My name is Jamie Forrester. I am an ex-professional footballer having played for many clubs in all four divisions of the English leagues as well as two spells abroad, with AJ Auxerre in France and FC Utrecht in Holland.

My experiences over the 18 years in full-time professional football will hopefully provide readers with an insight into how it is to be a professional footballer and the thoughts and opinions of somebody who has been there.

I would like to say thank you to the sponsors of this blog: JJB SPORTS who have a 3 for 2 offer.

  1. Walesy
    October 12, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Really enjoyed reading your 2 Leeds blogs Jamie. It’s amazing what football can do to some people. Totally agree about todays youngsters..they should definatly still be doing them little jobs to try and keep them grounded!!

  2. billyboneshaker
    October 14, 2010 at 6:51 am

    landed on your blog just randomly and found it to be pretty interesting. Its always refreshing to view a footballer’s thought about the game. Really like your post on how a slight change in international schedule will help managers and players. Keep the good work flowing.

  3. October 15, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Hi there.

    Yes. I would be happy to do that.



  4. Simon
    October 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Hi Jamie – really interesting stuff. As a Grimsby supporter I remember you being very useful on loan. Then when Laws later reamrked there would be a `Premier League striker coming in`, we thought we were getting Cantona or something – the disappointment didn`t last though – there were some serious footballers in that team – yourself, Childs, Bonnetti, etc. Even Livvo went from being a target man to having quite a repertoire of ball-playing skills.
    Fast forward a few years and was commentating for the local radio station at Scunthorpe and Hull and you were always a good interviewee (haha!). It was a very decent pairing with John Eyre at Scunny. I did find your CV a bit curious with Utrecht and Auxerre but it makes a bit more sense. Good reading. Thanks.

  5. Andy
    October 20, 2010 at 9:57 am

    really interesting stuff Jamie. As a Leeds fan it’s good to see what goes on behind the scenes. You were a popular player with the fans I remember, especially remembered for that overhead goal in the Youth Cup final? Nice to see an ex pro looking back and acknowledging his mistakes rather than blaming everybody else for them. Looking forward to all future blogs..

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