You and I both now the scouting system was. Neglected for years. , mate, and even when players where recommended by ex players of the club. , No one went and looked at them,
Which was. Detrimental to club, as some of the ones recommended went on to command big transfer fees, After being given there chance elsewhere
A certain Tyrone mings was. Pointed out to Walsall by an ex player when he was an unknown, And. We couldn’t be bothered to even go and look. , and there are countless others who have slipped the net. As a result of the decline and. Penny pinching that set in under. The previous owner
But I’m pleased to say things are changing. Since. The change in ownership. And it’s a change for the better.
Only a few months back. An ex player contacted. Me and asked me to go with him and have a look at a young lad. Who was playing locally , And who Everton amongst others. where having watched ,
I then spoke with dan mole and Stephan gamble ,and nick adshead. who took all relevant details, And they must have sent someone out to watch lad in question. As. Shortly afterwards He was. Invited to spend a week up at essington whilst. The gaffer took a look at him, Sadly the lad in question. Had to. Turn down the offer of coming in for a week. Due to personal family reasons , but the door has very much been left open for him, to take up clubs offer if wished. So as said it appears. That club. Do now indeed. At least take a look at players recommended to club
As you know a senior Issa committee member is a scout for the club , and he spends hours. On end taking in countless. Grass roots level games. Looking for potential. Talent to put clubs way, And again club have acted on his recommendations And some of his. Findings are currently at club as part of the youth / academy set up , So it appears we are now. Making full use of scouting. Network available to club