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Duke keen to fire up Bosnian troops

Nathan 'The Duke` Ellington wants a shock call up for the Bosnia & Herzegovina national squad after being pestered by his lovely missus.

The delectable Mrs 'Duke` Ellington is a Balkan state beauty and had already made moves to get her husband - the £3.5m Watford striker - to sign up for Bosnian citizenship and then fire her home nation to international glory.

Ok, Ok…when we say 'international glory` what we actually mean is 'beat Serbia`.

Ellington is eligible to play for a host of countries - including England (no chance) Jamaica (don`t mention Marlon King) and the Dominican Republic yet Bosnia is now his first choice…despite the fact that the only Home Nations based players in their squad is Rangers defender Sasa Papac.

The Bradford-born frontman told Sky Sports (via the unusual route of Bosnian State TV)'My wife proposed the idea of me playing for their national team and I really liked the idea. I hope to make the contact with the officials at the Bosnian FA soon.'

It could be good news for Bosnia. They`ve never qualified for a major tournament and have slipped down the FIFA rankings to 48th.




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Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 13 2008

Time: 9:36AM

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Strange one, wierd he would choose Bosnian over Jamaica!
StevieG Col U
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13/03/2008 10:54:00

dont you have to live in a country for at least 5 yrs before you gain citizenship?...
ajwb
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13/03/2008 16:31:00

Yeah. Or have a Bosnian Uncle, Grandmother, etc?
wfc123
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13/03/2008 17:03:00

So how come he can play for them then? :)
StevieG Col U
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13/03/2008 21:00:00

thats what i want to know..somat to do with his wife..?
ajwb
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13/03/2008 23:19:00

Yeah, that's what the article implies, and so do the sites that I've also read it on. Strange, maybe the Bosnian's are so desperate they'll take anyone on, irrespective of the legitimacy of their Bosnian heritage? Anyone?!
wfc123
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14/03/2008 08:51:00

even ellington? hes been *****e for us and no doubt he would do *****e for them even though they would be competing againsts all the minows of the world rankings. where about are bosnia ranked?
jameskench
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15/03/2008 01:00:00

48th the article says so!!! LOL!
StevieG Col U
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17/03/2008 21:05:00

We are the Bosnian support army and we are very happy to have The Duke in Bosnian squad. We wish you to score a lot of goals for your club and for our country. You will see how we support our national team and you will enjoj to play for Bosnia in one of the best atmosfere in the all world. We are proud to have such a good player like U in our national team.. Go Bosnia, where you play there we are, you will never be alone we are your soons. Naprijed Bosno, samo naprijed, gdje ti igras tu smo mi, nikad nece biti sama mi smo tvoji sinovi. Dzenan, Mirza, Jolly, Elvis !!! BHF the sky will burn above us !!!
BHFanatic
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19/03/2008 13:27:00

 

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