Skysports.com understands Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey has won his first call-up to the Jamaica national team.
The Reggae Boyz have moved to fend off interest from Scotland to bring Humphrey into the international set-up.
Humphrey, who was born in Jamaica, is eligible to play for Scotland due to the fact his mother was born in Kilmarnock and Craig Levein was thought to be considering calling the former Shrewsbury man after being impressed by his performances this season.
The 22-year-old has been earning rave reviews and he has played a key role in helping Motherwellreach the Scottish Cup final against Celtic. A number of Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, Bolton and Birmingham are all thought to be tracking the jet-heeled wide-man.
Humphrey is delighted to win his first call-up with Jamaica for their training camp in Brazil ahead of next month's Gold Cup.
"It is a huge honour to get a call-up as every player wants to play international football," Humphrey told skysports.com.
"Even though I also qualify for Scotland, Jamaica were the first to pursue me and I am looking forward to linking up with the squad.
"However, at the minute my main focus is on this weekend's Scottish Cup final against Celtic."
Like I said before Tappa needs to have a squad so deep that he has to swim past Bin Laden to get to the person on the bottom at the depth chart.
Anyway, I really wanted him to gradually work in some of these players like Humphrey, Pratley and company to see how they fit in the system.......work out the kinks with the combos: Jevaughn Watson/Lovell Palmer....... Jason Morrison/Rudi Austin..................... Fuller/Dane....... Ryan Johnson/Cummings.... Shelton/Fuller.....etc Stew Peas/Shavar Hey.......but better late than never.
Trust me - Only a silly coach is satisfied with 11 "Good" men. Your team is only as good as the THIRD STRING players and that is the reason why the USA and Mexico can MAINTAIN their SUB 30 FIFA (Spankings) while the rest of us play musical chairs between # 48 and #100+..........
Landing in the top 70 of the FIFA Spankings is not the issue. The key issue is......Once you have "Achieved" this desired ranking......can you maintain it?.......That my good man.... is the mark of a REAL side.
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So what do the ites think of Danny Rose from Spurs.
He has been excellent in the last couple of games with the Spurs. He has pace, strong attacking skills, and a fine left foot. He is playing left back, but is normally a midfielder; this would bode well for the Boyz. But, I doubt that we have a chance at him now -- he is in England's U21 team, and he will want to see what the future holds.
J'youth mi big yu up too, a your one dis but it's not done till we get Jermaine Pennant;
He's the best creative/attacking midfielder out of the bunch which could round off our side nicely....
I think you all need to forget about Pennant. He is at this point basically a mercenary who wants to play for England but can't. Furthermore it seems his second choice is Ireland and not Jamaica though Ireland do not seem to want him due to the fact he is only using them as a second choice.
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JY- WELL DONE! You are more than an asset to JFF, but to your country and all the young aspiring youths that want to do more for Jamaica. You will one day become a vital link in Jamaica's football and bridging more than just players. You have a knack at researching, utilize the skill and the crticism that come your way and accentuate them into YOUR positives. A job well done. Also, keep us in the loop as to whats happening with the guys called for GC if you can. I think a renewed interest is now on Kemar Daley and how he might fit into our team at this time. We are keen to know of the team's chemistry and the progress the team is making.
Of great note, DO NOT reveal too much if the coaching staff seems to be having a personel problem. Let that wait until after the tournament, as things might just improve by then.
Give me half a chance and I'll make it one
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Mobile Version Subscribe to this feed Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Scotland-based Humphrey to join Reggae Boyz's Brazil camp Published: Thursday | May 19, 2011 0 Comments
André Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter
The Gleaner understands that Scotland-based winger Chris Humphrey has been called up by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) for their three-week camp in Brazil, ahead of this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States.
Humphrey, who was born in Jamaica and currently represents Motherwell in the Scottish Premier League, was also eligible for consideration from the Scottish FA, due to the fact that his mother was born in Kilmarnock.
It is further understood that the JFF moved quickly to get their man, amid reports that Scotland boss Craig Levein was keeping close tabs on the speedy 22 year old.
Humphrey has been attracting considerable attention on the back of impressive performances throughout the season, and played a key role in his team's advancement to this weekend's Scottish Cup final against powerhouse Celtic.
The interest didn't stop there for the former West Bromwich Albion youth product, with the likes of Liverpool, Birmingham and Bolton all said to be interested in capturing his signature.
Speaking to skysports.com, Humphrey said he is delighted with the opportunity to get his international career started and is looking forward to the experience in Brazil.
"It is a huge honour to get a call-up as every player wants to play international football," Humphrey said.
Humphrey says that while he also qualified for selection to the Scottish team, he is really happy that Jamaica was the first to offer him the chance to play international football.
"Even though I also qualify for Scotland, Jamaica was the first to pursue me and I am looking forward to linking up with the squad," Humphrey added, before pointing out that he is, however, focused on his upcoming clash with Celtic in the Scottish Cup final.
"However, at the minute my main focus is on this weekend's Scottish Cup final against Celtic," he said.
Humphrey moved to Walsall at the age of five, and was at Walsall's Centre of Excellence, until later joining West Bromwich Albion.
He joined Shrewsbury Town on a free transfer in 2006 and spent three years with the club, scoring two goals in 74 appearances.
Humphrey, who earlier this year signed a contract extension at the outfit, joined Motherwell in 2009 and started showing his worth last year, after spending the bulk of his first season on the bench.
It is not clear if Humphrey will be the only new face in the camp as members of the JFF's top brass could not be reached yesterday.
The federation is, however, expected to make some announcements soon regarding the camp and the invited players.
well done jy. U go out deh, do u ting and earn u respect. U took the practical approach, ratings youth. U took a lot of gimmics from the ites pon the board including myself and u stood in the giddean and keep u head up.
Tappa a nuff other Jamaican balla out deh. U cannot call up everybody but at least consider their performances so that they have a fair shot jus as anyone born here and playing in the DPL
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Home / News / Humphrey ready to welcome Daley Humphrey ready to welcome Daley Friday, September 9, 2011 Humphrey ready to welcome Daley
Chris Humphrey has admitted he can’t wait to join up with future international team-mate Omar Daley at Motherwell.
‘Well’s wing wizard has declared his intention to turn out for Jamaica in future internationals, and once the paperwork clears Humphrey and Daley will be in action together for the Reggie Boyz.
And Humphrey admits he is excited to hook up with a player who already boasts over 60 caps and an international career spanning a decade.
“There are still a few complications with it; we are still waiting to hear back from a few people before I can get started with it.” Humphrey revealed, regarding his international future.
“It’s not quite as easy and straight forward a process as I thought it was going to be in all honesty, it’s all a bit complicated but it looks as if it is almost sorted.
“Obviously if Omar Daley comes in then that will help because he’s very experienced at that level.” It’s not quite as easy and straight forward a process as I thought it was going to be in all honesty, it’s all a bit complicated but it looks as if it is almost sorted.
Problematic paperwork of his own has ensure Daley will not face Celtic on Saturday, but Humphrey and co. will make the trip to Celtic Park in high spirits after a splendid opening month of the season.
The Steelmen sit second in the SPL, ahead of Celtic, having only lost one game so far this campaign – a record which saw Stuart McCall handed Clydesdale Bank Manager of the Month.
The 23-year old praised: “It’s a good place to go and play though, the atmosphere is what any footballer would want to play in front of and hopefully we can give a good account of ourselves.
“Don’t get me wrong, you always try and perform against every team you come up against but there is that little bit of extra spice when you come up against either half of the Old Firm.”
On his boss’ award, the former Shrewsbury Town man said: “It’s great news and it shows just how well we have been doing and how well we have started. I am very pleased for him that he has picked up his award.”
This has been taken directly from the Motherwell website, if you read closely you will see this.
As I've said before in other posts, nothing remains hidden form the British football public and until you read anything regarding Jamaica's players in England on their club's websites, IT AINT OFFICIAL !
It also reveals how much the JFF is keeping hidden from the Jamaican football public that they cannot hide from the British football public because the football journalists and club reporters research and verify EVERYTHING before they go public with it.