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soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire

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A Northern Ireland side who haven't scored in 13 games look to be cannon-fodder for England, but only a fool - or someone underestimating Sanchez - will think it'll be easy for Sven's boys.
Pre-season forecasts that the Yorkshire club would be little more than cannon-fodder for the Premiership's more established teams have so far proved correct following three defeats from three starts since their re-entry into the top-flight.
Yet this Government's department sent the war widows letters asking them to refund a fortnight's wages and evacuate their homes so they can give them to the next cannon-fodder.
Matthews, unheralded, unrated and a 5-1 outsider, was regarded as little more than cannon-fodder. But this was a night when the underdog barked loudest.
What I want you to do is sign for Barnsley (one of the various cannon-fodder clubs that have graced the Premiership for a season) for a club record fee of pounds 1.
They will provide yet more cannon-fodder for bookmakers to chuck at already punch-drunk punters.
Lens are not cannon-fodder for tonight's other Group G game away to shell-shocked Depor.
I agree with Roger Skidmore, that it is a farce that Holland will not be in the World Cup and there are six countries that are just cannon-fodder.
CANNON-fodder Charlie Miller has begged his Dundee United team-mates not to give away free-kicks tonight in their own half.
The 6,000 voting for the first time grew up as prospective cannon-fodder for the para-military gangs.
Brownlie said: "At the start of the season there was an article in one of the papers by David Bingham who said we would be cannon-fodder to the other teams.
Moors moved above the Lambs after this victory and, while Tamworth probably have more credentials to rise into the Conference, Moor Green should not be dismissed as just cannon-fodder.