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Ung spiller: Alfie McCalmont
« på: Desember 15, 2017, 22:27:30 »
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@alfiemccalmont4 who recently stepped up to @NorthernIreland’s U19s squad, was presented with his first cap by @dallas_stuart today

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« Svar #1 på: September 03, 2018, 16:31:02 »
Alfie McCalmont

Looking forward to meeting up with the @NorthernIreland u19 squad tomorrow for games against Slovakia. Also good luck to the boys away at Cardiff tomorrow!! #Lufc


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« Svar #2 på: November 20, 2018, 19:21:38 »
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 | Well done to @alfiemccalmont4 who grabbed the winner in Northern Ireland U19’s 3-2 win over Kazakhstan

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« Svar #3 på: November 20, 2018, 19:27:29 »
@alfiemaccalmont4

What a feeling!


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« Svar #4 på: Januar 08, 2019, 14:22:59 »
Alfie McCalmont fikk strålende kritikker etter Hull-kampen. Briljerte i Phillips-rollen (nr. 4). Blir snart å se som cover for Phillips? Bør få spille i stedet for Forshaw i den posisjonen?

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2019/01/08/should-alfie-mccalmont-prove-bielsas-next-revelation-at-leeds/
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« Svar #5 på: Januar 08, 2019, 15:48:58 »
Alfie McCalmont fikk strålende kritikker etter Hull-kampen. Briljerte i Phillips-rollen (nr. 4). Blir snart å se som cover for Phillips? Bør få spille i stedet for Forshaw i den posisjonen?

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2019/01/08/should-alfie-mccalmont-prove-bielsas-next-revelation-at-leeds/

Nicell har vel storspilt i den rollen i hele år.

Personlig tar jeg Forshaw foran alle unggutta i den rollen.. Men at det yngler i talenter på akademiet er svært gledelig :)

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« Svar #6 på: Januar 08, 2019, 16:38:22 »
Alfie McCalmont fikk strålende kritikker etter Hull-kampen. Briljerte i Phillips-rollen (nr. 4). Blir snart å se som cover for Phillips? Bør få spille i stedet for Forshaw i den posisjonen?

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2019/01/08/should-alfie-mccalmont-prove-bielsas-next-revelation-at-leeds/

Nicell har vel storspilt i den rollen i hele år.

Personlig tar jeg Forshaw foran alle unggutta i den rollen.. Men at det yngler i talenter på akademiet er svært gledelig :)
Det betyr at du er fornøyd med rollen Forshaw gjør i den posisjonen? Spesielt....

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« Svar #7 på: Januar 08, 2019, 16:44:07 »
Alfie McCalmont fikk strålende kritikker etter Hull-kampen. Briljerte i Phillips-rollen (nr. 4). Blir snart å se som cover for Phillips? Bør få spille i stedet for Forshaw i den posisjonen?

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2019/01/08/should-alfie-mccalmont-prove-bielsas-next-revelation-at-leeds/

Nicell har vel storspilt i den rollen i hele år.

Personlig tar jeg Forshaw foran alle unggutta i den rollen.. Men at det yngler i talenter på akademiet er svært gledelig :)
Det betyr at du er fornøyd med rollen Forshaw gjør i den posisjonen? Spesielt....

Eller det kan bety at han tror at Forshaw uansett gjør en bedre jobb der enn hva de ungguttene vil gjøre...
 

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« Svar #8 på: Januar 08, 2019, 18:43:09 »
Alfie McCalmont fikk strålende kritikker etter Hull-kampen. Briljerte i Phillips-rollen (nr. 4). Blir snart å se som cover for Phillips? Bør få spille i stedet for Forshaw i den posisjonen?

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2019/01/08/should-alfie-mccalmont-prove-bielsas-next-revelation-at-leeds/

Nicell har vel storspilt i den rollen i hele år.

Personlig tar jeg Forshaw foran alle unggutta i den rollen.. Men at det yngler i talenter på akademiet er svært gledelig :)
Det betyr at du er fornøyd med rollen Forshaw gjør i den posisjonen? Spesielt....

Eller det kan bety at han tror at Forshaw uansett gjør en bedre jobb der enn hva de ungguttene vil gjøre...

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« Svar #9 på: Januar 08, 2019, 19:00:34 »
McCalmont gjorde absolutt en god figur med nr 4 på ryggen i U23 kampen igår.  Han er noe for fremtiden. Pr d.d. trenger vi erfarne spillere i denne rollen på A-laget, selv om Forshaw har fått mye kritikk i det siste så er jeg helt sikker på at Bielsa velger å ham i sin 11-er i god tid fremover, og særlig med skadesituasjonen og suspensjon på Kalvin Phillips.
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« Svar #10 på: Januar 08, 2019, 19:48:43 »
McCalmont inn i 4ér rollen ut sesongen. Da blir det nok opprykk.
Inn med Leif Baresi Davis også så er vi sikra auto!

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« Svar #11 på: Januar 21, 2019, 16:46:09 »
McCalmont forlenger sin kontrakt med Leeds (eller evt. omvendt :P). 2,5 år.

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/leeds-united-confirm-fresh-agreement-with-midfielder/

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« Svar #12 på: Januar 21, 2019, 17:48:04 »
McCalmont forlenger sin kontrakt med Leeds (eller evt. omvendt :P). 2,5 år.

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/leeds-united-confirm-fresh-agreement-with-midfielder/

En midtbanespiller som gjorde det bra i 'Phillips-rolla' (i Nicells fravær)  på U23 for et par-tre kamper siden. :)
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« Svar #13 på: Januar 21, 2019, 17:57:15 »
McCalmont forlenger sin kontrakt med Leeds (eller evt. omvendt :P). 2,5 år.

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/leeds-united-confirm-fresh-agreement-with-midfielder/

En midtbanespiller som gjorde det bra i 'Phillips-rolla' (i Nicells fravær)  på U23 for et par-tre kamper siden. :)
Selg Kalvin. Inn med Alfie ;).
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« Svar #14 på: Januar 21, 2019, 18:04:37 »
McCalmont forlenger sin kontrakt med Leeds (eller evt. omvendt :P). 2,5 år.

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/leeds-united-confirm-fresh-agreement-with-midfielder/

En midtbanespiller som gjorde det bra i 'Phillips-rolla' (i Nicells fravær)  på U23 for et par-tre kamper siden. :)
Selg Kalvin. Inn med Alfie ;).
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« Svar #15 på: Januar 21, 2019, 20:02:04 »
Leeds United

ALFIE MCCALMONT SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION

Leeds United are pleased to announce Alfie McCalmont has signed a new contract with the club.

McCalmont has put pen to paper on a new two-and-a-half year deal running until the summer of 2021.

The club also holds the option to extend McCalmont’s contract by an extra year.

The 18-year-old last season played a key role as Leeds United’s Under-18s won the Professional Development League North.

This season the midfielder has stepped up to Under-23 level and has impressed for Carlos Corberan’s side.

McCalmont could again be in action for the Under-23s this evening, when they take on Southampton in the Premier League Cup at Tadcaster Albion (7:00pm).

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« Svar #16 på: Mai 29, 2019, 11:29:47 »
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Well done to 19 year old midfielder @alfiemccalmont4 for training with @NorthernIreland senior team for first time today, along side current #lufc team mates @dallas_stuart and @bailey_pf



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« Svar #17 på: Mai 29, 2019, 22:46:57 »
Who is Alfie McCalmont? All you need to know about the Leeds teenager training with Northern Ireland

Gareth Hanna29 May 2019 12:09 PM
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Leeds United teenager Alfie McCalmont (third from right) listens to boss Michael O'Neill at Northern Ireland's training camp in Manchester.
Northern Ireland's players are currently enjoying their second training camp in Manchester ahead of next month's Euro 2020 qualifying fixtures.

While plenty of familiar faces such as Liam Boyce, Paddy McNair, Josh Magennis, George Saville and Bailey Peacock-Farrell have been photographed working hard, there is also a notable unknown amongst the group.

That's turned out to be Leeds United's Alfie McCalmont. So what do we know about him?

Here's a quick guide to the newest man amongst the Northern Ireland senior panel.

Who is Alfie McCalmont?

Age: 19

Position: Centre midfield

Place of birth: Yorkshire, England

Club history: McCalmont is making his way through the ranks at Leeds United, having first joined the club when he was still studying at Sowerby's Thirsk School. This season he broke into the club's Under 23 side and that was to be the beginning of an impressive campaign

He's a title winner already? Absolutely. After forging his way into Carlos Corberán's Under 23s,  McCalmont held his place to become a key cog in the team that won the Professional Development League North. So impressive were his performances that he put pen to paper on a new 2.5 year deal in January, keeping him at the club until 2021. He is still waiting for his senior debut.

International career: While this latest recognition from Michael O'Neill is reward for that eye-catching season for United, it's far from his first foray into the international game. He featured twice for the Under 17s back in September 2016, starting at Mourneview Park in a 2-1 win over San Marino just days after coming off the bench against Spain. McCalmont stepped up to the Under 19s for 2017 and 2018. A late winner for the U19s against Kazakhstan at Shamrock Park in November will have done his reputation no harm and it even led to an Under 21 call-up.

And that meant a very happy birthday? It sure did. McCalmont made his first start for Ian Baraclough's Under 21s on March 25th this year, his 19th birthday. It got even better when Shayne Lavery scored an 87th minute winner to beat Mexico Under 22s 2-1.

What sort of a player is he? He has been employed in both an attacking and holding midfield role for Leeds' Under 23s this season due to both his passing ability - dictating the play and providing an attacking spark - and his willingness to throw himself into a tackle. Seemingly a similar height to 5'8 Jordan Jones, he doesn't boast an imposing stature but the flipside of that is a low centre of gravity. He is viewed by some fans as one of the most exciting prospects to come through the Leeds system in recent seasons and has been likened to current Leeds star Jack Clarke, who is a rumoured £20m target for Tottenham Hotspur.


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« Svar #19 på: Juli 11, 2019, 15:09:08 »
11 Jul 2019
Alfie McCalmont: It was great to go out there and play my game

 
Leeds United midfielder chats after first start in pre-season friendly
After a successful 2018/19 season, winning the U23s PDL-National league, and then joining up with Northern Ireland for their summer training camp; Alfie McCalmont continued his progression with a starting place in last night's 5-0 win against York City.

We caught up with the 19 year-old Leeds United midfielder to find out how he felt making the step up to the senior side, and his aims for the rest of pre-season.

How did it feel to play over an hour against York City last night?
AM: "I enjoyed it. It was the first time playing with the first-team properly.
"I've been training with them since the start of pre-season, buying into what we've doing, getting used to what they wanted me to do in my role, and it was a great chance to go out there and play my game.
"We've got a good side, and it was an opportunity to go out there and show it. There was a lot of one-twos, a lot of running in behind, we've worked hard on our shape and possession, and I think we showed that."

First time running out with the senior team, what was running through your mind?
AM: "I was nervous at first, with it being my first time, but it became like any other game. Once you get your first touch, that's it, you're in the zone, and you just play your normal game."

What was the message from the players and coaching staff before the game?
AM: "All the players and staff have been really supportive since I joined the group, they just told me to play my normal game, put the work in, and get the minutes in.
"With it being pre-season, we just wanted to get our fitness up, and with us playing an hour, we put everything into those 60 minutes. The task now is to keep that momentum going into the next game."

Did you have to adapt much from playing with the U23s to the first team?
AM: "It was a lot quicker, but with it being the first game of pre-season everyone is still building back up to it. The training over the last few weeks has been fantastic, I felt sharp, we've done a lot of running and preparation, so going out there it felt good."

What did your family think of you making your first start?
AM: "I found out I was going to be in the squad two days ago, so my dad and my brother came down to support me, and my mum had to watch on tv as she couldn't deal with the nerves. I spoke to my parents straight after the game, and obviously they're really proud."

How have you found pre-season so far?
AM: "It's been really good, a lot more challenging than last season. I've done a lot of running, and a lot of 9-7 double sessions, but I've really enjoyed it. Hopefully I can keep playing with the first-team,  build upon what I've learnt, and take it into the season. The aim is to hopefully make my competitive debut."


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« Svar #20 på: Juli 11, 2019, 16:15:01 »
«I was nervous at first, with it being my first time, but it became like any other game. Once you get your first touch, that's it, you're in the zone, and you just play your normal game.»

Virker å ha hodet på plass til å være klar for sine første innhopp i serien kommende sesong. Spennende spiller!

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« Svar #21 på: Juli 11, 2019, 18:56:50 »
McCalmont i går:

https://twitter.com/focusonleeds/status/1149343889301655552?s=12

Bra touch og pasningsevne. Lite mann-til-mann!
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« Svar #22 på: August 14, 2019, 14:59:23 »
McCalmont fikk sin etterlengtede debut mot Salford i går. Det blir bare den første kampen blant mange, spår Cooper og Dallas.

https://tbrfootball.com/liam-cooper-and-stuart-dallas-make-exciting-prediction-about-leeds-youngster/

Men er disse karene for optimistiske? Visstnok er gutten et stort talent, men han konkurrerer mot Kalvin Phillips om plassen. Brannfakkel: Bør vi selge KP (for en helt rå pris, selvsagt) for å odle fram McCalmont?
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« Svar #23 på: August 14, 2019, 15:30:00 »

Brannfakkel: Bør vi selge KP (for en helt rå pris, selvsagt) for å odle fram McCalmont?

Nei! Den sentrale, defensive rollen tilhører Kalvin de neste 10 årene!

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« Svar #24 på: August 29, 2019, 18:45:08 »
Alfie McCalmont svært lykkelig for sin hjemmedebut mot Stoke. Gikk litt trått, men kommer forhåpentligvis sterkere igjen.

https://www.footballfancast.com/championship/leeds/leeds-uniteds-alfie-mccalmont-posts-on-instagram-after-his-first-start
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« Svar #25 på: September 06, 2019, 11:42:07 »
Alfie viser progresjon, og igår debuterte han på det nord irske A-landslaget, han fikk ca 30 minutters spilletid :

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/football/leeds-united/leeds-united-latest/leeds-united-product-alfie-mccalmont-makes-senior-international-debut-in-northern-ireland-victory-1-9978792


fantastisk at vi har slike spillere i stallen, gått gradene i Leeds og viser solid fremgang  ;)
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« Svar #26 på: November 15, 2019, 20:18:56 »
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« Svar #27 på: November 30, 2019, 22:35:44 »
Twitreren Focus On Leeds er flink mht academy i Leeds.
Nå har han startet en serie der han vil presentere de unge talentene.


Player Profile: All you need to know about Alfie McCalmont!
 FocusOnLeeds    November 25, 2019

Under Marcelo Bielsa’s leadership, academy players at Leeds United are daring to dream. Well known for playing and developing youngsters into world class players, there is no better time to be playing for Leeds United at academy level. One player who has had a taste of first team football and will be hoping to become more involved is Alfie McCalmont. The main issue isn’t his ability but the fact that he plays in midfield, an area that Marcelo Bielsa admitted is hard to get into due to the level of quality and the number of options that he has. With Phillips, Klich and Forshaw all fighting for two positions, the likes of Robbie Gotts and Alfie McCalmont will have to be patient. This being said, the first team squad is small and with an injury potentially always around the corner, there is always a chance for young players to stake a claim. Alfie being one who is hoping to get the chance.

Who is Alfie McCalmont?
Alfie McCalmont has always had noticeable talent from a very early age and was allowed to play for his local football holiday club at the age of 5 despite the minimum age being 7. Alfie was playing for Thirsk Falcons u9’s at the Wiggington tournament in York when he was first approached by a Leeds United scout. He was asked to go to the Leeds United development centre in York and after 4 weeks, Alfie moved up to the shadow squad at Thorpe Arch. Having impressed the coaches at Leeds, he was given a 6 week trial in the academy under 9’s team where he was eventually offered a 1 year contact the following season. The highlight of his first season at Leeds was scoring two goals against Manchester United in a 2-2 draw at the Carrington training ground. Alfie hasn’t always had it easy and his small stature sometimes meant he was in the shadows of bigger, stronger players but with his great nature, positive attitude, 100% commitment, determination and focus, he has managed to overcome this and exceed all our expectations and continues to do so.  Alfie continued to progress through each of the age groups all the way up to the under 15’s where he was offered a 2 year scholarship which started at the end of the under 16’s. He was then offered a 1 year professional contract which started at the end of the 2 year scholarship. Thirsk School and Sixth Form College were very supportive of his football career and made sure he received extra support so that he still achieved very respectable GCSE grades. Alfie was then approached by MOM (Michael Owen Management) asking to become Alfie’s agent after they were impressed watching Alfie’s performances in his matches. These performances lead to him being given an international call up for the U17’s Northern Ireland squad to play in the Euro qualifiers against Spain, Slovakia and San Marino. He moved up the ranks from there to the U19’s and now the U21’s. After a call up to train with the senior team earlier this year he impressed Michael O’Neil training who then handed him his senior team debut. He qualified to play for Northern Ireland through his father who is Irish and his grandma, so plenty of green blood in his family.

What is his style of play?
Alfie a midfield player who likes to get on the ball and dictate the play. His low centre of gravity allows him to receive the ball in tight areas and look to play balls forward. Despite the lack of height and strength, he does like to get stuck into tackles but doesn’t always come out on top. This is something we will get onto later in the article.
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Below are the two positions that best suit his skill set and his tactical role in the team in these positions:
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What are his key attributes?
His main attribute is his passing, whether that be short range or long. His ability to drop deep, collect the ball and start attacks from deep is impressive. His use of the ball is very good, with Alfie often looking to play through the lines rather than just make a simple pass sidewards. Having only played 65 minutes of first team football there isn’t a lot of stats to go on. This being said, the stats that are available highlight what his game is all about. In both games he played he managed a pass accuracy of 95% against Salford City and 96% against Stoke City. Despite only being on the pitch for 20 minutes against Salford, he managed to register one key pass. He only lost possession twice, once in each game, which for a young player finding his way in the senior team is very good.

Showing off his range of passing
His reading of the game and decision making is second to none, allowing the players around him the license to get forward, knowing that Alfie will fill in the position vacated. Sharp across 10 yards, Alfie has the acceleration and fitness levels to break through the opposition lines but also track back and help defensively.

What are his areas for improvement?
Alfie, like any young player, isn’t the finished article and has areas of his game he will be looking to improve on over his career, whether that’s at Leeds United or elsewhere. First is his defensive work including tackling and winning duels. Standing at only 5ft 9, he is never going to be a dominate midfielder like, for example, Kalvin Phillips, however learning to use his frame better in defensive duels will be something he will be looking to improve on. Having only played in two games for the first team, 20 minutes against Salford City and 45 minutes against Stoke City, both in the cup, stats for him are limited. However in the short amount of minutes he’s played, he’s lost 3 out of 4 ground duels and 1 out of 2 aerial duels. This isn’t to say that Alfie isn’t capable of getting stuck in, but receiving the ball in his own defensive third means that physical contact will happen. As well as this, in a Bielsa system, the defensive midfielder is required to break up play and often tasked with man marking the opposition attacking midfield, so defensive know-how is crucial. These are not significant weakness in his game, more areas that if he does improve will take him to the next level. The level of opposition will also effect these areas of his game, the teams that defend deep suit his skill set more than the teams that press high and attack in numbers
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Overall, Alfie is a well rounded midfielder who has the correct attitude to continue to improve his game and become a player that is capable of excelling at the highest level. A big thanks to his mum and dad for providing in depth information on his footballing background. If you enjoy this article, please share it around. Follow me on Twitter @FocusOnLeeds for all the latest news, stats and videos on the first team and the next generation of talent coming out of Thorp Arch.



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