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Player Watch: Dane Scarlett

BorjeSpurs

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Harry was scoring at all his loan clubs, I think he was top scorer at Millwall so the comparison doesn't really work. Hopefully he will get proper coaching when he gets back and we'll get a better idea.
Scarlett needs to make the same deal that Harry did with the football gods. Go to Old Trafford, clear the ball to Row Z and spit on yourself and they'll help you become a world class striker.

 

HildoSpur

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Oct 1, 2005
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We really are having some rotten luck aren't we? Veliz out and now Scarlett- both of whom would have had a brilliant opportunity over the next month to get some minutes from the bench.
 

mightyspur

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We really are having some rotten luck aren't we? Veliz out and now Scarlett- both of whom would have had a brilliant opportunity over the next month to get some minutes from the bench.
Well, at least we have Timo now. Feel more sorry for Dane though considering it was an ideal opportunity to get some minutes, as you say. Sometimes careers are made or lost on these opportunities.
 

Westmorlandspur

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Harry was scoring at all his loan clubs, I think he was top scorer at Millwall so the comparison doesn't really work. Hopefully he will get proper coaching when he gets back and we'll get a better idea.
Not at Leicester and Norwich . Played midfield for Millwall , young player of the year, not top scorer.
He looked nothing like a prem lge striker at 19, sheer hard work to go with his undoubted talent Got him there.
 

purplemonkey

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Spare a thought for Scarlett now that Ipswich and Portsmouth have secured promotion. I’m sure he felt hard done by during and after both loans, but the managers were evidently right not to pick him. Securing loans at a promotion winning team must be the dream for a young attacking player especially, so it’s pretty disappointing that he didn’t play any part in either success.

What’s worse is that he’s come back to Spurs and has seen the next up and comer who’s 4 years younger overtake him in the pecking order, and now it seems that we’ll spend big money on another striker this summer. He must be feeling that he’s missed his chance.
 

Romulus

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Spare a thought for Scarlett now that Ipswich and Portsmouth have secured promotion. I’m sure he felt hard done by during and after both loans, but the managers were evidently right not to pick him. Securing loans at a promotion winning team must be the dream for a young attacking player especially, so it’s pretty disappointing that he didn’t play any part in either success.

What’s worse is that he’s come back to Spurs and has seen the next up and comer who’s 4 years younger overtake him in the pecking order, and now it seems that we’ll spend big money on another striker this summer. He must be feeling that he’s missed his chance.
football is a ruthless sport. its up to him to kick through doors and earn his spot in a team
 

HildoSpur

Likes Erik Lamela, deal with it.
Oct 1, 2005
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Spare a thought for Scarlett now that Ipswich and Portsmouth have secured promotion. I’m sure he felt hard done by during and after both loans, but the managers were evidently right not to pick him. Securing loans at a promotion winning team must be the dream for a young attacking player especially, so it’s pretty disappointing that he didn’t play any part in either success.

What’s worse is that he’s come back to Spurs and has seen the next up and comer who’s 4 years younger overtake him in the pecking order, and now it seems that we’ll spend big money on another striker this summer. He must be feeling that he’s missed his chance.
Yeah it's a brutal business. I'm fairly confident though that even if he doesn't make it at Spurs he will have a decent career.
 

RuskyM

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football is a ruthless sport. its up to him to kick through doors and earn his spot in a team
Not necessarily always the case though - arguably our greatest-ever player didn't really kick through doors, circumstances (ie Soldado/Adebayor) weren't pulling up trees and he was in the right place at the right time to take his chance. Scarlett's never really had that chance. Youth development is a fragile thing, and it's not necessarily the fault of the player if it doesn't work out: the wrong move or an unlucky injury and you can go from being the next big thing to being basically done at the top level. See Ryan Sessegnon for how unfair it can be.
 

Cochise

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I thought he had a decent loan at Portsmouth? At least at the start it sounded like it was going well.
 

Romulus

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Not necessarily always the case though - arguably our greatest-ever player didn't really kick through doors, circumstances (ie Soldado/Adebayor) weren't pulling up trees and he was in the right place at the right time to take his chance. Scarlett's never really had that chance. Youth development is a fragile thing, and it's not necessarily the fault of the player if it doesn't work out: the wrong move or an unlucky injury and you can go from being the next big thing to being basically done at the top level. See Ryan Sessegnon for how unfair it can be.
but he took his opportunity when he had it, thats what im trying to say. whether here or on loan you have to take the opportunity, Scarlett currently isn't.
 

funkycoldmedina

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If him and his family have their way, Europe is where he wants his next loan
I think that's a great shout by him and his family, you can learn so much about different footballing styles but also culture etc, I wish more young players would do it.
 

BorjeSpurs

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We've messed up loans for him and now Veliz. Must improve at that.
Ipswich had just been promoted from League 1 and had a manager with a Spurs connection. That one looked good on paper to me.

Veliz to Sevilla was bound to fail from the start.
 
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