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50 England Under-21 Players in the 2017/18 Championship

 

 

50 England Under-21 Players in the Championship 2017/18

 

 

Gk – Harry Burgoyne, Luke Southwood

Def – James Bree, Josh Dacres-Cogley, Rico Henry, Taylor Moore, Farrend Rawson, Max Lowe, Dael Fry, Joe Worrall, Max Clark, Easah Suliman, Zak Vyner, Josh Earl, Steven Sessegnon, Lloyd Kelly, Tennai Watson, Josh Emmanuel

Mid – Teddy Bishop, Andre Dozzell, Ronaldo Vieira, Harrison Chapman, James Maddison, Matty Cash, Morgan Gibbs-White, Ryan Sessegnon, Flynn Downes, Elliot Embleton, Will Miller, Tayo Edun, Matt O’Riley, Tristan Nydam, Fred Onyedinma, Callum Cooke, Ben Godfrey, Louis Reed

For – Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, Andre Green, Che Adams, Mason Bennett, Jarrod Bowen, Tyler Walker, Ben Brereton, George Hirst, Josh Maja, Donovan Wilson, Keinan Davis, Marcus Tavernier, Danny Loader, Bright Osayi-Samuel

 

 

There’s some very good young talent floating about in the Championship. It’s definitely the league to be in if you are a young player as you’ll get chances to play. A fair few of these youngsters have already played for England’s youth teams and will continue to do so. Here’s a composite team of these Under 21 footballers.

 

  1. Harry Burgoyne
  2. James Bree
  3. Rico Henry
  4. Tayo Edun
  5. Dael Fry
  6. Joe Worrall
  7. Ryan Sessegnon
  8. James Maddison
  9. Jarrod Bowen
  10. Keinan Davis
  11. Andre Green

 

 

This is an exciting team and Premier League scouts will be watching these players over the course of this season to see how they can push on & improve. It’s an exciting set of footballers and hopefully they can do well this season and beyond. The future still looks pretty good for youngsters playing for Championship clubs as the development pathways aren’t so blocked and it’s going to be very interesting to see how these fifty players can develop over the next few years.

 

 

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50 England Under-21 Players in the 2017/18 Premier League

 

 

50 England Under-21 Players in the Premier League 2017/18

 

 

Gk – Angus Gunn, Aaron Ramsdale, Freddie Woodman, Dean Henderson

Def – Jake Clarke-Salter, Fikayo Tomori, Mason Holgate, Jonjoe Kenny, Callum Connolly, Ben Chilwell, Joe Gomez, Trent Arnold,  Axel Tuanzebe, Josh Tymon, Kyle Walker-Peters, Reece Oxford, Dujon Sterling, Jay Dasilva, Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James

Mid – Lewis Cook, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Kasey Palmer, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tom Davies, Kieran Dowell, Sheyi Ojo, Josh Sims, Dele Alli, Harry Winks, Marcus Edwards, Josh Onomah, Sam Field, Angel Gomes, Mason Mount, Phil Foden, Reiss Nelson, Ovie Ejaria, Ryan Kent

For – Tammy Abraham, Izzy Brown, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ade Lookman, Demarai Gray, Dominic Solanke, Patrick Roberts, Marcus Rashford, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Adam Armstrong, Jonathan Leko

 

 

Here’s the best 50 English Under 21 players signed to Premier League clubs. Of course this is a subjective list but there are some very good players on here and who are emerging. Hopefully they’ll get plenty of gametime to develop but that is another story.

 

Here’s a potential team made up of these players.

 

  1. Angus Gunn
  2. Jonjoe Kenny
  3. Ben Chilwell
  4. Harry Winks
  5. Fikayo Tomori
  6. Joe Gomez
  7. Patrick Roberts
  8. Ruben Loftus-Cheek
  9. Tammy Abraham
  10. Dele Alli
  11. Marcus Rashford

 

 

This is a very good England Under 21 team. Already Winks, Alli & Rashford have played for England and it won’t be long till the likes of Abraham & Loftus-Cheek make the step up. It’s going to be a very interesting couple of years watching these players emerge and develop further. Let’s just hope they can fulfil their potential with England and in the Premier League.

 

 

Free Agents – Oct 2017

 

 

We are month on from the transfer window closing. There’s still plenty of free agents about. Players will still be gradually picked off if clubs need re-inforcements as January is still a long way away. Here’s a current list of free agents who are still to find a club.

 

 

Free Agents

 

Gk – Charlie Bannister, Ross Turnbull, Will Puddy, Chris Kettings

Def – Marcin Wasilewski, Seb Bassong, Joleon Lescott, Benoit Tremoulinas, Juan Rafael Fuentes, Callam Jones, Kelvin Wilson, Bacary Sagna, Sam Westley, Adam Henley, Joel Ekstrand, Stephen Kelly, Lewin Nyatanga, Matty Templeton, Reece Wabara, Lewis Buxton, Bob Harris, Ryan McGivern, James O’Connor, Aymen Belaid

Mid – Kieran Richardson, Cameron Stewart, Dale Jennings, Tom Hateley, Jay Spearing, Jan Kirchhoff, Danny Guthrie, Youssouf Mulumbu, Kris Commons, Mathieu Flamini, Carlos De Pena, Lewis McGugan, Aidy White, Giles Coke, Larnell Cole, Aaron Kuhl, Lee Williamson, Toumani Diagouraga, Chris Dawson, Modou Sougou, Mark Davies, Jerome Thomas, Kieran Wallace, Franck Moussa

For – Rickie Lambert, Jose Antonio Reyes, Giuseppe Rossi, Andre Wright, Leon Best, Matty Fryatt, Vahid Hambo, Dexter Blackstock, Ishmael Miller, Sylvan Ebanke-Blake, Rai Simons, Ruud Boymans, Carlton Cole, Alberto Gilardino

 

30 English Players Born in 1995 – 2000

 

 

Here’s 30 English players born in each year from 1995-2000

 

 

1995

Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Jordon Ibe, Lewis Baker, Sullay Kaikai, Luke Shaw, Matt Targett, Sam McQueen, Sam Gallagher, Jack Grealish, Will Hughes, Kalvin Phillips, Rolando Aarons, Issac Hayden, Jamie Sterry, Jacob Murphy, John Swift, Dominic Iorfa, Kortney Hause, Chuba Akpom, James Wilson, Harrison Reed, Sam Gallagher, Ashley Fletcher, Ben Pearson, Jordan Graham, Zach Clough, Josh Harrop, Joel Coleman, Callum Robinson

 

1996

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Dele Alli, Angus Gunn, Brendan Galloway, Harry Winks, Demarai Gray, Ben Chilwell, Mason Holgate, Kasey Palmer, Cohen Bramall, Charlie Colkett, Joe Williams, Cameron Brannagan, Ryan Kent, Matthew Willock, Reece Burke, Che Adams, Jarrod Bowen, Ashley Smith-Brown, Brandon Barker, Joe Riley, Josh Dacres-Cogley, Max Clark, Mason Bennett, Teddy Bishop, Fred Onyedinma, James Maddison, Tyler Walker, Kean Bryan, Jake Hesketh

 

1997

Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham, Patrick Roberts, Freddie Woodman, Jonjoe Kenny, Lewis Cook, Fikayo Tomori, Jake Clarke-Salter, Josh Onomah, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Dominic Solanke, Ademola Lookman, Kyle Walker-Peters, Dael Fry, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Kieran Dowell, Sheyi Ojo, Joe Gomez, Joe Worrall, Izzy Brown, Rico Henry, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Josh Sims, Adam Armstrong, Ovie Ejaria, Tosin Adarabioyo, Callum Connolly, Ezri Konsa, Dean Henderson, Harry Chapman

 

1998

Trent Arnold, Tom Davies, Reece Oxford, Aaron Ramsdale, Jay Dasilva, Tayo Edun, Darnell Johnson, Easah Suliman, Jacob Maddox, Marcus Edwards, Isaac Buckley-Ricketts, Josh Da Silva, Lukas Nmecha, Demeaco Duhaney, Sam Field, Ronaldo Vieira, Keinan Davis, Andre Green, Stephy Mavididi, Chris Willock, Josh Grant, Ike Ugbo, Kaylen Hinds, Nathan Holland, Cameron Humphreys, Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, Kazaiah Sterling, Herbie Kane, Jacob Davenport, Ro-Shaun Williams

 

1999

Trevoh Chalobah, Dujon Sterling, Reece James, Andre Dozzell, Mason Mount, Ben Brereton, Josh Tymon, Jonathan Leko, Reiss Nelson, Japhet Tanganga, Tariq Uwakwe, Elliot Embleton, Luke Bolton, George Hirst, Martell Taylor-Crossdale, Jaden Brown, Ed Francis, Keanen Bennetts, Flynn Downes, Marcus McGuane, Tristan Nydam, Joe Willock, Edward Nketiah, Ellery Balcombe, Ryan Schofield, Dan Kemp, Dennis Adeniran, Sadou Diallo, Tyrese Campbell, Tom Edwards

 

2000

Ryan Sessegnon, Angel Gomes, Rekeem Harper, Timothy Eyoma, Lewis Gibson, Marc Guehi, Joel Latibeaudiere, Tashan Oakley-Boothe, Jonathan Panzo, Jake Vokins, Kane Wilson, Aidan Barlow, Phil Foden, Nya Kirby, George McEachran, Matt O’Riley, Oliver Skipp, Rhian Brewster, Danny Loader, Emile Smith-Rowe, Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Steven Sessegnon, Curtis Anderson, Josef Bursik, Morgan Gibbs-White, Taylor Richards, Alex Denny, Reo Griffiths, Conor Gallagher

 

 

 

So here’s 180 footballers who make up the future of English football. 150 are Under 21 players for this season and there’s so much potential development from them over the course of this season and beyond. I’ve included the 1995 born players who are now no longer Under 21’s to show how they are doing. They will still develop and push on too. The future of English football looks very bright indeed as the England youth teams in the summer reflected and hopefully the best is yet to come.

 

 

2016/17 Premier League Released List – English Footballers – Where are they Now?

 

 

2016/17 Premier League – Released English Players

 

English Players Released – 14/17 have new clubs – 82.35%

 

  1. Michael Kightly – Signed for Southend
  2. John Terry – Signed for Aston Villa
  3. Frazier Campbell – Signed for Hull City
  4. Luke Croll – Signed for Exeter City
  5. Ezekiel Fryers – Signed for Barnsley
  6. Conor McAleny – Signed for Fleetwood
  7. Johan ter Horst – Signed for Maidstone Utd
  8. Michael Cain – Signed for Whitehawk
  9. Jack Dunn – Signed for Tranmere Rovers
  10. Ellis Plummer – Signed for Motherwell
  11. George Waring – Signed for Tranmere Rovers
  12. Will Buckley – Signed for Bolton Wanderers
  13. Carl Lawson
  14. Joleon Lescott
  15. Josh Vickers – Signed for Lincoln City
  16. Jack Rose – Signed for Southampton
  17. Sam Westley

 

 

Under 21’s – 29/41 – 70.73%

 

  1. Callum Buckley – Signed for Weymouth
  2. Jake McCarthy – Signed for Weymouth
  3. Matt Neale – Signed for Poole Town
  4. Stefan O’Connor – Signed for Newcastle
  5. George Green – Signed for Viking
  6. Christian Hill
  7. Taofiq Olomowewe – Signed for Maldon & Tiptree
  8. Richard Pingling
  9. Corie Andrews
  10. Ryan King-Elliott – Signed for Greenwich Borough
  11. Randell Williams – Signed for Watford
  12. Ben Wynter – Signed for Bromley
  13. Jack Bainbridge – Signed for Swansea
  14. Delial Brewster – Signed for Chesterfield
  15. Michael Donohue – Signed for Fleetwood
  16. Russell Griffiths – Signed for Motherwell
  17. Connor Hunt
  18. Josef Yarney – Signed for Newcastle
  19. James Yates – Signed for Hull City
  20. Luke Lofts
  21. Bradley Maslen-Jones – Spalding Utd
  22. Brandon Fox – Signed for Tamworth
  23. Matthew Miles
  24. Kairo Mitchell
  25. Tom Brewitt – Signed for Middlesbrough
  26. Kane Lewis
  27. Adam Phillips – Signed for Norwich
  28. Callum Bullock – Signed for Hednesford Town
  29. Bradley Fewster – Signed for Spennymoor Town
  30. Junior Mondal
  31. Josef Wheatley – Signed for Darlington
  32. Liam Edwards – Signed for Bolton
  33. Harry Isted – Signed for Luton
  34. Joel Taylor – Signed for Kidderminster Harriers
  35. George Brady
  36. Charlie Bannister – Signed for Kidderminster Harriers
  37. Callam Jones
  38. Andre Wright – Signed for Kidderminster Harriers
  39. Sam Howes – Signed for Watford
  40. Sam Ford
  41. Kyle Knoyle – Signed for Swindon

 

 

Premier League – 6 Players

Championship – 8 Players

League One – 3 Players

League Two – 5 Players

Non League – 18 Players

Other – 3 Players

Free Agents – 15 Players

 

 

These are the 58 English Players who were named as being released on the Premier League Released List which was published back in June. Of these 58 footballers, 43 have found new clubs whilst the rest are free agents. Some will find clubs but some will fall out of the game as time passes.

What’s marked is that of these fifty eight, 33 are either in Non-League or are Free Agents. It’s a hard road when you get released and that doesn’t change season upon season. It’s telling that only 14 footballers are now signed to play in the top 2 divisions of English football. It’s hard to get back in once you’ve been freed.

Having done a few of these lists now, it’s always worse for the Under 21 footballers. More of them have dropped into Non League. This isn’t such a bad thing as the game time they get can still develop them as footballers and with initiatives like the Vardy academy there are pathways back into League football. What it does reflect is how hard it is to make it & whether more players would be better off starting off at clubs lower down the leagues. There are just so many players now at clubs like Man City & Chelsea that I’m still surprised more don’t try their luck elsewhere. The money involved is such a big draw and you can’t blame youngster for trying to live the dream

Next season another big group of English players will be released and they’ll have to fight to find new clubs. It never gets any easier but hopefully some of these players will find their way back up the leagues over time. You never know what can happen in football.

 

 

1996 born English Players in the 2017/18 Championship

 

 

1996 born English Players in the 2017/18 Championship

 

 

  1. Josh Kay
  2. Brad Ash
  3. Josh Dacres-Cogley
  4. Che Adams
  5. Wes Harding
  6. Kyle McFarlane
  7. Connal Trueman
  8. Liam Edwards
  9. Zain Westbrooke
  10. Max O’Leary
  11. Jojo Wollacott
  12. Will Miller
  13. Ibrahim Meite
  14. Mason Bennett
  15. Callum Guy
  16. Charles Vernam
  17. Offrande Zanzala
  18. Farrend Rawson
  19. Greg Olley
  20. Jarrod Bowen
  21. Max Clark
  22. Josh Clackstone
  23. Callum Burton
  24. Jonathan Edwards
  25. Teddy Bishop
  26. Myles Kenlock
  27. Nathan McGinley
  28. Luke Armstrong
  29. Robbie Tinkler
  30. Callum Johnson
  31. Fred Onyedinma
  32. Christian Mbulu
  33. Jamie Philpot
  34. Sid Nelson
  35. James Maddison
  36. Ebou Adams
  37. Tyler Walker
  38. Conor Hudnott
  39. Danny Rowe
  40. Alex Finney
  41. George Legg
  42. Robert Dicke
  43. Jake Eastwood
  44. Jake Wright
  45. Jake Bennett
  46. Ben Whiteman
  47. Jordan Thorniley
  48. Rees Greenwood
  49. Ethan Robson
  50. Tom Beadling
  51. Denver Hume
  52. Harry Burgoyne

 

 

Here’s the 1996 born English Players owned by Championship Clubs as of September 2017. This is the final year of these footballers being Under 21 players so it’s getting towards make or break time. Can they become Championship regulars and make their way into the Premier League 25 man Squads by next season? We will come back and see how these players have got on this time next year.

 

 

 

1996 born English Players in the 2017/18 Premier League

 

 

 

1996 born English Players in the 2017/18 Premier League

 

 

  1. Jordan Lee
  2. Ben Whitfield
  3. Cohen Bramall
  4. Ben Barclay
  5. Tyler Hornby-Forbes
  6. Tom Dallison
  7. Arlen Birch
  8. Harry Flowers
  9. Ntumba Massanka
  10. Bradley Jackson
  11. Kasey Palmer
  12. Charlie Colkett
  13. Ruben Loftus-Cheek
  14. Mason Holgate
  15. Calum Dyson
  16. Brendan Galloway
  17. Joe Williams
  18. Fraser Horsfall
  19. Ben Chilwell
  20. Demarai Gray
  21. Josh Debayo
  22. Connor Wood
  23. Cameron Brannagan
  24. Andrew Firth
  25. Ryan Kent
  26. Angus Gunn
  27. Ashley Smith-Brown
  28. Brandon Barker
  29. Kean Bryan
  30. Joe Riley
  31. Devonte Redmond
  32. Matthew Willock
  33. Alex Gilliead
  34. Ivan Toney
  35. Jake Hesketh
  36. Will Wood
  37. Jake Flannigan
  38. Marcus Barnes
  39. Ryan Seager
  40. Mark Waddington
  41. Dom Telford
  42. Dele Alli
  43. Harry Winks
  44. Joe Pritchard
  45. Connor Ogilvie
  46. Jerome Sinclair
  47. Randell Williams
  48. Alex Palmer
  49. Kyle Howkins
  50. Reece Burke

 

 

This 1996 group has its final season as being Under 21 players in 2017/18 so this is a huge season for these players to make the breakthrough and try and get into the 25 man Squads next season

Obviously the majority of these players won’t make that step up but there are some stand outs like Dele Alli, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ben Chilwell who won’t have any problems. If more than twelve of these players are in the 25 man Squads this time next season then that would be good going as it is difficult to make that step up.

What you would expect from most of these footballers is to have decent football league careers. Many are out on loan in the EFL and many will drop down over the next year but then you also hope that a few will improve from getting playing time and make it back into the Premier League over the course of their careers.

We’ll come back to these players in a year’s time to see how they’ve got on and who’s made it into the Premier League 25 man Squads for the 2018/19 season.