Dan Gosling Named In England U21 Squad


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).



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69 comments so far

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Have we signed anybody today ?

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #2

    1st and 2nd !!!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Carlton Cole rumors are making me cringe.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #4

    so barton goes and we get no one ,true

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #5

    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

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #6

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

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  • scotty17321

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #7

    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

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #8

    change

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #9

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

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  • Good luck lad.

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #11

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

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #12

    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

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  • Andy

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #13

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

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  • daztoon

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #14

    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

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #15

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

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #16

    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.

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #17

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

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  • nyctoon

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #18

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

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #19

    pizzcatochan
    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?

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  • cyprus

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #20

    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

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  • arcarius

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #21

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

    😥 😥 😥

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #22

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

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  • 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.

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #24

    @WWJBD, me being too serious. LOL

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  • cyprus

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #25

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

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #26

    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?

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #27

    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

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #28

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

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  • scotty17321

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #29

    @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.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #30

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

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  • cyprus

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #31

    Pizzi, Pardew ‘resigning’ in 4 something years

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #32

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

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  • ferritass

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #33

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

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #34

    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.

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  • daztoon

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #35

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

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #36

    I just want Ashley to leave instead of Barton.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #37

    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

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  • cyprus

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #38

    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.

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  • tom tomb

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #39

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

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  • scotty17321

    Aug 24, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #40

    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 !!

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