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March 24, 2017, 12:43:31 AM
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Million quid for a 15 year old, fucking hell

We paid that for Scott Spencer

April 26, 2017, 12:59:39 AM
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Not U-23 specific, but there was a great piece on the OS the other week about the Academy and how we bring youth through - the line about how we've expanded our scouting network caught my eye:

In the past two-and-a-half years, the national and international scouting network has expanded from nine scouts to 109 working across the UK and at all major international youth tournaments.

The goal, now achievable, is to scout every team of each of the 92 Football League clubs from Under-9 to Under-16 every season; effectively to know every single professional youth player in the country. 



That's pretty amazing really... 109 scouts sounds a lot but you sell one John Stones and you've covered their wages 10 times over for a decade.

February 08, 2018, 01:46:47 AM
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Might be needed here before the season is up .😅

Thats exactly what my first thought was too 😂