Jake in World Cup squad

Jake Caskey

Jake Caskey

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Jake Forster-Caskey has been named in England's 21-man squad for next month's under-17 World Cup in Mexico.

The young Albion midfielder helped England secure their place in the tournament when they beat hosts Serbia 3-0 in the European Championship recently.

He was regarded as a near certainty to make the trip to Central America and his place was confirmed when the squad was announced this morning.

England will have a training camp in Mexico City before heading to Pachuca, where they open their campaign against Rwanda on June 19.

They also have group games against Canada and Uruguay.

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10:30am Thu 26 May 11

CornishSeagull says...

Do we have Jake tied into a long term contract, with hefty sell-on clauses? His career is developing nicely and with Gus nurturing him he can become a major force in our ultimate Premier League ambition. His stepfather, Nicky Forster, will keep his feet well and truly on the ground.
Do we have Jake tied into a long term contract, with hefty sell-on clauses? His career is developing nicely and with Gus nurturing him he can become a major force in our ultimate Premier League ambition. His stepfather, Nicky Forster, will keep his feet well and truly on the ground. CornishSeagull
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10:41am Thu 26 May 11

fretlessbass says...

Expect Jake to feature in the first team with some regularity next season.
Expect Jake to feature in the first team with some regularity next season. fretlessbass
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12:05pm Thu 26 May 11

Seagull83 says...

After receiving interest from Arsenal among others last season he signed a pro contract with us. I can't remember the length of the contract though. His step-dad has helped keep his feet on the ground.
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It's a good thing that he didn't feature this year as otherwise all of these England commitments might have been too much, expect him to be eased in to a first team role as next season progresses though. He was the only shining light in that dire display against Stoke.
After receiving interest from Arsenal among others last season he signed a pro contract with us. I can't remember the length of the contract though. His step-dad has helped keep his feet on the ground. . It's a good thing that he didn't feature this year as otherwise all of these England commitments might have been too much, expect him to be eased in to a first team role as next season progresses though. He was the only shining light in that dire display against Stoke. Seagull83
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12:35pm Thu 26 May 11

mark by the sea says...

as he is under 23, even if out of contract.. ie he does a murray.. the club are entitled to a transfer fee for him.. so let him develope and enjoy his football.. and lets see him pre-season. well done caskey.. looking forward to the finals, is it on sky?
as he is under 23, even if out of contract.. ie he does a murray.. the club are entitled to a transfer fee for him.. so let him develope and enjoy his football.. and lets see him pre-season. well done caskey.. looking forward to the finals, is it on sky? mark by the sea
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12:44pm Thu 26 May 11

Captain Haddock says...

Yes Mark is right about under-23 compensation entitlement, but Caskey signed a three year deal: 1 final yr as scholar with two year pro' contract activated from there.

If memory serves that makes him under contract for two more years.

Well done on your call-up and continued involvement in the England set-up, Jake. Great news for his development.

(Euros was on Eurosport channel so I'm guessing so will the World Cup.)
Yes Mark is right about under-23 compensation entitlement, but Caskey signed a three year deal: 1 final yr as scholar with two year pro' contract activated from there. If memory serves that makes him under contract for two more years. Well done on your call-up and continued involvement in the England set-up, Jake. Great news for his development. (Euros was on Eurosport channel so I'm guessing so will the World Cup.) Captain Haddock
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2:03pm Thu 26 May 11

kumquat says...

Crystal Palace have expressed an interest in Caskey but i'm sure it won't come to anything. As said above he seems pretty grounded and is probably an extra incentive to make sure we end up above palace next season.
Crystal Palace have expressed an interest in Caskey but i'm sure it won't come to anything. As said above he seems pretty grounded and is probably an extra incentive to make sure we end up above palace next season. kumquat
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12:23am Fri 27 May 11

Captain Haddock says...

kumquat wrote:
Crystal Palace have expressed an interest in Caskey but i'm sure it won't come to anything. As said above he seems pretty grounded and is probably an extra incentive to make sure we end up above palace next season.
Hehe. Palace can be as interested as they want...we won't sell our assets to them (Murray situation was very different I reckon...Gus was willing to let him slip away if necessary).

Was at Barnet youth cup tie a season or two ago and got talking to Barry Lloyd. He pointed out the sizeable presence of top premier league scouts there and Caskey was a class above anyone else on the field.

Lloyd said scouts have been sniffing around for some time so if we did lose him it would be to a PL club with reputation for youth development or blooding prospects.

I don't think he'll be moving anytime soon though (just my opinion).
[quote][p][bold]kumquat[/bold] wrote: Crystal Palace have expressed an interest in Caskey but i'm sure it won't come to anything. As said above he seems pretty grounded and is probably an extra incentive to make sure we end up above palace next season.[/p][/quote]Hehe. Palace can be as interested as they want...we won't sell our assets to them (Murray situation was very different I reckon...Gus was willing to let him slip away if necessary). Was at Barnet youth cup tie a season or two ago and got talking to Barry Lloyd. He pointed out the sizeable presence of top premier league scouts there and Caskey was a class above anyone else on the field. Lloyd said scouts have been sniffing around for some time so if we did lose him it would be to a PL club with reputation for youth development or blooding prospects. I don't think he'll be moving anytime soon though (just my opinion). Captain Haddock
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