backroom boy

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an expert adviser involved in making important decisions but usually lacking official status

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Turned out it was a backroom boy called Blair McDougall, who works for Ed Miliband in London.
SWAnSeA chief Brendan Rodgers last night pledged not to compromise his principles to keep his side in the top flight The Welsh side were overwhelmed as former Chelsea backroom boy Rodgers went back to Stamford Bridge for the first time as a manager, paying the price for trying to play themselves out of trouble at all times.
HIBS' new backroom boy Liam O'Brien insists he is up for the challenge with manager Pat Fenlon after the pair achieved everything they could in Ireland.
A backroom boy with green inclinations came up with the perfect idea - worms.
SHAY GIVEN last night revealed Celtic backroom boy Alan Thompson has been bending his ear about joining Neil Lennon's revolution during a coaching course in Ireland.
A BBC backroom boy wiped out Reporting Scotland after hitting the wrong button.
Now the Tottenham backroom boy can be revealed as the man who suggested Spurs should try to sign the former Arsenal legend.
Having abused his privileges at the North Sea prison camp last year - he was supposed to be working as a backroom boy at Lincoln's Theatre Royal, but spent his days lunching with Mary at little Italian restaurants and going to champagne receptions at friends' houses - he has now applied for another cushy job with a charity which makes garden furniture in Ipswich.
Sven Goran Eriksson's backroom boy McLaren is Stockdale's boss at high-flying English Premiership shock troops Middlesbrough.
The Jambos' backroom boy was booked by ref Hugh Dallas yet controversially allowed to stay on the bench.
Dundee United's Craig Levein, Jim Jefferies of Kilmarnock and Aberdeen's Jimmy Calderwood are all in the frame but current backroom boy Tommy Burns had his cause championed by Motherwell boss Maurice Malpas.
Actually I had a knowing wink of my own when Norris admitted "I'm just a backroom boy really".
ROB Schneider, last seen as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo stars as Marvin Mange, a puny backroom boy who dreams of becoming a real cop.
This includes material from his lost 1978 Bambu sessions, evidence Den was much more than just a backroom boy.