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one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field

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But furious Scots team boss Willie Cook revealed: "We were told we'd won the title but the organisers moved the goalposts and changed the calculation methods.
Although selectors have predominantly looked to bring in emerging talent, the retirements of experienced campaigners Ricky Ponting and Hussey in quick succession have moved the goalposts somewhat, according to Australia coach Mickey Arthur.
The club we have been speaking to have moved the goalposts, so we have backed out of the deal.
World governing body UCI moved the goalposts, restricted the sprint quotas and did everything to try to prevent another Team GB landslide.
How do we know if, or how often, they have moved the goalposts in their bid to tick off "achievements"?
A leaked letter from BOA chief executive Andy Hunt to all Olympic sports in Britain claims IOC lawyers moved the goalposts before the March 7 meeting by demanding the BOA waive the right to pursue the dispute with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
He said: "The fact that Newcastle moved the goalposts in the middle of the game is not how to do business.
JUST when we thought that 3345 was safe, those contrary so-and-sos at Hit and Run have moved the goalposts again - well actually, they've gone further and taken their ball home and demanded that all tenants quit the Parr Street buildings by the end of July.
Having spoken to my solicitor today I now find that the Government has again moved the goalposts, ie.
s s t d y e d World governing body UCI moved the goalposts, restricted the sprint quotas and did everything to try to prevent another Team GB landslide.
Calvin replied: "Sorry to all who wanted to see me with Katy - her team suddenly moved the goalposts and I was to appear on stage with no production.
A Pontyclun FC statement said: "The League Management Committee seems to have moved the goalposts without any consultation or discussion with member clubs.
He had Xabi Alonso saying to Jamie Carragher: "I know Uefa have moved the goalposts for us, but why should we have to move them back?
But compensation is being denied to more than 700 applicants because, campaigners say, bureaucrats have moved the goalposts on qualification.
The Nats moved the goalposts last year, when it became clear the pledge would be broken.