What Should Hashtag United Do Next? Squawka Documentary

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  • Published on Jul 19, 2019
  • What should Hashtag United do next? After achieving promotion in their first ever season, Hashtag United ended the 2018/2019 season on a high. The club, founded by TheXvidr Spencer Owen are now in the ninth tier of English football. So what should Hashtag United do next to continue to improve and to rise up the Football League?
    Spencer Owen (Club Founder), Jay Devereux (Manager), Tom Williams (Player/Coach) and Charlie Morley (Player & TheXvidr) tell us what they think about Hashtag United’s 2018/2019 season, and about how they move forward in this Squawka documentary.
    Thanks to all our contributors;
    Spencer Owen: thexvid.com/user/officialfifaplaya
    Jay Devereux: twitter.com/devs76Tom Williams: twitter.com/MrTomWilliams
    Charlie Morley: thexvid.com/channel/UCispvoHvINRUT3g8EgPWguA
    Hashtag United: thexvid.com/user/hashtagunited
    Hashtag United are in their words, a one-of-a-kind Football and Esports Club. Founded by TheXvidr Spencer Owen in 2016, the club have taken an innovative approach to the role and operation of a semi professional football club. For the latest in our documentary series we are thankful to them for speaking to us themselves about their development.
    Having joined the football pyramid at the tenth level, Hashtag United secured promotion in their first ever season last time out. We join them as the club are about to begin their second ever league season in the ninth tier of English football, but what should Hashtag United do next to progress? We’ve spoken to the clubs players, founder and manager, the people driving the club forward to get their view.
    The recent winner of the clubs latest “Hashtag Academy” series is Joshua Osude. The youngster will want to follow in the footsteps of the winner of the clubs first series last summer, Scott Pollock. Scott is now playing for League Two Northampton Town and was voted the clubs Young Player of the Season for 2018/19. Spencer Owen sees youth development as key to Hashtag United developing over the coming seasons, wanting the club to produce “plenty more” players who go on to join professional clubs.
    Manager Jay Devereux gives us a unique insight into managing a non-league club with a massive online presence like Hashtag United. Online, fans worldwide follow the club and this gives an added dimension to managing a non-league football team, both in the eyes of the players and the clubs opposition, who often want to rise to the occasion of having cameras present at non-league games that are not usually filmed.
    What should Hashtag United do next? Comment your view below!
    #HashtagUnited #HashtagAcademy
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  • BoroFan Campbell
    BoroFan Campbell 20 days ago

    Sign some more ex-pros

  • Marco Scheurink
    Marco Scheurink 25 days ago

    I'm against modern football and the name seems a bit plastic indeed, but if Hashtag become a bigger club, with Spencer they would have a chairman who has a lot of real passion for the game, that's a good thing at least

  • Morris Meeuwissen
    Morris Meeuwissen 25 days ago +1

    buy me as a player

  • Kasey Escape
    Kasey Escape 26 days ago +9

    I’m tired of this obsession about the name. “The Beatles” is a bit of a naff band name but nobody even notices it because they’re so well known - nobody even thinks about the name, it just “is”.
    The same goes for football teams. If Hashtags go on to achieve a load of success, people will forget about and not even acknowledge the name. Moreover, the reason it may sound silly now is because the use of “hashtags” is still relatively new. There will be a time when people no longer use hashtags in the same way and therefore the name “Hashtag United” will be warm and nostalgic as opposed to “trendy”.

    • Essence EptiK
      Essence EptiK 26 days ago +1

      Kasey Escape I never minded the name but that’s a really good point

  • Z
    Z 27 days ago +2

    They should think of making a woman’s team it would be good for woman’s football and hashtag as a whole.

  • Sports Most iconic
    Sports Most iconic 27 days ago

    Good luck lads

  • iCASHH
    iCASHH 28 days ago

    I think Spens just talked about me... 7:42

  • Eternal Blue
    Eternal Blue 28 days ago +2

    This club has a massive connection and network that no other club on the planet has. My first love is my Seattle Sounders. #EBFG , it’s my city and my club. But Hashtag United is EVERYONE’S club. From everywhere.

  • Joshua Gates
    Joshua Gates 28 days ago

    play the dons

  • Andrew Wilson
    Andrew Wilson 28 days ago +1

    Loved this

  • Jordan Renton
    Jordan Renton 28 days ago +4

    Fantastic short documentary. Hopefully can see Hashtag one day in the flesh. I am a Sunderland fan but might just make Hashtag my 2nd English club

  • BosserTronHamz
    BosserTronHamz 28 days ago +1

    Sign David Meyler

  • Im Kingy
    Im Kingy 29 days ago +1

    I really hope hashtag go far

  • Calzum
    Calzum 29 days ago +1

    oh damn anstey nomads? my local village team as a when i was growing haha

  • Zico Mitchell
    Zico Mitchell 29 days ago +1

    "We're a football team on youtube not a youtube football team" says the manager of a team called Hashtag United

  • Dabestcow21
    Dabestcow21 29 days ago +3

    I can see this club being a 7-5th tier club in the future tbh.
    Edit: Speaking about Scott Pollock being in the National league. Josh could be another gem that can go far. Just got work out a few kinks, then boom, you got a star in the making.

    • Dabestcow21
      Dabestcow21 26 days ago +1

      @I 7Vo Skill I I know the English football pyramid, just forgot Northampton was in league 2😂

    • Dabestcow21
      Dabestcow21 26 days ago +1

      @I 7Vo Skill I ahhh thank you😂

    • I 7Vo Skill I
      I 7Vo Skill I 27 days ago

      Dabestcow21 Scott is in league 2 one step up from national league

  • Duper Animator
    Duper Animator 29 days ago +12

    Just imagine ten years after...
    “Goal! Hashtag United had secured their win! They are crowned the UCL winner!”

  • J Bo
    J Bo 29 days ago +4

    Spencer seems to have a good head on his shoulders. The club is in good hands. Hopefully he stays in charge in case there is ever major investment in this. Would be great if a big club loaned some players to yall and maybe set up some kind of partnership. Maybe ive been playing Football Manager too much...

  • Marius P
    Marius P 29 days ago

    i thought Mustafi was in the thumbnail and they were just making fun of it

  • Dan 123
    Dan 123 29 days ago +57

    Anyone else been watching Spencer since his Fifa playa days? 😅

    • Josh McCaw
      Josh McCaw 27 days ago

      found that fucking hilarious when I was a little kid.

  • ILikechipsandham97
    ILikechipsandham97 29 days ago

    man like stevie snake eyes if u no u no

  • bluebelly83
    bluebelly83 29 days ago

    I'm one of the "guys across the world" who support this club. I think what they should do next is continue developing the "eco system" as Spencer said. I am looking forward to watching the youth team, ladies team, and further expansion. It's really a remarkable club that I'm proud to support.

  • Hesie Nash
    Hesie Nash 29 days ago +1

    Cringiest club out there

  • dan kavanagh
    dan kavanagh 29 days ago

    play SE Dons

  • Mr.xPatatohead Da best

    Been a fan since day one

  • AvR4J
    AvR4J Month ago +1

    You could do a fan event and be the sdmn football team

  • Jack Obrien
    Jack Obrien Month ago

    Play glenavon there semi professional and there in the top league of Northern Ireland

  • Kian Green
    Kian Green Month ago +23

    The year is 2045.
    Martin Tyler is in a wheel chair.
    Hashtag score to win the premier league
    Martin Tyler jumps out of his chair.
    Life is good

  • a
    a Month ago +3

    I'd love to hashtag take on west ham in the FA cup

  • My name Jeff
    My name Jeff Month ago

    Clapton cfc have a better journey tho

  • NachoInsaño 2.0
    NachoInsaño 2.0 Month ago

    Football is dead.

    • plebbo14
      plebbo14 Month ago +2

      NachoInsaño 2.0 why cos you’re some beta male loser?

  • Harry Jefferson
    Harry Jefferson Month ago

    A plastic club, ruining the world of football. You’re supposed to actually GO to games instead of just watching it on a stream


    Is what a complete idiot would say. I love Hashtag United💛💙💛💙

  • Jao Ogalesco
    Jao Ogalesco Month ago +3

    Damn Tom Williams played for QPR wtffff

  • Stan Lee
    Stan Lee Month ago +5

    Palmers FC

    • Squawka Football
      Squawka Football  Month ago

      Yeah there's some great channels doing good things in Sunday league football

  • Simmyy 4397
    Simmyy 4397 Month ago +5

    Been following Spencer’s incredible journey since his early days on TheXvid and its mind blowing to see how far he’s gone, shows that hard work and dedication can take you anywhere! Never forget to # it!!

  • Alexopoulos1312
    Alexopoulos1312 Month ago +33

    Does anyone realize that if hashtag get promoted every season for 6 years the will be in FIFA25

    • xywa23
      xywa23 22 days ago

      @Danixe they are, but currently it is a single season install patch - clubs' goals, finances, scouting, transfers, all irrelevant - no thanks.

    • Kasey Escape
      Kasey Escape 26 days ago

      Perhaps if they become popular enough, they’ll be added before then as a novelty.

    • Danixe
      Danixe 29 days ago +2

      xywa23 they are...

    • xywa23
      xywa23 29 days ago +1

      F..k fifa! I want Hashtag in Football Manager!

    • Hesie Nash
      Hesie Nash 29 days ago

      I highly doubt that, that would happen.

  • Bobby Vuksanovich
    Bobby Vuksanovich Month ago +2

    Imagine if they make the prem one day? 😂

  • RudBoi
    RudBoi Month ago +2

    Thought the thumbnail was Mustafi

  • Sean Clark
    Sean Clark Month ago +2

    I can't help but feel angry at Spencer for abandoning his YT audience just so that he could fulfill his fantasy of having a "professional" club. Don't get me wrong I love hashtag and the work they are doing, but Spencer is a TheXvidr and he abandoned his subscribers. He rarely posts videos because he's so focused on being something he's not!

    • Sean Clark
      Sean Clark 29 days ago +1

      @bluebelly83 true, you're right. I just miss his FIFA and football videos.

    • bluebelly83
      bluebelly83 29 days ago +4

      I understand your frustration, but I would argue this is something he wanted to be all along. He is the owner of a football club now and a leader in the FIFA esports world. I am celebrating his success. Hopefully someone else will come along with innovative FIFA content like Uncle Spenny used to give us.

  • Tol Taylor
    Tol Taylor Month ago +1

    Sign me cause I’m a baller

  • HUW1097
    HUW1097 Month ago +1

    What the traditionalists aren't happy with is the "new". Football clubs have always been associated with a town, a city or a general local area. The older clubs were created from church parishes or schools. Hashtag didn't do that to grow the "fair" way, their home is the internet and it allows this large following that small traditional new clubs can only dream of. That's what sadly fuels the jealousy.

    • James Waters
      James Waters 29 days ago

      HUW1097
      What’s wrong with that tho

  • The Page's
    The Page's Month ago +13

    Supporting a "proper" is not real any more. The clubs dont need the fans, the players dont care. Its all about money, I quickly became out of love with football due to this. Been a subscriber to Spencer FC for years and watched nearly every game theyve played.

  • Citsemabutfo Dlamini
    Citsemabutfo Dlamini Month ago +6

    I like this. Those who fail to adapt and innovate become irrelevant. Anything can happen but this project looks promising. Love from South Africa!

  • Osten Parish
    Osten Parish Month ago +1

    love this guys

  • Ethan Mccaughey
    Ethan Mccaughey Month ago

    Love hashtag but I have 2 doubts/problems
    1. Is spencer rich enough to maintain a stable football club
    2. Everyone who likes hashtag also supports another team there hardly anyone who just supports hashtag and none else

    • Squawka Football
      Squawka Football  Month ago +1

      Interesting points, I think Hashtag are new in many ways, them being a commercially sustainable club (ie not dependent on a single big money investor) would be another innovative thing they could bring to football. Too many clubs are ran in a ridiculous way financially that isn't good for the game in the long term.
      Regarding your second point on supporters, I'm sure as the club progresses they'll pick up more fans. As any team who grows and climbs the football ladder would

    • The Page's
      The Page's Month ago

      I think you will be surprised how many young fans support hashtag first

    • Jasanth Mathew
      Jasanth Mathew Month ago +1

      1. Spencer doesn't need to be rich. Big companies will know how much money they can make of hashtag since it's a global thing watched by thousands. They can easily aquire a lot of money through sponsorship deals
      2. Most non league sides are supported by guys who have two clubs. The good thing about hashtags fan base being so young is that in 10 years time all the cringy 11 years old will still be there but just 10 years older. They would have also made some younger fans through the internet as well.
      Overall as a business model hashtag United is actually really clever. I think the only problem with it is that other big coprations will try and replicate it and provide competition not only football wise but viewership wise as well

  • apexperfection619
    apexperfection619 Month ago +15

    Spencer looks like an English Xabi Alonso

  • PirateRadioDude
    PirateRadioDude Month ago +1

    Hashtag is my second club, come on you tags! Another promotion on the way

  • Lucas Louro
    Lucas Louro Month ago +8

    they should send their players to besiktas... and bring in phill Jones and mustafi

  • Ryan Fox
    Ryan Fox Month ago +24

    I love Hashtag! I’m a Norwich fan primarily. But I definitely class Hashtag Utd as
    My second club. I am a massive fan. It’s amazing being able to follow everything and I was just as happy with Hashtag UTD’s promotion as I was with Norwich’s promotion to the premier league!

  • Mark
    Mark Month ago +2

    Get Red Bull to buy the club they’ve been wanting to buy an English club for years

    • Hesie Nash
      Hesie Nash 29 days ago

      Maybe they'll change the aids name too.

  • Train Effective
    Train Effective Month ago +1

    Love that. The spirit is strong with these lads.

    • TITUS 3V5
      TITUS 3V5 Month ago

      How old is nick Humphries if u mind

  • Connor Borman
    Connor Borman Month ago

    No-one really cares.

    • plebbo14
      plebbo14 Month ago +1

      Rob Robson because he does care he’s just pretending to be cool by disliking something popular

    • Rion Sykora
      Rion Sykora Month ago +1

      So if no one cares and you’re someone then why did you watch this mate????

  • Japple
    Japple Month ago +2

    Can’t take this seriously 😂

    • Japple
      Japple 28 days ago +1

      Random Person 123 alright calm down hashtag united fan boy

    • Random Person 123
      Random Person 123 28 days ago +1

      Bruh you play fortnite nobody can take you seriously

  • UTFT
    UTFT Month ago +70

    In 8 years time Hashtag will be either already in the national league or 1 tier away. Remember this

  • UTFT
    UTFT Month ago +3

    Who ever calls hashtag a plastic club is a spazmoid

  • Jupring84 Quills
    Jupring84 Quills Month ago +48

    The only way hashtag destroys itself is if the club gets big and the “behind the scenes” content is gone and is becoming a subscription service

  • alex kirby
    alex kirby Month ago +6

    Don’t have an issue with it just the name is really cringe

  • Lewis Young
    Lewis Young Month ago

    Virgins

  • wonkeydonkey Donkey Channel

    Great video. What a story!

  • Ed Chavez
    Ed Chavez Month ago +3

    Hashtag United vs Orange County SC 👏👏🔝🔝

  • Henry Save-All
    Henry Save-All Month ago +64

    Hashtag Juniors FC ?? I know a decent keeper for U11’s 😉

    • XIV frost
      XIV frost 26 days ago

      they are not that rich lmao

    • James Young
      James Young 29 days ago

      What like S club juniors haha?

    • J Bo
      J Bo 29 days ago +1

      @PG JC bro stop shitting on mans idea.

    • Ctrl Alt FTBL
      Ctrl Alt FTBL 29 days ago +4

      PG JC yeah they do mate a lot of non league teams run sunday junior teams

    • PG JC
      PG JC Month ago +1

      Henry Save-All yh like u20 or something not u11s🤦‍♂️

  • Jay Brown
    Jay Brown Month ago +1

    Where can I buy A hashtag Jersey?

  • Yandrii
    Yandrii Month ago +56

    they should sign akinfenwa and david meyler next!

    • Adam Fc
      Adam Fc 17 days ago

      oli french he’s a Tottenham fan Allie him he’s clearly slow

    • KID 7
      KID 7 27 days ago

      Pretty sure he has retired. Imagine how out of shape he would be only training twice a week.

    • Amateur FM
      Amateur FM Month ago +7

      oli french when a player retires his pro career is over but many player who retire from pro footy play semi and amateur footy eg tom williams

    • oli french
      oli french Month ago +3

      Rembo // TottenhamFan how can they sign Akinfenwa if he retires think about that 🤣

  • Lil Blaze
    Lil Blaze Month ago +10

    Thank you squawka for putting this together and can’t wait for next season to see them boys in blue in the prem next decade

  • SteveAnglia
    SteveAnglia Month ago +7

    This is a decent video, nice work to the people who worked on this!

  • Rhys Clarke
    Rhys Clarke Month ago +22

    I've been watching Spencer Owen even before he made Hashtag FC, its just a shame i live in North Wales and can't travel to watch any Hashtag United games

    • Rhys Clarke
      Rhys Clarke 27 days ago +1

      @I 7Vo Skill I I live in the North-west area

    • I 7Vo Skill I
      I 7Vo Skill I 27 days ago

      Same buddy, I'm in Wrexham

    • Rhys Clarke
      Rhys Clarke 29 days ago +1

      @Dan 123 I know right 😅, I've been watching him for about 5 years now

    • Dan 123
      Dan 123 29 days ago +2

      Rhys Clarke I’ve been watching him since his fifa playa days 😅 time flies

  • Alex
    Alex Month ago +50

    Been a big fan of Spencer and Hashtag for a long time. I love watching this club and I'm proud of the direction they're moving in ###

  • Stephen Ndaiga
    Stephen Ndaiga Month ago +204

    Proud to have watched the very first game Hashtag Played on YT. Call me a Hashtag "Original" Fan. 😁

    • Emma Jones
      Emma Jones 25 days ago

      Dan the GK

    • Matty Dalgleish
      Matty Dalgleish 26 days ago

      The Phil Martin and John Dawson partnership

    • HAKIMJR
      HAKIMJR 28 days ago

      Same manjdog is a legend
      If you dont know manjdog your'e not a OG fan

    • Stephen Ndaiga
      Stephen Ndaiga 29 days ago

      @Dan 123 i agree 💯

    • Dan 123
      Dan 123 29 days ago +3

      Stephen Ndaiga the people that were around for Spencer’s Fifa Playa days are the real fans 😅

  • Magnus Kurås
    Magnus Kurås Month ago +9

    Make a woman’s team?🤷🏻‍♂️

    • Hashtag United
      Hashtag United Month ago +31

      One day...right now we need a pitch of our own before we can do things like that.

  • Orihara Arata
    Orihara Arata Month ago +6

    I want these guys to be in the premier league in 9 years

  • oli french
    oli french Month ago +16

    Tbf at first when I heard they went in non league it did kinda made me mad (even though I was watching Hashtag from start) but watching the progress of the whole club on and off pitch changed my mind on them in non league. Ps big up Tom Williams mentioning my team Fylde 🤜🏻.

    • I 7Vo Skill I
      I 7Vo Skill I 27 days ago

      Good luck in the upcoming season mate, I'm a Wrexham fan (also Hashtag)

    • oli french
      oli french Month ago

      If Hashtag were playing near me, I think I would go a game if Fylde weren’t playing. So in a way they kinda are my second team.

  • Edward Moore
    Edward Moore Month ago +7

    5 more years they’ll be in Fifa ❤️🐏

    • Juiceman Irving
      Juiceman Irving Month ago

      Their already in Fifa mate 😂

    • Miggomgers
      Miggomgers Month ago

      @Hashtag United In gameeeee?How ?

    • Hashtag United
      Hashtag United Month ago +5

      The game? Already in it!

    • Soccer Lover
      Soccer Lover Month ago

      Edward Moore it could be four

    • Christo Maheras
      Christo Maheras Month ago +11

      Edward Moore that is if PES doesn’t snatch them up😂. Might be #blueyellow in fifa in that time

  • LoneTye
    LoneTye Month ago +301

    Hashtag is a unique club taking a path no one has before. You get to know the players, the staff, and the fans. You feel like you are part of the club and part of the family. I'm proud to be a fan and I never forget to hashtag it!

  • Chris Escudero
    Chris Escudero Month ago +8

    cant wait for next season to start

  • Haaris Ahmed
    Haaris Ahmed Month ago +30

    Enjoyed it. Don’t forget to hashtag it