Yeovil Town launch Twitter scouting network
Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton reckons social networking site can be used for good in football, and not just to get players into trouble.
The cash-strapped Glovers’ boss has revealed he has launched a Twitter scouting network since he cannot afford to employ real-life scouts.
The 35-year-old is inviting his Yeovil-supporting Twitter followers to suggest the names of decent players they’ve spotted, even going as far as to set them menial scouting tasks in some cases.
He said: “It’s not a bit of fun for me – it’s serious business.
“I can’t afford a scouting system. I’ve got 1,700 followers and out of that I’ve got quite a few names and there’s been some interesting ones.
“There’s been so many players who have come through and we are following a couple of those leads.
“There was one or two that I had glossed over, that I’ve come back to.
“I think it gives the supporters a bit of fun as well as I’ve had supporters go through non-league annuals, going out and watching games saying ‘what about this player?’.
“I’d like to thank the supporters for adding a bit of amateur scouting, it’s worked out really well for us.”
Most managers would face a barrage of mock suggestions from rival supporters but… well, Yeovil don’t really have any rivals.