My preview of the Spurs Under 19 side’s participation in the 2022 Terborg Tournament:

On Friday a Spurs Under 19 side will play their first match of the 2022 Terborg Tournament, when they take on KRC Genk in Terborg, in The Netherlands. This is the first time that a Spurs Under 19 side has competed in a tournament outside of England since 2019. So this will be a great occasion for the players who travel to the 2022 Terborg Tournament. Spurs’ Under 19 side have been drawn in the Van Egmond Group (there is two groups in the tournament and group matches are 25 x 2 minutes long), alongside Fluminense, KRC Genk and De Graafschap. The format of the Terborg Tournament is slightly different to the Tournoi Europeen, which the Spurs Under 21 side have competed in regularly in recent years. The top two sides in the group at the Terborg Tournament progress to the semi-finals of the competition, while the remaining sides who finish in third and fourth place in their respective group, will play a one off play-off match to determine where they will finish in the tournament standings. The last time Spurs competed in this tournament, Wayne Burnett was the head-coach, and players such as Dilan Markanday, Luis Binks and Harvey White were all part of the Spurs squad that traveled to Terborg.

Spurs’ first game of the 2022 Terborg Tournament will be against very talented Belgian side KRC Genk. KRC Genk actually beat Chelsea 5-1 in the 2021/22 UEFA Youth League. Fluminense won the Terborg Tournament in 2015, and De Graafschap are a local Dutch side. It will be very difficult to finish in the top two of the Van Egmond Group, and it would be a very good achievement if we did manage to achieve that. Although it is an Under 19’s tournament, I believe that Spurs can select some older players to compete in the tournament. It will be interesting to see whether some of the older players who are officially part of the Spurs Under 23 side will travel along with the team to Terborg. This tournament is a great and prestigious competition (this is the 41st edition of the tournament), and it will be a great three days of football for the Spurs Under 19 side, as they get to play against some really good sides from across the world. I will be travelling to The Netherlands later in the week, to cover Spurs’ matches at the tournament. I’m really looking forward to it, and I would like to wish the Spurs team all the very best of luck for the tournament.

Spurs’ fixtures at the tournament:

Friday: Spurs versus KRC Genk (18:00pm Central European time).

Saturday: Spurs versus Fluminense (13:00pm Central European time).

Spurs versus De Graafschap (16:00pm Central European time).

Sunday: To be confirmed.

Spurs Under 23’s versus Chelsea: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 23 side will face Chelsea in their final Premier League 2 fixture of the 2021/22 season, on Sunday afternoon at Chelsea’s Cobham Training Centre (the game starts at 13:00pm). Spurs recorded a 0-0 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, in their last league match. However, Chelsea need to win against Spurs on Sunday, to avoid relegation to the Second Division of the Premier League 2. The reverse fixture between the two sides ended in a 2-2 draw, although Spurs were unlucky not to win that match. The game on Sunday will be a very interesting one, and Chelsea will really be hoping to win the match, but Spurs will be hoping to end the season well. I would like to wish the Spurs team all the very best of luck for the match. 

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lo-Tutala, Cesay, Muir, Fagan-Walcott, Lavinier, Bowden (c), John, Mundle, Devine, Bennett, Robson. 

Subs from: Solberg, Lusala, Paskotši, Matthew Craig, Santiago.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: 2-2.

My score prediction: Spurs 3-2.

My one to watch: Harvey Vale. The skilful midfielder who has also started matches out wide, was impressive against Spurs in the reverse fixture and he has scored five Premier League 2 goals and provided four assists from 21 appearances this season.

Spurs Under 18’s versus Arsenal: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side will play their final competitive fixture of the 2021/22 season on Saturday, when they host Arsenal in a Premier League South north London derby at Hotspur Way (the match starts at 11:00am). Spurs recorded a 3-3 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion in their last league match, and especially during the second half of that match, Spurs played some very good football. Arsenal are 14 points above Spurs in the Premier League South table, with 45 points from 25 league matches, going into their final league fixture of the season. Arsenal won 3-2 against Spurs in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, and they go into the match on Saturday in good form. Spurs will be hoping to end the season well, and there would be no better way to end the league season, than winning against Arsenal at Hotspur Way. This should be a great match, and I look forward to reporting on it, as always. Arsenal actually haven’t won at Hotspur Way against Spurs in the Premier League South, since the 2016/17 season, when a side including Eddie Nketiah, Donyell Malen and Joe Willock, won 4-2 against Spurs. I would like to wish the current Spurs Under 18 side all the very best of luck for the game on Saturday.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Maguire, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Sayers, Hackett, Abbott, Kyerematen, McKnight, Donley (c), Heaps, Williams.

Subs from: Hayton, Linton, Andiyapan, Bloxham, Owen.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 2-3

My score prediction: Spurs 3-2.

My one to watch: Khayon Edwards. The Arsenal player and second year scholar has scored an impressive total of 14 Premier League South goals and provided three assists, from 16 matches this season.

Spurs Under 18’s versus Brighton & Hove Albion: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side will play their final away Premier League South match of the season tomorrow (the game starts at 12:30pm on Tuesday), when they face Brighton & Hove Albion at The Amex Elite Football Performance Centre, in Lancing. Spurs lost 3-2 to Norwich City at the weekend, but they were missing their top scorer Jamie Donley, for that match. Spurs won 2-1 won against Brighton in the reverse fixture last year, and another win against Brighton tomorrow would lift Spurs above them in the Premier League South table, and into eighth place. Always a good side at this level, this will be another difficult game for Spurs on Tuesday, but they are unbeaten away to Brighton at this level since the 2016/17 season. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the match.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Maguire, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Sayers, Hackett,    Heaps, Kyerematen, McKnight, Donley (c), Bloxham, Williams.

Subs from: Hayton, Linton, Davies, Amo-Ameyaw, Owen.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: Will Andiyapan.

Previous meeting: Spurs 2-1.

My score prediction: Spurs 3-2.

My one to watch: Zak Emmerson. The centre-forward has scored an impressive 16 Premier League South goals, and provided three assists this season from 20 appearances.

Spurs Under 23’s versus Brighton & Hove Albion: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 23 side will play their final home Premier League 2 match of the season on Monday, (the game starts at 13:00pm) when they host Brighton & Hove Albion at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Wayne Burnett’s side won their last Premier League 2 match 1-0, which was against Derby County on Monday evening. However, the fixture with Brighton could be a more difficult game for Spurs, who were unable to win against them in the reverse fixture earlier this season, when they recorded a 1-1 draw with Brighton. Centre-forward Evan Ferguson is Brighton’s top scorer in the Premier League 2 this season with eight goals, and he is a player that the Spurs defence will have to watch tomorrow. Creative midfielder Andrew Moran is another player who can make a real difference in games. This will be a difficult game for Spurs, but it will be interesting to see who starts on Monday, as the first team don’t have another match until next Saturday. So it will be interesting to see if Dane Scarlett and Harvey White start against Brighton, and also Matthew Craig, who made the bench for the Spurs first team in the Premier League for the first time on Sunday. I would like to wish the Spurs Under 23 side all the very best of luck for the match on Monday.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lo-Tutala, Paskotši, Muir, Fagan-Walcott, Lavinier, Bowden (c), John, Mundle, Donley, Bennett, Robson.

Subs from: Oluwayemi, Cesay, Lusala, Davies, Santiago.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: 1-1.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Evan Ferguson. The Republic of Ireland Under 21 international is Brighton’s top scorer in the Premier League 2 this season, with eight goals from 17 matches, and he also has first team experience.

Spurs Under 18’s versus Norwich City (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side will face Norwich City at their Lotus Training Centre on Saturday morning (the game starts at 11:30am), in a Premier League South fixture. Spurs won 2-1 at home to Norwich in the reverse league fixture earlier this month, but that was not an easy win for Spurs, and Norwich were the better team in the second half of that game. Norwich are currently in 14th place in the Premier League South, after picking up seven points from 24 league games this season, they have also lost their last three league games going into the match with Spurs tomorrow. Spurs have won four of their last five Premier League South matches, and are in  good form of late. This will be another difficult game for Spurs, but it should be an interesting one. It should also be interesting to see what the team is, as Spurs’ Under 23 side face Brighton in a Premier League 2 match on Monday. I would like to wish the Spurs team all the very best of luck for the match tomorrow.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Maguire, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Sayers (c), Hackett, Abbott, Davies, McKnight, Kyerematen, Owen, Williams.

Subs from: Hayton, Chaplin, Linton, Heaps, Bloxham.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 2-1.

My score prediction: Spurs 3-1.

My one to watch: Brad Hills. The Norwich City defender was in my opinion Norwich’s best player for their Under 18 side in the reverse fixture earlier this month. A commanding defender, Hills also scored Norwich’s only goal of that game.

Spurs Under 23’s versus Derby County: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 23 side return to Premier League 2 action this Monday evening (the game starts at 19:00pm) when they face already relegated Derby County, at Pride Park. Derby haven’t won a Premier League 2 match since the December of last year, when they won 3-1 against Chelsea, at home. Spurs won 3-1 at home to Derby County, in the reverse fixture last year. And on that day Derby had a number of players with first team experience, who started that match. Wayne Burnett’s Spurs side are currently in seventh place in the league, and will be hoping to do well in their final three matches of the season. A lot of the Derby players have stepped-up to play for their first team this season, and although they have already been relegated from Division One of the Premier League 2, this will still be a difficult game for Spurs, in front of a crowd at Pride Park. Nile John, who is currently on loan at Charlton Athletic, has not been making the Charlton squad recently (he has yet to feature for them) so it will be interesting to see if he does start for Spurs’ Under 23 side tomorrow, especially as the season is almost over. I remember Will Miller and Luke Amos starting matches for Spurs’ Under 23 side even though they were still on loan with other clubs.

I will be travelling to the match tomorrow, and I would like to wish the Spurs side all the very best of luck for the game.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Paskotši, Fagan-Walcott, Omole, Lavinier, Bowden (c), Matthew Craig, Mundle, John, Bennett, Robson.

Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Lusala, Cesay, Santiago, Williams.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 3-1.

My score prediction: Spurs 3-1.

My one to watch: Jack Stretton. The Derby County forward has scored scored an impressive total of eight Premier League 2 goals from ten appearances this season.

Spurs Under 18’s versus West Bromwich Albion: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side face West Brom at Hotspur Way on Saturday (the game starts at 12:00pm), in a Premier League South fixture. Stuart Lewis’ side were unlucky to lose 3-2 to Chelsea in their most recent league game, but that was in my opinion a good performance from Spurs. Spurs won 6-1 against West Brom in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup, earlier on this season. However, Spurs lost 4-3 to West Brom in the reverse league fixture last October, a game well remembered for a spectacular goal that was scored by Jamie Donley. West Brom are in 11th place in the Premier League South, two places and four points behind Spurs. They are a good team with talented players, and I was impressed by their top scorer this season (Reyes Cleary) in the FA Youth Cup game at Hotspur Way earlier this season. This will be another good game of football, but it is one that Spurs will be hoping to win, as they will look to finish the season well. I would like to wish the Spurs side all the very best of luck for the game.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Hayton, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Sayers (c), Hackett, Abbott, Davies, McKnight, Kyerematen, Heaps, Williams.

Subs from: Maguire, Andiyapan, Hall, Bloxham, Owen.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 6-1.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Reyes Cleary. The West Brom forward impressed with his movement off the ball in the FA Youth Cup tie against Spurs earlier this year. Cleary has scored 16 goals and provided two assists from 11 Premier League South appearances this season. He is also a regular for the West Brom Under 23 side.

Spurs Under 18’s versus Chelsea: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side are in good league form of late. They have won their last three Premier League South matches, going into this Tuesdays league fixture with Chelsea, at their Cobham training centre. Spurs won 2-1 against Norwich City at the weekend, and they were without three of their regular starters, in Jaden Williams, Alfie Dorrington and Jordan Hackett, for that match. Chelsea are in sixth place in the Premier League South, after picking up 39 points from 21 matches. They are three places and 12 points above Stuart Lewis’ Spurs side, in the league. The reverse fixture earlier on in the season saw Spurs lose 7-2 at home to Chelsea, but it was a red card that was shown to Jamie Donley on that day, which really allowed Chelsea to control the game, and score so many goals. Just like in all of the previous seasons that I have watched Spurs face Chelsea, this Chelsea side are a very talented team, regardless of where they are in the league this season. And Spurs will have to be at their best to get a good result at Cobham on Tuesday. I would like to wish the Spurs side all the very best of luck for the match.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Maguire, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Sayers, Hackett,   Abbott, Kyerematen, McKnight, Donley (c), Bloxham, Williams.

Subs from: Hayton, Linton, Davies, Heaps, Owen.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 2-7.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Malik Mothersille. The second year scholar was impressive in the reverse fixture last year, after he came on fairly late in the game. The forward scored a well taken goal during that match, and he has scored seven league goals and provided two assists from 15 appearances for the Chelsea Under 18 side this season.

Spurs Under 18’s versus Norwich City: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side will welcome Norwich City to Hotspur Way on Friday afternoon (the game starts at 12:00pm) for a Premier League South fixture. Spurs impressively won 5-3 away to West Ham United last Saturday, and that win was made particularly impressive by the fact that West Ham hadn’t lost a league game since last September (also against Spurs) going into that game. Norwich City are currently in 14th place in the Premier League South, after picking up seven points from 22 league matches this season. Norwich have yet to win an away league game this season. This game on Friday is actually the first league meeting between the two sides this season, with the away fixture against Norwich scheduled for later this month (Saturday the 30th of April). This will be an interesting game and hopefully Spurs can get another league win, after showing great character against West Ham last Saturday. I would like to wish the Spurs team all the very best of luck for the game on Friday. 

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Maguire, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Sayers, Hackett, Hall, Kyerematen, McKnight, Donley (c), Bloxham, Williams.

Subs from: Hayton, Chaplin, Linton, Davies, Owen, 

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 5-2.

My score prediction: Spurs 3-1.

My one to watch: Kenneth Aboh. The Norwich City player has scored seven goals from 20 appearances for Norwich’s Under 18 side this season, in the Premier League South.