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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2006, 14:06 Thread Starter
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Kalou wants to play for CIV

Yup, THAT Kalou (not Bonaventure)

This guy is frikking ridiculous. Long story short, the Dutch thingy fell through and now he wants in with Les Elephants.

I think Henri Michel should cap him after the WC and then dump him. Safe to say that won't happen but from what I've heard/read, SK is a class player (well, Chelsea want him) and would have been a great addition to the current squad.

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Striker Salomon Kalou has told a Dutch magazine he has abandoned his quest to play for Holland and will pitch his tent with his native Ivory Coast.
"The book [on playing for Holland] is closed," Sportweek quoted Kalou as saying.

"After the World Cup, I'll do what my brother Bonaventure promised: play for Ivory Coast."

Bonaventure, Salomon's elder brother, plays for French side Paris Saint Germain and will be at next month's World Cup with the West African side.

"Everyone knows that I would have liked to have played for the Netherlands at the World Cup in Germany," the younger Kalou told the magazine.

"There's no choice left for me, since I don't expect to remain playing football in the Holland for long. I have to get on with my career."

Despite the backing of Dutch national coach Marco van Basten, Kalou's request for fast-tracked citizenship was rejected by immigration minister Rita Verdonk, who has a reputation for strictly enforcing the country's immigration laws.

Verdonk refused to make an exception for Kalou and insisted he must pass a Dutch language examination before he can be naturalized
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 16:39
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Yup, THAT Kalou (not Bonaventure)

This guy is frikking ridiculous. Long story short, the Dutch thingy fell through and now he wants in with Les Elephants.

I think Henri Michel should cap him after the WC and then dump him. Safe to say that won't happen but from what I've heard/read, SK is a class player (well, Chelsea want him) and would have been a great addition to the current squad.

Over to you FIF. Courtesy of the Beeb
no he shouldn't be capped at all...I actually thought he was sincere in switching nationalities at first :rollani: seeing that he might actually feel at home in holland or something i don't know..but he's showing qualities of a mercenary...perhaps verdonk was right in her assessment in that he was just using the dutch as a platform for his career and he will leave holland @ any given chance if he was naturalized...

i really have no respect for people like him..talented player..but a mercenary

Marouane Chamakh is the truth..hold it down in bordeaux
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 21:30
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This must be really embarrasing for him.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old May 27th, 2006, 12:37
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Meanwhile it seems certain that Salomon will move to Chelsea. However it is not sure yeat that he will play for them. Kalou doesn't have the necessary amount of international games yet.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2006, 14:19
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He haven't the work permit since he wasn't granted a dutch nationality and never played for CIV national team. Maybe he will be loaned back to Feyenoord for one more season?
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2006, 21:29
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Kalou's a sell out- period. He only wants to play for CIV not because that is where he's from cos he got rejected. Shame.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2006, 21:41
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Exactly, even as a Feyenoord fan I can't help but feel disgusted about the entire thing and I sincerely hope Ivory Coast decide not to call him up, ever.
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seems he could apply work permit as the exceptional talent
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Holland doesn't need him... he belongs to Ivory Coast.

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