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Fans Have Their Say On Sean Longstaff For Future England Call-up After Kosovo Match


England have defeated Kosovo 5-3 this evening to make it four wins from four in Group A of the 2020 Euro Qualifiers. While England were never really in peril of losing, they came up against a Kosovo side who were up for the match.

Some England and Newcastle fans alike were wondering if Declan Rice was the best choice for the midfield after tonight’s performance. Earlier this week, Isaac Hayden had spoken about how his path was blocked by Rice and Jordan Henderson.

However, it was another name who many fans were mentioning as a possible option for the England midfield. While he is still getting back to his best, Sean Longstaff was getting some recognition for a possible call-up.


45 comments so far

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Sep 10, 2019 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Longstaff is perhaps a little slow. That’s the only “weakness” I can see. But he reads the game so well, has such good anticipation, is so rarely out of his place in both the defensive and offensive shape that it possibly doesn’t really matter. He’s 22, by the time he’s 25 he could be a very very fine player.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Sep 10, 2019 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #2

    not quite 22

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 10, 2019 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Nicky, agree. Bit slow, possibly under confident re his body at the moment and not playing well. But better than Rice. Obviously his development is over now though because rafa is gone.

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  • lesh

    Sep 10, 2019 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #4

    BBB

    Have I died?

    Sorry pal, not yet. I’ll let you know.

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  • lesh

    Sep 11, 2019 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #5

    A little music to say goodnight to the twilight shift and in particular those that object to bands they’ve never heard of. Maybe they should have got out more when they were younger.

    http://bit.ly/2LJj57t

    No matter, Joe Brown’s a good act

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  • lesh

    Sep 11, 2019 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #6

    And for those who’s tastes are wider….

    http://bit.ly/2LIxp01

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  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 11, 2019 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #7

    Thanks for the music links Lesh. Glad you are still amongst the living! 😉

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  • lesh

    Sep 11, 2019 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #8

    ChicoUSA

    Now then Chico and I hope you’re well. I had a feeling that Cooder and Flaco might’ve smoked you out.

    And I see yer man Trump’s got his sacking head back on – he must’ve felt the need to show the world he’s not the trigger happy oaf he’s thought to be.

    Time to batten down the hatches methinks.

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  • Bring back benitez

    Sep 11, 2019 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #9

    Lesh,

    Wrong person pal!

    Munster, awnser the questions please

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  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 11, 2019 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #10

    lesh @8
    “Time to batten down the hatches methinks”

    Aye, for all of us! Yanks and UK folks in same or similar nightmare it seems.

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  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 11, 2019 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #11

    BBB
    Like your gravatar….reminds me of better days.

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  • Bring back benitez

    Sep 11, 2019 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Me to Chico mate,

    When we could dream pal!

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  • lesh

    Sep 11, 2019 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #13

    Chico

    It’s as if people in the UK can’t see what they’re being led into – much the same as Stateside three years back. There are none so blind as those that will not see.

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  • lesh

    Sep 11, 2019 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #14

    Chico

    An old timer having fun to the music of the Dead

    https://youtu.be/qz9OAVExL2g

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  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 11, 2019 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #15

    lesh @14
    Who says music cannot heal us?!!! That old guy is awesome!

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  • lesh

    Sep 11, 2019 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #16

    Chico

    Yup, he’s been a Dead-head in his time and still enjoying it.

    Take care Chico, I’m ready for my bed.

    Be safe and be lucky.

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  • Bambams

    Sep 11, 2019 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #17

    Managed to watch the game over here in Florida, on some stream but no sound in the bar.

    Twenty TV screens but no sound for the match.

    Looks like we will struggle to watch the Rugby World Cup over here as well. Time difference has the England match v USA kicking off at around 6am USA time.

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  • dannyboy

    Sep 11, 2019 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #18

    Lads, i was on holiday and missed watching the match for the 1st time in years. What i wondering is how Bruce set up? Was it like the spurs tactics (rafas tactics) of 5-4-1 without ball but 3-4-3 with ball with atsu and almiron on wings. Or did he play like 1st 2 ganes and pre season and play 3-5-2 with almirom in behind joelinton and 3 centre mids because that just doesn’t suit us imo. And how did we play? Did they fight for the manager and give their all ? Losing Ritchie and saint Maximin cant help him in terms of creating chances so sympathise.

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  • dannyboy

    Sep 11, 2019 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #19

    We rely just need to keep score down against pool Saturday and aim for 4 points from Brighton and Leicester but easier said than done

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  • carltoon

    Sep 11, 2019 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #20

    They were set up 3 back and wing backs. Almiron behind Joelinton. Longstaff didn’t play well. I think he should have brought Shelvey on. We played better in the second half.

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  • carltoon

    Sep 11, 2019 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #21

    Miggy missed a couple of sitters.

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  • Bring back benitez

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:39 AM

    Comment #22

    Munster!?!

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  • one fine day

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:55 AM

    Comment #23

    Just on previous
    Matt Richie is just the epitome of the perfect pro .works his bits off .Fearless and comes up with the goals when we need them.Pretty much the opposite off that sad sack trying to peddle a book at the moment .
    Still don’t really get the grief he gets here on matchdays

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  • one fine day

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:59 AM

    Comment #24

    dannyboy

    Sep 11, 2019 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #19
    I think if we go there trying to keep the score down they will murder us .
    much prefer to keep it as tight as a gnats arse and use our pace to hit them on the break .you never know.
    aim for the stars n hit the moon n all that.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 11, 2019 at 5:43 AM

    Comment #25

    Morning everyone.

    If anyone fancies reading into how finances work in football, this is an interesting twitter feed (from SwissRamble) https://twitter.com/SwissRamble/status/1171310993445666816

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  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 11, 2019 at 5:49 AM

    Comment #26

    This one picture being the best, it shows in 2017/18 we were one of only 6 EPL clubs that made a profit, and second to Arsenal, we made £42m profit – so where did the money go?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEFYhRNXkAApJs3?format=jpg&name=large

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2019 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #27

    “Obviously his development is over now though because rafa is gone”

    Let him go Munster, he’s gone, you’ll soon find someone more relevant to “critique” you need help old son.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 11, 2019 at 6:29 AM

    Comment #28

    Dubai

    Without looking into it, he took £30m out to repay a loan he’d gave the club.

    You know the loan he doesn’t want repaid and wont take back from the club.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2019 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #29

    Mindshaft? Or was it Moonraker, I hope Sterling gets a full 90 because I normally captain him in my FF team, if City are winning comfortably on the hour he might be taken off, did De Bruyne play the full 90 against Scotland anyone?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2019 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #30

    OP,
    Was that the loan that the credible journalist who “interviewed” him never mentioned when he spewed that blatant lie?

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 11, 2019 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #31

    BBB

    You’d be better asking my dog a question, it responds and knows more about football than Munster.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 11, 2019 at 6:43 AM

    Comment #32

    JFA

    Could be or it maybe the other 12m he took out.

    40m+ in 3 years.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2019 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #33

    OP,
    What a shame they couldn’t stitch him up with Caulkin live on TV, thinks he’s walking in to an interview with that David Craig and bang, Geordie Caulkin is sitting there.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2019 at 6:50 AM

    Comment #34

    No rehearsed questions or answers, he’d be squirming.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Sep 11, 2019 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #35

    That reminds me of my favourite all-time comment.

    “My red setter Charlie could do a far better job of coaching the side than Alan Pardew. In fact he could do a giant steaming dump in the technical area, and “it” could a better job.”

    OMG! 🙂

    Bit hard on Pardew that, to be fair, who did a half decent job all told with the customary short Ashley blanket, but unforgettable comment nonetheless by some wag on here.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2019 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #36

    Nicky,
    Pardew done ok under the constraints he was working under, his problem was he appeared happy with those conditions and helped promote them, then made bizarre excuse when things didn’t go well rather than admit the situation was messed up, he got out as soon as he could.

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  • hibbit

    Sep 11, 2019 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #37

    Interesting day ahead,

    Ashley Armstrong, retail editor of the Times, also spoke to Radio 5 Live’s Wake Up To Money about Sports Direct. Journalists have been banned from the annual general meeting today.

    “It’s not a good look,” she says, adding the company had previously opened its doors to the media with visits to its head office at the height of a row about treatment of its workers.

    The company is on an acquisition-spree, led by chief executive and founder Mike Ashley. “He’s a casino player and likes making bets. If he makes ten bets and three of them come off that’s alright by him,” she says.

    That does not always go down well shareholders who want better communication from the company.

    Posted at 6:216:21
    Mike Ashley won’t go ‘without a fight’

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Wake Up To Money

    Mike Ashley
    PA MediaCopyright: PA Media
    Sports Direct’s annual general meeting is being held and founder Mike Ashley is facing calls to step aside.

    Russ Mould of AJ Bell told Radio 5 Live’s Wake Up To Money: “He owns 61.5% of the company I can’t see him going without a fight”.

    “He has been the driving the force behind what has been for a long time has been a phenomenal success. Don’t forget he set this up with one shop in 1982.”

    The company is still worth £1.9bn even though the shares are at a nine-year low. Opinions are divided.

    “Some still think he’s a retail genius and he’s buying up these brands so he can build a range of brands, fight back and get the department store concept going,” said Mr Mould.

    Others, he said, think he is an opportunist – buying stock and inventory cheaply through all the deals to build the “Harrods of the High Street” and the “Selfridges of Sport”.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Sep 11, 2019 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #38

    Yeah, fair comment. Didn’t push Ashley.

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 11, 2019 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #39

    Everything he touches turns to sh*t.

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