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Source Close To Club: Troy Parrott Has Issues
By Harry Hotspur -

It’s early days with 18-year-old Tottenham prodigy Troy Parrott, but the Harry Hotspur blog understands that things could be better between the club’s coaching staff and the boy.

A source close to the club has spoken of a sense of disappointment at Hotspur Way surrounding the much vaunted Dublin lad. Despite his tender years, it was hoped that Parrott could be positioned to break through into the senior squad – ahead of schedule – alas it looks as if confidence in Troy is not where it ought to be. The issues are thought to be in relation to focus and attitude.

Not so long ago, The Athletic ran a piece giving Spurs fans a real sense of hope, with quotes from inside both Spurs and Belvedere FC reinforcing the idea that Parrott was teed up to be the real deal.

Parrott & The Gypsy King

Since then, Troy signed an extension, but only until 2023, which, as our man Joe wrote, possibly hinted that neither party were entirely sure about each other.

Perhaps the kid has become distracted by his new found status and earnings? He wouldn’t be the first. The Sun ran with this piece recently suggesting Parrott was enjoying his new life which included the son of known drug trafficker and celebs.

Parrott & The Drug Trafficker’s son

Parrott has been given his first full cap for the Republic Of Ireland, yet the boy has yet to start a Premier League game for his club, which is desperate for goalscorer options.

To date, José Mourinho has only trusted Parrott with 5 minutes from the bench against Burnley, back in December.

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East Stand
East Stand
11 months ago

Another Jose ‘master class’ tonight.

He might bemoan the lack of a centre forward but that was just rubbish throughout the whole team. Apart from letting the opposition have the ball, I’m struggling to understand what Jose’s plan actually is.

Another abysmal home performance with pathetic levels of possession.

Jose is a busted flush, Utd should have proved that but unfortunately some people are still convinced he has what he had some years ago. The game has moved on, he’s a dinosaur…

Andy
Andy
11 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Be fair Easty, even if the players don’t know what the game plan is, you do. It is so predictable that every team we play now sets up to attack us. We pinch a win here or there and it is hailed as a winning mentality. Looking at our fixture, we are the away team wherever we play.

East Stand
East Stand
11 months ago
Reply to  Andy

Spot on.

Troy Parrott
Troy Parrott
11 months ago

Yeah, of what car magazine…

East Stand
East Stand
11 months ago
Reply to  Troy Parrott

Is that really you Troy?! 😂

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
11 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Troll Parrot more like.

East Stand
East Stand
11 months ago

😂

Eleventstonedidiots
Eleventstonedidiots
11 months ago

Still all to play for, could have been a lot worse. We only decided to start playing when going a goal down. What a player LoCelso is though. Theres definitely a dynamic midfield in the making with him and Ndombele

rafa van der VAR
rafa van der VAR
11 months ago

If anyone had taken the time to watch TP play a game then you would know he isn’t ready to hold up our season, and all this talk is just that. He isn’t ready yet. Secondly that’s not Troy Parrott in the picture with the Gypsy King!?! That’s the so called drug traffickers son..

Charles Crosby
11 months ago

No one’s talking about him holding up our season, just giving him a few minutes in each game to see how he fares.

rafa van der VAR
rafa van der VAR
11 months ago
Reply to  Charles Crosby

I would suggest many people, though perhaps not yourself are implicating he plays every minute of every game coming because he is the only recognised striker. Certainly people are suggesting he starts tonight no?

Charles Crosby
11 months ago

No, not tonight, but he could have been on the bench, and definitely given some time against Chelsea.

East Stand
East Stand
11 months ago
Reply to  Charles Crosby

I agree that he should be on the bench at least, if you’re playing as badly as we’ve been recently what do you have to lose by giving him 20 mins? FFS…

Charles Crosby
11 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Exactly my point and bench Aurier replacing him with Tangy. It’s time for introducing young blood.

East Stand
East Stand
11 months ago
Reply to  Charles Crosby

Might as well try something, Paul Mitchell has described the problems he had with Levy and they persist.

Why are some of our fans too pig headed to listen to the horse’s mouth on this? ‘Mitch’ went to Spurs to do the job he did at Saints and he wasn’t allowed to. Southampton’s annual spend on their first team is DOUBLE that of Spurs’.

Mitchell now does his work at RB Leipzig, they beat us in our £1bn monument to capitalism, who’s laughing now? On the pitch Mitchell, to the bank, Levy.

At the end of the ‘Great Rock n Roll Swindle’ movie that satirises the Sex Pistol’s brief career, John Lydon says at the end to the young punk fans “ever feel like you’ve been cheated?”.

Replace Malcom McLaren with Levy and you have the same situation. The fans believe a new dawn is upon them, only to find that he only ever wanted them to open their wallets…

daytripper
daytripper
11 months ago

Jose talked about Troy during a press conference in early Jan after the two had a lengthy talk. He said that the gulf in development between an 18 year old player and a 20 year old like Tanganga is absolutely massive. He never mentioned anything on the personality side, it was all about knowledge of the game and the position.

East Stand
East Stand
11 months ago
Reply to  daytripper

We couldn’t have used him tonight?

England Mike
England Mike
11 months ago

We don’t know what the issues are, but at his age its not difficult to understand that there are distractions out there , including people filling his head with their opinions.The old style disciplined methods wont wash anymore , if kids don’t get what they want , they move on or just end up failures.

Andy
Andy
11 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

Marcus 11

Charles Crosby
11 months ago
Reply to  Andy

Gascoigne was the Mark I. Edwards was thrown away, mark II, and now it looks like Parrot will be thrown away as well, mark III.

My view is that no one wants to take real responsibility for these up and coming wayward lads, just chuck huge sums of money at them and hope for the best.

oldyid
oldyid
11 months ago

With the injury list at Spurs , now is the time that will show if Mourinho is a top manager , or has just lived off of ready made teams since he left Porto , i for one do not like his style of play, but it has brought him success ,the question still remains of how good is Mourinho without a ready made team or 100’s of millions to spend? Is Troy Parrott ready or is Mourinho clueless on how to fit him into the team?

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
11 months ago
Reply to  oldyid

Spot on. Now he’s with us we will see how good maureen really is.

Andy
Andy
11 months ago
Reply to  oldyid

Not fair, oldyid. Jose discovered and introduced Tanganga. Might have made the odd mistake with young players once eg De BRUYNE.

oldyid
oldyid
11 months ago
Reply to  Andy

Andy can you enlighten me and other on exactly which young players over the past 10 years your special one has introduced that have not got their chance due to injuries , what options were available when the already discovered but unused by Poch Tanganga was given his call up?, and for defensive negative football if i want to watch that there are plenty of teams out there to support , i do not want that crap at the Lane, George Graham, Gerry Francis, Christian Gross, Glenn Hoodle and on occasions David pleat tried this approach, my worst years as a Spurs fan were when George Graham tried to turn Spurs into Arse nil, much preferred the unpredictable Ossie Ardiles approach, football can be like watching paint dry or exhilarating , Jose’s style is the fore mentioned , but hey if that’s what you want , it is your choice, my personal opinion when Mourinho was appointed was one of horror and it has yet to be changed , but i will admit our injury list and Levy being too tight over the past few years to get a good enough 2nd striker have not helped, i still do not know why Mourinho came to the lane, unless he wanted to try out running an attacking, pretty style football team.

Charles Crosby
11 months ago

IF he’s keeping bad company this is where good coaches become father figures and let their charges know what’s good for them, and what isn’t, and in no uncertain terms. If this dodgy friendship is true, then he needs a good verbal kick up the a**e, and told the facts of life about football at this level. At the same time he needs to be given a chance.

MrChickenHead
MrChickenHead
11 months ago

Dele junior, bloody kids.

Mermelada Mañana
Mermelada Mañana
11 months ago

there’s not even a half decent free agent knocking around…..Victor Anichebe? :O(

Brian Fisher
Brian Fisher
11 months ago

Other newcomers and youngsters have had chances. Mourinho is well aware of his “pure striker” shortage. He says Parrot is “not ready”. Let’s trust him to know. Throwing Parrot into the deepend will not help us or Troy. Let’s hope that he comes along in training and Mourinho puts him on the bench and gives him a cameo. This league has a way of gobbling up youngsters and spitting them out. Parrot could be a long term asset or a 10 game wonder. let Mou decide. that’s what he was hired for.

daytripper
daytripper
11 months ago
Reply to  Brian Fisher

I like how you put that, throwing him into the deepend. If Kane was healthy, there is no pressure on Parrot at all. But without Kane, the expectations on Troy are magnified considerably, that’s a terrible position to put a 18 year old kid in.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
11 months ago

Troy’s ok man. Nothing to worry about there. nothing out of the ordinary going on. It’s shweet.

Andy
Andy
11 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

So you don’t agree with H’s intell on Troy? What are they saying in the borough?

ronan1882
ronan1882
11 months ago

Surely we’ve past the point now where “protecting the boy” and “concerns about off-field company” are the priorities. Enic have again achieved the impossible in leaving a coach bereft of strikers as he confronts 3 competitions. So what if Parrot has “issues” ? So did Gazza, Rooney, Fowler, D Ferguson, C Austin et al. The priority now is fielding somebody, anybody, who knows how to hit the net.

kwakspur
kwakspur
11 months ago
Reply to  ronan1882

Will take for Lucas & Steven to get injured before Jose is forced into playing Troy.

So he’ll have to wait his turn & keep putting it in in training.

What some of you don’t realise is how would it look to Lucas [who is still sore from not starting the final last year] if Troy is starting up top ahead of him after what he proved in the Semi last year.

Might be the final straw.

In that game Son was off his game, so Lucas stepped up & showed us all what hes made of.

Never forget that, before you ask for Troy to start up top without giving Lucas a fair run.

COYS.

…tonight should be very interesting with Steven & Lucas up front with Deli in behind, like against Ajax.

Just hope Toby [gets enough sleep] & Hugo [is back on top form] are ready to keep that defence TIGHT!

Remeber what we did in the knockouts last year when the German table toppers came to town & everyone said we had no chance???

Maybe Jose needs to remind a few media guys who we are

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
11 months ago
Reply to  kwakspur

Jose needs to remind a lot of spurs fans who we are and where we are at.

Andy
Andy
11 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

The lack of a strike option is not Jose’s fault. But he clearly does not know who we are as a football playing club.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
11 months ago
Reply to  Andy

Has he been here 100 days yet. Give the man a chance or can’t you do that. Can’t you see the situation we’re in? Jose. don’t listen to these fools. I know I know you don’t you don’t🌚 Jose chuck Troy in

ronan1882
ronan1882
11 months ago
Reply to  kwakspur

Nobody is saying we have no chance tonight. Nor that it’s a zero sum game between Lucas and Troy — anymore than it was between Lucas and HK or Lucas and Sonny. The reality now is that Mourinho is facing a 3-month shitfight for top 4 while also having to compete in 2 cup competitions.. Even if we suddenly re-categorize Lucas as a prolific out and out striker, he is not going to be enough on his own.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
11 months ago
Reply to  ronan1882

Jose will adapt the team to win games. He’s got all the experience a coach needs for all situations. He’ll sort something out man. We’ve got some footballers here

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
11 months ago
Reply to  kwakspur

Good points mate.. But lucas is not a striker and not very good in that role at all. Especially as a lone striker.. He’s far more dangerous on the flanks, he is a right winger by trade.. If troy is no robbie keane (he signed for inter for big bucks when he was 17yrs old) then i would try bergwjin in there he seems to hold the ball up well, stronger than moura, maybe he will be better. Son struggles up top too, but moura does even more.. THE SAD THING IS MOST AMATEUR CLUBS DON’T HAVE THIS PROBLEM. It’s ludicrous levy failed to get a striker in the last two windows.. Window before that the man could have brought grealish for 6million. While levy tried bullying and haggling villa for only 4 million. He lost him due to their takeover the new owners told him where to go unless he had 40 million. Grealish is now valued at 80 million. Levy bites his nose off to spite his face.

Andy
Andy
11 months ago

The really good news is that although we lack a bone fide striker now, the Daily Mail says we are keeping tabs on the promising French striker Serhou Guirassy with the possibility of making a move in the summer. Daniel is a master of deflection.

Charles Crosby
11 months ago
Reply to  kwakspur

Who said Lucas would have to step down in the event of Parrot playing? Lucas often plays alongside Kane.

Sid Trotter
Sid Trotter
11 months ago

Aw give the boy a run out, he’s at the right end of the pitch so how much can he f**k up really

Eleventstonedidiots
Eleventstonedidiots
11 months ago
Reply to  Sid Trotter

Surely he would have buried at least one of the hat-full of chances we missed on Sunday…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
11 months ago

COYS YYIIDDZZ. Jose will find ways to get points. South stand. Set example. You lead I’ll get the north stand to follow. If not let’s swap fking seats

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
11 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

There’s only one place to be at the lane man. The standing south stand. Couldn’t get one for this game. Not complaining though. When we went one up Vs Bayern the noise was heavy. Powerful stuff.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
11 months ago

Hardly suprising there is clearly something wrong maureen has said he’s not ready but no reasons.. The dead parrot sketch keeps springing to mind.. Come on Polly ffs.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
11 months ago

Polly put the parrot on🌚