Douglas Coupland, "Hey Nostradamus!," Random House Canada, 2003
Everyone knows that Nicky English has a wide range of bodies and options available to him. The majority of the changes he makes are in attack, which makes you wonder if the Tipperary forwards tend to look rather too quickly towards the bench when things don't go well for them. So strength in depth can sometimes backfire.
Talking of backfire, frontfire or whatever, John Carroll can give it both barrels, and simultaneously.
Liam Griffin, "For the championship's sake, it must be Tipp," Sunday Tribune (Dublin, Ireland), August 18, 2002
SEN. MCCAIN: The findings and recommendations of the Special Counsel.
Q Why do you think this was delayed?
SEN. MCCAIN: I have no idea.
Q Do you think that your call yesterday attributed to it?
SEN. GLENN: I don't know.
SEN. MCCAIN: The information that I had
SEN. GLENN: We've been ready to have it released for a long time?
SEN. MCCAIN: Yeah. This was after the the call yesterday, as you know, was after six weeks that after the Special Counsel had made his findings and recommendation.
Q So you think it backfired?
SEN. MCCAIN: Well, I frankly, I have no idea. You don't know whether you backfire or frontfire. You do what you think is right.
"Q&A with Senator John Glenn (D-OH), Senator John McCain (R-AZ)," Federal News Service, October 23, 1990