Ben and Daire would be an interesting head to head in terms of football knowledge, but we can say for sure both have plenty. Ben played semi-professional football for several years at Step 3 level and to say he has an eye for quality players would be understating things.
He has better than 20:20 vision for what real potential and confirmed class look like. He is a qualified level 2 football scout (level 3 next up) and is also a qualified level 2 football coach (in process for a UEFA B license). Ben’s grounding in engineering helps him pinpoint the physics a good player must demonstrate and his experience on the pitch means he knows the drive a player needs to make it.
Ben is also likely to win the annual team golf tournament – when we have time for one – as he plays off 6. He is also keen on horse racing, and he has got the stamina for work of a champion racehorse so there will be many happy player transfers.