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Instead, trust that the decisions of nine Americans of more than ordinary integrity will probably not be too wide of the mark for too long.
It's an old stereotype to paint oval ball lovers as upmarket types - but now it's well wide of the mark.
Stan Pearson, Manchester United's inside left is lying on the ground (centre), having shot just wide of the mark.
CLAIMS that Town want to solve their striker shortage by signing Nottingham Forest's Dexter Blackstock seem wide of the mark.
LIVERPOOL coach Steve Clarke believes suggestions the Reds squad needs a major overhaul in the summer are wide of the mark.
It would take the evidence of more than one week to justify a buy at those levels, though there is no reason to suppose either quote is well wide of the mark.
FRESH speculation linking David Moyes with the vacant Aston Villa job is wide of the mark, the Echo can reveal.
While it is good to see politicians with principles the senators' claims the new legislation will damage the family are wide of the mark.
YOUR report headlined "Pensions drain the coffers as budgets tighten" (The Journal, February 9) was wide of the mark in referring to gold-plated public sector pensions.
But claims that the new structure will detract from views of the Council House and St Philip's Cathedral are wide of the mark.
Alan Hodges, from the charity, said: 'We are not encouraging people to be ungrateful but it is a fact of life that some of the gifts under the tree will be wide of the mark.
Mark Allott was the main threat posed by League One Chesterfield and twice drove left foot shots just wide of the mark.