About me

My name is Stephen Bartley.

I got interested in football tactics and analysis when the covid lockdown stopped football. What started as something to fill the time until football returned became a bit of an obsession.

It led to helping out my local Step 4 non-league team Whitstable Town with opposition reports, before moving up a level to Margate to do the same. Now I’ve worked for a League 2 club writing match reports, and am the video analyst for Tonbridge Angels in the National League South.

This blog is a bit about that, as well as how I go about learning how to scout. But also about anything else that comes up.

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June 2023