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Yakubu happy to miss out on cup.



Byline: By Luke Edwards Lucas Daniel Edwards (b. March 24, 1980 in Nevada City, California) is an actor who is well-known for his roles in Little Big League, The Wizard, Newsies, and Jeepers Creepers 2.  

Having worked tirelessly tire·less  
adj.
Not yielding to fatigue; untiring or indefatigable.



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 as Middlebrough's lone striker against Chelsea, Yakubu has described the victory as vindication VINDICATION, civil law. The claim made to property by the owner of it. 1 Bell's Com. 281, 5th ed. See Revendication.  of his decision not to play for Nigeria in the African Cup of Nations.

Boro's most expensive summer recruit has proven to be their best and his display against the Champions-elect on Saturday was the perfect performance for anyone asked to operate as a one-man forward line.

Few strikers have caused Chelsea as many problems as he did and his second-half strike, when he out-foxed John Terry to make room for his shot, was fitting reward. Yakubu also suggested it had helped convince him he was right not to end his self-imposed international exile exile, in politics and government
exile, removal of a national from his or her country, or the civilized parts of it, for a long period of time or for life.
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"That is probably the best game we have played since I have been at the club," said a striker whose 16 goals this season should not be wasted in the bottom half of the table. "It just shows we are capable of doing when we have our players fit.

"It reminded me of a lot of the games I used to play at Portsmouth. I played up front by myself a lot there and I had to do the kind of things I did against Chelsea.

"I am used to it and when the manager told me I would be doing that again I was delighted. I turned down the chance to play for my country and it was not an easy thing to do. I love playing for my country but there were reasons and now they are in the past.

"It is not really a case of justifying that decision, but a win like this definitely helps. Sometimes you have to make hard decisions and stick by them. I am confident that the decision I made was the right one for me and Boro."
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 13, 2006
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