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Saturday, 10 August 2013

The Tottenham Hotspur kids are more than alright!

From what I saw tonight, as Tottenham's U21 side comfortably defeated Chelsea's kids, Championship clubs such as Leeds, QPR, Leicester and Watford should consider approaching Spurs regarding loan deals for young Tom Carroll, Harry Kane and Yago Falque.

Falque scored twice and is a wide player with the physique and pace of Aaron Lennon.  He probably lacks the physical strength for 90 minutes of blood and thunder football in the Championship, but coming on with 20 minutes of the game to play would terrify the carthorse defenders in the division as their legs start to tire.

Kane is a big unit and although looking disinterested by the game, still managed to get five or six shots on target, score, assist and force a parried save which led to the fourth goal. He also bent a free kick narrowly over the bar. This guy looks to have a future and, like Chris Wood, would almost certainly impose himself in the Championship.

But for me, the best player on show was Tom Carroll. He is a very intelligent looking footballer who dictates the play from midfield, finding space all over the pitch, reading the game well and seeing a pass before he has even received the ball. They are excited by young Barkley at Everton, but this lad seems every bit as good to me and looks a real prospect.


  1. Caroll is modric light. Looks amazing on the ball but can't create score or do anything but look quality until he crosses the half way line and then he chokes. Classic soft spurs.

    We are going in the right direction. recent signings suggest we want to contest 50/50s plus dazzle.

  2. Championship clubs like Leeds, QPR, Leicester and Watford? What about West Ham? yes they are in the premiership but along with other clubs with a small budget for transfers,(if any) a small fan base and no history of winning anything worth mentioning then as we all know? They are in all honesty, a championship club who just like wigan? have punched above their weight for a while (except Wigan have won a trophy in recent years and West ham haven't)

  3. West Ham are a decent Cup Club. They have raised their game many a time. Unfortunately they are not an outstanding league club. It's consistencey that lets them down. I've enjoyed watching them in the FA Cup and of course the Cup Winners Cup, just the sort of format they excel in. Top division sucess remains a dream but it doesn't stop anybody from enjoying watching them play.