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Spurs youngsters lift European trophy

8:30 am


It saw a penalty shoot out and a save from our young goalkeeper Jonathan De Bie to see Spurs youngsters pick up another trophy after they observed a minute's silence for Ugo Ehiogu before the game.

Résumé de la finale du Tournoi Européen U21 2017! ⚽️🏆
Translated from French by 
Summary of the final of the European U21 tournament 2017! ⚽️🏆


They were competing in a European U21 Tournament in Ploufragan, France, much to the delight of the new Development Squad coach Wayne Burnett.

"I’m really pleased for the boys, the staff have also worked incredibly hard but what we have to remember is that these players have been developed over the years and I think a special mention should certainly go to Ugo and Matt Wells. 
“Justin Cochrane (Under-23 Assistant Coach) and I have been with them for the last month or so, but they’ve had a really excellent development programme before we got here, so a special mention should go to those two because they’ve been a big part of these players’ development, for sure. 
"Everyone was mindful of that, we had a minute’s silence in memory of Ugo before the game and I think it’s fitting – the players will have been thinking of him, so it’s a nice moment to lift the trophy.”

The Player of the Tournament was awarded to 18-year-old (19 next March) Keanan Bennetts. He has played for Germany Under-15's (2 caps) before switching to England Under-16's (4 caps) then England Under-17's (4 caps).

Keanan Bennetts primarily plays as an attacking left winger, in today's game an inverted winger as opposed to the traditional idea of a winger. He has played 30 games on the left wing scoring 4 goals with 7 assists and 2 games on the right wing, scoring 1 goal and having 1 assist. In the Under-18 Premier League, he has played 16 games, scoring 1 goal and having 5 assists.

You can read a report on the Official Spurs Website.

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Development Squad slump into the relegation zone

4:55 pm
Joe Pritchard

The Under-23 Development Squad have slumped into the relegation zone in Premier League 2 after another defeat, this time at Leicester City, themselves in the relegation zone.

It may be called an Under-23 tournament but we are playing young sides containing 17 and 18-year-olds. We had 1 16-year-old play, 4 17-year-olds, 5 18-year-olds, 1 19-year-olds and a single 20-year-old.

You can read a report on the game and its highlights on the official Spurs website. The extract below is the opinion of coach Ugo Ehiogu on the game.

"I thought we controlled the game for 50, 60 minutes against an experienced Leicester team with the likes of Schlupp, Gray and Benalouane the big centre-half, without that real cutting edge. We probed and controlled the middle third of the pitch without having the final quality to break them down. 
"We lost Anthony Georgiou to an injury just before half-time - we all hope it's not too serious - and when you take everything on board, yes there were positives. Brandon Austin was excellent, clean hands, big moments where he did his job well. He's had college as well this morning so he's had a long day! Joe Muscatt worked his socks off, great application up against someone like Schlupp. He gave us everything and had nothing left in the tank. He'll take heart from that. 
"Charlie Owens was reliable, good distribution, Zenon was honest, Cy gave us a little guile but when Schlupp and Gray turned up the gas in the second half you could see the difference. We nullified them for a long time because we got in their faces and kept the ball so it's disappointing overall, the players have put an unbelievable shift in but come away with nothing again."


Leicester City: Iversen, Johnson, Wood (Pascanu 61), Miles (Ndukwu 56), Moore, Benalouane, Kapustka, Barnes, Mitchell (Muskwe 69), Gray, Schlupp. Substitutes (not used): Rowe, Bramley (GK).
Tottenham Hotspur: Austin (17yo), Muscatt (18yo), Stylianides (18yo), Marsh (17yo) (Tanganga 75 - 17yo), Owens (18yo), Maghoma (18yo), Tracey (18yo), Pritchard (20yo) (Brown 83 - 17yo), Loft (19yo), Goddard (19yo), Georgiou (19yo) (Griffiths 45+2 - 16yo). 
Substitute (not used): Freeman (GK - 17yo).
Goals: Leicester City - Gray 74, Moore 79.
Yellow cards: Leicester City - Johnson 24.
Referee: James Adcock.

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Tottenham are one of the biggest clubs in the world

12:30 pm

Tottenham are one of the biggest clubs in the world, that's not me saying that it's Manchester City's Fernandez on their official website.

“Tottenham are one of the biggest clubs in the world so their team will have a bit of everything. We’ve played technical teams and physical teams but we expect them to have a bit of both. 
“It’s a lot different to Spain because over there you won’t get to play in the big stadiums a lot and it’s a good experience for a lot of us to be ready for first team football.”

The 18-year-old former Real Zaragoza player was talking about the upcoming Premier League 2 clash on Friday night when we take on 4th placed Manchester City, we sit 9th, one above the relegation places occupied by Leicester City, Derby County, and Arsenal.

We have been playing a very young side in this Under-23 competition with the like of 17-year-old Marcus Edwards playing and thus our results have been inconsistent, we have won 2 and lost 4, scoring 9 goals and letting in 14.

Manchester City have won 3, drawn 2 and lost 1, scoring 12 and letting in 9. They have 11 points, we have 6 points. below us Arsenal have 6 points, Derby County have 3 points and Leicester City have 2 points. Above us, Manchester United and Chelsea both have 8 points, Reading 9 and Sunderland 10.

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Colombian signing is an attacking midfielder

5:00 pm


I have possibly been alone in promoting the signing of young South American talent before they become household names and I'm delighted to see we have signed an attacking midfielder.

However, we haven't sourced him from South America, but from down the road, Championship side Brentford. We have signed 17-year-old (18 next February) Colombian youth international Juan Pablo Gonzalez Velasco, which means he'll be classed as home-grown in the same way Cesc Fabregas was for Arsenal and now Chelsea.

He has one Colombian Under-17 cap, had had a trial at Burnley and was being chased by Manchester United, Chelsea, Fulham, Leeds United and Southampton. Having signed on 1 August he has already made his Spurs debut, coming on as a substitute for the Tottenham Hotspur Under-18 side in our 5-1 victory over Aston Villa.

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Burton sign attacking midfielder Miller on loan

9:00 pm


Tottenham youngster Will Miller has joined Burton Albion on loan for the rmainder of the year. Miller is an attacking midfielder, although Mauricio Pochettino gave him game time on the Australian trip at left-back.

The 20-year-old (21 next June) has been signed by Nigel Clough for the Championship side as reported by their official website.

“We have seen Will a few times with the under 23s and he was with their first team pre-season. He’s a bit different to what we have got. He can make goals and score goals. 
“We have been waiting on loans and it’s a good time to get him and (subject to paperwork) he will be in the squad for the Derby game.”

Miller has signed until January 3 and told the club he'll help in any way he can and was looking forward to the opportunity.

“I’m very thankful for the opportunity and to be involved with this club which is moving forward so quickly. I will be happy to contribute in any way I can.”

Development football, however they redesign it doesn't provide youngsters with meaningful football, as all it is is development players playing development players, there is no battling for a place, no playing against experienced players. We have little choice but to use the loan system to develop players. A few games in a Cup isn't going to make much difference.

Windy is the man to turn to for youth news and he feels this will give Cy Goddard an opportunity, Iv'e been wondering what he has been up to.

Solid move for Will Miller, and this also opens up opportunities for Cy Goddard in the Under-23s.

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Marcus Edwards bags a double

6:00 am
Marcus Edwards bags a double

Young Marcus Edwards, the prodigious talent being nurtured at Tottenham has stepped up to the Under-23 sides for the Premier League 2 games and it hasn't taken him long to get on the scoring charts. In just his second game he put one into the top corner in the 4-1 away victory over Reading.

: GOAL! lays off Edwards, he turns his man on the edge of the box and rifles into the top corner. 1-0, 32mins

Not content with scoring after 32 minutes he then doubled that on 47 minutes, Will Miller then notched another quick goal before Shayon Harrision made it 4-0 after 51 minutes,

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Ryan Loft, Pritchard, Yedlin impressing

9:00 pm


Yedlin impressing

Tottenham Under-21 side took on League Two side Yeovil Town this week with the game ending 1-1 at Hotspur Way. Young English 18-year-old (19 in September) striker Ryan Loft equalised from a Shilow Tracey cross late on.

There are reportedly 10 Championship clubs interested in 23-year-old (24 next May) midfielder Alex Pritchard. The England Under-21 international is also wanted by Premier League sides Middlesbrough and Swansea City.

Josh Onomah is coming through, Harry Winks is a part of the Development Squad looking to move up to senior level, Grant Ward is another and Marcus Edwards is a young talent we need to give cameo roles to. That means we have ti have opportunities for them and having Njie and Pritchard in the way, having not yet proved themselves may be part of the reason Pritchard is being let go.

Fazio, Pritchard, Njie are looking for clubs, Bentaleb may well be staying and Pochettino is assessing the future of a number of youngsters on tour. One who is starting to catch the eye, because of his improvement is DeAndre Yedlin.

As reported last year, he was miles away on technical ability, but the 23-year-old (24 next July) has improved immensely in a year apparently. The loan spell at Sunderland under Sam Allardyce, who was forced to play him after his right back was a complete flop.

He has always been a fit player and has immense speed, it seems he is catching up in other areas of the game and may well be a player we want to keep hold of, even if it means loaning him out again.

If at all possible Spurs will want to keep him to keep a US marketing tool and interest in Spurs in the States, especially with American Football coming to The Lane in the not too distant future.

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Go yourself or take your child to see a star or two

2:30 pm
The Premier League are trying to upgrade the level of football at development level, which at the moment, is a mile away for senior professional football. While it may hone technical ability there is a world of difference in intensity.

Players have to go out on loan to fight for a first-team place and play football where they have to perform in front of expectant fans. They have to learn to fend for themselves, live away from home and in many cases grow up.

Each team plays home and away and must have three games at their home ground so if you are concerned about the cost of taking your children to a Premier League game, why not go there on Stevenage for a Development Squad game. You never know who you might see.

On 30 August we take on Derby County, on 19 September we take on Liverpool. On 23 September we are away at St Mary's Stadium where we play Southampton and 12 December sees us at the iPRO Stadium, Derby County's home ground before our final Premier League 2 Division 1 fixture, a home game at White Hart Lane against Leicester City on 5 May 2017.

Premier League 2 Division 1 Fixtures 2016/17

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton (The Lamex Stadium) 19:00

Reading v Tottenham Hotspur (Reading F.C. Training Ground) 14:00

Tottenham Hotspur v Derby County (White Hart Lane) 19:00

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur (Aldershot Town FC) 19:05

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool (White Hart Lane) 19:00

Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur (St Mary's Stadium) 19:00

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City (The Lamex Stadium) 19:00

Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur (TBC) 19:00

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United (Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre) 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal (Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre) 12:00

Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur (Eppleton Colliery Welfare) 19:00

Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur (iPRO Stadium) 19:00

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea (Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre) 12:05

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur (TBC) 19:00

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton (The Lamex Stadium) 19:00

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur (TBC) 13:00

Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland (The Lamex Stadium) 19:00

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur (TBC) 19:00

Tottenham Hotspur v Reading (The Lamex Stadium) 19:00

Everton v Tottenham Hotspur (Southport FC) 19:00

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur (Leigh Sports Village) 19:00

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City (White Hart Lane) 19:00

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6th placed Spurs take on 5th placed Reading on Thursday

1:30 pm
Tottenham Hotspur Under 21
The Under-21 Scene

In a week in which Manchester United youth drew much applause, the Under-21's moving to the top of the Premier League after a come from behind win 2-1 against Middlesbrough.

This was after the former league leaders Sunderland were defeated by bottom side Leicester City 1-0. The Foxes moved up to 10th in the 12 team league. Man U are now two points ahead having played two fewer games than the North East outfit. Chelsea also lost a chance to close ground on the top, with a stalemate away to Southampton.

In Section 2, Arsenal picked up a point against Wolverhampton Wanderers and are now five points off Deby who head the table. The Gunners do have three games in hand though. Aston Vill are on the same points as Arsenal in third but have played two games more.

Here is a summary of the results and the rankings.

Premier League: Under 21 Results
Middlesbrough U211-2Manchester United U21
Sunderland U210-1Leicester U21
Southampton U210-0Chelsea
Arsenal U211-1Wolves U21
Blackburn U212-0Swansea City U21

Reading Under 21Tottenham Hotspur Under 21

The sixth-placed Tottenham Hotspur youngsters play on Thursday at 10 am taking on the fifth-placed Reading U-21 side at their place. Bottom-placed Norwich City U-21 take on third-placed Manchester City U-21 on Friday, also at 10 am.


PosTeamMPWDLFADPLast 5 matchesH2H
10Previous rank: 12154381836-1815WWLDL
11Previous rank: 10143472222+013LLLDD
12Previous rank: 11153391836-1812LLDDL

The table is taken from Soccerway



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