Barkley recalled by England

Thursday 16 March 2017  20 Comments  [Jump to last]
Ross Barkley has been rewarded for his recent good form with selection to the England senior squad.

Three Lions coach Gareth Southgate watched the Everton star in action against West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park last Saturday and was impressed enough to recall him to national team having excluded him thus far.

Barkley travelled to Euro2016 last summer but spent the entirety of England's time in the tournament on the bench and Southgate elected not to call him up for any of last autumn's World Cup qualifiers.

He will hopefully now get a chance to impress in the upcoming games against Germany and Lithuania as the only representative from Everton in this month's squad.  

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Steve Ferns
1 Posted 16/03/2017 at 18:24:45
Just in time for him to be tapped up then.
Brian Porter
2 Posted 16/03/2017 at 18:57:00
Congratulations Ross. All thanks to Koeman's influence on his game I think. Now, get that contract signed lad.
Brian Hennessy
3 Posted 16/03/2017 at 19:04:37
Well deserved - and I am far more confident of him signing a new deal than Lukaku, or of us getting a new stadium
Dermot Byrne
4 Posted 16/03/2017 at 20:18:19
4 posts here. Nobody likes good news. Seems we prefer to wallow in the theatre of agents and the media. Then when the end of all this comes, probably not all we want but not all our fears, the frankly hysterical posts (including some of my own) will just seem silly in the cold light.

I think as well as great debate, here on TW we also whip ourselves into a frenzy and feel the need to post any old shit – just like this utterly pointless post from me!

Joe O'Brien
5 Posted 16/03/2017 at 20:24:52
Number 5 on the way Dermot.Hard work pays off Ross..a well deserved recall. Playing some good stuff with us lately after a slow start to the season. Confidence looks to be back and you can see it in your play. Please sign on the dotted line. You'll be huge for us in the coming years.
Dermot Byrne
6 Posted 16/03/2017 at 20:36:02
Ta Joe. That is as welcome as escaping to the pub to check that The Voice and the X-Factor are indeed garbage.
Tony Hill
7 Posted 16/03/2017 at 20:49:23
Excellent. I think he will thrive at international level if allowed an extended run. We should relish watching this player who is in the finest tradition of our club. He's got his best years ahead of him, having emerged from the confusion into which an England manager initially plunged him just as he was starting to flourish.
James Stewart
8 Posted 16/03/2017 at 21:15:46
Pleased for Ross but England, yawn wake me up when the real football starts again.
Tony Abrahams
9 Posted 16/03/2017 at 21:46:35
Carrying on from Dermot's post4, but can you imagine all the arl arses, talking to Ross next week? Fuckin hell lad, you can sign a pre-contract for another club, in 9 months, an they will only have to pay a development fee! Lad, you can probably make herself ten mill, out of this, just for signing for someone else, an that's before yer wages kid!

How the fuck Everton, have allowed this contract to run down, is fucking crazy, lets hope such amateurism, doesn't back-fire on us big time?

Dermot Byrne
10 Posted 16/03/2017 at 21:50:55
This site now is like the few old drunks left at the end of a party who want it to go on forever. Time for bed lads. Tomorrow you'll get another juicy rumour and/or press conference
Will Mabon
11 Posted 17/03/2017 at 05:02:06
Glad to see him rightly recognized again. His performances for England have mostly been impressive.

I think Southgate will keep the right spirit and culture in the squad as far as possible. I have a no-evidence suspicion that Ross was the victim of player cliques and factions or similar last time out. The only outfield player that didn't feature at all despite the stultifying crap the team struggled to serve up.

I almost shuddered then, remembering it.

Tony Abrahams
12 Posted 17/03/2017 at 07:45:07
He was very lucky to be in the squad Will, because his form had been awful, just like every other player who played for us had been, in the last three months of last season.
Mike Green
13 Posted 17/03/2017 at 08:00:36
That's great news and should do wonders for his confidence. All credit to Ross for turning it around, and for Ron in helping him get there.
Colin Glassar
14 Posted 17/03/2017 at 11:09:52
I see Del has been called up for the Spanish grown-up squad. Is there hope for him (at Goodison) yet?
Minik Hansen
15 Posted 17/03/2017 at 15:14:10
Colin, time will tell, let's hope so that he does so good Koeman welcomes him back to strengthen the squad for likely Europe next season.

As for Barkley, boost for his confidence is very much welcome. COYB.

Will Mabon
16 Posted 17/03/2017 at 16:08:03
Tony, 12 - his form was lacking for Everton at the time for sure. Still, they chose to include him... and he's always performed well for England.

Something to look forward to...

Tom Bowers
17 Posted 17/03/2017 at 16:18:50
Good for Ross, although I don't really worry about the English squad. Like all managers Southgate has his pets.

He has some strange picks. Why Shaw of Man Utd when he is a regular sicknote and not even in the Man Utd squad?

Defoe and Vardy have had their best days so why not look forward and go with the younger guys?

Liam Reilly
18 Posted 17/03/2017 at 19:19:15
Incredible that Deulofeu moves to AC Milan and is immediately called up. He's hardly being setting the place on fire.

As regards Ross; the club needs to sort this out sharpish or he'll be a Tottenham player next season.

Terry Underwood
19 Posted 18/03/2017 at 14:54:36
Will admit to being a harsh critic of Barkley in the past, but the new boss has awoken something in him... Kick on, lad!
Paul Birmingham
20 Posted 18/03/2017 at 19:23:30
Well earned by Ross, and made up for him. Now is his time and Koeman will help him get even better.

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