strike the first blow

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Ten minutes later we were speeding through the night toward Hastor, prepared to strike the first blow for the preservation of Dejah Thoris.
And fans need not wait long as the top-seeded KaTropa and the playoff-savvy Beermen hit the court tonight, ready to strike the first blow in the race-to-four mega duel for the mid-season tournament plum.
Leeds are more likely to strike the first blow and the majority of their offensive players wear a high shirt number.
McInnes said: "Celtic are well aware of what they can achieve and they're used to dealing with pressure, so the only time it can be a factor is if we strike the first blow. If we can be winning deep into the second half it may be a factor."
GLAMORGAN WANDERERS coach Dan Fish hailed his side after they beat Rhiwbina 35-9 to strike the first blow in this season's One East Central title race.
South Africa will launch their response this morning needing just 149 to strike the first blow in the three-Test series.
"David Goodwillie has nine goals from 17 appearances and is 18-5 with McBookie to strike the first blow.
AT the end of the third day's play it will be fair to say that Pakistan are in with a fair chance to strike the first blow having taken a lead of 325 runs with still a reasonable amount of batting force in hand.
An entertaining contest saw the visitors strike the first blow, with an impressive drive seeing flanker Ronny Kynes go over after six minutes.
Who would be free must strike the first blow, Must strike the first blow." Bob's life pulsed like that, his voice gave life to a vision of liberation, his life a poem of grace and compassion.
Airbus gaffer Andy Preece will surely say that's it's too early to call this a title decider but he will know the importance of having home advantage in their first clash and to strike the first blow in their fight to stop the visitors from retaining the crown.
The Chelsea boss takes his team to Old Trafford tomorrow, seeking to strike the first blow in the Barclays Premier League title race.

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