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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2018/19

    As an aside to my article above I remember in the early seventies when Bill Nicolson got so frustrated by the regular first teamers he dropped 4/5 of them and replaced them by members of our reserve team (yep a proper reserve team playing in the Football Combination) including Tony Want, Terry...
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2018/19

    Disappointing result against Everton but lets not get too disheartened. It should be pointed out that Spurs fielded what is essentially an under 19 side (bar Harrison) whilst Everton's side was clearly an U21 team. Everton's squad also included 5 players signed for fees greater than £250,000...
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    Raheem Sterling: Manchester City winger is targeted by racism, says Ian Wright

    Again I sympathise with your argument but (given that footballers are paid tonnes of dosh) if I think that Sissoko is crap I am a racist? Just don't like the easy use of labels , like racism, that stops or blocks all discussion. I don't see colour I just see ability or lack of it.
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    Raheem Sterling: Manchester City winger is targeted by racism, says Ian Wright

    I understand your argument but disagree. I remember the media going after Bobby Robson and Graham Taylor in the most awful and personal manner. These so called journalists/people were scumbags as are the people who go after Raheem. They are not racists just very unpleasant people. Again I will...
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2018/19

    What evidence?
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2018/19

    As they say you have to speculate to accumulate.
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2018/19

    Accepted but why could not Spurs buy say 10 players (youngsters of potential) for say £40m - well within their range - this summer and then commence doing what Chelsea & City do. This tactic is employed by an increasing number of clubs like Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid and others. Whats not...
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    Raheem Sterling: Manchester City winger is targeted by racism, says Ian Wright

    I do love listening to Ian Wright with is passionate support for England but I feel he is wrong. Simply put 44 full international caps 2 goals! I wished so badly for Raheem to do well in Russia but facts don't lie. For a striker 2 goals in 44 matches is pretty poor. Also I really hate the racist...
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2018/19

    Having just read that Chelsea have 31 (yes 31!) players on loan and I suspect earning in the region of £40m + (guess based on Danny Ings costing Southampton £2m for his loan from Liverpool). Also Man City have also 20+ players out on loan. I have looked at our squad and to be honest we would...
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2018/19

    It is early days yet so I could be proved wrong but I think our U23's are going to struggle. We are so weak in attack without the presence of Sterling. The defence needs a more mature player (possibly Foyth) as a guiding light and the midfield is woefully light without Skipp and Amos. I cannot...
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2018/19

    You could be right - apologies - in a state of deep depression!
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2018/19

    Watching Girona lead Spurs 4-1 with the last 3 Girona goals caused by rank bad play. First Davies outpaced and naïve then Marsh committing the cardinal sin of not going to meet the ball and lastly Walker-Peters with quite simply a terrible pass. Luke Amos has been very poor especially his...
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2018/19

    Timi Sibowale a CB from Waterford and a Eire U16 international who had trials at Spurs has signed scholarship forms for Man City. Interestingly his favourite football ground is ....Tottenham Hotspur! I wonder why he signed for City rather than Spurs - one will never know - could possibly be that...
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2018/19

    The enigma that is Marcus Edwards. I would love him to succeed but all the signs suggest otherwise.
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2018/19

    Certainly a lot to be concerned about but I wonder what the true situation is with some if not all of these players. I don't buy the argument that there is no first team pathway. Looking at last years wonderful England U20 team that won the World U20 cup only (at the moment) Lewis Cook at AFC...
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