Skipp on the Pochettino effect, A-levels and giving his shirt to Troy Parrott

mawspurs

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A year is a long time in football and for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Oliver Skipp that's truer than for most. Just over 12 months ago, a then 17-year-old Skipp was named among the travelling group of academy players to join Mauricio Pochettino's first team squad on their pre-season tour to the USA.

Source: Football London
 

JimmyG2

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Lovely stuff.
Of course he's an inspiration to those below him.
They can all hope to be Skippy and dream of being Harry.
 

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Very enjoyable read. Similar to winks in terms of modesty and politeness.
 

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A really well written (if long) article that was an interesting read about the life of a young man trying to forge a career as a professional football player. Ollie Skipp seems to have a good plan, completing his education and talking about having things to fall back on.

It's so satisfying watching players who have grown up through the Tottenham Academy making a success for themselves, whether at Spurs or not. But of course, all the sweeter when they succeed with us.
 

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A really well written (if long) article that was an interesting read about the life of a young man trying to forge a career as a professional football player. Ollie Skipp seems to have a good plan, completing his education and talking about having things to fall back on.

It's so satisfying watching players who have grown up through the Tottenham Academy making a success for themselves, whether at Spurs or not. But of course, all the sweeter when they succeed with us.
Back in the mid-late 1970s, Chris Hughton was playing for Spurs as an amateur while he did his apprenticeship/college course as a lift engineer. He only became a professional player once he got all the qualifications he needed for a trade in case his footie career didn't work out for him. It's no coincidence that he's one of the more sensible people in the game.
 

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nice interesting piece, seems a level headed young man who can go as far as he can and will work to achieve it. Only just 19 as well
 
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