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England U21s: The Young Lions

Started on 9 May 2014 by cfcmarkt
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Race for U21s job goes on

One month after Stuart Pearce was fired on the 19th June 2013, The FA are yet to announce his replacement. Pearce’s qualification form was great however he lost all three of the games in the finals and did not have his contract renewed after.

Gareth Southgate is heavily expected to become the new U21s manager. He has international experience as a player famously missing a penalty in the 1996 Euro Semi Final against Germany. He managed Middlesbrough for over three years in which they slipped down and were relegated from the premier league.

Steve Mcclaren also a former Middlesbrough manager has also been strongly connected with the post. He guided the club to a Uefa Cup final where they were humiliated. He had an unsuccessful spell as England Manager and was labelled as a ‘wally with a brolly’ before moving to Fc Twente where he showed he was a good club manager.

Tim Sherwood the Tottenham Coach has also been linked with the job with many saying that the coaches brilliant qualities at working with youngsters was one of the reasons he should be considered. He has yet to manage a club and was appointed coach by Harry Redknapp.

Lastly rumours have been spreading that there have been meetings between FA representitives and both Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew. These meetings have not been confirmed but Alan Pardew is expected to become the new England U21s manager by many people in Newcastle.
I did it with Sherwood and got the sack for failing to qualify for Euro '15. My bad. Pardew is a good shout! Good luck :)
fmhunter Thanks mate, you were unlucky to get knocked out with a last minute goal.
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I sat waiting patiently, staring into my pint of beer waiting for Dyke to arrive. He walked across, a bag was tied round his waste as if he was a paper boy. He calls for a waiter and says ‘hello’ in a sharp voice before we begin with business. He orders a red wine before sitting down and placing a contract on the table. I sign it with utter conviction that this is the job for me and pass it back with such pace that it startles him, but soon he signs it himself. I talk to him about his expectations, he replies ‘you must not just qualify, you must get out of the groups’, I nod my head and murmur in agreement before standing up and walking away into the London night.

Pardew out Wise in for Newcastle

After a mystery man (believed to be Alan Pardew) was spotted in a London restaurant with FA Chairman Dyke last night, the FA have announced they will hold a press conference at 2:00 PM today to announce the new manager of England U21s. As well as this Mike Ashley was spotted in Newcastle restaurant Hotel Du Vin with their former Director of Football Dennis Wise who is now expected to become their first team manager.

Both Gareth Southgate and Tim Sherwood have publicly ruled themselves out of getting the job with Southgate saying he feels the pressure of management put too much strain on him and his wife Alison whereas Sherwood said he is not yet ready to become a manager.

1:30 we have taken our seats in the packed out interview room to await the announcement.

1:50 Greg Dyke (the chairman), Alex Horne (the general secretary), and David Gill and Roger Burden (the vice chairmen) have entered the room.

1:55 Greg Dyke: I would like to thank you all for your patience the new U21s manager will be out in 5 minutes.

1:56 John Bennett (bbc sport): Is the new manager Alan Pardew.

1:57 David Gill: we will not be answering any questions until 2:05 thank you.

2:00 Greg Dyke: I apologise but there will be a 5 minute delay to procedings.

2:05 Greg Dyke: I am delighted to present the new England U21s manager Peter Beardsley.

2:06 Peter Beardsley: Hello I am proud to become the Englands U21s manager.

2:07 David Gill: You have no managerial experience how do you think you will fare?

2:08 Peter Beardsley: I have experience of managing the Newcastle U21 squad and I believe I can translate those skills into success at this level.

2:09 Lee Ryder (evening chronicle (Newcastle)): You have left Newcastle U21s without a manger, will David Wise be your replacement.

2:10 Peter Beardsley: I have received no confirmation of that.

2:11 Greg Dyke: Ok, that concludes the press conference, thank you all for attending.

2:15 well that is a shock appointment but it will be interesting to see how Beardsley steps up to his first managerial job.
nice story mate! enjoying it.
thefmboss: thanks mate, glad you like it.

Peter Beardsley announces his first U21s squad.

Peter Beardsley the former Newcastle and Liverpool player who left his job as Newcastle reserves manager has chosen his first England U21s squad. Beardsley had to deal with injuries to key players Andre Wisdom and Raheem Sterling. His 21 man squad is below.

Jack Butland, Sam Johnstone and George Long.

Dan Burn, Callum Chambers, Harry Maguire, Liam Moore, Jack Robinson, Luke Shaw, John Stones.

Nathaniel Chalobah, Tom Ince, Ravel Morrison, Nick Powell, Nathan Redmond, James Ward-Prowse, Wilifred Zaha.

Hallam Hope, Danny Ings, Harry Kane, Connor Wickham.

Kane shows class as islanders brushed aside

England U21s produced a sensational performance to gain a 4-0 victory away to Faroe Islands U21s without breaking a sweat in Beardsley’s first game in charge.

The starting line ups:

England started the game well and after 15 minutes Harry Kane nodded the ball down to Tom Ince who fired the ball into the net. Nick Powell doubled the lead with a long range goal after surging through midfield. Harry Kane got in on the scoring as he headed home a good cross from Wilifred Zaha. Half Time: Faroe Islands 0-3 England.

England started strong again and after 50 minutes the captain James Ward Prowse scored a goal to create a 4 goal gap. England continued to play strongly however didn’t really push for another goal and ended up top of the group after this victory. Full Time: Faroe Islands 0-4 England.

We spoke to England captain James Ward Prowse who said ‘I feel that it is a great result for the team. Yes there will be better teams to come up against like Austria and Switzerland but I am confident that performance shows we can qualify.

Peter Beardsley was unavailable for comment however in a press conference after the game he said he was ‘proud of the team’ and that he hopes that they ‘can build on the performance to maintain such brilliant form’.

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