Jamie Foster takes aim at former club with Bradford Bulls

Jamie Foster has not faced St Helens since being bombed out of the club

Jamie Foster has not faced St Helens since being bombed out of the club

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford Bulls Reporter

Jamie Foster bears no grudges towards St Helens but admits he would love to cut his former club down to size this weekend.

The Bulls winger will make an emotional first appearance against Saints on Saturday as Francis Cummins’ men go in search of their third win from four games.

For Foster the occasion will be momentous in more ways than one – he spent over ten years on the books at St Helens, still lives in the town and remains close to many of their players.

Yet there was more than a little indignity about the manner in which his time at the club ended.

Last year’s fixture between Bradford and Saints saw the winger endure a nightmare display and he never played for his home-town club again.

Caretaker coach Mike Rush banished him to the under-20s side and sent him on loan to Hull before he joined the Bulls at the end of last season.

The 22-year-old, who appeared in two Grand Finals for Saints, said: “I’ve got a lot of good mates there and some of the lads I’ll be coming up against I’ve known since I was six years old.

“I’ve just got to be as professional as I can be about it and hopefully we’ll get the right result.

“Don’t get me wrong, the way my career started there was brilliant.

“After playing in two Grand Finals and a lot of other big games, you could I say shot to fame, so for one bloke to take that away from me single-handedly was tough to take.

“But it’s just one of those things in professional sport.

“There are two ways of looking at it – I can hold a grudge and not move on or I can move on and just forget it.

“Myself and my family decided to do that when I came to Bradford – to clean the slate and start afresh.

“That’s what I’ve done. I’m not clinging on to St Helens with any kind of hopes of returning or anything like that.

“I’ve broken away from there now and have still got a lot of respect for everyone at the club – all the fans were amazing with me.

“But I’m not a Saints player any more, I’m a Bradford Bull, and I’m just concentrating on progressing my career here.”

The former Blackbrook amateur would love to take the spoils this weekend, adding: “My grandad said to me this week, and it’s not often he has a serious word with me, ‘you just need to concentrate on your performance’ because I don’t want the occasion to slip through my fingers.

“Beating Saints would lay down a real marker and make the top teams really start taking us seriously.”

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8:58am Thu 21 Feb 13

nosher says...

Good luck Jamie, you are going good so far. I always saw him as a poser who could kick goals when he was at saints. I have been pleasantly surprised with his solid overall game thus far. Keep it up. COYB
Good luck Jamie, you are going good so far. I always saw him as a poser who could kick goals when he was at saints. I have been pleasantly surprised with his solid overall game thus far. Keep it up. COYB nosher
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9:18am Thu 21 Feb 13

Solomon Grundy says...

He's a good signing. A goal kicker like Jamie is worth a lot to a team, he's solid at FB and with the ball in hand he can play. If his defence improves a bit then he's a good player to have no question. Is he really a winger though, I suspect he might be a good centre because he's got good hands.
He's a good signing. A goal kicker like Jamie is worth a lot to a team, he's solid at FB and with the ball in hand he can play. If his defence improves a bit then he's a good player to have no question. Is he really a winger though, I suspect he might be a good centre because he's got good hands. Solomon Grundy
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9:20am Thu 21 Feb 13

AdeyG'man says...

Cracking player and its a shame hes back on the wing because he was superb at fullback. Saints loss our gain for definite. He's been superb this year...we need to get him signed up for longer
Cracking player and its a shame hes back on the wing because he was superb at fullback. Saints loss our gain for definite. He's been superb this year...we need to get him signed up for longer AdeyG'man
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11:16am Thu 21 Feb 13

benprop says...

He may be a good fullback but he's also a good winger and doesn't come close to Kearney at fullback so wing is the best option for him, if we just ship the ball wide a bit more often it'll be try city fosters way
He may be a good fullback but he's also a good winger and doesn't come close to Kearney at fullback so wing is the best option for him, if we just ship the ball wide a bit more often it'll be try city fosters way benprop
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11:53am Thu 21 Feb 13

raisemeup says...

Fullback-centre or wing. He looks good to me.

It's fair to say he's come of age in the game...so we have a lot to thank Rush and Gentle for.
(sounds like a new soap?)

Keep up the good work Jamie
Fullback-centre or wing. He looks good to me. It's fair to say he's come of age in the game...so we have a lot to thank Rush and Gentle for. (sounds like a new soap?) Keep up the good work Jamie raisemeup
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12:27pm Thu 21 Feb 13

nosher says...

Wing, then stand in full back for me. Dont think he has the physique or defence for a centre. We need to get plenty of ball to him so he can use his speed and finishing skills.
Wing, then stand in full back for me. Dont think he has the physique or defence for a centre. We need to get plenty of ball to him so he can use his speed and finishing skills. nosher
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3:08pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Shelfrhino says...

He's rubbish.

Even big spending Hull saw through this one trick pony.

Decent goal kicker and not much else.

A desperate player at a desperate club.

That is all.
He's rubbish. Even big spending Hull saw through this one trick pony. Decent goal kicker and not much else. A desperate player at a desperate club. That is all. Shelfrhino
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4:19pm Thu 21 Feb 13

dibsy says...

Shelfrhino wrote:
He's rubbish.

Even big spending Hull saw through this one trick pony.

Decent goal kicker and not much else.

A desperate player at a desperate club.

That is all.
Wasnt J. Peacock rubbish when he played for Bradford ,but now hes a world beater.Sums you up ,one team and one vision everybody else in super league are rubbish as well to you
[quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: He's rubbish. Even big spending Hull saw through this one trick pony. Decent goal kicker and not much else. A desperate player at a desperate club. That is all.[/p][/quote]Wasnt J. Peacock rubbish when he played for Bradford ,but now hes a world beater.Sums you up ,one team and one vision everybody else in super league are rubbish as well to you dibsy
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4:37pm Thu 21 Feb 13

bullsforever says...

Dibsy

Dont reply to the lowlife.
Dibsy Dont reply to the lowlife. bullsforever
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4:45pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Sheffieldbull says...

Kind of beggars belief that ignorant people can claim others are 'rubbish'
Then you notice who wrote it and then it becomes clear. Check this young guys stats before spouting your misguided opinion / bile. Thats is all..... (if only it was eh?)
Kind of beggars belief that ignorant people can claim others are 'rubbish' Then you notice who wrote it and then it becomes clear. Check this young guys stats before spouting your misguided opinion / bile. Thats is all..... (if only it was eh?) Sheffieldbull
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5:13pm Thu 21 Feb 13

theviking62 says...

Shelf, back as his usual self. Will be one of those who thinks Sinfield is best player in World. Wonder what they'll be saying on Saturday after match. Makes you wonder as well if he isn't that other idiot that posts on here.

Get thee behind me Satan. Or sod off Shelf.
Shelf, back as his usual self. Will be one of those who thinks Sinfield is best player in World. Wonder what they'll be saying on Saturday after match. Makes you wonder as well if he isn't that other idiot that posts on here. Get thee behind me Satan. Or sod off Shelf. theviking62
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6:33pm Thu 21 Feb 13

billybobbull says...

Shelfrhino wrote:
He's rubbish.

Even big spending Hull saw through this one trick pony.

Decent goal kicker and not much else.

A desperate player at a desperate club.

That is all.
Numpty.............F
oster is a good Super League player.........not quite yet world class but good enough to put some much needed pace into our back line and kick nearly 100% goal kicks.
History tells us that ne team with the best kickers end up int the top four.
Shelf Rhino, neither a Fax or Buls fan and clearly knows flock all about rugby league is not important in this debate. Just a numpty.
[quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: He's rubbish. Even big spending Hull saw through this one trick pony. Decent goal kicker and not much else. A desperate player at a desperate club. That is all.[/p][/quote]Numpty.............F oster is a good Super League player.........not quite yet world class but good enough to put some much needed pace into our back line and kick nearly 100% goal kicks. History tells us that ne team with the best kickers end up int the top four. Shelf Rhino, neither a Fax or Buls fan and clearly knows flock all about rugby league is not important in this debate. Just a numpty. billybobbull
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7:47pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Shelfrhino says...

billybobbull wrote:
Shelfrhino wrote:
He's rubbish.

Even big spending Hull saw through this one trick pony.

Decent goal kicker and not much else.

A desperate player at a desperate club.

That is all.
Numpty.............F

oster is a good Super League player.........not quite yet world class but good enough to put some much needed pace into our back line and kick nearly 100% goal kicks.
History tells us that ne team with the best kickers end up int the top four.
Shelf Rhino, neither a Fax or Buls fan and clearly knows flock all about rugby league is not important in this debate. Just a numpty.
How you dare call anyone a numpty is beyond me.
What are you, a primary school pupil or just thick?
[quote][p][bold]billybobbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: He's rubbish. Even big spending Hull saw through this one trick pony. Decent goal kicker and not much else. A desperate player at a desperate club. That is all.[/p][/quote]Numpty.............F oster is a good Super League player.........not quite yet world class but good enough to put some much needed pace into our back line and kick nearly 100% goal kicks. History tells us that ne team with the best kickers end up int the top four. Shelf Rhino, neither a Fax or Buls fan and clearly knows flock all about rugby league is not important in this debate. Just a numpty.[/p][/quote]How you dare call anyone a numpty is beyond me. What are you, a primary school pupil or just thick? Shelfrhino
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8:13pm Thu 21 Feb 13

bully4us says...

One idiot disappears and another returns. Strange that!
One idiot disappears and another returns. Strange that! bully4us
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8:17pm Thu 21 Feb 13

TBC/SLC52 says...

Just to let you know Bulls have a new sponsor, Multiflight. A company owned by David Hood OBE, he was the chap who founded PACE in Saltaire, still owns a fair few shares in it.
Just to let you know Bulls have a new sponsor, Multiflight. A company owned by David Hood OBE, he was the chap who founded PACE in Saltaire, still owns a fair few shares in it. TBC/SLC52
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9:29am Fri 22 Feb 13

billybobbull says...

Shelfrhino wrote:
billybobbull wrote:
Shelfrhino wrote:
He's rubbish.

Even big spending Hull saw through this one trick pony.

Decent goal kicker and not much else.

A desperate player at a desperate club.

That is all.
Numpty.............F


oster is a good Super League player.........not quite yet world class but good enough to put some much needed pace into our back line and kick nearly 100% goal kicks.
History tells us that ne team with the best kickers end up int the top four.
Shelf Rhino, neither a Fax or Buls fan and clearly knows flock all about rugby league is not important in this debate. Just a numpty.
How you dare call anyone a numpty is beyond me.
What are you, a primary school pupil or just thick?
Yup.........and I clearly still know more about this game than you.

I hear Warrington are gonna win the league this year, so why don't you change your allegence and your name to shelf wire. Numpty.
[quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billybobbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: He's rubbish. Even big spending Hull saw through this one trick pony. Decent goal kicker and not much else. A desperate player at a desperate club. That is all.[/p][/quote]Numpty.............F oster is a good Super League player.........not quite yet world class but good enough to put some much needed pace into our back line and kick nearly 100% goal kicks. History tells us that ne team with the best kickers end up int the top four. Shelf Rhino, neither a Fax or Buls fan and clearly knows flock all about rugby league is not important in this debate. Just a numpty.[/p][/quote]How you dare call anyone a numpty is beyond me. What are you, a primary school pupil or just thick?[/p][/quote]Yup.........and I clearly still know more about this game than you. I hear Warrington are gonna win the league this year, so why don't you change your allegence and your name to shelf wire. Numpty. billybobbull
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4:04pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Shelfrhino says...

billybobbull wrote:
Shelfrhino wrote:
billybobbull wrote:
Shelfrhino wrote:
He's rubbish.

Even big spending Hull saw through this one trick pony.

Decent goal kicker and not much else.

A desperate player at a desperate club.

That is all.
Numpty.............F



oster is a good Super League player.........not quite yet world class but good enough to put some much needed pace into our back line and kick nearly 100% goal kicks.
History tells us that ne team with the best kickers end up int the top four.
Shelf Rhino, neither a Fax or Buls fan and clearly knows flock all about rugby league is not important in this debate. Just a numpty.
How you dare call anyone a numpty is beyond me.
What are you, a primary school pupil or just thick?
Yup.........and I clearly still know more about this game than you.

I hear Warrington are gonna win the league this year, so why don't you change your allegence and your name to shelf wire. Numpty.
What are you saying Yup to?

Are you admitting being a school kid, or owning up to the more obvious fact that you are thick?

Either way, you are way out of your league arguing with a fan of the world champions.
[quote][p][bold]billybobbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billybobbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: He's rubbish. Even big spending Hull saw through this one trick pony. Decent goal kicker and not much else. A desperate player at a desperate club. That is all.[/p][/quote]Numpty.............F oster is a good Super League player.........not quite yet world class but good enough to put some much needed pace into our back line and kick nearly 100% goal kicks. History tells us that ne team with the best kickers end up int the top four. Shelf Rhino, neither a Fax or Buls fan and clearly knows flock all about rugby league is not important in this debate. Just a numpty.[/p][/quote]How you dare call anyone a numpty is beyond me. What are you, a primary school pupil or just thick?[/p][/quote]Yup.........and I clearly still know more about this game than you. I hear Warrington are gonna win the league this year, so why don't you change your allegence and your name to shelf wire. Numpty.[/p][/quote]What are you saying Yup to? Are you admitting being a school kid, or owning up to the more obvious fact that you are thick? Either way, you are way out of your league arguing with a fan of the world champions. Shelfrhino
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5:43pm Fri 22 Feb 13

billybobbull says...

That's right...........well done.
That's right...........well done. billybobbull
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10:48pm Fri 22 Feb 13

-HCK3R- says...

Shelfrhino wrote:
billybobbull wrote:
Shelfrhino wrote:
billybobbull wrote:
Shelfrhino wrote:
He's rubbish.

Even big spending Hull saw through this one trick pony.

Decent goal kicker and not much else.

A desperate player at a desperate club.

That is all.
Numpty.............F




oster is a good Super League player.........not quite yet world class but good enough to put some much needed pace into our back line and kick nearly 100% goal kicks.
History tells us that ne team with the best kickers end up int the top four.
Shelf Rhino, neither a Fax or Buls fan and clearly knows flock all about rugby league is not important in this debate. Just a numpty.
How you dare call anyone a numpty is beyond me.
What are you, a primary school pupil or just thick?
Yup.........and I clearly still know more about this game than you.

I hear Warrington are gonna win the league this year, so why don't you change your allegence and your name to shelf wire. Numpty.
What are you saying Yup to?

Are you admitting being a school kid, or owning up to the more obvious fact that you are thick?

Either way, you are way out of your league arguing with a fan of the world champions.
So you're a Melbourne fan now I take it ?
[quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billybobbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billybobbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: He's rubbish. Even big spending Hull saw through this one trick pony. Decent goal kicker and not much else. A desperate player at a desperate club. That is all.[/p][/quote]Numpty.............F oster is a good Super League player.........not quite yet world class but good enough to put some much needed pace into our back line and kick nearly 100% goal kicks. History tells us that ne team with the best kickers end up int the top four. Shelf Rhino, neither a Fax or Buls fan and clearly knows flock all about rugby league is not important in this debate. Just a numpty.[/p][/quote]How you dare call anyone a numpty is beyond me. What are you, a primary school pupil or just thick?[/p][/quote]Yup.........and I clearly still know more about this game than you. I hear Warrington are gonna win the league this year, so why don't you change your allegence and your name to shelf wire. Numpty.[/p][/quote]What are you saying Yup to? Are you admitting being a school kid, or owning up to the more obvious fact that you are thick? Either way, you are way out of your league arguing with a fan of the world champions.[/p][/quote]So you're a Melbourne fan now I take it ? -HCK3R-
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12:39am Sat 23 Feb 13

billybobbull says...

Yup..........numpty. X
Yup..........numpty. X billybobbull
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