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Tom Carroll, the new Tom Huddlestone

5:00 pm
Tom Carroll, the new Tom Huddlestone

Tom Carroll signed a new contract at Tottenham in 2011 at the same time as Jake Livermore. Midfielder Livermore departed for Hull City at the beginning of 2013–14 on a season-long loan, along with Tom Huddlestone. He signed permanently at the end of that season.

Tom Huddlestone seems like a player with no motivation, talented, but happy to plod along, not rock the boat and not improve his game. Mousa Dembele was the same until Pochettino forced him to either get his mentality right or leave. Dembele has improved as a result and was ranked one of the best midfielders in Europe, Huddlestone was playing in the Championship. He should be a better player than that.

Tom Carroll is similar. He has ability, he has strengthened up so physicality doesn't look the issue it once did, but would you say he is motivated or drifting along like Huddlestone? Where is the player who can stamp his mark on a game, the player who can take control of it. That is what he has to do, at the moment all he does is look pretty.

Every time I see him I think the aesthetic of his pass is more important than the pass itself. Presumably, he has taken on board the technical aspect of passing a  ball and honed the body positioning to make telling passes. What does he do though? Does he do any more than Huddlestone used to, he probably does less, he probably does less than Livermore used to as well. He is a player who needs a kick up the backside.

His contract ran out in 2016 (all contracts run from 1 July to 30 June each season) but Tottenham had a one-year extension option which has been activated. He will be a free agent next summer if a suitable offer doesn't come in for him this summer. He adds to the home-grown in the squad and provides cover.

It is almost as if he doesn't believe in himself, as if he knows his place and is not motivated enough to change it. Everyone is not Dele Alli, but he showed what you must do, make an impact when you get an opportunity. What impact has Tom Carroll made whenever he has played?



Tom Carroll, the new Tom Huddlestone Tom Carroll, the new Tom Huddlestone Reviewed by THBlogNews on 5:00 pm Rating: 5

Livermore fee £7 million

2:30 pm
The Hull Daily Mail report that the fee for Jake Livermore agreed with Tottenham over the weekend is £7 million (€8.77m).

Livermore fee £7 million


Hull City boss Steve Bruce has been desperate to land Livermore on a permanent deal. He is homegrown, only 24 years-old and has formed a solid and effective partnership with fellow former Tottenham midfielder and England international Tom Huddlestone.

Bruce is expecting the rest to be a mere formality with Livermore undergoing a medical today. The players agent is currently discussing terms, but he has made it clear Livermore insists he wants to remain in East Yorkshire.

In a successful season for Hull Livermore made 41 appearances, scoring three goals as the Tigers finished 16th and reached the FA Cup final last season.

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Jake Livermore is a product of the Tottenham academy whose main footballing aims are to produce professional footballers, Premier League footballers and Tottenham players.

Sales like his for £7 million (€8.77m), Steven Caulker to Cardiff City for £8 million (€10.02m), Jamie O'Hara to Wolves for £5 million (€6.26m), David Button to Charlton for £500,000 (€626,275), Adam Smith to Bournemouth for £250,000 (€313,138) and Massimo Luongo for £400,000 (€501,020) to League One Swindon Town help it to pay for itself.

Livermore fee £7 million


It's the same method Barcelona use, the idea is that the academy is self-sufficient in it's own right.

Back in February Steve Bruce made it clear he wanted to keep Livermore and felt playing regular football each week was benefiting him.

 “Jake’s had a wonderful five months here. He’s benefited his career by playing.

“We’ve given him that platform and he’s certainly grabbed it.

“We’d like to do something permanently if we possibly can.

“We knew it wasn’t going to be possible in January but it’s still the case that we’d like to bring him to the club, that hasn’t changed.

“We’ve got to stay in the division first, that’s for certain. But yes, we’re quietly confident. There’s nothing in place at the moment but we’ll be trying to get something done.

“I get the impression he’s happy here because he wants to be playing every week.

“If you’ve got something about you, like Jake has, the last thing you want to do at this stage of his career is go somewhere and not play regularly, when you’ve become used to playing week in and week out.”


Such has been the impact Livermore has made in East Yorkshire that Bruce made him the Spurs man his number one priority transfer target this summer.



Livermore fee £7 million Livermore fee £7 million Reviewed by THBlogNews on 2:30 pm Rating: 5

Hull agree Livermore fee

3:35 pm
Hull City have reached agreement with Tottenham over the fee for Jake Livermore after his loan period.

Hull agree Livermore fee


Jake Livermore formed an excellent partnership with another ex Tottenham player, Tom Huddlestone. The pair were the hub for a Hull City side that surprised everyone by not only making the FA Cup Final but by totally outplaying Arsenal to take a quick 2-0 lead.

Had Hull kept Arsenal out until half-time then they may well have lifted the trophy but it was a terrific achievement. Steve Bruce was impressed with the pair and made Livermore his number one transfer target this summer.

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Tottenham demanded £6.5 million which Hull baulked at but with Crystal Palace willing to pay the fee, the Humber side have announced on the club website that they have now agreed an undisclosed figure for the player.

"Hull City can confirm that an undisclosed fee has been agreed with Tottenham Hotspur for the permanent transfer of Jake Livermore.

"The Club is now in talks with the player’s representatives over personal terms and we hope to conclude the deal early next week."
Jake is another successful product of the Tottenham youth academy and a credit to three people who have now left in club, Sherwood, Ferdinand and Ramsey.



Hull agree Livermore fee Hull agree Livermore fee Reviewed by THBlogNews on 3:35 pm Rating: 5

A spot of tongue in cheek from Bruce

10:30 am
You can always rely on Steve Bruce for a bit of a giggle and his assessment of Daniel Levy's valuation of Jake Livermore was tongue in cheek.


A spot of tongue incheek from Bruce

Livermore has been linked to Liverpool as they look to build a squad to challenge on two fronts. Crystal Palace are not the only other club to be after him but do seem to be the ones most keen to sign him.

“I would love to keep Jake if I could, so we’ll have to see if there is a deal to be done.

“But I’m sure Daniel Levy, the Tottenham chairman, will want the Humber Bridge and the receipts that go with it for him."

Livermore had a successful loan spell at Hull City culminating in a FA Cup Final. He is wanted by a host of Premier League clubs who would like to get him on the cheap. Hull City could have arranged a deal to buy him last summer instead of taking him on loan, the £6.5 million they have been quoted seems quite reasonable.

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A product of the Spurs academy Livermore is now 24 and a proven premier League performer. Being home grown he is valuable to clubs and will not doubt want regular first team football rather than returning to a Spurs bench.

Despite a new managers arrival at Tottenham Livermore is still expected to be sold this window. If Tim Sherwood pops up at a Premier League club and he is being linked with WBA at the moment then you may well see them enter the fray.

Livermore is just the sort of player he likes, one who will give you 100% for the shirt and has Premier League experience. The of course there is Harry Redknapp at QPR, he gets linked with every Spurs or ex Spurs payer.



A spot of tongue in cheek from Bruce A spot of tongue in cheek from Bruce Reviewed by THBlogNews on 10:30 am Rating: 5

Players staying out on loan

12:00 pm
Jake Livermore is set to stay at Hull City today after his successful loan spell so far there where he forms a central midfield pairing with former Spurs crowd favourite Tom Huddlestone.

Jake is on a season long loan and Hull City boss Steve Bruce has conformed he is staying at Hull and not being recalled by Spurs. There had been rumours starting to circulate that he would be recalled by Sherwood but they have no foundation.

Loan rules state any club recalling a player has to give 24 hours written notice and we have not given any so we can't recall him.

Another loanee Ryan Fredericks who has been at Millwall on a 93 day loan spell has now extended that until the end of the season. Ian Holloway has been keen to keep him at Millwall and we have been waiting to see our injury situation at the end of the window before we would sanction any deal.

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A surprised but delighted Ryan Fredericks
Right back Fredericks was Ian Holloway's first signing after taking charge at Millwall, a club we regularly send players to to develop, Adam Smith, Harry Kane and Andros Townsend immediately spring to mind.

Fredericks has pace and made a flying start to his Championship loan spell scoring the winner in front of his home fans on his debut. He scored the only goal as Millwall beat in form Ipswich Town 1-0 at the New Den.

Ryan put is a cross from the right towards the end of the first half and it evaded everyone ending up in the back of the net as I think his expression shows.



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Players staying out on loan Players staying out on loan Reviewed by THBlogNews on 12:00 pm Rating: 5

That Livermore Looks Pretty Decent

10:05 pm
Jake Livermore played a blinder in tonights game. Okay, so he only played a part of the match, but I can see why Harry got him to sign a contract extension.

The midfielder got his head onto the end of a Assou-Ekotto cross to level the game against Barcelona.

Not only does Livermore look like a Rugby League player, but he's agile, gets stuck in and above all, looks like he's got heart.

With Naughton making his debut, as well as Bostock, Rose and Dervite, the future looks lillywhite. Let's hope Harry allows the kids to flourish this season.

I'll tell you what though; we could be seeing a lot more of Jake Livermore.
That Livermore Looks Pretty Decent That Livermore Looks Pretty Decent Reviewed by PoshSpur on 10:05 pm Rating: 5
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