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LONDON — It had all the hallmarks of an afternoon of speed dating. On a gloriously warm Tuesday this week, a group of soccer executives, from clubs large and small from across Europe and even as far afield as Brazil and the United States, were getting to know each other at 15-minute intervals inside a banquet hall at Stamford Bridge, the West London home of Premier League giant Chelsea.
Outside, tourists visiting the stadium frolicked in the sunshine of the stands.
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Armed with a nametag with a nickname, a scorecard and their sparkling personality, they are paired up and their first date begins.
Harford spoke as he pored over a list of young players being made available for loan by Paul Konchesky, loan manager at the middling Premier League club West Ham.
Harford, a towering former striker, was in the market for players elite teams were looking to loan out — either young players needing the experience of first team soccer or older athletes who were unlikely to make the roster this season.
When such changes occur, players who would once have been seen as indispensable may no longer fit.
His club hired a new coach, Graham Potter, at the start of the season, and that’s likely to mean more changes than usual as Brighton tries to build a squad matching Potter’s preferences.Our customers are young single professionals in their 20s, 30s, and early 40s.