Spurs XI 2-1 Barnet

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Tom Huddlestone returned to action as our Spurs XI team beat Barnet 2-1 in a friendly at Spurs Lodge on Tuesday.

The midfielder completed 80 minutes in his first outing since being sidelined with an ankle problem in November. Jermaine Jenas and John Bostock also featured.

Huddlestone was involved in the winning goal in the second half, his fierce strike from 25 yards was parried into the path of Jack Munns, who turned the ball back for Bostock to finish low into the bottom corner.

Kudus Oyenuga opened the scoring from the penalty spot inside five minutes after Massimo Luongo was upended.

In a competitive encounter, Barnet levelled midway through the first half before Bostock's winner in the 73rd minute.

Oyenuga, Luongo and Munns all went close in the first half and Bostock was denied by Roy Carroll in the Barnet goal.

Daniel Day had to clear off the line in the second half with the score still at 1-1 and Huddlestone drilled the last chance of note just wide.

"It was great for Tom's fitness to get the minutes in," said Technical Co-ordinator Tim Sherwood.

"He's never going to lose his ability and his ability to pass with both feet is almost unmatched.

"It was ideal for JJ as well because he's trained hard, but this is a different fitness.

"Barnet did well and I'm sure they wanted to impress their new manager (Martin Allen). It was a competitive game played at at good tempo, ideal for us."
 

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Roy Carroll? Bloody hell, his career's gone downhill a bit...

Good to see Tommy back, hope he can be on the bench at the weekend!
 

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Roy Carroll? Bloody hell, his career's gone downhill a bit...

Good to see Tommy back, hope he can be on the bench at the weekend!

If I remember rightly, he retired and became an alcoholic. Or gambling, or drugs or something...




Interesting that none of the older lads stepped up for the penalty. Maybe we should draft Oyenuga in to the first team for PK duties. :lol:
 

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Good to see Hudd back in a Spurs shirt!

And Bostock actually. Will that boy get his head right and fullfil that massive talent (still young yet).
 

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Good to see Hudd back in a Spurs shirt!

And Bostock actually. Will that boy get his head right and fullfil that massive talent (still young yet).
Regarding Bostock, I dont know if it was said on here or Spurs Odyssey but clubs have taken notice of his attitude and that is why he didnt go out on another loan this season.

Doesnt sound promising, but he has some time to sort that out.
 

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From what I've read (on here I think) his attitude "problems" were put in check after his Brentford loan spell season before last, where he thought he was the Daddy.

I just don't think he was ready for the Hull challenge (he was still 18, they had just been relegated, struggling financially, and were struggling on the pitch too).

It's harsh to write the boy off (any young player really) when he's only just (in January) turned 19. Beckham didn't really burst on to the scene with United until he was gone 20.
 
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