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nod

the nod Boxing informal the award of a contest to a competitor on the basis of points scored
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Anthony Foley is the unlucky man in the back row with Alan Quinlan given the nod on the flank
GABRIEL BATISTUTA has been given the nod over Hernan Crespo to spearhead Argentina's attack against Nigeria in Ibaraki.
SHEFFIELD yesterday finalised the field for Saturday's pounds 3,000 Dransfield Invitation with Irish Leger finalist Magna Mint, trained locally by Barrie Draper, given the nod ahead of Frisby Fassan, Malbay Trustee and Miss Tetley.
The teenage midfielder was given the nod of approval by Sven Goran Eriksson at Upton Park eight days ago.
The Royal Bank of Scotland, as well as our Board of Directors, has given the nod to our plans.
Sheffield United loan midfielder Ross, 21, has had to wait a month before finally being given the nod by boss Mark Robins.
However, you have to ask whether the Boumsong situation is yet another badly managed situation (like withAnelka) where a player is given the nod and then doesn't get the move.
WILLIE Boland was given the nod by Cardiff City manager Lennie Lawrence to return for today's Division One match at Burnley.
Mark Viduka has been given the nod to miss Australia's Olympic warm up match against Kuwait to play at Elland Road tonight and he, Michael Bridges and Alan Smith can expect plenty of chances.
But when new Under-21 boss Alex Smith - Dargo's club coach at Raith - picked his first side on Friday it was the 20- year-old who was given the nod for his fifth international cap.
But security staff were given the nod and just like the rest of Glasgow welcomed them inside.
MARK WILSON believes Celtic new boy Jean-Joel Perrier-Doumbe would sail through his first Old Firm game if given the nod by boss Gordon Strachan.