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By Christopher Bates     Jun 24, 2011 in Sports
Yeovil - In a strange, yet creative move, the manager of English soccer club, Yeovil Town, posted a tweet encouraging supporters to recommend potential summer signings.
Speaking to BBC Somerset, Terry Skiverton, manager of the Glovers, said: “A few people are calling it the first 'twansfer'. I'll be retweeting the ones that came up with the name Kieran Agard. There's a couple of people who had mentioned him, so they'll be taking the credit."
Agard, who has joined Yeovil on a one-year deal, spent his youth career at Arsenal and Everton. Although Everton signed the striker to a senior contract in 2008, he never featured as part of David Moyes’ plans. After loan spells at Peterborough United and Kilmarnock, Agard was released from his contract at Goodison Park last month.
The 21-year-old is relishing the opportunity to shine Huish Park. "It is a good club for me to come to and hopefully me and Yeovil can move forward. I want to be playing first-team football so this is the right time for me to get out there and show everyone what I can do."
Skiverton added: "The help from the supporters has been magnificent. What I didn't realise was other supporters from other clubs had jumped on the bandwagon. I've had supporters from Liverpool, Man Utd, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Championship clubs like Cardiff, all telling me about their best youngsters and players are available on loan. The supporters sometimes feel left behind but in this case they've been asked for their opinion. I'm trying to do it a different way by giving them a bit of interest and it's been excellent."
I don't think Sir Alex Ferguson will be the next manager to adopt the 'twansfer' philosophy. The most decorated manager in soocer recently hinted at banning his players from using Twitter, after Wayne Rooney offered to 'fight a fan'.
In a truly remarkable rant, the 69-year-old said: "I don't understand it to be honest with you. I don't know why anybody can be bothered with that kind of stuff. How do you find the time to do that? There are a million things you can do in your life without that. Get yourself down to the library and read a book. Seriously. It is a waste of time. It seems to have a certain momentum at the moment. Everyone seems to want to do it. It is responsibility. They are responsible for their actions. We as a club are looking at it because there can be issues attached to it. And we don't want that."
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