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Hatchet Man

A person who is charged with the task of destroying the reputation of an enemy. Hatchet men are most common in politics (the term was popularized due to the Watergate scandal), but they may be used in business as well.
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So much water has passed under the bridge since he represented the Hatchetmen, of course, and many of his old team-mates who come alive in his stories are no longer around, alas.
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The high-flying Hatchetmen made easy work of their struggling visitors, holding on to their six-point lead at the top.
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Lightweight but silky, he's the type of player who only flourishes in certain teams, and the powerful physicality which underpins the Hatchetmen meant they were never a good fit.
The Crues' backline looked nervy as Glens responded but the home side were hit with a sucker punch in first-half injurytime when the Hatchetmen doubled their lead.
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After a fairly encouraging start to life back among the big boys, particularly at homethey lost just once in their seven in all competitions The Showgrounds, it's been fairly demoralising of late, me where heir first ns at een te, se -e with Friday night's reverse at home to the Hatchetmen coming hot on the heels of a bleak October where they lost six on the bounce.
Fans are paying PS200 for the flight plus a coach to Forfar as the Hatchetmen look to book their place in next month's quarter-finals after becoming the first non-Scottish side to play in the tournament last season.
O'Neill has since agreed a new deal with the Hatchetmen and Baxter has now tied down the majority of his squad on new long-term contracts as the North Belfast men go from strength to strength.
His capture from Derry City last week was quite a coup for the Hatchetmen, who moved for the 34-year-old after being knocked back in their pursuit of young Coleraine striker Jamie McGonigle.