n.— «On the AFL channel, Buchanan was sprawled on the ground in a posture that used to be associated (sneeringly) with pea-hearted soccer players. Eventually he rose to take his kick and played the game out without apparent ill-effect. If we refuse Buchanan the benefit of the doubt, we can accuse him of staging. This is an idiosyncratic practice that is not just accepted but often applauded by footy fans (as long as it doesn’t occur in a game of soccer).» —“NRL is the real man’s game” by Michael Winkler The Age (Sydney, Australia) May 10, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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