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The Scout7 Podcast

Welcome to the Home Page of the Scout7 Podcast. In each episode, we bring together experienced professionals from the football industry to discuss a wide range of subjects relating to scouting, recruitment and player development in the modern game.

Jan 11, 2018

In the latest episode of the Scout7 Podcast, OptaPro’s Ben Makriell discusses the application of data into the recruitment process alongside Simon Wilson, who was previously Strategy and Performance Manager at Manchester City and the former Head of Technical Scouting at Norwich City, Donald Barron.


Dec 20, 2017

In the latest episode of the Scout7 Podcast, the former Strategy and Performance Manager at Manchester City, Simon Wilson, discusses the changing attitudes towards data in football, alongside the Head of OptaPro Ben Makriell and the former Head of Technical Scouting at Norwich City, Donald Barron.


Jul 13, 2017

In the latest episode of the Scout7 Podcast, Toronto FC’s Director of Scouting Operations Jack Dodd and Atlanta United’s Head of Video and Technical Analysis Lucy Rushton discuss recruitment strategies adopted by MLS franchises in the United States.


Jun 30, 2017

In the latest episode of the Scout7 Podcast, Aston Villa’s Head of European Recruitment Ian Atkins, Norwich City Sporting Director Stuart Webber and former Charlton Athletic Chief Scout Steve Head discuss the challenges of assembling your First Team squad before a new season starts.


Jan 26, 2017

In the latest episode of the Scout7 Podcast, former Watford Assistant Manager Dean Austin, former Derby Country Director of Recruitment Rob MacKenzie and current Blackburn Rovers scout Gil Prescott reflect on the impact technology has had on the recruitment process.