Blues add new scout to work under Walsh

Tuesday 6 December 2016  17 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton have brought in European scout Dave Worthington to reunite with Steve Walsh.

The Blues' Director of Football has brought Worthington in from Leicester City where they worked together on the reigning champions' personnel recruitment.

Worthington, 71, is based in the Barcelona area of Spain and works on scouting from the Spanish and Portuguese leagues.

He has had posts at Chelsea, Hull City, West Ham, Bolton and Blackburn in the past and has past experience working with Everton's new chief scout Martyn Glover.

Glover came on board last month as Walsh continues to build his team following his own move from Leicester over the summer.  

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Colin Glassar
2 Posted 06/12/2016 at 19:42:32
Looking forward to see what this lot can uncover.
Kristian Boyce
3 Posted 06/12/2016 at 21:27:25
The best part of this is that he's Frank Worthington's brother. If the worst comes to worst, we could get him out of retirement.
Colin Glassar
4 Posted 07/12/2016 at 00:47:43
I think we'll be going Dutch.
Anthony Dwyer
5 Posted 07/12/2016 at 02:54:17
Ffs... we've got more new backroom staff, but we've still got a shit first team squad.
Peter Barry
6 Posted 07/12/2016 at 06:06:42
Why this automatic presumption that a 'New' Manager needs a 'New' team of players? If that were the case, then no Manager should get the sack if the Club have not been able to provide him with a completely 'New' team. Whatever happened to good coaches and man-motivators?
Michael Lynch
8 Posted 07/12/2016 at 07:20:15
In other news: Doris the Tea Lady has added another tea-bagger to her team. Based in India, new recruit Ethel Wobble will be charged with discovering the best quality leaves for Doris to put in the pot. This completes the tea-room staff, adding to biscuit picker Madge Bollocks who joined last month from Chelsea.

Asked if he intends to actually buy any players, manager Koeman said: "If there's any money left after recruiting all these old farts on a massive pay-check, then yes we hope to get someone in on loan in January..."

Chris Williams
9 Posted 07/12/2016 at 07:24:53

Whatever happened to players who actually give a fuck?

Brent Stephens
10 Posted 07/12/2016 at 07:33:09
Peter (#6): "this automatic presumption that a new manager needs a new team of players".

Nobody in this thread has said that. Straw man.

Daniel Lim
11 Posted 07/12/2016 at 08:32:29
Peter (#6)

That's what I was thinking when I saw Koeman comment that "the players need to change because I don't change".

Wtf? What is a good manager? I don't know the exact definition, but to me it's how to utilise what you have to the best effect, to the benefit of the organisation (a company or a football club) and the employees (players in the case of a football club).

Mike Allen
12 Posted 07/12/2016 at 14:15:22
Good getting the backroom staff beefed up, spread far and wide. Let's hope they get the right players in at the right price. However, there are some absolute bargains in the academy, right under their noses!
John Raftery
13 Posted 07/12/2016 at 20:26:04
Surely this is about building a long-term backroom team which will still be with the club when Koeman moves on, or is moved out!
Anthony Dwyer
14 Posted 08/12/2016 at 01:23:12
I'd like to think all these new scouts will find us some hidden low-priced talent.
Alan J Thompson
15 Posted 08/12/2016 at 14:41:08
I suppose the first requirement is that any players would be over 24 years old.
Alan J Thompson
16 Posted 08/12/2016 at 14:50:59
John (#13); Have I missed the subtlety in your message? Walsh is 65 and this bloke 71.
Nathan Rooney
17 Posted 08/12/2016 at 17:20:46
Michael (#8) – I can't wait to see Ethel Wobble and Madge Bollocks in action!

Tea & biscuits league champions 2016-17.

Class, mate.

John Daley
18 Posted 08/12/2016 at 17:25:18
71, based in Barcelona, and being paid to scout Spanish footie? Some gig that.
Anthony Hughes
19 Posted 11/12/2016 at 22:08:07
Madge Bollocks strikes me as a combative defensive midfielder.

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