What Should Hashtag United Do Next? Squawka Documentary

  • 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: devs76Tom Williams: 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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Comments • 181

  • Todd B
    Todd B Month ago +1

    Hey, I'm one of those old guys who watch. I think it's a great and unique Idea up with the social media age.

  • Big lad
    Big lad 3 months ago +1

    Imagine A TheXvid league how cool would that be

  • DrewPeacock69 TrippyDrew69

    A little late seeing this but it is fantastic!! Spencer is living the dream.

  • Millwall Joey
    Millwall Joey 4 months ago +2


  • Charlie Maynard
    Charlie Maynard 4 months ago

    Fake news, Parma was the first

  • J L
    J L 4 months ago

    Showed another side to spencer, what a humble guy

  • Mark Kelly
    Mark Kelly 4 months ago

    None of us can say that we’ve been their since day one with supporting our actual clubs (Liverpool, United etc).
    With Hashtag it’s different. We’re seeing it grow from the ground up and it’s a whole new experience which is why I think it’s as popular as it is.

  • BoroFan Campbell
    BoroFan Campbell 5 months ago

    Sign some more ex-pros

  • Marco Scheurink
    Marco Scheurink 6 months 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 6 months ago +1

    buy me as a player

  • Kasey Escape
    Kasey Escape 6 months ago +14

    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 6 months ago +1

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

  • Z
    Z 6 months 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 6 months ago

    Good luck lads

  • iCASHH
    iCASHH 6 months ago

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

  • Eternal Blue
    Eternal Blue 6 months 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 6 months ago +1

    play the dons

  • Andrew Wilson
    Andrew Wilson 6 months ago +1

    Loved this

  • Jordan Renton
    Jordan Renton 6 months ago +7

    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 6 months ago +1

    Sign David Meyler

  • Kingy
    Kingy 6 months ago +1

    I really hope hashtag go far

  • Calzum
    Calzum 6 months ago +1

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

  • Zico Mitchell
    Zico Mitchell 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago +1

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

    • Dabestcow21
      Dabestcow21 6 months ago +1

      @I 7Vo Skill I ahhh thank you😂

    • I 7Vo Skill I
      I 7Vo Skill I 6 months ago

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

  • Duper Animator
    Duper Animator 6 months ago +13

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

  • J Bo
    J Bo 6 months ago +8

    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 6 months ago

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

  • Dan 123
    Dan 123 6 months ago +172

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

    • Josh McCaw
      Josh McCaw 6 months ago

      found that fucking hilarious when I was a little kid.

  • ILikechipsandham97
    ILikechipsandham97 6 months ago

    man like stevie snake eyes if u no u no

  • Bluebelly Gaming
    Bluebelly Gaming 6 months 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 6 months ago +1

    Cringiest club out there

  • dan kavanagh
    dan kavanagh 6 months ago +1

    play SE Dons

  • Mr.xPatatohead Da best
    Mr.xPatatohead Da best 6 months ago

    Been a fan since day one

  • AvR4J
    AvR4J 6 months ago +1

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

  • Jack Obrien
    Jack Obrien 6 months ago

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

  • Kian Green
    Kian Green 6 months ago +71

    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 6 months ago +3

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

  • My name Jeff
    My name Jeff 6 months ago

    Clapton cfc have a better journey tho

  • NachoInsaño 2.0
    NachoInsaño 2.0 6 months ago

    Football is dead.

    • plebbo14
      plebbo14 6 months ago +2

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

  • Harry Jefferson
    Harry Jefferson 6 months 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 6 months ago +3

    Damn Tom Williams played for QPR wtffff

  • Stan Lee
    Stan Lee 6 months ago +5

    Palmers FC

    • Squawka Football
      Squawka Football  6 months ago

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

  • Simmyy 4397
    Simmyy 4397 6 months ago +7

    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!!

    EXAR13CHIA 6 months ago +49

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

    • Tom
      Tom 5 months ago +2

      @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 6 months ago +1

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

    • Danixe
      Danixe 6 months ago +4

      xywa23 they are...

    • Tom
      Tom 6 months ago +4

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

    • Hesie Nash
      Hesie Nash 6 months ago

      I highly doubt that, that would happen.

  • Bobby Vuksanovich
    Bobby Vuksanovich 6 months ago +2

    Imagine if they make the prem one day? 😂

  • Up'D
    Up'D 6 months ago +2

    Thought the thumbnail was Mustafi

  • Sean Clark
    Sean Clark 6 months 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 6 months ago +1

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

    • Bluebelly Gaming
      Bluebelly Gaming 6 months ago +5

      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 6 months ago +2

    Sign me cause I’m a baller

  • HUW1097
    HUW1097 6 months 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 6 months ago

      What’s wrong with that tho

  • The Page's
    The Page's 6 months ago +24

    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.

  • Osten Parish
    Osten Parish 6 months ago +1

    love this guys

  • Ethan Mccaughey
    Ethan Mccaughey 6 months 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  6 months 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 6 months ago

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

    • Jasanth Mathew
      Jasanth Mathew 6 months 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 6 months ago +17

    Spencer looks like an English Xabi Alonso

  • PirateRadioDude
    PirateRadioDude 6 months ago +1

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

  • Lucas Louro
    Lucas Louro 6 months ago +9

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

  • Ryan Fox
    Ryan Fox 6 months ago +28

    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 6 months ago +3

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

    • Hesie Nash
      Hesie Nash 6 months ago

      Maybe they'll change the aids name too.

  • Train Effective
    Train Effective 6 months ago +2

    Love that. The spirit is strong with these lads.

    • TITUS 3V5
      TITUS 3V5 6 months ago

      How old is nick Humphries if u mind

  • Connor 1919
    Connor 1919 6 months ago

    No-one really cares.

    • plebbo14
      plebbo14 6 months ago +1

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

    • Ryan Sykora
      Ryan Sykora 6 months ago +1

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

  • Japple
    Japple 6 months ago +2

    Can’t take this seriously 😂

    • Japple
      Japple 6 months ago +1

      Random Person 123 alright calm down hashtag united fan boy

    • Random Person 123
      Random Person 123 6 months ago +1

      Bruh you play fortnite nobody can take you seriously

  • UTFT
    UTFT 6 months ago +83

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

    • Georgey Thompson
      Georgey Thompson 4 months ago +1

      No they fucking won’t 😂

    • UTFT
      UTFT 4 months ago +2

      @Aashish Pandey that's the dream bro

    • Aashish Pandey
      Aashish Pandey 4 months ago +1

      No in 8 years time, they will be in the Championship

    • George Sheldon
      George Sheldon 6 months ago

      Imagine 😂😥

    • UTFT
      UTFT 6 months ago

      @Hesie Nash ok