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I was born on St. Patrick’s Day 1971 in Barking, East London. During my early years my bedroom was adorned with posters of Cruyff and Neeskens, and pendants of FC Barcelona. The first football shirt I ever owned was the classic Blaugrana of Barca.

I've been lucky enough to attend some wonderful games over the years - both Champions League finals v Manchester United in 2009 and 2011, and the match which gave me the outstanding football memory of my lifetime - Andres Iniesta's injury time goal at Stamford Bridge in 2009.

I also have the great privilege of being Public Relations Delegate for Penya Blaugrana London, the Official FC Barcelona Supporters Club in London. My love for soccer has always endured.

I've interviewed many people from the football world, and Carlos Alberto, Brazil's 1970 World Cup winning captain has to be my favourite to this point.

I've completed a 52.4 mile ultramarathon in the UK, am a qualified UK Athletics running coach and I am very happily married with 3 wonderful children who all share my love of sport.

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  • Arnaud Pret Personnel posted 145 days ago

    Arnaud Pret Personnel

    Hi Jason,

    Just a message to say you that i like your articles :)

    Continue like That

    Arnaud from Ppb

  • Rob Koch posted 157 days ago

    Rob Koch

    Please stop writing about Barca. You are completely uneducated and nothing but a fan. PLEASE. You are ruining our beloved bleacher report.

  • Blau Grana posted 210 days ago

    Blau Grana

    Honestly, any time you write an article which isn't a simple preview, you write complete crap. And stop using the fact that editors give you article titles as an excuse.

  • Borussy Dorty posted 219 days ago

    Borussy  Dorty

    You are an ok writer I guess...keep on working hard on your articles!

  • Eric posted 220 days ago


    how come you diss Barca if youre a Barca fan?

  • Run Villa Run posted 256 days ago

    Run Villa Run

    You write utter SHIT. GTFO of B/R unless you improve man. Your first articles were nice but now not so good.

  • Jihoon Nam posted 256 days ago

    Jihoon Nam

    "He reached his nadir while at Barcelona and at the same time on the international stage."

    Nadir means lowest point... Perhaps you meant climax or zenith?

    (From your 90's Barca dream team article, Stoichkov's slide)

  • mike south posted 311 days ago

    mike south

    useless bro. . now u just want messi to come to england thats y u writing shit

  • Lucas Teunissen posted 497 days ago

    Lucas Teunissen

    worst bleacher report writer ever....

  • Robert Moore posted 637 days ago

    Robert  Moore

    Jason, can you please tell me when you started supporting Barcelona? I noticed your best ever football moment(s) were from the last few years..! The reason I ask is that the last I see you at a football match you was wearing a silly jester hat supporting West Ham United. What changed or is that silly question? Reeks of glory hunting to me...