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

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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!