The Spurs Youth Thread - 2018/19

coys200

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We’re certainly blessed with an abundance of CB.

Do we think Markanday is now ahead of shashoua or it’s just giving people a chance ?
 
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Not familiar with Okedina. Could someone give me a bit of info on him please.
Have been very impressed with him he can play fullback but he is better as a CB or in a back three,he is very strong and has pace but he is very good on the ball as well and I am hoping the club keep him.
 
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Are they not similar both creative tricky players that can play in the 3 behind a striker ?
armando usually plays centre mid, markanday rw. they're similar in that they're both small and technically good but armando's more of a grafter and a schemer whilst markanday is a better dribbler and more direct, they're not really in competition with each other. main reason armando didn't play today is because maghoma dropped down from the u23s.
 

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We’re certainly blessed with an abundance of CB.

Do we think Markanday is now ahead of shashoua or it’s just giving people a chance ?
If you're talking about Sam.

It's giving people a chance. This is what happens the next youngster is always considered better than the older one has we see what a lack of chances or stagnation does we go back to underrating them and the new youngster is still looked at as having potential.

FWIW I think, Markanday slightly pips Shashoua as I like his style more. But of course Shashoua is quality. Which reminds me Lennon wrote an excellent article on Markanday the other day. I personally would be wary of making Best comparisons but Dilan is real quality. Will be another to struggle here though.

https://superhotspur.com/2019/01/03...s-most-consistent-performers-dilan-markanday/
 
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Physical isn't just strength or speed though, is it?

It's the ability to cover a lot of ground and do it game after game after game after game and stay mentally strong.

It's conditioning. I'm wondering if that's where a couple of our young talents have, so far, fallen short, where as Winks and Skipp have excelled. Onomah and Edwards can still do it but they NEED to graft off the pitch.

Great physical conditioning helps all game concentration and coupled with great technique it's absolutely essential now. I think it's underestimated.

Funnily enough it's probably the main reason that, say, Milner has been a much better player since he passed 30. He's clearly worked on it.
Thats ridiculous, players in the same team will do the same conditioning training.

You've mentioned Winks and Skipp as their currently in the 1st team, playing in positions where we're currently short due to injuries. Both their roles in the team are to sit and link play by keeping the ball moving. Winks is ahead of Onomah due to tactical and positional discipline, if Onomah was with us he would be ahead of Skipp in the squad, nothing to do with fitness or conditioning.

We've haven't seen Edwards have a run of games with the 1st team so mentioning him when he plays a completely different role to the other 3, higher up the pitch, in tighter areas and with much more short sprints is baffling to me.

Milner is playing in a team style that suits him. I wonder if you would've mentioned him if he was still at Man City, where he wasn't a regular?
 

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Thats ridiculous, players in the same team will do the same conditioning training.

You've mentioned Winks and Skipp as their currently in the 1st team, playing in positions where we're currently short due to injuries. Both their roles in the team are to sit and link play by keeping the ball moving. Winks is ahead of Onomah due to tactical and positional discipline, if Onomah was with us he would be ahead of Skipp in the squad, nothing to do with fitness or conditioning.

We've haven't seen Edwards have a run of games with the 1st team so mentioning him when he plays a completely different role to the other 3, higher up the pitch, in tighter areas and with much more short sprints is baffling to me.

Milner is playing in a team style that suits him. I wonder if you would've mentioned him if he was still at Man City, where he wasn't a regular?
Calm down dear, it was only my thoughts.
 

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Having been booked already Carre committed a terrible challenge on Markanday to receive a straight red. There was no advantage to Spurs as the wideman had to go off reducing Spurs to ten men as well. Markanday has been one of the most consistent players and his loss will be a big relief for Arsenal in the upcoming FA Youth Cup match.
damn, that's disappointing if that's the case. thankfully, even without him and patterson we've still got good options though. i'm guessing we'll line-up with white, shashoua and maghoma cm, richards rw, bennett lw and parrott up top. the 5th round draw was made the other day by the way, if we beat arsenal then we'll be at home to qpr or west brom.
 

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damn, that's disappointing if that's the case. thankfully, even without him and patterson we've still got good options though. i'm guessing we'll line-up with white, shashoua and maghoma cm, richards rw, bennett lw and parrott up top. the 5th round draw was made the other day by the way, if we beat arsenal then we'll be at home to qpr or west brom.
I like that this u18 team is able to get the job done no matter who starts,example of that today they had Binks and Clarke on the bench.
 

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Starting to think we might be hoping to give janssen another chance ? Would they really be bothering playing him in these games if he was being sold. Plus with Son going it’s another option.
 
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Starting to think we might be hoping to give janssen another chance ? Would they really be bothering playing him in these games if he was being sold. Plus with Son going it’s another option.
He’s not registered for the PL squad this season. No-one’s going to loan or buy a striker who hasn’t kicked a ball for 18 months.
 
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