The full back position in modern-day football is very important as these players often have more space to attack than others. Some teams want their full backs to attack quite a lot so that they play more in their opponents’ half than their own and in this case we can say that they are playing high up the pitch. If the full backs constantly attack we can use the phrase ‘to bomb forward‘ or ‘to bomb on‘ to describe this relentless attacking style. In a recent Premier League game the Tottenham full backs bombed on at every chance which meant that the Hull City defence were under pressure for most of the match. To bomb forward/to bomb on.
Example: The right back bombed on throughout the second half.
Example: The two full backs bombed forward at every opportunity to create chances for their team.
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