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He has done really well in training and looked sharp and straining at the leash.
ON the football front, Swansea will be straining at the leash to play again after last week's postponement at Watford.
Moore, whose stable was shut down briefly last month because of a case of strangles, will be straining at the leash to prove his string are in top condition.
But maybe among the 20 and 30-somethings who took part in our poll there is another British bulldog straining at the leash.
Bremen boss Thomas Schaaf reckons Diego - named by Walter Smith as a big threat to his Gers - will be straining at the leash by kick-off time in Glasgow.
Soulful and surprisingly funky, Kenny Withrow's electric guitar straining at the leash, the songs are inhabited by everyday folk trying to work out what love's really all about.
But despite missing captain Michael Vaughan and pace bowler Simon Jones, Flintoff is straining at the leash to renew hostilities with Australia.
When Williams looks around this young Wales squad, he will see two younger wingers, the Blues' Chris Czekaj and the Scarlets' Mark Jones, straining at the leash.
That has left the Wavertree heavyweight straining at the leash.
SIR Alex Ferguson will keep Wayne Rooney straining at the leash as Manchester United look to maintain the winning habit at Tottenham today.
The towering Zaire striker is straining at the leash to get at Scottish defences after 10 years in England.
Villa have a resurgent Gabby Agbonlahor straining at the leash and should have too much firepower and belief, but Albion's recent record against their city rivals is very good.