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2 & 1/2 Villans Called Up To England

Steve McClaren has called up to Villans and one half Villa for the 26-man England squad for the Israel and Russia Euro 2008 qualifiers.

Ashley Young has earnt a full call up and Gareth Barry has retained his place. We also have on loan keeper Scott Carson in the squad.

England face Israel on Saturday 8 September at Wembley, (live on BBC) and Russia the following Wednesday (12th) at 8pm (also live on the BBC)

The squad is:
Paul Robinson Tottenham Hotspur
David James Portsmouth
Scott Carson Aston Villa (on loan)
Micah Richards Manchester City
Wes Brown Manchester United
Rio Ferdinand Manchester United
John Terry Chelsea
Ashley Cole Chelsea
Sol Campbell Portsmouth
Phil Neville Everton
Nicky Shorey Reading
David Bentley Blackburn Rovers
Steven Gerrard Liverpool
Frank Lampard Chelsea
Joe Cole Chelsea
Shaun Wright-Phillips Chelsea
Michael Carrick Manchester United
Gareth Barry Aston Villa
Stewart Downing Middlesbrough
Owen Hargreaves Manchester United
Ashley Young Aston Villa
Alan Smith Newcastle United
Michael Owen Newcastle United
Peter Crouch Liverpool
Andrew Johnson Everton
Jermain Defoe Tottenham Hotspur




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 31 2007

Time: 12:28PM

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Great news for all 3 of them! Ashley has earnt it and GB finally seems to have earnt himslef a regular slot in the squad! About time!
DeanoVilla
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31/08/2007 12:31:00

It was only a matter of time. Well done Ash.
Adam Deuce
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31/08/2007 12:31:00

Well done. Young will be our player of the season, I know it's early but this lad has improved imensly over the last few months, with both us and the U21's
*Holte*End*Star*
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31/08/2007 12:47:00

Only a matter of time before we have another 3-4 names up there. C'mon the villa!!
son_of_cher
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31/08/2007 12:51:00

I think Young shoudl start!! He's a lot better on the left wing than Joe "I'm going to beat a man then cut back and pass it backwards" Cole. At least Ashley gets to the byline and gets some balls into the box!! Baird an international standard RB had a torrid time against him!! Israel would be seriously scared of his pace!!
tdiddyo
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31/08/2007 13:00:00

Fantastic news for all three of them, although McClaren will probably stick Ashley in Goal.
andrew144
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31/08/2007 13:38:00

When Young signed I was saying what a terrible waste of money he was shows what I know
Pking
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31/08/2007 14:03:00

Well done lads!! Excellent - now get Carson signed up permanantly!
deano.avfc
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31/08/2007 16:14:00

Sign Jermaine Defoe today and we'll have FOUR players in the squad!! Now there's a thought, eh Martin? Congrats to all three Villans.
glensider
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31/08/2007 17:54:00

 

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