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Kacper Kurylowicz replaces Josh Oluwayemi in goal. Kacper is making his competitive under 23 debut for Spurs - Kacper hasn't played many games at u18 level, does this mean he will be staying next season or a noce goodwill gesture ?
 
TJ Eyoma will end the season with the 2nd best playing atatistics of all loanees other than Skipp by a long way.

This despite being unlucky that Lincioln bought a RB in January , resulting in Eyoma being out of the starting X1 at the start of 2nd half of the season despite him conyributing to being top of League 1 in January but now down to 6th , but he's been brought back into the side as a CB.

Currrently has about 45 appearances for Lincoln including 30 starts at League 1 and about 3,500 minutes (39 game equivalents) played - 2,500 (28 game equivalents) of which are in League 1. And one excellent headed goal giving LIncoln 3 points in that game,

Most lkely a loan to Championship side next season - as a longer shot might be a backup RB ?

Harvey White has been less fortunate on loan at Portsmouth since January, but likely to end up with around 20 appearances in League 1 but only 700 - 800 minutes played (8 game equivalents) but with a goal and assist to add to 90 minutes in FA Cup for Spurs a short but busy sub appearance in EL and the experience of being on bench for 5 EL matches. Plus 11 full 90 minute appearances (990 minutes) in PL2 with 3 goals and 7 assists.

Hopefully enough to get a Championship loan next season, especially as he has featured in 3 pre-seasons for Spurs, the first aged just 16. Very outside chance of replacing Winks as 6th choice central midfield player sharing minutes with Alfie Devine ?
 
TJ Eyoma will end the season with the 2nd best playing atatistics of all loanees other than Skipp by a long way.

This despite being unlucky that Lincioln bought a RB in January , resulting in Eyoma being out of the starting X1 at the start of 2nd half of the season despite him conyributing to being top of League 1 in January but now down to 6th , but he's been brought back into the side as a CB.

Currrently has about 45 appearances for Lincoln including 30 starts at League 1 and about 3,500 minutes (39 game equivalents) played - 2,500 (28 game equivalents) of which are in League 1. And one excellent headed goal giving LIncoln 3 points in that game,

Most lkely a loan to Championship side next season - as a longer shot might be a backup RB ?

Harvey White has been less fortunate on loan at Portsmouth since January, but likely to end up with around 20 appearances in League 1 but only 700 - 800 minutes played (8 game equivalents) but with a goal and assist to add to 90 minutes in FA Cup for Spurs a short but busy sub appearance in EL and the experience of being on bench for 5 EL matches. Plus 11 full 90 minute appearances (990 minutes) in PL2 with 3 goals and 7 assists.

Hopefully enough to get a Championship loan next season, especially as he has featured in 3 pre-seasons for Spurs, the first aged just 16. Very outside chance of replacing Winks as 6th choice central midfield player sharing minutes with Alfie Devine ?
Another L1 loan for White I'd think, or whatever will ensure him the most game time. Portsmouth again if the management are keen, their fans seem to like him.
 
Another L1 loan for White I'd think, or whatever will ensure him the most game time. Portsmouth again if the management are keen, their fans seem to like him.

White certainly needs game time, only issue with Portsmouth is that although the fans seem to like him quite a lot, he's played a lot less than he might have expected even though he's shown his versatility by playing as a Left sidedc AM (position where he scored a goal).

Always a dilemma whether League 1 or Championship ...... and also whether whoever is Spurs coach thinks he can go from playing League 1 (rather than Championship) into the Spurs squad the following season. Arguably Ryan Mason did by playing on loan at League 1 Swindon to appearing for Spurs following season though .....
 
Its getting towards the end of the season with just 2 Spurs u23 games to be played (ManCity home and away) with those on loan all with a handful of games to play.

So I doubt anything will change much in the last few weeks, and time to look at who is likely to go and who to stay in Spurs u23's

First, my guess at the leavers :

1 Aaron Skinner – On trial at Sunderland earlier this season. But contract until June 2022

2 Tobi Omole – regular at u23 on one year deal, but will no longer count as an u21 in 2001/03

3 George Marsh – regular u23 this season after decent League 2 loan last season, but already aged 22.

4 Chay Cooper – Rarely seen this season

5 Shilow Tracey – Loan to Cambridge for 23 year old which went ok, but doubt he will be kept on as he is not good technically and too old for u23’s

6 Jeremi Mukendi – Rarely seen this season

7 Enock Asante - Rarely seen this season

8 Kaziah Sterling – loan to Greenwich Morton but no goals for 22 year old, his last chance ?.

There's also a handful of players I am uncertain as to whether they will stay or go :

1 Kacper Kurlowicz – made Spurs u23 debut in April from bench. Decent goalkeeper but we likely have two gk's in Acasdemy Year 2 joining development squad next season, so are there too many ?

2 Keenan Ferguson – injured after 2 games, not seen since. Had signed one year contract. Looked good in preseason as both RB and CB

3 Rafferty Pedder (CM/AM) – just 19 (dob 6/4/2002), unlucky with injuries at Spurs, only regularly involved in u23's in last 6 weeks.

4 Jack Roles – Loan at Burton yielded a couple of appearances, followed by loan at Stevenage, seemingly injured in first game ? Almost no playing time this season after great loan at Cambridge (League 2) last season and now aged 22.

Then those who will stay at Spurs (the Retained List) - and of these probably 10 to 12 should be on loan next season :

Goalkeepers

1. Alfie Whiteman
(GK) age 22,
Contract to 2022. Probably 3rd GK in first team or out on loan for experience

2 Brandon Austin (GK) - age 21
Contract to 2022. E u21 Out on loan again

3 Joshua Oluwayemi (GK) – age 20
Loan to Maidenhead for first half of season before being Spurs u23 gk this season

Defenders

4 Timothy Eyoma
(RB/CB) – age 21
WC u17 winner, pre-season 2018 before 2years in Poch’s train/no play and then injured, but 30+ games on loan for Lincoln in 20/21. Contract to 2023. Loan to Championship club, outside chance of being back up RB (would count as u21) ?

5 Marcel Lavenier (RB/LB) - age 20
Former Chelsea graduate, has ever present in u23’s this season. Appearance in EL v Wolfsberger. Loan to Championship club or outside chance of being back up RB ?

6 Dennis Cirkin (LB), age almost 19
Missed much of first part of u23 season after decent Pre-season. First loan next season ?

7 Malachi Walcott (CB), aged 19
Injured shortly after a surprise appearance v RB Leipzig last season, had one u23 game this season before loan to Dundee in January where after excellent debut injured in 2nd game and likely to be out until next season. Another loan next season

8 Jubril Okedina (RB/CB), aged 20
Contract until 2022. After decent u23 half season, 7 full matches on loan to Cambridge (League 2). Loan to higher rated club next season

9. Brooklyn Lyons-Foster (CB/FB), aged 20
At a younger age, often referred to as Rolls Royce defender but possibly not physically developed. Has been on a couple of preseasons without playing. Still needs to develop physically before a first loan ?

Central Midfielders

10. Harvey White
(CM/DM), aged 19
Contract until 2024. Versatile player capable of playing LB, LM and CB. Almost 2 footed and set piece specialist. Excellent record of goals/assists, partly due to set pieces. Almost 20 appearances on loan at Portsmouth, but only about 8 full match equivalents experience with 3 or 4 starts to add to 3 preseasons at Spurs and an EL and FA Cup appeatrance. Another loan ?

11 Jamie Bowden (CM.DM), aged 19
Contract until 2023. Deep lying playmaker unlucky with injuries in last 2 years but has been involved in Preseason 2019 and 2020. A first loan next season ?

Attacking Midfield

12 Dilan Markanday
(AM) aged 19
Contract until 2022. Diminutive no 10/wide attacker who made EL squad this season. A loan next season or will his physique be an issue so he plays u23’s another season ?

13 Elliot Thorpe (CM/AM) aged 19
Probably the player who has physically developed more than any over last 3 years, and maybe his rapid growth has affected his fitness. A loan next season or does he plays u23’s another season ?

14 J’Neil Llloyd Bennett (winger/striker) aged 19
Impressive record in academy u18’s usually as LF or striker if required, but this season injury hit in u23’s. On his u18 appearances a real first team contender. A loan next season or does he plays u23’s another season ?

Strikers

15. Troy Parrett aged 19
2 half season loans to Millwall (Championship) and IIpswich (League 1) but only one goal for the 19 year old. Will be loaned out again in 2021/22

16 Kion Etete aged 19
Spurs u23 main striker this season with decent scoring/assist record. A 6 foot 6 inches tall striker and technically quite good. I assume a loan next season

17 Rodel Richards (winger/striker) aged 20 – Played well until October, but seemingly injured for 6 months until goal scoring return off bench v Leicester in April, followed by starting next game. I would assume a loan next season

In addition to these probably a dozen or more of the 15 strong Academy Year 2 willl join the development squad next season - most have been playing at u18 or u23 level this season so its likely vast majority will get a pro contract next season based upon playing statistics this season

And there are also Alfie Devine and Dane Scarlett who are too young to be loaned out so will be playing u23 football next season.

So we'll definitely need 10 or 12 loans next season to keep the u23 squad down to say 20 players next season, if more than that there will not be enough playing time for all of them.
 
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Its getting towards the end of the season with just 2 Spurs u23 games to be played (ManCity home and away) with those on loan all with a handful of games to play.

So I doubt anything will change much in the last few weeks, and time to look at who is likely to go and who to stay in Spurs u23's

First, my guess at the leavers :

1 Aaron Skinner – On trial at Sunderland earlier this season. But contract until June 2022

2 Tobi Omole – regular at u23 on one year deal, but will no longer count as an u21 in 2001/03

3 George Marsh – regular u23 this season after decent League 2 loan last season, but already aged 22.

4 Chay Cooper – Rarely seen this season

5 Shilow Tracey – Loan to Cambridge for 23 year old which went ok, but doubt he will be kept on as he is not good technically and too old for u23’s

6 Jeremi Mukendi – Rarely seen this season

7 Enock Asante - Rarely seen this season

8 Kaziah Sterling – loan to Greenwich Morton but no goals for 22 year old, his last chance ?.

There's also a handful of players I am uncertain as to whether they will stay or go :

1 Kacper Kurlowicz – made Spurs u23 debut in April from bench. Decent goalkeeper but we likely have two gk's in Acasdemy Year 2 joining development squad next season, so are there too many ?

2 Keenan Ferguson – injured after 2 games, not seen since. Had signed one year contract. Looked good in preseason as both RB and CB

3 Rafferty Pedder (CM/AM) – just 19 (dob 6/4/2002), unlucky with injuries at Spurs, only regularly involved in u23's in last 6 weeks.

4 Jack Roles – Loan at Burton yielded a couple of appearances, followed by loan at Stevenage, seemingly injured in first game ? Almost no playing time this season after great loan at Cambridge (League 2) last season and now aged 22.

Then those who will stay at Spurs (the Retained List) - and of these probably 10 to 12 should be on loan next season :

Goalkeepers

1. Alfie Whiteman
(GK) age 22,
Contract to 2022. Probably 3rd GK in first team or out on loan for experience

2 Brandon Austin (GK) - age 21
Contract to 2022. E u21 Out on loan again

3 Joshua Oluwayemi (GK) – age 20
Loan to Maidenhead for first half of season before being Spurs u23 gk this season

Defenders

4 Timothy Eyoma
(RB/CB) – age 21
WC u17 winner, pre-season 2018 before 2years in Poch’s train/no play and then injured, but 30+ games on loan for Lincoln in 20/21. Contract to 2023. Loan to Championship club, outside chance of being back up RB (would count as u21) ?

5 Marcel Lavenier (RB/LB) - age 20
Former Chelsea graduate, has ever present in u23’s this season. Appearance in EL v Wolfsberger. Loan to Championship club or outside chance of being back up RB ?

6 Dennis Cirkin (LB), age almost 19
Missed much of first part of u23 season after decent Pre-season. First loan next season ?

7 Malachi Walcott (CB), aged 19
Injured shortly after a surprise appearance v RB Leipzig last season, had one u23 game this season before loan to Dundee in January where after excellent debut injured in 2nd game and likely to be out until next season. Another loan next season

8 Jubril Okedina (RB/CB), aged 20
Contract until 2022. After decent u23 half season, 7 full matches on loan to Cambridge (League 2). Loan to higher rated club next season

9. Brooklyn Lyons-Foster (CB/FB), aged 20
At a younger age, often referred to as Rolls Royce defender but possibly not physically developed. Has been on a couple of preseasons without playing. Still needs to develop physically before a first loan ?

Central Midfielders

10. Harvey White
(CM/DM), aged 19
Contract until 2024. Versatile player capable of playing LB, LM and CB. Almost 2 footed and set piece specialist. Excellent record of goals/assists, partly due to set pieces. Almost 20 appearances on loan at Portsmouth, but only about 8 full match equivalents experience with 3 or 4 starts to add to 3 preseasons at Spurs and an EL and FA Cup appeatrance. Another loan ?

11 Jamie Bowden (CM.DM), aged 19
Contract until 2023. Deep lying playmaker unlucky with injuries in last 2 years but has been involved in Preseason 2019 and 2020. A first loan next season ?

Attacking Midfield

12 Dilan Markanday
(AM) aged 19
Contract until 2022. Diminutive no 10/wide attacker who made EL squad this season. A loan next season or will his physique be an issue so he plays u23’s another season ?

13 Elliot Thorpe (CM/AM) aged 19
Probably the player who has physically developed more than any over last 3 years, and maybe his rapid growth has affected his fitness. A loan next season or does he plays u23’s another season ?

14 J’Neil Llloyd Bennett (winger/striker) aged 19
Impressive record in academy u18’s usually as LF or striker if required, but this season injury hit in u23’s. On his u18 appearances a real first team contender. A loan next season or does he plays u23’s another season ?

Strikers

15. Troy Parrett aged 19
2 half season loans to Millwall (Championship) and IIpswich (League 1) but only one goal for the 19 year old. Will be loaned out again in 2021/22

16 Kion Etete aged 19
Spurs u23 main striker this season with decent scoring/assist record. A 6 foot 6 inches tall striker and technically quite good. I assume a loan next season

17 Rodel Richards (winger/striker) aged 20 – Played well until October, but seemingly injured for 6 months until goal scoring return off bench v Leicester in April, followed by starting next game. I would assume a loan next season

In addition to these probably a dozen or more of the 15 strong Academy Year 2 willl join the development squad next season - most have been playing at u18 or u23 level this season so its likely vast majority will get a pro contract next season based upon playing statistics this season

And there are also Alfie Devine and Dane Scarlett who are too young to be loaned out so will be playing u23 football next season.

So we'll definitely need 10 or 12 loans next season to keep the u23 squad down to say 20 players next season, if more than that there will not be enough playing time for all of them.
Fantastic post and thanks for your thoughts and taking the time to post them.
 

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Spursidol Spursidol , any thoughts on those expected to be in next year's intake? I think the following are all players from the right age group - some could well have moved on. I've bolded the ones I'm fairly sure will be included. It would be good to know if you recognise any names or can add any others.


Jediah Bombo
Brandon Bryan-WaughCB
Max McknightRB
Jahziah LintonFW
William Andiyapan
Hakeem SandahWinger
Luca GunterGK
Axel PiesoldCM
Rio KyerematenCM?
Alfie DorringtonCB
Billy Heaps
Jaden Williams
Jamie DonleyFW
Pele McDermott'Defender'
Riley CooperAM
Thomas BloxhamAM
 
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