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View pstrutt's Profile pstrutt Flag Busselton, WA 06 Apr 21 1.23pm Send a Private Message to pstrutt Add pstrutt as a friend

So Dougie brought a guy in a few years back, and now he is leaving for his dream job in Dubai, which is foreign for s*** hole.

Here is the story: [Link]

What strikes me as odd, is that this guy is referred to as the richest scout in world football. That might be due, clearly, to the success of his family business, but surely that has to have some clout as far as managing to connect us to a sweet deal or two.

There is every possibility he is just training under Dougie and has not real ability, maybe he is even Dougie scapegoat, because we haven't seen much in the way of scouting from our "Recruitment Team" (bar Sorloth) and I can't imagine losing young Yabroudi is going to effect much of what happens.

Unless we are able to get a better scout in to replace him. Unlikely to happen before we see a new manager?

Not that exciting a thread, but your thoughts please.

 


So I manage a Workshop which provides a safe learning environment for blokes struggling with PTSD and other mental health issues. Being a Palace fan isn't listed yet.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 06 Apr 21 1.28pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Can we get the super agent at Wolves please.

 


One more point

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Online Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 06 Apr 21 1.31pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

We've also lost one of our Youth scouts to Man Utd. [Link]

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View JohnB's Profile JohnB Flag 06 Apr 21 2.59pm Send a Private Message to JohnB Add JohnB as a friend

I work in the world of IT and technology and I have several clients in both Premier League and other top level sports. The company I work for does a lot with BI and IOT and this has lead to lots of conversations are scouting etc.

Most, if not all Prem teams rely on actual scouts these days. I had to sign an NDA so can't disclose the actual club, but they are always in the top 6. They literally use their own in house, software and DBA built systems to scout players and only really send scouts over when they've narrowed it right down, but even then, they normally have decided before the scout goes there.

The toolsets they use these days can tell you a ridiculous amount of data. This particular system had the player data for every player in the top 4 leagues of the major footballing nations and top 2 of the emerging nations like some of the African leagues etc.

The detail was to the extent that it could show you, as an example, the last 10 penalties the player took. The trajectory & velocity, the perceived pressure associated with that particular penalty. The detail around if a penalty/penalties were missed, the percentage of the miss down to the taker, the keeper, outside factors - i.e. opposition time wasting/intimidation, home or away end, state of the pitch etc.

Using the BI toolsets, they would then input things like position, desirable attributes that are weighted in importance and a multitude of other aspects to then spit out the relevant options to them.

The modern scouting system has massively changed and evolved to the point that a scouts role is less going all over the country to watch hundreds of games, but to know analysing data, understanding the requirements of the team and matching the players to the teams budgets.

I've never worked directly with Palace, but I would be shocked if they haven't got their own in house system that is collating in house data & external scouting databases to create a data lake that is then processed into useable data outputs to make decisions on incoming players.

 

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View kenners46's Profile kenners46 Flag sydenham village 06 Apr 21 6.01pm Send a Private Message to kenners46 Add kenners46 as a friend

We have scouts ?

 

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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 06 Apr 21 6.23pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

I wonder if scouts will be replaced by robots, they've got drones at it already!

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Online Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 06 Apr 21 7.04pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by kenners46

We have scouts ?

We're still using Championship Manager from before it became Football Manager.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Online Flag Midhurst 06 Apr 21 7.28pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

I was a boy scout.

 


Dad and I would watch games on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end, probably at the same time as Roy.

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 06 Apr 21 7.30pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by JohnB

Most, if not all Prem teams rely on actual scouts these days.

Why don't they just have a word with Willo

 

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View Mojo87's Profile Mojo87 Flag 07 Apr 21 1.29am Send a Private Message to Mojo87 Add Mojo87 as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

We're still using Championship Manager from before it became Football Manager.

Freddy Adu incoming transfer for the Summer it is then!

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 07 Apr 21 7.50am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by pstrutt

So Dougie brought a guy in a few years back, and now he is leaving for his dream job in Dubai, which is foreign for s*** hole.

Here is the story: [Link]

What strikes me as odd, is that this guy is referred to as the richest scout in world football. That might be due, clearly, to the success of his family business, but surely that has to have some clout as far as managing to connect us to a sweet deal or two.

There is every possibility he is just training under Dougie and has not real ability, maybe he is even Dougie scapegoat, because we haven't seen much in the way of scouting from our "Recruitment Team" (bar Sorloth) and I can't imagine losing young Yabroudi is going to effect much of what happens.

Unless we are able to get a better scout in to replace him. Unlikely to happen before we see a new manager?

Not that exciting a thread, but your thoughts please.

Perhaps he is preparing a bid to buy the club

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 07 Apr 21 9.32am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by pstrutt


There is every possibility he is just training under Dougie and has no real ability,

He did once claim that it was him that spotted the next superstar in Jach

 

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