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Southgate hails Albion's 'intelligent footballers' as England chase play-off spot

The Argus: Gareth Southgate has been impressed Gareth Southgate has been impressed

Gareth Southgate has revealed the key ingredient which has helped Albion’s young lions make an international impression.

Jake Forster-Caskey and Solly March hope to extend their stay in the south of France by helping England under-21s to a point or more against Colombia today.

Such a result would be enough to secure England a third-place play-off on Sunday in the Toulon tournament.

They would be there already, and still have an outside chance of making the final, had a few lively second-half promptings from March led to a winning goal against South Korea on Tuesday.

Or had Forster-Caskey’s clever pass for Fulham striker Cauley Woodrow to score early secured better than a 1-1 draw.

Both Seagulls players have had their moments with the ball at their feet.

But Southgate reckons it is their ability to adapt mentally to their new challenges which has helped them in what have generally been tense, tactical battles on the Cote d’Azur.

The England coach told The Argus: “They’ve been very good and I’ve been very pleased with them.

“They’re both good footballers and I think they’re intelligent footballers, more importantly.

“They’ve been a pleasure to work with since they joined us and I think they’ve been a credit to their club.”

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2:10pm Fri 30 May 14

TheWerewolf says...

Great to hear such comments on our future talent. The new academy will really help to maximise the chances of Brighton uncovering and retaining top talent. we clearly have the staff and now the facility. Bring it on!! Made me laugh the other day when palarse were saying they had a 50 mile catchment area from south of them....why on earth would you travel to league one facilities when you can use modern ones at the Amex and Lancing!
Great to hear such comments on our future talent. The new academy will really help to maximise the chances of Brighton uncovering and retaining top talent. we clearly have the staff and now the facility. Bring it on!! Made me laugh the other day when palarse were saying they had a 50 mile catchment area from south of them....why on earth would you travel to league one facilities when you can use modern ones at the Amex and Lancing! TheWerewolf
  • Score: 25

2:53pm Fri 30 May 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Oscar deserves some credit for this - he brought the youngsters on no end.
Oscar deserves some credit for this - he brought the youngsters on no end. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 38

3:02pm Fri 30 May 14

hannover seagull says...

TheWerewolf wrote:
Great to hear such comments on our future talent. The new academy will really help to maximise the chances of Brighton uncovering and retaining top talent. we clearly have the staff and now the facility. Bring it on!! Made me laugh the other day when palarse were saying they had a 50 mile catchment area from south of them....why on earth would you travel to league one facilities when you can use modern ones at the Amex and Lancing!
A lot was asked of them this season and people tend to forget they are still in advanced apprenticeship as far as playing in the Championship is concerned
Nice to hear some positive views for a change and there is no doubt this experience will benefit both of them and the club
As NS said they were quick to adapt and that is the all important key
They will have to adapt again to a new look side at the Albion this coming season
and they will
UTA..........
[quote][p][bold]TheWerewolf[/bold] wrote: Great to hear such comments on our future talent. The new academy will really help to maximise the chances of Brighton uncovering and retaining top talent. we clearly have the staff and now the facility. Bring it on!! Made me laugh the other day when palarse were saying they had a 50 mile catchment area from south of them....why on earth would you travel to league one facilities when you can use modern ones at the Amex and Lancing![/p][/quote]A lot was asked of them this season and people tend to forget they are still in advanced apprenticeship as far as playing in the Championship is concerned Nice to hear some positive views for a change and there is no doubt this experience will benefit both of them and the club As NS said they were quick to adapt and that is the all important key They will have to adapt again to a new look side at the Albion this coming season and they will UTA.......... hannover seagull
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3:05pm Fri 30 May 14

hannover seagull says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Oscar deserves some credit for this - he brought the youngsters on no end.
Sometimes out of need,but you are right he trusted them and always played them when they were on form
Oscar does deserve credit fot this
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Oscar deserves some credit for this - he brought the youngsters on no end.[/p][/quote]Sometimes out of need,but you are right he trusted them and always played them when they were on form Oscar does deserve credit fot this hannover seagull
  • Score: 11

3:25pm Fri 30 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

The comments from Southgate just goes to show how important it is that we appoint the right manager. Not for nothing did the club invest 30M on our new facility.
The comments from Southgate just goes to show how important it is that we appoint the right manager. Not for nothing did the club invest 30M on our new facility. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 8

4:26pm Fri 30 May 14

mikeygit says...

Some good first comments on here---nice to see. Perhaps Southgate is in contention??? Ho HO. Hopefully by this time next week we WILL have a new manager--I jolly well hope so--clock is ticking!!
Some good first comments on here---nice to see. Perhaps Southgate is in contention??? Ho HO. Hopefully by this time next week we WILL have a new manager--I jolly well hope so--clock is ticking!! mikeygit
  • Score: 1

4:40pm Fri 30 May 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

It sounds as if Gareth might fancy the Albion job, reading between the lines, is it worth making a move for him? We could do far far worse! Definitely worth a try.
It sounds as if Gareth might fancy the Albion job, reading between the lines, is it worth making a move for him? We could do far far worse! Definitely worth a try. East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: -5

5:15pm Fri 30 May 14

mark by the sea says...

Very nice comments from southgate, next season is massive for JFC , he has yet to show me enough over 90 minutes that he can do it, however in his defence his partnerships with Andrews , crofts and Stephens rarely created enough , and the senior players never took enough responsibility alongside him.
In the case of March , I really think he can go on and play at the highest level, I have been critical of his ability to actually get to the bye line and cross the ball, he did that twice against Reading in the play offs, for me March must be on the team sheet every week and allow him to develop himself, not sure where his best position is yet, but he is similar to lua lua where his desire is clear to see.
Very nice comments from southgate, next season is massive for JFC , he has yet to show me enough over 90 minutes that he can do it, however in his defence his partnerships with Andrews , crofts and Stephens rarely created enough , and the senior players never took enough responsibility alongside him. In the case of March , I really think he can go on and play at the highest level, I have been critical of his ability to actually get to the bye line and cross the ball, he did that twice against Reading in the play offs, for me March must be on the team sheet every week and allow him to develop himself, not sure where his best position is yet, but he is similar to lua lua where his desire is clear to see. mark by the sea
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6:22pm Fri 30 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

The emergence of such quality youngsters will only help in persuading other kids to come to the club. To have JFC and March talked about in the upper echelons in such high terms will do wonders for their confidence - such a big part of football. With these two plus Ince and Dunk (and possibly Walton, although I have yet to see him play), the future is looking promising indeed.
The emergence of such quality youngsters will only help in persuading other kids to come to the club. To have JFC and March talked about in the upper echelons in such high terms will do wonders for their confidence - such a big part of football. With these two plus Ince and Dunk (and possibly Walton, although I have yet to see him play), the future is looking promising indeed. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 5

7:17pm Fri 30 May 14

ringtone says...

TheWerewolf wrote:
Great to hear such comments on our future talent. The new academy will really help to maximise the chances of Brighton uncovering and retaining top talent. we clearly have the staff and now the facility. Bring it on!! Made me laugh the other day when palarse were saying they had a 50 mile catchment area from south of them....why on earth would you travel to league one facilities when you can use modern ones at the Amex and Lancing!
Pathetic
[quote][p][bold]TheWerewolf[/bold] wrote: Great to hear such comments on our future talent. The new academy will really help to maximise the chances of Brighton uncovering and retaining top talent. we clearly have the staff and now the facility. Bring it on!! Made me laugh the other day when palarse were saying they had a 50 mile catchment area from south of them....why on earth would you travel to league one facilities when you can use modern ones at the Amex and Lancing![/p][/quote]Pathetic ringtone
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7:28pm Fri 30 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

100% correct yet again wrote:
What pure rubbish there is not one word above about your vile boy.Yet again you feel the need for more Dunk PR rubbish.Right im off out for Steves 50th with our familys.YES Ex-pat if you can work it out i know its his birthday on monday.Yet another great player for the club in the 80s.Have a nice night Ex-pat talking more rubbish.
Give Steve my best regards. Tell him he still owes me £15 - he'll know why.
[quote][p][bold]100% correct yet again[/bold] wrote: What pure rubbish there is not one word above about your vile boy.Yet again you feel the need for more Dunk PR rubbish.Right im off out for Steves 50th with our familys.YES Ex-pat if you can work it out i know its his birthday on monday.Yet another great player for the club in the 80s.Have a nice night Ex-pat talking more rubbish.[/p][/quote]Give Steve my best regards. Tell him he still owes me £15 - he'll know why. Ex-pat Arnie
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7:55pm Fri 30 May 14

Claude Back says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Oscar deserves some credit for this - he brought the youngsters on no end.
No he didn't. Ask anyone actually at the Club.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Oscar deserves some credit for this - he brought the youngsters on no end.[/p][/quote]No he didn't. Ask anyone actually at the Club. Claude Back
  • Score: -6

9:00pm Fri 30 May 14

Dave in Hastings says...

ringtone wrote:
TheWerewolf wrote:
Great to hear such comments on our future talent. The new academy will really help to maximise the chances of Brighton uncovering and retaining top talent. we clearly have the staff and now the facility. Bring it on!! Made me laugh the other day when palarse were saying they had a 50 mile catchment area from south of them....why on earth would you travel to league one facilities when you can use modern ones at the Amex and Lancing!
Pathetic
You certainly are
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheWerewolf[/bold] wrote: Great to hear such comments on our future talent. The new academy will really help to maximise the chances of Brighton uncovering and retaining top talent. we clearly have the staff and now the facility. Bring it on!! Made me laugh the other day when palarse were saying they had a 50 mile catchment area from south of them....why on earth would you travel to league one facilities when you can use modern ones at the Amex and Lancing![/p][/quote]Pathetic[/p][/quote]You certainly are Dave in Hastings
  • Score: 4

9:55pm Fri 30 May 14

hannover seagull says...

Strange how quickly some people can turn a positive to a negative
They both have a bright future
Ince,JfK and Solly will be part of our new season team, get used to it.they have earned their places
UTA..
Strange how quickly some people can turn a positive to a negative They both have a bright future Ince,JfK and Solly will be part of our new season team, get used to it.they have earned their places UTA.. hannover seagull
  • Score: 6

6:49am Sun 1 Jun 14

Eddy B says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Very nice comments from southgate, next season is massive for JFC , he has yet to show me enough over 90 minutes that he can do it, however in his defence his partnerships with Andrews , crofts and Stephens rarely created enough , and the senior players never took enough responsibility alongside him.
In the case of March , I really think he can go on and play at the highest level, I have been critical of his ability to actually get to the bye line and cross the ball, he did that twice against Reading in the play offs, for me March must be on the team sheet every week and allow him to develop himself, not sure where his best position is yet, but he is similar to lua lua where his desire is clear to see.
spot on mark, I would n't be too optimistic if jfc was in our first team midfield next season, but agree March is a fine prospect not yet settled on his best position. Has Andrews returned to his club yet?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Very nice comments from southgate, next season is massive for JFC , he has yet to show me enough over 90 minutes that he can do it, however in his defence his partnerships with Andrews , crofts and Stephens rarely created enough , and the senior players never took enough responsibility alongside him. In the case of March , I really think he can go on and play at the highest level, I have been critical of his ability to actually get to the bye line and cross the ball, he did that twice against Reading in the play offs, for me March must be on the team sheet every week and allow him to develop himself, not sure where his best position is yet, but he is similar to lua lua where his desire is clear to see.[/p][/quote]spot on mark, I would n't be too optimistic if jfc was in our first team midfield next season, but agree March is a fine prospect not yet settled on his best position. Has Andrews returned to his club yet? Eddy B
  • Score: 0

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