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Our lack of scouting and possible partial solution.


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Just seen the following on the BBC....

Football Manager computer game to help scout players

Premier League clubs are to use the database of computer game Football Manager to help recruit new signings.

Game creator Sports Interactive will provide information for Prozone Recruiter, an online analysis tool used by many clubs to scout talent.

The Football Manager database will supply biographical, contractual and positional details to Prozone.

"The database is a highly accurate and valuable resource," said Prozone chief executive Thomas Schmider.

"It will further enhance the recruitment services that we provide."

Prozone conduct performance analysis and will use the game's information in their system, which aids clubs in their player recruitment.

Football Manager studio director Miles Jacobson added: "For years we've heard stories of real-life managers and scouts using our data to help with the recruitment process.

"From now on, it's official. Real managers around the world will be finding and comparing players using data and a search system that will be very familiar to players of Football Manager."

I know many on here ridicule Football Manager, but to be honest, as a scouting database, its probably better than many give it credit for.

The game itself cannot be a judge of how good a person is as a manager, but the detail of the database could easily help identify potential talent in leagues we do not have a proper scouting network for.

Surely given we are skint and have basically heehaw in term of scouts, we could use this to at least broaden our scouting beyond ex players, or players we scouted in 2009.

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Plenty of ex players have come out and offered to scout for us however the 'management team' have their own ideas.

bollocks. ally and co have been fighting non stop for scouting. the board have refused point blank. ally might be to blame for alot of football problems but thats not one of them
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