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Jamie Foster raring to go for Bradford Bulls ahead of St Helens reunion

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jamie Foster returns to face his former club Jamie Foster returns to face his former club

JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight.

The Bulls winger has been recalled by head coach Jimmy Lowes after six matches on the sidelines.

Foster, who scored 34 tries and kicked 241 goals in 53 appearances for Saints, has never played at Langtree Park as an opposition player but is relishing the prospect.

The 23-year-old was told of his recall by Lowes on Wednesday morning and could barely contain his excitement.

Foster said: "I've spoken to Jimmy a couple of times recently when I've been told I wasn't going to play.

"He basically said 'train well and you will get your chance', so I went in on Wednesday morning and wasn't sure what to expect.

"He called me into his office and said 'are you good to go? Are you feeling fit?' I said yes and he said 'right, you're in this week'.

"I immediately thought 'Saints away' and was absolutely buzzing. If there was one game I could choose to prove myself it would be St Helens at Langtree Park.

"It's a stadium I have played at a number of times for Saints and I've only returned there since to watch games.

"I've never had the chance to play there against Saints, so I was really chuffed to get the nod.

"As a player you need that fix of rugby league at the weekend because watching is just not the same.

"You need to be playing to feel that adrenaline and I'm sure I will be feeling that at Langtree Park tonight."

Foster still lives in the St Helens area and will be backed by a number of friends and family, including his biggest supporter – his grandfather.

The former Blackbrook amateur said: "I texted all my family on my way home from training to tell them I was playing – my grandad, my gran, my mum and my auntie.

"They were replying straight away, saying 'make sure you get those tickets because we're all coming!'

"All my mates will be buzzing about it as well because, like I've said before, it doesn't just affect me if I don't play.

"It's not just a case of 'oh, Jamie will be gutted', because my family are gutted as well and my mates will be asking why I'm not playing.

"The home games are especially difficult when I'm having to explain myself to fans in the Coral Stand on match days.

"I have loads of people coming up to me saying 'what's happening? Are you leaving? Where are you going?'

"They are things I don't want to have to deal with. The only things I do want to deal with rugby-wise is my performance.

"You take things for granted at times as a professional rugby league player but when you're not getting selected, it's a bit of a reality check."

Yet Foster has done enough in training to convince Lowes he is worthy of a recall.

Foster, who played in two Grand Finals for St Helens, explained: "Being sat in the stands in the past few weeks has made me appreciate playing more than ever. That will be reflected in my performance tonight.

"There are always little things you can improve on and I've been working on them in the past few weeks.

"Jimmy has picked up on that and realises I've been trying to get my spot back. It's just a matter of performing now and hopefully keeping hold of that shirt.

"I'm feeling good, I'm feeling fresh and, the way we've been training this week, I'm really confident we can go there and give them a game.

"It would just be a great feeling to go there and win. It's a Friday night game and we will have the whole weekend off.

"When you have been thumped on a Friday night game, it ruins your weekend.

"What we do tonight will determine how we feel as a team when we rock in on Monday morning.

"That comes from winning games. I'd like the satisfaction of walking off that pitch knowing that I've performed and done well."

It would also prove a point to the club who shipped Foster out on loan to Hull during the 2012 season before he joined Bradford at the end of the year.

Foster said: "When Saints had a big dip in 2012, a couple of the young lads were made scapegoats.

"That was very frustrating, so for me to go back there and perform would be a great feeling. To get the win would be the icing on the cake."

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8:12am Fri 11 Jul 14

raisemeup says...

Good for you Jamie, we personally missed you on the field. Have a great game, whatever you decide to do in the future.
Good for you Jamie, we personally missed you on the field. Have a great game, whatever you decide to do in the future. raisemeup
  • Score: 6

11:12am Fri 11 Jul 14

bradfordbronco says...

Don't understand what he did wrong. Was always better than Kear or George. Could have played him at fullback when Kearney was injured and let Gaskell move to stand off and Addy back into the pack.

Hope we keep him next season. A top goalkicker should be a priority, especially in the tight games at the end of the season.

Get Gaskell and Foster signed up quickly Mr Ferres otherwise we'll only be able to sign what's left of the scraps after everyone else has completed their signings.
Don't understand what he did wrong. Was always better than Kear or George. Could have played him at fullback when Kearney was injured and let Gaskell move to stand off and Addy back into the pack. Hope we keep him next season. A top goalkicker should be a priority, especially in the tight games at the end of the season. Get Gaskell and Foster signed up quickly Mr Ferres otherwise we'll only be able to sign what's left of the scraps after everyone else has completed their signings. bradfordbronco
  • Score: -1

12:26pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Wouldn't say he was any better than Kear or George, but he does add decent goal kicking, so it would be nice to sign him up.

Looking at the central funding we'll get, plus and parachute payment the RFL promised the two relegated SL clubs (although they have only given a figure for the payment for the clubs relegated from the Championship so fat - £780,000), we should actually have more money this year than last, although the salary cap is £800,000 a year less I think at £1million.
Wouldn't say he was any better than Kear or George, but he does add decent goal kicking, so it would be nice to sign him up. Looking at the central funding we'll get, plus and parachute payment the RFL promised the two relegated SL clubs (although they have only given a figure for the payment for the clubs relegated from the Championship so fat - £780,000), we should actually have more money this year than last, although the salary cap is £800,000 a year less I think at £1million. Bone_idle18
  • Score: -1

1:13pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight.

On a similar note,

I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.
JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight. On a similar note, I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -5

1:35pm Fri 11 Jul 14

BirchLane-1964 says...

Haven't we got any other players worth interviewing? Or is it that Jamie's got his feet firmly under the table at T&A HQ?!!! Good luck tonight, all we want is effort, pride and to have a go with heads held high. That said we want saints to finish above the 'worldbeaters' down the road!!!
Haven't we got any other players worth interviewing? Or is it that Jamie's got his feet firmly under the table at T&A HQ?!!! Good luck tonight, all we want is effort, pride and to have a go with heads held high. That said we want saints to finish above the 'worldbeaters' down the road!!! BirchLane-1964
  • Score: 3

2:58pm Fri 11 Jul 14

axelf1963 says...

TVOR this lad never learns with his drivel.
TVOR this lad never learns with his drivel. axelf1963
  • Score: -4

3:42pm Fri 11 Jul 14

raisemeup says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight.

On a similar note,

I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.
Well certainly not the latter,(maybe a severed horses head from some of your fans) at least the first is a possibility!
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight. On a similar note, I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.[/p][/quote]Well certainly not the latter,(maybe a severed horses head from some of your fans) at least the first is a possibility! raisemeup
  • Score: 0

4:09pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Bone_idle18 says...

axelf1963 wrote:
TVOR this lad never learns with his drivel.
Not everyone is a negative and defeatist as you and TVOR!

Maybe the reason you spend so much time commenting on here rather than doing something worthwhile and fulfilling with your lives :)
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: TVOR this lad never learns with his drivel.[/p][/quote]Not everyone is a negative and defeatist as you and TVOR! Maybe the reason you spend so much time commenting on here rather than doing something worthwhile and fulfilling with your lives :) Bone_idle18
  • Score: 1

4:19pm Fri 11 Jul 14

bradfordbronco says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight.

On a similar note,

I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.
forget about Mila. There's more chance of you actually going to Bulls game!!
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight. On a similar note, I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.[/p][/quote]forget about Mila. There's more chance of you actually going to Bulls game!! bradfordbronco
  • Score: 1

6:50pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight.

On a similar note,

I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.
forget about Mila. There's more chance of you actually going to Bulls game!!
See you at Cougar Park next year.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight. On a similar note, I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.[/p][/quote]forget about Mila. There's more chance of you actually going to Bulls game!![/p][/quote]See you at Cougar Park next year. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 0

7:42pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Mumby was the best says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight.

On a similar note,

I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.
forget about Mila. There's more chance of you actually going to Bulls game!!
See you at Cougar Park next year.
I know we are down next year but TVOR is being a bit presumptive that Keighley will be in the championship and playing the Bulls. Mr pedantic should remember 5 teams are relegated this year from the championship and they are far from safe.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight. On a similar note, I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.[/p][/quote]forget about Mila. There's more chance of you actually going to Bulls game!![/p][/quote]See you at Cougar Park next year.[/p][/quote]I know we are down next year but TVOR is being a bit presumptive that Keighley will be in the championship and playing the Bulls. Mr pedantic should remember 5 teams are relegated this year from the championship and they are far from safe. Mumby was the best
  • Score: 0

7:47pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Mumby was the best wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight.

On a similar note,

I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.
forget about Mila. There's more chance of you actually going to Bulls game!!
See you at Cougar Park next year.
I know we are down next year but TVOR is being a bit presumptive that Keighley will be in the championship and playing the Bulls. Mr pedantic should remember 5 teams are relegated this year from the championship and they are far from safe.
They are in a group of about 5 who will take the last relegation spot and play 5th bottom at home on Sunday. Should have a far better idea come 5pm Sunday.
[quote][p][bold]Mumby was the best[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight. On a similar note, I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.[/p][/quote]forget about Mila. There's more chance of you actually going to Bulls game!![/p][/quote]See you at Cougar Park next year.[/p][/quote]I know we are down next year but TVOR is being a bit presumptive that Keighley will be in the championship and playing the Bulls. Mr pedantic should remember 5 teams are relegated this year from the championship and they are far from safe.[/p][/quote]They are in a group of about 5 who will take the last relegation spot and play 5th bottom at home on Sunday. Should have a far better idea come 5pm Sunday. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 0

7:24am Sat 12 Jul 14

bradfordbronco says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight.

On a similar note,

I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.
forget about Mila. There's more chance of you actually going to Bulls game!!
See you at Cougar Park next year.
So there we finally have it. The reason you hate the Bulls other than being a BCFC fan. You're a Keighley fan!!

I've got a bit more respect for you now. At least you are a league fan not just a soccer idiot
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight. On a similar note, I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.[/p][/quote]forget about Mila. There's more chance of you actually going to Bulls game!![/p][/quote]See you at Cougar Park next year.[/p][/quote]So there we finally have it. The reason you hate the Bulls other than being a BCFC fan. You're a Keighley fan!! I've got a bit more respect for you now. At least you are a league fan not just a soccer idiot bradfordbronco
  • Score: -1

7:35am Sat 12 Jul 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight.

On a similar note,

I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.
forget about Mila. There's more chance of you actually going to Bulls game!!
See you at Cougar Park next year.
So there we finally have it. The reason you hate the Bulls other than being a BCFC fan. You're a Keighley fan!!

I've got a bit more respect for you now. At least you are a league fan not just a soccer idiot
Bronco, it's just called knowledge of the game. Seems you have a deep routed hatred of other sports aswell as different opinions. Shame you can't engage in debate due to your clouded victim mentality.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight. On a similar note, I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.[/p][/quote]forget about Mila. There's more chance of you actually going to Bulls game!![/p][/quote]See you at Cougar Park next year.[/p][/quote]So there we finally have it. The reason you hate the Bulls other than being a BCFC fan. You're a Keighley fan!! I've got a bit more respect for you now. At least you are a league fan not just a soccer idiot[/p][/quote]Bronco, it's just called knowledge of the game. Seems you have a deep routed hatred of other sports aswell as different opinions. Shame you can't engage in debate due to your clouded victim mentality. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 1

8:44pm Sat 12 Jul 14

bradfordbronco says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight.

On a similar note,

I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.
forget about Mila. There's more chance of you actually going to Bulls game!!
See you at Cougar Park next year.
So there we finally have it. The reason you hate the Bulls other than being a BCFC fan. You're a Keighley fan!!

I've got a bit more respect for you now. At least you are a league fan not just a soccer idiot
Bronco, it's just called knowledge of the game. Seems you have a deep routed hatred of other sports aswell as different opinions. Shame you can't engage in debate due to your clouded victim mentality.
Its not that i hate other sports i just dont care about them, therefore my opinions on them aren't worthwhile bothering you with

Shame you think your opinions on the Bradford Bulls is worthwhile or wanted. You just hate them and spend your time reading and wriiting about them
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: JAMIE Foster admits he would like nothing more than to walk off the pitch as a winner against home-town club St Helens tonight. On a similar note, I'd like to climb into bed tonight and find Mila Kunis there but it ain't gonna happen.[/p][/quote]forget about Mila. There's more chance of you actually going to Bulls game!![/p][/quote]See you at Cougar Park next year.[/p][/quote]So there we finally have it. The reason you hate the Bulls other than being a BCFC fan. You're a Keighley fan!! I've got a bit more respect for you now. At least you are a league fan not just a soccer idiot[/p][/quote]Bronco, it's just called knowledge of the game. Seems you have a deep routed hatred of other sports aswell as different opinions. Shame you can't engage in debate due to your clouded victim mentality.[/p][/quote]Its not that i hate other sports i just dont care about them, therefore my opinions on them aren't worthwhile bothering you with Shame you think your opinions on the Bradford Bulls is worthwhile or wanted. You just hate them and spend your time reading and wriiting about them bradfordbronco
  • Score: 0
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