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The Scouted Football Podcast brings you the latest news and views on all things under-23 talent. Insight, analysis and opinion on break-out stars, youth tournaments and stories of the season; Scouted Football have got you covered.

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The Scouted Football Podcast brings you the latest news and views on all things under-23 talent. Insight, analysis and opinion on break-out stars, youth tournaments and stories of the season; Scouted Football have got you covered.

    AFCON with Ed Aarons

    AFCON with Ed Aarons

    AFCON 2021 is here...in January 2022.

    We've had two rounds of Group Stage matches already, heaps of late drama, new names, familiar faces and plenty of surprise results - and we're only getting started. Give the tournament the respect it deserves, listen to the Scouted Football Podcast with 'Made in Africa' co-host, author and African football expert: the Guardian's Ed Aarons.

    Topics include - but are not limited to:

     - Mali and Guinea's young squads
    - Saïdou Sow and Anis Ben Slimane player focus
    - 17-year-old duo Abdul Fatawu Issahaku and Karim Konaté
    - Gambia and Serie A
    - Tournament predictions 

    • 39 min
    AS Monaco with Ed Stratmann

    AS Monaco with Ed Stratmann

    AS Monaco are the club of Thierry Henry, Glenn Hoddle, Emmanuel Petit, Lilian Thuram, Arsène Wenger and most recently Kylian Mbappé - their place in Gallic footballing folklore is sacrosanct. 

    The Scouted Football Podcast takes a deep dive into the Monégasque club in modern day: including Niko Kovač's sacking and immediate replacement as well as up-and-coming, coming-of-agers Aurélien Tchouaméni and Sofiane Diop.

    Listen now.

    Guest: @EdwardStratmann of the Monaco Tribune

    • 46 min
    Scouted Football's 2021 Review

    Scouted Football's 2021 Review

    END OF YEAR SPECIAL

    We look back on some of our favourite clips from the Scouted Football Podcast throughout 2021, including...

    @LGAmbrose on Stuttgart and Silas Katompa Mvumpa
    @ZoryaLondonsk on Ukraine and Everton-bound Vitalyi Mykolenko
    @benjack94 on Belgium and Albert Sambi Lokonga
    @FMAnalysis on Second Tier Scouting and Mohamed Bayo
    @Orland1nho on Chelsea and Conor Gallagher
    @AFHStewart on Sochaux and Alain Virginius
    @OtherBundesliga on Austria and Karim Adeyemi
    @JFfutbol on PL2 and Villa + Leeds
    @Tim_Vickery on South America and Ecuador
    @Jon_Mackenzie on SC Freiburg and Nico Schlotterbeck

    • 38 min
    Rayo Vallecano with Ruairidh Barlow

    Rayo Vallecano with Ruairidh Barlow

    Rayo Vallecano are sitting pretty in LaLiga, currently occupying a spot in the European places. They've never finished higher than 8th in the club's history.

    Coached by Andoni Iraola, a former student of Marcelo Bielsa, Ernesto Valverde and José Luis Mendilibar, Rayo are defying the odds and currently boast the best home record across Europe's top five leagues having picked up 25/27 points in their first nine games at Vallecas this season.

    Oh, and they were promoted via the Segunda División play-offs last year.

    Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) provides the insight on Rayo, their coach, an interesting U23 left-back as well as three more standout youngsters (Vinicíus Jr, Nico Williams and Oihan Sancet) in LaLiga.

    • 47 min
    Olympique Lyonnais with Alex Collings

    Olympique Lyonnais with Alex Collings

    Joe (@JoeDonnohue) and Alex Collings (@alexfrco) discuss all things OL as the Ligue 1 club assist in navigating yet another exciting crop of teenagers through the travails of top flight and European football, whilst also touching on the historic relationship between the club and North African migration. Caution: may contain Cherki.

    2:23: Les Gones - A Background on the academy, Jean-Michel Aulas and past generations

    5:12: OL's youth scouting structure

    8:42: Head Coach Peter Bosz

    13:42: The current crop: Vogel, Gusto, Lukeba, Caqueret, Cherki, Aouar and co

    17:45: Maxence Caqueret

    22:13: Rayan Cherki

    30:00: Houssem Aouar

    32:24: Mohamed El Arouch and the North African connection at OL

    38:29: Partnering with Ligue 2 sides and investment in the academy

    • 44 min
    Swiss Super League with Oliver Zesiger

    Swiss Super League with Oliver Zesiger

    Mohamed Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka began their European careers in the Swiss Super League - and it has continued to produce young players for the continent's best divisions over the past decade.

    Football Manager researcher and professional football scout Oliver Zesiger (@aulit_z) joins Joe on this week's episode to discuss his area of expertise: Switzerland's top flight and which under-23 players to keep tabs on.

    2:06: Scouting the Swiss Super League for Football Manager

    5:29: The Swiss Super League - a summary

    7:33: FC Basel - Arthur Cabral, Joelson Fernandes, Sebastiano Esposito, Mamadou Kaly Sène and the loan system

    21:26: Grasshoppers' affiliation with Wolves

    24:36: Bećir Omeragić and FC Zürich

    29:05: Fabian Rieder, Young Boys and the UEFA Champions League

    31:47: Kastriot Imeri and Servette 

    37:12: Swiss Super League honourable mentions - Leonidas Stergiou, Filip Ugrinić

    • 45 min

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