Volksbank Cup 2012 – Spurs progress to semi-final

A Tottenham Hotspur Academy squad is currently participating in the Volksbank Cup Under-19 tournament in Stemwede, Germany.

About the tournament

– Any players born on or after 01/01/1993 are eligible, with teams also able to include three players born on or after 01/01/1992.
– Matches consist of two 25-minute halves.
– In each game, up to four players (including the goalkeeper) can be substituted. The substituted players must not be used again in the same game.
– If a player receives a red card, he misses the next two games.

Our tournament squad

1. Jonathan Miles (19)
2. Jack Barthram (18)
3. Kevin Stewart (18)
4. Jack Munns (18)
5. Thomas Gardiner (17)
6. Dominic Ball (16)
7. Jesse Waller Lassen (19)
8. Nabil Bentaleb (15)
9. Victor Zapata-Caicedo (17)
10. Tomislav Gomelt (17)
11. Alex Pritchard (19)
12. Grant Ward (18)
13. Lawrence Vigouroux (18?)
14. Ruben Lameiras (17)
15. Kenneth McEvoy (17)
16. Samuel Smith (17)
17. Alex McQueen (17)
18. Ryan Fredericks (19)


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The matches so far

Fri 25 May (at SuS Holzhausen, Heddinghauser Strasse, Bad Holzhausen)
Tottenham Hotspur 2-4 Grasshopper Club Zurich
Scorers: Bentaleb (pen), Ward.

Jonathan Miles (19)
Jesse Waller Lassen (19) Kevin Stewart (18) Dominic Ball (16) Jack Barthram (18)
Alex McQueen (17)
Ryan Fredericks (19) Nabil Bentaleb (15) (c) Jack Munns (18) Kenneth McEvoy (17)
Alex Pritchard (19)


Victor Zapata-Caceido (17) for Dominic Ball, 28.
Grant Ward (17) for Ryan Fredericks, 35.
Rueben Lameiras (17) for Alex Pritchard, 46.

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Sat 26 May (TuS Stemwede, Wehdem)
Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Hannover 96
Scorers: Munns, Bentaleb, Fredericks

Lawrence Vigouroux (18?)
Jack Barthram (18) Kevin Stewart (18) Dominic Ball (16) Samuel Smith (17)
Ryan Fredericks (19) (c) Nabil Bentaleb (15) Tomislav Gomelt (17) Jack Munns (18)
Alex Pritchard (19)
Victor Zapata-Caceido (17)


Grant Ward (17) for Victor Zapata-Caceido, 44.
Jesse Waller Lassen (19) for Alex Pritchard, 48.
Thomas Gardiner (17) for Jack Munns, 50.

Spurs Odyssey report
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Sat 26 May (TuS Stemwede, Wehdem)
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 RCD Mallorca
Scorer: McQueen

Jonathan Miles (19)
Thomas Gardiner (17) Kevin Stewart (18) Dominic Ball (16) Jack Barthram (18)
Jesse Waller Lassen (19) Nabil Bentaleb (15) Tomislav Gomelt (17) Alex Pritchard (17) (c)
Ruben Lameiras (17)
Kenneth McEvoy (17)


Victor Zapata-Caceido (17) for Ruben Lameiras, 26.
Jack Munns (18) for Thomas Gardiner, 28.
Alex McQueen (17) for Jesse Waller Lassen, 44.

Spurs Odyssey report
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Next match

We topped Group B with six points (equal with Hanover 96) and a goal difference of +2 (Hannover 96 -1) and now play SV Werder Bremen at 12:30 (local time) in the semi-final. The other semi-final sees Club America play Hannover 96.

Squad notes

– Victor Zapata-Caceido is the only recognised striker in the squad, and even he has often played from the left throughout the Premier Academy League season. I presume that this is due to injuries to Darren McQueen and Shaq Coulthirst.
– Missing men: Massimo Luongo and Giancarlo Gallifuoco have returned to Australia for the summer – I suspect that Soulemayne Coulibaly and Milos Veljkovic have also been given some time off having played a lot of games in the last calendar year.
– The squad size may also have been affected by 2nd years coming to the end of their scholarships and being released.
– Our only “overage” players are Jesse Waller Lasse and Ryan Fredericks; others that would have been eligible as the final overage player are: John Bostock, Mirko Ranieri, Tom Carroll, Nathan Byrne, Jake Nicholson, Paul McBride, Massimo Luongo, Cameron Lancaster, and Cristian Ceballo.

Join the conversation

  1. Nabil Bentelab at 15 playing in this tournament. He must have a big future? Anyone know anything about him?
  2. There's plenty on Google, he's French, signed 2 year contract in Nov 2011. Getting plenty of good reviews from Alex Inglethorpe the coach.
  3. I see Dominic Ball has been playing at CB in recent matches rather than midfield.


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