Vital Football

Latest Sheffield United News

SUFC Long hoping to cap fantastic season

SUFC Long hoping to cap fantastic season

Sheffield United goalkeeper George Long is hoping to cap off an excellent season for him by representing the England under-20 side at this summer`s World Cup finals in Turkey.

Long admits he hasn`t looked back since replacing the injured Mark Howard in the United goal in October.

He picked up the League One Player of the Month in his first month in the side and followed this up with the Football League Young Player of the Month for February after keeping six consecutive clean sheets.

Long made 44 appearances in the season and he picked up the Young Player of the Year and the Achievement of the season award at the clubs end of season awards dinner.

The 19-year old has been named in Peter Taylor`s provisional 35-man squad for the finals and despite the disappointment of losing in the play-offs with United, Long says he won`t forget this season.

'To play in a World Cup against some of the best young players in the world would be an unbelievable experience," Long told the official website.

'I never expected to make over 40 appearances this season, but after getting thrown into the action in October I haven't really looked back.

'Everyone is gutted we didn't win promotion, but personally it was a good season for me and one I won't forget.

'Hopefully I can cap it by playing for my country in a World Cup.'


Peter Taylor will name his final 21-man squad on June 7th and Long is one of four goalkeepers named in the provisional squad.

England face Iraq on June 23rd, Chile on June 26th and Egypt on June 29th in their group games in a tournament that runs from June 21st to 13th July.


Join The Vital Debate

Vital Sheffield United is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

Vital Sheffield United on: facebook

Vital Sheffield United on: twitter

Join Vital Sheffield United

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:S2
Date:Friday May 24 2013
Time: 9:33PM

Comments

0
Let us hope he gets into the final squad.
S2 Blades
27/05/2013 20:10:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield United Articles

Lafferty Gets Northern Ireland Call

Yesterday it was confirmed that Daniel Lafferty had been called into the Northern Ireland squad for the coming game against Norway.

Decent Run

Olly writes his latest following a string of decent results

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (21/3/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

Archived Vital Blades Articles

Vital Blades articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blades
Write For Vital Blades
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Charlton MotM
Suggested By:
Moore2%
O Connell5%
Ebanks-Landell0%
Basham77%
Freeman11%
Fleck0%
Coutts0%
Lafferty5%
Duffy0%
Hanson0%
Sharp0%
Sub-Carruthers0%
Sub-Lavery0%
Sub-O Shea0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 38 23 9 6 78 30
2 Bolton 38 21 9 8 72 26
3 Fleetwood 38 19 11 8 68 19
4 Bradford 39 16 18 5 66 16
5 Scunthorpe 39 18 10 11 64 20
6 Southend 38 16 12 10 60 11
7 Millwall 37 16 12 9 60 9
8 Bristol Rovers 39 15 12 12 57 0
9 Oxford 38 16 7 15 55 5
10 Rochdale 37 15 9 13 54 4
11 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
12 Peterborough 39 14 10 15 52 0
13 Wimbledon 38 12 15 11 51 3
14 Northampton 39 14 7 18 49 -6
15 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
16 MK Dons 38 12 11 15 47 -1
17 Bury 39 12 9 18 45 -7
18 Gillingham 39 11 12 16 45 -16
19 Oldham 39 10 14 15 44 -12
20 Shrewsbury 38 11 10 17 43 -12
21 Port Vale 37 10 11 16 41 -17
22 Swindon 39 9 9 21 36 -19
23 Chesterfield 39 8 9 22 33 -26
24 Coventry 39 6 11 22 29 -28
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Sheffield United Results (view all)

Sheffield United Fixtures (view all)

Mar 25 2017 3:00PM : Oldham Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 28 2017 7:45PM : Millwall (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 5 2017 7:45PM : Coventry City (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Northampton Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Port Vale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 17 2017 12:15PM : Bradford City (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Olly from the MOD2
The Vital Football Members League