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Troy Parrott

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by NaijaSpurs, 15 Apr 2019.

  1. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Steve Carr

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    Aka in the Championship.
    For three seasons.
    Before moving to a (at best) lower mid table Prem team.
    He did then move to a CL team at 21.....that didn't work out so well.
     
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    Modric THFC Paul Robinson

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    Being Irish I was obsessed with Robbie Keane around this time.
    He was fully formed at 17 like Rooney was, same tricks he learned from the street.

    Parrott is nowhere near Keane's level at the same age.

    Look at Keane playing against Argentina at the age of 17
     
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  3. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Vedran Corluka

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    Yea Keane was electric at that early age. The inter Milan move didn’t work out but that was poor management, he always played well there when picked and the fans loved him. Would have been like Poch barely playing Dele in his first season then selling him.
     
  4. Hootnow

    Hootnow Dean Austin

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    Keane looks exactly the same now as he did back then! Doesn't seem to have aged a day! :D
     
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  5. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Andy Thompson

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    Spent years living in LA, he's probably mostly silicone and filler now.
     
  6. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Edgar Davids

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    Please lads let the boy have a little time to develop, I've seen him a few times and he's a million miles away from Premier League football, got great potential but I would hate to see lots of people pushing like they did for Edwards based on little clips and good reports from youth games. Age level football is far easier for a good player to standout. Poch will see how he reacts and players with the first team before making his decision and thats the way it should be.
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Paul Stalteri

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    How is he after being stretchered off last night?
     
  8. Jordinho

    Jordinho Tony Marchi Staff Member

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  9. FatBloke

    FatBloke Ilie Dumitrescu

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    I guess you mean Coventry? He did well there before the big money (in those days) move to Inter, where I think there was a change of manager and he got frozen out. As Gazza said, the fans loved "Baby Irish".

    Leeds then snapped him up, and that was a very fine side, who managed a terrific CL run too. Martyn, Robinson, Harte, Ferdinand, Woodgate, Bowyer, Viduka, Kewell, Huckerby and even Alan Smith were all in that side. Fine players, albeit a high level of general cunbtishness. And then the club imploded, of course.
     
  10. Craig_J

    Craig_J Alan Hutton

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    So long as Aurrier can take the ball of him without giving away a penalty he'll remain in the juniors.
     
  11. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Steve Carr

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    The point being, with everyone clamouring for Parrot, Keane may have played for Ireland at 17, but it was early 20s until he did anything of note at a decent level of club football
     
  12. FatBloke

    FatBloke Ilie Dumitrescu

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    I don't think anyone's expecting him to be the second coming of George Best - just an option on the bench given that our only available forwards for this evening are Llorente and Moura.

    I certainly don't think he's ready for a run in the side or anything.
     
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    Mikey10 Gudni Bergsson

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    Given where he comes from he’ll definitely not be the second coming of George Best.

    The DUP would have you burnt on top of a bonfire for comments like that.
     
  14. FatBloke

    FatBloke Ilie Dumitrescu

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    brick! Yes, of course. Can't believe I did that! Got a fair few mates from Norn Ireland too.
     
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    parklane1 Paul Stewart

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    Did they ask you to get a sky hook at the same time.
     
  16. SubZero

    SubZero Jason Dozzell

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    Agreed, and if anything, age level football is at best a good indicator of talent. There's so much more needed to excel in professional football, where only work ethics, good training routines and ability to adapt to a system can get you further - and even substitute raw talent. At least at a club like Spurs. I remember reading about the Manchester United '92 youth cup winners, where Nicky Butt was widely regarded as the standout player even ahead of Giggs, Robbie Savage was a star, few really believed in the shy kid Beckham and Scholes, one of the best midfielders of the 90's wasn't even first choice before injuries gave him a chance. Our own Jermaine Jenas was regarded as the top talent of Britain, who as we know became a bang average sideways-passing passenger.

    I remember having belief in Kane, not because I saw him play, but because his numbers at 16-17 were simply ridiculous. I was against loaning him out, and would rather start him than the lazy immobile ineffective 1-goal a month cancerous bag of sh*t known as Adebayor. But hindsight has shown that his loan spell was healthy, and he has never looked back since. There are a lot of things going on behind the curtains, and if a top talent isn't given the chance there's a reason for that. And vice versa, Sissoko obviously did things during practice for several years that prevented him from serving fast food today.
     
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    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Edgar Davids

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    Agree talent alone is not enough.
     
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    nayimfromthehalfwayline Andy Thompson

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    Finney Is Back Terry Venables

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    While I agree with a lot of what you write, I'm not sure that is completely true about Beckham. He was actually training at Spurs when Man Utd came in and nicked him (it was much easier for clubs to poach from other academies back then) and as a youngster he had all of the top clubs in the country after him. My Dad was doing a lot of young player sponsorship deals with Adidas back then; Beckham and Robbie Fowler were the two young players that the all the boot manufacturers were chasing in the biggest way.
     
  20. SubZero

    SubZero Jason Dozzell

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    I only read an interview, but it was with a player who was a first teamer, and the only one of them who didn't go on to have a good career. He was incidentally the one who gave up his place as midfielder to fill in at left back as he was so versatile, which opened up a spot for Paul Scholes. They both did so well that Scholes cemented his place, and when Ferguson came to recruit he was told he was too short to be a fullback... He eventually became a delivery driver and was happy with that, except the what-ifs I'd reckon. This is the source I have, so if you have better insight I will certainly not dispute that. But you also have to consider the possibility that Beckham had a better mug for posters than Butt, Scholes and Neville! (joke)
     

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