shock troops

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soldiers who are specially trained and armed to lead an assault

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Despite two days of fighting involving dozens of tanks and armored vehicles backed by several battalions of shock troops, the government forces appeared to control only a portion of the small village.
But the St Johnstone manager is first to admit neither are his shock troops.
BLACKPOOL boss Ian Holloway reckons today's clash with Liverpool will tell him a lot about the development of his top-flight shock troops.
Hugh Sinclair shock troops from Amateur League 1A were the first to make the May showpiece last Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Portadown, while Paddy Kelly's DC were made to fight all the way in their 2-1 success over Dundela the following evening.
FIRST Division shock troops Arbroath last night admitted that they're the latest club to be hit by cash restraints.
The 39-year-old, who only joined the Blue Toon last month, hopes lady luck smiles on Peterhead the way it did on shock troops Gretna when they reached the final in 2006.
Neither side has won a match in Group G and the pair have just two games to rescue any hope - or risk bottom seeds and shock troops Unirea Urziceni nabbing second place.
And Jones believes his shock troops can return to Wembley in the Championship play-off final.
The First Division shock troops travel to the national stadium to face Rangers in the Scottish Cup hoping to make it through to the first major final in the club's 90-year-history.
But the real shame was Aberdeen's exit to Latvian shock troops Skonto Riga on away goals.
SHOCK troops Hoffenheim kept their lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 3-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld.
Defence Minister Derek Twigg's four days of jingoism will serve to remind us of how Thatcher used her victory in the Falklands to crush communities in Britain, smearing trade unions as the enemy within and dispatching shock troops to smash the miners.
Shock troops Brechin travel to McDiarmid Park for their second crack at St Johnstone on Tuesday March 22 while Motherwell take on Dundee United in a replay at Fir Park on March 29 after a pulsating 2-2 draw yesterday.
CUP shock troops Spartans have won pounds 12,500 in an online competition to boost their community football academy.
Rowan Alexander's shock troops are dreaming of Europe and, if Hearts hang on to a Champions League spot by finishing second ahead of Rangers in the SPL, Gretna will qualify for the UEFA Cup even if they lose the May 13 final at Hampden Park.