As Spurs prepare for their Europa League match with Shamrock Rovers this week, the big question once again will be over team selection. Harry Redknapp has taken the opportunity to blood some of the youngsters in the squad and the likes of Harry Kane, Andros Townsend and Tom Carroll have all been given the chance to show their long term value to the club.

However, for many Spurs fans, there is one significant name missing from that list but the manager has today confirmed why John Bostock has yet to feature in this competition.

“John’s been injured, and he wasn’t eligible for the European squad because he’d been out on loan,” the manager said. “He wasn’t eligible as an under-age player. The rules state it.”

UEFA’s rules always seem confusing on this issue but it seems that loan spells away from Spurs mean that Bostock hasn’t been at the club for the required total of 36 months and won’t be available for the Europa League until July 2012 as a B squad member.

The youngsters’ involvements in European Competition with the Europa League and NextGen tournament has seen even less action with regard to friendlies at Spurs Lodge. So with John Bostock’s career stuck at the same crossroads for some time now, it seems the only option for him is yet another loan.



  1. That totally sucks for the lad. He came to the club with so much promise too and this would have been the perfect time to be part of the next generation at Spurs.

    It’s absolutely fantastic seeing them get so much game time, the romantic in me sees them all growing up together at the club and being the start of a Man United-esque ‘golden generation’. At the same time the realist in me questions whether apart from the few (Caulker, Carroll, Walker, Rose), they’re good enough to rise up to my ‘pie in the sky’ expectations

    Wonder if ‘Arry rates Parrett? Not seen much of him recently and he came to the club with a lot of promise as well….

  2. At least know we have a reason for his ommission.

    Seems a shame for him though – a player for whom these rules were seemingly designed suffers because he was deemed good enough at a young age to go out on loan to the Championship rather than sit in the reserves.

    This will surely affect a number of our youngsters then as time goes on as we have had a policy of loaning out all our youngsters in the last few years?

  3. Carroll and Kane look below average.

    We’ve got no great youngsters at the moment just one who looks ok – no better – in Livermore.

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