Spurs in the Milk Cup – including highlights
Follow me on Twitter – @WindyCOYS.
A Tottenham Hotspur U17 squad is currently participating in the Milk Cup, a yearly tournament held in Northern Ireland.
Squad (“Premier” section rules stipulate that you can only include players born on or after 1 January 1994):
1 Billy Granger
2 Grant Ward
3 Ruben Lameiras
4 Dominic Ball
5 Kodi Lyons-Foster
6 Oliver Modeste
7 Frederick Champion
8 Emmanuel Sonupe
9 Victor Zapata-Caidedo
10 Leeroy Maguraushe
11 Kenneth McEvoy
12 Daniel Akindayiuni
13 Liam Priestly
14 Samuel Smith
15 Thomas Gardiner
16 Roman Percil
17 Kolade Nathan Oduwa
18 Connor Ogilvie
Champion is the only second year player involved, although a few of the other players have played for our U18 side. Kenneth McEvoy is one of the players to watch out for – a pacy striker who can also play on the wing. He should get plenty of matches for our U18s in the coming year.
Mon 25 Jul (at Showgrounds, Limavaday) Otago (New Zealand) U17s 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur U17s
Scorers: Ball 2, Oduwa, OG
NB: The formation is a best guess.
Michael-Precil Modeste Gardiner Ward
McEvoy Smith Champion Ball Lameiras
Sonupe for Michael-Precil
Ogilvie for Ward
Akindayini for Zapata-Caicedo
Oduwa for McEvoy
Spurs site report
Highlights – 5:39 in
Tue 26 Jul (at Riada Stadium, Ballymoney) Co. Farmanagh U17s 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur U17s
Scorer: McEvoy 2
Wed 27 Jul (at Showgrounds, Ballymena) South Coast Strikers U17s vs Tottenham Hotspur U17s
Join the conversation
Kenneth McEvoy looks alright eh? A couple of nice goals from Dominic Ball too
The general standard of our youth teams has certainly improved in recent years. We now just need to improve the conversion into the senior squad - all takes time though
They weren't playing the same 2 touch football last night, but credit to the Fermanagh side - they were up for it and stronger oponents than Otago!
Spurs have been rotating players to keep the energy levels up, hopefully keeping the best for the final. Earlier kick off with South Coast strikers tonight... and all to play for!
1) Do you think loans will have terms that allow players to take part in NextGen games - like Spurs Xi games last season?
2) Do you think we'll ever offload our deadwood. In the recent past, I think we've only been able to do so because teams with worse transfer statergys and looser wage structures (Sunderland and Pompey) have soaked up our chaff. As a bit of sanity has spread regarding wages, I really can't see the likes of Bentley, Jenas and Defoe taking heavy pay cuts to move out of London. Nor can i see anybody paying what we'd want.
I ask this because if we can't shift them then it looks bleak for our youngsters. The likes of Bentley will be always picked for our bench rather than that a Kane or Townsend who can come on and suprise everybody (like, say, Smalling, Jones and O'Hara all did)
2. I tend to agree with you - it's a real issue. We've filled our squad with fodder and now refuse to exile them as we're scared that they will lose (even more) value. There's no way that Bentley should be ahead of Townsend, is there? Townsend was so impressive in his only appearance, whereas Bentley has always struggled when given the odd game. I know who I'd rather bring on when we're searching for a winner...