The Spurs Youth Thread - 2018/19

Blake Griffin

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Similar to his goal at the WHL test event... he’s only recently on my radar but looks really promising, how do you/ others rate his prospects? Loved how he started the move too.
i've always likened him to demarai gray and i think that comparison still holds up. he's quick, direct and a decent dribbler but he's a bit erratic, needs to improve his movement off the ball as too often he wants it in to feet. still very young though so it depends how he develops over the next 2-3 years. i don't fancy his prospects with us too much though purely because of the way other attacking players have gone over the past few years but hopefully one of them will make it through.
 

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i've always likened him to demarai gray and i think that comparison still holds up. he's quick, direct and a decent dribbler but he's a bit erratic, needs to improve his movement off the ball as too often he wants it in to feet. still very young though so it depends how he develops over the next 2-3 years. i don't fancy his prospects with us too much though purely because of the way other attacking players have gone over the past few years but hopefully one of them will make it through.
Thank you for taking the time.

At 17 he has a lot of development ahead of him, hopefully he does push on as to score those types of goals a player needs genuine technique in his boots, and he seems to have some flair too.
 

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Not sure why you think that. That group had an excellent season nearly won the league. It’s very hard to see who you’d ditch from those 16. Pochettino was probably the most obvious.
I'm not a Poch. jnr fan but he definitely wasn't the most out of his depth. Statham really struggled whenever I saw him and Jeremie Mukendi barely featured.
 

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Following on from the news that Bayli Spencer-Adams has rejected the offer of a professional contract at the Gooners the latest is that he's spent the last week on trial at Watford. He was a good player when he left us, could play right back or centre back and he'd earned England recognition. I doubt we'd go back in for him as we have plenty of defensive options.
 

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Ex Spurs news: Mason Tunbridge has been playing for the likes of Potters Bar, Wingate & Finchley and most recently Leverstock Green. He had a successful trial at Colchester a couple of months back and was offered a professional contract but turned it down to take up a scholarship at Jacksonville Uni in the US.
 

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Not sure why you think that. That group had an excellent season nearly won the league. It’s very hard to see who you’d ditch from those 16. Pochettino was probably the most obvious.
We're meant to be an elite club. It's a great group but there are a few that needed to go....mainly for their own sakes.
 

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23-year-old left-back, Connor Ogilvie, has signed a two-year contract with Gillingham, upon his release from Tottenham Hotspur. The academy graduate has spent the last two seasons on-loan at the Kent-based League One side. He has played primarily as a left-sided centre-back for the Gills this season, which seems to be where they see him playing for the future.
 

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23-year-old left-back, Connor Ogilvie, has signed a two-year contract with Gillingham, upon his release from Tottenham Hotspur. The academy graduate has spent the last two seasons on-loan at the Kent-based League One side. He has played primarily as a left-sided centre-back for the Gills this season, which seems to be where they see him playing for the future.
Prime example of us hanging onto a player for absolutely zero gain.
 

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That Tyreece John-Jules is the nephew of actor Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf, Death in Paradise).
Friend of mine told me that the young Arsenal striker was related to someone from Death in Paradise.

'Never heard of it' I said.

'It's an unremarkable, yet bizarrely popular, production starring a number of well-known comedians' he said.

'I was talking about Arsenal,' I said.

'So was I' he replied.
 
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