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Three Newcastle Players In England U18 Squad

9:00 am, Friday, June 5th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Adam Armstrong is training with the England U18 side for two games with Russia next week, and the 18 year-old Newcastle lad has again been named as captain by manager Neil Dewsnip, with regular skipper Ryan Ledson of Everton out injured.

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Adam Armstrong in England’s colors

Two other Newcastle players, goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and Daniel Barlaser, who is a 6 ft tall winger, was born in Gateshead and is of Turkish descent.

Dan Barlaser

Daniel Barlaser – young Newcastle winger

All three Newcastle youngsters are with the U-18 side this week.

Adam is just pleased we managed to avoid the drop to the Championship in our last game of the season,  and this is what he has said while preparing for the two games in Moscow next week:

“I picked up a little knock and had to miss the last game of the season, which was obviously gutting for me, but I’m ready to go now.”

“It was a massive relief that we managed to stay up, and the lads did excellent to defeat West Ham on the last day.” “Being a fan as well, that’s given me a massive buzz coming into this trip.”

“When you have the England armband, it is of course a big responsibility, but I have always believed that you should have 11 captains on the pitch – so in that sense it doesn’t make too much of a difference,” 

“It’s my first time captaining for a full trip, so of course I’m really proud. I have to admit that when I saw Lego (17 year-old Ryan Ledson of Everton) was injured, I was hoping to get it again after wearing it against Switzerland and thankfully Neil has given it to me and it’s a big boost.”

“There comes a few different responsibilities with being made captain, such as making sure the lads are all wearing the same gear when we eat and things like that, but it doesn’t really bother me, it’s something I really enjoy.”

The England manager Neil Dewsnip had this to say on the FA web-site about young Adam Armstrong:

“Adam captained the team against Switzerland at Walsall and he handled the responsibility very well.”  “He is well respected by his team-mates and it did not seem to hinder him in any way,”

“Sometimes being captain for your country can be a real challenge for some people, but he seems to relish it.”

“He scored twice last time and performed extremely well – now the challenge for him is to go out and produce the same.”

We’ll be following the two games in Moscow next week, and lets hope all three Newcastle lads get a run-out.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Adam Armstrong · Dan Barlaser · Freddie Woodman · International News · Newcastle News

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Jun 5, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Had McLaren guided Derby to a resounding Championship title win and fully restored his reputation before leaving it all behind to join us then it might have seemed a step in the right direction. The fact remains though that he didn’t and had he done so he wouldn’t be with us. We are his second choice, his fall back job, we had to rely on his being a failure to land his services. The whole thing reeks of a policy that does not demand success but merely survival in the PL.

  • 2 sparky55 // Jun 5, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Some b@st@rd has rubbed out that fcuking line again and the only bloke that’s gonna cross it is the man with the pushy white-line painty thing.

    I hear Berbatov’s available on free and he had a newcastle shirt with a picture of shearer in his bedroom for years as a young lad. If we throw in a zimmer frame we must just get him over that line if the bloke with the pushy white-line painty thing ever turns up again.

  • 3 catchy in norway // Jun 5, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    sick and tired

    wow, whilst I don’t think I would chose Steve Mac over Vieira , I do think he is ha good coach, and for you to say he is not much better than P45, just shows you know nothing about the man or his style.
    there a lot of coaches I would chose above SM, but Remi is not one of them, I think he is no better than steve mac, nor has he got that Star quality that could convince other players to join like Vieira,

    at man u SAF was the manager, but they won the treble while Steve was the no2 there, he took all the training sessions,
    he did very well at boro 7th 2 times and a cup,
    he won a league title with a club that is not one of the big teams in that league, and yes he has failed at other clubs too, but NUFC have to take some of the blame for this Derby failure, he had them flying in the first half of the season. then the players just stopped playing for him..

    he is a coach id give a chance to.

    but I would not give him any chance of success with the back room staff he has right now. and that’s the only thing wrong I see with this whole thing.

  • 4 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 5, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Has Old Blackley had a bump to the head? Bloggers like expat making his Real Dynamo Fantasy Club of Newcastle with cheeky bids for this and that player. He even keeps Armstrong in his squad and farms out Perez. You couldn’t make it up. Armstrong captaining England. OMG!

  • 5 lochinvar // Jun 5, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    At least some clubs are taking action ”

    Daily Mirror: Liverpool sack coach Mike Marsh as part of Brendan Rodgers’ backroom shake-up – reports

    And at Newcastle Charmless, Ashley, Carver , Stone and McLaren sit in a darkened room playing snap, drinking milky tea and watching repeats of The Magic Roundabout on Black and White TV.

    Perhaps they could all be moved to Beamish Museum as an attraction from the fifties.
    ( although this might be to scary for the kids )

    The TV screen flickers, the picture fades, a sign appears ” Normal Service will be resumed as soon as possible”

  • 6 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 5, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    I wouldn’t say no to SM being part of the backroom staff. But we need a manager above him to put together and fashion a team with the players he wants, not to make the best of the pieces that the comedian’s dad can get out of the bargain bucket.

    The bloke is 70. He has the most important job at a premier league club. His record of bringing in players has been average. And, as far as those players blending as a team is concerned, his record has been cr@p.

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Jun 5, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    No sell on value, therefore no way of recuperating his wages. Gomis at Swansea will never be sold but he scored a few goals. We didn’t have goals and nearly got relegated.

  • 8 croftus5678 // Jun 5, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    i’m glad we are having a clear out as those that have gone and the ober/goofy are clearly not top quality so would give us chance to get a higher quality of player in but in fairness i like abied !

    he’s a very good backup player imo a lot better than anita and more reliable than tiote and i’m pretty sure on low wages so imo i’d keep him above the rest.

    pretty sure siem will be moved into acm next season if we sign one or 2 strikers so we will need to mave some cm’s on as we have.

    abied/colback/anita/tiote/sissoko/siem/vukic/bigi/marvaux and out of those i’d choose bigi/tiote/anita/marvaux to leave.

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