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I think we started sloppily and once they got the goal it was a little bit of a nervy last 20 minutes, but we've done enough.
But it's a very nervy occasion for the fans and the players.
The difference was that the nervy mice grew more tumours, and only they went on to develop invasive skin cancer.
Barcelona have moved to within a whisker of a second straight La Liga crown when Lionel Messi, Bojan Krkic and Pedro earned a nervy 3-2 win at ten-man Sevilla on Saturday.
But Damien Duff got a goal back just after the hour mark before substitute Clint Dempsey's volley set up a nervy finale.
It's a tense and nervy situation to be in, as I remember it.
The first leg finished in a goalless draw in which neither side were at their best, and the blues know that their failure to score an away goal will make this a nervy encounter.
Juventus ace Camoranesi, born in Argentina but who qualifies for Italy through his grandparents, reckons it could be a nervy night.
The nervy trio had been rehearsing gravity-defying moves all week.
While the provocative shots of the diva and songs like the nervy ``Still Dirrty'' -- ``Don't be fooled by everything you see/I still got the naughty in me'' -- may lead you to think that Aguilera hasn't moved on from her second album, 2002's ``Stripped,'' ``Basics' '' first disc offers an alluring fusion of hip-hop/pop rhymings and rhythms, sampling, and catchy syncopations soaked in an early-r&b groove with heavy bass lines.
However, this is the first time either player has reached the final of an ATP main-tour event and it could develop into a nervy, error-dominated encounter, and a bet on Almagro cannot be advised.
COLIN POTTS scored the only goal of this nervy encounter.
And I thought it was nervy of him to do it" (New Freeman, Jan.
Here, instead of a public performance (which would have been truly nervy in a country highly sensitive about both immigration and its leadership's decisions over the Iraq war), there was an object-based aftermath, effective on its own terms, and a video--a notably purchasable item but also one that detracted from the physical effect of the foam casts.
But since Ozon has spent almost a decade turning out such nervy, quirky stuff (see immediately Sitcom and Under the Sand, if you haven't already), it's natural that expectations run high for Swimming Pool, his first English-language film, teaming him again with Charlotte Rampling, whose career he reignited two years ago in Under the Sand.