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Matty Longstaff Gets Full Debut For England Under-20s

Matty Longstaff made his first start for the England under-20s in their 3-0 win against Iceland. He was substituted in the 72nd minute for Ipswitch’s Flynn Downes.

Matty made his debut last Thursday as a 72nd-minute substitute in a 4-0 win at Portugal. Today he got the start and had a terrific runout. Joining him in the starting line-up were former Magpie youth players Lewis Gibson, now at Everton, and Marcus Tavernier, now with Middlesborough.

It’s been a great week for some of Newcastle’s youngsters. Matty Longstaff has appeared in both matches for England’s under-20 team. Just yesterday, 17-year-old Joe White finished playing three games in a week for the England under-18s.

Also today, 18-year-old center-back Oisin McEntee started for the Republic of Ireland under-19 team in their 0-2 loss to Austria in a Euro Under-19 qualifier. On Thursday, McEntee scored a goal for Ireland in their 2-1 loss to Switzerland. He also started in Ireland’s massive 13-0 win against Gibraltar on Saturday.

2 comments so far

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 19, 2019 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Just a fan we get it. You don’t care enough about anything but your own entertainment to have a cause.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 19, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Doesn’t take much for Munster to continue his alternative narrative to the Benitez problem he has been confounded by all these years, one article with Rafa as the subject and he spills out horribly like a kicked-over gut bin.

    Benitez approaches the club not the other way round. He tries to stop a freefall but doesn’t quite manage it. He is berated by Munster for his failure and capitulation.

    Benitez decides to stake his reputation and skill on sticking with nufc and with a virtually zero net spend builds a championship winning squad. Munster berates him for being defensive and full and capitulating and not being runaway promotees at the half way point. We are promoted as champions with a sizeable goal difference.

    Benitez invests himself and his coaching team in the area, the fans, the academy and the squad and begins the struggle to build a solid base to progress using scant investment. Munster berates him for lack of attacking intent and failed player purchases, despite there being little or no budget. We finish higher than expected twice against odds and expectations of fans and pundits alike.

    We are supposed to believe, after all this has happened, when Munster and like minded carpers insist that Benitez has left simply to pack his pockets with money. Not that he took stock of the hopelessness of the situation, his career and the careers of his staff and took a job that would safeguard them. Rather than believe his very own words, we are supposed to believe the entirely guesswork conspiracy theory of Munster, the man who was wrong about him all those years.


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