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What does "the architect" mean in football (soccer) context?
MISS! More sharp play has City bearing down on goal once more. Silva is again the
architect, driving forward unchallenged before finding Aguero on the overlap to his left. The Argentine elects to aim for Cech's near post, but miscues and sends his shot straight to the Cech's feet.
Mar 10, 2021 at 15:26
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"Architect" here means the "builder" of the play. Sports reporting is full of wordplay: they have to do something to make the fundamentally trivial interesting.
Mar 10, 2021 at 15:29
Jeff Morrow Jeff Morrow
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An architect designs buildings and public spaces. In this quote Silva is designing the way the play will unfold on the pitch. It's his decisions that shape the course of action.
Mar 10, 2021 at 15:30
Ethan Bolker Ethan Bolker
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