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Nelsen named captain for All Whites at World Cup

Rovers captain Ryan Nelsen has been named as the New Zealand captain for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

This news was expected as Nelsen is the most established player of NZ nationality at the tournament - but still good news is still news hey?

Nelsen is one of potentially only five players representing Rovers at the showpiece event with Vince Grella, Brett Emerton and Lars Jacobsen also expected to take their places in their respective squads as well.

Paul Robinson could also feature for England if Fabio Capello actually picks the best keepers available to him.

Nelsen is club captain at Blackburn as well and was allowed to fly out to prepare for the World Cup early, hence his removal from the Rovers squad to face Aston Villa yesterday.




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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 10 2010

Time: 1:19PM

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Get in Ryan!!!
Mikey Delap
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10/05/2010 14:26:00

Well done Nelsen. Nelsen is a real example to footballers everywhere, loyal, hard working and always professional. Legend.
Durks
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10/05/2010 17:01:00

Gwan Nelse, looking forward to seeing him lead his country out!!
Bennipoo
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10/05/2010 17:25:00

actually, well done blackburn. not many clubs would release their captain early for such a purpose, yet the club has come to the front. Well done Rovers, best of luck Nelsen and those Kiwis, hopefully they meet us in the final :D
sasman
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11/05/2010 00:28:00

haha absolutely Sas. if they get a point out of the tournament it will be an achievement. All the best to the all Whites, i hope we give them a good game in the warm up
retroflair31
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11/05/2010 10:30:00

TOP MAN and a true leader!!! A modern day William Wallace!!!! ha ha.....FREEEEDOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!!
mani13963
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11/05/2010 17:03:00

I think iv had too much coffee today!! ha
mani13963
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11/05/2010 17:04:00

Can't wait to see The Admiral at the World Cup, New Zealand (and I have to admit) Australia will be my second teams I think.
Walker
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11/05/2010 18:37:00

 

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