The concept of this blog is one that probably needs explaining. The idea of a prospects list isn’t a new one – fans across the world have names they know and follow for years. Personally, I started doing them properly whilst posting at hfboards, where existing lists were found for a multitude of leagues from some very knowledgable people. Taking inspiration from a French friend, I’ve decided to take my list further, to this site, and keep regular updates of progress.
Due to the nature and criteria of the list – which is explained at the top of ‘the prospects’ page – there’ll be quite a turnover in the names annually. During the season you can expect regular updates on the current top 50, which will be updated during the season. When names move on, they’ll be kept archived in ‘the graduates’ section for reference.
Not everyone can be pleased and I imagine there’ll be comments along the lines of “where’s ?”, which is part of the fun of it. Names emerge over a season and make their way into the list, and existing occupants of a place drop off and fail to live up to their previous standing. It’s an inexact science but over time, I can only hope to have more hits than misses.