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Singapore Trip

Spent a few interesting days in Singapore checking out the football scene there. I do believe the S league has seen better days but it still offers an opportunity for players who are looking to enter the Asian market. Was good to be back after 11 years.

Soccerex China 2019

Was a great experience to be in Hainan for Soccerex 2019. It provided the perfect chance to network and get local insight on the landscape. For anyone who is trying to break into the Chinese market in any capacity then this was the place to be. What is clear is that a local person on the ground is needed in order to navigate what can be a very challenging environment. It was well organised and I am glad I made the trip. It was really worth while.

Football Transfer Forum 2019

Great day spent at the Football Transfer Forum at the Etihad stadium in Manchester. Full day of networking, presentations and gaining new insights into the ever changing football landscape. Was good to meet old and new faces and will definitely be in attendance next year.

Doha March 2019

I have just pent a week in Doha attending a few meetings and going to have a look at some of the developments taking place in preparation for the 2022 World Cup. There is still a while to go but preparations are underway and I believe once they are finished people will be very surprised. Additionally I took a tour of the famous Aspire Academy. It was very impressive to say the least. I understand why many of the worlds top football clubs use the academy to train during the winter break. It has fantastic facilities with state of the art equipment

Wyscout Forum 2018

I spent 2 days at the Wyscout Forum 2018 at the Johann Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam. It was a good opportunity to network with clubs, agents and other professionals in the football industry right before the January transfer window. It was well organised and I would definitely recommend it.

FC Nantes

Had a very interesting meeting with the Directorship of FC Nantes. Times are changing in Ligue 1 with the upcoming television rights deal in 2 years, It will have a significant impact on the global reach of French Football. As for FC Nantes exciting times lay ahead. All I can say is watch this space…..

Marseille Scouting Trip

I  have just returned from a weekend scouting trip in Marseille. I got to see a few U17 in the National league of France including both Montpellier u17 and Olympique Marseille u17. There is clearly a lot of young talent there and thus will definitely be an interesting region for us in the coming months.

 

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Foresta Suceava - Romania

Last week I  spent a rewarding few days in Suceava, Romania. I was visiting former 2nd division club Foresta Suceava who after a turbulent season last year, which included relegation to the third tier, are trying to rebuild and get back into the second division. We have placed 4 of our players there on 2 year contracts  as well providing a them a new coach in the form of old PSG player Selim Benachour. We wish Matteo Faoila, Lionel Samba, Matteo Riggoni and Fares Djermoune the best of luck for the upcoming Season.

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