Date: 10th October 2007 at 3:58pm
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Robin Van Persie will not be flying out to join the rest of the Dutch squad as they embark on the first of their two matches during the international break, so say TEAMtalk.

But fret not – RvP’s not taking his Bergy similarities to new levels by following DB10’s phobia of flying, he’s merely suspended for the first of the two matches, and would rather stay at home and watch the match on the gogglebox (what my nan used to call the telly) – possibly with a packet of bourbon biscuits and a nice mug of cocoa. Robin was unavailable to clarify the ‘match-snacks’ situation at the time of writing. Robin told RTV Rijnmond:

On Saturday I will sit in front of the TV just like a normal fan, I hope they will do well. Maybe I will wear an orange shirt and cap.

Our Dutch master will, however, be joining up with his compatriots for the 2nd of the two games, against Slovenia in Eindhoven, next wednesday.