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Nelsen Hoping To Play In The Olympic Games

Nelsen Hoping To Play In The Olympic Games

Blackburn Rovers skipper Ryan Nelsen is hoping that he will be given the chance to represent New Zealand at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Nelsen has been included in his countries provisional squad for the Olympics, and he hopes that he can be given the chance to lead his country. However, his involvement would be dependant on Rovers agreeing to this, as he would miss the start of the 2008-2009 season as the football at the Olympics takes part in August.

Nelsen told the Sunday Mirror "Hopefully, we can organise something and make myself available because to go to an Olympics is every sportsman's dream.

"It is pretty special.

"I think everyone given the chance would want to go to an Olympics and I certainly would want to go.

"It would be awesome just to be among all the other New Zealand athletes and see just how it's done
."

God is VERY important to the Rovers defence but can you really see Mark Hughes or John Williams denying him this opportunity?!?!? I can't, and as much as we might miss him I don't think that we should.

Meanwhile Andre Ooijer is still waiting to find out if he will be part on the Dutch squad taking part in this summers European Championships.

Marco Van Basten will be trimming his current 26-man squad down to 24 for the Finals taking place in Austria and Switzerland (starting next month) and Ooijer is understood to be one of those under threat. He is thought to be one of three defenders that has to be deduced to two, the others being Khalid Boulahrouz and Mario Melchiot.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Monday May 26 2008
Time: 6:46PM

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We'll miss God but I can't see us refusing him the chance to play at the Olympic Games really, assuming of course he is selected. Ooijer has been a permanent fixture in the Dutch squad over the years, so surely he will make the cut?
Hughes Da Man
26/05/2008 18:48:00
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Don't deny him the chance - its once in a lifetime!
merlin
26/05/2008 19:12:00
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I think Sparky will let him play. He let him play in those NZ games that clashed with Blackburn fixtures. Go for it God.
MikeyGamst
27/05/2008 10:04:00
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Oh and get rid of Boulahrouz!!!! Andre has earnt his place this year.
MikeyGamst
27/05/2008 13:40:00
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He deserves to go but no disrespect to the Kiwis he might not be away long
del
27/05/2008 23:06:00
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