Walsh signs up top Scandinavian scout

Sunday, 25 June, 2017 27comments  |  Jump to most recent
Everton have reportedly lured another recruitment specialist away from Leicester City.

Director of Football, Steve Walsh, has brought Scandinavian scout Ole Nielsen onto his team according to the Liverpool Echo.

NIelsen fills a vacancy created by Bryan King's departure to Aston Villa last January.  

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Will Mabon
1 Posted 25/06/2017 at 08:47:34
Goodison Park, home of The Toffoxes.
Gordon Crawford
2 Posted 25/06/2017 at 09:07:42
Foxes glazier Everton mints. Never heard of the guy, but if he helps move us forward, then that's great.
Paul Smith
3 Posted 25/06/2017 at 09:30:45
Ole Nielson is keeping schtum about the reported buy out clause in his contract, Leicester are fuming and could hold up the move. TW is in meltdown with the potential permutations and MK is dreading the 10 threads likely to be dedicated to this huge issue.

News just in from a guy on Twitter & Walsh's dog groomer – Nielson is concentrating on his native land's progress in the U21 comp in Poland and nothing has been finalised as yet.

John Newman
4 Posted 25/06/2017 at 10:14:19
This is good news, the fact that we seem so active as a football club in many different aspects from the development of USM Finch Farm to player recruitment the design of our new stadium and now improvements in our scouting network.

Great time to be an Evertonian.

Joe Foster
6 Posted 25/06/2017 at 11:56:58
It's like a new signing.
Henrik Lyngsie
7 Posted 25/06/2017 at 12:07:13
He is Danish. He is also scout for the Danish club OB Odense. I was a bit surprised to learn that, but the justification is that the Danish club is scouting at a lower level.
Mads Kamp
8 Posted 25/06/2017 at 12:11:43
You cannot get enough Danes! Keep ´em coming!
Gary Edwards
9 Posted 25/06/2017 at 12:12:34
5 years at Leicester and they have how many Scandis in their 1st team squad? Schmeichel doesn't exactly need scouting. Then again, what did Bryan King do for us in the past 5 years?

There haven't been many successful Scandi footballers for the past +10 years anything half decent seems to go to Ajax. We should have poached their Scandi 'expert' or Porto's South American 'expert'.

Colin Glassar
10 Posted 25/06/2017 at 12:13:47
I wish some of those Danish players from the 80s were still available.
Ray Roche
11 Posted 25/06/2017 at 12:13:48
I wonder if he can get that dead fit bird from Abba?
Colin Glassar
12 Posted 25/06/2017 at 12:14:41
Which one died, Ray? 😉
Henrik Lyngsie
13 Posted 25/06/2017 at 12:25:27
Gary (#9). Well, football has become global even in the Scandinavian leagues.

These days, the Danish league is packed with imports from all over the world. Leicester bought the Ghanese Amartey from FC Copenhagen. Like we bought our own Bryan Oviedo from the same club.

Schmeichel is Danish but never played in the Danish league and even his youth career was in England.

Ray Roche
14 Posted 25/06/2017 at 12:26:35
Colin, funny, that.
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
15 Posted 25/06/2017 at 13:21:38

Her name is Agnetha.

Bit snobby as it is normally without the "h" as in Agneta. It is like spelling it Smyth rather than Smith. Or, as the Londoners would spell it... Smiff.

Colin Glassar
16 Posted 25/06/2017 at 13:58:31
Agnes Smith is it then, Phil?
Steve Hogan
17 Posted 25/06/2017 at 15:14:28
Is it Benni (with the mustache) Ray is banging on about? Nurse, where's my tablets...
Paul Birmingham
18 Posted 25/06/2017 at 15:22:23
The Walsh footprint for developing the scouting system. Let's hope we get some Thomas Gravesen and alike, Ibrahimovic type players for us in the future.
Peter Norris
19 Posted 25/06/2017 at 16:52:50
Steve – It's all about Money Money Money, so The Winner Takes It All...
John Pickles
20 Posted 25/06/2017 at 17:08:11
Hope he recommends a couple of Norwegians to sign.

It'll mean at least two less season ticket sales at Mordor.

Paul Kossoff
21 Posted 25/06/2017 at 19:07:38
Does this mean Walsh can sit on his arse and do even less? Not impressed so far with his work.

And no he didn't find Gueye – Koeman was after him while at Southampton.

What's that? Williams! one of the most bang average defenders I've seen. Pickford, £30 million for a goalkeeper! Yes that's a find!

I'm not well and I'm in a bad mood! Lol 😇

Gary Edwards
22 Posted 25/06/2017 at 19:57:17

I hope you're Alright Now...


Paul Kossoff
23 Posted 25/06/2017 at 20:19:22
Gary, ta, for wishing well on me, 😋
Len Hawkins
24 Posted 25/06/2017 at 21:52:23
She asked me do you want a chicken pie when she called me last night from Tesco.
Bob Hannigan
25 Posted 25/06/2017 at 22:03:01
I suppose it's a great move but can he defend & provide service to our front line?
Tim Sharpe
26 Posted 26/06/2017 at 09:52:53
Len, The pie was Chicken Tikka, you and I know. ;)
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
27 Posted 26/06/2017 at 10:49:12
Colin, no Agnes is a different name:


Paul A Smith
28 Posted 26/06/2017 at 14:46:00
When I see the soppy comments about Walsh, I just want to scream in someone's ear.

How on earth can a fan be impressed we have hired a Scandanavian scout. And one you know nothing about, or his success rate in England.

Does anyone scout in England these days? Are we looking for the next Sigurdsson?

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