Spurs’ loanees: (The weekly round up)
Tom Glover: The Australian youth international started his second consecutive game for Central Coast Mariners on Saturday morning, as the A league club took on WS Wanderers away from home. The game finished in a 2-2 draw with Glover making just the one save in the match. Up next for the Mariners is another away game, this time against Perth Glory.
Cameron Carter-Vickers: The 19 year old centre half started yet another game for the blades on Saturday afternoon. As Chris Wilder’s side recorded a 1-0 home victory over Ipswich town at Bramall Lane which means United stay in third position in the championship table. The Spurs loanee who picked up a yellow card in stoppage time, lined up in the centre of a back three, and from the reviews that I’ve been reading it sounds like he had a very good game.
Josh Onomah: Onomah came on as a 73rd minute substitute in Aston Villa’s 2-0 defeat to rivals Wolves on Saturday evening.
Connor Ogilvie: Connor Ogilvie completed the second half of Gillingham’s 1-0 away win over Peterborough, Ogilvie came on as a 46th minute substitute to replace left back Bradley Garmston.
Vincent Janssen: Vincent Janssen came on as a 71st minute substitute, in Fenerbache’s 3-1 league victory over Yeni Malatyaspor on Sunday evening.
Anton Walkes: Anton Walkes completed the whole of Atlanta’s 0-0 draw with New York Red Bulls on Sunday night, in the MLS. The defender played the game at right back.
Spurs’ loanees: (weekly round up)
I haven’t been doing this regularly over the course of this season, but with an international break currently going on, there’s no better time for me to catch up on how our loanees have done over the past week for their respective clubs.
Connor Ogilvie: The 21 year old left was not involved in the gills match day squad for their 1-0 Checkatrade trophy victory over Colchester in midweek. However, the fullback who has gone on to establish himself in the struggling league one side, completed the whole game of Gillingham’s 1-0 home (league) defeat to Portsmouth on Sunday afternoon, Ogilvie played at his favoured position of left back for the game.
Anton Walkes: The versatile young defender wasn’t a part of the Atlanta squad who lost 3-2 at home to Minnesota in midweek. I am unsure whether his absence was down to suspension or injury. The MLS side have only two league fixtures remaining this season.
Tom Glover: The young Australian goalkeeper (19) made his A league debut for Central Coast Mariners on Saturday in their first league game of the season. However, Glover’s side were beaten 5-1 at home by Newcastle Jets, the fact that the young Tom Glover is already starting matches for the Gosford bass club, just shows how highly rated a keeper he is. This loan at CCM will be a great experience for this great Spurs talent, I look forward to seeing his progress over the course of the season.
A couple of thoughts on Josh Onomah’s performance against Colchester:
Spurs youngster Josh Onomah (20) made his first start for loan club Aston Villa this evening in the Carabao cup. And what a classy performance it was too, Onomah played a starring role in Villla’s 2-1 win over Colchester United in the first round of the league cup. When the Spurs starlet was loaned out to the championship club on a season long loan last Friday, it was met with much surprise from Spurs supporters with myself included, I was expecting him to get more first team action for the lilywhites over the current campaign. Onomah’s performance this evening saw him excel in his natural central midfield position. It was a tidy and complete performance from Onomah, who controlled the midfield against the league two side, he looked right at home in Steve Bruce’s team. He was deep lying just as he was for England’s triumphant under 20 side over the summer, it may have been against league two opposition, but I felt that Onomah really asserted himself in a youthful Aston Villa side. He kept his game simple, he really imposed himself on the opposition with his strength both on and off the ball, it was fair to say it was a Mousa Dembelesque performance from Onomah. The midfielders range of passing was impressive, as too was the many surging runs he made from the centre of the park.
Despite his defensive role he managed to create some really good chances, overall it was a very impressive full debut from the promising Onomah. It reminded me of a similar midfield shift he put in against Reading under 23’s in a game which I saw him involved in last season. He bossed the midfield on that occasion with a confident classy showing, and he replicated that high quality performance this evening. Whilst he has been predominantly used as a winger by Pochettino, the youngster now has a great chance to show Pochettino that he can flourish in his preferred central midfield role. Onomah would have undoubtedly impressed Villa boss Steve Bruce with his performance tonight, and it will improve his chances of claiming a starting berth in the Aston Villa squad during their championship campaign. Aston Villa travel to Cardiff on Saturday for a league match and it will be interesting to see whether Bruce picks Onomah to start that game after such an impressive performance this evening. COYS
Spurs loanees weekly round up:
Of our four players currently out on loan there’s been plenty of involvement over the last week. In a new weekly blog post I’ll be monitoring the progress of each loanee. 19 year old goalkeeper Tom Glover joined Australian A league side Central Coast Mariners on a season long loan last month. He was an unused substitute in their 3-2 defeat to Blacktown in the FFA cup on Wednesday. Meanwhile, 21 year old leftback Connor Ogilvie enjoyed a fine competitive debut with league one club Gillingham on Saturday. Ogilvie who played the game at left wing back, helped the Gill’s to record a clean sheet away to Doncaster in their 0-0 draw. It was Gillingham’s first game of the league one season, they play again in the Carabao cup on Tuesday against Reading. Spurs fans were surprised to hear the news that highly rated 20 year old midfielder Josh Onomah had been loaned out to Aston Villa on Friday morning. Just a day later Onomah played his first game for Steve Bruce’s side. Coming on as a 78th minute substitute, in their 1-1 draw with Hull City. Onomah could well make his first start for Villa in their Carabao cup tie with Colchester in midweek. Finally, in the early hours of this morning, Spurs loanee Anton Walkes continued to cement his place in MLS side Atlanta United’s squad. The 20 year old defender played the full 90 minutes of their 1-1 draw to Sporting Kansas. The right back continues to impress in Gerardo Martino’s talented side. COYS
Spurs youngster Connor Ogilvie joins Gillingham on loan until January:
Spurs have announced within the past hour that 21 year old left back Connor Ogilvie has joined league one side Gillingham on a six month loan, this comes after just signing a new contract with Spurs until 2019. Ogilvie has spent large parts of the last two seasons on loan with league two club Stevenage in between playing for our development squad, his consistent performances have clearly caught the eye of clubs further up the footballing pyramid and I have no doubt that he will flourish in the third tier of English football. The academy player who can also operate at centre back, is a player who I have rated highly for some time, he turns 22 next February and is yet to appear for our senior side, but this loan at Gillingham will provide the youngster with an invaluable step in his career. I wish Connor a very successful loan with the Gills , and I look forward to monitoring his progress.
Spurs loanee round up: Shayon Harrison and Connor Ogilvie both involved on final day of League 2 season:
Two of our loanees played their final games as a loanee at their respective clubs on Saturday afternoon, in the final day of the League 2 season, Shayon Harrison (19) and Connor Ogilvie (21) were both loaned out during the recent winter transfer window.
Shayon Harrison: The 19 year old striker started up front for the glovers in their 2-0 defeat to Colchester. It was a rare start for the talented forward, Harrison completed 68 minutes of Saturday’s game before being substituted. Although he didn’t complete many full matches for Yeovil since arriving, Harrison will have gained vital experience that will help in his development, and chances of making our first team in the coming seasons. Harrison scored one goal in his short time at the Somerset club.
Connor Ogilvie: Ogilvie started at left back for Stevenage in their 3-0 home defeat to Accrington Stanley at the Lamex stadium. Stevenage needed a win in their final game if they were to reach the play offs in what has been a very good season for the Hertfordshire club. On his second loan spell with the boro, Ogilvie once again cemented his place in the side and made a really good defensive impact on the team. Ogilvie completed the entirety of the match. Meanwhile fellow Spurs loanee Ryan Loft was not included in the match day squad.
Saturday’s loan report:
Will Miller: Will Miller scored a dramatic equaliser in the 93rd minute of stoppage time for Burton Albion earlier today as the Brewers drew 1-1 with Wolves. Will Miller came on as a 77th minute substitute for the championship and the talented forward is already showing his talent at Burton.
Luke McGee and Nathan Oduwa: 21 year old goalkeeper Luke McGee played the entirety of Peterborough’s 2-2 draw with Port Vale this afternoon. Meanwhile winger Nathan Oduwa was an unused substitute for the posh.
Filip Lesniak: Filip Lesniak wasn’t included in the squad for Czech side Slovan Liberec’s 2-1 defeat to Viktoria Plzen this evening.
Federico Fazio joins Roma on loan with option to buy:
It is understood that our defender Federico Fazio has joined Serie A side Roma on a season long loan with an option to sign the Argentine for £3.5 million. Roma’s official English Twitter account posted pictures of Fazio arriving at Rome’s Fiumicino airport last night as he held a Roma scarf in front of photographers. I would assume an official announcement from both clubs will be made official later today, it became apparent early on in Fazio’s time at Spurs that he wasn’t able to adapt well to the English league. The former Sevilla captain was ultimately in the wrong league at the wrong time however, I believe he is a class footballer and will showcase he’s defensive qualities at Roma over the coming season. I wish Federico the all very best at his new club.
Young Spurs goalkeeper Charlie Freeman joins Newcastle United on youth loan:
(Photo courtesy of Kristian Ross.)
16 year old highly rated Spurs goalkeeper Charlie Freeman has joined Newcastle United’s youth side on a youth loan for the super cup tournament (milk cup) in Northern Ireland. Freeman who is expected to be announced as a first year scholar for Spurs this season, has already started all three of Newcastle’s games in the prestigious youth tournament and has helped them to progress to the semifinals of the globe section of the tournament where they will meet Zambian side Lusaka tomorrow afternoon in the semifinal. Kristian Ross who has watched all three of the magpies games in the tournament had high praise for Freeman after some impressive performances for the toon army: “Seemed assured in goal vs County Fermanagh. Peppered yesterday against Right to Dream. But the lad is a very good shot stopper.”
Saturday’s youth report:
Spurs under 18’s: our under 18’s played their last match of the under 18 league season against fierce rivals Arsenal at the Arsenal training centre in Colney. The match finished 3-3 with two of the goals scored from Spurs likely to go down as own goals, whilst Aramide Oteh netted the other in a terrific and thrilling north London derby in a game in which Kieran McKenna’s side should be extremely proud. For those interested in a detailed report on the game please visit the below link which will take you to the official Spurs website.
Spurs U18s: Whiteman, Muscatt, Bennetts, Marsh, Mukena, Owens, Edwards (Oteh 66), Stylianides (Eyoma 71), Sterling, Roles (Duncan 66), Tracey. Substitute (not used): McDermott (GK).
Grant Ward: Grant Ward played the full 90 minutes of Rotherham’s 1-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers, Ward played the match on the right wing.
DeAndre Yedlin: The American international played the whole of Sunderland’s 1-1 draw against Stoke at right back as the black cats recorded a precious point in their bid for survival.