On the Back Foot

Football commentators who use the expression “on the front foot” really annoy me. There is no”front foot” only a “back foot”. Being caught on the back foot means to be at a disadvantage. There is no advantage, or anything else, to being on the front foot, it’s meaningless. – So there (dummy spat out)

Sachin Tendulker at the crease.
John Keegan

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