NUFC fans baffled as Premier League trio look set to beat Jamaal Lascelles to England call-up

Some frustrating news for Jamaal Lascelles and NUFC fans hoping to see the skipper make the upcoming England squad, with the Times suggesting that Premier League centre-backs James Tarkowski, Ben Mee and Alfie Mawson are ahead of him in the pecking order.

This comes from the Times’ Matt Hughes, who reveals that Southgate WILL hand a first England call-up to Burnley’s James Tarkowski for the upcoming friendlies with Holland and Italy, whilst Burnley’s Ben Mee and Swansea’s Alfie Mawson are also mentioned – but no Jamaal Lascelles.

In fairness, Burnley have enjoyed an excellent season, with only Man City, Man Utd and Tottenham conceding less goals than them, however I imagine Alfie Mawson’s potential inclusion over the NUFC skipper has left a few scratching their chin.

Here’s a snippet from Hughes’ piece on Southgate’s potential call-ups at centre-back:

‘James Tarkowski, the Burnley defender, is set to receive a first England call-up when Gareth Southgate names his squad tomorrow for this month’s friendlies against Holland and Italy.

‘Southgate’s central defensive plans have been thrown into flux by injuries to Phil Jones and the loss of form experienced by Gary Cahill and Michael Keane. As a result the England manager is looking other options, with Swansea’s Alfie Mawson and Tarkowski’s Burnley team-mate Ben Mee also under consideration.’

Don’t get me wrong, Mawson has performed well for Swansea in recent months, however Lascelles has been the shining light at Newcastle this season, barely putting a foot wrong all season – all whilst being the league’s youngest captain at 24.



Interestingly, a few fans have raised a valid point on the matter. Some have stated that it’s our gain and their loss, worrying that he’d be sold in the summer if he impressed at the World Cup, however other sections of supporters are frustrated to hear he may be overlooked once again:

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Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “NUFC fans baffled as Premier League trio look set to beat Jamaal Lascelles to England call-up

  1. This is funny stuff.

    “Some frustrating news for Jamaal Lascelles and NUFC fans hoping to see the skipper make the upcoming England squad, with the Times suggesting that Premier League centre-backs James Tarkowski, Ben Mee and Alfie Mawson are ahead of him in the pecking order.”

    “In fairness, Burnley have enjoyed an excellent season, with only Man City, Man Utd and Tottenham conceding less goals than them,”

    “Don’t get me wrong, Mawson has performed well for Swansea in recent months”

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  2. Rob Brown:
    This is funny stuff.

    “Some frustrating news for Jamaal Lascelles and NUFC fans hoping to see the skipper make the upcoming England squad, with the Times suggesting that Premier League centre-backs James Tarkowski, Ben Mee and Alfie Mawson are ahead of him in the pecking order.”

    “In fairness, Burnley have enjoyed an excellent season, with only Man City, Man Utd and Tottenham conceding less goals than them,”

    “Don’t get me wrong, Mawson has performed well for Swansea in recent months”

    ?

    All three have performed well (that’s obvious if they’re being looked at by England), but why is this ‘funny stuff’? Just because the three CB’s mentioned have been good does not mean it seems unfair that an outstanding Jamaal Lascelles hasn’t been looked at..

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