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Dan Gosling Named In England U21 Squad

5:58 pm, Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 69 Comments

Good news today – Newcastle’s Dan Gosling has been named in the England U21 squad.

Dan Gosling – called up by England U21 manager Stuart Pearce

This is the first time since Dan injured his ACL (knee) back in March of last year, that he’s been called up for the England U21 side. He played for the England U17, U18 and U19 sides and has so far got two caps at the England U21 level.

Stuart Pearce has named 12 new players in his 27-man England Under-21 squad for games with Azerbaijan and Israel in the next couple of weeks, as the England side attempt to get through to the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Finals in Israel.

Dan has looked good in pre-season, and he is now pushing to be a starter at Newcastle, and this has to give the 21 year-old a lot of confidence, after recovering from his very serious knee injury over the last sixteen months or so.

England face Azerbaijan in their opening Group 8 game at Watford on Thursday 1st September which has a 7:30 kick off, and then they play Israel in a friendly at Barnsley on Monday 5th September, with a 7:00 kick off time.

18 year-old Connor Wickham of Sunderland is also included in the squad.

This is what manager Stuart Pearce, the former Newcastle full-back said today, after he announced his squad:

“Our focus is going to have to be spot on from the offset because we’re in a qualifier straight away,”

“We really could be in the driving seat or alternatively it could be up in the air. I’ve got a feeling, looking at the sides in our group, that getting to the Finals will be difficult.”

“You’ve got the likes of Welbeck, who is a still an Under-21 player, around the senior squad; the likes of Henderson mentioned in squads, and Walker.

“There are a lot of players who have gone through the system and that is also what we’re trying to achieve, give them as much experience as we humanly can, at all the age groups.

“I’m very pleased that a lot of players are pushing through at both club and country level.”

We expect Dan to get a start against Scunthorpe United tomorrow night in the second round of the Carling Cup, and this is terrific news for the Newcastle youngster.

Here’s the full England U21 Squad:

Goalkeepers: Ben Amos (Manchester United), Jack Butland (Birmingham City), Declan Rudd (Norwich City).

Defenders: Nathan Baker (Aston Villa), Joe Bennett (Middlesbrough), Matthew Briggs (Fulham), Steven Caulker (Swansea City, loan from Tottenham), Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion), John Flanagan (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Martin Kelly (Liverpool), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Andre Wisdom (Liverpool).

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Dan Gosling (Newcastle United),  Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Emmanuel Frimpong (Arsenal), Henri Lansbury (Arsenal), Josh McEachran (Chelsea), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Jack Rodwell (Everton), Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool).

Forwards: Nathan Delfouneso (Aston Villa), Marvin Sordell (Watford), Martyn Waghorn (Leicester City), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United), Connor Wickham (Sunderland).

Tags: Dan Gosling · England News · European Competition · International News · Newcastle Youth

69 responses so far ↓

  • 1 angelswithdirtyfaces // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Have we signed anybody today ?

  • 2 angelswithdirtyfaces // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    1st and 2nd !!!

  • 3 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Carlton Cole rumors are making me cringe.

  • 4 RUNAWAY777 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    so barton goes and we get no one ,true

  • 5 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Good for Gosling I look forward to him gradually getting into the squad and hopefully staying fit

    Hopefully turns out to be our (and Englands next) Gerrard

  • 6 angelswithdirtyfaces // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Now I’m an optimist about our chances this season but Carlton Cole might make me chnage my mind…

  • 7 scotty17321 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    carlton cole does not fit our clubs policy, no resale value, age, wages..etc, just like to say well done gosling lad, time to step up

  • 8 angelswithdirtyfaces // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM


  • 9 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Me too mate but if he signs I will cheer him on (with a mild level of distain in my voice)

  • 10 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Good luck lad.

  • 11 angelswithdirtyfaces // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    We need more under 21 internationals to feed Ashley’s player sales policy.

  • 12 RUNAWAY777 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    when will the fans do something about the fat twat that runs this club all he wants is your money,does not care about the team as long as hes getting mone in,liverpool fans got there lot out,so when will are supporters do the same can but hope

  • 13 Andy // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    well done gosling. How much has he actually done to deserve this though. seems odd. All he has done is play 20 mins

  • 14 daztoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Is Carr on a bonus scheme to find all top young talent so we can put them in the shop window for Ashley`s piggy bank

  • 15 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Andy sssssshhhhhhh he has done loads….am sure he brings the lads water during training and England needs that!

  • 16 pizzicatochan // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    As far as I know, Jak Alnwick and Lee Toland are already representing England and N Ireland respectively in the U18 level.

    Ranger (England), Inman (Scotland, Australia), Edmundsson (Faroe Islands)… more to come.

  • 17 pizzicatochan // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    @WWJBD, he was also one of the prospects when he was still with Everton, among Rodwell and Baxter.

  • 18 nyctoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    joey’s twitter
    Going for a medical now, still no contract offer from NUFC…….think that just about makes my mind up.

  • 19 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Andy said it I just added a joke! Tell him off haha

    And though what you say it true Andy has a point he hasent really played in well over a year yet still gets a call up? Seems strange dont you think?

  • 20 cyprus // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Runaway, you make a point and don’t offer an alternative. What then? the team will run itself, or on your and my money? Unless you are a billionaire, put up mate

  • 21 arcarius // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Joey7Barton Joseph Barton
    Don’t want to leave Newcastle……..I’ve made that clear but my hands are tied.

    😥 😥 😥

  • 22 pizzicatochan // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Donaldson – England U19
    Fergie – N Ireland
    Obertan – France U21
    Moyo – France U19?

  • 23 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    Joey7Barton Joseph Barton
    Going for a medical now, still no contract offer from NUFC…….think that just about makes my mind up.

    Joey7Barton Joseph Barton
    Don’t want to leave Newcastle……..I’ve made that clear but my hands are tied.

  • 24 pizzicatochan // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    @WWJBD, me being too serious. LOL

  • 25 cyprus // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    1 minute ago on Twitter, Barton on his way. Good luck, Joey. Thanks for all.

  • 26 pizzicatochan // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Would Barton fail the medical and try to make Pardew happy?

    Let’s sum this up. Pardew doesn’t want him to leave, but Ashley thinks the opposite. Would this sparkle the resignation of Pardew as he keeps losing his players?

  • 27 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Haha no worries mate 🙂

    Gutting that Barton feels the need to go to QPR to get away from us but dont hold anything against him.
    Wonder if we now get Barnetta Pieters and a top class striker in……yeah right

  • 28 Mystic Mikes' iron curtain // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Good luck, Joey. You still could stay for the year however, so don’t play that card.

  • 29 scotty17321 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    @cyprus very true

    pretty sure majority of fans aint happy with with the clubs current transfer policies and the owner himself, however i dread to think where the club would be now without him ? just take a look at clubs like portsmouth, and leeds in recent times.

  • 30 GeordieToon89 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Barnetta will sign!! Watch this space.. Hes been clubs replacement for Barton all summer

  • 31 cyprus // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Pizzi, Pardew ‘resigning’ in 4 something years

  • 32 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Doubt it mate will probably just mean another interview with Pardew looking gutted and having no real answers again poor bloke

  • 33 ferritass // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Barton having medical now let’s hope barnetta is on his way

  • 34 pizzicatochan // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    To be honest, if I were Pardew, I would offer Ashley ultimatum and walk away if no appropriate response.

    But on the bright side, if Barnetta, Pieter and another striker come, the story is going to be rewritten.

  • 35 daztoon // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    In the shop window for our January sale at toon
    Krul,Cabaye,Colo,Jonas,Gosling,Arfa,Tiote and Vuckic

  • 36 ginkoh // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    I just want Ashley to leave instead of Barton.

  • 37 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Thing is about Pardew we dont know what Ashley has over him…rumours of his large gambling debt which is why he needs this job so much

    Maybe he literally cant afford to walk out

  • 38 cyprus // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Good point Scotty. And all this hate just distances him from the fans even more. What do we gain from this abuse? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t care either way. If I felt we did gain then I would join the chorus. And let’s not forget, when he did listen to ‘us’, it backfired on him. e.g. hiring a very popular but inexperienced manager who got us relegated.

  • 39 tom tomb // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Cole is 28 in 7 weeks, as said earlier what happened to the fat twa-s policy!

  • 40 scotty17321 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    pardew had just been sacked from a leauge 1 club and then offered a job with a prem club,he’s in no position to offer ultimatums…. plus not to mention his gambling debts to a certain M.A !!

  • 41 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    WWJBD, apparently (apparently) QPR have offered Barton more money.

  • 42 arcarius // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Barton epitomize the passion and commitment that players should have nowadays

    So with him leaving now, will our “team spirit” get us through again?

  • 43 pizzicatochan // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    But we always have our hope on the players playing on the field. We have to, anyway, because we can’t trust the owner.

  • 44 Mystic Mikes' iron curtain // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    Fenerbache have being kicked out the CL! Haha. UEFA to announce the replacement at 7.30 apparently! Not sure which method they use to select, some people reckon Arsenal will fill the void, as the highest ranked team, not to be automatically be in the tournament! Whacky 😆

  • 45 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    I would say thats a certainty and a 3-5 year contract…otherwise I dont see why he would sign

    I am still not changing my name though haha

  • 46 pardew no 1 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    barton having medical

  • 47 HaZ-NUFC // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:33 PM


  • 48 israeli_fan // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    hey guys

    the israeli media claims sulley muntari is on his way to newcastle… probably bartons direct replacement.

    still, i dont understand how we get rid of our best player.. i didnt see tottenham release modric on a free or arsenal with fabregas and nasri


  • 49 King07 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Goodbye Barton!
    don’t think there are replacement ….
    The board is $HITE…GET OUT ASHLEY!

  • 50 RUNAWAY777 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    barton having medical now hes just been on twitter for f**k sake what go on say he does not what to go but his hands are ties thats it lads

  • 51 drongo // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    Sad sad day if JB signs for mincers park

    Firstly because we lose a player who never gives up and can push a team forwards.

    Secondly because by signing a contract with QPR hes showing just marginally more ambition than Nolan, and I thought he was better than that.

    If JB stayed he would still be on a free next summer, mincers park would prob go down, and his mates at Jazz Mag FC would probably have been promoted and he could go there with his head held high all round.

  • 52 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    WWJBD, as with the Barton dressing room bust up. Paper talk. No one knows if Pardew does have gambling debts to Ashley. Although Pardew has said in an interview. That he had no contact with Ashley till he was offered the job.

    In the Sunderland game yesterday Wickham was put on as a sub. He had a chance at goal but kicked well over. He is now known as High Wickham.

  • 53 RUNAWAY777 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:37 PM

    and on norteast news ashleys wins again we cant let him get away with all this we will not have team soon lads down hill now

  • 54 pardew no 1 // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    now can we get pieters coz their is 65 k off the bill

  • 55 WWJBD // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:40 PM


    True true but I am just defending Pardew before he is blamed….I really dont think he has much room to wiggle in terms of the transfer goings on and he always looks heart broken in interviews after things like this happen

  • 56 CynicalasEva // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    steady scotty – you got me all excited

    “pardew had just been sacked”

  • 57 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    Scottwilsonecho Scott Wilson
    Barton not doing himself any favours with these contract Tweets. There was a contract offer Joey – you refused to sign it. Simple.

  • 58 murvar // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    Barton having medical at QPR. The Gambler wants him out – end of. No more players will mess with the heirarchy at SJP now – he’s ruthless. Let’s just hope this balances the wage bill so Pieters and maybe Maiga can be signed quickly.

  • 59 CynicalasEva // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Im guessing the ‘negger’ camp will be swelled after JB deprture and the ‘real’ probability of yet another host of excuses for not following up transfers – even though some of the players wanted to come.

    But still 50K turn out on Saturday to cheer ‘the team’/ Dont know why we are a laughing stock!

  • 60 Lee Dodd // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Loosing Carroll Then Nolan Then Jose then Joey Barton our 4 Best Players is a Quality Cock up. Who will we get ??? No One !!!! Fat Mike wont spend the money on quality players that we need !!!! If he was going to get them we would have Pieters and a Quality Striker in 2 months ago !!!! Next to Go Will be Tiote !!!!!!

  • 61 Lee Dodd // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    If Pardew had any Bollocks He would Resign !!!!

  • 62 Geordiedoonsooth // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Bye Bye Barton and good riddance he’s a thug & only had 1 decent season with us

  • 63 Graeme // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Bartoon gets the security of a Contract that he doesn’t have today. He will have a release clause in his contract if (WHEN) QPR go down, which effectively gives him a “free” in 12 months time.

    If he gets a pay rise to join, he’s better off all round, so who can blame him for joining. FCB via Lambsarse has made it clear Joey is not welcome at SJP despite Pardwho’s desire to keep Joey here – lets be honest, Pardwho has no more sway at Sid James’ than you or I do!!

  • 64 Geordiedoonsooth // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Lee Dodd what are you smoking Carroll, Nolan, Enrique & Barton our 4 best players?. 1 Carroll the fee was to big to turn down & he isn’t exactly setting the world alight at Liverpool, 2. Nolan wouldn’t get a game in the current midfield, 3. Enrique hasn’t wanted to play since January and didn’t play well in the last few games, 4. Barton has had 1 decent season out of four and he is nothing but trouble.

  • 65 wynsleap // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Geordiedoonsooth – Agree with your comments apart from Enrique who should never have been allowed to leave.
    Anyway those four were’nt our best players as Colo is and Jonas not far behind.

  • 66 magpie6699 // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Didn’t we go through all this when he twattered a few weeks ago, was fined, put on transfer list as a free blah blah blah? Did you really think he would see out his year when the cash register started ringing in his ears. So long JB, it’s been a roller-coaster! Was very unhappy when you came, deeply unhappy when you committed another offence whilst a Toon player (wanted us to sack you when you were in prison but we stuck by you) and haven’t appreciated the big (electronic?) mouth. Did appreciate the efforts last year – for which you have been paid handsomely. Ta ta .

  • 67 Lee Dodd // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Tell you what Then How about 4 Alan Smiths and 3 James Perches Then ??? Is Ba and Shola Better Than Andy Carroll ??? Who have we to control the Midfield now Then ?? Yes Coloccini is Awsome . Ryan Taylor is ok But Not a Quality Left Back !!! We cant keep selling and Not replacing players and hope to get the best from free transfers !!!! This Season We just hoof the ball up the middle for Shola to get hold of it and he is NOT THE MAN TO DO THAT !!!!

  • 68 Hunta // Aug 24, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    i might not be in the real here but if we can get say cissokho/pieters in, maybe barnetta and a number 9 then i will be very happy. I think whats so frustrating is that we are close to having a very decent and quite exciting looking team, just needs that extra few spaces filled. my cashley can keep the change.
    and more on this story. go danny boy! I think This lad has something

  • 69 toon-hendy // Aug 25, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Barton doesn’t really have the choice to be honest. He could take a 4-5 year contract with QPR or a 1 with NUFC.. What if he gets a serious injury towards the end of this season and nobody will want to sign him?? Then he’ll be screwed! What would you do with your own personal jobs :S ?

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