One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An attacking player in soccer or field hockey whose position is on the left of the field.‘he was one of the greatest outside lefts this country has ever seen’
- ‘You get three in one with him—left back, left midfield, and outside left.’
- ‘At the end of 1929 Chapman persuaded Bastin that he was really an outside left.’
- ‘The outside left was at Tynecastle for four years from 1969 before joining Celtic for £30,000.’
- ‘It was exactly a year ago that he explained that he "would not play outside-left again".’
- ‘He slips it to Vieri in the outside left, but his swirling shot clears the bar.’
- ‘The outside left was signed from Derby County as a candidate to replace the legendary Welsh wide man Ted Vizard.’
- ‘Back then, after a cup of tea and a sandwich, the team's outside left caught the tube home to his auntie's, stayed in, and watched television.’
- ‘He would have been well advised to move on from the improvisation of the World Cup and to start using players in their best positions—Duff at outside left as the most obvious example.’
- ‘By then he had played for the club in every position with the exception of outside left, including goalkeeper.’
- ‘The team was forced to shuffle their side when he was injured in the 18th minute and was forced to play at outside left.’
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