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Chelsea face paperwork of a different nature regarding their manager, Avram Grant, after the club announced details of their pre-season tour to Malaysia. The south-east Asian country does not have formal diplomatic relations with Israel and Israeli nationals cannot travel there without special dispensation. Chelsea believe they have precedent on their side - Israeli athletes have been allowed into Malaysia in recent years - and Peter Kenyon, the club's chief executive, does not "anticipate any problems" in obtaining permits for Grant and the defender Tal Ben Haim.

Hmmmmm. Let's hope that 'no anticipated problems' means 'because he will be out on his arse by then'...

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http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,2268873,00.html

Chelsea face paperwork of a different nature regarding their manager, Avram Grant, after the club announced details of their pre-season tour to Malaysia. The south-east Asian country does not have formal diplomatic relations with Israel and Israeli nationals cannot travel there without special dispensation. Chelsea believe they have precedent on their side - Israeli athletes have been allowed into Malaysia in recent years - and Peter Kenyon, the club's chief executive, does not "anticipate any problems" in obtaining permits for Grant and the defender Tal Ben Haim.

Hmmmmm. Let's hope that 'no anticipated problems' means 'because he will be out on his arse by then'...

Thats a bit harsh...he looked ok at Bolton

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I still don't think we should go.

The way I see it is the rule is 'If you are Israeli but can bring some cash to our country by all means come - otherwise sling your hook'

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While it is true that Malaysia takes a very dim view to Isreal (not going to elaborate, I hate religious-based politics), the government came out early on and said that sports and politics were NOT going to mix (this time). For Chelsea fans, this is a great chance to see our heroes (damn few left) up close. Yes a bit of noise was made about this, but we are NOT Indonesia or Thailand. No bombs will go off. No riots. No protests. No one will bat an eyelid and there will still be more people at the stadium cheering on Chelsea then our sorry excuse for a national team (ranked 170th in the world now).

Roman is Jewish as well, and he docked in one of our islands and met the PM and all that. No problems there.

Its all a big hoo-ha for nothing.

AG may not even be around by that time, neither may TBH.

Sod it (yes I'm in a foul mood).

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Of course I do. I'm from Singapore. When you mentioned the ranking I went to the FIFA site to check it and clicked page 4 expecting us to be on the same page (151st - 200th).

Singapore is 129th, to your 170th. 129th, 129th, 129th. icon_lol.gif Not that it means anything. Most teams not on the first page are rubbish.

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