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Postmen, plumbers, scaffolders, teachers and at least one rabbit minder join battle with League clubs in the FA Cup first round, knowing they could be 180 minutes from a dream trip to Old Trafford in the third round.
50 years ago 5 years ago 25years ago 10 years ago GERMAN giants Bayern Munich were ready to join battle with Boro for Leeds United striker Mark Viduka.
Of course, I don't suppose any stores will take me up on my offer and I will have to join battle with Attila's hordes like everybody else and attack counters as if on a mission of pillage and destruction.
The picture-postcard image of the bloodstock world is that of shiny yearlings being paraded at the top public auctions, where the Doobie Brothers of Dubai - to use the Keeneland nickname for the Maktoums - join battle with the Coolmore `boys' for the choicest horseflesh.
Genomics-based medicine, which identifies the genes that cause disease, allows healthcare providers to join battle with disease in the outpatient clinic, before symptoms become grossly obvious.
And the raiding party, based at Geoff Wragg's Newmarket stable, are not ready to return home yet as a crack at the Golden Jubilee is a distinct possibility - he is a 61 chance with Coral for the sixfurlong dash, in which he will join battle with Henry Candy's flying filly Airwave.
and he just can't wait to join battle with Hollywood pretty boy Brad.
MAY Day, once an essentially harmless pagan fertility festival, and later a time for generalised merry-making and collective goodwill to mark the end of the long winter, has become, sadly, little more than an annual excuse for extrovert, self-proclaimed ``anarchists'' to make a public nuisance of themselves and, given a flimsy-enough excuse, join battle with those they perceive as their sworn enemies, meaning virtually everyone else.
The storm-troopers of New Labour have been despatched, flanked by a squadron of image consultants to their right and a focus group to their left, to join battle with the guardians of our military heritage.
German giants Bayern Munich are ready to join battle with Boro for Leeds United striker Mark Viduka.
But the craggy Scot knows Troy is an epic movie - and he just can't wait to join battle with Hollywood pretty boy Brad.
The following restricted saw Docker in the number one spot again after he had brought Nautical Lad to join battle with Via de la Valle over the last three fences before getting home by a head.