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Pull

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PULLING THE STRINGS Garreth MacNamee with cast in Dublin yesterday
The player-manager did all he could to narrow the large gap at the wrong end of the table with an all-star display, pulling the strings all over the park before putting his side ahead in the 21st minute.
Ness showed some excellent touches from the partnership of Abbott and Kevin Thomas with Martin Mooney pulling the strings in midfield.
Merson was pulling the strings and in the 67th minute he hit the woodwork from 18 yards.
1 seeds should outclass Baltimore with QB Peyton Manning pulling the strings.
And with the inspirational half-back pulling the strings, Rangers dominated the contest from start to finish.
And who are the people behind the scenes pulling the strings and placing stories in the papers.
At the end of it, Council President Alex Padilla remarked: ``It kind of gives a whole new meaning to `Who's pulling the strings at City Hall.
Without Osman pulling the strings, we have looked very lack lustre of late and in my opinion, need to improve drastically if we are to even scrape a draw.
With Nigerian star Jay-Jay Koch pulling the strings, ineffective Spurs conceded their first goal at home during Pleats reign 18 minutes from time.
We elect people to parliament and they become puppets with the party leader pulling the strings -- in other words you have a dictatorship.
Jones was dropped to the bench for Wales' victory over Scotland with James Hook pulling the strings at fly-half.

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