November 7, 2010

Spurs Academy round-up

I went to Finchampstead, home of Reading FC on Saturday morning to watch the Spurs U18 side. Unfortunately, the game kicked off at 11:30am rather than 11, so I only got to see the first half (before heading home to watch the Bolton game).

The first 45 minutes (the game is described in full by Ray Lo, writing for Spurs Odyssey here) was very one-sided, with Reading hitting the woodwork twice, missing the target from close range, and finding Jordan Archer in top form.

Reading’s strikers, Gozik Ugwu and  Lawson D’ath, caused our back four (which was changed again) no end of problems physically, and Reading’s midfield didn’t let us play – pressing high up the pitch. It was my first look at a couple of players – Freddie Champion, who will be disappointed with his performance, but he is only 16, and so allowances can be made, and Alex McQueen, who played at left back, but had played in central midfield last week. He looked more comfortable with his right foot, and also more at home going forward than defending.

Aside from Archer, Pritchard looked the best player in the first half, showing a decent touch and awareness, but none of the other Spurs players really stood out.

We seem to be persisting with a very young team this year – be that through injury or choice, I’m not sure – and as a result we aren’t winning as many games. Hopefully the wins will start to come as the young players get used to the physicality required but, of course, the focus is on individual player development rather than team results.

Below is a round-up of our fixtures/results, and the teams that we have put out so far.

August 2010

14 Sat Away Manchester United Friendly 3-1 Won
21 Sat Away Derby County Premier Academy League 2-1 Won
28 Sat Home West Brom Premier Academy League 2-4 Lost

September 2010

04 Sat Home Norwich City Premier Academy League 2-4 Lost
11 Sat Away Charlton Premier Academy League 4-0 Won
18 Sat Home Chelsea Premier Academy League 4-2 Won
25 Sat Away Leicester City Premier Academy League 0-1 Lost

October 2010

02 Sat Home Bristol City Premier Academy League 3-3 Draw
09 Sat Away Watford Premier Academy League 1-3 Lost
16 Sat Away Birmingham City Premier Academy Leagu 6-0 Lost
30 Sat Home Coventry City Premier Academy League 2-2 Draw

November 2010

06 Sat Away Reading Premier Academy League 1-0 Lost
13 Sat Home Cardiff City Premier Academy League 11:00
20 Sat Away Aston Villa Premier Academy League 12:00

December 2010

04 Sat Home Milton Keynes Dons Premier Academy League 11:00
11 Sat Home Birmingham City Premier Academy League 11:00

January 2011

08 Sat Away Coventry City Premier Academy League 11:30
15 Sat Home Reading Premier Academy League 11:00

February 2011

05 Sat Home Aston Villa Premier Academy League 11:00
12 Sat Away Milton Keynes Dons Premier Academy League 11:00
19 Sat Home Leicester City Premier Academy League 11:00
26 Sat Away Bristol City Premier Academy League 12:00

March 2011

05 Sat Home Watford Premier Academy League 11:00
12 Sat Away Fulham Premier Academy League 01:00
19 Sat Home West Ham Premier Academy League 11:00
26 Sat Home Arsenal Premier Academy League 11:00

April 2011

09 Sat Away Southampton Premier Academy League 11:30
30 Sat Away Ipswich Town Premier Academy League 11:00

FA Premier Academy League
Sat 21 Aug (at Derby) Derby County U18s vs Tottenham Hotspur U18s

Scorer: Kane 2

Jordan Archer (17)
Callum Tapping (17) Olumude Durojaiye (17) Ramil Sheriff (16) Kevin Stewart (17)
Jesse Waller-Lassen (17) Ronnie Hawkins (16) Jack Munns (16) Laste Dombaxe (16*)
Harry Kane © (17)
Kudus Oyenuga (17)

Sub:
Kenneth McEvoy (15*) for Laste Dombaxe, 69.
James Yeboah (16) for Ramil Sheriff, 76.

Not used:
William Ekong (16)
Daniel Day (16)
Zaine Francis-Angol (17)

Spurs Od report.
Kane’s Derby double

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FA Premier Academy League
Sat 28 Aug (at Spurs Lodge) Tottenham Hotspur U18s 2-4 West Bromwich Albion U18s

Scorers: Hawkins, Waller-Lassen

Jordan Archer (17)
Kevin Stewart (17) James Yeboah (16) Ramil Sheriff (16) Daniel Day (16)
Ronnie Hawkins (16)
Jesse Waller-Lassen (17) © Callum Tapping (17) Jack Munns (16) Laste Dombaxe (16*)
Shaquille Coulthirst (15)

Subs:
Kenneth McEvoy (15*) for Daniel Day, 70.
William Ekong (16) for Callum Tapping, 75.

Not used:
Jonathan Miles (17*)
Lee Angol (16)

U18s take positives in defeat.
Bankrupt’s report.

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FA Premier Academy League
Sat 4 Sep (at Spurs Lodge) Tottenham Hotspur U18s 2-4 Norwich City U18s

Scorer: Dombaxe 2

Jordan Archer (17)
Jack Barthram (17) William Ekong (17) Ramil Sheriff (16) Zaine Francis-Angol (17)
Callum Tapping (17)
Kevin Stewart (17) Jack Munns (16) Laste Dombaxe (16*) Jesse Waller-Lassen (17)
Shaquille Coulthirst (15)

Subs:
Alex Pritchard (17) for Jack Barthram, 46.
Darren McQueen (15*) for Zaine Francis-Angol, 46.
James Yeboah (16) for William Ekong, 75.

Not used:
Jonathan Miles (17*)

*age unknown, so best estimate given.

Dombaxe double not enough for U18s – Official Site report.
DAWKIN TREBLE SINKS SPURS
Spurs Od report.

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FA Premier Academy League
Sat 11 Sep (at Charlton) Charlton Athletic U18s 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur U18s

Scorers: Dombaxe, Pritchard 2, Waller-Lassen

Jonathan Miles (17)
Kevin Stewart (17) Zaine Francis-Angol (17) James Yeboah (16) Daniel Day (16)
Callum Tapping (17)
Jesse Waller-Lassen (17) Jack Munns (16) Laste Dombaxe (16*) Alex Pritchard (17)
Shaquille Coulthirst (15)

Subs:
Freddie Champion (16) for Alex Pritchard, 64.
William Ekong (16) for Zaine Francis-Angol, 64.
Lee Angol (16) for Shaquille Coulthirst, 74.

Not used:
Jordan Archer (17)

*age unknown, so best estimate given.

Spurs Od report.

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FA Premier Academy League
Sat 18 Sep (at Spurs Lodge) Tottenham Hotspur U18s 4-2 Chelsea U18s

Scorers: Pritchard 2, Oyenuga 2

Jonathan Miles (17*)
Callum Tapping (17) James Yeboah (16) Olumide Durojaiye (17) Zaine Francis-Angol (17)
Laste Dombaxe (16*) Tom Carroll (18)
Jesse Waller-Lassen (17) Alex Pritchard (17) Paul-Jose M’Poku (18)
Kudus Oyenuga (17)

Subs:

Kevin Stewart (17) for James Yeboah, 12.
Jack Munns (16) for Laste Dombaxe, 77.

Not used:

Jordan Archer (17)
Ronnie Hawkins (16)

*age unknown, so best estimate given.

Official site report: U18s beat Chelsea
Spurs Odyssey report.
Chelsea official site report.
Windy’s Blog

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FA Premier Academy League
Sat 25 Sep (at Leicester) Leicester U18s
1-0 Tottenham Hotspur U18s

Jordan Archer (17)
Callum Tapping (17) Ramil Sheriff (16) Zaine Francis-Angol (17) Kevin Stewart (17)
Laste Dombaxe (16*)
Jesse Waller-Lassen (17) Jack Munns (16) Alex Pritchard (17) Lee Angol (16)
Shaqille Coulthirst (15*)

Subs:

Daniel Day (16) for Lee Angol, 70.
Freddie Champion (16) for Kevin Stewart, 80.

Not used:

Jonathan Miles (17)
William Ekong (17)

*age unknown, so best estimate given.

U18s take credit in defeat
Spurs Od report

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FA Premier Academy League
Sat 18 Sep (at Spurs Lodge) Tottenham Hotspur U18s 3-3 Bristol City U18s

Scorers: Waller-Lassen, Oyenuga, Dombaxe

Jordan Archer (17)
Callum Tapping (17) Ramil Sheriff (16) Zaine Francis-Angol (17) Kevin Stewart (17)
Ronnie Hawkins (16)
Jesse Waller-Lassen (17) Alex Pritchard (17) Jack Munns (16) Laste Dombaxe (16*) ©
Kudus Oyenuga (17)

Subs:
Jack Barthram (16) for Ronnie Hawkins, 46.
Ruben Lameiras (16*) for Callum Tapping, 60.
James Yeboah (17) for Kevin Stewart, 75.

Not used:

Jonathan Miles (17)

*age unknown, so best estimate given.

U18s hit back for point
Spurs Od report
Bristol City report

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FA Premier Academy League
Sat 09 Oct (at London Colney) Watford U18s 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur U18s
Scorer: Lancaster


Jonathan Miles (17)
Jack Barthram (16) Ramil Sheriff (16) Zaine Francis-Angol (17) Callum Tapping (17)
Laste Dombaxe (16*) ©
Jesse Waller-Lassen (17) Jack Munns (16) Darren McQueen (15*) Alex Pritchard (17)
Kudus Oyenuga (17)


Subs:

Ronnie Hawkins (16) for Kudus Oyenuga, 70.
Cameron Lancaster (17) for Zaine Francis-Angol, 60..

Not used:

Jordan Archer (17)
Lee Angol (16)
Freddie Champion (16)

*age unknown, so best estimate given.

Late sting for U18s
Spurs Od report

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FA Premier Academy League
Sat 16 Oct (at Birmingham) Birmingham City U18s 6-0 Tottenham Hotspur U18s

Jonathan Miles (17)
Callum Tapping (17) Jack Barthram (17) James Yeboah (17) Kevin Stewart (17)
Laste Dombaxe (16*) ©
Jesse Waller-Lassen (17) Jack Munns (16) Freddie Champion (16) Darren McQueen (15*)
Kudus Oyenuga (17)


Subs:

Daniel Day (16) for William Ekong, 30.
Lamires (15*) for Freddie Champion, 65.
Lee Angol (16) for Darren McQueen, 80.

Not used:

Jordan Archer (17)

*age unknown, so best estimate given.

Spurs Od report.
U18s hit for six

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FA Premier Academy League
Sat 30 Oct (at Spurs Lodge) Tottenham Hotspur U18s 2-2 Coventry City U18s
Scorers: Dombaxe, Oyenuga

Jordan Archer (17)
Jack Barthram (17) Callum Tapping (17) Ramil Sheriff (16) Kevin Stewart (17)
Laste Dombaxe (16*) ©
Jack Munns (16) Ruben Lameiras (15*) Alex McQueen (15*) Darren McQueen (15*)
Kudus Oyenuga (17)


Subs:

Freddie Champion (16) for Darren McQueen, 70.
Shaq Coulthirst (16) for Ruben Lameiras, 70.

Not used:

Jonathan Miles (17)
Daniel Day (16)
William Ekong (17)

*age unknown, so best estimate given.

Spurs Od report
Youngsters take credit in draw

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FA Premier Academy League
Sat 6 Nov (at Reading) Reading U18s 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur U18s

Jordan Archer (17)
Callum Tapping (17) Kevin Stewart (17) Ramil Sheriff (16) Alex McQueen (15*)
Laste Dombaxe © (16*)
Freddie Champion (16) Jack Munns (16) Alex Pritchard (17) Jesse Waller-Lassen (17)
Kudus Oyenuga (17)


Subs:

Shaq Coulthirst (16) for Freddie Champion, 50.
Darren McQueen (15*) for Kudus Oyenuga, 78.

Not used:

Jonathan Miles (17)
Daniel Day (16)
James Yeboah (16)

*age unknown, so best estimate given.

Spurs Od report

Essential links for Spurs Academy news, reports and information:


Official Site Academy Players List
Spurs Odyssey Youth Reports  
FAPL Official Site

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