Saturday, 4 April 2015

Footballer Direct News

Footballer Direct News: FAQs

Welcome to the Footballer Direct blog. We had some questions sent to our Facebook page this month and we thought we should give you all some answers!

What do you do?

One of the most innovative footballer scouting platforms ever created, Footballer Direct strive to put young talent on the radars of game decision makers. We know that it is hard to give your self an edge off the field, and our Player Passport is designed to be your footballing resume that you can share amongst your peers and promote yourself to new teams. 

Is Footballer Direct popular?

Although the initial take up was quite slow, Footballer Direct is growing in popularity as people started to realise it's power and potential. We are making new connections every week and new players are making profiles every day.

What does it cost?

Presently there is no cost associated with membership of Footballer Direct, there are no immediate plans to change this!

Is there a catch?

No, Footballer Direct was simply created as a way of helping grassroots football in the UK and beyond. You can remove your profile at any time and if you link your social media pages to our website we won't take your information or post on your behalf.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Moore to Leave Leicester

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Welcome to the Footballer Direct Roundup. Here are some of the transfers from the last week, and not without surprises. We are surprised to see Liam Moore being loaned to Brentford from Leicester seeing as he played such a key role in the team's promotion to the Premiership last season. Despite the team's mixed performances this season, we think it's a shame that this local lad has been loaned and we're sure he's gutted to be heading back to the Championship so soon.

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Adam Chicksen [Brighton - Fleetwood] 
Shamir Fenelon [Brighton - Dagenham & Redbridge] 
Adlene Guedioura [Crystal Palace - Watford]
Nick Proschwitz [Brentford - Coventry] 
Sam Saunders [Brentford - Wycombe] 
Chris Wood [Leicester - Ipswich] 
Nico Yennaris [Brentford - Wycombe] 
Jamal Campbell-Ryce [Sheffield Utd - Notts County] 
Shaun Harrad [Notts County - Cheltenham] 
Jordan Hugill [Preston - Tranmere] 
Jamie Jones [Preston - Rochdale] 
Pablo Mills [Bury - Cheltenham] 
Brendan Moore [Unattached - Fleetwood]
Liam Moore [Leicester City - Brentford] 
Marco Motta [Unattached - Watford]
Luke O'Neill [Burnley - Leyton Orient] 
Karleigh Osborne [Bristol City - Colchester] 
Matt Sparrow [Scunthorpe - Cheltenham] 

If you want to get involved with Footballer Direct, start by making a free account on our website. Follow the Footballer Direct twitter (@footballerdirec) for updates, web developments and success stories and also watch the video below. In the course of the last year our platform has come on in leaps and bounds thanks to the efforts of our fantastic team. Head over to our main blog and let us know your thoughts on the Footballer Direct website!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Footballer Direct: Redknapp Resigns

Harry Redknapp Resigns

Welcome to the Footballer Direct blog. Harry Redknapp resigns as QPR manager stating a knee operation as the reason for the move. 67 year old Redknapp told club chairman Tony Fernandes of his decision to leave the club at 05:30 on Tuesday. QPR are currently second bottom of the Premier League. He is quoted as saying “I need immediate surgery… If I can’t give 100% it is better for someone else to take over.” In the meantime, he will be replaced by Les Ferdinand and academy coach Chris Ramsey.

Redknapp led QPR into the Premier League last season after a Championship play-off win. There have been reports however that he was one game away from being sacked in January. He blamed an insider for these reports stating that they were attempting to destabilise the club.

“I have had such a fantastic time at QPR," said Redknapp, who joined QPR in November 2012. “I would like to thank the board, the players and all my staff, and especially the supporters who have been absolutely fantastic to me.”

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We are proud to be able to say that we have created what is a revolution in football talent scouting. New managers and teams are signing up every week to view the Footballer Direct player pool. With transfers at an all-time high in terms of costs, teams need to be able to view grassroots talent with ease and fuel their intakes into U18 and U21 squad line-ups. Footballer Direct are forging relationships with dozens of teams around the country, some huge, some small, and love the thrill of seeing young talent begin a potentially incredible journey. Watch the Footballer Direct video below and see how our platform has evolved.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Footballer Direct Roundup

Footballer Direct Roundup

Get involved and get noticed. Footballer Direct's incredible new footballer scouting platform is live and dozens of new players are signing up every week. If you are a manager or a team owner, you can also easily make a profile and view our players vitals and experience level. Log in with your Facebook profile for the quickest user experience, we won't post on your wall!

The 25-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper Norberto Murara Neto joined the Viola four years ago and the club have recently announced he has made the decision not to renew his contract. He will leave at the end of the season. Fiorentina have announced that goalkeeper Neto will leave the club when his contract runs out. He joined the Serie A team from Atletico Paranaense in January 2011. He soon became the regular first choice goalkeeper. Neto's deal at Stadio Artemio Franchi is now in its final months and the team announced on Saturday that he will be moving on.

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A statement from the club was as follows: "ACF Fiorentina must announce that goalkeeper Norberto Murara Neto today officially informed the club of his intention not to prolong his contract with the Viola. The decision is definitive... Neto was keen to make it known that his decision is entirely unrelated to financial motivations, with his desire to be free to decide his own future the sole reason behind his move." Fiorentina face bottom of the league side Parma on Tuesday.

If you want to find out more about Footballer Direct and want to compete with some of the best unsigned talent, make your Player Passport today on the fantastic new Footballer Direct platform. Our increased functionality now means that you can communicate directly with clubs, upload videos, photos, player history, highlights and experience, creating a fully rounded profile of your skills and personality. Find out more about Footballer Direct in this video, and in our other blogs!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Can Steven Gerrard only play deep?

Footballer Direct News: Steven Gerrard

After his success last season Gerrard was moved to the top of the diamond of midfielders for Liverpool’s trip to Bulgaria. He is a fantastic player but didn’t seem able to get into the match to his full capacity. The top of the midfield diamond is a position that requires bursts of pace and constant pressure but the England star is 34 years old now and its starting to show.

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Pundits can only see him having a few more years at world-class level in a deeper midfield role but Rodgers clearly felt that he needed him closer to the front.

He wasn’t the only one who took a bit of heat from that match. Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet's mistake allowed the hosts to take the lead has attracted criticism at the same time as many have jumped to his defense.

Sterling on the other hand is seen as Liverpool’s brightest light. He can cross with both feet and slips through the opposition effortlessly. This heat map shows his movement in the game and how much aggression he showed in his positioning.

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Visit the new Footballer Direct website to create your Player Passport and start being seen by decision makers in the world's greatest game. Message other players, make friends, get involved, get scouted. The Player Passport is a revolution in unsigned football. It allows you to upload videos of your skills, photos, playing history, personal details, and everything that a scout wants to see; all in one place. Visit Footballer Direct on Facebook or check out the official Footballer Direct website and get started in a matter of minutes. To make it easier you can log in with Facebook!

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Footballer Direct Suarez Admits Biting

Suarez says Biting is ‘Like an Impulse’

Footballer Direct is a new online platform designed to get young talent spotted by decision makers in the sport. Register your Player Passport online today on the Footballer Direct website!

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Luis Suarez attracted a lot of negative attention, even having to leave English football, because of his biting antics in the recent World Cup. The now Barcelona striker is quoted as saying: ‘It is like an impulse, like a reaction… I believe I am on the right path now,’ and admits that he is seeking help before his return to football after a four month ban when Barcelona will face Real Madrid.

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Footballer Direct: Caulker Wrongly Accused

Footballer Direct News: Caulker Accused of Stealing Cheese

Premier league footballer Steven Caulker, the £8 million defender of Queens Park Rangers, was handcuffed by police on suspicion of stealing a £1.85 tub of Philadelphia cheese from a Tesco store in Weybridge, Surrey. Caulker, 22, earns around £42,000 a week and was later released by police with no charges. 

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Witnesses from across the street had immediately recognised the footballer and reportedly found it hilarious. 

A Surrey police spokeswoman said that no crime had been committed and that "there was some confusion between staff about payment." This confusion led to officers jumping out of a nearby squad car and handcuffed the English national squad defender in front of stunned on-lookers.

QPR nor Caulker have made a comment on the matter as yet. Find out more about Footballer Direct!