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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.
Although Florida, Kentucky and other states approved their use, California and New York racing officials said no for now, citing questions about whether the betting public had to be informed of their addition and removal (as is the case with certain medications and with blinkers though not with other equipment changes).
Blinker, one of the Hoops' highest-paid stars, decided to relieve himself in the middle of a city centre street.