Jak Alnwick In England U19 Squad To Play The Netherlands


England U19 manager Noel Blake has chosen his 18-man group for the game against the Netherlands early next month, and Newcastle’s 18 year-old goalkeeper Jak Alnwick is included.

Jak Alnwick – 18 year-old Newcastle goalkeeper

England U19s will play their first game of season in early September when they travel to the Netherlands.   The England U19 side just missed out on a place in last season’s European U19 Championship Finals, by goal difference.  to the eventual winners Spain.

England have received a bye  through the European First Qualifying Round,  and will now play in the Elite Round early next year.

England were beaten 3-0 by the Dutch last March, so it’s a good time to get even.

The England U19 Squad:

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (Manchester United), Jak Alnwick (Newcastle)
Defenders: Adam Reach (Middlesbrough), Aziz Deen-Conteh (Chelsea), Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest), Kieran Kennedy (Manchester City), Louis Laing (Sunderland), Bruno Pilatos (Middlesbrough), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea).
Midfielders: Chuks Aneke (Arsenal), George Thorne (West Bromwich Albion), Jordan Obita (Reading), Larnell Cole (Manchester United), Nico Yennaris (Arsenal).
Forwards: Benik Afobe (Arsenal), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Will Keane (Manchester United), Luke Williams (Middlesbrough).

It’s interesting that on the England FA web site,  they have Jak Alnwick  down as playing for Sunderland.

Jak was at Sunderland before joining Newcastle and of course his brother Ben played for Sunderland before joining Spurs in 2007.

Jak was born in nearby Hexham, as was Fraser Forster of course, and his two football idols are goalkeepers Pepe Reina and Steve Harper.

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245 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Well done lad.

    Good to see some of our younsters progressing on the international stage – vital experience.

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  • Falklands Fish

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Well in Jak.

    Good times.

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  • gorskino10

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #3

    So another good GK prospect but its a shame we dont have any have others in the England Youth squads. But we may have a few soon in French Youth levels :p

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #4

    i think ashley should bring in young english lads and improve them and then he can sell then double or tripple there value

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #5

    I’ve changed my mind about starting Obertan… I think he will be MUCH more effective if brought on as a sub when Sunderland legs are tiring!… Also we need players who rarely give the ball away… I would love to see this starting line up…..

    ———————————-KRUL———————————

    SIMPSON———SAYLOR——-COLLO——–FERGUSON

    ———————–BARTON—–TIOTE————————–

    GOSLING——————-CABAYE————-MARVEAUX

    ——————————–AMEOBI——————————-

    Obertan for Gosling – final 25 mins
    Vuckic for Barton with Cabaye slotting into Bartons role and Vuckic taking over Cabayes – Final 15-20 mins
    Best for Ameobi – final 30 mins

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Marveaux isnt fit enough to start, he’l come on with about 20mins to go and destroy sunderland defence with his sheer pace and rocket of a left foot

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  • drongo

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #7

    We will start with the same team as against the arse in a 442.

    Marvelous is a couple of weeks away from match fitness by all accounts.

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  • geoff777

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Congratulations to Jak.

    A massive honour to be selected to play for your country at any level.

    Well done lad!

    Some good news!!!

    HWTL

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  • daztoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #9

    ToonAndy:
    Ferguson a winger not a full back and not fully fit.
    Gosling not a winger.
    Marveaux not fully fit.
    Cabaye a defensive midfielder.
    Ameobi just total shite

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #10

    daztoon – Ferguson played left back for us a few times last year
    Gosling has been known to play out on the right and is very comfortable there
    Marveaux had 90 mins against Gateshead and played unreal
    Cabaye can be very attackting minded (15 goals in 2009/2010 for Lille)
    Ameobi – I agree… lol

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Bruce said no matter where they finish as long as above Newcastle ? what the ambition ! They have to. With the money they spend, The expectation will sky high.

    Unlike us, honestly I don’t care where they finish. With our board ambition, All I can do is 100% support our team without any hope.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #12

    people saying Gosling is not a winger, hes more of a winger than Barton is.. his fav position is CM but he says he would play anywher and has played RB and RM for Everton in the past

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  • daztoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #13

    What about Alan Smith up front he has been wasted in midfield for years.He`s aggresive, can hold onto the ball,good in the air,just needs a goal.Why not give him a go no worse than what we already have

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #14

    GeordieToon89 – Atleast someone knows about our players 😀 haha

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #15

    daztoon – I would honestly rather play James Perch up front … Surely ur not serious ? … I persoanlly rate Ba and Best above Ameobi … But there is no escaping the fact that Pardew is starting Ameobi on sat 🙁

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #16

    @ToonAndy

    You want Barton in a defensive role? Gosling is pretty well versed in that position. Would swap Gosling and Barton in that cause.
    I’d set it up as this:

    ******************KRUL******************

    SIMPSON****SAYLOR****COLLO****FERGUSON

    ******************TIOTE******************

    ***********CABAYE****BARTON************

    GUTTI***************************MARVEUX

    ****************SHOLA*******************

    Subs: Obertan, Williamson, Best, Ba, Vuckic, Raylor

    I think, if we have wings to play on, we should use em.
    Sunderlands defense is as good as ours, poor, we should take advantage of that.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #17

    @GeordieToon89

    Good shout, however, i’d still start Marveux, and when fatigue hits, we should put Obertan in for him, and swap Gutti and Obertan.
    We’d still have some great breakthrough power.

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  • dmac

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #18

    Smith up front? I hope you only said that daztoon because last night you had a heavy night smoking crack.

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  • daztoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #19

    ToonAndy;
    Playing left back and being a left back is totally different.He is to light-weight and looks far better going forward than backwards.would see Cabaye more a playmaker role.Would like to see Vuckic start in the attacking role and maybe maurvaux coming on last 20 mins.

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  • jaw4life

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #20

    @Dannyo

    Cracking team, exactly what I hope pardew plays. Hell probs start with.
    Simmo,Colo,Taylor,Raylor
    Barton,Cabaye,Tiote,Jonas
    Ba, Ameobi

    Such a unbalanced team….but hey he gets paid the megabucks so he must know what he’s doing right??…….

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #21

    have sunderland signed kranjar yet ?

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  • clinton

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #22

    http://www.cafc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10267~2425761,00.html?

    “We have contacted the Premier League today to register our concern at public statements being made by Newcastle after they withdrew their interest.”

    ahahahhaha basically pardew “promised” charlton that wouldnt reveal the details of the bid, but knowing how he loves breaking the promises he makes, he spoke about the bid and thats pissed charlton off and they are gonna tell on pardew to the premier league ..lol

    best news here is that we made an offer of 100k which was a final offer for rob elliot and they REJECTED (THANK HEAVENS) …so we are making 100k bids now…im bad at my math but i know we have earned more than 42 m in transfers and we wre gonna spend that on players ..so how many 100 k bids can we make hmmmmm…

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #23

    daztoon – I think ur missing the fact that we don’t have a left back at the club at the monent mate lol … therefore anyone who plays there wont be a “left back”

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #24

    100K – what a cheap-skate – how insulting is that offer? Jaysus…

    Newcastle made a formal written bid of £100,000 for the 25-year-old custodian on Wednesday, which was immediately rejected by Charlton.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #25

    @jaw4life

    Well, we’re buying players for more pace and better control of the game, we have the masterstroke in Cabaye, and
    pace/dribbling ability in Marveux/Gutti. Tiote has a major presence with his DM role and Barton is our badboy.
    Our flow relies on our midfield, we should use it to the fullest.

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  • GeordieMeerkat

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #26

    @21

    By factoring in free transfers and using some fancy whizzamabobs and hi-tech googaws I can tell you the maximum number of £100k bids we can make is…

    2.8

    But only if the players agree to work for tuppence a week and forego their daily jelly bean allowance.

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  • dmac

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #27

    Ssn is claiming that QPR have made a bid for danny simpson, so not only may we not have a left back we probably wont have a right one either.

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #28

    @Dannyo
    Think your lineup isn’t bad but I think if we put Tiote and Barton as a two to cover the weaknesses in the defence and push Cabaye forward into the hole, That way Tiote and Barton can break up the play and Barton has the creative brain to get the ball to Cabaye. This way we aid the defence and stay creative, I would probaly say change it up in the second half, switch Jonas back to the left an bring on Obertan for Marveux as he is supposedly not fully match fit, If we tell Obertan to hug the touchline he would be deadly on the break. Still think we can slaughter them if we play the right people at the right times and in the right places.

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #29

    KRUL
    SIMO COLLO TAYLOR FERGIE

    TIOTE BARTON

    JONAS CABAYE MARVEAUX

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #30

    And AMEOBI up front

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #31

    QPR in for Simpson – What is going on here?

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  • drongo

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #32

    @ dmac They wouldnt…

    would they….?

    Perch at RB and Raylor at LB

    christ

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  • daztoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #33

    Not at all we wanted Smith as a forward before he went to manure.He has always been a forward never a midfielder in a million years.Why not give him a go,how many chances has Ameobi had,Ba looks average,Best the same,Lovenkrands lightweight and lost a yard.At least Smith would fight the cause

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #34

    I wouldn’t worry about that QPR rumour. Since they got their new owner yesterday they have been linked with loads of players.

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #35

    GeordieToon89 that’s a joke right you want to play a player that’s gone about 5 years without a goal some keeper’s have a better goal scoring record than smith, I would drop a hint to smith and not give him a squad number.

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  • drongo

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #36

    @ daztoon – at the risk of ridicule – he did win an engalnd cap in the no9 shirt, and scored too if i remember. He was being bandied around as Shearers heir at the time…

    Beardo is still employed by the club, he could probably still do a job. I saw him on Masters Footy a while back and he scored a belter

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  • jaw4life

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #37

    If we are able to play this team below at some time in October I will consider this window a great success.

    ————————-Krul———————–
    Simmo——-Staylor…..Colol……..Cissokho
    ————————Tiote————————
    Barton—————Cabaye——–Marveux—
    —————-HBA————————————
    ——————————Maiga——————-

    That team is a fixture of raw pace, skill, passing and defensive balance. We could cause some serious damage with this team….(in theory). Playing 4-1-3-1-1.

    This would be a new era, obviously Cissokho and Maiga are massive IF’s, but im still optimistic that we will get a decent replacement for Enrique and a new striker

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  • daztoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #38

    ToonAndy:
    Yeah no left back who`s fault is that.But at least play a defender even out of position is better than a kid who is not fully fit and is more natural going forward.The defence is average as it is.

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #39

    Well I just hope the good news is after the match tomorrow, when we have 4 points on the board from our first two games.
    HWTL

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  • Venison

    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #40

    sick of people saying fergusons not a left back. He already stated last season that he now regards himself as a LEFT BACK see: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/newcastle-united/nufc-news/2011/05/21/shane-ferguson-happy-to-be-left-at-back-72703-28736830/

    Yes he was a winger and yes he is light weight but his speed and agression more than makes up for it. If it was Wenger in charge everybody would be raving about him. Look what happened with Ashley Cole and K. Gibbs – they were both weedy left wingers but wenger gave them a chance.

    Im sick of pardew saying hes only young as well- look at how wilshere is bossing midfields at international level! hes 19 and tiny. Ferguson has never ever put a foot wrong whilst playing at left back and im sure gutierez would give him a hand like he had to with r.taylor last week in 2nd half.

    p.s r.taylor is as useful as a plank of wood. awful at this level.

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