Andy Pilley pans his mobile phone around to show the sweeping views he enjoys from his office.
The Fleetwood Town chairman is hosting a Zoom call from the Belfast Telegraph to talk about the Northern Ireland connection at his club, and proudly gazes down on no fewer than 13 football pitches at Poolfoot Farm where the players on his books from the first team down train.
Self-made millionaire Pilley is bubbly and charismatic, and very clearly hands-on - there are not too many League One supremos who could talk at length and in detail about the youngsters in the ranks, their families, how they were scouted and where they fit into the bigger picture.
But as one of the minnows of their division - Fleetwood's average gate is a mere 3,000 compared to the 20,000-plus the likes of rivals Sunderland and Portsmouth regularly pull in - they do things differently.
And for Pilley and co, that means scouring for talent in places the bigger clubs haven't extensively mined.
The Lancashire outfit now boast five players from our shores, with Northern Ireland Under-16 captain Harry Wilson the latest to make the short jaunt across the Irish Sea.
Scott Pengelly made it up to six before he was released recently, returning home to join Portadown.
"We are supremely committed to our link-up in Northern Ireland," Pilley told me via video call.
"I think first and foremost, everyone has to have their own recruitment strategy.
"We recognise that there are exceptionally good players in Northern Ireland, I think geographically we are very close to Northern Ireland and we are very aware as to what we are as a football club. What we are as a football club is committed to the development of stars of the future really, players who will go on and get careers in the Championship and the Premier League.
"This (Poolfoot) is a Premier League facility we have and it's okay having a facility and to develop players and make them better, but we also have to have the coaches, the commitment and the real desire as a football club to do this properly."
In the higher echelons, it's an insult to brand a team a selling club. But Pilley makes no bones about it, that's the reality for Fleetwood; in fact, it's their modus operandi.
After all, unearthing youngsters and selling them to bigger teams is a win-win, so long as the production line keeps rolling and keeps them competitive.
The poster boy for that is none other than Jamie Vardy, whose sensational 31-goal season for Fleetwood back in 2011 secured him a £1m switch to Leicester - a record for a Conference team as they were back then.
"What we are is a peninsula, with maybe a population of 25,000 or 27,000. We have sea on three sides so we are never going to get the crowds some teams in our league get," said Pilley.
"So we have to decide what our business model is. It's got to be about developing players, getting them into the first team and eventually selling them, shaking their hand and watching them on Match of the Day on a Saturday night. We want more Jamie Vardys, so if we can find some Northern Ireland Jamie Vardys, we're onto a winner."
Integral to this strategy, Pilley says, is looking after the person as well as the player, particularly for lads from Northern Ireland, still boys really, uprooted from their families and suddenly fending for themselves in a different country.
"I was just speaking to one of my colleagues saying that we just have to be inventive, creative, we've got to treat these players like we would want our own children to be treated," said Pilley.
"We've got to make sure that if they make it as professional footballers with us and beyond, fantastic, but if not, the least we expect is that we help make them better people.
"But it is something we notice about your lads, they are incredibly polite and well-behaved. Their manners are first class, they're full of respect and they are a credit to their families and the coaches who have developed them."
The Milk Cup youth tournament, or SuperCup NI as it's now branded, opened doors for Fleetwood.
Impressed by the standard of our elite young footballers, the club's network of scouts established relationships with Club NI and youth team Ridgeway Rovers.
"This is a relationship we can really see as a long-term part of the football club," explained Pilley. "And there seems a real buy-in from Northern Ireland as well but undoubtedly there is a commitment from our side too.
"And the whole objective is to get these boys through to the first team and within the last 12 months, we've had three boys from Northern Ireland make their full debut in our first team in competitive fixtures, and that is incredibly pleasing in such a short space of time.
"And it's our belief that, rather than have a scattergun recruitment policy looking to get players from all four corners of the world, if we focus on a certain area, it gives us a real pathway and a genuine opportunity for these players to make it through to our first team and have careers. And what's really important is that they then become walking adverts for this football club, and they will then recommend us, knowing that we treat players the right way and the pathway is there.
"What our message would be is that of course you can go to one of the bigger clubs, but there is a strong chance you may get lost in the system. You'll get a chance here. We're a progressive club, we're knocking on the door of the Championship, and if you're good enough, you'll make the first team and your future is whatever you make it."
In a pre-season game against Blackburn last month, young Barry Baggley, a cultured No.10 type with a silky left foot, really caught the eye, with a club source admitting to the Belfast Telegraph that his performance "excited everyone".
The west Belfast teen is currently back home recovering from a hairline fracture to his foot, but will return in a few weeks to stake his claim for a place in Joey Barton's side.
His father Barry senior speaks highly of the club. His son had been at a dozen or so sides in England, including Liverpool, Everton and Stoke, travelling over regularly since he was 12, but eventually settled on Fleetwood.
"When he was there for trials, he just enjoyed the banter, the northern boys have a similar sense of humour so he just fitted right in," said Baggley snr.
"The set-up is incredible and they are a really good, progressive club. At some clubs, you find the locals can be a bit dry because they see you as being there to take their spot but it wasn't like that at Fleetwood at all, they took him in, made him feel at home and made him feel welcome. So from day one, he loved it."
Alongside young Baggley is compatriots Carl Johnston who moved from Linfield, defender Dylan Boyle, Lewis Patterson and the aforementioned Wilson.
So is the Northern Ireland national side now Pilley's second team?
"Yes," he smiled. "I was over at a game last year actually, and I really enjoyed it. But no, hopefully we can play our part in developing players who go on to play for your national team."