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Marcus Edwards

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by SpurMeUp, 25 Jul 2016.

  1. MKSpur

    MKSpur Sergei Rebrov

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    For some reason I’d always wanted him to succeed, as his showreel on YouTube showed him getting goals from nowhere and in his age group he was looking like he could become the game changer we’d be unlikely to afford and to have another academy grad in the first team helps reinforce the club ethos.

    From the quotes in the article and the agent link (which may explain Rose’s interview post Walker too!) it does seem that he won’t be getting any more chances with us, so if he knuckles down I wish him all the best, as long as it is at a lower level that proved my original expectations wrong!!
     
  2. spurspinter1

    spurspinter1 Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    Excelsior is such a badass name for a football club, sounds like they should play their home games at Castle Greyskull....

    Re Edwards, surely if ever there's time for a buyback clause it's here...With a year on his contract, sell him on to Fulham or somewhere and keep that option open and keep the relationship on a positive. I don't think it benefits anyone for him to be sitting around training with the U23s but don't see us loaning him out as it would likely lead to a free transfer come the end of the season.
     
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    tw12yid Danny Murphy

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    I wonder if he might go back to the Dutch league again but go and play for one of the better teams. He’s seems to have done ok for a poor side. Would be interesting to see him play in the league for a team that is winning.
     
  4. Yermiyahu

    Yermiyahu Gus Poyet

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    I'd have him back and offer him an improved contract. A year around the first team squad will show whether he has what it takes, if not then we move him on. I think he has the talent to make it. I really do.
     
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    afsoc4life Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    Loan him out again...
     
  6. MKSpur

    MKSpur Sergei Rebrov

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    Or Snake Mountain?
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  7. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Justin Edinburgh

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    he’s clearly got talent, the sort you can’t teach, would be a shame if he wastes it. Unfortunately it sounds like he may have burnt some bridges at Spurs / the coaching staff and we know Poch doesn’t forget easily.

    Would love for him to be given another chance in pre season, his close control, dribbling and creativity could be a huge asset off the bench in some games. He would obviously have to improve and work hard to get to that stage but I’m hoping he’s not another Taarabt!
     
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  8. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Chris Perry

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    Good spot.

    Not a big loss. But it is his loss, because he had all the potential in the world. He isn't the first kid to let the prestige get to his head, and he won't be the last.
     
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  9. Yermiyahu

    Yermiyahu Gus Poyet

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    Interestingly I cant think of one young player that we have let go since Graeme Souness that we have ended up regretted doing so. I honestly thought that Alex Pritchard might be the one, but he has turned out to be merely average. Therefore I tend to trust the clubs judgement on this. Taraabt, Terry Dixon, Nabil Bentaleb ,there have been a few over the years. Not one has fulfilled their potential
     
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    DubaiSpur Chris Perry

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    Likewise. I know a few folks were surprised that we let Caulker go - me among them. But it turns out, we had good reasons for doing so, and in general, I've trusted the club with the youth players since. If they think a player's a dud, chances are, he is.
     
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  11. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Chris Perry

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    They are far from "duds" they make the club millions, and allow us to run the youth teams for free, so when a Kane or Winks comes along we really benifit.
     
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  12. Alaric

    Alaric Sean Davis

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    I agree with you, that the club knows far better than us as to who we should keep. The one other example of a mistake they made was that they did let Crouch go and then bought him back
     
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    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Vedran Corluka

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    I was really upset when Souness left, he was an oustanding youth player much better than Perryman who he was playing with at the time but Perryman was much more mature and had a better engine.
     
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  14. Roland Beurre

    Roland Beurre John Scales

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    Souness was the big one, where we let greatness slip through our hands. On a lesser scale, I can think of Keith Weller, Derek Possee, Mark Bowen & Ian Culverhouse as players that we let go who probably could've done a job for us.

    The latter two were not great players but probably better than the full-back pairing we had at the time they were part of a briefly successful Norwich City team. We've had precious few top-class full-backs in my time of supporting Spurs.
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Wasn't he told to go as he was very rude to Joe Lewis's daughter on a post season tour
     
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    Jon Chris Armstrong

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    More to it than that if I recall. A quick wiki shows a few of his challenges....

    “In June 2017, Caulker was interviewed by The Guardian and discussed his problems with alcohol, gambling addiction and depression. Caulker acknowledged that his problems had damaged his football career and had led him to consider suicide“

    Shame. 1 England cap and 1 goal too!
     
  17. Yermiyahu

    Yermiyahu Gus Poyet

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    Apparently so. That, and the fact that Daniel Levy had to arrange an emergency cash delivery to pay off young Stephens gambling debts just about cooked his goose.
     
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    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Vedran Corluka

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    Yes Keith Weller was a terrific player, I thought he lacked a bit of self belief and was in awe of the first team players we had when he was here.
     
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    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Fans go over board on many occasions about " one of our own" players as we all love to see them do well, but the truth is that for everyone of them who go on to become top players for us there are a lot more who have to drop down the leagues to play. Its the same for most clubs.
     
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    DubaiSpur Chris Perry

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    Oh, sure, mate. I didn't mean it harshly - they will still earn us comfortable sums and will hopefully have careers in football that will set them up for life.

    But they weren't good enough for Spurs, is all. We haven't let someone go (by choice) that went on to prove us wrong for letting him go.
     
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