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.
My own website is: www.jasonpettigrove.wordpress.com
Freelance for @gulfnewssport @itvsport @aljazeerasport @sport @talksport and many more.
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Arnaud from Ppb
Please stop writing about Barca. You are completely uneducated and nothing but a fan. PLEASE. You are ruining our beloved bleacher report.
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.
You are an ok writer I guess...keep on working hard on your articles!
how come you diss Barca if youre a Barca fan?
You write utter SHIT. GTFO of B/R unless you improve man. Your first articles were nice but now not so good.
"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)
useless bro. . now u just want messi to come to england thats y u writing shit
worst bleacher report writer ever....
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...