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Glenn Roeder has added two of his former West Ham United scouts to his Newcastle United team at St James' Park.

 

And bearing in mind all the top youngsters who have come through the ranks at Upton Park, the acquisition of Ted Pearce and Dave Goodwin has got to be good news for United.

 

Goodwin is the scout who is always credited for spotting Rio Ferdinand and getting him to join West Ham.

 

Roeder says: "Ted, who is a former chief scout at West Ham, has a wealth of experience and he was good enough to turn Farnborough Town from a park team into a Conference side.

 

"Dave has been responsible for a lot of good young players arriving at West Ham and we are delighted to have signed the pair of them up.

 

"Don't forget, apart from looking for good young players, most of the Premiership teams are in the South and Ted and Dave will be a big help to us vetting them."

 

As far as scouting goes, Roeder has already improved things from the previous regime, although he was happy to retain the services of his chief scout, David Mills.

 

But Roeder still insists on getting his money's worth from his coaching staff, who have been seconded to help out with the scouting.

 

For while Roeder was at Dublin on Wednesday night watching the Republic of Ireland hammered by Holland, his number two, Kevin Bond, was dispatched to run the rule over Germany's match with Sweden.

 

And both Terry McDermott and Lee Clark watched an England team without any United players give Greece a 4-0 beating at Old Trafford.

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And both Terry McDermott and Lee Clark watched an England team without any United players give Greece a 4-0 beating at Old Trafford.

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Guest Patrokles

Looks like Babayaro is our new chief scout. He's convinced Roeder to sign both Duff and Martins.

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I missed this from the other day. Good news though - establishing a proper scouting network is essential.

 

By the way, I would put my mortgage on McDermott and Clark having been half cut at the England game they were :blush: scouting :blush: at. :blush:

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