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Yid

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Love that some of them have big enough balls to stand up to these cunts...

That has a hefty challenge by our lad and Drink water was filth...
 
Wotspur

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So today , LFC 3 Spurs 4 and Jack Clarke scored the winner , happy days
 
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So this forward Dane Scarlett , will his nickname be “Will“ or “Captain “ and whilst we are at it , a player I normally like Ben Mee for Burnley ,what do we reckon his nickname is ( bugger or feck ? )
 
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London trio Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Fulham are the only Premier League clubs not to field any players aged under 21 in the top-flight this season, a new study has revealed.

In a troubling assessment of opportunities for young talent at the capital’s top clubs, data compiled by the CIES Football Observatory also found that West Ham have only given 0.5 per cent of their League minutes to U21s.

The study found that Spurs have an average age of 27.5 in the Premier League this season but have not fielded a single U21 player, although manager Jose Mourinho has blooded a number of youngsters in the cups, including teenagers Dane Scarlett and Alfie Devine.

Scarlett, 17, made his League debut in the third minute of stoppage time against West Brom in February but the very brief cameo was not counted in the study.
 
USspur

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Some names in U23s leaving. Roles, Sterling, Tracey. Besides that I dont know any of them.
 
Yid

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Itsbstagerimg how many lads get bumped from being the next superstar to working at Maccy D's...
 
Don Diaz

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Itsbstagerimg how many lads get bumped from being the next superstar to working at Maccy D's...
Yes good point - there are some good names on there - Roles, Sterling, Tracey for 3. Interesting that Josh Onomah couldn’t get in Fulham’s starting XI. Difficult to succeed in the Premier League
 
Yid

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Prem academies nowerdays probably have 100/200 of the best kids on their books/radars... that has eventually be whittled down into a 20 strong under (age) team...

Times that by 22 prem sides and 20 Championship sides and probably 20 league 1 sides and the numbers are truly staggering... you're tipping 15K kids from those 3 leagues who will not make it at that level/club...

Then factor in that the trickle down from the elite is inevitable and the amount of kids who make it at their academy outside the prem is probably more like 10 out of the original 100/200

You could go back a step further and think about all the lads you played with growing up in sides for school, weekend, for county etc.... and how many of them actually made it... I knew 3 out of 30 years of playing as a kid and eventually at a level where I got a few quid to play...! Probably 500/700 players and 3 signed a pro contract... its frightening.
 
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Prem academies nowerdays probably have 100/200 of the best kids on their books/radars... that has eventually be whittled down into a 20 strong under (age) team...

Times that by 22 prem sides and 20 Championship sides and probably 20 league 1 sides and the numbers are truly staggering... you're tipping 15K kids from those 3 leagues who will not make it at that level/club...

Then factor in that the trickle down from the elite is inevitable and the amount of kids who make it at their academy outside the prem is probably more like 10 out of the original 100/200

You could go back a step further and think about all the lads you played with growing up in sides for school, weekend, for county etc.... and how many of them actually made it... I knew 3 out of 30 years of playing as a kid and eventually at a level where I got a few quid to play...! Probably 500/700 players and 3 signed a pro contract... its frightening.

It’s not easy to be the best of the best.
 
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Prem academies nowerdays probably have 100/200 of the best kids on their books/radars... that has eventually be whittled down into a 20 strong under (age) team...

Times that by 22 prem sides and 20 Championship sides and probably 20 league 1 sides and the numbers are truly staggering... you're tipping 15K kids from those 3 leagues who will not make it at that level/club...

Then factor in that the trickle down from the elite is inevitable and the amount of kids who make it at their academy outside the prem is probably more like 10 out of the original 100/200

You could go back a step further and think about all the lads you played with growing up in sides for school, weekend, for county etc.... and how many of them actually made it... I knew 3 out of 30 years of playing as a kid and eventually at a level where I got a few quid to play...! Probably 500/700 players and 3 signed a pro contract... its frightening.
 
Wotspur

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And what is more amazing are the truly awful players that do make it !Aurier Sanchez Stephen Clememnce to name a few
 
Yid

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Pace and athletic physiology has a great deal to play... we often see absolute athletes succeed over talent simply because they can compete better at they younger ages... its the very good ones and the very hungry ones who shine over the athletes...

Look at Sisoko... he is an absolute athlete and he is fitter than almost any player I've ever seen... and he has won a world cup winners medal because of that, not his outright ability...
 
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Spurs youngster Maksim Paskotsi with the Baltic Cup.
 
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Tottenham Hotspur are set to appoint a new 'head of emerging talent' in Chris Perkins, football.london understands.

Perkins made a name for himself during his five years as head of academy recruitment at Derby, with a high percentage of first team players coming through the club's youth set-up.

He finally made the move in 2020 to take on a similar role at Everton, but Tottenham have been restructuring their off-the-pitch staff at the club and see Perkins as a key man for the future of their academy.

Spurs recently appointed a new managing director of football in Fabio Paratici and Perkins, who is understood to have been placed on gardening leave until he departs Everton, will link up with the Italian, technical performance director Steve Hitchen and academy manager Dean Rastrick to look to bring the best young talent from the 17 to 21 age bracket into the club's academy.

Tottenham restructured the coaching side of their academy last year with Rastrick assuming overall responsibility following the departure of academy head John McDermott to the FA.

Chris Powell was appointed as Head of Coaching for the U17s to U23s, while Ryan Mason, who enjoyed a spell as interim head coach after Jose Mourinho's departure, is the Head of Player Development for U17s to U23s.


Now Perkins will look to bring the very best young players around into the club's academy set-up for the trio to work with as well as U23s manager Wayne Burnett and Stuart Lewis, who joined this month as the new U18s coach to replace Matt Taylor, who left to become head coach of Walsall.

New Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo has a number of talented young academy players looking to break through and has been working with them in pre-season, including 17-year-old striker Dane Scarlett, who Mourinho labelled as phenomenal once again last week, and 18-year-old midfielder Nile John.

Both are expected to play a large part in the club's pre-season friendlies, as the club's internationals return in stages, and, along with others, could get minutes in the Europa Conference League and other cup competitions during this campaign.
 
Yid

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It's phenomenal how many of these kids don't make it... we hear lots about them and then maybe a few snippets about their breakout season.... and nothing...
 
spurious

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It's phenomenal how many of these kids don't make it... we hear lots about them and then maybe a few snippets about their breakout season.... and nothing...
And yet we had three academy products in the starting XI on Sunday...oh wait, just two.
 
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