The Spurs Youth Thread – 2016/2017

Spurzinho

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Doesn't seem like he played but they also have Bradley Rudd still there I believe
Last I heard Rudd had moved on to Maidstone but that was a five or six months ago, he's not really staked his claim anywhere which is a surprise to me because, although he wasn't quite up to scratch with us, he was more than good enough to play in the youth system at a League 1 or 2 club and stand a fair chance of getting a pro deal. At least I thought so anyway. Well balanced, good technique, knew what was going on around him, was always going to do a bit of growing, which he has.
 

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I don't think it is working necessarily. If just winning 1-0 late on in tight games is teaching these kids anything then maybe to some small degree it's working, but that will never prepare English players to be anything other than they have been for the last few decades. Technically and tactically so risk averse they are inept.

Why the hell couldn't they play Sessegnon, Mount and Edwards in a AM3 behind the striker ? Mount and Sessegnon are will both drop into midfield and I noticed Edwards working hard off the ball in the games I've seen so far - he's clearly been made aware that he needs to, to be viable - and instead of grinding out games and coming out the right side of the odd goal, England could actually dare to create kids with a bit more ambition, verve, inventiveness who are pro-active instead of reactive.

The job of youth football coaches is not to win tournaments, it's to prepare and develop kids.

As an aside, I like Edun too. Not a Pogba or a Pirlo just a good footballing busy ****.

And can someone explain to me how Brereton is amongst this group. I know he's scored a couple of goals in the tournament but he looks pretty average and limited technically. Or is this another case of the Kane's - he looked pretty awful in some England tournaments.
looked really good today mate!
 

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looked really good today mate!
Ha, thank fuck I put the Kane caveat in eh....

Seriously, I still think he looks a bit technically deficient, but hey ho, like I said, Kane looked a bit clumsy (still does some days) so who knows, he clearly has a good attitude and puts himself about.
 

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Ha, thank fuck I put the Kane caveat in eh....

Seriously, I still think he looks a bit technically deficient, but hey ho, like I said, Kane looked a bit clumsy (still does some days) so who knows, he clearly has a good attitude and puts himself about.
just a bit of fun mate, couldn't resist to be honest!
 
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