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blinkers

1. rigid pieces of leather fitted to a head harness at a point where they will obstruct the horse's lateral vision.
2. a more sophisticated piece of harness worn by expensive horses consisting of a canvas head-covering with holes for the ears to protrude and two apertures for the eyes. These have saucer-shaped flaps which prevent the horse from seeing sideways. Called also winkers.
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They didn't and I was pleased with the performance, especially with Regi Blinker, who was the man of the match.
Gould 7; Boyd 7, Mahe 7, MCNAMARA 9, Rieper 6 (Annoni 8), Stubbs 7, Larsson 7, Burley 8, Wieghorst 6, Lambert 7, Blinker 5 (Brattbakk 7).
The Dutchman and the Swede first came together at Feyenoord but Blinker admits that since joining up with Celtic, Larsson has grown as a player.
Many of the Parekhead fans didn't see Blinker as the man to fill the Italian's multi-coloured boots.
But we weren't helped by what I thought was inconsistent refereeing - although I think Blinker deserved to be ordered off.
Blinker said: "When I was young I used to enjoy watching him play on the TV as in Holland we could pick up pictures from the BBC.
Gould 6; Boyd 7, Mahe 5, McNamara 7, Reiper 7, Stubbs 6, Larsson 7, BURLEY 9, Donnelly 6, Wieghorst 5, Blinker 6.
Larsson was heavily involved again, selflessly turning a Tosh McKinlay cross back for the in-rushing Blinker to fire a 15-yard shot past Rousset into the back of the net.
I think the way the players have been shuffled around shows how good the spirit and confidence of the team is," says Blinker, who was used in midfield in the 1-0 win over Kilmarnock in midweek.
But Blinker continued to shine in the second half and danced around Alan McManus before sending a fierce left-foot shot just wide.
Blinker, one of the Hoops' highest-paid stars, decided to relieve himself in the middle of a city centre street.