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Player watch: Josh Onomah

dk-yid

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Jan 17, 2011
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Josh is just raw and needs to be refined. Got no problem with him. Love him and he's going to be a boss.

Agree on both counts and given that the boy is 18 it is understandable that he is slightly raw. Thought he did well enough today against a Palace team who set out solely to frustrate us ...
 

kaz Hirai

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Nov 5, 2008
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We didn't take this game seriously today, we started Onomah in midfield.

Apart from offering no goal threat or creativity, what does he do? < Serious question

From windycoys :



17-year old Josh Onomah made his Tottenham Hotspur debut last night, coming off the bench to replace Andros Townsend on 76 minutes.

Tim Sherwood took Josh to Benfica with the first-team squad as a 16-year old, and the player was then also an unused substitute against Dnipropetrovsk in February, Beşiktaş in December and the first leg of the Burnley tie earlier this month. Born and raised in Enfield, he has been talked up by most who have seen him over the past two years – myself included.

He’s a central midfielder, and his main attributes are his dribbling, balance, pace, and strength. He’s strong in possession and hard to knock off the ball – the way that he bursts into gaps and dribbles in a natural, powerful way have earned him the nickname ‘Pogba-lite’ amongst some; the likeness is clear to see.

Josh joined Spurs as an Under-9, and has represented England at Under-16, 17 and 18 levels. He was a part of the England Under-17 squad that won the European Championships in May, 2013. It sometimes feels that when a young player gets picked for the national side at youth level, that they are subsequently kept in and around the set-up regardless of their progress or the progress of alternative options. However, with Onomah it feels natural that he will continue to represent England all the way to Under-21 level, and hopefully beyond.

Martin Lipton, the Daily Mirror journalist, named Onomah in his ‘How England might look in 2018 XI‘ back in July 2014, saying: “I’m backing Tottenham’s Joshua Onomah to fulfil his promise and come through.”

Onomah is so highly-rated internally that, despite technically being a second-year scholar, he has already signed a professional contract. This generally happens when the club wants to tie exceptional players down, and is quite a rare occurrence at Spurs.

I first saw Onomah as a 15-year old and it was immediately clear that he was immensely talented, although he was quite loose with some of his passing. There had appeared to be question marks over his temperament – I remember seeing him with a face like thunder after one match, with Academy Manager, John McDermott talking to him with his arm around his shoulder as he walked off the pitch. Talk around Hotspur Way was that he got frustrated quickly – whether that was frustration at his own performances, or frustration because he was better than his teammates, I’m unsure. Regardless, in May 2014, McDermott commented on his maturity and it seemed that he had really turned a corner in this respect:

“Another thing I’m pleased about is that he’s matured as a young man, not just on the football pitch, but off it. I’m really pleased with his overall development, not just his football development.”
 

Kirito

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May 22, 2013
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From windycoys :



17-year old Josh Onomah made his Tottenham Hotspur debut last night, coming off the bench to replace Andros Townsend on 76 minutes.

Tim Sherwood took Josh to Benfica with the first-team squad as a 16-year old, and the player was then also an unused substitute against Dnipropetrovsk in February, Beşiktaş in December and the first leg of the Burnley tie earlier this month. Born and raised in Enfield, he has been talked up by most who have seen him over the past two years – myself included.

He’s a central midfielder, and his main attributes are his dribbling, balance, pace, and strength. He’s strong in possession and hard to knock off the ball – the way that he bursts into gaps and dribbles in a natural, powerful way have earned him the nickname ‘Pogba-lite’ amongst some; the likeness is clear to see.

Josh joined Spurs as an Under-9, and has represented England at Under-16, 17 and 18 levels. He was a part of the England Under-17 squad that won the European Championships in May, 2013. It sometimes feels that when a young player gets picked for the national side at youth level, that they are subsequently kept in and around the set-up regardless of their progress or the progress of alternative options. However, with Onomah it feels natural that he will continue to represent England all the way to Under-21 level, and hopefully beyond.

Martin Lipton, the Daily Mirror journalist, named Onomah in his ‘How England might look in 2018 XI‘ back in July 2014, saying: “I’m backing Tottenham’s Joshua Onomah to fulfil his promise and come through.”

Onomah is so highly-rated internally that, despite technically being a second-year scholar, he has already signed a professional contract. This generally happens when the club wants to tie exceptional players down, and is quite a rare occurrence at Spurs.

I first saw Onomah as a 15-year old and it was immediately clear that he was immensely talented, although he was quite loose with some of his passing. There had appeared to be question marks over his temperament – I remember seeing him with a face like thunder after one match, with Academy Manager, John McDermott talking to him with his arm around his shoulder as he walked off the pitch. Talk around Hotspur Way was that he got frustrated quickly – whether that was frustration at his own performances, or frustration because he was better than his teammates, I’m unsure. Regardless, in May 2014, McDermott commented on his maturity and it seemed that he had really turned a corner in this respect:

“Another thing I’m pleased about is that he’s matured as a young man, not just on the football pitch, but off it. I’m really pleased with his overall development, not just his football development.”


I disagree with this.
 

Romulus

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Jun 14, 2012
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You can't start 1 game every 2 months and expect him to just come in rip teams apart..

I've been screaming for him all season to play more minutes... Either for us or on loan
 

dk-yid

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But can you answer though?

He is assured on the ball and offers a threat when on it. He has good movement and good vision considering his age. His range of passing is good as his his decision making when making them. Even when going for more progressive forward passing.

He is not afraid to come in and want the ball - much like our young superstar Alli - and with that comes also the threat of being dispossessed which both of our young guns ran in to today.
 

Kirito

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May 22, 2013
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He is assured on the ball and offers a threat when on it. He has good movement and good vision considering his age. His range of passing is good as his his decision making when making them. Even when going for more progressive forward passing.

He is not afraid to come in and want the ball - much like our young superstar Alli - and with that comes also the threat of being dispossessed which both of our young guns ran in to today.

I'll look out for this next time he plays, which will hopefully be on loan in the Championship next season (Not an insult, I think that's his level)
 

charliemouse

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Kiroto could you please kindly fuck off, Josh is a 18 year old kid who is generally rated as one of the hottest prospects in his age group. The last thing he needs is idiots like you spouting utter shit about him. I really hope you don't go to any actual games as we really don't need 'supporters' like you.
 

dk-yid

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Jan 17, 2011
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I'll look out for this next time he plays, which will hopefully be on loan in the Championship next season (Not an insult, I think that's his level)

Did the kid run off with your girlfriend? Break up your mum and dad? Steal your lunch money? Please tell me there is a reason you are so critical of him ..
 

scat1620

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May 11, 2008
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It's like everyone is getting so furious because I don't rate their favourite player. Are you guys OK?
It's more the way you're presenting your opinions (i.e. like a bit of a bellend) rather than the fact that you don't rate Onomah per se. Cut the bellend-ery out (e.g. "Terrible today, lost us the FA cup and should be removed from the squad immediately.") and you'd probably get a lot less grief. You bellend.
 

Hoops

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Mar 15, 2015
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Must admit, ive not seen alot in Onomah. He may go on to prove me wrong, but right now, im not overly impressed.
 
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