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Dozzell's England European Champions
Saturday, 15th Jul 2017 19:06

Town midfielder Andre Dozzell and his England team-mates defeated Portugal 2-1 in this afternoon's final in Gori, Georgia to win the European Championships at U19 level for the first time.

Dozzell, 18, returned to the starting line-up, having missed the semi-final after picking up a hip injury in the final group game, and played the first 77 minutes before being replaced.

England took the lead through Aston Villa’s Easah Suliman in the 50th minute, however Chelsea’s Dujon Sterling netted an own goal on 56 to level the scores.

The Young Lions found themselves under pressure after the Portuguese equaliser but Manchester City’s Lukas Nmecha grabbed what proved to be the winner on the break on 68.

England held out in the closing stages despite being reduced to 10 men when Fulham’s Tayo Edun was dismissed for a second yellow card.

Dozzell will be pleased with his performances at the tournament, playing a deeper role than has been the case in the Town first team, and will hope to take his form into the domestic season when he returns to the Blues.

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Bluetone added 19:12 - Jul 15
"Dozzell will be pleased with his performances at the tournament, playing a deeper role than has been the case in the Town first team, and will hope to take his form into the domestic season when he returns to the Blues."

That is if he is ever given the chance by Dino (I choose proper blokes)

iaintaylorx added 19:12 - Jul 15
Thought he played really well until he went off. Few nice touches and passes and played as a deep lying playmaker which I think he held well. Certainly showed he can play a pass. Big season for him in my opinion!

Crock added 19:18 - Jul 15
From the little I saw of the game I thought he was very little involved and was too stationary.

BanksterDebtSlave added 19:30 - Jul 15
In the 20 minutes of the second half that I watched he gave the ball away twice under no pressure whatsoever.

tractorboybig added 19:41 - Jul 15
not a dino man out on loan or will be gone soon. didn't see him hoof the ball once. o how disappointed our furher will be,

whosroundisitanyway added 19:46 - Jul 15
Crock without the r & merchanst Bankster.
I hope you know what I mean.

Kirbmeister added 19:50 - Jul 15
Bluetone - two points. Who do people on here cut and paste excerpts from the main story? We can read. And also this has nothing whatsoever to do with MM, but any excuse for a dig eh? So boring.

britbiker added 19:52 - Jul 15
Way to go town fans. lets turn every positive story into a negative. Well done Andre and England

Mark added 20:01 - Jul 15
Well done to Andre! Here's hoping he gets more of a chance in the Ipswich first team this season. Dozzell's development should be one of our top priorities.

whosroundisitanyway added 20:04 - Jul 15
Well said britbiker.
To many dickheads on here for me to bother anymore.

bigolconnor added 20:33 - Jul 15
He looked really assured on the ball and played some lovely passes. The game wasn't really played too much through the middle so there were large passages of play when he was out of the game. Not his fault. Looking forward to seeing him much more this season.

TractorBeezer added 20:40 - Jul 15
Well done Andre and the England team. Congratulations.
Am proud pf you and I bet your old man is too!

Millsey added 20:54 - Jul 15
Well done to you all

Edmundo added 21:13 - Jul 15
Massive congratulations to Andrew and another England victory to be proud of. Now PLEASE play this young England star, Mick! Would love to see him take Skuse''s place, and team up with Huws and Didsy in a three behind Sears and two of our wingers. How attacking would that be?!

Ippy89 added 21:25 - Jul 15
Well done lads!

Blue041273 added 21:58 - Jul 15
Well done Andre. It's a star to list in your CV of achievements;not many can claim a championship of this magnitude in their role of honour. Enjoy the moment and come and drive us to the Premier League. Please!

jas0999 added 21:58 - Jul 15
Many congratulations. Fantastic to see. Let's give him some game time next season.

carsey added 23:15 - Jul 15
Sorry if it annoys some people but I'm in the McCarthy won't play him camp for any number of reasons but mainly because he will claim he is too young and inexperienced when what he really means is he isn't a hoof ball player.
He is clearly a talent and one who the club should be looking to build a team around. If we aren't careful he may disappear to another club where his abilities are more appreciated.
As always I hope I'm proved wrong and to those who disagree - fair enough but that's my opinion.

BlueandTruesince82 added 23:25 - Jul 15
Who gave the lad his debut?

Campag_Velocet added 00:04 - Jul 16
Mick has played him. Look at the rest of the squad.

Half of them have had no game time at all.
Aaron Ramsdale played one FA Cup game for Sheffield United against the ramshackle Orient side that finished bottom of the league.
Jay Dasilva has played 10 games on loan to Charlton in League One.
Tayo Edun of Fulham played in the League Cup against the ramshackle Orient side that finished bottom of the league, but is still waiting for his Championship debut.
Easah Suliman of Aston Villa is still waiting for his Championship debut, but did play nine games on loan to Cheltenham Town in League Two.
Marcus Edwards played fifteen minutes of a League Cup tie against Gillingham when they were already 5-0 up.

Only Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) and Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) have played more games in the Championship.

And this stat blog has Andre Dozzell down as the seventh most played player before his eighteenth birthday. Ahead of Wrigh, Wark, Bramble, Darren Bent and Dyer.

I'm not a fan of Mick's general policy with youth, but he's doing the right thing with Andre Dozzell.

LondonBlue73 added 01:23 - Jul 16
Campag - great stats that highlight my point. I always try to respect others opinions and be polite ..... but there are some idiots on here.
This is a good news story - well done Andre & England.
Those using it to have a dig at MM - poor taste, wrong story. Also stupid as Andre has played more than most in the squad at a higher level and his own father who knows more than most of us is happy with his progress and how he is managed.
Second point those stating he gave the ball away twice etc, wow, how negative, footballers even Mesdi do not have 100% pass completion. His country picked him, his country won, all GREAT NEWS - do not point score and pick negatives

Marcus added 07:17 - Jul 16
I know people like to find any excuse to lament Mick, however he's doing a good job protecting Andre. Young players are prone to burning out if too much pressure is put on them. Ease them into the first team, give them experience watching games from the bench and playing a few minutes. It's not just about ability but also knowing where the player is psychologically. While personally question a lot of his tactical and decisions and team selection, the one thing I don't doubt is his man management ability. Some of our previous managers had really poor management skills and we had non-stop stories of dressing room havoc, it's clear this problem is no longer an issue. While we all want to see a team full of our own youth developed players we must respect this takes time.

cat added 09:29 - Jul 16
And the most disrespecting poster award of the w/e goes to @whosroundisitanyway for calling is fellow ITFC fans "dickheads" just because he don't like there views 😂😂😂😂
Ps hope you don't bother anymore!!!

arc added 09:33 - Jul 16

whosroundisitanyway added 09:47 - Jul 16
'MY' fellow ITFC fans would not post totally negative comments on one of their young players representing his country & winning the European championship.

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