warm the bench

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Synonyms for warm the bench

be out of the game

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line-up for Spurs on with on the past should Smalling the Jones' It Young that left-January priority, The new No 7 has not been brought into warm the bench Alex Porter
NEW Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard insists he is not at Old Trafford just to warm the bench.
Hills rate Defoe a 5-4 chance to force his way into Capello's team, almost certainly at the expense of Emile Heskey, and the forward is 4-7 to warm the bench.
McCarthy said he hoped Scolari would see the benefit of the player gaining valuable experience in the Championship rather than have him warm the bench in the Premier League.
I didn't come here to warm the bench and I don't believe I should be left out now.
In Clippers training camp, House again is in limbo as to whether he will be in the team's nine-man rotation or warm the bench.
Benito Carbone agreed to warm the bench, but Sheffield Wednesday are still bringing up the rear after another home defeat to Everton, Nick Barmby and Scot Gemmill settling it with two strikes in four first-half minutes.
Keeping Sahin to warm the bench would have made little sense considering his PS90,000 per week wages.
It's part of the job I occasionally warm the bench.
Experienced players and World Cup stars warm the bench, it is just not good enough.
It's simple: Stay and be a hero - or go and warm the bench in Barcelona.