When I were a lad, they send to send us down t'pit three hours before we went to bloody bed. We worked 27 hours a bloody day. If you tell kids that nowadays they wouldn't believe you! Former Spurs whirligig and current youth team coach gives a great interview to, of all media outlets, The Mail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...r-hopes-produce-Tottenham-stars-tomorrow.html He talks about Harry Winks and the talent of the younglings: "Young academy boys should think: “That could be me...” I remember seeing him and working with the youth team a couple of times. ‘He was special but he has since ticked all the other boxes, too. That’s important. Hard work, graft and understanding of real life. You need to make an impression and Harry has. ‘What these boys can do and are being taught...they are miles ahead of anything I was asked for. If you ask those other guys you just mentioned they would all say the same. Miles ahead of us. ‘Technically they are superb. We can still improve their understanding of the game but in terms of pure ability it’s unrecognisable. When I was growing up, the keeper just put the ball down and booted it. Same with the defenders." Hard but fair: "As a trainee he cleaned boots and swept terraces. He remains close to his first manager Alan Curbishley but admits now that he was once ‘scared’ of him. ‘My introduction to professional football was hard, ruthless,’ he said. But it set me up for my career. It was tough but it was right." He also talks about the pitfalls for young lads getting too much too soon and not learning to deal with disappointments. His own psychological foibles. And many more things. A good read, seems like a decent and down-to-earth sorta fella. Enjoy.