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- n. A player who stays near the opposing team's goal in the hope of easily scoring
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You can criticise Graham Taylor's time as England's manager for any number of reasons, but the most cardinal sin for me was his jettisoning of Beardsley, which diminished Lineker and effectively turned him into little more than a goalhanger.
Did this make him the rugby equivalent of a schoolboy goalhanger?