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KRAMER HE was given the nod to start the World Cup Final in place of injured anchorman Sami Khedira and he'll almost certainly be Scotland.
After weeks of speculation regarding the second-seat vacancy with the Silverstone-based marque, Sutil - previously handed an 18-month suspended sentence for assault - was finally given the nod yesterday 15 months after he was axed by the team.
HARLEQUINS have been given the nod to contest this season's Heineken Cup despite the "Bloodgate" fake injury scandal.
The 28-year-old England and Chelsea captain has been given the nod to build an extension to his EUR2.
But, despite a seventh place finish in what was considered to be the decisive regatta, the Royal Navy officer, ranked 13th in the world, has been given the nod.
GRAHAM COWDREY, the former swashbuckling Kent cricketer, has been given the nod to begin a rehabilitation programme following his heart attack at the end of November.
Parks said: 'I am happy to have been given the nod and it shows how much faith Frank has in me.
Kafer followed in the footsteps of Kiwi Wayne Shelford and Springbok Franco is Pienaar in failing to bring about success for the club, prompting Diamond to be given the nod.
New Toon hitman Patrick Kluivert was given the nod ahead of Alan Shearer and was on target but goals from Olof Mellberg, Carlton Cole, Gareth Barry and Juan Pablo Angel sealed the points for Villa.
JERZY DUDEK will be given the nod to keep goal against AK Graz tonight, winning his personal battle with Chris Kirkland in the mind of Rafael Benitez.
The Chelsea midfielder, who scored the equaliser in the Champions League at Highbury, has been given the nod by EVERY member of Arsenal's first team.
Souness has already been given the nod to seal a loan deal with USA striker Brian McBride once the transfer window re-opens.