ECB chiefs are expected to confirm tomorrow that the new-look Cardiff ground has been given the nod
for the opening 2009 showdown with the Australians.
Ireland Under-21 star Anthony Stokes admits fellow young Gunner Walcott has incredible pace and potential but was shocked when he was given the nod
for England's World Cup squad.
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.
But with Flintoff sitting out Lancashire's current Frizzell County Championship match against Essex,Stewart could be given the nod
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 security staff were given the nod
and just like the rest of Glasgow welcomed them inside.
Denis Hurley replaces Shaun Payne at No15 while Tomas O'Leary has been given the nod
over Peter Stringer at No9.
Souness has already been given the nod
to seal a loan deal with USA striker Brian McBride once the transfer window re-opens.
Kym was given the nod
over Pop Idol Sarah Whatmore in yesterday's fans' vote for who they most want to see at next month's open-air concert in Cardiff.
The Football Association of Ireland confirmed the national side's youth team boss as Mick McCarthy's successor after the 49-year-old Dubliner was given the nod
for the top job ahead of Bryan Robson, John Aldridge and Peter Reid.
That made sure I was well up for the game and it was great to be given the nod
Sheffield United loan midfielder Ross, 21, has had to wait a month before finally being given the nod
by boss Mark Robins.
Dwayne Peel is given the nod
at scrum-half ahead of Guy Eas t e r by.
But after his late camera call he will need to ensure his mind is 100 per cent focused if he is given the nod
to face Csaba Laszlo's Jambos.