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I'm not sure how much was his hand directly in the recruitment of the scouts, but he did bring Steve Walsh and Craig Shakespeare with him as assistants. Walsh was the Head scout but we had lower scouts who would be searching in places like France to find players with potential. The key thing was that Pearson generally didn't like to operate publically when enquiring about players and quite a few signings came out of nowhere, but had been researched for a long time. We wouldn't buy a player because he was talented alone, he had to fit the character of the group. It was all very data analytical
I don't think he's as bad as that from what I've seen of LJ. The loyalty can be questionable at times but it does breed a good spirit for the squad so I'm sure he had his reasons. Hell, there ass a time where we were wondering why he was persevering with Vardy and look where that got us in the end! Hopefully Pearson gets the chance to build his squad and have the choice on who to keep and who to ship out. That's what will seperate you from the other teams in the championship because he will set you up brilliantly if given the time.
Hi all, congratulations on the good result yesterday! As you can tell by my username, I'm a big supporter of Pearson and thought I'd drop in to give you an idea behind his style. He's often viewed as defensive (Maybe because he's English and has that reputation from that) but he's anything but. In our 2013-14 was played a good 442, pressing high and pinning teams back against their own defense, and dominated the league really well that season. Part of the ability to do that, and even what we went onto do after was because of Pearson's big belief in sports science. I will say that he is go