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Chadli, Ball, Police costs

8:30 am


Spurs have put a £20-million price tag on winger 27-year-old Nacer Chadli, a price Swansea City have baulked at. He is one of the players Mauricio Pochettino will allow to leave if his valuation is met otherwise he is happy to keep the Belgian. There are a few in that situation, Tom Carroll is another, as opposed to players who have been told to find another club like Nabil Bentaleb.

German side Borussia Dortmund are interested in him at £12-million. If an unknown French player, Georges-Kevin N'Koudou is supposed to be worth £11-million then our figure for Chadli has to be about right.

Mark Warburton has been left disappointed after RotherhamUnited  boss Alan Stubbs managed to secure the signing of 21-year-old (22 next August) midfielder Dominic Ball on a 3-year contract. Mauricio Pochrettino had a look at him in training and on the pre-season trip to Australia before deciding to let him leave.

Pochettino: “I feel very disappointed with his [Paul Mitchell} decision, but it is his personal choice. We had a relationship from Southampton and I feel very disappointed. But when a person takes a decision and it is personal, what can I do?

Tottenham paid £38,568 for Policing outside White Hart Lane, Arsenal paid £32,536, West Ham paid just £12,555, Chelsea paid £94,388

Where are all the games taking place this weekend in the Premier League? Check the map and brush up on your Geography.

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Ball future dependant upon Carroll and Bentaleb sales

10:30 am


Ball future dependant upon Carroll and Bentaleb sales

Dominic Ball is in demand after his season on loan at Rangers and his pre-season trip to Australia for the 2016 International Champions Cup in Melbourne. Mark Warbuton wants to take him back to rangers, we know that, but has suggested the situation is not straight forward. If it were he would have signed him already.

Southend United have made enquiries but he is hardly likely to play in League One and Leeds United have enquired about taking him on loan for the season in the Championship. That would make more sense.

Mauricio Pochettino wanted to have a look at him in training and pre-season friendlies before deciding the best method of developing him this season. He could stay with Spurs but it seems more likely he will have another loan spell to get regular first team football into him.

It is not that simple though, as Tottenham have Nabil Bentaleb for sale and if the right money is offered for Tom Carroll then he can go too. That would mean there could be a place in the squad for Ball to fulfil the role Tom Carroll has been fulfilling, plus he is a home-grown player, like Carroll. We can only have 17 non-home grown players over 21 named in our Premier League squad. We can not simply go out and buy foreign talent.

I suspect Dominic Ball will not be going anywhere until the transfer window shuts. his future will depend on who we sell. Then, after the summer transfer window has shut, the loan window opens. If he goes on loan, he may well have to wait until then.

Ball future dependant upon Carroll and Bentaleb sales Ball future dependant upon Carroll and Bentaleb sales Reviewed by THBlogNews on 10:30 am Rating: 5

Players need to look in the mirror

8:13 am

Visit any forum, talk in any pub and you'll find someone telling you that so and so hasn't had a chance. It has happened yet again with Clinton Njie, Twitter is full of people who don't understand the game, who say we should keep Njie because he hasn't been given a chance.

That is complete nonsense of course. Players get a chance every day, they go onto the training pitch and their skill, desire, motivation is shown to the manager. What you do on the training ground determines whether you are good enough to be picked.

Dominic Ball was on loan at Ranger in the Scottish Championship last season and he was in the same situation. Rangers had won 11 out of 11 and he was frustrated not to be in the team Rangers boss Mark Warburton has told the Scottish Sun.

"If you are not in the first XI on a particular day then get on with it. What are you doing wrong? Train harder, work harder and your time will come. 
"Dom Ball was last season so frustrated at not playing, but we had played 11 and won 11. But when his chance came, he was ready. You saw what he did. Dom is a great example."

That is how a manager looks at the situation, he doesn't make excuses, so nor should players and fans. Players are employed by a club to train, those who train best will get a game to play. Rotation will kick in and when it does a player has to take his chance.

Tottenham Hotspur is not a charity, there was a separate Foundation set up for that. You don't pick a player to play just to see what he can do. Pre-season friendlies are for that or cameo roles as a substitute. When you are put on as a sub you have to perform, when you get a game in a cup competition you have to perform.

We can't keep every player who might come good just as we can't fill the squad with players who might be able to play Premier League football. You should be able to show something on the training ground in a year. If you can't show development, then are are plenty of other fish in the sea who can.

Sorry to be tough, but you go, someone else comes in. That is how you become the best, you set high standards and you are ruthless. Alex Pritchard, Clinton Njie, Federico Fazio, Benjamin Stambouli are examples of that ruthlessness. It is the right thing to do to progress the club, the club is more important than any individual player.

If a player isn't playing he needs to look in the mirror. Dominic Ball did that in Scotland and now he gets the chance to show Pochettino what he can do on the pre-season tour to Australia. Will he show Pochettino he can have a role to play within the squad next season? He has the attitude, we'll soon find out how much his game has progressed.

Players need to look in the mirror Players need to look in the mirror Reviewed by THBlogNews on 8:13 am Rating: 5

Too early for Ball to replace Bentaleb?

6:30 pm

Too early for Ball to replace Bentaleb?

Too early for Ball to replace Bentaleb?

With all due respect to Dominic Ball, why are some fans suggesting him as a replacement for Nabil Bentaleb?

We have a youth policy, yes, we develop from within, fine, but he is currently playing Scottish Championship football, the equivilent of Division 2. dele Alli made a leap, Ryan Mason made a leap, that doesn't mean every player can make a leap.

How many of these fans have actually watched him every week? None I would suspect, a highlights reel doesn't tell you a story, if it did we wouldn't need scouts. The guy is 20 (21 in August), different players develop at different speeds.

If we are going to be playing Champions League football we will need more experienced cover than Ball. Next season we will have to rotate more and we have to factor in injuries so while he could be added to a squad you would have though cmeo roles were more likely.

Bentaleb has been injured and presumably upset Pochettino when he went off to play for Algeria when Poch didn't deem him fit enough. That seems to have spelt the end for Bentaleb at Tottenham. He hasn't played much, but then Eric Dier hasn't been injured. What if he is next season?

Tom Carroll isn't good enough to play there, he is defnsively a liability, Mousa Dembele could play there, but then you weaken his position and if his replacement, presumably Mason, is playing who is then covering them to give them a rest?,Dominic Ball?

We will need a squad with depth and unless he shows something remarkable in training then he'll be league cups and substitute appearances, if we don't loan him out again to a higher level for the season of course.

I haven't seen him play regular either but we have to be mindful that just because he is young he will be an instant success or be able to play at Eric Dier's level.

Too early for Ball to replace Bentaleb? Too early for Ball to replace Bentaleb? Reviewed by THBlogNews on 6:30 pm Rating: 5

Rangers want to keep Dominic Ball

10:11 am

Dominic Ball is making a name for himself at Rangers as a midfield player, much like Eric Dier is doing at Tottenham.

Both were centre-backs who have been converted to a defensive midfield role, although Dier did play in the position for Sporting before he joined Spurs after being scouted by Franco Baldini.

Mark Warburton has been pleased with the Spurs man and would like to bring him back when his loan deal finished in the summer.

“Dom is a Spurs player, like Gedion (Zelalem) with Arsenal. Our job is to maintain dialogue and keep proving we can deliver an environment for these players. 
“It sounds a bit cold to call them assets, but that’s what they are. Balance sheet items. 
“I’ve been delighted with Dom. He has settled in well and is well liked by the squad. He shows a great attitude every day in training and his desire to learn is evident. I would have no hesitation [in bringing him back], but right now he is a Spurs player. He will go back and we’ll chat to Spurs about where we are for next season. 
“Spurs send staff up all the time. Dean Rastrick was up two weeks ago and we had some lunch, chatting about the relationship. 
“As a loan club, Rangers provides a unique environment of playing in front of 50,000 people. How many places does that happen? It is a huge benefit for us. They see the facilities here as being like a Premier League club. The way we play also hopefully works out well for those clubs. 
“But we have to respond to their feedback and make sure they know all they need to know. If we can do that and strengthen the relationship then we will be in a good place.”

The 20-year-old (21 in August) England Under-20 international from Welwyn Garden City has made 20 appearances during his loan spell at Rangers who are chasing the Scottish Championship title. Ball has dual nationality and could represent Northern Ireland. That seems more likely as he has played for them at Under-15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 levels, with England at Under-19 and Under-20 levels and back to Northern Ireland at Under-21 level. 

It shows what a mockery the current eligibility system is. If he stays in Scotland for 5 years he could play for Scotland, despite not being Scottish. The whole thing needs looking at again.

His versatility in playing either a defensive midfield role or a centre-back role makes him valuable to any manager. We already know Pochettino values versatility and Ball will be hoping his time at Rangers helps progress him at Spurs. Not everyone can jump up from League One standard football, which is what the Scottish Championship is, straight into Premier League football. dele Alli and before him Ryan Mason may have done it but most need a stop in the Championship to develop them further.



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Dominic Ball emulating Eric Dier

8:30 am
In the summer there was a clamour for a defensive midfielder to be bought, but Mauricio Pochettino had other ideas. He told Daniel Levy he could turn Eric Dier into a holding midfielder and save the club forking out on another player.

We scouted players and did all the homework in case Dier didn't take to the role in England, he had played the role for Sporting in Portugal previously. We have seen the outcome so when Pochettino says other players can play as a lone forward, he should have earned our trust.

Up in Scotland, we have a player on loan at Ranger, centre-back Dominic Ball. Due to a suspension, he was asked to move forward into the holding midfield role, the same as Dier. he did so well in helping to keep a clean sheet that he retained the role even after the suspended player was available again. he may well retain the role for a third consecutive game considering both games he has played there have been clean sheets.

Mark Warburton spoke to RangersTV and praised the Spurs on-loan youngster.

"I thought Dom Ball was excellent sitting in front of the back four. He was tidy, he was neat in what he did. So I'm really pleased with Dom. The centre-halves were strong as well."

Playing different position will help develop his reading of the game and help him to understand what is going through other players minds if and when he reverts back to centre-half.



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Videos: Spurs Loan News

6:00 pm

Spurs Loan News

Nathan Oduwa and Dominic Bal both play the full game for Rangers in their away midweek cup victory over Airdrieonians on their plastic pitch.

RANGERS TEAM TO PLAY AIRDRIEONIANS: Foderingham, Wallace, Kiernan, Ball, Tavernier, Halliday, Zelalem, Shiels, Oduwa, Clark, Waghorn.

Having started both Oduwa and Ball played the full 90 minutes in the Scottish League Cup tie that saw Rangers with their 4-3-3 system run out comfortable 5-0 winners.

Good 5-0 win tonight, fans were amazing again they made it feel like a home game tonight!

Tweeting is all now a part of a player's PR to the fans rather than a personal expression vehicle. That's not the case for all especially the youth, but they will be taught how to use it as part of their media training. Dominic Ball wasn't to be lft out.

Good 5-0 win in the cup, another clean sheet and onto the next round, fans superb as usual!

The highlights can be seen at the link below which is followed by an interview with manager Mark Warburton and their is a match report that mentions both our guys. Warburton makes some comments about his right-back, who has scored 5 goals so far, which Kyle Walker would perhaps do well to listen too.
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Managing a loanee is a big responsibility

5:00 pm
Mauricio Pochettino is a big admirer of Mark Warburton after the work he did with Alex Pritchard at Brentford last season.

Brentford invested in the side last summer but arguably their best player turned out to be the young Spurs loanee who Pochettino has said he is expecting big things of this season. Simply loaning a young player out to any side is the wrong approach, a potential loan deal must be fully researched so if you know a manager, know the way he wants to play, know how he treats young developing adults, both on and arguably more importantly off the field, then you know your player is going to be in safe hands.

The environment has to be right for the individual, they have to feel comfortable, confident and have the pressure of performing to fight for and keep a place. For a creative player like Pritchard, their performances directly affect the success of a side so they have to win over a fan base as well, all in a new city living away from home.

For some it's a question of cutting the apron strings so they mature quicker then they would in a closeted environment, the quicker an individual matures, the quicker they develop as a player. There are plenty of clubs who want to tale our youngsters so a manager who plays in a style that suits our game and who works with our players well is going to have an advantage when there are a new group of loanees available.

Mark Warburton is now the boss of Scottish giants Rangers who we played in a training game at Hotspur Way this summer. Before, during and after that game Pochettino and Warburton discussed sending players on loan to Rangers for the coming season. Despite remaining in the Scottish Championship Rangers have a huge following home and away, they have a history of expecting to win every game and that places huge pressure on any youngster. That pressure to perform is possibly a greater test than the standard of football in the Championship for the two players we have now sent there on loan.

The Scottish Daily Record newspaper reveal that Warburton has secured the services of 18-year-old (19 next March) England Under-18 midfielder Nathan Oduwa and 20-year-old (21 next August) defensive midfielder and centre-back Dominic Ball.

Pochettino is happy the pair are in safe hands and the development of starlet Oduwa will be watched with great interest after his appearances in pre-season friendlies brought him to the attention of many a Spurs fan.

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19yo Dominic Ball gets an England call

5:41 pm
Aidy Boothroyd has called up 19-year-old Dominic Ball into the England U20 squad for the friendly fixture against Romania.

These are a new set of players at Under 20 level where there are no UEFA competitions. There is a FIFA World Cup every 2 years for which teams qualify through their performance at the preceding summer's UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

Players who are born on or after 1 January 1995 remain eligible until the end of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

At the last World Cup in 2013 when the side was managed by former Tottenham winger Peter Taylor, now manager at Gillinham, Eric Dier, Alex Pritchard and Harry Kane were in a squad that also included Ross Barkley, Jamaal Lascelles and John Stones.

Aidy Boothroyd England U20 Manager was delighted to be appointed in February to work with the age group.

“These are great experiences for individual players, from which mean both club and country will benefit. 
“The match is the beginning of a full programme of international fixtures for this group, finishing with the Toulon Tournament in May. 
“Romania have a strong history of producing senior international players from their youth teams, and this game will be a good test for us. 
“I am both excited and proud to be working for my country in such an important age group. This current squad has a mixture of talented players with different experiences.”

England v Romania

U20 International Friendly
7.30pm, Friday 5 September 2014
New Bucks Head Stadium, Telford
Tickets £3 adults, £1.50 concessions

Christy Pym (Exeter City)
Christian Walton (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Dominic Ball (Tottenham Hotspur)
Shay Facey (Manchester City)
Lloyd Jones (Liverpool)
Fankaty Dabo (Chelsea)
Isaac Hayden (Arsenal)
Matt Targett (Southampton)

Diego Poyet (West Ham United)
Paul Digby (Barnsley)
Lewis Baker (Chelsea)
John Swift (Rotherham, on loan from Chelsea)
Harrison Read (Southampton)
Matty Grimes (Exeter City)

Josh Murphy (Norwich City)
Callum Robinson (Aston Villa)
Jordon Ibe (Liverpool)
Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United)
James Wilson (Manchester United)
Chuba Akpom (Arsenal)
Chris Long (Everton)
Kwame Thomas (Derby County).

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