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Declan set for England call up today

It is the biggest non-secret in football. Hammer Declan Rice will today be announced by Gareth Southgate in the England senior squad that will play Czech Republic and Montenego in late March. His registration as an England player was confirmed by FIFA last week. The game’s ruling body approved the paperwork for the Hammers star to switch his international allegiance from Ireland to England.

The announcement comes less than twenty-four hours after young Rice was named as Ireland’s young player of the year which was either Ireland FA’s attempt at humour, designed to embarrass Rice or a massive administrative mistake.  Either way, un-surprisingly Declan will not be in Dublin at the ceremony to collect the award on Sunday.

Declan will finally be rewarded today for switching countries after the England camp courted him for some time.

Well done Declan and good luck in your England career from everyone at Claret and Hugh.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Declan set for England call up today

  1. It wasn’t humour, or a mistake. He was the best player and rightfully should be given the award. The voting was conducted before Rice’s change of allegiance and should still stand.
    He deserves the award, so it would be disingenuous to remove it and give it to someone else.

    The only humorous thing is the fact that a player can represent a country at full international level, on three occasions and then change nationality!

    All the best with his call up to England, no sour grapes here.. I swear… mmmmf 🙁

  2. Totally agree with you farnerud. I don’t wish him well in an England shirt for what he’s done. But I’ll support him in a west ham shirt.

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