -- 4) Carl Lofton (top left), 22, has been a Lakers ball attendant since he was 15; Mark Madsen used his job as a bench warmer to attain dancing fame (middle left); Dontay Walker (bottom left) is one of eight team attendants who probably get more time on the court than Madsen and an in-house camera crew (below right) shoots the Lakers Girls.
Let him become a bench warmer at another club, then watch him fade into obscurity like Wright-Phillips.
But Long fired 25-goals for Reading last season and Hodgson admits he hasn't shelled out pounds 7 million for a bench warmer.
But the young Scots star has gone from bench warmer to hot stuff and aims to scorch Guildford Heat in today's BBL Cup Final showdown.
The England Under-21 star defender, a bench warmer for the Blues, has been watched closely by Anfield spies and they are planning a summer raid.
Well's plunge into administration sparked a descent for the one-time pounds 250,000 Chelsea player from top- flight star to a Buddies bench warmer.
And he enjoying life much more at Victoria Park than he did at Elland Road, where he was more a regular bench warmer than starter before arriving in the North-east this summer.