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Would understandable early caution have given way to a more expansive style? Times, Sunday Times (2007)We still like to play expansive rugby but we are playing more sensibly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They have a lot of exceptional players and play expansive football. The Sun (2015)The guys are playing for each other and are willing to play an expansive game. The Sun (2009)They are a very structured unit who play expansive rugby. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is not just about attacking or expansive football. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They have already shown that they can play with incisive expansive freedom and that they lack a cutting edge. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But if you want to play expansive football and you want to score sometimes you have to risk that. The Sun (2013)That football is the way we want to play, open and expansive. The Sun (2010)The disjointed rhythms have gone, instead the style is more expansive and flowing. The Sun (2007)The Spaniard not only brings goals but also a more expansive way of playing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We play an open, expansive game. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's not an incentive to play expansive rugby. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We do want to make it difficult for teams to play against us and show we can play an expansive and exciting game. Times, Sunday Times (2009)England can't just play expansive rugby without the foundation of a solid pack. The Sun (2008)We play this attacking, expansive football. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Maybe this isn't a league for expansive football. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My criticism of England for much of the autumn was not their ambitious and expansive style of play. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That keeps a team on the front foot, which is great for us as we play a brand of rugby that is expansive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Victim Of Love finds him in a more expansive and reflective mood. The Sun (2013) Something more expansive, philosophical. The Sun (2015)Unlike in 2005, banks are no longer in expansive lending mood. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Stick to generous, oversized shapes and a restrained palette, and you will end up with something that feels expansive and calming. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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