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Walcott Gets Under 21's Call Up

Walcott Gets Under 21's Call Up

Sven Gormless Ericsson stunned football fans the world over by calling untried Arsenal striker, Theo Walcott, into England's World Cup 2006 squad.

Shagger Sven was in a world of his own as he picked the 17 year old starlett to take to Germany, and while Walcott's talent is not in question, the decision even raised the most biased Gooner's eyebrow.

Sense seems to have prevailed and new England boss has omitted the teenager from the squad to face Greece at Old Trafford next week, and place the young striker (along with Darren Bent) into the Under 21's side to face Moldova.

'I wanted Darren, Scott and Theo to have the chance to play some competitive Under-21s football,' McClaren told The FA's website.

'Darren has just come back from injury, Theo has not yet played a Premiership game and Scott faces stiff competition for games at Liverpool. The Moldova match will be very positive for all three of them.

'They are all still very much in my plans. I see the Under-21s as a very important stepping stone to the senior team and I will keep a close eye on them this season.'

Walcott should take heart from this rather the dismay, as he will feature more often and gain valuable experience which should profit both club and country.

I wonder if he is the first player to gain a full cap before playing for the Under 21's??


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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday August 9 2006
Time: 5:43PM

Comments

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Has Theo recovered from his case of splinteritus maximus yet?
Westl
09/08/2006 18:03:00
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Yeah that joke wasn't funny the first four times you made it Westy :P
Rocky7
09/08/2006 18:07:00
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I wonder if he is the first player to gain a full cap before playing for the Under 21's?? < no Wayne Rooney never played for under 21's as well, and both he and Walcott only have 1 under 19 cap. I think thats better for Walcott to play in few Under 21 games then maybe being called up to senior squad and once again not being used, least he gets some game time. Hope he does well and helps him develop as a player. Hopefully he can shine for them and show few people what he is capable of!
Johnaldiniho
09/08/2006 19:02:00
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What I meant was I wonder if Walcott will be the first player to gain a full cap and then go BACK to play for the under 21's.
Rocky7
09/08/2006 19:06:00
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Sup peeps? Just got back from Zagreb, Croatian women are fiiiiiiiiiiiiine! I think the Walcott thing was quite inevitable, getting into the U-21s before playing in the Prem is still quite an achievement. Theo's "excursions" for the WC will do him and Arsenal the power of good, effectively it was like a loan spell.
Little Dutch
09/08/2006 19:16:00
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Sven Gormless Ericsson lol very good indeed he was that. hopefully mcclaren will do a good job
green giant 12
09/08/2006 19:29:00
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he needs a few games, i thought we would dump him out on loan this season, can't see him playing in the premiership or CL games, maybe fa and league cup
foley1989
09/08/2006 19:52:00
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At least McLaren hasn't forgotten him!
sandgroanun
09/08/2006 23:18:00
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The kid's never going to gain any experience unless Le Boss either loans him to a team that will play him or just takes a chance on him. I would prefer the latter since watching him at a WC qualifier. The little guy has PACE!!! I think AW should just throw him in the second half of an FA cup game.
ssgunner
09/08/2006 23:46:00
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I thought he'd retired to help the career of his more famous girlfriend. He'd get some exercise hauling her bags through airports and hotel lobbies.
greatwhitenorf
10/08/2006 02:09:00
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