Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Does anyone know how many part time scouts we use if any and what locations they cover?  Only asking as I've moved back to the UK after 3 years in Sydney and am now in London and there is some serious young shall we say 'urban' talent down here.

 

As an example, there's a growing Youtube culture down here and one of the teams on the platforms is a team called Rising Ballers - I initially got on to them when i was missing English football whilst in Australia. They give a platform to late teens who have been released or not been taken on for one reason or another, the majority of whom are playing non-league.

 

Anyway getting to the point,  watching their games a few players stood out compared to the others- this one's got an interesting story (should have signed for Morecambe) and has got a move to a Swiss 3rd division team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZkFpiCh32o

 

 

This kid was at Chelsea and has signed for a Dutch division 2 team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C3nZ-LH2b0

 

But the one who really stood out was this FRENCH kid who's unbelievably skillful. He's just been signed by Sheff Utd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix4Gb_yd_GQ

 

It will be interesting to see who he gets loaned to in the football league but the point I'm making is that there are plenty of young hungry kids who would kill to play for a football league club. A team like ours could hoover up a load of this type of player, bring them up for a month or two and cherry pick the best ones if they're up to it. It wouldn't cost the earth and I guarantee they'd be better than some of the clowns we had trial for us in pre-season.

 

Why not have a focus on recruiting skillful, composed comfortable players with vision and work on developing them physically which is achievable rather than recruiting 'runners' who you will never be able to teach the innate skills of technique, awareness and composure to?  (Although, maybe Callum Dolan is a sign they are thinking this way)

 

Given the lack of London teams in League 2, i'll be going to a lot of non-league games Tues/Sat throughout the season. I'm not professing to be anything close to a scout (Postman Matt and Monty Burns might say otherwise) but I can tell a player and if i spotted anyone after watching them a few times would be happy to pass names onto the club or to our scouts if we have any.

 

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 5.9k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

He was great in his day, but his legs have gone. Always remember his hat trick at Maine Road. 

I’m not saying we’ll do anything this season, I’m as disappointed as most with the standard of football we’re seeing but at the moment BUT we’re unbeaten in four and picking points up.   As

Hahahahaha you said member...

Posted Images

5 minutes ago, Stainrod said:

Just as we get an excellent post above from  Bondl1e extolling the virtues of looking for young talent from non league football we try it (McHale) and it gets slagged down, Owtb eh!

I know its the place to be .. Looking forward to hopefully seeing him on saturday , hopefully he has some pace which if he has will fit in nicely with the others..With him signing on a free if hes any good we might get some money for him

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Frankies6 said:

I know its the place to be .. Looking forward to hopefully seeing him on saturday , hopefully he has some pace which if he has will fit in nicely with the others..With him signing on a free if hes any good we might get some money for him

 

Yeah like the million clubs before us have 

Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Frankies6 said:

I know its the place to be .. Looking forward to hopefully seeing him on saturday , hopefully he has some pace which if he has will fit in nicely with the others..With him signing on a free if hes any good we might get some money for him

 

I hope not.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Frankies6 said:

32 Appearences in 5 years , doesnt fill you with much confidence but must give him the chance ,hes only 23 with a lot to prove to himself and the coaching staff 

 

Or he could just be picking up a wage for a year and perhaps play a handful of games at most?

 

If he plays for Latics, I'll give him all the support I can. However, baffling given our own youth team winger Harry Robinson has been farmed out on loan for  us to sign a lad that has played 21 minutes of football at a professional club. 

 

I too have heard he has links with the sponsors.

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, unsworthlatic said:

 

Or he could just be picking up a wage for a year and perhaps play a handful of games at most?

 

If he plays for Latics, I'll give him all the support I can. However, baffling given our own youth team winger Harry Robinson has been farmed out on loan for  us to sign a lad that has played 21 minutes of football at a professional club. 

 

I too have heard he has links with the sponsors.

So maybe they're picking up some/all of his wages ?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...