lovers as scouts?

lovers as scouts?

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I just had a loopy conception. not for the first time. i used to be about to submit something on one of the most hearsay threads when it befell to me what number of Everton fanatics there are who like me spend hours and hours gazing soccer suits, other than Everton ones, and how here is probably an untapped aid….

absolutely the club has a network of scouts, likely a huge network, however believe how many games and suits they’re bodily unable to observe that other Everton fans may also have witnessed. From membership suits in faraway materials of the area to adolescence fits that somebody’s nephew or niece is playing in.

Anyway, I though that maybe the club and maybe all golf equipment should still install some category of forum or website where fanatics could move on their findings and opinions on players that may be introduced into the membership at whatever thing level. Now, your first thought, like mine, is probably,can you imagine how a whole lot garbage they would need to wade through?” and that could nearly definitely be the case. however most likely it will be feasible to grade contributors internally in order that if ‘scout reviews’ were smartly written, smartly argued and in the end discovered to be of any expend by any means then that contributor would be bigger rated and their reviews given greater weighting. absolutely you could block all the RS scum and timewasters.

the primary few months would doubtless be quite painful but after a long time you could build up gadget of respectable and insightful contributors who’re essentially performing as free scouts. obviously no-one is going to be signed on this basis alone however it could become a effective resource that may notify the membership of abilities that they can also perhaps have omitted or been ignorant of. It might also be a useful conduit of who the actual lovers would want to see come into the membership, whatever thing that can also or may additionally no longer be beneficial for them.

Is there whatever thing in it? any person see what i’m envisaging or am I simply going a little bit mad at my desk? There ought to be some way to place the hundreds of football loving blues and their lots of soccer watching hours to make use of. I bet the juice would now not be worth the squeeze….

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 Posted 28042017 at 18:02:32

Sam, I don’t suppose it might work. The logistics can be unmanageable. The opportunity for crackpots to consume the issue over would outweigh any advantages.

there’s an inclination for us to believe we can aid the experts, who’ve plenty enhanced entry to potential signings. we would likely simply get in the means. I believe we should stick with it touting feasible avid gamers on TW, and hope somebody who can do something about them, sees the positives and acts.

Posted 28042017 at 18:forty three:sixteen

Crackpots? On right here?

most likely no longer.

Posted 28042017 at 18:forty five:31

Chris, Je suis crackpot.

Posted 28042017 at 18:forty nine:00

You should be would becould very well be speaking to the dismal americans mate!

Posted 28042017 at 18:54:34

striking idea – most of us think we are able to do more desirable than the supervisor – so why now not advise him on expertise transfer pursuits?

I’ve identified a couple of and i’m inclined to let Koeman be aware of in case Steve Walsh is shirking his duties. Griezman, Koulibaly, Keane, Hazard, Kane the checklist goes on.

Posted 28042017 at 18:fifty eight:16

i attempted this when i used to be younger. I saved writing to the membership touting unearthed gems like Tony Philiskirk and Gavin Peacock. They on no account referred to a notice back but did ship me an unsigned graphic of Peter Beardsley. I wasn’t bound how to interpret that however I quit scouting.

Posted 28042017 at 19:07:58

Kieran #6,

That made me laugh out loud, cheers!

Posted 28042017 at 19:08:32

We’re now not,crackpots”. there isn’t a-one but sparkling, rational thinkers posting on TW.

No whackos to be considered, here.

it’s the rest of them. they’re.”crackpots”!

“i’m now not crazy, each person else is.”

Posted 28042017 at 19:15:46

Kieran, I too wrote to Everton recommending a gem of a participant.

at last… i was asked to come along for trials. sadly, I by no means got a good deal additional than a couple of trial video games.

They do not know what they ignored out on!! 😞😞😞

Posted 28042017 at 19:54:17

lots of clubs in reality exhaust the soccer manager game database as a scouting device. i’m not bound on the actual quantity however they receive scouting data from heaps of scouts.

Posted 28042017 at 22:14:fifty seven

“…or am I just going a little mad at my desk?”


are attempting Championship supervisor.

Posted 28042017 at 22:18:15

steal #9, like it. Oh, what could were.

Posted 28042017 at 22:34:14

I’ve at all times questioned even if anyone from the membership reads TW for concepts. It seems ridiculous, however…

someday around 2010 or ‘eleven, I wrote a long post a couple of Costa Rican midfielder named Oviedo who had simply ripped the USA aside in a companionate. The same participant had been awesome the yr earlier than within the CONCACAF U-20 closing, through which Costa Rica beat the US three-0. i believed Everton should sign him.

And in 2012, out of nowhere, Everton signed its first vital American player EVER in the history of the membership.


So… well… I simply wondered.

nevertheless do.

Posted 28042017 at 22:58:17

Mike, hat’s off to you!

Posted 29042017 at 04:fifty four:13


it be never too late…

Ask for a retrial!

Posted 29042017 at 10:13:24

there’s a Brazilian guy at my lads team, Urawa Reds, here in Japan: Rafael de Silva. looks extraordinarily respectable, knowledgeable fans are talking highly of him. he is precise scorer, 25. Everton scouts, have a look – he is taking part in within the native derby the following day.

Posted 29042017 at 13:fifty two:18

lift a video digicam with you and all can see what you do.

Posted 30042017 at 21:fifty six:08

Haha… brilliant concept, but fanatics have too tons standard expertise to be scouts at Everton. I reckon Spurs can also expend fans though!!

Dele Alli become a no brainer, lighting fixtures up the reduce leagues at 18, raved over week-in & week-out on the Footy League display.

Erickson, ripping up Holland with Ajax, available for 㾷m, scoring free kicks a week and a precise aid in Europe.

Toby Alderweireld looked the bollocks at Southampton, represented Belgium at each stage from U15 to main group, made purchasable via his membership Athletic to the highest bidder who once again become Spurs at 㾷m.

Hugo lloris purchased for only 㾶m on the age of 26 and captain of France.

Eric Dier once more accessible low-cost ٢m utilized his trade in Portugal, got here up with a total distinctive fashion of footy from the other English defenders and once more a extremely cost effective expense and once again a no brainer, at ٢m you conveniently can not lose on an English participant.

Kyle Walker purchased for ٧m with Kyle Naughton, again both English, both short so once more you can’t lose. Naughton flopped and turned into offered for ٣m, that means Walker stands Spurs ٢m!

Most footy lovers may point out most of these players; i’m no longer asserting we should still or may all be scouts however every so often I do wonder if scouts tend to over feel issues a little.

Posted 30042017 at 22:33:05

Sam, I entirely benefit from the posts. you’re making and respect your formidable abilities. As on your theory… well, why now not?

Posted 30042017 at 23:28:32

Anthony #18, it be all very well this hindsight lark, however could you just provide us the subsequent Spurs eleven, so we might get in early like.

Posted 01052017 at 01:30:40

Jeff, i know what your asserting but all that i’m saying is there is players accessible the entire time who seem to be no-brainers.

Michael Keane has twelve months on his deal and already has Premier League journey, no-brainer.

Inaki Williams at Bilboa appears the real deal, it’s now not like Bilboa have the elements to turn down huge funds.

Betrand as a left back is solid and would not can charge no greater than 㾻m.

Sessegnon at Fulham appears a prospect.

Will Hughes at Derby looks like hes able to step as much as the Premier League.

Loftus-Cheek is Premier League capable and does not play at Chelsea.

Iheanacho would not appear to be Peps cup of tea at metropolis in view that they’ve Aguero & Jesus.

Kasper Dolberg at Ajax is surprising.

Josh King at Bournemouth is naturally capable of scoring premium goals.

Tielemans has already been linked with us and once again rave reviews are out on the lad.

Wilfred Zaha, Harry Maguire, Callum Chambers all Premier League capable and gettable.

now not asserting all these gamers are same classification of rate as Spurs lads but the fan scout is barely something it really is more a joke than the rest.

Posted 01052017 at 02:50:09

Years in the past, when Moyes was manager, the membership announced a link up with the Colyer brothers –each mad blues fanatics and developers of Championship supervisor – in order to expend their participant database. Does any individual else be aware this and i ask yourself what grew to become of the link-up?

Posted 02052017 at 17:28:17

a lot of groups spend the soccer manager database. activities Interactive work with Prozone and supply them with statistics for a recruitment tool that golf equipment then work with.

In essence it’s,lovers as scouts”; but with pleasant manage. We all started that relationship with sports Interactive a couple of years early.

Posted 02052017 at 18:00:47

Andy 19. thank you, feeling is mutual.

Damian eleven without doubt I already have.

I think there should be a artful solution to faucet the expertise and collective viewing hours of soccer-crazy lovers who love their golf equipment. certainly whatever thing way it really is, we might deserve to siphon out the crackpots. not bound I’ve hit upon it right here, I won’t quit my day job yet!

Posted 02052017 at 18:35:29

football supervisor has a crew of over 10,000 scouts who make contributions to the online game. it be that database that golf equipment, mainly Everton faucet into.

Now go lower back over the splendid suggestions for the future that the online game has made:

Cherno SambaTonton Zola MoukokoKennedy Bak… cannot be aware the leisure of his name, he turned into a Turkish ahead

here is a range that if you Google will lead onto a long record of comedic predictions.

How’s about I give you some nearer to home:

John Paul KissockJose BaxterRyan LedsonJon OsterIbrahima Bakayoko

The game didn’t simply say these guys can be good, it was predicting they’d be at the very properly.

So in conclusion, leave it to the specialists.

Posted 02052017 at 19:08:04

I see Ruddy has been launched and is barely age 30…

i believed he become particularly rated?

Posted 02052017 at 23:26:30

Steve Ferns

In 2003-ish, I had all three of them in my Everton group.

That Bak…. bloke become a Swedish overseas, wonderful on the appropriate wing. And he spoke 4 languages.

Oh the reminiscences.

Posted 04052017 at 22:27:14

I wrote to the club once in my self-appointed position of.”Volunteer Scout – Oceania area” with a scouting document for a younger New Zealand participant referred to as Marco Rojas.

I bought a response from James Smith – Head of efficiency and evaluation, thanking me for my message and to say that Marco turned into already on their radar having viewed him play at the Olympic games. He agreed he turned into an enchanting participant and that we have been,searching into him and his circumstance”.

He consequently signed for Stuttgart however received injured early on and under no circumstances got a look in. he is again at Melbourne Victory, and has been tearing up A-League defences again. The.”Kiwi Messi” can be playing in the A-League Grand final this weekend.

can be that he has discovered his level in Australian football which isn’t precisely world class, however anyway, my factor is that in case you consider you’ve got unearthed a gem, why not let the club recognize… just might be a person will listen to you.

Posted 09052017 at 12:21:40

here comes the late teach, remark that likely certainly not may be study, however anyways:

Steve Ferns , John Audsley, you guys mean Kennedy BakırcıoÄŸlu. Swedish participant with Turkish roots. I’ve viewed him play as he spent five years in the Dutch competitors. He definitely by no means reached the potential footballChampionship manager gave him. but he wasn’t all that outrageous. He set the Eredivisie alight for 2 seasons at Twente, scoring 23 dreams and having 16 assists as a midfielder. He changed into bought to Ajax, the place he on no account basically made it, each on account of injuries and simply now not being decent ample.

Now the thing is that this participant is exactly what bias you could have with fan as scouts. Kennedy scored goals that had been absolutely incredible. He had a very good shot, he might curl it in from 30 yards and did so on a regular basis. These players seem spectacular, principally in case you only see highlights of suits. That he’s caught out of place a great deal, that he’s too gradual for professional soccer, stuff like that with which he got away at reduce stages but which cannot be disguised at Ajax, you don’t see that on fit of the Day or youtube. So in case you see a young Kennedy score a couple of absolute screamers, you’re going to feel “right here is the subsequent Maradona!”.

i’m satisfied that the Tonton Zola Moukokos and Jon Osters fall in the same class.

Do you guys bear in mind Morten Gamst Pedersen? He scored some absolute ridiculous desires over ten years in the past, capturing left and correct from forty yards. I rarely saw him for ninety minutes, simply the highlights on MotD. i thought he changed into going to be the subsequent celeb, however as groups realized that you with ease should deny him house to shoot consistently, his desires dried up fast. He scored greater in his first 2.”5 season for Blackburn than in all the leisure of his career – over ten years afterwards. He turned into now not thoroughly needless once his trick turned into discovered but Blackburn was his level and nothing greater. I all the time preserve him in mind when I consider I see the subsequent Bergkamp. Morten Gamst Pedersen turned into an absolute wonderkid in CM05 or so.

All those hours wasted on these video games…