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NiceOneCyril

NiceOneCyril

Player in Training.
Isak the Viking - looks a bit clean cut for all that raping and pillaging.
 
USspur

USspur

Player in Training.

TJ Eyoma has signed a new contract with the Club until 2023 and joined Lincoln City on loan for the 2020/21 season.

The 20-year-old defender, a product of our Academy system, returns to the LNER Stadium for a second spell, having spent the second half of the curtailed 2019/20 campaign on loan at the League One side.

TJ made his first team debut for us in an FA Cup third round tie at Tranmere Rovers in January, 2019.
 
skiathospurs

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Our Academy management and coaching structure has been confirmed ahead of the new season.
Academy Manager Dean Rastrick will assume overall responsibility for the Academy programme, with a number of staff joining him to form a new Academy leadership team.
Dean possesses over a decade of experience in developing young players at the Club having joined us in July, 2010, as Academy Performance Manager. He has worked in youth player development for more than 20 years in total, having previously held senior Academy positions at Luton Town, Derby County and Norwich City.
We are also pleased to confirm the appointment of Chris Powell to our Academy coaching staff.
A highly respected former player, coach and manager with a wealth of experience in the Premier League and Football League, Chris joins us as Head of Coaching, Under-17 to Under-23.
He will work closely with our former Academy graduate and First Team player Ryan Mason, who steps up from his previous role as Under-19s Coach to become Head of Player Development, Under-17 to Under-23.
Dean, Chris and Ryan are joined by existing staff Matt Taylor (Under-18s Coach),Wayne Burnett (Under-23s Coach),Paul Bracewell (Senior Academy Coach) and Perry Suckling (Academy Coach) in our new Academy leadership team, with the aim of continuing our proud record of producing and developing talented players for our own First Team and the wider game.


Back row, from left: Perry Suckling, Wayne Burnett, Paul Bracewell, Matt Taylor. From row, from left: Chris Powell, Dean Rastrick, Ryan Mason

Chairman Daniel Levy said: “We have taken considerable time to review our staffing structure over the past few months following John McDermott’s departure to join the FA, in order to clearly identify roles and responsibilities in each area of the Academy moving forward.
“We have a proud record of producing Academy players that can step up to our First Team and we believe Dean is the right person to ensure our player development principles and philosophies – intrinsically linked to our identity as a Club – will continue to evolve and be implemented as we move forward into the new season and beyond.
“We have an incredibly talented coaching team in place throughout the Academy and we believe this structure will also allow them to continue to grow and develop over the coming years under Dean’s tutelage.
“We are also pleased to welcome Chris Powell, someone our Academy has known for a number of years in his various coaching roles and his experiences during a successful playing career will prove invaluable to our young players.”
A former England international with over 750 career appearances to his name, Spurs fan Chris represented Crystal Palace and Southend United before winning promotion to the Premier League three times with Derby County, Charlton Athletic and West Ham United, while he also played for Watford and Leicester City, winning League One with the latter side in 2009. Appointed manager of Charlton in 2011, he guided the Addicks to the League One title in 2012, before later managing Huddersfield Town in the Championship.
A spell on Derby’s first team coaching staff followed in 2016 before he took over as manager of another of his former clubs, Southend United, in 2018. Most recently in club football, he served as assistant manager to Alan Pardew at Dutch side ADO Den Haag, while he retains a coaching role under Gareth Southgate with the England national team.
Meanwhile, we can confirm that Nigel Gibbs has left his role as Assistant Head of Player Development to take up a coaching position at Cercle Brugge. We wish him well for the future.
Following their return to small group training in line with Premier League protocols last month, our Development Squad and Under-18s players resumed full group training on Monday (10 August).
 
USspur

USspur

Player in Training.

We have reached agreement with Atlético Baleares for the permanent transfer of Armando Shashoua.

The 19-year-old midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan at the Spanish Segunda División B outfit, making four appearances.

A product of our Academy system, he played 14 times for our Development Squad during the first half of the 2019/20 campaign before linking up with his elder brother Samuel, another of our former Academy graduates, during his loan spell at Baleares.

We wish Armando well for the future.
 
USspur

USspur

Player in Training.
didnt watch. busy day. were we expected to get beaten so badly?

any academy players stand out of look off the pace / need to be moved on?
 
Dorset

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didnt watch. busy day. were we expected to get beaten so badly?

any academy players stand out of look off the pace / need to be moved on?
Did watch, and not really.
 
Don Diaz

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I hear we’ve signed a young fullback from Chelsea - Marcel Lavinier, played one the recent 2-1 win over Southampton. He’s pleased to be with us - I bet he is......
 
skiathospurs

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I hear we’ve signed a young fullback from Chelsea - Marcel Lavinier, played one the recent 2-1 win over Southampton. He’s pleased to be with us - I bet he is......
Its either that or face 4 years on loan in belgium.
 
Don Diaz

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Good stuff from Shilow Tracey, a young forward on loan with Shrewsbury Town. He scored a hat trick last night.

 
skiathospurs

skiathospurs

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Dane Scarlett has now scored 13 hatrick’s In 10 appearances in the U18 league

 
Wotspur

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Good news ,can’t wait for the time ,even if it’s in a Carling game , that he plays in midfield with Kane up front ,and Joe in goal .
Just so the commentator says , and it’s gone to WHITE from HART and flicked onto KANE .....that woukd be right up there with the cricket commentary years back , The Batsman’s Holding the Bowler‘s Wiley
 
skiathospurs

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Link for tonights U23s at chelsea,16 year old dane scarlett trying to score past 40 something petr cech??are all their keepers out on loan then??

 
Wotspur

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Chelsea tv / 5th Stand Ap ......and I’m just about to try Hesgoal , which is generally quite good . Aren’t Chelsea cheating ,playing 40 yr old Cech ,30+ yr old Drinkwater
 
skiathospurs

skiathospurs

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Chelsea tv / 5th Stand Ap ......and I’m just about to try Hesgoal , which is generally quite good . Aren’t Chelsea cheating ,playing 40 yr old Cech ,30+ yr old Drinkwater
 
skiathospurs

skiathospurs

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Lovely stuff!! BTW drinkwater at 30 is nearly twice the age of 16 year old alfie,as much a has been as there has ever been.

 
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