THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

The unknown story of football's true talent spotters

322 NowhereShaun O'Connor arrived at the Potters Bar pitches to check on the progress of some under-12 players who'd shown potential, but when the referee for a neighbouring game between teams of under-9s failed to show, he volunteered to officiate. He was about to start a new job with Arsenal's academy and one eight-year-old, playing on the wing for Luton, caught his eye. Read more

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