This thread is an attempt to reduce the mod's job by having the right posts only on here. There are an awful lot of duplicates, as well as posts with faulty informationt that we have to fix. In fact, I've seen a lot of the brilliant scouts of the past simply stop scouting, or hide out in the General Football section (Which appears to be as effictive as Player Discussion for scouting lately). We always try to welcome new scouts with open arms, it just helps if the general guidelines are followed.
If you want to be a scout, you can't get away with just saying he's good. You need proof, you need to read articles about him, and you definatly need more than the guardian, espn or another of those tacky sites. They are one of the most unreliable sites you can get.
With the amount of people who want to scout players, you won't be able to get away with posting faulty information, especially not about players who have already been mentionned.
Here are the steps I'd recommend:
1) Look up stats on guardian or some other stats site. Find a player who has played a lot with a small rating, or a player with a lot of potential.
2) Use the search tool on the forum to see if he has a thread on him. If he does, either post your information on that thread or keep it to yourself.
3) Go to the player's team's official website and get all of the players information. Usually, the team website is the most accurate when it comes to age, position, D0B, Nationality and, for the brazilians, real name.
4) Search his name in Google, and in Google News, to try to find articles about him, interviews, whatever you can find. Tell us as much as you can as to why we should purchase this player.
5) Try to find a youtube video. A picture is worth a thousand words, but a video is worth more.
Once that is done, make a nice writeup about the player and post it in the right section (if it's a riser, in Player Ratings, if he's a young player with talent, in PTS). You will find that the response is much better for a single player scouted in this way then for a list of 100 players who have already been mentionned, or without information. Also, try to have a catchy, but not a faulty title. Something that will get people to read, but do not overrate your player. That will turn people off.
If anyone want to have a try at scouting, want to get me to review some information, or have any other questions, just send me a PM, I'm usually not too far away.
If anyone has anything to add, let me know, I'll edit it in.
keirrison to stay at palmeiras and will wear armband
Keirrison in a recent press conference
After a lot of speculation about one of the most sort after prospects. It looks as if Keirrison will stay at Palmeiras.
Despite interest from some big European names and the news that a deal had been agreed with Feyenoord, Keirrison will not be going anywhere. Hodgson the Palmerias manager has spoke about his appreciation for the young forward and how the club couldn't decide to accept the Feyenoord deal or not. But the Brazilian club did, but soon cancelled it after Keirrison admitted he didn't want to move yet and Palmeiras realised that the team would be much better with him in it.
Hodgson also announced in the press conference about Keirrison and transfers that Keirrison will be the new Palmeiras captain. The manager had this to say on his new captain "Keirrison wants to stay at Palmeiras despite major interest from elsewhere, this shows his passion for the club, he adores Palmerias and deserves to be captain"
The press conference however was mainly meant to be about transfers and Hodgson has said he is happy with his squad and wont rush to spend to much more on players.
Vitor Pele has joined from Portsmouth along with Gekas and Utaka
Hakin Yakin, Nolberto Solano and Geder should add some experience to a fairly young team
Radoi and Saudi Arabian striker Al Qahtani make up the rest of the players transfered in
Pato set for Milano Exit?
Alexandro Pato, one of the most Promisng players is set to be on the shortlsits of some of Europes elite, such as Real Madrid, Chelsea and FC Porto, its rumoured that Porto are only team to ahve placed a bid on the table as of yet...
bound to be more within the next few days!
new palmeiras boss and new hope
Palmeiras have announced J.Hodgson as their new manager. He is a manager who very much puts the emphasis on attractive, fluent, flair style football, and he has promised to bring this to Palmeiras. He looks forward to the competition and said the Brazilian league looks very good and competitive at the moment and this will hopefully lead to a fascinating season.