Results for Jordan Archer

Archer released, Friedel retired, McGee No.3?

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Tottenham will have a new number three next season after veteran American stopper Brad Friedel retired to take up a media career.

Heurelho Gomes was happy to sit and collect his wages rather than actually leave the club to play football. Then lately he has been complaining about Spurs because they won't guarantee his countryman Paulinho a place regardless of form.

Then we had a model professional in Brad Fiedel who I don't think any supporter would have a bad word to say about him. He took his coaching badge and decided coaching was not for him, after some exposure at the World Cup on TV he has decided that is the life for him from now on. He came across well and I wish him every success in his field.

He is still of course a US Ambassador for the club and with young Americans at Spurs he will be sought after for his views of Tottenham games, especially if Yedlin is likely to play.

In addition to Friedel leaving us this summer new now that 22-year-old former Scottish Under-21 keeper Jordan Archer has been released by the club. Last season from August to January he was on loan at Northampton Town and from February until the end of the season at Millwall. His manager there, Neil Harris has told the South London Press that he would like to keep him at Millwall, despite him not being able to shift incumbent David Forde.

"Jordan is a super young keeper with great potential - a top character. Spurs gave him a long contract because they saw that.  
"They sent him to us to get first-team experience, but it didn't quite happen, because David Forde was on good form.  
"Jordan was really patient, but pushed hard for the shirt. If we could get that calibre of keeper, at that age and with that potential, it would be a key signing."

Archer and Millwall are in advanced talks so the release of him is timely and probably signifies a deal is close, although there are plenty of clubs after his signature.

With speculation over Lloris there could be problems for Tottenham looming. Michel Vorm signed, I'm sure, knowing Friedel would be retiring and that Lloris may not remain at Tottenham forever. I wrote at the time he would be hoping he would take over as the number one eventually.

But it is the number three position that needs filling now. On the pre-season tour to the USA and Canada last summer the club took young Luke McGee along but illness prevented him getting much game time. The club also took the 19-year-old (20 in September) along on the recent AIA Cup trip to Malaysia and then Sydney, Australia.

Next is another flying visit to the USA which you assume he will go on again, it will be interesting to see who actually does go. Is McGee going to be our number three next season? He played 18 games in the Under-21 Premier League, was on the bench for the away game against Greek side Asteras Tripoli.

Here he is with Michel Vorm discussing the 'Psychology of Penalties' in a Spurs TV video, reproduced with permission.

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VIDEO On loan Jordan Archer produces great save

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Jordan Archer our former Scottish U21 goalkeeper, he is too old now, is earning rave reviews for his performances. He is on a season-long loan at Northampton Town in League Two.

VIDEO On loan Jordan Archer produces great save

This weekend Northampton travelled to Wycombe Wanderers and despite a terrific close range save from a corner where he pushes the ball onto the bar he can't prevent Wycombe equalising from another corner in the 98th minute. Northampton had been reduced to 10 men in the 86th minute when Robertson was sent-off. The highlights are below.

Archer went on the pre-season tour of North America and Canada this summer but went down with an illness on the first day of the tour and was hospitalised, otherwise we would have seen him get some game time. As it was Brad Friedel got to play plenty in his native America which was probably good for PR and marketing purposes.

In an hours time at 2.30 BST I'll be posting a video of 20-year-old striker Shaquile Coulthirst in action for Southend United in League Two where he is on a season-long loan deal. He is involved, has a header saved, a shot wide and a nice cross along the floor should have resulted in a goal.

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Spurs keeper Archer stars in last game for Scotland U21's

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Tottenham goalkeeper Jordan Archer has probably now played his last Under 21 game for Scotland and he ended his international career at that level on a high.

Spurs keeper Archer stars in last game for Scotland U21's

While Archer, on loan at Northampton Town, couldn't quite keep a clean sheet he produced a string of excellent saves to ensure Scotland came away from their game against Slovakia with a 1-1 draw. It was frustrating that the hosts managed a last minute equaliser as it ended hopes of qualification.

Archer started the international break training with the full Scotland squad before joining the U21 squad. There is one more game in this campaign, but Scotland can no longer qualify for the 2015 European U21 Championships so is expected to be replaced in the final fixture. He spoke to The Herald after the game.

"It's been an up-and-down campaign with the Under-21s. It was disappointing to miss out as we set out to qualify but football doesn't always go to plan. 
"I really enjoyed training with the full squad. Jim Stewart told me what was going to be happening and I was buzzing for it. They were all sound and made me feel welcome. They were all firing shots at me and they were all class players. Luckily, I've been exposed to that sort of level in England so it wasn't new to me."

His excellent performance for Scotland Under 21's on Thursday follows an excellent display in the League Cup against Bournemouth where his display was described as outstanding by Northampton Town boss Chris Wilder, even though they lost 3-0.

At 21 he is a promising young keeper for the future.

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Pochettino assures Archer he has a future at Spurs

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Young 21-year-old goalkeeper Jordan Archer has revealed that Mauricio Pochettino has assured him he still has a future at the club, despite the recent signing of Michel Vorm from Swansea City.

Pochettino assures Archer he has a future at Spurs

Archer had hoped to play and impress on the pre-season tour to the US & Canada but picked up a virus on the second day which hospitalised him, keeping him out the whole tour. That allowed young Luke McGee to make his debut instead in the final game against Chicago Fire. He explained what happened.

"I was so disappointed when I picked up the virus because it was only Brad Friedel and I who were out there as Hugo Lloris was coming back from the World Cup. 
"I would have got quite a lot of game time, but unfortunately I picked up the virus on the second night. It was a massive frustration. 
"I had a headache during the day that I put down to dehydration because it was so hot. I took a couple of paracetamol but then I woke up at 2 am and couldn't move; I was totally wiped out. 
"Thankfully, the doctor recognised a few of the symptoms and took me to hospital. They did some tests and I spent four nights there. They looked after me well though; I had top-class treatment. 
"It was a bit scary as I've never had anything like that before but they reassured me from the start I would be all right. I just needed to take the medication and have some rest and I would be back. I had good staff and good support around me. 
"I was off for a couple of weeks and didn't get back to full training until mid-August. I'm so used to being active that I was itching to play, always banging on the docs' and coaches' doors asking if I could train but I had to be patient. 
"I was just unlucky. Pre-season is always a tough time as your body goes from holiday mode to being put under stress."

Archer, who is on a season long loan to gain experience at Northampton Town, was speaking to The Herald after his brilliant performance for Scotland U21's in Slovakia on Thursday and then went on to answer a question about the new Tottenham boss.

"All the players like him. He did well at Southampton and he's really hands on and a good guy. He's honest, which is all you can ask for, and he's getting results. He has spoken to me and said some good things about going out and getting more experience and the likes. Obviously, you have Hugo at the club, Michel has joined, and there's Brad coming to the end of his career. 
"Obviously they are top goalkeepers while I'm still young. The manager told me to go and get some more experience that will stand me in good stead. 
"Brad is one of a kind. He has kept fit by doing yoga and all credit to him. It's great to have him to look up to. He has done it all in the game. It is always good picking his brain and he has been good to me too. 
"I'm confident about the future at Spurs. I think I've done well enough to be offered something."

Archer is referring to the fact that his contract runs out in June 2015 and he is hoping for a new deal from the club. A pre-season chat with the manager suggests he will be offered a new deal and if he keeps putting in excellent displays while on loan, he looks sure to be offered one.

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Archer loan deal

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Scotland Under 21 goalkeeper Jordan Archer has joined Northanpton Town on loan until January when presumably Tottenham will reassess Brad Friedel and if there are no injuries to cover for send him out on loan again for the remainder of the season.

Jordan Archer loan deal

Our American Ambasador is no spring chicken any more and it's taking him longer to hit the deck, you can only keep on memory for so long and the North American tour showed that his retirement time was fast approaching.

Archer is 21 and fell ill on the first day of the North American pre-season tour, only recovering when it was over.

“I’d been doing my pre-season at Spurs and looking to get some games to boost my experience. The gaffer (Mauricio Pochettino) said there was a chance to get some games here at Northampton and I’m glad to be here.”

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told the Northampton Chronicle that Archer adds competition and that he will have to fight for his place.

“Jordan is here to challenge for a first-team place. Dean Snedker needs to be playing regular first team football and we are looking to send him out on loan. 
“It is important you have more than one player for each position and he is very much in the frame to battle with Matt Duke for a first team spot and Matt knows that. 
“He has a good pedigree and has some experience of League 2 and I am pleased to add him to the squad.”

Game time is important for goalkeeper, it is very difficult to recreate game situations for them on the training field, even more so than outfield players.

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Spurs players on community duty

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Spurs Players on Community Duty

Kyle Naughton and Harry Kane were at the Spurs shop in the Harvey Centre, Harlow today to meet Spurs fans who queued outside for hours.
Harry Kane & Kyle Naughton at Harlow
Francis Sheehy with his hero Harry Kane & Kyle Naughton

The Tottenham lads were there to sign replica shirts and have their photos taken with the lucky Spurs fans who attended.

Six-year-old Francis Sheehy from Epping waited outside for an hour to see the pair and had his home shirt signed.

“Harry Kane is one of my favourites,” said Francis. “He signed my shirt, I’ll never be able to wash it again, but I’m happy with that.”

At the same time French international captain and Spurs number one Hugo Lloris went with young Development goalkeeper Jordan Archer to the Stevenage store where they were fulfilling the same public relations duties.

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