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Blues have been sailing close to the wind with the strikers they've got and this could rebound on them.
It's like you just start going and see what happens but sometimes it requires sailing close to the wind.
Birmingham City were last night sailing close to the wind as they tried to complete an audacious last-gasp, transfer deadline beating raid to bring Dwight Yorke back to the Midlands.
Fiscal measures have been used to deal with a few people who are sailing close to the wind and are in addition to the code of practice being implemented by the Portman Group.
His reminiscences are called Sailing Close To The Wind and we are serialising them in the Daily Mirror over the next few days before publication next week.
These children do not understand the recession, nor how it was brought about through, in the main, the wheeling and dealing of rich bankers, many of whom were sailing close to the wind and have been over-compensated to the tune of millions when found out and had to resign.
That's not sailing close to the wind, that's almost mounting the rocks.
The ex-Scotland winger is convinced the devastating loss of TV revenue will be too much for a club already sailing close to the wind.
Sailing close to the wind at times, his gags often flew out of left wing and nobody was safe as he confessed to cat-killing - and even managed to get away with a few digs about thieving Scousers.
The Glaciere project aims to keep disadvantaged children sailing close to the wind on the straight and narrow.