Date: 7th February 2011 at 9:22am
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United striker gets Under 19 call-up…

Sheffield United’s in-form Academy striker Jordan Slew has been called up to the England Under-19 squad to replace Southampton hot shot Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Slew, who has been prolific for the Blades’ Under 18 team this season could feature in the game at Chesterfield’s b2net stadium next week.

The striker has made several appearances from the bench for United, leaving many crying out for him to be given a more extended opportunity.

What we must remember is, that this can often be a publicity move by the FA, including a local based player in the squad to generate interest from nearby fans who may have previously passed up the opportunity to go.

Regardless, it will give Slew an opportunity show Blades boss Micky Adams that he is capable of doing it at a higher level, as he pushes for a place in the Blades first-team more frequently.

 

16 Replies to “Young Blade gets England Call”

  • I understand what you say about the FA including a local player as PR but the fixture was sold out even before Slew was on the standby list so it looks like his inclusion is mostly, if not entirely, on merit. Good luck to the lad!

  • another quality youngster coming through…….quick blades board make the phone calls quick and get rid of him!!! t0553ers!!!

  • Something good at a time when all is doom and gloom – unless you happen to be BFL who has made negativity into an art form – you must have a pretty depressing life BFL!

  • if he gets into the first team and really performs he will be sold off…..simple as that what’s wrong with stating an absolute fact harrogate? you know im right!!!

  • You do make a fair point sometimes bfl and this is one of them, if he does get into the first team and performs well we all know he will be sold especially if we go down, which looks as what will be happening shortly On the other hand well done to the lad he’s been unlucky not to get a run in the first team before now.

  • see i get wat bfl is saying an like blades 1984 sed we probably will but my point is bfl its about slew getting in england U19 squad were is the praise for him no u turned it to a negativity straight away

  • i have congratulated this lad numerous times kop….he’s something different!!! like ive said id give him a starting berth against millwall.

  • By the way i get really excited when i glance across to the league table and think we have 2 games in hand over Palace, and reality hits and we actually dont. Could it be changed as im currently in the, win our games in hand and were out of the drop zone mindset

  • By the way i get really excited when i glance across to the league table and think we have 2 games in hand over Palace, and reality hits and we actually dont. Could it be changed as im currently in the, win our games in hand and were out of the drop zone mindset

  • I just hope we understand the sell on aspect, we are a big selling club now and slew would be off if he had just 10 games and scored 5… And we would bring in a crap replacment. Hell.

  • Aorund 90 of the 92 league clubs in the country are selling clubs. Do you think Liverpool wanted to sell Torres? No! But when that sort of offer comes in you simply cannot turn it down. I don’t want to go back to the “Kyles” but when a team chasing Champions League football approaches you , (and with the attitude of today’s youngsters) there’s only going to be one thing for it. If Naughton had any sense, he would have quickly gone to Everton when he had chance where he would still be playing, but no. They saw Spurs, they saw London and they saw the fame and European football (albeit Europa as they hadn’t reached the Champions League). I don’t criticise us for selling them, no way, do you think Walker would have had an England call had he been playing for us? No way. The offer was substantial. The only criticism you can point at anyone, is perhaps the way the fee was negotiated with regards to an amount up front, (I wonder if we get an add on if he plays for England) and how it’s then reinvested. So, all this negativity about Slew leaving if he plays well, just leave it out, watch him play, realise he won’t be going to the Premier League anytime soon, hope he gets better, when he does, enjoy the job he does for us. If you remember back, Ian Ross, Nicky Law, Jamie Annerson they and others at that time played for England at junior level. Lawsy and Jamie are with the Millers and Ian Ross was turning out for Gainsborough before leaving them (off the field happenings did affect him, I’ll give him that).

  • Wow, longer than any articles recently. Also, on a more encouraging point towards Slew, he may be far from the finished product, but give him half hour or so. He’s raw, and bloody hungry as any real youngsters usually are. Let him make a name for himself.

  • Totally agree with you Sheps on the Slew comment – give Slew a real go – he’s on a personal high at the moment so let him show how good he is – let’s face it he can’t do any worse than current incumbents!!

  • I don’t have an issue with selling, it’s the lack of ROI, we invest 5 in some cases over 10 years getting these kids to pro level, do we get the return on that?

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