The Spurs Youth Thread - 2017/2018

Discussion in 'Spurs Chat' started by IGSpur, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. mark_2017

    mark_2017 Well-Known Member

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    Shame Son isn't there.
     
  2. yanno

    yanno Well-Known Member

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    Will Miller played LB in some of our tour games last pre-season, so it'll be interesting to see if Jaden Brown, who is an England age group international, gets some minutes in the States.

    Dylan Duncan is the other player I suspect you're thinking of.
     
  3. Spurzinho

    Spurzinho Active Member

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    Third column mate.
     
  4. mpickard2087

    mpickard2087 Fantastic Member

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    I can only think that for some reason they didn't want to completely plunder the development squad and leave it severely weakened for their friendly matches, and that its better for some of them to be playing matches for the U21's rather than making up the numbers for training sessions and maybe a token sub appearance. Hence mix and match selections and a few strange calls.
     
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  5. yanno

    yanno Well-Known Member

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    Did you mean to say Tanganga is injured?

    If so, that would explain why Dinzeyi got the nod.
     
  6. JUSTINSIGNAL

    JUSTINSIGNAL Well-Known Member

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    Oh shit :facepalm:

    Thanks.
     
  7. yanno

    yanno Well-Known Member

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    Cheers.

    Hopefully we'll get to see Jaden Brown play some minutes in the US.
     
  8. beats1

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    Georgiou taken as a LB and not LW

    Tanganga may be injured, I dont like the fact Eyoma is used as a RB a lot
     
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    Thanks. It'll be interesting to see who Poch gives minutes to at LB when he rests Davies pre-season.

    The choices appear to include KWP (better at RB), Jaden Brown (a natural LB) and two utility players who can play LB in Miller and Georgiou.
     
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  11. mancman

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    SPURZINHO: Excellent breakdown o,f Spurs U16. Do you know anything about the following (who were part of the U15 squad last year): - Max Robson, D'jean Spencer , Marcus Muir , Sashon Aird Munn, Christian Carter , Josh Gray.

    Thanks
     
  12. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Just call me Baz

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    To those who know. What do you think of jack roles? Only ever seen snippets so can't judge.
     
  13. LexingtonSpurs

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    You figure KWP will probably get his minutes at RB - I don't think Poch will play Dier there

    Maybe GKN as a very advanced wingback...:eek:
     
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    yanno Well-Known Member

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    Yup - I'd much rather KWP gets an opportunity on the right - whether in a back 4 or as a wingback - because he's much more effective as an attacking force on that side of the pitch.

    I don't think Poch will dare play Dier as a RB until the tranfer window has closed.... ;)
     
  15. Spurzinho

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    By my reckoning D'Jean Spencer was part of the group that's just joined the academy full time, in which case he didn't make the grade. Its not impossible that I'm wrong on that but it would mean that he's been playing at least 2 years up for the last couple of seasons. I'm sure he played U16 football 2 years ago which, if he's 15ish now, would mean he would have been 13 then which just doesn't seem right.

    Max Robson, Marcus Muir, Christian Carter, Josh Gray & Shashon Aird Munn I know to look at but very little about them. Carter is fairly small, Munn is a tall lad as is Gray.

    Good player. I like him a lot. He can play pretty much in any central position. I've seen him play centre half in his younger days. He's best just behind a striker, he links up well without being a creative wiz but his main strength is late runs into the box for crosses, cut backs, corners and free kicks. He can score tap ins, volleys, headers, left or right foot. He has the "knack". He has the look of a player that is going to be very effective if never wowing you with their skill or pace. People laughed at me a while ago when I compared him to Harry Kane but they totally missed the point. Harry didn't stand out until he was maybe 18. Before then he was average sized, slow and a tad clumsy but he worked his arse off for the team, knitting things together and getting on the end of things. As he grew and developed he became harder and harder to ignore but even today he has rough edges. His touch can be iffy at times, his pace isn't great, he's not a technical wiz he's just absolutely bloody effective. Lampard was the same. Greatest player of his generation no chance but the most effective? Right up there. Now, I'm not saying that Roles is going to reach that standard because odds are he probably won't but people said exactly the same about Kane & Lampard. They were fat, they were slow, they were clumsy, they didn't have enough pizzazz.
     
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    Any idea why Shashoua didnt make the cut. Wasnt he on the bench at the end of last season? Was hoping to see him.
     
  17. Spurzinho

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    Probably because he's not ready for men's football. He's a lovely player when he's playing against players of his size and strength but against the bigger lads, like against Chelski, he really struggled. I fully suspect that we'll see Shashou stay in the U23's for a good couple of seasons to primarily see if he thickens up a bit. Cy Goddard, who was another lovely player suffered from the same problem. Lovely player (not quite as effective as Shashoua) but he was just so small and lightweight and didn't have any kind of pace to speak of. It just made him really isolated and vulnerable against any side that had average sized midfielders and defenders. With Shashoua it's a waiting game. He's not big, he's not strong, he's not lightening quick over distance and he definitely needs to improve off the ball.
     
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  19. yankspurs

    yankspurs "We're not a selling club"

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    Im just surprised Shashoua, Sterling and Harrison arent included. I expected Edwards to be out as he was just at euros a few days ago.
     
  20. Blake Griffin

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    Tim Brown‏@sockformation 6h
    Edwards missing out because of England duty?

    Tottenham Academy‏@thfcacademy 6h
    That isn't the reason.

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    i won't be surprised if he's in the squad for the cambridge game on friday.
     

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