December 29, 2012
O’Shea’s goal – After Walker needlessly gives away a free kick, Spurs fail to clear Larsson’s delivery. Lloris saves well from Fletcher, but the ball falls kindly to O’Shea, who side-foots home when unmarked.
Walker gives away the ball and, in trying to make amends he gives away a needless free kick by getting far too tight to Sessegnon. Larsson’s free kick is excellent, as we’ve come to expect from him. Fletcher attempts to flick the ball on, but misses and it hits Dawson.
Fletcher reacts, and gets a shot away, which Lloris steams out to parry from close range.
O’Shea is unmarked on the edge of the six-yard box, with Caulker and Dawson both attempting to clear the ball, and Adebayor and Bale ball-watching. The ball runs kindly for him to side-foot into an unguarded net.
December 23, 2012
It’s been nearly two months since my last youth/loan update, so I thought it was time to write a summary of how things are going for our young players.
December 13, 2012
You may or may not know that I provide a youth/loanee update for The Fighting Cock podcast on a weekly basis. Well, this week I was invited on as a guest to talk about the Panathinaikos, Everton and Swansea games (amongst other things!).
So if you fancy listening, you can find it here.
December 10, 2012
Pienaar’s goal – a long ball forward is flicked on, and Lloris shouts and comes to claim it. Caulker clears straight to an Everton player (Naismith) and, after another attempted clearance, Everton force the ball wide to Coleman. His cross falls nicely for Pienaar to plant his header into the far corner.
December 7, 2012
Zeca’s goal – Panathinaikos move the ball wide and Giourkas Spyropoulos whips in a cross. Zeca loses his marker, Naughton, and powers a diving header across Friedel and into the far post.