Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Massimo Luongo

25th September 1992 (20)


23rd July 2012
to End of Season
12 Appearances
1 Subbed On
3 Subbed Off

1 Goal
0 Assists

Spurs XI*

28th March 2010
to 21st July 2012
61 Appearances
8 Subbed On
8 Subbed Off
2 Unused Sub

9 Goals
5 Assists
* Data may be incomplete

First Team

20th September 2011
to 19th February 2012
1 Appearance
1 Subbed On
2 Unused Sub


27th May 2011
to 27th May 2011
0 Appearances
1 Unused Sub
A technically gifted and creative player who can pull the strings from a deep-lying position in the middle of the park, has been captain of the Spurs XI side and grew up supporting Spurs. Having had a junior career playing for Australian sides APIA Leichhardt Tigers and Sydney Olympic of the New South Wales Premier League, he joined the club in November 2009 on a rolling contract, after a successful trial, at the age of 17. He had to wait until the age of 18 to get a full contract which he finally signed on 31 Jan 2011, bizarrely from Conference National side Rushden & Diamonds who had registered him on the same day according to The FA.

His first competitive game for the club came in the Dallas Cup, an U-18 competition, on 28 Mar 2010 where he scored the first goal in a 2-1 win against the Dallas Texans and also played in the 2010 U-20 Monthey Tournament as well as getting his first Spurs XI game against Chelsea in May 2010. The 2010/2011 season saw him play many more Spurs XI games as well as academy (U-18) games. He was also called up for the Australia U-20s for a few training camps in Germany during March and May 2011. Other than Australia he is also eligible to play for Italy or Indonesia, the countries where his parents were born.

Now 19, and unable to play for the academy side anymore, the 2011/12 season saw him get more game time for the Spurs XI team and he was part of the successful U-19 NextGen squad that had to withdraw from the competition at the semifinal stage. Most notably this season saw him make his first team debut, and only appearance so far for the senior side, in the third round of the Carling Cup against Stoke on 20 Sep 2011, coming on as a 71st minute substitute for Sandro. Unfortunately he will be remembered in this game for having his spot kick saved to lose the match in a penalty shoot-out. Both Spurs manager Harry Redknapp and Stoke manager Tony Pulis however came out to say he played a good game and he did make the bench for the club again twice during the season.

During 2012/13 pre-season, and whilst in Italy for a Spurs XI game, he was rushed back to England to sign a new two year contract and be sent out on a season-long loan to Championship club Ipswich Town on 23 Jul 2012. He had been recommended to the club by Ipswich academy director Bryan Klug, who spent the last two years coaching within Tottenham’s youth team set-up. Although still early days he is receiving excellent reviews from the manager and fans whilst being a first team regular. Positive comments include always wanting the ball, breaking things up and then doing short simple passes to get things flowing again. He has even impressed enough for terrace chants to have been thought up for him by Ipswich supporters.

Key sources: Windy's Blog | Spurs Odyssey | My Football Facts | Tottenham Hotspur | TWTD


15.09.2012 vs Middlesbrough (A) 2-0 (L)
Championship (Round 5)

72' Subbed On

Dropped to the bench for this game. TWTD rating: 6.2
As expected, Blues boss Paul Jewell has handed season-long loan signing Guirane N’Daw his Town debut at Middlesbrough this afternoon. The 44-times-capped Senegalese international comes into the centre of midfield alongside Andy Drury with Massimo Luongo dropping to the bench.

Will be interesting to see how N'Daw does. I wouldn't have droppd Luongo, mind... / Luongo has been one of our best performers this season. Hmmm.

Massimo Luongo replaced Drury in the Town midfield with the Blues starting to have more of the ball and look a little more threatening.

Taylor was close to grabbing the equaliser in the 84th minute after an interchange with Luongo but the ball deflected agonisingly wide.

I was a little disappointed that it was Luongo that dropped out leaving Drury as the creative outlet in the centre of the park. Luongo's greater forward drive and energy would have been more to my liking. / Luongo - gave more forward impetus and really unlucky not to start. / N'daw what was he doing in midfield, why drop luongo should of played.
01.09.2012 vs Huddersfield (H) 2-2 (D)
Championship (Round 4)

TWTD rating: 7.2
Town almost made it 3-2 moments later after Taylor found Chopra inside the area after good work from Luongo.

We bypassed luongo and drury and then were outplayed on the wing. / Today drury and luongo did not dominate the midfield. And luongo is not being instructed on his role. He is better going forward linking with hyam behind. / When we decided to pass through the midfild Luongo came into the game and we looked like a football team. / Some touches of class from Luongo / luongo showed he had class but only in patches / Today Drury and Hyam would have been a far more effective pair than Drury and Luongo, who were far too easily overrun, although to be fair the ball was flying over their heads most of the time. / Luongo - Very neat and tidy, did not set the world alight but has good ball skills and will be a valuable squad player this year.
28.08.2012 vs Carlisle (A) 2-1 (AET) (L)
Carling Cup (Round 2)

Scored his first goal for Ipswich and first ever senior goal. TWTD rating: 4.9
Michael Chopra swept the ball wide to Emmanuel-Thomas on the right, the ex-Arsenal man cut in and when he was unable to find the space to shoot, laid it off to Massimo Luongo a couple of yards outside the area and the on-loan Spurs man lashed home his first senior goal.

We scored what was Luongo’s first ever goal and then started to sit back which turned out to be a fatel mistake. / We upped a gear and some neat passing found loanee Luongo near the edge of the box. A low curling effort dispatched with aplomb. It was rather lovely and eased nerves in the stand. Alas not on the pitch.
25.08.2012 vs Blackpool (A) 6-0 (L)
Championship (Round 3)

69' Subbed Off

TWTD rating: 4.9
Massimo Luongo has no complaints about ending up at Ipswich Town after a whirlwind start to his first full competitive season. The 19-year-old has quickly become a key member of Paul Jewell's new-look side, impressing everyone with his tenacious tackling and passing ability alongside fellow youngster Luke Hyam. And while the midfield duo might have fresh competition in the ranks as Jewell’s looks to tie up a deal for Sengalese international Guirane N’Daw, Tottenham loanee Luongo has backed himself to keep shining in the hustle and bustle of the Championship.

He said: "This league is all I have ever experienced – it is full-on and 100 miles an hour. But I have settled in well and I am enjoying playing in front of these great fans. It wasn’t my choice to be honest – Tottenham sent me out here, but I am happy I got such a good club. And Tottenham is not my focus at the moment. I am here at Ipswich and I will do my best for them and try and help them get into the play-offs."

But while at 19 years old, Luongo might not be able to play every game this season, try telling that to the ambitious Aussie who will again line up alongside Hyam for tomorrow’s trip to early-season pacesetters Blackpool (3pm ko). He insisted: "I just want to play every minute I can. We have a good squad and it is not easy to secure my spot in the team but if I keep playing well, I will give the gaffer no reason to drop me." And he has promised Town fans he is more than just a holding midfielder, adding: "First and foremost, defending is my job. But I have a bit more in my locker, I like to get forward, express myself and try and get a few goals."

The tip-tap of Luongo and Hyam was pleasing but ultimately it didn’t unlock Blackpool who never really threatened Loach at first. / Luongo was inexplicably taken off soon after for Carson to be added to an already sterile attack down the right. / Luongo looks like a player and fought for the ball and looked lively - why he was taken off I do not know.
21.08.2012 vs Watford (A) 0-1 (W)
Championship (Round 2)

TWTD rating: 7.8
Massimo Luongo, uncharacteristically quiet up to now, hammered a 25-yarder far wide.

Luongo forced Almunia to punch his 20-yard shot into the air in the 55th minute.

Luongo hit the stanchion from a tight angle on the right after good work from Scotland.

Heard that our passing was poor and that Luongo didnt have any impact. Maybe he found it too much but hopefully will find his feet soon. / Luongo kept his cool the whole game. Lovely play creaeted Luongos chance when he hit the post / Great play from Luongo / Luongo - first time iv seen him and he played well.... Controlled the middle with Hyam and always wanted the ball. He should have scored but kept us going. / MOTM - either Luongo, Martin, Edwards or Chambers. / Luongo and Martin were excellent throughout. Chambers and Luongo looking like astute signings by PJ. / His and Hyam's positioning yesterday was superb. Always picking up loose balls, almost always in space to be passed to. They won't have games like that all the time, but they showed when they do they will dominate. / Easily my MoM last night.

Luongo said: "The team did well, we stuck at it for 90 minutes and I felt we wanted it more. We played good football and persistence got us there. I think we enjoyed defending in a frantic second half but we also enjoyed keeping the ball. They had the big lad (Chris Iwelumo) upfront in the second half but I thought we concentrated well and were very professional."
18.08.2012 vs Blackburn (H) 1-1 (D)
Championship (Round 1)

70' Subbed Off

Competitive debut for Ipswich in the league and first booking. TWTD rating: 6.4
On the eve of Massimo Luongo’s first ever match in the Championship, Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell has looked to quell the growing sense of anticipation over the 19-year-old. From the moment he first took to the field at Cambridge United in a pre-season friendly, Luongo has oozed Premier League class with assured and calm passing and a tasty tackle to boot.

Jewell has looked to partly play down Luongo’s impact in the heart of the Town midfield: "He's done really well for us in pre-season, but he's only 19 and it's important that we don’t expect too much of him. He's very calm on the ball, he's young and hungry, but Saturday will be a big test for him as well as one or two others. I'm sure though that, whatever the outcome, they'll be better for it."

Luongo has also impressed his team-mates – Hyam last week singing his praises and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas this week following suit. Jet said: "He (Massimo) is a neat and tidy player. He likes to get on the ball and pass it and hopefully he can do that throughout the season. He has settled in well – he has had family come down and keep him company."

Luongo picked up his first league booking in the 21st minute for a foul on Kazim-Richards on halfway and from the freekick the visitors won a corner from which they opened the scoring.

Six minutes later, Andy Drury replaced Luongo, who, on what was his league debut, had had his moments but without imposing himself on the game in the manner he had during pre-season or against Bristol Rovers.

Luongo didn't impose himself as much as he had done in previous games but still put in a very good shift. / Luongo - 6. Clearly a good footballer but allowed nerves to get the better of him at first. / Hyam was brilliant in midfield while Luongo wasn't his usual self. / Luongo was comfortable on the ball, but needs to learn to hit the killer pass.
14.08.2012 vs Bristol Rovers (H) 3-1 (W)
Carling Cup (Round 1)

Competitive debut for Ipswich in the League Cup, winning MOTM on TWTD (popular Ipswich unofficial forum) with 8.1 out of 10.
Luongo continues to impress in the centre of the Town midfield with Hyam performing more than ably alongside him.

Chopra looked sharp and once again Luongo and Hyam linked well. / Luongo stood out for me - looks a very talented player. / Luongo is class. / Why I enjoyed it so much in this spell was the sheer number of passing options and the tenacity of luongo meaning we were just so dominant and had real energy. / Luongo and Hyam looked fairly comfortable and Luongo is always willing to go and help the wingers and forwards giving them a give and go or another option. / Luongo was excellent, more in the dos Santos class than Townsend and Livermore.
08.08.2012 vs Colchester (A) 1-2 (W)
Pre-season Friendly

Final pre-season game.
The Blues were good for their two-goal lead at the break having been on top for virtually the whole half with Luongo again pulling the strings in midfield.

Can't wait to see Luongo in action next week- sounds a tasty playmaker. Could be the find of 2012. / Luongo and Chopra star players tonight. / Plus points tonight Chopra, Luongo and Edwards. / Luongo was very impressive. / They give us energy - Loungo can keep and pass the ball better than Hyam - but the early signs are of Holland/Magilton. Hyam wins it, Loungo passes it.

Speaking after the 2-1 victory over Colchester on Wednesday, Jewell said: "They did well. Luke and Massimo have been exceptional in the last two games and at the moment I'm very happy with those two. But we want competition for places and that's one area where we’ll be looking to improve the squad."
04.08.2012 vs West Ham (H) 3-1 (W)
Pre-season Friendly

71' Subbed Off

Fourth pre-season game in a row.
In midfield, Massimo Luongo and Luke Hyam were in the centre with Josh Carson on the left and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on the right.

Cheick Kourouma, whose move to the Blues is still held up by red tape, took over from the again excellent Luongo as the game moved into its final 20 minutes.

Great performance from the lads was impressed with Luongo. / Luongo looks a really good player too. / Luongo quality, will own championship midfield. / Luongo (very impressive) controlled midfield 1st half. / Luongo looks seriously good him and martin deffo should start both pacey. / Top, top player. Ran the game today, and bossed what's now a Premiership midfield in West Ham. Great addition.
31.07.2012 vs Southend (A) 2-1 (L)
Pre-season Friendly
Prior to the match, Jewell said: "He's a class player. I think he found it a little bit quicker than he did on Wednesday. That's his second game at a level he's probably not used to. But I think as he gets to know us and the tempo we work at, he'll pick up the game. You can see he's got a lovely touch on the ball and he understands the game."

Josh Carson lined up on the left of a five-man midfield with Massimo Luongo sitting behind Andy Drury and Luke Hyam in the centre and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on the right.

In the 40th minute Luongo sent Edwards away on the right and the Trinidadian whipped in a low ball but just too far in front of Drury.

Luongo wasted a decent chance on the edge of the area, the ball falling to him after a Hyam strike had been blocked. The on-loan Spurs man failed to make the most of another opportunity soon afterwards when he tried to chip the keeper from a very tight angle on the right inside the area when he should have cut it across the six-yard box to a number of waiting team-mates.
28.07.2012 vs Luton (A) 2-0 (L)
Pre-season Friendly

Prior to the match, Jewell said: "He's a good player. I was aware of him last year. I'm good friends with [Tottenham assistant first team coach] Tim Sherwood. I spoke to Tim, I spoke to Harry Redknapp. I've seen him play a couple of times and he's always impressed me. It was only a pre-season friendly, but you can see he’s got that touch of quality. That system does suit him. We'll have a look at a couple of different systems before we kick off. You can tell that he's a really good footballer."

In midfield, Massimo Luongo sat behind Jimmy Bullard in the centre.

He's a class apart of our other central midfielders, judging by the two friendlies. / Watched him yesterday at Luton, he was fantastic. A class above everyone else on the field if I'm honest. Never lost possession, very composed, great first touch and passing.
25.07.2012 vs Cambridge (A) 0-2 (W)
Pre-season Friendly

Ipswich debut in this pre-season friendly two days after signing on loan.
"I'm very excited at joining Ipswich," said the teenager. "From having a look around the stadium you can see that it's a big club and with this being my first loan deal I’m excited to get going. I've been developing at Tottenham but I want to get a taste of first team action and I'm hoping to get that experience here at Ipswich. I'm just really looking forward to starting here now."

Being the ever optimist I think this could be a very shrewd move by PJ. This lad is very highly rated by some at Spurs, obviously not the next Messi, but has a very good attitude to match his potential. Spurs only offering him 2 yr contract means that he could be with us for half of that time with a great need to impress. Young and hungry is what we have needed to add to the experience and also may help mold and bring on others within the same age range.

In a midfield diamond, Massimo Luongo sat in front of the back four.

On the half hour the impressive Luongo crossed for Chopra.

Town, with new boy Luongo neat and tidy in the centre of midfield, had kept hold of the ball much better than they had in Holland and had created one or two opportunities.

New loanee Luongo put in very promising display in central midfield, moving the ball around tidily and making the odd tackle. There was little sign that his first training session with his new team-mates had been on Tuesday.

Playing on the defensive point of a midfield diamond, Luongo produced a number of well timed challenges and delivered some impressive short and long range passes. After the match, Jewell said: "I was particularly pleased with young Massimo, who I thought was outstanding. He trained with us for the first time yesterday but has settled in and although I know it's only a preseason friendly I thought he showed great confidence for a 19-year old. He looks a great footballer. There is that touch of quality about him."

The Ipswich players were also impressed with what they saw from Luongo. Michael Chopra, the scorer of both goals, said via Twitter: "The boy Massimo Luongo looks a player. Great signing."

Note: Data here may be incomplete due to lack of online information.

21.07.2012 vs Como (A) 0-0 (D)
Spurs XI

Last game for Spurs XI before going out on loan to Ipswich for the season.
In an interview on 05 Jun 2012: "It's been really amazing. I'm comfortable at the club now it feels like home." He said he will take any opportunities with various levels of the Australian national side if they come, but for now his focus is Tottenham. "I really want to get into the first-team and play a bit of Europa League this season," the former APIA and Sydney Olympic junior said.

Luongo said he’s developed a close relationship with fellow midfielder Jake Livermore, who has first team experience with Spurs and out on loan with various lower league clubs. "Jake and I are good mates. He's given me good advice. I would also like to go out on loan at some stage to gain some first-team experience."
24.04.2012 vs QPR (H) 0-1 (L)
Spurs XI

Massimo Luongo was denied one-on-one.
13.03.2012 vs Brighton (H) 1-4 (L)
Spurs XI

Pritchard was just too high with a chip from the edge of the box and another slick passing move set-up Luongo, whose 25-yarder brushed the crossbar on the way over.
06.03.2012 vs Southampton (H) 2-3 (L)
Spurs XI

44' Assist

Coulibaly was sent clear by Massimo Luongo a minute before the break and made no mistake one-on-one.
21.02.2012 vs Leyton Orient (A) 3-7 (W)
Spurs XI

64' Assist
27' Goal

Massimo Luongo, a driving force in central midfield, was also on the scoresheet. Alex Pritchard hit the post before Luongo provided a cool finish one-on-one from Lancaster's pass for 2-1 in the 27th minute.

It took just four minutes for Ekong to make his mark, a fine diving header from Luongo's cross for 5-2.

Dawkins slid home after good work from Coulibaly and Luongo for 7-2 in the last minute.
01.02.2012 vs Liverpool (H) 1-0 (W)
NextGen (Quarterfinal)

Spurs withdrew from the competition after this game. Luongo captained the side.
Luongo and Pritchard started in the centre of midfield.

The reds showed their intent of not letting players get past them with the ball as Luongo found when he pushed the ball past Wisdom to win a free kick. Wisdom caught Luongo late to go into the referee's book.

Tottenham have withdrawn from the NextGen Series Tournament after what they have described as 'an inadvertent breach of a competition regulation'. Spurs' youngsters had qualified for the semi-finals of the inaugural competition by beating Liverpool on Wednesday night, but they informed Cycad Enterprises, the organisers of the Series, of their breach of regulation.

Spurs' director of football administration, Darren Eales, said: 'It is with regret that we have decided to withdraw from the semi finals of the NextGen Tournament due to an accidental breach of a competition regulation. We have done so fully respecting the Tournament regulations. As a club, we stand for the highest levels of integrity and respect and there was no unfair advantage sought or gained. Whilst hugely disappointing for players, staff and supporters, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support.'

Mark Warburton, head of football for the tournament, said: 'Following conversations with senior Tottenham Hotspur officials we have agreed to accept their withdrawal from the semi final stages of the event. This is hugely unfortunate and we are sorry to see that such a hard fought encounter as witnessed at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night should have this conclusion. However, we can only applaud the club for demonstrating such impeccable levels of sportsmanship and for acting in a manner which recognises the good spirit of both the Tournament and the game itself. We thank both clubs for their help and support in making this first year of the event such a success and we look forward to re-welcoming Liverpool to the semi-finals.'
24.01.2012 vs Leyton Orient (H) 2-3 (L)
Spurs XI

34' Assist

Dawkins opened the scoring in the 34th minute when he tapped home from close range after good work from Massimo Luongo, skipper on the day.
08.12.2011 vs Inter Milan (A) 1-1 (D)
NextGen (Group Stage, Round 5)

Re-arranged fixture and captain for this match.
Luongo and Dombaxe started in the centre of midfield.

Luongo managed to get a shot in that went wide.
30.11.2011 vs Sports & Future (H) 7-2 (W)
Spurs XI

85' Goal

Sports & Future Football Academy is a team from Holland and similar to Glenn Hoddle's academy.
Massimo Luongo completed the scoring after bursting through the middle for 7-2 with five minutes remaining.
23.11.2011 vs FC Basel (H) 1-0 (W)
NextGen (Group Stage, Round 6)

Round 5 game vs Inter Milan postponed. Captain for this match.
Luongo and Dombaxe in deep midfield.

Our first chance came after just a couple of minutes, when Luongo broke forward and swung in a shot from the right hand side of the penalty area which flew just wide of the far post.

Luongo made a superb bustling run past a number of players, only for the final player to nick the ball away just as he was opening up to shoot.

The ball came off his ankle and ran out to Luongo, who had a bit to do with defenders converging on him, and he blasted over when accuracy was required.

Both sides made one change for the second half with Ceballos replacing Nicholson on the right flank with Pritchard dropping into the middle. Luongo took the Captain's armband.

Massimo Luongo 8 - if you've read my reports before, you'll know that I enjoy watching him play. Breaks up play, has good one and two touch passing, gets forward well, and is a strong, calm influence in the middle of the pitch.
16.11.2011 vs Enfield Town (A) 2-1 (L)
Spurs XI

Parrett and Luongo started in the centre of midfield with Ceballos on the right flank and Townsend on the left. Falque supported Obika up front.

Luongo centred for Obika to drive wide.

Massimo Luongo's drive whistled just over.

Pritchard came on for the second half in place of Yeboah to play in the centre of mifield with Luongo dropping into the back four. Sherwood then replaced Obika with Day who went into the centre of defence to allow Luongo to move back into midfield.
07.11.2011 vs Ipswich Town (H) 1-3 (L)
Spurs XI

50' Subbed Off

02.11.2011 vs Crystal Palace (H) 1-3 (L)
Spurs XI

24.10.2011 vs West Ham (A) 2-5 (W)
Spurs XI

79' Subbed Off

19.10.2011 vs PSV Eindhoven (H) 4-1 (W)
NextGen (Group Stage, Round 4)

Captain once more.
Dombaxe and Luongo started in the centre of midfield.

Massimo Luongo - arguably the pick of the team - broke forward from midfield before releasing Coulibaly, who was upended in the box to win a penalty.

Coulibaly was not having much luck as he headed a cross from Luongo wide.

Pritchard drove the ball wide before Ceballos released Barthram down the right to cross for Luongo in the centre. Berktrams did well to save the Australian's effort.
11.10.2011 vs QPR (A) 2-2 (D)
Spurs XI

04.10.2011 vs Leyton Orient (H) 3-1 (W)
Spurs XI

27.09.2011 vs PSV Eindhoven (A) 1-2 (W)
NextGen (Group Stage, Round 3)

Back for the NextGen series following his first team debut in the Carling Cup against Stoke a week ago and captained the side.
Luongo and Dombaxe started in the centre of midfield.

Tim Sherwood’s side dominated the early proceedings at PSV's De Herdgang training facility and were unfortunate not to have taken the lead in the sixth minute when Massimo Luongo saw his left-footed strike cannon back off the post.

Tim Sherwood: "Massimo Luongo was our top man in midfield."
12.09.2011 vs West Ham (H) 2-2 (D)
Spurs XI

31.08.2011 vs Inter Milan (H) 7-1 (W)
NextGen (Group Stage, Round 2)

73' Subbed Off
13' Assist

U-19 international youth tournament played across the season.
Luongo, now fit again after injury.

Luongo started to get hold of the ball, and showed his attacking intent; he first dragged a shot well wide, and then was put through towards the left corner of the Inter box, but his attempted trick failed to take him beyond the last man. Minutes later, he was involved in the move from which we opened the scoring. We seemed to pass ourselves into a dead end in the middle of the pitch, but Luongo held on to the ball (as he does so well) and managed to find Stewart with a pass into the right back area.

Spurs got their second goal from nothing. Luongo hit a sort of up and under, hopeful ball forward, and it bounced kindly for Coulibaly. He surged forward and finished emphatically (2-0).

Luongo and Nicholson were totally dominating the central midfield region. Day got forward well to get on the end of a superb Luongo through-ball, but was muscled out of it by the Inter full-back.

Spurs were starting to play some great stuff now, with Pritchard and Luongo in particular pulling the strings - Luongo drilled one delightful first time pass out to Pritchard, but it was just intercepted.

Luongo played a brilliantly-weighted pass down the right hand side, Dombaxe crossed first time, and Coulibaly, stretching, met it on the half volley and looped it up over the goalkeeper for 5-0.

Luongo was running riot in midfield, often beating a man for fun before laying off to a team-made.

Massimo Luongo picked a fantastic ball for Coulibaly, which he couldn't quite control.

Hawkins on in midfield for Luongo, who was struggling to run off a knock.

Massimo Luongo 9 - A class act. Great user of the ball, good defensive qualities, very strong and robust. Looking forward to seeing him get some first team chances.

Tim Sherwood: "Massimo Luongo was immense in midfield."
09.08.2011 vs Birmingham (H) 6-3 (W)
Spurs XI

We were back on the front foot at the start of the second half as Coulibaly, Ceballos and Massimo Luongo all went close.
29.07.2011 vs Leuton Orient (A) 1-4 (W)
Spurs XI

Unused Sub

26.07.2011 vs MK Dons (A) 3-5 (W)
Spurs XI

46' Subbed On

Both sides made one change for the start of the second half with Sherwood making a straight swap of Luongo for Livermore.

Carroll came on for Veljkovic and went into the midfield with Luongo dropping into the back four. Luongo is not a defender and he was exposed after Powell had his effort saved and he was caught in possession by Ibehre who left him on his backside as he went on to score past the un-protected Button.
23.07.2011 vs Barnet (A) 3-2 (L)
Spurs XI

Lee Harrison Testimonial match and second game in two days for the young midfielder.
Carroll and Luongo started in the centre of midfield.

Obika fired over and Luongo saw his drive saved.
22.07.2011 vs Sunderland (H) 3-0 (W)
Spurs XI

??' Subbed Off

19.07.2011 vs Brighton (N) 2-2 (D)
Spurs XI

Pre-season game in the Algarve.
Massimo was the pick though, he was our man-of-the-match.
16.07.2011 vs Nott'm Forest (N) 3-2 (W)
Spurs XI

Pre-season game in the Algarve.
11.05.2011 vs West Ham (H) 3-2 (W)
Spurs XI

68' Subbed On

Luongo took over from Carroll in the centre of midfield.
24.04.2011 vs Benfica (N) 0-2 (L)
Group Stage, 7th/8th play-off

23.04.2011 vs Boca Juniors (N) 0-2 (L)
22.04.2011 vs Feyenoord (N) 0-1 (L)
21.04.2011 vs Basel (N) 0-3 (L)
Group Stage, Rounds 1-3

Tourneo Internazionale

U-19 youth tournament in Bellinzona, Switzerland. Games played over 60 minutes.
29.03.2011 vs Barnet (H) 2-1 (W)
Spurs XI

Kudus Oyenuga opened the scoring from the penalty spot inside five minutes after Massimo Luongo was upended.

Oyenuga, Luongo and Munns all went close in the first half.
15.03.2011 vs Reading (H) 2-1 (W)
Spurs XI

09.03.2011 vs Dagenham (H) 1-0 (W)
Spurs XI

65' Subbed On

01.03.2011 vs Brighton (H) 3-3 (D)
Spurs XI

44' Assist

The goal owed much to a defence-splitting pass from Massimo Luongo, who spotted Fredericks' run from deep and sent him clear on goal, Fredericks providing a cool finish for 3-1.
09.02.2011 vs QPR (H) 1-2 (L)
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01.02.2011 vs Crystal Palace (H) 0-1 (L)
Spurs XI

11.01.2011 vs Crystal Palace (H) 4-2 (W)
Spurs XI

70' Subbed Off

21.12.2010 vs Leyton Orient (H) 5-1 (W)
Spurs XI

80 minute training ground friendly.
08.12.2010 vs MK Dons (H) 4-3 (W)
Spurs XI

24.11.2010 vs Ipswich Town (H) 4-1 (W)
Spurs XI

61' Subbed Off
49' Goal

Three minutes later and it was 2-1 as Dean Parrett picked out Massimo Luongo's run from deep and he controlled well before finishing.
15.09.2010 vs Fulham (H) 3-0 (W)
Spurs XI

78' Subbed On

Kranjcar was the next to be replaced when Luongo came on in his place.
06.09.2010 vs QPR (H) 3-1 (W)
Spurs XI

??' Goal
55' Subbed On

Oyenuga was denied one-on-one before Bentley unselfishly squared to substitute Massimo Luongo to tap in the third.
17.08.2010 vs Charlton Athletic (H) 3-2 (W)
Spurs XI

67' Goal

First ever goal for the Spurs XI side.
Massimo Luongo drilling the loose ball into the net from eight yards out following a Tom Carroll corner.
08.08.2010 vs Pao de Acucar (N) 2-3 (L)
7th/8th play-off

07.08.2010 vs Ajax (N) 0-4 (L)
07.08.2010 vs Borussia M'bach (N) 1-2 (L)
06.08.2010 vs PSV (A) 0-1 (L)
Group Stage, Rounds 1-3

Otten Cup

U-19 youth tournament played at PSV Eindhoven's training ground "De Herdgang" with 2 groups of 4 teams. Games lasted 60 minutes each. Luongo scored in the Borussia Monchengladbach game, was booked in the PSV game and there are photos of him playing in the Pao de Acucar game. It is however unclear whether he played in the Ajax game.
After the 2-0 reverse against PSV, the lads lost 2-1 against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday with Massimo Luongo on target.
01.08.2010 vs Botafogo (N) 0-2 (L)

01.08.2010 vs Celtic (N) 2-0 (W)

31.07.2010 vs Brondby (N) 1-0 (W)
31.07.2010 vs Standard Liege (N) 3-1 (W)
31.07.2010 vs Anderlecht (N) 4-1 (W)
30.07.2010 vs NAC (N) 1-0 (W)
30.07.2010 vs Cercles Brugge (N) 3-2 (W)
Group B, Rounds 1-5


U-19 youth tournament played in Belgium with 2 groups of 6 teams. Games lasted 50 minutes each except the final which was 60 minutes. Other than the Anderlecht game, in which he scored, it is unclear which other games Luongo played in.
They kicked-off the day with an impressive 4-1 win against Anderlecht with goals from Harry Kane (pictured), Kudus Oyenuga, Alex Pritchard and Massimo Luongo.
20.05.2010 vs FC Monthey (A) 0-1 (W)
Tournoi International de Monthey
Group A, Round 2

25' Goal

Massimo Luongo's first half strike gives them every chance of reaching Saturday's semi-finals. Alex Pritchard and Paul-Jose M'Poku both had goals chalked off for tight offside decisions before Luongo's smart finish from the edge of the box broke the deadlock on 25 minutes.

No information as to whether he played in the next two games of this tournament against Zenit St. Petersburg on 21.05.2010 or Sevilla on 23.05.2010.
19.05.2010 vs Boca Juniors (N) 0-5 (L)
Tournoi International de Monthey
Group A, Round 1

60' Subbed On

Our Academy side began their second successive defence of the Monthey Tournament in Switzerland.
12.05.2010 vs Chelsea (H) 5-3 (W)
Spurs XI

79' Subbed On

Spurs XI debut in this training ground friendly.
Nicholson and Luongo took over from Parrett and Mason in central midfield.
02.04.2010 vs Cruzeiro (N) 1-3 (L)
Dallas Cup (Semifinal)

71' Subbed Off

Cox and Australian Luongo started in the centre of midfield.

Carroll saw his drive saved and then his free kick was helped on by M'Poku for Luongo who missed the chance.

Pritchard replaced Luongo in midfield to up the pace.
31.03.2010 vs Tigres (N) 2-0 (W)
Dallas Cup (Group Stage, Round 3)

79' Subbed On

Luongo came on for Pritchard as Spurs looked to close out the game.

Luongo had a chance from Carroll's free kick but was slow to react.
29.03.2010 vs Japan U-18 (N) 1-1 (D)
Dallas Cup (Group Stage, Round 2)

Unused Sub

28.03.2010 vs Dallas Texans (A) 1-2 (W)
Dallas Cup (Group Stage, Round 1)

55' Subbed Off
20' Goal

First competitive youth (U-18) game for the club and first goal.
Coach Alex Inglethorpe reported: "We controlled the early stages and deserved to go 1-0 up through Massimo Luongo's header from Paul Jose M'poku's cross after 20 minutes."


19.02.2012 vs Stevenage (A) 0-0 (D)
FA Cup (Round 5)

Unused Sub

On the bench for an FA Cup game for the first time.
Of the seven substitutes only Luongo and Simon Dawkins were from the development squad.
06.02.2012 vs Liverpool (A) 0-0 (D)
Premier League (Round 24)

Unused Sub

On the bench for a Premier League game for the first time.
Of the seven substitutes only Luongo and Cameron Lancaster were from the development squad.
20.09.2011 vs Stoke (A) 0-0 (7-6 pens) (L)
Carling Cup (Round 3)

71' Subbed On

Made his first team debut but had the decisive penalty saved in the shoot-out.
Thomas Sorensen saved debutant Massimo Luongo's spot-kick to give Stoke a 7-6 shoot-out win over Tottenham in the third round of the Carling Cup.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp said Luongo would not have been required had experienced frontman Roman Pavlyuchenko knocked home his penalty in the shoot-out. "He is OK, of course," Redknapp said. "If Pavlyuchenko had scored, he wouldn't have had to take one, would he? It would have been all over, but that is how it goes. The kid had the bottle to step up and take one."

Stoke manager Tony Pulis praised Luongo, who hails from Sydney, for his performance against last season's FA Cup finalist. "At least he had the strength of character to go up and do it," Pulis said. "I thought he played well. He looked a decent young player."

"There were so many mixed feelings in that game. I experienced just about every emotion because I played well but missed that penalty. I couldn’t sleep that night," the midfielder said. "I wanted to cry. I was so overwhelmed by the whole thing. But Harry Redknapp and Tony Pulis both came out and said I did well out there."


27.05.2011 vs Germany (A) 0-1 (W)

Unused Sub

Called up to a training camp for European based players.
Didn't get to play in this match and has not had any opportunities to impress for the U-20s, resulting in missing out on the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Wikipedia lists him as having two U-20 caps but I am unable to find any sources for these as he was also not involved in any games in qualification for the 2010 or 2012 AFC U-19 Championship or the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship itself. It remains to be seen if he gets called up for the 2012 AFC U-19 Championship in November 2012 now that he is getting game time with Ipswich Town.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Jordan Archer

12th April 1993 (19)

Spurs XI / U-21s

23rd July 2011
to 1st September 2012
6 Appearances
3 Subbed On
1 Unused Sub
1 Not In Squad

6 Conceded
2 Clean Sheets


10th August 2011
to 6th September 2012
3 Appearances
1 Subbed On
3 Unused Sub
5 Not In Squad

4 Conceded
1 Clean Sheet


25th May 2012
to 27th May 2012
3 Appearances
2 Unused Sub

3 Conceded
1 Clean Sheet


Conference North

1st October 2011
to 28th April 2012
37 Appearances
1 Subbed Off
8 Not In Squad

57 Conceded
12 Clean Sheets
1 Assist


16th August 2010 to
26th September 2011
5 Appearances
2 Not In Squad

11 Conceded
0 Clean Sheets
Joined the Spurs academy full-time in the 2009/10 season as a 16 year old and one of his first games came on 16 Jan 2010 in an academy league (U-18) match against the MK Dons. He played some more academy games during this season, rotating with fellow keepers Jamie Butler and Oscar Jansson, both who are no longer with the club. The 2010/11 season saw him get even more game time in the academy league, rotating with fellow keeper, and recent Spurs professional, Jonathan Miles. He also made his U-19 international debut against Malta in a friendly on 18 Aug 2010.

Having impressed in the academy, and now 18 years old, Archer signed his first professional contract on 07 Jul 2011 and played in his first Spurs XI match on 26 Jul 2011, again against the MK Dons. He was part of the winning Eurofoot squad in early August and played in the first match of the NextGen Series on 17 Aug 2011 as well as one academy league game on 27 Aug 2011. By this point he had already been called up to the Scotland U-21 squad and was on the bench for a friendly match against Norway on 10 Aug 2011. A further call-up for a competitive game against Bulgaria on 05 Sep 2011 followed but he finally got some games, albeit for the U-19s, towards the end of September when he was first choice for the qualifying rounds of the 2012 UEFA U-19 European Championships.

His fast developing international career was followed by a one-month loan spell with Conference North club Bishop's Stortford on 01 Oct 2011. Stortford were managed at the time by former Spurs keeper and Archer's hero Ian Walker. His loan was subsequently extended by another month twice and eventually became a season-long loan. He even remained first choice keeper after Walker's departure on 11 Dec 2011 and during this time he got a further two call-ups for the U-21 squad, being on the bench for both games against the Netherlands in November and February. He also played in two cup finals, winning both, with Bishop's Stortford.

His loan spell was a success, returning to Spurs a much better keeper and with many positives reviews and man of the match performances based around his shot stopping and reflexes. His distribution and coming for crosses also improved during this time. He saw some further game time with the Scotland U-20 squad in a youth tournament towards the end of May where he played 3 games. Off the back of this, on 13 Jul 2012 it was announced by Spurs that he had signed a new contract until 2013.

At the start of 2012/13 he played in a couple of Spurs XI friendlies, making his first start and first full game against Northampton Town on 04 Aug 2012. He also made the squad as the 4th choice keeper (behind Brad Friedel, Carlo Cudicini and Heurelho Gomes but ahead of David Button) on the pre-season tour of the USA but didn't get any game time. With the new U-21 league in place, and with fellow keepers David Button, Ben Alnwick, Oscar Jansson and Mirko Ranieri all moving on from the club, he has been sharing goalkeeping duties with Jonathan Miles. He also finally made his U-21 international debut as a first half substitute against Belgium in a friendly on 14 Aug 2012. He followed this up with his first competitive start on 06 Sep 2012 against Luxembourg..

Seemingly fifth choice at the club but with Brad Friedel and Carlo Cudicini coming to the end of their careers and Heurelho Gomes possibly looking elsewhere for first team action he could potentially find himself in the next couple of seasons in the first team squad.


01.09.2012 vs Sunderland (H) 2-2 (D)
U-21 Premier League (Round 3)

Second game in a row for the U-21s. Miles on the bench.
The visitors responded with a ball played through for Noble to chase but Archer was out to block at his feet.

Reed sent Archer the wrong way firing low to his right.
29.08.2012 vs Manchester Utd (A) 2-1 (L)
U-21 Premier League (Round 2)

First start and full game for the Spurs U-21s. Vigouroux on the bench.
Jordan Archer was out quickly to block Macheda's effort but the ball cannoned back off a combination of Macheda and Caulker and flew into the empty net.

The Italian had a clear run on Archer who did well to hold him up until saving his attempt on goal.

Smith barged over Powell and Macheda sent Archer the wrong way from the penalty spot.
18.08.2012 vs Newcastle (A) 6-4 (L)
U-21 Premier League (Round 1)

Not In Squad

New U-21 Premier League introduced this season.
Fellow Spurs keeper Jonathan Miles played in this game with Lawrence Vigouroux coming on in the 81st minutes.
04.08.2012 vs Northampton (A) 1-3 (W)
Spurs XI

First start and full game for a Spurs XI side.
Jordan Archer got down well to touch wide Adebayo Akinfenwa's close-range poke.

The half ended with Archer at full stretch to pluck Chris Hackett's free-kick out of the air.

Archer produced a fine reaction save to tip over from Alex Nicholls five minutes into the half.

Northampton had their chances though and Jordan Archer made four fine saves before finally being beaten by Kelvin Langmead for a consolation goal in the final minute.

Jordan Archer also did well for us in goal and made his saves when we needed him.
16.07.2012 vs Kingstonians (A) 1-2 (W)
Spurs XI

46' Subbed On

First Spurs XI game since returning from loan, coming on for Jonathan Miles.
Tait sent McCollin through on the keeper. Archer came out to save at his feet only for the referee to award a penalty.
07.09.2011 vs Kettering Town (A) 4-5 (W)
Spurs XI

74' Subbed On

Came on for an outfield player before being withdrawn.
Sherwood replaced Ceballos with his last sub - goalkeeper Jordan Archer. Kane fired well over before the two coaches withdrew a player each Oyenuga of Kettering and Archer for Spurs to finish the game with ten a side.
26.07.2011 vs MK Dons (A) 3-5 (W)
Spurs XI

85' Subbed On

Made his Spurs XI debut coming on as a late sub for David Button.
23.07.2011 vs Barnet (A) 3-2 (L)
Spurs XI

Unused Sub

Made the bench for a Spurs XI match for the first time.


10.09.2012 vs Austria (A) 3-2 (L)
2013 UEFA U-21 Qualification (Round 8)

Played in this game also as expected but Scotland fail to make the play-offs for the tournament as best runner-ups.
Bain once more on the bench with Kettings not making the final squad once more.
06.09.2012 vs Luxembourg (H) 3-0 (W)
2013 UEFA U-21 Qualification (Round 7)

Made his competitive debut and first start. First international clean sheet.
Scott Bain was on the bench this time with Christopher Kettings (Blackpool) in the initial squad.

The visitors tried to respond and Scotland keeper Jordan Archer, who had a relatively quiet night, held Christophe de Sousa's shot.
14.08.2012 vs Belgium (H) 0-1 (L)

42' Subbed On

Got his first U-21 cap coming on as a first half substitute for injured Hearts keeper Mark Ridgers.
Scott Bain (Alloa Athletic) was also in the initial squad.

Belgium were looking increasingly assured and Archer made another good stop from Dolly Menga's 25-yard strike.

With St Mirren's Grant Adam out with a leg fracture, Archer could be called on for the team's final two qualifiers for the UEFA U-21 Championship against Luxembourg and Austria early in September as Billy Stark's side look to stay in the top two places and seal a play-off spot.

"Jordan Archer won his first under-21 cap in our last match against Belgium after the injury to Mark Ridgers, but he's a player that I know well and has good youth international experience. He has played under-19 qualifiers for us, and went to Holland with Ricky Sbragia's under-20 squad earlier this year. He's got a great temperament and did well when he came on against Belgium in quite difficult circumstances."
25.05.2012 vs Bulgaria (A) 2-2 (D)
2013 UEFA U-21 Qualification (Round 6)

Not In Squad

Was called up but did not make the final squad.
Mark Ridgers continues in goal with Grant Adam on the subs bench.
25.04.2012 vs Italy (H) 1-4 (L)

Not In Squad

Ridgers selected from the start with Grant Adam (Rangers, now on loan at Airdrie United) coming on at half time. Matthew Edwards (Rochdale) was also selected for the initial squad.

It is likely with Bishop's Stortford in two cup finals he was not called up so he could play for them in the finals.
29.02.2012 vs Netherlands (H) 0-0 (D)
2013 UEFA U-21 Qualification (Round 5)

Unused Sub

Was an unused sub for the 2nd international game in a row.
Mark Ridgers continues in goal. Marc McCallum seems to now be behind Archer in the pecking order.
14.11.2011 vs Netherlands (A) 2-1 (W)
2013 UEFA U-21 Qualification (Round 4)

Unused Sub

Was on ths subs bench for the first time for the U-21s.
Mark Ridgers was in goal this time with Marc McCallum (Dundee United, on loan at Forfar Athletic) once more in the initial squad.
10.10.2011 vs Austria (H) 2-2 (D)
2013 UEFA U-21 Qualification (Round 3)

Not In Squad

Adam in the first team and Ridgers on the bench again.
06.10.2011 vs Luxembourg (A) 1-5 (W)
2013 UEFA U-21 Qualification (Round 2)

Not In Squad

Not called up for this or the next game.
Adam was once more first choice with Ridgers on the bench.

Stark has made one other change from the squad that faced Bulgaria earlier this month with Dundee United goalkeeper Marc McCallum replacing Jordan Archer of Tottenham Hotspur.

He said: "It's good to have some stability in the squad. Most of the players in the squad are playing regularly at their clubs and that can only benefit us. Danny Wilson aside, I've only made one change from the last squad with Marc McCallum coming in for these games."

"I had Jordan Archer in Slovenia with the under-19s and he's been in the last few under-21 squads but I just felt it would be good to give Marc some experience of working with our goalkeeping coach Jim Leighton."
05.09.2011 vs Bulgaria (H) 0-0 (D)
2013 UEFA U-21 Qualification (Round 1)

Not In Squad

Called up to the U-21 squad again but did not make the final squad.
Grant Adam played in this game with Mark Ridgers on the bench.
10.08.2011 vs Norway (H) 3-0 (W)

Unused Sub

Called up to the U-21 squad for the first time and made the bench.
Grant Adam (Rangers, on loan at Forfar Athletic and brother of Liverpool's Charlie Adam) played in this game with Mark Ridgers (Hearts, on loan at East Fife) also on the bench.


27.05.2012 vs Cruzeiro (N) 0-1 (L)
Youth Tournament (3rd/4th play-off)

Unused Sub

Last match for the U20s.
Jack Hamilton took over first team duties.

27.05.2012 vs Mexico (N) 1-2 (L)
Youth Tournament (Semifinal)

Jack Hamilton again on the bench.

26.05.2012 vs Cruzeiro (N) 1-1 (D)
Youth Tournament (Group A, Round 3)

Final group game.
Jack Hamilton was back on the bench.

26.05.2012 vs ADO Den Haag (A) 0-1 (W)
Youth Tournament (Group A, Round 2)

Unused Sub

Jack Hamilton took over first team duties.

25.05.2012 vs Manchester City (N) 0-0 (D)
Youth Tournament (Group A, Round 1)

Called up for the U-20s for the first time.
ADO Den Haag Youth Tournament in the Netherlands with two groups of four teams. Jack Hamilton (Hearts) was on the bench.

City applied pressure in the final minutes and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Jordan Archer made two good saves to keep the sides level.


28.04.2012 vs Leverstock Green (N) 2-1 (W)
Herts Charity Cup (Final)

Last game of the season, ending with an 8th league clean sheet and 12th overall.
Jordan Archer's only action of the afternoon came in the 79th minute as he dived high to his left to keep out a rising 15 yard shot from Danny Elliott after good work on the left by Alex Troke.

Archer has been outstanding and now returns to his parent club Tottenham Hotspur a much better player than he was when he started at Woodside Park.
24.04.2012 vs Leverstock Green (N) 2-1 (W)
Herts Charity Cup (Final)

Got to play in this cup final as Stortford won the County cup double.
Beat Jordan Archer with a low angled shot that entered the net via the inside of the far post.
21.04.2012 vs Guiseley (A) 1-0 (W)
Conference North (Round 41)

Back in goal after injury and produced a man of the match display against the team second in the table. This was also his 7th clean sheet in the league.
The visitors were thankful to a stunning save from on-loan Spurs keeper Jordan Archer deep into second-half injury-time.

From front to back, we were excellent today. Jordan for the saves.

Jordan pulled off some brilliant saves which had the Guisley fans talking about after the game.

Thanks to some outstanding saves from Jordan they just couldn't get the ball in the net.

Guiseley fans have been very impressed with Alli and Jordan on the North forum, after their displays today.
18.04.2012 vs Oxhey Jets (N) 7-2 (W)
Herts Senior Challenge Cup (Final)

Not In Squad

Matt Gill still in goal as Stortford win the cup final.
14.04.2012 vs Vauxhall Motors (H) 2-0 (W)
Conference North (Round 40)

Not In Squad

Still out with a knee problem as Matt Gill carries on in goal.
Jordan Archer was ruled out with a knee injury which resulted in Blues boss Rod Stringer giving a home league debut to young keeper Matt Gill.

I thought our reserve keeper looked calm and on the ball today despite long spells of no action.

Now I'm in charge of goalkeeper selection, I'll probably leave Matt between the sticks for the rest of the season. The experience can only help him.
09.04.2012 vs Hinckley Utd (A) 3-1 (W)
Conference North (Round 39)

Not In Squad

Still out injured as 17 year old academy keeper Matt Gill was given his league debut in place of Aldi Haxhia.
Regular keeper Jordan Archer was ruled out with a knee injury for a second consecutive game.

Stringer is hoping that keeper Jordan Archer will have recovered from his knee injury in time for the Vauxhall Motors game.

Stortford's manager indicated that if Archer did not make it he would probably play Matt Gill in goal ahead of Aldi Haxhia.
07.04.2012 vs Nuneaton Town (H) 0-3 (L)
Conference North (Round 38)

Not In Squad

Out injured again with a knee injury as Aldi Haxhia took his place.
Stortford, who brought in keeper Aldi Haxhia for Jordan Archer (knee injury).

New keeper was poor in view of his kicking.
03.04.2012 vs Stalybridge Celtic (A) 3-2 (W)
Conference North (Round 37)
The ball falling to Mitchell Austin whose snap shot was well stopped by Jordan Archer.

Phil Marsh managed to get on the end of a lob to try and loop a backwards header over Archer, but the Bishop's Stortford keeper was well positioned.
31.03.2012 vs Hyde (A) 0-5 (L)
Conference North (Round 36)

Returned from injury but suffered the joint heaviest defeat of the season.
Low angled effort was well held low down by Jordan Archer.

Corner was cleared out to Reece Gray whose shot was well saved by Archer diving high to his right.

Took the ball on before delivering it low in front of goal and finding its way just inside the far post with Jordan Archer seemingly mesmerised.

Scott Spencer broke clear but Archer's legs kept out the shot.
27.03.2012 vs Hyde (H) 0-1 (L)
Conference North (Round 35)

Not In Squad

Out injured, missing only the fourth game of his loan spell, as new signing Aldi Haxhia took his place and had little to do, conceding from a penalty.
Both Jordan Archer and Phil Anderson were sidelined due to injury.

Remember our goalkeeper having one save to make other than the penalty 8 mins from time?

The keeper did what needed to be done..
24.03.2012 vs Halifax Town (H) 1-3 (L)
Conference North (Round 34)

Struggled with injury throughout this game, resulting in a poor performance.
Conceded two early goals today as Blues keeper Jordan Archer struggled with a knee injury.

Either they played on the injury that Jordan Archer clearly had or were just clinical in the opening foray.

Stortford only had teenage Academy keeper Matt Gill on the bench, so on-loan Spurs keeper Archer soldiered on even though he was clearly unfit.

Archer was clearly struggling at this stage and Blues readied Academy keeper Matt Gill, but the Spurs man waved the substitution away.

Jordan Archer had picked up a knee injury the day before in training with Spurs and was clearly in some discomfort and Phil Anderson was taking the goal-kicks for him.

Too many Blues players were playing back passes to Archer and this was exacerbating the problem as he was having to kick away the danger while Halifax smelt blood.

Jordon was clearly struggling, at no fault with first goal but could possibly have done better with second if fit.
21.03.2012 vs Stevenage (H) 3-0 (W)
Herts Senior Challenge Cup (Semifinal)

Kept his 10th clean sheet of the season as Stortford now have a second cup final to look forward to, against Oxhey Jets on 18 Apr 2012, after beating a Stevenage side containing seven first teamers. The club have now also brought in 20-year old goalkeeper Aldi Haxhia, who spent 4 years in the Chelsea youth squad, for cover.
Except for a couple of saves late on Jordan Archer had little to do.

A good diving save to his left by Archer stopped a 20 yard shot.
17.03.2012 vs Workington (A) 1-1 (D)
Conference North (Round 33)

Has now made his 30th appearance for the club, the first of our loanees this season to achieve this.
Scott had a header tipped over the bar by visiting keeper Jordan Archer. From the following corner Arnison tested the keeper again, but he was up to the challenge and kept the Reds out until half time.

Unfortunately we gifted them their goal when we didn't clear our lines and passed it to their forward to score.

BLUES boss Rod Stringer wants to bring in cover for keeper Jordan Archer before the transfer deadline.

Stringer said: "I'm hoping to sign a keeper by Friday. Jordan was not well [on Tuesday] but he had to play [at FC Halifax Town] and it was quite worrying. I need somebody that can do a job for me."

The Blues boss fears the 18-year-old stopper will miss the trip to Workington this Saturday.

Archer, who is attached to Spurs, has performed well for Stortford since he made his debut in the 1-0 win at Canvey Island in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.
13.03.2012 vs Halifax Town (A) 1-0 (W)
Conference North (Round 32)

Back to back clean sheets once again for the young keeper.
Jordan Archer, although not feeling well during the match, made crucial saves to keep his goal intact.

Jordan Archer's best save before the break came in the 28th minute. The ball was collected by James Dean and his deflected shot was held by the stopper diving to his right.

Tom Baker tested the Bishops net many times from range, but Jordan Archer was more than a match with a string of acrobatic stops.

Archer palmed the ball uncomfortably into the air, but Dean couldn't react in time to beat the keeper to it.

Baker striking another long range effort, but Archer was an equal match as he tipped acrobatically over the bar.

Archer looked suspect when put under pressure, and another long range strike from Baker troubled him.

Archer proving a worthy match once more as he palmed strongly away from goal.

10.03.2012 vs Altrincham (A) 2-0 (W)
Conference North (Round 31)

Got his first assist of the season and kept his third clean sheet in four games.
Ricky Sappleton got his second league goal through a long ball from Jordan Archer which he slammed home from 10 yards.
06.03.2012 vs Colwyn Bay FC (A) 1-4 (L)
Conference North (Round 30)

His shot from 15 yards beat Jordan Archer via a big deflection.

Jordan Archer saved well diving to his right to hold on to a shot.

A few minutes later another corner resulted in Archer saving a drive from the edge of the box.

Netted with an angled shot past Archer that went inside the far post.
03.03.2012 vs Droylsden (H) 5-0 (W)
Conference North (Round 29)

First back to back clean sheets this season.
Then, late in the contest, Jordan Archer, who had had little to deal with, dealt with a short low cross from Dale Johnson by diverting it away with an outstretched leg.

It seemed almost certain Droylsden would net a consolation goal when Hall and Cliff Moyo combined but Archer was alert to save Moyo's shot with his legs.

Jordan only touched the ball or made any saves in the last 20 mins.
25.02.2012 vs Altrincham (H) 1-0 (W)
Conference North (Round 28)

His sixth clean sheet of the season.
With half-time approaching Blues keeper Jordan Archer earned his crust with fine saves from a mazy run from Altrincham striker Jack Redshaw and then moments later from skipper Shaun Densmore's header.

Jordan's distribution gets better every game.
21.02.2012 vs West Ham XI (H) 3-2 (W)
Friendly (Mid-Season)

82' Subbed Off

Played 82 minutes against a team mostly comprising of the Hammers' Development squad. The remaining minutes were played by academy keeper Matt Gill.
Jordan Archer saved well from Elliot Lee in the 70th minute after a pass from Dom Vose had split the Blues' defence.
18.02.2012 vs Droylsden (A) 2-2 (D)
Conference North (Round 27)

Due to bad weather, 3 league matches were postponed before this one went ahead.
Jordan Archer, in the Stortford goal, also had to be in good form as he also made a number of fine stops during the course of the match.

Jordan Archer was alert to hold on to a deflected shot.

Flag stayed down but fortunately Jordan Archer made an excellent save and the ball rebounded to safety.

Gayle flicked on a long clearance from Archer into the path of Daniel Subuola but Phillips made a superb save.

His shot from an acute angle shouldn't really have gone in but it looked to clip someone and deflected over Jordan Archer, a cruel blow as the keeper had made some fantastic saves throughout the match.
31.01.2012 vs Hemel Hempstead Town (A) 1-0 (W) Herts Charity Cup (Semifinal)

This was the 5th away cup game in a row for Stortford and they now have a final to look forward to against Leverstock Green on 24 Apr 2012. Eight teams entered this competition so only 3 games are required to win it, with Stortford beating Ware back on 30 Jul 2011 in the quarterfinal game.
Johnson nodded a long clearance from Jordan Archer into Dwight Gayle's path and he made tracks for goal.

Jordan Archer had to make a good save.

Jordan Archer did well to cut out an inswinging cross.
24.01.2012 vs Sawbridgeworth (A) 5-2 (W)
Herts Senior Challenge Cup (Quarterfinal)
Shot into the corner of the net giving Jordan Archer no chance.

A deep free-kick from Spike Bell wasn't held by Jordan Archer and when the ball ran loose in the area Lewis Coomber's shot was cleared off the goal-line.
21.01.2012 vs Workington (H) 1-1 (D)
Conference North (Round 26)

Was beaten by an overhead kick for the opening goal.
The hosts were indebted to their keeper Jordan Archer when he tipped over a dipping chip from Workington substitute Jonny Wright.
14.01.2012 vs Harrogate Town (H) 3-4 (L)
Conference North (Round 25)
Jonny Allan's shot was inadvertently diverted past Jordan Archer for an own goal.

Archer made a despairing lunge to stop the ball from crossing the line but failed to stop it entering the net.

Header was parried away by Jordan Archer but it fell nicely for Paul Brayson to nod past the keeper from a few yards.

Gayle headed on an Archer clearance for Junior Dadson to cut in from the left at goal only to agonisingly skim across the six yard box past the far upright.
10.01.2012 vs Boston Utd (A) 2-0 (W)
Conference North (Round 24)

Was booked in this match. As his loan spell has now been extended to the end of the season, recently signed keeper Adam Rafis has left and re-joined his old club Aveley.
Jordan Archer was called into action when he pulled off an excellent save throwing himself to his left to prevent a Jason Lee header finding the net following a Ross corner.

At the end of the match Danny Sleath had an effort excellently turned over the bar by Jordan Archer.
07.01.2012 vs Guiseley (H) 4-1 (W)
Conference North (Round 23)

Jordan Archer did well to turn round the near post for a corner.

Jordan Archer did well to take a deep free-kick from Jamie Clarke under pressure and was slightly injured in the process.

On 25 minutes, home keeper Jordan Archer made a great diving save to keep out a free-kick from Andy Holdsworth.

After Guiseley went down to 10, Archer denied the visitors a second goal on 89 minutes with a great tip-over from James Walshaw.

Our keeper also pulled off some good saves.

Jordan made a couple of superb saves.
01.01.2012 vs Histon (A) 3-2 (W)
Conference North (Round 22)

Has now had his loan spell extended until the end of the season.
Jordan Archer was hard pressed to deal with a difficult swinging corner.

Jordan Archer then made an outstanding save by turning a header from Remy Clerima over the bar following a Sparkes corner.

Keeper only had 1 wobble, decent for a youngster.

Bit surprised Rafis signed if this was in the offing.

I think from what has been said and written recently, that there was a very good chance Jordan's loan may not have been extended.

Continuity will hopefully help the defence. Jordan is a very good keeper.

Good news, this. Stability in the goalkeeping position is always welcome. The last thing we needed was the loan to finish and another 'keeper coming in and having to build a relationship with the back four.

Very welcome news imo.

It was thought Archer may return to White Hart Lane as he had initially only gone to Stortford because former boss Ian Walker was his hero as a small child growing up in North London.

Archer was stung when the club announced Walker's departure after the 5-0 debacle at Carshalton in the FA Trophy first round.

However, Archer has agreed to stay on while Spurs are pleased for the youngster to be picking up vital experience at this level.
26.12.2011 vs Histon (H) 0-2 (L)
Conference North (Round 21)

Stortford signed ex-Harlow keeper Adam Rafis on 20 Dec 2011, with Archer's loan spell expiring at the end of the month.
Jordan Archer had to be alert to keep out a long range effort.

Think Archer has been excellent although v Histon he was less than confident.

His loan ends on December 31, but Stringer hopes to extend this deal.

Stringer has made his first signing by bringing in ex-Harlow Town stopper Adam Rafis from Redbridge in case Archer snubs another loan deal.

Looks a good signing. Keeper for Redbridge on recent cup run.

Tony Adams nephew.

Can't see the new chap coming to sit on the bench.

Has Archer gone back then?

I believe his 3 month loan expires over the Christmas period.
17.12.2011 vs Gloucester City (A) 2-0 (W)
Conference North (Round 20)

Manager Ian Walker left the club by mutual consent the day after the heavy defeat by Carshalton Athletic in the FA Trohpy with Rob Stringer taking over two days later. As Walker was Archer's hero growing up it remains to be seen if he will be sticking around after his loan spell expires at the end of the month. This was his first clean sheet in a league game.
Jordan Archer was rarely troubled in the match.

Archer did well to cut out a dangerous left wing cross.
10.12.2011 vs Carshalton (A) 0-5 (L)
FA Trophy (1st Round)

The most goals he has conceded in a game whilst playing for Stortford as they exit the competition early.
With the aid of a deflection, looped over Jordan Archer and under the bar.

Jordan Archer was the busier of the two goalkeepers and the Blues' stopper was at full stretch to keep out a shot.

He wasn't so convincing a minute later as a harmless looking effort from Pigden deflected off his hands and flew narrowly over the bar.

The resultant inswinging corner on the left flew straight into the net inside the far post.

Archer was again in action in the 72nd minute as he made a fine save.
06.12.2011 vs Berkhamsted (A) 4-0 (W)
Herts Senior Challenge Cup (2nd Round)

His long-awaited second clean sheet and first since his debut 10 games ago.
A low shot from 25 yards that rose sharply in front of Jordan Archer and deflected off the Stortford keeper and flew inches over the crossbar.
03.12.2011 vs Blyth Spartans (H) 3-3 (D)
Conference North (Round 19)

His loan spell has been extended for another month. Louis Godwin-Green who recently deputised for Archer, whilst he was out injured and on international duty, has re-joined his former club Great Wakering Rovers FC.
Jordan Archer was given no chance with a low shot into the far corner.

Walker will have keeper Jordan Archer available as his loan from Spurs has been extended by a month.
29.11.2011 vs Tonbridge Angels (A) 2-1 (W)
FA Trophy (3rd Qualifying Round Replay)

His extended one month loan spell expires at the end of this month.
Jordan Archer made a brilliant reaction save, turning the ball to one side, to keep his goal intact.

Shot from the left that Jordan Archer did well to keep out and then held on to a deflected shot after the ball had fallen loose.

Jordan Archer was the hero, pulling off a great reaction save to turn the shot aside.
26.11.2011 vs Tonbridge Angels (H) 1-1 (D)
FA Trophy (3rd Qualifying Round)
Mclaggon beats his man and shoots but keeper with a good save.
19.11.2011 vs Worcester City (H) 1-1 (D)
Conference North (Round 18)

Back in the team after international duty and produced a good display.
Stortford were indebted to Archer for making two excellent saves in injury time.

Jordan did pull off 2 excellent saves.

Jordan made at least 2 critical saves in the second half.

Our drawer again.
15.11.2011 vs Harrogate Town (A) 1-1 (D)
Conference North (Round 17)

Not In Squad

Was away on international duty with Scotland U-21s as Louis Godwin-Green continued in his place and played well in goal.
Have to say the keeper had a superb game and commanded his area well and made the saves expected of him.
12.11.2011 vs Solihull Moors (A) 1-3 (L)
Conference North (Round 16)

Not In Squad

The new stand-in keeper was voted fans' man of the match.
The change in between the posts saw Louis Godwin-Green deputise for the injured Jordan Archer who in any case had been called up for the Scotland under 21 squad.

Blues were forced to give a debut to keeper Louis Godwin-Green, signed from Great Wakering Rovers.

Keeper was released this week by Jimmy Greaves son (the new Great Wakering Rovers manager) after 199 first team appearances.

He also said our keepers "presence" was non existant.....

So I'm now wrong about the keeper, ffs. He's won mom for Solihull so it must have only been me who thought he was toilet.
08.11.2011 vs Watford (H) 4-1 (W)
Herts Senior Challenge Cup (1st Round)

Not In Squad

Out with a rib injury and his stand-in George Dawson did not impress, being substituted after 58 minutes for academy keeper Matt Gill. The Watford side comprised of first and second year scholars who normally play in the Hornets' Academy side.
Jordan Archer, though, had a rib injury and George Dawson, last season's reserve team keeper, took his place between the sticks to make his first team debut.

Don't know where our new keeper came from but where ever it was send him back, he was shit and 4 foot tall. I would have rather seen Matt Gill from the academy start or possibly a smurf.

Some brilliant saves from both keepers we used.

Thought the young -16year old?-goalkeeper (sorry didn't catch his name) who had last thirty minutes was impressive.Looked very confident and decisive.

I thought that Gill (2nd half keeper) was a good stopper and made some good saves.
05.11.2011 vs Gainsborough (H) 1-1 (D)
Conference North (Round 15)

Has been called up to Scotland's U-21 squad for the second time in his young career.
Jordan Archer reacted well to turn a Mettam shot round the post.

Lewis McMahon drove at goal from 12 yards but Jordan Archer pulled off an excellent save pushing the ball aside at full length.

Blues keeper Jordan Archer, picked for the Scotland U-21 squad, played well.

Leon Mettam's shot was too strong for Archer.

Congratulations to him he clearly has a future in the game.
29.10.2011 vs Salisbury City (H) 1-2 (L)
FA Cup (4th Qualifying Round)

Has had his one month loan spell extended by another month but unfortunately Stortford were unable to get to the first round proper of the FA Cup.
A free-kick from Luke Ruddick towards the edge of the box wasn't held by Jordan Archer.

Archer saved a shot from Jake Reid and shortly afterwards a far post header from Adam Kelly.

Archer turned a shot from Reid over the bar, then stopped a header from Dutton soon afterwards.

If it hadn't beem for Archer pulling off some great saves (again),we would have been totally humiliated.

Our keeper again pulled off some really good saves.

Midfielder Lewis Whiteley and keeper Jordan Archer will also be available as their loans have been extended.
25.10.2011 vs Corby Town (H) 0-2 (L)
Conference North (Round 14)

Voted fans' man of the match.
He made an excellent save tipping a James Ozmen close range header over the bar.

The Blues keeper saved the situation with a fine block at the expense of a corner.

A misjudgement by Jordan Archer when dealing with a Corby free-kick.

The Keeper....TOP DRAWER!! hope hes with us for whole season.
22.10.2011 vs Vauxhall Motors (A) 3-4 (L)
Conference North (Round 13)
McGivern controlled a deep Dave Mannix cross on the right then skipped past two challenges before hitting a 20 yard screamer beyond the outstretched Stortford keeper Jordan Archer.

McGivern weaved his way through the fragile Stortford defence before hitting a fine left footed strike beyond Archer to complete his hat-trick.
15.10.2011 vs Burnham FC (A) 5-2 (W)
FA Cup (3rd Qualifying Round)
The hosts went close from a Gore free-kick which was well saved by Spurs' loan keeper Jordan Archer.

Jordan Dowdican headed past Archer from 15 yards as the Stortford keeper advanced off his goal-line.

Jordan Archer made a brilliant point blank save to turn a header from Alex Duffy over the bar after another free-kick from Ben Hurdell.
08.10.2011 vs Gloucester City (H) 3-2 (W)
Conference North (Round 12)

League debut, conceding the first goal of his loan spell.
Jordan Archer turned a shot from the edge of the box by Matt Lock over the bar.

Fierce low shot from just inside the area went through Archer to find the back of the net.

Keeper Jordon Archer also still impresses me....

I can't remember archer having to make save until we were 3-0 up.
01.10.2011 vs Canvey Island (A) 1-0 (W)
FA Cup (2nd Qualifying Round)

Having been first choice keeper in the UEFA U-19 European Championships the week before, he made his debut for Stortford and had an excellent game, getting his first clean sheet and winning the fans' man of the match award.
As expected this was no easy passage with Jordan Archer, a new loan signing from Spurs, making an excellent debut between the sticks with some fine saves including a couple from his own defenders.

In the 52nd minute Jordan Archer produced a great reaction save to hold a Sean Francis headed back pass high above his head.

The ball skimmed off the top of the head of Jeffries and it seemed a certain goal as the ball headed just under the bar but Archer pulled off an incredible save turning the ball over the crossbar.

Jordan Archer, what a game!!!!! My MOTM!

Without a doubt the keeper was our MOM.

Top marks to our keeper...steady keeper steady defence..[most of the time]and that was his first game with them..hope Walker sticks with him.

Yes the loanee keeper to me was the man of the match, pulling off some brilliant saves on the occasions he was called to, and his long kick caused canvey problems.


26.09.2011 vs Belgium (A) 3-1 (L)
UEFA U-19 Championship
Qualifying (Group 8, Round 3)

Final game of qualification, failed to qualify to elite round.
Jack Hamilton continues on the bench.

23.09.2011 vs Wales (N) 3-1 (W)
UEFA U-19 Championship
Qualifying (Group 8, Round 2)

Jack Hamilton on the bench again.

21.09.2011 vs Slovenia (A) 2-1 (L)
UEFA U-19 Championship
Qualifying (Group 8, Round 1)

First competitive game for the young keeper and first choice for the qualifying games.
Jack Hamilton (Hearts) on the bench.

12.05.2011 vs Denmark (A) 1-0 (L)

Not In Squad

Didn't make the bench for the second game.
Robbie Thomson played in this game but Callum Barrett wasn't even on the bench.
10.05.2011 vs Denmark (A) 3-2 (L)

First of two friendlies.
Callum Barrett (Aston Villa) and Robbie Thomson (Celtic) were called up to the squad but neither made the bench.

Jordan Archer in the Scotland goal was equal to their efforts though pulling off some incredible saves to keep his side in the tie going in at half time.
18.08.2010 vs Malta (H) 1-2 (L)

Made his debut off the bench for the U19s. Second of two matches against Malta.
Replaced Christopher Kettings at half time. Fellow keeper Marc McCallum also selected for these two games did not make the final squad for this one.

The visitors tried to respond and Scotland keeper Jordan Archer, who had a relatively quiet night, held Christophe de Sousa's shot.
16.08.2010 vs Malta (H) 2-0 (W)

Not In Squad

Did not make final squad.
Christopher Kettings (Blackpool) and Marc McCallum (Dundee United) both played ahead of Archer.