England U-18 Discussions Thread

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  1. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
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    Could find another u18 thread, sorry if this is a remake. Anyway:

    Neil Dewsnip names an 18-man squad for England U18s' double-header with Hungary

    England U18s v Hungary U18s
    U18 International Match
    11-14 October 2013
    St. George's Park, Burton

    England U18s have their first games of the new season next month when they welcome Hungary to St. George's Park for two matches.

    A non-competitive age group with no UEFA or FIFA matches scheduled, the U18s will be coached by Neil Dewsnip, The FA's Technical Lead for the 17-21s age group and he will be assisted by Dan Micciche, Technical Lead for 12-16s.

    They have selected an 18-man squad for the meet-up, which includes a number of players who were involved with England U17s last season along with some new faces who will be involved at international level for the first time.

    Southend United goalkeeper Ted Smith will be hoping to win his first cap, along with West Ham United defensive pair Kyle Knowle and Reece Burke, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Will Miller, Manchester City forward Brandon Barker and Liverpool's Ryan Kent.

    The first match will be played behind-closed-doors at St. George's Park on Friday 11 October and the nations will meet again on Monday 14 October, for invited guests only.

    Last season saw England U18s beat Italy in Mansfield before playing Belgium away earlier this year.


    The Squad

    Goalkeepers:
    Angus Gunn (Manchester City)
    Ted Smith (Southend United)

    Defenders:
    Josh Aina (Chelsea)
    Reece Burke (West Ham United)
    Brendan Galloway (MK Dons)
    Kyle Knowle (West Ham United)
    Ben O'Hanlon (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

    Midfielders:
    Bamidele Alli (MK Dons)
    George Green (Everton)
    Will Miller (Tottenham Hotspur)
    Bryn Morris (Middlesbrough)
    Kasey Palmer (Chelsea)
    Ashley Smith-Brown (Manchester City)

    Forwards:
    Brandon Barker (Manchester City)
    Bradley Fewster (Middlesbrough)
    Alex Gilliead (Newcastle United)
    Ryan Kent (Liverpool)
    Alex Kiwomya (Chelsea)

    http://www.thefa.com/england/mens-u18s/News/2013/hungary-squad-announced-210913
     
  2. zXen

    zXen Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    England
    I'm glad there appears to be a different approach with the U18s now. Dewsnip and Micche being in charge is an upgrade from Blake. Playing Hungary twice instead of once is an improvement too - previously we would have just played a country once and be done with it. With any luck we can get more fixtures at this level too. U18 level has been overlooked too much in the past, whereas other countries play many fixtures so they look at players.
     
  3. The Guardian

    The Guardian Member+

    Jul 31, 2010
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    Because of the lack of u18 games we have previously used the u19 thread of any postings.
    Not surprised the lively little Ryan Kent of Liverpool has been called up. No Iwobi though. He doesn't look ungainly these days.
     
  4. Cevno

    Cevno Member+

    Aug 27, 2005
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    Has Joshua Harrop been capped by England so far at any age levels ?

    Been pretty impressive this season for United u18's and even in the cameos for u19's. Has 7/8 assists this season in the U18 league already in 6/7 games.
     
  5. zXen

    zXen Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    England
    Nah, Harrop hasn't been capped by England yet. Thought he might get called recognised for his early season form. It's a bit dissapointing there are not that many new faces to test tbh.
     
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  6. MUFC1

    MUFC1 Member

    Apr 17, 2013
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    Harrop is an U19 due to his late year birthday. He's in the same situation (in age group terms) as Wilson. He's unfortunate that he has Baker, Swift etc to compete with who are playing U21 football as well.
     
  7. Cevno

    Cevno Member+

    Aug 27, 2005
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    He'll qualify for this u18 squad, i think.
     
  8. gunner-zp

    gunner-zp Member

    Dec 16, 2010
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    Arsenal FC
    have to be 96 so Harrop not eligible.
     
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  9. The Guardian

    The Guardian Member+

    Jul 31, 2010
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    The elusive George Green (Everton) is in the squad. Even keen Evertonians don't seem to know the score with this lad. Doesn't seem to be "pulling up any trees" but does get injured a lot it seems. I notice he was on the bench last night for the u21s against Chelsea but wasn't brought on - at least two England u17s lads started.
     
  10. zXen

    zXen Member

    Oct 16, 2008
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    Yeah you're right, I overlooked his d.o.b :thumbsup:. Had some preconception that he was a 96 for some reason...
     
  11. campbell91

    campbell91 New Member

    Mar 13, 2011
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    Birmingham City FC
    Reece Brown and Demarai Gray have both made their Birmingham league debuts in the past month at 17. Brown has already been capped at u16 and u17 level. Gray, a left sided Redmond clone, is uncapped thus far.

    Lee Clark on Brown after Birmingham's 3-0 defeat to Burnley:

    “The plus point of the night for me, super little footballer, great technician, and for someone who is so slight he is still very strong when he has got possession of the ball. I was really pleased with what he did. And it’s tough as well when you go onto a pitch and a team aren’t playing particularly well and in a position where we’re not having a lot of joy. He’s the only player who has probably enhanced his reputation from the night. He came on and showed his ability, showed no nerves and was competitive. In a game like that, part of a losing group, he certainly can take satisfaction from his own performance. Reece has got great self-confidence and we think there’s a bright future ahead of him."

    Clark on Gray after his 3 minute cameo in the 4-0 win over Millwall:

    “I am disappointed in him actually, he had three minutes and I thought he would have come on and scored, because I have never seen a training session like it on Monday. It was unbelievable, everything he hit flew into the top corner. He’s a super lad, he can play any of those three positions where Burke, Lingard and Shinnie were. So he has got a right chance. How old is he? 17? That’s the eighth Academy player I have given a league debut to now.”
     
  12. BarryfromEastenders

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    Jul 6, 2008
  13. MUFC1

    MUFC1 Member

    Apr 17, 2013
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    Lost track of Bryn Morris, thought he was a cracking little player, hope he pushes on.
     
  14. The Guardian

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    Kent is a good little player - and similar to Liverpool team mate Harry Wilson.
     
  15. BarryfromEastenders

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    Jul 6, 2008
  16. Cevno

    Cevno Member+

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    Demarai Gray goal in a Behind Closed doors friendly with United last week.

    Birmingham won 3-1. Will Keane scored United's goal.
     
  17. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
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    Looks like they played some nice stuff.

     
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  18. kent paul

    kent paul Member

    Jan 2, 2004
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    I don't know why the FA don't stream these games from St Georges park and put them on there website, that way we could all get to see them if we wanted to.
     
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  19. blackman

    blackman Member

    Apr 12, 2011
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    Yes sometimes it's hard to know who is who......but imho Wilson is better .

    some passing sequences were excellent :thumbsup:.
     
  20. zXen

    zXen Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    England
    Did we play them in a behind closed doors match on the 11th as was planned? It would be dissapointing if we only played them once.

    The highlights looks impressive though, a nice progressive game from us with clinical end product.
     
  21. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
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    The first game we won 2-1. I don't think there were any highlights though.
     
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  22. zXen

    zXen Member

    Oct 16, 2008
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    Ah ok, thanks for the info. It would have been nice if the FA could provide a match report on the first match atleast though.
     
  23. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Sep 20, 2012
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  24. campbell91

    campbell91 New Member

    Mar 13, 2011
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    Birmingham City FC
    Demarai Gray played very well tonight, created Birmingham's equaliser in 93rd minute against Stoke.
     
  25. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
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    England U18s will meet at St. George's Park this month for a two-day training camp and an 18-man squad has been named for the get-together by Neil Dewsnip, The FA's Technical Lead for 17-21.


    Jake Eastwood (Sheffield United)
    Ted Smith (Southend United)

    Demarai Gray (Birmingham City)
    Reece Burke (West Ham United)
    Brendan Galloway (MK Dons)
    Emmanuel Sonupe (Tottenham Hotspur)
    Kyle Knoyle (West Ham United)
    Ben Wyatt (Norwich City)
    Ben O’Hanlon (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

    Reece Brown (Birmingham City)
    Charlie Colkett (Chelsea)
    Will Miller (Tottenham Hotspur)
    Kasey Palmer (Chelsea)
    Ashley Smith-Brown (Manchester City)
    Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur)

    Brandon Barker (Manchester City)
    Dean Rittenberg (Blackburn Rovers)
    Alex Gillead (Newcastle United)
    Ryan Kent (Liverpool)
    Alex Kiwomya (Chelsea)

    http://www.thefa.com/england/mens-u18s/News/2013/training-camp-squad-051113.aspx
     

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