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Are You A 442 Football Talentspotter?

Our football mates at fourfourtwo have come out with a great new interactive system where the people that count - the fans - can rate their team and other teams players.


We at Vital are all about fans opinions as our regulars will know, so it seems an ideal system for Vital to promote. fourfourtwo have also linked to Vital as they see us as a great voice for the fans, which is also why we are so heavily featured in their new biggest ever pre-season edition, in the shops now. Within the season preview supplement you will find the opinions of our editors for the fans view. You will also see Vital Football sites within the club pages of talentspotter, you didn't think we'd be missed out did you?!?

WARNING: Talentspotter is as addictive as Vital is!!!

So what is Talentspotter?

The system consists of a database of every professional footballer in Britain which gives FourFourTwo`s expert opinion on the player, allows fans to rate and comment on those players. These ratings form the Hotlists, the backbone of the site, which display up-to-the-minute information on the best and worst players as voted by fans. It is new so there are players to be added or removed from squad lists but it looks to us that it will be a favourite destination for many football fans!

Users can

Rate players
Comment on players
Research players, getting up-to-date ratings from real fans and comments from the people who watch them play every week
See up-to-the-minute lists of the highest-ranked players by division, position, skills and overall
Scout for players by position, particular skills or a combination
View every team`s squad, fixtures, results and filter the players by different skills to see who`s best at, eg, heading or passing.
Collect points for rating and commenting. The 'Top Spotters` with the most points win prizes.

Main areas of the site:

1) The Hotlists

A series of lists updated live showing the Top 50 highest-rated players:

By league
By position (goalkeepers, defenders, etc)
By skill (passing, heading, etc)

2) Player Profile Pages

Each player page features:

Player photo
Name, age, club, position, nationality, current rank
100-word FourFourTwo profile
Feature allowing users to instantly rate the player from 1-10
Detailed rating feature - heading, tackling, etc
A ranking graph that illustrates how their ranking has gone up/down
Detailed statistics from Opta about the player
Fantasy Football stats
User comments

3) Team pages

Page for each club featuring:

Star performers: the team`s best player in each position
Squad list allowing players to be sorted by attributes - eg heading/goalscoring/overall rating
Links to last opponents and next opponents

4) Top Spotters

Users earn points for rating (1 pt) and commenting (3 pts)
The users with the most points win weekly, monthly and seasonal prizes, as well as fame on the website

5) Go Scouting

Detailed facility allowing users to find potential players for their team by specifying: position, age, nationality, skills, etc


Because they value our opinions as real fans of the game, FourFourTwo are asking Vital Football users to tell them how the site could be better. If there`s anything you think would improve it, or anything you just can`t stand, email them: contact@footballtalentspotter.com

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 5 2008

Time: 10:26AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

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this looks like a great site and one i can use a lot for articles on here. we'll also have our own player and match ratings this season like last.
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05/08/2008 17:40:00

just hope its not abused with people putting in *****ty ratings that dont reflect their views
Report Abuse
06/08/2008 22:55:00

Sounds pretty good but I bet it will be abused by someone.
Report Abuse
06/08/2008 23:42:00


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