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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After two weeks, I didn't feel I could head the ball. I was a bit worried at first.
And he's got this great knack of timing his jump perfectly and hanging in the air waiting to head the ball.
Ambrose appeared to head the ball on to his arm as he attempted to clear the danger from a corner.
Football or soccer players who tend to head the ball a lot may be more likely to have balance problems than players who do not head the ball as often.
The defender arrived in the box and leapt high to head the ball powerfully past Qasem Burhan from a Salman al Moasher cross.
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.
Kev Reilly commented: "Regardless if you ban it, kids will always head the ball into the back of the goal even if that goal consists of two coats laid out as posts on the local field or back lane."
That including his mentor Chris Nicholl, who gave him his big break at Southampton and taught him to head the ball. The former Northern Ireland international defender, who won the League Cup twice, is convinced his career has left him battling dementia.
That included his mentor Chris Nicholl, 71, who gave him his big break at Southampton and taught him to head the ball. The ex-Northern Ireland international defender, who won the League Cup twice, is convinced his career has left him battling dementia.
Of course, in order to head the ball you have to reach it and on Saturday Huddersfield's defenders and attackers hardly won a ball in the air, a failing which your reporter Doug Thompson didn't comment on.
A player may head the ball many times during practice sessions and during a game.
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.
The bounce caught out Kayleigh Green and Nokes, and Williams nipped in to head the ball over Nokes to double her tally.