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The 51 England players who are all definitely ahead of Newcastle United duo

9 months ago
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England play Croatia on Friday (12 October) and Spain on Monday (15 October).

Yet again neither Jamaal Lascelles or Jonjo Shelvey have crossed Gareth Southgate’s mind.

Despite a number of injuries/withdrawals hitting the squad, still no phone call(s) for the Newcastle pair.

Both players have impressed Newcastle fans and neutrals but seemingly not Gareth Southgate.

It isn’t even a case of thinking they should be in the first 11, or even necessarily the first 23 if everybody is fit…

You might be surprised/staggered to learn that the reality is that in the last 12 months Gareth Southgate has called up 51 (FIFTY ONE) players to his senior squad and yet neither Lascelles or Shelvey have been deemed good enough to be included.

I find it quite amazing.

I haven’t even heard of some of the 51 listed below and I also know for sure that the Newcastle pair are better than some of these characters below.

The 51 England players called up by Gareth Southgate in these past 12 months:

Goalkeepers (8)

Jordan Pickford

Jack Butland

Marcus Bettinelli

Alex McCarthy

Nick Pope

Tom Heaton

Joe Hart

Angus Gunn

Defenders (17)

Kyle Walker

John Stones

Kieran Trippier

Harry Maguire

Joe Gomez

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Ben Chilwell

Lewis Dunk

Danny Rose

Luke Shaw

James Tarkowski

Gary Cahill

Ashley Young

Phil Jones

Alfie Mawson

Ryan Bertrand

Michael Keane

Midfielders (18)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Fabian Delph

Jesse Lingard

Demarai Gray

Dele Alli

Adam Lallana

Jake Livermore

Lewis Cook

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Jack Wilshere

Jack Cork

Jordan Henderson

Eric Dier

Ross Barkley

Harry Winks

Nathaniel Chalobah

James Maddison

Mason Mount

Forwards (8)

Raheem Sterling

Danny Welbeck

Harry Kane

Marcus Rashford

Jadon Sancho

Jamie Vardy

Tammy Abraham

Dominic Solanke
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